Sunday, 3 May 2009

Japan Giveaway!

I've put together a little parcel of goodies from my Tokyo trip for a fun giveaway.

The package includes a Paumes book of your choice (from the 6 titles currently in our shop), a bag of useful goodies including some pretty washi masking tapes and habadashery items, and some cute Japanese lollies.

To enter the giveaway please visit the Paumes Japan website and tell me in your comment which books are your favourites from the whole Paumes range. I'm about to order some new titles and would love to know which ones you like.

The giveaway is open to everyone, in any country. You just have to leave a comment or send me an mail with the books you like best by Sunday 10 May. If you are the lucky winner I'll contact you for your prize book choice.

77 comments:

Your Cheeky Monkey said...

I would pick "Mums Favorite Recipe. Paris". Thank you :) Monique

Janet said...

These books look so fun and inspiring. I like Paris Brocante and The Parents' Love Chiseled Gifts for Their Tiny Ones. What a fabulous giveaway! Fingers crossed. :) Thank you!

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

There are so many gorgeous books to choose from! I love the sound of Paris Brocante, and any of the Children's rooms books (Lndon, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Paris). So hard to choose!

Apple Flower Tea said...

Children's rooms Copenhagen looks gorgeous, who can resist a fairy tale?

Hello Sandwich said...

so cute Allison! I love the Paris Brocante book best! And thank you so much for sharing your lovely giveaway with one of your lovely readers~~!
Fingers crossed!
Love love
Hello Sandwich
xxx

karen said...

Mmmm...tough call this one! I think the Parents Love one, but really I would be ecstatic with any of them. Sounds like you had a fabulous trip!

Lucy Bowler said...

Very hard to choose - love the look of Female Artists' Studios, Paris Studios, Paris Booklovers, Paris des fleurs and fleuristes - especially, but really - all of them! Keep hearing about the Paumes books more and more on blogs, so it's great to know they will be available in Australia. Thanks for the great giveaway! Cheers, Lucy

katef said...

I was going to choose one of the house ones since we are renovating... all the children's rooms one look awesome and I think I'd love the kitchen ones too... but I'd probably get the most love out of the Parent's Love one... I might even make something for my kids too!
Loving your Tokyo round up!

Sofia said...

The children's room books have been on my wishlist for a long time, but the Lady artists studios looks lovely too!

kitty said...

Oh my, I do love the San Francisco kitchens book & Paris studios 2. I can't wait to buy my own house, there's just so much inspiration!

sarah barnett said...

So many wonderful books to choose from. But as a love-chiselling gift giver who bestows all manner of soft and not handmades on her children I'd have to choose "The parents' love-chiselled gifts for their tiny ones". Wonderful name too.
thanks
Sarah

d4vna said...

Lady artists' studios, Stockholm Ateliers and Paris Studios because books about other artists' studios are so inspiring and captivating.

books are fuel for dreams :)

Princess kirstie jane said...

Although I love the childrens rooms series 'cause we are all kids really aren't we? I would want to own the "Lady artist studios", I would also love to own a studio as tidy and pretty as the ones featured can you help with that by any chance?

Amy (badskirt) said...

I like the Childrens' Room series, particularly paris, but if you're looking for suggestions for future orders, I'm keen on Lady Artists Studios and Petits Appartements a' Paris

Thank you for hosting a terrific giveaway. I'm headed to Japan in a couple of months and love any tips or info you post!

Lyn said...

Your trip to Japan sounds just amazing, and what a nice idea to do this giveaway.

I definitely like the look of Kids' Bedrooms in Stockholm. Gorgeous!

I wanna be creative said...

Love the entry about Japan, we went before we had our daughter and would love to go back and take her.

I am completely intrigued by the lovely titled "The parent's loved-chiselled gifts for their tiny ones" so would love to see that in your shop. So excited that you are giving away some of your treasure!

Moonspinner said...

Oh loved your photo's from Japan by the way. Have to say .... London Gardens and Paris Flower Shops did it for me! :)

Kirsty said...

Well I'd love to choose them all but I guess I can't so I have to go with any of the children's rooms (Paris, London, Stockholm, Copenhagen) or Paris Book Lovers.

The children's ones because I love looking at decorating and design to get ideas for my little boy's room.

And the Paris Book Lovers one because Paris is one of my most favourite places in the world and when my husband and I were there I dragged him around the book stores in the Latin Quarter until he complained - a lot!!

trixi said...

All the Paris books look great but I think Parents love chiseled gifts would probably be the most inspiring.

leslie said...

i want them all too!! but especially the children's rooms ones. and "The parent's loved-chiselled gifts
for their tiny ones" looks great. you are so lovely to share some of your japanese goodies : )

Monica @ bpab said...

Sounds like you had a great time!!
I'm loving all the children's room books... esp. the Paris one.
Kitchen ones would be great to stock also.
Very inspiring stuff!!

ikkinlala said...

My favourites are the London Gardens and the Paris Book Lovers.

Meg said...

I despise reality TV, but oh the joy of perving through magazines of people's interiors!

My vote: Lady artists' studios.

Lyssy May said...

What inspiring books! I love female artists studio and london ateliers but think you couldn't go wrong with any of them. Thanks for the opportunity of the giveaway!

Happydacks said...

Hi Allison, What a fantastic give away. I love them all! I would choose Paris Brocante or Paris Studios 2... at this moment in time. Ooo, I hope i win!!!! Chele x

Tam said...

The Kids' rooms
in Stockholm and London would have to be my faves

trashalou said...

Now there is a choice - I am torn between London children's rooms and Stockholm apartments.

.girl ferment. said...

My favourite Paumes books are the female artists' studios and Stockholm's love apartments. I think the first would do very well in your shop.

Thanks for the exciting giveaway.

allyholly x said...

oooh ooooh ooooh!!!So much eye candy:)

...I LOVE the 'Children's Rooms London'book;
and in 'Kids Rooms Stockholm' I would LURVE to look!

JasperBoy said...

Thanks for sharing your Japan experiences. Very inspiring.

I would love to look at any of the Children's Room series, particularly Paris and London (where my sister lives).

Thank you for offering such a generous give away.

Jen in Melbourne

lupinbunny said...

I love the look of the London Gardens one (seriously considering this one for our new house with a tiny courtyard), which you already have. Also the Petit Apartments, and the Mum's Favourite Recipe, Paris.

One of the things I like about European home/ lifestyle books is that they often have smaller spaces than feature in Australian or American home/ lifestyle magazines and books. We live in a shoebox, and a lot of those Australian/ American features just aren't relevant.

cristy said...

Paris book lovers is my favourite, but all of the kids rooms look very enticing too... What a lovely giveaway. You have left me lusty after a Tokyo shopping trip!

Thereisabuttonmissing said...

I would have to say that 'London Kitchens' would be my favourite. We are about the renovate our kitchen and the photos on the Paumes website look fantastic. Certainly looks inspirational!

I am also having a little giveaway for the month of May! For all the button lovers of the world....check out my blog. :)

Genki said...

The Paris Studio and Lady Artists Studio would be my pick, I always love to look at other people's creative places!

mum space said...

These books look so lovely!
I love the look of:
San Fran Kitchens
Mum's Favourite Recipes. Paris.
Kids' Rooms in Paris
The Parent's Loved-chiselled Gifts for Their Tiny Ones (mainly for the title!)
And thanks for showing all your bits and pieces from your trip - just gorgeous.
Sandra x

dottyspots said...

And of the Kid's rooms books - they all look so beautiful *sigh*

Gunsan said...

Oh, I love the Paumes-books! I have already the "Stockholm's
Love Apartments" and the "Stockholm's
Apartments", but would love to get a copy of "Studio Apartments Paris" since my boyfriend and I are moving togheter next month into a tiny apartment :-D

It's so nice to offer everyone in the world a chance to join when one are hosting a giveaway! Thank you so much!!

Best regards,
Gunsan, Norway

Jennifer Rose said...

I would have to pick "Lady artists' studios" because I love seeing other artist's workspaces :) always interesting seeing how and where other artists work

perempuan said...

I think I'd pick 'Lady artists' studios'. The same reason as Jennifer Rose above. I do have a favorite Paumes book, although it isn't in the list in the Paumes website anymore. It's called 'Paris Love Apartments'. Totally love the book. Totally.
Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

Linda said...

All the childrens rooms & kitchens are great - Childrens Rooms in Paris looks fabulous. The florists series looks quite tempting too!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Mums Favorite Recipe. Paris

marble rose said...

What a lovely site and giveaway!!!
my 2 are A to Z of
Nathalie Lete and Lady artists' studios. Thanks x

Bird Bath said...

oh I would be super happy with parent's gifts for tiny ones....as I love making things for my little people. thanks for the chance :)

humphrey.b.bear said...

oooh so hard to choose - i think Parents Love Chiseled Gifts would probably be my first choice - although they all look beautiful!

taylah_ said...

Konichiwa! watashi no CHILDRENS ROOMS ga suki desu!!

Definitely any of the childrens rooms books. kids all the way!!!! :)

i love creating new, happy, bright and differnt rooms.

arigatou, for the FABULOUS give away!!

Cosy said...

I think Lady Artist's Studio would be gorgeous. However, I do love the look of Stockholm Aparments and Stockholm Kitchens. How wonderful!

Carolyn

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Oh how lovely! Any of the kids rooms but I think 'Children's rooms London' Thanks xox

Heather said...

I adore Stockholm's Love Apartments, Kids' rooms in Stockholm, Kids' rooms in Paris, and Paris Kitchens!

I really just love them all!

ingrid said...

So many lovely ones to choose from! I think my pick would be Kids rooms in Paris. But really I just want them all!

zofia said...

What a generous giveaway! These books look amazing!
From ones you don't have, I'd choose-
Petit Apartments,
Mum's fav. recipes,
The parent's loved chiselled gifts,
or Lady artists studios.
Love your blog- wonderful inspiration!

Suse said...

gosh they all look pretty specki
I like the look of the ladys artist studios.

Lyn said...

what a wonderful giveaway! i have just finished gaping at your Japan trip finds photos, and am now ready to try my luck in this giveaway!
and this Paumes book range? I can't believe I have not heard/seen it before! (or maybe I have - some images look somewhat familiar).
some of the books are going to be on my coveted list (note that the list never shortens, it only lengthens!) =D
i love all of the children's room -paris, london, stockholm - although i have to say that london is most appealing to me, for i am a lover of Dickens, countrysides and the sun.

Rachel said...

I love 'Mums Favorite Recipe. Paris' and 'Paris Brocante'
They remind me of all the great family recipes I got from my mother and gradmother, and why I love food and cooking SO much!

Jhoanna said...

Thanks for this awesome giveaway! "The parent's loved-chiselled gifts
for their tiny ones" is the one that jumped out at me - looks like it has some fun projects to make.

red ruksha said...

I love the Paumes bedroom books, but how can we go past that 'Parent's love-chiselled gifts for their tiny ones', if but for the title alone!

Zoe said...

Hi! Just read your article in Mixtape issue 3, about developing your craft business ethically. I found it really inspirational. I would love to enter the competition, I would chose the Paris Brocante book. In terms of what else you should stock from their range, I think the San Francisco Kitchens, Petits Appartements a Paris, and the London Ateliers would be my favourite choses. Thanks!
Zoe x

Windy Days said...

Hmm I'd have to say 'Paris Studios' and 'Lady Artists Studios'. Though I really want them all! :)

Deborah said...

My favorites would be "Mum's Favourite Recipe. Paris" "Paris Kitchens" and "Paris Kitchens 2." asthenight at gmail dot com

Christina Lowry said...

Oooh, the studio books llok lovely! :)

Christina Lowry said...

Hmmm, llok or look, you choose!

liane66 said...

I love San Francisco Kitchens.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

pepper said...

i like the kids room in stockholm and gardens in london books, but don't they all look great.. good lukc with that tough choice!

Michelle said...

I love all the Stockholm titles! Gorgeous giveway - thank you!!

sarasophia said...

The Paris titles are amazing....such rich photography (visited your shop to see inside the ones you carry) and the Parents Loved-Chiseled Gifts For Their Tiny Ones!

So cute.

Hoping to win!

tout_est_des_roses@yahoo.com

Madison Avenue Baby said...

Hi, Allison
I had the best time reading about your trip. I felt like I had gone shopping with you and now I know where to go (insert dream of going to Japan some day here).
I also love the Paumes books! In fact, I just posted about them a couple of days ago and I included a link to your shop. Small world!
My favorites:
Children's rooms London, Kids' rooms in Paris and The parent's loved-chiselled gifts for their tiny ones.
This is an awesome giveaway!
Dawn

MaryAnne said...

Love, love, love all the books but my favourite ones would be the Children's rooms (London, Paris, Stockholm and Copenhagen) and I can never go past another 'kawaii' book of Japanese inspired craft (The parent's loved-chiselled gifts for their tiny ones - love the Japlish translation!)
Keep up the inspiring work on the blog! :)

Treasuresofjoy said...

Children's room!
I am inspired if I didn't have about 5 projects on the table right now!

Ellie said...

I love Lady artists' studios (already own it!), but am super keen to check out Souvenirs of Paris, A-Z of Nathalie Lete, Paris Brocante, and London Gardens or London Ateliers. Such a fab giveaway. I have everything crossed.

Girl Land said...

Ooooooh!!!! Londong Gardens looks divine, but I love them all. Don't know if I'm eligible-- I'm in the States, but either way, I love your blog. :) xo

vanessa said...

Awww..I can't believe not many followers for the 'Nathalie Lete' book...I love her!!!!! AND I have never seen a book of hers in ANY shop! Well, my next choice would have to be 'Ladies Artists Studios' :):):)

AnastasiaC said...

ohhh id have to say 'Paris Brocante' but they all look like eye candy treats!

Jennifer said...

Being a book lover, I would definitely pick the Paris Book Lovers! Thanks for the giveaway!

mattandjen[at]gmail.com

ccml said...

i would love to have "les petits albums de jdp". i hope i will be inspired by its expressions of creativity.
good luck to me.

messenger said...

Beautiful books, lovely photography. I love the Paris Brocante - being a lover of markets, op-shops and hunting for treasures... oh to do that in Paris!!! The Nathalie Lete one looks interesting too. I've been looking at your blog for a while - loving the news and inspiration.
ciao,
Nicole

Wonky said...

Childrens room London and Childrens rooms Copenhagen - and I don't even have children. But how I love that rooster on the wall of the London book.

angelique said...

I think I would have to go the Paris brocante. They are so well known for their fabulous flea markets but I can tell you none of it has come here into the pacific. Oh why not!!!

little green said...

I love the Paris artist's studios one. Also the children's rooms in Paris. Both are beautiful.
I didn't know about these books until we were asked to be in San Francisco Kitchens. So cool and we're so lucky!