Ok. I know its been too long since I did a Shop Around the Corner post. Many of you have asked about it and honestly, I was a little burnt out (since I put the pressure on myself to find a new unique shop every week). So when I stumbled upon this delightful Parisian beauty (via So Lovely decoration), it felt right... natural again. The joy was restored.
So are you ready to fall in love ( I know those images already have you swooning)? Meet Candy Miller,a British expatriate passionate about fashion, who moved to Paris with a dream of opening a shop dedicated to promoting young artists. A decade later and several successful marketing and communications projects under her belt, Candy realizes her dream and launches Paperdolls. (english version)
Let me tell you that its pretty obvious that those years in marketing paid off for Miller's concept is simple yet brilliant. A house thats a shop. A shop thats a house. Its a topsy turvy fantasy where Wonderland peeks around every corner thanks to the careful planning of Agence Avous design. I mean look how the vintage lamps creep up the wall and onto the ceiling.. along with plates, chairs and cutlery. Each section of the store is divided up into rooms (kitchen, dining, salon, bedroom, bath ,etc.) And the creative styling is enough to make Anthropologie a bit green with envy.
I would imagine it feeling a bit like a museum with fascinating collections begging you to stop and take in every last detail. (Btw, did you notice the vintage cast iron stove repurposed as Candy's cashwrap??... genius!)
Thanks Candy for your eye, your vision, your creativity and supporting young designers! Now, I just need to go update my passport and purchase a ticket!