A quick hop from Shibuya and Shinjuku, Shimokitazawa is a nice change of pace from the craziness of the big city. We stumbled upon this little shop selling books and curiosities with seating areas where one can take in the scene over a cuppa, and feel safe about burying one’s face in a book and being lost in thoughts.
Afternoon at "Merci". Paris. // Create your own library cafe at home with a wall of books in a room with good windows, a small table and chairs, and a few Hudson Valley Lighting Heirloom pendants [not pictured]. After all, Paris is A Moveable Feast. | http://hudsonvalleylighting.com/SearchResults/heirloom | Get more inspiration at HVL's post on personal libraries: http://hudsonvalleylighting.com/Post/the-art-of-the-personal-library-making-and-lighting-your-sanctuary/