Please allow me to introduce my newest obsession, Japanese paper beach balls. When I was in San Francisco two weeks ago, I made my regular pilgrimage to the General Store in the Sunset. As always, the shop was expertly curated with the perfect mix of periodicals, home goods, jewelry and vintage goods. There are always unexpected bits here and there, and on this trip, I brought home these amazing inflatable paper “balloons” that look like beach balls. Serena, the shop owner, recently returned from a trip to Japan where she found these adorable paper toys. I wanted to buy at least a dozen, but the rational voice in my head said to stop at three. I now regret not buying more, but thankfully it looks like you can order them online from art supply shops. How adorable would these look turned into a mobile for a child’s room? I can’t think of a grown-up way to use them at home, but I brought them over to Amy’s house yesterday to make her inflate one on camera. They’re so fun. Click here to check them out online, and if you’re in the SF area you can grab them by the front door at the General Store. xo, grace
They’re cat approved!