Trawling through my extensive magazine collection the other day (the magazines have formed alliances based on fashion subcultures ranked in chronological order; now they have unions and are threatening to overtake the entire bookcase and probably Telephone Towers after that. I haven’t seen the floor in months. They’re always up to something…), I thought it might be nice/interesting/useful to highlight a couple of the more specialist publications I have. This brings me to Cutie Interiors (this edition: February 2011), a brilliant mook (magazine-book) by, as you’ve guessed, the publishers of every girl-on-the-street’s favourite magazine, Cutie.

They say you can tell a lot about a person by the way they decorate – look out for a couple of wee snaps of the Towers next time – so what does your room say about you? I can vaguely remember a book I saw as a young teen that was just photos of Tokyo apartments, and it was brilliant. When living space is at such a premium as in Tokyo, the ingenuity and creativity displayed was phenomenal. Lesson: you don’t need more than small room if you’ve got amazing storage. I’ve never seen the book since, but Samuel confirms that it did actually exist. (Some searching makes me think it might have been ‘Tokyo a Certain Style’ by Kyoichi Tsuzuki, 1997)…

Ever onwards: into a land of princesses, goths and dolls…

I love how 80s-cute-Spank! this room is – kids clothes pinned on the wall & a giant watch!

I really really really want a kotatsu. I know it will change my life.

So much pink! I… just… it…

Love the double layer of mattresses, I’m really tempted to try it too!

Natural and sweet.

So. Do you think she likes green?

Imagine waking up to blue skies every morning!

I believe this is the apartment of Algonquins’ designer – amazing.

Black and white – you know I love it.

What’s most important in you room – style or function? Both?

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7 Responses to Home is Where the Heart is: Interiors, One

  1. Laura says:

    Yet another lovely copy of Cutie Interior Book! 😀
    I like the pink room and last checkered room the best. If you don’t mind me asking, where did you download this issue? I can’t seem to find it on the jmagazinescans community yet ;_;

  2. rachel says:

    ok, so the “blue skies” room makes me wet myself a little.
    thanks for posting this! i’m moving into a new place soon and i’ve been given full decorating priveleges. i need some serious inspiration!

  3. Tokyo Telephone says:

    @ Laura: I love the last room too! I bought & scanned it myself, hence the horrible quality. My scanner is about nine years old! 😉


  4. Tokyo Telephone says:

    @ Rachel: Firstly: eee, hello! 🙂

    The sky room is amazing, but just wait until you see some photos I took in Ticket to Darling – blue skies AND carebears, haha! The next interior post has some shots from Anna Sui’s house, it’s stunning.
    I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


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  6. Zombina says:

    I just found your site and am loving looking through it. x

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