Monday, 7 January 2013

Whimsical Windows Delirious Doors 58


My favourite independent bookshop and music emporium "Parsons", Lambton Quay, Wellington. Upstairs there is a very dinky wee cafe, and always the most amazing classical music playing. It is still owned and run by the same family after 55 years of ownership.


The local bakery in my town. This ad was obviously not a Saachi and Saachi design, but hey, it gets the message across!

6 comments:

toby said...

Oh, that top window is fabulous - I would not be able to resist walking in!

Ralph said...

The independent bookstore is becoming a rare breed - the digital landscape is not as rewarding as opening a new book and discovering the nuance of storytelling - not just scrolling down to the ending. A great find - and an ad agency would take away the charm of the pie sign. Perhaps the signage was made by an artist who subscribes to no particular formula as long as it is eye catching...

Ms Sparrow said...

I would be charmed into patronizing both of those businesses. Of course, my love of mince pie makes that a "No-brainer"!

Lesley said...

I think some independent bookstores are making a comeback - though they usually have to have something else to offer. this one looks very sunny and friendly :)

Sara said...

You have shared two of my favorite things here - books and bakeries!

sparrow said...

I completely agree Sara, they naturally go together, a refined biscuit or delicate cake with a tome of Tolstoy!