le petit prince

My absolute, all time favourite children’s book is Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince. I have it in French, I have it in English, I have a spare copy for lending. It’s a beautiful tale, with beautiful illustrations and if you haven’t read it you really have to do so immediately.

So, how cute was it to find this little compact by Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato for Shu Uemuera? I met Shu Uemuera’s son earlier this year – he’s the man who invented those infamous eyelash curlers. If only I’d known this was coming out at the time, I would have begged for one for my very own.

“That is the hardest thing of all. It is much harder to judge yourself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself, it’s because you’re truly a wise man.”

“You risk tears if you let yourself be tamed”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Some readers comments:

The compact is so cute & the Little Prince is an amazing story – good choice!

“Pages 18-70 are not available” – just as I got hooked!

I stayed at a little b&b just out of Barcelona when I was in Spain and the hosts had a collection of “the little prince” book in almost every language from around the world. All the different versions and illustrations were delightful. People that had stayed with them sent them from all over the world.

i just ordered it … i read a few pages online. thankyou! x

i have the boa drawings 1 and 2 (for the practical adults’ sake..) tattooed on my ankles. needless to say i am a big fan! just found your blog, im really excited– i love russh!