books, books & more books

A selection of the new books we have in the shop.

Paris is an insider's guide to the city's most creative and inspiring destinations - the boutiques, galleries, tea salons, museums, shops, markets and more. Filled with evocative photography and ephemera, this irresistible book takes you on a tour of the streetscapes, design and style of one of the most seductive cities in the world.

Below is one of those books which as soon as you flick through you desperately want to buy it.

The series of interior books from Beta-Plus started in 1996. The fifteenth anniversary of the series is marked with two large, luxurious compilations: one on timeless interiors and one on contemporary interiors. The best interior design presentations from over 150 titles (many of which are no longer available), a treasure of information and inspiration for anyone looking to decorate or build a home.

Kate Ridder's extraordinary palette of primary and secondary colours, her playful mix of antiques and modern pieces, and her eye for unusual decorative accents have established her as a leading, and singular figure in the world of interior design.

Nothing inspires us like uplifting words of affirmation and affection from a friend. A beautifully illustrated and photographed collection of handwritten communication to friends Handwritten Notes to my Friend (and mother) celebrates the importance of friendships in everyday life.

We can't get enough books in store! 



warm & pretty...

The winter collection of Inoui scarves have arrived from Paris.  They are as soft as soft and made of 100% pure wool.




Some of the old treasures we have in store.

This Assouline book below is truly breathtaking. It makes you want to stroll through the French flea markets on a cold Sunday afternoon...

Come in and have a squiz. 

"The more the art dominated my life and my house, the more the house became a home"
- Burt Reynolds '83 -



Finestre part two

Alice & Larissa put this window together just the other day. It fell into place beautifully. Those chair covers are just too good to be true.

You can see Alice had some fun at the flower markets. When she got home, her pooch Willis decided to sit amongst the pretty flowers....

(or maybe he was forced to pose!?)

Come in and see the shop looking fresh. Lots of new things arriving as we speak read.



Limoges & Donatella

Heavenly, right!?

These autumnal colours are making us want it to get a bit cooler and the leaves to start falling off the trees. We love it when seasons change at Serin Cini.

Speaking of which, the store is looking rather fabulous after 3 days of rearranging & cleaning, so come in and check it out!



The time has come again!

It's time our beautiful products found new homes in the store. Yes, the time has come to remerchandise the entire store. Exciting stuff! If you come in, please ignore the slight disorganisation - we'll have the store back to beauty in no time.


Graphite Objects

This product has to be up there with one of our most unusual. These 'pencils' are handmade by A.S Batle Studio in San Francisco, USA. As you can see - all of their surfaces can write. The first object that was created was the hand, when the artist decided to make a model of his own. The Drawing Hand suggests that our own hands have the innate capacity to be creative instruments. An object full of innocence, desire, pleasure and human potential, it invites you to access your imagination and discover its infinite possibilities.

We have sold these to people from all walks of life. They appeal to all ages and can make a really sentimental gift. Here is a photo of Agelio Battle hard at work.

It really is worth seeing these up close, the detailing is quite exquisite.



Don't drop!

Some of our  glassware - looking at this makes me want to entertain!



Ankasa by Sachin and Babi

These handcrafted cushions have been designed using the finest quality of textiles and embroideries. They are made in India and are 100% linen.


And below - some treasures from Berlin & Milan.


an oldie but a goodie

Here is a fab window from a little while ago...



Chien - Cane - Cобака - Perro - Hund - Dog...

At Serin Cini we love our furry friends. Our welcoming bowl of fresh water is always in the courtyard to relax your pooch whilst you are browsing.