Tuesday, February 23, 2010

a spring day at the toji market

i visited the kobo-san market at toji temple last weekend, it was perfect weather for a spring time market!
these little guys were all smiles.
these are paper maché versions of the royal couple that is part of the display leading up to girls day on march 3rd.
these movable puppets were amazing.
and these are old fashioned traditional miniatures.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

print gocco B6 hand stamp kit

what's that, you say?
it's a rare find: the hand stamp kit for print gocco! they've been discontinued for several years now, but i found a couple in a dusty corner of a local craft store. in the shop, while (very limited!) supplies last.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

o canada!

would you like to win your very own pair of olympic mittens? visit cafe cartolina to find out how. via poppytalk. go canadia!

Monday, February 15, 2010

happy chinese new year

sunday was chinese new year
which i realized when i stepped out of a store in kobe's central shopping area...
and came almost literally face to face with this dragon!

wishing you a healthy and prosperous year of the tiger!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

the sleep suit

this sleep suit is the awesome idea of designer forrest jessee, and it is the outcome of a meticulous process to optimize napping comfort. love it. via yellowgoat.

Monday, February 08, 2010


i'm catching up on my sleep after a red-eye flight brought me back to japan on sunday morning. i'll be honest, there have been a few naps, snacks, and catching up on bad tv.
i feel like i have a lot to catch up on, but at the same time i feel ready to focus on a few projects. like this little boat, i'm working on charting my course. i hope to get back to daily blogging as part of a time-balanced life.
all the photos in this post are works by yellowgoat; i love this ring that holds a photo, and can even be a tiny pictureframe on your desk.
and here's something sweet for your valentine.