Some more shots from my last visit to Kamakura in April. Soon it will be the Ajisai (Hydrangea) season - another great time to visit Kamakura I must try to go back!
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From top left: 01. My recent favourite soup bean mix from EATALY on cutting board from Fine Little Day. / 02. Young jacaranda leaves coming out on my balcony - good sign of early summer! / 03. First passion flower of the season to bloom! / 04. Nathalie Lete plate from Anthropologie. / 05. Hydrangea in my favourite mini vase from a lovey web shop Neest. / 06. Mexican Lunch at Hacienda in Daikanyama with Ros celebrating the launch of her new website I worked on. / 07. Good vegetarian lunch with a good friend in my new neighbourhood. / 08 & 09. Having drinks at home :)

All above images are from peterivy.com

I was totally struck on the amazing work by Peter Ivy, an American glass artist who works and produces extraordinary glassware in his studio in Japan's Toyama prefecture, when coming across a feature in the latest issue of the Japanese interior magazine Casa Brutus. The most beautiful glass jars I have ever seen, so exquisite and perfect.


I just had another roll of film developed, which I had kind of forgotten about so these were taken a few months ago but I thought I'd share as a quick mini Tokyo guide. These are all from the area of Aoyama/Gaienmae, all very close by so you can visit all in an hour or two, all very lovely.

1&2: mina perhonen piece - just....love it!!
3: Watarium Museum - small but hosts many great exhibitions, also has a great little museum shop on the ground floor and a cafe downstairs.
4-7: Keith Haring & Barry McGee-created graffiti opposite the Watarium museum - excellent!!
8-10: Pan to Espresso to. - A cute little cafe that serves good coffee and panini.

How to get to Aoyama/Gaienmae: The closest station to this area is Gaienmae on Ginza line (exit 3) but you can easily walk to/from Omotesando.


Other than the guide I have another recommendation, my friend and a talented Tokyo based zakka/product designer Ros' new website polkaros.com has been launched! She now has a new web shop where she sells her cute products with free shipping worldwide (how generous!)!! And....the web design and development was all done by... me!! I hope you visit her new website & shop and enjoy the total cuteness of the polkaros world :)

000055 From March and April, in Tokyo.