our brass as seen in Food and Wine

lucky us-we were invited to have a weeklong pop up shop at Fog Linen Work in Tokyo

thank you to Yumiko and her wonderful staff for hosting us-we miss you!

Tokyo shop fronts and other things

Tokyo shopping

ex New Yorkers via Tokyo, owners of Bear Pond Espresso

apartment hotel Shinjuku was our home away from home

filled with antiques and quirks, a teeny tiny kitchenette and a big cozy bed

this is a photo of the best restaurant ever…sadly i don’t know the name or how to find it again

cooking serving and washing dishes done all by one man; the food a blend of cultures and flavors

eating out

MUJI!

food

delicious DIY hotel room breakfasts and snacks thanks to 7-11

my new favorite museum : Intermediatheque in Tokyo

Tokyo Sunday flea market

our pop up at Fog Linen including the curry stand on the last afternoon

 

Tokyo!

our host Yumiko of Fog Linen Work with her trusty Mini

random things i loved

the view from our seemingly endless road trip

temples in Bengal

visiting weaving villages in West Bengal where much of our fine count khadi is from

the hand dye process demonstrated

spinning and dyeing rooms

grounds of khadi institute

Sunday afternoon in Kolkata

amber fort

jaipur flower market

pale

back to Jaipur

oh color!

 

the big story this trip was the demonetization of the 500 and 1000 rupee note

seen here a typical atm line

the problem is still not under control and many people are suffering

fishing

we are heading east!

Tokyo Pop Up Shop December 5-9

at Fog Linen Work Tokyo

fall-sample-sale-2016

if you missed us at NY NOW here are some highlights

RED AND PINK RIBBONAUG16 CLOSE UP2 ORANGE CLOTHING COLLECTION AUG16BOOTH1 IRONWARE BUTTON SHIRTS BINS SLEEVES BEADS BRASS BROWNS SHIRTS CLOSEUP1 COPPER BOOTH

photo by Kikuko Usuyamacover dress

AUNTIE OTI @ NY NOW
at home
#2568
Javits Center
August 21-24
fall 2016

*August 7th is national handloom day in India*

metaphor-racha-stripesw

i leave India as the rains arrive-goodbye until next time

man walking large cloudsmotorcycles in rainstorm

 

why do i love Koshy’s so very much?

so few places are as unselfconscious yet full of interesting dynamic people from all walks of life chatting debating eating and drinking from early morning until late at night in an atmosphere that looks as if it has not changed since it first opened in 1940

koshy's web tea and lime sodaweb

 

 

 

color is everywhere

red graffiti pink against chain link little orange flowers blue siding little orange flowers blue painted wood

shopping

shopping baby

leaving the station

waiting group waiting group2 passing trains blue train

landscape passing by the train window

storm clouds landscape 9 landscape5 landscape7 landscape6 landscape 8 landscape4

train crossing

cycle and popcicles father and son and goats

 

houses and buildings seen through the train window

layers2 spooky eyesearth tones layers hand on hip bright green building laundry with blue door teal house with palm hot pink roof pink scarf and stripe goats against lavender

colorful buildings as seen approaching the city through the train window

beige blue green buildings red green building turquose and red houses very red building screens orange burgundy buildlings drums green pink buildings red green building

random beautiful things

Gandhiji black dog white tail frond windows sunday swim

pretty stuff

petals plant at lunch canteen purple vine small wire string of lights red scale

 

 

 

Sunday at the zoo

stepping over the curb look out! one man two womenjpg mr v posinglittle boygrandmaexotic flower toysfamily salute crocodilecolorful family2tender coconuts in rainstormbored sister carts camoflage flexible man pink sari from the back colorful family barrel umbrellas

on the street :

brights

stools swimming pools balloon seller

on the street :

blues and greens

fabric door green pillars blue flower baskets mangos streetside blue tires green door

on the street :

pastels

doorway with pink and green white scooter two tuktuks and a motorcycle crosses grill waiting on the street white cow open door white wall