hello India!

making samples and drinking in the atmoshphere

tropical plants and trees



shopping bits and pieces





streets as seen en route


out the window of my taxi at nighttime



neutrals and soft light



driving through Jaipur


day trip to Jaipur khadi institutions

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


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



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


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


we are heading east!

Tokyo Pop Up Shop December 5-9

at Fog Linen Work Tokyo

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 baby

leaving the station

waiting group waiting group2 passing trains blue train