I had a visit from these lovelies recently. The two ladies on the right are sisters. Keiko (in the stripey dress) lives in the UK with husband Leigh and cute baby Sakura and Yoko lives in Osaka. They have both been readers of my blog and after they had read about my Japan trip they made contact and we talked for a while about how to get my lamps to Japan.
Yoko surprised me with this lovely gift. She remembered my blog post about our Sunday morning trip to the most beautiful craft fair in Kyoto and how much I liked the chopping boards made by Babbo Craft.
What a sweet thought. All the happy memories of our Japan trip came flooding back.
Yoko has recently started her own website called Momo selling Japanese Craft. There are lots of beautiful things to choose from, chopping boards included!
Amsterdam has the kind of shops that make me wish I had a shop... in the split second before I realise that I DO have a shop! Oh good. Then it is time to be inspired :)
We were very taken with this one in De Pijp called All The Luck In The World. It's nice to learn that it is a mother and daughter duo. We were mother and daughter shoppers too and both loved it at much as each other.
We discovered it at night and waited until 1pm on Sunday for it to open. We had to leave at half past to catch our plane so we didn't have long.
It's a beautiful mix of vintage and contemporary homewares, linens, jewellery, lighting and furniture.
I'm so looking forward to visiting again...with an empty suitcase next time!
Hello! I'm Hannah Nunn, designer/maker of paper cut lamps and wallpaper, owner of Radiance lighting in Hebden Bridge and author of Illuminate. I love taking photos and telling stories and in my busy life there is always something exciting going on! Find out what inspires me and join me for walks in the woods and other adventures...