The day turned colder today in Edinburgh and I was thinking of warmer days, found this photo from Bali, Sam walking with a guide from our villa through his village after our hike in the rice paddies, sharing his culture…….
A few weeks ago we ate at a ramen and sushi restaurant in Edinburgh, Maki & Ramen, pretty good ramen for being outside of Japan and the atmosphere was great, they provided people with post it notes and pens to leave messages and art work all over the walls. It got us reminiscing about food… Continue reading A Taste of Japan
Ethnic rugs and textiles and among my favorite things so I am surprised that Jeff told me about the The Nomads Tent, a shop specializing in tribal rugs and textiles, that he found while walking home from a hike to Arthur’s Seat one day. While rugs are the main focus of the shop, it also… Continue reading Magic Carpet Ride
I went to a farm today, not to view the livestock, but to see the antiques. At the Edinburgh Flea Market last month, one of the vendors was from Drum Farm Antiques. I really liked their items and grabbed their brochure to plan a possible trip. I then came across Retropolis through one of their… Continue reading A Day on the Farm….for Antiques
What’s Up with all the Pop Ups? I don’t mean the annoying ads on the internet that “pop up”, I mean shops that sell some where on a temporary basis. In Japan I recall seeing restaurants that would have pop up events in Tokyo for a limited amount of time in a temporary location. Here… Continue reading What’s Up with All the Pop Ups?
Going into the archives for the photo of the day. Gold souk in Dubai, that’s Sam’s hand, reaching for a little sparkle.
I have seen a particular type of tea and coffee service a few times here and really like it. It has great mid century style and simplicity with clean almost industrial lines. The mix of metal and wood, the organic with the modern, even futuristic, gives it that great mid century modern style. I saw… Continue reading Retro Wares