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  • Our new neighbourhood

    So here we are in Kyoto. Week 3 in our new home. I like to say it is ‘bijou’. I…

  • *Shared stories* (59): Jackie Stewart and Sue Bulmer

    *** Today’s *shared stories* come from Jackie Stewart and Sue Bulmer *** Jackie Stewart It never occurred to me NOT…

  • Now that’s what I call a football stadium

    Home of Yamagata Montedio J2 team I have been in a lot of football (soccer) stadiums in my time – from…

  • Gotenzeki

    It is really hard to put your finger on just what it is that Japanese people do that makes everything…

  • Learning to cook

    One of the best things to do on a cold day in the countryside is to cook up a feast…

  • Old friends

    Kyoko and Adachi in the jazz studio in their home – happy times! When travelling in rural northern Japan we…

  • *Shared stories* (58): Sheri Ponzi and Sasha Campbell

    *** Today’s *shared stories* come from artist Sheri Ponzi and raw food coach Sasha Campbell *** Sheri Ponzi I am…

  • Pattern course contributor spotlight: Helen Stevens

    Just look at this work – isn’t it beautiful? British designer Helen Stevens is the talented surface pattern designer &…

  • Love this bag!

      Just received an image of the gorgeous bag designed by Katy Clemmans, the winner of a contest set by…

  • P&P scholarship winners announced

    Simi Gauba  We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have two winners for the Print & Pattern Scholarship for The…