worshipblues Found some antique ink bottles. I their lucid luminous clean hues and think they make lovely ornaments. I may even put a couple into my shop window #design #vintage #glass #repurpose #victorian #antique #vitra #georgenelson #eyeclock #midcenturydesign #brass #walnut #modernclassics 20h

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worshipblues A great place for brunch. Happy this is on our doorstep. 2d
  •   bloomzy Oh lovely! I need to make the walk down. 2d
  •   worshipblues @bloomzy do! So many funky waterside places at this end. and I am so in love with this building. 2d

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worshipblues Meet Soft Marble. A new handmade fabric envelope purse that I made for my little shop. #handmade #handsewn #marble #print #fornasetti #chanel #blackandwhite #monotone #kaweco #astierdevilatte #opticaltailorcradle #madebyme 2d

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worshipblues A pair of swans live on the waterside near us. Everyday, we've watched the mum sitting on her eggs and the dad diligently watching over her. Her eggs hatched 2 days ago and today we saw the cygnets go for their first swim. #swans #london #nature #cygnets #eastlondon 2d

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worshipblues "Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed- no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull." #orwell #1984 3d

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worshipblues Breakfast of champions. Japanese start. #和食 #納豆 #卵 #味噌汁 #海苔 #米 #まっしぐら米 4d
  •   mat_buckets What are the things at the bottom? 4d
  •   la_saindora Are those adzuki beans? I recognize miso soup, short grain rice (or Japanese sushi rice), and eggs. :) 4d
  •   worshipblues @smokyclark しょうが大好き!!! 4d
  •   worshipblues @mat_buckets @la_saindora the beans are fermented soy beans called #natto. The rice is japanese rice from Aomori. Not all japanese rice is the same. This one is Masshigura from Aomori. It's a descendant of koshihikari which is in my opinion the best of japanese rice. This miso soup is made with mugi or barley. It's so good! Oh and we have nori - toasted seaweed too. 4d
  •   anchobi_chan I love natto4d
  •   la_saindora @worshipblues Thanks! I have never tried natto. I love Koshihikari rice. I used to purchase it online on Amazon, but it was Californian rice. I assume there is a difference between Koshihikari rice grown in Japan and outside of Japan. I couldn't find Japanese rice from Japan. And when I managed to find it online, the cost incl. shipping was around 150 USD for 3 kg. So I just let it go. It is also really hard to find authentic Japanese rice here in Europe. I have never tasted Masshigura rice. It must be extraordinary. 3d
  •   worshipblues @la_saindora a vast difference and I realised that when I went to Niigata (home of koshihikari). We are lucky that we can get good rice including some grown in Japan rice in London at a premium cost but it is available. The masshigura I bought was on special offer so I bought lots!! 3d
  •   la_saindora @worshipblues I thought there could be a huge difference between Japanese and Californian Koshihikari rice. But the Californian was really good. I can only imagine how good must be Japanese Koshihikari. Nevertheless, after I read your post here, I googled and found out that there is an authentic Japanese store not so far away where I live, and they sell Koshihikari rice from Niigata. I am going to either pay a visit to that store or just order it online from the store -- luckily the good people there also ship orders. 1d

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worshipblues I wrote about my custom made notebook #ontheblog this week. I bought it when last I was in Japan from #kakimori I chose the cover, the orientation, the fastening and assortment of papers that fill it. There were about 30 different types of paper that I looked at before selecting some Swiss bankers paper, handmade Belgian laid paper, Japanese onion skin and Italian parchment. #カキモリ #文房具 #stationery #madeinjapan #fountainpen #ink #paper #handmadepaper #notebook #パイロット #万年筆 #セーラー 6d

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worshipblues I got tagged by @kitune_no_tete to show what's in my bag today. Not very interesting! #diary by #midori #pencase is #celluloid #madeinjapan #purse by #commedesgarcons #kindle best lemon mints in the world by #peppersmith and a tin of mackerel.... This I can't explain! I hope I didn't accidentally steal it. 7d
  •   worshipblues @ohsewminny followers will come! It takes time to grow no? But it's worth it - nothing will happen overnight not even on Etsy. ️ you just have to keep going and believing and hoping! Twitter helps too! 6d
  •   ohsewminny That's true! X 6d
  •   la_saindora Love what you have in your bag! 6d
  •   la_saindora @ohsewminny Even a big business was once a small fish! I sold three vintage pieces on Etsy, and had no followers and even no ratings! I thought I should try, and it worked. I also thought no one wanted to buy my almost new, but vintage clothes, but I was wrong. Make good photos, write a nice description, and sell it at a reasonable price. And yes, ship worldwide. Good luck! I love Etsy (and dislike eBay). 6d
  •   worshipblues @la_saindora @ohsewminny see!!!! Just give it a go!!! I will try and help if I can too!! 6d
  •   ohsewminny Thanks for the support and encouragement, it means a lot. @worshipblues @la_saindora 6d
  •   kitune_no_tete Thank you for responded to my request! Inside your bag is simple and beautiful.I love everything you have and create(*^^*) So wired you don't know why they are in your bag (^皿^) <funny 6d
  •   allthingsstationery Hahaha, the mackerel really tickled me!! 5d

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worshipblues Making myself some trousers with my own pattern, some indigo linen and scraps of left over cloth. #sewing #nocrop #handmade #indigo #linen #denim #cloth #diy #mystyle 1w

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worshipblues Sunrise reflections from the kitchen. #london #londonlife #everydaylife #home #ontheblog #sunrise 1w

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worshipblues H's 24hr #豚角煮 #butakakuni (Japanese braised pork belly). Amazing how such a cheap cut of meat can be made into something so delicious. We ate it with sweetheart cabbage salad and #masshigura rice from Aomori which is a very clean tasting rice. #キャベツ #まっしぐら米 #japanesefood #homecooking 1w
  •   mphawkes Oh wow, this looks and sounds amazing. Recipe going on the blog? 1w
  •   worshipblues @mphawkes I've taken notes while he was cooking so I defo will! 1w
  •   mphawkes @worshipblues awesome! I may have to do this. 1w
  •   worshipblues @mphawkes it's a good japanese recipe to try out. Full of classic flavours and utterly unctuous! 1w
  •   kawattalk Looking forward to this recipe blog post! 1w
  •   lallymacbeth sounds (and looks) delicious 1w
  •   cosmeddicted I'm envious that pork belly is cheap for you. It's a fairly expensive cut of meat where I live!!!! 1w
  •   worshipblues @cosmeddicted really?? It's one of the cheapest cuts here - maybe because people are put off by the fat? But it melts off and preserves the juiciness of the meat when you cook it no? 1w

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worshipblues ドイツのチョコレート日本。I quite like it!! #yummy #chocolate #madeingermany #ricesnacks #sweets 2w

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worshipblues My get up and go this morning. Come on summer! I've had my fill of chilly ankles. #whatiwore #mystyle #stripes #cashmere #marimekko #office #今日の服 #今日のコーディネート 2w

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worshipblues Made another new floor cushion because we cannot buy #座布団 in UK. The pattern is called #asanoha and the table is designed by #isamunoguchi #野口#homedecor #handmade #floorcushion #homestyle #ourstyle #あさのは #手作り 2w
  •   ohsewminny I have that print but it's green! 2w
  •   worshipblues @ohsewminny it's a really popular one. Not surprising it's a really traditional one. Wonderful that it is standing up to the test of time right? Always beautiful! 2w
  •   jonabalop wooow 2w
  •   mamamirakel So beautiful! 2w
  •   crochetkate Love that print! 2w
  •   kitune_no_tete Wow, handmade zabuton(゜ロ゜) Your room is no shoes style? 2w
  •   worshipblues @kitune_no_tete no shoes in our home. But you know, it is so difficult and a bit awkward to explain to people here sometimes. Friends understand and are used to taking off their shoes but plumbers, electricians and people like that it is impossible. So I have to run around with a mop and clean the floor after they go 2w
  •   la_saindora I saw your post on the blog, but I can't comment because I don't have any of accounts to comment. So, I want to share my thoughts here. I hate, or better despise when people don't take their shoes off in my home. I am not Japanese, but European, and I consider it very impolite when one doesn't even think about taking off his/her dirty shoes in my clean home. I usually say them to take off the shoes, but not always, for example not to a plumber or a worker. But when they leave, I need to mop the floors immediately, just like you. I am glad I am not the only one. 1w

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worshipblues #tbt born wild but wore hello kitty . As a kid in Kenya my parents thought it was okay to allow me to wander off in a game reserve and I ain't talking about the bullshit "safari" parks in the west. This was taken in Amboseli, it is still wild now but it was wilder then. I may not have had the happiest childhood but I won't complain and I am so glad I did not grow up wrapped in cotton wool. #lifestories #borninafrica #kenya #lovelife #africa 2w

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worshipblues THIS is the unpretentious Dalston vibe that I miss. #goodvibesonly #sunnydays #everydaypeople #everydaylife #mylondon 2w

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