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    FAMILY KIDS rooms

    gleePEEPS collection by Polkaros

    gleepeeps pouffes

    gleepeeps pouffes

    As soon as I laid my eyes on the totem made of gleePEEPS pouffes, I was hooked. I want the gleePEEPS pouffes and character bolster cushions to become my son’s friends. They could join him in his bedroom and be invited in my living room from time to time.

    gleePEEPS are the creations of Singapore-born lifestyle product designer Ros Lee. She lives and works in Japan since 2005.

    chapstick holder

    Ros sells some of her creations at her online store, Polkaros. Another fun product that Ros made is her cute animal Chapstick holders. She offered free shipping worldwide! I only wish that they were clip-ons.

    + photos: Works by Polkaros
    + Chapstick holder $15 USD at Polkaros


  • apica notebook with my furoshiki cloths bought in japan

    Souvenirs from Japan

    I needed new books to manage my projects when I remembered the index of the Apica notebook. I saw people using them on my trip to Japan. Luckily for me, I…

  • a bar car on the New Haven line in 1968

    Smoking and societies

    As I read the story on the International Herald Tribute yesterday about the probable end of the bar cars on the Metro-North Railroad line that connects Manhattan to the suburbs of…

  • nishiki market seafood

    Nishiki Market in Kyoto

    This is a typical shopping street in Japan. What makes those special is that the street is covered. Therefore, you can shop even when it rains. In fact, that what we…