A friend recently asked me if I would do some “play” bookbinding with his kids. Apparently his daughter is really into making books! 🙂 This made me think about what kind of […]
The courage to enter a place in a foreign country
Has this happened to you? You’re traveling in a foreign country. You’re by yourself. You walk past a store or a restaurant or a cafe or something like that. And it looks […]
Happy New Year 2023!
To all the readers of this blog – thank you for bothering to follow my blog and taking the time to read my posts every once in a while! 🙂 Here’s wishing […]
Use your hobby to travel and experience a place from a different point of view
When you travel, it is often easy to get trapped in the same tried and tested tourist loop. You’ll check out the must-do sights, you’ll do the must-do activities, you’ll eat the […]
5 uses of leftover leather scraps from DIY bookbinding projects
You probably have a lot of leftover leather scraps, if you use leather for your bookbinding projects. Instead of throwing it away, here are 5 ideas of what you can do with […]
When was the last time you had an unplanned day?
If you’re anything like me, most of your days, whether it’s a work day or a day off or a vacation day, your days tend to have some sort of plan or […]
The benefits of journaling – by ChatGPT
ChatGPT is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) chatbot developed by OpenAI, capable of understanding natural human language and writing very human sounding text. I’m not sure quite how to describe it an accurate […]
Bookbinding excursions in Tokyo, Japan
I’ve written in the past about how travel can be a great source of inspiration for whatever art or craft or hobby that you pursue. Travel exposes you to new ideas, new […]
Why do certain songs materialize in our minds?
Have you ever wondered why a particular song just materializes out of nowhere in your head? One minute, there’s nothing. Next minute, you’re humming a tune. But why? Why that particular song? […]
Good old travel books – they still have a place!
Since the arrival of the “inter-webs”, we’ve become used to doing all our trip planning using online resources. Blogs, review sites, custom itineraries – there are so many great resources that answer […]