On a recent trip to Tokyo, Japan, I was walking around in a neighborhood called “Nakameguro“. A cute neighborhood with plenty of tiny shops and Izakayas (ie, pubs) doting the streets, this […]
If you’re a new online store owner who’s just starting out….
….some of these might resonate with you 🙂 Note – this post does not have any pro tips or advice or hacks. It’s meant to illustrate some of the odd behavior you […]
Have you recently bought a product and really liked it? Let the maker know!
If you’re like a typical customer, you buy something, and unless it’s a commodity product (eg: say toothpaste), you tend to either like what you’ve bought, some times you even love it, […]
Sitting with your back to warm sunshine – an under appreciated pleasure in life!
On a cold wintry morning, it requires some effort to even step out of the warm cocoon of your bed. The tiny little enclosure that you’ve made for yourself under the blanket […]
Pocket notebooks – So cute and the power of constraints
I think we’ve all heard some version of the saying that constraints can be great for creativity. I was faced with a constraint of sorts recently – what do I do with […]
It’s November…and days are now remarkably shorter
Thanks to daylight savings time, these days it’s twilight by 5pm, dark by 6pm. On the other extreme, at the height of summer in June, I make dinner in what feels like […]
“We are surrounded by a rich and fertile mystery. May we not probe it, pry into it, employ ourselves about it, a little?” The Journal, Henry David Thoreau When reading works such […]
In my experience, mornings come in three broad flavors: How can you move more of your type 3 mornings, to types 1 and 2?
Self-Awareness, Self-Reliance and Non-Comformity
Today is one of those days in San Francisco when it’s bright, warm, sunny, with just the hint of a gentle breeze. On such days, you cannot help but be grateful, when […]
5 tools that will help you do bookbinding a lot faster
Making a book using your hands takes time and a lot of patience. There are a lot of steps involved, and each step needs to be executed with a certain level of […]