On Planning for an Uncertain Year

On Planning for an Uncertain Year

In times as confusing as ours it can seem silly, even pointless, to plan anything. Why bother, when so many things are changing? How do we plan for a future we can’t envision?

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Reliable company

Reliable company

At the height of lockdown we found ourselves reading, journaling, sitting at the kitchen table and staring outside over tea and cookies. In between news doomscrolling, sleeping, coordinating on neighborhood mutual aid projects, and sanitizing our mail and groceries, it was a peculiar, pleasant feeling to realize how much something like sitting down to the same linen placemat at the table was to be appreciated...

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Omoi at Home: One Bedroom Living

Omoi at Home: One Bedroom Living

While we offer many small goods for home, we would hardly consider ourselves specialists. Yet over the years we have sold an admirable selection of items that can make a house a home. Here we'll show how our content manager M's style mixes Omoi's best home goods with thrift and box store finds.

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Hidden design meanings for music nerds

Hidden design meanings for music nerds

Hearing "the dude" one might think of a certain Big Lebowski. But here at the shop we are convinced that OHTO's Dude fountain pen takes its namesake from the title track of a Quincy Jones album, The Dude.

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Staff Selects: DELFONICS Rollbahn

Staff Selects: DELFONICS Rollbahn

I had a friend in college who was from Tokyo and, during a conversation about stationery, said that if I ever made it to her home city, to visit the Delfonics shop in the bottom of the Shibuya Parco, a notorious vertical shopping mall. "Delfonics is the best," she said with gracious confidence. I made note.

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