Category Archives: INTERVIEWS

Hobonichi Interview Series | Inside Chotskibelle’s Hobonichi Techo Part 2

The Hobonichi  Interview Series  is a blog segment where we get a sneak peek inside the diary of another Hobonichi user. This is Part 2 of the interview with Chotskibelle, from Singapore. In this post you will get to see inside her lovely Hobo!


The Hobonichi has quite the cult following. Did you know that?

In all honesty, I wasn’t aware of the cult following behind the Hobonichi until I started using it and posting photos on Instagram. I was amazed that so many people around the world were using the Hobonichi, as I had always thought it to be a culture unique to Japan. I was so wrong! It was great to be able to see how people were using the Hobonichi in their own ways and I began to look to Instagram for inspiration. For me, I think that the best thing that came out of my impulsive (and slightly delusional) decision to buy a Hobonichi Techo is the number of friends I’ve made through Instagram. Who knew that there is such a large global community of journaling and planning enthusiasts?! Well, I certainly didn’t and I’m loving it!  Continue reading Hobonichi Interview Series | Inside Chotskibelle’s Hobonichi Techo Part 2

Hobonichi Interview Series | Inside Chotskibelle’s Hobonichi Techo Part 1

The Hobonichi  Interview Series  is a blog segment where we get a sneak peek inside the diary of another Hobonichi user. My special guest today is Chotskibelle, from Singapore. I stumbled across her blog and immediately fell in love with it! I’m sure you will too, just read on! Start with Part 1 here.


How did you discover the Hobonichi? 

It all started when I was visiting a Tokyu Hands store in Ginza, Tokyo in Spring of 2014.

I have always been a fan of pretty stationery since I was a child and as with every trip we make to Japan, I had negotiated with the Hubby some time to myself to visit all the stationery stores in the area so that I can browse through every aisle to my heart’s content. (They have very interesting products in these stores!)  Continue reading Hobonichi Interview Series | Inside Chotskibelle’s Hobonichi Techo Part 1

Teacup Collectors Interview Series | Fuschia’s Flower Power

The Teacup Collectors Interview Series  is a blog segment where we get a sneak peek inside the cupboards of people all over the world. My special guest today is Fuchsia, a Global Investment Manager from London, England whose collection is available for hire !


Teacup collecting has quite the cult following. How did you discover it? Tell us your story.

It all began with collecting for my wedding, which is due to take place in a few weeks! I had seen delicate, mismatched china tea sets and plates become popular for a while, but it wasn’t until I saw my favourite cup, a retro poppy Meakin mug, in my cupboard that the idea of collecting bright retro and kitsch teacups and plates from the 60s and 70s was born. I felt that the carefree and bohemian vibe that these items brought would look amazing at my laid-back wedding.

Once I had built up quite a collection I decided that rather than letting my collection gather dust after the wedding, I would offer my collection up for hire for weddings, tea parties, hen dos – any event where a bit of 60s and 70s china would help liven up proceedings! Since starting to collect, I have realised that many other people also love the retro, more bohemian look and have been looking for alternatives to the more pretty, delicate sets (and I see that you have a fab retro Meakin tea set in your Etsy shop!). The seventies boho era has brought a lot of inspiration over on the wedding blogs, and the sixties continues to have an eternal appeal.

I now have about 10 big boxes of tea cups, plates, tea pots, cake stands and milk jugs, as well as picnic blankets and pineapple ice buckets, which I just couldn’t resist!

Continue reading Teacup Collectors Interview Series | Fuschia’s Flower Power

Teacup Collectors Interview Series | Ivy’s Love for Royal Albert

The Teacup Collectors Interview Series  is a blog segment where we get a sneak peek inside the cupboards of people all over the world. My special guest today is Ivy from the Phillipines, who has a thing for vintage Royal Albert bone china.


Teacup collecting has quite the cult following. How did you discover it? Tell us your story.

I was following someone in Instagram who was advertising another online seller who was mainly selling vintage teacups from Japan. The ad was showing a very pretty floral teacup, a Noritake, if I remember correctly. So I decided to click on the seller’s name, saw the lovely teacups, and hence started my teacup adventure.

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Teacup Collectors Interview Series | Ann-Therese’s Love for Blue and White

The Teacup Collectors Interview Series  is a blog segment where we get a sneak peek inside the cupboards of people all over the world. My special guest today is Ann-Therese, a Supervisor from Söderhamn Sweden 


Teacup collecting has quite the cult following. How did you discover it? Tell us your story.

I have always loved drinking tea…but I  didn’t  actually start to collect teacups until maybe 1½ years ago.

Continue reading Teacup Collectors Interview Series | Ann-Therese’s Love for Blue and White