Tegamisha Book & Coffee Cafe

Spend an afternoon in a quiet neighbourhood of Chofu city at one of Tokyo’s alternative book cafe, Tegamisha (手紙舎カフェ), locataed just 30 minutes away from Shinjuku. With tastefully curated shelves of books and zines on art, craft and lifestyle, it’s one place you should come by if you’re in Tokyo.









There is a little cozy cafe at the back of the store, or upstairs at Level 2 where you can enjoy a good cup and cake while you read a book, or have a go at their daily food menu.


Tegamisha has a great selection of zakka by Japanese craftsmen that we love! And they also organise a craft market called Nominoichi that we will talk about in our next post.

Find out more about Tegamisha here.

Tegamisha Honten
Address: 4-23-35 Nishitsutsujigaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0006, Japan
Directions: 10 minutes walk from Tsutsujigaoka Station (Keio line) South Exit

Tegamisha Book & Coffee and 2nd Story
Address: 1 Chome-17-5 Kikunodai, Chōfu-shi, Tōkyō-to 182-0007, Japan
Directions: 1 minute walk from Shibasaki Station (Keio line)

Anniversary MiLK Pop-up Store, Omotesando Hills

Our favourite Kids, Art & Design Magazine, MiLK Japon is now having a pop-up store “Anniversary MiLK” in Omotesando Hills and we just had to pay them visit!






Spot the Singapore label! The adorable origami pins from Hug-a-Porcupine!






If you are around the area, we really think you should drop by Anniversary MiLK Pop-up Store for some fun! But before you hit downtown Tokyo, why not dress up with Polkaros accessories?

Singapore Dessert Collection

Singapore Dessert Collection

We will be at The little dröm store on 1st November (Sunday), to launch our Singapore Dessert Collection, a collaboration series with The Little Drom Store. We started talking about this project since last November and are so excited to finally share it with you! Do drop by if you are in town! Let’s have a chat about our favourite Singapore Desserts this Sunday!

Meet Ice-Ka-Chan, inspired by the popular Singapore dessert ‘Ice Kachang’ made of shaved ice, assorted beans, jelly and colorful syrup!

This is Tang Yuan, inspired by one of my favorite desserts as a kid. It is a traditional Chinese dessert made of glutinous rice flour rolled into little balls and served in a sweet soup.

Photo credit: The Little Drom Store they did such an amazing job! And special thanks to Hello Sandwich – Ebony and Kat for helping with the photo shoot at the Hawker Centre (1st pic) when they were visiting Singapore!

Dröm Pop!

Pop Up Shop in Singapore
We had our first pop up shop in Singapore at The Little Dröm Store and it was such a lovely experience. We showcased our handcrafted ceramic pots, Tenugui, zines and new items such as our clutch bags and Polkaros Poms! Thank you Singapore for all your support♥︎ Here are some pictures of how it turned out!
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
Above you’ll see our new Polkaros Poms, carefully handcrafted by Singaporean PomPom maker Melly. I will do a proper blog post about them soon!
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
I had fun decorating the glass window with the help of two very talented girls – Melly and Joycelyn! Thank you so much for staying back to help!
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
Last but not least, a big THANK YOU to the lovely Dröm keepers Antoinette and Stanely for making this happen. They have so much love for their products and work so well together as a team. It was such a pleasure working with them! Looking forward to future collaborations!
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
The pop up shop will be on till the end of November 2014. Do check if out if you are in Singapore! The ceramic pots are sold out but other items are still available.
Address: The Little Dröm Store SOTA, School of the arts 1 Zubir Said Drive, #02-01 Singapore 227 968
Photo credit: The Little Dröm Store



Another cute shop in Koenji. Malto is a lifestyle store that carries European antique-style household products. I was surprised how affordable some of the items are. They have also successfully converted a old Japanese house into a charming interior shop.








Have a great weekend everyone!

Suginami-ku 2-20-17 Kōenji minami

★ Malto official site
★ How to get there

Polkaros Store – Grand Opening!

Polkarospressweb up

I’m extremely happy to announce the grand opening of our Polkaros store and the launch of our new website that was painstakingly redesigned by our dear friend Hiki-chan. I’m loving the new site, hope you do too! After months of preparation the store is now live and will be serving customers around the globe, bringing the joys of Polkaros zakka to their doorstep.

Check out our official press release here!

The first range of products to be featured in the store is the knitted series from Glee zakka, previously only available in Japan, but now available for purchase worldwide.

To commemorate the launch of the Polkaros store, I will be giving away one of these cute plushies to a random winner. So if you want to adopt one of these little guys simply click the “Like Button” on the Polkaros Facebook page!


Terms & Conditions
Prize One of the above Glee Zakka Plushies would be selected randomly.
Shipping cost Polkaros cover all shipping cost.
Country This contest is open to worldwide audience. There is no location restriction.
Result date Results will be announced on 30 MAY 2012.


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