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.

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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)

K+ Polkaros Exhibition

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Our first solo exhibition in Singapore located at K+ Curatorial Space in Scotts Square ends today! Very thankful for the opportunity to share our works in such an lovely space. We launched new items such as our giant pouffes, bag accessories and riso prints. We also did a series of collaboration prints with The Letter J supply and cute pompoms with Green Laundry. A huge thank you to those who came to our opening party, attended our workshops and visited the exhibition! It means a lot to us! Special thanks to Kinetic and K+ team for all their hard work and support! For our dear friends outside of Singapore, here are some pictures of the exhibition. Hope that our works could travel to meet you some day!

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Kinetic team helping with the set up. Can’t thank them enough!!

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The end date was meant to be in January but thanks to the extension, many of my friends and family who lived overseas were able to catch it!

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Custom-made Polkaros cupcakes for our opening party!

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One of the exciting challenges for this exhibition was creating our giant pots!

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The amazing feeling when you find the perfect plant for your pot.

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Our new pouffes!

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Our new limited edition riso prints.

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Afro cat – one of our new animal pots.

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Polkaros hanging wall art.

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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?

Tokyo Design Week 2015

Polkaros made a trip to Tokyo Design Week 2015 this week and it was great fun appreciating all emerging designer’s work at the event. Here’s Tokyo Design Week, Polkaros style!

DSC03913This year’s Design Week theme is “interactive” and hence, most of the exhibits are related to “interactive” in one way or another. From colourful Japanese clogs called geta, traditional crafts to modern spaces and ideas!










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!

Behind the scenes of Polkaros! [Part 1/2]

Ever wonder how your pots are painted? Let’s take a peek into our initial stages of pot painting at our studio!
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We create little handy design guides for our pots.

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Checking for defects before we start our painting process.

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Mixing and getting our signature pastel colours and shades right.

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It’s not all done yet! Stay tuned later this week for the finishing steps before firing them at the kiln!


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