Julia Astreou-Christoforou

Wouldn’t at all mind spending a few months in Cyprus to attend the workshops of weaver, Julia Astreou-Christoforou. The Nicosia-based textile designer specializes in woven textiles particularly traditional Cypriot weaving.  Tradition and history permeates  all her work bringing the past into the present.    

More of her work can be viewed  on her website, Facebook and Instagram.  Some of her items can be purchased in her Etsy shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Julia Astreou-Christoforou.

Romper Room

Found these felt animal coasters on Japanese handmade market site, Iichi. The items are made with three layers of felt enhanced with simple animal detail embroidery.  More of their designs can be seen in their Iichi shop, Romper Room.  You can also them on their website.

Images:  Courtesy of Romper Room.


Found these whimsical collection of tea bags on Japanese site, Ocean-Teabag.
Don’t know much about the company but we will certainly try to find these
bags when we again visit Japan.  You can view their collection on their website and on Facebook.

Images:  Courtesy of Ocean-Teabags.