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As longtime Dusen Dusen fans, our collaboration with designer Ellen Dusen in creating new Poketo Design planners and notebooks has got us glowing. What started out in 2010 as a women’s clothing line has moved its eclectic and bright prints to linens, stationery, and beyond. In this mini Q&A, we dig deeper into the life of Ellen– her hopes for the line, what she does to relax, and her favorite ice cream flavor.

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Block Shop Textiles marries the traditional Indian hand block printing process with a modern California aesthetic. We had the opportunity to learn from Hopie and Lily about their unique craft involving an entirely manual process of designing, printing with wooden blocks, and dyeing in small batches – the same Indian tradition for more than three centuries. keep reading

On September 18, we opened a new show featuring Satsuki Shibuya’s latest collection of watercolors. Her new show, titled “FLOW,” featured twenty pieces of fine abstract watercolor – each following a unique intuition, energy and spirit. The blend of art and spiritual meditation created a contemplative atmosphere in the store, leaving all of us amazed. keep reading

What makes good stationery?

We’ve been involved with this question for the past ten years. Here’s what we’ve found: stationery should be durable and should feel uniquely yours. We’ve created a new line of specially-designed Poketo Design Notebooks based on everything we think a perfect notebook needs. keep reading

Not only is Satsuki Shibuya a skillful watercolor painter, she is also our go-to girl for the secrets of inner serenity. We spoke with her to hear how Satsuki, a native Angelino, finds zen in the midst of chaotic city dwelling and how her search for peace continually leads her back to painting. keep reading