Blue + White

It doesn’t get any more classic than blue and white, a great color combination to usher in Spring, and Summer too. Clean and crisp, fresh and bright, timeless and elegant. A wish list visit is this shop,¬†Blue and White, run by Amy Katho, a mainstay in Tokyo for over 35 years. My colleague has visited and testified to it being quite an essential place to shop while living in Japan.

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A champion of Japanese folk art textiles much closer to home is Sri, a textile gallery in Brooklyn.
You can peruse their shop online, too.

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Itajime Yukata at Sri

In the meantime, think of incorporating some blue and white this season. Here are some ideas:

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Gorgeous coasters by Maya Gencic, a favorite on etsy.