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    The Small Joys of Everyday with the Celebration Tote

    The Small Joys of Everyday with the Celebration Tote
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    The BK team has talked about creating a perfectly sized analogue tote for as many years as I can remember. The simple design of this tote will compliment your style...

    The Adventure of The Journey Bag

    The Adventure of The Journey Bag
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    The BK exclusive messenger bag has been a long-time design dream for Frido (like 5+ years?)! So when we were planning to design a bag that can be easily personalized...

    BK Birthday Catalog

    BK Birthday Catalog
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    We are so thrilled to share the launch of 10th-year anniversary artifacts with you! Since we are currently not able to showcase our beloved artifacts in person, our team has...

    Happy Birthday BK // From Susan

    Happy Birthday BK // From Susan
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    Happy Birthday Baum-kuchen! I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Wakako and Frido pre-Baum-kuchen and watched as they strategized, planned, and grew this magnificent company into what it is today. Even...

    BK Favorite Memory: Frido

    BK Favorite Memory: Frido
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    “Cake is Love” is the title of a song by a popular Japanese guitar duo named “Puffy”. I listened to their album when I was working in Japan in the...

    Happy Birthday BK // From Roterfaden

    Happy Birthday BK // From Roterfaden
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Baum-kuchen! Even before meeting you in person, working with you was like working with a friend Wakako! ROTERFADEN and Baum-kuchen have a lot in common and we feel...

    Happy Birthday BK // From Cafe Analog

    Happy Birthday BK // From Cafe Analog
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    For this amazing occasion, I dug out my big box of journals and notebooks to see that in 2010 I actually started my first handwritten journal in a notebook. Being a...

    Happy Birthday BK // From JPT

    Happy Birthday BK // From JPT
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    JPT // Tomo  Dear Wakako and BK team, Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! It’s hard to believe that it was 10 years ago when Wakako-san drove from Pasadena to pick...

    Happy Birthday BK // From Tomo Ogino

    Happy Birthday BK // From Tomo Ogino
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    Happy birthday, Baum-kuchen and the team! The logo I designed is so memorable and is still one of my favorites. Although it was just around the time I finished school...

    Happy Birthday BK // From Traveler's Company

    Happy Birthday BK // From Traveler's Company
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    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary.  Ten years ago, I remember feeling excited when I saw Wakako had started introducing Traveler’s Notebook as part of the BK lifestyle from Los...

    Happy Birthday BK // From The Superior Labor

    Happy Birthday BK // From The Superior Labor
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    TSL // Kawai-san Wakako, Frido, and BK team members, Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. Before meeting Baum-kuchen, the majority of my work evolved from the fashion industry. I can say...

    Happy Birthday BK // From ateliers Penelope

    Happy Birthday BK // From ateliers Penelope
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    It has been four years since Wakako first contacted us in 2016. I am so grateful that we are able to share atelier Penelope’s products through Baum-kuchen.  The BK original...

    Happy Birthday BK // From 1.61 Soft Goods

    Happy Birthday BK // From 1.61 Soft Goods
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    I can’t believe it has already been ten years! BK has not just been a great friend to 1.61 but also a motivator and driver for how our products are...

    Bk Favorite Memory: Emil

    Bk Favorite Memory: Emil
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    The 2019 BKxTSL Inspiration Lab was my first workshop, and the excitement of the event was such a wonderful experience. The skill that TSL shared and the creativity of our community...

    Happy Birthday BK // from 877 Workshop

    Happy Birthday BK //  from 877 Workshop
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    Happy 10-Years Baum-kuchen from Hamburg!    We are happy to be a part of your collection! How did this happen? It was back in 2018 when Wakako, Frido, and the...

    Delay in International and Military & Diplomatic Mail Delivery

    Delay in International and Military & Diplomatic Mail Delivery
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    We are currently experiencing a delay in shipment for international and Military & Diplomatic mail. We use USPS First-Class Mail (unless specified by a customer to use USPS Priority Express)....

    Shifting the Gears

    Shifting the Gears
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    After two months of holding the BK fort as a solo physical operator, I am thankful to shift gears as our State and County have eased the Safe at Home ordinance and now Nerine is back at...

    BK Curbside Pickup (Sunday between 1-4 pm)

    BK Curbside Pickup (Sunday between 1-4 pm)
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    ***Our updated Curbside Pick-Up time is Sunday between 1-4 pm starting from the weekend of July 25th by appointment only.  One thing I am learning more and more every day through...

    BK Favorite Memory: Eunice

    BK Favorite Memory: Eunice
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    I can’t believe that Baum-kuchen is celebrating 10 years next month. How I came to be part of this amazing team 5 years ago was truly serendipity. There are honestly...

    Day In The Life: Finding Our Family Rhythm by Wakako

    Day In The Life: Finding Our Family Rhythm by Wakako
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      Dear friends, I wanted to check in with you to see how you are doing. Changes, both positive and negative, take a lot of energy from us physically and...

    BK Favorite Memory: Nerine

    BK Favorite Memory: Nerine
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    What's my favorite BK memory?  There are so many to choose from! As I was thinking of all the great Baum-kuchen memories for the last 7.5 years I've been with...

    Designed by People. Made for People.

    Designed by People. Made for People.
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    You know that we have gone through a process of adopting a new situation when you stop counting how many days, weeks, months since the day when things changed. That is what...

    Growing close to home

    Growing close to home
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    A few days ago, Frido asked me what is the most surprising findings I have stumbled upon after we started social distancing back in March. It took me a while to think...

    BK Favorite Moment : Ame

    BK Favorite Moment : Ame
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    Hello, our BK friends. To celebrate our 10th anniversary, our team will be sharing his/her favorite BK moment as a mini-story series. The first story is from Ame! I hope you enjoy...

    Hello TSL Zip Leather Box

    Hello TSL Zip Leather Box
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    We enjoy the clean look and feel of TSL Zip Leather Box and can't wait to witness how it ages. The leather case has just the right structure to keep...

    Traveler's Stamp Caravan was full of analogue love:)

    Traveler's Stamp Caravan was full of analogue love:)
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    Last two weekends, we enjoyed spreading our analogue love through hosting Traveler's Company Stamp Caravan at Baum-kuchen. We shared our space with many stationery enthusiasts from all over Los Angeles as well...

    What it means to celebrate the BK's 10th Anniversary

    What it means to celebrate the BK's 10th Anniversary
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    This post has been updated on June 9th.  It feels like yesterday when I first launched our online shop 10 years ago, a week away from Satchi's arrival. It was...

    Welcome Back, All Canvas Wallet!

    Welcome Back, All Canvas Wallet!
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    We are excited to bring back the BK Original Paint Colors we created last summer to our upcoming in-stock items! Figuring out the translation of paint colors took a while....

    Traveler's Company Stamp Caravan is coming to Baum-kuchen!

    Traveler's Company Stamp Caravan is coming to Baum-kuchen!
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    Happy New Year to our amazing BK community. Now that our family is back from our annual January trip, I am ready to dive into all the exciting things 2020 holds for...

    Letters To Satchi and Coco

    Letters To Satchi and Coco
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    "If words can express how much I love you, they are all here written with much love". I write a love letter to Satchi and Coco almost every day on...

    Every Day With Minotake Cutleries // Ame

    Every Day With Minotake Cutleries // Ame
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    I hope you are enjoying this holiday season. If you are home-buddy like our BK family, I think you will enjoy this cozy video shot by Ame of Baum-kuchen. She...

    Giving grace to the moments of closures

    Giving grace to the moments of closures
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    This month, I am on the quest to be extra present every week, every day, and every moment. As you might imagine (and might have experienced), it's easier said than done....

    This holiday season...

    This holiday season...
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    I hope our recent BK Love Letter was able to reach you this past week. In case you have not received it, here is the link to what we shared this month.  Thank...

    Gratitude for JIYU love + notes from studio and home

    Gratitude for JIYU love + notes from studio and home
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    This last week has been incredibly exciting and exhilarating for us at Baum-kuchen. Last Friday, we launched our original BK planner, JIYU. This notebook has been in making for over...

    Sneak Preview of BK Original Planner "JIYU"

    Sneak Preview of BK Original Planner "JIYU"
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    Update (11/9/19): We now have JIYU BK Planner available on our website (hooray!!!!) You can find the item here!  I feel lucky that I can experience and witness the importance...

    Landing from Travel

    Landing from Travel
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    I always forget how challenging it can be to get back to our routine when we return from our travel. Please do remind me next time when we head out of town? ...

    Documenting our travel with Kuretake Watercolor Kit

    Documenting our travel with Kuretake Watercolor Kit
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    Hello from our home in Altadena. Our family was on the road for 3 weeks in Germany as our annual family visit to spend time with Frido's family in Hamburg. As...

    Visiting Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany

    Visiting Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany
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    Last week, Frido and I had a chance to take a short trip to the town of Dessau, about 4 hours train ride from Hamburg. What's in Dessau? Bauhaus!!! Bauhaus...

    Less is More

    Less is More
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    We have passed the 1/2 way point of our Germany trip and are finally feeling clear from the jet lag by now. In the past 12 days, the weather turned gloomy to heatwave...

    2020 Planner/Journal Lineup at Baum-kuchen

    2020 Planner/Journal Lineup at Baum-kuchen
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    Greetings from Germany. We usually spend this time of the year here in Hamburg with Frido's family. Since last year, we rent a place via Airbnb near his family and it...

    Planner time with the little ones

    Planner time with the little ones
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    So this happened, guys!!!! Satchi, out of nowhere, decided to create her own weekly layout to plan out her upcoming week. A detailed schedule of what she will be doing which...

    Summer full of growth

    Summer full of growth
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    This summer has proven to be so much more than the season we imagined it to be. So much growth in every corner of our lives both at home and...

    ateliers Penelope Eimer Bag!

    ateliers Penelope Eimer Bag!
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      We always look forward to receiving an updated design catalog from ateliers Penelope. It is so evident that their design sensitivity is rooted in the city life of Tokyo....

    Friday opening hours

    Friday opening hours
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    Hello friends, We are shifting our Friday opening hours starting tomorrow. Our new Friday opening hours are 1pm - 3:30pm! We are hoping that this new slightly more extended opening...

    Inspiration Lab // SLOW LIFESTYLE

    Inspiration Lab // SLOW LIFESTYLE
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    We gathered at Baum-kuchen studio/shop yesterday to share a boutique Inspiration Lab SLOW LIFESTYLE with a small group of BK customers. It was a unique experience for all of us...

    Color Stories

    Color Stories
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    At Baum-kuchen, we take all design details serious. Designing colors is definitely one of the big creative projects we frequently take on when we project our next year's color scheme for Travel for...

    Creating an oasis

    Creating an oasis
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    In the last few days, I had a few moments at Baum-kuchen studio where I felt the power of community. Sunday before our opening hours, a planner meet-up group gathered around our BK...

    BK design in progress

    BK design in progress
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    When I started Baum-kuchen back in 2010, I never imagined that we would be designing artifacts for our own brand. Here we are... almost reaching our 10th year anniversary, we are constantly discussing...

    TSL Custom Petite Tote

    TSL Custom Petite Tote
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    We just received new parcels from TSL. It always feels like Christmas when our mailman carries TSL signature cardboard boxes into our studio! The whole team usually cheers with welcoming smiles. ...

    On the quest for life well lived and loved

    On the quest for life well lived and loved
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    We just came back from our beach camping trip with family and friends. While being out there... camping, jumping into the waves, watching kids grow their confidence to scooter around the campsite, and...

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