BK Journal by Wakako

Beyond What Meets Our Eyes // Wakako

Beyond What Meets Our Eyes // Wakako

As you might already know, my relationship with the first Traveler’s Notebook started back in 2008. I still vividly remember when I stumbled upon the TN Brown at Itoya in... Read More
Soaking up the Fullness of our Day // Love Letter, January 2022

Soaking up the Fullness of our Day // Love Letter, January 2022

A new year greeting to you and your loved ones. I hope you enjoyed sailing through the holiday season. I like to take a moment to thank you for being... Read More
"Trust the Process" in working with a 100 year old house

"Trust the Process" in working with a 100 year old house

Six months into the renovation, our house is slowly starting to take its shape. Inevitably, a project like “home renovation” has a definite ending, more or less. Yet, I found... Read More
"Being Present" as Our Gift to the World // Love Letter, December 2021

"Being Present" as Our Gift to the World // Love Letter, December 2021

Happy Holidays! I hope your month of December is going well so far. At the BK studio, we celebrated the milestone of hosting holiday opening hours with a small group... Read More
Weight of our Analogue Artifacts // Love Letter, November 2021

Weight of our Analogue Artifacts // Love Letter, November 2021

Greetings from the autumn season in the canyon. This past month, we finally moved into our still-under-construction house. Rain was coming into the forecast, and we hectically moved everything out on the... Read More
Nature Tells us to Play // Love Letter, October 2021

Nature Tells us to Play // Love Letter, October 2021

If you have been around BK for a while, you probably know I become obsessive about running when I start gearing up for the annual Los Angeles marathon. After taking a year... Read More
Turning Points // Love Letter, September 2021

Turning Points // Love Letter, September 2021

On rare occasions in our lives, we become keenly aware of past turning points, or even better, present turning points as we make “the” turn. It seems to me, right... Read More
Belonging to This Moment // Wakako

Belonging to This Moment // Wakako

This might or might not be surprising to you, but I used to be in the spectrum of workaholics. Through design school years, working long hours late into the evening... Read More
It's not about an organizer, a cactus, or a bathroom // Love Letter, August 2021

It's not about an organizer, a cactus, or a bathroom // Love Letter, August 2021

It is hard "not" to draw a living metaphor with the mending of a hundred-year-old house. When we purchased the house in May, we studied an inspection report from the... Read More