Another Special Post in Universotokyo . After spending my Summer vacation in Bali, I’m sharing with you a few of the many wonderful places the “Island of the Gods” has to offer.
Like Tokyo, Bali offers a rich and diverse culture merging the traditional lifestyle with a more contemporary approach. Just a walk around and you’ll see its Hindu temples, iconic rice paddies, wide beaches, wonderful restaurants, coffee shops and adorable boutiques. The Balinese people of this small island are genuinely warm people with the biggest smiles I’ve ever seen.
BUNGALOW LIVING BALI is probably one of the best home decor stores. Located in Canggu, BLB has a lovely coffee shop and a lifestyle store right across the street. Both places are simply charming and you won’t leave the store empty-handed: cushions, bed covers, ceramics, jewellery, tote bags and dog products. If you’re lucky you’ll be greeted by BB King, their cute Chocolate Golden Doodle! Follow them HERE
Another lovely store is KEVALA HOME in Batu Belig. “Kevala” means “whole and complete” in Sanskrit and that’s the philosophy behind their ceramics. Entirely handmade by local artisans, Kevala pieces are unique, extreme durable and beautiful. Follow them HERE & HERE (Store image below courtesy The Honey Combers)
My beautiful salad bowls from Kevala Ceramics. Love the different colour in and out^
Ando also these ones, there’s always space for cute ceramics in my bag! (The table mat is from Anthropologie)^^
IKATBATIK, in Ubud, is another of my favourite stores. Their lovely selection of cushions, tablecloths and table mats, bed covers and clothes, are all hand-woven and hand- dyed by local craftsmen. Ikatbatik specialises, as the store name suggests, in Ikat and Batik dyeing processes. Big thanks for Ms Kadek Wira for letting me shoot this beautiful store.
So many beautiful fabrics, it’s really hard to choose!
Another beautiful ceramics store is Samantha Robinson in Seminyak. Samantha established her Sydney-based ceramic design studio after graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Art, and then opened her lovely store in Bali. Her handmade pieces use only the finest of porcelain and the collection includes from lights to teacups, watermelon bowls, jars, candle holders and vases. Lovely creations to use and enjoy every day! Follow her HERE (Store images below courtesy Samantha Robinson)
Thanks Alice & Carol for such a lovely present! Gracias!^^
And this flower vase! ^^
Charming flower mandalas and flower offerings can be seen all around Bali
More of Bali soon ♡
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