i love batik; it reminds me of my childhood in the late ’70s in san francisco. there’s a batik store on atlantic avenue called the melting pot that i’ve passed for years and always wanted to go into. i finally did go in last week, and i bought a couple things for eli. the VW beetle sweatshirt makes me especially nostalgic for san francisco (it also reminds me of these marimekko sheets that i had as a kid). i tried batik once in college and it wasn’t too difficult. i’d love to do it again.