Rilakkuma Winter Plushies & Rilakkuma Halloween Party Plushies

We have the most adorable seasonal Rilakkuma plushies in our shop. In the adorable Rilakkuma Halloween Party series Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori are dressed in fancy masquerade ball costumes. They all wear capes, hats with feathers and masks – it looks like they are going to the Venetian Carnival.

In the cute Rilakkuma Winter Knit series the bears and the chick get ready for could winter days. They are wearing bobble hats, scarfs and gloves with Norwegian patterns. It looks like they’re ready to play outside in the snow.

Which collection do you like better?

Rilakkuma Winter Knit Plush Toy Collection

Rilakkuma Winter Knit Plush Toy Collection

Rilakkuma Halloween Party Plush Toy Collection

Rilakkuma Halloween Party Plush Toy Collection

Rilakkuma winter knit brown bear plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma winter knit brown bear plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma winter knit white bear plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma winter knit white bear plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma winter knit yellow chick plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma winter knit yellow chick plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma Halloween Party brown bear plush toy San-X

Rilakkuma Halloween Party brown bear plush toy San-X

Rilakkuma Halloween Party white bear plush toy San-X

Rilakkuma Halloween Party white bear plush toy San-X

Rilakkuma Halloween Party yellow chick plush toy San-X

Rilakkuma Halloween Party yellow chick plush toy San-X

Win Christmas Figurines on Super Cute Kawaii

Is Christmas on your mind yet? Maybe it will be once you see what you can win on supercutekawaii.com. We teamed up with the blog and give away a package of our most adorable Decole Christmas Figurines. The giveaway  is running until October 14th.

Win these cute Decole Christmas Figurines on Super Cute Kawaii

Win these cute Decole Christmas Figurines on Super Cute Kawaii

Crafts: Halloween wall decoration with Masking Tape

Some cooking paper, a pen, a pair of scissors, colorful Masking Tapes and some Halloween designs are all you need for these easy Halloween window or wall decorations. Trace your Halloween designs onto the wax paper, stick the Washi Tapes onto the pattern (make sure the tape strips always overlap a little), cut out the shape and carefully remove the cooking paper. Happy Halloween crafting!

Craft these easy Halloween wall decorations with Masking Tape

Craft these easy Halloween wall decorations with Masking Tape

You need: Washi Tapes, Halloween designs, cooking paper, a pen and a pair of scissors

You need: Washi Tapes, Halloween designs, cooking paper, a pen and a pair of scissors

Trace your Halloween designs onto the wax paper and stick the Washi Tapes onto the pattern (make sure the tape strips always overlap a little

Trace your Halloween designs onto the wax paper and stick the Washi Tapes onto the pattern (make sure the tape strips always overlap a little

Cut out the shape

Cut out the shape

Carefully remove the wax paper

Carefully remove the wax paper

kawaii pumpkin Washi decoration

kawaii pumpkin Washi decoration

kawaii ghost Washi decoration

kawaii ghost Washi decoration

bat Washi decoration

bat Washi decoration

Your wall decoration can alos be put onto windows

Your wall decoration can also be put on windows

Little Twin Stars Pop-up Cafe in Hong Kong

Just a couple of weeks ago you could visit the cute My Melody & Kuromi Pop-up Cafe in Hong Kong’s shopping mall Langham Place. Now the Sanrio Star Dining campaign puts the Little Twin Stars in the spotlight. The 100 Bites Cafe was transformed into the Little Twin Stars Pop-up Cafe and will keep the theme until October 31st. The decoration of the cafe interior as well as the special food in Little Twin Stars style look super kawaii.

Little Twin Stars photo op in Langham Place, photo from Langham place

Little Twin Stars photo op in Langham Place, photo from Langham Place

The Little Twin Stars pop-up cafe will be open until October 31st 2014, photo from Langham place

The Little Twin Stars pop-up cafe will be open until October 31st 2014, photo from Langham Place

Cafe 100 Bites in Langham place was transformed into the Little Twin Stars pop-up cafe, photo from Langham place

Cafe 100 Bites in Langham Place was transformed into the Little Twin Stars Pop-up Cafe, photo from Langham Place

So many cute details, photo from Langham place

So many cute details, photo from Langham Place

Adorable Little Twin Stars coffee, photo from Langham place

Adorable Little Twin Stars coffee, photo from Langham Place

Little Twin Stars main dish, photo from Langham place

Little Twin Stars main dish, photo from Langham Place

Adorable Little Twin Stars star shaped dessert, photo from Langham place

Adorable Little Twin Stars star shaped dessert, photo from Langham Place

Little Twin Stars waffle and ice cream, photo from Langham place

Little Twin Stars waffles and ice cream, photo from Langham Place

Introducing our new San-X plush team members

Welcome our new team members! You already know our gigantic office Rilakkuma mascot that is like 165cm tall. He now has many brothers and sisters, because we received big plush mascots of many San-X characters. We do not sell them in our shop, they will guard the modes4u office and you will see them a lot on our blog and Facebook. They are not as big as the 165cm Rilakkuma bear, but still pretty big! We have mascots of Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori, Kutusita Nyanko, Mamegoma, the shy cat and penguin of Sumikkogurashi and rabbit Shappo of Sentimental Circus. Which one is your favourite?

Welcome our big new San-X office mascots!

Welcome our big new San-X office mascots!

Mid-Autumn Festival toy lanterns in Hong Kong

Mid-Autumn Festival is already over, but we haven’t shown you all our pictures yet. And as the mid-autumn lanterns in Hong Kong are always so pretty and colorful – it would be a shame not to show them. This year’s theme of the main lantern display in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park was childhood memory toys.

train lantern

train lantern

teddy bear lantern

teddy bear lantern

space gun lantern

space gun lantern

fishing game lantern

fishing game lantern

gameboy lantern

gameboy lantern

bunny lantern

bunny lantern

robot lantern

robot lantern

toy block lantern installation

toy block lantern installation

Dragon Dance lantern

Dragon Dance lantern

Geisha lanterns

Geisha lanterns

unicorn lantern

unicorn lantern

mushroom lanterns

mushroom lanterns

fish lanterns

fish lantern

panda lantern

panda lantern

What customers make with our fabrics: bags and Furoshiki

Time for a mini edition of “what customers make with our fabrics”. In the last weeks our Dutch customer fabriekt.nl showed us her beautiful bags she sewed using many of our Kokka and echino fabrics. Our French customer Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze is using our Michael Miller Kiss me fabric and the colorful Timeless Treasures cat fabric as Furoshiki. Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths to transport things.

fabriekt.nl from the Netherlands sewed lovely bags with our fabrics

fabriekt.nl from the Netherlands sewed lovely bags with our fabrics

fabriekt.nl mainly used echino and Kokka fabrics for her bags

fabriekt.nl mainly used echino and Kokka fabrics for her bags

off-white Canvas ladybird fabric by Kokka

off-white Canvas ladybird fabric by Kokka

bee echino Canvas laminate fabric black red honeycomb

bee echino Canvas laminate fabric black red honeycomb

Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze uses our fabrics as Furoshiki wrapping cloths

Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze uses our fabrics as Furoshiki wrapping cloths

Super colorful cat Furoshiki by Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze

Super colorful cat Furoshiki by Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze

Michael Miller retro comic fabric Kiss me Love

Michael Miller retro comic fabric Kiss me Love

colored designer fabric with funny colourful cats

colored designer fabric with funny colourful cats

Kawaii Miffy cake during our company lunch

We had a couple of reasons to celebrate lately so the whole modes4u team – including baby Mason – went to have a company Dim Sum lunch together a couple of weeks ago. We officially welcomed our new team members Sita and Iris who support our warehouse staff. Our team members Ho, Maggie and Dave all had their birthdays in the last weeks. And for every birthday there should be cake. We got a super kawaii Miffy cake that looked almost too cute to eat. It was a delicious chocolate sponge filled with yummy custard.

After a yummy DimSum lunch we had delicious Miffy chocolate cake

After a yummy Dim Sum lunch we had delicious Miffy chocolate cake

Our team members Maggie, Ho and Dave all celebrated their birthdays lately - we made them little Washi Tape name flags

Our team members Maggie, Ho and Dave all celebrated their birthdays lately – we made them little Washi Tape name flags

Ho is cutting the Miffy cake

Ho is cutting the Miffy cake

The whole modes4u team including baby Mason

The whole modes4u team including baby Mason

The kawaii Miffy cake was almost too cute to eat

The kawaii Miffy cake was almost too cute to eat

Free pencil caps for the next 100 shop orders!

We have a big surprise for the weekend: The next 100 orders in our online shop modes4u.com will receive a super cute set of pencil toppers as a free gift (while stock lasts, picture is for reference only). Our pencil caps always come in sets of 4 to 5 pieces. You can use them to decorate your pencils; the little pencil ‘hats’ just look adorable. Hurry with your order for a chance to get a set of them for free.

The next 100 shop orders get a set of cute pencil caps for free

The next 100 shop orders get a set of cute pencil caps for free

Win Japanese fabrics: giveaway with StraightGrain

Haven’t won anything yet? Here is another chance. On the blog Straight Grain you can now win great Japanese fabrics and organic fabrics: echino canvas, echino cotton sateen and birch organic fabric. The giveaway  is running until October 6th.

Win Japanese fabrics and organic fabrics in our giveaway with StraightGrain

Win Japanese fabrics and organic fabrics in our giveaway with StraightGrain