Our new look for smartphones!

We’ve been making lots of improvements to our site to enhance your shopping experience with us. For those of you who browse modes4u.com on your smartphone, you’ll likely have noticed our brand new look for mobile phone devices, which we proudly launched last week! Our new look sports faster checkout procedures, enhanced search options, sleeker menu displays and much, much more! Whether you’re looking for a kawaii washi tape, a new bento box, or other items, you’ll find that our new look for smartphones is easier to navigate and use. What do you think of our new look? We’d love to have your feedback so feel free to leave us a comment!

Our new look for smartphones!

Our new look for smartphones!

Sleeker displays

Sleeker displays

Much easier to browse for products

Much easier to browse for products

Cats!

Cats!

Colorful new products are constantly popping up!

Colorful new products are constantly popping up!

Products are much easier to see

Products are much easier to see

Simple and easy to navigate

Simple and easy to navigate

What do you think of our new look?

What do you think of our new look?

Join our Christmas giveaway with Bento Daisuki!

Check out the latest Christmas giveaway we have, this time with the awesome Bento Daisuki! 1 winner will receive a food themed prize set featuring a fun bento box, a sushi shaper and chopstick rests. For details on how to enter, simply head on over to Bento Daisuki’s site.

The giveaway ends December 24. Good luck!

Join our Christmas giveaway with Bento Daisuki!

Join our Christmas giveaway with Bento Daisuki!

2 animal temaki sushi food shaper with spoon by Torune

2 animal temaki sushi food shaper with spoon by Torune

Sumikkogurashi cat’s favorite Christmas presents from modes4u.com

Sumikkogurashi's shy cat Neko picked her favorite Christmas presents from our shop

Sumikkogurashi’s shy cat Neko picked her favorite Christmas presents from our shop

The cute beige cat Neko of the Sumikkogurashi family is usually super shy and loves to hide in the corner. But now our shy office mascot got into the Christmas spirit and picked her favorite Christmas gifts from our shop.

1. Sumikkogurashi Pillow

Don’t you just want something soft for cuddling during the cold winter months? The cute Sumikkogurashi cat pillow is perfect for that purpose. It’s a cute plush toy but can also be used as a pillow.

Sumikkogurashi's cat Neko picked his favorite Christmas presents from our shop

Sumikkogurashi’s cat Neko picked his favorite Christmas presents from our shop

2. Sumikkogurashi Surprise Lucky Charm Mascot

Christmas is all about surprises and the surprise miniature lucky charm mascot figurine box is full of it. Because you have no idea which one of the four different figurines you got until you open the box.

Sumikkogurashi surprise miniature lucky charm mascot figurine San-X

Sumikkogurashi surprise miniature lucky charm mascot figurine San-X

3. Sumikkogurashi Bento Box

Kitchen accessories are always a good Christmas present. They are useful but can be also very creative, funny and special. Like the colorful Sumikkogurashi bento boxes from our shop.

pink Sumikkogurashi shy animals Bento Box lunch box

pink Sumikkogurashi shy animals Bento Box lunch box

4. Sumikkogurashi Pencil Set

Pens and pencils somehow always magically disappear even though you know you have quite a few around. So better stock up. With the cute Sumikkogurashi pencil 12pcs set you should be on the safe side for a while.

Sumikkogurashi stacked animals pencil set 12pcs from Japan

Sumikkogurashi stacked animals pencil set 12pcs from Japan

30 days until Christmas

A bit more than a month to go until Christmas. Wouldn’t it be fun to even give your food a Christmas look? On the Chinese Blog hippomum we found the cutest Christmas sandwiches and Christmas bentos. Especially the sandwich is really easy to make and looks so adorable.

A great gift idea connected to food: Give a kawaii Bento Box as a present and already prepare a cute Christmas Bento, so that the person who receives your gift can start eating immediately.

How adorable. Hippomum shows step by step how to make this cute Christmas sandwich

How adorable. Hippomum shows step by step how to make this cute Christmas sandwich

The other bentos look more complicated, but are just sooo kawaii

The other bentos look more complicated, but are just sooo kawaii

Could you really eat this adorable snowman bento?

Could you really eat this adorable snowman bento?

What a cute rice and sausage reindeer

What a cute rice and sausage reindeer

24 ideas for advent calendar gifts: food picks

Our ninth tip for advent calendar gifts from our shop revolves around food. Unfortunately you can’t eat them, although they look super cute. But we’re pretty sure they’ll make everything you eat with them taste better. Put some adorable food picks into your Christmas advent calendar for 2012. Their original purpose is to be used in Bento Lunch Boxes, but of course they can also be used on buffets, birthday parties and more.

cute animal food picks for Bento Lunch Box giraffe cat dog

cute animal food picks for Bento Lunch Box giraffe cat dog

Japanese animal sweets food picks for Bento Lunch Box

Japanese animal sweets food picks for Bento Lunch Box

funny food picks flags for Bento Lunch Box elephant

funny food picks flags for Bento Lunch Box elephant

kawaii animal food picks for Bento Lunch Box elephant lion

kawaii animal food picks for Bento Lunch Box elephant lion

kawaii food picks for Bento Lunch Box children tomato duck

kawaii food picks for Bento Lunch Box children tomato duck

Giveaway winners for our 20 prizes

Our big giveaway celebrating 15,000 fans on Facebook has ended today and we would like to announce the 20 winners now. All winners were chosen randomly.

And here are the winners:

- 1 big Cher bag from Japan:  Elaine Lund  elund323@yahoo.com
- 1 cute HbG handbag from Japan:  Alesha angel_eyez20@msn.com
- 1 set of 3 flower pouches by snidel, Japan:  gustosa giveaways  gustosagiveaways@ymail.com
- 1 Rilakkuma pouch:  Kairi niuniuzheng@gmail.com
- 1 handmade Kokka pouch:  Cindy T.  cindytruong210@yahoo.com
- 1 pink cutlery set:  Christine  christine@dwilkins24.freeserve.co.uk
- 1 blue cutlery set:  Alice  amcolnaghi@mac.com
- 1 chopsticks set (5 prizes available):
Yokohama   yokohamasdesign@gmail.com
Carrie  chiisexy@gmail.com
federica  fedechica85@hotmail.com
Steph Necinco13@yahoo.com
maddailade  madda_ilade@yahoo.com
- 1 cloverleaf ring: Monique nettemomo@googlemail.com
- 1 pair of earrings with clouds, moon and stars:  Patricia   cuacoramas@gmail.com
- 1 pink star necklace (4 prizes available):
Christina Paik  christinapaik@gmail.com
Lyudmila  lusizova@gmail.com
Ana Belén  fisiwoman@hotmail.com
ne-knopka  anna_k67@yahoo.com
- 1 Tenshi Neko nightgown:  StrawberryMilk  strawberrymilk12@gmail.com
- 1 set of Tenshi Neko pyjamas:  Sandy  kongyuenyee@gmail.com

We will contact everyone by email. If you believe you are a winner and haven’t received an email within the next 24 hours. Please contact us by email. Thank you. I hope everyone had lots of fun joining this huge kawaii giveaway. And for all those people who didn’t win: Don’t worry, there are new giveaways coming soon!

Paper Cakes Find giveaway

We have another giveaway announcement! How cool is that? Paper Cakes Find agreed to do a giveaway on her awesome blog. The prizes are a Re-Ment cake item, a bento box, matryoshka deco tape and a Christmas stamp. Good luck everyone!

Natural Baby Goods Giveaway

And yet another giveaway started today. This time we teamed up with Natural Baby Goods for an awesome giveaway. The prize is really cute: You can win a super cute yellow bear bento box. Go and join this giveaway now! I wish everyone good luck!

Big delivery of new Kokka fabrics from Japan

Today we received a big delivery of the newest Kokka fabrics from Japan + some restocked fabrics we sold out already. We are so excited to finally have the newest fabrics in our shop. Those Japanese fabrics are just gorgeous and so cute. The quality is as usual perfect and the prints are super accurate and colourful. We also received another delivery of bento boxes as well today. Below you can find some pictures of the products we got today.


Big delivery of new Kokka fabrics from Japan 1

delivery of new Kokka fabrics from Japan

Big delivery of new Kokka fabrics from Japan 2

lots of cute fabric patterns

Big delivery of new Kokka fabrics from Japan 3

matryoshka, cute animals, checker and more

Big delivery of new Kokka fabrics from Japan 4

new bento boxes delivery

Magazine asked to publish our product

Today we received an email from a magazine in Germany who would like to publish one of our pictures. The magazine is a Psychology magazine and funnily they plan to write an article about bento boxes and how to prepare a cute lunch box. They wanted to use one of our bento pictures to show it in the article. We are really glad that our shop is getting more popular and even magazines and their editors are starting to be interested in our products.

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