Christmas Bento Giveaway on pinterestfanatic.com

Another big Christmas giveaway. We teamed up with Pinterest Fanatic to offer you the opportunity to win a super kawaii Bento set from our shop. The giveaway prize contains a cute Rilakkuma bento box and Japanese food picks. Check out the Pinterest Fanatic website for more information. The competion is running until December 22nd.

Win our cute Bento stuff on Pinterest Fanatic

Win our cute Bento stuff on Pinterest Fanatic

15% off all items in our Black Friday Sale 2012

We’re doing it again. For the third time already we’re having a Black Friday Sale. Today you’ll get 15% discount on EVERYTHING on modes4u.com (except shipping costs and items on sale) between 00.01 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST, New York) and 23.59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST, Los Angeles). Usually we just grant discounts on discontinued products, so this is really a huge opportunity.

Start into the Christmas shopping season and buy your favourite items, Christmas presents or our newest products. Today you’ll definitely make a bargain.

What’s important to mention: To get the 15% discount on the order, every customer has to provide the coupon code “BlackFriday2012″ during checkout.

Just today! Get a 15% discount on all things on modes4u.com

Just today! Get a 15% discount on all things on modes4u.com

 

 

New shop categories on modes4u.com

We’re constantly getting new and exciting products, which sometimes don’t really fit into the categories we had in our shop so far. As we added lots of DIY items and many Bento accessories over the last months, we now reorganised our shop categories a bit. You’ll now find “Arts & Crafts” in the left-side navigation in our shop. This category contains all our non-stationery DIY products: all DIY sets for clay, erasers, bath salt and so on, the cool edible Popin’ Cookin’ candy sets and everything related to clay (molds, accessories, books and clay itself).

And as we have so many items in our Bento Boxes category, we also structured this a bit more. Now we have categories like Bentos, cutlery, accessories and mugs, so that you find easier what you’re looking for. We hope you like the new structure.

We added some new categories to our shop

We added some new categories to our shop

24 ideas for advent calendar gifts: sauce containers

The cute sauce containers we carry in our shop are really a great little gift for advent calendars, no matter if you are into bento boxes or not. Their original purpose is to put soy sauce or other sauces for your lunch box into them, but of course you can use them for other things as well: for example store some herbs or tiny beads in them.

6 animal mini sauce container for Bento Box

6 animal mini sauce container for Bento Box

Win a Bento Box set in our Facebook Giveaway

What a rhythm! We just finished our Rilakkuma & Hello Kitty Giveaway on our blog and already start the next one. This time you can win a very cute Bento kit in our Facebook Bento Box Giveaway. The prize contains:

1 x pink piggies Bento Box with 2 compartments, pink chopsticks and rubber band

1x set of food cutters in super cute designs

1x yellow chopsticks

How to join:

1) Like our Facebook page
2) Like the giveaway pic
3) Share the pic and comment “I want a Bento Box kit!”

The giveaway will be running until Monday, September 10th. Good luck to everyone!

Win this super kawaii Bento set in our Facebook Giveaway

Win this super kawaii Bento set in our Facebook Giveaway

The perfect bento for each box

Bento Boxes are super kawaii, but when you see the pictures in our shop, they are always empty of course. As it is such a pleasure and a huge inspiration to look at prepared bentos, we searched for some pictures that fit perfectly to some boxes we carry on modes4u.com. Wouldn’t it be totally awesome if you always had a bento that matched the theme of your box? Definitely a challenge for creativity. On the other hand, look at those pictures, these people create amazing little pieces of food art. Creativity is something they certainly don’t lack.

Little Red Riding Hood Bento

Cute Little Red Riding Hood bento by gamene

Cute Little Red Riding Hood bento by gamene

cute red Little Red Riding Hood Bento Box Otogicco

cute red Little Red Riding Hood Bento Box Otogicco

Panda Bento

Litte panda bento by luckysundae - perfect for a panda bento box

Litte panda bento by luckysundae – perfect for a panda bento box

big round panda bear face Bento Box lacquer lunch box

big round panda bear face Bento Box lacquer lunch box

Building Brick Bento

Build it up - funny building brick bento by shiegra

Build it up – funny building brick bento by shiegra

big funny green building block Bento Box from Japan

big funny green building block Bento Box from Japan

Rilakkuma Bento

Big and yummy Rilakkuma bento by Cooking-Gallery

Big and yummy Rilakkuma bento by Cooking-Gallery

Rilakkuma Bento Box 3 pcs Lunch Box chocolate coffee

Rilakkuma Bento Box 3 pcs Lunch Box chocolate coffee

Sentimental Circus Bento

Looks amazing! Sentimental Circus bento by Cooking Gallery

Looks amazing! Sentimental Circus bento by Cooking Gallery

pink Sentimental Circus Bento Box with rabbit

pink Sentimental Circus Bento Box with rabbit

Piggy Bento

Adorable little piggies bento by Cooking-Gallery

Adorable little piggies bento by Cooking-Gallery

pink pig Bento Box lacquer lunch box Prime Nakamura

pink pig Bento Box lacquer lunch box Prime Nakamura

Ladybug Bento

Super cute ladybug bento sandwich by Susan Yuen

Super cute ladybug bento sandwich by Susan Yuen

cute cloverleaves Lunch Box Bento Box 3 pcs

cute cloverleaves Lunch Box Bento Box 3 pcs

Adorable Rilakkuma Bento accessories

They make eating so much more fun. With our latest San-X delivery we got quite a few highly adorable Bento accessories with Rilakkuma designs. Of course there are some classics like lunch bags or chopsticks that we got in new Rilakkuma designs, but there are also some things that we never carried before.

Such as the cute and colourful silicone food dividers for your Bento Box or the adorable mini sauce containers with bear cap. The Korilakkuma food picks are great for your bento lunch as well, but also a highlight for any party, picnic or children’s activity.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so we’ll stop talking/writing now and rather show you our novelties. Don’t those items melt your heart?

Rilakkuma bear  divider sheets for Bento Box Lunch Box

Rilakkuma bear divider sheets for Bento Box Lunch Box

Rilakkuma white bear food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

Rilakkuma white bear food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

4 Rilakkuma mini sauce container for Bento Box

4 Rilakkuma mini sauce container for Bento Box

Rilakkuma Bento Chopsticks with bear face by San-X

Rilakkuma Bento Chopsticks with bear face by San-X

cute Rilakkuma bear lunch bag flowers & picnic

cute Rilakkuma bear lunch bag flowers & picnic

Time for building blocks

Playing with lots of colourful building blocks for hours, building all kinds of stuff – doesn’t this evoke childhood memories? Well, unfortunately you can’t really build much with all the funny building block items we just added to our shop, but at least some of them are stackable. And of course they all serve another purpose and are super fun, because they are so bright and cheerful. There are some cute accessories in brick style, such as the cute tape dispensers, which you can even connect. Isn’t this a fun idea for all your colourful deco tapes? We also got funny key covers and cellphone charms in the shape of building blocks.

The colourful square building block bento boxes have been our bestsellers for ages, so we increased our product variety with more colours, shapes and accessories. Now we offer big rectangular building block bento boxes, little sauce containers or chopsticks. The new stackable bento boxes, which you can stack on top of each other, are really cool as well. What a great way to save room in your cupboards, fridge or freezer.

Check out all the colourful products. Do you have a favourite?

blue building block adhesive tape dispenser cutter

blue building block adhesive tape dispenser cutter

funny green building block key cover charm

funny green building block key cover charm

funny red squishie building block phone strap

funny red squishie building block phone strap

big funny pink building block Bento Box from Japan

big funny pink building block Bento Box from Japan

funny stackable blue building block Bento Box Japan

funny stackable blue building block Bento Box Japan

funny yellow building block Bento Box from Japan

funny yellow building block Bento Box from Japan

funny green building block chopsticks set with 3 pairs

funny green building block chopsticks set with 3 pairs

2 blue building block sauce container for Bento Box

2 blue building block sauce container for Bento Box

Lots of new products in our shop

Gosh, we were so busy last week that we couldn’t even properly blog about all the stuff that we added to our shop. But we got so many cute and funny products during the last days that we just have to give you a brief summary.

Check out the adorable squishies that arrived. Of course there are many Rilakkuma and donut designs, as you just love those motifs a lot, but we also got completely new stuff, such as little nesting doll squishies or super funny octopus squishies. If you rather like it plushy, you can take a look at our cellphone accessories. We restocked our cute dumpling, tofu and turtle charms and also have them in new colours now. Better hurry to buy them, as there are just very few left already.

In addition to the new deco tapes that we got a while ago, we also restocked a lot of our 10 pieces deco tape sets. Those sets are really great, as you have such a variety to choose from when you wrap and decorate.

As part of our team recently visited Japan for a business trip, they brought back some kawaii stuff of course: A couple of kawaii letter sets and some adorable bento boxes. Of course they could only bring back what they could carry, so we only have very limited stock of those items.

We haven’t finished adding all those fantastic new Michael Miller fabrics that we got last week yet, but some of the new designs are already online.

Sounds good, huh? But we have to tell you: We’re expecting quite a few new deliveries in the next weeks, so there will be more novelties to be announced soon.

white Rilakkuma bear bread squishy cellphone charm

white Rilakkuma bear bread squishy cellphone charm

turquoise squid octopus squishy cellphone charm

turquoise squid octopus squishy cellphone charm

grey dumpling plush cellphone charm  kawaii

grey dumpling plush cellphone charm kawaii

plush cellphone holder blue Hannari Tofu with face

plush cellphone holder blue Hannari Tofu with face

kawaii Deco Tape adhesive tape 10pcs Set 55

kawaii Deco Tape adhesive tape 10pcs Set 55

cute yellow Bear Bento Box Japanese lunch box

cute yellow Bear Bento Box Japanese lunch box

kawaii Letter Paper set from Japan with deer butterfly

kawaii Letter Paper set from Japan with deer butterfly

white Michael Miller fabric with blue whale from the US

white Michael Miller fabric with blue whale from the US

brown Michael Miller fabric with colourful vegetables

brown Michael Miller fabric with colourful vegetables

13 Days until Valentine’s Day

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So why not get something cute for the stomach? We start our Countdown for Valentine’s Day with a culinary gift suggestion – kind of. This hearty little Rilakkuma Bento Box might not be big enough to hold food for a complete candlelight dinner, but definitely for a love snack. Prepare your sweetheart’s favourite food, maybe even a creative Valentine’s Day bento or some romantic heart-shaped cookies and present them in this box. Don’t be afraid to get cheesy, isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is for? The Rilakkuma Bento Box will definitely get you in the right love mood.

red Rilakkuma Bento Box Lunch Box bears with hearts

red Rilakkuma Bento Box Lunch Box bears with hearts