Our favourite product of the week: Rilakkuma Egg Bento Set

With this set your lunch becomes the most delicious meal of the day. We now carry a super cute and quite elaborate bento set from the “Rilakkuma Egg Kitchen” collection. It is our favourite product of the week. The set consists of a cool plaid lunch bag with two little bento boxes for side dishes and one insulated box for rice, pasta etc. A little fork is included in an extra case too. Your lunch can stay hot up to 6 hours in the insulated bag and it’s really comfortable to carry around. Plus the Rilakkuma design is very kawaii.

Wouldn’t that be a great gift for Mother’s Day?

big Rilakkuma bear egg Bento Set Lunch Box + bag San-X

big Rilakkuma bear egg Bento Set Lunch Box + bag San-X

big Rilakkuma bear egg Bento Set Lunch Box + bag San-X

big Rilakkuma bear egg Bento Set Lunch Box + bag San-X

big Rilakkuma bear egg Bento Set Lunch Box + bag San-X

big Rilakkuma bear egg Bento Set Lunch Box + bag San-X

Our favourite product of the week: Bottle cap cups

We’re still busy adding lots of adorable San-X stationery to our online shop and are highly in love with some of our new products. Like with the adorable bottle cap cups with Rilakkuma or Sentimental Circus designs. You can just screw them onto bottles with a screw top and immediately have a cup with you whereever you go. How handy is that? It’s a great idea for this summer’s picnics, trips or lunch breaks and totally our favourite product of the week.

yellow Rilakkuma picnic bottle cap cups

yellow Rilakkuma picnic bottle cap cups

pink Rilakkuma sweets bottle cap cups kawaii

pink Rilakkuma sweets bottle cap cups kawaii

pink Sentimental Circus bottle cap cups San-X

pink Sentimental Circus bottle cap cups San-X

Sunshine City in Tokyo Part 1: Bento accessories

During our last business trips to Japan we also visited Sunshine City. The super big complex is Tokyo’s first city within the city and contains lots of shops, restaurants, an aquarium, planetarium, museum, indoor theme park, a hotel and offices.

We were interested in looking at the shops to find kawaii products and were super impressed. It was a shopping paradise! We took so many pictures of all the things that we decided to split them up into different themed blog posts, so that you can see all of them. Today we’ll start with bentos and kitchen accessories. It’s so amazing how much super cute stuff they have there: thousands of chopsticks, bento boxes and all the bento accessories you could imagine.

Sunshine City - a shopping paradise if you like kawaii things

Sunshine City – a shopping paradise if you like kawaii things

So many chopsticks, which ones to choose?

So many chopsticks, which ones to choose?

The most adorable bunny pot ever!

The most adorable bunny pot ever!

The bentos inside these boxes are fake and just to display the box, but they look super yummy

The bentos inside these boxes are fake and just to display the box, but they look super yummy

Many shelves filled with food picks

Many shelves filled with food picks

Lots of special accessories to embellish food

Lots of special accessories to embellish food

Very kawaii fairy tale bento boxes

Very kawaii fairy tale bento boxes

Cute food cutters and other bento accessories

Cute food cutters and other bento accessories

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

Christmas gifts for neighbours or flatmates

You’re living in a share house or have a really nice neighbour you want to surprise with a little Christmas present? With our Christmas gift ideas for neighbours / flatmates you have a great little something in no time that also shows you care.

1. Cups

Cups sometimes have the reputation of being an unimaginative present, but our mugs really prove that wrong. The cute designs and shape will turn it into your favourite cup right away. And as every household needs mugs – and share houses do even more – it is also very useful.

kawaii red Santa Claus cup with Christmas hat lid

kawaii red Santa Claus cup with Christmas hat lid

white Christmas boot cup with Santa Claus spoon

white Christmas boot cup with Santa Claus spoon

chocopa bear with chocolate cup by San-X from Japan

chocopa bear with chocolate cup by San-X from Japan

2. Deco Tapes

For a little note on the fridge, as ‘normal’ adhesive tape in your tape dispenser or as a means of house decoration, the colourful deco tapes from our shop can certainly be used in lots of different ways.

cute pink France Deco Tape macaroon cat jewelry

cute pink France Deco Tape macaroon cat jewelry

big Kutusita Nyanko cat Deco Tape kitchen table

big Kutusita Nyanko cat Deco Tape kitchen table

wide minerals mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape

wide minerals mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape

3. Bento Accessories

Share houses can always use more kitchen accessories. Especially if they are as cute as our bento accessories. They will be a great eye-catcher at parties and also enrich your every day kitchen work.

Rilakkuma brown bear food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

Rilakkuma brown bear food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

kawaii Rilakkuma bear silicone bowls 3 pcs Bento cups

kawaii Rilakkuma bear silicone bowls 3 pcs Bento cups

red apple sponge for washing dishes

red apple sponge for washing dishes

Christmas gifts for boyfriends / husbands

It can be so hard to find a good gift for your boyfriend or husband. So don’t try to find the perfect gift, but focus on little things he might need or enjoy. We think our gift suggestions for Christmas 2012 are definitely worth a look.

1. Screen Cleaner

Usually men are not that much into cellphone accessories. But these plush charms are more than just a decorative item: you can clean your screen with them. And as many men are totally into technology, love and take care of their cellphones, laptops and game consoles, they might actually enjoy a screen cleaner.

Rilakkuma brown bear head plush charm by San-X

Rilakkuma brown bear head plush charm by San-X

Kutusita Nyanko plush charm grey cat San-X

Kutusita Nyanko plush charm grey cat San-X

small penguin plush cellphone charm from San-X

small penguin plush cellphone charm from San-X

2. Bento Boxes

Your boyfriend loves food? What a surprise! With this Christmas present he can enjoy it even more. We have lots of colourful Bento Boxes to take lunch or snacks to the office, to school or just the park. And he can also use them as a snack bowl for his favourite chips.

funny red building block Bento Box from Japan

funny red building block Bento Box from Japan

big round turquoise Bento Box lacquer lunch box

big round turquoise Bento Box lacquer lunch box

big round panda bear face Bento Box lacquer lunch box

big round panda bear face Bento Box lacquer lunch box

3. Hamburger Popin’ Cookin’

This is not just a fun thing for junk food fans. With this set you can make hamburgers and fries that are candy and fully edible. And you make them by mixing special powders with water. So no cooking skills are required and the result is super funny and amazing. Try the Popin’ Cookin’ hamburgerset.

Hamburger Popin' Cookin' kit DIY candy by Kracie

Hamburger Popin’ Cookin’ kit DIY candy by Kracie

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

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