Tokyo Trip: Kawaii Monster Cafe

Continuing with their trip to Tokyo, Sandra and Alan (modeS4u’s Managing Director and IT Manager respectively) also took a look at the incredibly colorful Kawaii Monster Cafe, which features some of the most creative and wackiest interior design we’ve ever seen! Many of the cafe’s displays looked like giant dessert figurines, whilst the walls were adorned with colorful macarons. There were amazing flower structures along the booths too! Check out some amazing pictures right here.

Incredible displays

Incredible displays

Very creative designs!

Very creative designs!

So much color everywhere!

So much color everywhere!

Even the food is super colorful!

Even the food is super colorful!

What a creative burger!

What a creative burger!

More stunning displays

More stunning displays

A dessert that looks too good to eat!

A dessert that looks too good to eat!

This dessert is so much fun to look at!

This dessert is so much fun to look at!

Those are the biggest macarons we've ever seen

Those are the biggest macarons we’ve ever seen

A very creative design here!

A very creative design here!

Really fun booth designs

Really fun booth designs

Color and creativity

Color and creativity

What do you think of the designs here?

What do you think of the designs here?

Wow!

Wow!

Our new Cafe de N and PREMIUM Cafe de N squishies!

We know many of you adore slow rising squishies, which is why we are really excited about our latest Cafe de N ones, for you see, we now have their PREMIUM squishies available in our shop too! They’re really slow rising, colorful, kawaii and so much fun to squish!

Check out the many Cafe de N and Premium Cafe De N squishies we have, just for you! Which one is your favorite?

Premium Cafe de N pancake white sauce squishy charm kawaii

Premium Cafe de N pancake white sauce squishy charm kawaii

Premium Cafe de N pink dark brown filling Mont Blanc cake squishy charm kawaii

Premium Cafe de N pink dark brown filling Mont Blanc cake squishy charm kawaii

Premium Cafe de N light cream color pink charlotte cake squishy charm kawaii

Premium Cafe de N light cream color pink charlotte cake squishy charm kawaii

Premium Cafe de N light brown white mille-feuille pastry squishy charm kawaii

Premium Cafe de N light brown white mille-feuille pastry squishy charm kawaii

cute white light cream color cheesecake purple sauce squishy charm kawaii

cute white light cream color cheesecake purple sauce squishy charm kawaii

cute brown sauce heart shape churro squishy charm kawaii

cute brown sauce heart shape churro squishy charm kawaii

cute pink orange-yellow French cruller light yellow filling squishy charm kawaii

cute pink orange-yellow French cruller light yellow filling squishy charm kawaii

cute big brown cream puff squishy charm kawaii

cute big brown cream puff squishy charm kawaii

cute pink donut cream color pink icing squishy charm kawaii

cute pink donut cream color pink icing squishy charm kawaii

cute donut red icing squishy charm kawaii

cute donut red icing squishy charm kawaii

Premium Cafe de N pancake brown sauce squishy charm kawaii

Premium Cafe de N pancake brown sauce squishy charm kawaii

Premium Cafe de N dark brown pink filling Mont Blanc cake squishy charm kawaii

Premium Cafe de N dark brown pink filling Mont Blanc cake squishy charm kawaii

Premium Cafe de N brown pink charlotte cake squishy charm kawaii

Premium Cafe de N brown pink charlotte cake squishy charm kawaii

Premium Cafe de N cute brown pink mille-feuille pastry squishy charm kawaii

Premium Cafe de N cute brown pink mille-feuille pastry squishy charm kawaii

cute plain cheesecake squishy charm kawaii

cute plain cheesecake squishy charm kawaii

cute brown cheesecake brown sauce squishy charm kawaii

cute brown cheesecake brown sauce squishy charm kawaii

cute cream color pink heart shape churro white dusting squishy charm kawaii

cute cream color pink heart shape churro white dusting squishy charm kawaii

cute dark brown orange-yellow French cruller white filling squishy charm kawaii

cute dark brown orange-yellow French cruller white filling squishy charm kawaii

cute donut brown icing squishy charm kawaii

cute donut brown icing squishy charm kawaii

Fantastic Figurines!

If you’ve been thinking about how to decorate any space at home, we just might have what you’re looking for, as we recently received some adorable new Decole figurines! They’re food themed and seriously cute. Why not check out some of the other kawaii figurines we have on hand too?

Fantastic Figurines! 1

Fantastic Figurines!

black and red board box with food figurine from Japan

black and red board box with food figurine from Japan

teapot with tea cups figurine from Japan

teapot with tea cups figurine from Japan

black bento box with food figurine from Japan

black bento box with food figurine from Japan

gold color chicken figurine from Japan

gold color chicken figurine from Japan

chicken with a bowl of food figurine from Japan

chicken with a bowl of food figurine from Japan

black bowl with mushroom and food figurine from Japan

black bowl with mushroom and food figurine from Japan

black bowl with food and cat figurine from Japan

black bowl with food and cat figurine from Japan

grey cat with purple chair drink figurine from Japan

grey cat with purple chair drink figurine from Japan

black cat bag of baguette bread figurine from Japan

black cat bag of baguette bread figurine from Japan

sitting cream bear with ice cream figurine Japan

sitting cream bear with ice cream figurine Japan

kneeling cream bear with a drink figurine Japan

kneeling cream bear with a drink figurine Japan

kneeling black and cream penguin with bottle figurine Japan

kneeling black and cream penguin with bottle figurine Japan

sitting black and cream penguin with watermelon slice figurine Japan

sitting black and cream penguin with watermelon slice figurine Japan

cute brown basket with cat and drink figure picnic animals from Japan

cute brown basket with cat and drink figure picnic animals from Japan

Cute Pop-up Christmas cards in our Shop.

If you are looking for cute Christmas decoration and gift ideas, you will be delighted with our new Pop-up Christmas cards and garlands in the Christmas category our shop. The beautiful 3D fold-out cards with Santa Claus, reindeer and teddy bears have a truly ‘outstanding’ design and will be a lovely surprise under every Christmas tree. With cards as much fun as these, we can hardly wait to start writing the season’s greetings.

Our new Christmas cards have lots of outstanding cute detail.

Our new Christmas cards have lots of outstanding cute detail.

The cards make a lovely Christmas decoration that is easy to place anywhere.

The cards make a lovely Christmas decoration that is easy to place anywhere.

Of course there is also more than enough space to write Christmas greetings.

Of course there is also more than enough space to write Christmas greetings.

Pop-up cards are a lovely surprise and popular with all age groups.

Pop-up cards are a lovely surprise and popular with all age groups.

In their folded form the cards easily fit into their envelope.

In their folded form the cards easily fit into their envelope.

Folded out within seconds. It's the small things that can bring most joy.

Folded out within seconds. It’s the small things that can bring most joy.

cute Santa Claus rocking chair Christmas glitter letter pop-up card from Japan

cute Santa Claus rocking chair Christmas glitter letter pop-up card from Japan

cute Santa Claus Christmas tree ginger bread house glitter letter pop-up card

cute Santa Claus Christmas tree ginger bread house glitter letter pop-up card

cute winter house fireplace socks Christmas letter 3D pop-up card from Japan

cute winter house fireplace socks Christmas letter 3D pop-up card from Japan

First Hello Kitty Dim Sum Restaurant opens in Hong Kong

You all know there are Hello Kitty inspired cafes, but you will be surprised to hear you can now feast on amazingly cute looking dumplings, steamed buns and Chinese pastries in the world’s first Hello Kitty Dim Sum Restaurant in Hong Kong. We found many pictures on L.A. times online and culture blogs, showing that just like the little white cat, the traditional Southern Chinese dish has become increasingly popular around the world in recent years. In particular in Hong Kong the original dim sum houses are a weekly ritual family meal, usually taken on weekend mornings. For Hello Kitty fans and lovers of Asian cuisine alike, there could hardly be a better way to spend a Sunday morning than a table of delicious steamed buns and tea with friends and family. The only challenge remaining is, the food nearly looks too cute to eat.

Looking lovely. The first Hello Kitty Dim Sum restaurant opened in Hong Kong. picture from L.A. Times online

The first Hello Kitty Dim Sum restaurant opened in Hong Kong. picture from L.A. Times online

Deliciously cute. These Hello Kitty Steam buns. picture from kotaku.com

Deliciously cute. These Hello Kitty Steam buns. picture from kotaku.com

You can choose of a big variety of cute dishes.  picture from L.A. Times online

You can choose of a big variety of cute dishes. picture from L.A. Times online

Flavors of Asia. Hello Kitty blends amazingly well in. picture from ink361.com

Flavors of Asia. Hello Kitty blends amazingly well in. picture from ink361.com

Hello Kitty waffle pink bow squishy charm

Hello Kitty waffle pink bow squishy charm

Hello Kitty brown donut squishy charm for cellphone or bag

Hello Kitty brown donut squishy charm for cellphone or bag

Ribbons, ribbons, I want more ribbons

Our woven ribbons are getting more and more popular, so I decided to “donate” a whole blog post to them ;-) We took some awesome ribbon collection pictures which you can see below. Aren’t they super adorable? Their quality is really good and the designs are super cute. Unfortunately, it is a lot of work to cut them for orders. We tried lots of different techniques and methods already, but we have yet to find a quick, efficient way to cut them. I contacted one of the suppliers before and asked them how they cut the ribbons and if they have any advice for me. But they told me, they only cut them by hand as well. I hope we will find a better way soon otherwise we have to limit the number of designs we can offer in our shop. If you know of any special method to make the cutting process faster, please let me know. I am grateful for any advice.

ribbon collection

ribbon collection

lots of cute woven ribbons

lots of cute woven ribbons

ribbons, ribbons, ribbons

ribbons, ribbons, ribbons

want to see some more ribbons?

want to see some more ribbons?

the blue owls woven ribbon is very popular

the blue owls woven ribbon is very popular

So cute! ribbons with hedgehogs, penguins, frogs, ponies and more

So cute! ribbons with hedgehogs, penguins, frogs, ponies and more

beautiful woven ribbons

beautiful woven ribbons

We even have Christmas woven ribbons

We even have Christmas woven ribbons

the green ribbon with the deer and squirrel is our top seller for ribbons

the green ribbon with the deer and squirrel is our top seller for ribbons

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!

More Kokka fabrics in store

A few newly released Kokka fabrics arrived in our office in Hong Kong today. When I saw the newest Kokka catalogue I knew I have to order them for our shop. Those fabrics are just too cute. There is one Japanese fabric with a kawaii animals print, two matryoshka fabrics, a florets bunny fabric and a cute skull fabric. I am sure those fabrics will sell really well in our store. Have a look at their pictures:

cute skull with pink glitter Kokka fabric Japan

cute skull with pink glitter Kokka fabric Japan

cute florets bunny Kokka fabric Japan kawaii

cute florets bunny Kokka fabric Japan kawaii

pink matryoshka dolls Kokka fabric Japan babushka

pink matryoshka dolls Kokka fabric Japan babushka

beautiful matryoshka dolls Kokka fabric Japan babushka

beautiful matryoshka dolls Kokka fabric Japan babushka

cute pink deer panda bunny elephant Kokka fabric

cute pink deer panda bunny elephant Kokka fabric

San-X memo pads

Yay, we got lots of new super cute memo pads from San-X from Japan! These new memo pads are so adorable, I just love Rilakkuma, Mamegoma, Kutusita Nyanko and Kireizukin! They all look super cute on those memo pads. Don’t you love them too? I hope you enjoy looking at them and collecting them.

cute Mamegoma mini Memo Pad baby seals supermarket

cute Mamegoma mini Memo Pad baby seals supermarket

cute Kutusita Nyanko mini Memo Pad cats with clothes

cute Kutusita Nyanko mini Memo Pad cats with clothes

cute Kutusita Nyanko mini Memo Pad many cats

cute Kutusita Nyanko mini Memo Pad many cats

kawaii Rilakkuma mini Memo Pad Korilakkuma strawberry

kawaii Rilakkuma mini Memo Pad Korilakkuma strawberry

Rilakkuma mini Memo Pad Korilakkuma squirrel

Rilakkuma mini Memo Pad Korilakkuma squirrel

cute Kireizukin Memo Pad raccoon San-X kawaii

cute Kireizukin Memo Pad raccoon San-X kawaii

Rilakkuma Bear Memo Pad by San-X Japan squirrel

Rilakkuma Bear Memo Pad by San-X Japan squirrel

BIG kawaii Giveaway

To celebrate our 15,000 fans on our Facebook Fansite we have another big giveaway here on our blog. This time we chose 20 awesome cute prizes and I am sure you will like them too.
You can win one of these kawaii prizes:

lots of cute prizes

lots of cute prizes

- 1 big Cher bag from Japan
- 1 cute HbG handbag from Japan
- 1 set of 3 flower pouches by snidel, Japan
- 1 Rilakkuma pouch
- 1 handmade Kokka pouch

chopsticks, cutlery sets, necklaces and more

chopsticks, cutlery sets, necklaces and more

- 1 pink cutlery set
- 1 blue cutlery set
- 1 chopsticks set (5 prizes available)
- 1 cloverleaf ring
- 1 pair of earrings with clouds, moon and stars
- 1 pink star necklace (4 prizes available)

Tenshi Neko nightgown

Tenshi Neko nightgown

- 1 Tenshi Neko nightgown

Tenshi Neko Pyjamas

Tenshi Neko Pyjamas

- 1 set of Tenshi Neko pyjamas

For a chance to win one of the 20 prizes, you must:
1) Go to our kawaii shop modes4u, and comment below this blog post what is your favorite item from our shop! (1 entry)

For additional chances to win (leave a separate comment for each entry):
2) “Like” modes4u’s Facebook page. Leave FB name with comment. (1 extra entry)
3) Follow us on Twitter here. Leave Twitter name with comment. (1 extra entry)
4) Add one of our banners to your blog, website etc. You can find the banners here. Post a link to your blog in the comments below. (5 extra entries!!!)
5) Tweet about this giveaway and post your tweet URL in the comments below. You can tweet once a day until the deadline! Just copy the words below and paste it on your twitter. (1 extra entry)
    WIN cute goodies from @modes4u! HUGE kawaii Giveaway with 20 prizes! Enter here -> http://tinyurl.com/2felzj4 #giveaway www.modes4u.com
6) Blog about this giveaway and post a link to your blog post in the comments below. (2 extra entries)
7) Subscribe to our blog via Google Friend Connector on the right sidebar. (2 extra entries)

Entries will be accepted until Monday, December 6, 2010, Midnight GMT. We will notify the winners the following day! You will have 48 hours to claim your prize or we will have to pick another winner.
OPEN WORLDWIDE!
Winners will be chosen through random.org, so the more entries you have, the more chances of winning!

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