Tokyo Trip: Creativity on Display

When wrapping up their trip to Tokyo, modeS4u’s Managing Director and IT Manager, Sandra and Alan, came across the works of some very talented designers who work with DIY products.  The first artist, Kuroda Tsubasa, uses pom poms to create realistic looking cats and dogs! The second artist is Nakayama Midori, who uses felt to also create very realistic furry friends. Check out some fun images of their work here!

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Tokyo Trip: Tokyo Hobby Show (Part 2)

Continuing with their visit to the Tokyo Hobby Show, Sandra and Alan made sure to check out as many booths as possible and wow, were there a lot of booths! This year saw more fabrics on display than in previous years. Not only were there gorgeous fabrics on show, there were also lots of arts and crafts items, colorful slime products and more. Take a look at the pictures here!

Beautiful fabric with patterns

Beautiful fabrics with patterns

Colorful fabrics

Colorful fabrics

Even more gorgeous designs

Even more gorgeous designs

Amazing 'food' made of microbead slime!

Amazing ‘food’ made of microbead slime!

Everyone's having a fun time with the microbead slime!

Everyone’s having a fun time with the microbead slime!

DIY craft supplies

DIY craft supplies

Drawing time!

Drawing time!

More stunning fabrics

More stunning fabrics

Fabrics on display

Fabrics on display

Items made with some of the fabrics on show

Items made with some of the fabrics on show

People of all ages can enjoy drawing and coloring in

People of all ages can enjoy drawing and coloring in

More artwork on show

More artwork on show

Drawing supplies

Drawing supplies

Kawaii cat toys

Kawaii cat toys

Lots of creativity on display!

Lots of creativity on display!

Tokyo Trip: Tokyo Hobby Show (Part 1)

During their recent trip to Tokyo, modeS4u’s Managing Director and IT Manager, Sandra and Alan respectively, stopped by the incredible Tokyo Hobby Show. This event was jam-packed with all manner of creative goods; it’s every DIY fan’s dream place to be! From colorful and kawaii iron-ons, to highly detailed figurines, to stunning fabrics, The Tokyo Hobby Show had it all! Check out some fun pictures of the event here.

Kawaii toys

Kawaii toys

More lovely hand-made toys

More lovely hand-made toys

Funny dog iron-ons

Funny dog iron-ons

We love all the colors shown in this picture!

We love all the colors shown in this picture!

Gorgeous figurines

Gorgeous figurines

These figurines are super detailed

These figurines are super detailed

Fabrics on display

Fabrics on display

More lovely fabrics

More lovely fabrics

Rolls of fabric

Rolls of fabric

Lots of colorful notions

Lots of colorful notions

More adorable toys

More adorable toys

Figurines on display

Figurines on display

Don't these look gorgeous?

Don’t these look gorgeous?

So creative!

So creative!

We love the incredible amount of detail in these

We love the incredible amount of detail in these

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modeS4u visits Kiyohara in Osaka

Whilst in Osaka, Sandra (modeS4u’s Managing Director) and Alan (IT Manager) stopped by the office of Kiyohara to see even more lovely items of theirs. From craft supplies to DIY items, Kiyohara also produces a wide array of high quality items to suit all sorts of crafting needs. Check out the images below! Do you enjoy arts and crafts? If so, what do you like creating?

modS4u visits Kiyohara in Osaka

modS4u visits Kiyohara in Osaka

They supply many handy arts and crafts items

They supply many handy arts and crafts items

Some of their nicely packaged sets

Some of their nicely packaged sets

Beautiful jewellery

Beautiful jewellery

More lovely jewellery

More lovely jewellery

Gorgeous earrings on display

Gorgeous earrings on display

Check out that range of products!

Check out that range of products!

More lovely accessories

More lovely accessories

Which accessory here do you like the most?

Which accessory here do you like the most?

Items to help you craft away

Items to help you craft away

Books that teach readers how to craft

Books that teach readers how to craft

More crafting supplies

More crafting supplies

For inspiration!

For inspiration!

Aren't these phone cases stunning?

Aren’t these phone cases stunning?

More lovely knick-knacks

More lovely knick-knacks

Molds to create different shapes

Molds to create different shapes

modeS4u visits the Osaka DIY Show (Part 2)

There were simply so many wonderful pictures taken by Sandra (modeS4u’s Managing Director) and Alan (IT Manager) at the Osaka DIY Show, we just had to share more with you! From dessert figurines, to kawaii pouches, there were tons of lovely DIY products on display. Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Please share some pictures of your lovely creations with us!

Miniature items made of wires

Miniature items made of wires

A kawaii display

A kawaii display

Useful bags on show

Useful bags on show

Goregous glass items

Goregous glass items

Hand-made food items!

Hand-made food items!

More stunning glass products

More stunning glass products

Kawaii animal themed products

Kawaii animal themed products

More miniature hand-made objects

More miniature hand-made objects

Attendees were able to participate in making hand-crafted items

Attendees were able to participate in making hand-crafted items

Lovely images and picture frames

Lovely images and picture frames

Stunning artwork

Stunning artwork

More beautiful lighting fixtures

More beautiful lighting fixtures

Aren't these so cute?

Aren’t these so cute?

Which item here is your favorite?

Which item here is your favorite?

Animal-themed keychains

Animal-themed keychains

Reusable bags

Reusable bags

Items with funny pandas

Items with funny pandas

More animal themed items

More animal themed items

Colorful candles on display

Colorful candles on display

Super cute cards

Super cute cards

modeS4u visits the Osaka DIY Show

Earlier this year, Sandra (Managing Director of modeS4u) and Alan (IT Manager) visited the Osaka DIY Show where they took several pictures of the many DIY items on display. From bento accessories, to colorful figurines, to other kawaii products, there were just so many amazing hand-made products on display. Take a look at the photos below! Are you into arts and crafts?

 

modeS4u visits the Osaka DIY Show

modeS4u visits the Osaka DIY Show

Attendees were able to crafts their own items

Attendees were able to crafts their own items

Gorgeous earrings

Gorgeous earrings

Glasses on display

Glasses on display

Lovely watches

Lovely watches

Cups, mugs and other items

Cups, mugs and other items

A display of miniature items

A display of miniature items

Many people from across Japan came to the event

Many people from across Japan came to the event

Stunning!

Stunning!

Many bento accessories were also present at the event

Many bento accessories were also present at the event

More DIY crafting taking place

More DIY crafting taking place

The range of products was stunning

The range of products was stunning

Clay food items

Clay food items

More miniature products

More miniature products

Hand-made leaves

Hand-made leaves

The attendees loved the various displays

The attendees loved the various displays

The venue was packed!

The venue was packed!

Daruma dolls on show

Daruma dolls on show

Pouches and more products

Pouches and more products

Jewellery on display

Jewellery on display

Wooden items

Wooden items

More stunning glass items

More stunning glass items

Animal themed products

Animal themed products

Gorgeous cups

Gorgeous cups

It was a very busy event indeed!

It was a very busy event indeed!

Lighting fixtures

Lighting fixtures

Small houses

Small houses

Another colorful and creative display

Another colorful and creative display

Green goodness!

Green goodness!

Bento accessories and figurines

Bento accessories and figurines

modeS4u visits Kokka (Part 1)

Continuing with their visit to Japan earlier this year, Sandra (Managing Director of modeS4u) and Alan (IT Manager), visited Kokka in Tokyo. Kokka carries a range of stunning fabrics we have available, such as nani iro and Echino fabrics. Whilst visiting them, Sandra and Alan were able to snap tons of fantastic pictures showing off Kokka’s many fabrics sewn into beautiful everyday items that will certainly inspire anyone who loves sewing! Check out the images below. Which fabric/item is your favorite?

 

Dresses, bags and a tipi using their fabrics! Doesn't the tipi look amazing?

Dresses, bags and a tipi using their fabrics! Doesn’t the tipi look amazing?

Wanderlust fabrics by Thomas Knauer

Wanderlust fabrics by Thomas Knauer

Gorgeous Echino fabrics as items

Gorgeous Echino fabrics as items

Echino fabrics as bags and skirts

Echino fabrics as bags and skirts

A beautiful dress using an Echino fabric

A beautiful dress using an Echino fabric

Nani iro textiles by Naomi Ito

Nani iro textiles by Naomi Ito

Children's items using nani iro fabrics

Children’s items using nani iro fabrics

Rough Cut designs by Ellen Baker

Rough Cut designs by Ellen Baker

Tsumiki fabrics as clothing items on display

Tsumiki fabrics as clothing items on display

Linen Jam's fabrics as clothes

Linen Jam’s fabrics as clothes

Items using fabrics from the Candy Party line

Items using fabrics from the Candy Party line

Stunning fabrics featuring popular characters

Stunning fabrics featuring popular characters

A fun vintage style Disney shirt

A fun vintage style Disney shirt

A super cool Star Wars shirt

A super cool Star Wars shirt

Fabrics featuring Disney Tsum Tsum characters and more

Fabrics featuring Disney Tsum Tsum characters and more

What a fun Monsters Inc. set!

What a fun Monsters Inc. set!

More fun fabrics featuring Disney characters, Hello Kitty, My Melody and others

More fun fabrics featuring Disney characters, Hello Kitty, My Melody and others

More beautiful fabrics, including Trefle ones, as items

More beautiful fabrics, including Trefle ones, as items

Super colorful and kawaii

Super colorful and kawaii

More fun character themed designs

More fun character themed designs

Knit fabrics on display

Knit fabrics on display

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

Jacquard fabrics as cushion covers

Jacquard fabrics as cushion covers

Items made of Trefle fabrics

Items made of Trefle fabrics

Christmas Clothing Inspiration from Eva Maria!

We’ve teamed up with the awesome blogger, Eva Maria, who created some stunning clothes using one of our Christmas fabrics, specifically a fabric by Dear Stella! Check out the beautiful clothes she made which include a dress and a skirt. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Do you enjoy sewing? Please share photos of your lovely creations with us! Make sure to check out our other lovely fabrics you can use for your own projects!

What a gorgeous dress!

What a gorgeous dress!

So kawaii!

So kawaii!

Very detailed

Very detailed

The sleeves look comfortable

The sleeves look comfortable

This adds a little extra design to the skirt!

This adds a little extra design to the skirt!

A very sweet skirt!

A very sweet skirt!

cream bicycle & Christmas tree Xmas fabric by Dear Stella USA

cream bicycle & Christmas tree Xmas fabric by Dear Stella USA

red Lecien fabric small white bear pink snowflake

red Lecien fabric small white bear pink snowflake

blue Riley Blake fabric Christmas rabbit bird mushroom Pixie Noel

blue Riley Blake fabric Christmas rabbit bird mushroom Pixie Noel

blue Riley Blake fabric Christmas light tree bird Pixie Noel

blue Riley Blake fabric Christmas light tree bird Pixie Noel

grey brushed Canvas bear tree snowflake fabric by Kokka from Japan

grey brushed Canvas bear tree snowflake fabric by Kokka from Japan

cream oxford fabric colorful animal Christmas ornament gold metallic by Kokka

cream oxford fabric colorful animal Christmas ornament gold metallic by Kokka

cute dark green fabric with Santa Christmas tree house from Japan

cute dark green fabric with Santa Christmas tree house from Japan

light cream cute santa snowman reindeer gold metallic fabric

light cream cute santa snowman reindeer gold metallic fabric

green Michael Miller fabric Lolli Dot with shiny gold dots

green Michael Miller fabric Lolli Dot with shiny gold dots

modeS4u visits the Kiyohara in Tokyo

During their visit to Japan, Sandra (Managing Director of modeS4u) and Alan (IT Manager) dropped by the offices of Kiyohara. This fantastic supplier provides many stunning Japanese fabrics and other items. There, they were able to see some lovely fabrics on display as bags, clothes etc. as well as some of Kiyohara’s clay related products and accessories. Which of these items do you like best?

Kiyohara items on display

Kiyohara items on display

Aren't these beautiful?

Aren't these beautiful?

This is very sweet!

This is very sweet!

What a lovely T-shirt, made out of ripple fabric!

What a lovely T-shirt, made out of ripple fabric!

Hello Kitty and Sanrio fun!

Hello Kitty and Sanrio fun!

Hello Kitty and Doraemon

Hello Kitty and Doraemon

Super cute Snoopy items

Super cute Snoopy items

More lovely items made from their fabrics

More lovely items made from their fabrics

Their fabrics can be turned into practical, everyday items

Their fabrics can be turned into practical, everyday items

Kawaii!

Kawaii!

More everyday items

More everyday items

Lovely items for children

Lovely items for children

Very cute!

Very cute!

mt Tapes on display

mt Tapes on display

Even more handy items

Even more handy items

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modeS4u visits the Kiyohara in Tokyo 16

DIY and jewellery items on show

DIY and jewellery items on show

Mason inspects the items!

Mason inspects the items!

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

Gorgeous items

Gorgeous items

Colorful and pretty!

Colorful and pretty!

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Sylvania

Rilakkuma is back for another interview! This time he talks to modes4u’s accounting genius, Sylvania!

Hello, who are you by the way?

I am Sylvania. I was born in Hong Kong and grew up here.  HK is an exciting place full of wonderful people.  I have studied abroad but my hometown is still my favorite place to live.   I like to read, and have knowledge in area such as arts, economics, accounting and so on.   I like numbers. 

What is your job at modes4u?

I work all day with figures.  Yes, I think you guessed right – I work in the accounting department.  I have been working in this field since I graduated. It is an interesting area because figures are not just about numbers, they tell you stories. Sometimes the stories behind the scenes are important, sometimes they’re very similar, sometimes they give a big surprise.

What is your favourite product or your favourite category at modes4u?

I love floral fabrics.  Many of our fabrics come from famous well-known suppliers and designers like Robert Kaufman, Alexander Henry and Michael Miller from the US, and Kobayashi from Japan.  They are all top quality fabrics that are beautiful, detailed and have fabulous printed floral designs in Japanese, Asian and European styles.

What do you like most about your job at modes4u?

Modes4u is a growing company consisting of young colleagues full of enthusiasm, warmth, kind hearts and a willingness to help each other.  Modes4u gives me opportunities to learn and to improve.  Besides my accounting duties, I have learned how to wrap packages professionally with the packaging team.  I have learned about fabrics too.  Different types of fabrics have different characteristics like organic ones, flannel ones, knits, laminated fabrics and so on, that I had never thought about before working here.

You’re surrounded by creative stuff the whole day. Do you like to craft or to be creative in your leisure time?

I do not craft but I do like to join workshops to learn about making hand-made soap, as well as cultivate organic vegetables during my leisure.

Our accounting genius!

Our accounting genius!

Sylvania needs to help wake up Rilakkuma for the interview!

Sylvania needs to help wake up Rilakkuma for the interview!

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