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

modeS4u visits the Kiyohara in Tokyo 16

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!

Beautiful Amuse Dessert Figurines

Feast your eyes on these! We have some gorgeous and colorful dessert figurines from Amuse. These stunning figurines are great for collecting, to give as a gift, or to decorate any space. We’re loving Amuse’s amazing products, so make sure to check out their plush toys as well.

Which one of these delightful dessert figurines is your favourite?

These Amuse dessert figurines are so colorful!

These Amuse dessert figurines are so colorful!

yellow vanilla ice cream cherry biscuit parfait figure from Japan

yellow vanilla ice cream cherry biscuit parfait figure from Japan

green vanilla ice cream fruit biscuit parfait figure from Japan

green vanilla ice cream fruit biscuit parfait figure from Japan

pink blue ice cream cherry biscuit parfait figure from Japan

pink blue ice cream cherry biscuit parfait figure from Japan

light green bear face ice cream cherry biscuit parfait figure from Japan

light green bear face ice cream cherry biscuit parfait figure from Japan

white ice cream strawberry biscuit parfait figure from Japan

white ice cream strawberry biscuit parfait figure from Japan

red white ice cream strawberry biscuit parfait figure from Japan

red white ice cream strawberry biscuit parfait figure from Japan

pink white ice cream strawberry biscuit parfait figure from Japan

pink white ice cream strawberry biscuit parfait figure from Japan

yellow orange ice cream cat face cherry ice dessert figure from Japan

yellow orange ice cream cat face cherry ice dessert figure from Japan

blue pink shaved ice cherry kiwi dessert figure from Japan

blue pink shaved ice cherry kiwi dessert figure from Japan

pink shaved ice raspberry strawberry dessert figure from Japan

pink shaved ice raspberry strawberry dessert figure from Japan

orange sauce pink bow cherry honey toast dessert figure from Japan

orange sauce pink bow cherry honey toast dessert figure from Japan

brown orange sauce pink bow ice cream honey toast dessert figure from Japan

brown orange sauce pink bow ice cream honey toast dessert figure from Japan

blue bow brown orange sauce ice cream honey toast dessert figure from Japan

blue bow brown orange sauce ice cream honey toast dessert figure from Japan

cherry blue bow brown sauce ice cream honey toast dessert figure from Japan

cherry blue bow brown sauce ice cream honey toast dessert figure from Japan

strawberry red bow orange sauce cream honey toast dessert figure from Japan

strawberry red bow orange sauce cream honey toast dessert figure from Japan

raspberry red bow orange sauce cream honey toast dessert figure from Japan

raspberry red bow orange sauce cream honey toast dessert figure from Japan

cherry brown bow green cream honey toast dessert figure from Japan

cherry brown bow green cream honey toast dessert figure from Japan

pink cream  raspberry brown bow honey toast dessert figure from Japan

pink cream raspberry brown bow honey toast dessert figure from Japan

blue orange sauce cherry kiwi honey toast dessert figure from Japan

blue orange sauce cherry kiwi honey toast dessert figure from Japan

dark orange sauce pink ice cream honey toast dessert figure from Japan

dark orange sauce pink ice cream honey toast dessert figure from Japan

Japan Hobby Show – Part 3

To wrap up the posts on this year’s Japan Hobby Show 2016, we want to show you pictures of some of the amazing clothes we saw! Using all sorts of beautiful fabrics, we saw some incredible pieces of work. These included dresses, baby items and more. The ones we found on display, which you can see below, featured very intricate and delicate designs. They featured many patterns too such as polka dot patterns, flowers etc. We were even able to check out a fun fashion show in which the models strutted their stuff in elegant everyday clothing items. Sewing enthusiast were especially loving the various amounts of fabrics on display and there were plenty of fabrics too! All in all, it was a fantastic show and the enthusiasm from the crowd made the event more memorable. We can’t wait for next year’s show!

Many beautifully crafted clothes were on display

Many beautifully crafted clothes were on display

Check out the fabric baby items!

Check out the fabric baby items!

More cute items for show

More cute items for show

The level of detail here is amazing

The level of detail here is amazing

More fun items!

More fun items!

The color contrasts of booths were very eye-catching

The color contrasts of booths were very eye-catching

Stunning clothing items

Stunning clothing items

The shiny fabric really makes this item stand out

The shiny fabric really makes this item stand out

Get ready for a fashion show!

Get ready for a fashion show!

The models showed off beautiful designs

The models showed off beautiful designs

Oodles of fabrics!

Oodles of fabrics!

Japan Hobby Show 2016 – Part 2

At the Japan Hobby Show this year, we came across some of the most incredible “food” treats, made entirely out of wool! That’s right, some of the sweet treats we found were really woolly masterpieces, proving you don’t have to be a knitting pro to make something fun with wool! We also saw the most stunning “desserts” made of clay, done with and without the help of clay molds and craft accessories. They’re so realistic, no one would blame you if you thought you could eat them. From fruity treats to cakes, these creations were colorful and a feast for the eyes. We also came across beautiful plants made entirely out of clay too. These plants are extremely popular, with many individuals adorning their homes and work places with these handmade decorative pieces.

So many delicious woolly chocolate on display

So many delicious woolly chocolates on display

Creativity at its best!

Creativity at its best!

Wool chocolates as far as the eye can see!

Wool chocolates as far as the eye can see!

Beautiful wool artwork

Beautiful wool artwork

Even more treats!

Even more treats!

Aren't these incredible?

Aren’t these incredible?

Clay food that looks so real!

Clay food that looks so real!

A stunning display of food made with clay

A stunning display of food made with clay

Yum!

Yum!

They look very realistic indeed!

They look very realistic indeed!

Would you care for some layered clay cake?

Would you care for some layered clay cake?

Still clay!

Still clay!

Stunning clay plants

Stunning clay plants

Many people decorate their homes/offices with these beautiful clay plants

Many people decorate their homes/offices with these beautiful clay plants

 

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day

Have you made big plans for Valentine’s Day this year? There’s no need to worry. We believe this day is a great chance to show that the small things matter. Rilakkuma and modes4u wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day, sending you love, hugs, kisses and happy surprises. Our little surprise is this cute Rilakkuma Paris wallpaper that you can download for free.

Rilakkuma having a strawberry picnic in Paris with his friends

Rilakkuma having a strawberry picnic in Paris with his friends

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards part 2

Hooray, we now finished collecting all Hello Kitty postcards from the fun Hello Kitty x Yahoo Hong Kong promotion. So here you can see the missing postcards up to 2013. Also check out part 1 of the collection if you haven’t seen them yet. Do you have a favorite year?

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1993

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1993

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1994

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1994

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1995

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1995

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1996

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1996

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1997

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1997

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1998

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1998

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1999

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1999

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2000

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2000

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2001

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2001

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2002

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2002

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2003

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2003

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2004

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2004

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2005

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2005

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2006

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2006

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2007

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2007

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2008

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2008

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2009

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2009

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2010

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2010

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2011

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2011

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2012

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2012

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2013

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 2013

New mt Masking Tape Christmas collection

Just in time for Christmas! We have the new mt Classic Christmas collection 2014 in our shop. The collection consists of 8 beautiful mt Christmas Masking Tapes that are either available as single tapes or as sets of three. Many of the tapes have gold metallic decorations. This will have a great effect when using the tapes for Christmas crafts and gift wrapping. Which one is your favorite?

Check out the new mt Christmas Masking Tape collection in our shop

Check out the new mt Christmas Masking Tape collection in our shop

Christmas mt Masking Tape deco tape set 3pcs angels Merry Christmas

Christmas mt Masking Tape deco tape set 3pcs angels Merry Christmas

Christmas mt Masking Tape deco tape set 3pcs Santa Claus Christmas Party

Christmas mt Masking Tape deco tape set 3pcs Santa Claus Christmas Party

Christmas mt Masking Tape deco tape set 3pcs Christmas market tree

Christmas mt Masking Tape deco tape set 3pcs Christmas market tree

Christmas Living Room Christmas mt Washi deco tape gold metallic

Christmas Living Room Christmas mt Washi deco tape gold metallic

golden Christmas Market Christmas mt Washi deco tape gold metallic

golden Christmas Market Christmas mt Washi deco tape gold metallic

Vintage Christmas Party Christmas mt Washi deco tape gold metallic

Vintage Christmas Party Christmas mt Washi deco tape gold metallic

Christmas Tree Ornament Christmas mt Washi deco tape gold metallic

Christmas Tree Ornament Christmas mt Washi deco tape gold metallic

pretty Christmas angels Christmas mt Washi deco tape gold metallic

pretty Christmas angels Christmas mt Washi deco tape gold metallic

black Merry Christmas Christmas mt Washi deco tape gold metallic

black Merry Christmas Christmas mt Washi deco tape gold metallic

triangle Christmas tree Christmas mt Washi deco tape gold metallic

triangle Christmas tree Christmas mt Washi deco tape gold metallic

red Christmas mt Washi deco tape Christmas tree gold metallic

red Christmas mt Washi deco tape Christmas tree gold metallic

Window decoration with mt Masking Tapes

If you want to make your summer even brighter and more colorful, grab some mt Washi Tapes and decorate your windows. It looks really pretty when the sun shines through the glass and illuminates the patterns of the Masking Tapes. It’s a great way to redecorate for summer or even to make some privacy films or sun shades yourself. Check out some projects that mt showed on their website to get some inspiration.

pretty window decoration with Masking Tapes

pretty window decoration with Masking Tapes

mt tapes look great on windows

mt tapes look great on windows

pretty interior decoration with mt tapes

pretty interior decoration with mt tapes

happy dot winds decoration with mt Masking Tapes

happy dot window decoration with mt Masking Tapes

elaborate window decoration with mt tapes

elaborate window decoration with mt tapes

colorful mt Washi tape window decoration

colorful mt Washi tape window decoration

Washi Tape stripes and checked pattern

Washi Tape stripes and checked pattern

pretty privacy film with mt tapes

pretty privacy film with mt tapes

diamond window decoration with mt tapes

diamond window decoration with mt tapes

Cute interactive Sanrio character timeline

If you’re a fan or not you probably know Hello Kitty. But do you know any other characters from Sanrio? Sanrio released a super cute interactive timeline where you can see which characters were created between 1970 and today. Hello Kitty is the star of the timeline and walks you through it using different vehicles in each decade. When you click on the characters you get a short bio.

It’s so interesting to see what character was born at what time. Did you know that Hello Kitty, My Melody and Little Twin Stars were all created in the 1970s? But Hello Kitty’s boyfriend Dear Daniel was not developed until 20 years later.

Sanrio released a super cute character timeline on their website

Sanrio released a super cute character timeline on their website

It all starts in 1970 and Hello Kitty walks you through it

It all starts in 1970 and Hello Kitty walks you through it

My Melody and Little Twin Stars were created in the 1970s - just like Hello Kitty

My Melody and Little Twin Stars were created in the 1970s – just like Hello Kitty

Whenever there is a change of decades, Hello Kitty changed her vehicle

Whenever there is a change of decades, Hello Kitty changes her vehicle

So many cute characters that we haven't seen before

So many cute characters that we haven’t seen before

Badtz-Maru and Chococat were developed in the 1990s

Badtz-Maru and Chococat were developed in the 1990s

Charmmykitty is one of the youngest characters, released bewtween 2000 and 2010

Charmmykitty is one of the youngest characters, released between 2000 and 2010

Hello Kitty's superhero alter-ego Ichigoman is the latest character development up to this point

Hello Kitty’s superhero alter-ego Ichigoman is the latest character development up to this point

Clicking on the character provides you with a short bio

Clicking on the character provides you with a short bio

Meet the San-X characters: Toromi

Today we meet Toromi, a funny French bulldog girl puppy, who became a member of the San-X family in 2012. Her name literally means “thick” because she looks and feels like Mochi – the typical Japanese rice cake dessert. Toromi is known for her slow and slightly stupid movements, but her clumsiness is super cute. Even though she is slow, she is super curious and changes position all the time. Her little pink teddy bear is her favourite toy. She loves to eat mochi, sweets and all kinds of soft food.

Isn’t she adorable?

pink Toromi bulldog dog A4 plastic file folder

pink Toromi bulldog dog A4 plastic file folder

funny Toromi French bulldog dog eraser

funny Toromi French bulldog dog eraser

colourful Toromi Bulldog glitter pencil white dog

colourful Toromi Bulldog glitter pencil white dog

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