Halftime: Join our Rilakkuma & Hello Kitty Giveaway

Still a couple of days to go. Our kawaii Rilakkuma and Hello Kitty blog giveaway is still open, so don’t forget to join. Until this Friday, August 31st, you can enter the competition and might be the lucky winner of either an exclusive Rilakkuma Skytree edition package or an adorable Hello Kitty combination. Both prizes we brought back from our last trip to Japan, they’re really hard to get outside of Japan. Good luck to all of you.

Wonderful kawaii Rilakkuma and Hello Kitty prizes in our big blog giveaway

Wonderful kawaii Rilakkuma and Hello Kitty prizes in our big blog giveaway

Incredible Kiddy Land Store in Japan

On our last trip to Japan we also visited the incredible Kiddy Land store in Tokyo. The store has four different levels full of toys and kawaii stuff. One level is fully dedicated to San-X’s Rilakkuma and Sanrio’s characters like Hello Kitty or My Melody. The store in Tokyo was closed for quite a while and just reopened shortly before we visited. We were really surprised when we got there because people were waiting in front of the store when it was still closed and rushed in as soon as the doors would open. We can definitely see why, as it was an amazing experience to stroll past all the shelves. There is so much cuteness, you don’t even know where to start. Here are some impressions for you. If you want to see all pictures we took, visit our Facebook photo album.

People are waiting for Kiddy Land to open

People are waiting for Kiddy Land to open

A kawaii dream come true: Lots of Hello Kitty stuff

A kawaii dream come true: Lots of Hello Kitty stuff

Hello Kitty dressed up as a Geisha

Hello Kitty dressed up as a Geisha

London is calling: Hello Kitty in a British designs, maybe in anticipation of the Olympic Games?

London is calling: Hello Kitty in a British designs, maybe in anticipation of the Olympic Games?

The cutest Rilakkuma socks

The cutest Rilakkuma socks

Lots of Re-Ments are exhibited so you can take a close look at the cute miniature items

Lots of Re-Ments are exhibited so you can take a close look at the cute miniature items

Sanrio characters for your mobile phone

Sanrio characters for your mobile phone

Every hallway has super cute designs

Every hallway has super cute designs

A cute teddy bear

A cute teddy bear

Lots of items from the cute Kapibarasan guinea pig

Lots of items from the cute Kapibarasan guinea pig

For the boys: These stairs lead to the LEGO floor

For the boys: These stairs lead to the LEGO floor

Stationery heaven, really lots of cute post-its

Stationery heaven, really lots of cute post-its

mt Masking Tape workshop in Japan

We want to go! In Japan you can visit special Masking tape workshops held by mt. In four different cities they regularly offer weekend classes called ‘mt school’ where you can craft with Washi Tape and also get professional instructions by Washi Tape crafters. We saw some pictures from a workshop in Yokohama, which look so inspiring. It just gives you wonderful ideas on what to use Washi tape for. The whole venue – usually a crafting or stationery shop – is decorated with tapes and of course there are lots and lots of mt tapes to buy. We think it’s a great idea to craft together in such a creative environment. If there was something like this in Hong Kong we would definitely go. Would you?

The entrance of the venue of the masking tape workshop in Yokohama

The entrance of the venue of the masking tape workshop in Yokohama

There is an extra mt section with lots and lots of Washi tapes

There is an extra mt section with lots and lots of Washi tapes

This looks so inviting: One of the crafting tables for the participants

This looks so inviting: One of the crafting tables for the participants

Great for inspiration: Some exhibits of Washi tape stationery

Great for inspiration: Some exhibits of Washi tape stationery

Super pretty boxes and wrapping embellished with Washi tape

Super pretty boxes and wrapping embellished with Washi tape

Incredible: Why not decorate a bird house with Washi Tape?

Incredible: Why not decorate a bird house with Washi Tape?

More examples of masking tape crafting

More examples of masking tape crafting

Participants of the workshop being creative

Participants of the workshop being creative

A great and simple idea: embellish mobiles with Washi tape

A great and simple idea: embellish mobiles with Washi tape

The decoration of the venue with Masking tape is just adorable

The decoration of the venue with Masking tape is just adorable

We want a car like this: the official mt school truck

We want a car like this: the official mt school truck

A glance at the new mt Washi Tape collection

The Japanese company mt showed us some items from the brand new mt Washi Masking Tape collection including some really cool Christmas tapes. They developed a lot of beautiful tapes with incredible prints that create a great effect. Just look at the tapes with the crazy map design. The tape with the colourful bows is also very suitable to cut out the bows and stick them on something. The Christmas tapes you see on the last pictures are great too, but we don’t know if we can get them yet. What do you think about the new collection? Do you have a favourite already?

Wide and narrow Masking tapes from the new mt collection

Wide and narrow Masking tapes from the new mt collection

What cool designs, especially the maps!

What cool designs, especially the maps!

That looks so awesome, you can't even tell that these are pieces of tape

That looks so awesome, you cannot even see that these are tapes

Really cool labels and seal mt tapes

Really cool labels and seal mt tapes

The bottle tape is one of our favourites, it looks amazing

The bottle tape is one of our favourites, it looks amazing

Very handy to have - letters, numbers, ribbons

Very handy to have - letters, numbers, ribbons

Super colourful and happy - the middle tape even has an educational effect

Super colourful and happy - the middle tape even has an educational effect

Super funny garland tapes in a craft design

Super funny garland tapes in a craft design

A couple of different Christmas Washi Tapes

A couple of different Christmas Washi Tapes

The Christmas tape with animals wearing Christmas hats is just hilarious

The Christmas tape with animals wearing Christmas hats is just hilarious

Super cute Hello Kitty eraser giveaway on Facebook

Time for another giveaway, don’t you think? And this time we have something super exclusive for you. From our business trip to Japan last week we brought back some super mega kawaii Hello Kitty erasers. They are just incredibly awesome and they are really just sold in Japan. We are not allowed to sell them outside of Japan. We respect that of course, and so one really lucky winner will get this set of three Hello Kitty erasers in our Facebook giveaway. The rules are still the same as in our former Facebook giveaways:

1) Like our Facebook page
2) Like the giveaway pic
3) Share the pic and comment “I want Hello Kitty eraser!”

The giveaway is open until Tuesday, July 17th, good luck to everyone.

What a cute set. Win these Hello Kitty erasers in our Facebook giveaway!

What a cute set. Win these Hello Kitty erasers in our Facebook giveaway!

Incredible mt masking tape store at Tokyo’s Uniqlo

Maybe you’ve heard about the collaboration between the Japanese companies mt masking tape and Uniqlo. They started a wonderful collection of shirts with mt Washi tape prints. When you buy one of the shirts you get a Washi tape on top. The shirts look amazing of course, the tape designs are really perfect to be put on fabric.

But what we want to show you today are pictures of the mt section in Tokyo’s Uniqlo Ginza shop. We were so amazed when we saw the pictures, because the whole shop is covered in Washi Tape designs. It totally shows you what a wonderful eye-catcher Washi tape can be and that you can use it as home decoration as well. We already have visions of whole walls being covered in Washi tape.

If you live in cities which have a Uniqlo store you might still be able to get one of the pretty shirts. And if you don’t, maybe these pictures inspire your creativity for home decoration.

Masking tapes and shirts - a wonderful combinaltion at Uniqlo Ginza in Tokyo

Masking tapes and shirts - a wonderful combination at Uniqlo Ginza in Tokyo

The wonderful Washi tape patterns are everywhere

The wonderful Washi tape patterns are everywhere

A wall in the store with lots of different mt Masking tapes

A wall in the store with lots of different mt Masking tapes

Even the floor is designed in Washi tape style

Even the floor is designed in Washi tape style

What a great idea to use lots of Washi tapes to build a fence

What a great idea to use lots of Washi tapes to build a fence

Some of the beautiful shirts from the mt x uniqlo collection

Some of the beautiful shirts from the mt x uniqlo collection

New in our shop: Car organiser bags

These new products will be a gift for families with children or people who like to have a clean car: our super cute car bags. We never had them before, so we’re quite excited to find out how you will like them. We think they are very handy and incredibly adorable.

We carry three different car bags from Decole from Japan, which all have cute animal or mushroom designs. So not only are they useful, but your kids will love to look at the them too. You can attach them easily to the front or passenger seat of your vehicle so that you have a lot of compartments on the back of those seats. They are great to store toys, magazines, drinking bottles, tissue boxes and more. And you can take them off and fold them together within seconds when you want to remove them. So you can use them in any car you want.

cute blue car bag with animals bear whale from Japan

cute blue car bag with animals bear whale from Japan

That is how the bags look when attached to the seat

That is how the bags look when attached to the seat

Lots of space for all kinds of stuff

Lots of space for all kinds of stuff

cute beige car bag with toadstools from Japan

cute beige car bag with toadstools from Japan

blue striped car bag with animals cat elephant Japan

blue striped car bag with animals cat elephant Japan

Eat with Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood can be your new dining partner. Because she will be on all your Bento tableware. We got some new items from the super kawaii Otogicco Little Red Riding Hood series and totally adore them. There are Bento Boxes, chopsticks, a plastic mug and a lunch bag for your bento box. There even is a complete tea set with the cute fairy tale character. We hope you like the new products from Decole.

And by the way, you can also travel with Little Red Riding Hood. The cute bright red passport case is a wonderful goodie to protect your passport but also to give it a unique look. We’re in love!

cute Little Red Riding Hood plastic cup Otogicco Japan

cute Little Red Riding Hood plastic cup Otogicco Japan

round red Little Red Riding Hood Bento Box Otogicco

round red Little Red Riding Hood Bento Box Otogicco

cute red Little Red Riding Hood Bento Box Otogicco

cute red Little Red Riding Hood Bento Box Otogicco

Little Red Riding Hood Bento Chopsticks Otogicco Japan

Little Red Riding Hood Bento Chopsticks Otogicco Japan

Little Red Riding Hood tea set forest house Otogicco

Little Red Riding Hood tea set forest house Otogicco

cute Little Red Riding Hood passport case by Otogicco

cute Little Red Riding Hood passport case by Otogicco

Our favourite product of the week: Tea Set

It’s not just an ordinary tea set of course, it’s a super kawaii Little Red Riding Hood tea set consisting of two cups and a teapot. And when you stack everything on top of each other you can see Little Red Riding Hood walking through the forest to her grandma’s house. No further explanation needed to understand why this is our favourite product of the week.

We are crazy about the Otogicco Little Red Riding Hood series from Decole (Japan) anyway, but this item really stole our heart away.

Little Red Riding Hood tea set forest house Otogicco

Little Red Riding Hood tea set forest house Otogicco

The right bag for every occassion

Women are crazy about bags and shoes! Man, what a lame stereotype. But we have to admit that all the women we know at least own more bags than all the men we know. So maybe there is a grain of truth to this. And we also do see the necessity to have different bags for different occassions: Shopping, going out, going to work and so one.

Luckily we have bags for everything. In the last weeks we added quite a few new ones from Japan to our shop. Most of them have a super cute black cat design, which looks very kawaii. There are a couple of hand bags, that are perfect for your everyday life, as they are robust and handy. We also got a lot of beautiful shopping bags. You can just carry them in your hand bag, because you can fold them together, so that won’t use up much room. Also they are very light, but will carry all your shopping goods home safely.

If you are looking for a little bag to take with you when you go out at night, you might like our mini felt shoulder bag. It’s super small, but has the right size to carry your wallet and mobile phone. Plus the cute school bag design is funny and very retro.

cute beige handbag with cats and roses from Japan

cute beige handbag with cats and roses from Japan

kawaii big shopping bag with funny cat heads

kawaii big shopping bag with funny cat heads

cute blue mini felt shoulder bag with leather strap

cute blue mini felt shoulder bag with leather strap