Thank Goodness for Tape

Tape is an everyday item we use so frequently, that we don’t always appreciate how useful it is! We use it on letters, for posters, to patch up torn paper etc., tape has proven to be very handy when trying to fix something. Now, we see it in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, strengths etc. But did you know that cellophane tape was only invented around the 1930s? It’s not even 100 years old but it’s incredibly necessary isn’t it? In appreciation of cellophane tape day, we’ve got a bunch of fun tape dispensers and tapes here to celebrate this awesome invention (we certainly use a lot of it in our office)!

 

cute wooden Little Red Riding Hood tape dispenser by Decole

cute wooden Little Red Riding Hood tape dispenser by Decole

cute blue glitter Sumikkogurashi adhesive tape dispenser by San-X

cute blue glitter Sumikkogurashi adhesive tape dispenser by San-X

cute pink glitter Rilakkuma adhesive tape dispenser by San-X

cute pink glitter Rilakkuma adhesive tape dispenser by San-X

cute pink elephant adhesive tape dispenser cutter

cute pink elephant adhesive tape dispenser cutter

yellow adhesive tape school supplies eraser by Iwako from Japan

yellow adhesive tape school supplies eraser by Iwako from Japan

Little Red Riding Hood deco tape dispenser Otogicco

Little Red Riding Hood deco tape dispenser Otogicco

big cute Deco Tape panda bears Prime Nakamura

big cute Deco Tape panda bears Prime Nakamura

white monster animal deco tape sticky tape funny characters

white monster animal deco tape sticky tape funny characters

kawaii Deco Tape adhesive tape 10pcs Set 65

kawaii Deco Tape adhesive tape 10pcs Set 65

blue polar bear flag deco tape sticky tape from Japan by Prime Nakamura

blue polar bear flag deco tape sticky tape from Japan by Prime Nakamura

Sticky Tape set with Dots

Sticky Tape set with Dots

pretty blue Deco Tape with white dots

pretty blue Deco Tape with white dots

red Sticky Tape with white polka dots & laces

red Sticky Tape with white polka dots & laces

white garland bunting deco tape sticky tape Japan Prime Nakamura

white garland bunting deco tape sticky tape Japan Prime Nakamura

mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape square light blue purple pink

mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape square light blue purple pink

mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape square turquoise green grey

mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape square turquoise green grey

It’s Visit Your Relatives Day!

Today marks a unique annual occurrence, known as Visit Your Relatives Day. Family and extended family are so important in today’s society, with many of us having special bonds with our family members, and these bonds are often treasured for a lifetime. Of course, many of us also have relatives we love who live overseas thus it’s not always that easy to see them in person. In cases like this, we can always rely on sending a card or a letter, to let our loved ones know how much they’re appreciated. Check out some of our beautiful stationery, which includes letter sets and pens/pencils, to help you get started on personalized notes for your family.

cute turquoise Korilakkuma bear mini message cards envelopes by San-X

cute turquoise Korilakkuma bear mini message cards envelopes by San-X

cute Rilakkuma flower windowed envelope Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Rilakkuma flower windowed envelope Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Rilakkuma bear flower honey Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Rilakkuma bear flower honey Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Korilakkuma bear strawberry Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Korilakkuma bear strawberry Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus pattern heart bunny rabbit Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus pattern heart bunny rabbit Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus heart bunny rabbit Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus heart bunny rabbit Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Alice in Wonderland Letter Paper Set from Japan

cute Alice in Wonderland Letter Paper Set from Japan

cute Snow White Letter Paper Set from Japan

cute Snow White Letter Paper Set from Japan

cute Hello Kitty bow heart Letter Paper Set from Japan

cute Hello Kitty bow heart Letter Paper Set from Japan

purple Korilakkuma bear strawberry mechanical pencil by San-X

purple Korilakkuma bear strawberry mechanical pencil by San-X

blue Kogumachan bear glitter ballpoint pen by San-X

blue Kogumachan bear glitter ballpoint pen by San-X

blue Rilakkuma bear glitter Mechanical Pencil by San-X from Japan

blue Rilakkuma bear glitter Mechanical Pencil by San-X from Japan

white cat Ballpoint Pen liquid gel ink from Japan

white cat Ballpoint Pen liquid gel ink from Japan

purple pink white flower Mind Wave mechanical pencil with eraser

purple pink white flower Mind Wave mechanical pencil with eraser

dark blue-white Baby Chulip mouse dot Mind Wave mechanical pencil with eraser

dark blue-white Baby Chulip mouse dot Mind Wave mechanical pencil with eraser

Meet Kogumachan, from San-X

Your favorite San-X critters, Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori, have a new friend and his name is Kogumachan. The word Kogumachan itself means Little Bear and the story behind this cute new friend is that when Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma were in the Honey Forest, they came across Kogumachan. Kogumachan and Korilakkuma especially struck up a fun friendship, however the two do seem to squabble a little bit when with Rilakkuma! This little guy sports brown fur with a white tuft and is certainly as cute as his new friends. What do you think of this new little guy? Check out our plushies and other cute items of him, Rilakkuma and co!

 

 

cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

cute Rilakkuma bear flower honey Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Rilakkuma bear flower honey Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Rilakkuma flower windowed envelope Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Rilakkuma flower windowed envelope Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends flower ring binder notebook sketchbook by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends flower ring binder notebook sketchbook by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends honey ring binder notebook sketchbook by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends honey ring binder notebook sketchbook by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends flower ring binder notebook kawaii

cute Rilakkuma friends flower ring binder notebook kawaii

cute Rilakkuma friends red berry honey ring binder notebook kawaii

cute Rilakkuma friends red berry honey ring binder notebook kawaii

cute Rilakkuma friends red berry mini memo pad book by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends red berry mini memo pad book by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends honey flower mini memo pad book by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends honey flower mini memo pad book by San-X

big cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

big cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

cute small Kogumachan brown bear chain by San-X

cute small Kogumachan brown bear chain by San-X

Sticker Fun!

We recently added a whole bunch of cute and colorful stickers to our store! From reflective stickers, to neon ones, to fuzzy sheep stickers (yes!), we’ve got plenty that you’ll simply adore. Place them on notebooks, envelopes, pencil cases, it’s completely up to you. These brand new stickers will surely brighten up any surface and bring a smile to anyone’s face. We also have some new and incredibly useful note pad stickers to help you stay organized. Super colorful and fun, they’ll certainly catch your eye. Take a look at some of the sticker awesomeness here!

 

cute fuzzy stickers with black cream white sheep

cute fuzzy stickers with black cream white sheep

yellow reflective stickers bear star dessert

yellow reflective stickers bear star dessert

colorful Kutusita Nyanko neon stickers by San-X

colorful Kutusita Nyanko neon stickers by San-X

Rilakkuma small book shape note stickers

Rilakkuma small book shape note stickers

colorful Iiwaken index stickers bookmark sticker pink square

colorful Iiwaken index stickers bookmark sticker pink square

Get ready for 2016!

It’s the last day of the year! This is a time many individuals make news year’s resolutions of what they’d like to accomplish. To keep you motivated to follow them, why not proudly display your resolutions like in these cool images we found? To help you out, we’ve got lots of wonderfully cute new stationery items! Check out our new pencils, memo pads, erasers and much, much more! What are your new year resolutions for 2016? Let us know!

 

Cute quick resolutions you can hang around your house, image courtesy of Lil Blue Boo

Cute quick resolutions you can hang around your house, image courtesy of Lil Blue Boo

Why not display resolutions in a frame? Image courtesy of Lil Blue Boo

Why not display resolutions in a frame? Image courtesy of Lil Blue Boo

cute black pink rose ribbon jewelry mechanical pencil Japan

cute black pink rose ribbon jewelry mechanical pencil Japan

cute Sumikkogurashi green weed eraser mini eraser from Japan

cute Sumikkogurashi green weed eraser mini eraser from Japan

cute trees and animals foldable mini message cards from Japan

cute trees and animals foldable mini message cards from Japan

Sumikkogurashi Cat & Penguin’s favorite Christmas presents from modes4u.com

Sumikkogurashi cat and penguin's favorite Christmas presents from modes4u.com 1

Sumikkogurashi cat and penguin picked their favorite Christmas presents.

The cute Sumikkogurashi animals are usually very shy, but with a lot of Christmas spirit we got our office mascots penguin and cat Neko to present their favorite Christmas gifts from our shop.

1. Sumikkogurashi Norwegian Handbag

Is there anything better for the cold winter months than a soft and warm Christmas accessory? This red Norwegian Christmas handbag is a perfect match with any winter fashion and makes a great gift.

red Norwegian Christmas San-X Sumikkogurashi shy animals handbag

red Norwegian Christmas San-X Sumikkogurashi shy animals handbag

 

2. Sumikkogurashi Pencil Case Pouch

Every year some of our favorite pens and pencils seem to disappear without a trace. No more. With our cute Sumikkogurashi pouches you can keep all your beloved stationery safe and organized.

cream Sumikkogurashi shy animals city house pouch San-X

cream Sumikkogurashi shy animals city house pouch San-X

 

3. Sumikkogurashi Ring Binder Notebook

Books always make a great Christmas present. However, even better are those that you can use to be creative, like this special Sumikkogurashi ring binder notebook or the many colorful Sumikkogurashi memo pads in our shop.

striped Sumikkogurashi shy animals house ring binder notebook

striped Sumikkogurashi shy animals house ring binder notebook

 

4. Sumikkogurashi Plush-Charm

Who else would cat Neko want for Christmas than her good friend polar bear? This cute polar bear sailor plush charm and many more of the Sumikkogurashi lucky charms in our shop will surely make a Christmas wish come true.

cute white Sumikkogurashi sailor polar bear plush charm from Japan

cute white Sumikkogurashi sailor polar bear plush charm from Japan

Hello Kitty Halloween 2015

In a few days it will be Halloween and what better way is there than celebrating with Hello Kitty and her friends. Sanrio‘s cute cat will star a big Halloween event at Harmony Land in Japan. Looking at last year’s pictures, the party with the kawaii characters will be great fun with amazing live stage performances, dance and music. To get into the mood for the spooky celebrations you can already choose a funny Halloween costume using Sanrio’s Chanrio Maker to dress your digital characters after uploading photos or creating your avatar online. In addition, for those who simply cannot wait for their Halloween candy, we found this Tokyo bakery, which sells adorable Halloween cakes with Hello Kitty and My Melody designs. We say “trick or treat“.

Hello Kitty celebrates Halloween 2015 with costumes, parties and cake.

Hello Kitty celebrates Halloween 2015 with costumes, parties and cake.

The colorful Halloween party at Harmony Land promises to enchant all Hello Kitty fans.

The colorful Halloween party at Harmony Land promises to enchant all Hello Kitty fans.

This cute Hello Kitty Halloween cake is surely the sweetest pumpkin of the year.

This cute Hello Kitty Halloween cake is surely the sweetest pumpkin of the year.

Get into the right mood for Halloween and choose from many funny costumes.

Get into the right mood for Halloween and choose from many funny costumes.

Last year's a Halloween party decoration included amazing illuminations.

Last year’s a Halloween party decoration included amazing illuminations.

Visitors can enjoy fun live stage performances, dance and music.

Visitors can enjoy fun live stage performances, dance and music.

Hello Kitty on stage in a cute pumpkin costume.

Hello Kitty on stage in a cute pumpkin costume.

funny Hello Kitty Halloween stickers with gold metallic by Kamio from Japan

funny Hello Kitty Halloween stickers with gold metallic by Kamio from Japan

funny black Halloween pumpkin card holder figurine from Japan

funny black Halloween pumpkin card holder figurine from Japan

New San-X Character Selection 2015

You have the choice. In San-X’s 2015 character selection you can now decide who will join Sumikko GurashiRilakkuma and his friends soon. The kawaii contenders certainly all have what it takes. Here is a brief introduction of our three favorite candidates. Topping the list is Jinbee-san is a friendly blue whale, who lives in the big ocean with his aquatic friends. He loves swimming and relaxing in a hot bath. Second in lead is Futon-sama. A futon blanket that has magically come to life. Fluffy futon is usually a bit sleepy and loves to snuggle all day long. Finally there is Coronya the cat with a croissant for a hat. She loves eating yummy pastries and taking her little pet creamy for a walk outside. To vote for one of the cute characters, just head to the San-X website (Japanese) and follow our easy modes4u instructions. 1. Select your favorite character’s profile and scroll to the bottom of the page. 2 Insert: your email address, name and age, select gender (boys-left/girls-right), write an additional short message and tick the center box to avoid newsletters. 3. Submit your vote with the big pink button on the right-hand side. Don’t wait too long, you can vote for your favorite character until October 31st this year. Let’s go.

You have the choice. In San-X's 2015 character selection.

You have the choice. In San-X’s 2015 character selection.

Who is your favorite character to join Sumikko Gurashi, Rilakkuma?

Which is your favorite character to join Sumikko Gurashi and Rilakkuma?

Jinbee-san is a friendly blue whale. His octopus friends run a paint shop.

Jinbee-san is a friendly blue whale. His octopus friends run a paint shop.

A magic wind brought Futon-sama to life. Futon truly is a divine blanket.

A magic wind brought Futon-sama to life. Futon truly is a divine blanket.

A sweet cat with a passion for pastries. Coronya has her own little bakery.

A sweet cat with a passion for pastries. Coronya has her own little bakery.

Chime is a funny little sheep, who likes different hair styles and everything arty.

Chime is a funny little sheep, who likes different hair styles and everything arty.

Now you can vote with our easy modes4u instructions.

Now you can vote with our easy modes4u instructions.

denim Sumikkogurashi shy animals canvas linen pouch pencil case

denim Sumikkogurashi shy animals canvas linen pouch pencil case

navy blue Norwegian Christmas San-X Rilakkuma pouch

navy blue Norwegian Christmas San-X Rilakkuma pouch

Hello Kitty in Wonderland Art & Exhibition

This weekend Sanrio opened an exhibition called Hello Kitty Wonderland in Nagoya, Japan. Apart from funny optical illusions and a card game maze, the event location delights with lots of cute Alice in Wonderland inspired Hello Kitty art, created by the woman behind the cat, Japanese character designer and illustrator Yuko Yamaguchi. Just like the white bunny designs, the kawaii art of earlier successful Hello Kitty exhibitions show her strong influence on Sanrio’s most famous character, as seen in her lovely strawberry designs. We are sure Hello Kitty is in very good hands and can’t wait for her next cute creations.

An Alice in Wonderland inspired Hello Kitty Wonderland exhibition opened in Japan.

An Alice in Wonderland inspired Hello Kitty Wonderland exhibition opened in Japan.

In wonderland Hello Kitty is transformed into a white bunny.

In wonderland Hello Kitty is transformed into an adorable white bunny.

At the event venue Hello Kitty Alice greets the arriving visitors.

At the event venue Hello Kitty Alice greets the arriving visitors.

The card game maze attracts young and old for an amazing time.

The card game maze attracts young and old, who are in for an amazing time.

This awesome optical illusion casts a cute Hello Kitty shadow. Or is it?

This awesome optical illusion casts a cute Hello Kitty shadow. Or is it?

Hello Kitty Art has become a successful event series throughout Japan.

Hello Kitty Art has become a successful event series throughout Japan.

The woman behind the cat. Third appointed Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi and her protegee.

The woman behind the cat. Third appointed Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi and her protegee.

One of the earlier exhibitions with cute fruit artworks turned Hello Kitty into a strawberry.

One of the earlier exhibitions with cute fruit artworks turned Hello Kitty into a strawberry.

Colorful Hello Kitty sculptures at the exhibition 'Hello Kitty Art'.

Colorful Hello Kitty sculptures at the exhibition ‘Hello Kitty Art’.

double border Little Twin Stars Alice in Wonderland Sanrio oxford fabric pink

double border Little Twin Stars Alice in Wonderland Sanrio oxford fabric pink

double border Little Twin Stars Alice in Wonderland Sanrio oxford fabric Japan

double border Little Twin Stars Alice in Wonderland Sanrio oxford fabric Japan

cute pink white Alice in Wonderland pencil case from Japan

cute pink white Alice in Wonderland pencil case from Japan

white Hello Kitty Smile oxford fabric garden tulip flower by Sanrio from Japan

white Hello Kitty Smile oxford fabric garden tulip flower by Sanrio from Japan

Hello Kitty waffle pink bow squishy charm

Hello Kitty waffle pink bow squishy charm

The Year of the Sheep is coming

In a couple of weeks the Year of the Sheep will start according to Chinese zodiac. We get ready to celebrate with some of our cute sheep products.

dark blue sheep animal oxford fabric Cosmo Japan

dark blue sheep animal oxford fabric Cosmo Japan

lime green farm animal sheep fabric Farm Friends by StudioE

lime green farm animal sheep fabric Farm Friends by StudioE

blue sheep farm animal fabric Timeless Treasures Babes in Farmland

blue sheep farm animal fabric Timeless Treasures Babes in Farmland

red knitting sheep animal fabric Timeless Treasures

red knitting sheep animal fabric Timeless Treasures

black knitting sheep Timeless Treasures fabric USA

black knitting sheep Timeless Treasures fabric USA

kawaii sheep animal silicone mat coaster from Japan

kawaii sheep animal silicone mat coaster from Japan

sheep silicone baking spatula from Japan

sheep silicone baking spatula from Japan

white sheep cloverleaf Washi Masking Tape deco tape Shinzi Katoh Japan

white sheep cloverleaf Washi Masking Tape deco tape Shinzi Katoh Japan

Japanese funny sheep and cat ring binder notebook by Kamio

Japanese funny sheep and cat ring binder notebook by Kamio

turquoise sheep animal pencil case by Kamio from Japan

turquoise sheep animal pencil case by Kamio from Japan

Shaun the Sheep heart 5-pocket A4 file folder

Shaun the Sheep heart 5-pocket A4 file folder

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