New office pictures on our ‘About us’ site

It’s been a couple of months since we moved into our new office in Fo Tan, Hong Kong. Now we finally got round taking some new pictures of our warehouse and office, so that you guys can get an impression of how we are working over here. We really like this new place, especially as we have much more space than in our old office. The office is divided into the packing section where we pack all your orders, a photo studio to take good pictures of all our products, an office part for our staff and of course our big warehouse – the most important part. But as you can see, most of the shelves are already filled up with our products. Especially fabrics take up a lot of room and we will be getting even more of them in the next couple of weeks.

You can also find all the pictures on our ‘About us’ website, which we updated these days and where we introduce our team as well. We recently added a picture of Bianca, our new team member from Germany who is doing copywriting and PR for us.

All the shelves are filled with our kawaii products

All the shelves are filled with our kawaii products

really a lot of things

really a lot of things

this is just a part of our fabrics selection

this is just a part of our fabrics selection

here we have more fabrics

here we have more fabrics

the view from the back of the warehouse

the view from the back of the warehouse

A shelf with bags, DIY clay sets and more

A shelf with bags, DIY clay sets and more

The packing section where we pack all orders

The packing section where we pack all orders

our little photo studio to take good product pictures

our photo studio where we take good product pictures

me working on our website

me working on our website

Alan programming our website

Alan programming our website

Our staff Bianca and Maggie working on promoting our shop

Our staff Bianca and Maggie working on promoting our shop

Moving our office and warehouse

This weekend we were moving our office from Kwai Fong to Fo Tan. It took us 3 days to move because we had so much stuff, especially so many products to move. We also had to be very careful with packing the products to make sure nothing gets broken, bent or crushed. It was a really exhausting weekend but we finally made it. Thanks to all our friends who helped us moving, without them we couldn’t have done it. Now we have a much bigger office and warehouse with lots of space for new cute products for our shop 🙂 Here are some pictures I took during our move:

before the move

before the move

our office was quite cramped already

our office was quite cramped already

my office table was befind a shelf filled up with bags

my office table was befind a shelf filled up with bags

our move has officially started

our move has officially started

slowly shelves are getting empty

slowly shelves are getting empty

Lok was busy packing products into boxes

Lok was busy packing products into boxes

we packed most products in big boxes from the Hong Kong Post

we packed most products in big boxes from the Hong Kong Post

the office is almost empty

the office is almost empty

waiting for the elevator

waiting for the elevator

Alan is disassembling the furniture

Alan is disassembling the furniture

in the evening we had a nice dinner with everyone helping us together

in the evening we had a nice dinner with everyone helping us

Thanks for helping guys!!!

Thanks for helping guys!!!

Looking for a new office

Our office lease is almost finished and we are looking for a new, bigger place to rent. We were checking out many places, most were unacceptable because too dirty/ugly/old or too overpriced. It is really hard to find a suitable, nice looking office in Hong Kong. Rent is ridiculously high in Hong Kong and the office quality often pretty poor. However, today we were lucky and found the right place. It is in Fo Tan, an industrial district of Hong Kong and conveniently located near the highway and the train station. The office is 3 times as big as our current office but we really need the bigger space. Here are some pictures we took today:

this is the new office space

this is the new office space

we have windows along 2 sides of the office which is very nice

we have windows along 2 sides of the office which is very nice

the entrance to the boss office

the entrance to the boss office

this room needs lots of work done before we can move in

this room needs lots of work done before we can move in

unfortunately it comes with this ugly cupboard

unfortunately it comes with this ugly cupboard

New Japanese stationery by San-X

I wrote a couple of days ago that we received a new delivery from Japan. Finally, we finished adding all products to our shop. It took us very long this time because we had a few other deliveries at the same time and had to take literally hundreds of photos and write descriptions for all those products. You can imagine, that is a lot of work. But we are finally done and all San-X stationery is available online in our kawaii shop. There are lots of new plastic file folders, cute letter sets, pencil cases and pouches, pencils, rulers and bento boxes:

French bakery A4 plastic file folder pâtisserie

French bakery A4 plastic file folder pâtisserie

Kamonohashikamo ducks A4 plastic file folder hedgehog

Kamonohashikamo ducks A4 plastic file folder hedgehog

Sabo Kappa Cactus A4 plastic file folder flower shop

Sabo Kappa Cactus A4 plastic file folder flower shop

Rilakkuma bear Letter Set strawberry from Japan

Rilakkuma bear Letter Set strawberry from Japan

checkered Duckling pencil case by San-X from Japan

checkered Duckling pencil case by San-X from Japan

green duckling San-X glitter pencil from Japan

green duckling San-X glitter pencil from Japan

cute pink Rilakkuma bear ruler with strawberry Japan

cute pink Rilakkuma bear ruler with strawberry Japan

pink Berry Puppy San-X pencil poodle with cookies

pink Berry Puppy San-X pencil poodle with cookies

Sugarbunnies Bento Box 3 pcs Lunch Box Hasen

Sugarbunnies Bento Box 3 pcs Lunch Box Rabbits

New Office pictures

Today we took some new pictures of our office and warehouse because it changed quite a bit and lots of new products have arrived since the last photos were taken. I love looking at pictures with lots of cute products in them. I also want to show where we work and how our place looks like. This way we can make our business a bit more personal for our customers and you know who is behind this cute online shop. Here are some pictures of our warehouse:

shelf with clay sets from Japan

shelf with clay sets from Japan

lots and lots of Michael Miller and Cosmo fabrics

lots and lots of Michael Miller and Cosmo fabrics

cute Japanese stationery

cute Japanese stationery

and clay sets again

and clay sets again

cute Christmas header for our shop

We designed three really cute Christmas header for our kawaii shop. One design is with little black cats and a Christmas tree, another one is with kawaii animals in Christmas stockings and the third one is with some children playing with snow. Those 3 headers rotate randomly in our shop. So you may see a new shop header every time you look at a new page in our shop. I hope you like them as much as we do.

little black cats header

little black cats header

Christmas stockings header

Christmas stockings header

children with snow header

children with snow header

Christmas SALE

We have a big Christmas SALE in our shop! Lots of Christmas items are up to 30% off (including Japanese stationery and some really beautiful and cute Christmas fabrics). Get your favorite Christmas items now, this offer is only valid while stock lasts and stock is limited!

cute christmas Deco Tape glitter kawaii

cute christmas Deco Tape glitter kawaii

pink kawaii Christmas fabric Bambi bunny glitter Japan

pink kawaii Christmas fabric Bambi bunny glitter Japan

pink kawaii Christmas fabric Santa Claus macaroons

pink kawaii Christmas fabric Santa Claus macaroons

white kawaii Christmas fabric panda Santa Claus

white kawaii Christmas fabric panda Santa Claus

cute blue Christmas fabric reindeer Robert Kaufman

cute blue Christmas fabric reindeer Robert Kaufman

beautiful glitter snow landscape Deco Tape Christmas

beautiful glitter snow landscape Deco Tape Christmas

Michael Miller Christmas fabric Snowy Woods

Michael Miller Christmas fabric Snowy Woods

Michael Miller Christmas fabric Scarlet Poinsettia

Michael Miller Christmas fabric Scarlet Poinsettia

green Michael Miller Christmas fabric Joyful Damask

green Michael Miller Christmas fabric Joyful Damask

cute Christmas envelopes Fairy Tale from Japan

cute Christmas envelopes Fairy Tale from Japan

cute Christmas memo pad Fairy Tale from Japan

cute Christmas memo pad Fairy Tale from Japan

cute Christmas Post-it bookmark stickers Fairy Tale

cute Christmas Post-it bookmark stickers Fairy Tale

FREE cute Christmas memo pad for every order!

Special Christmas offer in our shop:
Every order gets a FREE Christmas memo pad! We have 4 different cute designs and we will choose randomly a design for each order. This offer is only valid while stock lasts. Order now and you will get a cute kawaii Christmas memo pad for free!

FREE cute Christmas memo pad for every order!

FREE cute Christmas memo pad for every order!

Black Friday SALE

Good news everyone, we have our first Black Friday SALE in our shop! We offer 20% discount on EVERYTHING*!
We usually don’t give any discounts except for some leftover items in our Sale Section. So this is a unique chance for you to get all your favorite items plus Christmas gifts for friends and family!
If you are not familiar with “Black Friday”, this is the biggest shopping day in the USA and all shops offer lots of discounts. We thought we will join in to make sure everyone gets their Christmas wish 🙂

To get 20% discount on your order, please type in the coupon code “BlackFriday2010” during checkout. This offer is only valid until Friday 26th, 23:59pm Pacific Time!
Do your Christmas Shopping NOW!!!

*except shipping

HUGE Black Friday SALE

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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