Post your modes4u pictures on our flickr group

One more way to share your stuff with the world. This week we created a modes4u flickr group and hope you guys will like and use it. Feel free to upload your photos and videos that are connected to modes4u.com such as pictures/videos of products that you bought in our shop or of stuff that you made using our items. We love to see what you like and what you do with our products. For you our flickr group is a great opportunity to share your creativity and interests with the world. Furthermore we also publish the material from that group on our channels such as the blogs or Facebook. And uploading your pictures and videos is super easy.

How to upload photos and videos to the modes4u flickr group:

1. Join our flickr group on http://www.flickr.com/groups/modes4u/
2. Sign in by using your yahoo ID, Facebook or Google. If you don’t have a flickr account yet, you can create one easily for free.
3. Click “Add photos” on our group site to choose pictures from your photostream or upload new ones to your account if you haven’t done that yet.
4. Make your selection and click “Add to group” (possible for 6 photos at a time)
5. Our administrator has to approve your photos and videos. Once this happened your photos will be shown on our group page.

We are looking forward to seing lots of kawaii pics and videos on this channel.

You can post your pics and videos on our modes4u flickr group

You can post your pics and videos on our modes4u flickr group

Just join the group and upload your stuff - it is super easy

Just join the group and upload your stuff - it is super easy

Photographer Interviews

We are looking for a photographer for our company at the moment because we have so many new products coming in almost daily and we have trouble catching up with taking photos of all of them. Therefore, we decided to hire a photographer who will be lucky to take photos of cute products all day long. Who doesn’t want such job? I would definitely do it if I wouldn’t be so busy with other things in our company. We will be busy interviewing candidates all day long. Keeping our fingers crossed that we will find someone quick.

some of the products waiting to have their photo taken

some of the products waiting to have their photo taken

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

Instyle Magazine contacted us

Today we were contacted by the German Instyle magazine asking us if we allow them to publish some of our deco tapes in their magazine.What a question! Of course! 😉 We just sent them some high resolution pictures so they can use them and don’t need to take pictures themselves. Let’s hope they are really going to use our tapes in one of their coming editions. We are SO EXCITED 😉

Instyle Magazine contacted us 1

German Instyle Magazine

New ‘About us’ page

We updated our ‘About us‘ page on our shop because we haven’t uploaded any new pictures for a while. We now have all staff pictures included + some pictures of our office and warehouse. I hope you like the photos and the little insight into our company. Our office is actually getting really crowded now, I guess we need to move to a new office in a couple of months because we are getting more and more items and we need lots of space to store them. Here is the link to our new page: About us

New 'About us' page 1

our office

Expanding our warehouse space

We ordered some more shelves for our office so we can expand our warehouse space and stock more products. We totally ran out of space and had to get more shelves. I took some pictures to show how hard we worked today 😉

Expanding our warehouse space 1

the first few new shelves are standing

Expanding our warehouse space 2

we plan to expand our fabric section

Expanding our warehouse space 3

all Kutsuwa products (DIY clay sets) got their own shelves

Expanding our warehouse space 4

after we finished: the fabrics have more space now and we are ready to receive the next fabric orders 🙂

Expanding our warehouse space 5

more space for our Kokka fabric bolts

Expanding our warehouse space 6

part of our stock + the packing area

Expanding our warehouse space 7

me working on my desk (on the left side is Pui Chi, my sister-in-law who was making buttons in that moment)

Trip to Japan – Day 1

Today we left for Tokyo, Japan in the morning and arrived there in the afternoon. We booked a hotel near the main train station Shinjuku. The reason why we chose this hotel was that we wanted to have a very convenient located hotel so we could explore Tokyo easily. It was our first trip to Japan and we were very excited. I don’t want to write too much, but show you our trip in pictures:

our hotel room in Shinjuku. The hotel was really nice, but hotel rooms in Tokyo are very small.

our hotel room in Shinjuku. The hotel was really nice, but hotel rooms in Tokyo are very small.

after our arrival we went to the nearby shopping mall Takashimaya Times Square

after our arrival we went to the nearby shopping mall Takashimaya Times Square

First we checked out Tokyu Hands which we heard a lot about before

First we checked out Tokyu Hands which we heard a lot about before

Tokyu Hands had some really cute bento boxes

Tokyu Hands had some really cute bento boxes

they also had a huge collection of cute stamps

they also had a huge collection of cute stamps

after our shopping we went to have our first Tokyo sushi dinner. We love eating sushi in Hong Kong.

after our shopping we went to have our first Tokyo sushi dinner. We love eating sushi in Hong Kong.

the sushi was SO good, we were surprised that it could be so much better than Hong Kong. I even like sea urchin (the yellow thing in the left corner of the box)

the sushi was SOOO good, we were surprised that it could be so much better than Hong Kong. I even like sea urchin (the yellow thing in the left corner of the box)

our sushi chef, he made us some really delicious sushi and we were even more excited to be in Tokyo.

our sushi chef, he made us some really delicious sushi and we were even more excited to be in Tokyo.

We have a Facebook Fan Page

We now have a Fan Page on Facebook too. On this page we present new products, offer special offers only for our Facebook Fans (discounts, free gifts and more) and keep our customers updated. Additional we publish all our product pictures there, even if they are already sold out. You can comment on these pictures to show us which items we should restock. Click on the pic “Find us on Facebook”, you will be redirected to our Facebook page and you can become a Fan there. From now on you will be the first being informed about offers and news from us.

facebook

All products online

It took a while to upload all our new products but finally all our products are online. It is so much work until they are finally online. Here is an idea of what we have to do:

1. Check quantity
2. Take photos
3. Put them in our Database
4. Write German descriptions and measure items
5. Upload Products to Shop
6. Write English descriptions
7. Finished

Big Project finally finished

Today we finally finished our big “photo editing” project. We decided a few weeks ago to edit all our existing product photos to make them look more professional. I employed a part time student to do the job for us. He was able to edit all of them within a few weeks. It’s such a big improvement, looking at the pictures now, they look so much better. It was a big project including a couple hundred of photos but now it’s finally done. Thanks to Alan (photographer) and Markus (editor) for their help!

Coming up next: Taking pictures of all our new products we just received and editing them as well. Will be lots of work again but I will get some help from some students again.