We’ve got more new and kawaii squishies in our shop!

We know how much you love kawaii squishies which is why we’ve been busy getting more into our store for you! Check out the latest Sumikkogurashi squishies we have with the shy animals, lovely and slow rising Cafe De N food squishies as well as colorful Sammy the Patissier squishies that are slow rising too! Which squishy here is your favorite?

New Cafe De N squishies

New Cafe De N squishies

New Sammy the Patissier and Summikogurashi squishies

New Sammy the Patissier and Summikogurashi squishies

cute light brown bun brown icing squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute light brown bun brown icing squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute pink bun white icing squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute pink bun white icing squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute pink croissant squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute pink croissant squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute plain pink mini bun squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute plain pink mini bun squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute plain light cream color mini bun squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute plain light cream color mini bun squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute pink cornet custard filling squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute pink cornet custard filling squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute brown cornet strawberry filling squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute brown cornet strawberry filling squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute brown cornet chocolate filling squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute brown cornet chocolate filling squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute brown strawberry tart squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute brown strawberry tart squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute pink strawberry tart squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute pink strawberry tart squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute strawberry tart squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute strawberry tart squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

light cream duck foot shape rainbow cake squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

light cream duck foot shape rainbow cake squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

brown duck foot shape rainbow cake squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

brown duck foot shape rainbow cake squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

pink duck foot shape rainbow cake squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

pink duck foot shape rainbow cake squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute Sumikkogurashi shy lizard squishy

cute Sumikkogurashi shy lizard squishy

cute Sumikkogurashi shy penguin squishy

cute Sumikkogurashi shy penguin squishy

cute Sumikkogurashi shy bear squishy

cute Sumikkogurashi shy bear squishy

cute Sumikkogurashi shy cat squishy

cute Sumikkogurashi shy cat squishy

cute Sumikkogurashi shy cutlet squishy

cute Sumikkogurashi shy cutlet squishy

Cycling All The Way

The end of May to just before the end of June is Bicycling Month. If you’ve ever ridden a bike before, you’ll know it’s one of those activities that takes a bit of practise but once mastered, provides a lot of joy and acts as a great form of exercise. Check out some of our favorite bicycled related items such as fabrics and tapes. If you’re a biking enthusiast, make sure to carry around a bottle of water with you at all times to keep yourself hydrated. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered with some of our fun bottles right here!

 

light cream pink bear bicycle heart panel fabric StudioE 'Puffy Teddy'

light cream pink bear bicycle heart panel fabric StudioE ‘Puffy Teddy’

stripe pink purple bicycle house tree fabric by StudioE 'Around Town'

stripe pink purple bicycle house tree fabric by StudioE ‘Around Town’

pink cute bicycle house tree fabric by StudioE 'Around Town'

pink cute bicycle house tree fabric by StudioE ‘Around Town’

white big bicycle colorful flower double border fabric by Henry Glass

white big bicycle colorful flower double border fabric by Henry Glass

light purple cute bicycle mini flower fabric by StudioE 'Around Town'

light purple cute bicycle mini flower fabric by StudioE ‘Around Town’

colorful bicycle flower dot stripe pattern fabric by Henry Glass

colorful bicycle flower dot stripe pattern fabric by Henry Glass

white small colorful bicycle fabric by Timeless Treasures

white small colorful bicycle fabric by Timeless Treasures

brown black French Cats bicycle cork coaster from Japan

brown black French Cats bicycle cork coaster from Japan

orange panda fruit house Masking Tape deco tape

orange panda fruit house Masking Tape deco tape

cute deer flamingo mail Masking Tape deco tape

cute deer flamingo mail Masking Tape deco tape

super thin sport fitness hobby paper mini deco tape by Prime Nakamura

super thin sport fitness hobby paper mini deco tape by Prime Nakamura

cute yellow cat straw plastic mug

cute yellow cat straw plastic mug

cream red top Little Red Riding Hood Thermo bottle from Japan 220ml

cream red top Little Red Riding Hood Thermo bottle from Japan 220ml

Sumikkogurashi Thermo bottle from Japan 350ml

Sumikkogurashi Thermo bottle from Japan 350ml

purple polka dot Thermo bottle from Japan 200ml

purple polka dot Thermo bottle from Japan 200ml

 black ninja doll Thermo bottle from Japan

black ninja doll Thermo bottle from Japan

white French Cats face Thermo bottle from Japan

white French Cats face Thermo bottle from Japan

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

Happy Garlic Day!

It’s Garlic Day today (yes that’s actually a thing)! Garlic has been a must-have in many yummy food dishes from pasta to curry, all over the globe. Not only does it make food taste delicious, it also has numerous health benefits too such as helping to reduce cholesterol and heal wounds. For your garlic preparation needs, we’ve compiled some of our handiest bento accessories in this post, alongside some useful cutlery you can use to help you dig into some delicious, garlic-infused food! Don’t forget to check out our bento boxes to help keep that yummy food warm!

Here’s some fun Garlic trivia to mark this special day:

1. Brides in the time of Ancient Greece would carry bouquets of garlic, not flowers!

2. China is the biggest producer of garlic.

3. The use of garlic for its health benefits goes back all the way to the time of the ancient Egyptians.

4. There are over 300 varieties of garlic!

5. The name of the US state, Chicago, is actually derived from the Indian word for garlic, ‘Chicagaoua’.

Are you a fan of this flavorful food?

cream color cat paw print design bento stirrer spoon turner kitchen utensil

cream color cat paw print design bento stirrer spoon turner kitchen utensil

pink cat design bento stirrer spoon turner kitchen utensil

pink cat design bento stirrer spoon turner kitchen utensil

green frog design bento spatula turner kitchen utensil

green frog design bento spatula turner kitchen utensil

blue dog design bento spatula turner kitchen utensil

blue dog design bento spatula turner kitchen utensil

Rilakkuma pink bento rice paddle spoon kitchen utensil by San-X

Rilakkuma pink bento rice paddle spoon kitchen utensil by San-X

Rilakkuma yellow bento rice paddle spoon kitchen utensil by San-X

Rilakkuma yellow bento rice paddle spoon kitchen utensil by San-X

Rilakkuma yellow bento ladle spoon kitchen utensil by San-X

Rilakkuma yellow bento ladle spoon kitchen utensil by San-X

Rilakkuma yellow bento spatula turner kitchen utensil by San-X

Rilakkuma yellow bento spatula turner kitchen utensil by San-X

Chocolate Pocky Chopsticks set

Chocolate Pocky Chopsticks set

black purple cat paw print ceramic spoon by Decole

black purple cat paw print ceramic spoon by Decole

cream brown black spot cat paw print ceramic spoon by Decole

cream brown black spot cat paw print ceramic spoon by Decole

rose pink cat bento chopsticks by Kamio from Japan

rose pink cat bento chopsticks by Kamio from Japan

white French cats Bento chopsticks from Japan

white French cats Bento chopsticks from Japan

black ninja doll Bento chopsticks from Japan

black ninja doll Bento chopsticks from Japan

dark brown Sumikkogurashi shy animals Bento Chopsticks

dark brown Sumikkogurashi shy animals Bento Chopsticks

black Sumikkogurashi shy animals Bento Chopsticks

black Sumikkogurashi shy animals Bento Chopsticks

cute pink deer apple Rilakkuma bear Bento Box lunch box

cute pink deer apple Rilakkuma bear Bento Box lunch box

pink Shinzi Katoh Little Red Riding Hood Bento Box Lunch Box from Japan

pink Shinzi Katoh Little Red Riding Hood Bento Box Lunch Box from Japan

blue Furi Furi dancing panda lacquer Bento Box lunch box Prime Nakamura

blue Furi Furi dancing panda lacquer Bento Box lunch box Prime Nakamura

sky blue and yellow Bento Box Lunch Box with stripes and clock from Japan

sky blue and yellow Bento Box Lunch Box with stripes and clock from Japan

Help us find the Sumikkogurashi!

Oh dear, those Sumikkogurashi really live up to their name. They’re so shy, they’ve hidden themselves somewhere in our office! Can you help us find these cute San-X critters in the picture below? We need your help locating the shy penguin, cat, bear, cutlet and lizard. Click on the image for a larger view!

Check out the new plush toys we have to know who to look for. Plus check out more fun San-X plush toys we have available (we have included a few in this post below the Sumikkogurashi to give you an idea, such as cute cats and Korilakkuma!).

Can you find the shy penguin, cat, bear, cutlet and lizard?

Can you find the shy penguin, cat, bear, cutlet and lizard?

mini Sumikkogurashi lizard cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi lizard cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cat cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cat cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi bear cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi bear cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cutlet cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cutlet cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi penguin cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi penguin cute plush charm by San-X

cute small blue bird animal plush toy

cute small blue bird animal plush toy

cute small white brown black cat animal plush toy

cute small white brown black cat animal plush toy

cute small black white cat animal plush toy

cute small black white cat animal plush toy

cute small black cat animal red collar plush toy

cute small black cat animal red collar plush toy

cute small grey cat animal plush toy

cute small grey cat animal plush toy

cute small light brown cat animal plush toy

cute small light brown cat animal plush toy

black cat animal kitty bed bird clover plush toy

black cat animal kitty bed bird clover plush toy

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear with pink wrap flower toy

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear with pink wrap flower toy

It’s St. Patrick’s Day!

This a day on which many individuals celebrate Irish culture with special events, food and parades. A signature color on St. Patrick’s Day is green and you may see plenty of shamrock decorations around too! We recently got new bento accessories in green with clovers which can be used for this special day (but they can also be used any other day too!). We also have super cute stationery with these lucky leaves. Let’s have a green/clover filled post for today and for those of you who celebrate, we at modes wish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

clover bento box tissue papers

clover bento box tissue papers

clover bento box food sandwich wrapping papers

clover bento box food sandwich wrapping papers

clover food picks forks for Bento Box Lunch Box

clover food picks forks for Bento Box Lunch Box

cute clovers stirrer for drinks Utensils

cute clovers stirrer for drinks Utensils

cute clovers spoons for Bento Box Lunch Box Utensils

cute clovers spoons for Bento Box Lunch Box Utensils

cute clovers forks for Bento Box Lunch Box Utensils

cute clovers forks for Bento Box Lunch Box Utensils

cute clover bento lunch box paper cups

cute clover bento lunch box paper cups

panda clover rabbit flower bento candy bags from Japan

panda clover rabbit flower bento candy bags from Japan

flower and clover Baran set divider sheets Bento Box Lunch Box

flower and clover Baran set divider sheets Bento Box Lunch Box

silicone band bento box set rabbit bear cloverleaf flower

silicone band bento box set rabbit bear cloverleaf flower

cloverleaf bee bug food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

cloverleaf bee bug food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

green Sumikkogurashi pencil shy animals meadow clover San-X

green Sumikkogurashi pencil shy animals meadow clover San-X

white Sumikkogurashi pencil shy animals meadow clover San-X

white Sumikkogurashi pencil shy animals meadow clover San-X

white Iiwaken dog pencil clover glitter San-X

white Iiwaken dog pencil clover glitter San-X

beige Geo Pop green circle canvas fabric Robert Kaufman USA

beige Geo Pop green circle canvas fabric Robert Kaufman USA

green fabric with square design Michael Miller

green fabric with square design Michael Miller

light green Michael Miller fabric Ta Dot with green dots

light green Michael Miller fabric Ta Dot with green dots

forest green Michael Miller fabric Ta Dot with white dots

forest green Michael Miller fabric Ta Dot with white dots

New charming San-X items!

We’ve got a lot of lovely new items in our store from San-X! These include some of your favorite characters such as Sumikkogurashi shy animals, Rilakkuma and Iiwaken! Take a look at our latest cellphone accessories and plush toys with these wonderful and quirky characters who can bring a smile to anyone’s face. You can add these items to your phones, bags, lunch boxes and more. They also make great gift ideas!

Mini San-X Sumikkogurashi cutlet food charm cellphone strap

Mini San-X Sumikkogurashi cutlet food charm cellphone strap

Mini San-X Sumikkogurashi bear food charm cellphone strap

Mini San-X Sumikkogurashi bear food charm cellphone strap

cute Rilakkuma bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma Kiiroitori chick plush charm

cute Rilakkuma Kiiroitori chick plush charm

cute small beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar sitting

cute small beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar sitting

cute small black Iiwaken Kurosuke dog plush toy with collar

cute small black Iiwaken Kurosuke dog plush toy with collar

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

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