Tokyo Trip: Creativity on Display

When wrapping up their trip to Tokyo, modeS4u’s Managing Director and IT Manager, Sandra and Alan, came across the works of some very talented designers who work with DIY products.  The first artist, Kuroda Tsubasa, uses pom poms to create realistic looking cats and dogs! The second artist is Nakayama Midori, who uses felt to also create very realistic furry friends. Check out some fun images of their work here!

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Tokyo Trip: Kawaii Monster Cafe

Continuing with their trip to Tokyo, Sandra and Alan (modeS4u’s Managing Director and IT Manager respectively) also took a look at the incredibly colorful Kawaii Monster Cafe, which features some of the most creative and wackiest interior design we’ve ever seen! Many of the cafe’s displays looked like giant dessert figurines, whilst the walls were adorned with colorful macarons. There were amazing flower structures along the booths too! Check out some amazing pictures right here.

Incredible displays

Incredible displays

Very creative designs!

Very creative designs!

So much color everywhere!

So much color everywhere!

Even the food is super colorful!

Even the food is super colorful!

What a creative burger!

What a creative burger!

More stunning displays

More stunning displays

A dessert that looks too good to eat!

A dessert that looks too good to eat!

This dessert is so much fun to look at!

This dessert is so much fun to look at!

Those are the biggest macarons we've ever seen

Those are the biggest macarons we’ve ever seen

A very creative design here!

A very creative design here!

Really fun booth designs

Really fun booth designs

Color and creativity

Color and creativity

What do you think of the designs here?

What do you think of the designs here?

Wow!

Wow!

Tokyo Trip: Squishies Galore!

During their trip to Japan earlier this year, Sandra and Alan (modeS4u’s Managing Director and IT Manager respectively), stopped by shops to check out some of the newest squishies available! From colorful Hello Kitty squishies to Cafe de N ones, it was certainly a visual treat to see all those squishies at once. Check out some fun pictures here!

Hello Kitty and Sanrio squishies on display

Hello Kitty and Sanrio squishies on display

Fun food squishies

Fun food squishies

A panda squishy

A panda squishy

A penguin squishy

A penguin squishy

Funny faces!

Funny faces!

Miffy Squishies

Miffy Squishies

More fun food squishies

More fun food squishies

Food squishies everywhere!

Food squishies everywhere!

So kawaii!

So kawaii!

Sanrio squishies

Sanrio squishies

Cafe de N squishies

Cafe de N squishies

Time to win a squishy!

Time to win a squishy!

Tokyo Trip: Tokyo Hobby Show (Part 2)

Continuing with their visit to the Tokyo Hobby Show, Sandra and Alan made sure to check out as many booths as possible and wow, were there a lot of booths! This year saw more fabrics on display than in previous years. Not only were there gorgeous fabrics on show, there were also lots of arts and crafts items, colorful slime products and more. Take a look at the pictures here!

Beautiful fabric with patterns

Beautiful fabrics with patterns

Colorful fabrics

Colorful fabrics

Even more gorgeous designs

Even more gorgeous designs

Amazing 'food' made of microbead slime!

Amazing ‘food’ made of microbead slime!

Everyone's having a fun time with the microbead slime!

Everyone’s having a fun time with the microbead slime!

DIY craft supplies

DIY craft supplies

Drawing time!

Drawing time!

More stunning fabrics

More stunning fabrics

Fabrics on display

Fabrics on display

Items made with some of the fabrics on show

Items made with some of the fabrics on show

People of all ages can enjoy drawing and coloring in

People of all ages can enjoy drawing and coloring in

More artwork on show

More artwork on show

Drawing supplies

Drawing supplies

Kawaii cat toys

Kawaii cat toys

Lots of creativity on display!

Lots of creativity on display!

Tokyo Trip: Tokyo Hobby Show (Part 1)

During their recent trip to Tokyo, modeS4u’s Managing Director and IT Manager, Sandra and Alan respectively, stopped by the incredible Tokyo Hobby Show. This event was jam-packed with all manner of creative goods; it’s every DIY fan’s dream place to be! From colorful and kawaii iron-ons, to highly detailed figurines, to stunning fabrics, The Tokyo Hobby Show had it all! Check out some fun pictures of the event here.

Kawaii toys

Kawaii toys

More lovely hand-made toys

More lovely hand-made toys

Funny dog iron-ons

Funny dog iron-ons

We love all the colors shown in this picture!

We love all the colors shown in this picture!

Gorgeous figurines

Gorgeous figurines

These figurines are super detailed

These figurines are super detailed

Fabrics on display

Fabrics on display

More lovely fabrics

More lovely fabrics

Rolls of fabric

Rolls of fabric

Lots of colorful notions

Lots of colorful notions

More adorable toys

More adorable toys

Figurines on display

Figurines on display

Don't these look gorgeous?

Don’t these look gorgeous?

So creative!

So creative!

We love the incredible amount of detail in these

We love the incredible amount of detail in these

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Tokyo Trip: Meeting NIC

During their recent trip to Tokyo, Sandra and Alan (modeS4u’s Managing Director and IT Manager respectively), visited one of the biggest squishy suppliers in the world, NIC. Constantly coming up with more new squishies, NIC is well known for the lovely Cafe de N and premium Cafe de N squishies they help produce. Sandra and Alan had a chance to check out hundreds of the stunning products on display as well as speak with NIC’s design team about current and upcoming squishies. Check out some of the photos here!

 

Meeting with NIC to discuss squishies!

Meeting with NIC to discuss squishies!

Sandra, Alan and Mason with designers at NIC

Sandra, Alan and Mason with designers at NIC

An sneak-peek at an upcoming squishy!

An sneak-peek at an upcoming squishy!

Tokyo Trip: Visiting Kokka

On a recent trip to Tokyo, modeS4u’s Managing Director (Sandra) and IT Manager (Alan), stopped by the brand new office of one of our amazing suppliers, Kokka. This supplier is well known for their incredibly creative and high quality designs and their new office featured row upon row of stunning fabrics. From floral fabrics, to Echino designs, their office was awash with magnificent colors.

Talking business and checking fabrics can really work up an appetite, so the team at Kokka then took Sandra and Alan out for dinner where they all dined on world famous Wagyu beef!

Check out some of the colorful pictures here!

Echino fabric samples

Echino fabric samples

More Echino fabric samples

More Echino fabric samples

Beautiful fabrics on display

Beautiful fabrics on display

Floral and pattern fabrics

Floral and pattern fabrics

Animal designs

Animal designs

Kawaii designs

Kawaii designs

Funny food prints

Funny food prints

Cute and colorful fabrics

Cute and colorful fabrics

More gorgeous fabrics on show!

More gorgeous fabrics on show!

More animal designs

More animal designs

Alice in Wonderland designs

Alice in Wonderland designs

More floral themed fabrics

More floral themed fabrics

Time for dinner!

Time for dinner!

Wagyu beef

Wagyu beef

modeS4u visits the Quilt Festival in Tokyo

Earlier this year, Sandra Boch (Managing Director of modeS4U) and Alan Mak (IT Manager) visited the Quilt Market in Tokyo and there were just so many stunning Japanese fabrics stitched into some truly incredible projects, such as quilts, toys, displays and much more. From designs featuring gorgeous floral fabrics, to those using vibrant patterned fabric, there were many inspirational projects as far as the eye could see. Which of these projects do you like the most?

This features a vine-type design

This features a vine-type design

A beautiful shaped floral design

A beautiful shaped floral design

A stunning floral pattern creation

A stunning floral pattern creation

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

A super kawaii bag

A super kawaii bag

Floral pattern bag

Floral pattern bag

Another lovely floral pattern bag

Another lovely floral pattern bag

modeS4u visits the Quilt Festival in Tokyo (Part 1) 8

modeS4u visits the Quilt Festival in Tokyo (Part 1) 8

Fabric was used to create the garden!

Fabric was used to create the garden!

Look at the detail!

Look at the detail!

So kawaii!

So kawaii!

Very creative!

Very creative!

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Fairy tale characters

Fairy tale characters

So much detail

So much detail

Again, so much attention to detail

Again, so much attention to detail

Very cute

Very cute

A beautiful large display

A beautiful large display

More creativity on display

More creativity on display

A gorgeous design

A gorgeous design

modeS4u visits the Quilt Festival in Tokyo

Earlier this year, Sandra Boch (Managing Director of modeS4U) and Alan Mak (IT Manager) visited the Quilt Market in Tokyo and there were just so many stunning Japanese fabrics stitched into some truly incredible projects, such as quilts, toys, displays and much more. From designs featuring gorgeous floral fabrics, to those using vibrant patterned fabric, there were many inspirational projects as far as the eye could see. Which of these projects do you like the most?

This features a vine-type design

This features a vine-type design

A beautiful shaped floral design

A beautiful shaped floral design

A stunning floral pattern creation

A stunning floral pattern creation

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

A super kawaii bag

A super kawaii bag

Floral pattern bag

Floral pattern bag

Another lovely floral pattern bag

Another lovely floral pattern bag

modeS4u visits the Quilt Festival in Tokyo (Part 1) 8

modeS4u visits the Quilt Festival in Tokyo (Part 1) 8

Fabric was used to create the garden!

Fabric was used to create the garden!

Look at the detail!

Look at the detail!

So kawaii!

So kawaii!

Very creative!

Very creative!

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Fairy tale characters

Fairy tale characters

So much detail

So much detail

Again, so much attention to detail

Again, so much attention to detail

Very cute

Very cute

A beautiful large display

A beautiful large display

More creativity on display

More creativity on display

A gorgeous design

A gorgeous design

Our visit to Japan Hobby Show 2015: Part 2

When we went to the Japan Hobby Show in Tokyo earlier this year we saw lots of new stationery and decoration we really loved. We will certainly think about getting some of the articles that we don’t carry in our shop yet. Again and again we were stunned by the attention to detail with which the creators care about even the tiniest features of their little pieces of art. Especially the clay decoration we discovered looked so sensationally realistic, it was hard to believe that those were fake sweets. With so many spectacular designs to look at, it’s no wonder it made our mouth water for more of these incredible DIYs.

Some of the amazing clay sweets at the Japan Hobby Show.

Some of the amazing clay sweets at the Japan Hobby Show.

Many of the exhibits were incredibly detailed.

Many of the exhibits were incredibly detailed.

Looking really yummy. Cute clay deserts and pastries.

Looking really yummy. Cute clay deserts and pastries.

Lots of clay sauces and crafting supplies - we carry lots of them in our shop.

Lots of clay sauces and crafting supplies.

Cute construction. A spectacular house of cookies.

Cute construction. A spectacular house of cookies.

These little bears would feel home right away at modes4u.

These little bears would feel home right away at modes4u.

Everything small. These tiny decorations are a big inspiration.

Everything small. These tiny decorations are a big inspiration to us.

'Honey I shrunk the china.' Incredibly detailed tableware.

‘Honey I shrunk the china.’ Incredibly detailed tableware.

What beautiful clay flowers we found here too.

What beautiful clay flowers we found here too.

A presentation of some clay crafting at the trade show.

A presentation of some clay crafting at the trade show.

We wonder how many people asked if they can get a slice of this cake.

We wonder how many people asked if they can get a slice of this cake.

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