Most Wanted!

Most Wanted: Totoro Plush Chair

Posted on September 23, 2016 by

totoro sofa

Anyone got a spare $200 because I really need one of these plush Totoro sofa chairs! We’re all jealous of Mei in My Neighbour Totoro when she gets to have a Totoro nap and now you can lounge around on him yourself.

totoro sofa

It’s big enough for adults and super soft and cuddly so if you’ve got the cash, head over to J-List and be the envy of everyone.

Cute Shop Alert!, Sales & Discounts

Your Kawaii Submissions – September

Posted on September 22, 2016 by

A few more picks from the SCK submissions folder.

jiji kiki

Ji Ji Kiki are having a big clear out ready for new things so there are loads of bargains to be had! You can get up to 70% off jewellery, bags, dresses, prints, plushies and more.

donut ghosts

If you liked Kumapop’s Donut Ghost pins that we featured recently, you can also get a free set of matching stickers for iMessage. Just update your iPhone to iOS 10 and search in the App Store, or use the links above.

lovemeow

If you think subscription boxes don’t have enough cats in them, then you should try out Love Meow as they have a cat-themed box full of kawaii plush, stationery and more. They also sell some cute cat prints and stationery.

planet cute shop

Planet Cute sell a quirky range of craft kits, character goods, handmade gifts and colouring books with lots of cat, food and pop culture themes. Get 10% off your first order with the code THANKYOU,

giant robot

Giant Robot have added lots of fun Japan-inspired enamel pins to their shop plus some robots of course. Check out the rest of the shop too for art, vinyl toys, comics and much more.

Are you cute shop owner or maker? Why not submit your shop and we might feature you next month!

Giveaways

Modes4U Squishies Giveaway

Posted on September 21, 2016 by

We’ve got a new giveaway with Modes4U, who sell a huge range of kawaii stationery, plushies, accessories, kitchenware, fabric and..squishies!

modes4u squishies giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a set of six food squishies from the best-selling Cafe de N collection including tomato & cheese baguette, chocolate-covered banana, croissant, strawberry roll cake, cupcake and ice cream cone. They almost look good enough to eat and come with ball chains to hang on your bag.

modes4u

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win. Confused by Rafflecopter? Here’s a great guide.

PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING:

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  • This giveaway is open worldwide.

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The giveaway closes on Tuesday 4th October and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

Let's Go Shopping!

Pack Your Cute Bag

Posted on September 20, 2016 by

I’ve got a soft spot for cute bags and probably own one for every occasion. These days I find myself reaching for my tote bag (with kitten print ^_^) often, as it’s so easy to carry around. With this in mind I’ve made a selection of bags that are both kawaii and practical. I hope you’ll see something to your liking!

Asian Cute {Kawaii Clothing}

This fluffy rabbit bag will hold your essentials and you could even use it as a power-nap pillow ;)

tokyo otaku mode

I’m a fan of the Osumashi Poo-chan collection at Tokyo Otaku Mode and really like their cute cat bag. It will hold a good amount of items, but you can also check out the backpacks section if you are looking for something roomier.

j-list

How sweet is this Neko Atsume bag and pouch set? The bag can hold a notebook and the small pouch fits into the head-shaped front pocket! You can order it using AmazonGlobal.

modes4u

Modes4u offers a nice selection of kawaii bags, including this Sumikko Gurashi handbag. It’s a smaller bag with some tiny inner-and outer pockets. You could use it to bring your lunch or other essentials with you, oh and it’s on sale right now (^_^).

CDJapan

In Japan you can buy magazines/mooks that come with a bag. These bags are often made in collaboration with high-end (fashion) brands at an affordable price. The bag books, such as this bright bag set from Grand Ground, are available at CD Japan.

Kawaii Reviews

Yozo Craft Stationery Review

Posted on September 19, 2016 by

yozocraft

One of the toughest things about running SCK is all the cute products I see that I want to buy! Yozo Craft have been one of our oldest sponsors and looking through their site for things to feature ended up with me making my own purchase. Here’s a look at what I bought.

yozocraft

This pretty notebook is what pushed me into ordering as I haven’t seen it anywhere else. The muted colours, mountain and hydrangeas reminded me so strongly of my most recent Japan trip and I thought it would be perfect for planning out my next Japan book and future trips. Even cooler, it’s bound with string and includes both white and black paper so I can also use my metallic paints. There are 4 notebooks in this series and I kind of wish I’d got the others too as they’re only $4.99 each.

yozocraft

Since I was ordering, I also got a couple of Mindwave sticker packs that were on my wishlist. Carrying on the Japan theme is this Mt Fuji set that has a textured washi style finish. There’s a whole series of them with lucky cats, Buddhas, onigiri, sushi and more, but I was very drawn to the worried looking Fujis. You get 50 stickers in ten designs and the packaging is really cute too.

yozocraft

And who can resist Mr Cheese! He’s a slice of American cheese with a bit of a Gudetama influence, lazily flopping over bread and burgers or snoozing inside gratins and cheesecake. All the designs are hilarious and you get 70 stickers so I can share some of the extras.

yozocraft

Overall, I was pleased with my order. Shipping is quite slow, but affordable, and everything arrived in perfect condition. Yozo Craft have a huge range of stationery, stickers, washi tape, craft supplies and zakka so I’m sure I’ll be ordering again.

(While Yozo Craft currently advertise on SCK, this is not a sponsored post and products were purchased with my own money. All photos are my own.)