Kawaii Artists

Simona Candini Interview

Posted on October 1, 2015 by

I am a fan of Simona Candini’s art. I am lucky enough to own a few pieces. I recently interviewed her about art, inspiration and living in Italy. I hope you enjoy it.

Simona Candini

How long have you considered yourself an artist?

I’ve actually considered myself an artist since I was a little child. In school, drawing was my favorite activity and often I preferred to stay at home and draw than going out and playing with the other kids. I guess I started to consider myself a professional artist though, only when I started to get recognition by the public and earn a living from my work.

Where do you find inspiration for your art?

I can find inspiration in about everything. My own experiences, people that I meet, a song, a book, a movie…nature, and of course art is itself a great source of inspiration. I particularly love a number of Pop surreal artists and the antique art of the old masters.

Simona Candini

Your characters portray both light and dark elements – how do you find balance between the creepy and the cute?

I’m not sure where do I find this balance. I think that probably I’m very much like my art… a mix of dark and light all rolled into one. I don’t see the world black or white, there are so many gradients in between. That’s why my characters are not either good or bad, happy or sad,…but a little bit of this and that. I want my characters to be thick, to have a life of their own, and often they recur in more than one painting, like characters of a play.

Simona Candini

Besides art do you have a favorite way to express yourself?

Not really, my paintings are my main form of expression. In the past I had several creative hobbies, like polymer clay, cross-stitch… but I prefer to concentrate my focus on one thing only. Now other than painting and drawing I love to go to museums, see exhibitions, visit cities, basically I like doing things that can enrich my vision and inspire my art.

What is your favorite thing about living in Italy?

Italy has a wide variety of situations, so I can only speak about my city. Bologna is a small city, you can find just about everything that you need, but it’s not too dispersive. That’s why I like it. I like the down town dimension, the possibility of wandering around without having to take the car, having everything at a walking distance. Also I love the fact that other beautiful cities are close to Bologna and you don’t have to cover huge distances to make a nice road-trip and go to see awesome museums, galleries or other cool things. I also love visiting castles and we have plenty around here.

Thank you very much for this interview, it’s been a pleasure to me. I want to take this chance to thank everybody that believe in my art, that support me with their love and all the people that inspires me to create. Much love to you all.

Simona Candini

Find more of Simona Candini’s work on her website or Etsy shop.


Fuzzballs T-Shirt & Necklace Giveaway

Posted on September 30, 2015 by

Time for a new giveaway from The Fuzzballs, a group of round kawaii animals who feature in their own web comic as well as on a range of cute clothing and accessories.

fuzzballs giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a t-shirt in your choice of size, design and colour + a $10 gift voucher. There will also be a second winner, who will receive a necklace of their choice in a gift box + a $5 gift voucher. Two chances to win!

fuzzballs shirts

Here’s a look at at a few of the shirts you could be choosing from, with more being added soon.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win. PLEASE check you are answering the question in your comment, or ALL your entries will be disqualified.

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The giveaway closes on Tuesday 13th October and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

Please Note:

  • By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Follow the rules or we’ll disqualify all your entries – we do check!
  • No giveaway accounts (eg. a Twitter account you only use for giveaways)
  • This giveaway is open worldwide.
Most Wanted!

Most Wanted: Bunnies Print at Teacup Piranha

Posted on September 29, 2015 by


Bunnies are my favourite animal and I’m always looking for cute new art to add to my collection. I spotted this super cute print at Teacup Piranha recently and it’s gone straight on my wishlist. It’s such a calming colour scheme and look at all those cute bunnies! You’ll also find prints with cats and dogs, plus lots of fan art including some familiar Ghibli characters. Check it all out on Etsy.


Cute Shop Alert!

Mind Wave Stickers at Sugar Hui

Posted on September 28, 2015 by

Despite spending my days hunting up super kawaii things to share with you, I usually manage to restrain myself from buying anything. Mind Wave stickers are my absolute weakness though – they’re so hilarious and affordable. I came across a huge selection at Sugar Hui on Etsy and here’s my favourites.


I bought these ghosts instantly, almost entirely because of that ghost ice cube in a glass, but there are so many amazing things going on here.


These sticker flakes are called musha musha panda which appears to translate as chomp chomp panda and they are indeed chomping their way through a whole menu of cute food.


A whole sheet of kitties in mugs, glasses, pots, boxes and cupcakes!


These stickers feature all your favourite fairytale characters including Alice, Snow White, Red Riding Hood and Hansel & Gretel.


And finally, some puffy bunny stickers that show exactly what it’s like here in the UK. Kind of…

Check out the full range of Mind Wave stickers, or there’s literally thousands of other stickers, tape, charms and more at Sugar Hui.

Fashion & Beauty

Cute and Colorful Socks

Posted on September 25, 2015 by

I wear all black – I joke that I am allergic to any other color. However I have a confession: I often rock colorful socks! Here are some cute sock picks I have to share.


Make hanging around fun with these knee high sloth socks from Sock Dreams.


Polkadots & bows – a winning combo in these ankle socks from Sourpuss.


You know how I love cat printed anything – these cat socks from Etsy would totally fit in with my feral fashion.


Colorful candy heart print socks from Socks4Life make getting dressed sweet.

herbivore clothing

If these gorilla and kitty BFF socks from Herbivore Clothing don’t melt your heart, I do not know what will.


Birthday Giveaway Winner

Posted on September 24, 2015 by

Sorry for the delay – I’ve not been too well this week, but let’s find out which lucky 3 people have won a prize in our birthday giveaway.


Before I announce the winners, an important notice about future giveaways. Please read this.

We try to make the giveaways as fair as possible, by offering multiple ways to enter and changing those up for different social media sites, but a lot of you are not reading the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget! Every giveaway this year, I have had to disqualify the first 1-5 people chosen, usually because their comment doesn’t answer the set question. Already, a good percentage of the comments on the Modes4U giveaway don’t tell us your favourite product on the Modes4U website and you would be disqualified if you’re picked as the winner.

Don’t ruin your chances – we want you to win! Read the Rafflecopter instructions before leaving your comment and if you do forget to include something, you can leave another comment adding the information – go do it now! Don’t forget that we check all the other entries too, so make sure you have tweeted that link or pinned that image too.

Okay, lecture over. The main winner, who gets that pile of surprise kawaii is…

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Congratulations to Sarah!

I also picked 2 runners-up at random from the comments and the little banana plushies go to Judith Chen and Amber. Check your inboxes for how to claim your prizes or email giveaways@supercutekawaii.com

Thanks for all your ideas and suggestions for future giveaway prizes too – I can’t promise anything, but I’ll see what we can do :)


Modes4u Christmas Iwako Erasers Giveaway

Posted on September 23, 2015 by

Time for a new giveaway and we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves with a super cute Christmas prize from Modes4u.


Maybe you’re not thinking about Christmas yet (though I’ll take a cute snowman any time of year), but the lucky winner will receive a pack of thirteen Iwako erasers from the Christmas collection, so you’ll also be able to save a few to gift to your friends.



Here’s a closer look at them all – too cute! To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win. PLEASE check you are answering the question in your comment, or ALL your entries will be disqualified.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway closes on Tuesday 6th October and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

PS. I’m not feeling too well this week, so you’ll have to wait a little longer to find out who won our birthday giveaway. Watch this space :)

Please Note:

  • By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Follow the rules or we’ll disqualify all your entries – we do check!
  • No giveaway accounts (eg. a Twitter account you only use for giveaways)
  • This giveaway is open worldwide.
Let's Go Shopping!

Let’s go Mushroom Hunting

Posted on September 22, 2015 by

Nothing says autumn like mushrooms, so I picked some cute ones for you to forage.

Momo Kitty Creations

Momo Kitty Creations really makes the most cutest mushroom charms! You can find more species at her Etsy shop.

Mama Mayberry’s

Discover this sweet plush mushroom and other toadstools at Mama Mayberry’s.

Tofu Cute

These rare smiling mushrooms are hiding at Tofu Cute. The letter paper contains funny phrases such as “I am a little mushroom boy”, and “My house is in the forest and everyone can come to play”.

Mind Wave

I’ve got this Mind Wave sticker sack filled with fungi at home and really enjoy the characters. You can forage it at Kawaii Shop Japan and Kawaii Stickers 4 You.


The colourful mushroom from Sugar Hotel at Artbox comes in various shapes, such as a pin badges, notebooks and cushions. Which one would you like to pick?

Cute Shop Alert!

Rilakkuma Shop Plushies

Posted on September 21, 2015 by

I love seeing all the weird and wonderful new Rilakkuma plushies, but usually we either have to wait ages for them to arrive over here, or pay huge prices on eBay. I came across Rilakkuma Shop recently, which sells authentic new plush from Japan via Singapore with very affordable shipping worldwide. Let’s look at some of the amazing things on sale.

rilakkuma halloween

We are already gearing up for Halloween here at SCK and pumpkin plushies are available for pre-order.

rilakkuma panda

I’m still waiting impatiently for the Panda series to be more widely available. This panda plush is adorable and available now.

rilakkuma bread

Stuffed inside various kinds of bread? Sure, why not.

rilakkuma birthday cake

If you’ve got £200 to spare, what better way to spend it than on a huge plushie Rilakkuma birthday cake?


They also sell lots of Sumikko Gurashi including this amazing sushi set.

It’s not all pricey stuff though – there are plush from under £4 and lots of cute stationery, plus lucky draw items. Check it all out at Rilakkuma Shop.

Super Cute Sites

Sunday Links

Posted on September 20, 2015 by

Another batch of cute links to distract you from the end of the weekend.


Hello Kitty Junkie has a post on Sanrio’s amazing new pet range, which includes tiny backpacks for your dog and these adorable costumes. Check out the video below.