I’m always spotting cute ads for Hip Hop Candy around the web and this time I actually clicked over to have a look. And then wondered why I had left it so long! Hip Hop Candy makes kawaii jewellery, stationery and accessories from her own illustrations and has some super cute characters.
Browsing through the huge selection, it’s like ticking off a big list of kawaii joy – cupcakes, pandas, bunnies, sushi and lollipops are all present and correct and they sit happily alongside some less celebrated cuteness like koalas and tigers. Take a look!
Updated 2020: This shop is now closed – have a look at Our Favourite Kawaii Artists, Designers & Makers instead.
(We get occasional messages about Olivia and Hip Hop Candy – we are not in contact and, as far as we know, she is no longer sharing or selling her artwork online)
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.