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Sometimes you find a store where you can easily spend hours perusing all of the beautiful things for sale. For me, this perfectly describes, Kawaii for You. I think I could find a gift for almost anyone I know in store (well, all the children and women anyway, there is no hardware, fishing gear or automotive stuff, so that rules out most of the menfolk!) and it will definitely be one place I will be going for stocking fillers and gift items for Christmas (yes, I am thinking about being organised this year).
Run by Christine, a Brisbane based mother of three, Kawaii for You came from a desire for work flexibility, allowing her to spend time with her children, and a love of anything cute from Japan, hence the name – ‘kawaii’ is the Japanese word for cute. Says Christine,
“I was fortunate to stumble upon the work of Japanese Zakka artist, Shinzi Katoh, and I totally fell in love with his work and the range of products produced from his gorgeous designs. ‘Zakka’ is a term that refers to anything that improves your home, life and outlook. I’ve since found many other brands that are just as irresistible, some from other parts of the world but all of which have been inspired by Japanese animation.
I created Kawaii for You in January of this year when I realised there really wasn’t many of these gorgeous products available here in Australia. The thing I love the most about the products I sell is they’re not only for kids but for anyone looking for something cute and a bit different.”
And here is a little selection, to whet your appetite…
Left: 3 piece Nesting Suitcase Sets – available in four colours/designs, each representing a classic fairytale – Snow White, the Musicians of Bremen, Alice in Wonderland and Little Red Riding Hood. Cute storage for a child’s bedroom or playroom.
Middle: 4 piece Containers/Lunch Pack – Snow White – This lunch pack/container set from designer Shinzi Katoh is part of his Snow White collection. Too cute for lunch, I could see these on my desk holding my paperclips and thumbtacks! Sets available in a range of designs.
Right: Photo Album – Red Hood – with three different designs available, this has to be the cutest way to store your memories.
New in store…
Left: Little Red Stamp Set – I can think of so many uses for these seven little stamps. By Decole, a gorgeous Japanese brand which is difficult to find outside of Japan.
Middle: 2 Deck Bento/Lunch Box – This 2 deck lunch box from designer Shinzi Katoh is part of the ‘Someday, I’ll find you’ collection. Check out the entire range of lunch and bento boxes here.
Right: Chalkboard Wall Sticker – Kokeshi Doll – The Kokeshi Doll chalkboard wall stickers are perfect decorations for kids of all sizes. Completely removable (though not re-positionable), these chalkboard stickers can be drawn on with chalk and then wiped clean with a damp cloth.
And my picks…
Left: Ring Notebook ‘Flying’ – I am still a traditionalist at heart, with old fashioned paper notebooks full of ideas and lists. I just can’t seem to get the idea of moving it all online and who would want to with this gorgeous range of notebooks and memo pads. I love the message on this one, ‘I would like to travel somewhere unknown…’
Middle: Dragonfly wall decals – I see a set of these on the wall in our playroom, sitting just above our bright red couch.
Right: Deco Tape – I see many rolls of deco tape in my creative future
One lucky Childhood 101 reader will win a $30 voucher to spend in the Kawaii for You online store (postage not included). To enter, simply visit Kawaii for You and have a good look around. Then pop back here and leave a comment on this post telling me how you will spend your $30 if you win.
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