Friday, June 7, 2013

Where to buy Nyan Nyan Nyanko plushes (or other san-x plushes)

Since this seems to be a topic of interest I thought I'd do a post on it.

Unfortunately there isn't an easy answer to this. The best place to buy almost any Japanese collectible, including Nyan Nyan Nyanko plushes, is Yahoo! Japan auctions. They have a reasonably good selection of plushes and much lower prices than Western sites. There is also M-bok, another auction site, also with good prices but their selection isn't as good.

To purchase items from Yahoo! Japan auctions requires a shopping service (I like Noppin) which is a business that for a small fee will act as a middleman and help you purchase goods that are only available in Japan. All the steps required can be a little intimidating at first but it really isn't much more difficult than shopping on e-bay.

Speaking of e-bay...they're also a good place to find Nyanko plushes. There are usually only a few Nyan Nyan Nyanko plushes for sale at any given time but if you have patience and check daily you can find some great things. I would put eCrater in the same category as e-bay.

Then there's My Nyanko World. I haven't ordered from them so I can't give any sort of feedback as to what sort of business they are. The prices are high, for sure, but they look like they have a good selection. Anyone bought from them?

As a side note: When looking on Japanese sites for Nyan Nyan Nyanko plushes the search terms you want to use are "にゃんにゃんにゃんこ" (Nyan Nyan Nyanko) and " ぬいぐるみ" (plush).

Hope this helps! Good luck on your hunt for cute kitty plushes!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Love Moschino Porta Teddy softcase

A cute, squishy, teddy bear case for your iPhone 4/4s from Moschino. Moschino may be a high fashion brand but they make the most "kawaii" things sometimes. Too bad they're priced like a high fashion brand...

Get it here for $75(!).

Monday, April 29, 2013

Rilakkuma toilet paper roll holder

San-x puts out the strangest things sometimes. But if you're determined to cute up your entire house then you might need ("need") Rilakkuma holding your toilet paper.

Get Rilakkuma (sold out!) or Korilakkuma toilet paper roll holders for about $17 dollars.(Prior to shopping service fees since as far as I know San-x doesn't ship overseas.)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Kamio Awawa Chan wallpaper

Wallpapers from Kamio's soap bubble characters Puku Puku Awawa-chan.

More sizes available from the Kamio site.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Forever Friends wallpaper

 A few cute Forever Friends wallpapers that I found on the 'net. Two more after the jump.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Cute Book~I Am Maru

Everyone loves Maru, right? (If you aren't versed in kitty Youtube celebrities check him out here.) This darling book provides photos and stories of Maru's life and rise to fame complete with behind the scenes tidbits from mugumugu (his owner and director/producer). It's bilingual so those of us who don't speak Japanese can enjoy it too.

I found this at my local library while trying to locate Soseki Natsume's I Am a Cat and I must say I enjoyed this more.

I Am Maru brings a smile to my face whenever I pick it up.

Really, it's adorable, go get it.

Find it on Amazon for $11.98. Or for free at your local library. If they don't have it tell them they should buy it.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Button Cookies

 I stumbled across the first set of button cookies on google images and they inspired further exploration into the adorable world of cute cookies. These are from Bakerella (natch) and are supposed to be inspired by the Coraline film. (The book is better. Nobody captures an aura of fear like Neil Gaiman.)

 From Martha Stewart
 With the whole stack of cookies tied together this is an extra charming take on the button cookie.

These were meant as favors from a Lalaloopsy party.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy First Day of Spring + felt boards!

I hope you all have a lovely spring equinox. It rained in the afternoon where I am but the sunset was beautiful! I took the opportunity to take a walk around the property. My ears still got nippy but spring is for sure in the air!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patrick's Day random post

Hello, I complete forgot today was St. Patrick's Day and didn't wear a lick of green. Oh, well, at least I didn't get pinched. Here's a collection of St. Patrick's Day cuteness to make you feel festive.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Moonstruck Country Critter animal tuffles

Chocolate truffles shaped like cute barnyard animals! I'm a big sample sale site girl although aside from  the Hello Kitty and Disney stuff that shows up from time to time they aren't exactly treasure chests of cuteness. However Rue-La-La has an Easter basket selection full of treats that I want to eat but shouldn't (GI issues. Chooclate = pain) and this was one of them.

I'm not sure if the chocolate is any good. However considering they're almost too cute to eat I'm not sure how much that matters.

Get them here for $27.90 for 6.  (This is an invite link. You have to be a member to buy from Rue-La-La.)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cupcake bandages

cupcake bandages
The power of cuteness heals all wounds! 

Cupcake bandages are way cuter than the bacon bandages all your friends are sporting. Wouldn't you rather have sweet, sugary cuteness on your cuts and scrapes than bits of dead pig?

Get them here for $6.14.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Cute Site~Orisinal

Orisinal is game site by artist Ferry Halim. It contains a large collection of simple (but entertaining) flash games with cute animals in muted colors. A perfect site to visit when you're bored on a Saturday afternoon. The screencap above is from a the game Monkeyslide which very simple but completely addictive.

Also scroll down to the miscellaneous section and send someone a (digitally) hand-picked bouquet of flowers!

Friday, March 8, 2013

SPÖKA lamp

Ikea SPÖKA night light

Ikea SPÖKA night light red

Ikea SPÖKA night light blue
These majorly adorable night lights are from IKEA (as you might of guessed by the name). They're round, and they have ears and faces which are, like, two of the major rules for making anything cute. Plus they apparently change colors when you press on their heads. The IKEA website says they're supposed to be ghosts but I prefer to think of them as little, colorful mice.

Unfortunately, they're only available in stores (and on Ebay with a bit of a markup).

As for the lack of updates lately. I have some big things happeing in my real life that have been and will be taking up some of my time and energy. I still want to update this site. However, updates will be as time allows and may be a little sparse.

Image credits to IKEA.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Spring Chick Cupcakes

I've had these little guys sitting around waiting to be posted for a while. Since it's nearing spring and Easter I thought now would be a good time. These are inverted cupcakes decorated with coconut and since the recipe is from Martha Stewart these are probably as tasty as they are taking. (Hmm...I think I might be pushing the alliteration a little far there.)

Get the recipe here.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Hansa Alpaca Plush

I think I need this. I think you need this too. This is seriously the cutest alpaca plush I've seen.

Get it here for $52.13.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mother & Child polar bear notebook

I found this polar bear notebook on the Morning Glory US website and thought it was very sweet. It's part of their "eye soft" notebook line which is supposed to prevent eye strain. So now you have an excuse to go and buy it.

Get it here for only $2.00.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Morning Glory's Babu stationery scans

Morning Glory babu stationery scan

Morning Glory babu stationery scan

Morning Glory babu stationery scan

Morning Glory babu stationery scan

I'm surprised I haven't posted anything from Morning Glory already! Morning Glory is (was? they've had a lower profile in recent years) the Korean Sanrio. They have a line of cute characters that can be found on all sorts of products. They even have stores in the US! Check out your local Koreatown (or your local Koreastripmall as the case may be).

In the mean time enjoy these cute scans of Babu the little puppy

Morning Glory US site
Scans from here.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Pucca cross stitch

Pucca cross stitch love

Pucca  Garu umbrella cross stitch
Another cross-stitch post for you, this time featuring Pucca and her ninja, Garu. Sorry for the small image sizes. They're a little hard to read but still usable.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tatty Teddy with spring hat cross-stitch

Read the sweet story about the origin of Tatty Teddy.

Source: here (with lots of other Tatty Teddy cross-stitch patterns).

Tatty Teddy wall decals

Hello! Time for our second Tatty Teddy Sunday! Cute up your walls with these wall decals. Get them here. (They ship overseas!)

More decals after the cut.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cute Site~Pusheen the Cat

I can't believe I didn't know about this site until now! Check out the adventures of the round, fat, lazy and rather gluttonous Pusheen the cat. Get the above graphic as a sticker sheet here.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Giant Taveling Rubber Duck

"The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate people and doesn't have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!" says artist Florentijin Hofman's site on his giant rubber duck.

Have you all seen this? It's a giant rubber duck that's been showing up in harbors around the world. I love this kind of thing. Something sweet and round and cute that makes everyone just a little happier just by seeing it. (Well, maybe not everyone but it certainly lifts my spirits.)

Artist's official site here and other photo from here.
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