Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Would you believe the works of art featured above are characters in a video game? Hyung-tae Kim has long been one of the most incredible graphic illustrators Korea, or any other country, has to offer. The girls featured are characters in the Game Magna Carta 2, and it has happily been released in the U.S.! Keeping with our theme, Hyung-tae Kim has yet to create a woman that does not have the kawaii element! He incorporates the best of all worlds... incredible weaponry, inspired fashion, insane detailing, flawless creation, gorgeous guys (lol), kawaii girls and the list goes on. See his official site here.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Courtesy of La Carmina
Courtesty of Not Quite Nigella
In honor of my best friend Melissa's (pictured below) birthday, I'm featuring the Alice Cafe in Tokyo. If I had the money (I should seriously feature a "Donate" button.. hmm maybe I will!) this is where we would celebrate! This is an Alice in Wonderland themed dining experience and as you can see the pictures do all the explaining. For my favorite post on the cafe, go to Not Quite Nigella. The restaurant's official website is here.
So, Melissa, you are everything I have ever wanted in a friend, and it feels sad looking back on our friendship all these years later. I take for granted that I feel so close to you no matter how many years go by without seeing you. You are one of the best things that has ever happened to me. You have given my life so much fulfillment and added so many pieces to my puzzle. I hope you like your dream birthday destination. I know how much you love Alice in Wonderland (on a deeper level than most). What makes the restaurant even more tailored to you is Alice is depicted as a brunette with almond shaped eyes!
Love, Sam (best friend since 1997)
Saturday, September 26, 2009
This site has been my secret paradise for a while . I'm reluctant to tell the world but I'm a strong woman now who is invested in bringing happiness to all ! Marie & Melody is a Japanese blog that is posted with the cutest anime girls ever. The artist enhances every character with real images of the most kawaii desserts , accessories, jewelry, sparkles and so much more a la girl paradise . Now, just between you and me , I think she's gone a little nuts for a while now ... For almost a year now she has only been posting images of this gray-haired anime girl who seems to be based on the gray-haired guy from Naruto !! Now the site is in Japanese so I don't know what's going through her head, but I respect her total indulgence in what she finds exciting . More women like her are needed in this world .
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Poketo is a site full of awesome everyday goods that are covered in art by amazing international artists. Above is an actual wallet (front & back)! How cool! The artists Poketo features are frequently Asian and super kawaii. Every wallet is $20 or less! Here are more kawaii wallets (click to see both very different sides of each!)
Happily, they have apparel! T-shirts for boys and girls! Each is $28 or less!
Here is a USB flash drive, plates, coffee mug, and checklist pad. This barely covers Poketos inventory. They have wall adhesives, framed art, and much more.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Quite possibly the greatest website I've ever come across. The artist calls herself "Tama" which means Egg and her site is Suigyonomajiwari (no clue lol). Her gallery keeps getting better and better and now her stuff is just watercolor magic! Her site also features material for your website that includes the drop dead cutest pixelated items (from food to lolitas). Always link back to her if you use it! Click this icon to go to her page already translated by google -->
Monday, September 21, 2009
These are little works of art! How could I not know somewhere someone was taking nails to the next kawaii level lol. Kawaii Nails is where you can find all the nails you need.. from food themed to princess (hime). They last quite a long time too. They can be reused an average of 5 times! Each set costs about $30 USD and you can even ask them to customize a pair! Any design you can imagine! If those are too uhh.. vibrant for you, here are some beautiful kawaii nails that are more subdued.