Showing posts from May, 2009

My cute new friend

Toco Junk Monsters

Made (by toco) from vintage fabrics and hand-made buttons, these cute little monsters double as pouches, coin purses, cell-phone straps or just as decorations (depending on your mood).

I thought they were so cute, I just could not resist, and the cute summery fabric adds a perfect touch of color to my white handbag!

I chose this green one, and think he is absolutely adorable. They are currently stocked by Kashikomari Japan かしこまり( and TokyoMade ( and are priced from about ¥3000 ~

めちゃ かわいい ♥!

Swine flu

Swine flu has hit Japan...! there are now over 210 confirmed cases of the new influenza in Japan, and everyone is in a panic. Over 4,400 schools in Osaka and Kobe (not including mine unfortunately) have closed and people are being told to stay at home. If people do decide to venture outside, most wear masks, and less and less people are taking the train every morning (I am NOT complaining about that!).

Experts warned that infections had probably already spread to other regions including the capital Tokyo, which with almost 36 million people is the world’s most populous urban area and the heart of the Japanese economy.

Masks and other swine flu accessories (sprays, suits, etc...) have sold out in almost all stores, and the manufacturers of such items are reporting a huge increase in sales.

The authorities are warning people not to panic, but it seems like their words are falling on deaf ears. It certainly is a strange sight...