Charmed, I’m Sure

April 6, 2009 at 12:09 pm 1 comment

I gotta be honest and say I don’t really get the point of cell phone strap charms or mini plush dolls on a chain, but when they’re this cute, does it matter? From Japan With Love regularly ups the ante on adorable. Check out Hello Kitty, a solid performer and industry go-to in all things kawaii, inexplicably shoved into a banana:

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The clean up is probably brutal (fur and goop?) which is why she also needs a bathtub:

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Sick of cute? Then you’ll love The Six Stages of Drunkenness in Japanese Cell Phone Charms — a truly inspired product that features different versions of an increasingly intoxicated salaryman. He lectures! He turns morose, then angry! He vomits and passes out! What’s not to love?!

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Sometimes, though, I’m in the mood for charms that earn their keep. I keep a set of wine charms around for the cocktail parties I’m always intending to throw. In theory, each guest gets a different charm to place around the stem of their wine or martini glass, making for instant identification once the night gets crowded (or blurry).

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Discreations has a great selection, including a very pretty Japanese glass leaf charm set for your tipsy friends to fight over.

Sarah S.

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  • 1. X Marks the Spot! « Japanizmo Staff Blog  |  November 10, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    […] A sticker printing association brainstormed this product probably in hopes of keeping the sticker-printing trade alive amidst all the technological consumption these days. RIght now, the association has hired a research group to figure out if people would actually want to attach the product to their phone along with all their other danglies. […]

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