Thermos: Much Cuter in Japan

June 9, 2010 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment

I’ve been in the market for a water bottle. It needs to handle anything hot and must look super cute. I know it’s silly, but it’s in my female genes to surround myself with cute, adorable things. Don’t you think?

So after an extensive internet search I found a $26 winner:

Note the eye-pleasing apple pattern and color combination. It may only carry 250 ml of liquid, but I’ll still tote it around like it’s my only reason for living. The only problem is that it’s only available in Japan. Boo~!

Afternoon Tea is a chain shop that specializes in adorable “zakka-hin,” a.k.a., dishware/small houseware items. Zakka-hin is such a big industry in Japan, you’ll find shops popping out of nearly every Tokyo corner. So it makes sense that Thermos, the original bottle company itself, would team up with Afternoon Tea to create not only this but a whole line of cute tumblers.

Though it almost makes me mad that Thermos, an American company, only produces cute products for Japan and not us. Take a look at their U.S. site here and you’ll see for yourself. It just goes to show that when it comes to cuteness, not all bottles are created equal.

I’m about to call Thermos right now to tell them how I feel. Anyone want to join me?!


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June 2010