Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monthly Round-up. June 2009

written by Ed Mascot

Well… there goes June readers, and what a month it’s been! We’ve found out how to survive life as a zombie, we’ve been treated to another great photo from our number 1 fan, we’ve found out about the coolest kawaii crazes, and we’ve even had some help from a bona fide advertising genius! And, of course, along the way we’ve also met some truly amazing kawaii designers and shops. Strawberry Anarchy, Frozenfa, Chu Things and The Tiny Fig, to name but a few! Ah… June. Gone, but never forgotten!

See you all again next month.
Your host with the most,
Ed Mascot :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bubillina. Dreamy Designs!

written by Lovestruck Mascot

As a lover of all things lovely I’m always on the lookout for true and unique beauty, wherever I can find it! Lately I’ve found myself drawn to a truly dreamy example of loveliness over at Zazzle who goes by the equally dreamy name of Bubillina. At first I thought I might keep this kawaii cutie all to myself but, knowing that all of you love cuteness too, I thought it’d be better to share…

Bubillina at Zazzle
Beautiful, isn’t it? Just looking at the Bubillina shop is like stepping into another world – an exquisite kawaii dreamscape filled with adorable characters and enchanting designs. Believe me, this kawaii sensation is definitely one to watch, which is something that I intend to do a lot of! I suggest you do the same :)

Lots of love,
Lovestruck Mascot :)

Friday, June 26, 2009

KawaiiPunk at RedBubble

written by Money Mascot

Hey everybody, it’s me again - here to tell you all about another great KawaiiPunk shop. Yeah, you’re right, I am plugging my own stuff again! What did you expect? You think I got the name Money Mascot in a lucky dip? You think the Sleepy Mascot’s going to do it? Forget it! That guy won’t get out of bed for nothing! Nope, when it comes to self promotion there’s only one mascot for the job, and that’s me! So take a look at this…

KawaiiPunk Shop at RedBubble

What you’re looking at my fine kawaii friends are some of the truly spectacular t-shirt designs from the KawaiiPunk RedBubble shop - there’s even one with the Ed Mascot on it! But don’t let that put you off! A lot of the tees at this KawaiiPunk store are exclusive to RedBubble, so be sure to check it out and start shopping! And remember to tell all your friends too!

Yours shamelessly,
Money Mascot :)

P.S. Don’t forget… send us a pic of yourself and your purchase and we’ll post it right here for all the world to see! How cool would that be?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Tiny Fig. Petite Perfection!

written by Tiny Mascot

Everybody knows that good things come in small packages – and I’m not just talking about myself when I say that :) Although you have to admit, I am quite cute :) Anyway… today I’d like to introduce you all to one of my favourite kawaii shops. It’s a cute collectors’ dream filled with colourful characters and adorable handmade goodies, all created by a crafter extraordinaire named Connie. It’s called The Tiny Fig…

The Tiny Fig at Etsy
Pretty cool, isn’t it? The Tiny Fig is a super cute shop over at Etsy that has been delighting kawaii fans the world over with its amazing array of jewellery, stickers, t-shirts and more. But, as they’re so fond of saying in infomercials, that’s not all! The Tiny Fig also has a fantastic blog filled with Connie’s newest creations and top tips for fellow crafters and shopkeepers! Well worth a look! Also, if you subscribe to the mailing list on the blog, you could win a $20 gift certificate to spend in the shop! Don’t say I don’t treat you :)

Hope you all enjoy the tiny treasures,
Tiny Mascot :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Free Global Shipping at Zazzle Store

written by Lucky 7 Mascot

Yes, it’s true! From now until the end of June all products purchased from the KawaiiPunk Zazzle store will be shipped globally free of charge! Here’s a taste of what you can buy…

KawaiiPunk at Zazzle
To qualify for this offer simply enter the coupon code JUNESHIPFREE at the checkout and select standard (or economy if standard is not available) shipping. Offer valid until June 30, 2009 at 11:59pm PT. How lucky is that?

Always happy to help,
Lucky 7 Mascot :)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Artistic Adventures in Advertising

Readers' Art

Dear Ed Mascot,

Back in the eighties I was a big shot in the world of advertising. I used to eat power lunches and everything! I’m happily retired now but during my time as a hi-flyer I helped turn around the fortunes of many a failing business and earned the nickname “Champion of the Losers.” Which brings me to yourself. I noticed your blog doesn’t have many followers so, calling on all my years of experience, I devised a sure fire campaign to get you more readers. Here it is…

Ed Mascot
It’s a model of you looking all weedy and saying "Please read my blog." Pretty cool, huh? Twenty years out of the game and I’ve still got it!

That will be £50,000 please,
Only joking,
Ken Crassmore. Aged 56.

Ed Mascot replies...

Hey Ken. Thanks for the support and your fantastic work of art. I think it captures my rugged good looks perfectly.

Keep in touch,
Ed Mascot :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Chu Things! Adorable Astrology!

written by Mystic Mascot

Greetings readers. It is I, the Mystic Mascot - seer of all things kawaii! Peering in to my crystal ball this week I have discovered a wondrous place, the like of which has never been seen before. It’s a place filled happy bunnies, cute cookies and smiling sushi. Luckily, for those of you who don’t have the gift of clairvoyance, it can also be found on the internet! It’s a shop over at Zazzle called Chu Things…

Chu Things at Zazzle
As you can see Chu Things have some seriously cute designs and are more than happy to cater for kawaii astrologists like myself. Just looking at these star sign buttons will make you wish you had 12 birthdays - they’re all so cute! Add the fact that Chu Things also have adorable t-shirts, cards, mugs, keyrings and more, and pretty soon you’ll be wishing you had a birthday every day! Actually… why not treat yourself, and pretend you do!

Happy birthday,
Mystic Mascot :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

My Life as a Zombie

Ask a Mascot

Dear Zombie Mascot,

I’m usually a very punctual person but last Thursday, after a spot of late night shopping, I found myself running late for the first time in 15 years! Having another appointment to keep, and not wanting to tarnish my exemplary time keeping record, I decided to take a shortcut home. The route I chose took me through an old abandoned funfair which, I believe I’m right in saying, was built on an ancient burial ground. Nothing unusual in that, I hear you say. Well… unfortunately, you’d be wrong!

While enjoying my stroll through the shadowy decay of the long still carousels I became aware of a dishevelled figure in the distance shambling its way towards me. It was a tall, thin creature with wild hair that was mumbling incoherently. At first I thought it was that singer that the tabloids are always banging on about, but luckily it was only a zombie! Anyway, to cut an already too long story short, it bit me and now I’m a zombie too! I was hoping you could give me some advice about where I should go from here.

Yours sincerely,
Angela Stapleton.

Zombie Mascot replies...

Hello Angela, and welcome to the fabulous life of the undead! An unexpected change can be difficult in anyone’s life, and zombiehood is no exception, but if you follow my guide to zombie living you’ll get by just fine. Here’s my top 5 tips for life as a zombie:

1. Stay social! Get out and meet other zombies. Graveyards and malls are good places to meet like minded monsters like yourself!

2. Vary you diet! Although brains are the staple food for zombies, acquiring them can be a troublesome process. Why not try sausages or burgers? Believe me, you won’t taste the difference!

3. Wear sensible shoes! Shuffling and staggering are the preferred modes of transport for zombies, so say goodbye to those heels! Sorry ladies!

4. Don’t be stinky! Not everyone likes the stench of rotting flesh so be sure to bathe regularly and often. This advice is also good for the living!

5. Get a job! Believe it or not there are many employment options open to the undead. Lots of zombies have pursued successful careers in films, television and video games. And Maidokuro here has even made a name for herself as a zombie housemaid. Look…

So Angela, follow these tips and your new life as a zombie will be filled with opportunity and wonder! And remember, just because you’re undead doesn’t mean have to stop living :)

Hope this helps,
Zombie Mascot :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Frozenfa. Happy Smiley T-Shirts!

written by Mischief Mascot

Hey readers! If you like your kawaii with a happy face and humorous twist then you’re going to love what I’ve got for you today. It’s a shop packed with cute characters, adorable animals, and bright designs. All brought to you with smiles aplenty! The shop’s called Frozenfa and, believe me, it’s got more kawaii style than a cupcake eating an ice cream!

Frozenfa at RedBubble
See what I mean! And it’s not just cute t-shirts they sell either. At the Frozenfa shop you can also pick up cards and prints – perfect if you’re shopping for a birthday present! In fact, perfect if you’re shopping for any occasion! Why not visit Frozenfa and check it out for yourselves? Enjoy!

Keep on smiling,
Mischief Mascot :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Gogos! Cool Kawaii Collectables!

written by Junior Mascot

As the youngest member of the KawaiiPunk Mascots I’m always on the lookout for the coolest toys and craziest playground crazes. After all, what’s the point of having pocket money if you never spend it! Lately I’ve been happily frittering away my hard earned pennies on Gogos. Lots and lots of Gogos! Here, have a look…

Gogos Crazy Bones
For those of you still in the dark about these cute characters Gogos are pocket sized toys and stickers that can be collected and traded. They usually come in packs of three and, at only 99p, are just perfect for the kawaii collector on a budget! You can also get a sticker album, a cool carrying bag, and even a limited edition tin if you feel like pushing the boat out! Perfect for kids and grown-ups alike!

Happy collecting,
Junior Mascot :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

KawaiiPunk at CafePress

written by Money Mascot

Hello readers, Money Mascot here – your friendly financial advisor and shamefully shameless self promoter! Today I’d like to introduce you all to a truly fabulous kawaii shop. It’s got cute clothes, sweet stationery, cool cards, and best of all… it’s got me! It’s the KawaiiPunk shop at CafePress! What? You think Donald Trump got where he is without blowing his own trumpet?

KawaiiPunk Shop at CafePress

At the KawaiiPunk CafePress shop you can buy t-shirts, jerseys, kids clothing, hats, bags, buttons, badges, mugs, stationery, journals, postcards, note cards, greeting cards and camcorders! All adorned with amazing designs of myself and my fellow KawaiiPunk colleagues, even the Freak Mascot! But don't just take my word for it, head on over and see for yourself! Just don’t forget your credit card :)

Happy shopping,
Money Mascot :)

P.S. Send us a pic of yourself with your KawaiiPunk purchase and we’ll make you the envy of your friends by posting it here! Imagine that!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sleepy Shenanigans!

Readers' Emails

Dear Sir/Madam, again!!!

Before I get to my point I would like to make it perfectly clear that I am fully aware of the irony of this correspondence. Having previously stated my intention to boycott KawaiiPunk (Re. Ghost Caught on Camera!) I take absolutely no pleasure in having to write to you again. Of that, I can assure you!

Anyway, after my recent and unpleasant experience involving that foolish Ghost Mascot, I decided to take a trekking break in the beautiful woodlands surrounding the picturesque Scottish town of Aberfoyle. A perfect way to recover from my traumatizing ordeal! Or so I thought! Throughout my walk I was aware of a soft yet annoyingly audible drone. It sounded like snoring. I told myself I was just hearing things and tried to enjoy the day as best I could. Unfortunately this didn’t work.

Realising I could no longer bare this relentless assault on the ears, I took a snapshot of the idyllic scenery and returned home. After all, a photograph can’t be spoiled by a noise! Once again, it was only when I uploaded the picture to my computer that I realised my day had been ruined by another one of your thoughtless colleagues. I believe you call him the Sleepy Mascot. As you can see, I have taken the trouble to enlarge and highlight the careless offender for you…

Sleepy Mascot out and about!
Now, I’m not usually one to state the obvious, but… to say I was upset by this lethargic layabout’s intrusion would be something of an understatement! In fact, I was so upset I nearly blew my moustache off! To make matters worse, closer inspection of the photograph revealed that this ignoramus of a Mascot wasn’t even sticking to the designated pathway! Unbelievable! Rest assured I have reported this reckless behaviour, with photographic evidence, to the appropriate authorities. Expect to hear from them soon!

Yours very angrily,
Mr. Arthur P Henshaw. (Once again, no smiley face!!!)

Ed Mascot replies...

Wow! You’re really spoiling us with all these photos Arthur. It looks like someone’s angling for the title of KawaiiPunk’s Biggest Fan :)

Nice to hear from you again,
Ed Mascot :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Strawberry Anarchy in the U.K.

written by Punk Mascot

OK readers, time for some anarchy, Strawberry Anarchy that is. This kawaii-tastic Etsy shop, a cross between Woodstock, Lewis Carroll, and a mad scientist’s laboratory, is packed full of unique and unusual jewellery, all created and crafted by a cute crazed kawaii anarchist from Scotland called Miquette. Here, have a look…

Strawberry Anarchy at Etsy
Pretty cool, isn’t it? And don’t think that’s all you can buy from this store! As well as the snowglobe necklaces and charms featured here, Strawberry Anarchy also sells toy car bracelets, doll shoe earrings, magical crystal wands, and even a fairy house brooch! It’s as if Alice left Wonderland and started running a shop! Why not head on over and find some cute summer sparkle for yourself?

Enjoy the trip,
Punk Mascot :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Horoscopes for June 2009

written by Mystic Mascot

Ahhhh… the mists are clearing! I can see you all so clearly now. Your fates are like an open book to me. Your wants are like chapters. Your desires are like words. Your needs are like… commas or full stops or something. Take heed and listen to my words of wisdom if you want to survive the next four weeks…

Aries Mar 21 - Apr 20
A chance meeting with an old school friend will lead to an awkward and boring conversation. Just cross the road!
Lucky number: 7

Taurus Apr 21 - May 21
Now’s a good time to buy a hat if you’ve been thinking about buying a hat. Otherwise, don’t bother!
Lucky number: 24

Gemini May 22 - Jun 22
Romance is thick in the air this month, though sadly not for you! Prepare for heartbreak and disappointment.
Lucky number: 0

Cancer Jun 23 - Jul 23
An unfortunate incident with a monkey will see your favourite top ruined. Avoid zoos, unless you like being laughed at!
Lucky number: 16

Leo Jul 24 - Aug 23
Absolute accuracy is the key to surviving this month. Measure twice and cut once if you want to succeed.
Lucky number: 32.154369

Virgo Aug 24 - Sep 23
An opportunity to make a fortune will present itself to you. If it arrives by email, forget it! Trust me!
Lucky number: 9

Libra Sep 24 - Oct 23
An innocent suggestion will lead to embarrassment on an unparalleled scale. Tread carefully to avoid misunderstandings.
Lucky number: 476

Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 22
A moment of indecision will lead to a lifetime of regret. Say yes to everything this month, or possibly no.
Lucky number: 4

Sagittarius Nov 23 - Dec 21
An uninvited guest will ruin a perfectly good night in. Don’t answer the door and you should be fine.
Lucky number: 58

Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20
An encounter with a clown will have life changing consequences. They won’t be good. Cancel that circus trip now!
Lucky number: 73

Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 19
Good news! You’ll remember that important thing you’ve forgotten. Bad news! It turns out it’s not that important after all.
Lucky number: 3

Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20
Absolutely nothing interesting or eventful will happen to you this month. But never mind, things might pick up in July!
Lucky number: N/A

Ahhhh… the mists return and the book closes for another month. I bid you farewell and wish you good fortune until our paths next cross,
Mystic Mascot :)