I recently came across Listia, an auction site with free stuff, and it seemed like something worth sharing. The site uses points, which you can earn by giving away free things (or by purchasing points directly), and which you can use to get free stuff.
I know this isn’t directly about cute things, but there are some cute things posted on the site by various sellers, including myself. If you sign up, you’ll get some points to start with, so check it out.
Also available in yellow and blue, all from Lower Case Industry.
Earlier this summer, Walker Books released two illustrated books in a new “Moshi Moshi Kawaii” series, in which you search for the bunny-pill characters, kind of like the Where’s Waldo? books. However, these characters aren’t new; they are originally from Japanese company Mindwave and were released in 2002 as “Usa Colle.” The company sold a limited selection of Usa Colle stationery goods and toys at the time, though they’re pretty hard to find these days.
The old site at UsaColle.com is a bit dated now and is mostly in Japanese, but it has some neat things to check out. There are images of all the original characters, short Flash animations to watch, pretty desktop wallpapers and printables to download, and even a cute little game to play.
I’m cleaning up my Japanese stationery collection a bit, so I decided to sell some of it on an eCrater shop. So far, I have stickers, letter sets, memo pads, a few toys, and other cute things. Some are new, some are slightly used, but they’re all in good condition and listed for fair prices.
All Things Kawaii Shop
I hope you’ll stop by. :)
Chronicle Books just released a cute stationery set called Cupcake Shoppe, with a bakery full of cupcakes wearing mustaches. I’m not sure why cupcakes would have mustaches, but they are cute and match the baker who made them.
You can see more of the designer Blanca Gòmez’s work at her web site Cosas Mínimas.
The She Likes Cute shop on Etsy is full of felt toys, pin badges, and other items of extreme cuteness. I can’t decide which one is cutest: the happy felt pudding or the smiling piles of poo? :D
FlutterScape is a unique shopping community that lets people in Japan sell items from Japan to people all over the world. You can find toys, books, food, and a variety of other items for sale, but if you can’t find something specific you’re looking for, you can post a request for someone to sell it to you.
Make sure to check out the kawaii theme page while you’re there.
Sleep Under Stars is a cute little Etsy shop featuring Hawaiian-inspired kawaii, including greeting cards for all occasions and pin badges you can wear or put on your bag.
See more of SquidPig’s cute illustrations on her deviantART account and the Squid & Pig blog. You can also shop for items featuring these designs at Squid & Pig’s Shop on Zazzle.
“Gimme some sugar!” declares the Sugar Bunny Shop, full of the cutest accessories, stationery, toys, shirts, and more. Shop owner Celesse’s original designs include bunnies that look like pandas, kittens posing as cupcakes, and other adorable creatures.
If you like what you see on the Sugar Bunny Shop, you can also see more of Celesse’s work on her gallery web site Bottled Talent, and she also sells some of her items on CafePress, Zazzle, and deviantART.