Why are you doing this to me, Muji 2014 catalog? I just spent a week envisioning how my imaginary home would look like with items from the new IKEA catalog items… and now I need to re-imagine everything to look like this instead! So tiring!
By the way, I tried this exact grey beige recliner sofa at the Muji store and it was so comfortable. I’m lusting over the 2-seater version, is it good? I’m also loving the “living dining” table and chair concept. The table is lower than the usual dining table to comfortably match the height of sofa chair. Ah, just imagine relaxing while sipping a nice cup of coffee here…
Lovely tea time treats by Uchu Wagashi, hand-made in Kyoto, Japan. Wagashi are traditional Japanese confectionary, usually exquisitely presented and served with matcha tea. The Kyoto Monogatari set (Kyoto Story) shows familiar sights and landmarks in Kyoto such as Kiyomizu Temple, Heian Shrine, Kyoto Tower, Mt. Daimonji, Kamo River.
Love the fresh pastel palette! These make delightful gifts or souvenirs of your trip.
The cute animal shaped ones (in hedgehog, hippopotamus, sea lions, elephant, pig, sheep, horse, polar bear) comes in vanilla and chocolate. Also available is Chai flavored ochobo.
“The Grace Kelly bride doll wears a long-sleeve lace wedding gown reminiscent of the one the princess wore. This Barbie, which arrived in stores Friday, also dons a delicate headpiece and veil, and holds a bouquet of white flowers and a prayer book, as Kelly did when she exchanged vows with Prince Rainier III in 1956.” WWD
Another doll part of Grace Kelly – The Romance™ series — blue chiffon dress with flowing scarf from the 1955 Hitchcock movie, “To Catch A Thief”.
“The Romance doll will make its debut in October wearing a black floral dress, a matching headpiece, white gloves and a string of pearls — an ensemble that replicates what the Philadelphia native was wearing when she met the prince at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955. That collectible will also have a second outfit — a white blouse, navy skirt and coat, a wide-brimmed hat, long gloves and a floral bouquet — essentially the same look Kelly sported when she arrived in the principality for her nuptials.” WWD
Some pretty illustrated Barbie 16-month 2012 calendars from the Fall 2011 catalog.
Also from the same catalog, a replica of Farrah Fawcett in her red swimsuit, inspired by the best-selling 1976 poster. What a doll!
Speaking of dolls, Nicki Minaj looked like she got her hands on the entire Murakami plush section of Toys “R” Us at the 2011 MTV VMAs recently. Her outfit was designed by Tokyo-based artist Shojono Tomo and was clearly inspired by the Decora girls of Harajuku, Japan.
What do you think? I’ll take soft toys over meat any day. :)