With Halloween less than a month away, I knew what I wanted to write about this month: Racist Halloween costumes. Even though I don’t dress up and haven’t since I was a kid, I understand that Halloween is really important to a lot of people. There have been a lot of articles about racist Asian costumes already, including this evergreen one by my esteemed 8Asians editor Moye, Top 8 most offensive Asian Halloween costumes. Of […] Continue »
Although we’re nearing the end of the summer, I’ve only recently noticed this Simon Premium Outlets tv ad: “At Simon Premium Outlets®, there’s always something new to discover. Check out our new Simon Premium Outlets commercial, and visit a property near you for shopping that’s always worth the trip.” I was wondering if maybe Simon had in mind targeting Asian Americans or Asian tourists looking for a good deal, or if this actress was casted […] Continue »
“Take home a piece of inner peace” is the slogan to Jizo and Chibi’s jewelry lines. The Chibi jewelry line is representative of a “little one” that is energetic and expressive: it takes on the upside-down approach to life. Pictured above is the Chibi Charm Bracelet ($70.00), one of the simple forms of Chibi. For someone who is more childish at heart, the Chibi would be a better fit compared with the Jizo, which is […] Continue »
Some people like to make their phone cases look cool, but others like to spice up their lives a bit. For those that fall under the latter category, there’s the Sriracha Hot Sauce iPhone Case ($18.00) Any fan of the famous rooster sauce would testify that any amount of it is good enough to make an okay dish great. Little did we know it would work with our phone’s cases, too.
Spring is here, but that doesn’t stop the weather from throwing in a few cold days here and there. A cold day calls for tea, so warm yourself up with this Green Tea Ring ($12.50). This bling is both cute and quirky, so show off a cheeky bit of warming style.
Ever wish you could wear your favorite food? Yeah, me neither but these cute miniature costume accessories might make you think twice. Check out the Half Stack of Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup ring, or even these Sub Sandwiches and Hamburger cufflinks. They are all 100% handmade and reasonably priced at around $15. Check out what other deliciously cute munchies you can add to your jewelry collection.
While more and more people are going paperless, there’s no substitute for putting pen to paper. Of course, pens are permanent but smooth writing pencils are hard to come by. This Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil ($16.50) is one such pencil that makes your writing experience on par with its inked brethren. Every time you put it to paper, the pencil automatically rotates the lead, ensuring an even angle at all times. It’s a bit steep […] Continue »
Lettuce can be so mundane. So let us suggest a new way to chop them up. This Karate Chopper Salad Knife ($11.95) lets you show off your butt-kicking skills on your veggies, too. This salad knife will mince up your lettuce before you can yell HI-YA!
Secure your cash, cards, or ear buds in this crafty iPhone case. Simply slip your items in the ever-hungry smile and the soft silicone holds it in place giving you the freedom to grab it n go. The Feed Me case ($20) comes in black, grey, pink and orange and includes sticky eye decals to complete your mobile emoticon.
Who would have thought scraping off last night’s dinner could look this cute? Leave it to the Japanese to combine beady eyes and an innocent smile to make anything “Kawaii” (translation: uber cute). Choose from Banana-, Apple-, or Onigiri-shaped kitchen and dish sponge ($3.25) to make cleaning just a little more fun.
Wristwatches have been in existence since the 1970s and one of the major brands we saw in this industry line was the G Shock by Casio. The first G Shock was invented by Kikuo Ibe, a Japanese engineer, and many versions of the G Shock watches all follow its standard of being tough and sturdy. The G Shock G8900A-7 ($110) is one of the many that emerged under the classic series. Its lighting and water […] Continue »
They don’t make things like they used to… or do they? The Higo Knife ($60) by Miyamoto Manufacturing Co. has a story dating back to 1920. Originally developed by Tasaburo Murakami in 1894, this all purpose tool is still made with old-world craftsmanship and the longevity to prove its worth. The blade is forged white steel finished with a tsuchime (hand-hammered) technique. It’s roughly 4.25” when closed and 7.75” open. The length and sleek profile […] Continue »