Goose down ankle or leg warmers, only in Japan, obviously

Paula Co., Ltd has searched the world far and wide for the best goose down and found that it is called White Mother of Hungarian goose down.  And then decided to use that goose down in these classy leg warmers that go from just below the knee to below the ankle, or you can get the dedicated ankle warmers.  The breathable down is designed to pull moisture away from you while trapping in the heat so you stay toasty-warm.  And best of all, they’re machine-washable!

Star Wars glasses might be the coolest thing I’ve seen in months

I, for one, have been bubbling with joy since stumbling across these beautifully crafted Star Wars glasses in 5 styles (Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Stormtrooper and Boba Fett).   The subtle design features let you show your true colors, regardless of your setting.  And when you pass another Star Wars fan on the street, you can nod in acknowledgement that you know whose side they’re on (or give them the stink-eye if their allegiance is to the dark side).  May the force be with you…is written on the inside cover of the case for an extra touch.

Available at Gizmine.


Senshukai Ltd starts accepting orders for New Years Hello Kitty Bento Box

If you’re planning to be in Japan for the new year and can’t get enough of Hello Kitty, now is the time to place your order for this 3-tier bento box, full of delicious sashimi and other food   that traditionally imparts good luck for the coming year.  And the best part is that it’s delivered in this beautifully decorated Hello Kitty bento box that will be a lasting reminder of your time in Japan.  Available in both 2-tier for 16,800 JPY or the full 3-tier for 21,800 JPY.  Call them 0120-03-1000 to place your order, but you might want to practice your Japanese before you call to ensure that you don’t accidentally order their Tone Balance slippers.

Remind yourself of Mt Fuji every time you pour a beer

When empty, it looks like a glass well designed to contain its contents.  But fill it with your favorite beer, ensuring that you get the proper 3 to 10 ratio of foam, and you’ll instantly be reminded of the stunning beauty of Mt. Fuji.  A perfect give for the holidays and its delivered in a Paulownia box for extra class.

Elecom announces 2 new stylish PC bags for working women

Whether you like a casual canvas bag or a classy leather bag, Elecom has what you’re looking for.  These bags are designed to be durable and protect your PC form bumps and scratches.  With a variety of colors to choose from, they’re capable of easily accommodating a 13.3″ PC (or tablet) or an A4 binder to keep your proposal safe and sound.

Stylish Elecom gloves offer seamless touchscreen manipulation

We’ve seen plenty of iPhone-compatible gloves but Elecom has finally done it right.  With 6 different models, there’s one to suite almost any style.  Men can choose from a classic snowflake design, motorcycle, or a stylish glove suitable for a cold night out with some clients.  Women have the option of a white, nordic design, fur-lined or a simple black.  


Magisso elegantly combines tea cup and tea pot

With a Scandinavian design and simple colors, the Magisso instantly transforms from a tea pot to a tea cup, allowing you to easily stop the brewing at the exact time that is right for you.  In a move that’s so subtle it almost seems magical, the dual-bottom lets you tilt the cup just enough to to extract the leaves from the water while the curved shape makes it easy to cup in your hands.   Available only in Japan.

Seiko announces 6 new watches for Star Wars afficionados

The combination of Seiko craftsmanship with these amazing designs, based on popular characters from Star Wars, has culminated in the imminent release of this line of classy, super-stylish watches.  The design is subtle enough that these watches can be worn with pride even in business settings while letting your inner sci-fi geek shine.  Available in limited quantities starting October 12th.

Sanwa announces portable chargers with large capacity and faster charging times

Sanwa has announced 4 beautifully designed slim chargers that are compatible with iPhone and iPad and any tablets or smartphone capable of charging through microUSB.  With a capacity of 5600mAh and an output of 2.1A it will not only power your device 2-3 times, it’ll charge it faster than most other portable chargers.  And with 4 possible colors and the stylish design, it’ll look much better in the process. .

Seiko announces Onitsuka Tiger inspired line of watches

Set for release in October, these 5 new watches from Seiko harken back to the retro designs of sport watches made in the 60′s and 70′s.  The urethane band and vibrant colors are sporty while the band buckle and case back are engraved with Onitsuki’s “tiger” to show their respect for the company’s imaginative vision.  Sold only in Japan.

Available at Gizmine.