Hubby was doing some kind of Google search and ended up finding blogs about bento boxes. He showed me his findings and I went crazy for them. He knew it was something I would like. I already spend too much of my personal time with work, I hardly have time to make such cute lunches. It would be nice if someone could do this for me. Aren't they freakin' cute?
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Funny story (or stupid story depending on your mood), I have a bento box. Last summer, my brother and his girlfriend came to visit me from Houston. Amee wanted to go to Neiman Marcus Last Call and I found myself on a trip to the outlet mall. In it, there was a Sanrio Store. Fond childhood memories make me crazy when I go in. As I walked through, I saw the coolest lunch box with Kerro Kerropi, my favorite Sanrio character as a young girl. My brother decided to buy it for me and I was hysterical... HYSTERICAL. I wish I had a recording of the events because then you would realize how funny it was. Now, to the people working there, I was an idiot and they had no appreciation for my enthusiasm. I got lots of rolled eyes and ugly attitude. I didn't care. I was so excited to get my lunch box!
Okay... so back to the point- the above blog got me on a crazy search for bento boxes... and this is how I fell in love with Shinzi Katoh. He is a Japanese designer who creates things with such a fun asthetic. Not only are his designs on bento boxes, he has mugs, glasses, bags, etc. If only I knew where to get his stuff in Dallas... because shipping from Japan really SUCKS. I know... yes, I can order it from a few US sites but then, my pickings are slimmer and I don't want to settle.