Friday, May 10, 2019

That Pink Hello Kitty Chair

Yes, you heard me right! There's a P-I-N-K office chair by Lean Back out being sold in the Korean market. Not everyone likes a pink chair, but I'm not exactly normal or predictable.



I love pink, but I get rather picky with the details. If it goes hot pink, I'm like definitely not. A hint of hot pink with light pink as the main color -- you got my interest, let's see the rest. You get my drift. 

Now, back to the topic of the PINK Hello Kitty chair. I was going to purchase one today, but my plans got ruined. On the Korean page to buy the chair, it reads that it won't ship to the United States and to please select another country. 



My jaw dropped! I was crushed!

No... seriously. Not cool to do that to me. I had waited a week and a half to purchase this pinkalicious Hello Kitty chair to find that it is not possible. It says to USA: Unpredictable. In red font colors. RED.

I'm like why can't they ship this office chair when I was able to get Fed-Ex to ship my oversized Hello Kitty sofa?? And, that cost me an arm and leg.

After thinking about this for awhile and spending my chair money on another Hello Kitty substitute purchase, I think this is a sign.

Yes. It is a sign. (please go with me here... this is me rationalizing here)

Maybe someone up there is telling me that I don't need this particular PINK Hello Kitty chair. It's cute, but I can wait for a better Hello Kitty office chair that can be a character shaped chair. Yes, that's right. I should wait for another PINK chair to come along to tempt me. 

Hmmm....

<Clicking the link again to see the words, UNPREDICTABLE in bright red colors>

You don't suppose it will change to yes in another few weeks for United States? No?

Thursday, May 9, 2019

R.I.P. - Top 10 Best Designed Sanrio Stores

Here's a look back on the best exterior designed Sanrio stores that was in the States. We all miss seeing a variety of Sanrio stores in every state in America, so this spotlight feature will highlight stores that will be truly missed in design wise. 




1.   Westfield Valley Fair Mall
             Santa Clara, CA


Cr: Web

Highlight:
I love the large size Hello Kitty image with the Sanrio font logo in this particular building design. The simple play of a white background and the blue color to accessorize it looks very pleasing to my eyes



2.   The Fashion Show Mall
             Nevada, Las Vegas


Cr: Web

Highlight:
I love the first thing that grabs your attention are the Sanrio characters. This is what is special about Sanrio. 




3.   Plaza West Covina Mall
             West Covina, CA


Cr: Web

Highlight:
There's nothing like an extraordinary doorway that leads to another fantasy world. This place is where we all want to go in life. 



4.   Southland Mall
            Hayward, CA


Cr: Yelp

Highlight:
Here is another Hello Kitty image with the original Sanrio font logo. With a clean white background, it's simple enough that it's beyond cute. 




5.   Crabtree Valley Mall
            Raleigh, CA


Cr: Yelp

Cr: Yelp

Highlight:
I have fallen in love here. This letter stamp style is truly one of my favorite store design for Sanrio. 


6.   Hillsdale Shopping Center
            San Mateo, CA


Cr: Yelp

Highlight:
Another classic Hello Kitty design that I want to incorporate into my kittified Shrine room.



7.   Sherwood Mall
            Stockton, CA
            


Cr: Web

Highlight:
I love this one. So simple. It's just Hello Kitty. Enough reason to go inside and explore.



8.   Galleria at Tyler
            Riverside, CA


Cr: Web

Highlight:
There's just something special about that Sanrio font logo with that heart at the end. Loves it.



9.   Nakajima USA
            



Cr: Web

Highlight:
Anything with a Hello Kitty image is cute!



10.   UNKNOWN
              


Cr: Web

Highlight:
Sanrio should already be a household name to Americans, but it's not. Only the name and image of Hello Kitty is recognized in USA.


Honorable Mentions


  Momoberry by Sanrio 
        Beverly Hills, CA




Highlight:
YOU WILL BE MISSED. Rest in peace.