Sunday, March 21, 2010

Shinzi Katoh's Alice in Wonderland nesting bento box

This is the latest addition to my stash of bento boxes. Along with some other adorable panda picks and chopsticks, I scored these goodies at JFlair dot com. What a fun place to shop!

I had seen a Shinzi Katoh box that had bunnies riding in a car, and I thought How Cute! So I started hunting around for anything of his and found the very current Miss Alice and the grumpy Queen.

(I haven't seen the movie yet, but I will soon.)

They are really quite charming and the lids snap firmly into place. I don't think they are microwaveable, but that doesn't matter since I don't nuke any of my bento boxes.

They do need a bag however. They only nest when they're empty. And I saw some Alice in Wonderland fabric at my local sewing shop the other day, but I would loathe to battle the traffic this weekend as we are in the middle of yet another wine celebration, the Zin Fest.

For those of you that don't know - I live in the Central Coast region of California and vineyards have taken over. Every direction I look grapes are growing. What use to be cattle and hay fields, now cab, zin, syrah, etc.

So wineries throw festivals and everyone (in the world) comes here and gets drunk. (And the coppers make some dough too.)

I wait till they all go home.

Not that I have anything against wine. I am enjoying a glass of 2003 Brunello di Montalcino this very moment while I cook up my pizza. ( Guess I'll blog about that over on Foodie. )

Look what else I found at JFlair! Due Mugs! by Shinzi Katoh. Tea kept warm with dish for snack. Love the birdie on the branch!

Welcome Spring!


  1. What a lucky find. I love those Alice in Wonderland bentos. The illustrations are great. I really the cup and snack dish you found this birds and the color are jus right for me. Haven't bought from JFlair yet glad to hear you had a good experience.

  2. The Alice in wonderland nesting boxes are so cute! Can't wait to see what will you put inside? Alice in wonderland too perhaps ;)

  3. Thank you allingoodfood42! This is my lucky year! Stayed tuned for more on that!

    Hey Lia! What would Alice like? Cookies?!

  4. It's so cute! I've seen similar boxes with cute little rabbits before and wanted them so bad. But unfortunately I have no money for bento this month ;_; your Shinzi Katoh-Boxes are adorable <3 I love them, too! ^_^

  5. Judy - those are completely adorable....I'm dying to see the fabric - hope you get it soon. We lived in the CA Central Valley a few years I was probably one of those messing up your traffic....fond memories of Avala!

  6. Hi Token, I just visited your website and will return when translator is working. Those rolls look so good! Yum! Thanks for stopping by!

    Karina, I love Avala! And of course, the tourists don't really bother me -just rifting. I hope to get down to the fabric shop this week, if I don't find something online first. :D

  7. Gorgeous boxes Judy!
    I don't think J Flair deliver to the UK though :(

  8. Very cool boxes, they are artistic-sweet-witty in a quite "Judy" fashion!