May 23, 2001 |
Now the Hello Kitty fans in your home can be greeted with a Hello Kitty face in the morning. This two-level, pink-and-white toaster oven toasts a face on your breakfast breads. It has a 15-minute bell timer, auto shutoff and four control settings, including one for toasting bagels so they are crisp on the cut side and soft on the other. (The oven is also sold in plain white without the Hello Kitty logo.) Sanyo Hello Kitty Toasty Oven, $54.99 to $69, from ABC Plaza at Koreatown Plaza, 928 S.
December 29, 2007 |
Hello Kitty is no sexist. The cute cuddly white cat from Japan's Sanrio Co., usually seen on toys and jewelry for girls and young women, will soon don T-shirts, bags, watches and other products targeting young men, company spokesman Kazuo Tohmatsu said Friday. "We think Hello Kitty is accepted by young men as a design statement in fashion," he said. The feline for-men products will go on sale in Japan next month, and will be sold soon in the U.S. and other Asian nations.
November 16, 2012 |
Forever 21 has launched its second Hello Kitty Sanrio collaboration with Hello Kitty Forever. The collection marks the clothing store's first attempt at offering home products -- the kitty and fellow Sanrio friends appear on items such as bath rugs, waste baskets and decorative pillows as well as apparel and accessories. Bleeker blogger Alexandra Spencer stars as the face of the 110-piece collection, which ranges in price from $4.80 to $29.80. It includes lingerie, swim, shoes, handbags, jewelry and travel accessories along with the home items and apparel.
November 1, 2009 |
The Three Apples exhibit and all the events below are at Royal/T cafe and art space, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 559-6300. royal-t.org. Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For more information, go to sanrio.com/threeapples/events. Hello Kitty birthday party Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. It's the party of the year and you are invited! The fun begins with a sweet assortment of Hello Kitty's signature pancakes and waffles (10 a.m. to noon) and a visit from Hello Kitty.
August 28, 2001 |
Catnip, the stuff that drives felines wild, also appears to drive away mosquitoes, preliminary research suggests. Laboratory experiments at Iowa State University suggest that the oil in the catnip plant is 10 times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET, the chemical in many commercial insect repellents. The bigger question--at least for non-cat lovers--might be whether such a repellent would turn humans into cat magnets.
March 15, 2013 |
She's had her own TV series, theme parks and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float. She boasts more Facebook “likes” than First Lady Michelle Obama or Mickey Mouse. And her annual sales have been estimated at $5 billion. Not bad for a cat with no mouth. Hello Kitty, the feline superstar who manufacturer Sanrio says “speaks from the heart” instead of a mouth, soon will be clawing her way onto new territory: your walls. On Thursday, the Venice design firm Blik will launch a line of rub-on wall graphics for the home featuring the Kitty's famed black whiskers, yellow nose and puffy red hair bow on whatisblik.com and sanrio.com . We talked with Blik co-founder Scott Flora for this edited Q&A and asked about his experience working with an international starlet: How did this Sanrio project come about?