Wednesday, May 29, 2019

No ‘Kitten!’ ... We’re Smitten!

This spring, we’re CAT CRAZY at Momo! With a little of this and a little of that (all bedecked with kawaii kitties) we’re paw-sitive we have something for the lover of felines in your life. 

“George” ceramic cat head necklace is a purrfect little gift!

Hello summer! Cat+phone = Cutie!
Also available as a skirt (blue or hot pink)

Japanese retro cool! Acrylic brooch from Missouri-based Decoylab.

From local girl Harumi K! We have several unique prints – all cats, of course.

A pair of pussies from another local lady, Nina Raizel. 

The “Cat Phone” tee is hiss-terical. 

French Felines! delicious-smelling candles in reusable Duralex® cups. 

Seattle artist Stasia Burrington’s latest addition to Momo:
Oracle cards. Each card features an adorable cat. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A Stroll Down Nihonmachi Alley

Did you know that there is a collection of wonderful art installations, historic photos and a commemorative garden just around the corner from Momo? Join news anchor Lori Matsukawa and Maiko Winkler-Chin (Executive Director of SCID Preservation and Development Authority) for a tour of Nihonmachi Alley, where artists like Erin Shigaki, Amy Nikaitani, Rumi Koshino and architect Yuko Kunugi have created artworks that focus on the history of Japantown.

A section of Erin Shigaki’s mural.

We’d also like to mention that after 36 years of anchoring King 5 News, Lori is retiring next month! We will miss her in-depth reporting of goings-on around town and are so very thankful to her for bringing attention to our little corner of the city. Good luck to you, Lori!

Lori studies the fence/art installation created by Rumi Koshino and Yuko Kunugi.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Zing into Spring

Springtime in Seattle is often a time of indecisive weather. In less than a few hours, we can experience rain, sun, rain, then back to sun. When a day can start out misty and chilly and end with a sudden wave of heat, practical layers are a must! In this nature-loving Northwest, that generally translates to muted earth tones ... which doesn’t exactly inspire fun-in-the-sun. So Momo dares: why not add some Zing to your Spring?

To start, this just in from Lithuania: a veritable rainbow of Ducktail rain jackets: Lightweight, unisex, with a snap-on, reversible reflective ‘tail’ in the back, these are our favorite cheery spring raincoats.

Layer it over a brand new brand for Momo: Blue Platypus. Playful, whimsical, fun. And, you guessed it, POCKETS (by now, dear reader, you know we are pocket obsessed)!

Our pocketed skirt is available in these three patterns, plus the sailboat print! 

Flirty dress in a blue catphone or sailboat (sorry, no orange!)

And we believe that men deserve some brightness in their wardrobes, too. From another perfect for spring-into-summer line, Kennington, here are some playful prints.

When life hands you lemons, you’re one lucky dude.

Frenchies, anyone?
It’s our Momo mission to supply you with the goods you need to enjoy a happy • lucky • life, so we continue our crusade to present you with pops of color — in just the right dose for Seattle — of course. 😉

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Cultivate Love for Mother’s Day

Lei Ann’s beautiful Mommy in a Japanese temple garden.
’Tis the nurturing season, time to plant seeds of love for Mother’s Day. At Momo, we cherish small and special ways to say “Mahalo, Mom.” Among our favorite gifts are interesting herbs and flowering fun from Japan — simple ways to grow a little love.

Grow delicious herbs in elegant Japanese ceramics. 
Cultivate and Eat: So easy, just open and add water!
Easy peasy.
Sprouting hedgehogs! Grow mint, basil or strawberries. 
Flowering Fortunes: Open to reveal a fortune and a strip
of seeds (chrysanthemum or petunia) to plant.
And while you’re thinking of her, why not present your Mommy with blooms that will last for a long time. Better yet, pen a note of gratitude inside, a gift she’ll love more than any.

Beautiful letterpress cards made by Momo Mama’s very own sister in Hawaii.
Also from the Aloha State: beautiful, classic washi paper notecard sets.
Momo wishes all mothers, surrogate mothers, second moms and other mothers, a love-filled Mother’s Day: Hau'oli La Makuahine to you.