Cute and Gothic Illustrations from Idola

Recently I’ve stumbled upon Idola’s illustrations (her real name might be Malicecila) and thought it would be nice to share it here. At first sight her work looks just cute, but when you look a little closer you can often find a ‘creepy’ twist in it.

Idola - kawaii illustrations

Self induced sugar coma, how relatable.

Idola - kawaii illustrations

Idola’s latest work leans a bit more to the dark side, just look closely at the ‘skull’:

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You can find Idola/Malicecila on Tumblr and Pixiv.

Kawaii Home Office

My Kawaii Home Office Desk

Today I’d like to show you my tiny kawaii home office. My favourite waste of time is looking at other people’s interiors (or just bluntly peeking through windows) and I hope you’ll enjoy this post ^_^. This is the place where I dutifully code websites, design stuff and update kao-ani. Metin and I both work from the living room, because otherwise we would hardly see each-other. Luckily my desk is near the front window, so I can also use it to take pictures on. It’s actually a dining table combined with a simple drawer unit, which gives me enough room to make a mess work.

My Kawaii Home Office Desk

The wall shelf from Ikea has been on my wishlist for a long time. It’s probably not trendy anymore, but I really like the robust style. On it I keep some of my Blythes (I have multiple, somehow you can’t just have one…), plants and kawaii Japanese items. I’ve attached a hanger to it that holds my newly made necklaces for the kawaii jewelry shop, which I badly need to update.

My Kawaii Home Office - Jewelry

My Kawaii Home Office - Jewelry

The cute box on my desk was a gift from Irene and holds many necklace charms. They are being guarded by Nuthugger, my much coveted vinyl toy by Seonna Hong.

My Kawaii Home Office Desk

Somehow I always end up buying sweet stationery even though the notebooks are almost too pretty to use. I’ve been making sketches in this San-X notebook with new DIY ideas. They just kept coming and I hope that they’ll translate well to Illustrator. Now all I need is more time on my hands…

Expectations vs. Reality

So this is what happens when the Magic Mouse gives you a mild case of RSI and you head to the local hardware store for a regular mouse (the 80’s are calling). And while I try to work with it Catootje extends herself from her huge pillow, trying to persuade me to pet her. Life is hard.

cute home cat

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