I'm fascinated by these and I have no idea why

I'm obsessed with going to Flickr and finding random groups of photos and looking at each one. They have a group for everything you could ever imagine. People who decorate with Ikea products, check. Humorous nude photos, check. People wearing Converse sneakers, check. All things pink, check. Seriously, if you can think of it, it's a group on Flickr. I'm obsessed I tell you.

A few weeks ago I was browsing a group that posts photos of food they've made with the recipes, which is one of my favorite Flickr groups, and I came across this adorable boxed lunch all decorated and packed tightly and looking just so darn cute. Odd word for a boxed lunch, I know. But seriously, these boxed lunches are adorable. There were decorated with colorful accessories, for lack of a better word.

Apparently this craze is nothing new, just new to me. They are called Bento Boxes. And I'm so intrigued with this way of making a meal. Some people spend hours cutting fruits and veggies to decorate their meals. This one is freaking cute. And OMG, this one is adorable. Faces on the food?! The options are limitless. I'm in total awe.

I'd love to give it a shot and try making some totally awesomely cute lunch's for myself and Derick. But I'll be honest with myself and say that I have no creativity when it comes to this stuff and no patience, either. But I think they are totally awesome and I'd love to at least attempt one someday.

Am I the last one to hear about these ridiculously adorable lunch boxes?


Anonymous said...

I have only heard of bento boxes at sushi places. IN fact, I've had one at Sushi Sam's in southlake (say that 3 times fast!) and they are so very yummy. Except, it wasn't cute or anything. It was just yummy. I did not know people did all that, and put it on flickr. Hmmmm. I am so behind in some of these crazes, I tell you!

Elena said...

I'm a freak, I guess. I think I've heard of them before, but didn't pay any attention. Not really my style. Some of the ones you linked are definitely cute, but they just seem like a huge waste of time and effort, especially when you'll just eat the damn thing in like five minutes. =)

Raven said...

Here is a blog to check out all about bentos!



Liza said...

I too have only heard of bento boxes at sushi places. They are pretty darn cute, but I have to say that I definitely don't have that much time on my hands! Let me know if you attempt one, you will have to share pics! :)

Missah said...

The only ones I've heard of are lap top lunches and only because I got them through a coop (and because Drew loves them)

La Petite Chic said...

I've seen the Bento boxes at Japanese restaurants, but never that cute!