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BIBLIOTHECA GAZETTE ~ February 2023: Living Spaces

🎶Living spaces treats you right, buy today, enjoy tonight!🎶

frillSquid - Bibliotheca: Living Spaces Kelp nodded along knowingly to this post…

Kelp - (Not) Organizing in the Time of Melancholia Hey, it’s me! Now you’ll see why I nodded along to frillSquid’s post.

Lovelylaceandlies - 13 artists to make your home more kawaii

I moved two years ago and still haven't re-hung my pictures...

Nycticeivs - My Wall Art (2023)

Ah yes, cat-proofing decor.


Crimson Reflections

Katsucon 2023

It’s true, there’s lots of good stuff in the fancy toothpick section of Daiso. (Yes, this is relevant.)


Cupcakes & Unicorns

1 Dress 4 Looks Take 64

Featuring Snow Dot!

Ranking Doughnut Prints for Fat Thursday

Okay but why are there so many donut prints? Not that I’m complaining.

Bittersweet Capsule Wardrobe

There's two types of lolitas, and one type is forever haunted by 'bittersweet'...

February Coords Roundup

Featuring not one, but two cat prints! Meow-wow!


Dearie Dawn

Family Day weekend (Casa Loma Historic Castle Mansion & PowerPlant Gallery)

Historic Castle Mansion? Sign me up!



Katsucon 2023 Retrospective

I agree, ‘swothic’ is the correct choice.


Josine Maaike

Print details: Kazuzo Ogawa 0009 OP (Mini)🖤

I’m also a ruching fan!


Hello Lizzie Bee

How I do my eyebrows ♡

Kelp’s technique is “grow thick bangs to cover them”.

Hime gyaru co*de ❥ Compton Verney

A floral coord for a floral painting!

New nail ʕ •ᴥ• ʔ chocolate teddy bear

You know we love us some bear content.



Running with Rei Harakami

Are you a fan of the 'chill beats to do stuff to' genre? This may be up your alley!

Kelp Direct – February edition

Video games I am excited to play in the future!

Bavarian Cream

Gelatin and…chocolate? It’s not weird, I promise!

Murder by Numbers: Fashion Police

aka “Don’t set a game that's supposed to feature iconic fashion in 1996”



5 ways to show your fav small businesses some love

Bay Area Kei approves of this message.

Forest Library – Royal Princess Alice – Japanese Brand Review

Have you heard of Royal Princess Alice? A review of this lesser-known Japanese brand!

Using Tenso!

Wondering about forwarding services? This is a common one!


Mahou Queen

Valentine’s Tea with Charm City Lolitas: Meet Up Recap

“Friladelphia”! Brilliant.



Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Silk Lining

Ah yes, long-term project brain fog…

BtSSB Blouse Restoration: The Beginning

Related: I once snagged an older Meta OP on the cheap cuz it was missing all its removable trim (which I prolly would have removed myself anyways).

Edo Period Mirror Restoration: The Polishing (Stage 2)

Oh! Power tools! Exciting!

Spotlight: 1970s Kimono School Textbooks

Some people have trouble sitting in seiza, and then there's Kelp, who once had to be carried down a set of stairs at an izakaya after attempting it for too long. (I was okay! I just have really bad circulation.)


of thread and mind

lolita sew-along: shirring panel replacement

A handy tutorial when you want your dress to be slightly bigger.



A Big List of Chinese Lolita Brands

Stephano isn’t kidding - this list is massive!

Get the Look: Nana Osaki’s Frilly Red Dress

Many people know about Vivienne Westwood, but what about Sexy Dynamite London?

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Cafe @ Popfancy Houston

Curious to know what the heck an Ant-Man themed cafe would serve? Click through!


Sweet Dreams

Late Night Eats in November ✌🏻

It’s true, it’s hard to go wrong with jajangmyeon

お姉ギャル Party Look 🙈

Warm AND fashionable? In this arctic vortex?


Wear Your Bows

Tea Review: Maison Danel

Kelp is a one-issue voter when it comes to tea: how much clotted cream do I get to eat?

Tea Review: Tyme for Tea

It’s true - this place is always packed on V-day!

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