So a while back I started a style hive site to highlight some possible cool accessories for life with diabetes. What didn't matter so much to me about style hive was the "social networking" component to it. I just thought it might be a fun way to make the point about choosing great design where I could, in the diabetes products I use. Well yesterday, much to my surprise, someone pinged me from the site with a really smart suggestion for a diabetes accessory bag: japanese pencil cases. How nice. And were they ever right about the pencil case idea! First off, there are tons of options to choose from, many of which feature cute, cartoony, hello kitty and hello kitty-esqe animated characters that yes, I do admit to loving (especially badtz maru and chococat). And secondly, some of the pencil cases I found have a nice triangular design form which allows the bag to easily sit open on a surface. Very smart! And also proving again, that sometimes helpful ideas can come from unexpected places. Frivolous, maybe. But if it makes me smile every time I pull out the bag to test, why not go for it?