When I pack my next day's lunch at 11 p.m. the night before, the last thing I consider is what it looks like. Sandwiches get shoved in plastic bags, and leftovers are unceremoniously crammed into old Tupperware. But making Japanese bento  is not just about delicious food; it's about harmonious construction and pretty presentations. We turned to the marvelous bento designs of Flickr user gamene  to inspire our next yummy lunch creations!
Ladybug and Garden Bento
That cute ladybug crawling through a rice and veggie garden is actually a Japanese pickled plum decorated with toasted nori.
Flowered Sandwich Bento
Roasted veggies are a healthy counterpart to a whole-wheat sandwich decorated with lovely beet "flowers."
Vegetables and Fried Rice Trio
Hot dog fried rice hosts pretty purple potato blooms and a bounty of fruits and vegetables.
An artfully made bento features a woman in a traditional kimono made of cheese!
Corn and Carrot Salad Bento
Falafel and corn and carrot salads are vibrant counterparts to fruits and veggies.
Vegetarian Buffalo Wing Bento
Vegetarian buffalo wings spice up a colorful bento alongside purple and yellow cauliflower and tiny multihued tomatoes.
Banh Mi Bento
Banh mi in a basket turns to fruit, veggies, and a decorated Babybel cheese for support.
Radish slivers moonlight as octopus slices beside miso salmon and yellow wax bean "coral" in this trompe l'oeil bento.
Thai Leftovers Bento
Thai leftovers make for a great lunch, especially when given a happy face!
Korean Soft Tofu Soup Bento
Don't forget the soup! Leftover Korean soft tofu stew fits nicely in one compartment of this pretty bento.
Chicken and Rice Bento
Soy nugget chicks peek out from the vegetable garden.
Burdock and Lotus Bento
A more traditional bento of burdock and lotus roots gets its stripes from Japanese pickles and sprinkled seasonings.
Roasted Halibut Bento
Roasted halibut and zucchini risotto are a Western take on a traditional Far East bento!
Mushroom Slider Bento
A mini portobello mushroom slider nestles among cherry tomatoes and olive skewers.
Corn Dog and Chili Bento
A corn "dog" sniffs his surroundings for nearby vegetarian chili.
A few dumplings and a rainbow of fruits and vegetables take flight in this bento box.
Veggies and fruit frame simple little sandwiches.
Spring Roll Bento
Spring rolls cozy up to a wheat berry salad in a filling boxed lunch.