Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dinosaur Cutie

When you think of dinosaurs, "cute" might not be the first word that comes to mind. That is, until you see the illustrations of artist Emily Willoughby. Her depiction of a baby megalosauroid dino perched on a rock by the Bavarian Sea in Germany was recently dubbed "the cutest dinosaur illustration ever" by io9Willoughby, who lives in Belle Mead, N.J., said that before making her illustrations she studies everything she can on dinosaurs and their behaviors (and obviously their cute potential). Hello There Cutie!   xxxo

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cute Bday Cake

Today is the bday of my friend Tink and... ME! Having known each other since high school, we do have a similar aesthetic when it comes to a few things, biggest being cute items and Hello Kitty. So in honour of our 08/08 birthdays, here's the (gluten free) cake that I'd love to share with her down in LA this weekend... hope we can and a happy Hello There Cutie birthday to us!!!   xxxo

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Caracal Cuties

Doug had a link to this critter on his Facebook today and I was intrigued... it's a Caracal! They live in Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan and India primarily in dry steppes and semi deserts. Caracal prefer open country as long as there is sufficient cover (bushes and rocks) from which to ambush prey. I think the prey must just smile at how adorable these critters are and surrender upon confrontation. Makes sense, right? Hello There Cuties!   xxxo

Monday, August 6, 2012

Cute Olympics Knickers

It amazes me how many people I know are unhappy with the Olympics tv coverage this year... don't recall such strong sentiment in previous years. Perhaps something that can re-unite us all in a positive spirit are some Stella McCartney Olympics knickers! Stella is the designer of the UK uniforms this year, and also did this kit for her own line. With the embroidered 2012 rainbow, stars, gymnast, cab, flag and stars of the world, this gets an Olympic-size Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Choupette the Cutie

Karl Lagerfeld (who we have written of previously) has for many years stated he does not want children. That said, he has fallen in love with a wee kitten named Choupette. I need not comment further as Karl demonstrates below his love for her (in his extravagant way:

“She has lunch and dinner with me on the table, with her own food… She sleeps under a pillow and she even knows how to use an iPad. She has two personal maids, for both night and day. She is beyond spoiled. When I am not there, the maids take down, in little books, everything she did.” Choupette also travels with Lagerfeld to St Tropez on his private jet “in the cockpit, with the pilot, she loves looking at the sky."

Spoiled but adorable, Choupette gets a big Hello There Cutie for showing that a cat can live the life too!!!   xxxo 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Cutie Kawaii Start to August!

It's August which for me is the happiest month ever!!! The sun shines extra bright, the birds seem to sing a bit prettier and oh, it's my bday month! Wee hee... August is going to be full of all my fave things: friends, family (a wedding included), gluten free cupcakes from Kara's (subtle hint), presents (another subtle hint), lotsa cute experiences and most of all, celebrating another year. And Hello There Cutie of course.   xxxo

Monday, July 30, 2012

Cute Oreo Art

In college I was required to take 5 years of art history and learned much (including how to nap while listening) about different periods in art. My two faves turned out to be the DaDa and Fluxus movements, both of which took the everyday and reimagined objects/sounds/experiences. The artist Andrew Lewicki is carrying on this tradition, with pieces like this Oreo Cookie inspired manhole cover above. Wouldn't that be fab to see on your street? Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

Friday, July 27, 2012

SF Parrot Cuties

Way back in 2010, we wrote of a movie about the parrots of Telegraph Hill here in SF. These flying friends are rumored to of been escaped pets from the big earthquake and have continued to prosper thru the years. The photo above was posted this morning on Facebook by Lisa, who lives on Nob Hill (one hill over in SF) and is now able to hand feed these adorable flying friends... awww, talk about Hello There Cuties!!!   xxxo

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Salt n Pepper n Cuties

This morning I was on the bus home from bootiecamp and saw this posted on my Facebook wall... I think our old comrade Doug is in a Hello There Cutie state of mind today! I know nothing about these salt n pepper shakers except the following: they are adorable and my eye make-up tonite now has an inspiration!!! Hello There Cutie   xxxo

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's a Mon Shu Cute Wednesday!

It's time for a bit of fashion with one of our Hello There Cutie faves: Karl Lagerfeld! Karl has teamed up this time with the fab Japanese make-up line Shu Uemera with a collection of everything from nail polishes to make-up boxes. To give us a glimpse into the fun that this collaboration will be, the two have made this adorable video called the "Mon Shu Birth Story." Enjoy and Hello There Mon Shu Cutie!!!   xxxo

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sjakie Is A Cutie

Sjakie is a baby sloth at the Burgers' Zoo in the Netherlands who has a teddy bear mommy. When just a wee baby, Sjakie's mother couldn't feed him and the zookeepers had to come up with a solution... problem was, none of theirs worked! Luckily a very smarty-pants 2-year-old girl came up with the answer: one of her teddy bears for S. to hold onto while the zookeepers fed him. Now Sjakie has two mommy's (lucky sloth!) and is happily feeding away. Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

for my friend (and a wonderful mom) Riet in the Netherlands

Friday, July 20, 2012

Kawaii Panda Cutie

On days like today, when bad news dominates the headlines, I think we all need to remember the good... In that spirit, this silly Panda bear playing guitar wishes you all a very happy, healthy and safe Hello There Cutie weekend!!!   xxxo

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bugs + Sushi = Cute

Artist Lisa Wood’s amazing dioramas displaying real insects in re-creations of human life are changing my mind about all bugs being gross. These scenes use props both natural (leaves, pinecones) and artificial (tiny books, microscopes, and chess sets). On her Flickr you'll find wasps and butterflies holding tea parties, a tarantula delivering packages and, as seen above, some icky ones enjoying their sushi supper. Who woulda thought that creepy crawlers could on be Hello There Cutie???   xxxo

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cute Ikea Packaging

So I'm a pretty healthy eater overall but cute packaging is truly a downfall; who can resist it? I was just reading about the redesign of Ikea's packaging by Stockholm Design Lab and of course had to check it out. Now I'm not a fan of fish out of a tube but hey, this salmon and crab paste packaging is so adorable I might have to try some... how about you?   Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo