Monday, November 30, 2009
I remember first time I saw this book in J-town in SF... I thought "has someone read my mind and written a book?" Happy Kitty Bunny Pony celebrates America's "cult of the cute" in all its campy, kitschy, ironic glory.Looking at the cover, doesn't it make you smile because of its cuteness? Hello there cutie book! xxxo
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Bazar Degoza-Ru is the mascot of NEC and was voted one of the cutest corporate mascots of Japan. This adorable monkey is smiling at us with an impish expression, and it makes me wonder what secret this holds... betcha it's high level! xxxo
Saturday, November 28, 2009
We begin our first annual Cutemaskah (a celebration of all things cute during the diverse holiday season) with this little fellow. As we wake up to a rainy California morning, we learn that the first snow of the season has fallen in our state and only two hours away from L.A.! Snow on the ground? That means it's officially the Cutemaskah season!
Hello Kitty is a fave of ours here at Hello There Cutie but wow, we never imagined she would honor our little blog by naming a video game after us! The package explains that you will "take a trip to the fun and friendly world of Hello Kitty" aka Cutie World. I think we might need to buy a PC to see if Doug and I are included. xxxo
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Check out this cutie San-X Relakkuma Bandaid in an adorable mini tin box key ring. Between the dancing disco bear and his dj birdie friend, this is enough to bring a smile to my sad face. Love the bubbles of happiness in the background too. Hello There Cutie friends. xxxo
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Look who's back! Pussyfoot (sometimes referred to as "Cleo") is a supporting character in a handful of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies animated shorts. Marc Antony is a bulldog who is her devoted companion and protector. A recurring theme of their relationship is that the cute kitty climbs onto the dog's back and starts kneading him to get comfortable, unaware that her little claws are causing him pain. The cat eventually snuggles into the canine's back for a nap and the two relax together peacefully. Awwww.
Monday, November 23, 2009
I now have lots of cable channels I never did before including Cartoon Network... it's a miracle that I ever leave the house! One day I discovered The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. The main character is a cutie but the whale (Bubbie), who is like an over-protective Mom to him, is my fave. Her adorable big eyelashes and silly voice always gives me a smile... Hello There Cutie Bubbie. xxxo
Sunday, November 22, 2009
We don't often post videos of cuties but here's a reason to: Sidney the Pet Otter!!! Turn off the cheesy music and take five to watch Sidney play with his toys and frolic throughout the house. I never realized that playing with keys could be so adorable... Hello There Cutie Sidney! xxxo
I just found out about a service you subscribe to that sends you adorable postcards... For 900 JPY (about $8 USD), you receive one post card each month via this site. Looking at what cuties these two snuggle bunnies are, I think I might need to subscribe. How bout you??? xxxo
Saturday, November 21, 2009
"Who" you might be asking "are these two cuties on a box?" Why let me answer that... they are Maurie and Flaurie of Superdawg in Chicago. In addition to being able to see them at their drive-in location, you can also spy M & F at Midway airport. We adore their retro cool illustration style, and how Flaurie is kinda shy while Maurie flexes his muscles to impress her. Total cuties!!! xxxo
For Chi-town Lou on his b-day
Mr. Peabody, who is the world's smartest dog, appeared cartoons alongside "his boy" Sherman. The cute duo first entertained audiences on ROCKY & HIS FRIENDS which premiered 50 years ago!
Friday, November 20, 2009
In celebration of the new Twilight movie opening today (yes, I'm a geek!) we're visiting the land of magical, mystical creatures. No, not werewolves and vampires but unicorns! And lets make it extra cutie worthy: a handmade baby unicorn broach made out of felt. Too frickin adorable for words except a big "Hello There Cutie!!!" xxxo
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Created by the artist Kate Engel out of Ohio, these cuties remind us what is really important: being together. That and, of course, being beyond adorable in stripes with the sun warming our backs.... Hello there cutie friends! xxxo
In the real world, a raccoon and a chipmunk pulling on a turkey wishbone would be a horrifying site, but in the world of Hello There Cutie, it's simply adorable. As we are one week away from Thankgiving, this duo reminds us of the things we are thankful for.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Who is this trio of cuties you might ask? They are vintage rubber squeaky toys from Guangdong who are batting their big, beautiful eyes at you. The problem is deciding which beckons you most... (I kinda the the pink one). xxxo
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This little fella has gathered up all his fruits and veggies for the harvest feast. I wonder why "For Auld Lang Syne" is called out, perhaps the phrase we now associate with New Year's started out as a Thanksgiving greeting?
This cute vintage postcard features two children about to run from a big tom turkey. Adore the falling leaves and a pumpkin along with some priceless expressions on the faces of the children... I think they're scared of him! xxxo
Monday, November 16, 2009
This charming children's book from 1946 is sure to put a smile on your face with the darling cover illustration of a sweet bunny named Patrick. I'd love this fuzzy cutie to hop on over to my house, wouldn't you??? xxxo
Sunday, November 15, 2009
This squirrel cutie was sent to us by a reader who collects these adorable creatures in all forms. Mr. Squirrel looks to be from the 50's and a glazed ceramic, perfect for any Fall display inside or out. I wonder what's in his bowl... acorns... walnuts... or just an extra dose of cute? xxxo
thx for sharing Margot!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I baked an apple pie this morning. The warm and comforting aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg always means that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I wore my baking apron, but unlike this cutie, I won't have to sneak into the kitchen to carve out a slice!
A friend and I were talking about seeing the movie "Where The Wild Things Are" and agreed we must dress appropriately. That said, I think fuzzy rompers are in order... he thinks Burger King crowns. Based upon how beyond cutie these fuzzy rompers are, I think I win! Any opinions fellow cuties? xxxo
A teehee goes out to Donie on this one!
Friday, November 13, 2009
One of our very first postings on Hello There Cutie was Blythe... and we still feel she's a top ten cutie!!! Different individuals are currently making dresses for this 70s icon, and the one above incorporates one of our favorite animals (monkeys) in an adorable frock. So once again we say, Hello There Cutie Blythe! xxxo
Thursday, November 12, 2009
From the 1970s book "35 Tales For Tiny Tots Told by Mother Squirrel," this adorable illustration has Mother with a freshly baked cherry-pie. Perhaps this is a get well, (or, with her scolding finger, a "save til later") sweet for the cutie squirrel tot who is happily awake in his bed. Whatever the reason for the dessert, we say "Hello There Cutie Squirrels!!!" xxxo
Thanksgiving (or as I like to call it "Thanksvegan") is two weeks away! These cuties are getting ready-gathering up pumpkins, apples, pears and other autumn goodies with the help of their adorable animal friends. A good reminder to start writing out my grocery shopping list for the big day.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Yesterday was SESAME STREET's 40th anniversary. This PBS kids show has been bringing us cuteness and friendship practically all of our lives. HELLO THERE CUTIE celebrates this momentous occasion with a hope that the show sticks around for generations to come.
Who are these Kawaii cuties? Found on Etsy and designed by the artist TinyTart (love the monicker), "Friends 4 Life" is an adorable print. These two pals have such wonderfully huge smiles and, I think, are sharing a secret... what could it be??? xxxo
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The word "How" (haau) is used common as a greeting, perhaps inaccurately, by some Native Americans. The Oxford English Dictionary claims that the word was originally used by missionary Jean de Brébeuf to indicate an "sign of approval" and was used by the Huron or Wyandot tribes. But how cute are these Native American cut-outs?
Doug has owned for eons Jonathan Adler's "dolls" container, in tribute to the classic Jacqueline Susann book ''Valley of the Dolls.'' After years of subtle (not!) hints that he should loan it to me forever, I'm thinking of getting him this cutie doll that was designed by Wheaty Wheat Studios in tribute to the book also... think that'll work? xxxo
Monday, November 9, 2009
Monkey + Bunny = Happy!!! How can't we follow this monkey's wish to "Love me" when he has a carrot for the adorable bunny? Add in that she has a strawberry for him (I didn't know monkeys ate them), happy tulips, and fabulous colors of this origami set, we just gotta give this a big Hello There Cutie hello. xxxo
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Doug and I both have pound pets, and know there are multitudes of mutts that need love. That said, I almost went back on my mindset when I saw these oh-so-fashionable teacup piggies. All the rage, these cuties can be box-trained and have cutie curly-tails. And squeal. Oh dear... a moral cutie dilemma here! xxxo
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Tis the season to start eating junk food... hooray! In honor of the cooling of the temps, I present this adorable Caramel Corn packaging from Japan. The cutie guy is smiling adorably, and she is shyly smiling back at him; as the flower is over her left ear, that means she's single. I wonder if he knows that??? xxxo
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of small stuffed toys. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words "ami" meaning knitted, and "nuigurumi" meaning stuffed. Amigurumi are usually cute animals, but can include people (like our teenage girl above).
Friday, November 6, 2009
Meet Miga, Quatchi & Sumi - mascots designed by Meomi for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games! These cuties are causing a bit of controversy up in the Great White North, because Quatchi is a Sasquatch and some people don't think they are real. With how cute he is, we hope they are!!! Hello There Cuties... xxxo