Sunday, January 31, 2010

Baby Gorilla Cutie

I saw this baby gorilla photo from a German zoo, but don't know much about this cutie. Well, except the obvious: he's adorable! Love the punk rock hair and how he's sticking out his tongue at the paparazzi. And those big eyes..Hello There Cutie! xxxo

Sunday Morning Cuties

One of my fondest childhood memories was waking up to the Sunday Funnies in our local newspaper. My favorites included Peanuts, Dennis the Menace, Nancy, Hi & Lois and Bil Keane's The Family Circus. According to sources, the strip began in February 1960 on the 29th (Leap Year Day!) under the title The Family Circle, but was changed to avoid confusion with the women's magazine of the same name. The single-panel daily strip appears in more than 1500 newspapers today and still tells the simple, sweet and cute stories of the Keane Family - father Bill, mother Thelma, and their tykes: Billy, Dolly, Jeffy and PJ. Grandparents sometimes appear (one is a ghost) as well pets Barfy, Sam and Kittycat.
The Sunday version of the strip breaks out of the single rounded panel and often tells a complete story through clever visuals. For more info visit The Family Circus website.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Honey Cutie

How sweet is this vintage fabric pattern? Adorned with jars and bottles of honey, it's so cute it probably attracts bees on it's own!

Screwy Cutie

This children's elementary school educational chart is from the 1950s. It has a simple and wonderfully illustrated explanation of a basic science principle. teehee A sweet girl and a double entendre... Hello There Cutie that's makin me smile today! xxxo

Friday, January 29, 2010

Miffy's A Cutie

So I was on the Miffy website looking for an eCard and found myself in the online store. Trouble! I never realised that I needed a Miffy sheet-set before. Isn't it adorable how she's peeking out behind the dark sheet? And what girly-girl doesn't love pink? Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Miffy on Cute TV

The iconic white bunny from Dick Bruna's beloved children's books comes to life on PBS, with 3D stop-motion animation, offering preschoolers tiny lessons for a great big world!

Pink & Cute

There's nothing like a pink breakfast cereal that also turns your (soy) milk into a sweet, pink liquid. Who would be a spokescat for such a product? Why none other than one of our favorite film felines The Pink Panther!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Knuffle Kutie

Knuffle Bunny is a Caldecott Award-winning children's book about a toddler named Trixie who loses her favorite toy bunny in the laundromat. Trixie isn't big enough to say words, so she tries to communicate via sounds... Adore the combination of b/w photography and cartoon-y illustration used throughout this NY story. Hello There Cutie book!!! xxxo

Cute Crafty Koala

For instructions on how to make this eco-friendly craft, go here!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Plummy Cuties

I'm a typical American girl... I prefer sweet to sour. That said, the cutie super heroes on the front of this Japanese package of super-sour-crunchy Ume, the pickled Japanese plum, tempt me to try this. Perhaps I'll be big 'n' strong like them post eating some. Or at least have the ability to make silly faces. xxxo

Walking Cutie

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Watercooler Cuties

Not a typo! Who wouldn't want an adorable desk-sized water cooler shaped like a cute animal sitting on their usually boring office desk? Guaranteed to “start a riot of jealousy amongst your cubicle buddies.” Shop for them here.

Watercolor Cutie

Bella Foster is a Brooklyn, NY based painter and artist with her own v. unique style. This watercolor cutie I found on her website, and instantly fell in love with both the colors & whimsical lines. The more you look, the more you see. Luckily, it's so beautiful, I could look at it for hours. Whatta cutie!!! xxxo

Monday, January 25, 2010

Cute 1970s Stickers

Awww...ain't they cute?

Tokidoki Kitty Kutie

Tokidoki strikes again... this time teaming with our good friend Hello Kitty. This sweet plush is Kitty dressed as her adorable friend Mozzarella, who is a bit goth. I must admit I'd never heard of Mozzarella before but if it makes HK this cutie, I'm glad to meet her! Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cute at Any Price!

Magilla Gorilla was the tar of THE MAGILLA GORILLA SHOW which ran from 1963 to 1966 and has been rerun ever since. Magilla spent his days in the display window of Mr. Peebles' Pet Show, eating bananas and being a clown for passersby. Desperate Mr. Peebles continually marked down Magilla's price to make the gorilla more attractive to potential customers. Each episode, Magilla would go home with a new owner, but somehow always ended up returning to the store.

One customer who was honestly interested in owning the big ape was a little girl named Ogee, who often asked "How much is that gorilla in the window?" .

We've got a gorilla for sale...
Magilla Gorilla for sale.

Won't you buy him...
take him home and try him...
gorilla for sale.

Don't you want a new gorilla you can call your own...

a gorilla who'll be with ya when you're all alone.

(Ogee speaking): "How much is that Gorilla in the window?"

Take our advice...

at any price...

a gorilla like Magilla is mighty nice.

Magilla Gorilla for sale!

1960s Cutie

This photo from the sixties was sent in by a cutie reader. We usually don't post baby/kids shots, but how could we resist this one? Adore the mid-century furniture and our readers corduroy coveralls in bright red, with a big diaper bootie. Add in the sweet smile and Barbizon pose, it's a Hello There Cutie moment!!! xxxo

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday Morning Cuties

After a few years of Saturday morning reruns, THE FLINTSTONES returned to the airwaves on CBS in 1971 as part of THE PEBBLES AND BAMM-BAMM SHOW. Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble were now suddenly smitten teenagers and voiced by Sally (ALL IN THE FAMILY) Struthers and Jay (DENNIS THE MENACE) North! The show ran for a few seasons, returning periodically in repeats and debuting on DVD in 2008. These cuties were eventually married, making the Flintstones and Rubbles not only neighbors, but family too.

Modernly Retro Cuties

Over on at kate spade they've gotten a bunch of great artists to design cards for Valentine's Day. These two cuties are 365 days a year worthy to me. I love how the little battery guy is listening to the cassette's headphones... what a wonderful illustration. Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Friday, January 22, 2010

Cute & Super Tiny!

A Finger Monkey! Is it real or some kind of Photoshop trickery? Supposedly, Finger Monkeys are really Pygmy Marmosets. They grow to be about 5-6 inches long and weigh about 4-5 ounces full grown.

Shootin Cutie

We're anti-guns at Hello There Cutie but this vintage statue was too cute not to share. Adore his big Keene-esque eyes and very groovy vest/hat combo. But why is this cutie holding a rifle? Hopefully it's full of blanks! xxxo

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Cute Happy Ending

In the last of our series of Hello Kitty fairy tales it looks like our Kitty's mouth is back back to normal. A happy ending if there ever was one!

Bertie the Cutie

Bertie the Aeroplane was a character introduced to Australian audiences in 1945. He advertised Aeroplane Fruit Jellies and besides flying, could also sing! Bertie is still used in ads, but has been updated.. I prefer him pre-facelift! Hello There (vintage) Bertie the Cutie!!! xxxo

to see Bertie in action go to:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sleeping Cutie

Cold and rainy days like this make us want to stay in bed. Hello Kitty is the Sleeping Princess in this fourth in a series of animated fairy tales. Yawn! I'm getting drowsy just thinking about it...

Get Well Cuties

I came back from LA with a cold... ha choo! But if the bunnies on this vintage greeting card were to be in my postbox, betcha I'd be feeling a whole lot better. Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Heidi Cutie

Third in the series. And yes, Hello Kitty has a mouth - how else is she to talk and sing???

SF Cutie

Back in SF and perhaps time to visit a local brand, Gama-Go. This Bling Ramen sticker can be found on their website, and follows the GG aesthetic of cute. Hmmm... a city with cute brands? No wonder I live here!!! Hello There Cutie SF! xxxo

Monday, January 18, 2010

Castle Cuties

Second in a series.

Shanghai Cuties

I'm heading back to SF, and waiting for me is my petite collection of Shanghai advertising from the nineteen teens. Although this cutie and her dog aren't in my collection, I adore her sauciness (note how high the slit of her dress is, showing a bit of slip) as well as the room decor. And of course her adorable companion, guarding that leg!!! Hello There Cuties. xxxo

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cutie in Wonderland

The first in a series of animated productions starring Hello, Kitty in famous fairy tales!

Cutie Polar Bear

Not all baby animal are cutie equals... and here's proof! This polar bear is beyond adorable on her side, perhaps looking for a belly rub. If I was there, she'd be getting triple rubs. Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cutie Longstocking

There have been many adaptations of Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking books since Pippi first appeared in 1948. The very first film came out in 1949 - followed by a Swedish TV series in 1969. This series was edited into 4 feature films for international markets beginning with PIPPI LONGSTOCKING, as pictured above. Pippi is unconventional 9 year old who has superhuman strength and is sassy towards the adults she encounters, a cutie if there ever was one!

MP3 Cutie

Who doesn't need an MP3 player? Especially when it's in the form of a cutie girl??? This gal has such a mischievous expression on her face, it makes me wonder if she's listening to gangsta rap instead of Hannah Montana. Oh you naughty Cutie! xxxo

Friday, January 15, 2010

Little Red Cutie

Here's the sheet music for Little Red Monkey and here's a link to an mp3 of the song.

Monkey = Cutie

We love our vintage music... and monkeys! Imagine my delight when I saw this combo of the two. Love the monkeys preppy attire and big smile while watching his friend (Little Joe Worm) do a dance. Whatta coupla cuties!!! xxxo

Thursday, January 14, 2010

House of Cutie

I'm visiting fellow Cutie Doug tonite for a few pm's in LA. This image by the French artist Marion Billet is pretty much what our time together will be like. Lotsa silly adventures with a cute twist. And bright colors. And, of course, bunnies + love. xxxo

Cutie Contestants

Child beauty pageants have always been a source of both controversy and amusement. Cutie friend Angie Chan (whose work was also featured yesterday) offers this charming take on the subject. For a more wacky look at the increasingly popular phenomenon, check out PRETTY.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Early Valentine Cutie

This little guy knows what's almost a month away... Valentine's Day. He's ready with an envelope full of loving greetings, hopefully for us! A Hummel figurine from the fifties, so tacky he's adorable. Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Hibernating Cutie

Cold and rainy mornings like today make me wish I was hibernating until Spring like this bear in Angie Chan's delightful illustration. Angie Chan is a recent graduate of Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen. She is currently based in Edinburgh (Scotland) where she creates whimsical illustrations using Adobe Illustrator. You can visit her here.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cutie Cake

Hello Kitty seems to be popping up everywhere these days - so why not atop a gorgeous cake? This delicious creation comes to us via Kylie Lambert at Le Cupcake in Sydney, Australia. Check out her photostream on flickr too!

Kawaii Food Cutie

Somedays I'm amazed what comes across my cute path... today is one. We all know about the Japanese Kawaii (ie cute) movement but didja know it extends to food? I don't know if I could eat Hello Kitty in a bunny outfit with her friends surrounding her on a plate... this is just too darn cute!!! Hello There Cutie. xxxo

Monday, January 11, 2010

Tall & Cute

This vintage telephone and address book is quite precious and tall. Adorned with an adorable illustration depicting a sweet little girl, four birdies, a pup and lovely flowers. A delightful reminder that even though we're deep in the heart of Winter that Spring is only a few months away!

Thirsty Cutie

While browsing Etsy for ideas, I came across this adorable cuppa tea. Or is it coffee? Oh heck, it doesn't matter! Handmade in the UK, the sweet smile on this crocheted cup brought me a big smile. Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cute & Christian

As mentioned yesterday, the late Art Clokey also created Davey and Goliath, a series of short animated stories that told morality tales through the adventures of a Protestant family that include trouble-prone Davey, his little sister Sally and their talking dog Goliath. These simple shorts ran Sunday morning on local TV stations throughout the 1960s up until the 80s and were clever and cute. I'd rather watch these then go to church!

Card Cuties

When I'm down in LA this week visiting Doug, I hope we have some fun cards like these to play a sporting round of Go Fish. And if we do, that the elves on the cards will help me win! xxxo

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Gumby, Pokey & Cutie

Animation legend Art Clokey passed away yesterday. Art was a pioneer in stop-motion clay animation, beginning in 1955. He is best known for his adorable animated television character Gumby. Since the 1950s Gumby and his pony pal Pokey have been a familiar presence on TV and in a 1995 feature film, Gumby: The Movie. Clokey's other famous production is the duo of Davey and Goliath, a series of religious-themed shorts funded by the Lutheran Church. If you've got a heart, then Gumby's a part of you...

Creamsicle Cutie

When I was a wee girl and swimming at my Nanny (aka Grandmother)'s pool on a hot summer day, the highlight was when she'd bring out Fudge and Creamsicle's. I could hardly wait for those frozen treats!!! Seeing this guy on the box front, I think I understand why. Hello There Cutie! xxxo