Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dust Bunnies Are Cute

Sunday is usually housecleaning day, and I wish my dust bunnies looked like these from Japan! Ok, I know this is just an illustration but can't I hope for some cuties like these instead??? xxxo

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Toast Cuties

This campy little toaster cover is hand embroidered in vintage style by Needle-n-Me. As I use a 1950s toaster (it was my parents), this totally appeals to my toast aesthetic. And who wouldn't want to start their day buttering these smiling cuties??? xxxo

Friday, February 26, 2010

Boys Are Cute!

This clothing pattern cover from the 1940s stands out for both the fabulous illustrations and cute factor! Sporty yet chic, these boys are showing grown up style in their poses, but still boyish charm with their expressions. Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Monterey Cutie

I saw this on the SF Chronicle's website and, well, who can resist a baby otter? Only 11 weeks old, Kit (kinda sounds like Cute!) is already a pro at shucking at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Awww shucks and Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

More Red Panda Cuteness!

This sweetie is taking his cutie nap! Awww...looks so cuddly.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

(More) Cute Packaging

Talk about Cutie! This window display of Asian drinks features Japanese, Taiwanese and mainland Chinese beverages that all have one important thing in common: They are cute!!! I don't know what they are, or taste like, but all are too adorable not to try. xxxo

I'm Becoming Obsessed with These Cuties

Okay - I want a red panda as a pet. These critters are the cutest things ALIVE! It's a like a bear crossed with a fox crossed with a dog crossed with CUTE!!! Sherri...somebody's birthday is coming up in oh about 53 days...hmmmm...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Strong Cutie

This cutie was made by Candian artist Christina Romeo... so much to adore about it!!! From the whimsical typography to the message (which speaks to me) to the wee lass in the silly hat, this wonderful ceramic tile should be in every Cutie home. Or at least mine! xxxo

Visit this link to see more of her work!

Glo Cutie

Glo Worm was a stuffed toy, sold by Playskool starting in 1982. The cutie's plush body contained a battery-powered device that, when squeezed, would light up the toy's vinyl face from within, creating a soft glow. Cute!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Worm-y Cuties

I was looking at the website for the UK store Bailey's (for inspiration, I shall claim) when I wandered into the Kids section. Imagine my delite when these wooden worms greeted me from the page! With their welcoming smiles, silly bodies and big eyes, we just gotta say Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Cute Kara

Superman's cute younger cousin Kara Zor-El appeared in the 6-issue comic book miniseries Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade.  In this series, Kara is a typical tween from Krypton's moon, Argo, who unintentionally ends up on Earth, taking the identity of 8th grader Linda Lee. The series has been collected into a trade paperback.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cute Cell Phone

Yes - this cutie is actually a cell phone with camera and bluetooth from China. What will they think of next?

Wedded Bliss Cuties

I must admit I am confused. I always thought Hello Kitty was a little girl kitten... I just found out her and Dear Daniel are getting married. Do they allow child brides in Japan? Or are they perhaps playing "dress up"? And is that a yarmulke on his head? Whatever the answers, Congrats Cuties!!! xxxo

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Happy Cute Year

Rilakkuma the bear dons a tiger costume in honor of the Chinese New Year!

Gung Hey Fat Choy Cutie

"Gung Hey Fat Choy" is the Cantonese greeting for Chinese New Yea... it means "Wishing You Prosperity and Wealth." This baby tiger is representing Year of the Tiger for us, and with those big ears & sweet eyes, he's already making this year adorable. Hello There Cutie! xxxo

ps Tonite is the parade in downtown SF... a v. fun, and cute, event!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Another Cute Red Panda

A reader named "Danny from WeHo" doubted yesterday that the red panda exists, so to prove to him that this cute cuddly critter is real...just go to the Red Panda website and click on the cutie to enter.

Shroom Cutie

We love mushrooms, but super-duper-love cutie mushrooms! This card by the English artist Lisa Jones can be found on her website (along with other fab items). The hearts on the mushroom cap are smile-worthy, and so whimsical that this makes me wish to run to the store and rescue all the little shrooms from tummies. Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cute Red Panda

Not sure who the artist is behind this cutie, but one look into those adorable eyes and even the meanest person can't help but melt. As a test, readers should show this image to their most evil nemesis and sit back and watch the results!

Kissin Kuties

Remember these old Dutch statues that you could move together and apart? Well, here's an updated one from a shop called Lütt & Fien in Hamburg, Germany. Doug and I reproduced this pose once outside his house in Burbank and, if I might say, our version was almost as adorable as these two! Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Westminster Cutie

Yesterday Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot (aka Sadie the Scottish Terrier) won Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show. Altho we at Hello There Cutie have pound pets, we also appreciate the adorableness of Sadie, her sweet facial expression and luxurious locks. Whatta Winning Cutie!!! xxxo

Carioca the Carnivale Cutie

José Carioca is a much-loved Disney character, a dapper Brazilian parrot from Rio de Janeiro. José was created in 1942 for the movie Saludos Amigos as a Latin American friend of Donald Duck. In Brazil he's known as Zé Carioca and still appears in regularly published comic books.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Olympic Cuties

Why does Miga love snowboarding? What does Quatchi love to do when he’s not playing hockey? What are some of Sumi’s amazing powers? Find out about these and more by visiting these adorable 2010 Olympics mascots here.

Shanghai Cutie

Who is this Gumby on steroids? Why it's "Shanghai Baby" (Hai Bao 海宝), the official mascot of the World Expo 2010. Hai Bao's Conan hair has updated him from his American cousin Gumby, but I do adore his larger eyes and bigger smile. (I think he's ready to party at the Expo) Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Monday, February 15, 2010

Wooden Cuties

I'm looking for a cute alarm clock & decided to check out museum shops. At the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art's site, I was distracted by these adorable wooden birds. Created by the late, award-winning designer Kristian Vedel, these are handmade by a wood turner in a small village in Denmark. Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Cutie for Prez!

How about a little empowerment this President's Day? When cutie Grace's teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace decides to be the first. And she immediately starts off her political career as a candidate the school's mock election. But soon, she realizes that she has entered a tough race. Her popular opponent claims to be the "best man for the job"--and seems to have captured all the male votes--while Grace concentrates on being the best person . In this timely story, author Kelly DiPucchio not only gives readers a fun introduction to the American electoral system, but also teaches them the value of hard work, courage, and independent thought--and offers an inspiring example of how to choose our leaders. You can buy GRACE FOR PRESIDENT here.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sweet Valentine Cuties

Conversation hearts have a history that extends back to the 1860s, when Daniel Chase created a machine to print messages onto candy hearts. These initial messages were primarily wedding-related and much longer than the ones with which we are familiar.

By 1902, the succinct love messages that we recognize began appearing on conversation hearts made by the New England Confectionary Company (NECCO). Initially, candies in a number of shapes—hearts, watches, horseshoes, baseballs—invited the recipient to offer a kiss or to be true. Eventually, these other candy shapes became history, but the hearts have remained. And their cuteness!!! xxxo

Valentines Cuties

Happy Valentine's Day to my favorite girlfriend in the whole world. Thanks for 15 years of giggles, tee-hees and general silliness! Smooches!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Creepy & Cutie

The sentiment is sweet, but the copy writing is a bit macabre in this vintage Valentine's Day card. All that's missing is "I Love You TO DEATH Dear!"

Amelie is Our Cutie

Eight years ago today, a sweet little bunny was living on borrowed time at SF Animal Care and Control. On her cage was the name Spike but she was a sweet, French looking mini Rex that seemed more like an Amelie. She was adopted on February 13th, and has since filled the lives of many with cuteness, kisses and love. Hello There Cutie to the cutest in the land!!! xxxo

To learn more about Emme, visit here. And yes, she likes Fiji water... and deserves it!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

1930s Cuties

This 1930s Valentine is beyond enchanting... I've always had a soft spot for the blue bird of happiness, and love how he's being sent out to deliver this special Valentine. The cutie little boy (in his shorty pants) is so happy to be sending it too! Can't you just hear him giggling? Hello There Cuties! xxxo

Cutie About Town

This little cutie looks like she's dressed up for Easter, but retrurning a Christmas present! Oh well, she's really going to town for her sweetheart.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sassy Valentine's Cuties

This year, I'm sending out some fabulous retro (and cheeky!) Valentine's that I found in the Castro at Cliff's Variety. These remind me of the Valentine's of my youth, and wonder if any equally sassy ones will find their way to me... xxxo

Cute Love Monkey

This Valentine's cutie comes from our friend Danny, who is quite a love monkey himself!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cute Hippie Love

This cute fellow comes to us via Hallmark.

Love Bunny Cuties

It's coming up on two very important dates that tie together: Valentine's Day and the day Amelie came into our lives as an early Valentine. What better way to celebrate our favorite love bunny then with an adorably illustrated t-shirt of two sweet buns, all fuzzy & eskimo kissin, from Etsy? Hello There Cuties! xxxo

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cute Puppy Love

Snowy Cuties

If I were a blonde, Doug still back East and time-warped to the 50s, this would be us on V-day! Sledding along with one of our pets (I think it'd be my bunny Amelie), big smiles and wearing cute outfits. And, of course, with a "pun" thought bubble above us! Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Monday, February 8, 2010

Cute & Stinky

Most of my friends think I'm weird when I say this, but I don't HATE the smell of skunk. In fact, I almost think I like like the smell. Of course I've never been super-close to an actual stinky skunk, maybe then I'd change my mind. If all skunks looked like this little fella, we'd all say "Hello There Stinky".

V-day B-day Cutie

It's my half birthday today so how about an adorable 1950s B-day V-day card that reads:

Betcha Dan Cupid is raising a glass...
And drinking a toast or two

To the stork who gave Valentine's Day some class...
By bringing somebody like you!


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ha-Choo Cutie

Like most, I've had a long winter cold and have gone thru zillions of kleenex. If these UK boxes of tissues were in SF, betcha my nose woulda been smiling! The adorable faces make me wish I had a Euro cold instead. Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Super Bowl of Cute

Charlie Brown always falls for the same prank over and over again. Lucy Van Pelt can't help herself because Charlie is such an easy victim. These cuties are my two favorite football players and watching PEANUTS is a great alternative way to spend today.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cute & Corny

Here's another vintage Valentine's Day card. Who knew that popcorn could be so cute?

Don Quijote is A Cutie

Don Quijote (Donki) is a chain of discount stores in Japan that carry a wide range of products from handbags to chocolates to electronics to...??? Akiba Donki is the stores mascot, a blue penguin. He must be cold, huh? Cold but a Cutie!!! xxxo

Friday, February 5, 2010

Cute Deer Heart

First in a series of many wonderful and cute vintage Valentine's Day cards.

Taxi Cutie

I have the worlds most boring Marc Jacobs keyring... cute, but boring. This one by Lulu Guinness might take me out of that rut! This black taxi shaped key ring has a sassy passenger (and her driver) on the front, rubber applique and studs on the cabs wheels and silver embroidered headlights. Cutie worthy indeed!!! xxxo

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Shaun is a Cutie

I decided I needed to order something to cheer me up from Netflix. Being the mature and sophisticated viewer I am, the order was for Shaun the Sheep. OMG, I laughed & smiled for an hour straight! And Shaun and his friends (esp. the baby lamb) are sooo adorable. Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

To find out more about Shaun and his friends visit this link.

Cute & Grumpy

Grumps say "WE MAY BE CUTE BUT WE DON'T HAVE TO BE HAPPY ABOUT IT." They are made by my friend (and one of the stars of PRETTY), Stacy McQueen. You can now purchase Grumps online at Etsy.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Miffy's Sibling is a Cutie

Miffy has a little bunny sibling that I didn't know about... nobody knows if it's a boy or girl but one thing we do know for sure is: The baby bunny is a cutie!!! And who wouldn't want Miffy as their big sister? (ok, her or Hello Kitty) xxxo

Furry & Cute

These cuties are described as "sega ufo prize caltoy ram sheep furry keychain (mini size)" - how cute is that? You can purchase these cuties (and lots of other cute things) online at a shop called Runaway Dolly.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Groundhog Day Cuteness

February 2 2010 is two things in my land: Groundhog Day and the premiere of Lost.

Groundhog Day tradition has it that if the gopher Punxsutawney Phil (from Penn.) emerges from his temporary burrow—a simulated tree stump at the rural site of Gobbler's Knob—today and sees his shadow, winter weather will continue for 6 more weeks across the US. But if Phil doesn't see his shadow, then spring is just around the corner... we're hoping for the latter.

Tonites Lost will be fun, drinking Dharma beer (made the cute labels myself!) with friends and hoping that our fave cutie characters will live. And declaring that certain ones aren't cute-worthy (Jack!).

Yes, it's a Cutie Day indeed!!! xxxo