Friday, April 30, 2010

Hello Daisy Cutie

This retro inspired photo is by Cassia Beck, a photographer from Brighton. Her photos have a wonderful air of innocence and quirkiness that I find rather inspiring. I wonder about the stories behind the photos... is the daisy tiny or the hand that of a giantess? Questions to ponder my Cuties... xxxo

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Einstein is a Cutie

Meet Einstein, the worlds smallest horse. He was born Friday in New Hampshire weighing in at 6 lbs and is only 14 inches tall. With those black spots on his white coat, he's like a My Little Pony come to life!!! Hello There Cutie! xxxo

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Killer Bunnies Are Cuties

The wonderfully illustrated booklet above was a high school science project by a friend of mine, Valentina Alexander. I truly appreciate both the drawing style and unconventionally cute subject matter (aka bunnies end up happily ever after!), and hope that V. scored an "A+." Hello There Cutie Killer Bunnies!!! xxxo

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Traincases Are Cute!

For many years, when my parents would go on a trip my Mom would carry a Blue Samsonite Traincase like this one. I always thought it was sooo sophisticated, and I now have a few in different colors. Practical and cute, I do adore them! xxxo

Monday, April 26, 2010

Blowaway Hat is Cute!

The Blowaway Hat is a book from 1946 with adorable illustrations by Dellwyn Cunningham. The story is this: David's mother's new hat with the buttercups and daisies and red roses blows off and goes flying through town. With great pictures and a fun-filled plot, sounds like a book all cuties should peruse. xxxo

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Public Bike's a Cutie

I drive (or cab) almost everywhere in SF and am amazed at the plethora of bike riders. If I had somewhere to store it, perhaps I'd bike about on this new sweetie from Public Bikes of SF. Designed by the founder of DWR, this bike is stylish, retro and (most importantly) cute! All musts in my world. Hello There Cutie bike!!! xxxo

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Censorship isn't Cute

At Hello There Cutie we believe that the world is an ugly place... cute balances it. Censorship is seriously ugly, and we dedicate today's posting to our friends at South Park Studios. S.Park was censored this week (read about it here) and issued death threats for expressing themselves. Censorship isn't cute. xxxo

Friday, April 23, 2010

Monty is a Cutie

Monty is a sleepy fox that reflects me on Fridays. Ready for the big Saturday sleep-in, my eyes are often at half-mast come this afternoon (yawn) With his pom-pom nose and sweet proportions, Monty gets a big Hello There Cutie sleepy-time hug! xxxo

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Cutie

In celebration of Earth Day, we bring you a reusable coffee cozy. So instead of taking sleeve after disposable sleeve when getting your to-go coffee, if you kept one of these in your bag (or car), you'd be saving trees that cutie owls live in. And you have an adorable friend to drink with!!! Happy Earth Day Cuties! xxxo

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Baby Cuteness

How I wish I had been a baby in the 1940s and my Mommy had this fabulous layette. The wonderful illustrations of the baby in her sacque (aka jacket) with kitty and flower embroideries is bringing a smile to my face. And don't you just adore how her arms are "upsy" as if to say "pick me up cus I'm looking cutie?" xxxo

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Travel Cuteness

Cute isn't always fuzzy... I think this hotel that just won a Travel and Leisure Award counts too! The Juvet Landscape Hotel in Norway was designed by JSA Architects to meld with the landscape in a seamless way. As reader research, looks like I might have to investigate to see if it wins a Hello There Cutie Travel Award too!!! xxxo

Monday, April 19, 2010

Postage Cuties

Seems like the mail is taking forever lately, so this posting goes out to Doug who is waiting on my b-day card... if I was as cute as this adorably illustrated little mousie, perhaps the card would of gotten to SoCal sooner!!! xxxo

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Rice Cuteness

I was on the CCTV site and came across this image: a rice bear taking a nap. Looks to be in a bed of yummy sushi too. But wait, this is on the primary Chinese tv station's website. I'm confused. Hmmmm... perhaps if I take a nap on a bed of sushi this'll make more sense. Or still delight me with its cuteness! xxxo

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tink's A Cutie!

Back in high school I had a friend nicknamed "Tink"... we would often laugh like this 1953 Disney Tinkerbell is demonstrating. I'm going to be seeing her today in SF, and have a feeling this type of giggling will ensue again. You have been forewarned my dear city and readers!!! xxxo

Friday, April 16, 2010

French Chew Cutie

Doscher's Famous French Chew Chewy Taffy is a nougat confection handmade in Cincinnati, Ohio since the late 1800s. A traditional method of eating it is to pop a bar into the freezer then crack it onto your kitchen counter to break it into smaller, bite-sized pieces.... Well, if this cutie is on the packaging, guess I'll have to try it! xxxo

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Craft-Time Cutie

I'm a bit behind on my crafting and seeing this needle project from Chile is making me want to add more to my workload. Wouldn't he be perfect on a mantle? Or peeking our from a corner like a wee mousie? Awww, Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Collywobbled Cutie

This vintage card is kinda freaking me out... prob because the adorable baby on the front is "all Collywobbled." What does that mean? Perhaps the inside verbage holds a clue:

"cause I missed your birthday.
But many happy returns. (Got that straight?)"

Hmmmm, well whatever collywobbled means, this is certainly a Cutie-worthy b-day card! xxxo

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Puppies Are Cute!

If I was a little (ok, littler) girl, I woulda printed this out and pinned it above my desk to "awww" at. What an adorable puppy. Can you believe it's real? And don't you want to just snuggle with him? This little guy is almost beyond Hello There Cutie adorable!!! xxxo

Monday, April 12, 2010

Green Bean Baby is a Cutie

We recently got a kind reader comment so had to look up their link... turns out they are a cutie! Green Bean Baby (aka Ellia) does fabulous cutout art that is both whimsical and sweet. This particular illustration reminded me of myself this w-end, running around while on the phone touching-base w/my "to do" list. Gosh, if only my cel phone looked that cool! Hello There Cutie me in cutout!!! xxxo

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Crayon Cuties

Who doesn't adore crayons? And rings? Put the two together and yes, we have Crayon Rings!!! In eight fabulous colors, these cuties are destined for the fingers of all I know. Cus who wouldn't like to smell a crayon all day? Yum! xxxo

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tupperware Cuties

I have no idea if these are "official" Tupperware's or not but do know they are darn cute! And might (no guarantees) cure me of my fear of leftovers. Heck, with those smiles who wouldn't want to pick them up?!!! Hello There Cuties! xxxo

Friday, April 9, 2010

Baaaaaaa Cuties

Remember when I was in Bodega Bay last week and wrote what an adorable place it is? Well these two Cuties were in a field on my drive up. When you see a scene like this, it's beyond proof of a cute destination!!! xxxo

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Birthday Countdown Cuteness

The countdown has begun to my b-day (4 months from today!). My mind has begun reeling on what to do. Shall I have a soiree or perhaps celebrate for a month? No matter, my friends shall be included... do you have any suggestions Cuties? xxxo

Doug's is in ten days... shhhhh, don't tell I told

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Umbrella's Can Be Cutie!

My friend Tomoko is in Japan & I asked her to bring me back an umbrella... think it'll be as cute as this one? V. Sweet Lolita, the ruffled edges would sure make me feel femme (as if the pink wouldn't!). Add in that the illustrations are of a girl at her vanity with a pet kitten... Hello There Cutie umbrella!!! xxxo

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Reader Wishes

We adore when our readers contribute to Hello There Cutie and here's one from Danny in Weho! These "Wish Come True" cuties have weighted bottoms (like me after my Easter candy!) and built in chimes so they not only sway silently in the breeze, but play a soothing soundtrack for your wishing. Mmmmm... I'm wishing for another Easter basket! xxxo

thx Danny!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Wombat Cutie

Who is this Cutie waving at us? Why it's Karmann, the orphaned baby wombat! This helpless little creature owes her life to a driver who rescued her from the pouch of her dying mother, who had been run over in Australia. Karmann now lives in the Warrandyte Wildlife Shelter in Melbourne and looks to be a star already. Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Cute

Easter is upon us, so lets choose our holiday vice: gorge on chocolate (love those Cadbury eggs) or on cute. We choose cute, esp. with this adorable headband from Benoît Missolin! Covered in glass-pearls, this'll def give this bunny a hop in her step year-round. Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Beautiful Cuties

I found this sticker in my desk drawer the other day and was curious about its origin. Turns out an art group from Chicago has been sending these out to people for the past 4 years to give and paste about their hometowns. If you're interested in being part of this cute movement, info is here. xxxo

Friday, April 2, 2010

A Cutie Place

I'm away today in a v. cutie-worthy place, Bodega Bay, for a friends surprise party (it was last pm so no worries tattling!). I totally recommend visiting here for the adorable architecture, baby lambs skipping in the fields, fabu food, beaches and...and... gosh, it's just an "awwwww"-inspiring place. Hello There Cutie mini-vacay spot!!! xxxo

Happy B-day Ron!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools Cuties... Not!

Hello Kitty wine sounds like an April Fools joke, doesn't it? Well, it's real! Altho without much distro in the US yet (but here's the website), Hello Kitty has gotten into the vino game with 4 varietals. And yes, in the name of research, I'll have to sample all. The sacrifices I make for you dear readers... and Hello There Cutie vino! xxxo