Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

World Cup Cutie

Zakumi, the mascot of this year's World Cup in South Africa, looks less like a soccer player and more like a hair dresser, doesn't he? With a hand on his hip striking a pose and coiffure that honors Farrah, Zakumi gets a big Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cupcake Craft Cuties

Today I'm heading over to my dear friend Elisabeth's for crafting... I wonder what we shall make? I saw these lacey cupcake sleeves on her website, and wonder if these (along with the yummy cupckaes inside) will be on our agenda? (I hope so!) xxxo

Friday, May 28, 2010

Chocolate-y Cuties

Back to chocolate... and a vintage ad from Spain of two Cuties! I adore how one of her feet is kicked up in the air, and you can just see blue knickers peeping out from below her saucy skirt. The things a girl will do for a chocolate bar (behind his back in his hands)! xxxo

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Green Cuties

How we love our oddly cute Japanese things here at Hello There Cutie... today's example is a cell-phone charm that has an actual plant growing in it. I don't quite understand if it's in water that you refill or a gel of some sort, but I do understand this: it's darn cute! Hello There Cutie mini-plants!!! xxxo

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vintage British Cutie

This vintage brochure is from the UK in the 1940s and I adore the headline: "Candy is delicious food!" Who could argue with that? It then goes into money making opportunities but back to that cute headline (and wonderful typography). Making me hungry for some chocolate-y food... how about you Cuties??? xxxo

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cutie Stickers

I don't know a thing about these stickers except the following: They are Japanese and the packaging is darn cute!!! (and kinda silly) xxxo

Monday, May 24, 2010

Toasty Cutie

Who doesn't like to start out their day with some toast n butter? I do!!! But if this little Cutie were staring up at me with his sweet eyes and cherub-toasty cheeks, I might have an issue with nibbling him up! Hello There Kawaii Cutie xxxo

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Karl's a Cutie

Who would of thought of Karl Lagerfeld as Hello There Cutie material? Not me until I saw this special Coke Light sold at Colette in Paris. Karl bashes people who are overweight ("No one wants to see curvy women") so this collaboration makes sense. I do adore the pretty pink "light" across his silhouette, and the autograph; just wish I could get my paws on a bottle to see in person!!! xxxo

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Snicker Doodle Cutie

I was reading SF Gate the other day and came across this cutie. Snicker Doodle looks to be the happiest pup ever at a Las Cruces, N.M. dog park. With his big smile and skip in his step, I just want to give him a big "Hello There Cutie" hug! Don't you??? xxxo

Friday, May 21, 2010

Artsy Monkey Cuteness

Louis Vuitton sponsored an exhibit in Hong Kong last year and asked some major modern artists to take part. This piece by Jeff Koons was included, and it definitely upped the Cutie quota. I adore the inflatable monkeys funny face, and the birds behind him seems to be chirping "Hello There Cutie!" xxxo

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Buddy Christ Cutie

I re-watched "Dogma" the other pm and had forgotten about Buddy Christ... how could I? With his sly wink, big smile and thumbs up, I think this guy was a trend-forward Cutie! Altho it might sound a bit odd, Hello There Cutie Christ!!! xxxo

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pillow Cuteness

I found a website that allows you to design custom pillows. Ok, let me clarify: they have fabrics + colors + patterns/prints and you put together a custom combo. Pretty cool... now the question is to go with the cute puppy or Bruce Lee print? xxxo

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Robot Cuties

When I was in elementary school, I used to love making diorama's. This adorable robot family (with their robot dog) reminded me of that elementary school activity. And what fun they were to make! Perhaps a future craft-time project for us Cuties??? xxxo

Monday, May 17, 2010

Another Japanese Cutie

Rilakkuma is another popular Japanese character. This cartoon bear is often accompanied by Korilakkuma, who is a smaller white bear and Kiiroitori, a yellow chick. Korilakkuma frequently plays pranks on Rilakkuma while he is sleeping, such as drawing or putting headphones on him and sewing odd color patches on his bear suits. Cuties indeed! xxxo

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Anpanman is A Cutie

I was reading a NY Times article that Hello Kitty isn't as popular as she once was in Japan. Who has usurped her crown? Anpanman, a character that is based on a Japanese jam-filled pastry. Anpanman fights the evil Meanyman, and helps the people of the town in his animated series on Nippon tv. Whatta Cutie indeed! xxxo

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Superheroes Are Cuties

If you're ever in Brooklyn and need to grab an cape or secret identity, I've got the store for you! The Superhero Supply Co. has all sorts of things to make your Kick Ass (loved that movie) dreams come true. A project of 826 (info here), I'm pondering if I need the gallon of gravity to help with my rock climbing. Whatta Cutie store indeed!!! xxxo

Friday, May 14, 2010

Crabby Cutie

Time for some weird Japanese packaging... Kaniko has a great illustration on the front of a happy crab mommy smiling. Inside her mouth, however, are crab babies covered with a spicy topping for you to enjoy! Weird + Happy = Hello There Cutie! xxxo

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bunnies are Cuties

Mucho thanks to an Arkansas reader who spotted this coffee Cutie. Who wouldn't be delighted when spying an adorable bunny on their morning beverage? And who wouldn't be torn with the question of: Caffeinate or admire the Cutie??? With that sweet smile, I think I'd admire it! xxxo

thx for the image Jojo!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Vintage Cutie

Who is this Cutie? I really don't know. This vintage mechanical dog has light bulb eyes(!), a tam o'shanter plaid hat with matching vest and looks to be lovingly worn. Awwww, Hello There Mystery Cutie! xxxo

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Olga's a Cutie

A friend of mine is Norwegian, and I was looking to find her a silly present when I happened upon this book. Olga of Norway is from 1936 and is a children's book about a wee lass who eats fladbrod and visits fjords. And did I mention that Olga is a Cutie supreme? (look at her race down that slope) Hello There Cutie! xxxo

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sammy Seagull is a Cutie

Sammy Seagull is a silkscreen by Wayne Pate of Brooklyn that is beyond adorable! Between his French sailor striped top (bonjour), knit cap, pipe & wader boots, doesn't Sammy look like someone with stories to tell? Tell us some Cutie!!! xxxo

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Ultimate Cutie

This is my first Mother's Day without Mom.... and as an orphan. Adelyne was truly the ultimate Cutie (as evidenced by this child bride photo of her!) and wrote me the most amazing notes throughout the years that I am compiling into a wee book. She is still in the hearts of many with much love and respect. ps I love you Mommy xxxo

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Buck's a Cutie

"Who is this happy boy?" you might be asking... answer is my nephew Buck. We're dedicating today's Hello There Cutie to this sweetie who calls our Doug "Dad." Buck is ill, so I'm sending lotsa love his way along with wishes for a speedy recovery to be able to chase squirrels & play with his brother Zorro again soon. And give his auntie more of his wonderful snuggles. xxxo

Friday, May 7, 2010

Moomin Cuties

This bowl from DesignShop UK features hugging friends are based upon characters of Moomin Valley (as created by the author Tove Jansson in the 50's & 60's). The Arabia artist Tove Slotte-Elevant has designed Moomin objects in keeping with the original drawings in the books and isn't this one wonderful? Cute + Practical + Pink = Hello There Cutie! xxxo

more on the books here

Thursday, May 6, 2010

French Monkey Cuteness

Two favorite things of ours: monkeys and chocolate! Add in this is a vintage French advertisement, the monkey is adorably carrying a basket full of pastries and he's wearing a great striped outfit... Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Cutie

Happy Cutie de Mayo! I've always loved piƱatas but have wee problem with them: When adorable, how do you smash the heck outa it? This little guy, even if filled with my favorite candies, would def cause a dilemma. With his sweet face and wonderful proportions, I think instead of hitting him I'd say "Hello There Cutie Burro!!!" xxxo

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Suntory Cuties

What is this? A good question! These cuties are from a Suntory beverage (I have no idea what) and are rather opposite. The smiley guy on the front (with a leaf accent) seems to welcome my partaking of his bevvie, whereas his friend on the twist-top is sad. Don't worry cuties: you're too cute to drink!!! xxxo

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cutiest Umbrella Ever

My umbrella is here from Japan and bad news Cuties... it's beyond adorable. This photo doesn't do it justice (colors are much darker/muted and yes, those are flowers on the handle) but for once I wish it wasn't sunny outside. I can hardly wait for it to rain and be a total SF Cutie with it!!! xxxo

thx Tomoko-san!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cupcake Cuties

We adore when our readers are out n about, see something cute and think of us! This book was spotted at Modern Times bookstore in SF and I see why it grabbed their attention. Cupcakes are adorable but when you have a cover with rubber duckies and one diving (my fave: ducky bootie), it gets a big Hello There Cutie shout-out!!! xxxo

thx Rob!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day Cuties

International Workers' Day (aka May day) was an important holiday of the Soviet Union, celebrated with parades in major cities. This flag dates back to the 60's, and features two cutie comrades with their arms linked and a giant flower. I wonder what the letters on the flower stand for... Perhaps it's Russian for Hello There Cutie?!!! xxxo