Saturday, July 31, 2010

State Farm Cutie

I'm at the California State Fair today, and it is a cutie-palooza. Between the signs (so retro and kitschy) to the adorable farm animals and homemade goods, I love this event. Except for the deep fried Twinkies.... not Cutie!!! xxxo

Friday, July 30, 2010

NSFW Cuteness

Alot of my friends have dogs, and I find the bags they use for poop not very cute. I found these sassy (and cute ones) online from Germany, and wish they were here for my friends pups! As they aren't, we'll just have to enjoy these slightly NSFW ones instead. xxxo

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Baby Monkeys Are Cuties

We here at Hello There Cutie have a soft spot for monkeys... make it a baby monkey, it's a double soft spot! This sweet baby orangutan is sleeping so sweetly in his Mommy's arms, he gets a big Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hostess Cuteness

Two more things I super adore: old cookbooks and mid-Century architecture. Betty Crocker made a dream come true with this cookbook from the 1950s. I wonder what the "wealth of ideas for todays entertaining" includes... Deviled eggs? Celery Victor? Chicken Kiev? Yummy indeed Cuties! xxxo

Monday, July 26, 2010

Hi Panda Cutie

Don't look for cuddly at Hi Panda.

At this urbanwear store, Shanghai-based artist Ji Ji offers up China's favorite bear with an ironic twist. Ji's Hi Panda streetwear line follows the adventures of a demented-looking, but oddly endearing panda, meant to represent China’s Generation Y. Owned by LVMH's Antoine Arnault, this Panda is ready to take over the world... are you ready Cuties? xxxo

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Notebook Cutie

This little notebook from Sweden has my name on it... just gotta find out where to get it! I adore the Cutie with spiral bound legs can both write in perfect typography whilest lookin adorable. With a smile. Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Laundry Cutie

I don't have laundry in my apartment... nor building... nor block. So I have to take my dirties to the laundromat. Friends know I'm not keen on the concept, and the ones with washers/dryers often volunteer theirs when I'm coming over; today is one of those happy days!!! xxxo

Friday, July 23, 2010

Ramen Cutie

This sign was spotted down on Irving and 23rd Ave. in SF. Based upon the logo alone, we must go there. Love this adorable gal inviting me in to slurp noodles... I think I shall! Hello There Ramen Cutie!!! xxxo

Thursday, July 22, 2010

More Clement Street Cute

Super Tokio has an amazing candy selection... with the majority in cute packaging. This little guy grabbed my attention as I'm not a fan of chocolate/orange as a flavor combo and his face looks like mine when the combo is encountered. Cranky! Adore that he's on the packaging telling it like it is!!! xxxo

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Kewpie Kutie

I wandered in Super Tokio on Clement Street recently to buy some fun food products and look what was there: Cutie mayo!!! Kewpie mayonnaise is so adorable I pondered buying it just to have it in my fridge til I read the expiration date: consume within one month of opening. I don't know if I can eat that much mayo Cuties... darn! xxxo

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summertime Cute

This saucy (and cute!) gal with a vintage Cali tan made me smile... Reminded me of hot summer days at Will Rogers Beach in Santa Monica. Bbq'd chicken with flecks of sand. Water from a giant iced thermos. Playing in the waves til exhausted. And hugs from Mom when wrapped in a warm beach towel. Hello There Cutie! xxxo

Monday, July 19, 2010

Horsey Potter Cutie

I love Harry Potter (have been his evil sister Sherri Potter for Halloween) so imagine my glee when I found a website that makes Harry Potter outfits for horses! The other costumes aren't as adorable as this one, and I truly wonderful how comfortable those glasses are for the pony but heck with it: this is darn cute!!! Hello There Cutie! xxxo

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Better Late Then Not Cutie...

Bape hosted Bapesta!!Pro-Wrestling tournament in Tokyo this May, featuring some of Japans top pro wrestlers. The artist Yudetamago created a new wrestling costume and character (Apegon) just for this event. Above is the poster featuring this new character and two faves of mine: Baby Milo and the wrestling superhero Kinnikuman (I don't know the fourth). Who knew Cuties could be in wrestling too? xxxo

Saturday, July 17, 2010

DiGrande Cuteness

Going for a neighborhood walk, I spied this cutie on the side of a DiGrande Brothers Landscaping truck or. I don't know if the brothers are good or bad at their job but, with this as their mascot, I'd give the DeGrande's a try based upon cuteness alone! xxxo

Friday, July 16, 2010

Superhero Cuties

Comic-Con is this weekend and in celebration of that we bring you some superhero cuties! These dolls (or are they action figures? or sculptures? or...?) made me smile as two of our faves are in this shot: Supergirl and Wonder Woman. Girl Power + Fab Outfits + Amazing Hair = Hello There Cuties! xxxo

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Roy and Dale Cuteness

Today at Christies is a sale of vintage items relating to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. These two def had a grasp on what cute is both in their personas and merchandising! I kinda wish I had been around then to wear a Dale Evans watch while playing with my cut-out Roy n Dale dolls... xxxo

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Garden Cuteness

I found this image on Etsy and it made me feel all cozy inside. This sweet heart cut-out shutter in the Montmartre district (Paris) just made me go to French happy-land. And that's a darn good place to be. Bonjour There Mon Cuties! xxxo

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Popbar Cuties

Summer in the rest of the world (aka outside of SF!) is usually warm n full of cool treats. In NYC there is a store called Popbar that sells yummy yuppy popscicles to those who need a cool off. If they are as cute as they look in pics, I give a big Hello There Cutie to these frozen treats!!! xxxo

Monday, July 12, 2010

Marmot Cutie

A few years ago I climbed Mt Whitney and my fondest memory wasn't of the grueling trail and nursing boys with altitude sickness but of the marmots! I'd never seen one before and what friendly cuties they are. This guy gave me a smile, and hope he does for you too. Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Our Last Cambridge Cute

For my friends that tease me about living in a land of unicorns and rainbows, I give them the rockin 70s inspired version of my brain. I adore how the unicorn is outlined and the gradient colors go from yellow to pink... add in the stars, sun (or is it a moon?) and clouds, I think we all need to listen to some Styx! xxxo

Saturday, July 10, 2010

More Cambridge Cute

Our next covert posting from Cambridge is of adorable coin-purses behind the counter. These friends make me wish to carry a coin in each just to have them all! From pirate Hello Kitty to happy french fries to smiling taco, I'm in Cutie-Happy-Land just seeing them again. Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cambridge Kawaii

While in back east, I went into a cool store in Cambridge. One friend bought sunglasses, others tried on silly outfits... I did research for you, my Cuties! Here is the first of three research posts in a place I was told "photos are prohibited." (whoopsie!) This was a purse front that totally grabbed my attention: it says kawaii and is! Hello There Cutie lion!!! xxxo

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hint Hint Cuties

Hello There Cuties... this retro b-day fun stuff is a not-too-subtle hint that my special day is a month from today! Let the countdown begin!!! xxxo

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Foggy Cute

Getting back into SF on Monday, I was greeted by fog... after 6 days of warmth 'n' sunshine, it's a tough adjustment! Luckily SF company Loyal Army has this adorable t-shirt to help me remember that, altho chilly, fog can be cute!!! xxxo

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dunkin Cuties

One of the first questions asked of me upon my return to SF was: Didja go to Dunkin Donuts? Not for a donut but for the coffee. Having been to the NE before, I avoided DD for most of this trip and did the local brews instead... that is until the cutie logo beckoned me. With pink and orange puffy typography, how could I not at least once give them my love? And darnit, that coffee is like crack!!! xxxo

Monday, July 5, 2010

Cliff-a-rella Cuteness

My friend in Hong Kong, Cliff-a-rella, recently had this image posted on her Facebook. This Hello Kitty hat wearing character is so adorable, proudly shaving his face with his big tum-tum showing... I think he deserves a big Hello There Cutie greeting!!! xxxo

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Yankee Doodle Cutie

Happy 4th of July Cuties!!! I was trying to think of an image for today and stuck in the back of my brain was Sam, the mascot of the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in LA. Sam's a cartoon eagle (created by Disney) that dresses like Uncle Sam... a Yankee Doodle Cutie if there ever was one! xxxo

Saturday, July 3, 2010

John and Laura Are Cuties

My friends John and Laura are getting married today, and this is the front of their wedding postcard. They are getting hitched in a rural setting with a nature theme. Pretty cute card, huh? Oopsie, did I forget to mention I designed it? Hello There Mr. and Mrs. Cutie!!! xxxo

Friday, July 2, 2010

Chompy Cute

I'm now in NW Massachusetts, but not doing the totally preppy look. Kinda punk-prep more like it. I found this guy on and doesn't he just put a punk-prep twinkle in our eyes? Love how he's taken a chomp outa the rug too... like me with a LaCoste shirt! Hello There Cutie rug xxxo

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Boston Cutie

Day 2 in Boston, and when I think of cute & this city, I think of Boston terriers. This pup, with his big eyes and wonderful coloring, is a great example of that. Awww, don't you just want to hug him? Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo