Monday, August 30, 2010

Froggie Cutie

This "pea-sized" frog from Borneo was sent in by a reader and wow, this is beyond Cutie. I wonder if this little guy is full grown and, if so, if his size defies predators? Add in his wonderfully spotted skin, Borneo boy gets a big Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Napa Cuties

When the fog comes into SF, it's time to run to the sun. Today it's Napa, and more Cutie places are on my radar! For dinner it'll be Morimoto, the home of beautiful (and adorable) sushi... I wonder if the Iron Chef himself will be there to wish me happy birthday month??? xxxo

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ponyo is a Cutie

I recently watched a movie called Ponyo. It's about a girl goldfish named Ponyo who befriends a five-year-old human boy, Sōsuke. She has magical powers and wants to become a human girl. I won't tell you what happens except to say this: it's very Cutie!!! xxxo

Friday, August 27, 2010

Poppy is a Cutie

The fabulous fashion designer Jason Wu has designed this doll named Poppy. According to her bio, Poppy is a 1960s teenager who has "traded hanging at the local malt shop and school dances for the glamorous life of a teenage fashion model in the Big Apple!" Her wardrobe feels very Jackie O.; her hair is styled with a Mary Tyler Moore flip and she is a total Cutie!!! xxxo

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Owl and Pussycat Cuteness

One of my fave books of all time is the Owl and the Pussycat. Imagine my joy when I found out that they star on packaging for vanilla biscuits... Then my sadness when I discovered that the cookies are shaped like the two main characters. I woulda preferred runciple spoon or pea green boat cookies instead dear Cuties. xxxo

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lambie Cuties

These little lambies were sent to me by a friend and made me squeal with girly delight. How adorable are their faces and sweet tailed behinds? Awwww... Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

thx for the pic Jojo!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Poke Cutie

I was watching Pokeman with my friend Izzy and we kept squealing how cute they are (she's 8 so has an excuse.... mine is this website). The characters have been on my mind since so had to look them up. This one is my fave... I call him Farte-man!!! Hello There Cutie! xxxo

Monday, August 23, 2010

Otter-ly Cutie

Am down in Monterey and one of the big attractions there are the otters. Otters might be the ultimate Cutie critter: sweet faces, adorable while floating on back eating and just so... oh... Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gizmo is a Cutie

I found out yesterday that Gizmo, one of my favorite dogs of all time, is having health issues. Gizzy is a Shiba Inu (aka seriously cute pup) and will lean on me for rubs til my hand is tired. In tribute to him, we send big Hello There Cutie get well wishes. xxxo

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Latte Cutte

Tonight I'll be having Italian food with my friend (and surrogate brother) Andy. In tribute to Italy, we bring you this adorable milk packaging. Would you not buy it based upon the splashes of illustrated milk, great colors, fabu stripes and happily grazing cows on the front? I would Cuties... xxxo

Friday, August 20, 2010

Kimiko is a Kutie

This Pullip Doll from Japan is a named Kimiko and is a sweet Lolita. Kimiko's bio says that she is 22 and her fave animals are both fawns & unicorns. Whatta Cutie!!! xxxo

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sedaris Cutie

David Sedaris is a fave author of many friends... and me! This new collection animal-themed tales features non-human characters, but the situations bear an uncanny resemblance to everyday life. How can't one love animals in very off scenarios? Cutie + Sassy = Hello There Cutie! xxxo

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Teuscher Cutie

As part of my birthday month, I've been indulging in some faves... including chocolate from Teuscher of Switzerland. Once a week their chocolate is flown in fresh to their stores and boy, is it amazing! A great thing T. offers is whimsical packaging; this wizard hides a champagne truffle in his tummy. Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Little Sun Bear's A Cutie

The oldest Sun Bear at the Singapore Zoo is now the proud grandmother of a yet to be named male baby bear. The 33-year-old matriarch named Garang, which means ‘fierce’ in Malay, and her daughter Judy welcomed the new family member in February. This little guy sure looks more Cutie then fierce so he gets a big Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cute n Silly

Packaging that is both cute n silly... whatta double header! I always thought water was non-caloric. What makes this diet Cuties? xxxo

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fashion Cat Cuties

I found out about a book called Fashion Cats (cover above) by the Japanese artist Takako Iwasa and was intrigued. How can cats be fashionable? Well, she makes fashionable outfits for her two kitties then photographs them! Kind bizarre? Yes! Hello There Cutie-able? Heck yes!!! xxxo

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wine Cuteness

Today I'm heading up to Napa and a winery that looks to be super cutie! Swanson Vineyards, in addition to having fabu wines, has a rather cool sounding shop that they call a "candy store for adults." As envisioned by Andy Spade, how can't we go Cuties??? xxxo

Friday, August 13, 2010

Puppies Are Cutie

It's Friday the 13th so rather then face the world, lets all cuddle and nap... whatcha say Cuties? xxxo

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cubs Are Cutie

I'm ditching work for the afternoon to see the cutest team in baseball play... the Cubbies! They are in SF for a series, and hopefully they'll win as a b-day month present to me. (yes, I do dream a bit) This old logo of theirs is my fave, and is totally Hello There Cutie worthy. xxxo

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Clothespin Cuties

A project I've been working with a client involves clothespins... just plain ones that we then silkscreen messages onto. I've been pondering if there are any cutie-worthy ones out there and voila! Look what I found. An fyi: if you air dry your jeans, it's great for the environment! Cute + good for the planet = Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pancakes are Cute

KidRobot and artist Heidi Kenney collaborated again, and this time came up with a pancake plushie pillow! Wake up to a cutie & cheerful stack of pancakes smiling a big "good morning" without any calories. Sounds heavenly to me... xxxo

Monday, August 9, 2010

P. Kitty is a Cutie!

Kutusita Nyanko is a kawaii character that is super popular in Japan. One of my fave bday presents was a wee version of his best friend Boots. The story goes that Boots spends his time adventuring with his friends or helping around the house. Who wouldn't want a kitty like him?! Oh, and mine is named P. Kitty... why? Cus he liked it! Hello There Cutie xxxo

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Birthday Cute

Last year for my birthday dinner, our family went to Musso & Frank, the great classic Hollywood grill. Mom loved it, and today I remember the woman who I wouldn't be celebrating this day without... a true Cutie indeed!!! xxxo

A Cute Surprise Party

 To Sherri - Here's to many more years of our wonderfully madcap adventures...
involving tea, parties, hats, cakes, rabbits and queens!

Happy Birthday, Cutie,
Luv, Doug

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Girly Cutie

Tomorrow's my special day and am not having a one day celebration: the whole month is one! So in honor of this, I present the cake I woulda had for the big 8 • 8 soiree. Yes it's pink and girly and soooo pretty. And very Hello There Cutie worthy... thx to Martha Stewart, of course! xxxo

Friday, August 6, 2010

Candy + Bears = Not Cutie

Things to remember, my dear Cutie readers: Don't give candy to bears, even when they hold out their paws nicely. This public service message is brought to you by Japan. xxxo

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bunny Headband = Cute

Remember my fascination with the goth Lotlita trend and the movie Kamikaze Girls? The other pm I was at a friends house and we were discussing this movement... made me wonder what cute new things they might have at Baby The Stars Shine Bright. And look what I found!!! Bunny headband = Hello There Cutie! xxxo

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Git Cutie

With my special day just 96 hours away, I am rather excited about what pressies might be coming my way. One that is adorable but a bit too close to home is this pillow from Etsy. Or am I still too young to be called an old git? If so, lets consider this a future gift then... xxxo

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cutie Piggies

One of our fave things at the California State Fair this weekend were the baby piggies... they are little squeals of adorableness! I wanted one until I found out they gain a pound a day when weeee-weeee ones. After 5 days bigger then Amelie? Perhaps I can have one for a week instead then trade in for a new model? Hello There Cuties! xxxo

Monday, August 2, 2010

Meare Kat Cutie

Who is this Cutie? Why it's Meare Kat, a stuffed animal who is making the media rounds in England after he was left behind in a Suffolk tearoom! Last Sunday, the tearoom's owner Liz Everett discovered Meare Kat sitting by himself in her shop, so Liz decided to start a Facebook page to find his rightful owner. If he were mine, Meare would be greatly missed!!! Hello There Cutie Meare Kat! xxxo

Sunday, August 1, 2010

BeeBear = Cutie

This is BeeBear, a happy friend of Hello There Cutie. BeeBear was created by Violet (on the right), who is five and a half years old and on her way to becoming a famous artist. BeeBear's giant smile I find infectious, and I love how he (or is it she?) has open arms in a giant rainbow hug. Hello There Cutie BeeBear!!! xxxo