Thursday, September 30, 2010

Monsters Can Be Cuties

It's a month and a day til Halloween Cuties... and I'm pondering sending this card from Rifle to all the gouls and goblins I know. This monster Cutie, stomping thru a graveyard with a ghost in hand, is hopefully just bringing his friend home and not having a ghostly snack. That wouldn't be very filling, would it? xxxo

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

13 Word Cuties

Tonight my sis-tah Deb and I are going to hear the artist Maira Kalman speak with Lemony Snicket. They have a book in that Snicket curates 13 of the most essential words of all time — Bird, Despondent, Cake, Dog, Busy, Convertible, Goat, Hat, Haberdashery, Scarlet, Baby, Panache and Mezzo-Soprano — and pairs each with original illustrations in Kalman’s signature simple-loveliness style. Fun, huh Cuties? xxxo

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Stamp This Cutie

Had to mail some bills (like rent!) today and looked at my postage stamps. Mommy always bought the prettiest ones she could find and mine are kinda, well, boring. Made me think about postage stamps and if there are any cutie ones out there. Of course there are!!! These are from Japan and don't they make you want to lick, stick and shout out Hello There Cutie? xxxo

Monday, September 27, 2010

Jelly Cuteness

I am super excited Cuties! Inspired by making wine shots for a dinner party last pm, my friend and I ordered a UK book on updated jelly (or as us Yanks say Jello-O) recipes. Which should we make first? Campari and orange or fresh summer fruit? xxxo

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pink Bunny Cutie

In celebration of cute-ness, we bring you this fabulous illustration by Or Arad. I tried to find out about the artist, but am unable to past this link on the Society6 website. Nonetheless, this is so fluffy and sweet, it makes me want to cuddle with Emme for hours. Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Flying Elephants are Cuties

I saw this work by the illustrator Terry Fan and was instantly mesmerized. Elephants floating via fabulous hot air balloons... how wonderfully imaginative. And the elephants have such sweet faces, I might have to buy this print here. Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Healthy Cuties

Today I've got boot camp, and I sure wish I could wear something like the cutie in yellow is. Imagine my trainer's surprise when I'd show up in a yellow pinafore instead of workout gear... This book was published in 1940 and is filled with tips on making sure your child is healthy (and mentally sound) before and after starting school. What about after boot(ie) camp Cuties? xxxo

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cuckoo Cutie

I loooove this cuckoo house made of wire with its little white papier maché bird friend. The sweet bird is a magnet so it can perch anywhere you please in the house. Of course it's from Etsy, and of course it's very Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Monday, September 20, 2010

Dot's a Cutie

The ad agency Wieden + Kennedy, London created this animated piece using a Nokia camera that you or I might have. What's super amazing is the scale: this is the smallest stop-motion animation character in a film. Ever. Add in that Dot is adorable, she gets a big Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Sunday, September 19, 2010

More then 6% Cutie

One of the big things I'm looking forward to seeing at the J-Pop Summit is 6%DOKIDOKI. From their website:
Sensational "Kawaii" store & art-group in Harajuku since 1995. 6%DOKIDOKI will send you on a happy rebellion into the depths of all that is *kawaii*. Come discover girl-culture that will stir your imagination and make your heart beat for 6%DOKIDOKI.
Sounds fun, doesn't it Cuties? xxxo

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Purity Cuties

Who are these two Cuties? My grandpa Lou and his brother Sidney, in front of my grandparents Chicago deli the Purity. I remember my grandpa always having a smile (and chocolate malt balls) so it's funny to see this photo of him looking so serious... I do see a cigar so yep, that's him. Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Cutie Bible (really!)

Things to Come… is on view at Bold Hype Gallery in NYC through October 8, 2010. The exhibition features work by lotsa artists, but this piece by Nicole Gastonguay caught my eye. A happy bible? How fabu!!! Hello There Cutie! xxxo

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Giant (and mini) Cuties

Who are these two Cuties hanging out in Central Park? It's Boo Boo the Chihuahua and Giant George. These two are in the Guinness Book of World Records, with Boo Boo being the worlds smallest dog (4 inches tall, 6.5 inches long) and Giant George the largest (3 feet 5 inches). I'm not a size queen but will say this: these are two of the biggest Cuties we've ever seen!!! Hello There Cuties! xxxo

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

J-Pop Cuties

This weekend in SF is the J-Pop Summit, a celebration of Japanese pop culture! I'm planning on spending Sunday there to see all things Lolita, Kawaii and, of course, cutie!!! The shot above is of the 6%DOKIDOKI Pop Up Shop that'll be there. Wonder if I'll come home looking sweet or goth Lolita? xxxo

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cutie Hia

The girl in the foreground is Jennifer Elise Cox (Jan from the Brady movies) who is a Cutie but our posting today is about the painting in the back. This painting was done by my Grandma, who signed her artwork Hia (her name in Hebrew), and was a very prolific painter. This, as most of her work, didn't come from travel or experiences but from magazine photos she got inspiration from. Hello There Cutie Hia!!! xxxo

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunny Happy Monday

I hope you're having a sunny, happy Monday Cuties... xxxo

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bentos are Cuties

I'm trying to be healthier right now (new years resolution) and part of that is, of course, eating better. Healthier = cuter in all aspects of life, and I'm finding inspiration with these bento box lunches. Whoever has the sick/cutie mind to make these, please contact me as I think we've found an answer to my what to eat dilemma! xxxo

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Veggies Are Cuties

We love out veggies at Hello There Cutie... and when used in a British WW2 sign, they are adored even more. Throw in a sassy "Dig For Victory", we most certainly did this sign!!! xxxo

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

L'Escargot Cuties

This sign is for Marco Pierre White's restaurant 'L'Escargot' in the Soho area of London, England. I'm not a big fan of snails as food, but am always a fan of cute signs. This rather proper gent in full riding gear makes me perhaps wish to try one... only if he steps aside first tho! Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Baby Sea Lion Cuties

Two baby sea lions, whose mother gave birth to them at Pier 39 in SF then abandoned them there for reasons unknown, have settled into their new home at Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago. They don't have names yet, but with how cute they are, betcha it'll be adorable!!! Hello There Cuties! xxxo

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Cuties

Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with the labor movement as a top political priority. The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their families.... but to me it means bbq!!! Happy Labor Day Cuties! xxxo

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Secret Squirrel is a Cutie

Had supper the other pm with my friends Noah and Christine. Their nickname for me is Secret Squirrel and they gave me a Cutie worthy SS figurine. Back in the 60s, Secret Squirrel was a kids cartoon that was a spoof of spy movies; luckily his sidekick Morocco Mole would help him get out of trouble. To see what he's all about, you can click here for some un-pc SS fun!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Smokey is a Cutie

Am off to go hike today and am hoping to see Smokey the Bear. With his adorable hat, big smile and message that only I can prevent forest fires, I think old Smokes would be a fun hike-mate. Besides, he carries a shovel and could protect me from the other critters not as friendly as he. Hello There Cutie! xxxo

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cutie Wallet

What's this Cuties? A wallet made of vintage leather, felt and buttons designed by the fabulous Cliff-a-rella!!! Super adorable, isn't it? You can find the wallet (and its sisters) here. And do mention us when purchasing... I'd love a place to crash when visiting her in Hong Kong! xxxo

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Whoopsie! Thought I had postings lined up... sorry for the lapse, Cuties!!! xxxo