Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dinosaur Cutie

When you think of dinosaurs, "cute" might not be the first word that comes to mind. That is, until you see the illustrations of artist Emily Willoughby. Her depiction of a baby megalosauroid dino perched on a rock by the Bavarian Sea in Germany was recently dubbed "the cutest dinosaur illustration ever" by io9Willoughby, who lives in Belle Mead, N.J., said that before making her illustrations she studies everything she can on dinosaurs and their behaviors (and obviously their cute potential). Hello There Cutie!   xxxo

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cute Bday Cake

Today is the bday of my friend Tink and... ME! Having known each other since high school, we do have a similar aesthetic when it comes to a few things, biggest being cute items and Hello Kitty. So in honour of our 08/08 birthdays, here's the (gluten free) cake that I'd love to share with her down in LA this weekend... hope we can and a happy Hello There Cutie birthday to us!!!   xxxo

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Caracal Cuties

Doug had a link to this critter on his Facebook today and I was intrigued... it's a Caracal! They live in Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan and India primarily in dry steppes and semi deserts. Caracal prefer open country as long as there is sufficient cover (bushes and rocks) from which to ambush prey. I think the prey must just smile at how adorable these critters are and surrender upon confrontation. Makes sense, right? Hello There Cuties!   xxxo

Monday, August 6, 2012

Cute Olympics Knickers

It amazes me how many people I know are unhappy with the Olympics tv coverage this year... don't recall such strong sentiment in previous years. Perhaps something that can re-unite us all in a positive spirit are some Stella McCartney Olympics knickers! Stella is the designer of the UK uniforms this year, and also did this kit for her own line. With the embroidered 2012 rainbow, stars, gymnast, cab, flag and stars of the world, this gets an Olympic-size Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Choupette the Cutie

Karl Lagerfeld (who we have written of previously) has for many years stated he does not want children. That said, he has fallen in love with a wee kitten named Choupette. I need not comment further as Karl demonstrates below his love for her (in his extravagant way:

“She has lunch and dinner with me on the table, with her own food… She sleeps under a pillow and she even knows how to use an iPad. She has two personal maids, for both night and day. She is beyond spoiled. When I am not there, the maids take down, in little books, everything she did.” Choupette also travels with Lagerfeld to St Tropez on his private jet “in the cockpit, with the pilot, she loves looking at the sky."

Spoiled but adorable, Choupette gets a big Hello There Cutie for showing that a cat can live the life too!!!   xxxo 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Cutie Kawaii Start to August!

It's August which for me is the happiest month ever!!! The sun shines extra bright, the birds seem to sing a bit prettier and oh, it's my bday month! Wee hee... August is going to be full of all my fave things: friends, family (a wedding included), gluten free cupcakes from Kara's (subtle hint), presents (another subtle hint), lotsa cute experiences and most of all, celebrating another year. And Hello There Cutie of course.   xxxo

Monday, July 30, 2012

Cute Oreo Art

In college I was required to take 5 years of art history and learned much (including how to nap while listening) about different periods in art. My two faves turned out to be the DaDa and Fluxus movements, both of which took the everyday and reimagined objects/sounds/experiences. The artist Andrew Lewicki is carrying on this tradition, with pieces like this Oreo Cookie inspired manhole cover above. Wouldn't that be fab to see on your street? Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

Friday, July 27, 2012

SF Parrot Cuties

Way back in 2010, we wrote of a movie about the parrots of Telegraph Hill here in SF. These flying friends are rumored to of been escaped pets from the big earthquake and have continued to prosper thru the years. The photo above was posted this morning on Facebook by Lisa, who lives on Nob Hill (one hill over in SF) and is now able to hand feed these adorable flying friends... awww, talk about Hello There Cuties!!!   xxxo

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Salt n Pepper n Cuties

This morning I was on the bus home from bootiecamp and saw this posted on my Facebook wall... I think our old comrade Doug is in a Hello There Cutie state of mind today! I know nothing about these salt n pepper shakers except the following: they are adorable and my eye make-up tonite now has an inspiration!!! Hello There Cutie   xxxo

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's a Mon Shu Cute Wednesday!

It's time for a bit of fashion with one of our Hello There Cutie faves: Karl Lagerfeld! Karl has teamed up this time with the fab Japanese make-up line Shu Uemera with a collection of everything from nail polishes to make-up boxes. To give us a glimpse into the fun that this collaboration will be, the two have made this adorable video called the "Mon Shu Birth Story." Enjoy and Hello There Mon Shu Cutie!!!   xxxo

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sjakie Is A Cutie

Sjakie is a baby sloth at the Burgers' Zoo in the Netherlands who has a teddy bear mommy. When just a wee baby, Sjakie's mother couldn't feed him and the zookeepers had to come up with a solution... problem was, none of theirs worked! Luckily a very smarty-pants 2-year-old girl came up with the answer: one of her teddy bears for S. to hold onto while the zookeepers fed him. Now Sjakie has two mommy's (lucky sloth!) and is happily feeding away. Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

for my friend (and a wonderful mom) Riet in the Netherlands

Friday, July 20, 2012

Kawaii Panda Cutie

On days like today, when bad news dominates the headlines, I think we all need to remember the good... In that spirit, this silly Panda bear playing guitar wishes you all a very happy, healthy and safe Hello There Cutie weekend!!!   xxxo

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bugs + Sushi = Cute

Artist Lisa Wood’s amazing dioramas displaying real insects in re-creations of human life are changing my mind about all bugs being gross. These scenes use props both natural (leaves, pinecones) and artificial (tiny books, microscopes, and chess sets). On her Flickr you'll find wasps and butterflies holding tea parties, a tarantula delivering packages and, as seen above, some icky ones enjoying their sushi supper. Who woulda thought that creepy crawlers could on be Hello There Cutie???   xxxo

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cute Ikea Packaging

So I'm a pretty healthy eater overall but cute packaging is truly a downfall; who can resist it? I was just reading about the redesign of Ikea's packaging by Stockholm Design Lab and of course had to check it out. Now I'm not a fan of fish out of a tube but hey, this salmon and crab paste packaging is so adorable I might have to try some... how about you?   Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Android's Jelly Bean Cutie

This might surprise you, but we're pretty tech saavy on Hello There Cutie. Ok, we are when it's cute! Announced today was Google’s latest version of its Android mobile operating system, Jelly Bean. Supposedly the safest yet, I really don't know if that's true but this I do: the logo makes me smile and I hope it pops up on my phone... Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mayor Stubbs is a Cutie

Polls show that voters all over the country aren't happy with their their elected leaders, but the 900 residents of Talkeenta, Alaska love their mayor of over a decade! Mayor Stubbs is a 15-year-old  cat was elected to office as a write-in candidate shortly after his birth. Mayor Stubbs has more than 2,500 Facebook fans, nearly three times as many people who live in the town itself. And now another one from us: Hello There Cutie!   xxxo

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Olympics Vuitton Cutie

Someone must be in a shopping mood: Day 2 of Vuitton postings (perhaps the weeks theme?).

Always game for an artsy collaboration, Louis Vuitton is marking the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics with an exhibition in their London store by showing a selection of limited-edition prints celebrating the Games by Britain’s top art stars. The one above is by Anthea Hamilton, who I adore for her DaDa-ist sensibility, and caught my eye for both the idea of juggling the rings on feet with the pool background as a pattern. Hello There Cutie!   xxxo

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Kusama Vuitton Kutie

I love polka dots & Louis Vuitton so imagine my joy when I heard about this marriage: Yayoi Kusama (草間 彌生) is a Japanese artist best known for a thematic interest in psychedelic colors, repetition and pattern, especially polka dots! The glasses above are an example of what will be in LV stores later this month (and just in time for my birthday... hint wink nudge) as a full series collaboration (bags, accessories, clothing) between the designer and the fashion house. How v. Hello There Cutie.   xxxo

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of Cutie July

Have a very Cutie-worthy 4th of July!!!   xxxo

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Yarn Bombed Cutie

Last year we did a post on some yarn bombing that I had seen in Berkeley... super fun but wait, the Italians have one-upped us! This was done by (as you can guess by the zigzag pattern) Missoni to a reproduciton of Michelangelo's David. So adorable is he in the pattern it made me wonder: wouldn't the real statue be cute (and a bit less chilly) in Missoni too? Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

Monday, July 2, 2012

Thor is a Cutie

All work, little play, makes me a very bad blogger...
Luckily, we have Thor to the rescue of Hello There Cutie! Thor is,a 1-year-old golden tabby tiger who is at the State Fair Meadowland in New Jersey. Now when I go to the State Fair, it's usually cows n piggies n farm animals, not tigers! I guess Jersey really is wild. Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Oregon Cute!

A friend of mine was recently in Bend, Oregon for a wedding and saw this sign! I adore the J. Lo bootie on the squirrel and that the sign is written for them, not us humans. Which brings up the question: Did you know squirrels can read? (tee hee) Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sonoma Cutie

Sorry for the absence cuties... been in work and not adorable-land. But look who brought me back: Mugly! Driving back to SF from Sonoma yesterday, the traffic was awful and I wondered why. Well, in addition to a big Nascar thingie it was the World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair. Mugly, the winner, is a Chinese Crested dog from the UK and I gotta confess: he's so ugly he's kinda Hello There Cutie to me!   xxxo

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day Cuties

A photographic memory of me with the two biggest cuties I've ever known... and really miss. Happy Father's Day Daddy!!!   xxxo

Friday, June 15, 2012

Playground Cutie

I might be seeing my little friend Anouk tonite and whenever I do, my mind goes straight to playing. This playground is La Laguna Playground in San Gabriel so a bit far to drive, darnit! What makes this p-ground so cool is that instead of traditional equipment, it's populated by 14 concrete monster sculptures instead. Built in a sand-filled lagoon in 1965, it was designed by Mexican artist Benjamin Dominguez and saved from demolition in 2006. I read all about the La Laguna here, and it's a fascinating read if you have a chance. Hello There Cutie!   xxxo

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Salty Cutie

I went walking down to Clement Street yesterday and stoppped by my fave Japanese supermarket: Super TokioWhile there, I saw this guy above and immediately thought this would be a great solution for the ordinary salt on my shelf. Well, it's not ordinary salt, as the owner told me when I went to purchase this Ajinomoto salt, it's a special MSG salt. (yeeech) So now I ponder: if I went back and washed out the container then I could use it for my boring salt? Hello There Cutie!   xxxo

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I'm Baaack Cuties!

Sorry for the lack of posts this week Cuties... have been under deadline and all my creative-brain has been needed there. That said, last pm I was chatting with my eldest brother and the subject of ice cream came up. It is both of our "go to" treats, something I never knew. If only the ice cream in our freezers looked like these: big smiles on adorable faces, I don't think we would eat our fave treats... I'd for sure just be smiling at 'em! Hello There Cuties!!!   xxxo

Friday, June 8, 2012

Lets Play Hooky Cuties!

So look what I found over at our friend kate spade's website: an adorable and sassy bracelet. And it's on sale too! On the outside it says "Play Hooky" then on the inside "Just For The Fun Of It." Oh does this speak to my heart... wanna play hooky with me? (it is Friday afterall) Hello There Cutie bracelet (reminder: my bday is under 2 months away hint hint) and have a gr8 weekend readers!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Jubilee Wee Cutie

Hello There Cutie has Jubilee fever but how can't we (or is the wee?) with this tea towel? Ok, perhaps not the most proper thing but isn't it just fun and funny? I adore how the flag is in the background of the lettering, and the typography is really wonderful and trend right. Ok, and very Hello There Cutie right too!!!   xxxo

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

06/06 Cuties

Today is 06/06 which brought to mind the classic Multiplication Rock episode "I Got Six." You know how it goes, right cuties? "I got six... That’s all there is..." with a fabulous 70's-esque soul-funk beat. Oh no, looks like Beiber's "Baby" will be out of rewind in my brain today (hooray!) but instead will be hearing the cartoon kids singing about the number six instead: Hello There Cuties!!!   xxxo

Don't know the song? Go here

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Alice's Tea Cuties

In further celebration of the Queen's Silver Jubilee (that we wrote of here) we bring you some really cute tea from the UK. Clipper is known for both their adorable packaging and fine teas; add in that these have an illustration theme based upon one of my fave books of all time (Alice in Wonderland) this deserves a queen-size Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

Monday, June 4, 2012

Kawaii Monday Cuties

Mondays are always tough aren't they? To bring us some Hello There Cutie joy, here is an adorable image from the kawaii artist Liza Phoenix via Zazzle. The smiles on the faces of these shrooms along with a happy sparkle rainbow gives us a big smile of our own to meet the week with. Hello There Cuties!!!   xxxo

Friday, June 1, 2012

Corgi Cuties

We do love reader submissions... this one is from ultimate cutie Rob in Sacramento. I can see why he sent this in: Larry, Betty and Darryl are having a dog-gone good time playing out on the links. My favorite shot is the close-up of Betty smiling into the camera. Hello There Cuties!!!   xxxo

thx mucho RH

Thursday, May 31, 2012

BR Cuties

Funny fact: I used to be an Art Director for Gap Inc., which includes Banana Republic, Gap, etc. I am still pretty plugged-in to the brand(s) via friends who still are there, so imagine my delight when this video was sent my way: the new Trina Turk summer collection at BR featuring dogs from the SPCA. Who wouldn't want to adopt these guys n gals? Hello There Cuties!!!   xxxo

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Golden Gate Park Cuties

Am back from Chicago Cuties... didja miss me? While I was gone, the Golden Gate Bridge had it's 75th(!) anniversary party and these coyotes pups were born in Golden Gate Park. Although I can walk over to the GGBridge to give it a big congrats, there have been warnings posted to avoid the coyote pups for their own safety... guess we'll have to let a photo say this to them instead: Hello There Cuties!!!   xxxo

Friday, May 25, 2012

Chicago Cutie-Time

I'm off to Chicago today for a family wedding (congrats Lou and Kristin!), check out a museum or two and watch my beloved Cubs win a game (eternal optimist). Emme has her uncle's checking in on her, and I have a feeling that upon my return I will find a very fat and happy bunny from eating far too many treats.

Have a wonderful long weekend Cuties and before I take-off a question: think my plane ride will be like the one Hello Kitty is taking?   xxxo

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Baby Chipmunk Cutie

Its been awhile since we featured a cute baby animal so time to make up for that oversight with: a sleeping baby chipmunk! Is this not the sweetest thing you've ever seen? (betcha he's snoring too) I seriously want to have him sleeping in my hand(s) right now... Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

this posting is for Andy

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

HRH Cuties

In honor of HRH Queen Elizabeth's upcoming Jubilee next month, here's a sassy image of "Liz" and two of her beloved corgi's. The Queen has had this particular breed of dog since she was young Princess and was given her very own first corgi, Susan, on her 18th birthday. Since then Her Majesty has had over 30 corgis, nearly all of of which have been descended from her beloved Susan... Hello There Cuties!!!   xxxo

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Comme des Garçons Cuties

In case you happen to be in the market for a new summer fragrance with Hello There Cutie worthy packaging, todays posting is just for you!. Comme des Garçons, has just released three new versions of their iconic unisex Play perfumes, all with takes on the Play logo in red, green and black. I like the peek-a-boo red version best, with the scent containing red mandarin, cinnamon, pink peppercorn and red cherry accord. Sounds yummy, right? Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

Monday, May 21, 2012

Presidio Heights Cutie

Outside my office window for the past week or so have been two birds that look similar to this guy above. Mr. and Mrs. Sparrow appear to be building a nest very close to my apt., and keep hopping up on the fence looking into the room where I am. They truly are out of Snow White with their movements and adorable-ness. Hello There Cuties!!!   xxxo

Friday, May 18, 2012

52Aces Week Cutie: Day 5

I gotta confess I'm a bit sad that 52Aces Week is ending today on Hello There Cutie, so chose this broken hearted illustration. Done by Andreas Trenker out of Italy, his work is influenced by a passion for street art, politics and experimental techniques. Andreas usually illustrates topics with a social background and cultural progress.... and based upon this guy, darn adorable! Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

Thursday, May 17, 2012

52Aces Cutie Week: Day 4

An octopus spade? Now this is adorable!!! Drawn by the Spaniard Felideus, this little guys quirkiness made me smile. Felideus is a freelance illustrator out of Spain that is just starting to be discovered, and we can totally see him hitting it big based upon this cutie! Hello There Cutie... xxxo

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

52Aces Cutie Week: Day 3

Day 3 of 52Aces and we're looking at a true diamond girl! Scotty Reifsnyder adores mid-century design and it def shows in his work. Recognized by peers via prizes and exhibits, Scotty also teaches illustration and design at the University of Pennsylvania, sharing a love of cute illustration. Hello There (diamond) Cutie!!!   xxxo

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

52Aces Cutie Week: Day 2

The 2nd card in our 52Aces series of postings was designed by Sandra Hofacker of Zurich. Sandra is the founder of Apfel Z Design (apfel = apple) and the t-shirt line Sware. This illustrator's style is inspired by Japanese characters, street art, fashion, music and magazine culture. And of course cute! Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

Monday, May 14, 2012

52Aces Cutie Week: Day 1

This week is all about 52Aces on Hello There Cutie. 52Aces is a deck consisting of 52 extremely different cards with each designed by an international designer or illustrator in their distinct style. The set is being sold in a limited edition of 999 here, and a great idea for my 08/08 birthday gift (subtle hint). Now here's our first card...

Dr. Alderete is an illustrator and designer who works and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. You might recognise his style from one of the over 80 cd covers he has designed for music. All I know is this birdman and his lady friend are very Hello There Cutie!!!   xxxo

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Cutie

In celebration of Mother's Day, I bring you Amelie the bunny. This photo was taken by her Uncle Joseph on Friday and as a proud parent, just had to share this natural supermodel! Work it girl and Hello There Cutie!

-Happy Mother's Day to all Mom's and Mom's in our memories-

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Sunny Cutie Friday!

The sun is shining (mildest Winter/Spring ever in SF!) and a bird just sang a sweet song outside my window... it's a beautiful weekend already! Happy Friday my dear Cuties and I hope it's full of all the simple joys surrounding my apt. tenfold!!!   xxxo

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Banana Cuties

Ok so this song will totally get stuck in your head but hey, it's worth it! Dancing banana's being silly to a familiar tune is rather Hello There Cutie. Add in that they are adorable and make me giggle, double worth the post... enjoy cuties!   xxxo

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bling-y Cutie

My friend Ari had this on his Facebook the other day and I just had to post! Imagine a wee boombox on your wrist that is also an LED watch? And gold to be extra bling-y? Talk about Hello There Cutie indeed...   xxxo

Monday, May 7, 2012

Pikachu is a Real Cutie

I recently spied this on Devient Art and got a big smile: Pikachu (tha adorable character from Pokeman) imagined as a real cat. This illustrator totally "got" the curiousity, cuteness and all of Pikachu and I'm rather impressed... how about you? Hello There Cutie!   xxxo

Friday, May 4, 2012

Nicopanda Cutie

And who are these cuties you might be asking? It's Nicopanda, the mascot of NY designer Nicola Formichetti who will be hitting Hong Kong this week for a pop-up shop at Lane Crawford. Shoppers can ogle at Lady Gaga costumes on display, and purchase an array of products—dolls, notebooks, umbrellas, prints—built around the Nicopanda character. This wide-eyed bear is already so popular in China a huge crowd clutching Nicopanda's greeted Formichetti at the airport... watch out Hello Kitty & a big Hello There Cutie to this guy!!!   xxxo

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Hello Kitty Airline Cutie!

EvaAir has come up with ultimate cutie for travellers: they've teamed up with Hello Kitty! On multiple routes there will be HK themed planes that take it to the max: passengers are greeted by attendants in Hello Kitty costumes, are served Hello Kitty-themed meals (including Hello Kitty-shaped pasta), can soothe their dry skin with Hello Kitty tissues, wash their hands with Hello Kitty soap and nap of Hello Kitty pillows. I'm not sure about you, but I'm so there!!! Hello There Cutie.   xxxo

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sponge Cuties

The other evening I had some friends over for supper and to my delight, one offered to do dishes while I fixed dessert. As there is no dishwasher in my place (except me!) I was thrilled but also pondered this: if I had Hello There Cutie worthy sponges on hand, would more guests volunteer to do my dishes? Hmmm, might need to go to the store to pick some up in the name of science!!!   xxxo

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day Cuties

Happy May Day!!! I found this on Etsy, which as we know is a treasure trove for things I didn't know I needed! From the Depression era, this poster was made by the US government and I am pondering what they are telling us: to feed a child? Get a vaccination? Or something else? Well whatever the message, a big Hello There Cutie to a brilliant illustation very much of that era!