Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dormouse Cutie

I was recently re-reading Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and one of the characters was a dormouse. Well imagine my surprise when I came across this video of a real life one!!! Snoring happily away on his adorable little back, lets whisper him a wee "Hello There Cutie" shall we? xxxo

Monday, January 30, 2012

Maya Bee A Cutie!

The Adventures of Maya the Bee (German: Die Biene Maja) is a German book, comic book series and animated television series that was first out of its hive (aka published) in 1912. The stories revolve around a little bee named Maya and her friends Willy the bee, Flip the grasshopper, Mrs. Cassandra (Maya's teacher), and Maya's insect friends. Maya is so popular, Germany even dedicated a postage stamp to her... Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

posting for our German readers Sabine & Elisabeth

Friday, January 27, 2012

SpongeBob Murakami Cutie

A lot of fashion icons are pretty cartoonish, and here that idea is taken to the next level. Dutch illustrator Mike Frederiqo has portrayed Takashi Murakami (who we last wrote of here) as he might look in the underwater world of SpongeBob SquarePants. Yes, blissed out in his trademark flowers and fun! Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ozzie Cuties

January 26th is Australia Day down under and you might be wondering what that is! Well, it commemorates British sovereignty over the country way back in the 1700's. As one would expect, people find this holiday a bit controversial and is called Invasion Day by many. I'm not politically minded in regard to Australia Day but am very cute-ly minded instead: looking at this years celebratory (and rather adorable) logo, these critters def get a big Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Olive Cutie

How I wish I hadn't recently bought olive oil... this can is from the new TGTL collection of premium olive oils and would be perf in my kitchen. The oils are from the Alentejo Region in the south of Portugal, and there are 3 different oil cans beautifully illustrated in different styles. The cutie above is my fave as the style of illustration is so whimsical, with the colors bright and happy. Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Cutie Dragon Year

Yesterday began the Chinese lunar year of the Dragon... traditionally not a lucky time if you were born a Dragon (as Doug & I were). I've been feng shui-ing my apartment and doing all to welcome the year with respect, so hopefully it will be one of happiness, prosperity and lotsa cute! And with Hello Kitty dressed up in her dragon costume, how can't it be? 新年快乐 and Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Monday, January 23, 2012

Lucy is a Cutie

Lucy, at 5.7-inch tall and two-and-a-half pounds, has been crowned the world's smallest working dog... smashing the previous record by three-and-a-half pounds! This diminutive Yorkshire terrier works as a therapy dog with the elderly and disabled in New Jersey, visiting hospitals and nursing homes to bring joy to those who need cheering up. How couldn't you have a smile when this little one showed up? Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Friday, January 20, 2012

Rockin Cutie

Today a friend and I went for rock massages and wow, was that ever relaxing! I wondered about the rocks used and hope it was like the one above... smiling while working magic on my back. Have a great (and rockin) weekend cuties!!! xxxo

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Teeny Tiny Cutie

"Paedophyryne amauensis" is a new species of a frog recently discovered by Louisiana State University herpetologist (the branch of zoology concerned with the study of amphibians) Christopher Austin. This little guy was found near the Amau River in Papua, New Guinea and has been named the world's smallest vertebrate. We name him the world's smallest cutie too... Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Very Cutie New Product

Have you heard of the Obol? It's a bowl (found here) that keeps your cereal separate from the milk. How it works is like this: scoot your cereal down the ramp into the milk, fill your spoon full of crispy goodness w/a milk bath, spoon to mouth then repeat. This is genius and, as it is designed to be held in your hand, also rather cute. Hmmm, is it breakfast yet? Hello There Cutie bowl!!! xxxo

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Artist's Cutie

I didn't watch the Golden Globes Sunday pm but in reading about the show (and the dresses of course!), there is one moment I wish I had seen: when the Artist won best picture! A wonderful movie, one of the stars of it is this pup (real name Uggie) who demonstrates wonderful emotion and talent throughout the film. The photo above is Uggie on the red carpet and below we have him stealing the show when the cast is accepting their award... talk about Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cutie Bread Packaging

This super cute packaging was done for Fazer Vilpuri bread in Finland. Hasan & Partners is the design agency responsible for this, and I'm jealous this bread can't be found in the US! Wouldn't it be great to go to the supermarket and find this cutie on the shelf??? I think I'd have to buy a couple just to keep each other company... Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Friday, January 13, 2012

It's Friday the 13th Cuties!

When I think of Friday the 13th, my first thought isn't that it's bad luck but of Jason, the star of the ubiquitous movies. But Jason isn't very Hello There Cutie, is he? Well he is when imagined as a bobblehead!!! I found this online here and wow, even though Jason is still a bit gruesome and scary, this version is kinda cutie, isn't it? xxxo

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rainy Cutie

Here in SF we're having a very dry winter which I adore but am told isn't good for the water supply. Well, rumour is that rain is on the way next week and I feel like this little guy in illustrator Matte Stephens picture: a bit gloomed out by the prospect. This great image (print can be purchased here) makes me feel kinda happy about the upcoming rain. And Hello There Cutie to this gloomy guy and the upcoming moisture. xxxo

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mid-Week Mid-Century Cutie

I am on the hunt for a new dresser and get email updates from some local guys who are mid-century collectors on their newest finds. Imagine my surprise when I saw this guy on their
website! This Danish modern teak toy monkey was designed by Kay Bojesen for Rosendahl and is in amazing condition. Just looking at his sweet face and silly limbs brings me a smile, and am pondering buying for my eldest sibling who has always wanted a monkey. Whatcha think Cuties? xxxo

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pseudo Panda Cuties

This one goes under the heading of "cute but strange."

These little girls in China are taking part in the newest craze taking over the country: dying animals to look like other wild animals. As if a chow chow isn't adorable enough, these "panda's" are really chow chow's dyed to look like panda's. As recent as 10 years ago you could find dogs in restaurants there (trust me, I've seen it!) so I guess this is a step in the right direction of loving and appreciating dogs as pets... Next step we hope is just loving them for the perfectly imperfect creatures they are! Hello There Cuties and xxxo

thanks for the 411 on this Carolyn!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday Monkey Cuties

monkey saturation point

You know how much we love monkeys on Hello There Cutie... check out this photo taken here in SF! Local photog Bhautik Joshi took this down in the Dogpatch area and props to the artist who captured the monkeys spirit so perfectly in an anime way. Have a happy Monday and Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Friday, January 6, 2012

Kawaii Food Cuties

I'm starting to feel better (hooray) but food is still not sounding good... if only the cuties above were in my fridge! I don't know if I could actually eat these as their smiles and faces are so adorable but I like the idea of happy food. Hmmm, what do you think of as happy food cuties? The sweeties (and healthy items like toast n milk) or something else? xxxo

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Nurse Cutie

One of my friends and I are sick for the new year so hoping this vintage nurse cake topper will cheer us up (especially if on a get well cake!). This cutie is dressed in the uniform of a World War I nurse for the Red Cross, and is carrying a tray with medicine to make us healthy! Thanks for the get well wishes nurse and Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

for me and Joanne (aka the other sickie)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Swimmin Hippo Cutie

A trend I'm noticing among my friends is cleaning their homes for the start of the new year. This baby Pygmy hippopotamus isn't cleaning up his home at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo but instead is taking a wee bath. Well, if not cleaning the house clean yourself, right? And when you're as chubby and adorable as this little guy, I say do whatever you want! Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Monday, January 2, 2012

Cutie News Update!!!

Banana Sam (who we wrote about here) has been found and is back at the SF Zoo, being cared for by his zookeepers! The 2-pound cutie was shaking, hungry and cold when police returned him to the zoo Saturday evening, but he was clean and with no obvious trauma. It is uknown when Banana Sam will return to his exhibit with his 17 squirrel monkey friends, but we hope it's soon... Welcome home and Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Cutie

Happy New Year to all the readers and friends of Hello There Cutie... We hope all your dreams come true in this year ahead and that each day is filled with cute! xxxo