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