Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pipe Creature

Another cute city critter! We know that putting a face on things makes it cute. As demonstrated here, even just putting one eye on something will do the trick!I've seen pictures of pipes like this one before so I was excited to come across one myself. I wonder how many of these pipe guys there are in New York, keeping an eye (literally, just one) out on the city. I also kind of wonder what that pipe is actually for, but that's a question for another day.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Frog & Froglet

I love walking, and one reason is that you never know what kinds of cute things you'll come across when you're going slow enough to notice them. Even when you're biking there are too many things to look out for to be able to spot the critters around you. New York, and probably all cities, is a great place for cute-spotting. Here's something I found with my friend Andres when I was there last weekend.

It was after brunch, we were walking somewhere else, and if he hadn't taken me that way we would have never found this froggie! But the cutest part, which I believe Andres actually spotted, is the mini froglet - get this - in between the big frog's cute WEBBED TOES! Check out the close-up:

Amazing, right? These guys are cute for plenty of reasons. The froglet is mini of course! And the frog is giant, which can also maximize cuteness. And what further magnifies the perceived cute levels is the two of them together in contrast, making the one look even tinier and the other even bigger. Whoever designed this sculpture is a genius!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pig Flashlight

Today we're going to look at a cute artifact from my personal collection:
It's my piggie flashlight!The coolest thing about him is that he is hand-powered. You just pump that lever on the side and it charges him up. That's why he's green! But the reason he is so cute is that his body parts are integrated with his functionality.
Evidence A: The light bulbs are his nostrils!
Evidence B: The strap is his tail!
It doesn't get much cuter (or cleverer) than that, folks. And, next time my electricity goes out I'll have a friend to call on.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tiny Things

Mochimochi Land is an awesome blog/shop/person. She makes adorable knitted toys and sells the patterns and if I spent lots of time on it I'd aspire to make as cute stuff as she does! Last month she made all these Tiny Things. And as we all know from the mini chair, mini Bird's Nest, and mini sweater, tiny things are inherently cute. Multiple things are also cute, and if you combine the two properties, well the cuteness is almost out of control!