Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Borders® of Land of Cute

Deep in the catacombs of the DeKalb Borders® there lies a treasure chest of cute in the form of tiny illustrated animals on notebook paper. Explorer Olivia discovered this precious cute recently- thank you Olivia!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

two holidays behind but still cute

Well, we're a couple of holidays late on this picture, but this little pumpkin kitteh is too irresistible. She belongs to friends of ours in Lindenhurst where she lives on a farm with lots and lots of other kittehs! Talk about a land of cute!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Virtual Bunny

Land of Cute loves Nintendo DS, and would love to try this new game out. It comes in a kitten/puppy version as well...But isn't this rabbit soooo cuuuttteee?????

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Hostess goes west

Twinkie the kid...he advertises twinkies, and he's a real tough.. He can draw a twinkie faster than you can say, "Whoa!" and'll find yerself with an eye full of nasty petroleum-based comfort food

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Big Head Dogs

These are the cutest dogs! They are cute because of their exaggerated proportions. See the big noses? See the big eyes? Yow!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

We love Olive and her penguin buddy

The Story

This is a very simple story of Olive the dog who after hearing the words of a song All of the other reindeer thought she heard Olive the other reindeer.

"Olive the Reindeer," said Olive. "I thought I was a dog. Hmmm, I must be a Reindeer!"

She stopped wrapping Christmas gifts and headed to the North Pole to help Santa. Olive arrived just in time and took her place in the line-up, with Comet using an extra piece of ribbon to tie her in safe and tight.

With the reindeer watching their strange new addition they crashed into a tall tree and while Olive was able to chew them loose, a small tear happened in Santa's bag.

They lost some gumdrops and some flutes too, but Olive was able to help retrieve them as Santa patched the sack and they off once again to deliver to all the good children.

Once the delivering was done, they started to head for home when a fog made it difficult to navigate. Santa remembered that dogs were super smellers and Olive would be able to smell Mrs. Claus's cookies baking. He asked Olive to guide his sleigh that morning.

Olive earned her antlers that day and went outside with the other reindeer to play reindeer games.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Tom & Jerry for realz

An undated handout photo shows a cat and a brown mouse within an inch of each other. Fear may be linked to the sense of smell, and can be switched off simply by shutting down certain receptors in the brain, Japanese scientists have found. In an experiment with mice, the researchers identified and removed certain receptors on the olfactory bulb of their brains -- and the result was a batch of fearless rodents. (Ko and Reiko Kobayakawa/Handout/Reuters)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Melvar, the wonder kitteh

This is Neil's new kitten, Melvar. He is an inter-office aquisition, and gets maximum cute points.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

hoops and yoyo

hoops is a pink kitty. yoyo is a green bunny. Together, they’re a couple of comical, carefree friends who never fail to find the fun in any situation. And once they find it, they’re allllll about sharing it, baby.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Fritz Show

Fritz would like to thank his friends Christine and Laura for being such a big help on Saturday. He would also like to thank his family for always being so supportive.

He, along with Errol Flynn, Zelda, and Lucy (not pictured) would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Rilakkuma (リラックマ, literally a combination of the Japanese pronunciation of relax and the Japanese word for bear; also called Relaxuma and Rirakkuma) is a Japanese character produced by the San-X company. He is a brown bear who lives in the house of an office lady (OL) named Kaoru. True to his name, Rilakkuma greatly enjoys relaxing. He is often accompanied by Korilakkuma, who is a smaller white bear with a mischievous personality, and Kiiroitori, a yellow bird who plays a tsukkomi role. Korilakkuma frequently plays pranks on Rilakkuma when he is sleeping.

Rilakkuma has been increasing in popularity since his debut in 2003. Recently celebrating his 3rd anniversary, San-X introduced many new items depicting the cute character in celebration. Related items include pastry marketed under Rilakkuma Cafe brand. Available to fans through online retailers, this adorable little bear is becoming a regular face in many homes around the world.

from none other than our most reliable and well used source, Wikipedia.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Chairry pie

Departing a bit from our regularly scheduled Japanese Cute Programming, we visit Pee Wee's Playhouse, which was a children's show sensation that ran from September 1986 through November 1990. One of the best supporting actors on this show was Chairry, a bluish-green armchair with eyes on the chair back, a mouth between the seat cushions, and armrests that flapped around and occasionally hugged Pee-wee when he sat on her. Pee Wee himself is a bit on the scary side, but hugs from a big blue armchair are always cute.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Too much information about Pachirisu

Pachirisu are small squirrel-like pokemon. These Pokémon have what one could call a "cute" appearance, due to their small size, overall appealing look, and obvious similarities to Pikachu, making it the "electric rodent" of the 4th generation of Pokémon, since it has so many similarities to Pikachu. Pachirisu's main body color is a white tinged with a very light pastel blue. Their heads are quite large and the bodies are small, giving Pachirisu a somewhat comical appearance. They have two yellow circles on their cheeks, which create and store electricity. Their ears are blue and pointy, with a small protrusion pointing down into its face from the base of the ear. Their paws are short and bear three fingers. Their tails are curly and are very large in proportion to their bodies and are capable of unleashing static electricity for use in battle or other tasks a Pachirisu may perform. In fact, they can store their charge in bits of fur and then release them off their bodies. They use these charged puffballs and store them with berries they hide, like squirrels do, to keep others from stealing them. Their tails also bear three spikes on the part where it begins to curl. A blue stripe starts at the forehead above the nose, and runs down the back all the way to the tail just past the three tail spikes.

The male Pachirisu's blue stripe extends slightly farther down its forehead than that of a female Pachirisu. A shiny Pachirisu has a pastel purple stripe instead of a blue one.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Once more around the block, Jeeves

This is Ira, Bob's dog. Bob has a web cam at his house that he uses to monitor Ira during the day.

Friday, November 9, 2007

arctic buddies

Starbucks' new addition for the holidays is an adorable crocheted stuffed penguin. He obviously immediately became MY new addition for my desk. He sits atop my monitor next to his new friend, Mamegoma Seal. The three of us will probably be huddling together for warmth this winter.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Aqua Oops

Before they even hit Land of Cute, Aqua Dots were pulled off of shelves for unfortunate results produced by putting them in one's mouth. Another apparent defect is that they don't photograph well (see above image).

However, no matter how harmful they are when swallowed, we Land of Cuters feel Aqua Dots at least deserve a Cute Salute as their ship goes down. May a better, safer, cuter version be released soon.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Scarry, not scary

We LOVE Richard Scarry! From "Busy, Busy World" to "Best Rainy Day Book Ever", his work has a delightful "feel-good" quality. One of my personal favorite stories is "The Hedgehog's Christmas" from his "Best Storybook Ever", as the art is tonal, and the illustrations are very full, like the cover art featured here.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Here are Errol Flynn and Zelda, bringing you the letter "P". We entered this at "I Can Has Cheezburger" in hopes of kitteh fame. Wish us well.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Penguins Never Forget

Especially these little guys, who are USB flash drives! Imagine that file transfer became a cute activity, vs. the drudgery that it is now.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Club a penguin. ER, I mean Club Penguin.

If you are looking for yet another way to escape the reality of the dreariness of everyday living (as if Zelda, Animal Crossing, and Wee World are not sufficient), Club Penguin is the place to be. We here at Land of Cute have joined... come have a snowball fight with us! "Waddle around and meet new friends!!"

Thursday, November 1, 2007

No Finer Diner

Years ago I lived near the San Francisco Zoo, and across from the zoo was the Doggie Diner. The diner featured this classic piece of americana which is odd looking, but endearing. The diner was really a regular kind of place you would go to for a coke and burger.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Plight of Linus

We are all familiar with Linus Van Pelt's unshakeable belief in the Great Pumpkin. Perhaps this year he will come, rising out of the most sincere pumpkin patch...

The World/Inferno Friendship Society, a Brooklyn based punk orchestra, celebrates the rising of the Great Pumpkin every year on Halloween.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


It's that time of year again! Time for a bit of anthropomorphism as we subject our pets to being dressed up in Halloween costumes.

Today we have Random Boston Terrier Found On Google dressed as Yoda, my dog Scarlett dressed as a rock star, and my sister's puppy Lewi dressed as a clown. Are there any other Land of Cute citizens out there who dress their pets up as well? Picture submissions are welcome.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Queen of Shiba

The Shiba Inu (柴犬 shiba inu or shiba ken) is the smallest of the six original and distinct breeds of dog from Japan. Inu is the Japanese word for dog, but the "Shiba" prefix's origin are less clear. The word shiba usually refers to a type of red shrub. This leads some to believe that the Shiba was named with this in mind, either because the dogs were used to hunt in wild shrubs, or because the most common color of the Shiba Inu is a red color similar to that of the shrubs. However, in old Japanese, the word shiba also had the meaning of "small", thus this might be a reference to the dog's small size. Therefore, the Shiba Inu is sometimes translated as "Little Brushwood Dog". (Wikipedia)

When they are puppies, shibas look like little teddy bears. They grow to be extremely beautiful and intelligent dogs. They also come in amigurumi form.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Zelda and Errol Flynn

These two kittehs are new to Land of Cute. The calico is Zelda, and the ghosty-face one is Errol Flynn. They are super cute and super sweet. Thanks to Laura, Archie and Lillian for bringing them into our world!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

USB being useful goods

Description of fantastic computer accessory:
"The charge possible USB magic light/write which changes colorfully with LED of 3 colors. Rabbit.

It changes colorfully with LED of ●3 color.
- Because the hand has become the magnet, the clip and the like can be attached.
- It can utilize the USB port of the personal computer as power source for charge.
You can use easily with the ●ON/OFF switch attaching."

and if you don't like it...
"Tell the thought of the customer.We have presented our company product with every month pulling out selection."

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tasha Tudor

Tasha Tudor, who turned 91 in the year 2006, is one of America’s best-known and beloved illustrators. Her first little story, Pumpkin Moonshine, was published in 1938.
Subsequently she has illustrated nearly one hundred books, the most recent being The Corgiville Christmas, released in 2003. She has received many awards and honors, including Caldecott Honors for Mother Goose and 1 is One. She illustrates and owns Corgis, which are cutey-cute.