Monday, July 30, 2007

When I think of Raccoons, I think of...laundry?

From Sanrio, creators of Hello Kitty, comes the Laundry Raccoon.

Real Name:

Birthday: December 8

Hobby: listening to music (He loves Mozart!)

Good at: washtub acrobatics

Friends: a rubber ducky named Pea, who squeaks whenever his beak is squeezed

Claim to fame: a 30-centimeter tail, with three stripes at the tip. It's as soft as a mink's!

Quirky habit: washes everything he touches...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

of penguins and polar bears

One of nature's great mistakes is that penguins and polar bears don't live anywhere near each other. But if they did...

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

You put your right paw in...

New original art featured today for a line of children's shirts. It faithfully depicts the victory dance performed after the killing and consumption of a fat seal. I have taken artistic liberties, as the actual performance has never been recorded.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Knutey Cutie

We like Knute's rolling gait as he follows his keeper around...the rear view of his big feet...

Don't miss the new polar bear, Hudson, at the Brookfield Zoo.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Ursus maritimus plasticicus

I once had a co-worker who wanted nothing more than to own a polar bear cub. Probably not a good idea, but Land of Cute challenges anyone to question to incredibly high cute factor of polar bears. This week we invite you to chill with some choice selectons of our arctic buddies...starting with this sweet Japanese figure. Check out the Kid Robot website for more cool toy designs...

Thursday, July 19, 2007

The end of bunny week makes us sad

It's time to say goodbye to our rabbit friends, but it's not over yet...the contest winner will be announced next week, so stay tuned....!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The World of Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Peter Rabbit is one of the most delightful children's stories and Potter's illustrations are unforgettable. Troublemaker Peter Rabbit loses his clothes while invading Mr. McGregor's garden (the same garden in which his father was caught and made into a pie...yikes...) and recruits his cousin to help him find them in the companion story, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. Peter Rabbit ends with a bit of chamomile tea, but Benjamin Bunny's outcome is slightly less satisfactory- a whipping for two cute bunny hoodlums.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

hey bay-bee

Millions* of baby bunnies are born every day. So how can we at the Land of Cute possibly choose just one or two to feature? Clearly some guidelines must be established. For baby bunnies, a large head-to-ears ratio must be present as well as a large eye to head ratio. Appropriate amounts of fuzziness and aesthetically pleasing coloring are also extremely important. Inquisitive and/or sad facial expressions score big points. Naturally, the rules change quite a bit for adult bunnies, but that is another post for another day.

Do you have any additional guidelines that you feel are important for maximum bunny cuteness? Don't forget to keep submitting names for Monday's Japanese bunny... entries will be accepted all week.

Finally, a shout out to a random genius out there who decided to develop a whole blog dedicated to bunnies: Please visit. Bask in the cuteness.

* contrived and unverified statistic

Monday, July 16, 2007

Name that cute Japanese bunny

We found him alone, wandering cyberspace in all his Japanese cuteness. And we have no name for him. So please... provide a name. All entries will be juried, and the winner will receive a special prize, ala Land of Cute.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Om Namah Kittyaya

Hello Kitty is, in many ways, the epitome of cute, and we believe these two images demonstrate this. The depiction of her as a Hindu goddess defines her as being both a commodity and a spiritual necessity; she has reached beyond our want, and touched on a human need for her.

The muffler is a powerful reminder that her kitty spirit can be found, seen, created in all that is around us.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

"Luke, I am Hello Kitty"

Bringing balance to the force, Sanrio to Sith...the meeting of two great forces in the world of marketing and iconography.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Welcome to Weird Hello Kitty Week

Okay, we could probably spend a couple of months on Hello Kitty. But, I'm sure we are all very familiar with her red-bowed button-nosed cuteness. So this week we are bringing you HK images which will make you go, "huh? I don't get it."

Installment #1. Huh? I don't get it. What is that green octopusish bat-winged creature? And why isn't Hello Kitty scared?

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Imagine if Your Toaster Went on a Journey of its Own!

"Hmmm. It's, um, let's see... it's like a warm, toasty feeling inside."

The film was a smash hit at the Sundance Film Festival, but failed to find a distributor. It was aired on the Disney Channel in 1987, then had appeared in the Park City Film Festival in 1988, before finally having a brief theatrical release at New York's Film Forum in June 1989, but still failed to find a distributor. It was actually shown in parts at various theaters as a serial from week to week, and in 1991, it was distributed on video. In October 2003, it finally had a DVD release alongside its two sequels.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Don't hug your toaster

In 1971, a cartoon character named Milton the Toaster was introduced to promote Pop-Tarts. William Schallert from "The Patty Duke Show" voiced him.[citation needed] The campaign ended when a commercial showed a child hugging the toaster, leading to complaints that children might imitate the commercial and burn themselves.

Read all about Pop-Tarts!!

I in the multi-prpose room, makin ur toast

This is Media Services' solution to work place anger management.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Breakfast in Japan

It's cute toaster week! Join us every day for a toaster that warms your heart as well as your bread...or pop tart..or eggo....
You can purchase the Hello Kitty toaster at Amazon for $20.00, but they say the waffle maker is better...