Friday, December 18, 2009

ho ho doh

a little friendly competition in our department as we approach the 2-week holiday resulted in these play-doh sculptures :)

turtle and banana slug

oh no a monster!

play doh pig

play DOH homer!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

interspecies cuteness

LOC ran across this image on the interwebs today - it looks like they want to play...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

happy cactusmas

Cactus Claus and Mrs. Cactus Claus want to wish you very merry holiday festivities!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship

maybe. looks like baby is not so sure.

our boss at our 'real' job is the proud pet-parent of guinea pigs - on the left is pooh-bear and on the right is baby. can't you just hear them squeaking?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cutest Slot Machine Ever!

Here it is...taken by a LOC agent in Reno, Nevada. I could potentially gamble my life savings away on this machine.

Friday, December 4, 2009

the hollydays are here!

Happy Hollydays from Land of Cute!

p.s. a friend said my tree looks like bambi's wedding cake. your thoughts?

Monday, November 30, 2009

Land of Cute in the Big Apple

This image was taken by Land of Cute staff while visiting New York. A special trek to the Sanrio shop was mandatory during the brief stay.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thinking About Cake

Today, Land of Cute is thinking abut cake. Well, every day we are thinking about cake. But especially today. On other days it might be candy or pie or ice cream...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Rare Saturday Post

Whoa - chinchilla commercials. I think Land of Cute needs to commemorate Chinchilla day on Monday. With a trip to Vegas....any takers?

Thursday, November 12, 2009


(CNN) -- An Australian special forces dog has been found alive and well more than a year after going missing in action in Afghanistan.
Explosives detection dog Sabi was recovered by a U.S. soldier who found her wandering near an isolated patrol base in the desolate southern province of Oruzgan last week, according to the Australian Government Department of Defense.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Zhu Zhu pets are the hot item this holiday

Zhu Zhu Pets™ drive around in little cars, zip up ramps and spin down slides, run in their hamster wheels, and get into all sorts of crazy situations. Their artificial intelligence even allows them to know what room of their hamster habitat they are in. They make toilet-flushing or teeth-brushing sounds when they enter the bathroom and sleeping noises and alarm-clock sounds when they go into their bedroom.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I was given a "Merry Mousewife" as a gift years ago, and it sweeps as you pull it along the floor. Very charming!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ren Fair Rabbit

So...I saw a rabbit at a fall fest Renaissance fair, and it was sooo wooley - she said it was some English breed. Ye olde hare. They used the rabbits wool for a variety of projects....

Here are some hot buns - the cottontail is a campus resident

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

cute noms

I *crunch crunch* just think *crunch crunch* that these might *crunch crunch* be the cutest snack *crunch crunch* on the market. Have we had a poll about this yet?!
(notice the mamegoma seal and cubees staring hugrily from the background) (also notice the bunny butt on the top of the box; my absolute favorite part of the packaging. "gently tug ears to open")

(close up)

Friday, September 25, 2009

more cute from the Obama administration

Just when you thought the Obama family couldn't get any cuter, the White House posts these pictures on facebook.

Bo knows cute!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tufted titmouse

Totally cute...and here is some info..."These birds have grey upperparts and white underparts with a white face, a grey crest, a dark forehead and a short stout bill; they have rust-coloured flanks. The song is usually described as a whistled peter-peter-peter. They make a variety of different sounds, most having a similar tone quality."

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ruby-Crowned Cute-let

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) is a very small songbird of the Kinglet family Regulidae native to North America. Both the male and female have olive-grey plumage with a thin black bill and short tail. The male bears a red crown which gives the bird its common name.Their song is a melodious warble and fairly loud, but at least in winter habitat, the most common vocalization is a wren-like scolding "jdit", often repeated several times in close succession. On breeding grounds, they sometimes deliver a prolonged and monotonous "chirrup" call that can be heard for long distances.

Monday, September 14, 2009


There is this place in town that makes cupcakes with chocolate cake, cream filling, and topped with white frosting dipped in chocolate. Here are some happy cupcakes to look at...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I was meandering around the Morton Arboretum (gift shop) last week when I first stumbled upon some prints by the artist Charley Harper. His geometric nature themed works are just delightful. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Friday, September 4, 2009

The winner is...

Penguins! Apparently, they make the cutest gummys. And look at a few of these varieties above - who knew?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Have a cow...really...

My sister brought back a Moofia for me from the comic-con in San Diego. The package is blind, and I received the non-fat half and half bottle. I think Tokidoki (cactus dog)is behind this one. Moo!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Land of Cute loved Ponyo. It's a sweet story, with great characters, and it's really wild and imaginative at times. Yay Miyazaki!

Monday, August 24, 2009

ni hao!

Cute tiger, cute koala, cute show....

It's a bilingual show, like Dora. But in Chinese. How cool is that? It's on Nickelodeon....