FRENCHIE’S + BABY GORILLA’S

Whenever I can find an image that encompasses a baby gorilla, a curious Frenchie in classic black + white vintage style you better believe I am going to post it.  I’ve always thought that my Frenchie bears an uncanny resemblance to a baby gorilla (amongst a host of other people and beings).  You can view more images of this ‘baby’  (it’s now over 50!) at Zooborns (a very favorite haunt of mine).  Wishing you all a happy Monday!
P.S. If you know of cute or want me to post your cute, email me an image (It needs to be at least 600 pixels wide). I don’t know about you but I love to have cute delivered to my inbox, so much more delightful than a Viagra solicitation.

OFFICE ENVY

 
Even though I am pretty confident that I am going with a mod white office makeover (it’s the most affordable + pragmatic), I am still going to covet unique pieces like this.   Is your heart beating as fast as mine?  This is certainly for looks and a quick note jot only, for those like myself that spend excessive amounts of time in front of the computer I really need a functional space, but I can still dream, no? You need to see the rest of this place here, sigh….

 

MOET CHANDON

I think a great ad is one that you want to hang on your wall.  This one for champagne purveyors Moet Chandon succeeds, not that champagne really needs a push, being synonymous with celebrations and all. Wouldn’t it be nice to always be associated with good times? The photograph was immediately reminiscent of the great Tim Walker’s work, which is a good thing being that he shot it.  Kudo’s to the prop stylist and assistants this certainly couldn’t have been an easy shoot, precarious at best but the whole is certainly more than it’s parts. Simply fabulous.  Cheers!

PENDLETON’S PORTLAND COLLECTION

I am already obsessed with a city I have never visited and now they dub this crazy creative collaboration between Pendleton and a team of young forward designers after it and I have fallen even deeper.  I am a long time Pendleton fan and I have been following their collaborations for a while, wishing that I would have thought of it. It’s in a word–cool.  Yes, cool. Taking the iconic blanket and Navajo motifs and re-interpreting into a high fashion collection? This is beyond inspired. They did such an excellent job on the presentation–the photographs by Chris Hornbecker are so crystal clear and the lighting just hits the perfect pitch of not too bright, a little moody without taking away from the clothes. The styling is simple and effortless and this model seems like the embodiment of American beauty. Amazing. How cute would I look with one of those sweaters and my new moccasin’s?

URSUS MARITIMUS

I post this image with the thought, ‘How will I ever top this?‘.  For years I have posted cute in the form of smiling pigs, mini cows, ponies and donks, fantastic Frenchies, owls in knit caps, baby pygmy hippo’s and the list goes on, but a newborn polar bear?  It’s unthinkable to unleash such cuteness at 12:00 a.m. Pacific time but I’m doing it.  I am throwing caution to the wind and hoping that this has solidified myself as the preeminent authority on cute animals. The only unfortunate thing is I do not know the photographer of this image, which is probably for the best because anyone that was able to get this close to a baby polar bear is someone that I would want to stalk and well that wouldn’t be good now would it? I found out Via KPriss in the comments this isn’t real, but trust me it doesn’t stop it from being undeniably cute and creative, it’s a doll from talented artist Tatiana Scalozub. A doll?!  The talent that abounds out there in the world always amazes me, Ms. Scalozub’s polar bear still may take 1st prize for cute.
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