577 posts tagged Cute
577 posts tagged Cute
You know what’s awesome? A donkey lamb taxi. That sounds like a band name. Hey, when’s the next Donkey Lamb Taxi show?
When sheep herders in the hills of Lombardy, Italy need to move their flocks toward better grazing land, the wee lambs get a little help keeping up with their woolly family. Helpful donkeys are fitted with sets of special lamb-sized pouches. It’s ridiculously cute and cozy mass transit in the form of live taxis who are content to graze right along side the sheep.
A couple weeks ago we featured necklaces with scented miniature food pendants and now we’ve found the perfect rings to match. Danvers, MA-based artist Casey the Crafter uses polymer clay to make each of these realistic and beautifully detailed food-themed rings by hand. In addition to rings, she also sculpts wonderful standalone pieces, which are perfect for dollhouses or simply as kawaii collectibles.
Check out CaseysMiniShop on Etsy to view more of her marvelous miniature creations.
Anke designed an adorable teapot cozy that accentuates the teapot’s resemblance to a snail’s shell and adds a pair of eye stalks to complete the transformation. They really do look like cute snails, but with the added bonus that these charming mollusks won’t eat your garden plants.
Thought to derive from the Latin monoculus (“one-eyed”), the dogocle rose to popularity in the mid-19th century. Like a delicate ocular pet, the lens is attached to a wearer’s collar by means of a silk string or chain. Early frames were made of luxury materials, such as bone or horn.
Like all costly technologies, the dogocle quickly become a status symbol. The look was especially favored by wealthy dogs, who used dogocles for activities such as examining wine lists and counting piles of gold.
In 1897 a journalist observed, with disapproval, that such dogs were “putting on airs” and “growing too big for their breeches”; ignoring the truth that dogs do not wear breeches
You’ll either be disappointed or relieved to learn that both this canine monocle and the Warby Barker brand were part of an April Fools’ Day joke put on in 2012 by Warby Parker, makers of actual human eyewear. Still, it’s an awesomely cute photo and we’re suckers for a dapper pug.
[via Laughing Squid]
Pittsburgh, PA-based graphic designer and writer Don Moyer likes to draw things that make him laugh. That’s why he’s been hard at work on a fantastic series of drawings based on traditional blue willow china plate patterns. The designs look authentic except for one extraordinary difference: the otherwise tranquil design on each plate includes some sort of unexpected calamity. It could be an alien invasion or natural disaster. It could be a sea monster or a swarm of bats. It could even be a giant zombie poodle, flying monkeys or robots. There are simply so many ways that disaster might strike.
Moyer calls this awesome ongoing series Calamityware. Two of his designs (the flying monkeys and the giant robot) have been produced as actual porcelain plates thanks to successfully funded Kickstarter projects.
Check out Don Moyer’s Calamityware Flickr set to view more of his designs.
[via Lost at E Minor]
We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: Art + Science = Awesome
Hana Kim of Supahcute is curating a wonderful and group art show called the Supahcute Science Fair at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in Los Angeles. It’s a completely kawaii exhibition and it opens on Saturday March 8th and runs through April 27, 2014.
Pictured here two adorable felt specimens, Pink Slug and Mushroom and Ant and Mushrooms by Hiné Mizushima (previously featured here), Butterwinged Fairybug by Shing Yin Khor, and Laboratory Glassware Chart by Michael Fleming.
For an ongoing series entitled Cardboard People, Singapore-based artist Anton Tang takes amazing photos using Revoltech Danboard figures as his subjects. The beautifully shot scenes range from whimsical and cute to surprisingly heartwarming. These little toy people have been so carefully staged and posed that you soon find yourself believe they’re really alive.
Today the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship presents a cornucopia of interspecies camaraderie courtesy of the Rocky Ridge Refuge in Midway, Arkansas (previously featured here). Refuge founder and lone operator Janice Wolf rescues and cares for a variety of creatures, big and small, common and exotic.
"Up to 60 animals call the refuge home at any given time, although a few of those are long-term residents. These include Cheesecake the capybara, Crouton the African Sulcata tortoise, Barcode the zebra, Butterbean the bull terrier and Bazinga the miniature horse."
These overwhelmingly heartwarming photos demonstrate that all of these different animals, warm and cold-blooded alike, don’t just get along well with each other, they appear to care for each other too. Now please excuse us while we go find a furry friend to hug.
Wilmington, Delaware-based artist Brian Marshall creates awesome robot sculptures by reusing just about any metal object he can get his hands on. Forgotten boxes in the backs of attics and garages are his treasure chests. For Marshall, building lively little robots out of old cutlery, spice tins and car parts isn’t simply a hobby, it’s an obsession. That’s why he created Adopt-a-bot: the Found Object Art Robot Assemblage Orphanage.
"Each robot is constructed almost entirely from reused materials. These materials are cleaned and polished to varying degrees depending on the persona I am attempting to achieve. Even the nuts and bolts that are used to hold together each creation are from a recycler. With simple, fun designs that contain easily recognizable pieces, it is my hope that viewers will not only find a personality to connect with, but that they will also see the value of and possibilities for reducing, reusing and recycling in our world today."
We love it when the Department of Awesome Parenting finds another example of family cosplay. Chilean photographer JFCespedes captured this almost unbearably sweet portrait of a parent and child dressed as the characters No-Face and Chihiro/Sen from Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki. The photo was taken just a couple weeks ago at Anime Expo Summer 2014 in Santiago, Chile.
[via Fashionably Geek]