402 posts tagged Cute
402 posts tagged Cute
Anyone who has spent time with a guinea pig probably knows how much they love to eat vegetables and endless piles of hay. (Pretty much more than anything.) But did you know that some guinea pigs also like to dress up in stylish clothing and headwear that reflects their unique personalities? Perhaps that’s why Japanese designer Maki Yamada opened an awesome online shop called Guinea Pig Fashion. There you’ll find a variety of clothing and fashion accessories custom-made for cavies. It’s undeniably cute and delightfully strange.
For the cavy who fancies lovely blonde locks topped by an adorable hat there’s the Straw Hat + Blonde Hair Extension.There are all sorts of pretty Dresses and Kimonos. The stealthy pig can don a tiny Ninja Costume while the more generally active and sporty pig has a selection of adorable Tank Tops< from which to choose. There’s even a frilly Guinea Pig Wedding Dress and White Veil, which pairs perfectly with the Guinea Pig Wedding Tuxedo with Base Tank Top. (But we caution you to keep an eye on those brides and grooms. It takes barely the blink of an eye for two guinea pigs to turn into six.)
When Marina Scarr first photographed this handsome Great Horned Owl in Fort De Soto Park, Florida, she thought the noble bird was alone. It wasn’t until she looked at her photo again later on that she noticed the owl was a proud parent caring for an owlet tucked into its feathered breast. The baby raptor blends in so perfectly, it’s practically invisible. That’s got to be one of the safest, softest places on earth. It’s a pretty awesome shot.
TARIDIS vs Dalek Salt and Pepper Shakers - If you’re a real Doctor Who fan, you won’t be able to resist this set of salt and pepper shakers. Otherwise, how will you be able to pretend every meal is an episode of your favorite show? The Daleks have invaded planet Brunchifrey and suddenly the TARDIS appears. The rest of the story is up to you, but we’re going to bet the solution somehow involves mashed potatoes and reversing the polarity of the neutron flow.
Diem Chau, Seattle-based crayon-carver extraordinaire (previously featured here), just completed an awesome new series of Alphabet crayons. She carved 26 pairs of crayons, each pair made up of one letter and one figure representing that letter. They’re almost impossibly cute.
All 26 sets of crayons as well as new carved pencils will be exhibited in an upcoming solo show, A-Z: New Carved Pencils and Crayons, at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, IL from April 5th to May 18th.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
Please brace yourself against something or someone sturdy. It’s time for another visit to the Department of Incapacitating Cuteness:
This itty-bitty creature, who looks like he/she just had one too many pancakes for breakfast, is part of a new species of mouse lemur.
Microcebus mittermeieri is one of three newly announced mouse lemur species found on the African island of Madagascar.
Photo by Mark Thiessen
[via National Geographic]
And if that wasn’t enough to put a smile on your face, click here to see him molding a larger piece of cotton candy into another self-portrait.
It feels like it’s been too long since we last visited the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship. Thank goodness ZooBorns posted about this awesomely cute and fuzzy pair of baby bird friends at the Kirkleatham Owl Center in Redcar, North East England.
Meet Larch, a Long-eared owlet, and Chop-suey, a White-crested Runner duckling. They’re both only three weeks old and currently inseparable.
Initially there were a dozen duck eggs in the Center’s incubator, but only one hatched, producing little Chop-suey. Although the chick was content with human company, he was not happy being left alone. Larch the Owl had been by himself there so staff put the two together and they instantly snuggled up and fell asleep!
They won’t be able stay together for much longer due to their differing needs as they develop,” said a spokesperson at the Center, “but while they are still very small we are more than happy for them to enjoy their time together.”
If those four photos didn’t immediately incapacitate you with their cuteness, click here to watch a short video of Larch and Chop-suey cuddling up together.
We love this wonderful illustration promoting both the awesomeness of literacy and a brand new book by one of our favourite cartoonists, Jeffrey Brown.
Entitled Star Wars: Vader’s Little Princess, the book is a delightful collection of comics depicting the relationship between Darth Vader and Princess Leia had he been responsible for raising her. It’s a follow-up to the equally awesome Star Wars: Darth Vader and Son in which the Dark Lord of the Sith is playing an active role as father to young Luke.
This is Star Wars imagined in a way you’ve never seen before. It’s cute, tender, and very funny. We think it’s pretty awesome.
[Poster via GeekDad]
More cephalopods should be gifted with spiral lollies.
Meet Lizzie & Junior Blue, an awesome pair of sculptures created by Kathie Olivas as part of her awesome, ongoing series entitled Misery Children.