530 posts tagged Cute
530 posts tagged Cute
These adorable Sushi Trucks are the work of Japanese artists Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano. They created this awesomely kawaii method for transporting pieces of delicious sushi to hungry customers in order to demonstrate how serving food can be a fun and creative enterprise.
Of course, no matter how hungry we were, we wouldn’t be able to resist the opportunity to drive our sushi trucks around the bar, pretending to be voracious kaiju, before driving them right into our mouths. Om nom nom nom!
Japanese embroidery artist Hiroko Kubota stitches the images of cute Internet kitties onto white button-down shirts and sells them via her Etsy shop. It all began because of her son, who really loves cats and requested that she sew the images of some of his favourite found felines onto his shirts. Because she often couldn’t find ready-made clothing that fit him properly, Hiroko was already making clothes for her son, so enhancing them with cute kitties was a fun addition.
After posting her creations online they quickly went viral (like most Internet cats do), prompting Kubota to open an Etsy shop 6 months ago. Despite the hefty price tag for a shirt ($250 – $300) she quickly racked up 15 sales and her current inventory is looking a bit slim.
Act quickly if you want to snag a hand-made kitty shirt while you still can.
[via Spoon & Tamago]
It’s not a dog. It’s not a bird. It’s a Dird!
Welcome back to the Department of Awesome Animal Hybrids. Eat Liver assembled an entertaining collection of skillfully photoshopped images that place bird heads onto dog bodies and sometimes the other way round. The combination works surprisingly well.
Head over to Eat Liver to view more Dirds.
[via Laughing Squid]
Every year it seems that holiday decorations hit the stores earlier and earlier. The remaining bags of Halloween candy have barely been put on sale before artificial trees and shiny garlands are filling the next aisle over. Annabel de Vetten of the Conjurer’s Kitchen (previously featured here) created a deliciously macabre batch of Conjoined Gingerdead Men cookies that feel like a wickedly festive bridge between two otherwise disparate holiday seasons.
It’s Weird and Wonderful Holiday Treat Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Chelonian craft maven Katie Bradley (previously featured here) has added food-themed turtle and tortoise cozies to her MossyTortoise shop. If there’s one thing we know for certain, it’s that the world needs more turtles stoically plodding around looking like the cutest cheeseburgers, roast turkeys, and crabs that we’ve ever seen.
Visit Katie’s MossyTortoise shop to check out more of her completely awesome handmade creations.
[via Serious Eats]
“There will be no bargain. I will not give up my favorite decoration. I like my honey where it is.”
Clermont, Florida-based illustrator Kenny Durkin (previously featured here) created this awesome mashup of Star Wars and Winnie-the-Pooh. It’s Winnie the Hutt! All of Kenny’s character combinations are wonderful, but we’re particularly taken by Tigger, who makes a perfect Salacious Crumb.
These cute, if perplexing, photos were each taken in places called Squirrel Gardens (“risu-en” or リス園 in Japanese). Who’s ready for another Geyser of Awesome field trip? It’s clear that we’ve found yet another reason why we should all get together and travel to Japan, and this time we need to pack a suitcase full of Squirrel Underpants.
Squirrel Gardens are “zoos that specialize in squirrels, and depending on where you go, they have different breeds of the critters as well as other small furry animals like guinea pigs and rabbits.”
As you can see from these photos, some places even allow visitors to touch and feed the squirrels (other locations specifically request that you don’t do either). We aren’t sure if the protective mittens are provided by the gardens or if people bring them themselves. Either way, they seem like a pretty good idea.
Squirrel Gardens can be found throughout Japan, but the most famous squirrel garden is located in Machida, Tokyo. Called Machida Risu-en and open since 1988, it has roughly 200 squirrels which roam around the main plaza. That is a lot of squirrels. In fact, maybe we should pack two suitcases of Squirrel Underpants instead.
Visit Kotaku to view many more photos of Japan’s awesome Squirrel Gardens.
Cockroaches and rubber duckies, what’s not to love? Artist Catherine Chalmers is completely fascinated by creatures that most people consider vermin. From rodents to insects, she travels the world for her science-based art and hope it makes viewers question how we perceive these animals.
“I’m interested in investigating how we relate to nature from a cultural perspective,” says Chalmers, who lives in New York City. “I feel that somewhere through the march of time we’ve placed certain animals and insects in nature on another level. They’ve been walled off.”
For Residents, a series focused on the American Cockroach - possibly the world’s most dreaded insect, Catherine photographed the all-too-familiar brown insects going about surprisingly human lives inside the human setting of a dollhouse.
“Cockroaches are such a loaded subject and I wanted to think about why we hate them so much,” she says. “They certainly terrified me.”
It’s a play on the real world, she says, and is meant to show how even though we are obsessed with getting rid of cockroaches, our dwellings have actually created the perfect environment for them to thrive.
“Our natural habitat has become their natural habitat,” she says.
This is Catherine’s effort to show us how creatures that make so many of us recoil in disgust are not so different from ourselves. Visit her website to view more of her work and head over to Wired for a fantastic interview.
Threadless is currently holding a baking contest called Threadcakes, for which bakers submit cakes based on the design used on Threadless t-shirts. This awesome noodle mummy cake was created by Jessica Allard, based on ‘Ramen’ses Return, a t-shirt designed Jerry Maninang.
Jessica spent three long days creating her delicious masterpiece. The mummy stands on a board covered in fondant that looks like a tiled floor. The mummy’s body and head are made of vanilla buttermilk cake with vanilla butter cream frosting. The arms and legs are made of modeling chocolate. Hundreds of chocolate noodles were extruded and painstakingly wrapped around the mummy’s body.
Click here to view a complete series of process photos and learn more about how Jessica made her awesome Ramen’ses cake.
Then check out the rest of the Threadcakes submission over in the Threadcakes gallery. (Then go have a sweet snack, because if you’re anything like us, you’ll be hungry after looking at so much cake.)