Some time off

So I went to the doctor today and I do have Bronchitis. So I got some pink, little antibiotics to take for the next four days. I feel like crap so I might not be posting that much until I feel better. Thanks for stopping by!

Ragnheidur

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July 31, 2007. Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Cough

It’s official, my throat is sore and I’m coughing. I think there is a 99% chance that I’ve caught the delightful Bronchitis/nasal infection combo that my mom, sister and most recently husband had. Oh joy.
But since I haven’t lost my appetite yet, I thought I’d blog about some nice bento’s.

I came across a Bento Flickr set which has some pretty amazing Bento’s. I love how they have become more international with all types of food. I have once in my life gotten the chance to eat from a bento at a delicious Japanese restaurant in Iceland. I wish I had the patience to pack one everyday for school or work.

I’ve seen so many versions of bento’s and it’s great how the Kawaii plays in with all the cute little faces and characters. I also adore the little accessories that you can buy to include in your bento like tiny plastic bottles for your soy sauce and molds to put your hard boiled eggs in to make different shapes (seen below).

Just a final thought, being sick is kinda cute, well if your not dying or anything like that. But the whole helplessness, vulnerability and being nurtured is definitely cute, just thinking about characters from cartoons and children’s books under the covers with thermometers in their mouths. Cough, cough.

July 31, 2007. Cute other, Cute packaging. Leave a comment.

Breakfast!

I love the whole philosophy of cereal. Of course we know that cute sells but since cereal is both for boys and girls it can’t be too cute. It also has to be silly and a little crazy. BooBerry above is one of my favorite (well the oldest version), he is a very simple drawing, with big eyes and a pitiful look on his face, the perfect cute. You just wanna pick him up and give him a hug.
There is also something romantic about the nostalgia, like with so may other things. The two dimensional flatness of the old characters just does so much more for me than then new stuff. If they had characters like that on cereal boxes today, I’d probably buy the cereal just for the box.

To prove my point on the older versions being better than the new ones, here is an example:


Tony the Tiger in the 50’s. He may not have the specific features of cute (big googly eyes etc.) but he looks like a friendly guy that you can trust (other than being a man eater).


Tony the Tiger today. This picture just freaks me out. What happened here? How did that nice, little tiger turn into a steroid abusing, weight lifting macho man? Just scary.

If you want to learn more about cereal characters through the ages check out this page.

July 30, 2007. Cute packaging. Leave a comment.

Weekend

I’m working this weekend (hence the lazy blogging). I promise a fresh one tonight. Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

July 29, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Little Dolls

I’ve been searching all over for photography that mixes cute and other things. Alain Delorme calls this photo series ‘Little Dolls’. These pictures surely have a eerie undertone which I think is pretty interesting.

July 28, 2007. Cute art. 2 comments.

Grandmas old statues

It looks like Barnaby Barford took grandmas old statues and chopped their heads off, replacing them with cute rabbits and Disney characters. Don’t know if grandma would like that.

July 28, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Going to a Anime Convention?

I found this shop on Ebay. I just love all these great costumes and they are reasonably priced too. Great for Halloween. (Please ignore the giant logos on the pictures, I’m trying to.)

July 27, 2007. Cute design. 2 comments.

Howl’s Moving Castle

Just watched it for the first time the other day. I loved it. The only other Miyazaki film I’ve seen is Totoro (love it too) so now I’ll have to catch up and watch all of them. Oh yeah and my favorite character is the little fire guy, how cute is he!

July 27, 2007. Cute tv/movie. 1 comment.

Birthday!!

It’s my husbands birthday today!! Poor thing has Bronchitis and Nasal infection and has been coughing for two weeks now. But still we will be merry and I’m gonna bake him a cake, cake is cute!
Panda ‘made him’ this picture of herself, it’s says ‘Happy Birthday Dear Dad’.
Happy Birthday baby!

July 26, 2007. Cute other. 1 comment.

Patterns

Buy these adorable crocheting patterns here.

July 25, 2007. Cute design. Leave a comment.

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