Monday, December 9, 2013

Zara Kids

 I am seriously loving Zara's December lookbook for their kid's collection. I want to be these kids.
Check out more of the lookbook HERE.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hear Hear (Throwback Thursday Edition): ORBITAL BE-BOP


This magical one hit wonder of the 80s is giving me all the life. (You may recognize it from the Oscar worthy film, Girls Just Want to Have Fun) Seriously, just put me in an empty room with this song playing and I would burn so many calories. Such a great era.

Here are some other Synth themed songs to amp you up for the weekend:


Saturday, November 30, 2013

RIP PAUL WALKER

I am in shock and disbelief. This fine, beautiful, dapper, perfect, angelic, ephemeral, stunning man was taken away TOO SOON.

A moment of silence for Paul.




A Fast and Furious marathon is in order. So damn depressing!!! God he was beautiful.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Lent Magazine

So I just found out about Lent Magazine. No, it has nothing to do with that religious holiday where it's a sin to eat meat on Fridays. This website's got interviews, short stories, journals, art and a piece written by my girl Elizabeth Tran. Good shit. Check it out.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Beer + Planets = ❤

I love a good Instagram hashtag, as evidenced by our initiation of #snoballproject which was inspired by #popsicleproject. This new one that I found has got to be, by far, the best one I have ever seen.


Seriously, guys this is some good stuff. I've never realized how much the bird's eye view of a pint of beer really does look like an celestial body! Hat's off to the creator of this ingenious hashtag. I love beer and I love outer space. Together, it's justI justI can't evenI'm in love.




The last one is a juice planet, but it's still oh so beautiful. #beerplanets

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Monica Ramos


I seriously am obsessed with her. I love all the little people and all of details that go into these illustrations. 
So whimsical and absolutely wonderful. I really want a waffle now.

Check out more of her work over here!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hear Hear: Portugal. The Man



I'm having a hipster moment because I'm PISSED I'm just discovering this band now! Portugal. The Man is like a mixture of Foster the People and the Beatles (you just can't go wrong with that!) Everyone should love this band. Seriously Amazing.

And this VIDEO. MAGIC. It's a religious experience. This song is a religious experience.

Also check out Modern Jesus.

Hear Hear: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.


Do you know how some songs just make you so happy when you listen to them? Like you're walking when this song comes on the headphones and you get this pep in your step? And then your head gradually bobs harder and harder. Then you just start belting out the lyrics no matter where you are?

That's what this song does.

Finally something good comes out of Detroit!!!!
(jk, love you Detroit)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Brands to Watch: Bark Decor

There are some real hidden gems buried within Etsy, all you need is a little shove in the right direction. I'm really loving the designs over at Bark Decor.



Reasons To Love It:
1. Sophisticated color palette with neutral tones to match everything.

2. Each piece is hand printed and made-in-America.

3. The artwork is absolutely stunning.

4. Reasonably priced. You can get shittier, similar stuff from the  Anthropologie/Urban Outfitters menace for about $40 more.

5. Support small businesses and artists!


So head on over. You can get shirts, bottoms, pillows and even jewelery! I'll take one of everything.

Monday, September 9, 2013

ONE DAY I WILL GO TO BURNING MAN


Stunning, ephemeral, angelic. It's been on my bucket list for like 5 years. One day, I will be a part of it.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bumpin' Uglies by Jamie DeWolf

This poem by Jamie DeWolf (interesting fact: the grandson of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard) is giving me life. It's a beautiful message wrapped up in a deliciously offensive package.

Offensive Content Warning: "Big, bad" words and sexual situations


Thank you Mr. DeWolf, now I don't feel too bad about my daily Creole Creamery ice cream cone.

Monday, September 2, 2013

You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?!: IPHONES (And a Begrudged Shopping Guide)

IPhones REALLY grind my gears. Specifically the way the iPhone has SOMEHOW become analogous with the word cell phone. All phones are NOT iPhones (thank God) and everyone doesn't own an iPhone! I could honestly write a dissertation on all the reasons I hate Apple products and iPhones, but today my grudge is against the monopoly iPhones have on the case/cover market.

Like can a sister get a beautiful phone cover for her NON-IPHONE!? There's this huge untapped market of cell phone owners who are missing out on all the great work that's being put into iPhone accessories!!!! Can someone invent a website, like Society 6, but where all of the items are phone cases. So if someone wants a specific print for their Galaxy...or Lumia OR IPHONE, they can get it in the same place?!

(Sidebar, Society 6 is a glorious website of creativity and customization that everyone should be aware of!)

ANYWAY. Here are some pretty bomb ass phone cases I'd buy IF I HAD an iPhone. (And better yet, I would buy if they'd make them for my more superior phone.)


CONCRETE CASE
CONCRETE IS AWESOME.

$25 at POSH PROJECTS
GOLD CASE
NOT TO FLASHY, JUST THE RIGHT
AMOUNT OF CLASS.

$140 at Etsy

MARBLE! I AM OBSESSED WITH MARBLE.
(Do we see a pattern of fabulous materials? A beautiful material is sometimes all you need.)

$25 at LEIF
FREAKING PRESSED FLOWERS
EPHEMERAL AND ANGELIC.
AND EACH CASE IS CUSTOM MADE.

$22 at Etsy

GLOW PHONE
SLEEK LINES AND FINE COLOR.

$25 at Fancy
MY FAVORITE CATCH PHRASE
But really...Ain't nobody got time for iPhones.

$35 at Society6

CALCULATOR!!!!!
Okay seriously. People don't understand the struggle that is calculating discounts from the sale rack. Ain't nobody got time to figure out how much 60% off of $39.99 is. And time spent looking for the calculator app is time NOT SPENT looking for more bargains. #NECESSARY.

$5 at Perpetual Kid
NAIL POLISH
Because honestly the print quality is jaw dropping. It looks so REAL.

$13 on Etsy

And these prints from Society 6  are just TO DIE FOR.

POMEGRANATE.
$35 at Society6
CACTUS.

$35 at Society6
SCALES.

$35 at Society6

END THIS INJUSTICE. DOWN WITH THE IPHONE MONOPOLY.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hear Hear: All I Had

This new track by Deadmau5 is hitting all the right places. Progressive house is the best house. Now if only we could get an entire album of this....


Daft Punk Makes the PR Rounds

Random Access Memories has heralded in a new era of Daft Punk. The music is different, the collaborations are new, and the duo has been making way more appearances in the media. Just check out these fashion forward photo shoots they have been a part of.



"Random Access Memories" by Daft Punk
Photographer: Maciek Kobielski, Models: Daft Punk
Publication: Obsession May 2013




 The Influencers Daft Punk
Photographer: Pierpaolo Ferrari, Models: Daft Punk
Publication: L'Uomo Vogue July-August 2013



 
Cool Licks
Photographer: Matthias Clamer, Models: Daft Punk
Publication: Q Magazine August 2013




 Secret Stars
Photographer: Craig McDean, Models: Daft Punk and Karlie Kloss
Publication: Vogue US August 2013



 


Digital Love
Photographer: Mathieu C├ęsar, Models: Daft Punk and Milla Jovovich
Publication: CR Fashion Book August 2013





True Kings of Westeros
Publication: Someone's clever photo manipulation




I'm totally on board with this. Keep em' coming!!!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hear Hear: Time to Dance

Check out this cinematic music video in which Jake Gyllenhaal goes on a hipster killing spree. I love when celebs do music videos.

Offensive Content Warning: Violence and gore.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Top 5 Josh Horowitz After Hours Interviews

If you've never heard of After Hours with Josh Horowitz, remedy that. Literally the only celebrity interviews worth watching. Here are 5 of my favorites that I watch over and over when having a bad day.

5. Empire State of Mind with Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe
 
This one is so great because if you've spent any time in NYC, you can understand the questions and it's great realizing Danial Radcliffe loves the same places you visit! (Two Boots, I'm looking at you).

4. Would You Rather? with Shia LeBouf


There's just something about making Shia uncomfortable. His mannerisms are perfect.

3. Chanukuh Special with ScarJo and Matt Damon
 
Love seeing Matt Damon in the hot seat because he has this all-knowing, poised air about him. But he's really just a normal, awesome guy.

2. Adorable Things with Michael Shannon
 
IN HONOR OF MAN OF STEEL (because he shut shit down as General Zod). I absolutely ADORE this ADORABLE Michael Shannon. He's also great in Take Shelter (great movie).

1. Hey Girl with Ryan Gosling
 
Anyone who can make Ryan Gosling laugh like this deserves the Nobel Prize.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hear Hear: Carlton

What happens when you mix pop rock and Frank Ocean? THIS!


Now this is what I call passionate, passionate musicians. I mean that afro-ed bass player is shutting IT DOWN. They are having so much fun with this song and I love everything about it! Really a fun take on Frank Ocean's great jam. And the band is called Carlton.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Must Have App For Any World Traveler

Ladies and Gentlemen, the future:


Word Lens is basically a real time translator. Hold up your phone to the foreign language sign you can't understand and VOILA, translated to your native language. 

I'm really tripping out because this real time, translating and converting is some really advanced technology at work!

Get it for your phone:

    

Monday, June 3, 2013

Lose Yourself to Soul Train


Obsessed with this song/mash up. I so wish things like this still happened.

Oh Great, Amazing Universe

First I have to set a little mood music.


Now let's just take a moment to appreciate space. Because these Cassini photographs of Saturn are absolutely MIND BLOWING. I need these blown up to about 10 feet tall and covering every wall in my room like I need air to survive.


THE SHADOWS!!! Can you imagine what it look like from the "surface" of Saturn!?!!!??!



Some days I wake up and I can't even handle how amazing space is. This is one of those days. I'm so ready for my faster than light spaceship.
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