Sunday, May 27, 2012

Weekend update + The City

I'm doing it! A friend and I are driving up to Nor-cal at the crack of dawn today to visit college buddies and law schools. I probably won't be able to update the blog until Wednesday or Thursday, but I would love to know how your holiday weekend is going. Until then, continue having a good one.☺
via Javier-Carrete

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday night links + A Memorial Day weekend

via Javier Carrete
Summer is starting, and it's a long weekend! We're celebrating my brothers' birthday, and I'm also thinking about making a last-minute drive up to San Francisco and Davis to visit more law schools. What are your plans?

More wallpaper! (via Design*Sponge)

10 uninhabited islands. (via mental_floss)

Summer wardrobe considerations. (via Refinery29)

Hungry Hungry Hippo and other game-inspired movies. If only. (via Flavorpill)

I'm in awe of this nine year-old's self control and taste. (via Never Seconds)

Who took the Zuckerbergs' wedding picture? (via Buzzfeed)

I want to watch Moonrise Kingdom. (via NPR)

Creative and simple DIYs for that Memorial Day BBQ. (via Oh Happy Day)
via Design*Sponge
As always, have a great one!

Jensen + Josen

Happy birthday to my twin brothers ♥.
via Desi Colours

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wisdom teeth + Yelp parties

I was in the middle of getting a cavity filled yesterday (TMI, I know) when my dentist suddenly declared that I had to get my wisdom teeth taken out before it got any worse. As a result, I haven't eaten since 9AM yesterday and desperately want to take a bite out of these toothy-looking cupcakes.
via Pinterest
There's also a big yelp event tonight I've been looking forward to. How will I take full advantage of all the free food now? The problems I am plagued with are no joke.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday wishes + Library wallpaper

via Fancy
I have a serious obsession with wallpaper and love a good book, so this combo makes me happier than it should.

Spring + Girl unobserved

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Light bulbs + Creative juices

via [vinegar & brown paper]
via Fancy
Currently applying for scholarships. The topic is why is education important.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ice cream + Drinks

As you may know, I am an ardent fan of ice cream and therefore find these recipes irresistible. I'm definitely trying a couple of these soon.
via we all scream
The artist behind these recipes, Lili Chin, has more delicious creations on her tumblr.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday night links + A liberating weekend

via Fancy

Spring seems to be having its last hurrah with all these festivals popping up everywhere, so make sure to visit at least one before they're over! Then again, there are always summer festivals to look forward to.

In that vein, I think these braided hairstyles would be perfect for festival-goers. And everyone else. (via Refinery29)

Fancy DIY Geode bottle stoppers. (via cupcakes and cashmere)

First that spinning how-to and now a guest article on goop. Funnyman Max Greenfield is on his way up. (via goop)

Too true. (via Fuck! I'm in my 20s)

A pretty wooden blanket. (via Elisa Strozyk)

Hanako flats. (via Anthropologie)

This is interesting. A George Mason University professor encourages his students to fabricate stories about serial killers, beer, and pirates. They successfully conned people on Wikipedia, but were exposed by the almighty reddit. (via the Atlantic)

I didn't think I could ever appreciate a critique of modern art, but this explanation of Tobias Wong's work makes sense. I just thought gold made everything shinier. (via The Fox is Black)

Cannes sounds like so much fun this time of year. I wish they would stop wasting linen napkins too. (via Lainey Gossip)

Community. (via The First Chang Dynasty)

This man decided to leave the internet for a year. That's brave. (via The Verge)

The internet isn't leaving us anytime soon, however. Facebook is now valued at $100 billion. (via The Verge)

Have a great weekend .
via Fancy

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Whales + Tissue holders

Speaking of things that don't matter, I think tissue holders are completely extraneous. Do we really need a box for something that already comes in a pretty box? That's what my brain is saying anyway. My heart is currently coveting these adorable whales.
via Etsy: gnomesweeeetgnome

Dark matter, Anti-matter + Doesn't matter

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday night links + A wonderful weekend

via Fancy
Is it Friday already? I have to make my final decision for law school next Monday! Unless I get off a wait-list, I've narrowed down my choices to either moving to Wisconsin or staying in LA. I really like the school in Madison, but the idea of leaving California leaves me torn. What to do?

I also have to keep my resolution of taking a MIT class☺. Physics stopped me, but I'm excited to hear that Harvard is joining the game. I'll update you on when they offer the next class! (via NY Times)

The Ultimate Volcano Adventure involves exploring-you guessed it-the inside of a volcano. Sign up here. (via Black Tomato)

All of the Earth's water. (via USGS)

I love this adorable mini BBQ/herb pot. (via Charles&Marie)

13 year-old sells out a restaurant's seating for the night. I'm not sure how to feel. (via Eater LA)

How trendy are these iPhone business cards? (via swiss-miss)

Cute. And somehow chic. (via Zara)

Beautiful flower light. (via Design*Sponge)

An honest post about how blogs over-embrace perfection and sweep real life under the rug. I have to admit that I like seeing (and posting) pretty things and shy away from anything too personal or serious, but it's nice to read such genuine thoughts and opinions. (via Creature Comforts)

Have a great weekend everyone, and remember to spend time with your momma .
via Fancy

Cheese + Lobster

Hello hello! I said I would write about my experiences visiting schools in the Midwest and East Coast around a month ago and completely...did not. As a weak substitute, here are some pictures taken on my phone from the last couple of months. Several highlights for me include the unexpected beauty of Madison, the lobster in Boston, visiting Rhode Island for the first time, partying with a friend in New York City, and always, always, enjoying the creations of culinary artists all over. I also hope you noticed the cupcakes that my good friend from roxpaperscissors made. What a whoopensocker.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Petulant cats + The weekend is starting

I couldn't resist and had to share this gif.
via #whatshouldwecallme
The description for this is "When my friend wants to do something before noon on the weekend".
So cute. So true.

Friday night links + A fantastic weekend

via Colossal
More art, this time of the wire-mesh variety. It is a little spooky, but it's also completely amazing. (via Colossal)

This camera poops its pictures out. I wonder why this never took off. (via technabob)

If you think people are judging you every second of every day, you might be right. (via the Onion)

Hilarious Avengers mashup. (via Flavorpill)

Seattle has vigilantes and villains. (via Buzzfeed)

Laser-cut seaweed makes pretty sushi. (via The Fox is Black)

These Cinco de Mayo cupcakes are asking to be eaten. (via Pinterest)

DIY braided bracelet. (via State of Unique)

Clever and colorful DIY fruit balloon garland. (via Oh Happy Day)

18 lesser known gardens in LA. (via Curbed LA)

17 offbeat holidays celebrated in May. May the fourth be with you indeed. (via Mental Floss)
via Colossal

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Night lights + Inverted skies

via Colossal
Art installations are created by photographer Lee Eunyeol. These photographs are stunning.

Jason Segel + Hillary Clinton

This is a rejection, but it's a classy one. And he is right about her. She is pretty darn funny.
via Politico

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday wishes + A bike guardian

This dog, Li Li, is adorable.
I've always wanted a dog, but don't have the time to properly take care of one. I found a temporary solution a few months ago when I started volunteering at the local animal shelter and would definitely recommend spending time at an animal adoption center if you are a) seriously considering getting a pet, b) want to volunteer at your own pace, and/or c) want to spend time with dogs/cats/etc. without the commitment of getting one. Hopefully, I'll be able take one home in a few years, but for now, I'll stick to watching these videos and spending a few hours a week with our furry friends.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012