Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday night links + A hot weekend

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Five Olympian diets. I'm a big fan of the "eat whatever I want" diet. (via mental_floss)

DTLA sample sales going on today. Hurry! (via LA Fashion District)

This sounds fun. There's going to be an all-white dinner picnic happening in a secret LA spot. According to the past pop-up dinners held in SF and Chicago, there will be thousands of strangers. I wish I could make it! (via Urban Daddy)

This Santa Monica deal sounds great too: $10 for 60 minutes of margarita, an additional drink, and a $30 credit for car service. (via Thrillist Rewards)

I don't usually read Fox News, but I was sent this article about what minor skin conditions on the face mean, and it actually makes a lot of sense. (via Fox)

Untrue, but something to live by anyway. (via A CUP OF JO)

Delicious. (via Coffee & the Newspaper)

Giant banana split party. (via Oh Happy Day)
via Pinterest
Have a good one .

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Five kinds of tears + Salt made from them

I have sanitary concerns with the sneezing salts is all I'm saying.
via Monster Supplies

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wednesday wishes + Lasting friendship

Ten, twenty years from now, will the deepest friendships still be intact? Will we continue to go on foolish adventures?
via everyday's a weekend

Monday, June 25, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday night links + An exotic weekend

via Fancy

Some women can see more colors than the rest of us. How cool is that? (via reddit)

Screening of Dirty Dancing tonight with salsa lessons. Why not. (via Dance Camera West)

LA pools to visit this summer. (via Racked LA)

Build-a-Bear idea for Charm City Cakes bakery. (via LA Eater)

These literary posters for the BART are awesome. (via Owen Smith Art)

Food designs! (via Flavorwire)

Must have this immediately. (via A CUP OF JO)

This couple waited until their wedding day to have their first kiss. That's impressive. (via A CUP OF JO)
Clothing with SPF. (via Refinery29)

Pictures that will restore your faith in humanity. (via Buzzfeed)

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day + Funny people

Happy Father's Day to the funniest and most adventurous person I know.
via Calvin and Hobbes Again

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday night links + A cool weekend

via Lunchbox Brunch

Things to do in LA. Now that I'm going to be leaving this beautiful city for at least three years, I better go down this list. (via Refinery29)

Terrible animal fathers. It's time to call them out on it. (via mental_floss)

Color of the moment (and every summer really). (via Creature Comforts Blog)

Simple, but stylish snacks for summer movie nights. (via Oh Happy Day)

This photo is amazing. (via rock n roll)

I'm keeping it short this week. Have a good one!
via Just One Cookbook

Happy 65th Langers + Free pastrami sandwiches

via Langers Deli

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Denim shorts + Fisherman sweaters

Love this outfit. Especially the shorts. I think they're the perfect blend of  casual and chic without being super frayed. We do, however, need happier models.
via Fancy

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

DIY shoes + Taxi-yellow canvases

via Refinery29
Even though I'm constantly amazed by DIYs, I don't try most of them because I think it'd be cheaper/faster just to buy the item in question. However, I happened to have a pair of white canvas shoes and some nail polish, so I thought this would be fun to try.

It took around 30 minutes, and I'm happy with the results. It definitely freshened up the shoes I don't wear anymore. The only thing I would advise you to do is to get a cheap bottle of nail polish because you will end up using around half the bottle. I chose a "Taxi-yellow".

Wednesday wishes + Violent pillows

Pillow Mace via
via FromKeetra

Monday, June 11, 2012

Minesweeper + Scratchers

via Fancy
My mind was BLOWN when I finally figured out how to play Minesweeper. Remember how we used to just guess our way to victory when we were little kids learning to use the computer? These scratchers are pricey at $10 for a one-time use, but they do bring back some fond memories.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday night links + A lazy weekend

via HuffPo

The photos on this food blog are absolutely gorgeous. (via Roost)

Speaking of which, Nami's strawberry cheesecake ice cream has me drooling. (via Just One Cookbook)

Things to do in LA this summer. (via Refinery29)

If you're in SF, this event looks fun. And free. (via Flavorpill)

DIY cupcake stand. (via Oh Happy Day)

What is the mystery flavor in Dum Dums? We finally have the answer. (via mental_floss)

Puns. (via Buzzfeed)

Oh Severus Snape. (via gryffindorswagmaster)

A comedic Puritan. (via swiss-miss)

Love the neon pink. (via Cupcakes and Cashmere)

This wooden light-bulb. (via Fukusada Design)
via Roost
Have a great weekend ♥.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Illustrated Music + Places to hear

via Twisted Sifter
Here are three songs currently on repeat in my car. I grouped these three together because the bands are all named after a place, interestingly enough. My cousin (who I got to see last weekend in Davis!) introduced Middle East to me.

The second band, Barcelona, was introduced to me by a friend with very good taste. We got to see them perform last week, and the lead singer had a bunch of funny stories to entertain us with in between songs. They even decided to cover All my Life by KC and Jojo. It was very well-received.

The Islands aren't a specific place, but it is location related, no? Also, it's actually the song title. Just go with it. It's a great song.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wednesday wishes + Choices in our 20s

It's been a while since I've posted one, no?
via Design Boom
These days, what I genuinely wish for is to make the correct choice in life, even if we have all been warned repeatedly that there isn't a set path to take. I'm in my 20s which means I'm surrounded by people who are also struggling to find themselves, to discover their dreams and passions, to pursue their goals, and all those pretty aspirations.
I have two (two!) friends who are moving into their newly bought houses THIS month alone. Off the top of my head, I can name six different graduate schools family members and good people are starting this year (nursing, pharmacy, medical, physician's assistant, physical therapy, law, etc.). I have plenty of friends who are already in the midst of getting that MBA or CPA and even more who have just graduated. Some are in residency, some are working 80 hours a week, and some are struggling to find work. I have a very ambitious friend who is leaving her well-paid job on Wall Street to start a company and another who is sitting on his couch wondering what he wants to do. I know someone whose work involves designing wedding dress photo-shoots, someone who tests medical products on mice and monkeys, someone who spends her days interpreting for non-English speakers at a free clinic, and someone who just spent the last year visiting non-English-speaking countries. I know engineers, doctors, artists, accountants, dancers, lawyers, dreamers, journalists, students, and teachers.
In other words, I know a very smart, very creative, very diverse group of people in their 20s who are trying to figure out exactly what life is all about. Even those with some idea of it are constantly questioning the choices they make. Does it get clearer in our 30s? 40s? And beyond? Whether the answer is a yes or no, I hope we make the choices that will lead us somewhere closer to where we want to be.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sandwiches + Design

via behance
Speaking of colorful food, how enticing are these edible works of art? I tried ink.sack the other day, and now I have a bigger crush on sandwiches than usual. The packaging gets me every time.
The sandwich shop, 'wich, is located in Hong Kong.

Colorful veggies + Playing with food

These are such simple ideas, but I doubt I would have ever thought of it. How great would they be at your next dinner party?
via Oh Happy Day
via Pinterest by Brock Davis

Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday night links + A royal weekend

Hello, hello! I'm back from nor-cal and will update you about the trip soon.
via Javier-carrete
Stately Sandwiches by art student Kelly Pratt. (via Stately Sandwiches)

This is useful. Youtube Time allows you to link to whichever part in the video you want. (via swiss-miss)

More paper-cut gems for your paper-cutting pleasure. (via mini-eco)

The zombie apocalypse. (via Gawker)

And also the continuing evolution of humans. (via mental floss)

Want everything on this page, except for the leather shorts. I would not be able to pull those off...especially after a long, hot day. (via wit + delight)

In the 90's, the clothing store Express had a "street slang" guide for its employees. Dialtone. (via The Awl)

Happy June 1st everyone!