Thursday, August 30, 2012

Slice of tea + Slice of life

More tea-related items to lust after. This one, unfortunately, is just a design by Anne Ouellete, but I can easily imagine this taking off with the right promotion.
The packaging is beautiful, and you know what a sucker I am for that. I hope the designer makes this a reality!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sugar cubes + Austin sweets

via Austin Sugarworks
How pretty are these beautifully-shaped and flavored sugar products for your coffee or tea? I think I would buy some just to impress the guests with.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Saturday Special + A restful weekend

via imgur
Is this art? Known as the Sleeping Beauty Art Installation, patrons (over 18) can sign a contract and kiss the woman sleeping. If she opens her eyes, they have to get married...WHAT. (via Gawker)

10 things created over a couple of beers. (via mental_floss)

10 water tower-turned homes. (via Flavorwire)

3-D printer creates prosthetic arms. (via Explore)

These look amazingly delicious. Why am I always tempted to buy things from Etsy? (via Sweet Sarah)

It's amazing how much money is being raised online and independently these days with sites like Kickstarter. The Oatmeal, for example, just raised over one million dollars for a Tesla Museum. (via The Oatmeal)
via Pinterest
RIP Neil Armstrong. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Behind the scenes + Atticus Finch

Great as a character and great as an actor. Swoon.
via imgur

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Special + An amazing week ahead

So my best and worst suspicions are confirmed: law school is definitely an adventure. More on this later when I can be coherent about this, but I'm glad it's lazy Sunday after such an eventful week.

I have succumbed to the culture around here and got a bike to get to class! It has a cute basket for my heavy casebooks. And on the way, I saw these cool-looking domes. Davis hippies. (via Davis Wiki)

What good posture can do for you. I'm still working on mine. (via Time)

100 phone booths given a new look. (via Colossal)

35 animals and their miniatures. (via imgur)

How shark week got its start. (via Atlantic)

Chocolate goodness. I honestly bought some chocolate chip cookies after I saw these pictures. (via Creature Comforts)

Yum. Butterbeer jelly shots. (via Rock UR Party)

Some of the world's most expensive dishes. (via Business Insider)

Did you know Etsy hosts craft parties all around the world? Someone go with me! (via Etsy)

Liu Xiang is one of many great Olympic inspirations. (via Buzzfeed)

Calvin & Hobbes gifs. (via Calvin & Hobbes gifs)

Calvin & Hobbes also inspire people to come up with these interesting questions. (via reddit)

Have a good one ♥.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday special + A hot weekend

I didn't get a chance to finish this post yesterday, so here is a weekend update! (And just a heads up, I might not be able to blog as regularly once school starts.)

Great collection of photos from the first nine days of the London Olympics. (via Atlantic)

Kale chips. Easy to make and they feel healthier than regular chips. I've been making these all week. (via Spice Ame Cooks)

Gross. Why do I still want to try it? (via Firebox)

This is a nice way of looking at accomplishment and compromise. (via swissmiss)

There's this running joke that I'm in love with birds. I'm not. But I think this salt bowl is super adorable. I'M NOT. (via Our Workshop)

I always forget if peeing on a jellyfish sting helps or is just a myth created to make people pee on their loved ones. The answer: don't do it. (via mental_floss)

What does the Mars rover landing and Community have in common? Stars. (via flavorpill)

Before/afters are always so inspiring. (via Design*Sponge)

Love love the kumquat centerpieces. (via Creative Comforts)

I got to amble in some sunflower fields this past week! It was beautiful and bee-filled.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Freebie + More brand-name courses

via Fancy
Remember those MIT classes you could take? There are so many more options these days...for everyone and all for free. How awesome is that? If I wasn't starting school in a week, I would take the mythology class  UPenn is teaching or Stanford's Cryptography course. You also get a nifty certificate after completing the class. If you're interested, sign up here.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesday wishes + Climbing the world's tallest tree

The world's tallest known tree happens to be in California, and I would love to reach the top (probably while sobbing in fear). The 379 feet, 4 inch  "Hyperion" is hidden in plain view somewhere in the Redwood National Park and displaced the "Stratosphere Giant", shown below, after four short years. Can you point out the three people climbing the giant?
More info via NPR

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mars + The Milky Way

via Andrew Kurbiko
"Breathtaking view of the Milky Way from the surface of Mars"

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sandwich + Fat days

I was too lazy to post earlier today, but I read that it was Sandwich I mean, obviously, here you go:
via flavorpill

Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday night links + An amazing weekend

Tomorrowland stage via My Modern Met
Olympians and Kinesio tape. (via mental_floss)

And where they're living in London. (via i Design Arch)

McKayla Malroney's vault as depicted by Stephen Colbert. (via flavorpill)

The royals being super cute...yes, I'm still talking about the Olympics. (via Huffington Post)

Also cute. (via everyday's a weekend)

25 ways to use balloons creatively. (via Babble)

Oh my sweet lord these look delicious. (via Just One Cookbook)

35 words added to the Oxford English Dictionary. (via mental_floss)

I don't care if this is a viral ad. The guy dog is photogenic. (via reddit)

Blogging as a career. Joanna Goddard sounds incredibly smart and hard-working. (via A CUP OF JO)

Lake Retba is naturally pink due to its high salt content. Awesome picture below. (via Black*Eiffel)
I'm moving up to Davis tomorrow! Thank you to everyone who made my last couple weeks so memorable. I'll see you all soon.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wednesday wishes + Women's gymnastics

via London2012
Did you know I did gymnastics for around 5 years when I was...much much younger? These days, I trip when walking on even ground. Watching the Fab Five at the London Olympics makes be want to get back on the balance beam, but it's probably more realistic to continue living vicariously through these amazing gymnasts.
Congrats to all the Olympians!