Category Archives: Design

Wedding Mondays

Happy Wedding Mondays everyone and happy Labor Day!! Before we get started on talking a little bit about this video we’re featuring today, I wanted to take a second to dedicate today’s Wedding Monday to Heing and Shirley – my brother’s friends that got married yesterday in Seattle! Heing has been a follower of the Wedding Mondays series for some time now and while it is unconfirmed if he ended up having a video or not, we’re crossing our fingers that he did so that we can post it up here!

I absolutely loved Chelsea and Graham’s boho wedding in Maui. I thought that her look was perfect and everything about the ceremony was beautiful, but the tear jerker moment? Chelsea’s speech at the reception. What a strong couple they are. Here’s wishing them a very happy marriage together!

For the entire feature, click here to view the gorgeous photos on Style Me Pretty.

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Pin It!

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You guys, it’s not even funny how late in the game we are to enhancing things on Yow Yow! This morning, I spent an extra 5 minutes playing around with widgets and finally figured out how to add that “Pin it” button to my page. What does that mean for you exactly? Every time you see an image on Yow Yow! that you want to add to one of your Pinterest boards, you can now easily do it by hovering over the image.

So it’s a little bit offcenter and sometimes will appear over words, but the functionality is there and that’s all that matters!

Happy pinning y’all!

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Wedding Mondays

Happy happy Monday everyone! I’ve been itching to share this video ever since I saw the details of Cindy and Chris’s special day on Green Wedding Shoes. Cindy was a gorgeous bride and I adored her dress – something I don’t think I could have ever pulled off myself. However, the best part about this wedding? The couple share a love for all things science and animals and that was very apparent in the theme of their wedding. Now I’ve included the video for you above, but the pictures? Swoon worthy for sure! Here are just a few of my favorite snaps.

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Sleepover @ IKEA for the Night

For one night only, IKEA is letting you live out that scene from 500 Days of Summer on August 31, 2014. In a partnership with Airbnb, IKEA is letting the families of three winners stay overnight at their store in Tempe, Sydney. The store has decked out three promotional rooms for this event and while we don’t have any photographs, we know it’s something that most would be thrilled to have the chance at doing. The three themes? Rustic charm, inner city living and modern elegance. So how much does it cost to stay in one of these rooms? 12 Australian dollars.

“Airbnb gives people access to the most unique listings around the world from treehouses to yurts to villas, and now we’re adding Ikea to the list,” Eva Ross, Local Operations Lead at Airbnb Australia, said in a statement. “The experience is sure to thrill any guest.”

There’s one proviso in the fine print: “By entering, you agree to be part of an event that will be covered by the media,” it says. “Oh, and that you will be woken in the morning in a remarkable way. Nothing frightening — we promise!”

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Happy Saturday!

Good morning, everyone!

It has been a long time since I’ve had an entire Saturday to myself waking up in my bed and being out of the city. As much as I love spending my weekends up there, I actually really love my time at home and being able to get my errands done at a reasonable time and spending some quality time with the blog. Earlier this week, I found out that I will be traveling for three weeks in October back and forth from Phoenix, Pasadena, and Seattle with San Francisco in between each of those cities! Knowing that already, I decided that I wanted to spend my time up until then really focusing on maximizing my summer here in the Bay and making a list of all the things I want to do before things get too crazy!

One of them is just spending an afternoon by the pool. While it seems to be sunny here year around, it’s not always as warm as it might be in the summer time. One of my favorite things has been to lounge poolside with my mini jam box. On that note, I watched a pretty interesting video this morning of a pool that took $2 million dollars to construct! It looks amazing, but wow, think of all of the things you could buy with that money that is not a pool.

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Wedding Mondays

It has been awhile since we’ve had a true Wedding Mondays post so today that’s what you’re getting. Swamped by work for these past few weeks, I’ve been playing catch up just getting through all of the weddings that I have missed. After I write this post I need to go back three weeks on Green Wedding Shoes to make sure I’m all caught up! Today’s post is really special because you not only get one video, but you get three! When I first read about this wedding on Style Me Pretty, they were highlighting a choreographed dance that the couple’s friends performed for them at their wedding and that they were a part of. In my head, I think I went – “oh boy, another poorly done choreographed dance from a couple that took maybe 5 weeks of a class for this.” Style Me Pretty teased the video by saying that things were about to get really good, but I didn’t believe it. Until I watched it. And thought it was so good that I had to watch it 3 more times after that.

It really is THAT good. So we’ve got three videos to document Connie and Tyler’s wedding – the choreographed dance, the proposal, and then the wedding  film. I watched it in that order and it was the correct order to watch in order to fall in love with this couple more and more.

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Five Favorite Pins: Closet Organization

When it was summer and nearing fall, I always remembered cleaning out my closet and getting ready to insert in a new fall wardrobe. However, that just couldn’t be done without getting rid of the old. It’s amazing how much I’ve acquired over the years and how hard it is for me to let go of pieces even without even wearing them for an entire year. Why do I do this to myself you might ask? Because I’m a hoarder. No, because I’ve pretty much convinced myself that while I may not have a use for it now – some day I will look at that piece and incorporate it with something that I’ve recently bought. Trust. This never works. It never happens. You just end up taking up lots of space and running out of hangers. I have a bag in my room that I’ve gradually added pieces to that I am hoping to donate and it is an ongoing project. Well, I’m not in school anymore, but I still believe that fall is the perfect time to give your closet a refresher and here are just a few of my favorite pins that I hope will inspire me to take the next step in re-organizing my own closet.

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One of the very first purchases I made when I moved into my new place this year was a clothing rack. It not only helps to fill out my room a little bit more, but it makes for a really simple and great display. You can use it in a variety of ways, but I’ve mostly used it to hang my newest pieces so that I can separate it from my older ones and remember to wear these ones (my newest and favorites) often! You can buy one anywhere, but yes, I went cheapo and purchased mine from IKEA where they have several at different price levels.

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Salt Lake City Engagement Session

I know we spend a fair amount of time on wedding videos, but I must admit it’s not the only thing I love about weddings. When you consider a wedding, you have to think about all of the aspects that go into it. There are so many little pieces that it makes sense that it takes a year long engagement to get there and all of the decisions along the way. Every once in awhile, I stumble across an engagement shoot that I can’t take my eyes off of or a wedding story that I just have to share. Wedding videos were a start on Yow Yow! but I think over time, we might expand to other details. Hopefully you’ll be on board with us for that too!

I’ve seen so many engagement shoots that emphasize setting and being around scenery and the outdoors. This downtown Salt Lake City shoot strips all of that down. It’s so simple and so perfect.

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Edible Chocolate LEGOs

I loved this photograph so much that I had to move forward in writing a post about it. Seriously though, how good do these LEGOs look? Don’t you want to eat them? Or at the very least, play with them? I was a candy fiend growing up, but even as I saw this post and thought this looked amazing, I knew that if my kid self still existed that I would get this ALL over my hands. I never was really great with chocolate and it almost always just ended up melting all over me.

These chocolate LEGO bricks were created by illustrator and designer Aikhiro Mizuuchi. And how were they done exactly?

Chocolate is first poured into precisely designed moulds that after cooling can be popped out and used as regular LEGOs.

Oh, that doesn’t seem so complicated.


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Proud Owner:

I never thought that I would have my very own mini jambox, but I caved! We were hosting a small pool party this past weekend and a party just wouldn’t be complete without one! I never thought that I would have a reason to get one, but then he reminded me that I listen to my music 24/7 when I’m in my home and that having the jambox sounds better than having music come out of my phone or my laptop. He was right, clearly. It sounds AWESOME! The sound quality is pretty perfect and it’s simple to use… because there are only like 4 buttons.

At the end of the day, though I fought it, it was a purchase that needed to be made. It’s even better because it was also a present. :)

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A Wedding With the Olsen Touch

When I first laid eyes on this wedding, I couldn’t turn away. I scrolled through the number of pictures that there were and when I was done, I thought there would be more. It was a gorgeous wedding with a beautiful bride and groom and oh ya – Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen designed the bride’s dress!

If you were wondering whether or not the designer twins were making house calls on customized gowns, think again. The bride – Molly – is a longtime friend of theirs so when she became engaged, they were more than a little excited to be creating her dream wedding dress.

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Animal and Insect Sculptures Wrapped in Crochet

Normally, I would find something like this to be a little bit odd and maybe on the creepy side, but I find these oddly beautiful. These crochet wrappings were done by Joana Vasconcelos. As part of an ongoing series, Joana has been wrapping all sorts of animal and insect sculptures – but not any ordinary sculptures that you can find anywhere. These sculptures were actually done by artist Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905), one of the most notable Portuguese artists from the 19th century.

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Five Favorite Pins: Beautiful Backdrops

Readers,

I’m currently working on planning a stellar end-of-summer party for my company so naturally my first source of inspiration was to go straight to Pinterest. Anyone that knows me knows that I love a good photo booth. When I was organizing events back in Seattle, I was a huge fan of the minimalistic photo booth that allowed people to just download their photos digitally. Props weren’t absolutely necessary. Pulling back a curtain was so old school. Plus, I was a huge fan of a great backdrop. As I search for the perfect photo booth for this event, I’ve come across several backdrops that I’ve just saved to my Pinterest boards that I can’t help, but look at again once more and wish I could recreate myself! If only I had all of the time in the world to DIY…

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Florals never go out of style. This backdrop is perfect for any garden party!

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Japanese Food Puns

Here at Yow Yow! we’re suckers for all things that are cute in this world. On a scale of 1-10 these stickers designed by MISoHAPPY of Japanese food puns are a 13. For just $6 you’ll get a set of 7 stickers and we guarantee that anyone that comes across these will love them.

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Airbnb’s New Logo

We’re a little bit late on this because this news was actually revealed last week, but WE didn’t get a chance to really talk about it and now I want to. Airbnb has long been overdue for a makeover so I’m pretty excited to see this new change in them, but – you guys – this logo… are you seeing what I’m seeing? I realize it’s an upside-down heart, but it also looks like… other things. It ain’t wrong, I mean maybe that’s what they wanted – to spark some buzz and conversation, but I can’t help but giggle just a little bit every time I see. Yes, I’m immature.

Here’s some things that I do like about their rebranding though:

  • The fact that their branding video includes a flag on a planet. Space stuff really tugs at my heart strings
  • This video makes me feel warm and fuzzy kind of like a Google commercial
  • Anyone can draw their logo! It’s so easy I bet a toddler could do it.
  • It’s colorful
  • I liked how they were able to do so many things with that little A. It was adorable.
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