Category Archives: Design

Suzy Kuzy Knit Beer Mitts

I’m such a sucker for really unique items like this. Just this weekend in Portland, the cousins and I stopped by this design shop called LVLY on Division Street in Portland where we came across a ton of amazing items – one of which includes the Ostrich Pillow, which we have talked about before. This knitted mit, however, was designed for beer bottles and beer cans. They’re perfect for the football season! Except… the Super Bowl is about to happen and it’s in Arizona and something like this probably isn’t necessary. There’s always next year! Want your own? Check out the product on Cool Material here.

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Starbucks Observes MLK Day in a Powerful Way

Well done, Starbucks team. This simple and clean message was exactly what we needed to see and the best way to celebrate MLK Day.

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Blog Roundup

– Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s hack for taking the best photographs [Buzzfeed]

– The modern way to fall in love with anyone [New York Times]

– Founder of Ship Your Enemies Glitter is already regretting his viral business [Mashable]

– Why an unlimited vacation policy doesn’t work [Quartz]

– A hidden bar being a Coca Cola vending machine: Flask [Cool Material]

– Just a cheeky read that I can’t believe I enjoyed [Medium]

– MTV airs all of their programming today in black and white to honor Martin Luther King Jr. [MTV]

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Ship Your Enemies Glitter

There are plenty of ways to get back at an enemy. A one-liner that cuts deep. Resorting to high school tactics like toilet papering the…outside of their SF apartment, prank calls that really don’t do anything for you. Okay these are bad ideas. The best way to get revenge on someone is to pay this company to ship your enemy glitter because as pretty as it is, there is no one that loves glitter or rather cleaning up the mess that glitter makes. Also, how GOOD is this tagline?

I’m in love with this company’s website though. Readers, do you have someone you’d like to send this too? Will you do it and let us know how it turns out?! We’re dying to know. Apparently, they’re getting so many requests right now. Understandable because everyone hates someone in this world and we’re sure everyone found this website all at once, but hopefully they’ll be up and running again soon.

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Coffee Meets Bagel on Shark Tank

While I’ve never used Coffee Meets Bagel, I do have lots of friends in the Bay Area that have given it a shot. I’ve heard mixed reviews. Some people have gotten dates out of it, but not any long lasting relationships resulting just yet. I’ve also heard of people getting matches that tend to always look alike. The founders of the app, who also happen to be three sisters, went on Shark Tank and watching them was sooooo uncomfortable. Them speaking in unison reminds me of robots.

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Tiffany & Co. Support Same-Sex Marriage w/ New Ad

Tiffany’s is coming out strong in support for same-sex marriage with their newly released advertisement. This is the first time for Tiffany & Co. to ever feature a same sex couple in one of their ad campaigns and it is speaking volumes with the community.

The new campaign, shot by fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, showcases seven scenes of couples at different stages of their relationships, with a few twists.

One scene features a same-sex couple about to commit to marriage. The pair, shown sitting on a stoop in New York City, are a real couple, not models, according to a Tiffany spokesperson. Another photo shows a couple getting married with their child at their side.

The photos are a celebration of modern love, creating scenes that show love comes in a variety of forms, spokeswoman Linda Buckley said.

“Nowadays, the road to marriage is no longer linear and true love can happen more than once with love stories coming in a variety of forms,” spokeswoman Linda Buckley said.

I have yet to see the other ads that are part of this campaign, but this one is definitely getting the most buzz around the internet currently!

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Polo Bar by Ralph Lauren

I wish I could be the type of person that adopted going to extremely cool restaurants around the world as a hobby. I have a friend that kind of does a similar thing and her cool factor is just out of this world. I just learned that the fashion brand is launching their third restaurant in New York City and the vibe of it is supposed to take you back. Waaaaay back to some serious fine dining and equestrian times. Located on East 55th Street, Polo Bar will serve up some of Ralph Lauren’s favorite dishes.

Just from looking at the menu, we wouldn’t be opposed to trying out the following:

  • Alaskan Black Cod
  • Chicken Paillard
  • Ralph’s Corned Beef Sandwich

Can you tell that I haven’t even had lunch yet?

To view their official website, click here.

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Day One Journal

Whenever we start a new year, I look forward to hearing everyone’s resolutions and seeing what kinds of projects people take on for themselves. I mean, that actually used to be me with Yow Yow! The year before Yow Yow! we had 366 days in the year and I had a camera that I took with me absolutely everywhere. We called it Project 366. A picture a day to capture the end of my high school senior year and the beginning of my college freshman year. It was a lot of work… but when I look back on it? So worth it. Every day was documented and I never missed one. When you take on a project like that, you’re pretty much winning the New Year’s Resolution game.

Since the year has already started, I don’t think I can take on another project right now, but I was really drawn to Day One Journal. I find writing to be a great outlet and therapeutic – I know so because we’ve just been doing this thing for the last six years. I really hope that someone I know takes this on. What a great way to snapshot some of your quick thoughts and even share to social media if you so choose.

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Flowerworks:

I’ve been attracted to very romantic things on the internet lately so when I came across Sarah Illenberger’s series of flowers photographed to look like fireworks, I didn’t want to stop scrolling. They really are just as pretty as they sound. Illenberger is known for her work in photograph, graphic design, and the intersection of art. To purchase these prints for yourself, click here! I always said that I would consider myself a real adult when I could have fresh flowers in my home every week, does a print of what looks like fresh flowers count?

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Blog Roundup

There’s always a few good reads at the end of the year. Here are some that caught my eye this week, but also a couple that I read almost a month ago that I haven’t forgotten about and still wanted to share with you all:

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Bit Planner: In-Office LEGO Calendar

This looks like the type of thing that I would totally mess up on my own, but it is an interesting idea to keep schedules in synch. I would assume that this might work easier for a small office than a larger one.

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Budsies

I don’t know why I’m completely enamored with this, but I am. Budsies is a company that transforms your kid’s drawing into a customized stuffed animal! We’re totally past the point of Christmas, but wouldn’t this have been a great gift? I was never a great artist growing up, but everyone I knew definitely had an imaginary friend and they always talked about them during show-and-tell. I like to think back then that if Budsies existed when I was a child that they just would’ve been “making lives” whatever that really means. Here are a few examples of some of their work and it’s pretty darling.

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Yow Yow’s Top 10 Posts of 2014

Knowing what I know about how this year has been going for Yow Yow! I was a little bit nervous as to which posts would reach the top. It’s been a slow year, but it hasn’t been all that quiet. We’ve had a lot of fun with the blog and we’re going to continue doing so in the next year as well!

With that, here are our top 10 posts from the year 2014:

  1. 18 Types of Asian Girls
  2. Yow Yow! Visits Molly Moon’s!
  3. 16 Reasons Why We Should Root for the Seahawks @ the Super Bowl 
  4. Our Beef With The Bachelor
  5. Coachella 2014 Street Style (sorry for the broken links!)
  6. The Way Way Back Home
  7. Ariana Grande’s Dance Moves (and broken YouTube link womp womp…)
  8. Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams Are Engaged!
  9. Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg Are Engaged!
  10. C. Lowe By Scarlet & Gold
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Coffee Couple

Here is some adorableness for your Tuesday night. This lovely stop-motion film was made using 1,000 cups of coffee!

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