Category Archives: Design

Facebook’s “How To” Videos

I can’t believe this is the first time I’m ever seeing these. When I was much younger, I felt like Facebook was so easy to navigate. These days, there are so many different functions and I always find myself second guessing before doing something drastic on the social networking site. I guess that’s somewhat of an overstatement though. I found these videos to be really quirky and cheeky. To view the rest, click here!

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Trend Worth Trying?

I must admit – when trendy items come out, I sometimes feel compelled to make the purchase myself. It only took me a year later, but I finally purchased myself a pair of Birknstocks and am still trying to figure out how I’m going to pull these off. I discovered bkr’s glass water bottles when I had read about Bri Emery gifting them in the gift bags for BlogShop and immediately became intrigued. They look so cute! However, I definitely don’t need a water bottle right now. I can’t even remember where I misplaced my mint colored Camelbak that I bought in college…

Readers, have any of you tried the bkr? Is it worth snagging?

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Seattle’s Water Activating Illustrations

My home is looking to make rainy weather fun again for locals by installing illustrations and games on sidewalks that only appear when it rains. Man, this guy looks so happy. This totally defines Seattle locals so much haha

The series “Rainworks” was designed by artist Peregrine Church and isn’t a new development. In fact, some of these illustrations started popping up in the city last year. Each installation was designed to be environmentally safe with a water-repellant coating that can keep the pieces lasting anywhere from 4 months to a year. How fun for everyone in Seattle!

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Cover of the Day:

This New Yorker cover full of Hillary-themed emojis was too adorable to not post. They’re not as cute as the North West set, but we’d still be pretty happy with this anyways. Designed by artist Barry Blitt, these 30 emojis were designed to model off of some of our favorite emojis currently and some looks that she is known for. My favorite? HOBviously the one with her sunglasses.

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Me & You

Watching this made me really happy and then made me really sad. This short was made by Jack Tew and Sorcha Anglim

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Love / Make 2015

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Last Sunday, Mandi and I had a total girls day by attending The Bold Italic’s Love / Make event. It’s basically a hipster wedding expo and from the minute we stepped foot into Terra Gallery in SOMA, we were in love. This may have also been because when we arrived, we were told that we were receiving two free drink tickets!

Earlier in the week, Mandi and I had made plans to get together, but weren’t quite set on the plans yet. When I had heard about Love / Make, I immediately texted her and we had a brief conversation about it:

Me: There’s a wedding expo on Sunday

Her: I know! The Bold Italic.

Me: I mean…we could go

Her: I mean would it be weird…? Becuase like we should if it’s not… We could go for Yow Yow, but really for us.

Me: haha we could go for Yow Yow

Her: Omg let’s go. Who are we kidding?

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Jell-O Is Having A Moment

Late at night, I like to watch educational videos. No, but actually Jell-O is having a real moment right now. I never thought I would see Jell-O being mentioned in blog posts more than once a week, but that has definitely happened. Correction – I don’t expect to even hear about Jell-O once a year and we’ve already surpassed that quota. Why is everyone making a huge deal out of it right now?

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Cash for Dick’s [Drive In]

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So a friend of a friend created this calculator for Dick’s Drive In and this is basically something ONLY Seattle locals will understand. We’ve all been there. The club went up on a Friday and a Saturday and you closed the bar. It’s now 2:00 AM and while everyone thinks they want a street meat, you know what you really want. A good ‘ol meal from Dick’s. You’re going to walk yourself down Broadway and stand in line with all the other hungrys just to get your fix. If you want my opinion, you should always be ordering the Deluxe, fries, and a rootbeer float. If you’re a beast, you’ll also get a milkshake just because.

Basically, this is the best thing I’ve seen in a long time. Next time you’re headed to Dick’s after a long night out – click the squares that you’re trying to order and then count up your bills and change to make sure you’ve got enough! I’m not going to type out what the URL is (even though it’s great) because my parents still read my blog, but to access the calculator yourself you can click here. (and see the URL for yourself)

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The New MacBook

Believe it or not, before I accepted my current job that I am in, I have always been a PC kind of girl. However, when it came time to choose my hardware, Kevin suggested that I try out using Macs just in case I might end up liking it better. Plus, if I didn’t, I could always revert back. While I do, indeed, love my MacBook Air, I haven’t quite adapted fully and still use a PC for my personal use. Actually, I might be one of the few employees at my job that prefers to use two laptops instead of combining both my work and personal. What can I say? It’s hard to let things go. I’m not that nerdy on the Mac though and have never really cared too much about Apple’s big announcements, but this new MacBook is sexy. Also, we hear you, Chet Faker and we’re convinced even more now than ever that we need to own this laptop. Nice song choice, Apple.

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3D Illustrations w/ Everyday Objects

These cheeky illustrations by Victor Nunes using everyday objects as an accessory to his drawings are too cute. We kind of loved seeing these on the Colossal today.

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Soppy Pt. 2

I can’t believe that it was back in 2013 that I wrote about Soppy for the first time. It feels like just yesterday that I was falling in love with these illustrations of a real-life couple turned cartoon as they venture into moving into together for the first time and fall in love. Well, a year and a half has gone by and the comic has spiraled into a book that was just published back in December. So cute – someone get this for my birthday pls. Comic artist Philippa Rice captures all of those precious little moments that couples in real life know to be so so true of themselves – choosing what to have for dinner that night, who owns what side of the bed, and brushing your teeth side by side. Swoon, right? Trust – you’re going to want to click for more.

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Bay Bridge to Darken on Friday

There are so many pretty parts to San Francisco, but the Bay Bridge lit up is definitely near the top of the list. I remember when I used to have this view on a weekly basis and how much I a) loved it and b) took it for granted when it was no longer a constant. It is absolutely gorgeous. This coming Friday, however, the lights from the world’s largest LED light sculpture will come down as there was only a contract for a 2-year display.

People loved the Bay Lights so much, though, that the nonprofit organization behind it, Illuminate The Arts, managed to raise $4 million to make the exhibit a permanent fixture.

The 25,000 LEDs will come down so Caltrans can perform maintenance on the bridge cables. They’re planning on having them back up by February 2016, though, just in time for Super Bowl 50.

We’re so sad to see them go, but time flies and as long as they’ll be back, we won’t pout about it.

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Girl Scout Cookies Can Be Yours Year ‘Round

Every year around February and March, the look in my friends’ eyes start to get crazy. Thin Mints and Samoas are all anyone cares about and all anyone is talking about. The sight at a Girl Scout troop is enough to send people sprinting towards them with $20 dollar bills. I know all this because that girl was once me. Uh, I was the one with cookies on the brain – just to clarify – not in a Girl Scout troop. Earlier this week, it was announced that Wicked Cool Toys would be putting out a Girl Scouts Cookie Over – yep! Just like the Easy Bake – so that you can make your own Girl Scout Cookies whenever you feel like eating them. The only downside? You’re going to have to wait for fall, but after that, you  can have these cookies whenever you want instead of just once a year.

The oven will include a Thin Mints cookie mix, and the company will offer replacement packets for Trefoils, PB Sandwich, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut Caramel, Chocoalte Chip, Sugar, and Oatmeal. According to the press release, “there’s also a viewing window that lets bakers see the treats they’re making and a warming station to heat and melt delicious cookie coatings and frostings.”

Christmas list – check!

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Japan’s Sweet Robot Bears

It’s official. Japan is totally winning on the generosity scale. Designed by a Japanese robotics company called RIKEN, the “Robear” was designed to assist the elderly in a number of ways by lifting them in and out of their beds and helping them into and out of their wheel chairs – a task that can sometimes be a burden for caretakers. Japan is expecting a much larger elderly population in the next coming years and sees the Robear as a huge benefit so that those who would like to take care of their elderly parents can instead tend to their jobs and have the Robear step in. Wow. Can I just have a Robear for assisting in my day to day life?

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Emojis Get Diverse

Oh my goodness, readers! I am so excited to share that emojis will be represented in more than one skin tone now. Beginning mid-March, a public beta program will be open to those using OS x 10.10.3. To change the skin color of the emoji, all you have to do is hold on any emoji. Yesssss.

Also… never forget…

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