Category Archives: Design

Starbucks Disappoints w/ Red Cups

Red cup season. Is. Here. I want to say that I kept it cool and wasn’t all that excited about this transition, but that’s completely untrue.The day after Halloween, I had to drive up to the city and I was having a difficult time at the Starbucks drive-thru trying to decide which holiday drink I should be ordering (I considered having all four in the same day until I realized that was crazy):

  • Pumpkin spice latte
  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Chestnut Praline Latte
  • Gingerbread Latte

So many choices. While I was thinking about what drink I was going to order, there were lots of regular Starbucks customers that were furious about the red cup itself and why this year, it was a blank canvas and only decorated red without any other design on it. Yeah, that went completely over my head. On Sunday nights, I like to try and kick off the week with a little funny so here is one customer’s reaction to the whole red cup fiasco.

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Five Favorite Pins: Pumpkins in 2015

  1. Give it a print! [Homey Oh My!]

My office is holding a pumpkin carving session this coming Wednesday and after reading the invite, it donned on me that I’ve only actually “carved a pumpkin” once. And by carve, I mean I watched my dad carve a pumpkin in front of me – your very standard jack-o-lantern. We weren’t all that big into Halloween growing up because let’s be real, all I cared about were them goodies. The candy bars, the lollipops, and mass amounts of sugar. I can only recall that one time where I watched my dad carve a pumpkin. My brother didn’t care about carving as a tradition either so I think my parents caught onto this and every year after that we just bought one pumpkin that we put out on our doorstep to signal to other children and parents that we had candy too. I think it’s great that people get into the spirit of Halloween with pumpkin carving and all of that, but here are some other ideas that I have for my future pumpkin:

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The List App

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My coworkers have been talking about the new “List App” at work so while some of us were in Texas last week, we decided to download it. This list that I wrote earlier this week kind of offended some people, but I think it’s kind of funny to test the boundaries a little bit, isn’t it? No one wants to see a boring old list about something useless. I actually enjoy how simple the app looks and that you can follow different people outside of your network like celebrites. My favorites so far are Lena Dunham, John Mayer, and Bobby Hundreds. I haven’t quite figured out the app just yet and I’m not sure how long I’ll be using it for, but it’s a combination of Twitter and Buzzfeed. Some say it’s just a fad, but for now I’m going to continue writing on it just to see how I like it. We generally write a lot of lists on Yow Yow! so that’s one of the reasons why I found it interesting in the first place. Feel free to follow!

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DIY Loft Kit

This is the kind of thing that terrifies me, but it doesn’t surprise one bit that it exists. If you’re living in your space and finding that things are getting a bit too crowded lately, but that you have high ceilings, why not build yourself your own loft?! Doesn’t this seem kind of dangerous? Just me? For just $3,115 you can purchase the DIY Loft Kit which includes all of the things you need to build your own loft. Uh, can we task rabbit a professional to do this for us?


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Blog Roundup

– Big Boi and Phantogram collaborated on a new album together and we can’t wait for it to be released.¬†[Time]

– Ciders are making it onto the drinking scene [Valet Mag]

– 14 drinks you’re not allowed to order after you turn 30 [Cool Material] AMF should’ve made this list.

– The most Instagrammed location in every state [Cool Material]

– Former Facebook employee is building a very high-tech hotel in Palm Springs [CNN]

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A Collection Part 43

Sometimes these photographs and things are little reminders to myself, but basically more of a collection of my own thoughts from the last couple of months.

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Oh Joy for Brit + Co

Sugar and Cloth Gold Foil Tote Kit – $19

When it comes to gifts, I usually don’t have a hard time picking something out for the people I care about the most. I think over the years, I’ve sort of compiled a list of places that provide universally GREAT gifts – things that most people will enjoy no matter what. This week, I came across Oh Joy’s curated gifts through Brit + Co and we pretty much want everything. Who cares about passing it onto others?! Can’t we just keep these things for ourselves? They’re all at different price points too so there’s really something for everyone. Here are a few of our favorite picks. We had to limit ourselves.

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How to Make Bubble Tea

I still remember being like 13 and Kevin introducing me to bubble tea when we were much younger. I used to find the whole concept to be really strange because boba – or the tapioca pearls – have no flavor whatsoever. Can we just admit that their only purpose is to make drinking the beverage a little more fun? Since moving to California, I’ve probably had more bubble tea here than ever in Seattle especially because my office is next to two shops and my coworkers and I frequent both places often. I came across this video through Herman today on How to Make Bubble Tea and it’s through a series on YouTube called Peaceful Cuisine. It actually is pretty nice to not have commentary in your ear ¬†about every step. Much more relaxing to watch and share too.

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The Luna Lamp

For as long as I’ve known, I’ve always been a kid that was obsessed with the moon. So when I saw this AMAZING lamp the other day on Cool Material, I thought hmm now wouldn’t this be cool in my apartment. However, I think it’s like too cool for my apartment actually. Made by Taiwanese design firm, Acorn Studio, this lamp is way cooler and more hip than any other floor lamp you’ve ever owned. The Luna Lamp comes in seven different sizes and receives its beautiful glow through energy efficient LED bulbs which have a lifespan of 10 years. You’re going to have this lamp fo’ life! You also hav the option of having it on the ground like in the photo above or hanging it up from a ceiling just like the real moon. Deliveries for the lamp will begin in March 2016. Get your orders in now.


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Dress Your Tech

I feel like such a little nerd, but ever since I received my Macbook Pro last week, I’ve been nerding out hard. It’s funny because I just had an Air before and there’s not that much of a difference except my Pro is a little bit heavier, but like… a LOT MORE POWERFUL and it’s AWESOME!

I’m not really one to decorate my gadgets and keep most of my techy things pretty simple, but I saw this wooden cover for a Mac on Cool Material today and thought I would share. You can order them in three different shades – Walnut, Cherry, and Dark Ebony. To make your Mac stand out a little bit more, click here.


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Nine Black Puppies

I can’t stop looking at this print. Is this not the best thing you’ve seen all day?

$20 for nine scrumptious looking puppies!


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PDX Rug for Sale

Because everyone loves the old carpet at the PDX Airport so much, they’ve turned it into a rug. And it’s perfectly hipster and retro in every way. I saw the carpet for the first time when I flew to Portland back in January (both the new and the old) and actually kind of understand why everyone loves it so much. It’s totally 90’s and adorable. You know you want this for your living room now. Don’t even lie to yourself. The rug pieces are 4’x6′ and require that you pick it up in stores for $280. If you want it shipped to you, you’ll have to pay for it entirely by yourself. Wow, serious business.


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Sunday’s Educational Lesson

Kind of. Here’s a very abstract poster reminder y’all to floss! What a great piece for…a bathroom? This post was brought to you by the talents of German painter Leonhard Hurzlmeier.


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Blog Roundup

– America’s most popular tastes broken down by state [GOOD]
– How employees feel their leaders could improve in the workplace [Harvard Business Review]
– Amazon got torn apart last weekend [New York Times]
– 2015’s most annoying words [Man Repeller]

– 5 scientifically proven ways to ease a hangover [Cool Material]

– An app to keep you safe when you’re walking home alone [GOOD]

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“Furniture is a large part of [a person’s] identity, which means you’ll deeply consider your furniture and desired aesthetic before buying it. We’ve designed our furniture to be a better fit for the modern user. Not only is it thoughtfully designed, but it also fits your budget and lifestyle since its easier to ship and assemble.”

Last week, I was introduced to a new company called Greycork, which was being advertised as furniture that was easier to put together than IKEA! How is that so? Well, it doesn’t require any tools to do it. Sound too good to be true? Maybe, but don’t you kind of just want to believe it? I mean look at these pieces. They are sleek, chic, and modern furniture that I can envision in the apartments of any average person in their 20’s. Um, where do we sign up?


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