Tag Archives: London

Optical Illusion House Makes A Home in London

all photo cred | Colossal

A new optical illusion installation can be found in London! Designed by Argentine artist Leandro Erlich, visitors have been able to play around with the new attraction and making it look like they can defy gravity by walking up a house. The photographs are made possible through a giant mirror reflecting off of a print of a Victorian house.

The installation opened yesterday and is free to all visitors until August 4th. For more photos, click here.

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Profile: Andy Torres

Blogging as a profession has always been something that I’ve been curious about. For one thing, it’s a career path that is very new. Kids in elementary schools aren’t telling their friends that they want to grow up to be a blogger. There aren’t very many classes in college if any that are revolving around social media. It’s kind of a DIY career and I think that’s why I find it so fascinating. There’s no right or wrong way to blog, but obviously a good blog has certain characteristics and successful bloggers are clearly doing something right. I enjoyed watching this short profile on Andy Torres and thought I would share it with all of you!


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Empty Olympics

photo cred | Janie Airey

Earlier this summer, Flavorwire made a post showcasing some eerie photos of completely deserted Olympic arenas. It’s strange to think how so much hype and money can be thrown at one event for a short period of time. After it ends, it’s almost like it was never there or at least it is forgotten about for some time. It’s been a few months since the summer Olympic games ended in London and what’s left of it remains here in the evidence of these beautiful photographs. Check out the entire series by Janie Airey here.

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Happy Thursday Y’all!

The Fierce Five are kind of my favorite

More pictures of them in London here.

And here’s a video of McKayla Maroney teaching Jenna Bush how to ‘dougie’

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Photo of the Day:

photo cred: Fashionista

How amazing do the Spice Girls look?! It’s weird to still call them girls when they are grown women, but I am more than thrilled that their style has reached milestones over time. They’ve really come a long way, haven’t they?

Rumor has it that the lovely ladies are also performing at the Olympics Closing Ceremony!


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Metal Count

I can’t be the only one here watching the Olympics every chance I get. Who can keep up with all of the events? Thank goodness for Medal Count.


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Snaps for a Snapshot

photo: Getty

Who: Kate Middleton

Wearing: Jenny Packham

Where: Our Greatest Team Rises – black tie gala countdown to the London Olympic Summer Games 2012


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In the News…


– Alexa Chung has made her Instagram private after several of her followers left comments for her on this picture saying that she was too thin. She responded, “Ok everyone thanks for the teen angst discussions. People are different sizes. I’m not trying to be thinspo for anyone.” [Source]

– Rag & Bone will launch a handbag line this fall. [Source]

– Nicki Minaj will develop her own fragrance. [Source]

– This photo of two models kissing in Urban Outfitters’ latest catalog has stirred up some controversy with the One Million Moms (OMM) Organization.

“The content is offensive and inappropriate for a teen who is the company’s target customer.” And they’re asking supporters to boycott the retailer: “Tell them you will also no longer shop at their stores if you hear this type of advertising continues.”

Whatever, man. There’s always some organization that brings up this issue every month. [Source]

– Marchesa may be launching a contemporary line very soon. [Source]


– I’ve been waiting for this album, but I don’t have to wait much longer since Metric’s “Synthetica” will be out June 12. [Source]

– After debuting Tupac’s hologram at Coachella this past weekend, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are now considering taking it on tour with them. [Source]


– Zooey totally sold me on the iPhone 4s in this commercial. It was the tomato soup.

– NBC will stream the entire 2012 Summer Olympics in London. I get that it’s popular these days, but it’s gonna be on NBC all day every day. [Source]

– MTV’s Teen Wolf will return in June for their second season. [Source]


– The Seattle Center will partner with Coca-Cola and name them the “official beverage” of the space and will celebrate them at their Next Fifty event. [Source]

– Congratulations to The Stranger writer, Eli Sanders, for his Pulitzer on feature writing! So much of my Seattle news comes from this blog so I think credit should be given when deserved. [Source]


– Tru Blood stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are expecting. [Source]

– Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring from Brad Pitt is reportedly worth $1 million dollars. [Source

– Kanye West apparently broke up with Kim Kardashian via text. [Source]

– Dick Clark has passed away after suffering a heart attack. He was 82 years old. [Source]

– Victoria Beckham’s birthday cake…is not a real cake. It’s fruit. [Source]


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In the News…


photo cred | Fashionista

– Kate Moss is the new face for Mango! [Source]

– The nominees for the 2012 Bloglovin’ Awards have been revealed. [Source]

– Alexa Chung will take on the role as creative director for Superga’s next campaign. [Source]

– Celine will not be showing at Fashion Week this year because Phoebe Philo is taking time off for her pregnancy. [Source]

– Victoria’s Secret is launching their new high-end lingerie line, “The Victoria’s Secret Designer Collection.” Some pieces were even featured in last year’s fashion show. [Source]

– Karl Lagerfeld’s capsule collection will debut tomorrow on Net-A-Porter. [Source]


– Prefix reveals their list of 100 Most Anticipated Albums for 2012! [Source]

– Katy Perry has launched a line of false eyelashes. [Source]

– iHeartRadio has chosen 14 colleges to represent their sponsored stations. Seattle is not on the list. [Source]

– 2012 exhibits at the EMP will include AC/DC and Jimi Hendrix. [Source]


– Jimmy Fallon is caught in a strange lawsuit involving female domination on his set. [Source]

– Summer Glau will join the cast of Grey’s Anatomy. [Source]

– ABC has ordered a pilot to reboot Beauty and the Beast. [Source]


– 2011 Sound Off! winners Tomten has just been signed to Flat Field Records. [Source]

– Everyone can breathe easy now – Everyday Music will be moving across the street in March where the Diamond Parking Service Garage currently lives. [Source]

– Sea-Tac Airport is partnering with PlayNetwork and the Seattle Music Commission to bring travelers in-terminal music. [Source]


– If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon for Facebook’s new Timeline format, you better act soon or else Facebook will do it FOR you. [Source]

– Demi Lovato has checked into rehab once again reportedly for addictions to alcohol, drugs, and cocaine use. Get well soon Demi :( [Source]

– Demi Moore has also been rushed to the hospital earlier today for substance abuse. [Source]

– Paula Deen’s publicist has quit! [Source]

– Four couples in London broke the record for the world’s longest hug. Awwww! [Source]

– Vimeo is on the verge of relaunching their new website and some pretty snazzy features. [Source]

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In The News…

pic cred: Style Frizz

Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio is four months pregnant! That means that when she was walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last month, she was about two months along. This will be her second child with fiance Jamie Mazur. The couple already have a 3-year old daughter. [Source]

Sinhead O’Connor is ending her marriage after 16 days. That’s not nearly as long as Kim Kardashian’s, but then again she doesn’t have a show on E! so it’s not that big of a deal. [Source]

– Could Kanye be giving his career in fashion a second try? Rumor has it that the hip hop star will pack up and move to London to pursue a more serious career in fashion design. [Source]

Capitol Hill’s Skillet Diner made the list for the best top five restaurants that opened in 2011. [Source]

– Who knew? Fashion designer Vera Wang is also an ice  skater! As if she couldn’t look graceful enough… [Source]

Matthew McConaughey is engaged to Camila Alves. [Source]

Refinery 29 picks their 15 favorite albums of 2011. [Source]

pic cred: People

Hooray! My favorite Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge and her husband Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon are expecting! [Source]

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Whatthecool Roundup

Have you ever tried sleeping with earbuds? It doesn’t work. By morning, my earbuds are entangled in my ears and/or they feel sore from having headphones wedged in. I suppose that’s why SleepPhones was created and apparently it’s supposed to be the “most comfortable headphones for sleeping.” UM. Do want. Only $39.95 [Source]

London has set up a 33ft tall Christmas tree made out of Legos in St Pancras station. [Source]

Adorable bibs for babies. [Source]

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London 2012 Olympic Posters

A number of UK’s famous artists have joined together to collaborate on the new series of posters for the London 2012 Olympics. It’s a pretty interesting take on some of the games and I don’t understand all of them, but I’m definitely loving the minimalistic themes that are being passing around these days.

Check out the rest of the posters here.

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