We don’t see a lot of Amber Heard here on Yow Yow! but we absolutely love this stunning photo shoot she did for the cover of Malibu Magazine. And dare I say…are we detecting some ceiling eyes in this? It’s okay – still better than Audrina.
The one brand that has truly impressed me this year is Free People. With their addictive blog that I read on the daily, Roshambo video series, and building upon the brand, Free People shows no signs of slowing down. They recently had Daisy Lowe model for their lingerie collection and the photographs are simply gorgeous. To go along with it, here is a cheeky video they also filmed.
If this article has proven anything, it is that we are far beyond the days of rows upon rows of cubicles. Modern companies these days and plenty of start-ups are renovating their offices to reflect a number of things – the technology of their product, bringing the outdoors indoors, and inspiration from just about anywhere – like that “Challenge Accepted” conference room reference from one of my favorite television series “How I Met Your Mother.” I’m lucky to have experienced both. In my first job out of college, I had an open environment that was absolutely gorgeous and enabled me to have a 360-degree view of Seattle. There were rows of desks, but certainly no cubicles. “On the floor” as we would call it, there was no hierarchy. There weren’t very many offices and the CEO had a desk next to those that worked on his team and could even potentially just be randomly placed next to an intern. This idea and structure was meant to foster a collaborative environment. However, I’ve also been in a cubicle environment, which isn’t wrong, but it’s traditional. It’s what we thought we would be used to and what our parents are certainly used to. It’s a little bit more private, but I assume some people like this style since they can’t buckle down and get to work.
Today, is just a big news day for Yahoo isn’t it?! Today Flickr gave every single one of their users 1TB of free storage. That’s a lot. I actually started using Flickr back in 2007 and after I stopped renewing my pro account I was only limited to about 300 photos that I was able to view. News about storage expansion though is exciting because it now gives me another reason to return back to the photo-sharing website that I once loved. In addition to the storage, the interface has been completely revamped displaying photos in a BIG and bold way from your profile page.
Without even noticing, every “A Collection” post has some sort of a theme. I always enjoy going back and looking at the different sets asking myself what the common theme was. What was I feeling that day? Why did I select this photo, that photo, and this series of photos? I started writing this about a fourth into completing this post and I noticed that all of the photographs are pretty simplistic, but also muted. There are times when I won’t remember why there is a theme, but I think this completely embodies how I’m feeling right now. Somewhat muted, but it’s a refreshing time right now because there is so much that is unknown. Also – Seattle has the hottest weather in all of the country right now, which is incredible and NEVER happens. Funny, because you would think that these photos would be much brighter to resemble that, but they are not. Surprise!
WWD reported today that Christy Turlington Burns was returning to her role as the face of Calvin Klein this coming fall. Well, the model previously starred in their campaigns back in the 80s and guess what? She hasn’t aged at all! These two pictures side-by-side of back then and today look nearly the same. Her first Calvin Klein gig on the right was shot back in 1988. And we did the math. That was 25 years ago! But we can’t all be Christy now, can we?
No matter how many movies they make or how many articles they write about how unhealthy McDonald’s can be, there is still something that draws people to this restaurant. I was just telling Kevin tonight that all I wanted was a Big Mac, Fish Fillet, and 2 for $1 baked apple pies. Obviously, this would not have been consumed all at once, but it is still what I wanted.
People from all walks of life all over the country are consuming McDonald’s. One man named Nolan Conway was intrigued by this diversity and spent the past year traveling all over the country to photograph hundreds of different people eating at McDonald’s restaurants. Check out a snippet of the photo series here.
The problem with traveling is that when you are able to travel, you sometimes don’t have the money. And when you have the money, you don’t have the time to travel. How do people win at this?
I’m not in any place where I can travel right now, but it’s not like I don’t think about it. Often. I came across this photograph of the Makanyane Safari Lodge in South Africa today on The Fancy and instantly fell into swoon. What an incredible image and experience this could be. I don’t even want to talk about how much this experience would cost though.