Tag Archives: This or That

San Francisco Explained by Emojis

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Thrillist wrote a post the other day about San Francisco neighborhoods and things explained in emojis and they nailed it.

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Cinderella (2015)

Since the trailer for Disney’s newest version of Cinderella was just released today, there was no way we weren’t going to post it to Yow Yow! It’s definitely not anything like what I watched as a kid. I know the quality of that was pretty bad and it was completely old school, but I’ll always hold that version near and dear to my heart. I will most likely still end up watching this one in theaters though as I know a lot of my friends will be too.

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While I Contemplate My Lunch Plans

How to make a very thick Japanese pancake. Yum.

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A Giant Birdsnest

I first saw these pieces maybe a couple of years ago on the internet and now it looks like they are being brought back! The giant birdsnest for human looks like the ultimate comfy, but when I envision my future home, I just don’t know if there would ever be a place for it. It does look like it takes up a lot of space, doesn’t it?

The gigantic, cozy nest is made from a foam-padded wooden backwall that’s covered with wooden panels and filled with egg-shaped cushions that allow for ergonomic sitting positions. Designed by the Israel-based design firm OGE Creative Group, the Birdsnest is a “new and inspiring socializing space: a fusion of furniture and playground” where ideas come to get incubated.

The birdsnest is available in four different sizes and range from 2,700 – 7,900 Euros. The largest birdsnest can accommodate up to 16 people! While it may not be the perfect fit for my home, I would strongly advocate it for a friend’s home or even my office.

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Wedding Mondays

Happy Wedding Monday readers! It has been over a month since we last had one of these, but I knew today that I would be returning with a really great and unique video to share with all of you. My coworker Yelly actually sent this over to me while we were traveling together a few weeks ago in Phoenix for work and I haven’t had the time to post it until now, but I never closed it from my tab. Brian and Mandy from Wyoming love to go out on these grand adventures together so to tie the knot, they decided to hike all the way up to the summit of Pingora Peak.

…the couple and their friend/minister Jamie O’Donnell woke up around 5 am on August 28th, biked 14 miles to the Cirque of the Towers trailhead in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, then embarked on a 24-mile (one-way) hike to 11,884-foot Pingora Peak, where they scaled 9 pitches and 1,200 feet of the northeast face before finally (!) tying the knot on the summit.

I thought the whole video was actually pretty incredible and adorable to watch. It meant a lot to me too that Yelly was able to share this with me and that I could pass it on to all of you!

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What Is On Netflix

I’ve got a love/hate relationship with Netflix. While I’m overjoyed that Netflix allows me to stream movies when I want and provides me with great entertainment for the weekend, I become frustrated when I can’t even figure out which movies I want to watch. The scrolling capabilities can only take you so far. If I happen to somehow come up with a movie I want to watch, it’s likely that it isn’t available. So Netflix, you don’t have to expand your library – I can see that you’re being generous already, but please, won’t you please, let us see what is in you a little bit more?

I ran into this exact problem last night. Sometimes, I just want to give up, but luckily today I discovered “What is on Netflix?” I see that other people were having the same problem as me. With this website updated weekly you can see the top rated movies from both IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes that are streamable on Netflix.

It’s all we ever wanted. Netflix, take note. Are you seeing this?

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Happy November Y’all!

Happy start of November everyone! I hope all of you had a very fun, but safe Halloween last night. I debated for weeks about what I wanted to be for Halloween this year… a loofah, a cupcake, Boo from Monsters Inc. and Ariana Grande. Eventually though, I decided to pick my favorite sassy emoji! It was such an easy costume to make, but I can’t take all the credit for it. I definitely had some help making my text bubble. All in all, it took about 45 minutes, but really it just came down to cutting and pasting. The shirt was borrowed from my mom a very long time ago and I never ended up giving it back so… uh… it’s mine now.

And of course Halloween costumes are more fun when your friends join in…

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10 Hours of walking in NYC as a woman

I am completely behind on everything that has been on the internet this week and I finally had the chance to watch the video that went viral. I’m sure by now most of you have seen it, but if you haven’t – please take the time. Take the time to see what it’s like to be a woman walking in a city by herself minding her own business and take a second to understand how one little catcall can instantly make a woman feel uncomfortable. The actress in this video was silent the entire time during her 10 hours of walking around New York City and in those 10 hours she was – to put it simply – harrassed.

My office is in the heart of Silicon Valley and is on a very nice street with lots of shops and restaurants and plenty of people. I took a walk just the other day to CVS only to have a man walk beside me and say “nice boots.” I couldn’t help, but wonder on my walk what would compel a man to say that to me. It’s not like I walk around San Francisco and tell other guys that I like their shirt or talk at them incessently until they respond to me. It’s crazy to think that that is normal to men and it’s not okay.

I think the hardest part about watching this video was seeing the men that would trail alongside her for minutes as she walked on her own. It is scary to be followed and I hope that everyone can see this video and the next time they see this happening to another woman to step in and call someone out.

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Dogs of the World – Prints

Can you believe it has been a whole two weeks since I blogged on Yow Yow?! I think this is the longest we’ve ever gone without writing a post – even if it’s just a little one. I’ve actually really missed Yow Yow! a lot and am very much looking forward to being on a normal schedule soon so that I can regularly post. I came across these dogs of the world prints what feels like a month ago and have just been waiting to post about this. Interestingly enough, the day I came across this post, I was at a bar in San Francisco that had an entire wall of framed photos of dogs. It had nothing to do with the name of the bar. It was entirely random.

To view all the adorable little doggies, click here.

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This or That: The Blogger Pose

 

I didn’t know it at the time when I was taking this shot, but I was totally following in the footsteps of my blogging icon Joy Cho of Oh Joy! 

It has been several years since I read her blog for the first time, but I am still such a huge fan of hers and her daughter Ruby of course! I also had the pleasure of meeting Joy last year at Anthropologie in Seattle when she was helping them launch their Petites collection. Joy really is such a great role model for women everywhere and I’m having a great time enjoying reading Blog Inc. Even though I’ve been doing this for some time, everything that I’ve learned, I’ve learned by doing and by intuition so it’s refreshing to really dig in and learn from an expert!

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(We’re twins here too!)

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Blog Roundup

- 10 Things We Learned at Fashion Week. 1. In America, we plan on having a summer. [GQ]

- 10 Dangerous Works of Architecture [Flavorwire]

- What’s it like to be a bike messenger in NYC? [BuzzFeed]

- Burger King Japan made something called a black burger and we don’t think cheese should be that color. [Grubstreet]

- F**ktionary – the new Cards Against Humanity that everyone will be talking about [Cool Material]

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Things Julian Casablancas Says

Questions:

1. What is Julian Casablancas doing in GQ?

2. What? This quote?

3. What does he even have against brunch? Especially brunch in New York, which I hear is actually pretty good.

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A Very Chill Bunny

How adorbs is this v. chill bunny hanging out in Taiwan. The installation was made to be a giant bunny looking up at the sky and was designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. Hofman, typically famous for his giant animal character installations created this bunny based on an East Asian folklore about a bunny who lives on the moon.

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Rock Stars Before and After a Performance

When I was more involved with music back in the day, I was used to seeing this sweaty transformation as seen above. It’s funny because you go into a show and you’re standing next to a gaggle of groupies oggling the musicians – the whole time I’m just thinking – seriously, just wait until you see them afterwards. It ain’t pretty. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed seeing this photo series entitled “Before/After” done by music photographer Brandon Anderson. I also think it’s quite interesting to see the comparison of both a soft and hard look that is visible in the before and after shots. In the before, the musicians look calm and at ease with themselves while the after shots show the musicians looking very hard and rugged.

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This or That: Reusable Water Bottle

When I was a very young and innocent freshman, I went on a field trip with my History of Costume Design class to an evening play. The girl that I had been sitting to (who was the sweetest gem) pulled out a bottle from her bag and stealthily put her mouth over the mini tube. Was she sipping? Breathing? It was awfully dark. I later came to the conclusion that it was not a vaporizer and that it was just a Camelback water bottle. Now, it’s silly to think that these two things could be mistaken for what they really are, but I had never seen a Camelback before and I clearly didn’t know what kind of college I was at.

When I stumbled across this overly trendy waterbottle designed by Memobottle, I knew I had to write a post about it – if not for the product itself – at least my anectdote. The reusable waterbottle not only comes in glass, but also metal and plastic. I mean do you really want to be carrying a glass water bottle around with you? Landmine. Except for those Bkr ones – those are pretty qt.

These waterbottles are totally our future.

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