Category Archives: Culture

Color Factory in SF

photo cred | Curbed

One of the things that I’m looking forward to most about living in San Francisco is the opportunity to hit up all the events I’ve always wanted to go to! Living in South Bay, it was sometimes an inconvenience to drive up here on the weekends or stay late after work for an event, but now that won’t be an issue.

Since LA debuted their Museum of Ice Cream, I was extremely jealous that we didn’t have something like that here. Starting in August though, San Francisco will be in for a treat with the opening of “Color Factory!” Organized by the team behind Oh Happy Day and in collaboration with Jacob Dahlgren, Tom Stayte, Geronimo Balloons, Tosha Stimage, Andrew Neyer & Andy J. Miller, Jessica Hische, Carissa Potter, Randi Brookman Harris, and Stanton Jones, Color Factory will be an exhibition celebrating color and material featuring 15 pieces of work by the listed artists!

I don’t want to spill too much of what you can expect, but here’s a little teaser: a giant yellow ball pit, filled with 207,000 balls, a seven-foot lazy susan, serving technicolor treats from Chantal Guillon, Craftsman and Wolves, and Doughbies, a confetti room where visitors can experience the inside of a rainbow snow globe, and an all-yellow gift shop, with soft serve from Garden Creamery on tap, in a variety of yellow flavors. An entire exhibit with fun, color, amazing backdrops for your Insta, AND food?! What more could a girl ask for?

The Color Factory opens August 1st and you can begin buying your tickets here. I’m told they’re already starting to sell out so get yours soon for $32 a pop! I’m headed there opening night so standby for my own review of the exhibit and check out my Instagram August 1st for my immediate highlights on Instagram Stories.

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My Friend Dahmer

 

Okay so when I was looking at this screen grab right here in the trailer, I thought this was going to be your standard coming of age type film. I didn’t really put two and two together that this was referring to the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America’s most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story.

The role of Jeffrey Dahmer is played by Austin & Ally star Ross Lynch and his performance in even the trailer has made him unrecognizable. I never would have thought that the Disney Channel star that I had previously watched could transform into a role like this, but I think that this is going to make him blow up. The trailer is haunting and eerie, but left me feeling sad afterwards. I’m looking forward to seeing what critics will say about it.

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Blog Roundup

  • How 6 Asian Women Have Grown to Embrace Their Beauty in a World Influenced by Western Ideals [Bustle]
  • Molly Young: How I Shop [Fashionista]

  • The Ken Doll rebooted [GQ]

  • Square unveils customizable prepaid debit cards [The Verge] These are really cute!
  • How to take good photos of fireworks this coming 4th of July [GOOD]
  • Women in tech speak frankly on culture of harassment [New York Times]
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What We’re Watching:

I am really enjoying my Saturday off.

I’m not sure what compelled me to choose “this” documentary of all documentaries today, but it’s what I landed on. I like Kevin Durant. A lot. I didn’t, however, root for the Golden State Warriors this past NBA season, which is confusing to people. I don’t like Klay very much. :) Honestly, it was a toss up because when Kevin signed with the Warriors, I was actually pretty happy. If it couldn’t be the Sonics, at least it’s them – I thought. Since the Sonics left though, my interest in basketball has wavered.

If you have HBO, you can watch this on demand. My older brother sort of was the one that got me into documentaries and then since a young age, I’ve sort of been obsessed with profiles and getting a deeper look into someone’s life. These interests eventually led me to wanting to share more of these stories on Yow Yow! whether it’s through other videos of people and their lives, trailers for docs, or even sharing the stories of those in my life. I currently work at a company that is part tech, part content/production and it’s really exciting time for me because it reminds me of what I’m doing here.

UPDATE:

I also watched this.

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Person to Person

On the other hand, I’m much more excited to watch this film over Pitch Perfect 3. Person to Person was at Sundance this year and is a film that highlights the stories of more than a handful of individuals – two of which include Michael Cera (our favorite!) and Tavi Gevinson. Remember when she was just a superstar child fashion blogger?! Now she’s in a movie! I’m really interested in seeing this and hoping it does well. The film will be out July 28th on limited release.

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Pitch Perfect 3

I must admit, I’m not actually all that excited for this film and maybe even think the series should have stopped after the first one. The original Pitch Perfect was so good. It was new and fresh and not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It reminds me of how Mean Girls has sort of become this cult classic. Ugh, but the second was so hard for me to watch in theaters. I found myself laughing less than I had anticipated, cringing at the racist lines, and wishing that it could have ended sooner. Now that there is a third film, I sort of feel like they are pushing it a bit. Regardless, here’s the trailer.

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To The Bone

Films about eating disorders will always make me a little bit uncomfortable. But at the end of the day, they are so important. It’s important for people to hear the stories, to know what it’s like, and what it feels like. I’ve been interested in these types of films lately because Lily Collins and Troian Bellisario are both staring in them and have both had eating disorders themselves so I know that the stories that they are portraying have a lot to do with their own experiences. I’m looking forward to seeing both their takes on it.

 

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Weighing In On Bachelor in Paradise

When the news broke out about this controversy, did anyone think of “UnREAL?!” There are many sides to this story and by no means am I claiming that I know the right one nor do I know who we should believe. With that said, I do have some thoughts that have left me with unsettling feelings about this situation. It doesn’t have anything to do with DeMario and Corinne or the he said she said.

The production of this series involves many individuals. There are contestants – for which this entire series is based off of. There are many more people behind the scenes that make this show what it is. If Corinne really was unable to give her consent, then those that are behind the camera would have seen that and they have a duty to stand up and say something. If you are going to stand by and watch an act of sexual assault happen right before your eyes, you might as well be an accomplice.

I would be lying if I told you that watching this coming Monday’s episode of The Bachelorette didn’t have me feeling uneasy already. I hope that the television series will address what happened or that Chris Harrison will say something to address the controversy. At the very least, I am glad that Bachelor in Paradise has ceased production and for those that are upset about that, well – shame on you.

 

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Why People Still Watch “The Room”

This is truly one of the worst movies ever made. I still remember the first time I ever learned about it. It was after work and I was at my boyfriend’s at the time with his roommate who claimed he was about to put on the best film ever. I should’ve known. I had so many questions. Why weren’t the characters speaking in complete sentences or even saying things that made sense? Why was the main character so peculiar? What year was this supposed to even be set in? I felt like I was watching a very terrible amateur film, but the only way to get out of this was to pretend to fall asleep until it was over. So that’s what I did.

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Blog Roundup

  • How a 6-year old became one of Japan’s Instagram icons [Vice]
  • A woman’s journey to having a career in beauty after growing up on welfare [Allure]
  • A history of those Real World vs. Road Rules challenges [Buzzfeed]
  • Hear women discuss the sexism they face in Silicon Valley – a video [Wired]
  • Why you feel exhausted [Man Repeller]
  • This quiz will tell you your favorite rom-com [Livingly] I got How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and it’s true I’ve seen that movie a million times.
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Netflix’s “Gypsy”

Anyone else feel like Netflix is completely dominating all of their TV time lately? With 13 Reasons Why, Masters of None, Terrace House, it’s hard for me to pull away! I’m loving the variety that they have in their series and the high quality production value of their series. Gypsy is very intriguing to me, but I also enjoy Naomi Watts as an actress.

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Katy Perry Interviewed By A 7-year old

Other than a very small handful of songs, I don’t particularly enjoy Katy Perry much as a performer. This interview, however, is the most adorable thing I’ve seen today so we had to share because how cute is Poppy?!

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