I have a friend who would love this as a gift! In an effort to be more sustainable, [Final] has created a reusable, collapsable boba straw that you can take with you on the go. Attaching itself to your keychain, you’ll have it ready for any last minute drop in to a boba shop. The straw comes in five different colors and is being sold for $12.95 USD [here]
One of the best parts about quarantine is being able to see everyone else’s creative projects. When we aren’t hopping from one social activity to another after work or on the weekends, where do we spend our time? What things can we build when we give ourselves the space for it? If you’re like me, you’ll turn to TikTok. However, some are getting further into the details. Japanese artist, Manami Sasaki, is creating beautifully designed toasts. You thought your local avocado toast was good; this is next level. With inspiration from artists like Picasso to characters like Mickey Mouse, Sasaki lets her imagination fly.
Each piece of toast will take about three hours to create. Like the artist that she is, everything is laid out to a tee. First comes the concept before she skips off to the market for the actual ingredients. For an entire gallery of everything she’s created during this time, visit her [Instagram].
When I first saw images of this bridge spanning Lianjiang River, I was instantly reminded of bridges in South Korea or the one in Switzerland. Both of which were iconic to the K-drama series, Crash Landing on You. This new bridge in China though is neither. What it is is setting a new world record, however, for longest glass bottomed bridge in the entire world.
The suspension bridge connects two sides of a gorge 660 feet above the river and has a capacity of 500 people. Suspended from cables and supported by two red towers at either end, it’s constructed using three layers of tempered laminated glass, and has a transparent bottom that allows tourists to look directly down at the water. There are also large viewing areas where visitors can stop to take photos. The glass-bottomed feature offers a pretty cool perspective, but if you’re afraid of heights, this bridge might just be your worst nightmare.
Because of its beautiful glass bottom, this is sure to be a popular spot for photos.
Waking up to an overwhelmingly red sky had me thinking today about our climate, pollution and the environment we live in. To continue living in the world that we enjoy, we need to take better care of it. Anyone that thinks it isn’t a priority or isn’t real is being foolish. Created by animator, PoChien Chen, “Selfish” is a short animation that shows us what we think we’re getting at a sushi restaurant. It’s quickly followed by a juxtaposition of what we could be served and the results aren’t great. The animation finishes with facts that we need to be reminded of. In a way, it’s a call to action. We all can do much better. Often times, our environment is so easily neglected, but there isn’t anything stopping us from being more proactive to protect our Earth.
We knew it wouldn’t be very long until we made a return to Wedding Mondays. I’ve always loved the series, but felt that if I couldn’t deliver on a weekly basis that it may not be worth having anymore. While we started out sharing wedding videos with the blog, I’ve found that the actual coverage and stories are what I’m being drawn to these days. Both Vogue and The Cut do an incredible job of this by the way.
Both Heesun and Brian threw a celebration that was intimately beautiful. And even though we’re far off from this ourselves, it’s the kind of wedding that my style now gravitates towards. Held at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, the wedding was as elegant as can be, but in the most understated way. Favorite aspects of this story? That the couple prioritized food and even had a special nod to their Korean heritage and the fact that their DJ played K-Pop. What a dream!
For the full coverage, you can read it all on [The Cut]
What are some little things that you do for yourself that bring you peace and calm? I think one of the reasons we’ve kept “A Collection” going for so long is because of how it makes me feel. I could look at pictures like these on an endless loop and never get tired of it. I’ve often wondered too, when creating these posts, what makes me decide that I’m done? Is it because I think 50-ish photos is enough for people to be enticed by it, but leave them wanting more? Maybe it’s because any more and I will feel sorry for it eating up the loading time for a visitor. There’s no rhyme or reason and each time we post it’s different. It is one of the series regulars that has no consistency or format. That could either really bother someone a lot or not, I don’t know.
Whatever the case, I hope it brings you some light into your life this weekend the way it did mine. Everyone please wear a mask, stay safe, be kind to each other, and check in with someone you haven’t spoken with in some time.
In normal times, I’m often reluctant to use any type of public toilet. During the pandemic, we won’t even go near one; there has to be another option. Leave it to Tokyo to design one that you’d actually want to use though! Architect and Pritzker Prize Winner, [Shigeru Ban,] has designed a pair of public toilets for the Tokyo Toilet project. From the outside, the glass walls look transparent if not in use. However, when occupied, the walls become opaque. An individual entering the stall and locking the door automatically transforms the glass windows to lose its transparency. It’s simple execution when you think about it, but is practical design.
Knowing that Blockbuster is on its way out is imminent, but Airbnb has turned this into an interesting partnership. Even in a pandemic where most companies have been hurting (Blockbuster longer than others) Airbnb has chosen to celebrate the end of an iconic establishment. Beginning August 17th, people will have the chance to book the Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon for an all-night sleepover on one of the following dates: September 18, 19 and 20th. Starting at just $4, you will get an overnight stay and a varied selection of films to choose from. Honestly, there’s no way you could be disappointed because this is a dream. For kids like me when Blockbuster was a real thing, this was everything I ever wanted.