January 11th, 2015 | No Comments » | by kristel
I’m not sure how I found out about LA street artist Morley, but I do know that I’m a big fan of his work. He posts pictures on Instagram all over LA, but because I don’t know where anything is I can never find his artwork. The one time I recognized the location, I was too late. The rain had washed away most of it.
For those who aren’t in Los Angeles or who are geographically challenged like me, Morley also sells his stuff online. I have a few of his prints (and stickers!), but the one above is my favorite. I plan to have it framed and hung up in my home office.
This past week he hid mason jars with his artwork inside in the Los Feliz area. I have a very general idea of the area, but KimitheBee and I went adventuring anyway! We searched for about 30-40 minutes and nearly gave up, until she spotted this in a tree. How awesome is that? Love, love this guy. Go support him and buy his stuff.
Buy It: I Am Morley
January 10th, 2015 | No Comments » | by kristel
I found out about Lily and Peabody’s custom KITTY GRAM from Instagram (also known as the online heaven of cat pictures). You send in pictures of your kitty and she’ll turn them into these adorable plush dolls (shown above). 100% of the profits go toward her lifelong dream of opening a no-kill animal rescue. From her Etsy page, she writes:
“How can you help? You can purchase your Kitty Gram here. 100% of the profits from each sale will go directly towards opening the animal rescue. What better way to spread the word than to send a loved one a Kitty Gram? Each Kitty Gram comes with information about our non-profit fundraiser with links for the recipient to visit if they would like to become involved in the project. “
I am a sucker for cats, so naturally I bought two: one for Chompers and one for Buster. I sent her pictures and in about three weeks, I had these two adorable Kitty Grams sitting on my shelf.
Buy It: Lily and Peabody
November 12th, 2013 | No Comments » | by kristel
(credit: ZOMs website)
This weekend Kimi and I stopped by DesignerCon at the Pasadena Convention Center and had a blast! We didn’t stay very long, but we did discover a bunch of really cool brands, including ZOMs. These plush zombies certainly did steal my heart! I didn’t pick up any plush ZOMs that day (although, now I wish I got one of the ZOM-bees that were on sale at the booth), but check out my Leo-ZOM pin!
Buster vs. ZOMs
Buy It: ZOMs
October 14th, 2013 | No Comments » | by kristel
Halloween is right around the corner, which is really just another excuse for me to buy things. The cool cats at Mimoco are running a great sale right now for Halloween. Right now you can get up to 35% off select characters, like this cute Galacula USB Stick. Way cuuter than that bland looking white USB stick you bought from Target on a whim.
October 10th, 2013 | No Comments » | by kristel
Oh, how I’ve missed everyone! Things have been ridiculously crazy because I started a second job, which requires me to wake up at 5am, but overall life is good. October is my favorite month because it means Halloween, Halloween, Halloween! The great thing about Halloween is that adults don’t have to feel bad about devouring bags’ worth of candy and there are always cool activities going on all month.
Earlier this week, Kimi and I went to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland. We went as Mary Poppins and Bert and was pleasantly surprised to see so many other adults dressed up too. Minus one incident with a crazy pimp lady (wearing a bright green felt jacket) yelling at me because I accidentally cut in line (mind you, I apologized for my mistake and she yelled anyway), we had lots of fun. To the crazy yelling pimp lady, I hope you received lots of stale granola and bite size almond joys in your trick-or-treat bag.
Anyway, next we’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming…
The acapella group, the Cadaver Dans