Monday, August 30, 2010

Hangin out. Not meaning no harm.

One of the saddest things I've seen in my life involved a giant bird of prey and a sloth. I wish sloths could shoot lasers from their eyeballs at will. This would make them far less suspectible to being attacked and carried off by predators. Today I happened across many sloths! The full-color sloth decal comes from Surface Collective. The little sloth babies appear on LA Unleashed. Check out their site for more ridiculously awesome photos of the hairy tots.

New Wisbhone chair colors

I used to think William Wegman's Wishbone chair was too formal and stuffy. These new colors put a fun and modern face on the 1950's design.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chen and Gaga

Channel NewsAsia reports Hong Kong actor Edison Chen recently met up with Lady Gaga to discuss a collaboration within the Asian market. Chen and Gaga have apparently known each other for years and regard one another as a creative force. Chen is best known for his Hong Kong movie roles, streetwear clothing line, and 2008 photo sex scandal which led to his self imposed exile to Canada. Lady Gaga is most recognized for her catchy dance songs, big nose, and awkward fashions. I must admit the two make a striking duo.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Homie Style Mac and Cheese

My husband likes to remind me that I was raised on "white people food." According to him, at the tippy top of the white people food pyramid is Kraft Mac and Cheese. And at the bottom you'll find me rolling on the ground clutching my lactose intolerant stomach. Despite this unfortunate condition, I'm cooking (aka, boiling) Homestyle Mac and Cheese tonight for the first time. This could be a new chapter in my life! One where I have an extra large ass, but whatever.

Straight up better than Burt's Bees

Ajumma gives two thumbs in the air to Lip Smacker's new 100% natural lip balm. Pink Guava is soothing yet light on the lips, has a pleasant (almost not there) fragrance, and is a non-animal tested product. The cute packaging caught my eye, though I wish the plastic was a color other than brown. Details, details! I am excited to try Lip Smacker's melon and acai berry flavors.

When guinea pigs and frosting collide

Guinea pig sponge cakes by Mildred Mittens Manufactory

I can't stop loving you

Another food addiction: Shredded, seasoned Korean seaweed

The package boasts, "It is a good nutrition snack for children and a good side dish when having rice of drinking beer." How something that contains multiple types of oil, sugar and salt can be called nutritious is beyond me. It does taste awesome on rice, though.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Scott Simon's adoption story

NPR's Scott Simon (who Ajumma just loves) has written a new book about his experiences with his wife adopting their two daughters from China. The book is called Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other. Hear Simon's touching interview and read an excerpt from his book, here.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cool Korean graphics

Korean numbers print by Janasim

Favorite issues of Dwell

I've been reading Dwell for the past five years. After a few moves I realized lugging stacks of magazines was not worth the trouble. I now keep issues that really inspire me or make me feel insanely jealous.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Domo kun anatomy print

According to a limited edition, ultrachrome anatomy print of the Japanese character Domo-kun, he possesses a nasal cavity. All this time I figured he breathes out of his mouth! Otto Shop in Fullerton sells Domo-kun and Hello Kitty (who has a much larger brain) anatomy posters, and a variety of fabulous, quirky wall art. Check it!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Nom Nom: That's how they roll

Have you spotted Nom Nom's truck on ads for The Great Food Truck Race debuting tomorrow on Food Network? Nom Nom, who have been serving Vietnamese-inspired sandwiches to folks around Los Angeles since January, are vying for Food Network's $50,000 prize. South Bay Foodies reviewed Nom Nom's banh mi this very week. Mmm! This instantly brings back memories of Orange County living, except for the mayo. Photo by South Bay Foodies