07.24.14

DRESS YOUR TECH / 57

today’s dress your tech feature is julie song, an illustrator and hand lettering artist. download her free wallpapers below! she has some of these designs available as prints here. my favorite is the floral border, what about you?

do you like the softer pastel florals above or the punchy summer colors below?

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07.23.14

OFFICE LUNCHING

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lunch time can be tricky around the office. we get busy and put off talking about what we’re going to eat until 2pm and by that time we’re hungry and inevitably grumpy and chow down on whatever is easiest (and that usually means unhealthy.) we get tired of the same take-out spots, and there are only a couple of options to walk to in the area…

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cue, blue apron. such a good idea. they send you a box of food that it perfectly measured to the amount you need that allows you create delicious, chef-designed recipes at home or at the office. all blue apron recipes are delivered in a refrigerated box so ingredients were fresh even though we weren’t at the studio right when it was delivered. and the shipping is free, so that’s cool too.

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we asked for meals that didn’t have meat and they sent us the most delicious fish, these roasted poblano & quinoa sopes and a pasta dish. the instructions were so straight forward, they even had pictures. but i also appreciated that the meals took some time to prepare, sometimes you want to cook in your kitchen or make a meal for your friends or family but you just don’t have the time to do all of the prep before hand (finding a recipe, grocery shopping…) i made the fish at home with my roommate and we had fun cooking together.

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meals are $9.99 per person and there is no commitment involved which is ideal for me as my schedule is constantly changing and i need the flexibility to opt out whenever. i liked that they sent recipe combination that were new and inventive (at least for me). i’m can get pretty stuck in the brown rice with black bean rut when cooking at home so it was nice to break out of that for a bit.

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we’re definitely going to be using them more often and, if you’re interested in trying blue apron, they’re giving two free meals on your first order to the first 250 people who visit their site, here (hey, that’s two dinners that you don’t have to plan for!).

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(photos by sheila gim for designlovefest. this post is sponsored by blue apron. thank you for supporting the designlovefest sponsors that allow this blog to create original content for you!)

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07.23.14

GIVEAWAY / TEIL DUNCAN

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teil duncan has a beautiful collection of paintings ranging from figures to colorful abstracted beach scenes. she also sells prints and takes commissions! today, we’re giving away a 30″ x 30″ painting similar to this one that we have in the studio. it is such a great piece that will make a statement in any room. good luck!

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07.22.14

THE PIÑATA DISTRICT

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there is so much to see and do in los angeles. i’ve lived here for 8 years and i still have places on my list that i need to visit. i took my team to the piñata district last friday. it’s pretty much as crazy as it sounds. rows of shops filled with piñatas hanging from the ceiling, aisles filled with colorful candy and loud party music.

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there are a lot of not so great options, but you can definitely pick through the selection to find the gems. we got two fruits for $10 and $13.

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i hear they also do custom piñatas as well!

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i also really loved the colorful sticks that they had to break open the piñatas with. we left with the watermelon and pineapple, but there are TONS of options for a kid’s birthday party…and a few alcohol themed pinatas for adults too…

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los angeles, you are wild and i love you! go to the piñata district here!

(photos by sheila gim for designlovefest)

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07.21.14

MY TRIP TO THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

i got back from my trip last week and have been gathering the photos to share because i TRULY loved the south of france and highly recommend you go there! i went with 6 other friends and 4 little kiddos. we used raileurope to take the train from paris to avignon (takes about 3 hours) and then rented a car and drove an hour to gordes. i had never been to the south of france, so it was a wonderful new experience.

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