Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm going to go ahead and quote Rachael Ray here. Yum-O.

Check out these amazing-looking treats on the recipe site Ming Makes Cupcakes. She makes cookies and "savouries" too, but in honor of the Princess, I'm keeping this post cupcake-specific, image-wise.

According to A Cup of Jo, the "Ming" in question is "a Harvard grad with a sweet tooth," and her recipes are innovative and delicious-sounding. (Port Wine and Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting? Coffee Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Frosting? Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes?!?!) I can't wait to make some of these.

{via A Cup of Jo}


Monday, April 12, 2010

Stella McCartney for GAP kids

An unexpected situation popped up 2 weeks ago that pulled me away from SF for a week. Sorry for the blogging lull....

So today, on my way to pick up my monthly BART pass, I passed the GAP. In the window were tons of adorable children wearing equally adorable clothes, which I soon discovered were Stella McCartney's 2nd collaboration with GAP kids (the first was last year...apparently there was a highly coveted military jacket. I was clearly asleep that month). As it happens, if you are a size 0-6 adult (according to GAP; I'm going to say it's more like a 0-4 at most), you'll fit into their largest sizes. To me, unless you're my height (5'3"ish) and have literally nary a scrap of fat on your hips, the pants and shorts aren't going to work. The tops and dresses, however, are completely doable. What I got:

I love the longer sleeves on the boy's t shirt (they hit midway down my upper arms; which come to think of it are famous for being excessively long so they might hit almost at the elbow on most people), which I immediately put on as soon as I got back home; and the muted color on the ruffled blouse is great. I can't find the picture of the cute little redhead girl wearing it in the window online, but if you pass it, you'll know.

Other awesomeness I did not partake in:


Thursday, April 1, 2010

In Knots

Knitting + Original/Awesome Campaign = Sign Me Up.

{via The Space In-Between}


The Haiti Poster Project

A month or so ago, I saw that a classmate of mine had begun to follow the Haiti Poster Project on Facebook, so I checked it out. The team behind the 2005 Hurricane Poster Project and the 2007 So-Cal Fire Poster Project is holding a call for entries for posters that will be donated and sold to aid Doctors Without Borders. The posters go on sale April 5, but the deadline to submit is May 1, so there's still time to submit your own. There are already so, so many beautiful posters up there; these are only scratching the tip of the iceberg. Personally, if I find myself coming in to a bit of cash and am able to support this, I could see that great red "Earth Quake" geometric print on my robin's egg blue wall....