10 Cool Modern Desk Lamps

1. Binic Table Lamp by Foscari

2. Sigma 0555 by VIBIA

3. LivingColors Mini LED lamp by Philips

4. Dalu Artemide lamp by Vico Magistretti

5. Urban Creature Glow Gnome by Vitamin

6. Tua Lamp by Foscarini

7. Saily lamp by Skitsch

8. Cobra Table Lamp by Martinelli Luce

9. KOZO3 Lamp by DEMO / design clinic

10. Lego Block Lamp by 25togo

Austin Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival

I checked out the Austin Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival this weekend and was able to try out a few places. The weather was clear and sunny, lots of families, dogs, live music, and even story reading for the kids! The trailers were set up like how they’re located within the city and there were large street signs to indicate what area you’re in. It was also really cool seeing all the different trailer designs. The lines got quite long by noon so it took on average about 45 mins to get your food.  I was able to try out three different trailers: Chi’ Lantro BBQ, Jalopy, Turf N Surf  Po’ Boys.  I was pretty pleased with all three. My favorites were the Kim Chi fries w/chicken from Chi’ Lantro BBQ, and the mango taco from Jalopy.

Chi’ Lantro BBQ fries with chicken

Chi’ Lantro BBQ beef bulgogi taco

Turf N Surf  Po’ Boys tangy mango pulled pork taco (fully dressed on a rolled jalapeno tortilla)

Turf N Surf  Po’ Boys crawfish etouffee (whole wheat roll with crawfish etouffee, fully dressed)


Look at the cool sandwich slide!

The Original and Son Hong

Remember These Shows?

A friend and I were talking about some of the after school and Saturday morning shows we used to watch when we were little, so I thought I’d post some up to take some of you down memory lane!  LOVE the theme songs!


Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers:



Sharon, Lois and Bram’s Elephant Show:

Today’s Special:

The World of David the Gnome:

Captain Planet:

Watch This! Not That… #3


1. The TownIMDb, trailer

Ben Affleck did a great job writing and directing this film.  He plays an experienced thief who falls for someone he kidnaps and releases during one of his heists.  You really want to root for his character who tries to leave what he’s known and done all his life to build a new one with his new-found love.  Mad Men’s John Ham also did a fantastic job playing the FBI agent who always seems be one step behind Affleck’s character, and just can’t seem to quite keep up.  If you like an action-crime thriller with some drama, this is the film for you!












2. Aftershock – IMDb, trailer

This is a film about the 1976 Tangshan Earthquake in China which claimed the lives of  240,000 people.  Chinese director, Feng Xiaogang, known for his successful box office comedies, did a wonderful job capturing the affected lives of the victims. The cinematography was great, but what really made the movie was how the director grabs the viewer and let’s you experience the struggle for survival, sacrifices, and love that the victims had to endure and overcome.  Be sure to have a box of tissue next to you on this one.












3. Girl Who Played With Fire IMDb, trailer

The second film of the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy.  Usually sequels can be a hit or miss, but this one’s just as good so definitely watch if you get the chance! You get to learn more about Lizbeth Salander’s past and her relationship with her father.














1. PredatorsIMDb, trailer

I’m not even sure why I watched this to tell you the truth…  Well, the scenes in the trailer did make it seem interesting.  There wasn’t much of a plot, dialogue was dry, horrible casting. Enough said.













2. The HordeIMDb, trailer

This movie was pretty much just an excuse to be able to make something filled with purely blood and gore.  The storyline wasn’t good and the ending was crap… If you like zombie movies, opt for something else like Rec (the REAL Spanish version with subs).












GEICO Piggy Commercial: Stop The Wee-ing Already!

This wee weeing commercial makes me want to pull my hair out! I’ll start off by giving GEICO some credit for some of their funny commercials, but let’s face it, they sure do know how to run their commercials down to the ground. This one, however, is just plain unbearable and unbelievably annoying. Sure, I can change, the channel. But before I realize it’s the piggy commercial, the “wee-wee-wee-ing” has already started and been engraved in my head… Thanks GEICO for letting me know who I DON’T want as my car insurance provider.  State Farm – I’m sorry to say that you’re following close behind with your cheesy-line commercials as well…