Thursday, November 25, 2010

Should we buy this couch?

For $349? I suppose we could go bigger, but it is just for the two of us.. Must decide by 6 am Black Friday - your vote appreciated!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A View from The Peak: Honk Kong

To many passengers, the 120 year old Peak Tram is the only way to experience Hong Kong's most natural wonders. Millions of people all over the globe have taken the ride, which offers a uniquely fabulous view of the city.  The top of the Peak offers restaurants, shopping, and the priciest real estate in Hong Kong. One evening, we enjoyed the spectacular views from the observation deck at sunset - a truly memorable evening.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Movin on UP

We are moving in less than two weeks! Not too far from where we are, but it is definitely a more convenient city for our jobs. The apartment complex is designed after an italian community, and its beautiful historic features are conserved and complimented with a fully renovated kitchen. We are excited, but we need almost every piece of furniture imaginable! ... specifically a couch. Over the weekend, we went to IKEA, which has many satisfying couch options. We could not commit to a seating decision just yet - but we fell in love (or GA fell in love) with several pieces of holiday decor! Very.... American-inspired!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Shenandoah mountains in november

On Saturday morning, we took a drive to Shenandoah National Park to enjoy the last of the fall foliage. The air was fresh and crisp, and fiery orange trees dotted the mountains. We topped off our road trip with some hot cider at the top of the mountain. Need fresh air? A mere $15 gets you a 7 day pass in the park.

Friday, November 12, 2010

If you LOVE Polaroids....

Check out this gallery of "Super Awesome" graphic polaroids by Grant Hamilton!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Design Spotlight: Olly Moss

If ever I had an instant design crush, it would be on the style of British designer Olly Moss. His silk-screened posters keep a vintage appeal, but are a fresh take on films, tv shows, and even video games of past decades. Typography and imagery are delightfully center-stage in Moss' work, and his featured characters will (hopefully) make you feel nostalgic. Here are some stellar samples found on his website, as well as a feature by Communication Arts. Check him out.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hong Kong: Vibrant History

We just enjoyed a long vacation on the other side of the world - visiting Eric's brother and family in Hong Kong! The city is extremely photogenic, and its architecture is a stark contrast of old and new.
The temples in Hong Kong are rich in preserved quality and history. On the first full day of our trip, we visited a temple and a convent. The Temple of Wong Tai Sin, the Daoist God of Healing, was vibrant in color. The wooden buildings at the Chi Lin Nunnery were constructed without nails, and some are over 1,000 years old.