Tuesday, September 16, 2008

button happy

We're always looking for fun ways of adding buttons to our everyday getups, but lately, it's been kind of a challenge. This is mostly due to the button button store being closed. Instead, the internet was scanned for inspiration and to our surprise, these adorable sweaters popped up and put smiles back on our faces. So coolio.

Monday, September 15, 2008

and into the fall we go!

Happy 3 months!

We read the cups and we're good to go. Thanks readers. Keep the love flowing.

Friday, September 12, 2008

russia vs. south park

Holy Jeboli! Russia's on our ass!

Turns out Russians are too sensitive and can't handle South Park's humour and grossness. Hey, we hear ya Russia, we still loose our appetites when we think back to the episode of the gay teacher and the hamster in class with Mr. Slave. Seriously, soooo gross.

Get the full scoop at: http://news.yahoo.com/s//nm/20080908/en_nm/russia_southpark_dc

eye candy

Weekend Homework Assignment: try this pose in public.

Source: http://www.styleclicker.net/

Thursday, September 11, 2008

waldo, my love.

IS it weird that one of us was jonesing for some Waldo action? It was googled and now it's being shared. Feed those cravings guys. If you don't you might explode...Like a Samsung cellphone.

Source: My bad, I don't know.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

thanks for the laugh FashionIndie

[Think the next counterfeit designer item is the new Louis Vuitton bag? Think again. The new counterfeit obsession, among us, is now blue jeans. Of the highly imported are True Religion, Joe’s Jeans and Antik Denim. Intercepting a whopping $18 million worth of apparel, customs officials have made it clear that the counterfeit items are rising in numbers from year to year.
“The counterfeiting problem exists with Rolex watches and high-end jeans because people want the cachet without spending the money” says a property protection attorney from Chicago. People no longer want to stroll through central park with their knock-off rolex and peeling logo on a faux Prada purse. Jeans are carrying the weight of this side of the market. It truly is a substantial undertaking, and a surprising one at that.]

- http://fashionindie.com/page/3/

You guys have nothing on the Iranians and their counterfeit sim cards.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

fun accessories

Jacket by Paul Smith,
belt (worn around head) by Miu Miu, and
(the kick ass) necklace
by Yazbukey

Yazbukey is a super fun brand started out by two sisters. Their collection is the cutest! Definitely check them out:

Shirt by Phillip Lim,
T-shirt by Toga,
Dress by Lady Vinderella.
Belt by Miu Miu
Shoes by Salome Tkabladze, and
Tights by Falke

Dress by Lady Vinderella,
Shoes by Salome Tkabladze,
Socks by Falke, and
Necklace by n2 les Neriedes
source: http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-yyd.WRA2cqFKsl1bsoZICIDplDQcu7qr?tag=man

it's time to hug the internet!

We came across this website called THE CANADIAN DESIGN RESOURCE and thought you'd also like to be friends with it. Find it at http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/ and watch the relationship bloom. Canadian designers make our hearts melt.

Monday, September 8, 2008

craft of the week: september 8th, 2008

Hiiiiii! Craft of the Week is back! Cooool!
This is a top purchased a while ago. It was brought home, shortened, had chunks cut out of it and filled with lace then put on and was showed around town in true 100% linen style.

for the house wife in you...who me? yes you. couldn't be. then who?

This is a pound cake recipe that we're into. If you end up making it and then you find yourself offering a slice to someone, we suggest you punch them in the arm as you ask, "do you want to try some of my POUND cake?"...in the similar style of sighting a punch buggy. Violence plus cake...mmmm...delicious. Ps, this recipe is from this show we check out from time to time on the Food Network called SUGAR.

Cake Part
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
2 large eggs room temperature
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp fine salt
1/2 cup full-fat sour cream...(try substituting yogurt or cottage cheese for this part if you're not feeling the sour cream)

Topping Part
2 tbsp light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Cake Part
1) Preheat oven to 325 °F. Grease an 8 ½ by 4 ½ inch loaf pan and dust lightly with flour, tapping out excess.
2) Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and lemon zest and add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a separate bowl, sift flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add half of the flour to the butter mixture, blending gently to incorporate. Stir in sour cream, then blend in remaining flour. Scrape batter into prepared pan.

Topping Part
1) For topping, combine all ingredients to blend and sprinkle on top of cake. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, until a tester inserted of the canter of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before turning out to cool completely

waaaaay nicer than craigslist

There's a pretty cool website out there that lets you get your hands on the coolest of the cool in retro furniture. Below are a few examples of what you can find on this thing. Prices are ok, we guess considering we have zero experience in buying furniture...lets just say if we were ever lucky enough to guess furniture prices on Price is Right, we'd definitely loose big time.

The website we know you're itching to check out is: http://www.lushpad.com/

Friday, September 5, 2008

handsome boys...we mean furs. sorry, we spaced out.

We were pleasantly surprised when we caught the Handsome Furs open for !!! on Sunday night. Handsome furs is a duo: lead singer also plays for wolf parade and his bandmate's from some cool ass female planet of half shirts and plaid shorts. His voice was fun and familiar; her sound gave us more than we expected. Her beats were amazing and definitely helped to wake us up. All in all, great show opener. Their albums awesome. Pick it up for sure and then myspace them for fun.

Dearest Omid,

May all of your Christmas wishes come true.

finally, street furniture that's nice to look at.

Designer coffee, yes please. Designer bike racks, f yeah!


Thursday, September 4, 2008

gastown happenings

are drive-in's still fun without someone to cuddle with?

Now there's a brainteaser...pretty sure we're totally lost on this one. And just when all hope feels lost...Hello Urban Republic and their Vancouver Stars as Itself at the Gastown Drive In! It's running through the month of September. Boo Sadly, we missed the first showing last night due to a fancy pants dinner party; a total shame cuz we're big fans of Hard Core Logo...it screams AREZOU! No biggie, we'll be at the next ones. For full info and specifics on the shows, check out http://www.urbanrepublic.ca/drive.htm and also, make sure to read up on what Urban Republic is up to in this beautiful City. They're super new and super cool...kinda like Gossip Girl? Whatever, we've been a little out of the loop. get over it.

would you wear this? WE WOULD!!!

Designer: mercibeaucoup

geek it up

Story of our lives?

Half of What's Up Buttercup is smart geek, the other is geek geek. Together we make a very good looking team who appreciates geek graffiti. Be a tourist in your own city and see if you can spot some local geek graffiti!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

new (to you and i) music

1) This guy is ridiculous (in a good way)! His shows are crazy entertaining. His outfits, molestable. His giant computer set up was like nothing we've ever seen. All in all, Idle Tigers put on a petite, yet awesome show that we were lucky enough to check out in Toronto. Myspace him and fall in love: http://www.myspace.com/idletigers

2) The opener for Idle Tigers was equally beautiful to watch. They go by Olenka & the Autumn Lovers. Their folky sound and their polish/van/london, ontaio background made us happy. Their soothing voice and great instruments (base, cello, violin, guitar, maracas, xylophone, etc.) plus the amazing (kissable) company made the night absolutely spectacular. This band is a must to check out and listen to till the end of time. http://www.myspace.com/olenkalovers

green grass grows...

...now on your little pretty fingers.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

...hell YEAH!

Yes they are real and for a mere price of $1,147.95 they can be yours! Check out Glam Guns .

more Japanese genius...

AGURI SAGIMORI by Aguri Sagimori

YLANG YLANG by Runosuke Aoyagi


Friday, August 29, 2008

Aug Gong

We pretty much have a love-hate relationship with Astrology (see Full Moon? Bite me!) but the star slash planet lovers may have been pretty much on the ball when they claimed this month was going to be insanely busy for all. The two (almost three) eclipses in this month were supposed to stir things up in everyone’s lives. Now whether the effects were felt at home, at work, in your love life or a combo of all, that all depended on your astrological sign…

Whatever crazy changes you went through, we hope that everything works out.
See you in September. Thanks for reading the Blog!

Everlasting Sprout: Reason #38 to move to Japan

would you wear this? WE WOULD!!!

Designer: House of Holland

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Spreekt u Nederlands?

Laurien Mulder is an amazing euro artist to whom we were recently introduced. We were thrilled to find out that she has a website which showcases some of her work. We weren’t as thrilled when we found out the website is in Dutch. We still had a lot of fun looking at her work… as should you!

Hit it up -->


Located at the heart of Kits is the newest coolest dessert bar, Scoop!

We stumbled across Scoop on our lunch break. It screamed fresh and deliciousness and we couldn't help but to stop and splurge. The fact that this dessert bar actually served Frozen Yogurt made up of probiotic, non-fat yogurt with added fibre was just icing on the cake.

But don't worry! If non-fat is not a part of your vocabulary (seriously? and you live in Vancouver? ) you can top this model-figure friendly beast with heaps of sensational non-fat toppings. This place provides up to 20 fun and amazing toppings from fresh kiwis to Reese's pieces, so scoop it up!

Scoop is located half a block west of Zulu Records and Sejuiced. The exact address is 2050 West 4th Ave, Vancouver.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

let's obsess about...

mercibeaucoup. A new brand by Japanese designer Eri Utsugi.