Sexy Summer Hairstyle

Love Joanna Goddard's posting over at A Cup of Jo on how to create the perfect rope bun.

Tasty Cold Soups

For all you soup lover's out there, here are some cold soup recipes, courtesy of foodie Mark Bittman at the  NYT's.

Smoothies in a Muffin Pan

Ok, so this may not be a novel idea, but I'll admit, I've never seen this done before or had the brillance to think it up myself. I love making smoothies for breakfast, but it's super tedious even with washed and pre-cut veggies. The folks over at (which you should all check out if you haven't already)  have posted a great article with there own take on making smoothies in muffin tins from Muffin Tin Mania. Smoothies with out all the fuss. Check out the story here! I also discovered the Muffin Tin Man, Matt Kadey's, awesome cookbook, Muffin Tin Chef, for all things made in muffin tins.

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Starbucks Concept Shops

As much as I love interior design, I really love seeing the way different marketplaces are designed. That being said, Starbucks is branching out with more concept stores. Here are two beautiful examples. One is located in Amsterdam categorized as a "Coffee Lab" the other a tranquil wood-sculpted beauty located in Tokyo designed by the famous Kengo Kuma.

100 Cameras

I have been inspired lately by socially conscious businesses and those organizations that work strictly on the premise of providing 100% of funds directly back to the source. I stumbled across one such organization called 100cameras and I just had to share. The organization was started by four women in NYC. 100cameras empowers marginalized children to document their lives through photography and to create positive change in their own communities by giving them cameras. 100% of funds from the children's purchased prints is used to raise awareness and capital to meet physical needs and empower sustainable growth within their community. Take a minute and check it out!

Room of the Day - Island Cottage Inspiration

Check out this beautiful beach house living room by Tobi Tobin. It's cozy, clean and fresh...