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Wow. Can we talk about this for a minute? Not to get too deep, but what a moving piece of film. "All the Real Girls" was written by, David Gordon Green and the film’s star, Paul Schneider. It debuted at Sundance back in January of 2003, and featured a young Zooey Deschanel. We should also note, the soundtrack was performed by turn of the century post-rock favorite, Explosions in the Sky. As if it couldn't get any cooler.

Fun fact - The Lighthouse and the Whaler is named after the classic, Moby Dick.  Based in Cincinatti, OH, their big break came in the form of a Paste sampler CD back in 2009. Oh, how they have grown.

Ahh, we're famous! That's Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph admiring our StarBright case for iPhone4. The two star alongside Will Arnett in NBC's new hit comedy "Up All Night". Christina plays "Reagan Brinkley", a new mom, balancing career and family - who clearly is also quite fashionable as seen by her choice in phone protection. 

Megan Hubbell Actress and Food Blogger - Los Feliz, CA

Megan wears SlimShield in Pink "Because it looks like bubblegum. I wish it was scratch and sniff." 

Personal Style Sienna Miller meets "Clarissa Explains it All"

Last song played on her iPod "I Know" by Fionna Apple

Favorite food Everything Trader Joe's, seriously, read her Blog

We recently made the long awaited trip to the Father’s Office in Culver City, CA. Already big fans of their Santa Monica location (a very quaint, almost elbow to elbow dining room), we were curious how the brews would hold up in a much bigger space. Lo and behold, it was better than we had anticipated. With a beautiful lacquered bar showcasing an even bigger craft beer selection, they found a way to enhance the experience, without taking away from its original charm.  

Jonathon Kemnitzer of Kem Studio in Kansas City, MO, has brought the street to your seat with Skate Bench No. 1. You don’t have to be “Skate or Die” to appreciate the gritty sophistication of board meets design. It makes us want to start sleeping in a race car bed, install a basketball hoop in the living room, and dance on a giant keyboard a la Tom Hanks in “Big”.

This exquisite short film give you a glimpse into the mind of motorcycle engineer, Shinya Kimura. Directed by Henrik Hansen, you can almost smell the shop as Kimura creates his custom bikes. Combining the old with the new, using vintage parts and handmande originals, his work has come to be known as "rolling works of art".

There we are in "How I Met Your Mother" on CBS! Lead character "Lily Aldrin", played by Alyson Hannigan, has been a longtime fan of our FlowerVest. She has been seen rocking it in Turqoise/White, and now, in White/Pink. New season, new style. We couldn't be happier!

Personalize your iPhone 4S with a snazzy new case! Check out our selection in Shop.

After watching this video, it's clear Hey Rosetta! are deserving of that exclamation mark. The six piece band created the most ambitious and visually stimulating live performance videos we've seen in quite some time. Directed by Noah Pink, the video was shot all around their native St. John's, Newfoundland. "Bandages" can be heard on their new album, "Seeds".