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    tunesday: bob dylan

    Dec 15, 2009

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    this album came out a couple of months ago but i felt compelled to write about it now, since the timing is appropriate.   in a career spanning roughly 50 years (!!!) and 47 albums, bob dylan has finally recorded a christmas album, which comes as a surprise to some of his loyal fans.  first of (…) Read more »

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    inspiring ways to wrap a gift card

    Dec 15, 2009

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    a lot of people think that when it comes to giving gifts, gift cards are the easy way out.  but that’s not necessarily true…a lot of times if you don’t know exactly what to get someone, it really is the ideal gift…especially if you personalize the gift card by giving it a creative touch.  here (…) Read more »

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    color me happy

    Dec 15, 2009

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    if you’re anything like me, the winter months can be a bit depressing…but did you know that wearing bright colors can actually improve your mood? studies show that the brightness and purity of certain colors, and personal associations with them, can have specific effects on your mood.  shades of red and purple are said to (…) Read more »

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    facebook fans!

    Dec 15, 2009

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    the latest batch of photos from our fans on facebook! (…) Read more »

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    bringing toys & joy in portland…

    Dec 14, 2009

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    the free people portland store is participating in a toy drive and posted this cute pic on their facebook page :) (…) Read more »

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    the ice bear project

    Dec 14, 2009

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    on friday, december 11th, animal sculptor mark coreth unveiled a life-sized ice sculpture of a polar bear in london’s trafalgar square, following one that went up in copenhagen the week prior. the sculptures will melt from exposure to the environment and people touching them, until all that remains is a bronze skeleton. they are meant (…) Read more »

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    natural beauty

    Dec 14, 2009

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    i’ve probably mentioned this before but our graphic designers are awesome…i love this artwork! and since we’re in the holiday spirit, i’ve made it available on our flickr page for you to download! you can use it on your desktop, as a card, or whatever else you may want to do…just click on the image! (…) Read more »

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    love heals

    Dec 14, 2009

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    of all of the jewelry designers we have featured, this one is my personal favorite… the name love heals immediately brings to mind the notions of compassion, spirituality and family, which are the core elements behind this jewelry collection created by adriana goddard. the line is run in collaboration with her son gunnar and daughter (…) Read more »

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    monday quote

    Dec 14, 2009

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    “a bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” - maya angelou image: prismatic-effect (…) Read more »

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    how-to: paperwhite potting

    Dec 13, 2009

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    on friday another free people girl and i attended a ‘how-to’ session on potting paperwhites…it was really easy and they’re so pretty – it will be a great addition to brighten up my desk at work. they’re also a great decoration for your home. here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it yourself. first (…) Read more »

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    william eggleston

    Dec 12, 2009

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    william eggleston is a memphis-born photographer who is credited by many for establishing color photography as a legitimate artistic medium.  the majority of his photographs were taken during the 70s…i’m really drawn to the color and composition. “this is beginning to be my new favorite kind of light. it brings out a spectrum that appeals (…) Read more »

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