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…this dude’s home is in.sane.



i’m in love with that oriental carpet.






ohhh what i would give for a rooftop space like that…

gerald decock’s NYC home photographed by the selby.

fp julia -Jul 22, 2010, 2:26PM
!!! thanks for letting me know alyssa, i'm so excited!!!
Alyssa -Jul 22, 2010, 2:15PM
You can buy those rugs online. They're called Mad Mats and they're made of recycled plastic bottles or some such. Perfect for patios since you can hose them down. I have one just like in the picture with the blue couch.

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for today’s office space let’s go explore the second floor of our new building, where our designers sit!





looks like the trims have already taken over!















ask and you shall receive ;)

Amanda -Aug 05, 2010, 11:19PM
I love Kris Chau!
lunaparka -Jul 28, 2010, 9:24AM
Each stitch of fabric and small trinket has its own beauty but I see a beautiful work vibe. The way the large tables are loaded with idea starters invites multiple comrades to work together and build off each others ideas! Go team FP!

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i LOVE these.  i saw this image on design for mankind last week and i’ve been a little obsessed with the idea every since. i want to go find a bunch of sticks and paint them and display them around my apartment.  it looks easy enough to do, right??


-Aug 26, 2010, 6:10PM
just did it today :) looks really cute!
Kelsey -Jul 21, 2010, 6:00PM
This is amazing, the colors are so bright! I may have to try this one out myself.

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coming to work this morning was really exciting – we left work on friday having packed up all our stuff and said goodbye to building 15 – and we came in today to a brand new building.  i am still completely blown away – the people who designed and decorated this new space did an unbelievable job, and i am in awe that this is where i get to work.

read more to take a peek inside!

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Erin Hawkins -Jan 11, 2014, 7:58PM
That's your place of work! *Amazing* I want my home to look so serene and tranquil! Ahh. Breath of fresh air! Beautiful! Go FP! Xo, Erin
rodelma lopez -Sep 24, 2013, 1:57PM
im in awe just looking at the creativity, who wont be inspired going to work if you have these environment so inviting and invigorating...

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i saw this on black eiffel and i am completely in awe.  a company called front created this “three dimensional wallpaper” at the swedish venue tensta konsthall using silk and plastic flowers.  i want to do this in my apartment so badly! it’s so colorful and i’ve never seen anything like it.

i think it looks really cool how they’re just taped right onto the wall.

another really neat idea- hanging flowers in bottles!



i think this would look really amazing using different sized and shaped vintage bottles and dried flowers, like these:


our producer took the above photo at dunton hot springs in colorado, when they were shooting our july catalog.  they also had bottles hanging on the walls of this cabin, which i thought was really cool too although i’m not sure how they’re attached to the wall…


Tiffany -Jul 23, 2010, 6:50PM
You could probably hang bottles on the wall by taking some kind of thick wire and tying it around the neck of the bottle, then use one of those U shaped nails to attach it to the wall.. or something like that...
Pixie in Pumps -Jul 19, 2010, 2:38PM
I love this! That "wallpaper" is amazing!

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i wanted to share some photos of a really fun project two of our interns were working on today! walker, or visual display intern, and mallie, our creative team intern, were asked to transform a part of our office to make it look like a free people store!

here is the space earlier this morning:

and now, at the end of the day, this is what it looks like:






it looks great – i can’t believe they did all that in one day! nice work ladies!!

livyy -Jul 15, 2010, 12:55PM
where do you get those pillows they are SO beautiful?! I NEED them!!
FraniiFre$ha -Jul 12, 2010, 11:12PM
I waaant a closet likee daaaat! come to my house please ^^

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quilted inspiration

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our current creative theme “quilted memories” has had me thinking about my quilt that i started making last year.  i’m ashamed to admit it has been sitting in a box full of fabric for months now waiting for me to return to it, but during sunny spring and summer months i find it hard to spend any time inside working on it.  however, these images are definitely inspiring me to get back to work…








all of these blow me away. i definitely don’t have the artistic ability to make anything as amazing as these, but they’re giving me some great ideas… have any of you ever tried making a quilt?

click on images for sources.

Chloe C -Jul 11, 2010, 11:11PM grrr. link didn't paste the first time. sorry!
Chloe C -Jul 11, 2010, 11:08PM
here's another, because (viva Espana!) South Africa is about to go off the world stage -

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this new series of posts on the blog will explore the world of our interns, brought to you by our concept intern anastasiya!

Here in the office we have a fresh group of interns who, like me, are coming down from the initial flutter of beginning work in Free People. They are settled into their different departments, busy honing projects and assimilating into the working culture. To give you a more thorough glimpse into the experience that is being a Free People intern, I will introduce a talented new intern every week and have them show and tell you a little bit of what they are working on.

Let’s now take a peek into the dazzling world of the Visual Display Department – meet Walker, the Visual Summer Intern!

What led you to intern for Free People?
I have always had a love affair with Free People clothing and when a family friend that works here saw my portfolio, she thought I would be a good fit for the visual display team. In February, I came to Philadelphia for the first time to interview and got the job!


What has been your favorite part of the experience so far?
It is hard to pick a favorite part because this whole experience has been so wonderful, but I would have to say it would be making the bike wheels and bike horns for the 5th avenue store in New York. I had a lot of freedom to play around with a wide variety of materials and color palettes and got to add my own spin on the summer display. It is also pretty awesome to see something I made in a Free People store!

bike wheels 3

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What do you think is the most useful piece of knowledge that you have acquired in your time here?
I have learned so much about how visual display works but the most useful piece of knowledge is that people like to see variety. For example, if someone asks you to dye a piece of fabric green, dye ten pieces of fabric all different shades of green so they will have a large assortment to choose from.

Holiday Protos

What are you currently working on?
I just finished working with the visual display team on the Holiday 2010 prototypes which look splendid! There are so many fun elements that will transform the store into a winter wonderland.

Any words of advice to future interns?
Just be very positive and willing to work hard. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions because that it how you are going to get the most out of this experience. Oh, and have fun!
The fruit of Walker’s labor?

5th Avenue Store Display

The bicycle wheels suspended from the ceiling of the 5th Avenue store in New York were so pretty!

Jamie Morgan -Jul 07, 2010, 12:50PM
Aw Walker, you are so uber awesome. We should have an arts & crafts day when you get back to RVA !

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to go along with our july catalog, the new creative concept for our website is called “quilted memories.” here’s a look at the artwork that inspired our graphic designers, and the words fp jemma wrote to describe the free people girl who embodies this trend…



now go explore our website, it looks lovely :)

brynn -Jul 21, 2010, 2:17AM
this look is my favorite from free people. i really want to braid my pony's hair like that!
em -Jul 09, 2010, 12:37AM
Didn't notice the Snape quote until Kate pointed it out...that's totally awesome!

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love this. making it happen.


Lauren Pearl Liddy -Jan 22, 2013, 1:07AM
Can I pay you to give me a tutorial on how to do this?
lunaparka -Jul 28, 2010, 9:51AM
This looks so hand done and one of a kind. Love to love this!

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camila do rosario

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this artwork by camila do rosario is simply stunning. i have no words.

Breanna -Jul 14, 2010, 7:26PM
My jaw dropped at the first image and stayed there through the rest. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeouuuuss
Amanda -Jun 26, 2010, 3:43PM
Her artwork is so amazing. I have a question, what educational requirements are there for this job?

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spotted in milan – amazing!

-Jun 25, 2010, 6:27AM
fp julia -Jun 24, 2010, 11:58AM
i want an old VW van to decorate too!!!!!

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