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how cute are these shirts? they’re for sale over at print liberation, but more importantly they were designed by our very own lizzy janssen! she’s not only a talented artist but a total sweetheart and very funny…read on for an interview with lizzy and to see more of her amazing work!

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where do you draw inspiration for your work?
i get inspiration from nature and science. i like to draw things a little mysterious which seem to have been overtaken by nature and color. in my mind i’m always drawing miss havisham’s house from great expectations.

who are some of your personal favorite artists?
i like artwork that is really colorful and has a sense of humor. lucienne day, maxwell loren holyoke-hirsch, kime buzzelli, betsey walton, margaret killigan, martha rich,  esther pearl watson.

do you listen to music while you work? what do you listen to?
yes lots of music, a lot of times lyrics end up in drawings…
i like folk and blues, the carter family, woody guthrie, hank williams, leadbelly, howlin’ wolf, joan baez, bob dylan, neil young.

what are some of your hobbies?
i like to collect antiques and go to flea markets and auctions with my dad! and mostly reading, hanging out with my cats june and arlo, watching movies, and walking all over philly.

if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
high heels,  my cats standing on top of a record player with bob dylan’s “nashville skyline” …and eyeliner :)

how would you describe your personal style? which free people girl are you?
i’m a little bit country, and i’m a little bit rock and roll! i think i could be a mix of candy and lou – dresses and heels but not too girly.

what is something that most people don’t know about you?
i had a magical childhood living in penang, malaysia, where i was a puzzle box model.

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lots more great stuff at lizzyjanssen.com.

Rusty Stinson -Jan 29, 2011, 11:05AM
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Helene Gratzer -May 03, 2010, 2:48PM
I am sure, Johanna and Werner are proud of theyr granddaughter. Derar Elisabeth, I wish You all the success You were hoping for, when You became a feshion designer. I am an old friend of Johanna. I live in Vienna. I think we learned to know each other, when You were in Vienna. Kind regards and Love from Helene.

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good morning! add some sunshine to your desktop! head on over to our flickr page to download this sweet summery artwork for your computer or whatever you want to do with it!

bailey -Jun 18, 2010, 3:22PM
The Here Comes The Sun wallpaper says that the link is broken...

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i first heard about these adorable custom-made stools on decor8, and i fell in love! the contrast of the recycled distressed wood and brightly colored crochet definitely reminds me of something i’d see in my grandparent’s house.  the best part is, you get to pick your colors and creator ingrid jansen will custom make your stool – so it is unique, personal and special.  in going through her flickr stream i found myself saving photo after photo as the inspiration was endless…

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christi -Feb 11, 2012, 5:06PM
i absolutely love these!
nursing schools -Apr 16, 2010, 12:41AM
I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

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beautiful stuff.  based in brooklyn, the wild unknown is a line of handmade goods and artwork inspired by nature, in particular summers spent in the catskill mountains and on the shores of lake superior, as well as their favorite songs and musicians.

i’m such a sucker for feathers. and bob dylan. see more here.

fpcarrie -Apr 07, 2010, 4:39PM
i love this artist!!! our creative director got me a calendar in her travels a few years ago, and i treated myself to one of the prism pyramids that wild unknown makes - it is rad.
alison -Apr 07, 2010, 4:34PM
i'm a sucker for feathers and bob dylan...and free people!!! honestly, i love your blog so much - i check it everyday and there is always something i love! thank you!

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before woodstock became known worldwide for the most famous music festival of all time, it was a quiet town in rural new york that artisans, painters, musicians and freethinkers called home.  they lived off the land and made things by hand- even their homes.  they used local stone, wood and scavenged materials to create shelters that are as unique as they are impressive- ranging from the cave-like dens and teepees to cabins and stone structures.  these homes are documented in the book “woodstock handmade houses” and turning the pages is like stepping into one hidden world after another, imagining all the stories each sanctuary holds.  it is a constant source of inspiration that will never age.

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xbakekaincontri -May 08, 2015, 5:22AM
nice..
fp julia -Apr 07, 2010, 11:24AM
hi laura- yes i know, they did name it after the town of woodstock, ny though.

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i love the blue flowers on this one…so pretty and perfect for spring! click on the image to go to our flickr page and download the large size. enjoy!

pygmalion craft -Apr 07, 2011, 6:00AM
i am using right now for my desktop , thanks :)
SunMustShine -Apr 05, 2010, 5:47PM
Very cheerfull and fresh!

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warmer weather makes me long for a house with a room that’s partially…or mostly…outdoors.  sunlight streaming in, curtains blowing in the breeze, birds chirping.

…just a little inspiration from a uk company called toast. so beautiful.

time to give your computer a little dose of springtime cheer! click on the image to head on over to our flickr page and download the large size.

a couple of girls from our visual display team setting up for an event in building 543…pretty!

*update – the umbrellas are from a market in india :)

-Mar 14, 2010, 3:26PM
That's my sister's building! That means she should see it tomorrow! Lovely idea.
Lulu -Mar 12, 2010, 7:56PM
i love the way umbrellas look when they're hanging. just went to a store that had an umbrella just like one of those dangling gracefully from the ceiling and i thought it was gorgeous!

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last week’s poll was all about feather accessories and the winner, with 28% of the votes, were the lovely feather earrings – nice choice!

this week we have an awesome selection of patchwork items that i am loving…i think it’s really cool how a couple of these styles are one-of-a-kind – each with their own unique wash and patches of fabric collected by our designer in india. which do you like best?

the patched denim jacket:

the fp slouch patch boyfriend jean:
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the merrie patched vintage short:
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the fp military patch skinny slouch denim:
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or the patchwork rugged cutoffs:
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Self Storage Old Trafford -Oct 20, 2010, 3:26AM
Nice post, keep up the excellent work

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pretty lights

i love these creative uses of lights by interior designer jan eleni!

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i’m just a fan of string and rope lights in general- i like leaving them up all year round, because they add such a nice soft, warm light.  now i’m tempted to put a big cluster of them on my wall or ceiling…

…and it’s a beauty.  says our creative director: “we wanted to keep it simple on a set rather than on location because we wanted the clothes and the outfits to shine on their own.”

and shine they do- this book makes me so excited for spring flowers and warm sunshine. i could totally see myself wearing any one of these outfits at a concert or music festival!

i’m dying over that outfit on the far right in the middle – the flare jeans, ruffle top and headband – sooo cute. shop the march catalog here!

fp julia -Mar 15, 2010, 12:36PM
hi winter law - right here! http://www.freepeople.com/march-10-catalog-items/petticoat-halter/
Winter Law -Mar 15, 2010, 12:00PM
where do i find the middle far right left model's dress? i love it

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