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denim diy FYI

anthropologie’s kayte terry held a denim applique diy session at work today, part of an ongoing workshop/lecture series here in the navy yard…

kayte showed some crafty urbn employees how to make a denim applique…as explained in her book, “complete embellishing techniques and projects.”

she is awesome! check out her new book due out in late october…”applique your way.”

sara -Aug 31, 2009, 11:05PM
ah! that looked like so much fun! i would love to see the results.

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thank you to everyone who visited us in cahuenga last week for the we the free designer search!
our managing director ana and gmm sheila had a lot to look at and choose from…

here’s just a sampling of our visitors…

we’re coming to our brooklyn-based wtf on september 24th! get your wares ready…

tina -Sep 25, 2009, 3:43PM
when are you coming to Seattle???
Carla -Aug 30, 2009, 1:39PM
Thank you Hollywood designers for coming out on a hot day and wanting to be a part of amazing we the free!!! we love our neighborhood xxoo Carla SM

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heat-sealin’ shahin

our creative director doub sent us this pic last night…she’s in l.a. with our image team working on the next catalog, but met up with one of our vendors during her travels. she snapped him doing some metallic heat-sealing…

want to know more about heat-sealing? we just might have a little how-to for you in the next week or so… :)

Rheza Ollero -Aug 31, 2009, 3:03PM
Rock on Shahin!!!!!!

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zucchini bread

our president meg shared some of her famous zucchini bread with the folks here at the home office and left copies of the recipe for all of us, too.
this one was made with zucchinis from her husband’s garden. look at those things…


make one at home for your friends and fam!
don’t worry…it’s transcribed for you below. :)
zucchini (nut bread)
blend together:
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
mix in: 1/2 cup vegetable oil
mix together all dry ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
mix all wet and dry ingredients together.
place in greased loaf pan.
bake in 325-degree oven for 55-60 min.
cool in pan 10 min. remove from pan, cool thoroughly.
wrap in foil.
note: tastes better after sitting a day. may be frozen for later consumption.
enjoy, everyone!

Dental Escondido -Sep 25, 2009, 3:34AM
Nice post! I haven't thought that Zucchini can be use as a baking stuff. that's indeed a nutritious food! i should give it a try. thanks for sharing this.
Courtney -Aug 26, 2009, 3:40PM
Can't wait to try this. I'm not much of a foodie, but I'd like to be...

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come down…get dressed up!
new york and boston – you’re next…

Ayana -Aug 28, 2009, 9:39PM
you need to bring a free people store to hawaii!!! pleeease!
SR -Aug 26, 2009, 2:13PM
We need you here in Canada too! But that probably ain't gonna you could record and post your styling tips on this blog???

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artemas quibble

our friend jason ross created the cool, cool dog collar/leash featured on pg 34 of our august 09 catalog.

see more of what jason does at artemas quibble

-Sep 02, 2009, 4:46PM
cool! love the choker!

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lauren manoogian‘s necklaces are wonderful.
so are these photos.

wow wow wow.
photos by our own zoe jet ellis. :)

punky -Aug 19, 2009, 11:07PM
Those are adorable...must have.

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katie from our accessories buying team found this little blurb in instyle uk…
maybe you’ll want to take pix of your blingbags and send them to us?
hint hint…

Danielle Jacobs -Oct 21, 2009, 1:51PM
I LOVE this idea! I am sharing with my readers right now!:) Thanks! Danielle
sara -Aug 17, 2009, 5:54PM
i love this project! will definitely send in the fruits of my labor.

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cassette tape ipod case

How cool is this idea?! I want one! They’re cassette tapes altered to be covers for your ipod… I love it!
Via Unplugged.

Design Squish -Aug 11, 2009, 10:04AM
Ha-ha! This is an awesome idea!

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You may remember when we profiled the lovely Rubyellen of the blog Cakies – well she is the creator of this awesome giant dollhouse pillow! She made it for her daughter’s second birthday. The front has huge pockets for dolls to hang out in, and as you can see, the back has many fun details! I love the little chandelier and all the little curtains! Plus, it’s huge! When I first saw the top pictures I figured it was a normal pillow size, but when I saw her daughter tucked into it I knew it was awesomely big! I think this is such a cool idea – I want my own dollhouse pillow now!
Be sure to check out Rubyellen’s blog– she is very crafty and comes up with cute projects like this all the time!

sam sam bubble man

This man and his bubbles are making me happy! He is Samsam Bubbleman, and he first fell in love with bubbles in 1989. He has created his own special and especially good bubble-making mixture, (a secret!) which has helped him to set two different records – one record for fitting 50 people into one of his bubbles a couple of years ago, and one record for fitting 66 bubbles within a bubble! Currently he is waiting for his newest record to be confirmed, the biggest bubble ever, which was 20ft by 5ft by 5ft at its biggest. Bubbles are so odd and wonderful – and how nice to be able to make a living making them if you love them!
Via DailyMail & NotCot.

BoxxaRoxx -Aug 11, 2009, 7:06PM
These few versus will pull thy head outta-the-sand. If not, God blessa youse -Fr. Sarducci, SNL

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Did you guys have any idea that you can make your own sidewalk chalk? I sure didn’t! Mad Maggie Designs has some instructions right here. It seems pretty easy to do!

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