Check out this work by 10 year old graffiti artist Solveig. I love it!

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That fresh tat is also by Solveig! Some guy had seen a lot of her work around and really liked it, so he requested a tattoo! I’m so impressed! There’s a little picture article about her on Telegraph UK, and it has a little bit more information about her in the blurbs. I couldn’t figure out where she’s from, though I’m sure it’s in there somewhere. Whatever, she’s awesome! Make sure to have a look at Solveig’s Flickr too, she has a ton of terrific pictures!

-Feb 26, 2009, 8:48PM
heyy just check out a bunch of her pictures and i read in there that shes from Brighton-- just if anyone was wondering :)
Francesca -Feb 26, 2009, 8:21AM
Def. an awesome post...I'm 21 and I'm not even close to having talent like that. Hats off to the little lady...GO HER!! Love the blog by the way..keep up the good work.

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What is your job here at FP?
Design Assistant – Coordinator for Knits and Beachwear
What is your current state of mind?
all over the place – lots to do
Who are your heroes?
Anyone who goes out of their way to make a difference or change in the world for the better.
If you could choose what to come back to life as, what would you be?
The most adorable puppy with an awesome owner OR a hippie. I was supposed to be a flower child but I came out high-strung!
What or who is your greatest love?
My bed (it is the most comfortable thing in the world I don’t know how I get up every day!) And my dog Ariel & cat Mister Mookie.
Name one thing necessary to your happiness.
Food! Especially Kugel.
And good friends.
What do you hate the most?
Popping gum, mean people, and bad drivers.
What would the name of your band be and what genre? What instrument do you play in this band?
I would be the lead singer because that would be awesome. It’s too bad I’m tone-deaf.
What color are you?
bright orange
What is your motto?
What you don’t know can’t hurt you and If it’s meant to be, it will be.

Lucy -Feb 25, 2009, 1:52PM
cool interview, and her hair is so pretty!

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Jenna works with colors amidst a huge mass of swatches and cloth.

Megan works on color, amidst the same huge mass of swatches…
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I just loved the way this pile of sheer material looked.
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Trim Town got reorganized! It looks so neat and tidy!
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Natasha shows off her awesome sequined unicorn shirt!
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Jasmine stitching a sample and giggling away!
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Dana is also very amused as she works on a sample! He he!

suzanne cabrera -Feb 18, 2009, 12:05PM
Soooo fun! Looks like an amazing place to work.
Fi -Feb 17, 2009, 5:44PM
Wow, that wall of trims looks far too tidy! You all, always look like you're having a great time. What I want to know is, who has to clean all those swatches back up again.

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What is your job here at FP?
Office Coordinator
What is your current state of mind?
energetic
Who are your heroes?
My mom ’cause we have so much fun together.
If you could choose what to come back to life as, what would you be?
Butterfly
What or who is your greatest love?
Food!
Name on thing necessary to your happiness.
Fun people w/ a good sense of humor.
What do you hate most?
Traffic and mean people.
What would the name of your band be and genre? What instrument do you play in this band?
Glitter, and pop. I would have to be the singer! :)
What color are you?
Pink
What is your motto?
Stay positive!

Megan -Feb 12, 2009, 11:17AM
I love Lindsay

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Do you recognize the little boy and his red balloon? When I was a little girl I had this book, Le Ballon Rouge, and I loved it so much! It’s the story of a little boy and his best friend, a red balloon. It has fabulous pictures, and the story is really cute and touching!
However, I did not realize it was also a movie! Not only is it a movie, (looks just like the book, must have been one shoot for both the book and movie) but you can see the movie on Google video! I doubt it will last, movies never stay up for free for long! So if you are interested, you should go check it out! You’ll enjoy it!
Via Oh Joy!

penny -Feb 10, 2009, 11:05PM
you should check out this poem that dearmeglow wrote about free people called "free is fun": i was feeling constrained and i wanted to be free i walked into this store, what was reflected was me the colors, the patterns, the materials i felt an instant of silence turned into a song that was belt a hanger was hanging draping velvet and lace the reflection of the mannequin was such a familiar face i glanced at the socks placed rings on my fingers made friends with the glasses dreamt i could be a singer headbands for dancing along strands of our hair each piece in this store, i would gladly wear as closing time approaches i feel sad to leave these people are my friends and they make me feel free
Jill -Feb 10, 2009, 10:42PM
how cool! i always knew it was a movie (saw it in french class long ago) but never knew of the book! thanks pruitt!

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The West Virginia University has created this awesome online library of vintage Valentines! There are three categories: cards, 3-D cards, and postcards. The postcards are some of my favorite. You can even send one of the vintage Valentines via email from the website.
I love the hot air balloon the best! Do you have a favorite??

g! -Feb 05, 2009, 2:23PM
i love vintage valentines! i have a tiny collection myself (mostly pop-ups)
Nike -Feb 05, 2009, 10:29AM
nice!

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a man and his duck


I really wanted to share this little video clip with you! It’ll really brighten your day! It’s just about the cutest thing ever! It’s a little story about a man who adopted a little pet duck and now the duck goes to work with him every day! It is just too much! Enjoy!
Via Jezebel.

caitlin -Feb 04, 2009, 3:13PM
Frank made my day!! Who couldn't love a truck riding duck?!
sara -Feb 03, 2009, 5:33PM
i love that duck! i wish he could come to work with me and chill at my desk.

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bensimon from france

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La Tennis Bensimon is the fashionable French girl’s answer to the Converse. And we have them at Free People in 3 colors: Grey, Marine, and White.
A little about the history of this classic sneaker:
At the end of the World War II, Serge and Yves Bensimon’s grand-father started a business in importing American second hand clothes to France. In 1980, his two grandchildren decide to follow this tradition. Traveling through the world, they bring back uniforms and work clothes that they customize with a personal touch. Inspired by the military pieces and the travel, they designed the line that was immediately adopted by the fashion community and 25 years later became a “must have” in French women’s wardrobes.
Check out the Bensimon Midtop on freepeople.com!

Lauren -Feb 03, 2009, 1:00PM
Love em. They look so comfy.

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Dazed Digital has a really good collection of videos from Fashion Week in Paris which is worth checking out! Above is a short video of Dior’s Spring 2009 show, filmed by Pierre Debusschere. The clothes are awesome, and the song is great too! Head on over to Dazed Digital to see video of other Fashion Week shows.

paper hats

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How beautiful are the paper hats from the Chanel Couture show? Designed by Katsuyo Kamo who also did the hair and other flower ornaments. I love how most of them are white and then the black ones look more interesting against all of the white.
I guess these hats are no good for the rain.
photos via style.com


I couldn’t resist posting this video of the Thames River in London in 1935! The film is an early color video; it used Gasparcolor, which is a very rare and old way of adding color to film. You can read a very detailed and admiring article about Gasparcolor here.
I find old color pictures and videos like this very intriguing, because one seldom gets a glimpse of the reality of life back then… it’s like a visual history lesson. If you are into stuff like this too, be sure to check out this old post about autochrome pictures.

For whatever reason, I was kind of surprised to see that Louis Vuitton has come out with this skateboard, which comes in its own little LV case. It’s cute though, right? I do like it, but at a price of $8,250, I don’t think I’ll be seeing one in person any time soon!
Via 5ones.

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