Wandering through Chinatown this weekend, I was on the hunt for some craft supplies. As I made my way down Walker Street, my eye was captured by this amazing window on the second floor of an industrial building. The sign read Barometer. I rang the bell and went on up to discover the sweetest little shop full of “attic” objects and handmade jewelry. I met Miss Anna Studebaker, who curates the collection of objects. The jewelry is made by her partner, Jenna Wainwright. The shop is a bit like an attic, a bit museum, and a bit girly studio apartment. Check out their website and pay them a visit next time you’re in NYC.
“Pizza Girl is Physical Phil’s colorful and energetic girlfriend. She attends Dufresne College and works as a pizza delivery girl. Fate and a whole lot of pizza brought her and Physical Phil together.”
That’s Pizza Girl’s bio on abc.com for the drama October Road. The zap2it TV Fashion blog did a feature all about Pizza Girl’s look and how it was inspired by Free People. Check it out…
Since we just featured a catalog in India, and it is a place of continual inspiration for Free People, I’d like to point out this blog. Flower Girl’s Rural India is a travel blog featuring one girl’s journey to-date with interesting facts/customs/traditions from Rural India. I think she has been traveling through India for about a year and this is her last month. It’s a great blog to explore and learn more about the art, people and customs of India. Enjoy!
Ever wished you could write yourself a letter in the future? You could remind yourself of a great moment you want to make sure you don’t forget. Or maybe of a lesson learned, a mistake you don’t want to repeat again. Or maybe it would just be amusing to see where you thought you would be in the future compared to where you actually are. On futureme.org you can write yourself a letter and post date it for any time in the future. You’ll be emailed that letter on the date you choose. Pretty amazing concept. Their philosophy is, emails are more accurate than memory. Check it out.
Free People has set up a MySpace! Be our friend, check out our photos, and connect with other fp girls (or guys, or bands, or photographers, or artists, you know).
check out the Free People MySpace here
Learning to Love You More is a project by artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher. I had heard of the project before, but never really knew what it was about until this weekend. Miranda and Harrell have created this list of assignments intended to guide people toward their own experiences. In the book version of the collections, they talked about how, as artists, your life is all about creating. These artists realized that it was precisely in the moments of letting those thoughts of creation go, that they truly had these meaningful experiences.
The other thing I like about this project, is that so many of the assignments relate to childhood. We wouldn’t need these kinds of assignments as children, because we thought of this kind of stuff all the time and were just free to do it. As adults I think we forget that we have that freedom. So here are a few of my favorite assignments. Check out the website and the book, and do some of the assignments on your own.
10. Make a flier of your day.
15. Hang a windchime on a tree in a parking lot.
27. Take a picture of the sun.
33. Braid someone’s hair.
39. Take a picture of your parents kissing.
I spotted these Valentine BigFoot pins on Tokyo Bunnie and had to share. You can buy them on etsy from PearsonMaron. Here’s some of the description from their shop…
Now Bigfoot can be sighted whenever you please.
Inspired by The Patterson/Gimlin Bigfoot sighting film from 1967.
Your monsters will come packaged ready for gift giving.
I love them.
Yesterday, a special exhibition opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called “blog.mode: addressing fashion” Here’s a bit about the exhibit…
As a living art form, fashion is open to multiple readings. A vibrant reflection of contemporary culture, fashion especially in its most avant-garde expressions affects us through its intense visual impact. blog.mode: addressing fashion is the first in a series of shows designed to promote critical and creative dialogues about fashion. The exhibition presents some forty costumes and accessories dating from the eighteenth century to the present all recent Metropolitan Museum acquisitions and invites visitors to share their reactions online or from a “blogbar” of computer terminals in the exhibition galleries.
check out the blog!
Over on the small object, there are some really great holiday craft ideas. Two of my favorites are made using recycled fabric scraps. If you do any sewing and are a pack rat, I know you have tons of little scraps you’re saving “just in case”. So here are two awesome ideas to use em up! Check out the stacking fabric trees and chain link garland…
I took the recommendation on love forever and checked out all over print. This blog covers color, design and inspiration of the textile design company. There are some really beautiful inspiring images. I wish some of the entries had more words so you knew what the works in progress and inspirations were related to, but I guess that’s part of the fun. Check it out!
Spotted on, true nature, this will do wonders…
It’s totally here. Our progressive times allow you to sport a patch on your body to maintain your hormone levels, curb your appetite(s), and cover your boo-boos. Now, thanks to Dunmire Labs, there’s no good reason you can’t have a slow, steady stream of creativity delivered into your system through the Mirecle33 Creativity Patch.
Try the Mirecle33 Creativity Patch today and see how much it ‘miraculously’ improves your creative output!
Check out the site to download your own Creativity Patch. The perfect holiday gift!