matriochka dishcloth

Somebody commented on kate’s desk entry about their common love for matriochka dolls. So I thought I’d share these hand made screen printed dishcloths with a matriochka motif. I spotted them in April’s issue of Dwell and you can check them out on This site has a lot of really clean modern designs, but they occasionally break it up with something cute and whimsical like these towels. I personally fell in love with the one below featuring cutlery and cars.

fpgirl -Jun 27, 2007, 12:41AM
yay for ed commenting!
ed -Jun 26, 2007, 6:23PM
Really Nice Patterns

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Is anyone down with IQONS* yet?? For those of you that haven’t heard the buzz, it’s a social networking site developed spefically to help connect those in the fashion industry. Whether you’re a stylist, photographer, designer, whatever. Check out the about page. I think the idea is really great, connecting serious designers and those just starting out, inspiring further relationships between art and fashion, and hosting competitions to get your name out there. And I guess it’s still in it’s soft launch phase, so it’s hard to tell how effective it is for all you creators out there. But I’m loving the idea. So, should we all get to it and sign up for IQONS???

margaret -Jan 29, 2008, 5:01PM
For professionals who are actually in the industry, you should check out Its unique because the site is filled with high quality contacts, all eager to make valuable business connections. Anyone in the industry should check it out- just launched in January 2008!
Sarah e. Smith -Mar 23, 2007, 9:54AM
Thanks for posting a link to that awesome site...i had not heard about it before you posted..thansk for the info :) Cheers and HAPPY SPRING!!! ~S

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fifi lapin

(Fifi wear Marc Jacobs)
“Hi, I’m Fifi. Fifi Lapin. I was born one of 257 brothers and sisters but sadly there was an outbreak of myxamatosis when I was one year old and I was the only one that survived. My parents are therefore incredibly protective of me and spoil me rotten. I’m an haress to my fathers fortune which he made playing fast and loose with carrot and lettuce shares on the international stock market. There are a lot of rabbits out there so I guess he just struck gold (or orange you might say). Some people think I’m just a socialite but I think there is more to me than just an extremely stylish clotheshorse! ”

(Fifi wears Anna Sui)
Check out Fifi’s blog. I am in love.
(Fifi wears Chanel)
I think Fifi should wear Free People! Buy an original Fifi at her etsy shop
Found via love made visible

nikol -Apr 11, 2008, 12:39AM
-Mar 19, 2007, 12:56PM
this bunny is seriously the cutest

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you make stuff?

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I know most of you are crafty, some of you even run your own businesses or sell your wares on etsy. In any case, I thought I’d pass along the info about Fred Flare’s Next Big Thing contest. They’re looking for artists, crafters and designers to submit products to be sold on Fred Flare. Get lots of exposure, new wholesale opportunities, and maybe a $1000 too! check it out

Yena -Mar 06, 2007, 1:40AM
Thanks for posting this!! I'm definitely going to enter and I'm excited! :-) I love this blog.
mariko -Mar 01, 2007, 9:47AM
Hey FP! This is Mariko from Thanks a bunch for posting about our NEXT BIG THING! We are super excited about it! FF hearts FP!

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passion for pom poms

Apparently, there are people obsessed with making pom poms. And apparently, they are actually referred to as “pon pons”. And apparently, there is a blog about it! And if you share this obsession, maybe you should join in on a ponathon…

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wide leg shout out

Our favorite non gossip celebrity blog whowhatweardaily recommends our wide leg jeans! What they didn’t mention is that they are made by Goldsign, designed by Adriano Goldschmied, formerly of AG fame as well as for work with Diesel and Replay. Goldsign is famous for his fit as well as his hand wash and hand stitching techniques. Like a lot of Free People products, all that hand touch means each piece is a little different. Check em out…

Grace -Feb 13, 2007, 7:36PM
Love the post on the wide legged pants! Just on a side note... If you're looking for handbags to go with the wide-legged pants, I'd suggest I've made a few purchases there. They've become my good friends and they are really friendly people. The good thing about it is the price. The site is small and the price is super reasonable. I think you guys will love it. :-)
Damselfly -Feb 09, 2007, 2:57PM
Thank God for wide-legged pants!

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Clicked onto etsy today and saw this collection of map inspired items. The collection was handpicked by theseawithin. I especially love the origami butterfly. The collection reminded me of our travel theme for the store display and our embellished maps.

danie -Mar 15, 2007, 5:48PM
i love the map in the FP store display!!!
-Feb 06, 2007, 12:32PM
so pretty. old maps feel like they tell such a story.

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trouble with futurism

Cathy Horyn, fashion writer for the New York Times, started her own blog about a week ago. She did this really great post on Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, documenting an issue he had with this super futuristic polyester fabric. They made a digital flipbook of his sketches and the construction steps he took in creating a dress from the trouble fabric. It’s really interesting to see the problem solving involved. I also really love seeing his sketches and the process of developing an abstract idea. Hopefully sometime soon, I can get some similar information to share from our FP designers!
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Neil Cowley -Feb 13, 2007, 3:17PM
Umm, the process reveals so much of the character doesn't it - just like a blog.

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swap inspiration

I was checking out some blogs written by participants in our Valentine Swap when I came across this amazingly creative idea. Amy from inspire co. has made this “eye candy” heart shaped box filled with buttons, trims, charms and embellishments. You can buy one on her site or get inspired and fill your own heart shaped box!

cruststation -Jan 25, 2007, 8:01AM
Congrats on being featured Amy, your stuff is always so unique, creative and fun.
-Jan 23, 2007, 12:31AM
YAY! Go Amy!

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fake cake

Has anyone else noticed fake cakes around? Fred Flare is selling fake cakes hand made by Amy Sedaris as part of their Valentine’s selection. And ReadyMade magazine featured Amy’s instructions for a DIY fake cake in their love issue.

And then I saw this other cake on poppy. A felt cake that comes in a kit with all the embellishments you can arrange as you like. (Actually sold as a toy, but really pretty. Buy it here)
Amy Sedaris suggests making fake cakes and leaving them on your window sill to lure in friends from the street or as Valentine’s gifts. I think they’d be a cool centerpiece to leave on the kitchen table. Anyway, that got me thinking a little more outside the box about what I could make for the Free People Valentine’s Swap. Only one more day to sign up! Scroll down and send me your info!!!!!

Jamie -Feb 03, 2007, 1:15PM
I have a couple of fake cakes that are fabulous, check out pics of my dining room on my friends blog:
naughty secretary club -Jan 23, 2007, 9:17PM
Yeah for fake cakes, I think their pretty rad. I have to say in TV land we use fake cakes a lot. They look yummy, but really it is carved styrofoam most of the time.

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A reader commented and pointed us to the strange similarity between Food & Wine’s latest issue and a photo we posted about the Free People lunch club. It’s really kind of bizarre. I can’t believe she made the connection! Check out her blog.

KATHRYN -May 17, 2012, 1:39PM
Purge yourself of negativity through positive mediums, as opposed to posting anonymous, rude remarks on cool blogs.
fpgirl -Jan 26, 2007, 10:21AM
Just to clear this up... I was in no way suggesting the mag copied our silly Lunch Club photo. It's just a "strange similarity". It was funny.

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philly design

Spotted this on design sponge and had to post in the spirit of Philly pride. These take out cups were designed by Gina Triplett for Last Drop coffeehouse on 13th and Pine. Definitely the best coffee cups I’ve seen around…

Scott -Jul 20, 2008, 7:45PM
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