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i posted one of tessar lo’s paintings a while back…but i keep coming back to his work so i wanted to post some more.  i love the elephants that are in a lot of his work!




view more of his work here.

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when i posted the photos yesterday of our chicago visual mit’s puppy wearing an fp scarf, a reader wrote in “ohhh polaroids. when will they be back?” funny you should ask…i just heard earlier this week that the impossible project (which has been working tirelessly to bring back production of polaroid film) has encountered some problems that are delaying the project’s timetable.  they were planning on holding a press conference this past monday to announce what the future holds for polaroid film, but that event has been postponed until march.  i will keep you all posted!

in the meantime, check out the impossible shop where you can still find rare analog polaroid products.

the above images are from the flickr group “save polaroid”, which consists of thousands of self-portraits sent in by polaroid film lovers in an attempt to save the special film.

alyssa -Feb 25, 2010, 5:06PM
i'm the employee who sent in those polaroids, i actually used the new fujifilm camera that can be purchased at urban outfitters, the polaroid film is about the size of a credit card and the film can also be purchased at urban! its totally available! as far as the old polaroid film goes, i miss it, but this keeps me happy in the meantime. :)
Arlie -Feb 25, 2010, 3:55PM
found this a few days ago.... not a huge fan of Gaga but Polaroid has a very smart marketing team :)

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you may recognize these images from our first episode of home sweet home that was on the blog a little while back.  i came back to them recently and wanted to draw out a great decorating tip that might inspire your own efforts at home!



in case you didn’t see it, another fp girl and I went to the home of our director of design and image and took a little tour of her home. one thing that really stood out to me about how her house was decorated was the use of pink tape all over!  it is such a cute idea and definitely adds that free people touch to a wall of photos that might otherwise look a little bit plain.

i love how it looks against that blue paint!

if any of you have fun, free people inspired decorating ideas, please do share :)

lisa -Feb 26, 2010, 9:35AM
that is such a cute idea! I love hangin pictures and doing cute stuff too.I'm moving so maybe i will try that also.Because i was using double sided tape such a cuter idea to use colored tape.Thanks
-Feb 25, 2010, 5:29PM
that's a really great idea. i have a big screaming bare wall that i have been trying to figure out what to do. love the pink, but love the scarf idea too! it will really add some color!

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i found this photography project the other day and it reminds me a lot of the WAFA mail art postcards i posted this morning so i thought it would make a cool DIY project for today! this is something that i definitely want to try- all you need is a camera and a friend!

every week, photographers ian land and caroline hancox each take a photograph and email it to each other.  they then create a diptych of the photos and display them on a website, taking turns deciding which photo goes on the left and which one goes on the right. to make things more interesting they live 114 miles apart, have never met and do not know what the other one has taken during the week.



week 3

isn’t it weird how even though they aren’t planned, the photos end up looking really good side by side? or do i just think that because that’s the only way i’m seeing them?

regardless, it is such a fun project and a great way for them to collaborate and inspire each other through their work.  check out the website here.

this would be such a fun thing to do with a friend- especially one that lives far away! if any of you try it send me your photos :)


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postcard collages by wafa, an international artist collective that focuses on collaborative projects.  one artist creates something and mails it to another artist to finish, adding an element of surprise and randomness that i think is really interesting.

check out more of their stuff here…it’s pretty sweet.

oh and wafa stands for we are f—ing awesome :)

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how cute are these pics? they were sent to me by the visual mit at our chicago store, who says:

i went home recently and dressed my little yorkie-poo in a free people scarf, and he ran around in it for hours it was so comfy to him!

i love it! thanks for sharing :)

freeargentinian -Feb 24, 2010, 10:02AM
ohhh Polaroids. when will they be back? you should update on that!
Wrecked Stellar -Feb 24, 2010, 7:59AM
Too cute! I'd be running around too trying to show off my pretty, cozy scarf!

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Shelley -Feb 24, 2010, 12:11PM
I love that first shot, magical!
Lindsay -Feb 24, 2010, 11:56AM
The photo of the window sill reminds me of a shot I love from "The Virgin Suicides" which I was just re-watching (not my blog)

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the we the free scoop neck tunic is a HUGE hit with fp girls here at the office! we caught seven girls wearing it today! it is super soft and comfy- i’ve been eying it up for a while now, i just can’t decide which color i like best :)

check it out here.

ANGELIQUE -Feb 25, 2010, 3:40AM
I love this picture! All of you look so beautiful!!! Lacey, Free People Carlsbad has the Red in stock! Give us a call at 760.753.7828. We would love to help you!
sarahisabel -Feb 24, 2010, 9:38PM
you girls are too cute!

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i was looking at some of our stores’ facebook pages the other day and saw that our clarendon store had posted a bunch of really cute pics of themselves trying on some of their favorite new looks from fp! check ‘em out:






i love it, you guys look great!!

sarah -Mar 01, 2010, 5:14PM
oooh love the white lace top. is it in stock anywhere???
-Feb 25, 2010, 2:35PM
That's awesome! I do aggree that the employees always look put together very well and soooo cute! ;-) Very inspiring and helpful when shopping! xxoo

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a final batch of photos our team took while they were in california shooting our february book. 

stay tuned for a new catalog coming in march! can you believe it’s already the last week of february? spring is getting close…hooray!

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“there is pleasure in the pathless woods;
there is rapture on the lonely shore;
there is society, where none intrudes,
by the deep sea, and music in its roar:
i love not man the less, but nature more”

– lord byron


isabellawhitney -Feb 22, 2010, 7:28PM
what a lovely quote and picture!
fp julia -Feb 22, 2010, 3:37PM
hi anonymous, thanks for letting me know!! i'll have to check it out :)

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…blows my mind.






“movement, change, light, growth and decay are the lifeblood of nature, the energies that i try to tap through my work. i need the shock of touch, the resistance of place, materials and weather, the earth as my source. nature is in a state of change and that change is the key to understanding. i want my art to be sensitive and alert to changes in material, season and weather. each work grows, stays, decays. process and decay are implicit. transience in my work reflects what I find in nature.” – andy goldsworthy

see more of his work here.

chantel -Feb 22, 2010, 5:49PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE ANDY GOLDSWORTHY!!! ♥ I recently blogged about him! way to go! HES AMAZING
fp julia -Feb 22, 2010, 3:30PM
thanks for the heads up on the documentary, i haven't seen it but i'm going to have to now!!

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