martin’s school

some more touching stories from merrie, re: her travels in india…
“these are some pics we took last monday while visiting a school on ‘baas,’ a small village outside delhi.

the school was created 2 years ago in an area where the children have no access to a good education. its founder was the naval attache for the british high commission in india years ago, who ended up staying in india with his wife. together, they built an amazing home which they have opened as a guesthouse (bed and breakfast) for tourists.
it was fascinating to hear his stories of what he has been through with the indian government and the villagers while trying to help the children, but he perserveres, undaunted…amazing ‘chap.”
these pics are from the morning assembly they were having…all the children lined up singing songs and dancing with their music teacher (“mary had a little lamb,” etc.).
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when i popped my head in to take a peek, all the children stood up, unprompted by their teacher, and greeted me with “good morning madame”. very sweet.
martin offers internships to english-speaking students to expose the children to other accents, etc. when we were there, a young girl from britian was just finishing up her month spent with the children. it was very emotional for her to leave, as the children performed their songs for her farewell…”

Swati -Sep 08, 2009, 5:36AM
Keep up doing the good work. So Nice..!!
and.jewelry -Sep 03, 2009, 9:56AM
aw this is so sweet!

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todd selby

is my hero.

if you haven’t seen his blog, you must you must you must! he features pix, paintings and videos of interesting people and their creative spaces. so very inspirational.

StyleLikeU -Sep 03, 2009, 3:07PM
This is fantastic! I just launched a site at the end of March called http://stylelikeu.com it features a deeper look into the thoughts and closets of inspiring people with amazing personal style. I interview people casually while videoing them in their closet with all of their tips and ideas. It has become a network of exceptional and authentic people. It is also turning out to be a platform to support whatever each person featured is doing creatively in their lives. Be sure to check out our link! x, www.stylelikeu.com

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samesies

this is the most amazing, clever photo project. ever.
folks look for photos that look like photos they took and post ‘em together.

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it really is a small, awesome world…

i stumbled across isaac schell recently, and fell in love with his photos…

hope he shows again soon!

our friend kim forwarded this article from the new york times…about the scrappy, scruffy, no-holds-barred art scene in philadelphia.
like pifas place

and the fabric workshop and museum

go philly! go art!

fedor emilianenko -Dec 01, 2009, 3:08AM
Amazing as always :)
Delaney DeMott -Sep 01, 2009, 7:27PM
went to Tyler School of Art with these folks... way to represent the thriving artistic community in philly!

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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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doub sent a few pics from their catalog shoot in california…
we can’t share product shots quite yet, but here’s our hair/makeup folks – johnny and nate – with model michelle…

and our stylist lauren…with a suitcase that has seen many, many parts of the world. this, i found out, was to be its last trip. :( hence her expression…

and our production assistant kara…rad.
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bath mateus -Dec 29, 2009, 3:09AM
Very impressive posting. I enjoyed it. I think others will like it & find it useful for them. Good luck with your work. Bathmate
michele -Sep 01, 2009, 7:01PM
YO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! free people X cali road trip 4 evaaaaa.....

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yay friday!!!

Sildenafil -Aug 28, 2009, 5:46PM
yeah, nice. Flowers here fit very well, favorable background & it's amazing :)
Annie Sprinkles -Aug 28, 2009, 4:35PM
Wow! what a super cool bike, he must be awesome to ride around with so many flowers all over his bike!

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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…

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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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duct (tape) work

say hello to mark khaisman, a philadephia-based artist who hails from kiev, ukraine. his medium of choice is tape.

how he gets his inspiration: “i go mostly by motivation. i conceive an idea and live with it, and if in a while it still feels right to me, i work on it.”

this is one of the coolest and most clever things i’ve ever seen…
david horwitz took pictures of all the pictures in his grandma’s house and put them in a pdf for you to download as a keepsake for yourself.

Suki -Aug 27, 2009, 2:46AM
This is so awesome! Sx

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