america continues to inspire and enchant.
since i last wrote, my friends and i were in virginia. our next stop was asheville, nc. this is rebel, my backseat travel companion.

our blue ridge mt morning was unbelievable.

from there, we ended up in new orleans. thanks to aforementioned cat, we got a sweet pet-friendly hotel room just outside the french quarter.
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beautiful…
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my favorite street, in my fave converse.
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and then…we hit austin. and while we were at dinner, my friend spotted an aspiring designer – christie – who was wearing one of our knit tops. she loves fp, and i appreciate that she let me take her pic for the blog. :)
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be good! more later…

Jody -Oct 05, 2009, 9:28PM
Heh, your backseat companion looks scared. Or maybe that's just a wide eyed cat thing. I have two cats and I can't even get them to stay in the house, much less a back seat. Cool cat!
lauren @ lapetitefashionista -Oct 05, 2009, 11:56AM
I'm so jealous of your road trip adventures! i'm itching to plan one now :)

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monday quote

“the art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.”
– charles langbridge morgan

melisssssaaaaaaaaaaa -Oct 11, 2009, 11:03PM
i absolutely love this quote, i think i'm going to make a mural of it on my wall ;D

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saga lives in london and studies photography…amazing aesthetic. :)

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follow saga on her blog , too…

dana -Oct 02, 2009, 7:40PM
beautiful beautiful. such texture.
fprebecca -Oct 02, 2009, 3:18PM
i love that she used a mattress for the backdrop- that pic is awesome

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copy – desert

luren, who used to work for our store display team, is curating a show at copy gallery
it’s called desert. and it will probably leave you thirsty for more…
sorry, that sounds silly.
if you’re in philly, make it part of your first friday festivities. there, that’s better…
artists from philadelphia and los angeles are creating sculptures inspired by plants and structures of the desert using commonly found materials.

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copy gallery, 319 n 11th st. 3rd floor. 6-11pm.

roadtripping

hi all…
this is the first chance i’ve had to post some pix…as of tonight, i am in tuscaloosa, alabama. it has been absolutely incredible thus far; i am already planning my next road trip. but anyway…just a few images to share.
first, waiting for my ride on my porch. wearing some sweet converse that i think are going on sale in the october catalog…not an advertisement for ’em, but they look great with everything. :)

our first (and maybe only) toll booth operator…definitely has the most coiffed ‘do i’ve ever seen in one of those booths.

this is on the road in virginia…reminded me of maxfield parrish or something…
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we capped off our first night in harrisonburg, va…where they served some of the best bar food i ever ate – this is a gouda grilled cheese from the blue nile.
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more later…hope everyone’s happy. :)

tara -Oct 07, 2009, 12:11PM
I went to JMU and love Blue Nile! You should also check out the art and food at Clementines and Artful Dodger!!! Have fun on the rest of your road trip.
joy -Oct 02, 2009, 4:19PM
t-town represent!!

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ny art book fair!

go to p.s.1 contemporary art center in queens this weekend for the ny art book fair! free admission… :)

and if you’re free tonight, check out the preview! right after, deitch studios generously hosts a benefit for printed matter, featuring industrial punk-and-dub duo, I.U.D. (lizzi bougatsos of gang gang dance and sadie laska of growing). djs tim lokiec and gary murphy play vintage house. tickets begin at $20 and include limited artist editions by elmgreen & dragset, jutta koether, tom sachs, and mungo thomson.

corinne day

corinne day‘s photography is stunning…i’ve loved so many of her stories!

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aesa

this jewelry knocks my socks off…

and her images…c’mon.

brian andreas

brian andreas makes art from old barnwood and incorporates words about a specific moment or memory…

this is my favorite thing about his work, really, as mentioned on his site:
“we believe (fiercely) in the power of stories, not because they’re our stories, but because it is valuable & right to protect the precious connections between people.”

cash loans -Nov 10, 2010, 12:05PM
As a Rookie, I 'm continually checking on the internet for articles that can easily guide me. But do you know the reason why i just can't see all the pix on your web site?
Mariel -Sep 28, 2009, 8:57PM
I LOVE Storypeople. I have 4 of them framed in my room, my favorite one reads "she said she usually cried at least once each day, not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful and life was so short." How pretty in such few words!

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monday quote

kind words will unlock an iron door…
turkish proverb
be nice today. be nice every day…
photo by way of ffffound.

fpkate -Oct 01, 2009, 5:30PM
fpcarrie is nice every day :)
lindsey -Sep 28, 2009, 12:42PM
I love this mondayyyy quote! keep them coming ;)

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tgif

some of us out on the town…
enjoy the weekend! be safe.

in case any of you are interested (and i suspect one or 2 of you are, especially if you’re my mother), i am accompanying 2 friends on a drive cross-country next week. :)
not sure i’ll have as amazing a collection of travel photos as nike’s, but…i’ll try and share some of my sights/adventures with you via the blog…

maybe i’ll see some of you…asheville, new orleans, austin, etc. :) unfortunately, not in a cool bus such as below…

fpkate -Oct 01, 2009, 5:33PM
Oh my gosh, I actually just googled this video the other day. I play a wicked air flute to this song, it's one of my favorites.
fprebecca -Sep 25, 2009, 4:30PM
i LOVE this video....i can watch it again and again

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