Aren’t these pictures so pretty, and oozing with the Free People aesthetic? Free People girl Erica, of Santa Cruz California, went to gorgeous Wilder Ranch and took these shots of her two best friends! She was kind enough to send them our way, partly because everyone she knew commented on how “Free People-y” they looked! I agree, don’t you? I especially love the one with the horse in it! Awesome!
To see the rest of the shoot, have a look here on Erica’s site!
Thanks for sharing these with us Erica! They are so beautiful!
I was introduced to Oh Joy!. The tree shapes are cut from toilet paper rolls and then mounted on dowels on the wall creating the forest and shadows.
Browsing the artist’s site I found the Notice-Forest made with a McDonald’s Happy Meal bag. At first I wasn’t sure what I was looking at. I thought this was the inside of a room, and the McDonald’s graphics were projected with light or something. But the photo is actually take INSIDE the bag, and the tree has been cut out from the top of the bag and stood up inside. It’s amazing!
We are loving this new book by friend of Free People, Bilyana Dimitrova called To Each His Home. The book highlights eight really imaginative homes with beautiful photographs by Bilyana. Above are some sneak peak images of the book. You can see more on the website. Wouldn’t you love to live in one of these?
She has also set up a flickr group where you can share photos of your own creative home! Check out the info here.
How cute is her announcement with the handwritten note?
Free People is hosting a winter craft swap called The Art of Giving! It’s been a long time since our last swap, so I am super excited. Join us in handcrafting some amazing gifts for your fellow Free People friends and spread the winter cheer.
Here’s how it works: You fill out the simple form with your name, email, and mailing address. People outside the United States are welcome to join, but if you live in the U.S., you can indicate if you do not want to ship internationally. I will match you up with a partner and send you their email and shipping address.
You’ll have until New Years to make a gift and mail it to your partner. You can make anything you want. The wintery theme can be your inspiration. You can make something to keep warm, decorate your home, or simply make your partner smile.
Click here to join the swap. Sign up will end next Friday, November 21.
Check out some of our old flickr groups from previous swaps! Valentine 08, Dark Fairy, Travel, and Valentine 07.
I adore these illustrations from Katie Kirk‘s wonderful children’s book, Eli, No! They are done in such a cute style, and the book is just wonderful! See the rest of it here on Katie’s Flickr. The book is not yet published (I seriously can’t see why not) but you can bet whenever it gets published (I’m sure it will soon) I will be getting a copy!
These great pictures are from the first issue of Wassenaar, a new online photography magazine that I am enjoying very much! Definitely check it out if you like photography! These particular photos are by Alexander Binder, Andrés Marroquín Winkelmann, and Justin James Reed, from top to bottom. Check out Wassenaar if you want to see more!
I love this “graffiti” using moss, created by Anna Garforth and Elly Stevens. They call the project MOSSenger. I wish I could figure out how they got the moss to be on the wall in those letters like that! I can’t find any information on the project that elaborates on the process very much. Still, very cool! For more pictures and information, check out this post on Yatzer!
Design For Mankind shared a link for Peter Thuvander’s library bus, serving the streets of Sweden.
Peter designed the bus with Martin from the design collective Muungano and the graphics were done by Fredrik Forsberg at THEY GRAPHICS. The bus, of course, offers books as well as internet, computer games, a music listening station, and even a small cinema.
I wish this would roll down my street! I would definitely spend some time hanging out.
I love these photos by Matthew Carden with little people figurines depicted living and working among different foods. Carden is a commercial food photographer and married to a chef. I can’t explain the work much better than what’s on the site, so check out the description below.
“Carden sets out in his art work to make viewers more aware of what they eat and to simply think about food as an integral part of our world. His photographs juxtapose figures with seemingly colossal broccoli, macaroons, chicken wings and the like, and speak of abundance and the ultimate waste produced on a daily basis in our land of plenty. Despite looming issues, the blurry, dreamy quality of Carden’s work allows the viewer a whimsical space to enjoy the pure pleasures of food. Carden sets out in his art work to make viewers more aware of what they eat and to simply think about food as an integral part of our world. His photographs juxtapose figures with seemingly colossal broccoli, macaroons, chicken wings and the like, and speak of abundance and the ultimate waste produced on a daily basis in our land of plenty. Despite looming issues, the blurry, dreamy quality of Carden’s work allows the viewer a whimsical space to enjoy the pure pleasures of food.”
Don’t you just love the sun dried apricots?
found via Bloesem