polaroids from courtney, one of our we the free designers…
she and her hubby visited the south – florida and south of the border, north carolina.
i love how graphic they are…
two artists, Lenka Clayton & Michael Crowe, had this idea to send a handwritten letter to every household in a small irish town, after sending over 450 letters, they hoped it would bring the community together, promoting curiosity and discussion. and i think the end result is quite beautiful! its interesting to see how such a small idea and object become such a large creation
if you’re a clothing/accessories designer with a love of all things raw and genuine and rad…and if you’re in l.a. this thursday, you should come out to our we the free store!! we’re looking for folks who would be interested in sharing their wares, and possibly adding them into our existing product assortment.
what a cool opportunity…hope to see you!
1520 cahuenga blvd. c/o space 1520
i got an email this weekend from one of our creative directors, merrie. she spends a lot of time in india, and shared this story with me about a little boy she befriended:
“this little boy’s name is anshu.
his family lives on the grounds of our friend kundan’s office and his father is the gardener.
kundan has developed a soft spot for him as he’s grown up because he is so ‘street smart’. he loves hanging with the big guys and doing what they do.
so, kundan decided to send him to a school that teaches english, which is the ticket to a better life in india. the school started only a few weeks ago, and we don’t know if the family will see the value of a good education over the years to come, but we are trying…hopefully it’s the start of something bigger.
i figured out no one had ever taught him his colors, so now everyday after ‘tutions’ he stops by our office and sorts my colors with me. (i work on my hindi, and he works on both hindi and english).”
we all love erin wasson…as you can see below.
but we’re really excited to be working with the man who shot these photos –
david mushegain – for our december 09 catalog.
this is chris butler, brother-in-law to our awesome graphic designer lizzy.
he describes himself/his art as “analytical, cheap, collage, fast, geometric, simple.”
I love the abstract look and feel of these stretched satin pieces by Cynthia Ona Innis.