from fellow fp girl whitney. she is the department store specialist for our wholesale division…
“my friend (dustin fenstermacher) just showed me his website and I’m in love with his pictures!! right now he is working on putting together a book of cat show pictures. i’m trying to tag along to a cat show with him because they look amazing!! i don’t know which one i’ll enjoy more, the fancy cats galore or the fantastic people watching.”
our friend jason ross created the cool, cool dog collar/leash featured on pg 34 of our august 09 catalog.
see more of what jason does at artemas quibble…
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.”