I am loving this densely layered folk-inpsired collage by Hilary Pecis. It makes me think of mountains and caves made from patchworked sweaters!
She currently has a show at Receiver Gallery in San Fransisco. The show is called The Paradigm Shift.
found via my love for you is a stampede of horses
I noticed this in one of the glass display cases at our company’s coffee shop. I have been thinking about it and ways for me to make one myself all day! Regular readers won’t be surprised, since they know my affinity for maps and map-inspired things! Still, I am so impressed! Someone put so much work into this – they even stitched in quite a few of the countries! So great…
This book looks so beautiful! Deanne Cheuk illustrated this book called Mushroom Virus Girls: A Guide to the Identification and Study of Our Commoner Fungi with Special Emphasis on the Edible Varieties. You can see some of the amazing illustrations on Deanne’s web site. The book is sold out on the site, but you can still buy it on Amazon.
The cover is supposedly the world’s first fully embroidered linen cloth cover. I would probably want to take the book apart and frame all the artwork!
Thanks to design for mankind for the link:)
Don’t forget about our FP Style Event, which is going on right now!
We’ve been collecting your pictures of you and your friends wearing Free People and putting them in a set on our Flickr account! We love seeing how you wear your Free People!
Below, check out just a few of the super cute pictures we’ve gotten so far! To see the whole set, go to our Flickr account!
And don’t forget to send us pictures of you in your Free People, with your name and hometown, to firstname.lastname@example.org!
To my delight, last night there appeared this little camper in our lobby! It was created by our display team to go along with our current outdoorsy-themed trends. The frame is made out of bamboo, and they enlisted the help of a local girl out of West Philly to create it! The binding for the joints of the frame is made from old bicycle tires! Other than the frame, everything else on or in the camper is made from paper or cardboard! It’s incredible, and totally adorable! It makes me want to climb right in…. :)
Today I indulged and did some browsing on theselby, where photographer Todd Selby shares intimate protraits of artists, designers, and such at home and work.
I LOVE seeing where these people spend their time and the objects they surround themselves with.
The photos above are some of my favorites. Links to more of the corresponding artists below:
Derrick R. Cruz of Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons
Leyla and Ben
The other day I was walking through our cafeteria building and I saw this gorgeous dress! It just appeared somehow – I did some snooping and found out it was created by our sister brand Anthropologie…. Stunning!
If you’re not familiar with American art star Jeff Koons, I’m sure the balloon animal at least rings a bell. Koons has been granted a solo show exhibiting in the gardins and interior of Versailles. Check out the New York Times for a slide show and notes on the exhibit.
(There’s also a beautiful photo of the exterior of the palace reflected in one of Koons’ metallic golden sculptures!)
We have some new wallpapers for you! Go to our set for wallpaper on Flickr, pick out which one you want and click “View all sizes”! From there you can download any size you want!
Since we’re in the midst of our Fashion Illustration Contest, I’ve had fashion art on the brain lately. The stunning illustrations above are by Bangkok-raised Graphic Designer Pomme Chan. All of her work is really interesting and gorgeous! If you’re looking for somewhere to web-surf, be sure and browse the work on her site – tons of goodies for the eyes!
Maybe the aesthetics of modern technology just isn’t your thing. Do you ever wish your computer looked a little more at home with the rest of your vintage and antique decor? Maybe a Victorian style all-in-one PC would look better. Or a how about a pretty brass LCD frame?
You have to check out the Steampunk Workshop, chronicling one man’s adventures of making the new look old, or the old look different. One of the first project he ever did was outfitting an old school bus, and there is also a tutorial for doing tin etchings on old Altoid boxes.
Migration / Part 01 / London / By Hellovon from Hellovon on Vimeo.
This video will show you the installation of a mural at the Truman Brewery in London called Migration. The incredible bird illustrations were done by London-based artist Hellovon. This month, the idea will “migrate” to a second exhibition space, the side of the Epeis Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Makes me want to fly…