Heather at the home office recommends checking out this Philly photographer this week before his show ends! Manuel Dominguez Jr.‘s photography is currently on display at Benna’s Cafe in South Philly. Heather also recommends trying the most delicious coffee and tea beverages she has ever tasted, especially the Open Fire made with soy milk.
Heather bought a print of the photo above! Her favorite part is that they are watching Rock of Love on the TV!
A comment on uwishunu (a Philly happenings blog) claims Manuel is the modern Norman Rockwell, so get there this week to check it out (show ends May 8).

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samantha lamb

I am definitely a big fan of Samantha Lamb’s photography, I know many of my fellow crafty bloggers are too. Sam is exhibiting her work in NY with an opening this weekend!
Samantha tells me that prints and coffee table books will be available, there are about 21 framed pieces, and she will be playing great music. Plus, this is a perfect opportunity to check out the In Good Company Workplaces, a space for women entrepreneurs.
If that isn’t enough to entice you, here are some of the photos…

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Chauncey P. Graham -Apr 22, 2008, 11:09PM
Stunning and simplistic. Ms. Lamb's photography is beautiful.
Lauren -Apr 22, 2008, 12:34PM
beautiful! Love the photo with the key. breathtaking...

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fp friend illustration

One of our myspace friends did this adorable illustration! Check out her page for more equally great drawings. Thanks criticdarling!
Want to be our friend?

marbled paper

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Courtney and Lizzy made some beautiful marbled papers for our “trend walls.” As the designers are developing a trend, they designate a wall in the hallway where they post all kinds of inspirational images, artwork, magazine tears, trims, etc. You’ll have to wait a few months to see what comes of the trend with the marbled colors… The painting sure looks like fun though!
Here are some of the supplies and tips:
Paper was from Pearl Paint
Big white tub was from Ikea
The marbling kit was from Pearl too.
Innovative Marbling Suminagashi Dye Ink Set:
6 colors, in 12 ml. tubes and it comes with instructions!!
The girls put a little baby oil (does not come in the set) in the water too, just to make it more interesting. Wherever the oil is, the paper will remain white.
Check out the comments from an expert marbler for some more tips…

Aline -Aug 28, 2008, 8:10AM
It's beautiful your work.!!!!!!!! How to? I'd like to now how to do it... by using cheap and recycled material x Aline
Wendy -Apr 26, 2008, 11:51AM
you should use marble paper idea for artwork in the next catalog!!

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FP President, Meg recently bought a puppy from a lovely young girl in Canada named Sherry. Sherry’s other passion happens to be Gypsy Vanner horses, and their story is pretty neat, so we thought we’d share. Sherry explained to Meg that Gypsy Vanner horses were used by the gypsy people to pull their caravans. They are one of the rarest horses in North America. There are only 2 breeders in all of Ontario but they are more popular in the states. Check out this youtube video Sherry made for some more info…

Louise -Nov 11, 2009, 1:51PM
ooo if you like !! gyspsy vanner
Amber GoinsFinley -Mar 14, 2009, 9:30PM
I have a wonderful Vanner, and I am always happy to see others loving them so much. I'd share photos any time you like, but mine has a real life not a "plush" life like most of these.

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house clothes

Spotted this on Bloesem! A collaboration of artists yoshikazu yamagata and mafuyu, they made knitted “home wear” for this piece called My Town in My Home. They first displayed at Arnhem Mode Biennale 2007 in the Netherlands. Check out the artists sites for lots of great pictures and some more info.

Alzena -Jan 24, 2011, 6:54PM
Thanks for the great info. Definatly plan to bookmark this article.
Debbie Schramer -Mar 29, 2008, 8:08PM
I love Free People and the wonderful, imaginative clothes and other magical creations you have!! So creative! I am an artist, too and would love for you to see my unusual art! I make fairy furniture, fairy castles, and other wonderful creations. My website and blog are: www.artmajeur.com/debbieschramer http://beautiful-art.blogspot.com I think you'll really like it. Hope to hear from you!! Debbie

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print liberation

I want to share these bags with you! Designed by some local Philly friends of Free People, the bags are all natural and hand printed at their studio. Reduce-Reuse-Recycle and spread the good news… Check out the Print Liberation website.

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Check out the flyer we designed to promote our Austin store at SXSW (or South by Southwest) music/film/interactive conference/festival.

Jennifer Perkins -Mar 30, 2008, 12:00PM
Oh poop wish I had known I would have claimed my free coin purse and stopped by!
Brittney -Mar 14, 2008, 2:51AM
Wow, my favorite band and favorite brand are there...why am I here??!

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sfgirlbybay got a case of Gocco Mania! I’ve heard the word “gocco” but honestly didn’t really know what the printing process entailed. She posted some great pics of the process. Check out her blog for the account of her illness.

recycled fp catalog

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On the back of our last catalog, we challenged you to recycle the paper in a creative way.
We received the most amazing note via email. One customer took our challenge and used the pages of our catalog to create this awesome jewelry. We are so impressed and surprised at how she re-purposed the book. Great job Ashley!!! You can buy these pieces and more at Ashley’s etsy store or befriend her on myspace!
Did anyone else see that challenge on the catalog? Anybody else do something creative?? Leave your email in a comment!

Sarah Svendsen -May 05, 2008, 10:03PM
This challenge inspired me to make a necklace organizer. I was so tired of untangling the mess. I made one from a fp catalog and a few more from some 30s reproduction fabric. They really work great!
Melissa -Mar 12, 2008, 10:56PM
Inspired by the message on your catalog, I decorated the very boring box holding my makeup with the Free People catalog, and some dried flowers :) Recycling is fun! check it out ---> http://www.flickr.com/photos/24631741@N03/2329593351/

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window art

I spotted these window films by Emma Jeffs on Oh Joy! They are beautiful! I love it on the French doors. They actually remind me of the window that caught my eye at barometer. Theirs is made out of some sort of lace, or a velvet burnout, but from afar it could look like these films.

Design for Mankind -Mar 05, 2008, 10:10PM
Wow-- these ARE beautiful! Thanks for the link!

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barometer

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Wandering through Chinatown this weekend, I was on the hunt for some craft supplies. As I made my way down Walker Street, my eye was captured by this amazing window on the second floor of an industrial building. The sign read Barometer. I rang the bell and went on up to discover the sweetest little shop full of “attic” objects and handmade jewelry. I met Miss Anna Studebaker, who curates the collection of objects. The jewelry is made by her partner, Jenna Wainwright. The shop is a bit like an attic, a bit museum, and a bit girly studio apartment. Check out their website and pay them a visit next time you’re in NYC.

Niccole -Mar 03, 2008, 9:36PM
thanks for the insight! I am headed to NY this weekend, hopefully I will be able to pay them a visit.
Anna -Mar 03, 2008, 2:25PM
Katie, it was so nice to meet you! Thanks for the shout-out.

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