Post image for Altered Landscapes by John Pfahl

I posted about John Pfahl’s Metamorphoses de la Terre a little while back… but I think I love his Altered Landscapes even more.

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stargirl -Sep 24, 2011, 7:09PM
Wow. His work is beautiful.
Kate -Sep 24, 2011, 4:07PM
These pictures are beautiful! www.sweet-louise.blogspot.com

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DO: go to bed an hour early and read.

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I have two problems: 1) I never seem to get enough sleep, and 2) I never have enough time to read as much as I’d like. Rather than continue letting this bother me, I’ve begun a little experiment. An hour earlier than I typically would, I force myself to get into bed. I’m usually not tired, but I get into bed anyways and pull out a book. Eventually from reading, my eyes begin to get droopy. As soon as this happens I roll over and go to sleep. Reading serves as a perfect way to let the tiredness set in, and it helps you feel more settled before bed.

I don’t get too much more sleep than I did before, only about 15-30min, but I think that’s the best I can shoot for with the way my life goes. The biggest success of this experiment has been the added reading time. I find reading to be one of life’s biggest pleasures. Fiction, non-fiction, fantasy…whatever it is – reading opens your eyes, and lets you experience things/people that you may never otherwise encounter. It’s a great thing to incorporate into your everyday routine.

I quite like the effects of my experiment so far. I’ve decided to keep up the efforts, and try to make it my new thing. You should all try it out sometime soon and see how it works for you. It’s a great way to wind down your day, and I think you will all enjoy the added one-on-one time with you, your book, and your bed.

TforEdgar -Sep 26, 2011, 2:37PM
Curling into bed and reading sounds absolutely wonderful and how beautiful is that bedroom in the first photograph!
-Sep 25, 2011, 6:31PM
i love getting into bed early and reading. thanks for the reminder.

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Post image for Dreaming of Fall at FP King of Prussia

Free People King of Prussia is dreaming of Fall!  Whether it is curling up in cozy oversized sweater while sipping cider, or strolling through the park in a sweeping pair of extreme vintage flares while leaves fall at your feet, we are so excited for the start of the season! To celebrate, this weekend we are giving away a hand-made dreamcatcher with a purchase of $300 or more, to help make all your dreams come true!

P.S. DIY Dreamcatchers.

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The rain may have moved it to a new location, but we’re still heading to the POPPED! music festival tomorrow, where we’ll be documenting all the fashion and music so if you’re going, look for us there! If you find us, you just might get a little treat ;) Read more »

melodyflee -Oct 15, 2011, 11:58PM
i love those boots
kiki -Sep 25, 2011, 1:54PM
i was there! panda bear was amazing! my friends and i had a wonderful dance party in the back and many new friends joined us :) mainly went for the shins, so when they came on i was in heaven, they have been one of my favorite bands for years and this was my first time seeing them, so fun!!

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This week’s style file is for all of you Lou’s out there who find inspiration in menswear. Believe it or not, there are a decent amount of men working around this office, and their fashion is just as much fun to observe as the ladies.

Our (fairly new) production assistant is one of the sharp men making a statement here. He has an eye for good fashion with tailored pieces, luxe sweaters, and vintage details. I love that he’s not afraid to wear a patterned sock, and how sharp does he look in those men’s high-water pants??  You can pretty much bet he’ll have a button-up shirt on, but the range of color, pattern, and fabric combinations in the outfit as a whole steer it away from ever getting boring. There’s a true refined quality to the way he dresses that takes a good eye to pull off.

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Amanda -Sep 27, 2011, 10:07AM
Amazing style, amazing tattoos! Ashley very lucky, I wish more boys were made like this. :)
-Sep 27, 2011, 9:50AM
yeahh 410. go devinn

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I have more than a small obsession with Jack Kerouac.  I have all of his books and I treasure them, often re-reading them and each time finding something new and eye-opening in their pages.  On the Road was the first one I read, and then re-read when I was literally on the road taking my own journey across the country. Dharma Bums probably had the most profound effect on me, and I read Big Sur shortly after visiting that place for the first time. While living in San Francisco I found myself influenced by my surroundings and diving deeper into the psychedelic culture of the 60s– it was around that time I read The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, a manic tale about the bus called Furthur and the acid-fueled journey of Ken Kesey and a colorful troupe of companions (called the Merry Pranksters, with nicknames like Stark Naked and Gretchen Fetchen) including Neal Cassady -On the Road’s Dean Moriarty. I don’t know what it is that fascinates me so much about this time period, but there’s something about the spirit these people had that is so magnetic.

So when I found out there was a new documentary about this very trip, called Magic Trip, I was pretty much floored. I knew that the Pranksters had been filming a lot of what went on during their journey, with the hopes of making a film, but none of that footage had ever been seen. Until now.

I think what blew me away the most was seeing the footage of Neal Cassady talking nonstop, being his erratic, speed-driven self.  He was, word for word, exactly as Jack Kerouac described him in On the Road.  He painted the picture so clearly that I almost felt like I had seen this person before.

The journey starts at Ken Kesey’s Northern California home and follows the Pranksters and Furthur down Haight Street and across the country, with various antics and acid trips along the way, ending in New York with a stop at the World’s Fair and Timothy Leary’s home.  Their destination, however, does not live up to the journey itself, which is where the true spirit and feelings of ultimate joy, freedom and peace are alive.

Jack Kerouac and the Grateful Dead (then called the Warlocks) also make appearances – what more could you possibly need?

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I was completely captivated by the troubled beauty Stark Naked, who’s real name is Cathryn Casamo (pictured above with Neal Cassady, and below).

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Whether you’re into the sixties or not, this is a piece of history worth checking out!

Have you seen it? Let me know what you think :)

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andrew drans -Oct 31, 2011, 12:45AM
Incredible stuff!! Even though it really endded sort of tragic-like for most of the beat legends, They did set the pace and created legend which endures to this day. Taking copious amounts ADD pills and criss crossing the country has become the occasional past time for many of todays young ppl. Baby boomers call us lazy and spoiled, on drugs and unrealistic. The truth is weve come a long way since the days of Neal and Ginsberg... and were ready to take responsibility of control and have a rockin groovy time in the process as the road takes us into space and beyond
Dominique Zumwalt -Sep 24, 2011, 2:26PM
I had the same reaction when I heard about it. I actually went to the premiere in Santa Monica and spoke with the director. I absolutely loved it. You sound just like me with my obsession with the beatniks and that whole era. Kerouac is the reason I wanna be an author.

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Post image for Office Style: Shooze

This week’s office style is dedicated to every girl’s number one fetish – shoes. There’s no shortage of killer kicks around this office. Every day I’m in awe of all the amazing shoes that appear. Some are so unique you can’t help but stop and stare while others have a chic that is equally paralyzing. It doesn’t matter if it’s a sneaker, boot, or wedge, each pair is perfection. See some of today’s amazing shoes for yourself…

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The Free People Pretty Leopard Ankle Boot!

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fp naomi -Sep 30, 2011, 9:46AM
stephanie - they're kimchi and blue from urban outfitters :)
stephanie -Sep 24, 2011, 10:10AM
where can i find that last pair?!

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Post image for LFW: best in show

London pulls out all the stops when it comes to fashion, there’re no boundaries when it comes to styling and playing with different patterns and textures. The shows this year demonstrate just that for spring/summer 2012 — from oversized daisy prints over monochromatic geometrics, to unusual fabrication and applique techniques. It’s no wonder London is now for the cray cray city of cool.

Anything goes here, and it’s kinda fun. it’s a city of diversity that’s for sure!

Here’re the shows that stood out to us and a couple of street style looks from Facehunter.

Did you have a favourtie show?

street style from facehunter and runway photos from Vogue and Style

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kelly -Mar 22, 2012, 7:40AM
Where is the London photo at the top sourced from? I'd like to find out the photographer's name.
martha -Sep 24, 2011, 7:25AM
Kane's floral prints are cute, although when it comes to florals, so much more could be one usually ...I expect something unique in the future, not just photos of flowers

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Post image for Thursday Poll: Fall Trend Report

There are a lot of great trends going on for fall, and if you’ve been to the Free People homepage lately, you’ll have seen our wonderful Fall Trend Report. Personally, I’m feeling one part menswear, one part color blocking, and a bit of polka dot. Which trend are you all loving for fall?

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FPflorida -Sep 22, 2011, 5:48PM
That velvet mens jacket is the best thing I've ever seen.
g! -Sep 22, 2011, 1:50PM
Kinda a tie between Menswear, Mod, Color Blocking and Polka Dot!!!!

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Post image for September Catalog Behind the Scenes: Final Batch

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I had to post that sunset pic again, in its full size… too amazing not to!

Photography by Thomas Northcut.

Sadly that is the last of the September catalog behind the scenes, but next week I’ll have a sneak peek of the October book which is one of my favorites this year… can’t wait!

novoline kostenlos -Jan 25, 2014, 2:57AM
Good post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day. It will always be interesting to read through articles from other authors and practice something from other sites.
leah rich -Sep 22, 2011, 9:11PM
This photo shoot collection captures such lush color and texture, really vibrant fall liveliness. sexy and cozy at the same time.

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You know that feeling? When you’re sick and your body is invaded – somehow disconnected… one minute you’re sweaty, and the next, shivering. You wait it out trying to get hold, but your head is somewhere in-between dreams and reality.

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I’m just getting over being sick. It was a bug that really got a hold of my body and had my head spinning. It feels so good to be getting better – hope you’re all staying healthy!

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VASARE NAR -Sep 29, 2011, 6:49AM
beautiful images!
-Sep 26, 2011, 5:28PM
That's how I feel right now!

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Post image for Celebrate Peace Day at Free People Shrewsbury!

RSVP on their Facebook page and get a Free People gift bag at the door!

sammy -Sep 22, 2011, 11:00AM
i’m so sad i don’t live in jersey! boo! i want a gift bag :( they look so pretty- i’m dying to know what’s inside!! maybe you should raffle off a few on here? ;) xx
-Sep 22, 2011, 11:00AM
i'm so sad i don't live in jersey! boo! i want a gift bag :( they look so pretty- i'm dying to know what's inside!! maybe you should raffle off a few on here? ;) xx

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