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i’ve got lots of great diy inspiration for you all today so lets get right to it!

one of our readers made this bike lock inspired by our dog leash DIY! i love the fabrics she used…this is a great way to jazz up your bike lock, just wrap different scraps of fabric around it!

another reader, autumn, sent this awesome project she made for her environmental perspectives class, in which they were required to create an interior or apparel item made entirely out of recycled materials.

she made an up-cycled outdoor chandelier using an old wire basket, recycled glass jars, various necklaces and chains found in her dresser, a coat hanger to hang it up and a little bit (or a lot) of creativity! she spray painted the wire basket to match the necklaces and coat hanger, used some wire to hang the jars from the necklaces, filled the jars with collected sand and seashells then topped it off with a votive candle…..perfect for an outdoor summer garden party!

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speaking of outdoor parties, i can’t get over these string chandeliers from the blog wednesday!

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the seem like they would be so much fun to make:

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check out the tutorial here.

and here’s a similar project from shannon south that uses lace doilies! beautiful.

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hmmm…which project to try first…

true religion -Jun 05, 2011, 9:26AM
But I have a question, is Free People a free trade organization? I would to continue buying your jeans.
Holly Jean -Jun 04, 2011, 8:17PM
I love all these ideas =) I am currently creating the doily. But I have a question, is Free People a free trade organization? I would to continue buying your clothes =)

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Amanda -May 26, 2011, 4:21PM
So great!
Taylor -May 24, 2011, 7:28PM
ha, love this! :) www.forsurejadore.blogspot.com

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time for another edition of “what are you listening to?”! this is my favorite way to get ideas on new music and good albums :)

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listening to: phish, getting ready for the show in bethel this weekend!
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admiring the village people’s “macho man” album cover :)
last purchase: godspell, at the punk rock flea market!

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(i had to include a photo of her awesome jacket)

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listening to: mumford and sons pandora station
(and rocking the nightcap lace bellbottoms!)

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listening to: anything from “glee”!
last purchase: adele

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listening to: “i can’t stop listening to bob seger’s ‘night moves’! it’s the perfect summer song- and CSNY.”
last purchase: a van morrison live double album on vinyl

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campaign specialist
listening to: wiz khalifa, “black and yellow”

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store ops intern
last purchase: mumford and sons, “sigh no more”

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left: visual merchandising coordinator
listening to/last purchase: thao & mirah, they just released an album and are playing in philly soon!

right: visual merchandising assistant
listening to: foster the people and langhorne slim

your turn readers! what are you listening to?? i need some new music :)

chelsea -May 30, 2011, 11:15PM
Friendly Fires, Two Door Cinema Club, The Civil Wars, Foster The People, Brett Dennen, Royal Bangs, Lykke Li, MNDR, Austra...sorry that's more then one! LOTS! That's what you get having a music/style/lifestyle blog (sticoftheweek.com) AND DJ! :)
-May 26, 2011, 12:01PM
great post! always wonder what you girls are wearing.....keep it up :)

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a new vintage loves vignette went up today! this one is called animal instincts and i think its pretty apparent why :)  i found a bunch of great vintage photos of ladies rocking the leopard print that i wanted to share, maybe they’ll provide some inspiration!

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i love this more modern vintage take- jeans and converse kicks go with everything! here are some of the vintage pieces we’re carrying that i have my eye on…

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shop animal instincts here.

lena -May 25, 2011, 3:02PM
swing me!
loren -May 24, 2011, 2:55PM
so fun! love all the animal print. just thought i'd let you know, though... the bracelets in the end of this post-- the thin ones, aren't wood, their actually bone. i have a set from my family who lives in africa. (don't know if it really matters, but in case it's important you know the material, there you go)

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i’m sad that this is the last batch of behind the scenes images from hawaii! i loved the photos so much (taken by the talented thomas northcut).  the pics of elsa hosk and tallulah morton frolicking in the surf are making me SO ready for memorial day weekend!

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eizabeth -May 26, 2011, 10:59AM
beautiful photos aside from the fact that many of your models do not look healthy. i would love to see similar photos with women with a little more life in their bodies.
Jessica -May 25, 2011, 1:12AM
Sweet photos! Love the photo of the model laughing. Also adore the look in the first photo. Definitely something I'd love to wear or put together.

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Some of our buyers have just come back from Brimfield’s one of the world’s largest flea markets. It’s in Massachusetts and happens 3 times a year May 8-13, July 10-15, and September 4-9.

Here are some pictures they took and wanted to share with you!

It’s unbelievable the amount of great things you can find there with so much history and stories behind them.

Have any of you guys been?

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weightloss pills -Dec 23, 2011, 6:58AM
Hi all, Images like this and the people who stand behind them are alive and well. We need to acknowledge this image. We must be appalled that it ever existed, then we need to get fucking angry and do something about it.
Jen -May 28, 2011, 6:27PM
"Anonymous" - have you ever even looked through FP's website and catalogues? How can you even say that they only use white people? Why does everyone have to be soooo offended about everything? Damn.

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kiera -May 23, 2011, 4:50PM
yeah i love this quote i also had it on my tumblr a few weeks ago. keepcalmandlearntofly.tumblr.com
Taylor -May 23, 2011, 3:24PM
love this! Krysten--Happy Birthday! ~I hope your weather is nice! :) www.forsurejadore.blogspot.com

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Meditteranean Orzo Salad

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I wish I could list all of the reasons why I love this salad, but you might all think I’ve gone crazy and stop reading this post. I’ll stick to the highlights. Reason A) you can stick a huge bowl of it in the fridge, and continue to eat it for days – cold or hot. Reason B) Orzo is a huge comfort food although you never hear it portrayed as one. And reason C) It gets its amazing flavor from fresh Rosemary I have planted in my backyard – I love, love, love the freshness (don’t worry it’s still good if you buy it too). Basically, I highly suggest giving it a go – you’ll probably come up with some of your own reasons to fall in love ;).

Ingredients:

1 Cup Orzo

2 Cups Water

¾ Cups Shrimp shelled and deveined (I like to take the tails all the way off for this recipe)

½ Cup Feta

1 Large Tomato seeded and diced

½ Cup Chopped Kalamata Olives

½ Cup Olive Oil

2 Sprigs of Rosemary

2 Cloves Garlic minced

1/4Tspn Garlic Powder

Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Place orzo and water into a pot, cover and cook until all the water is evaporated – just like cooking rice
  2. In a small saucepan place 1tbs of olive oil, minced garlic cloves, shrimp, and one sprig of Rosemary broken into three pieces. Saute until shrimp is fully cooked.
  3. Place shrimp, tomato, kalamata olives, feta, orzo, olive oil, garlic powder, and last sprig of rosemary (broken up into about 5 pieces) into a large bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Salt & Pepper to taste
  5. Stick in the fridge to chill or eat warm

**When serving, a nice option is to put it over a bed of greens.

Marianne -May 23, 2011, 11:01PM
@ Anonymous...for this recipe,substitute the orzo with rice or quinoa! I am Greek but I am not sure if Feta is GF b/c I don't like it so I never bothered to check. But a delicious G-Free recipe would be much appreciated! XOXO
Alexdou -May 23, 2011, 4:57AM
It looks not so good, but interesting.

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Saturday DO

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DO: try a handstand (or headstand) in yoga class this week

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Okay, so maybe you don’t do yoga, but that doesn’t mean that this week’s DO isn’t for you. It’s all about encouraging yourself to grow. One thing that it’s important to understand is that growth occurs in plateaus. You need to push yourself to the next level, and then spend some time adjusting at that spot. Sometimes we get down on ourselves during the plateau stage, but it’s just as important a part of growth as pushing yourself – sometimes you can’t fully move forward if you’re not comfortable where you are. But don’t stay here forever. Make sure you recognize when you’re ready to go outside of your comfort zone again. Sometimes you won’t be sure, but I say always be willing to delve into the next level – try that handstand – you’ll find out if you’re ready. Maybe you’ll surprise yourself. Finding out you can do something you never thought possible is one of the best feelings there is.

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Buffi -May 23, 2011, 12:12PM
I'm still to scared!!! I too have been doing yoga for over 10 years.. but still am petrified!
boho diva -May 23, 2011, 11:02AM
Great inspiring post! Too bad I've been doing yoga for over 10 years and still can't do a handstand unless my feet are against the wall. Dang it! XOXO, Boho Diva www.bohodiva.com

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i’m sure some of you may have been curious as to what ROAM hawaii is when brooke mentioned it in her post- i was too and checked out the website, and i got completely lost going through their photos. ROAM is a “mobile marketplace” from which brooke and a few of her friends sell handmade and one of a kind pieces from its traveling van (their “tiger mobile”!) that roams around the island. how cool is that?! do you ladies have room for one more? ;)

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KERKROW -Jan 04, 2012, 12:15PM
SEEE YOU BEAUTIFUL LADIES IN FEBRUARY!! I AM MAKIN MY WAY OUT TO THE ISLANDS AND I CANNOT WAIT, JUST CANNOT WAIT TO BE WEARING YOUR GORGEOUS ART :)
Brooklyn -May 21, 2011, 5:46PM
THANK YOU EVERYONE! ROAM FREE! xo

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brooke dombroski is a photographer and designer who lives in hawaii, on the island of oahu where our may catalog was shot.  the second i saw her tumblr, brooklyn hawaii, i was completely enthralled with her laid-back surfer girl lifestyle – and brooke was kind enough to share some photos with the blog to give us a little peek into her life in hawaii! needless to say, i am beyond jealous…

Location: North Shore of O’ahu, Hawai’i
A 7-mile stretch of the best waves in the world!

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What I love about living in Hawai’i:
We are the most isolated island chain.
Life is so simple. Nature can keep us entertained for a lifetime!
Surf + Sand + ROAM + Shells + Waterfalls + Crush Sunglasses + Bare feet + Hand-sewn Bikinis + Coconut water + Fresh fish + Mountains + Ocean + Sun + Friends + Ohana (Family) + ALOHA

be sure to check out her beautiful tumblr here: www.brooklynhawaii.com

Kanani Parker -Feb 07, 2013, 8:08PM
Her stuff reminds me of Cayenne Carocci's photography whom is also an island girl. I believe these women are very blessed... Aloha
Greg Holbert -Feb 06, 2012, 12:45PM
Very beautiful pictures that make me want to live on a beach!

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pineapple fields, roadside markets, lei shopping, surf boards, island snow, coconuts, luaus, flowers, ocean, sun and sand…

…paradise.

photos by thomas northcut.

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Sierra -May 26, 2011, 6:00PM
I've sat on that very bench to watch the sun set :)

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