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“when you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”

- buddha

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the xpn festival always has really great little shops set up with handmade goods and local vendors.  here are some photos of all the cool stuff that caught my eye…

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read more for lots more photos :)

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zoids toys -Jun 02, 2011, 2:07PM
Just a fast hello and also to thank you for talking about your ideas on this page.
Laura -Jul 19, 2010, 11:57PM
Those purple ikat hats were bad ass. Wish I had one for Warped Tour tomorrow. It's gon' be hawt.

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yesterday was a beautiful day – perfect to spend sitting outside on the waterfront listening to some good music at the xpn music festival…

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the walkmen and yo la tengo were both fantastic, and i got to sit and chat with diane birch (pictured above) who is a really talented and sweet person, not to mention beautiful! i will have that interview here on the blog shortly but today i’m off to the festival again- dr. dog, edward shapre & the magnetic zeros and robert randolph play today,  i can’t wait!

Divorce Lawyers Melbourne -Jul 19, 2010, 1:48AM
Love that long black dress..fancy.and rock..
Unfair Dismissal Lawyers Melbourne -Jul 19, 2010, 1:47AM
Wish I could be there Jealous

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what better way to spend our last morning in building 15 than with a birthday party, cake and mimosas?

happy friday!

Brooks Vollmers -Dec 19, 2010, 10:01AM
Every stick has two ends
finance personal software -Aug 10, 2010, 12:45PM
Great journey and experience!

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moving day! we have to shut down our computers by 10am so i won’t be able to post for a little while, but i’ll be posting photos from the xpn festival this weekend so stay tuned!

Olivia -Jul 16, 2010, 11:22AM
xpn fest rules! I'll be there tonight and sunday! stoked on it.

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one of my friends snapped this  on the way to work this morning…how cute :)

i wouldn’t mind having someone carry me around like that today!

Holly -Jul 16, 2010, 1:01PM
Adorable!

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this is the lovely georgia of the blog dora’s fur – doesn’t she look adorable? our creative design assistant snapped this photo of her yesterday. apparently the shorts used to be a skirt that she altered herself! they are super cute and i love the knotted shirt look- so effortless and cool for summer.

-Jul 18, 2010, 2:54PM
super web sight keep rocking

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do you find inspiration in almost everything…push your creative limits on a regular basis…..are you inspired by ephemera from the past, and travels to a new place?

do you keep a sketchbook just because? …we want to meet you.

we are looking for a graphic design assistant!

someone – boy or girl, big or small – who:

  • dreams of creating compelling layouts with our free people photography and your artistic illustrations.
  • Can’t keep a paintbrush or pen out of your hand, who would rather draw a font, who uses stamping, printmaking, collage and brush strokes as a part of your graphic design layouts.

*we want someone who loves to illustrate!*

please include a link to where we can view your portfolio – or pdf of your work – with your application.

for more info and to apply for this position please click here.

Laura Hullfish -Jul 21, 2010, 2:25PM
is the position still open? I'm a graphic designer and only live 45 minutes away :)
mel -Jul 17, 2010, 1:29AM
Geez!!!!! i die for a job in FP!!!! truly is a dream job! and sure i got all the requierements, i'm a Graphic Designer, i love FP style and inspiration!!! I'm in Guatemala :( so sad :(

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our stylists’ picks for this week are the taverniti 5 pocket destroy cargo and the fritz bows & arrows clog!

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“these pants are so versatile – you can dress them up or down.  wear them with a graphic tee and a scarf for a cute casual look, or dress them up with the black seamless tupelo honey top, the fritz bows & arrows clog (our other pick for this week) and a dressy bag.  it’s great to see cargo pants in a skinnier fit so they can be sexy!  plus military is still going to be a huge trend this fall.”

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casual: we the free graphic wings tee; deck shoe.
dressy: seamless tupelo honey top; doub’s woven crossbody; fritz bows & arrows clog.

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“these clogs are SO comfortable! they look amazing with the sock trend that’s going on right now – they look really cute with over the knee or slouchy socks.  wear them now with cutoff shorts and a tank, and carry them into the fall with tights and a bodycon dress!”

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summer/casual: we the free lacey burnout tunic; cutoff skinny slouchruffle slouch sock.
fall/dressy: solid poison ivy tunic; opaque tights; graham & spencer open stitch sweater.

-Jul 15, 2010, 6:21PM
Love the clogs just wish they came in smaller sizes! boo hoo!

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this friday we will say goodbye to building 15, our home here at the navy yard, and moving into a new, larger building.  but building 15 will always hold a special place in our hearts… from the moment i first walked through the doors, i felt at home here.

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blue bins everywhere – they’re for us to pack our stuff in.

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this wall has never looked so naked :)

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ditto for my workspace…it looks so sad.

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fritz does not appreciate all this moving and shaking!

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so long, b15…we’ll see you around :)

Office surveillance equipment -Jul 26, 2010, 8:21PM
Hey, wonderful blog you have here! Keep up the good work
Office Surveillance -Jul 20, 2010, 5:12AM
Hey, wonderful blog you got here! Keep up the excellent work

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our concept intern, anastasiya, put together this post on a trend she loves right now – and i love it too :)

I have always had a special spot for grunge, but lately that tenderness has grown into a full-fledged love for the style that was popularized in the nineties before staging its comeback in the twenty-first century. The utility and the comfort that accompanies the look is an instant winner, but the most fun aspect of grunge for me is the way that it makes me feel. I love that I can pull on a confused blend of loose thermal, torn jeans, floor-length skirt, give or take flannel, and go bare-faced out into the world and feel totally at ease. All insecurities dissolve, receding further into some forgotten trapdoor in the back of my mind each time that my hands re-inhabit the warm asylum of my too-long sleeves. In grunge there is no pretension—nothing to prove. It feels right.

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Free People’s incorporation of grunge is divine. I love the idea of injecting pretty, feminine lace into a look that is messy, low maintenance, and somewhat boyish by nature. It feels very fresh.

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ellie -Jul 14, 2010, 7:25PM
beautifully written
Lindsay -Jul 14, 2010, 5:07PM
I love the campy casual feel :)

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i saw this on black eiffel and i am completely in awe.  a company called front created this “three dimensional wallpaper” at the swedish venue tensta konsthall using silk and plastic flowers.  i want to do this in my apartment so badly! it’s so colorful and i’ve never seen anything like it.

i think it looks really cool how they’re just taped right onto the wall.

another really neat idea- hanging flowers in bottles!

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i think this would look really amazing using different sized and shaped vintage bottles and dried flowers, like these:

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our producer took the above photo at dunton hot springs in colorado, when they were shooting our july catalog.  they also had bottles hanging on the walls of this cabin, which i thought was really cool too although i’m not sure how they’re attached to the wall…

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Tiffany -Jul 23, 2010, 6:50PM
You could probably hang bottles on the wall by taking some kind of thick wire and tying it around the neck of the bottle, then use one of those U shaped nails to attach it to the wall.. or something like that...
Pixie in Pumps -Jul 19, 2010, 2:38PM
I love this! That "wallpaper" is amazing!

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