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one of our readers, jessica, makes these adorable hand-knit coffee cup cozies with decorative felt flowers- a cute and eco-friendly alternative to disposable paper sleeves. nice work!

check out more cozies in jessica’s etsy shop.

morgan Krhin -Mar 04, 2010, 11:51PM
I WANT ONE! these are adorable!
J_me -Mar 04, 2010, 4:45PM
LOVE IT! ;-)

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We are featured as one of the best places to work, Which is pretty exciting!!!

I got shown this book today “I Wish I Worked There!” It’s a very cool book by Kursty Groves co founder of Headspace and www.spacehopper.com and Will Knight the founder of Brew, a London and New York based creative collective.

The book reveals some of the world’s most inspiring workplaces and we are in there!

Here’s an excerpt

“An environment that appeals to their imagination and encourages them to explore…

“The Philosophy has fuelled a multitude of creative solutions and whimsical additions to the working environment over and above the restoration and preservation of the buildings themselves. An acid bath is transformed into a fern garden, former wood columns become grand staircases, and an abandoned decompression chamber has a new life as a sculptural piece between buildings”

 

This book is great – Google’s and Innocent work space looks pretty fun too, but i think we give them a run for their money!

Nikki -Mar 02, 2010, 8:46PM
Very cool. I will have to check out the book.Peace.
Amanda -Mar 02, 2010, 7:41PM
@Erin: So did i, I'd love to be an intern, or work at one of the stores.. I haven't heard anything either. Free people is the most amazing place, and there stores... don't even get me started. If I could use one word to describe fp, it would be inspirational. -Amanda

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following my spring playlist…i want to be sitting on a beach right now, with one of these. it’s so close i can taste it…

ingredients:
-2 cups honey dew melon
-1 cup watermelon
-1 kiwi
-10 ice cubes
directions:
place all said ingredients into a blender. blend the ingredients until the ice is thoroughly ground up.
prep-time: 5 minutes yields: 2-3 servings

recipe; image.

well everyone, march is finally here- which means spring officially starts this month! i am so ready for warmth and sunshine and leaves and flowers…and in that spirit, i made a little mix of music that feels happy and springlike and is brightening my spirits a little bit. hope you like it!


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carolina -Mar 03, 2010, 12:46PM
I love Tunesday! Danke!
tp -Mar 03, 2010, 1:02AM
Another awesome playlist! Thank you

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“don’t cry because it’s over.  smile because it happened.”  – dr. seuss

what was your favorite dr. seuss book?  mine was always the cat in the hat…i loved thing 1 and thing 2  :)

Emily -Mar 28, 2010, 10:26AM
I like "the Lorax" very much. Theres a quote I thought would go good on this site. My friend told me about it a while ago and we cried when we heard it. "Today you are you that is truer than true there is no one alive that is youer than you"-Dr. Seuss
Marilyn -Mar 03, 2010, 9:19PM
My favorite was The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. :D Its the best! Its about a kid who tried to take off his hat for the king but there is always a hat underneath. Most of the book is the king trying to take his hat off.

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the first music festival of the season is just a couple of weeks away! this year a couple of our fp girls heading down to austin for SXSW and we’re going to be bringing you the SXSW experience …fp style!

i thought for tunesday today i’d feature one of their must-see bands for this year, white denim! they saw this garage/experimental rock trio perform last year and loved them, so they can’t wait to check them out again this year. white denim is also a hometown favorite, being from austin.  they’ll be playing this year at emo’s annex, thursday march 18 at 1:00am.

i  just listened to their album “fits,” released in october of ’09, and was really impressed- and supposedly they put on a sick live show.

listen to a couple of their songs and let me know what you think!


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beautiful photos, ladies! keep ‘em coming :)

vanessa -Mar 02, 2010, 6:18PM
mary - they did do a fan catalog a couple months ago! it was beautiful
Amber's Notebook -Mar 02, 2010, 10:10AM
I rocked some free people yesterday! http://www.ambersnotebook.com/2010/03/look-of-day-you-gotta-get-that-dirt-off.html

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you may remember i posted some photos not too long ago giving you a little sneak peak at a fun new video we did for the blog that follows one of our fp girls around at work for a few days to give you a little glimpse into her world. well today i’ve got the video for you!

i’m very excited to bring you a (few) day(s) in the life of  a free people designer!

song is “end of the world” by shocking pinks.

eva -Mar 04, 2010, 12:16AM
What an amazing job that would be. I would love more videos like this!
Jen -Mar 01, 2010, 11:48PM
I would like to email something to the free people blog, could you email me so i get the address and write back.

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i know you’ve all been asking and waiting for it…well here it is! the march calendar for you to download! just click the image to go to our flickr page and get the large size. enjoy :)


oh and in case you missed january and february, you can find those on our flickr page (in fp downloads) or in the post here.

Linnea -Mar 29, 2010, 2:46PM
I've had the March desktop on the entire month. Can't wait for April :) FP Lover <3
Chloe C -Mar 02, 2010, 1:16PM
Thank you! I was just wondering about this, and there it was. It's printed, it's up.

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today is holi, also known as the festival of colors – a celebration of love, life, and the coming of spring :)

 

abby -Mar 02, 2010, 8:12PM
thanks for posting this. my yoga teacher was telling me about this last night, so it's cool to see some recognition of it here, too. this is my favorite blog - keep up the good work!
Sarade -Mar 02, 2010, 8:02AM
I love color so much, what a fantastic festival this must be to attend! i created this Holi Necklace some time ago:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_1&listing_id=29662690&ga_search_query=holi&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6483731

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“in three words i can sum up everything i’ve learned about life. it goes on.”
- robert frost

this is what i keep telling myself…it could be worse.  surgery this friday for my ankle, but it will heal and soon enough everything will be back to normal.

images: ffffound and ffffound.

Chloe C -Mar 02, 2010, 1:24PM
! yep. and it will heal. I have an ankle screwed together with what looks like plumbers tape inside & a handful of screws all cockeyed from Home Depot or something.... that was a rough time, but better now. Hope it goes well for you on Fri.
kay -Mar 01, 2010, 2:15PM
after surgery you should go to physical therapy for your ankle, and once the doctor gives you the clear get into yoga and running. i did this after back surgery and it's really helped my body heal faster and stronger. best of luck <3

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some beautiful photos of the chinese lantern festival from the big picture.

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