some cool pix of trainhoppin’ going live at benna’s cafe in philly on friday, sept 11th.
my grandfather used to jump on bethlehem steel cars from his farm into the “city”…always loved that image…i think you’ll love the ones taken by amelia merrick.

”smoke.64.jpg” benna’s. corner of 8th and wharton.
opening 9/11 from 7 to 9pm.

Amelia -Nov 20, 2009, 10:22AM
Thanks to the poster for blogging this. I randomly came across this while googling my name (something i do every six months or so). My show is moving up to Astoria new york through December at Himalaya Teahouse 33-17 31st Avenue Astoria, New York 718-777-7450 I'm not sure if the poster was aware...but I work a few buildings over as the women's apparel web photographer for Urban. Our dogs probably play together.
eric -Sep 10, 2009, 7:49AM
amelia merrick's photos of crusties are all awesome. i used to jump the Bethlehen Steel trains behind my parent's house and ride them all over. i wonder if Nikki did too. or from downtown allentown out toward PA dutch country.

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tgif

have a lovely holiday, says dexter…

don’t worry…he got a treat for his hard work! :)

get great stuff on sale…click on the ad to find a store by your house/apt/school/etc.

CY -Sep 04, 2009, 6:41PM
So sad there is no store any where near me :(

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teepees for a cause

at the onset of summer, a group of amazing designers/artists congregated to build 6 teepees at the surf lodge in montauk, ny – bob melet, mike diamond, robert mckinley, tracy feith and rogan gregory…all to benefit the local skate park there! how rad.

unfortunately, east hampton’s fire marshall demanded they be taken down soon after…but, kudos to these busy guys for giving their time and muscle for kids and what they love.
thanks for finding, meredith!

lana -Sep 04, 2009, 3:12PM
hah! I wrote about this a few weeks ago. i love teeeeepeeeeeees
Megan -Sep 04, 2009, 2:36PM
these men are HOT

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chicago, chicago

our friends at we the free chicago told us about the jazz festival going on in grant park this weekend…

if you’re in town, don’t miss it! and stop by and say hi to our team. they’ll be around with catalogs and good vibes. :)
you can also find ‘em on facebook and twitter

veronica krotser -Dec 31, 2010, 8:19PM
i love free people. tell me more about where your stores are in chicago, its my birthday next weekend and im going to be out there and my moms taking me shopping. so give me heads up on info
Nat -Sep 04, 2009, 1:32PM
I;m not near chicago, but . . . whoever made the current WTF opening page; will you tell them that it's AWESOME????

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ok…more bikes, then!

bailey sent us a comment, re: yesterday’s post about the bike exhibit at moore college here in philly…
“i just mosaiced a bike and i thought it would fit in with this little blurb!”

you bet! thanks for sharing…

Nikki -Feb 03, 2010, 2:35PM
THAT'S TOO COOL!
Fiona -Sep 07, 2009, 8:27PM
OMG, amazing! I want it!

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hello everyone…thursday again?
we asked you last week to share your feedback about whether you were digging feminine or boy-ish looks…not too many comments, but the poll results show lady luck was on your side…199 of you voted for the lovely louisiana top!
this week, we’ve got another toss-up for you: bold prints vs. small allover prints?
you choose:
bold prints first…
the abstract floral dress

poison ivy tunic

and then some smaller prints…
double-v rouched top
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or the free cycle cropped work shirt
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bold…ditsy…what do you think?

shilpa -Sep 04, 2009, 7:44AM
Liked your blog very much.I loved that double v-rouched top very much .It really looks cool. And that also only blue denim jeans it looks pretty cool.Other pics in your blog are also pretty nice. Loved vising your site. And thanks for giving such a nice cute and cool styles. Color combination are really nice. Thanks alot. Do keep on giving such good styles.
Nancy Mannon -Sep 03, 2009, 9:02PM
I am 56 years old and love, love, love your clothing line. My best friend since 7th grade also, loves the clothing line as much as I do. We are lucky, we can wear the clothes and still look cute and hip too!! It's hard to find clothes for our age group that are not to old looking or plain ugly. So, thank you for coming out with the cutest styles. The styles, colors, fabric designs, everything is amazing. We love you!!! Thank You!! Bless your hearts!!!!

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:)

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Chelsea -Sep 06, 2009, 10:27PM
I love the Home Office shots and features on employees! Your office seems so fun! I'd love to see a spotlight on someone who works in buying/research/anything related to consumer science.... I'm considering going to graduate school for something similar and would love to learn more about what people actually do in this field!
Darya Kagan -Sep 05, 2009, 8:29PM
Oh, the home office pix are the best. It's really good to know who works at Free People!!!

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moore bikes, please

from fellow fp’er whitney…she has a good eye.
“i stopped by moore college of art and design to pick up my bike from the bicycle: people + ideas in motion exhibit. there was one bike there that screamed free people; wish i would have had my camera.
(NOTE: whitney went back and grabbed some pix for us – rad)

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it was all done up with glitter, small figurines, flowers, etc. it definitely wasn’t for riding but it was wonderful to look at.
bicycle: people + ideas in motion celebrates philadelphia’s passion and commitment to the bicycle with exhibitions and events that explore the art and design of the bicycle—from functional object to a canvas for good causes, personal expression and civic-mindedness.”
runs through october 13…

Porevo -Sep 13, 2009, 10:49AM
хаха жжёте я аж возбудилась (;
heather -Sep 03, 2009, 4:36PM
I went to school there, too!

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dark circles

this is dark circles. it’s briana’s band, with help sometimes from her sister mikele. and kyle and anthony. they are pretty incredible with a hint of creepy. and are playing at johnny brenda’s in philly on the 15th…with sian alice group and the war on drugs. please go and see them before they become wildly famous.

martin’s school

some more touching stories from merrie, re: her travels in india…
“these are some pics we took last monday while visiting a school on ‘baas,’ a small village outside delhi.

the school was created 2 years ago in an area where the children have no access to a good education. its founder was the naval attache for the british high commission in india years ago, who ended up staying in india with his wife. together, they built an amazing home which they have opened as a guesthouse (bed and breakfast) for tourists.
it was fascinating to hear his stories of what he has been through with the indian government and the villagers while trying to help the children, but he perserveres, undaunted…amazing ‘chap.”
these pics are from the morning assembly they were having…all the children lined up singing songs and dancing with their music teacher (“mary had a little lamb,” etc.).
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when i popped my head in to take a peek, all the children stood up, unprompted by their teacher, and greeted me with “good morning madame”. very sweet.
martin offers internships to english-speaking students to expose the children to other accents, etc. when we were there, a young girl from britian was just finishing up her month spent with the children. it was very emotional for her to leave, as the children performed their songs for her farewell…”

Swati -Sep 08, 2009, 5:36AM
Keep up doing the good work. So Nice..!!
and.jewelry -Sep 03, 2009, 9:56AM
aw this is so sweet!

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public domain

cool video made for gold panda using found movie footage…cool. did i say cool?

GOLD PANDA – Back Home from NO-FACE Films on Vimeo.

casey -Sep 02, 2009, 7:31PM
nice find. i always love found footage especially old super 8mm and 16mm film. texture holds up beautifully and has such a haunting effect.
Myra Crandall -Sep 02, 2009, 1:14PM
reminds me of boards of canada music videos

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