Our knit designer Melissa took a trip to Niagara Falls over Labor Day weekend, and she took some gorgeous pictures!
The first few are from a canoe trip where they saw a swan nest. The swans ended up joining them in the water!
These hot air balloons were in a valley on the drive to Rochester. There were maybe 15 of them!
Niagara Falls, on the Canadian side. Amazing!
I am so excited to announce the Free People Fashion Illustration Contest!
Create an original Free People-inspired fashion illustration that includes at least one Free People item.
Entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, artistic rendering, and appropriateness to the Free People aesthetic.
The winner will receive a surprise goody-box filled with all kinds of awesome things from all of us at Free People, including a signed print by illustrator (and FP designer) Kris Chau! A Few Guidelines
-Your illustration must be your own original design.
-Illustrations may be done in any two-dimensional medium.
-Illustrations should be no larger than 11×17 inches, or no larger than 6336×9792 pixels.
-Illustrations should include at least one Free People item.
-Entrants must be at least 13 years old and live in the United States of America.
-You may enter more than one illustration, but if you choose to do so, each illustration must be entered on its own, as a separate entry. To Enter:
Email us your entry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail us your entry at: Attn: Pruitt Shutt
Free People Fashion Illustration Contest
5000 South Broad Street Bldg. #15
Philadelphia, PA 19112
Be sure to include your name, age, address, telephone number, and email address with your entry!
All email entries must be received by October 3rd 2008.
All mail-in entries must be postmarked by October 3rd 2008, and received by October 9th 2008.
Do check out the official rules, and as always, please feel free to post any questions in the comments of this post, or email us at email@example.com!
For inspiration, check out NinkyBink’s illustration gallery, and below find a few of Kris Chau’s grogeous illustrations!
Note: The drawing on the banner at the top was also done by a FP designer, Sylvie, one of our Wovens designers!
Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea is a collection of floating handcrafted boat/sculptures by New York artist Swoon. The flotilla of seven vessels will stop in several cities and host perfomances before docking in Long Island City this Sunday. I can’t wait to see this!
found via coolhunting
These bunny trash bags are so cute! They were designed by Tokyo’s MAQ Inc. to promote responsible waste disposal. I guess they’re not getting the same message over there that plastic bags are no good? Or maybe they don’t have enough public waste baksets and they need to cart their garbage around before they can dispose of it?
In any case, they sure are cute.
found via psfk and pink tentacle
The Enormous Tiny Art Show opens tomorrow in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, but you can view the work online right now! The show is a collection of tiny original works, 10″ x 10″ or smaller, by artists all over the country. The idea is to make art accessible, and that everyone can own an original work of their own.
At first glance, I’m loving these artists (in the order pictured above): Lillianna Pereira, Dana Robson, and Ian Dingman (below). Check out the rest!
Isn’t this house incredible?! It’s 103 years old, and sits in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. After it had sat for empty for 20 years, the current owner bought it in 1961 for $3,600! Now, I know that was a lot more money in 1961 than it is now, but still- what a great buy!
You’ve seen FP girls create awesome jewelry and some very cute picture frames using their Free People catalogs. Well now have a look at this incredible journal made by Rebecca from Sudbury, Massachusetts – using, of course, Free People catalogs! It looks so good!
Here’s a little note from Rebecca too! Well, I live in Sudbury Massachusetts. There isn’t much to do around here so I spend most of my time drawing, painting or just doing something creative. My real passion is photography and my dream job would be a photographer for National Geographic – I want to see all the far corners of the world! I’m currently a senior in high school and I hope to go to Connecticut College next year.
Some things that I love: lying in grass, the smell of art rooms, karma, dreams, cranberry and grapefruit juice, city lights, planetariums and museums, the universe and the thought of how something can be infinitely big, the smell of the ocean, hands, first snows, and meaningful conversations…
Thank you so much for sharing your journal with us Rebecca! It is wonderful!
I’m loving the Polaroid Project, polaroids taken in NYC by photographer Porter Hovey. The light and colors are always so beautiful in polaroids, and I love the idea of instantly capturing a little piece of your everyday life. Seeing the images also makes me want to stop and take a better look at what’s happening around me!
I’ve been a little obsessed with postcards that have state maps on them for a while now. They’re pretty appealing looking, right? I had been looking for them on Google image search, with some luck, but not tons. Today, I am totally pumped, because I found this Flickr set, which is all map postcards! It’s an impressive collection with some colorful eye-candy!
First off, I would like to apologize for the lack of posts over the weekend, and to those who may have tried to view the blog and saw a blank page! Our server was on the fritz this weekend and even this morning. We’ve been tinkering with it though, and now everything should be working just fine!
Second, I wanted to show you guys a few of the awesome pictures of stairs I found on Stair Porn! Stair Porn is a blog devoted entirely to pictures of cool and unusual staircases. I never knew I could be so interested and intrigued by a flight of stairs!
Vain and Vapid is my new absolute favorite blog, making it on my daily list of blogs to peruse. This is why I love V & V: she shares my love of Lula Magazine, she has a great etsy store with handmade clothes, and just likes lots of beautiful things!