anshu

i got an email this weekend from one of our creative directors, merrie. she spends a lot of time in india, and shared this story with me about a little boy she befriended:
“this little boy’s name is anshu.

his family lives on the grounds of our friend kundan’s office and his father is the gardener.
kundan has developed a soft spot for him as he’s grown up because he is so ‘street smart’. he loves hanging with the big guys and doing what they do.
so, kundan decided to send him to a school that teaches english, which is the ticket to a better life in india. the school started only a few weeks ago, and we don’t know if the family will see the value of a good education over the years to come, but we are trying…hopefully it’s the start of something bigger.
i figured out no one had ever taught him his colors, so now everyday after ‘tutions’ he stops by our office and sorts my colors with me. (i work on my hindi, and he works on both hindi and english).”

uma -Sep 08, 2009, 4:47AM
hi merrie May god bless you and kundan abundantly for all your love and efforts !! Warm Regards Uma
Tiffany -Aug 19, 2009, 2:03PM
This is an awesome story. My eyes welled up a little! we really take all this for granted and it is nice to know, there is support out there.

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pin-up

katie from our accessories buying team found this little blurb in instyle uk…
maybe you’ll want to take pix of your blingbags and send them to us?
hint hint…

Danielle Jacobs -Oct 21, 2009, 1:51PM
I LOVE this idea! I am sharing with my readers right now!:) Thanks! Danielle
sara -Aug 17, 2009, 5:54PM
i love this project! will definitely send in the fruits of my labor.

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think this is the first time we’ve profiled a call center employee…get to know a little bit about julie!

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What is your job here at FP?
Email and support supervisor
What is your current state of mind?
TGIF
Who are your heroes?
My mother. Sylvia Plath. Ayn Rand (can you tell I read?_
Jane Austen. Ee cummings.
If you could choose what to come back to life as, what would you be?
A horse. A wild one.
What or who is your greatest love?
My daughter. (sorry hubby!) She has my heart.
Name one thing necessary to your happiness.
Laughter and music.
What do you hate the most?
I hate hatred. And green vegetables.
What would the name of your band be and what genre? What instruments do you play in this band?
Paper Tiger. Shoegazer. Guitar and violin.
What color are you?
I’m actually multi-colored, literally. I have a few tattoos.
What is your motto?
Never say Never.
go here for more of julie’s photos…

emily ryan -Aug 18, 2009, 4:15PM
Yeah you and your mini me are friggin' fantastic! I'm just one of the lucky ones to know this.
Jordan -Aug 18, 2009, 11:27AM
I don't think 10 questions is enough! I'll ask 10 more next time I see you...

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upcoming catalog

we all love erin wasson…as you can see below.
but we’re really excited to be working with the man who shot these photos -
david mushegain – for our december 09 catalog.

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Courtney -Aug 16, 2009, 5:22PM
Wow! You guys always have great catalogues, but December is definitely going to be something special!

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time to chau

if you’re in ny, go visit fuse gallery. our awesome knits designer chau – who has
graced our blog many-a-time – is showing some of her work there.
in the form of flowerpots…

and ink on paper…

show runs from august 15 through september 12.
she’s the best. watch our interview with her from may 2008.

sara -Aug 16, 2009, 11:57PM
i am so down for visiting this exhibit.
brook -Aug 15, 2009, 4:19PM
these are gorgeous!! love the colors. love the style. i only wish i was in nyc to see them in person..

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this is chris butler, brother-in-law to our awesome graphic designer lizzy.
he describes himself/his art as “analytical, cheap, collage, fast, geometric, simple.”
cool stuff.

Courtney -Aug 16, 2009, 5:25PM
I can definitely see the analytical aspect. I just read the Time Traveler's Wife and for some reason this piece reminds me of the artwork Charisse does. I guess you have to know the book to know what I'm talking about though...
The Art Cupboard -Aug 15, 2009, 2:16AM
i love

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delicious…thanks, uo!

p.s. i didn’t eat all of this myself. :)

Ashley -Aug 15, 2009, 11:36PM
Ooo that looks so good, I'm starving right now!
Wrecked Stellar -Aug 14, 2009, 11:47PM
Yum, looks delicious!

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the result of our creative director walking through the office with her iphone… :)

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there are tons more pix. we’ll be posting them here and there, so keep your eyes open…

Jamie -Aug 15, 2009, 1:47PM
What a neat work environment! It seems too interesting to qualify as an office. My dream job would be in a place like that, but I'm not sure if that could ever happen with the accounting qualification that I'm getting. ;)
Kaitlin Cotarelo -Aug 14, 2009, 5:20PM
FP is so rad my whole closet is filled with it! FP is so rad my whole closet is filled with it! <3

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this week’s beach home page video was shot with a digital harizenumi…a rad little camera that makes your still images/video look like they were shot in 1967.

you can buy this camera from urban outfitters! (card reader and battery must be purchased at another venue, keep in mind!)

woodstock forever

happy 40th…

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from shelly rusten and robert altman.

Jamie -Aug 15, 2009, 1:50PM
I love the atmosphere, the attire, the attitude of it all. Wouldn't it be neat to live there, even if it were just for one day?
Megan -Aug 14, 2009, 11:38AM
Love this post, can't wait for the new movie...

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this week, our web operations coordinator heather helped to pull some pix of hot knee-high boots for fall. which ones would you rock?
the eve over-the-knee flat boot? hmmm…

the alluring convertible over-the-knee boot? which can also be scrunched?

there’s also the vamp over-the-knee boot
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and last but not least, the rianna over-the-knee boot.
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which one? which one? vote!

Jamie -Aug 15, 2009, 11:15AM
I love love love the first two pairs of boots. The convertible over the knee boots shall be mine in the near future.. I just think that they are just fabulous.
Ashley -Aug 13, 2009, 5:34PM
Ooo the Rianna boots are so hot! Love the studs!

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ashley lande brown

i have no words…ashley’s art is incredible. i saw some of her work at needles & pins in san francisco back in may, and am glad to find her again.

Thaneeya -Aug 14, 2009, 4:43PM
Ashley's art is great!! So complex and multi-layered.
Kenners -Aug 14, 2009, 4:56AM
They have quite a Woodstock vibe, which is rather relevant as its the festival's 40th anniversary this weekend!

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