Sometimes when I get bored of a piece of clothing, all it needs to be exciting again is a new fun color! In the past I have been limited to using tea to get a warm brown color, or going and buying some dye at the drug store if I want any different colors – so I am really psyched that recently Pioneer Thinking put together a list of colors you can get from a variety of different plants! Dyes made from red cabbage will turn your clothes blue, and some dandelion roots will turn them red! They have something on the list for almost every color, definitely check it out if you are interested in some home-made dye! Threadbanger also has some great tips on preparing your home dyes!
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Funkey Monkey Company on Etsy -Jul 19, 2009, 7:59AM
Great post. I have 3 girls with very unique tastes and they love to alter their clothes. I love dying t-shirts in red wine, chocolate and hibiscus infusions. The t-shirts not only come out dyed but they also smell like the dye.

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Our Hollywood We The Free store let us know that there is a really cool event going on tonight at Space 1520, which is where the store is located!
Photographer Lauren Dukoff is having the opening for her new book Family, which features portraits of many amazing folk and indie musicians, including Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Bat For Lashes, Little Joy, and many others! Lauren will be there signing books, and if that weren’t enough, Devendra Banhart will also be there performing live! Right in front of the store! This should be a really good time, so if you’re in the Hollywood California area, you should check it out! Get all the information on the Space 1520 website.
7-10pm tonight!
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

silver jewelry pieces -Apr 16, 2014, 12:04AM
Wow, that's what I was seeking for, what a stuff! existing here at this webpage, thanks admin of this web site.
Melanie -Jul 19, 2009, 10:07PM
space 1520 is such a rad place! sounds like a great party!

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ink calendar

This calendar concept by Oscar Diaz is really neat! Utilizing the way the ink will slowly spread through a paper, this calendar is set up so that as the days pass, they are filled in by the ink!
Via Noquedanblogs.

hayley -Jul 17, 2009, 10:50PM
thats so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post image for FP is looking for translators (again!)

Are you a native or fluent speaker of Italian, Russian, Portuguese or Dutch? Are you also fluent in English? Are you a savvy online shopper, who loves Free People, and has shopped websites in both English and other languages? If so, Free People needs your help with a very special project! The project will involve a few hours of work, and you will receive a gift for your help! If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, please click this link to fill out a little form for us! If you seem like a good fit for the project, we will email you in the coming weeks with more information!
We are so excited about this project, and we think you will be too!
xo
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our interns are sponsoring a company-wide car wash today, with proceeds going toward next year’s intern program. happy friday!

kostenlos downloaden -Jul 19, 2009, 11:13AM
Great post!

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junk & shadows

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I can’t even fathom the patience it must take for Tim Noble and Sue Webster to create these amazing pieces! All of their shadow art is created using trash, and each piece takes anywhere from 6 months to a year to complete. It’s amazing that those piles are creating the silhouettes on the wall – I almost don’t believe it! See more of their creations here and here.
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Tonto -Jul 20, 2009, 6:29PM
That girl in the 4th photo is so cute! Great outfit - she's got style.
Melanie -Jul 19, 2009, 10:10PM
Love the fun leggings in the first photo!

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weedrobe wardrobe

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I would love to wear that dress made of flowers in the first picture! All of these clothes are part of an amazing collection by artist Nicole Dextras, called Weedrobes. The pieces are each made entirely of plants, with the hope that it makes one consider our relationship with nature, and the symbiotic relationship between one’s body and the earth. See more of these pretty creations here.
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Mallory -Jul 18, 2009, 2:17AM
these remind me of a challenge from my favorite season of project runway (the one with santino & nick)
christina -Jul 17, 2009, 2:39PM
im in love with plants and floral design. thanks for this post, these are amazing :)

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ricky allman

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There are so many things going on in each of these paintings by Ricky Allman, I feel like I could study them for hours! Every time I look at one of them I feel like I see something in it that I didn’t before! The colors and shapes are pretty great too. Check out more of Ricky’s work here.
Via Booooooom!

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I was really intrigued when I saw Jessica‘s new shoes! Personally, I’d never seen any like them before, so I figured I’d share them with you! She tells me she got them right here in Philly, and they’re by FLY London. On top of that, they are eco-friendly and really comfortable! I think the soles are my favorite part!

sally barnhart -Jul 17, 2009, 8:09AM
Jessica, We are with your Mom at Xavier's Reading Camp...We love your shoes and your cute feet. We are so proud of you. From all of your Xavier Mom's.

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It’s poll time my friends! Last week we looked at some of our more sparkly headbands, and though all the options had a good number of fans, the Sequin Halo Headband was still the decisive winner, with over 300 votes!
This week I can’t seem to stop perusing all the cute new mini-skirts – maybe it’s the heat? At any rate, there were many cute styles, so many in fact I could hardly narrow it down to an amount good for polling! But here they are, check them out!
First up is the Dip Dye Crinkle Mini, shown here in blue.

Here is the Mirror Mirror Buckle Mini.

Next is the Liberty Fringe Mini!
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Now, have a look at the Tiered Denim Ruffle Mini below!
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Finally, here’s the Knit Tulip Skirt in dark sage.
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So what do you guys think? Which one of these mini-skirts do you find most appealing?

riley -Jul 17, 2009, 12:55AM
ahhh i love them all!!

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Congratulations to our winner, chosen at random: Mamatank!
i have an ancient pillow that belonged to my mother. i named it Cuddle Pillow because it was made for cuddling and comforting me. for the longest time i thought it’s pillowcase was a strange shade of gray… but yesterday i poured some oxi clean into the washer with it and later discovered that its actually YELLOW! i love it even more now :)
Yay! This was such a fun giveaway – thank you all for participating! A few of you mentioned in your comments how nice it was to sit and think about comfort toys and childhood. I completely agree! It was so pleasant to read all your stories – thank you for sharing them! It made for very sweet and cheery reading!
And for everyone who didn’t happen to win the bear – don’t worry! There are more giveaways on the horizon!

riley -Jul 17, 2009, 12:08PM
awww i loooove that story!!! awww i loooove that story!!! <3
Karla -Jul 16, 2009, 11:14PM
OMG it's the bear!! I SO regret not buying one of these when they were available. I so love him.

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