How cute are these little puffy felt heart pins?! There’s a tutorial on Purl Bee, and the step by step photos are just as pretty as the project itself. I want to make a million of them!
Remember the cute Jindo puppy that visited our office the other day? I just got a hold of these shots from when she visited the web studio that same day! She and Jenny posed together, and the pictures are so so cute! I had to share!
I can’t believe Valentine’s Day is in just a little more than a week! It seems like New Year’s and the inauguration were so recently!
We have put together three different playlists for Valentine’s Day, and today I bring you the first: the Falling in Love playlist! We asked everyone in the company to tell us their favorite falling in love songs, and here they are! Enjoy! And click here if you want to see it on Playlist.com!
You’ve met a lot of the Free People Girls here at the home office – well get ready to meet the Free People Guys! They are very sweet, and a bit camera-shy, but we managed to catch them just long enough to introduce them to you! Enjoy!
I know I already featured some very cool wallets earlier this week, but these cassette tape wallets were just too cool to pass up! It’s such a smart idea, and the wallets are so visually appealing! Still, I can’t help but think to myself, Are cassette tapes really so obsolete? Already? I still have so many cassettes from when I was a kid! Get ready for CD wallets, you know they’ll come eventually!
At any rate, the wallets are totally rad. See this page at DesignBoom for more.
Nguyen La Chanh created this completely awesome bath mat with the hopes of finding “a new way of having your plants inside.” It is definitely that, although I think the mat is a brilliant idea for a slightly different reason – I hate picking up a nasty wet bath mat up off the floor and setting it on the tub to dry. Yuck. But with a mat like this, I could just leave it on the floor and let the moss enjoy any water that falls. After all, the moss reportedly does not smell when damp, and feels pleasant on your feet. Not to mention that moss is super pretty. I want one!
Via the Telegraph.
Have you ever wondered where your Free People orders come from? Here a few pics from our distribution center in South Carolina.
This is the infamous tilt tray sorter, the 5th largest in the US!
Here we have Calvin, our DC supervisor
And Tracy, the QA and DC manager
And here is our lovely lobby!
It’s time for our Thursday Poll!
Last week I asked which drapey top out of four that we are currently selling appealed to you the most. Your favorites were the Double Drape Tank, with 164 votes, and the Embroidered Floral Hoodie with 136 votes. Excellent choices- especially the Embroidered Hoodie I think, since I have one myself! ;)
This week, I am trying to get myself out of this wintry mood and into a more springy frame of mind. We recently started coming out with our beach line for this year, and I am obsessed! I have been perusing all of our bathing suits with interest as they come out, and of course I want to know which one is your favorite so far!
First, have a look at the Sandy Dot Cut-Out One Piece below.
Next up is the Full Fringe Bandeau Bikini.
Below, check out the Stardust Fringe One Piece!
Next is our Feather Frill Bandeau Bikini.
Finally, see our Rubix Cutaway One Piece below.
So what do you guys think? They’re so cute, right?! Which one is your favorite?
P.S. Ever wanted to know more about our model Jenny (above), since you see her around so much? A few months ago we profiled her and made a fun video! See it here.
The West Virginia University has created this awesome online library of vintage Valentines! There are three categories: cards, 3-D cards, and postcards. The postcards are some of my favorite. You can even send one of the vintage Valentines via email from the website.
I love the hot air balloon the best! Do you have a favorite??
These beautiful ceramic boxes are part of a collection called Oohhh, by recent Central Saint Martins graduate Lok Ming Fung. The set itself is inspired by Russian dolls and Japanese Inro boxes, while the decorations are more barnacle/lichen inspired. They’re all gorgeous. See the rest of the set here.
These patterns are just so incredible! The first two are actual wall-hangings, the last is a sketch of ideas for wall-hangings. All are the work of Gunta Stölzl, a German textile artist from the early 20th century. She entered the famous Bauhaus School as a student in 1920, and ended up as a teacher there in 1928. Still, I’d never heard of her until today when I saw her on Now Voyager, who is also real impressed. If you are interested too, check out this website, it’s got a detailed biography and quite a few pictures of her work.
Something about Gunta’s designs reminds me a little bit of the Gee’s Bend Quilts. What do you think?