I want to tell you why I love this blog, Girl Meets NYC. I read lots of blogs (duh), but really, most blogs I’m just looking at the pictures. And if the picture is super amazing, then I’ll take a read.
But Girl Meets NYC makes me want to read what she’s writing. I love that she’s actually talking about something, and that fashion and beautiful imagery can make her think about the world and her surroundings, and issues that affect our everyday lives.
Take her last few posts for example. She examines racism, childhood memories of running through fields, Martin Luther King Jr. and taking ACTION, and the power of honesty. All of this paired with beautiful images.
Many of you may recall these wonderful kitties made by friend of Free People Penguin & Fish! Besides making adorable kitties, she has a fabulous blog, which many of us here at Free People frequent every day! She features all kinds of great art, (including her own!) and more than a few of her posts have ended up being the inspiration for our posts! She has also been sweet enough to feature us on her blog from time to time. In other words, we just love Penguin & Fish!
Today when I returned from lunch I found on my desk a package addressed to me, with a really cute drawing of a kitty on it! You can bet I just tore right into it, and here’s what I found inside:
OH MY GOSH! I am still delightfully shocked! My very own Penguin & Fish kitty! I love him so much! I have had my eye on these kitties for a long time, and I am just so grateful to get one as a surprise! It totally made my week! Month even!
The kitty is even more squishy, soft and huggable in person! My dog Trixie and I got together with our new friend for a little photo shoot:
Thank you so very very much Alyssa! This kitty is absolutely wonderful!
If you would like to give a home to one of these cuddly kitties yourself, have a look at Penguin & Fish’s Etsy shop, where you can find kitties of all colors!
This jewelry, which I saw on Design Dig, is so fantastic! It was created by Rebecca Purecell, apparently for our sister-brand Anthropologie, though I can’t seem to find the jewelry on their website right now. (Which is too bad, because I want that necklace at the top especially!) I love how Rebecca uses all kinds of random patches and charms and other sort of sewing-box stuff on the jewelry! She has a pretty cool little website, but watch out when you go to it because it will resize your browser window, which is kind of annoying. Maybe just open it in a new window altogether…
Anyway, love this jewelry!
These images have been floating all around the web lately, but the attention is well-deserved, and I wanted to make sure you all saw them too!
These silhouettes are from The Adventures of Prince Achmed, which is the oldest animated feature length film that still survives. It was released in 1926, and though there were older animated films, those are lost to us. As you might have guessed, The Adventures of Prince Achmed was created using silhouette animation – and these silhouettes are pretty exquisite!
Via 2 or 3 Things, via Smile…
Check out this awesome photo essay by David Friedman! He tells about it best: I shot these photos at a denim factory in Kentucky that specializes in distressing high-end jeans for a few top designers. I used to scoff at paying a premium for jeans that come with holes in them already. Then I saw just how much work goes into distressing jeans, and I realized that these people are artists. You can’t just have any loose threads, you have to have the right loose threads. They can’t just be faded. They have to be the right color. A lot of work goes into making these jeans look just right.
I put my favorite shots below – click here to see the whole essay on David’s blog!
We went to Lexington, VA…we stayed in that big beautiful house!!! (owned by our Art Director’s friend) We didn’t have to go far for great photos, and we got to have a cook out with the whole “family”… We made some new friends…..Stoney (the husky) and Noodge (the kitty…because he likes to nudge you with his head)…Virginia was gorgeous. Nobody wanted to leave!
See the whole catalog here.