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.
Via Neatorama.

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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.
Via & Via.

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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The ladies at our Manhattan Beach store in California gave me a heads-up that there is going to be a really big volleyball tournament right down the street from the store, on the beach! The Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament is reportedly one of the biggest AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) tournaments of the year, and the girls at the store are really looking forward to it! If you’re in the Manhattan Beach area this weekend and looking for something to entertain you while you catch some rays, this is it! Check out all the information here!
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print & pattern

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These gorgeous shots are from an editorial by Steven Meisel that appeared in Vogue Italia in 2003. The first and last photos are particularly eye-catching, don’t you think?
Via Fashion Gone Rogue.

aza -Dec 22, 2009, 1:28PM
hi this i the bom were did u find this stuff and i have a fashion blog to its called hot fashion and the name is aza is nice hook me up
nicole cupcakes -Jul 16, 2009, 11:19AM
this is amazing where do you guys find all these cool articles/prints

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bamboo taxi

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These bamboo taxis are so cool! They were commissioned by the mayor of Tabontabon, a town of about 10,000 people in Leyte Province, Philippines. The main method of transportation there is motorcycles, with sometimes up to 6 people crowding onto one bike. Though this method of travel is cheap, it is very dangerous, and not very environmentally friendly either! The new bamboo taxis are made 90% of bamboo, are as cheap as motorcycles, and run completely on bio-diesel. One gallon can make the cars run for 8 hours! Such a cool idea!
Via Inhabitat and The Best Part.

Gladys Bolden -Jan 04, 2011, 7:31PM
Rupert is the best =D dog grooming
keren keziah -Jul 18, 2009, 10:47AM
I visit your blog daily, and i always look forward to each entry everyday to inspire me! I am certainly suprized to find this cool post about the bamboo taxi, since i live here in the Philippines, yet i have no idea we have it here! :D anyhoo, thank you guys for this blog and never get tired inspiring us!

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These paper birthday flower rings by Tithi Kutchamuch and Nutre Arayavanish are so clever! Each ring resembles the birthday flower for one of the 12 months of the year, and you can get them all, or individually as a birthday card for your friend! I love it!
Via noquedanblogs.

cuddly giveaway!

Isn’t this FP teddy bear as cute as can be? He’s very soft and huggable, and he’s looking for a nice cozy home, maybe yours! All you have to do for a chance to have him come live at your house is leave a comment on this post telling about your first or favorite stuffed animal or comfort blanket, etc… You know, the one that is all grimey because you loved it so much and couldn’t be without it! Tomorrow at this time, we’ll pick one comment at random, and if it’s yours, we’ll send you the cute bear! As you can see from the picture above, Trixie really wishes she was eligible to win this giveaway…
P.S. Don’t forget to leave your email address with your comment so that we can contact you if your comment is the one picked!

Tessa Hurr -Jul 22, 2009, 5:52PM
From when I was born to when I turned eleven, I had a mickey mouse baby blanket with pictures of the Disney characters on it. I love it so much and would carry it with me everywhere. I would do everything with it. When my mom told me it was smelly and that I should wash it, I would always cry and would stay up at night because I didn't have my blankie with me. crzytess77@gmail.com
Christy Mehaffie -Jul 21, 2009, 2:00PM
My first stuffed animal was a brown dog named Florence. It was a pretty fancy name for a pretty fancy dog.... or so I thought. I took him EVERYWHERE.... church, the mall, family trips... I'd even try to smuggle him in my backpack so I wouldn't be without him in school. I carried him well beyond the days where his felt ears began to rip off, his stitching began to pull and seperate, his fur became matted... He was literally a mess, but I loved him anyway. Florence is still around these days, but I leave him at home. Maybe one day I'll pass him on to someone who will love him as much as I did. XABrokenSpellX@aol.com

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