Don’t you love these pictures? I think they are so gorgeous! They are the work of L Filipe dos Santos of Corcoise, and if not for Penguin & Fish I would never have found him! If you are into them too, be sure to check out his blog and his Flickr photostream- there are a lot more beautiful pieces to be found there!

We had lots of requests for a Valentine Swap, so here it is! Sign up, I’ll match you with a partner, you make your partner a Valentine gift, they make you one, and you both have a happy Valentine’s Day.
Sign up here.
Sign up is open for one week only, so spread the news to fellow crafty friends so we can get as many people involved in the week. Get your creative juices flowing and I’ll send you your partner’s info next week, and of course the craft will be “due” on (around) February 14th.
Here are some past Vday swap flickr groups for some ideas. Here and here.

Jen Parker -Feb 04, 2011, 1:38AM
My son and I just made some great cards with his photo and candy. I love DIY projects that mean more because you make them yourself. http://jenparkerphotography.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/i-heart-valentines-day-still/
fpgirl -Feb 13, 2009, 10:10AM
Hi Lauren. Yes! there is a flickr group. Here is the link: http://www.flickr.com/groups/fpvalentine09

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Today the United States inaugurates it’s first African-American president! Everyone here at the home office will be able watch on a big projector in Building 543. It’s very exciting!
The little video above is of an amazing model at Legoland in California. It’s an all lego miniature of the inauguration! For being a miniature, it’s pretty large, and real impressive! It even has a mini presidential motorcade!

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These humorous and dark silhouettes are from Silhouette Masterpiece Theater, by Wilhelm Steahle. I love how he uses old paintings as the backgrounds! If this kind of stuff tickles your fancy, check out more here!

Sara -Jan 20, 2009, 10:20AM
I love the first two! This made my morning, thanks!

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I am just falling in love with Carbon Couture, especially with her crafty ways of creating fashion accessories! Shown above are some cool tassel earrings from the Marc Jacobs Spring 2009 collection, and below are the earrings she made to look just like them! I love it! See here on her blog to create your own with her easy instructions!
Also, a while ago, she made a how-to for this Dries Van Noten bracelet that is really great if you’re in the mood!

Yay Carbon Couture!

Don’t forget about our FP Style Event, which is going on right now!
We’ve been collecting your pictures of you and your friends wearing Free People and putting them in a set on our Flickr account! We love seeing how you wear your Free People!
Below, check out just a few of the super cute pictures we’ve gotten so far! To see the whole set, go to our Flickr account!
And don’t forget to send us pictures of you in your Free People, with your name and hometown, to blog.freepeople@gmail.com!

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an odd couple

Our office twins today are kind of an odd couple…

We had a little trouble getting Fritz to pose at first…

He kept looking longingly at Mom.
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Ta da! Nicole and Fritz show off their matching coats, with many kisses in the process. Fritz is so sweet!
We had another set of dog/human twins a couple of months ago.

kate -Jan 21, 2009, 10:52AM
I agree....Fritz is way too skinny, he needs to gain some weight ;)
maayan -Jan 20, 2009, 11:35AM
hey (: i have a question. is it possible that each and every person who weares FP cloths looks really good? like, of course FP always makes people look better, but you all look skinny and perfect. just wondering... good day!

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MLK

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day everyone! It’s a good day for reflection and for love.

fpgirl -Jan 20, 2009, 9:54AM
YES we are doing the Valentines Swap! :) We will post all of the info by the end of the week so check back soon.
Liz -Jan 19, 2009, 5:49PM
I want to read Martin Luther King's autobiography soon! He was such an incredible person. and yes, i was also wondering.. will there be a valentine's day swap??

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animal collective

This picture completely trips me out! Focus on one spot in the picture and it will stop moving all around. It’s the cover from Animal Collective’s newest album, Merriweather Post Pavilion. Word is that this album is doing extremely well, which rocks, cause I love Animal Collective! Want to hear a song off the album? Go here to listen to the song My Girls.

Moorea Seal -Jan 21, 2009, 6:58PM
oh my goodness, i am absolutely obsessed with this album. its heartbreakingly good. my girls makes me wanna shake it. and then the lyrics make my heart melt. its too good for words. i want to go to their show in LA on Friday the 23rd, everyone i know and love is going. but it is sold out and the only tickets i can find are going for $100. poor sad college student... im so sad. they are my favorite band!
Em -Jan 19, 2009, 4:58PM
hmm... is it a live album? merriweather post pavillion is a major music venue here around dc...

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brendan monroe

Ever since I saw this picture on Booooooom, I can’t stop looking at it! I’m not sure if it’s the really textural stuff the people are standing in, or the total lack of stuff in the top part of the picture. (Other than the bits flying off the person’s hands.) I just really like it! It’s by Brendan Monroe, and if you are intrigued too, you should check out the post Booooooom did about him. You’ll find many more interesting works with lots of movement in them.

Yes, those are real living plants on the wall! Created by Green Fortune, the plantwall can be installed at any size, and can have a number of different plant combinations, depending on how you want your wall to look and how fast you want it to grow. So awesome! I could never afford one, but I can dream!
Via Fabrik Project.

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