pigeon feathers

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I’m loving this amazing work by London-based artist Kate MccGwire! To create these pieces she used thousands of discarded pigeon feathers, and they seem to create so much movement! I especially love how they look flowing out of pipes! See more of Kate’s work here.
Via Cube Me.

audrey -May 03, 2011, 11:37PM
i LOVE pigeons! i have a whole club for them. one question, why pigeons? they are so misunderstood.
mimi -Nov 11, 2010, 1:57PM
i like dis but y havnt u rote da date da pic was made on! ITS NOT V HELPFUL

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silkworms

Craftzine found a really interesting article about how silk is made over on True Up. It’s definitely worth checking out!

pruittfpgirl -May 06, 2009, 11:12AM
That is so cool! What a great idea for a school project! I wish I had gone to your elementary school :)
dez -May 05, 2009, 5:03PM
I had a pet silkworm as a 3rd grade project ha ha how random. But it was so cool and it was the first (and last) time I was brave enough to hold an insect. We kept them til they transformed to moths then I really don't remember what happened to them after that :)

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crayon colors

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Aaron at Color Schemer has created an awesome list of all the Crayola Crayon colors, with hex codes. For me the fun is reading all the different names! ColourLovers has the whole list right here, as well as a bunch of pictures like those shown above, and some random crayon facts. Fun!

me melodia -May 05, 2009, 2:30PM
I love cadet blue and cerulean.

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You may remember a while back when we talked about all the cool sequined and embellished tights that hit the runway during fashion week… Well, Park & Cube has a really handy tutorial showing how she embellished the fabulous tights shown above! It has awesome pictures and some handy tips for those of us who feel the urge to DIY some cool tights for ourselves! Check it out here.
Via A Cup of Jo.

-May 05, 2009, 7:00PM
Those are exquisite! Thanks for sharing.

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in the woods

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This interesting building is, rather fittingly, the offices of Spanish Selgas Cano Architecture. Naturally, they designed it themselves. I’m not sure how I feel about it. I kind of like it, I like that you can see the scenery around it anyway, but it seems maybe small and narrow… What do you think?
Either way, an interesting concept!
Via.

Sally -May 05, 2009, 5:02PM
Just like a NYC office - just a different jungle!
Kt Pear-Picker -May 05, 2009, 4:17PM
OH LA FIRE BREATHING VACHE! this very well may be THE NIFTYEST OFFICEish STRUCTURE i have ever seen...or can dig up from my cluttered mind at least.

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ribbon messages

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These spools of ribbon from Felt at Home are so awesome! It’s such a beautiful way to send someone a message! You can get ribbons with poetry printed on them, or get your own things printed on them, like invitations or birth announcements! Imagine the love notes one could get! The wooden spools are vintage, and so are the buttons. No wonder they look so pretty! You can get yours at Felt at Home’s shop.
Via Craftzine.

Faith -May 04, 2009, 11:02PM
Such a cute idea! ~F
Lucy -May 04, 2009, 5:26PM
aww that is so romantic!

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a nice swim

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These photographs by Elena Kalis are so beautiful! The dress looks so delicate and light in the water! The colors are gorgeous too. Be sure to check out Elena’s website – her other work is equally dreamy.
Via Vain & Vapid.

-May 05, 2009, 12:29AM
so beautiful
Faith -May 04, 2009, 10:53PM
So beautiful! And a sea turtle!!! ~F

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Recently, one of our Facebook friends wrote in and asked if we had some photos of the Free People line from back in the 1980′s! Luckily for her, and for all of us, our Assistant Art Director Carrie was kind enough to put together this little video! It features items from the very beginning, when Urban Outfitters was just starting back in the 70′s and had one little shop in West Philadelphia, called The Free People’s Store. Then it moves on through the 1980′s to our inception as a separate brand, and evolves on to now! It’s really fun to see our development over time and look at all the vintage Free People styles! Enjoy!

Liz -May 04, 2009, 6:22PM
very cool! I actually have an 80s FP sweater I found at a local Salvation Army and I love it!! : )
Sam -May 04, 2009, 1:31PM
This was really neat to see! The transformations through the decades is hysterical! It's also very nice to see a much broader representation of girls as well as women of color being used as models as time progressed~ oxox

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pink twins!

Kevin and Danielle both happened to come into work today rocking pairs of pink jeans! Of course now I want a pair – they look so awesome! Kevin and Danielle make a cute pair of twins too!

house of stone

Wouldn’t you love to stay at this house in Guimarães, Portugal? It’s just so gorgeous! Amazing!
Via and via.

Mumgroorb -May 24, 2009, 11:50AM
Neat site.. I will come back:)

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tyson skross

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I can’t stop admiring these rather surreal pieces by Tyson Skross. After moving to rural Switzerland from Texas at the age of nine, he became intrigued with the odd natural phenomena that he often witnessed. This sort of altered reality and intangibility is what he tries to bring to his work. So strangely beautiful! See more here and here.

-May 04, 2009, 8:40AM
these are beyond beautiful! i especially love the last three! xx, gunbarrelbutterfly.blogspot.com

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some wee critters

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How cute are these little critters?! I love them! They are needle felted by Kit Lane of Minnesota. Be sure to check out her Flickr too!
Via the fabulous Penguin & Fish.

meggy -May 09, 2009, 11:26AM
The lovely and beautiful créations. I like all. Congratulations. Meggy

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