I’ve been dying to find a great image bookmarking site where I can keep track of all of the amazing images I find, like a delicious for pictures. I haven’t found exactly what I want, but there are two pretty great sites out there. One is FFFFound and the other is We Heart It. These are great for browsing for inspirational images. Recently ffffound was Linzie Hunter’s Lettering Sketchbook. And a great Hearted image is the balloon girls by Elinkan.
I can’t believe a week has gone by already! But it is indeed Thursday, and my friends, it’s time now for our Thursday poll.
This week, we are helping Megan, our Web Marketing Analyst, pick out a new coat for this fall. Whenever we are getting ready to sell a bunch of new items, the people in the web production room get a rack full of samples to help them write the copies and other similar tasks. This is how we got the chance to try out some of our new coats!
Here’s a little note from Megan: “I always check out the new product when it is brought over to our area. The web producers go through it in order to write the copy. It is really fun to look at the clothes and feel the fabric. I was trying on the new jackets and coats the other day, and I love all of them! I definitely want a new one for fall, but I can’t decide which one I like the most…”
The first coat Megan tried on was the Buffalo Swing Coat in grey, shown below.
Next, Megan tried the Rugged Herringbone Coat in blue, and gave us a fun and rather stately pose too! :)
Finally, she tried on the Retro Nylon Puff Jacket in orange.
And now readers, it’s up to you! Which coat you like the most?
The University of the Arts Senior Thesis Show for their BFA Photography program will be hosted by the gallery at 543!
543 is a building in the Navy Yard that is shared by all the Urban Outfitters Inc. brands, and is also open to the public. Among other things, it has our cafeteria, gym, coffee shop, mailroom, web studio, and of course, the art gallery!
The opening reception for the show is tonight, and you are all invited! If anyone is in the Philadelphia area, come check it out from 5:30 to 7pm tonight! The Philadelphia Navy Yard is located at the extreme south end of the city, at the very bottom of South Broad Street. In fact, South Broad basically ends in the Navy Yard. Once you’re here, just look for Building 543! There are even signs around the Yard that will direct you to it. Hope to see you there! :)
Meet Ida. Ida belongs to Lily, who is the assistant designer for color and print. This means that Lily and Ida design prints for all Free People clothing and help pick out colors.
Breed: Boston Terrier and Poodle mix
Likes: fetch, treats, showers, long walks in the woods, and cuddling
Dislikes: Solitude, boredom
Favorite friends: Boys, especially the staff of the mail room.
How did you meet Ida?
Ida was born in a trailer with turkeys living in the yard. I saw an add in the paper on Christmas Eve 2005 and we’ve been together ever since.
I found these dresses on DesignBoom and now I want to make one! Stick felt tipped markers in the little slots, and over time, (maybe an hour) the ink bleeds into the dress. You can wash the dresses out and make a new design every time! Reminds me of those dolls from when I was a kid – the ones that came plain, and with markers for you to draw and color in clothing and such on the doll, then wash them and start over! Hmm…. I wonder if i could get another doll like that too? :)
To read more about the dresses and even watch a little video in which Fernando talks about them, head on over to DesignBoom.
A friend introduced me to issuu last night, and now I have a new place to explore for amazing e-zines! The layout is really simple and images look beautiful. Spend some time and search around, or make your own zine, portfolio, photo album, whatever.
Be sure to check out design for mankind‘s issues of INSPIRATION and get inspired.
Has anyone used issuu or have a favorite zine? Share with us!
As some of you already know, this weekend I tried to get pictures of the fireworks here in Philly to show you, but failed. However, to my delight, our Design Assistant Courtney got quite a few pictures of the fireworks, from the TV! Courtney is obsessed with pictures taken of the TV, and the fireworks couldn’t escape her lens! The pictures are actually pretty darn cool!
Now, I don’t want to overload you with videos today, but this one is so cute and funny I couldn’t resist…
This video was taken during our shoot for the July catalog in France. Our catalog shooting team and models are getting ready for a long day! It was a very cold morning, and everyone was feeling kind of groggy. When they got to the first place they were going to be shooting, they blasted the car radio and started to dance and get pumped up! Enjoy!
Our newest catalog drops today and we are so excited! Check your mailboxes! Here is the catalog video to whet your appetites! This catalog was shot in Lyon, France, and kicks off our fall line for this year.
You can also check out the new catalog online!
A couple Free People employees just released a really cool book! It’s a DIY guide to screen printing for both novice crafters and more experienced artists. They’ll show you how to start screen printing using the most basic elements—a screen, some emulsion in a bucket, artwork, a light source and a sink. With your burned screen, a squeegee and some ink, you can print any image you like onto any thing you like!
Go to Print Liberation’s website to get a copy of the book, or even just to check it out; they have a lot of cool tee-shirts and other things too!