Valerie Hegarty

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What do you guys think of these pieces by Valerie Hegarty? I am partial to the last one myself! Very organic, less destructive. Though the cracked wall and painting are nice too. All very interesting… I couldn’t find too much information about Valerie herself, other than that she lives in Brooklyn, but you can see more of her work here, if you’re intrigued like I was.

arty -Jan 05, 2009, 6:43PM
You can get more info at her gallery's website: guildgreyshkul.com Also Brooklyn Museum Blog: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/bloggers/2008/10/21/contemporary-take-on-landscape-painting/#comments

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Hello all! I have another very cool guest post from Kevin for you! Please enjoy!
Hey Guys! I just saw the Pipilotti Rist show at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York this weekend. It was a giant video installation with dozens of projections all over the atrium of the MOMA! There was a giant eye-shaped couch on the floor, and people were just laying everywhere, soaking up the atmosphere! Totally awesome, a total fantasy of flowers a girl and a pig. Check it out if you are in New York City!
Also, have a look at this sweet interview with Pipilotti from the MOMA’s website!
Here’s a short little video of part of the show.

The MOMA also has a number of her works in their permanent collection, including the video Ever is All Over, featuring a pretty girl smashing car windows with a giant steel flower.
-Kevin

As the holidays are starting to draw to a close, people are trickling back into the office. So today, I asked around, what did you do over the holidays? Here’s what a few people had to say!

Jessica: I shopped sales! I also got a massage! I played with my dog, saw old friends, and generally schmoozed!

Katie: Well, I had a cold, but I made curtains with my mom, which was fun!
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Heather: I ended up driving about 1200 miles! I was finishing my big move from Columbus Ohio to here in Philly! I drove from here to Columbus, from Columbus to Indiana, then back to Columbus and back to Philly again! Whew! It’s good to be through moving!
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Lindsay: I went to Mass for the first time in years, with my boyfriend’s family! Then I spent Christmas day with my mom and uncle! One of my favorite gifts I received this year was a silver necklace from my boyfriend, which I’m wearing right now!
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Morgan: I spent the holidays in southern Indiana, and I ate a lot of great food that my mom cooked! Yum!
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Luren: I went home to Texas and spent the whole time helping my dad with this painting experiment he’s working on. He’s trying to recreate Vermeer‘s optical painting tools, as well as his room. I spent a lot of time going around to thrift stores and trying to make old Dutch costumes, finding props and such. It was fun and interesting!
So what did you guys do over the holidays?

cake. -Jan 05, 2009, 11:25PM
ah! katie!!! also, i want to hang out with luren's dad!
Adam -Dec 30, 2008, 1:34PM
you guys are my Holiday Hero's!!!! :)

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Shown above is a little glimpse of our 2009 calendar! We tried a new and sort of retro-inspired design this year, and I think it is just gorgeous! Our fabulous art assistant Kara is responsible for most of the painting!
So would you like to have one of your very own? We want to give one away! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, and tell us: What are your new year’s resolutions? Have you any?
Then we’ll pick a comment at random and if it’s you, a Free People calendar is yours!
I will post the winner tomorrow morning! Be sure to leave your email address with your comment so I can contact you for your mailing address if you win! Good luck!

r4 games -Nov 04, 2009, 4:43AM
My new years resolution is to strengthen my relationship with the people i know and love, and with those i will meet in the future and playing games.That is all encompassing for being healthy in body, mind, and spirit.. to spread love amongst those that are important in my life.
christmas gift ideas -Nov 04, 2009, 1:02AM
I love to write letters and i am starting to write it in a new year. I know that this work is interrupting me in my office work but it's my passion.

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We are hiring for all positions for our new store in the Soho neighborhood of New York. Want to work for Free People? You can apply online here:)

neiah -Jun 20, 2011, 12:32PM
i wanted to know if you guys are hiring at this point ?
Marissa Gonzalez -Mar 19, 2009, 1:33AM
Hello, I am interested in finding a job in the San Antonio location. I have some retail experience. Please e-mail me if there are any job openings in the near future. Thanks! :)

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reuse your old calendar

The new year is quickly approaching, and if you are like me, you are going to have a couple of defunct calendars on your hands soon! I’m always at a loss of what to do with them, since I usually like the pictures so much! This year however, I am looking forward to turning my old calendars into envelopes and notecards! Both Mara Rivet at Thrifty Fun and Kelli on There is No Place Like Home have really cute and easy tutorials on how to do it! Definitely check them out if you are looking for a fun way to reuse your calendars! You could use magazine tears too!
The cute old calendar picture above was found at this interesting site.

Flavia Calendars -Jan 21, 2009, 10:31AM
I saved my 2008 calendar to use in 2036. The days match up!
Amiee -Dec 31, 2008, 12:38AM
I just found your blog recently! your blog is very interesting~with lots of pretty pictures and things! I love crafty things too! & I actually found out u update your blog like everyday! keep it up~!

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Like female vocalists? How about a slightly folksy sound and some sweet viola playing? I’ve been really enjoying Anni Rossi‘s new album lately, and wanted to share a song of hers with you! It’s a pretty simple video, but I just love the song! I bet she would be cool to see live…

Julianna -Dec 29, 2008, 6:53PM
This song is exactly what I've been waiting to hear without knowing it. It's so perfect and beautiful I can't wait to listen to the rest of her album. Thanks for the tip!
Friends and Lovers -Dec 29, 2008, 6:26PM
So amazing! Thank you for introducing her... I will have to check out more of her stuff!! if you'd like, please visit my fashion blog: http://naturegraffiti.blogspot.com

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I’m loving the latest issue of fashion156 and these handpainted backdrops! I like the different effects the photographer captured zooming in or way out and showing how they’re strung up against the true city backdrop.

clyben -Dec 30, 2008, 5:14AM
very cool.

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The Free People Buying and Planning teams adopted 3 families through the Salvation Army this holiday. Here is a photo of them shopping for gifts!
We were so happy we were able to help these families get some things they needed and hopefully made their holiday more cheerful.

Hôtel de Glace

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Located at the Station touristique Duchesnay, a bit northwest of Québec City Canada, this awesome and icy building is the Hôtel de Glace. Built in early January each year since 2001, it stands until late March and is made of around 400 tons of ice and 12,000 tons of snow! It’s a real working hotel too, and though it’s a bit chilly, (a steady temperature of around 25 degrees Fahrenheit) I think it would be worth it! Check out this nice little article about it on Life in the Fast Lane and of course Hôtel de Glace website if you want to see more.
The gorgeous pictures are by lander2006, except the first, which is by duplamox.

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These sweet photos came from Three Belgian Autochromists, a really cool site featuring the work of, you guessed it, three early Belgian autochromists! Autochrome is a very old way to take color pictures, used before the advent of color film. The site features the work of C. Corbett, P. Sano, and A. Van Besten, and frankly, the shots are just gorgeous. Plus, I really love getting to see pictures from as far back as 1903 in color! Do you think there are some hobbyists out there still practicing autochrome? The colors are so dreamy… See all the pictures here.

Shay -Dec 29, 2008, 5:36PM
these are gorgeous!
d -Dec 28, 2008, 5:43PM
god, that must have taken an age and a half to do each of those. incredible. http://egotrippingatthegates.blogspot.com/

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Many of you may already know the sad news that the great Eartha Kitt passed away from cancer on Thursday. She was 81 years old, and was a fantastic singer, a pretty good actress, and smoldering sexy! She briefly played Cat-Woman on the Batman series in the 60′s. She could sing in at least 3 languages that I know of. Her voice was unique and to die for! I could go on and on! Above is a video featuring her performing the song Just an Old Fashioned Girl. Good-bye Eartha Kitt, we’ll miss you!

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