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this is such a cool idea! “life in a day” is a cinematic experiment produced by ridley scott and directed by kevin macdonald, together with the youtube community. the goal is to capture a snapshot, through many different eyes, of what life is like on earth during one 24 hour period. how are they going to do this?
they are asking YOU – anybody and everybody – to chronicle their life on one day, july 24 2010. this could be your daily routine, your job, what you’re afraid of, what you love, a pretty sunset, ANYTHING. you can then upload your video on the project’s website, and the most compelling and distinctive videos will be edited into the final feature film. the film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011 – and if your video is used, you’ll be credited as a co-director and have a shot at being one of 20 people who gets to go to sundance to celebrate with kevin macdonald.
ummm…..wow? i’m curious, what would your film be about?
the following post is by our creative team’s intern, mallie!
A group of French students from my school just got back from Senegal, Africa, and while looking through their pictures I was reminded so much of Free People. The neon fabrics in contrast with the neutral tones of the environment create an awesome mixture of colors – similar to the prints and designs I often see on our clothing. And I wouldn’t mind snagging one of those bags or pieces of jewelry either ;-)
i’m so jealous! looks amazing…
oh and by the way, mallie designed our new “intern-al affairs” header! cute, right??
one of my favorite music festivals is taking place this weekend! the XPoNential music festival is an annual three-day festival put together by the university of pennsylvania’s public radio station, WXPN. it’s pretty much the only radio station i listen to- not because i went to school there, but because they play the BEST music. i cannot tell you how many new bands i have discovered through them. anyway this year i think they have put together their best lineup yet! here are some of the bands playing:
grace potter & the nocturnals; the felice brothers
yo la tengo; the walkmen
these united states; blood feathers
dawes; robert randolph & the family band
dr. dog; edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros
the festival is held at wiggins park, a really cute spot on the waterfront in camden. they have lots of local vendors, good food, good people- and the best part is how small the festival is. the first time i went i got to meet jim james from my morning jacket at the side of the stage – really exciting for me since they’re one of my favorite bands. can’t wait for this weekend! i will be taking lots of photos for the blog, so stay tuned.
and here is a playlist of songs by the bands listed above!
does this painting look familiar? it was inspired by the photo below, which we posted a little while back. the painting was done by the girl’s father, mark lovett :)
free people worn in a music video by our fan danni rosner!
more lovely photos from our facebook fans – thank you thank you thank you for sharing your photos we love them <3
“listen; there’s a hell of a good universe next door: let’s go.”
– e.e. cummings
this idea is so brilliant… don’t you hate when you have an iced coffee (or whatever you drink) on a hot day and the ice cubes immediately melt and you’re left with a watered down drink? i do. i saw this on tastespotting from the blog zoom yummy – ice cubes made from coffee!
and check out how pretty these look:
these are rasberry iced tea with a mint leaf inside them!
not only is this great for the aforementioned reason but i think it would be fun to come up with different flavors and combinations, like water with lemon ice cubes or iced tea with mango juice cubes… you get the idea :)
check out zoom yummy for more ideas!
i love the colors and mix of reality and fantasy in this artwork by chris russell…plus the scenery reminds me of our july catalog location, with its snow capped mountains and pine forests.
quote by jimi hendrix – and stolen from one of our interns :) ; image by ann h.
be free this weekend!
i wanted to share some photos of a really fun project two of our interns were working on today! walker, or visual display intern, and mallie, our creative team intern, were asked to transform a part of our office to make it look like a free people store!
here is the space earlier this morning:
and now, at the end of the day, this is what it looks like:
it looks great – i can’t believe they did all that in one day! nice work ladies!!