Black*Eiffel spotted these sweet old cartography maps, so carefully made by Harold Fisk in 1944! They portray the alluvial valley of the lower Mississippi River, and the ribbons of color are the banks of the river at various times in history. Very interesting, and very very pretty. See the whole set at Radical Cartography!
This video is really fun! I’ve seen these giant pianos for dancing before, but I’ve sure never seen anyone playing it with such skill! These folks do a little routine and play Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor on it! Sweet!
Meet our friend Brittaney! (And her fiancé Adam!)
Brittaney resides in Bellingham, Washington, and is one of the star item reviewers on our website! She reviews using the nickname mushroommoon, and is a total Free People girl, who loves to create and be outside!
She writes: I appreciate dark, earthy, grungy clothing with a fine feminine touch.
To our delight, Brittaney agreed to do a mini-interview with us and tell us a little more about herself! Read on…
So, what do you do for a living?
I am currently attending Western Washington University for a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art.
What do you like to do for fun?
When I’m not doing homework, I paint, cycle with my fiance Adam, roll around on the bed with our corgi Morton, obsessively read Marx, and garden. :)
What music do you enjoy?
My favorite bands are Joy Division, New Order, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Can, and Nick Drake!
Who is your style star?
David Byrne and Siouxsie Sioux!
What inspires you?
Working on a project in studio with filthy hands and filthy clothes…
Describe your style in 3 words.
grunge, flowers, earthy
Name 3 wardrobe essentials for summer!
Flip Flops, flowers in my hair, and mismatched, bright accessories!
Some final thoughts to share?
I only shop at the local Food Co-op. I buy organic, grow my own food, and I never eat factory farmed meat. Environmentalism is very important to me.
Yay! Thank you for sharing all this with us Brittaney! It’s been a pleasure!
If you would like to see all of Brittaney’s (a.k.a. mushroommoon’s) FP clothing reviews, click here! She has some helpful feedback!
Thanks again Brittaney!
These images by Alinka Echeverría are just amazing! They are from a series of photos and video that she has done called Lightness of Being, which features, as you can see, stunning shots of synchronized swimmers underwater. I really love that the waterline is at the bottom of the picture – it gives a whole different perspective than one usually sees in underwater photos. Awesome! If you have a moment you should totally go to her site and watch the video – it is like the pictures, only even better – just incredible!
Via You Might Like This.
These two pictures are some candids taken at a shoot we did for next week’s freepeople.com homepage. In the second picture they were trying to avoid getting her tights in the shot so she just pulled them below her knees. Looks more like she couldn’t wait for the bathroom!
And this is some fun our graphic designer Lizzie made a while back and we just held onto becuase it is amazing!
Don’t miss this year’s Art Star Craft Bazaar if you are in Philly this weekend! It starts at 11am and runs until 6pm, tomorrow and Sunday at Penn’s Landing Great Plaza. Their site has directions if you need them!
There will be a ton of stuff to see and do (and eat) at the bazaar, which boasts over 100 artists this year! Of course there will also be plenty of live music – check out the schedule below!
Saturday Music Line-up
12pm: The Josh Olmstead Band
1pm: The Documents
2pm: Gildon Works
3pm: Padre Pio
4pm: Toy Soldiers
Sunday Music Line-up:
1pm: Photon Band
2pm: Like A Fox
3pm: North Lawrence Midnight Singers
4pm: The Mural & The Mint
Be sure to stop by if you need something awesome to do!
Art Star Craft Bazaar
Canadian artist Janet Hill remarks in her Etsy store description, “As a result of living in a cold climate for six months of the year, I’ve developed a strong interest in the beauty of interiors.” I can tell, and I love it! Her paintings are so glamorous and soft! Be sure to check out her blog if you enjoy the paintings above, as she has lots and lots of her work posted there!
Via Penguin & Fish!
One of our designers brought the picture below to my attention – it’s so fun to see people out and about wearing FP! It came from a Perez Hilton post about Kate’s new brunette hairdo – but check out her shirt! It’s our Printed Dreamweaver Tank in Purple Sun!
Ryanne, who designed the tank, was really psyched! And what’s extra cute is that she happens to be wearing that very tank, in that color, today! So random!
Here she is being happy and cute below!
These lovely pieces by Eugenia Pardue are in fact paintings! I would have never guessed it – I thought they were molds or something like that. But as it turns out, these are paintings, acrylic on panel. They’re also pretty big! Most of her work is at least 2′ by 2′, or bigger. I’m trying to imagine how she built up the designs with the acrylic paint, because they are so carefully crafted and textured. I’m totally amazed! See more on her site.
Thanks Dear Ada for another great find!