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Now that’s a Christmas tree that doesn’t take up too much floor space! Jane of All the Luck in the World created this alternative tree with a bunch of random objects she had laying around that she had collected over the years. The objects themselves are so pretty and interesting – they’re like the tree and the ornaments all in one!
Via black. white. bliss. & Apartment Therapy Los Angeles.

Unique Christmas Tree Ideas -Dec 21, 2012, 8:01AM
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disc -Feb 10, 2012, 2:24AM
Naiz oso sir fine for posting gracious! Mantendu gora ezohiko lana. handi me from ESKERRAK!

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emma ferguson

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I’m really digging the work of Emma Ferguson. She’s already pretty well known it seems, and has been featured in magazines and such – but I just saw her work for the first time on Design Dig and I’m loving it! Motherboards as the subject of embroidery rocks pretty hard! Her website has a kind of blog-esque format – I’ll be checking it regularly for sure.

beaded trees

A lot of you have a little break next week, and maybe you want a fun holiday craft to do? I posted these a couple years ago and everyone loved them, so I thought I’d share again!
Our display team made these beaded trees with those styrofoam cones you can buy at the craft store, a bunch of beads, and straight pins. They are SO easy to make and look so pretty and festive. Dump out that bead box and start pinning!
I can see these looking really pretty in more specific colors too, like if you did one all white and sparkly, or used just a few colors instead of the rainbow.

Dominique DjeDje -Feb 25, 2009, 11:43PM
First of all, I HEART FREE PEOPLE. I've known about you guys when you were just sold in Urban and now you're all grown up! Congrats. So when I noticed you had a blog (that I'm so embarrassed I just found out about) I went straight to December hoping you had info on the wonderful decorations you guys have in your stores, and what do you know, here is one. I would like to get more detailed info on how to do this. So and I literally get cones, putting the beads in the push pin and than stabbing the cones with the push pin beads? Just want to make sure I have it right, I'm definitely doing this for the holidays and just because I secretly want my house to look like a free people store. =) Any additional info in this craft would be appreciated. Thanks!

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sweet graphics

I love these vintage cereal box designs! The graphics are really interesting to look at, and some of the names of the cereals that don’t exist anymore are really amusing! (MMmm King VitaMan cereal…) From the Aeron has a whole collection of these images right here! Fun stuff!
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pruittfpgirl -Dec 19, 2008, 4:20PM
Hey Cherry! I'm afraid you have to be 18 or older to work for Free People - but don't despair! You should totally apply in 2 years! Good luck! xox p
Cherry -Dec 19, 2008, 3:12PM
Can you work at Free People at age 16?

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balloon canopy

Landscape architect and designer Gustafson Porter created this beautiful floating canopy with helium balloons and some shade cloths (and I imagine they’re tied to the ground somehow, otherwise your canopy would just fly away!). I love the idea of marking off a space in nature, and the fact that it’s floating makes it kind of magical and organic.
This was posted on Apartment Therapy back in September, but I just discovered today on Cup of Jo.

-Apr 03, 2012, 12:18PM
Magritte - like. My think is that your day would have to be just right! but it is visually stunning. Less cliche than butterflies,doves,bubbles-although they are fun too. This would take a stage crew!
fpgirl -Dec 23, 2008, 12:24PM
yeah it would be so beautiful for a wedding! can you imagine on the beach?!

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This is so incredible, right?! I’ve seen a lot of really spectacular light shows, but this one really strikes me because the lights are all in such natural shapes! Lights made to look like flowers and peacocks? Awesome!
The display is at Bellevue Botanical Gardens in Bellevue, Washington. If you live near there, please go check it out for me! The great pictures were taken by Lecia of A Day That is Dessert, where you can see a bunch more pictures of the display!

Karla -Dec 22, 2008, 12:38AM
I grew up in that city and still live really close - the Botanical Gardens are a real Christmas tradition around here! They even have hot cocoa and hot cider to drink as you stroll through the park :)
Lecia -Dec 19, 2008, 10:38AM
Thanks so much for the mention!

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Recently, Urban Outfitters Inc, which includes Free People and all our sister-brands, had a winter coat drive here at the home office. Aside from all the coats people brought in, we had a lot of coats laying around the office, seeing as we are an apparel company! In the end we turned in all our coats to the Boys and Girls Club of America here in Philadelphia.
Today, I noticed a bunch of cards posted up on the wall by our coffee shop. Upon closer inspection, I saw they were thank you notes from a bunch of the kids in the Boys and Girls Club! They cheered me so much! There is something about stuff made by kids – and the thank you notes are so awesome and cute! I had to share…

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This week, I have a pretty simple question for you – well, it appears simple anyway! I still can’t decide what my own answer will be!
One of our newer items is the Floral Tiered Convertible Skirt. It’s really cute and versatile, and can be worn a couple different ways!
Here is the skirt is shown styled as a skirt, and in deep sea combo.

Below is the the skirt shown styled as a dress in grey.

So which way do you think looks best? Do you like it styled as a skirt or a dress?

Lola -Jan 08, 2009, 5:31PM
Hmm yeah aggred with 1st comment, the dress does look much better.
Caroline -Dec 18, 2008, 5:39PM
It looks like the model needs to hike up the waistband a few inches in the "skirt" photo -- it's about a centimeter away from seeing the effectiveness of her laser hair removal treatment.

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I couldn’t resist sharing this adorable picture of baby Ruby with you! Ruby’s mother is Julie, our Email Support Supervisor at our customer service center in South Carolina. Ruby just turned 3 months old on Tuesday, and is all dressed up for the holidays! So cute!

RStauffer43 -Dec 18, 2008, 7:35PM
Such a cute girl - her Nanny & Pop Pop can't wait to see her next week for Christmas.

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chloe sevigny

Vain and Vapid recommended this interview with Chloe Sevigny on Missbehave, and I have to say, it’s a really great interview!
She tells what “pop” celebrity has a girl crush on her, talks about baby names, her view of Hollywood, and some stories her publicist might not like. And her hair looks awesome!

g! -Dec 17, 2008, 6:10PM
i love her
Megan -Dec 17, 2008, 2:40PM
Thanks for the post. LOVE.HER.

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Today we visit the interesting desk of Lizzy, our senior graphic designer! The awesome book about the Fauves was a gift from Lizzy’s boss, Carrie.

Lizzy loves kitties, so they are very prominent in her desk decor. The girl in the picture with Elvis is Lizzy’s friend! They went to Memphis together and got an E-Cam, or Elvis Camera! Elvis is already on the film so all the pictures you take have Elvis in them with you!
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On this little shelf is Lizzy’s favorite item on her desk – a teeny snowglobe with a (plastic) beetle in it! It even lights up! As for me, I’m partial to the doll dress.
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Though most of us think the kitty in the corner is a little scary, Lizzy loves him! She tells me he is very happy, and is therefore screeching with joy!
Thanks for sharing Lizzy!

jack smith

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Many of you may already be familiar with the work of Yorkshire-born artist Jack Smith, who created the awesome pieces above, among many others. I love his style – abstract and colorful! Flowers Gallery in London is currently having a show of his work to celebrate his eightieth birthday, and to my delight, their site has a fantastic slide show featuring many of his pieces! Definitely worth checking out!

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