The Hand Drawn Map Association is a collection of user submitted maps and diagrams drawn by hand. How amazing are these? I love the idea of archiving something that is typically discarded…
Have some of your own hand drawn maps and diagrams? You can submit them to the archive!
I saw these on Kiosk, and I just love the seller/creator’s description about them…
Clear lollis made in the traditional way with a candy mold, molds which are 100 years old; the maker has a collection of 300 of them. How fast your pour the lollis determines how clear they will be, clearness = perfection.
Colors: clear, red and green. The tradition was brought to America by German immigrants who historically produced them at Christmas, hanging the little ones in the tree.
We chose these forms to represent Massachusetts, the state we focused on for this first collection: windjammer boat = boat = the Mayflower, bear = black bears = the Berkshires, squirrel = the famous black squirrels of Westfield. Flavor = Sugar Beauty = 100%!
Haha! I love it! I want to see what molds they will pick for the rest of the states for sure!
If you want to possess these tasty suckers for yourself, visit their spot on Kiosk.
Last week was very exciting here at Free People, because we opened our first We The Free store! Many of us from the home office were able to pop up and check it out, and our Design Director Doub snapped a few pictures to share with you! I can’t wait to go and see it for myself!
If you are in New York, please come visit We The Free at 113 Smith Street in Brooklyn!
Don’t forget our ongoing Free People Style Event! Show us your Free People style!
We’ve been collecting pictures of you and your friends wearing Free People and putting them in an uber-cute set on our Flickr!
Email us your pictures of you and your friends wearing Free People at firstname.lastname@example.org! Be sure to tell us your name and where you’re from!
I love this video of Getz & Gilberto singing The Girl from Ipanema in a movie from 1964. Vintage, beautiful!
I want to tell you why I love this blog, Girl Meets NYC. I read lots of blogs (duh), but really, most blogs I’m just looking at the pictures. And if the picture is super amazing, then I’ll take a read.
But Girl Meets NYC makes me want to read what she’s writing. I love that she’s actually talking about something, and that fashion and beautiful imagery can make her think about the world and her surroundings, and issues that affect our everyday lives.
Take her last few posts for example. She examines racism, childhood memories of running through fields, Martin Luther King Jr. and taking ACTION, and the power of honesty. All of this paired with beautiful images.
Many of you may recall these wonderful kitties made by friend of Free People Penguin & Fish! Besides making adorable kitties, she has a fabulous blog, which many of us here at Free People frequent every day! She features all kinds of great art, (including her own!) and more than a few of her posts have ended up being the inspiration for our posts! She has also been sweet enough to feature us on her blog from time to time. In other words, we just love Penguin & Fish!
Today when I returned from lunch I found on my desk a package addressed to me, with a really cute drawing of a kitty on it! You can bet I just tore right into it, and here’s what I found inside:
OH MY GOSH! I am still delightfully shocked! My very own Penguin & Fish kitty! I love him so much! I have had my eye on these kitties for a long time, and I am just so grateful to get one as a surprise! It totally made my week! Month even!
The kitty is even more squishy, soft and huggable in person! My dog Trixie and I got together with our new friend for a little photo shoot:
Thank you so very very much Alyssa! This kitty is absolutely wonderful!
If you would like to give a home to one of these cuddly kitties yourself, have a look at Penguin & Fish’s Etsy shop, where you can find kitties of all colors!