I love the looks of this book shop in a greenhouse in the garden at The Wapping Project, a hydraulic power station that’s been converted to a contemporary art space and restaurant.
The architect writes:
“As an only child I lived in my books and still have every one of them. I also ran a shop in a dis-used hen house at the bottom of our ramshackle back yard where I sold jars of soapy water to myself and imagined who I would be” smiles Wright. “Now I’ve made a tiny glass bookshop with a coal fire, selling the most beautiful books, where everyone can browse and imagine who they might become, while others watch them through the glass and imagine who they are.”
Check out a complete article on the space on Dazed Digital.

As many of you may already know, the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team has gone to the World Series! They have now won four games, and need only one more win to be the World Series champions! Tonight, they play at home here in Philadelphia, and tonight could be the night! Excitement is at a fever pitch, and everyone around the home office has been showing off their Phillies spirit! They all look really cute too!

Yes, that is her ticket to the game tonight! She is one lucky girl!
Go Phightin’ Phils!

michelle -Oct 30, 2008, 3:11PM
ya! go phillies!!! we won!!! woooooooo!!!

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How great is this photo? Pairs of wellingtons being inspected in 1939!
The New York Times published an article this week called “The Fashion Report of 1920” about the current popularity of classic, utilitarian clothes, like the Hunter wellie.
Check out Hunter’s Original and a short Festival version on

lara jane -Oct 24, 2008, 7:02PM
i have these! the original tall green ones. i thought about getting another style/brand since they have so many cute colors and patterns available, but you can't beat a classic. love.

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As you might have noticed, we are really getting in the mood for the Halloween Season here at Free People! It’s so much fun!
We went around the home office and asked people to tell us about their most memorable Halloweens. There were so many cute and hilarious stories – have a look at our video and see for yourself!

Don’t forget to check out our latest B15 Threads as well! Luren from our Visual Display Team shows us how to make the cutest tutus!

Alexis -Oct 25, 2008, 4:24PM
woo... really want to join your interesting function. Kris , I had a bone head to scare the people in the street last year .. is funny.. but somebody was frightened and hit my head..... >woo... really want to join your interesting function. Kris , I had a bone head to scare the people in the street last year .. is funny.. but somebody was frightened and hit my head..... ><~~
pruittfpgirl -Oct 24, 2008, 5:05PM
i just wanted to say RYANNE you are SO CUTE!

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Hooray! We have a new Free People wallpaper for you, and it has a super cute Halloween-theme, made for you by our graphic designers! I have it as my desktop right now!
Go here to download it, and be sure to check out our desktop wallpaper set on Flickr for more fun FP wallpaper!

yttr -Oct 27, 2008, 11:38AM

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Blog reader Alyssa covered this jewelry box with images she found in old Free People and Anthropologie catalogs. It’s so pretty! Thanks for sharing, Alyssa!
If you have craft projects you’d like to share, check out this post, and email

Dez -Oct 24, 2008, 4:14PM
Wow, this is so pretty!

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I saw this video on Yatzer, whose post about it is very informative. I just want you to watch the video, because it’s so cool!

Boy, wouldn’t you love to show up to someone’s party in that dress?!

Loving this candy corn soap from Smoky Mountain Scents on Etsy! Found it on Etsy’s Halloween Gift Guide. Check it out for a lot more spooky handmade gifts!

shauna rogers -Oct 24, 2008, 10:36AM
This is great soap - I love it! Just discovered this site and I am happy I did!! Back to browsing!! Shauna

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Halloween in Philadelphia always brings talk of the Eastern State Penitentiary, a creepy old historical prison where they do a haunted house every year.
Right now you can also view an exhibit called Ghost Cats by Linda Brenner. The work consists of a series of white cat sculptures, representing the colony of cats that lived on the prison grounds until the closing in 1971.
The photos are by Freddy Sarabia on JPG

pam -Jun 21, 2013, 10:14PM
I am sure my passed cat still lives in the bedroom
Freddy Sarabia -Nov 06, 2008, 9:15AM
Eastern State Penitentiary is one of my favorite places to photograph. I hope that people enjoy my Ghost Cat pictures. Thanks for the post.

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This last week in Philadelphia it finally started to get genuinely cold outside, and I imagine it has probably gotten at least a little bit cooler everywhere else too! With the cold weather comes outerwear in various guises, and there are quite a few different ways of keeping warm!
One way to keep warm is by wearing a cute coat, like our Parker Plaid Overcoat, shown here in charcoal.

You can also wear a nice thick hoodie, like the We The Free Shining Star Hoodie shown below.

Another cozy option is a warm sweater, like the Walk in the Park Sweater Coat, which is shown below in spruce heather.
So how do you like to keep warm?

crystal chair

I saw these ethereal pictures of Tokujin Yoshioka‘s exhibition in Tokyo on Lark About, and though his natural crystal chair is amazing, what I was really taken with was the crystal-like and smokey stuff hanging from the ceiling! It looks so pretty! Tokujin has more info about the exhibition on his website, and I found a really cute interview with him right here on DesignBoom!

Dez -Oct 23, 2008, 6:35PM
I love his website! There are these amazing chairs under New Project called Moroso I think, anyway they remind me of a bouquet of peony's or pretty!

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just a boy

Do you believe there’s treasures in the ocean? This video by Angus and Julia Stone is so cute. The paper marionettes remind me of our blog header! Have you ever clicked on the curtain tassel? Try it out!
Found via Girl Under the Sea

yttr -Oct 24, 2008, 12:36PM
i love the elephant on his guitar...
karen -Oct 24, 2008, 10:25AM
love love love this!!!!!!!

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