two artists, Lenka Clayton & Michael Crowe, had this idea to send a handwritten letter to every household in a small irish town, after sending over 450 letters, they hoped it would bring the community together, promoting curiosity and discussion. and i think the end result is quite beautiful! its interesting to see how such a small idea and object become such a large creation Mysterious Letters
you know julie, the call center supervisor who was just profiled here yesterday…
well, she was kind enough to write up a little something about one of her favorite musicians, bon iver…
read on, and enjoy.
“Like a quick shot of brandy warming your belly on a cold winter day, Bon Iver sparks a fire in the pit of your stomach and works his way out. His music is layered and reflective, his story-telling frank and selfless. I first found out about him when reading about “Blood Bank”, his latest EP. It was recorded in a remote cabin in Wisconsin, Iver’s home state. The EP is a follow-up to his full length, “For Emma, Forever Ago” which was released in 2008 to much acclaim. Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) is building momentum in the US indie charts thanks to a rigorous tour schedule and rave reviews from respected critics.
His music evokes the crisp winter air along with the silence you encounter when you step outside after a brutal snowstorm. He is a single snow flake falling from a white sky, a single voice touching your soul. I encourage everyone to take a listen to Blood Bank and let it captivate you as it did me.”
we’re looking for a visual display creative assistant!
objective: to create, present, and manage the production of all
concepts for visual display
• source and create new ideas and concepts for visual display
• create proto samples of all display ideas that will go into
• track and manage the production process of all visual display with
vendor; clearly communicte with vendor through email, telephone, and
• meet all calander dates for visual display installs in store or
• keep all display on budget for each season or event
• knowledge of photoshop, microsoft illustrator and publisher
• knowledge of textiles
• internet sourcing experience
go here to apply!
if you’re a clothing/accessories designer with a love of all things raw and genuine and rad…and if you’re in l.a. this thursday, you should come out to our we the free store!! we’re looking for folks who would be interested in sharing their wares, and possibly adding them into our existing product assortment.
what a cool opportunity…hope to see you!
i got an email this weekend from one of our creative directors, merrie. she spends a lot of time in india, and shared this story with me about a little boy she befriended:
“this little boy’s name is anshu.
his family lives on the grounds of our friend kundan’s office and his father is the gardener.
kundan has developed a soft spot for him as he’s grown up because he is so ‘street smart’. he loves hanging with the big guys and doing what they do.
so, kundan decided to send him to a school that teaches english, which is the ticket to a better life in india. the school started only a few weeks ago, and we don’t know if the family will see the value of a good education over the years to come, but we are trying…hopefully it’s the start of something bigger.
i figured out no one had ever taught him his colors, so now everyday after ‘tutions’ he stops by our office and sorts my colors with me. (i work on my hindi, and he works on both hindi and english).”
think this is the first time we’ve profiled a call center employee…get to know a little bit about julie!
What is your job here at FP?
Email and support supervisor
What is your current state of mind?
Who are your heroes?
My mother. Sylvia Plath. Ayn Rand (can you tell I read?_
Jane Austen. Ee cummings.
If you could choose what to come back to life as, what would you be?
A horse. A wild one.
What or who is your greatest love?
My daughter. (sorry hubby!) She has my heart.
Name one thing necessary to your happiness.
Laughter and music.
What do you hate the most?
I hate hatred. And green vegetables.
What would the name of your band be and what genre? What instruments do you play in this band?
Paper Tiger. Shoegazer. Guitar and violin.
What color are you?
I’m actually multi-colored, literally. I have a few tattoos.
What is your motto?
Never say Never.
go here for more of julie’s photos…