knitted light-bulbs

These knitted light-bulbs are just achingly cute! Created by Disco Smurf, you can find the pattern to make your own here! (It’s a .pdf)
I’m getting my knitting needles ready…

Don’t forget about our FP Style Event, which is going on right now!
We’ve been collecting your pictures of you and your friends wearing Free People and putting them in a set on our Flickr account! We love seeing how you wear your Free People!
Below, check out just a few of the super cute pictures we’ve gotten so far! To see the whole set, go to our Flickr account!
And don’t forget to send us pictures of you in your Free People, with your name and hometown, to blog.freepeople@gmail.com!

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Todd Smith -Sep 17, 2008, 2:53PM
What a great idea to have everyone send in photos of themselves wearing Free People clothes in real life! I love the way you all think on this site.

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I caught a couple shots of our Accessories Team working very hard this afternoon!
They look so cute!

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To my delight, last night there appeared this little camper in our lobby! It was created by our display team to go along with our current outdoorsy-themed trends. The frame is made out of bamboo, and they enlisted the help of a local girl out of West Philly to create it! The binding for the joints of the frame is made from old bicycle tires! Other than the frame, everything else on or in the camper is made from paper or cardboard! It’s incredible, and totally adorable! It makes me want to climb right in…. :)

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Peachy -Aug 10, 2009, 11:41PM
I would definitely buy a real FP camper... that's amazing :)
arlinda peacock -May 01, 2009, 9:45AM
so cute

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Today I indulged and did some browsing on theselby, where photographer Todd Selby shares intimate protraits of artists, designers, and such at home and work.
I LOVE seeing where these people spend their time and the objects they surround themselves with.
The photos above are some of my favorites. Links to more of the corresponding artists below:
Judi Rosen
Derrick R. Cruz of Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons
Erin Wasson
Leyla and Ben

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Lately around the home office I’ve been noticing a new trend – everyone’s wearing menswear lately! It looks really great, and people are wearing it a number of different ways – check it out!
(On the far left in the first picture is our other lovable blogger, fpgirl!)

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Kenny -Oct 28, 2008, 12:06PM
nice fabrics on the girls second from the top
Kristi -Sep 21, 2008, 6:53PM
Awesome, thanks for the link! I love it, especially in the mushroom color!

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Anthro’s Paper Dress

The other day I was walking through our cafeteria building and I saw this gorgeous dress! It just appeared somehow – I did some snooping and found out it was created by our sister brand Anthropologie…. Stunning!

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satz -Dec 01, 2010, 11:27AM
which type of paper u used???
Heloise -Sep 29, 2008, 12:36AM
I’m completely speech-less completely.

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Awesome! Tetris-shaped tiles for your floor or wall, in any colors you like!

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koons at versailles

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If you’re not familiar with American art star Jeff Koons, I’m sure the balloon animal at least rings a bell. Koons has been granted a solo show exhibiting in the gardins and interior of Versailles. Check out the New York Times for a slide show and notes on the exhibit.
(There’s also a beautiful photo of the exterior of the palace reflected in one of Koons’ metallic golden sculptures!)

kate hutson -Sep 15, 2008, 9:11PM
Woah, his work looks so crazy in contrast to the traditional styling of Versailles! I love it. He had an exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts here in Columbus, Ohio on my campus at the Ohio State University. I'm fortunate and grateful for the Wex because it brings in such innovative new art. There's a Warhol exhibition going on there right now!

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Check out some of the additional photos from our September catalog; the inspiration we titled Rocker in the Park. The amazing photography was done by Cracker Farm.
For our September book we didn’t have to go far from home; we found the best park for any rocker, Central Park. For two days in May we rented a big trailer and parked wherever we could find space, one time right next door to Sheryl Crow’s much nicer trailer!
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We arrived each morning before sunrise and ran around like crazy both days looking for new and interesting ways to showcase Central Park, and avoid getting too many bystanders in the shots. We saw Kramer. We had a great group of models and an awesome photography team that worked hard with us to avoid too much green grass for this fall book.
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We had dozens and dozens of balloons delivered to us and brought along some fun bikes belonging to our photo team. We just really wanted to convey a fun crazy couple of days in a park in the middle of a big city. It was actually quite challenging; using man-made structures and populated areas always seems to pose more of a creative dilemma than simple beautiful nature shots.
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Shooting in New York was fun for us, we even made time to stop by the Free People store. And in case you ever need it, we found out that you can have pizza delivered to you in the park. It was tasty.

Jay -Sep 17, 2008, 1:08AM
it be awesome if Free People would showcase independent & upcoming "amateur" photographers. Perhaps a photographer contest too vs illustrator contest. After all, isn't Free People all about independent artists? Just a suggestion. Fan all the way!
Selena -Sep 16, 2008, 4:42PM
I used to have a bike like the one on the left years ago. I would love to have it now to give to my daughter.

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We have some new wallpapers for you! Go to our set for wallpaper on Flickr, pick out which one you want and click “View all sizes”! From there you can download any size you want!

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ayelet -Sep 13, 2008, 1:17AM
love the small patterns,thanks!

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So, I’ve been noticing fringe popping up on lots of our latest accessories, and I’m liking it.
There are so many different ways to fringe it up!
Check out our Fringe Belt.

Here is a shot of our Fringe Moccasin Boots.

We also have a cute Glittered Fringe Scarf.
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Finally, we have a Mezzo Fringe Clutch – and that’s not even everything!
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Which do you think is the best way to wear fringe?

christina -Sep 13, 2008, 9:44AM
I am SO in love with the moccasin fringe boot but it's not available in my size (6).... will it ever be coming back?!
CC -Sep 12, 2008, 11:09AM
Hey Pruitt! You haven't put up a new wallpaper design for my desktop in awhile!!! I'm still using the last one that was posted and I'm getting kinda tired of it!!! Anything new would be much appreciated!!!

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