We found this awesome collection of pictures on Color Wars. I think it is such a cool idea, and I really find this kind of stuff interesting, progressions and watching people grow and change etc… Plus it’s just fun!
You can bet I am looking around for an old picture of myself so I can participate! If you want to participate too, click here for information on how! If you want to see the awesome and huge collection of submissions you can check those out here!
I love this painting by Joy Feasley. Doesn’t she look like she’s dressed in FP? Those are definitely our woolly mittens. The painting is called Midnight Sun. You can see Joy’s work in Philadelphia beginning this Friday. Here’s a bit from the press release:
“Locks Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Joy Feasley. The exhibition will be on view June 6 through July 12, 2008. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, June 6, 2008, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
For this exhibition, Feasley has continued to create the work for which she is known – paintings that integrate landscape, abstraction, pattern and decoration, folk art and figurative imagery. Feasley uses a bold and flat color palate to help define her intimately-scaled paintings. Her paintings suggests the landscape experienced outide cities – remote forests and mountaintops. The works also retain a sense of place, at times referencing the Hudson River School, and on occasion reflecting actual locations such her home in Philadelphia, or scenic California, where she often takes residency to paint.”
Check out more info at the Locks Gallery.
Found on artblog.
Sculptors Dan Havel and Dean Ruck created this trippy and incredible tunnel in a house that was on the way to being demolished. You can read about more about it and see more pics at Designverb.
Suffice it to say I am obsessed with our V Neck Embellished Belt Top!
I did a bit of investigating and found that the pretty little shapely shell is the creation of our knit designer Melissa. The awesome embroidered belt was produced by Kris, who we recently featured in an employee profile. She found a printed vintage dress, and cut off a strip of it and sewed it over top of a belt. After that, she carefully sewed over the print to create the embroidery, and presto – the prototype for the belt was born!
I confess, I am somewhat hesitant to post the following video, for a few reasons. It’s not the highest quality video we’ve taken here at Free People, and also, I don’t want to be too self-promoting. However, I have had much encouragement from everyone at the home office to post it up, as everyone here finds it pretty hilarious – and it is kind of funny…
So here it is, me, very nervously getting myself ready for my interview at Free People trying to get the internship I have now. Cutting up one of the shirts I made and putting some finishing touches on it is my big sister Doub.
Check out these awesome shadow puppet cards our wovens design assistant Jessica got from Optical Toys, which specializes in pre- and proto-cinematic toys, paper toys, and simply cool old-time toys. I checked out their site and saw a lot of interesting finds! These particular cards were reflected from the original cards made in 1890, and show you how to make different shadow animals!
Georgie is the dog of Doub, who is the Senior Designer for knits and pants and the Creative Director.
Nicknames: gorgeous georges, georgie georgie puddin in pie
Likes: to secretly go to web shoot shh! don’t tell anyone
Dislikes: the rule about no dogs at web shoots
Favorite friends: Stella her big sis of course and the web team
How did you meet? we met on the internet
Anything else you want to share? georgie likes to do imitations of Yoda. She is very talented and is considering a voiceover career since her web shoot modeling career ended quite abruptly.
I spotted this on Creative Review. Artist Benjamin Verdonck built a nest from tree branches, glue, foam, sand and a bucket of spit(?) and perched it on the side of this office tower in Rotterdam. He’s lived in the nest for 7 days. Check out the below video to see his antics and how the public reacted.
You can see more here.
I just wanted to give everyone in the Philadelphia area a heads-up about the Art Star Craft Bazaar taking place this Saturday and Sunday at Penn’s Landing! It should be a blast, and have tons of awesome stuff! Bands too! Check out more info about it at Art Star’s site!
Illustration by Julie West © 2008 Art Star, LLC
Which page out of the latest catalog (May 2008) would you most like to see made into a poster?
Pick any page out of the catalog, whichever you like best!
Just put the page number of your choice as a comment on this post to cast your vote!
(If you don’t have a copy of the May catalog handy, you can view a smaller version online here.)
Thank you for your help!
“I went home to north Jersey and visited with my parents. I had lots of fun planting flowers outside the house I grew up in, impatiens and begonias!”
“We took a tour of the Philadelphia Magic Gardens, and we were so amazed! We’ve never had the chance to go inside and now we want to live there! After that we went to the Jamaican Jerk Hut for dinner as well as to see a cool local band called Wareika Hill that was playing there. We sat on a blanket out in the yard that the restaurant owns! The food was great and so was the music! We had a blast!”
I threw a barbeque for my friends at my place on Sunday, and then on Monday went to a barbeque at my parents in Stockton, NJ! We swam, played pingpong and played bocce!”
“I found three tiny abandoned and hungry baby kittens in an alleyway by my house! I took them to my friends house and now we are each the proud owners of one!”
“Twice a summer a group of about 20 of my friends and myself meet up in the Glades area of the south shore of Massachusetts to hang out and reunite. One of those meetings for this summer was this weekend! We had a bonfire, collected mussels, played board games, flew kites, played bocce, jumped off rocks, and basically had a good old time. Here are a couple pictures of us, one jumping off rocks and another playing bocce!”
“We also got to stay in the house where the old David Hasselhoff movie ”Witchery” was filmed, so we watched the movie, in the house where it was filmed! Random and cool!”
“I had a romantic picnic with my husband and our doggy! Other than that I spent the weekend making a craft workshop room in my house! It was a lot of work cleaning, organising things, and putting furniture together, but now I can’t wait to start crafting!”
“I worked on my new house all weekend! We took down an entire wall, and exposed the brick in another wall!”
A sweet young lady who chose not to be pictured had this to add:
“My cousin graduated from Brown this weekend, so I went to Providence, RI and ate and ate and ate to celebrate! I got mussels and Belgian fries at Red Stripe Restaurant, and they were fantastic! I also had some sensational crabcakes at 3 Steeple Street Restaurant! I would recommend either place to anyone visiting Providence!”