As you may have heard on the weather, Philadelphia is a little bit snowed in today…
…but the dogs love it!

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Morgan -Mar 02, 2009, 6:43PM
We got snow too!! here in Va! I go to school, it feels like, in a whole different place than where I live on breaks. On breaks I live where it rarely snows and at school today we got a foot!! I went sledding for the first time! On lids to our recycling bins wrapped in trashbags. It was so fun. Glad your dogs enjoyed it!!!

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arbor sculpture

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These trees manipulated into sculptures are so interesting! They can be found at the Tree Circus of Axel Erlandson. Erlandson passed away in 1964, but people are still enjoying his trees at their home in Gilroy, California. More about arbor sculpture here, and more about Axel Erlandson here.
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erin -Aug 01, 2009, 12:03PM
gives new meaning to having a vision...and the patience to make it happen.
Becky -Apr 25, 2009, 3:43AM
Hi this is Becky form Pooktre Most of these trees are the work of Axel N Erlandson and his name for his trees is Tree Circus, and not Arborsculputre. To see more of his trees go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Erlandson or http://www.treeshapers.net/axel-n-erlandson.html The last tree belongs to Aharon Naveh and his name for his trees is Tree sculpture. To see some more of his work go to http://www.treeshapers.net/aharon-naveh.html or http://www.geocities.com/aharonaveh22/index.htm None of these trees have been Arborsculptured. Arborsculpture relates to Richard Reames's method of shaping trees. At Wikipedia there was a consensus that a neutral name was needed for the artform, and Tree shaping was decided upon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_shaping You may be also interested in visiting this website http://www.treeshapers.net which shows photos from all the different tree shapers from around the world.

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We are really excited to be selling jewelry from Nikki B designing from Santiago,Chile. Nikki employs women in Chile to bead jewelry in their homes on their own time providing extra income. The extra income helps many of these women and their families, paying for running hot water or their children’s education.
Nikki’s inspiration is the beautiful country of Chile, it’s colors and landscape as well as her own intrinsic modern taste. The jewelry is made with glass beads, handmade sterling silver and vermeil beads, seeds, shells, semi precious stones, silk thread, leather and local mystical wood carvings from the mountain region of Chile.
Check out all of Nikki B’s styles on freepeople.com

kaycee -Mar 02, 2009, 12:27PM
i love the second necklace! it is so delicate and pretty yet very fresh looking...so simple yet it looks like there could be flowers or shells on it! i love it!

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Ah! I want a book ring by Ana Cardim! So cute, and I’d never forget anything again!

e liquid -Apr 28, 2009, 1:19AM
Cute idea for book lovers.
Esoteric -Apr 24, 2009, 12:04AM
Oh my, quite lovely. /hug

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notgeld

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I am obsessed by the graphics on these antique German notgeld, or emergency money. Notgeld was printed by small municipalities and town banks in Germany from WWI through the 1920′s and 30′s. Though it was not legal currency, it was generally accepted, and actually proved useful due to the outrageous inflation in Germany at the time. These scans are all from Flickr user Iliazd, who has an awesome notgeld set with something like 900 different marks in it! If you love sweet graphics or history, or both, be sure to give it a browse.
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kenichi hoshine

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I’m really taken with these pictures by Kenichi Hoshine! There’s just something about the way the paint looks… when I first saw the tree one I thought there was pretty fabric torn all over it or something. See more at DesignDig.

marc -Jul 24, 2012, 4:02AM
These are pictures by Hollis Heichemer, NOT Kenichi Hoshine !! Take a look: http://www.somepaintings.net/Hollis%20Heichemer%20Photos/index.html
Kathleen -Mar 04, 2009, 2:22PM
The first picture reminded me of fabric on a tree too, which in turn reminded me of an art history paper I did on Arshile Gorky. His painting Garden in Sochi was inspired by memories of his fathers farm. Apparently on the farm there was a wishing tree, and travelers and people passing would tear a strip of their clothing off and tie it to the tree. It might have looked something like that tree in the first picture.

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paper craft

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I love all these crafty ideas for printed paper! They really inspire me to go do something with all those old newspapers I have laying around…

CutScoreFoldandGlue -Aug 10, 2010, 10:59AM
cool the one at the bottom is awesome its different to the papercraft we do here http://cutscorefoldandglue.blogspot.com/ but we like all kinds of paper craft :)
Caroline -Mar 24, 2009, 1:49PM
We like some of the same things... you might like my blog... http://www.paperscissorsstone.info/

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Love her or not, these photos by Hedi Slimane look amazing. I love the styling and that first photo is my favorite, with the mix of decadent fabrics.
Check out the rest of the images on Slimane’s fashion diary

-Mar 18, 2009, 9:32PM
ALMOST all of them "Malcom"- but not ALL of them. Cheers, Katherine
Malcom -Mar 09, 2009, 2:59PM
The top hat is Boudoir Queen and almost all of the photos in the slimane diaries are of her wearing Boudoir Queen

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awesome picture idea

I love that all the lights in these pictures are hearts! Color Me Katie did it by cutting out a little heart on a piece of paper and putting it over her camera lens. I would never have thought that the outcome would be lights turned to hearts! It would be cool to try with other shapes…
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Eva -Nov 02, 2013, 7:31AM
es siempre dificil si eticamente es bueno o no, pero gran informacion.
DeniseAnna -Jul 04, 2011, 7:35PM
Awesome idea! Love her blog too!

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Check out some of the sweet outfits people are sporting around the office today!

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heather -Mar 03, 2009, 8:45PM
Hi Cadah! There is lots of cool stuff near the Best Western- a lot of my friends stay there when they come into town. There is a Whole Foods on Callowhill between 20th and 21 st if you want snacks or a quick breakfast or lunch. If you like beer the Belgian Cafe on 21 st and Green has an amazing selection and a good brunch/dinner menu. If you walk a few blocks north on 22nd, Fairmount Ave has the historic/spooky Eastern State Penitentiary and some restaurants and little shops. You are also super close to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute, the Rodin Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The Mutter Museum is also about 15 minute walk away-North on 22nd St between Market and Chestnut. Hope this helps and that you have fun! xoxo heather
Cadah -Mar 02, 2009, 10:19PM
We'll be there March 23-26. We just booked a room at Best Western Center City Hotel to save some money. It's located at 501 N 22nd Street. From what I can tell on a map it's pretty close to some good museums and a trolley line that can take us downtown. Thank you so much for your help! We really want to get to know Philly as much as possible without the cheesy tourist stuff.

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layers & layers

I’m really into these uber-layered looks from Missoni‘s Fall 2009 collection. I just love the skinny pants with tons and tons of knits on top. What do you guys think? Would you wear piles of clothes?

april -Feb 27, 2009, 9:15PM
I always love the tones and textures of their fabric. Talk about always staying relevant. Love it!
quinn -Feb 27, 2009, 12:49PM
OoOoOo! i LOVE these looks! Very a la MK Olsen!

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crayons

Take a closer look at this picture…
They’re crayons!

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How creative is that!? This crayon-pixel art is the work of Ohio-based Christian Faur. You can see lots more of his crayon art, as well as his work in other mediums, here.
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Amy -Feb 26, 2009, 9:07PM
Wow, I love this! It's so pretty and detailed. It must have taken a long time indeed.

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