You’ll have to forgive me for this post of a few random pictures, but I couldn’t resist. They were so cool that I really wanted to put them up so you could see them! Smoke & Ochre is very interested in old photographs, and she has a pretty fantastic collection if you graze through her archives.
I love these women! They look like they could be Free People girls from the past.
I’m sure you toss some cereal boxes in the recycling bin. And you’ve probably been stuck without a gift box for your friend’s birthday and especially around the holidays. Head over to instructables to learn how to make a gift box from a cereal box! My only advice would be to dress it up a little more than what they’ve done in the photos. Paint it, get pretty ribbons, glue on some sequins, make it pretty!
Yum! They look so pretty though, I almost wouldn’t be able to eat one if I had it!
These cupcakes, or rather, cuppacakes, are created by Wondermilk Bakery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. All these gorgeous pictures are from their site. Bloesem recently visited their actual shop in Kuala Lumpur, which looks so awesome! Be sure to check out her post here for some cool pictures of the store!
Looks like my own chances of visiting Wondermilk at home are pretty slim – but now I have some pretty sweet cupcake decorating ideas!
I’ve seen a few amazing artists working with paper cuts, but none are as clever and witty as Robert Ryan. You can own his book This Is for You for a small price, or one of his original screenprints from his etsy store. Check out Robert Ryan’s web site and read his blog (which is still updated once and a while even though he’s on holiday).
This morning I wandered into the Display Team’s room, and found them working on this sweet little project!
Turns out they are thinking of creating big rugs to hang on the walls in the stores. (Which would be awesome.)
So today they have been creating lots of little mini-rugs, to try out different techniques and see what looks best and allows for the most detail.
They are so cute! Next time I wander into that room, you can bet I’m going to be asking for rug-making lessons… ;)
I found a link to this in the archives of a blog last week (sorry, I can’t remember where!) I loved the image above, the fabric books of an Italian manufacturer, Mantero.
The Herald Tribune featured the photo accompanying an article titled The Globalization of Fabric. Check it out to learn a little about the difference in the quality of cloth used by some of the brands you would find at your local shopping mall versus those used in the world of luxury fashion. The story also explains some of the countries that supply the luxury market, and the types of fabric they specialize in.
Free People dogs, Porter and Agnes, are shown above enjoying the shade at the Employee Appreciation party last week! You may remember Agnes (right) from when she was featured in a Free People doggy profile a while back. She and Porter were tied to a tree together at the party and they just loved it! They are best friends!
I also really wanted to show you this awesome cake that Magnolia Bakery in New York City made for our catalog shoot last week! It was so cute, I couldn’t resist sharing!
Last month, we opened our second New York City store, at 1319 3rd Avenue!
We have been so excited about it!
Everyone who had a part in helping open up this store did such a fantastic job- the store is incredible! Just have a look at these photos for proof! I especially am in love with the cash-register counter…
If you find yourself in NYC, please, come visit us!
I am loving this blog of fashionable bike riders!!! I can’t stand it. Maybe riding my bike in heels is easier than walking around the city all day?? Check out Copenhagen Cycle Chic!
That last photo is by Larry Strung from from a series called Hamilton365.