living blooming wallpaper

This wallpaper is amazing! It reacts to heat – the flowers bloom as it gets warmer.

If you like this wallpaper, you should definitely check out its creator Shi Yuan’s website! There are many very cool art pieces on there, including a few more heat sensitive creations!

And now for the punchline…

anonymous -Aug 28, 2008, 11:42AM

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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.

This one is Bridgitte Bardot…. wow!
I leave you with David Bowie…

tazeen -May 19, 2011, 4:02AM
nice picccccccccccc i luv ittttt
Nikki -May 30, 2009, 11:26AM

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cereal box gift box

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!

Tune in tomorrow for the punchline!
Anyone care to guess?

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!

Elysia -Aug 26, 2008, 8:54PM
mmmmmm those look yummy. i think these should inspire a new fp design!
brittaney -Aug 26, 2008, 8:35PM
i love those cupcakes! i think you guys should def. give us readers a sneak peak at the sept. catalog! :)

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mister robert ryan

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).

Teresa McFayden -Aug 26, 2008, 9:52PM
So awesome! Wish I that kind of patience...looks like it took a very long time to make. Thanks for sharing these paper cuts.
carrie -Aug 26, 2008, 11:20AM
my friend gave me this book for my made me cry, it was so sweet.

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fun with yarn

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… ;)

Karla -Aug 26, 2008, 4:08PM
Okay, I know that these ladies work really hard and I'm sure that there are downsides to their job too, but I would KILL to have "create nifty yarn crafts" in MY job description!!

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fine fabrics

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.

pruittfpgirl -Aug 25, 2008, 11:06AM
cool pic! also, interesting article!

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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!

Jennifer Hilliker -Aug 27, 2008, 1:46PM
Yay! Thank you for answering my question! I tend to get very happy when I know another cute catalog is comin up!
pruittfpgirl -Aug 27, 2008, 10:38AM
Well, I'm not positive- but I'm pretty sure the bakery stuff is going to be appearing in one of the holiday catalogs this winter. xo p

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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!


ximena -Nov 22, 2008, 7:48AM
Lovely store !!!!!
B -Aug 27, 2008, 3:21PM
My beau and i frequent NYC alot even though it's a very long drive from Ottawa.. we'll .. wait I mean I'll be sure to be checking this out.. your stuff looks amazing.. can't wait to see it in person!!

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copenhagen cycle chic

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.

Hannah Elisabeth Moody -Aug 27, 2008, 10:42AM
hey, come check me out at p.s. don't get thrown off by the tacky name.
Katie -Aug 22, 2008, 1:08PM
Those girls are seriously brave to cycle in heels! I give them a huge bravo! YEAH BIKE!

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