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you may recognize these images from our first episode of home sweet home that was on the blog a little while back.  i came back to them recently and wanted to draw out a great decorating tip that might inspire your own efforts at home!



in case you didn’t see it, another fp girl and I went to the home of our director of design and image and took a little tour of her home. one thing that really stood out to me about how her house was decorated was the use of pink tape all over!  it is such a cute idea and definitely adds that free people touch to a wall of photos that might otherwise look a little bit plain.

i love how it looks against that blue paint!

if any of you have fun, free people inspired decorating ideas, please do share :)

lisa -Feb 26, 2010, 9:35AM
that is such a cute idea! I love hangin pictures and doing cute stuff too.I'm moving so maybe i will try that also.Because i was using double sided tape such a cuter idea to use colored tape.Thanks
-Feb 25, 2010, 5:29PM
that's a really great idea. i have a big screaming bare wall that i have been trying to figure out what to do. love the pink, but love the scarf idea too! it will really add some color!

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i found this photography project the other day and it reminds me a lot of the WAFA mail art postcards i posted this morning so i thought it would make a cool DIY project for today! this is something that i definitely want to try- all you need is a camera and a friend!

every week, photographers ian land and caroline hancox each take a photograph and email it to each other.  they then create a diptych of the photos and display them on a website, taking turns deciding which photo goes on the left and which one goes on the right. to make things more interesting they live 114 miles apart, have never met and do not know what the other one has taken during the week.



week 3

isn’t it weird how even though they aren’t planned, the photos end up looking really good side by side? or do i just think that because that’s the only way i’m seeing them?

regardless, it is such a fun project and a great way for them to collaborate and inspire each other through their work.  check out the website here.

this would be such a fun thing to do with a friend- especially one that lives far away! if any of you try it send me your photos :)


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postcard collages by wafa, an international artist collective that focuses on collaborative projects.  one artist creates something and mails it to another artist to finish, adding an element of surprise and randomness that i think is really interesting.

check out more of their stuff here…it’s pretty sweet.

oh and wafa stands for we are f—ing awesome :)

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how cute are these pics? they were sent to me by the visual mit at our chicago store, who says:

i went home recently and dressed my little yorkie-poo in a free people scarf, and he ran around in it for hours it was so comfy to him!

i love it! thanks for sharing :)

freeargentinian -Feb 24, 2010, 10:02AM
ohhh Polaroids. when will they be back? you should update on that!
Wrecked Stellar -Feb 24, 2010, 7:59AM
Too cute! I'd be running around too trying to show off my pretty, cozy scarf!

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Shelley -Feb 24, 2010, 12:11PM
I love that first shot, magical!
Lindsay -Feb 24, 2010, 11:56AM
The photo of the window sill reminds me of a shot I love from "The Virgin Suicides" which I was just re-watching (not my blog)

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news came out last week that universal studios is finally moving forward with a biopic about kurt cobain, just days before what would have been his 43rd birthday (this past saturday).

who do you think should play him?

Mary Taylor -Mar 04, 2010, 2:19PM
Hands down Joe Anderson. It was said earlier, but it can't be said enough. He was in Across The Universe and even did a movie called "The 27 Club" I most definitely think he can handle the intensity of the role, he looks and sounds identical to Kurt, it's almost scary. Michael Pitt played a roll similar to Kurt in Gus Van Sant's "Last Days." He doesn't look like Kurt but can handle dark characters better than any other actor I know, and he's not mainstream which would be key for this movie. You can't have someone with a status like Brad Pitt's playing Kurt Cobain or it will not tribute him the way he deserves. But my vote is for Joe Anderson. If he doesn't take the role, I don't know who else would.
chantel -Feb 25, 2010, 11:26PM
WOW, my heart sinks..that's a lovely picture of him. He was such an amazing artist. I don't know who should play him. Honestly no one compares.

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Surreal, lullingly pleasant, quirky and warm. Were all senses that were provoking the air around me last night.

The night was Vetiver at Johnny Brendas here in Philly.I’ve always been a huge fan of Andy Cabric, I think his voice is something very special and it helps that he can jig around a little with his guitar too!

The evening was magical, especially for a Monday night.

My wandering eye was pinned on this sweet looking folk girl and her beau. How great do they look? I think they must have jumped straight on the bus from Laurel Canyon.

A Perfect folk outfit don’t you think?

steph -Aug 23, 2010, 12:49PM
pleasee helpp! i love free people they have the cutest clothes and i love all of them, but there was this one shirt from last season that is orange blue and white and its spagetti straps with buttons. it also came i grey white and pink/purpe. it is an adorable top and when i was going to buy it, it was sold out. i really want to find this shirt because i love it so please if you know the name of this shirt or have it let me know. if you know a place where i can find it please let me know because i need this shirttt! thanks
Laura -Apr 01, 2010, 6:47PM
I LOVE everything about her you know where I could get that sweater and bag? Thanks!

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this album isn’t exactly new but i just discovered it and i had to share! the phenomenal handclap band consists of eight core members from new york/brooklyn – it’s sort of a mix of blues,  electronic and soul, with a little bit of psychedelic rock – no two songs sound the same.

check out this video for the song “baby” – and tell me you aren’t singing it in your head all day!


The Phenomenal Handclap Band | MySpace Music Videos

listen to a few more of their songs below and let me know what you think!

Create a MySpace Playlist at

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the we the free scoop neck tunic is a HUGE hit with fp girls here at the office! we caught seven girls wearing it today! it is super soft and comfy- i’ve been eying it up for a while now, i just can’t decide which color i like best :)

check it out here.

ANGELIQUE -Feb 25, 2010, 3:40AM
I love this picture! All of you look so beautiful!!! Lacey, Free People Carlsbad has the Red in stock! Give us a call at 760.753.7828. We would love to help you!
sarahisabel -Feb 24, 2010, 9:38PM
you girls are too cute!

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i was looking at some of our stores’ facebook pages the other day and saw that our clarendon store had posted a bunch of really cute pics of themselves trying on some of their favorite new looks from fp! check ‘em out:






i love it, you guys look great!!

sarah -Mar 01, 2010, 5:14PM
oooh love the white lace top. is it in stock anywhere???
-Feb 25, 2010, 2:35PM
That's awesome! I do aggree that the employees always look put together very well and soooo cute! ;-) Very inspiring and helpful when shopping! xxoo

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a final batch of photos our team took while they were in california shooting our february book. 

stay tuned for a new catalog coming in march! can you believe it’s already the last week of february? spring is getting close…hooray!

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“there is pleasure in the pathless woods;
there is rapture on the lonely shore;
there is society, where none intrudes,
by the deep sea, and music in its roar:
i love not man the less, but nature more”

– lord byron


isabellawhitney -Feb 22, 2010, 7:28PM
what a lovely quote and picture!
fp julia -Feb 22, 2010, 3:37PM
hi anonymous, thanks for letting me know!! i'll have to check it out :)

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