One of my favorites of our new items is the Wild At Heart Chiffon Dress, shown below in the two colors it comes in – teal and black. This dress is so stunning!

My question to you is, which color do you like better for this dress? Teal or black?

heney -Aug 06, 2008, 5:02AM
I love the feel of this clothing; comfortable and simple, yet sexy.

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I saw these adorable handmade books on cruststation. Made by the French writer/crafter Apol Lejano-Massebieau, these are her la pomme stories. Check out her etsy store. There’s a great interview with her on Heart Handmade.

Above are some of her other crafts from the la pomme shop.

Marichelle -Aug 02, 2008, 5:33PM
Thank you so much for mentioning Heart Handmade! -Marichelle
Apol -Aug 02, 2008, 3:10AM
Hi! A friend of mine pointed me to this feature, and I just wanted to say thank you for spreading the word about my work. Have a great weekend!

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boot ruination!

Check out this video from the latest B15 Threads, in which we ‘break in’ our boots to make them look cooler for the catalog!

If you end up trying this method yourself, be sure to check on your boots after each time you run over them and see how much they’ve been distressed- you don’t want to beat them beyond repair! Depending how much you want your boots wrecked up, you can also bang them off a sidewalk or in rocks!

annie -Jul 30, 2008, 11:37PM
i just love this!!! thanks for sharing :)

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parking space parks

Prepare for September 19th and Park(ing) Day, and experience how great our cities might be if they were designed for people rather than cars. Park(ing) Day participants get into some guerrilla gardening and take over public parking spaces, turning them into their own customized little corners of nature and relaxation.
Check out Inhabitat for more pictures and a full description.

Katie -Jul 31, 2008, 9:39PM
This is terrific! What a lighthearted and creative way to discourage driving! Yeah parks/people/bikes!

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I am going crazy over the art of Sue Doeksen! The cute stuff shown above is just the tip of the iceberg, you should seriously check out her site!
I found her and her site via Olivelse.

tham my vien uy tin -Apr 11, 2014, 10:35PM
If some one wants to be updated with most recent technologies after that he must be go to see this web site and be up to date every day.

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beauty of jam?

Yes, jam. Coolhunting made this video with June Taylor, a preserve maker in Berkley, CA. First of all, I love that they profiled her and put her in the mix with all the hip, hot artists and designers they are usually feature. Second, the process and her enthusiasm is fascinating. I love to see anyone that loves their work and puts as much effort, thought and design into what they are doing as any great artist would.
mmmm jam.

Please check out June Taylor’s website. There is a Michel Gondry-style video she made about her jams.

About a week ago, our friend Adrianne Lee of did a fabulous guest post for us, in which she taught us how to make a cute corset tank!
Well, this weekend I finally had a little bit of extra time, so I tried my hand at making a corset tank, Ninkybink style! Here’s how it turned out! (Don’t mind the red shirt underneath!)

I used an old t-shirt that had been dyed, and then spray painted with a lace and floral stencil. After I made the corset top I put some iron-on stars along a couple of the side seams for effect. I haven’t had a chance to make the cute quirky brooches yet, but that’s my next project!

I love my new shirt! I will definitely be using Adrianne’s corset tank method again! It was easy and fun, and has pretty limitless possibilities. Thank you again Adrianne! This was awesome!
If you’ve made a shirt too, we’d love to see it! Send it to us at!

Busby Seo Challenge -Aug 08, 2008, 9:51AM
Hi you are good! I’m a poet too, though not as good as you. You have such a great potential. Keep it up! Busby Seo Challenge
heney -Aug 01, 2008, 12:00AM
It is my favorite style.

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quilt your day job!

You know you’ve thought about it, about leaving the office for you yarn, your glue gun, your sewing machine. These crafters have made a living for themselves doing just that, and are sharing their stories on Etsy’s Stork in a series called Quilt Your Day Job. Find out how they did it!

fpgirl -Aug 01, 2008, 7:43AM
Hi Sarah! Yes, I meant to write "quilt." That's what their column is actually called, and it is indeed a play on "quit." I guess quilt could mean craft, as in make your own day job!
Sarah -Aug 01, 2008, 3:43AM
Did you mean 'Quit' (not quilt) your day job? Either way, it's a funny play on words.

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balloon graffiti

I’m intrigued by the pictures in D. Billy’s Flickr set, which I found via all the good things. Interesting art graffiti like that shown above, and some crazy cartoons…

stolen jewels

I was checking out Fops and Dandies (which, by the way, is sadly nearing the end of its rope,) saw this jewelry by Mike and Maaike, and flipped! It’s such a cool idea!
Just in case you can’t read the print on the pictures, here’s what it says:
an exploration of tangible vs. virtual in relation to real and perceived value. using google image search, we browsed through some of the most expensive and often famous jewelry in the world, the low-res images we found were stolen, doctored, then transferred to leather, creating a tangible new incarnation. with the expense and intricacy of the jewels stripped away, their essence and visual intensity are extracted.
…and they look really cool too. :) Pixels! So old school. I want one!
Check out Mike and Maaike’s site to see more of their creations!

babelfish -Jul 31, 2008, 7:17PM
This is absolutely fabulous, and so creative.
choubelle -Jul 27, 2008, 10:00PM
wow! Neato peato! The pixelation is such a novel idea to bring to real life. These things must look really cool from far away.

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Natalie Portman + Devendra Banhart + Indian music video = fantastic

B -Jul 25, 2008, 10:06AM
I am obsessed with this video! Natalie Portman is beautiful.

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This week for our poll, we have a question for you all in regards to a couple of our current trends.
One trend that we are currently featuring in our stores is called “Wild at Heart.” The inspiration for this trend is the outdoors, the beauty of nature, and ourselves within it. Sweaters, cable knits, lots of texture in general, women’s thermals, and a natural color palette dominate this trend. You can also spot plenty of plaid and a long and lean look to this trend.
Here are a couple of items from this trend, to help give an idea of what it is about!

Shown above is the Buckled Up Menswear Dress in blue.
Shown here is the Wildlife Burnout Crew in black.
Another trend that you can currently find permeating our stores right now is called “Girls in Paris.” The girl in Paris is more fashion-forward, and though her silhouettes are similar to those in Wild at Heart, they are edgier and a little flirtier too! This trend is dominated by a drapey, girly feel, with hints of stripes, art deco-type prints, and of course plenty of black!
A couple of examples follow below…
Above is our Parisian Moon Dress, shown here in black combo.
Here we have our Raining Flowers Cami in olive.
See if you can pick out more items from each trend on your own!
But please first, give us your opinion! Which current trend do you like most?

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