wanna go glamping?

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Glamping, or glamorous camping, is starting to become more popular as a form of camping for people who wouldn’t ordinarily enjoy camping. There are a number of glamp-sites popping up everywhere! Pre-pitched and lavishly furnished tents, stocked ponds, and numerous other amenities are some of the features of these places. For the most part they do not have electricity or internet though – thank goodness! I think if they had internet or electricity their resemblance to camping would be pretty much gone. The New York Times has a little article about glamping here. What do you guys think? Do you want to go glamping?
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Cj Moye -Jul 16, 2012, 10:55AM
I love glamping. I am a chef at a guest ranch. We have lovely cabins but are considering a few tents. If I had my own place I would do it up right. Glamp it up
Pat Jensen -Mar 25, 2010, 11:05PM
I loved your glamping post. I run a reasonably priced glamping business. People seem to really enjoy getting in touch with nature without having to go through the hassle of carting equipment and sleeping on the ground. Our site is www.contentmentcamping.com if you are interested.

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sparkleball!

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So pretty, and so colorful! Don’t you love these sparkleballs? It may be after the Holidays but I would still like to make one! Would you? Learn how here, and see more neat pictures here!

Sparkleball Lady -Mar 16, 2009, 1:17PM
pruitt fpgirl ! Thank you so much for spreading the word about and joy of sparkleballery. Everybody needs a little more sparkle in his/her life!
Kerrin -Jan 19, 2009, 11:22AM
These are nothing short of enchanting! What fun! Thank you so much for sharing with us...I will now go hunting for leftover christmas lights and see what I can put together. Thank you for the idea; once again Free People gives us some fabulous creative inspiration. :] ~Kerrin

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Don’t you love these scarf how-to pictures? I am always at a loss of how to wear my cute scarves, and I can’t wait to try these styles out! You can see all of the pictures right here! There are a lot of them!
Via Design Dig.

Shauna Chapman -Jan 16, 2009, 8:10PM
Fab! I'm wondering if I'm too young to pull off Option 2. Option 4 is quite Boho. 5 is universal elegance.

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Today we visit the desk of Katie, our Web Production Assistant! Among Katie’s duties are helping organize web-shoots, hiring models, and selecting pictures to go up on our website! She also has some pretty fun stuff on her desk – I should know because I have the pleasure of being her desk neighbor! She is a very good neighbor, too!

This crazy cat came from an A.C. Moore craft store! T-shirt not included…
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The bear in this picture just appeared on Katie’s desk one day – she honestly has no idea where it came from! She tells us this: “I think the important things on my desk are my pictures and the little bottle of Tabasco sauce- I love Tabasco sauce, and I love small things!”
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These are Katie’s two kitties, Queenie on the left, and Ghost Hoagie on the right. She found Ghost Hoagie in a pizza box in an alley when he was a kitten! They live with Katie and a turtle named Bunson, some fish, sea-monkies, a worm farm, and two hamsters!
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Katie found this picture on the street when she lived in San Francisco! Check out the back of the picture below.
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These are a few more of Katie’s treasured pictures – the top left picture is from when she lived in Vermont, the next one with the bridge is in San Francisco, and the bottom picture is from a beach in California. The wheels of the little cars spun in the wind!
Thanks for sharing your desk with us Katie!

katie Meyer -Feb 07, 2009, 5:36PM
I love you Katie Miller. I know you do a wonderful job and spread happiness and creativity wherever you are... whether it be the Midwest or the East Coast:)
lizzy -Jan 14, 2009, 3:01PM
katie katie <3 <3 <3 i like looking at your desk tooo

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Mackenzie from the Free People catalog team took these beautiful images during our Farmer’s Daughter shoot. Check out the catalog and read about our inspiration for the book.

Gothic clothing -Apr 22, 2009, 11:04AM
Amazing imagery, very inspiring :)
fashion fille -Jan 15, 2009, 7:15PM
reminds me of the book and movie into the wild. love it!

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Ever since I saw these pin cushions on Bettyjoy, I have been desperate to get one! Aren’t they so cool? They are made by Naori Priestly. I could probably make one, right? I just don’t know that it would look as good as Naori’s do!

Jill -Jan 14, 2009, 6:38PM
These are great! I have just been inspired! (the best part is- I really could use a pin cushion!)

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Today I came across this neat little feature in the New York Times. It’s a slide show with some audio. The slide show features some nice street fashion shots by Bill Cunningham, NYT Photographer. The audio is a very interesting little blurb where Bill conjectures that fashion is going to have some really dramatic changes as a result of our current financial problems. Bill is surprisingly older, and remembers the Great Depression, so he has experience to back up his hypothesis. It’s an interesting feature, worth checking out. What do you think? Do you think fashion is going to change a lot over the coming year or two as a result of the financial crisis? What types of things do you think might change?

Jennifer -Jan 16, 2009, 11:54AM
I think this is a great and valuable point! 2008 has already seen fashion trends in Japan steer away from years of luxury house worship to a sudden desire for more natural and softer looks at more reasonable prices for its younger generation. For example their eco-bag "boom" where some of the most popular bags of last Spring were $20.00 or less natural fiber bags. Often these were even sold out due to their high demand. So I wouldn't be surprised to see a trend of more natural/easy-going looks like finding a good pair of jeans and wearing them throughout the week without care. Or taking full advantage of layering where even a summer item can be winter ready with a simple addition of a turtleneck underneath!
pruittfpgirl -Jan 15, 2009, 10:17AM
Hi Chloe! I feel horrible to think that the phrase "surprisingly older" might have offended you or anyone, and I'm terribly sorry. When I used the phrase "surprisingly older" to describe Bill Cunningham, I was referring to the fact that Bill is 80, and I don't ordinarily see a lot of fashion commentary from 80 year old men. His commentary is informed and intelligent, and he uses his years of experience to make interesting points. I certainly did not mean to imply that 80 year old people, or any people, are too old for fashion and are not fashionable, I only meant that, again, you don't see many 80 year old men discussing it out on a public forum. There are no ages that are inherently unfashionable or negative, and if I implied that with what I said, I am terribly sorry. That was not my intent. If I could go back and omit that I would. Every age is great, and there is no limit to fashion. xo p

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Jasmine of our sweater design team continues our knitting lessons in this third installment of Learning to Knit with Jasmine! This time, Jasmine shows us how to make a popcorn stitch, also known as baubles, for a more festive and interesting look! And if you missed episode 1 or episode 2, be sure to check them out! They’ll get you all caught up and ready to make baubles! Yay!

Morgan -Nov 28, 2012, 4:01PM
Please please please put more knitting blogs!!!!
Audrey -Dec 23, 2010, 12:55AM
Please bring lean how to knit back!!!

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mantyhose 2

Remember when I made that post about mantyhose the other day? Well today I found this guy over on Street Boners & TV Carnage in their Street Boners section, which is a street fashion column. I thought I’d post him because he’s a good example of a guy actually wearing them around, rather than a posed shot. Also I noticed that they called them guylons and not mantyhose. Interesting!

james -Apr 30, 2011, 10:56PM
love it (im gay)
Nicolas -Apr 13, 2011, 7:09PM
Simply original^^

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Our January catalog drops today! The trend concept this month is called Farmer’s Daughter. Here’s some info from Elsa on our catalog team:
“We shot the catalog in Epping, North Dakota. We found the location in a National Geographic article about abandoned towns of North Dakota. Basically, in the early 20th century, with railroad expansion, people moved to the prairies of North Dakota to homestead and hoping to make a life farming. Unfortunately the weather proved to be too harsh for them or their crops and eventually the people had to abondon their houses as well as most of their belongings.
These houses and barns remain standing to this day, and if they are owned by anyone, you wouldn’t know it as they seem to have been long forgotten. We worked with a woman in Epping whose family had come out to North Dakota by way of Ohio, and she took us to the homestead they made, a small cabin on acres and acres of land. We were also able to explore lots of other abandoned houses, barns, schools, and even a church. Each building contained remnants of lives left behind, things such as books, clothes, papers, letters, and furniture.
It was an unbelievable experience getting to see this, but we decided that shooting outside in the vast fields was much better for our trend. The land in North Dakota is beautiful and vast, and it felt emptier than any other place I have ever been.”
Here are a few of the National Geographic photos, but check out the rest at the link. They are eerily beautiful…

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jackie -Jan 13, 2009, 2:50PM
what is the song?
Kia -Jan 13, 2009, 12:44PM
This is a great story! I love knowing the history behind some of the most desolate places on earth. the photo shoot trend fits in perfectly with the landscaping

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socket antlers

Nendo is the creator of these awesome deer antler outlet covers! They advertise them as a way to hold up your phone while you’re charging it, or your keys, but I would love to have an outlet with antlers just for the sake of itself! It looks so cool!
Via Coolboom.

Lu. -Jan 14, 2009, 11:23PM
ohh!! this sokets are so beautifull!! well, i`m gonna to go.. jee I see you later! By Lu. and I like so much your blogg!! Good for you!! :D
jen -Jan 13, 2009, 9:29AM
is there somewhere to get these? there was another thing similar to this i saw, called the "hang on" outlet (http://dvice.com/archives/2008/07/hang_on_outlet.php#comments) but i can't find it anywhere! when are these concepts gonna hit the market?!?! i want them!

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Today we received something very exciting in the mail! It was a little pet-camera, which you can clip to your pet’s collar so that you can see their view of the world! It takes a picture once a minute, and we had a blast today trying it out with Trixie, my chihuahua. She wore the camera for about an hour total and showed us the extremely large and low to the ground world of the chihuahua. Check out some of the pictures below!

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Hehe! Next we plan to try the camera out on a larger doggy, we’re not sure who yet though! I will post the results!

Lucy -Jan 13, 2009, 10:20AM
that's such an interesting invention! wow who would've thought of that! Chihuhuas are my fav breed of dogs by the way =) P.S I don't mean to be annoying and bothersome, but I was just wondering if you've received my e-mail replying to the one you sent me earlier? I know that your mailbox is probably overflowing with messages, and it'll take a while to get through them. But I was just curious if you have gotten my reply? I was really excited that you got in contact with me and haven't heard from you since =) Thanks!

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