Remember a while back when we asked for your help to pick out a poster from the pages of the May catalog? Well, we have a poster finished, and in a week or so we will have 100 of them, waiting and hoping to come to your home! We will send a poster of the picture shown above to the first 100 people to email their name and mailing address to blog.freepeople@gmail.com! (One poster per person.) Yay! Free poster!

JOZY -Aug 20, 2012, 2:35PM
I love the inspiration free people gives to the world it's wimsickle and beauty.
victoria waugh -Aug 14, 2008, 5:52PM
I got a poster in the mail the other day.. trying to decide where to hang it!! i LOVE it!!

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Feist teaches kiddies how to count on Sesame Street.

polly] -Jul 16, 2008, 11:03AM
aw this is so adorable :]

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Congratulations to our Free People Design-A-Bag Contest winner, Olivia Wendel of Marina del Rey California! You can look for the bag with her design to be in use at the stores in January!
Also, most of the entries have been uploaded to our Flickr account, so check them out!
We want to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated! And if you didn’t win, don’t lose heart! There are more contests on the horizon, so stay tuned!

pruittfpgirl -Aug 14, 2008, 9:40AM
Hey Carolanne! Some designs weren't uploaded to Flickr because we received them in a file format that Flickr doesn't accept. However, if you send your last name to blog.freepeople@gmail.com, (so I can find your entry) I can have a look at it and try to tinker with the file type, if you would like.
Carolanne -Aug 14, 2008, 12:52AM
I was just wondering why my design wasnt uploaded onto the fliker thing?

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I saw these cool books on PingMag. I think what makes them for adults is that the pictures are more detailed, and the pictures are real pretty and pleasing! It is nice to be reminded that coloring is for everyone, not just kids! I feel inspired to color now! If I can’t get my hands on one of these though, I think a children’s coloring book might just suit me fine too… :)

amanda curtis -Oct 12, 2009, 3:39PM
What is the name of the bottom book? With the princely man? :) Thanks for posting!
mmi -Sep 10, 2008, 1:32AM
i love coloring books too

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lilymoon

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I’m falling in love with these prints from LilyMoon. Check out her etsy site and start your art collection for a small price. I’m having a thing for balloons right now, so I’m loving those birdcages!

M&Co -Jul 17, 2008, 6:23PM
Beautiful!
M&Co -Jul 17, 2008, 6:23PM
Beautiful!

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There have been a couple of requests to show more pictures of the home office and all pretty things here- well, this may be surprising, or even kind of strange, but these photos are from the Free People home office’s restrooms! That is something I really love about working at Free People, that there are so many beautiful and inspring things all around. Even in the restrooms!
I love the paper butterflies, but I am especially impressed with the fancy cloth patchwork flowers. Fantastic!

Niccole -Jul 19, 2008, 10:48PM
I am lovin the butterflies! I would be so inspired everyday at the office if I had the opportunity to see much color and fun crafty artowrk. Thanks for sharing.
Toshi -Jul 14, 2008, 4:03PM
Really beautiful!! That's a good idea to embelish a room like the restroom. Great!

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This is my kitty Homer. He came from the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society shelter. He is a total ham!
Recently, I moved into a new apartment, and I have yet to get some good decorations on the walls. The fish bowl on the wall is my latest attempt to have something homey and interesting in the apartment. Ever since the fishy, Lou Reed, joined the clan, Homer’s favorite hobby is watching him with extreme interest from every vantage point. It’s hilarious! We caught this picture of him and I just really wanted to share it with you!

natasha -Aug 11, 2011, 2:00AM
please remind fishes are animals and need space and a natural srounding
Nikki -Jul 29, 2009, 12:00AM
That is awesome. I,too,love that fish bowl.

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I’m so intrigued by this lighting by Aqua Creations. To read a bit about it and see more pictures, check out this post on Yatzer.

Lauren -Jul 11, 2008, 11:15PM
those are gorgeous!

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image bookmarking

I’ve been dying to find a great image bookmarking site where I can keep track of all of the amazing images I find, like a delicious for pictures. I haven’t found exactly what I want, but there are two pretty great sites out there. One is FFFFound and the other is We Heart It. These are great for browsing for inspirational images. Recently ffffound was Linzie Hunter’s Lettering Sketchbook. And a great Hearted image is the balloon girls by Elinkan.

Violet Lumpin -Mar 18, 2009, 10:29AM
Hi, I just want to say that that picture with the balloons is by Courtney Brooks.. she is one of my favorite photographers so I knew it was one of her work . check it out here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/courtneybrooke/ she is awesome

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I can’t believe a week has gone by already! But it is indeed Thursday, and my friends, it’s time now for our Thursday poll.
This week, we are helping Megan, our Web Marketing Analyst, pick out a new coat for this fall. Whenever we are getting ready to sell a bunch of new items, the people in the web production room get a rack full of samples to help them write the copies and other similar tasks. This is how we got the chance to try out some of our new coats!
Here’s a little note from Megan: “I always check out the new product when it is brought over to our area. The web producers go through it in order to write the copy. It is really fun to look at the clothes and feel the fabric. I was trying on the new jackets and coats the other day, and I love all of them! I definitely want a new one for fall, but I can’t decide which one I like the most…”
The first coat Megan tried on was the Buffalo Swing Coat in grey, shown below.

Next, Megan tried the Rugged Herringbone Coat in blue, and gave us a fun and rather stately pose too! :)

Finally, she tried on the Retro Nylon Puff Jacket in orange.
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And now readers, it’s up to you! Which coat you like the most?

Kassaundra -Jul 18, 2008, 2:27AM
I like the Rugged Herringbone Coat the best!
Miss Smith -Jul 13, 2008, 8:37PM
Megan! That Buffalo Swing is where it's at! Perfect length for your curves and a great cut that makes it able to be dressed up or down. Work it girl!

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The University of the Arts Senior Thesis Show for their BFA Photography program will be hosted by the gallery at 543!
543 is a building in the Navy Yard that is shared by all the Urban Outfitters Inc. brands, and is also open to the public. Among other things, it has our cafeteria, gym, coffee shop, mailroom, web studio, and of course, the art gallery!
The opening reception for the show is tonight, and you are all invited! If anyone is in the Philadelphia area, come check it out from 5:30 to 7pm tonight! The Philadelphia Navy Yard is located at the extreme south end of the city, at the very bottom of South Broad Street. In fact, South Broad basically ends in the Navy Yard. Once you’re here, just look for Building 543! There are even signs around the Yard that will direct you to it. Hope to see you there! :)

ida, fp dog

Meet Ida. Ida belongs to Lily, who is the assistant designer for color and print. This means that Lily and Ida design prints for all Free People clothing and help pick out colors.
Name: Ida
Nickname: Idey-widey
Breed: Boston Terrier and Poodle mix
Likes: fetch, treats, showers, long walks in the woods, and cuddling
Dislikes: Solitude, boredom
Favorite friends: Boys, especially the staff of the mail room.
How did you meet Ida?
Ida was born in a trailer with turkeys living in the yard. I saw an add in the paper on Christmas Eve 2005 and we’ve been together ever since.

Ewa -Jul 10, 2008, 9:40PM
what a cutie! looks just like my ol' puppy except much bigger!
Toshi -Jul 10, 2008, 9:53AM
Oh my God!!! Is so cute and lovely. I want to play with her!!

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