a clever idea

This lamp that doubles as an earring stand is so smart! You can buy one here, (they call it the Sofia Lamp) but I think you could easily make an earring lamp with a little drill or some other hole-poking device, and a lamp shade! I bet it would look so awesome with a ton of earrings on it…
Via CubeMe.

Ayden -Apr 12, 2009, 8:44PM
Nice idea. I decided to do this with my earrings a long time ago. Its neat someone has finally turned it into something profitable too bad I didn't think of marketing it first. XD
Sonya -Apr 08, 2009, 7:11PM
I've been doing this forever with my paper lamp shade. Just use the backs of the earrings to poke holes as needed.

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delicious dots

I adore this cake that Brooke over at Inchmark made for her daughter’s birthday. It’s so cute- the polka dots really make it! I wasn’t really sure how she made the dots, but it turns out that they are edible! They’re made of frosting, and happily, she tells how to make your own cake dots right here on Inchmark! This might just make me a tiny bit excited for my upcoming birthday…
Hint:

rachel -Feb 03, 2009, 1:15AM
What a fun cake! Seems a little Seussian :)

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bensimon from france

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La Tennis Bensimon is the fashionable French girl’s answer to the Converse. And we have them at Free People in 3 colors: Grey, Marine, and White.
A little about the history of this classic sneaker:
At the end of the World War II, Serge and Yves Bensimon’s grand-father started a business in importing American second hand clothes to France. In 1980, his two grandchildren decide to follow this tradition. Traveling through the world, they bring back uniforms and work clothes that they customize with a personal touch. Inspired by the military pieces and the travel, they designed the line that was immediately adopted by the fashion community and 25 years later became a “must have” in French women’s wardrobes.
Check out the Bensimon Midtop on freepeople.com!

Lauren -Feb 03, 2009, 1:00PM
Love em. They look so comfy.

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What is your job here at FP?
assistant in soft woven
What is your current state of mind?
fast + furiously designing
Who are your heroes?
Tina Fey (I love nerdy gone chic) + Kathy Griffin (grade A trash talking)
If you could choose what to come back to life as, what would you be?
the Obama daughters new puppy
What or who is your greatest love?
Titus Welliver in Deadwood (my sexy 19th century cowboy)
Name one thing necessary to your happiness.
paycheck advances + eating out with girlfriends
What do you hate the most?
“Debbie Downers”
What would the name of your band be and what genre? What instrument do you play in this band?
name: trans-fatty
genre:poppy
role: fly girls w/ occasional cowbell
What color are you?
purple
What is your motto?
“ya never know” ;)

yttr -Feb 03, 2009, 1:44PM
i want to play cowbell in your band...
Michael -Feb 02, 2009, 7:25PM
Hey Jessica, Your mother sent me the link so I could see you. You look great and I agree with your heros. Make your mom come and visit me in California.

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Wow! Now these are wallets for me! This is exactly what I need. These clever and very useful wallets cane be found at the Etsy store of treeswithknees.
I saw them on Happy Cavalier.

pop pillows

These pillows by Matt Jones crack me up! If I were to get a set I think I’d get the headphones/plugged ears ones, though the angel/devil ones are sweet too! Fun!
Via CubeMe!

D -Jun 21, 2009, 1:16PM
These are ok. There is a company called Snooze City that has tons of cool pillowcases that are better.....
jon -Feb 16, 2009, 4:38PM
The POP Pillow range is designed and manufactured by Spinning Hat (www.spinninghat.com)

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Don’t forget, there is only one day left to enter a little video clip in our Best or Worst Date Ever Video Contest!
What was the worst date you have ever had? How about the best? Tell us about it for a chance to win a Free People Valentine Goody Box, including some cute Free People intimates wear and many other treats!
Click here for all the information, and a video of Free People employees talking about their own dates!

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These cool photos are all pictures of the reflections in a puddle! It’s such a clever idea, and now I of course am anxious to go outside and take some puddle pictures of my own! These shots are by photographer Vlado Marinkovic, and you can see the whole set, which is quite beautiful, here.

sara -Jul 21, 2009, 7:18PM
love the pic
Liz -Feb 01, 2009, 5:54PM
These are soooo lovely!

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Dazed Digital has a really good collection of videos from Fashion Week in Paris which is worth checking out! Above is a short video of Dior’s Spring 2009 show, filmed by Pierre Debusschere. The clothes are awesome, and the song is great too! Head on over to Dazed Digital to see video of other Fashion Week shows.

paper hats

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How beautiful are the paper hats from the Chanel Couture show? Designed by Katsuyo Kamo who also did the hair and other flower ornaments. I love how most of them are white and then the black ones look more interesting against all of the white.
I guess these hats are no good for the rain.
photos via style.com


I couldn’t resist posting this video of the Thames River in London in 1935! The film is an early color video; it used Gasparcolor, which is a very rare and old way of adding color to film. You can read a very detailed and admiring article about Gasparcolor here.
I find old color pictures and videos like this very intriguing, because one seldom gets a glimpse of the reality of life back then… it’s like a visual history lesson. If you are into stuff like this too, be sure to check out this old post about autochrome pictures.

For whatever reason, I was kind of surprised to see that Louis Vuitton has come out with this skateboard, which comes in its own little LV case. It’s cute though, right? I do like it, but at a price of $8,250, I don’t think I’ll be seeing one in person any time soon!
Via 5ones.

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