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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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I found these dresses on DesignBoom and now I want to make one! Stick felt tipped markers in the little slots, and over time, (maybe an hour) the ink bleeds into the dress. You can wash the dresses out and make a new design every time! Reminds me of those dolls from when I was a kid – the ones that came plain, and with markers for you to draw and color in clothing and such on the doll, then wash them and start over! Hmm…. I wonder if i could get another doll like that too? :)
To read more about the dresses and even watch a little video in which Fernando talks about them, head on over to DesignBoom.

ayelet -Jul 11, 2008, 12:18PM
very clever
Elli -Jul 10, 2008, 1:44PM
I think you are the best! I like your works, blog, site!!! Best wishies. I hope you find your place in fashion industry!

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Post image for design for mankind and issuu

A friend introduced me to issuu last night, and now I have a new place to explore for amazing e-zines! The layout is really simple and images look beautiful. Spend some time and search around, or make your own zine, portfolio, photo album, whatever.
Be sure to check out design for mankind‘s issues of INSPIRATION and get inspired.
Has anyone used issuu or have a favorite zine? Share with us!

Toshi -Jul 10, 2008, 3:49PM
Thanks for sharing these. Is very nice and new way for expresing art, emotions, ideas, etc. Is really great!!
pruittfpgirl -Jul 09, 2008, 9:23AM
wow! this is really cool!

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tv fireworks

As some of you already know, this weekend I tried to get pictures of the fireworks here in Philly to show you, but failed. However, to my delight, our Design Assistant Courtney got quite a few pictures of the fireworks, from the TV! Courtney is obsessed with pictures taken of the TV, and the fireworks couldn’t escape her lens! The pictures are actually pretty darn cool!

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Now, I don’t want to overload you with videos today, but this one is so cute and funny I couldn’t resist…
This video was taken during our shoot for the July catalog in France. Our catalog shooting team and models are getting ready for a long day! It was a very cold morning, and everyone was feeling kind of groggy. When they got to the first place they were going to be shooting, they blasted the car radio and started to dance and get pumped up! Enjoy!

teepsishek -Apr 16, 2009, 9:26AM
great site this blog.freepeople.com excellent to see you have what I am actually looking for here and this this post is exactly what I am interested in. I shall be pleased to become a regular visitor :)

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Our newest catalog drops today and we are so excited! Check your mailboxes! Here is the catalog video to whet your appetites! This catalog was shot in Lyon, France, and kicks off our fall line for this year.

You can also check out the new catalog online!

casey -Jul 10, 2008, 8:16PM
what is the name of the song playing in the clip?
lizzie -Jul 09, 2008, 8:16PM

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tea towels

I wrote about these Atelier LZC tea towels back in April of last year. The designer Atelier LZC will be exhibiting tea towels along with about 20 others at the Nicholas Gallery in Cincinnati. Also check out the Philadelphia designer Elenor Grosch of Push Me Pull You Design.

VisuaLingual -Jul 14, 2008, 10:22PM
For anyone who's curious about the tea towel exhibit, I've just uploaded the installation photos: http://www.visualingual.org/teatowelshow/installation/
visualingual -Jul 10, 2008, 5:36PM
Toshi, the dahlia tea towels are by Sigrid Calon, a super-talented Dutch designer. They're actually custom-woven damask and look amazing in person! Maya, who curated this exhibit

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A couple Free People employees just released a really cool book! It’s a DIY guide to screen printing for both novice crafters and more experienced artists. They’ll show you how to start screen printing using the most basic elements—a screen, some emulsion in a bucket, artwork, a light source and a sink. With your burned screen, a squeegee and some ink, you can print any image you like onto any thing you like!
Go to Print Liberation’s website to get a copy of the book, or even just to check it out; they have a lot of cool tee-shirts and other things too!

Toshi -Jul 07, 2008, 4:06PM
WoW!! Great idea!!

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