a small world

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The author of Mission Mission spotted this little installation attached to the wall of the building across the street from her/his apartment. I love it – I’d like to imagine some little person actually does live in there! See more pictures here.

Peps -Apr 04, 2009, 6:52PM
Oh man! I've actually seen this before! It was too cute! It also made me think about Basil- The Great Mouse Detective (Walt Disney).

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soft + tough

What do you guys think of these studded ballet slippers from Bona Drag? I saw them on Ma Frangine and I’ve been thinking about them ever since! I love the mix of boy and girl style. How about you?

stacy -Sep 24, 2009, 11:52AM
These ballet slippers are really cute with the studs. I would wear them!
Arielle -Mar 31, 2009, 5:56PM
Katie i want these!!!!

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faucet + vase

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Believe it or not, this vase is also a working faucet! It was designed by David Vercelli for the Italian bathroom company Hego Waterdesign. I love the look and the thought behind this faucet, but I have to agree with Apartment Therapy when they say that they aren’t sure they’d be too keen to drink from it. Still, what a neat design!

tc -Apr 02, 2009, 3:51AM
I love this, and how smart it is! Except orchids would mosdef die this way with just straight water, but other freshcut flowers would be so cool.
Heather -Mar 29, 2009, 9:17PM
wow! this is the most amazing faucet I have ever seen! Just today I was at a friend's house and she has one that looks like an old fashion well pump. A bit similar but this is very cool!

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This quick little time-lapse video of a thunderstorm is so awesome! I especially love the planes racing by and the lightening! It’s part of a whole set of time-lapse videos of nature that I saw on Wired. They were all really cool! See them here.

samantha -Mar 30, 2009, 7:03PM
i love it! Haven't been through a storm in a long time!

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I’m crazy about these images by Carlo Van De Roer, aren’t they fabulous!? I’d love to have a giant mural of one for a wall in my living room. The feeling of these pictures is like another world!
Via Beautiful/Decay.

It’s a real pleasure to announce the two randomly chosen winners of yesterday’s giveaway!
Congratulations to Amanda!
I plan on getting more creative with the old things in my closet I’ve forgotten about. Scissors, bleach and bright colored dyes!!
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Congratulations to Hilary Kate!
I’m so excited, I love spring and all the new delicious clothes I get to bring into my everyday life. I’ve gotten some awesome big and small flowy hats and dresses that i can’t wait to wear.
Hooray! Thank you all so much for participating! It’s always so much fun to see all your answers, and especially fun to read your thoughts on spring style this time around!
And if you didn’t win, don’t lose hope! As always, there are more giveaways close on the horizon…

shiraz fuman

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I just spent way too long looking at everything on Shiraz Fuman’s site and Flickr feed. Her stuff is so awesome – I love the style and how it’s a little bit surreal!
Via Meathaus.

The Tilted Tulip -Mar 27, 2009, 1:36PM
I love the rabbit marching band! Good find!

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I am so inspired by this beautiful crochet blanket from the ladies of The Purl Bee. I love the idea to just make one giant Granny Square as a blanket. The colors are gorgeous too! But the best part is that they have a really good tutorial for making Granny Squares! Now I just need to graduate to making giant Granny Squares.

Check out this picture from Chinese Fashion Week that I saw over on Jezebel. Interesting huh? I like all the details, but I’m not sure about any of the pieces as a whole. What do you guys think? There’s a bigger version of the picture here.

jaranian -Mar 26, 2009, 9:41PM
why does this ring a hint to Chanel's previous collections? is it just me?

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Hello and and welcome again to our Thursday Poll!
Last week we voted on short skirts, and chose Bindi’s Studded Skirt as our current favorite!
This week I want to ask you about tunics (and dresses that can sort of double as tunics) since I have been hoping to add a few more to my wardrobe shortly! Check out of few of the ones we currently have in our collection below.
First the Santa Cruz River Tunic is shown below in grey.

Next is our 60 Miles North Dress in eggplant.

Below see the Bon Sai Pin Tuck Dress in sage!
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Next is our Reid Park Lace Up Top in bark.
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Finally, check out our Folk Festival Chiffon Top in navy.
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Which one do you like best?

lara jane -Mar 26, 2009, 4:53PM
I would wear any of them, of course, but the first two look most like "me."
Kristina -Mar 26, 2009, 3:44PM
Wow! I actually really love them all! But I don't think the first one would look good on me lol

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One of our former design team employees, Michelle, recently dug up our Art Director Doub’s glove project from many years ago, and posted it on her blog! You can see it above, it’s pretty fabulous – I couldn’t resist sharing it with you guys as well!
Here’s a little note from Doub about where the inspiration for this project came from:
Well what became fascinating for me when I started the glove project was how elaborately detailed each pair of gloves were. And with each glove it’s delicate little details really dictated each design. I had become obsessed with gloves and was scouring the city for them mainly for the strange need to cut one of the pair up into a silhouette. I still have such an appreciation for the amazing craftsmanship and design of gloves.
It really is a very inspiring project! And speaking of inspiration, our friend Michelle’s blog is called Inspiration Resource, and aptly so! You should definitely check it out if you feel so inclined…

Elsita -Mar 26, 2009, 10:49PM
This is so great! Elsita :)
Megan -Mar 26, 2009, 3:16PM
These are so cute and interesting, did Doub sew up the little garments?

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Interested in winning a wallet and nail file or a phone holder and hair clip? Because we are interested in giving them away!
For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment and answer the following question:
How are you planning on updating your wardrobe for spring? Anything special, unique colors, or silhouettes you’re into for spring?
Tell us about it in a comment, and tomorrow we’ll pick two comments at random. If your comment is one of the ones chosen, you win!
Good luck!

Caroline Lannon -Mar 31, 2009, 3:40PM
comfortable dresses! i am already in the mood for spring-wear. i don't care how cold it is; i will wear my spring clothes when i feel like it, especially free people spring dresses.
Cat -Mar 31, 2009, 11:27AM
I love prints with bright colors. I'll be in Split in Croatia this summer and I am soooooo excited for a new wardrobe with lots of FP :) hopeing to see some new bright color flats and printed summer dresses :)

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