Everyone is a little bit cold and maybe a little bit groggy today, but all are hard at work here at the home office!

Alex works with some shiny and exciting fabric.

Anne does some business on the phone while Erin tends to some paperwork.
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Johanna irons diligently.
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Erin digs for treasure in the fabric bins!
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Heather and Sara inspect the samples with interest.
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The Intimates Team prepares for an important meeting!
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A cute little Yorkie, who resides next door in Urban, takes a chilly morning constitutional!

Tina T. -Jan 29, 2009, 5:10PM
It makes me smile to see this, you guys are the best for sharing Free People for all the other lovely ladies who love what you make! Thank you!

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I really like this silverware by Habitat. It’s so pretty! What do you think?

pruittfpgirl -Jan 29, 2009, 4:34PM
Hey guys! So good news! Megan, who works on the Direct Marketing Team, mentioned that our sister brand Anthropologie is selling a very similar style of silverware! I checked it out and it's really cute too! See it here: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=3914138893027712401&id=78110&parentid=EAT_TABLE_UTENSILS&pushId=EAT_TABLE_UTENSILS&popId=EAT_TABLETOP&sortProperties=&navCount=7&navAction=poppushpush&fromCategoryPage=true&selectedProductSize=&selectedProductSize1=&color=sil
pruittfpgirl -Jan 29, 2009, 2:01PM
Aww I'm sorry guys! I'm not very proficient in French myself! I only put that site up with the silverware because it is the company that makes it, and it was the only site I could find that related to the silverware! I searched when making the post, but alas, no websites with any helpful information about the silverware, or really even mentioning the silverware at all! I wish I could help you find a set or an English website! If you guys find one, please post it! Also, Google has a translator that you can use on websites, if anyone felt like trying it on the silverware's website... Good luck! xo p

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This video by Oren Lavie is so cool! I love it! It’s really unique, I think you will enjoy it!
Via All the Good Things.

nikki Hardin -Feb 01, 2009, 5:42PM
it reminds me of the video projected onto the lobby floor of the 21C Museum Hotel in Louisville, one of the coolest hotels around.
Rochelle -Jan 30, 2009, 6:39PM
I loved it. That was so cool and it makes me feel all wonderful feeling inside.

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greed

Inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s Eau de Voilette and starring Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman, this short art film is an advertisement for a ficitional perfume and sure to be beautiful and interesting. If that doesn’t already get you thinking, the film is directed by Roman Polanski and was conceived by Francesco Vezzoli. I can’t wait for the online screening on February 6th on Dazed Digital.
Head over to Dazed now for the trailer, and then mark your calendar for the 6th!

B -Jan 28, 2009, 2:29PM
I've been waiting for this for months!

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Shown above are a few Free People nail files and hair clips. Want us to send you a hair clip and nail file for free? We want to give some away!
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, and tell us, what is your favorite silhouette these days? Are you a fan of tight tops with baggy pants? Do you prefer a butt-hugging mini-skirt? Or how about big tops with little skinny pants? Tunics worn as dresses? You tell us!
Tomorrow afternoon we will pick 3 comments at random – if one of the comments is yours, we’ll send you a hair clip and a nail file!
Make sure to leave your email address when you comment, so that if your comment is picked, we can contact you!
Hooray!

chelsie fletcher -Jan 06, 2010, 9:36PM
I like form fitted outfits to show off curves.
Kim -Feb 02, 2009, 3:44PM
The tunic top layered with a tank, leggings, short boots and a cool belt to finish it off! A long locket necklace would be a great addtion to this look.

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Meet our friend Cristina!

Cristina is from Ft. Myers Beach, Florida, and she is one of the star item reviewers on our website, under the name beachcat! Cristina is a total Free People girl- she spends lots of time outside on the beach, boating and being with friends!
We did a little Q&A session with Cristina, and we found out some quite fun stuff!
What do you do for a living?
I own a charter and tour boat company with my husband, Good Time Charters! We do marine life kayak adventures, shelling cruises, dolphin wildlife cruises, fishing charters, and more! I also enjoy waiting tables part time.
What draws you to the Free People aesthetic?
I like the the unique prints, the embroidery, and the small details of the clothing!
What is your favorite article of Free People clothing?
I have so many! My favorites so far include the Yuca and Mayan sun dresses, and the Watercolor Stitches dress. I love dresses!
Do you have any pets?
I have three cats- 6, 9, and 12 yrs old. Two were abandoned by their previous owners and needed a new home- the other was dropped off at my vet’s office as a kitten.
I also have an Australian Blue-tongued skink that needed a home!
What inspires you?
Sounds of tree leaves rustling in the wind. Music. Warmth from the sun. Meeting good people.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I relax and day dream about my next vacation! I also enjoy boating with my husband and spending time with friends.
What do you like best about where you live?
It is a small island, I feel safe here, I can walk a couple minutes from my front door and go for a swim in the Gulf of Mexico.
The upcoming Valentine’s Day in mind, what would be your perfect date?
Being a tour guide and a waitress, I am always catering to someone else. While I love taking care of others, I would enjoy letting someone take care of me for a change! I would love a catered dinner on the beach with my husband, where we can talk and laugh without worry!

Thank you so much for sharing all this with us Cristina! It’s been a pleasure! Plus, now I know what a skink is!
And of course, thank you so much for all your feedback and reviews! ;) We have appreciated them time and time again!
If you would like to see all of Cristina’s (a.k.a. beachcat’s) FP clothing reviews, click here! She has some good feedback!
See more pictures of Cristina out and about in her Free People clothes on our Flickr in our Style Event set!
xo
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Megan -Jan 27, 2009, 11:58AM
I did not know what a skink was either! His blue tongue looks sort of like Rodge's!

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Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for our Valentine’s Day Craft Swap! Sign up here and read this for all of the details. Happy crafting!

Amanda -Jan 31, 2009, 6:51PM
Hi there! I signed up a while back and haven't gotten a person yet; when does that happen? Thank you!

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pants optional

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These little cards from a set by Your Psycho Girlfriend really crack me up! Plus, I love the artwork. See more here.

Our graphic designers have created a new desktop wallpaper for you! I love how it hints at spring to come! The days are getting longer, after all! Click here to download it! I already have it set as my desktop background! :) Enjoy!

Amanda -Nov 16, 2010, 7:07PM
It is so pretty.
Danz -Jan 26, 2009, 8:51PM
That's a really pretty design. I love the colours!

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all the small things

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These incredible works of art are real, and so so tiny! Willard Wigan of the UK carves grains of rice or sugar into his miniature-sized sculptures, and then uses a hair from the back of a housefly to paint them! When they are on display in a gallery, each of his works has a microscope so you can see them – but when Willard works on them, he does so with the naked eye! I can’t even imagine, since most of his work is on the head of a pin or the eye of needle! I found a really cool video interview with him on Metacafe that you should have a look at; I posted it below!
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Micro Art

Jessica -Jan 26, 2009, 9:58PM
I love the Peter Pan piece on what can be perceived as a hook. very sharp.
Liz -Jan 26, 2009, 9:13PM
I LOVE that the Peter Pan figures are on a hook. :]

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Post image for Free People’s January Playlist





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Give our newest playlist a spin! We think you’ll really like it!
We are trying another playlist program, Playlist.com, and so far we really like it a lot! The playlists are for you though, so please tell us what you guys think!
Also, you should check out our Playlist.com profile. You can follow us and our playlists there, kind of like on Twitter!

stephanie metz

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I can’t imagine how much time it must take Stephanie Metz to felt wool into these amazing sculptures! The teddy bear skull at the bottom is part of an interesting set she did called Teddy Bear Natural History, which seriously looks like a museum exhibit!

Sara -Jan 27, 2009, 1:47PM
this is so cool! i want the dog in the middle!

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