This little gadget, which looks rather like a butter knife, is actually a portable toaster! Apparently you just “glide” the toaster over your slice of bread, and the bread gets toasted! And if you couldn’t tell just by looking at your bread, the cute little graphic on the toaster changes as you toast your bread to let you know how far along your toast is. Sheesh! It looks cute, but it also looks like it has the potential to be more trouble than it’s worth. What do you guys think?
See more about the toaster here. Via Oobject.

Thomas love tash -Feb 24, 2009, 3:20AM
where is the wire i wonder... up his sleeve i should think! its *darn pretty* but it would use it just once before putting it in the cupboard with the blenders and other new fangled technology!
Lucy -Feb 23, 2009, 7:20PM
Wow, talk about being innovative! I think this is an absolutely incredible idea that makes toasts accessible and convenient to make! But there should be a big warning sign that says "keep at least 10 meters away from any children'! I mean, this has the potential to hurt a lot of delicate fingers!

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Today the home office is quiet, tranquil, and maybe even a touch sleepy. Here Agnes has found a wonderful patch of sunlight and is drifting away…

Danielle, one of our accessories designers, looks playfully mournful…
I could stare at Jenna’s inspiration corner all day! Jenna is one of our print & color designers.
Sarah from our visual display team dyes some huge piece of fabric.
These awesome paper fruits appeared at the coffee shop in 543 over the weekend! I love them!
Accessories girls hard at work…
Pretty scarves on display!
Ryanne pins and sews and pins some more…

storage stockport -Feb 24, 2010, 10:01PM
Thanks for posting this, lifted my day.
Leslie -Feb 24, 2009, 12:59PM
This is wonderful! Is that a pear Agnes has been eating on/playing with? I would LOVE those lanterns!

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flocked deer mount

I am obsessed with these little mini-deer mounts! This is the only kind of deer mount I want in my house. They are so colorful, tiny, and well-sculpted! I would like one in each color, for each room of my apartment! Find them at Johnny&Stacie’s Etsy shop.
Via for me, for you.

seema -Feb 24, 2009, 12:46AM
This is so sweet, It's a natural Art, Great!
pretty penny designs -Feb 23, 2009, 3:59PM
This is so sweet it almost makes me cry. Thanks for linking to my necklace!

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This little crochet necklace by Pretty Penny is so cute, and I’m really excited because it turns out she has a tutorial on how to make it on her blog! Check it out if you like the necklace too – I can’t wait to start on mine!

antique lotto game

I just love this gorgeous antique lotto game that Black White Yellow found! The wood tiles are so cool, and I really like the font that the numbers are printed in! What a find! It reminds me that I’m way overdue for another thrift store shopping trip…

zebevizo -Dec 09, 2010, 4:17AM
Dianefitzgerald called out, pics of facial cumshots scraping barnacles. Of scabs and hose and panties. I would be.
tulokaqol -Oct 29, 2010, 7:33AM
. Oh well on you can damn free pointy young tits pictures well, lisa grinned at her.

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I found the original music video for The Beach Boys’ song Wouldn’t It Be Nice and it makes me so happy, just like the song! It’s really cute and it looks like they’re having so much fun! The perfect song for a pleasant Saturday…

Lindsay -Feb 23, 2009, 7:05PM
oh yes! i was just singing this song in my head this very morning. and thinking of what a sweet song it is. and I come on here, and look, there it is! so good....
alyssa -Feb 22, 2009, 10:57PM
YES!!!!!!! you are posting on the weekends! that is so great, thank you!

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These amazing beeswax sculptures were created by Hilary Berseth, with the help of many bees! To get the bees to build their combs in the shapes he would like, he constructs basic frameworks out of wire and wax, and then puts them into a closed box in the spring. After that the bee colonies take over, filling out his templates with wax cells, then stuffing them with honey. Check out NYMagazine for more information and a really nice little slideshow about it!
Via For me, for you.

seema -Feb 24, 2009, 1:45AM
I believe bees are the treasure of nature.
jaranian -Feb 22, 2009, 11:57AM
As Albert Einstein once said, “If all the Bees were gone, humans would be gone within 4 years.” (No Bees, No Pollination) I believe bees are the treasure of nature. I would support bee Art/farming any day of the week. None the less the installation is beautiful!

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Today I discovered a really cool room in 543 that I had no idea existed before! I am so excited to share it with you! I was very lucky that I happened to wander into the sweater designers’ room with my camera when I did, because I bumped into Lindsey, one of our designers, who asked me, “Have you ever seen the yarn room? I’m heading that way.” Heck no! I hadn’t even heard of it, and it is filled with things of interest!

Welcome to the yarn room!

Natasha is already working hard on one of the knitting machines! This particular machine is a domestic knitting machine. There are also industrial types, one of which you can see a little bit, behind Natasha. Both types are used in our factories. They are amazingly faster than hand knitting! Our sweater designers use them to create prototype designs right here at the home office!
I can’t wait to see what Natasha makes with this cool sweater cloth she’s created!
Meanwhile, Lindsey is quickly threading another machine and beginning her work!
In this picture, Lindsey is getting ready to pull the handle toward us – this will create a row of stitches.
…Tinkering with a couple of the stitches.
After just a few minutes, she has knitted quite a bit!
It’s lucky Natasha and Lindsey know what they’re doing, because these cool instructions posted on the wall might be hard for some of us to read!
Free People and Anthropologie share the yarn room, and one of our friends Hani from Anthro here too! She is working with another cool machine, which winds loose yarn onto a bobbin really really fast!

Fibrebender -Jan 27, 2012, 3:59PM
Where are you? I am a machine knitter and can help with where to get a machine in the U.S.
milA -Nov 24, 2011, 11:27PM
hi! :) i really enjoy your blog! i have a quick question. the domestic knitting machine that natasha is using, what is the brand name of it? i am interested in buying one for my mother and i dont know where to start. any sugesstions? if you have any info on industrial machines as well? im not concerned with the price, i just want her to have a good machine. she used to have one when we lived in russia and its hard to find one here! if you can help out, that would be great! thanks

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All these animals were created using the land masses of the Earth, and without changing the shapes or dimensions! They’re a little rough, but I like them! Does anyone know who did them? The site where I saw them doesn’t say…

I would have never ever thought of using pop can tabs to make clothes, but Tiffany of The Art of Can Tabistry sure did! The corset made of can tabs is actually really cool! I’d totally wear it around, but I think I’d pick different colors for the yarn. Above is Tiffany’s mother modeling a hat, corset, and shoes made of can tabs! Holy cow! I don’t think I’ll ever look at tabs the same way. There are a few tutorials on The Art of Can Tabistry too, so if you’ve got a bunch of pop can tabs laying around…

Kia -Feb 21, 2009, 1:48PM
The Corset is so cool! What a great idea!
pruittfpgirl -Feb 20, 2009, 4:44PM
Haha well don't get too excited! I'm a transplant from Ohio myself. :) Hehe! xox p

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das parkhotel

I’ll bet you never thought to spend the night in a renovated sewage pipe! However, at Das Parkhotel in Austria you can cozy up and spend the night (or a few) along the banks of the Danube in one of these well-decorated (and clean) pipe rooms. There are some more pictures on the hotel’s site. I’d totally try it! Would you?

Priscilla -Feb 19, 2009, 10:40PM
They remind me of capsule hotels in Japan. Except this is much more open in a sense. Anyways, it looks like tons of fun! :D
Ms K -Feb 19, 2009, 5:43PM
This is awesome. If I happen to bicycle along the Danube this summer (which I recommend as it's great) I will totally try it!

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Wow! I can’t believe we’ve reached poll 30! It doesn’t seem that long ago that we had our first poll!
Last week we thought about which current Free People tights we like, and like a couple of weeks ago, the vote was really close! The winner with 149 votes was the Pondi Cherry Paisley Tight, followed closely by the Courtneyrose Footless Tights which got 143 votes!
This week I wanted to ask you about tube tops, because I can already tell that this spring they are going to be a really prominent style! We have so many uber-cute tube tops right now, and we’re putting more up on the site every day! For now, check out the tops below- I’m wondering which style is your favorite!
First up is our Tangled Tuscon Tube in coral.

Next is the Solid Seamless Tube in grey.

Now check out our Starry Night Tube in pimento!
Next is the Solid Lace Bandeau Tube in storm.
Finally, shown below is the Sunburst Tie Dye Top in purple combo!
So which of these tube top styles do you like the most?

jaranian -Feb 22, 2009, 12:03PM
"Solid Lace Bandeau Tube" is the most unique, and original piece FP can offer in this selection. However based on the type of customer I believe they will traditionally choose, "Sunburst Tie Dye Top" and lastly "Tangled Tuscon Tube". As a personal interest I would love to see more bandaged items. But I do believe the non-clingy items are going to have a long succession.

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