I love the print on this tote! It reminds me a little bit of Elsita’s papercuts, and it would be pretty cute for keeping valentine’s too! Agree?

Cadah -Feb 11, 2009, 2:51PM
In case you ever wanted to try making your own paper cuts... http://craftstylish.com/item/9660/how-to-make-an-impression-extraordinary-thank-you-notes

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watermarks

These cool projections have been popping up on the sides of buildings in Bristol, UK, thanks to the Watermarks Project.
From their website:
Sea levels are rising due to climate change… but how much could they rise and how quickly? And how could this affect the city of Bristol?
Watermarks is a public art project that will use a series of large-scale projections at sites across the centre of the city to explore these questions.

Interesting!
For a gallery of the projections, see the Watermarks Project’s website.
Via It’s Nice That.

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Do you recognize the little boy and his red balloon? When I was a little girl I had this book, Le Ballon Rouge, and I loved it so much! It’s the story of a little boy and his best friend, a red balloon. It has fabulous pictures, and the story is really cute and touching!
However, I did not realize it was also a movie! Not only is it a movie, (looks just like the book, must have been one shoot for both the book and movie) but you can see the movie on Google video! I doubt it will last, movies never stay up for free for long! So if you are interested, you should go check it out! You’ll enjoy it!
Via Oh Joy!

penny -Feb 10, 2009, 11:05PM
you should check out this poem that dearmeglow wrote about free people called "free is fun": i was feeling constrained and i wanted to be free i walked into this store, what was reflected was me the colors, the patterns, the materials i felt an instant of silence turned into a song that was belt a hanger was hanging draping velvet and lace the reflection of the mannequin was such a familiar face i glanced at the socks placed rings on my fingers made friends with the glasses dreamt i could be a singer headbands for dancing along strands of our hair each piece in this store, i would gladly wear as closing time approaches i feel sad to leave these people are my friends and they make me feel free
Jill -Feb 10, 2009, 10:42PM
how cool! i always knew it was a movie (saw it in french class long ago) but never knew of the book! thanks pruitt!

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the nightwriter

This sideboard is so cool! You scratch words or drawings onto it, and it glows for you all night, displaying your creativity! By the next day it’s faded and ready for your next artwork! I would stare at something like this all night…
Via good old CubeMe.

kaycee -Feb 10, 2009, 7:14PM
this is really cool! i think i may get one for my brother's birthday! thank you for this!

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I’m really excited about this documentary called “Our City Dreams” about 5 female artists in New York. I won’t pretend I can explain it better than this, so here is the description from the Film Forum site:
CHIARA CLEMENTE’S AFFECTING LOVE LETTER TO THE CITY STRINGS TOGETHER THE SELF-TOLD NARRATIVES OF FIVE WOMEN ARTISTS (ages 30 – 80), each of whom has a passion for making art inseparable from her devotion to New York. Swoon, the youngest, exhibits cut-outs directly on city walls and subways, and exudes idealism and energy while carrying a two by four the way some women would a briefcase. Cairoborn Ghada Amer mixes media — embroidering with painting — to confront sexual taboos that cross cultural boundaries. After experiencing The New York Dolls in San Francisco, Kiki Smith realized she needed the energy of the big city to create her wildly influential paintings and sculptures; Marina Abramovic, originally of Belgrade, is a performance art pioneer who often uses her own body as a canvas. And Nancy Spero returned from Paris with artist-husband Leon Golub in 1964, to meld art and activism during the Vietnam War and become, in her own words, “a woman warrior.” Ronnie Scheib in Variety writes that the film is “exquisitely crafted” and “ranks as a work of art itself.”
There’s an exclusive clip on The Moment blog, and you might recognize one of the artists, Swoon, from a post on the free people blog a while back!

Hooray for Pattra! She made the absolutely adorable little shirt that Trixie is wearing below! You may remember Pattra from previous posts, as she is a grower of Shitake mushrooms, and a creator of things, like this cute ring, Free People wovens, and of course, awesome dog shirts! Thank you Pattra! You really made my day, and Trixie’s day especially!

Sara -Feb 11, 2009, 4:02PM
Trixie looks so cute! i love it!
Timothy B. Shutt -Feb 10, 2009, 9:11AM
Always nice to see the Pixilator in action---so cute! Love, Mr. Dad

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I frequent Elsa Mora‘s blog – I usually check it every day – so I already know that whenever she makes something, it’s going to be gorgeous. Her papercuts are carefully indexed in her papercut blog, which is a good hour of browsing fun at least, and her drawings and sculptures are so talented and inspiring! She has a lot of heart. Still, I was just blown away when I checked in today and saw her latest set of pins. They are so tiny, and so textured and intricate, and just so darn cute- I love them!
See more of Elsita’s fantastic artworks here and here, and you can visit her Etsy shop here!

Caroline -Feb 12, 2009, 1:12AM
I love the pink one with the little pussycat!
katiehov -Feb 09, 2009, 8:24PM
sooo pretty! makes me want to make things too!

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plastic life

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I am obsessed with the Flickr set Plastic Life by Vincent Bousserez! There is just something so interesting about these photographs! They look half-real to me, like the little people are nearly alive. What do you think?
Thank you Yatzer, for showing me this set!

erin -Aug 01, 2009, 12:32PM
Austin photographer Lorri Hunnycut does similar photos! I was lucky enough to trade her for a couple a few years ago. 'Martini family Reunion' is my fave. Love Vincent's stamp.

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pretty fabric feathers

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What do you think of these fabric feathers that Sian Keegan makes? I’m really digging them! I love that they are made of scraps and sewn on pages!
Via Penguin&Fish!

evie -Feb 14, 2009, 11:56PM
Oooo these are really beautiful!

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cute free wallpapers

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If you think these images are as cute and colorfully appealing as I do, be sure to check out Jinjerup! There you will find these images, and many other equally cuddly ones, available as free desktop wallpaper! Sweet!
Via Design is Mine.

Lynn -Feb 14, 2009, 10:43PM
Heya all @ Free People! Many thanks for featuring Jinjerup! :D am really glad you guys love the wallpapers!
Isabela Lopes -Feb 08, 2009, 3:03PM
OMG! They are really sweet!

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skeleton boy


I really enjoyed this music video by Friendly Fires for their song Skeleton Boy, which is going to be on their new album coming out in a few weeks. It’s a happy little song and I love the snowy stuff floating all around and turning them into skeletons! There’s a higher quality version on YouTube if you click through, also.
Via Black Eiffel.

felt heart pins

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How cute are these little puffy felt heart pins?! There’s a tutorial on Purl Bee, and the step by step photos are just as pretty as the project itself. I want to make a million of them!

Alice Bright -Jan 11, 2011, 9:02PM
Just a "Punny" thought: this post should be named "Heart Felt Pins" ;)
Flower of Life -Feb 08, 2009, 1:42PM
the old safety pin through the heart trick does it every time.

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