Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day everyone! It’s a good day for reflection and for love.

fpgirl -Jan 20, 2009, 9:54AM
YES we are doing the Valentines Swap! :) We will post all of the info by the end of the week so check back soon.
Liz -Jan 19, 2009, 5:49PM
I want to read Martin Luther King's autobiography soon! He was such an incredible person. and yes, i was also wondering.. will there be a valentine's day swap??

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animal collective

This picture completely trips me out! Focus on one spot in the picture and it will stop moving all around. It’s the cover from Animal Collective’s newest album, Merriweather Post Pavilion. Word is that this album is doing extremely well, which rocks, cause I love Animal Collective! Want to hear a song off the album? Go here to listen to the song My Girls.

Moorea Seal -Jan 21, 2009, 6:58PM
oh my goodness, i am absolutely obsessed with this album. its heartbreakingly good. my girls makes me wanna shake it. and then the lyrics make my heart melt. its too good for words. i want to go to their show in LA on Friday the 23rd, everyone i know and love is going. but it is sold out and the only tickets i can find are going for $100. poor sad college student... im so sad. they are my favorite band!
Em -Jan 19, 2009, 4:58PM
hmm... is it a live album? merriweather post pavillion is a major music venue here around dc...

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brendan monroe

Ever since I saw this picture on Booooooom, I can’t stop looking at it! I’m not sure if it’s the really textural stuff the people are standing in, or the total lack of stuff in the top part of the picture. (Other than the bits flying off the person’s hands.) I just really like it! It’s by Brendan Monroe, and if you are intrigued too, you should check out the post Booooooom did about him. You’ll find many more interesting works with lots of movement in them.

Yes, those are real living plants on the wall! Created by Green Fortune, the plantwall can be installed at any size, and can have a number of different plant combinations, depending on how you want your wall to look and how fast you want it to grow. So awesome! I could never afford one, but I can dream!
Via Fabrik Project.

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I came across this article about the modern American farmer, and saved it for the release of our Farmer’s Daughter catalog. The Morning News showcases the amazing photos from Paul Mobley’s book “American Farmer: The Heart of Our Country” and an interview with the photographer that spent four years exploring the people that are bringing food to our local farmer’s markets.
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Wonderful!!!!!! -Jan 16, 2009, 4:49PM
Farmer's are hot

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I love this dog hat. I love it! Trixie totally needs one. Trouble is, I can’t seem to find a pattern for it anywhere! I can’t even find out who made it! I found the picture on fffffound, and they claim that they found it on Apartment Therapy. However I searched all over Apartment Therapy and came up with nothing! Do any of you skilled knit and crocheters have any ideas of how one would make this hat?
Note: Thanks to reader ZombieFace, I now know where you can find the dog hat on the web! See it here, and it’s Apartment Therapy page here! Thank you ZombieFace!
Additionally – while I was looking for the dog hat on Apartment Therapy, look at what I did find!

A hamburger bed! I never would have thought I’d want to sleep with lettuce and cheese sheets and a bun comforter, but actually, the hamburger bed looks pretty comfy! It really amuses me, so I wanted to share it with you!
Above is the girl who created the bed, relaxing on her design. To top it off, you can be the hamburger bed’s Facebook friend, if you feel so inclined.

pruittfpgirl -Jan 19, 2009, 10:17AM
Hey fashionfille thanks for sharing those hats! They are SO SO cute! I want to make a giant version of the cupcake one! I think everyone would look cuter with a cupcake hat! :) Jill! A veggie burger best is the best idea! I love it! You should make one...? :)
Jill -Jan 17, 2009, 6:55PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE all of it! Can't wait to see trixies new threads! I wonder if they make a veggie burger bed....

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I am so into these little cake rings by la boite a couture! What is it with me and accessories that look like food? See more here.

Liz -Jan 18, 2009, 3:09AM
these are DARLING! i love the sushi necklace on her blog too..

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bubble calendar

I know it’s a little late to be posting about calendars, but I couldn’t resist showing you this cool bubble calendar! Popping the bubbles on bubble wrap is one of the most satisfying things I can imagine, so I love the idea of having one to pop for each day or the year! Get one here.

fashion fille -Jan 17, 2009, 12:21AM
sushipie -Jan 16, 2009, 2:01PM
that is absolute genius right there. ♥

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a house for your books

What do you think of these cute houses for your books and such? Called Library, this little project was designed by Thomas Bentzen of Denmark. I love how it reminds me of my dollhouse from when I was a kid. Looks roomy too!
Via dezeen.

fpgirl -Jan 16, 2009, 4:40PM
Alyssa, I think I'd like an actual dollhouse even better. I love that you've done that! I want to see these all stuffed with books!
Alyssa -Jan 16, 2009, 2:28PM
I've been using my old childhood dollhouses as bookcases for years. They're just the right size for paperback novels. Those ones look like they'd be perfect on top of a table or counter. I can see the little one on top of my microwave holding olive oil and spices!

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Below is our behind-the-scenes video of the January catalog shoot! Don’t forget to check out our pictures and information about the shoot too! Enjoy!

Alissa -Jan 20, 2009, 8:47AM
Thanks! :-)
heatha -Jan 19, 2009, 2:27PM
Like A Songbird That Has Fallen by The Reel Time Travelers.

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book cover archive

I had lots of fun flipping through this online gallery of book covers and designers! I love seeing the different versions of the same books and seeing covers I’ve never seen for books that I have read.
Have you ever bought a book based on the cover? Did the book live up to the art? Leave us a comment with the link to your favorites!
I’m loving this cover I spotted today. Maybe I’ll give it a read…

coco -Jan 16, 2009, 5:49PM
I've read Things Fall Apart! :D
fpgirl -Jan 16, 2009, 10:04AM
Hey Liz thanks for sharing! I like how in the description it says that images can convey meaning more clearly than text. I definitely want to take a look next time I'm in the bookstore:)

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