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The new Free People store in NYC opens tomorrow! 79 5th Ave, right near Anthropologie (it’s right next to Coach on the opposite corner). More photos and info coming soon!
Black Eiffel posted these modern gingerbread houses. I love them! CBGBs is pretty funny. I have to say, the old classic gingerbread houses definitely lend themselves to the use of candy a bit more. Much more fun and whimsical. But I do love the idea of these mod houses! Check out Black Eiffel for links to the photos…
Check out the Free People gingerbread if you haven’t seen it! Video and pics!
On a recent trip to Australia, one of our design director came across this amazing shadowbox in the gallery A-Space on Cleveland. This shadowbox is full of antique chalk figurines and vintage ceramic animals. It’s called “Garden of Eden (Paradise Begins)” and was assembled by Australian artist Clinton Cross. Our design director was most excited and inspired by Clinton’s aesthetic. Also, she loved the way he took antique collectables and assembled them into a piece of modern art.
Our assistant accessories designer, Callie, was so inspired by the shadow box that she created her very own. She was surprised by how many figurines she could fit into such a small space! Check out her version…
Over on the small object, there are some really great holiday craft ideas. Two of my favorites are made using recycled fabric scraps. If you do any sewing and are a pack rat, I know you have tons of little scraps you’re saving “just in case”. So here are two awesome ideas to use em up! Check out the stacking fabric trees and chain link garland…
I took the recommendation on love forever and checked out all over print. This blog covers color, design and inspiration of the textile design company. There are some really beautiful inspiring images. I wish some of the entries had more words so you knew what the works in progress and inspirations were related to, but I guess that’s part of the fun. Check it out!
We got some comments asking for more details of our giant crochet tree display. Here you go! This is the prototype tree our display team made in their workspace at the home office.
The visual team crochetters worked from the top down, starting with a styrofoam ball, crochetting around it and then down, connecting to big rings as we went. Then we crochetted garland to drape on the tree, and crochetted around little styrofoam balls to be “ornaments.” Then we had to chop the rings in quarters, folded the tree up, and sent it to india to be reproduced. As you can see from the pictures of the final one in the stores, they’re all a little different. But it looks great and is a wonderful handmade treasure.
The Free People stores are filled with holiday cheer. Check out this years decorations..
The bike is decked out, of course.
This year was all about the silver mirrored garlands and tinsel, and sparkly winter creatures.
Our favorite piece, the crocheted tree!
There are some cool events happening this week in NY that I thought I’d share…
One is the Bust Holiday Craftacular. This is one of my favorite spots for holiday gifts and new crafty ideas for stuff to make myself. It keeps getting better every year, so check it out this Saturday, Dec 8th at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, 125 West 18th Street.
Also this week, is GenArt’s SHOP NYC, full of amazing designers selling their wares for amazing prices. This Wednesday at the Puck Building from 6-10pm.
Our new December catalog is inspired by Hawaii’s tropical vibes, exotic flowers, and aloha spirit. We loved hibiscus flowers and floral prints in all different sizes and colors. We also added touches of sporty elements like stripes to add contrast to the floral prints. Punchy colors like oranges and ocean blues are splashed throughout the line. Silhouettes are casual, light, and airy. The Hawaii collection is all about easy dressing. Read more »