I’m so excited to show you this little video!
Last week we shot the photos for our upcoming catalog in August, and we had some very special models! Our August book will feature some wonderful doggies and kitties from the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, also known as PAWS, in the hopes of raising awareness of all the sweet animals in shelters around the country who need a loving home!
Since the catalog won’t be coming out until August, our intrepid Graphic Designer Kevin was on the scene and made sure to interview some of our furry models! Almost all of these guys and gals are currently up for adoption, so if you see someone you’d like to meet, don’t be afraid to contact PAWS and let them know! My kitty is from PAWS, and he has made me and my boyfriend so very happy since the moment we met him! It’s totally worth it!

Wherever you live, if you are looking for a furry best friend, be sure to check out your local shelter. They are easily found on the web or in the yellow pages, and when you get your friend from the shelter, you really are also saving a life! I can’t imagine life without my kitty Homer!

Jo -Aug 04, 2009, 8:11PM
I just received the August "cat"alog and was delighted to see so many pit bull & pit bull mixes represented! I am disappointed, however, that the online catalog doesn't reflect the same photography. I'm not crazy about the new, generic format.

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Welcome friends to our Thursday Poll! Can you believe we’ve had 40 polls now?! I hardly can!
Last week we voted on an array of gladiator sandals, and the Libia Sandal was far and away the winner, with over 400 votes! Yowza!
This week I have been looking at all our cute summer scarves, and I’ve been amazed at all the creative ways one can wear a scarf! We have some really cute new styles, and I’m curious to see which ones appeal to you guys.
First check out the Knotted Modal Scarf, shown below in purple.

Next have a look at our Cherry Blossom Mobius Scarf, worn here as a top, and in red.

Now check out our Slinky Fringe Bandana Scarf in pink.
Next up is the Patterned Sunstroke Scarf, shown here as a top, in plum!
Finally, see our Ultimate Fringe Mobius, worn as a top, in poppy.
Well what do you all think? Which scarf is your favorite?
(And if you feel like it, leave a comment and tell your favorite ways to wear scarves! I’m interested to know!)

austin_raw vegan -May 01, 2009, 6:47PM
knotted modal scarf in black is amazing.

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helen musselwhite

These cut paper constructions by Helen Musselwhite are awesome! I love the whimsical scenes she creates. The colors and style are great too!
See an older post with different work by her here! Also more on her site and Beautiful/Decay.

pruittfpgirl -Apr 30, 2009, 4:20PM
hahaha! too funny! that's great though!
-Apr 30, 2009, 3:40PM
cough cough http://blog.freepeople.com/2008/05/helen_musselwhite.html haha, you fp girls think alike!

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Okay so this is interesting – the video below captures police in Denmark hugging helmet-less cyclists and giving them helmets. I know it’s probably just a propaganda thing, but do you guys know anything about this? Even if it is a stunt for good press, it’s really cute to see. Good effort!

For more discussion of this little topic, see here.

Mikkel -Apr 30, 2009, 10:44PM
Of course this is a pr stunt, but it actually happens in Denmark. Last year the Traffic safety council decided to change politics abouts cyclist, and urged the police to hand out helmets and lights (when seeing people drive around in the night without) instead of giving fines. And so they did.
pruittfpgirl -Apr 30, 2009, 4:23PM
Yeah I did see that! I wondered if maybe they were afraid to hug the ladies since they're guys... maybe they thought hugging a random girl would weird her out or something.... Maybe (hopefully) there are lady cops somewhere hugging and passing out helmets to women???

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These amazing footprints worn into the wood are real! Buddhist monk Hua Chi has been praying in the same spot each day (many, many times a day) for over 20 years at his temple in Tongren, China. Hua Chi is 70 years old now, and according to this article, his footprints inspire the younger monks at the temple.
“Every day I come here and every day I look at the piece of wood, and it has inspired me to continue to make the footprints myself,” Genden Darji, a 29 year-old monk in the monastery, notes.
So awesome!


Bet-sea -May 02, 2009, 6:10PM
Beautiful and inspiring. Yes!

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I love these pretty behind-the-scenes shots from Australian Fashion Week! I can’t get the blue eyeliner underneath the middle model’s eyes out of my head! I want to try it, with a number of different colors. I think it might be something I’d have to wear out at night though, not so much of a day look… What do you guys think?
Pictures via Jezebel & Getty Images.
P.S. Do you think the big bun on the bottom model is all her natural hair??

Megan Bolliger -Sep 21, 2010, 4:35AM
OK nice to see- interesting comments are always helpful!
quinn -May 01, 2009, 6:45PM
i have done my makeup exactly like that, with a thick line of colorful liner on my bottom lid a lot. i love it in the summer! you can totally work it in the day too, just make the line thinner and more subtle, even try not extending it all the way into the inner corner of the eye. when night comes, just slab more on! i rely on urban decay 24/7 liners to do the job cuz they dont budge. they actually have a color exactly like the one the model is sporting, it's called "electric".

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magdalena klašnja

This intricate and pretty work is by Magdalena Klašnja, a costume design student at Academy Of Applied Arts, Belgrade. I love how textured it all is – I would wear any of these costumes!
Via Happy Cavalier.

coeur de pirate

Love! Such a cute video by Coeur de Pirate!

Coeur de Pirate || Comme des enfants from Dare To Care Records on Vimeo.

Maia -May 02, 2009, 2:29PM
this is the cutest song ever si tu parle francais: c'etait adorable, non?

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This editorial from Lula Magazine is so awesome! I love drawings on top of pictures! The drawings are by Jo Ratcliffe, who is pretty awesome all on her own…
Via Vain & Vapid.

Lucy -Apr 29, 2009, 3:53PM
that's really creative!
yttr -Apr 29, 2009, 11:30AM
sweet sweet artwork.

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I am so inspired by this project Color Me Katie created! She and her boyfriend traced themselves in various positions on black paper, cut them out and taped them up around Brooklyn! Then they waited and photographed people passing by when they matched with the shadows. What fun! Check out her blog here!

Nastia -Jun 11, 2012, 5:51PM
Oh that's so cool!
selya -Apr 29, 2009, 12:15PM
found this video:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN3EArqGyi4 shadow drawing artist is Ellis Gallagher , who is also from brooklyn

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zanis waldheim

I love these beautiful pieces by Zanis Waldheim. I’m always a sucker for colorful art, but these are like geometric color studies times ten! Yves Jeanson has a fabulous set on Flickr featuring nearly 200 of Zanis’ pieces like this. Definitely worth taking a look!
Via Dear Ada.

hexodus -Jun 30, 2009, 1:45PM
Thank you so much for posting about this. Zanis Waldheims was my grandfather and I am beginning to explore his life and work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsnet/3670291136/ Stay tuned as the story unfolds...

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cardboard cities

Aren’t these drawings by Cardboard Cities awesome?! Great colors and use of lines – I especially love the kitty portrait and the bunnies! See more on their Flickr and their website. You won’t be disappointed!
Via Penguin & Fish.

selya -Apr 29, 2009, 12:23PM
at first I thought it's embroidery:) very cool drawings! love the bunnies!
Jeska -Apr 29, 2009, 3:04AM
these are great colours! It makes me want to get my felt pens out!

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