happy friday everyone! i have a special treat for you today- our image team put together an awesome calendar for everyone at the home office, and we’re going to offer it to you all as a download each month!
since we’re already halfway through the month, today you get both january and february- just click on the images to go to our flickr page, download the large size, and enjoy :)
as of this morning american red cross had already raised $3 million to support relief efforts in haiti through their mobile fund-raising campaign! all you have to do is text “haiti” to 90999 to send a $10 donation to the red cross (will be added to your phone bill). 100% of the donations will support relief efforts in haiti, with a primary focus on food, shelter and basic needs.
for the latest news on red cross relief efforts you can follow them on twitter or click here.
here are some other organizations you can make a donation to, as well as information on what your donation would go towards:
when i first saw the photos from our new catalog, i was immediately curious about the graffiti covered wall. i did a little research and found out that it was named the lennon wall following the death of john lennon in 1980. since then it has been covered with graffiti pertaining to lennon and his lyrics, as well as notions of peace. during the period of communist rule in the late 1980’s in prague, western music by artists like lennon was banned. young people would write their grievances on this wall, eventually leading to a clash between them and police on the nearby charles bridge. this movement was referred to by the czech authorities as “lennonism.”
despite attempts to repaint the wall, the graffiti kept coming back and is now tolerated… right on.
a little while back, one of our team members showed me this post about artist jessica robles, who does really cute illustrations of shoes…we approached jessica and asked if she had any interest in drawing some free people shoes, and she was happy to! check ‘em out, along with her description of why she picked each one…
a friend of mine had one of these wine cork trivets in her apartment and i thought it was so cool! if you have a bunch of wine corks lying around it’s a perfect use for them, or if not you can always ask for some at a bar or wine store where they usually have a bunch lying around.
find a shallow tray like the ones shown above, and just arrange the corks in whatever pattern you like, using glue to fix them in place.
if you’re feeling really ambitious, take it a step further and make a wine cork…well…corkboard :)
i don’t drink much wine but i might have to get some corks and try this! that round one is awesome.