sushi again!

I know I’ve already talked about sushi a few times lately, but I totally love this pillow! Who knew shrimp could look so darn comfy?! See the sushi pillow on it’s own site here, and explore it a little bit to see other kinds of sushi as pillows! Hehe!
Via art esprit.

Looking for something to do in Philadelphia on Friday night? Wanna help raise money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia? Come to the fashion art exhibition at The Fuel House on 249 Arch Street! Tickets are only 20$, and all the proceeds go to the hospital! Doors open at 8pm, and you can get tickets here. Hope to see you there!

sarah -Feb 20, 2009, 3:21PM
Oh I wish I could go!! I live in Az. and a couple of years ago my daughter got very sick and they thought she had a sickness called eosinophilia anyway this is the only hospital in the US that has their own unit especially for childeren with this immune disease, they have made so many advances with it and helped sooo many familys!! This is a great hospital :)

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As many of you have already picked up from reading this blog, Urban Outfitters Inc. owns quite a few buildings in the Navy Yard, one that houses Free People, another that houses Anthropologie, one for Urban, and others that I don’t really even know what we use them for or which buildings they are.
One of the most important buildings we have is Building 543, which is shared by the three brands, and is also open to the public. 543 houses our restaurant/cafeteria, gym, yoga studio, coffee shop, mail room, I.T. Department, Production Department and the list goes on and on!
Many of us eat lunch at Shop 543, the cafeteria restaurant, almost every day! (Myself included!) So today I thought it would be fun to take you on a little tour of Shop 543 and show you where we eat lunch!

Welcome to Shop 543! Building 543 is very big and very open, so these pretty curtains act as sort of walls for the cafeteria. To the right you can see someone reading the very large menu board.

Here is our giant menu board! The Shop 543 employees carefully write down the specials for us on here each day.
I am immediately side-tracked by the dessert table – look at these delicious vegan red cupcakes! Our dessert chefs make the prettiest little tasty desserts ever!
Here is some sushi doing a very good job of advertising itself! Yum!
My friend Sara scopes out the soups to see if anything catches her interest…
I have finally settled into the sandwich line, after much consideration. Everything looks so yummy!
Some people we know are in the sandwich line too! Hey Ryanne, Lauren and Kris! See the little cup in Lauren’s hand? Those are there so that we can try some soup and see if we like it before we buy it! I wonder if she liked it?
Chef John prepares my sandwich with the ultimate care and attention to detail.
Hooray! He did such a good job! It looks great! (It tasted great too!)
My friends Caroline and Sara waited very patiently for me. Notice all the official-looking business-people behind them? There are quite a few other companies based in the Navy Yard, and many people that work for those companies like to eat here too! I can’t blame them! :)
This picture is not so great – I was attempting to show you how great our view is! We can see the mighty Delaware river right out the cafeteria windows, and lots of huge neat ships too! Unfortunately today is a bit rainy, and so the river didn’t lend itself to photography so much… Believe it or not, this was the best shot!
And now we’re leaving Shop 543! At least in this shot you can see how huge the windows are! Thanks for coming to lunch with me! ;)
And don’t forget, Building 543 is open to the public – so if you are ever in Philadelphia and you want to see some awesome ships and eat yummy food from Shop 543, come on down to the Navy Yard!

Tony -Feb 04, 2010, 11:43AM
Without a doubt Area 543 is one of the most unique places to dine in Philly! It is a cavernous recycled machine shop with tremendous floor to ceiling windows that afford tremendous views of the river and its ever changing scenarios. Inside is a funky ever changing collection of ecletic decor reflecting the uber hip setting that is Urban Outfitters.But I digress. The food is really the main attraction here ranging from a full selection of vegan friendly dishes to an ever revolving carousel of specials ranging from Thai chili braised short ribs to terrific fish tacos . They also feature at least three freshly made soups daily as well as a grill , stir fry station and sushi bar! My fellow foodies and I agree that Area 543 at the Navy Yard is noe of the neatest places in the city to do lunch!
Abby -Feb 25, 2009, 1:33PM
my friend and i have wanted to go check out your building and get lunch for ages! this makes me want to go even more!

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DIY snow globes

I’m really digging this idea from fra(a)iing! She used water, glitter, some small cute jars, some plastic animals and waterproof glue to make these snow globes! You could really go wild with this idea, and put sequins, little jewelry or all kinds of things in a snow globe! I love it!

elaine -Aug 13, 2009, 8:21AM
they are so cute!!! i love snow globes and they're hard to come by here in the philippines. i hope she won't mind if i try to make one myself.
Mack -Feb 24, 2009, 3:04PM
i'm in love with this!!!

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You met Bob and Nate in our Free People Guys video. Well they were such nice guys to the Free People family and gave all of the girls flowers and sweets for Valentine’s Day!

Good Girl Gone Blog -Feb 18, 2009, 12:27PM
Aww that's so cute!
allison -Feb 18, 2009, 12:25PM
aw. that is so super cute. what a great HQ shot! boys can be so sweet.

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the guitar store

This is the most awesome store front ever! This is The Guitar Store in Southampton England, with its security grate pulled down. I think it is so creative and clever to use the grate as the front of a speaker! Plus, the knobs on the speaker go up to 11, rather than 10! You can see that in the bigger size image, which is here. So cool!

I love this video for Lisa Hannigan‘s new song, Lille! I think you guys will too, if not for the song then for the awesome pop up books! Enjoy! -Feb 07, 2014, 4:14AM
If you are groping around in the dark looking to turn on the security system, simply use your voice to switch it on. If you have monitoring home security systems, the alarm company will get in touch with you and those on your address book as well as provide a presence at your home within a very good time frame. With continued technological advancements, there is no reason not to look into additional security.
Faith -Feb 17, 2009, 7:14PM
That is one EPIC pop-up book! ~F

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Wow. When I first saw the top picture, I thought it was real for a moment before realizing it was one of those sidewalk optical illusions. Knowing that, the last picture still kind of freaks me out! Edgar Mueller is apparently who is responsible for this coolness, but the site is in French so I can only gather so much…
Via all the good things.

fpkate -Feb 18, 2009, 2:06PM
Oh my god, that just totally freaked me out.
CS -Feb 18, 2009, 1:58PM
Fantastic! Reminds me of the Indiana Jones and Last Crusade scene, you know the one.

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confetti graffiti

Spanish street artist Eltono uses confetti and paste to make his cool graffiti art. Check out his blog for more pictures and information!

Coriandoli – Eltono – Cripta747 from EltonoVideo on Vimeo.
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allison -Feb 18, 2009, 12:32PM
freakin' cool! i love graffiti. i have always said that if i get settled enough in my life to have a yard and a fence - i would find the raddest graffiti artist to paint up my fence. I don't know about this style on a fence - but it a rad new take on an 'old' art!
Megan -Feb 17, 2009, 12:47PM
I love this!

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yum yum

Aren’t these little knit sushi so cute and delicious-looking? I love them! You can get the pattern to knit some yourself from NeedleNoodles. Clever!
Via Black Eiffel.

Rachel -Feb 17, 2009, 8:02PM
Thanks for the mention!

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rug inspiration

I came across this awesome crochet rug by Little Circus on >O<, and I feel really taken with it! I love the total mishmash of all kinds of colors and shapes! It’s great knit and crochet inspiration!

Jenna works with colors amidst a huge mass of swatches and cloth.

Megan works on color, amidst the same huge mass of swatches…
I just loved the way this pile of sheer material looked.
Trim Town got reorganized! It looks so neat and tidy!
Natasha shows off her awesome sequined unicorn shirt!
Jasmine stitching a sample and giggling away!
Dana is also very amused as she works on a sample! He he!

suzanne cabrera -Feb 18, 2009, 12:05PM
Soooo fun! Looks like an amazing place to work.
Fi -Feb 17, 2009, 5:44PM
Wow, that wall of trims looks far too tidy! You all, always look like you're having a great time. What I want to know is, who has to clean all those swatches back up again.

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