das parkhotel

I’ll bet you never thought to spend the night in a renovated sewage pipe! However, at Das Parkhotel in Austria you can cozy up and spend the night (or a few) along the banks of the Danube in one of these well-decorated (and clean) pipe rooms. There are some more pictures on the hotel’s site. I’d totally try it! Would you?

Priscilla -Feb 19, 2009, 10:40PM
They remind me of capsule hotels in Japan. Except this is much more open in a sense. Anyways, it looks like tons of fun! :D
Ms K -Feb 19, 2009, 5:43PM
This is awesome. If I happen to bicycle along the Danube this summer (which I recommend as it's great) I will totally try it!

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Wow! I can’t believe we’ve reached poll 30! It doesn’t seem that long ago that we had our first poll!
Last week we thought about which current Free People tights we like, and like a couple of weeks ago, the vote was really close! The winner with 149 votes was the Pondi Cherry Paisley Tight, followed closely by the Courtneyrose Footless Tights which got 143 votes!
This week I wanted to ask you about tube tops, because I can already tell that this spring they are going to be a really prominent style! We have so many uber-cute tube tops right now, and we’re putting more up on the site every day! For now, check out the tops below- I’m wondering which style is your favorite!
First up is our Tangled Tuscon Tube in coral.

Next is the Solid Seamless Tube in grey.

Now check out our Starry Night Tube in pimento!
Next is the Solid Lace Bandeau Tube in storm.
Finally, shown below is the Sunburst Tie Dye Top in purple combo!
So which of these tube top styles do you like the most?

jaranian -Feb 22, 2009, 12:03PM
"Solid Lace Bandeau Tube" is the most unique, and original piece FP can offer in this selection. However based on the type of customer I believe they will traditionally choose, "Sunburst Tie Dye Top" and lastly "Tangled Tuscon Tube". As a personal interest I would love to see more bandaged items. But I do believe the non-clingy items are going to have a long succession.

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art cars

Just for fun, I thought I’d post these pictures of random art cars. They have been giving me so much inspiration lately! What do you guys think?


Via. Yes, those are cameras…

Good Girl Gone Blog -Feb 19, 2009, 2:16PM
So every summer in Baltimore, they have this big festival called "Artscape." One of my favorite parts is the decorated cars :)
futurelint -Feb 19, 2009, 1:02PM
OOh, they do an Art Car Parade here in Minneapolis every year! I love it!

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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!

http://Www.themarker.com/news/1.2043694 -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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