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    be kind to animals and birds, and read all you can

    Jul 28, 2010

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    I love that there are very few things that books cannot do. They can pluck you from under the covers and drop you into the outskirts of your imagination. They can rearrange the chemicals in your brain until you feel happy and uplifted, or wistful and nostalgic. They can with the careful placement of words (…) Read more »

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    quirky bouquet

    Jul 26, 2010

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    quirky but incredibly cute! an fp girl who works in one of our stores sent me the following… “on friday i got promoted from the part-time MIT to full-time MIT and one of the associates said congrats with the cutest little present – an old glass jar filled with pink flowers & broccoli! … so (…) Read more »

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    wednes-diy

    Jul 21, 2010

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    i LOVE these.  i saw this image on design for mankind last week and i’ve been a little obsessed with the idea every since. i want to go find a bunch of sticks and paint them and display them around my apartment.  it looks easy enough to do, right?? source. (…) Read more »

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    more festival photos

    Jul 18, 2010

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    the xpn festival always has really great little shops set up with handmade goods and local vendors.  here are some photos of all the cool stuff that caught my eye… read more for lots more photos :) (…) Read more »

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    wednes-diy

    Jul 14, 2010

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    i saw this on black eiffel and i am completely in awe.  a company called front created this “three dimensional wallpaper” at the swedish venue tensta konsthall using silk and plastic flowers.  i want to do this in my apartment so badly! it’s so colorful and i’ve never seen anything like it. i think it (…) Read more »

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    fp loves…the macrame bracelet

    Jul 09, 2010

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    we love these amber and macramé bracelets because not only are they beautiful but they have an amazing story behind them. the bracelets are hand made by women in ecuador to raise money for the eden’s rose foundation.   this foundation is working to build job skills and sustainability in the impoverished outpost communities of tosagua, (…) Read more »

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    some denim DIY inspiration…

    Jun 30, 2010

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    love this. making it happen. source. (…) Read more »

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    wednes-diy

    Jun 30, 2010

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    when we posted photos of our new costa mesa, california, store the other day, you may have noticed these beautiful fabric-covered vases sitting on some of the shelves. i loved them so i did a little digging to find out how are display team made them… our team used large aluminum vases cast in india (…) Read more »

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    tea dye!

    Jun 24, 2010

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    what’s goin’ on in here? it’s our assistant stylist dying book pages with tea! how cool is that? it’s so easy to do- just fill up a plastic container like this with water, drop in some tea bags, and then rip out pages from a book and soak them in it! the result are really (…) Read more »

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    wednes-diy

    Jun 23, 2010

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    i’ve never really been one for clothing with the american flag on it…but i would totally love to do this with my shorts and if they came out looking half as good as valerie’s from bleach black i would rock them all the time! what you need: a pair of denim shorts paint pens- she (…) Read more »

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    off the mat into the world

    Jun 17, 2010

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    earlier this week i received an email about this amazing cause that i wanted to share.  off the mat into the world is a non-profit organization that uses the power of yoga to inspire conscious, sustainable activism and ignite grassroots social change.  each year, they sponsor an international service project called the global seva challenge, (…) Read more »

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    resurrection fern

    Jun 16, 2010

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    how beautiful are these collages? they are from the etsy shop knitalatte, run by  a woman who is a family physician but makes things like these cute little crochet covered rocks, which she arranges into collages and photographs.  her blog, resurrection fern,  is full of inspiration as well – go check it out, she has (…) Read more »

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