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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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    wednes-diy

    Jun 16, 2010

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    one of the coolest things i saw at bonnaroo was the booth where you could build your own drum! i would totally love to try this- it requires a little effort but the end result makes it totally worth it! unless you have the ability to carve your own drum shell, you’ll probably need to (…) Read more »

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    spring display giveaway!

    Jun 15, 2010

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    you probably remember these beautiful butterflies and dragonflies that flew into our stores for our spring display – well now that our new summer displays are up, they have gone into hibernation…and we want to give some away! this giveaway will stay open until friday at midnight – and all you have to do to (…) Read more »

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    wednes-diy

    Jun 09, 2010

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    fp jemma has been talking about making a chandelier out of tree branches for her apartment and i think its an awesome idea! another fp girl was telling me they used to make them for our store displays as well. it doesn’t seem too difficult – you can collect fallen tree branches and sticks in (…) Read more »

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    crochet bike spotted

    Jun 02, 2010

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    this bike, entirely covered in crochet, was spotted on the streets of new york last week… apparently it is by ny-based artist olek as part of an exhibition. the windows are crochet as well! the bike reminds me of our summer store displays: source. (…) Read more »

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    free as a bird

    Jun 02, 2010

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    one of our readers, annaliese, emailed me a little while back about a sculpture she had created that she wanted to share. she didn’t send any photos but her description was enough to peak my curiosity. i asked her to send along some photos as well, and here they are! read on for the description (…) Read more »

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    wednes-diy

    May 26, 2010

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    one of our stylists saw this fun DIY idea on bleach black and sent it along – i can’t wait to try it! all you need are some sharpies and an old blank tshirt or sweatshirt. then just look up some of your favorite band logos and draw them right onto the sweatshirt! valerie of (…) Read more »

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    pretty wild

    May 19, 2010

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    literally, it’s pretty wild!  scientists have recently discovered a rare type of bee that makes its nest out of flower petals in a method similar to papier-mâché! the result is so beautiful – i would love to see one in real life…but since that probably won’t happen maybe i’ll collect some petals and try to (…) Read more »

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    wednes-diy

    May 05, 2010

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    how adorable are these wall decals? one of our soho employees sent these photos, which are of a craft project she and her sister did for her sister’s new baby’s room.  they found vintage sheets and cool textile fabrics and cut out the shapes.  they then corn starched them and attached them to the walls (…) Read more »

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    trash to treasure

    Apr 21, 2010

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    in the spirit of earth day, i wanted to post some amazing artwork made out of items we would normally consider trash. i found these first pieces particularly inspiring because the artist, virgina fleck, took something associated with waste (plastic bags) and created something spiritual and beautiful – mandalas. a mandala is a universal, non-religious (…) Read more »

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    artwork from morocco

    Apr 17, 2010

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    continuing with our exploration of morocco, today i wanted to share some of the work of moroccan artist, andre elbaz.  i was first drawn to his landscapes…they have such amazing texture and color that capture the energy and spirit of morocco.  the use of cubism gives them a surreal quality but the varying sizes and (…) Read more »

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