The Exhibit You Need To Visit In DC Right Now

Step into a world of wonder at DC’s Renwick Gallery.
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Human Nature

In 2003 the building housing the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC) was slated for demolition to make way for updated facilities. To memorialize the building artist Anna Schuleit was commissioned, and faced with the difficult task of paying homage to the history of the building and the many lives it touched. Read More

Walnut Street Wall

I took so many photos of this one wall in our Philly store, I felt like I needed to give it its own post.  There was so much to look at, it took my breath away.  Artwork, potted plants, memorabilia from around the world had my eyes darting back and forth, snapping away with my camera trying to capture it all. One of the coolest parts? Some of the artwork is actually for sale!

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Love Letters from Around the World

Over the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of seeing many of your love letters come through via email and snail mail – they have brought a smile to my face every day and we’re so grateful you shared them with us!

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Before I Die…

I came across this street art installation by Candy Chang on stumble upon yesterday as I was waking up on the second day of the new year, lying in bed and looking for inspiration on my ipad. The timing couldn’t have been better – it’s a new year and my mind has been working overdrive setting resolutions and a “to do” list for the year ahead. This definitely got me thinking even longer term, about all the things I still want to do. There are a lot. But I thought it might be good to do this exercise on my own, and start with a smaller list of maybe 5 or so things that I want to do before this year ends – try it out, it might help you too :) I plan on hanging my list in my apartment and coming back at the end of the year to see what I’ve accomplished.

“Before I die” was started by artist Candy Chang in New Orleans – with the help of her friends and neighbors, she turned the side of an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard that residents could write on and share their dreams for the future. I think it’s such a beautiful way to transform a public space into something that is a reflection of the community and what really matters to them.

The project has since expanded to other cities including Brooklyn, Amsterdam, Lisbon, San Diego and more.

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What’s on your bucket list?

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Moving Mountains

Have you guys seen these amazing installations in Iceland by artist Theresa Himmer? The Mountain series consists of these large-scale sequin street art installations, “Glacier,” “Volcano” and “Waterfall.” The use of sequins allows them to reflect light, making them sparkle and appear to come alive like actual ripples of water or molten lava. I would love to see them in person!

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Inspiration: NeSpoon

What if there was a magical spider that weaved its webs into intricately beautiful creations resembling lace doilies and delicate crochet… transforming abandoned or un-remarkable places into a beautiful work of art…and instead of being repulsed or scared, people would stop to admire its work…

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That magical spider may not exist, but these amazing installations by Poland street artist NeSpoon do… so beautiful.

Our little Installation

A few weeks ago I told you about a little installation we started in our lobby.  Well most of our objects have been hung by now and it’s so fun looking at them and trying to guess what belongs to who! Here’s a little peek at some of the things we love about our jobs :)

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Office Space

No, there is not something wrong with my camera…that is pink string hanging in our lobby as part of a little installation we are doing! I love the concept:

DO WHAT YOU LOVE, LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Each employee will attach an item to one of the strings that represents what they love most about their job or what motivates them most about their job. We’ve just started attaching our objects, it’s so fun to see what people choose!

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The object I hung was thank you card from one of our blog readers – every once in a while I get a card or package in the mail and it always makes my day to hear that something I wrote on the blog inspired you or made you feel good.  So thank you guys!

And now I have to introduce you to this little cutie pie, Carter – he belongs to a fp girl’s roommate and I’m smitten with him! I love how puppies tire themselves out and crash, they’re so cute when they’re sleepy :)

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