one of our creative directors, merrie, just sent this photo to me…
merrie spends a lot of her time in india. recently, she took some photos of some kids there, when their grandma started yelling at her “hey, why r u taking THEIR pic!?! take my pic, I am beautiful, I can sing, I can dance!!”
This nail-polish bottle design is so darn smart! I have needed a bottle like this for years! Plus, the word is that Karpati polish is free from toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate – some of the more nasty chemicals usually found in nail-polishes. Sign me up!
How delicious do these chocolate banana pops look?! I’m getting ready to try and make some! Katie Goodman has a really simple recipe for them Craftzine that I’m going to use! Hooray for cold chocolate banana treats!
There’s only one more week to turn in your entry for our Free People Fashion Illustration Contest! The winner will receive a goody-box filled with all kinds of awesome surprises from all of us at Free People, valued at $100! Click here for all the details!
These honbachi, or book pots, were created by graphic designers Tokyo Pistol. I really like how they look! I feel like it would be really easy to make one on your own with an old disheveled book, but one perk of buying one from Tokyo Pistol would that the old book you got would be in Japanese! Check out the bindings on the books stacked in the picture! Pretty sweet…
Via Spoon & Tamago.
Aimee Kick, an aspiring designer from Missouri, created the prom dress above for herself out of coffee filters! I think it looks awesome – I love it! I once made myself a dress out of duct tape for a party – not a very original idea, but it was really fun! If I ever find any pictures of it I’ll post them here, though my duct-tape dress wasn’t half as good as Aimee’s coffee-filter dress! Have you guys ever made clothes out of unusual materials? How did it turn out?
I’m really excited to try out this tutorial from ThreadBanger– it shows how to knit your own bikini top! They go along very slowly and explain clearly what to do! The only thing is that there is a quick advertisement in the middle, but it’s worth it because the tutorial is good. If you need a little basic knitting instruction first, check out our learn-to-knit videos here, here, and here!
Our friend Lisa at Bazaarvoice, (the company that hosts our product reviews for our site,) used this fun generator at Wordle to make the word collage above. She took all of the product reviews on our website from the last few months or so, and entered them in the generator. The more a word was used, the bigger it appears in the image! It’s pretty fun! Plus, it made a cool visual of what our reviewers are saying.
Use the generator here to make your own word collages! It would be fun to take all the text on your Facebook profile, for example, and see what words come up the most!