d*s at currency: smart spending


Good morning, guys! I’m happy to start the day with some fun news from two of our Design*Sponge editors, Amy Azzarito and Kate Pruitt. For the past month, Kate and Amy have been working on a series of fantastic guest posts for a new personal finance site called Currency. Some of my favorite bloggers will share finance tips there, and Amy and Kate will represent Design*Sponge by writing about great design that’s worth investing in (a lot or a little!). Currency did a soft launch, so several posts on the site have been live for a few weeks. Today I’d like to introduce the set as a whole! If you’re looking for affordable home goods, these lovely ladies have you covered! I hope you’ll check out their posts below; they’ve found some amazing designs that won’t break the bank. Congrats Amy and Kate! xo, grace

**You can view all Design*Sponge for Currency posts on one page right here**

Sarah

This is a great idea, thanks for adding this to the line-up.

How does the numbering of the items work? I see that there is repetition of some numbers. Is there a way to access information or links to individual items?

amya

Hi Sarah – The collage is from multiple posts that Kate and I wrote. Just click on the links to the individual posts on the Currency site (above) and you’ll find all the sourcing information! :)
Thanks!
AmyA

Minna

Hello,
At first I thought the link to the American Express site was a mistake, but then I saw you guys in the blog roll there! As a reader, I have to say that I don’t respond well to links to corporate websites. (And this is a particularly sloppy and confusing one!) I expected to be linked to a cool, useful site run by independent individuals, not a company ultimately interested in getting people to spend more money (albeit under the semblance of “money managing.”) I would really prefer content that focuses on individuals and small businesses (as you often do) not corporations. Thanks for the feedback opportunity, as always.

Sorry if this went through twice -possible browser blip.

grace

minna

i understand your concern about a corporate website, but what excited me about this opportunity was giving our writers a chance to bring what we do at d*s (which is an independent, small-budget focus) to a different audience. i don’t think our content there is being compromised by the parent company, so i’m excited to be able to share our viewpoint and love of indie brands with a more mass-market audience. i get why some people won’t like being involved with a larger company, but i’ve always felt that the only way to get those companies to understand our viewpoint is to share that viewpoint with them, and their customers- many of which won’t be familiar with us or our beliefs about design.

grace

Shara

Thank for your post. This sounds like a wonderful opportunity to share the d*s aesthetic with a wider audience, and I can’t wait to check out the round-up of products!

KC

ACK. I love this site, but I am trying to find that calender on top with the fruits and without a useful link I am lost on that Currency site. Link please?

Reader

The first rule of personal finance is not to spend money unnecessarily. The idea of “investment design,” like “investment dressing” is a bogus and a little insulting. I read this blog because I like the ideas, but I don’t kid myself that it’s an opportunity to save money.

In addition, why are females over 18 being referred to as “girls”?

grace

amanda

i’ve always preferred the word girl to woman or lady. to me it feels more personal and laid back, as in the definition: “a friendly informal reference to a grown woman”.

grace

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