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Maxwell Tielman

Friday September 12th, 2014

Thursday September 11th, 2014

Wednesday September 10th, 2014

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10-Second Shop Tour: Dry Goods

My little area of Brooklyn (the somewhat ambiguous area that includes Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Downtown) has undergone some pretty drastic changes since I moved in, some welcome and some not so much. Welcome: the fantabulous Brooklyn Fare grocery store (no more schlepping to Trader Joe’s!). Not so welcome: my laundromat closing down to make…

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Thursday September 4th, 2014

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Ferm Living’s Kelim Carpets

Oh, Ferm Living, you shameless temptress, you! Every time you unveil a new collection, I think to myself, there is no way they can outdo the last one. Except BAM—there you go again, putting yet another fabulous spin on classic Scandinavian style, getting my heart racing and my bank account crying. This fall’s latest Ferm Living collection is…

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Tuesday September 2nd, 2014

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10 Second Shop Tour: Jill Lindsey

Jill Lindsey likes to joke that her eponymously-named shop on Brooklyn’s Myrtle Avenue is something of a “mini department store.” Filled with beautiful craft objects, gifts, furnishings, and self-designed clothing, it certainly isn’t far off. Especially when considering the charming wine and espresso bar nestled into the back (with tables and stools of Jill’s own design!), the tiny…

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Thursday August 28th, 2014

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15 Inspiring Kitchen Transformations

I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing quite as satisfying as witnessing a real, good kitchen renovation. Whether it’s on a cheesy daytime home and garden show or an in-person tour at a friend’s house, a brand-spankin’-new kitchen has the ability to give me chills and send my heart beating in envy. Self-closing drawers, you…

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Tuesday August 26th, 2014

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15 Clever Ideas For Your Home

If living in teeny-weeny living spaces over the past decade of my life has taught me anything, it’s that ingenuity and cleverness—at least when it comes to the home—can go a long way. From making the most of a small space to using unusual materials in a new way, a clever idea can save you money,…

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Friday August 22nd, 2014

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Knit Wit: A New Magazine About A Timeless Craft

The art of textile making is one of the world’s oldest, a pursuit that has followed practically every civilization since the dawn of mankind. With the potential for functionality and beauty, textiles have served both our physical and emotional needs, weaving together generations, communities and entire cultures through their communicative and connective power. We here at Design*Sponge don’t…

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Thursday August 21st, 2014

Friday August 15th, 2014

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Setting The Mood: Blue Crush

If there is any slight downside to working for a design website, it’s that I am often confronted with requests (oftentimes urgent) for interior design advice. “Can you come over and tell me what to do with my apartment?” a friend might ask over coffee. Or, “Can you send me a list of things to buy…

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Thursday August 14th, 2014

Thursday August 7th, 2014

Wednesday August 6th, 2014

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Printable Freebie: Natural Dyes Chart

If there’s one thing that can strike fear in the hearts of the eco-conscious and health-minded, it’s the thought of chemical textile additives. From the oh-so-dreaded flame retardants that bathe some of our most innocuous, everyday items to the elusive artificial dyes that impart a supernatural vividness to our clothes, these ghastly things are seemingly…

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Friday August 1st, 2014

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A Day In The Life of Mara Hoffman

We love ourselves a good print—the bigger and bolder, the better— and Mara Hoffman, the New York-based clothing and swimwear designer, is one of our favorite purveyors of all things printed and patterned. Raised in Buffalo, New York (holla!), Mara found her calling shortly after graduating from Parsons The New School for Design. In 2000, she launched…

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