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Thursday September 25th, 2014

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10-Second Shop Tour: Rachel Comey

Rachel Comey’s SoHo shop is a bit of an anomaly for its neighborhood. Surrounded by tall high rises and cast iron buildings, this Crosby Street storefront occupies a small, one-story lot—a former mechanic’s garage whose humble stature somewhat belies the beauties held within. Toying with contradictions seems to be the modus operandi at this store, though,…

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Wednesday September 24th, 2014

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10 Stunning Flower Projects for Bringing Fall Home

As of this past Monday, it is officially fall up here in the northern hemisphere. For many of us, this means donning sweaters and scarves, stocking up on hearty foods, taking up long-neglected craft projects, and waiting in line for pumpkin-flavored anything. Oh, and gourds. You can’t forget about the gourds. Indeed, autumn is, for the most part, pretty…

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10-Second Shop Tour: Beam

What do you get when a corporate lawyer and an interior designer decide to open a shop together? If you’re referring to Beam, the recently-opened Williamsburg design store owned by Ali Arain and Gregory Coccaro, the answer is Total Awesomeness. Tucked away in a newly developed waterfront strip of Kent Avenue, Beam’s window-lined corner storefront is a veritable jewel…

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Tuesday September 23rd, 2014

Make Room For by 9

Make Room For: Elle Woods

I am not ashamed to say that, despite not really liking school all that much, I thoroughly enjoyed Back-To-School, an annual activity that I partook in with near fanatical zeal. Call me a complete and total nerd, but there is something outrageously thrilling about the scent of fresh composition notebooks, newly sharpened pencils, and brand spankin’…

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Wednesday September 10th, 2014

10 Second Studio Tour by 5

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