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A Day In The Life

Wednesday August 20th, 2014

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A Day In The Life of Natalie Chanin

One of my secret (although it’s not so secret now) dreams is to move back to the South and work on creating a more unified and formalized community of southern designers to promote and celebrate in the design community at large. The deep South in particular is full of incredible talent that I think is…

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Friday August 15th, 2014

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A Day In The Life of Pamela Love

Until fairly recently, the only thing I knew about jewelry was that I liked older pieces. Aside from a few cherished family rings and pins, I didn’t wear jewelry or know anything about the world of contemporary jewelry designers. But then a few years ago I had the pleasure of being a part of a…

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Monday August 11th, 2014

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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Wednesday July 23rd, 2014

Tuesday July 15th, 2014

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A Day In The Life of Canoe Austin

I first met Natalie Davis when she worked at Rena Tom’s Rare Device shop. Anything associated with Rare Device will always have a special place in my heart because visiting that shop, and Rena, on a daily basis was a big part of my life when I first started Design*Sponge. Rena always had her finger…

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Thursday July 10th, 2014

Wednesday July 9th, 2014

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A Day In The Life of BKB Ceramics

Of all of the ceramicists I follow on Instagram (and I follow a lot) Brian Bosworth of BKB Ceramics is one of my all-time favorites. Not only is his work beautiful, but it highlights the aspect of ceramics I love most: texture. His simple organic forms are often decorated with geometric patterns, in both colorful…

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Monday July 7th, 2014

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A Day In The Life of Lotta Nieminen

When it comes to design powerhouses, there are few as prolific- and friendly- as Lotta Nieminen. I’ve been admiring her illustration work for years now and only recently realized that she’s been behind some of the branding and catalogs of my favorite designers and shops, too. After working for Trendi, Pentagram Design and RoAndCo Studio,…

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Monday June 30th, 2014

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A Day In The Life of Kathleen Whitaker

In my dream life, my dresser is covered with a small collection of Kathleen Whitaker jewelry. Her delicate but edgy jewelry is always at the top of my wishlist and her Instagram feed has become one of my favorite places to go for inspiration. She regularly posts beautiful fine art exhibitions, sculptures, ceramics and gorgeous…

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Monday June 23rd, 2014

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A Day In The Life of Taylor Kitto

Like several thousand other people, I’m a huge fan of stylist/photographer/shopkeeper Taylor Kitto‘s Instagram feed. I’ve been happily following her feed and enjoying all of the gorgeous photos she posts of her life and work in San Luis Obispo and her travels in a vintage trailer. Each month Taylor hosts a pop-up shop with her…

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Friday June 20th, 2014

Tuesday June 17th, 2014

Wednesday June 11th, 2014

Thursday June 5th, 2014

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A Day In The Life of The Beekman Boys

The Beekman Boys are living my dream life. Not only are they running an incredible, and ethically-run, food business, but they’re writing best-selling books, hosting an amazing tv show and spending their days in upstate New York in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell moved north to…

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Monday June 2nd, 2014

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A Day In The Life of Kat & Roger

Last year I stumbled onto an Instagram feed that had some of the most beautiful handmade pour-over coffee filter holder (say that 10 times fast) I’d ever seen. I dug a little deeper and discovered it was made by K&R Ceramics, a collaborative studio run by Kat Hutter and Roger Lee. Based in Los Angeles,…

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Tuesday May 27th, 2014

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A Day In The Life of Zio and Sons

The life of a stylist in New York City is one I consistently envy. Whether they’re sifting through beautiful props or gathering fresh flowers and branches for a shoot, there are so many moments that combine all of the things I love most about interiors and design. But the job involves a lot of hard…

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Thursday May 15th, 2014

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A Day In The Life of Ruthie Lindsey

I first discovered interior designer, stylist and creative director Ruthie Lindsey through her beautiful Instagram feed. I love her upbeat attitude combined with her wonderful old-meets-new aesthetic. When she’s not designing beautiful interiors, Ruthie collects vintage jewelry she often re-sells in stores like Catbird and she’s also in demand as a stylist for photo and…

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Monday May 12th, 2014

Thursday May 8th, 2014