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Friday August 29th, 2014

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Design*Sponge 10th Anniversary

10 years ago today, I was working on the ground floor of my boss’ home office in Brooklyn about to hit “publish” on a blog that I had no idea anyone else would ever read. I picked a name, wrote about some of my favorite things (an Eames chair and vase by the Bouroullec brothers)…

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Monday July 21st, 2014

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We’re Hiring: Sneak Peek Intern

Over the past seven years, Design*Sponge has shared over 1,000 home tours online. When I first started posting homes in 2007, I only shared a single image at a time because I wasn’t sure anyone would be interested in them. The first post was a look at artist Amy Ruppel’s entryway and it was immediately…

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Wednesday July 16th, 2014

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We’re Hiring: DIY Interns

After 10 years of running Design*Sponge, there’s one thing I’ve learned: DIY projects are not my strongest skill. I’ve been trying bring this pressed flower idea I’ve had in my head to life for the past two weeks and I keep producing results that are better suited for #nailedit than DS. I’m in the process…

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Tuesday June 24th, 2014

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2014 Design*Sponge Survey + $300 Giveaway

It’s been four years since our last reader survey and, well, the internet has changed. A lot. Instead of a small handful of blogs to choose from, readers now have a wonderful wealth of options in every possible niche imaginable. Instead of reading home pages as often, people now find content that interests them through…

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Wednesday April 16th, 2014

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West Elm $500 Giveaway

This month’s DS BIG 10 Giveaway is coming courtesy of a brand that has been a big part of Design*Sponge’s history: west elm. Not only were they our co-sponsor for the DS book tour, but they provided such genuine and uplifting support during that nearly 30 city tour that kept Amy and I going when…

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Tuesday March 18th, 2014

Wednesday March 5th, 2014

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Alder & Co. $500 Giveaway

One of my favorite memories of living in Portland, Oregon for a summer was heading across the bridge every week to visit my favorite shop, Alder & Co. I first visited Alder & Co. in 2010 when I was in town to speak at IDSA and immediately felt at home when I walked in the…

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Tuesday February 4th, 2014

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Jen Altman Desktop Wallpaper

I was Googling some old Design*Sponge Desktop Wallpapers to show a friend an example and realized that the last time started this series, it was for Design*Sponge’s 5th birthday. It’s funny how fast time goes by! Now we’re celebrating the Big 10 and I’m thrilled to have the wallpapers back and to have a chance…

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Monday February 3rd, 2014

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Catbird $500 Giveaway

One of my favorite parts about planning our D*S 10 Year Anniversary, was coming up with ways to give back. In addition to the charities we’ll be donating to and the downloadable wallpaper series, we thought long and hard about the 10 shops and businesses we trust and frequent the most as shoppers. These are…

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Monday January 13th, 2014

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Giving Back: Preservation Detroit

2014 marks Design*Sponge’s tenth year in our little corner of the internet (can you believe it??) and to celebrate, we’ve decided to give back—to our readers with ten months of fabulous giveaways and, starting today, to the community through donations to causes that we care deeply about. The month of January is oftentimes considered a time of starting…

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Wednesday January 8th, 2014

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Schoolhouse Electric Giveaway

To mark our Big 10 this year, we’re celebrating a small handful of brands and shops that we love, respect and trust for home goods. We thought long and hard and examined all of our own homes to see what stores we actually invested in on a regular basis. From textiles and furniture to lighting…

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Monday January 6th, 2014