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Tuesday December 15th, 2009

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Clean up the Bathroom

Tuesday: The Bathroom. Remember yesterday’s tip on tackling organization in a one-at-a-time manner? Good. Don’t forget it, because it’s key to each one of this week’s mini guides. First up today I want to talk about the WC. It can quickly become overwhelmed with hair tonics, potions, and meds while necessaries like toilet paper can…

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Monday December 14th, 2009

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Tackle the Boudoir

First: Wooo hooo! I can’t believe I’m guest blogging on D*S! Thank you, Grace! Now I can get to business :) This week I’m focusing on a room-by-room look at organization. It’s something that looms over most of our heads as that nagging thing we always mean to do but never quite accomplish. Organization, like…

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Friday December 11th, 2009

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Holiday Inspiration

I have torn pages from magazines for years and tucked them away in folders and notebooks I keep in my studio. I thought I would go through them (its been a while) and pull together some holiday decorating inspiration for us all to enjoy. (The original source is noted when I have it.) Enjoy! *Living…

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Thursday December 10th, 2009

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Winter Sweater Wreath

Two things to tell you about the inspiration for this project before we begin. First, I love the holidays. Especially all the decorating that goes along with it, and, truth is, I usually go a bit overboard in that area. But…I’m also a bit lazy. I love it when my parts of my holiday decor…

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Wednesday December 9th, 2009

Tuesday December 8th, 2009

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Party Flower

You’re going to need something festive to wear to that party you’re planning, aren’t you? Or to give as gifts this season? These party flowers might just be the ticket. These flowers, just like the ornaments from yesterday, are super easy to make, and the best part is that these are made from woolens found…

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Monday December 7th, 2009

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wise craft Holiday Outfit Ornament

First of all, I am thrilled to be guest blogging on Design Sponge this week. I have long made Design Sponge a daily stop and love the ideas and inspiration I find here. For my posts this week, I thought it would be fun to do a little holiday prep through projects, inspiration, and gift…

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Friday December 4th, 2009

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Resources for Young Talent

It’s time to wrap up a lovely week of inspiring youngsters, and I’d like to thank you all (and Grace!) for allowing me to muse for a moment. In closing, I’ve listed a few fantastic resources for uncovering new, young and raw talent. I can pretty much guarantee you’ll find some serious inspiration in the…

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Thursday December 3rd, 2009

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Adelaide Rose

Happy Thursday, spongies! Next up is one of my favorite photographers, 13-year-old Adelaide Rose (not your average eighth-grader, huh?!). Adelaide’s photos have a delicate Scandinavian quality that make me long for winter, tea and white wooden hutches. I was lucky enough to score a few words with this inspiring young gal: “When my dad came…

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Wednesday December 2nd, 2009

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Sophie

Today’s stellar young’n is 16-year-old photographer and poet Sophie. Spending half her time typing away her feelings on a vintage Underwood and the other time snapping away, her photos are full of light, drama and submission. Here’s what Sophie has to say about her work: “I have always wanted to create art and beauty. Somehow…

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Tuesday December 1st, 2009

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Chrissie White

Happy Tuesday, spongies! I’m gonna cut to the chase, because we’ve got one heck of an artist waiting in the wings for her 15 minutes. 16-year-old Chrissie White is no stranger to the art scene, as she’s already managed to score countless film and fashion-related photo shoots and exhibitions for some big name indie pubs….

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Monday November 30th, 2009

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Young Artists

We’re kicking things off with Olivia Bee, an internationally-acclaimed artist/photographer whose work has appeared in publications like Frankie Magazine and Seventeen… all by the tender age of 15 years old. With a knack for ethereal moments and immaculate cropping, Olivia’s photographs are full of dreamy narrative. Olivia was kind enough to chat with me about…

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Welcome, Erin!

Hi, tiny sponges! I’m so so thrilled to be sharing a bit of my cluttered headspace with you this week (thank you, Grace, for having me!). I’m sure you’re expecting something crafty, design-y or home-related from me, and although I love all three of those things, what I love more is pure, emerging talent. I’ve…

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Thursday November 26th, 2009

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We would like to thank design sponge for letting us share some southern beauty. We hope you will visit us more more daily inspirations! Happy Holidays and safe travels from all of us at beautyeveryday and r.wood studio ceramics

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instant inspiration

An idea to stir your creativity. WREATHMAKING How to: cut some long pieces of grapevine. Use one to make the size circle you want for your wreath, and secure with some twine or wire. Then simply tuck the end of the next vine into that and start wrapping one vine around the other all the…

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fun in the country

talk about fun! a clear blue day, an old tin roofed shack in the country. two friends arrive with armloads of linens and branches, flowers and cake and homemade pickles. inspired by the history and the mystery and beauty of the place, we began creating vignettes of fall beauty inside the rustic shack. the light…

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in the country

rebecca is living her dream. she bought a place in the country, complete with woods, winding creek, garden space, and old tin-roofed shacks. one is now her ‘ idea shack’, where she draws and paints and soaks up the beauty. here we give a taste of that it’s like to live ‘ in the country’….

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Wednesday November 25th, 2009

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rural studio, hale county, alabama

it is hard to get more rural than hale county, alabama. well-known, thanks to the 1941 book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men as well as the photographs of William Christenberry hale county is also known for being the home of rural studio founded in 1993, rural studio is a branch of the architecture program…

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john and carolyn malone’s home

when john and carolyn malone’s cabin made its first appearance on their spread just south of high shoals, it was a pile of logs on a flat-bed truck. now, thirty years later, it forms the heart of a light-filled complex of cabins and farm buildings transformed by john’s beautifully proportioned window panes and by carolyn’s…

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pasaquan

Here we share inspiring southern spaces, old and new. Places where artists create, and where southerners spend their time. You have an armchair view. st. eom’s pasaquan a few months ago we ventured down to buena vista, georgia to visit st. eom’s pasaquan. eddie martin, later known as st. eom, spent 30 years transforming this…

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