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Wednesday September 18th, 2013

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New Lighting from Score + Solder

Some of my favorite sneak peeks have lately featured Score + Solder terrariums in their homes. (like this one here and here). And now Vancouver designer Matthew Cleland is turning his attention to lighting. Each lamp is handmade to order and Matthew designs and crafts each piece using the traditional stained glass methods learned from…

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Wednesday March 27th, 2013

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Kitty Jewelry from Bittersweets New York

Photographs by Maxwell Tielman I consider this a safe space, so I’ll admit here that it’s a little ridiculous, but I feel about bracelets how Carrie Bradshaw felt about shoes. So when I saw my favorite silhouette turned into a ring at Catbird, I suggested — first to them and later to Bittersweets NY — that…

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Wednesday March 20th, 2013

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Spring Flowers

Happy first day of spring! I grew up in the south, where March usually brought warmer weather. Here in New York, it’s been rain, hail and snow. But I’m not complaining because I know flowers are in my future. In the meantime, I’m tiding myself over by looking for all things flowers. If you want…

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Tuesday August 21st, 2012

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Daily Drop Cap Phone Cases

As a consequence of my indecisiveness and general inertia, I have been without a phone case for months. Then I dropped my phone into a lake during an ill-fated kayaking trip last weekend, and that loss catapulted me into a new phase of responsibility and resolve — I must take better care of my belongings, especially…

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Wednesday August 15th, 2012

Friday December 9th, 2011

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frida plumm

I’m a sucker for beautiful patterns, and this new Troika collection from Frida Plumm is just gorgeous. The tins of stationery would be perfect holiday gifts (or really nice stocking stuffers), and the platters are great for housewarming presents. Click here to view the full collection and shop online (note cards are $30 and platters…

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Friday October 21st, 2011

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new prints from kari herer

I’ve blogged about photographer Kari Herer before, and I said that what I loved most about her prints were their dark, velvety textures. I now have to amend that thought and say that Kari is equally adept at bringing out the lushness in light surfaces. Her compositions are always unusual enough to avoid being overly…

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Friday September 30th, 2011

Monday July 18th, 2011

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outdoor organization time

Around this time every year, my parents would go on a mission to get the garage organized. Everything would come out, the cement floor swept and hosed off, and then it would all go back in. In a family of six, this was no small feat, and pitchers of sun tea were necessary to sustain…

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Thursday July 7th, 2011

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tabletop made

I’ve been on a serious “less is more” kick for almost a year now, and it’s managed to trickle down to every aspect of my life. From my wardrobe and home goods to my taste in cards, everything seems to feel better when it’s pared down to the basic elements. These sweet cards from Tabletop…

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Wednesday June 8th, 2011

Thursday June 2nd, 2011

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designing a better workspace

Building a home office can be a tough task if you’re working in a small space. You want to create something that has enough room to be functional, but that isn’t so spread out that you encroach on your living space. So today Kate rounded up some of her favorite office organization, accessories and furniture…

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Friday April 15th, 2011

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brunch party

Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day. As a kid, “breakfast for dinner” was my all-time favorite treat. Brunch encompasses all that’s great about breakfast, with the added benefit of being able to have a little drink. One of my favorite people planted the seed of a brunch party, and I had…

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Tuesday April 12th, 2011

Monday March 21st, 2011

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making a new house feel like home

making a new house feel like home

We’ve pretty much had moving on the brain over here at Design*Sponge. Just last week, Grace moved from the apartment that she’d lived in for the last five years to a new space in a new neighborhood. And while I completely believe in living in a space for some time before making big purchase decisions,…

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Thursday March 3rd, 2011

Thursday February 17th, 2011

Tuesday January 11th, 2011

Friday December 17th, 2010

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2010 gift guides: for the kitchen

2010 gift guides: for the kitchen

Nothing makes me happier than giving a unique gift, or one that has taken significant personal investment.  I have divided my guide into two parts.  The first part are all samples of work that some of my favorite artisans make.  The images you see are just representative of their work.  I have worked with almost…

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