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Thursday November 8th, 2012

Wednesday November 7th, 2012

Tuesday November 6th, 2012

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Thanksgiving Table: Spartan

To celebrate Thanksgiving, we’ve invited some of our favorite artists, designers and shop owners to contribute table-setting ideas with all of their favorite products and objects. Each day this week and next, we’ll be sharing one with you. Today, we’re delighted to present a table setting styled by Spartan, an Austin-based home goods store specializing…

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Monday November 5th, 2012

Wednesday October 24th, 2012

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Entertaining: DIY Bat Curtain

Aside from spiders and black cats, bats are the defining animal of Halloween. Around this time of year, stores will start selling various representations of the winged mammal in all manner of materials: paper, plastic, rubber and metal. Ever since I started throwing Halloween parties in high school, I’ve hung construction-paper bat silhouettes on my…

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Tuesday October 16th, 2012

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Entertaining: Creepy-Crawly Halloween Decorations

Taking a cue from last week’s mad scientist-themed flower arrangements, we’re continuing this month’s Halloween ideas with some equally eerie projects. This time, we’re focusing on the creepy-crawly creatures that are allowed, only on Halloween, to have free reign in our homes: bats, rats, snakes and spiders! Although these much-feared beings often get the short…

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Tuesday October 9th, 2012

Tuesday October 2nd, 2012

Tuesday September 18th, 2012

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Back To School Party


During the waning days of summer, when hot, humid afternoons give way to chilled autumn breezes, a sense of nervous anticipation fills the air. Although fall signals the beginning of the year’s end, September is all about beginnings. The school year ahead is full of promise, like a blank sheet of paper or a newly opened…

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Friday October 21st, 2011

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Friday June 24th, 2011

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around the world with bash, please: hollywood

Greetings, Design*Spongers! Now that summer has officially arrived, it’s time to indulge in one of our favorite pastimes: the outdoor movie screening. These events, usually held on rooftops or in an old cemetery (Hollywood’s most popular), are a fun, cheap way to gather friends and enjoy the warm summer nights. But who wants to deal…

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Thursday June 23rd, 2011

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paper airplane party

Event planners always find ways to turn the humblest of ideas into the most exciting and breathtaking installations. Matthew Parker Events created this stunning room for a non-profit arts group called ArtsFund in Seattle. Their annual party was held at the Experience Music Project, so Matthew drew inspiration from a local company (and one of…

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Tuesday June 14th, 2011

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david stark book party

I have a soft place in my heart for books – after all, I did spend a couple of years in Library School and until recently, called the New York Public Library my work home. So this book-themed party from New York City event designer David Stark, struck just the right chord. The invite for…

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Friday May 20th, 2011

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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Friday April 1st, 2011

Friday March 18th, 2011