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Tuesday September 13th, 2011

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freelancing in style

Image via Tall Poppy Cafe When I heard what Kate was going to be covering in her MyLifeScoop post this week I got excited. Mostly because I knew this was advice I sorely needed. This week Kate is talking about ways to enhance your freelance working life: improving efficiency and time management and working on…

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Wednesday September 7th, 2011

Tuesday August 23rd, 2011

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gadgets for the car

Today Amy and I are going to zip around town in a rental car to distribute our summer D*S print project (stay tuned for details tomorrow!) so I’m already planning a car music mix. Living in NYC, driving a car isn’t really a given, so I cherish any chance I have to roll down the…

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Tuesday August 16th, 2011

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gadgets for the creative class

Image via Jessica Hische Since today is Biz Ladies day, I thought it would be perfect to start off with a new post from Kate over at the D*S blog on MyLifeScoop. Inspired by Jessica Hische’s organized desk above, Kate decided to turn her tech focus on gadgets for those in creative fields. This roundup…

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Tuesday August 2nd, 2011

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tech for little ones

Most of us at Design*Sponge haven’t jumped on the baby train yet, but as the majority of us tip closer to 30 than 20, we’re starting to find ourselves surrounded by friends and family that have. In honor of their (very sweet) little munchkins who join us for coffee breaks, lunch meetings and play dates,…

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Thursday July 28th, 2011

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substrata ipad cases

Okay, I know I’m on a bit of an iPad kick lately, but these wooden cases from Oregon’s Substrata have such lovely curves and patterns made from wood. Their handmade hinged cases have a microsuede lining and latches with magnets. They also serve as both horizontal and vertical stands. If you’re like me and are…

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Tuesday July 26th, 2011

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cute accessories for ipads

Apple’s iPad was one tech accessory I fought for a long time. I couldn’t rationalize buying one and kept dismissing it as a useless piece of (beautiful) tech-geekery that would only add to my credit card bill and not my productivity. Cut to a few months later and a game called Angry Birds. After late…

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Monday July 18th, 2011

Wednesday July 6th, 2011

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exposed: concrete speakers

I’ll be the first to admit that I know way more about the music coming out of speakers than the speakers themselves. But maybe if I had speakers this gorgeous, I’d pay a little more attention. These concrete speakers are designed by Shmuel Linski as part of his graduation project from Shenkar College in Israel….

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top 30 gadgets of summer

Normally when summer rolls around, I try to stay as far away from technology as possible. The only cords and wires I want to be near in July are the ones holding up a hammock or hanging from my ears as they deliver beachy music from my headphones. But since that isn’t always an option, my…

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Tuesday June 21st, 2011

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warm & toasty

It may be hot and muggy here in Brooklyn, but last week in Portland, it was cool, misty and perfect for long-sleeved shirts. As much as I love a hot, sticky summer (and weirdly, I do), it was nice to get a break and wrap myself in warmer fabrics. While Amy and I were walking…

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Wednesday June 8th, 2011