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Tuesday August 19th, 2014

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Rebecca Atwood Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

I know there’s no such thing as overnight success (there is always an immense amount of behind-the-scenes work we don’t see), but Rebecca Atwood seems to have been a hit from the second her website launched – and our entire DS team happily counts itself among her first fans. Rebecca’s debut collection felt like a…

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Friday August 8th, 2014

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Lena Corwin Tie-Dye Quilt

I love my borough, but Brooklyn has been a little less colorful since Lena Corwin moved back to San Francisco. Forever my textile idol, Lena has been designing (and illustrating) the most inspiring and beautiful patterns and textiles for years and her work will always be at the top of my “must have” list. Lena…

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Wednesday May 21st, 2014

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ICFF 2014: Textiles + Rugs

I’m always drawn toward the textiles at ICFF, but this year there weren’t quite as many eye-catching pieces as I’d hoped. I think wallpaper has taken some of the pattern excitement away from textiles and into the world of paper, but there were still some great pieces to found. I particularly loved the way pattered…

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Friday March 21st, 2014

Wednesday February 26th, 2014

Monday February 24th, 2014

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10 Cute Poufs

One of my new favorite developments at home has been Hope’s tendency to perch herself on top of Julia’s tiny red knitted pouf in order to look out the window. I was never a big fan of poufs, but now I keep spotting them in stores and wanting to bring them home so I can…

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Tuesday February 18th, 2014

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#DSNiceRug

On Sunday I found myself facing an all-too-familiar feeling. I was crouched on the floor of the furniture shop Nightwood, trying to convince myself that I had a reason to buy the gorgeous Turkish rug in front of me. I rolled and unrolled it several times, trying to imagine how and where I would use…

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Wednesday January 15th, 2014

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Steven Alan for West Elm

There are very few brands and companies that I trust almost implicitly, but Steven Alan is one of them. For me, Steven’s stores (and the brand in general) represent things I really believe in, like investing in well-made classics. I visit the Steven Alan Brooklyn shop twice a year to buy basics that I know…

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Monday December 16th, 2013

Friday December 6th, 2013

Tuesday November 26th, 2013

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MINNA

This year’s Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn was a gold mine of great new artists and ideas. I’d stopped going for a few years because the work being displayed didn’t feel as exciting as it used to, but this year I bought just about every single Christmas and Hanukkah gift on my life at the…

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Friday November 1st, 2013

Monday October 21st, 2013

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10 Sketch Inspired Designs

I’ve always had a soft spot for hand-drawn details. Whether it’s something that looks like a pencil mark, watercolor splash or like a paintbrush ran across the surface, I’m always pulled in my things that remind me of the act of drawing. I remember blogging nine years ago and having to search far and wide…

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Monday October 14th, 2013

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Hand-Painted Table Runners from Heather Chontos

This weekend we got to throw our first big dinner party in the new apartment. After lucking out and discovering that Julia’s antique 12-foot farm table fit perfectly in our narrow dining room, we filled it with food, flowers and friends to celebrate Amy’s birthday. I spent a few days trying to find a pre-made…

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Thursday October 10th, 2013

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Paola Navone for Crate and Barrel

Every morning after I take Hope to the park for her off-leash hour, I start my work morning with the same routine. I pull my laptop onto the couch, ready my coffee by my side and start deleting spam emails from my work account and weeding through the pages of press newsletters that all bloggers…

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Wednesday October 9th, 2013

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10 Shibori Designs for the Home

I’ve been on an indigo kick for a while now, so I thought I’d check out one of the techniques that really makes that color shine: Shibori. Shibori is a Japanese dying technique that uses a series of binding, stitching, folding or twisting moves to create a pattern (similar to tie dye). I’ve loved seeing…

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Monday October 7th, 2013

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Placemats + Napkins by Fort Makers

Since it’s debut, Of a Kind has been producing some of the most interesting limited edition collaborations in the world of accessories and fashion. I’ve really enjoyed seeing them branch into the world of home goods over the past few months and their latest collection from Fort Makers is really beautiful. Using raw canvas, the…

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Tuesday October 1st, 2013

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World Vegetarian Day + 10 Cute Veggie Designs

Today is World Vegetarian Day so I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a little roundup of veggie-themed designs. From radish plates to beet aprons and even veggie tape, there’s something here for everyone, even those who’d rather display their veggies than eat them. xo, grace *If you need some veggie-friendly recipe ideas,…

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Monday September 30th, 2013

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Geometric Runners + Tea Towels

This weekend, while Amy and I were out shopping in the city, we stumbled into a bodega that happened to be selling the new quarterly issue of Domino magazine. Not the old recycled content issues, but the brand new issue with new stories (it’s also being revived as an e-shop that goes live this Thursday)….

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Tuesday September 10th, 2013

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Last Gasp of Summer: Nautical Pillows

We may have bid adieu to summer (Unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, in which case, you’re saying bonjour – you lucky ducks.), but I just couldn’t pass up a mention of these pillows. We had a little tiny thing for nautical this summer (who am I kidding – it happens every summer).  Linn Raia of…

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