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Tuesday July 29th, 2014

biz ladies, video by 12

5 Videos + Talks Guaranteed to Inspire You

Everyone finds motivation in different places. Some people prefer it in the form of one-on-one conversations, some enjoy books and others like to see something that combines the power of in-person talks with the ease of a play-on-demand video. I’m working on my own speech for this year’s Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Ohio,…

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Tuesday February 11th, 2014

Thursday January 30th, 2014

10 Second Studio Tour, video by 9

10 Second Studio Tour: Todd Oldham

Ever since Instagram introduced video capability to its service last year, we’ve seen our feeds fill up with dozens of adorable clips—from snoring dogs to easy-peasy DIY tutorials. We’ve been dying to take a crack at Instagramming video (instavidding?) and figured that it would be the perfect medium for studio tours with some of our…

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Wednesday November 13th, 2013

Friday October 18th, 2013

Monday July 1st, 2013

holidays, video by 20

Design*Sponge Fourth of July Puppy Parade

When it comes to pets, I’ll take any excuse to celebrate. Pets aren’t just the friends that keep us company on walks and during naps, they’re members of the family. So today we decided to share what is easily the most fun event we’ve ever thrown at Design*Sponge: a Puppy Parade! Along with our friends,…

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Tuesday June 11th, 2013

Friday April 19th, 2013

Wednesday February 13th, 2013

Friday January 18th, 2013

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Weekly Wrap Up + Working Title

One of the biggest things that keeps me going as a human being is problem-solving. Nothing makes me more excited and motivated than seeing an issue and setting out to fix, improve or remove the problem. That desire lead me to create some of my favorite D*S projects like our scholarship, Biz Ladies series and…

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Wednesday December 5th, 2012

artwork, video by 2

Western Edge: A Film Project from In The Make

As a California-based artist with a love of interior and spatial design, I could not think of a recent art-related venture that fills me with more excitement and joy than Western Edge. Klea and Nikki will travel from Tijuana, Mexico, to Vancouver, Canada, visiting over 40 artists along the way, not just to share these…

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Wednesday October 17th, 2012

Thursday June 7th, 2012

accessories, tabletop, video by 18

herriott grace documentary

Herriott Grace Trailer from John Cullen on Vimeo. If you haven’t heard of Herriott Grace, you’re in for a treat. When Nikole Herriott moved 2,100 miles away from home in Victoria, British Columbia, to Toronto (you can see a sneak peek of Nikole’s Toronto home here), her dad, Lance, a woodworker, began to send packages…

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Monday March 12th, 2012

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australian makers

I can’t get enough of the fantastic makers-type videos circulating the web these days. Not only do they make for great film, but each of these special looks at artists/artisans also gives you a better idea of what it’s like to dedicate your life to a skill or craft that takes a lot of time,…

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Friday March 9th, 2012

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Mysteries of Vernacular: Clue

Jessica Oreck is an amazing documentary filmmaker based in New York. But she’s never in the city for long. She’s always off on some exotic adventure: to Japan to make a film about beetle mania; following mushroom hunters in Poland, Ukraine and Western Russia; and lately the Finnish Lapland, where she’s documenting a full year in…

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Wednesday February 29th, 2012

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made by hand

I will never tire of well-produced films about makers. Tiny snippets of footage that let us peek inside a world of artisan-level craft and skill are indispensable when it comes to helping consumers understand the cost and labor that goes into handmade work. This is the latest film in the Made by Hand series, a…

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Thursday October 20th, 2011

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design evenings: apartment therapy + design*sponge

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being Maxwell’s guest at Apartment Therapy’s October Design Evening at ABC Home. It’s not often that I get to do interviews in front of a live (and participating) audience, so I relished the chance to have a great discussion and interact with such a thoughtful group of…

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Tuesday October 18th, 2011

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trip print press

One of my favorite things to do is watch a skilled craftsperson at work. Whether it’s weaving, woodcarving or pottery, watching someone do something that requires skill and patience makes me appreciate great design even more. This video from Trip Print Press shows the making of a series of business cards and has an almost…

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Wednesday October 12th, 2011

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great documentaries to fund

Speaking of plaid, there is a fantastic documentary about Kathleen Hanna being funded over at Kickstarter. I will never forget the first time I heard Bikini Kill. I was at an all-girls summer camp in West Virginia, and a friend made me a mix tape full of great Riot Grrrl music. After repeat listens, my…

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Tuesday October 4th, 2011

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sticky hack

Thanks to the crafty people in my life (namely Kate and Matt), I’ve become sort of obsessed with materials lately. I used to be more of a finished-product type of person, but now the raw materials (wood, leather, brass rivets, etc.) seem more appealing than the things they can become. So I was fascinated by…

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