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Alicia Scardetta Wall Hangings + Best of the Web


Earlier this week I had the pleasure of interviewing Lisa Congdon not once, but twice, for both my radio show and her book event at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn.

Tallulah Rose Flower School


If I could spend all of my time immersed in flowers, I’m pretty sure I would be the happiest girl around.

In the Kitchen With: Zoe Nathan’s Bacon Cheddar Muffins


I am so excited to share a recipe from the recently released Huckleberry cookbook. It seems that my phone hasn’t stopped ringing this year with calls from my LA-based friends telling me how much they love this place called Huckleberry and how so very good everything they eat there is, from the standard menu, to the changing items.

Behind the Bar: Raspberry Gin Cocktail


This is our second cocktail from the creative duo of photographer Kathryn McCrary and designer Jenn Gietzen (see their first collaboration, a Peach Margarita, right here.).

Before & After: An Omaha Apartment Gets a Boost of Personality


All photos by: Amanda Kohler Photography Trying to make a tiny city apartment feel big can often seem like a Sisyphean task.

After the Jump: Lisa Congdon


One of the most difficult parts of running a creative or arts-based business is just that – the business.

Best Illustrated Books


One of my favorite things about fall is the new crop of books out from publishers. And today, I thought I’d share some of my favorite recently (or soon to be) released illustrated books.

DIY 101: Flooring


Let’s be honest, making changes to your flooring can be a little scary. After all, it involves moving all the furniture.

10 Creative DIY Stair Runner Ideas


This weekend I found myself dreaming of having a home with a second floor. I’ve spent most of my life (and dorm years) living in single-floor apartments or homes, and there’s always been something so grand about the idea of a dramatic staircase leading to bedrooms or other spaces that are a good distance away from the noise and everyday sounds that happen in the living rom and kitchen.

10 Classic Movies and Their Alter Ego Chairs


When I first started Design*Sponge, I had a bit of a chair problem (which has now been replaced by a ceramics obsession).

3 Great Ways to Spend Some Quality Design Time


  Most of who love design, also have an affinity towards collections. Whether they’re in a museum or in our own homes, collections tend to make us feel connected, perhaps because we can see the individual parts of a whole so clearly.

Biz Ladies Profile: Lisa Fredrikson of TREAT AND COMPANY


While great ideas will always have their place in the business world, it’s a fact that the more unique the idea, the more viable it will be.

Biz Ladies: Mastering the 3 C’s as a Woman Business Owner


I’m all about finding ways to stay focused and motivated when it comes to maintaining and growing your business, and sometimes it comes down to a helpful list of reminders to keep me moving forward.

Asheville, NC City Guide


First, we spent 24 hours in the artistic town of Asheville, NC with Macon York, and today Dean and Lisa Peteet, co-founders of Atlas Branding, a creative agency based in Asheville, NC, share a more in-depth look at this mountain city.

Decorating with the Whole Family in Mind


When Kate Paillat, founder of Maurice and King, and husband Guillaume were looking for a London neighborhood to settle into with their two small boys – Etienne (4) and Jacques (2) – they knew they wanted to be in Notting Hill.

When the best color choice is white


Before Rebecca Crall and Eric Neagu found this apartment, they both lived in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood area on the north side of Chicago.

Finding Success in a Tropical Paradise


After finishing college, but before settling down to a 9-to-5 life, Kelsi Vande Velden hit the road with her best friend on an epic road trip.

The September Issue


Every year fashion-lovers wait in anticipation of Vogue‘s epic September Issue. It’s the magazine’s huge issue full of trends and ideas for the full year going forward that’s become so legendary they even made a movie about it.

Lisa Congdon Signing + Best of the Web


One of the most challenging parts of running an arts-based business is well, the business part. It’s certainly not the only hurdle, but I’ve found it’s one of the biggest and it always helps to get advice from people who have been doing it successfully for years.

Buckwheat Porridge with Poached Pears (Video)


When I was 14 I spent most of my time in my room playing Hole songs on my guitar and wishing I lived in Seattle.


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