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d*s shop: november is up!


i am thrilled to announce that november's d*s shop is open and ready for business! last month was such a huge success and i hope that november will be a smash as well. as always, 100% of the proceeds go directly to the designers and this month our charities are 826nyc and 826valencia (i'll divide the donation equally between the two). i really wanted to focus on a group that worked with children on writing and education. so, without further ado- this month's shop artists: camilla engman, ryan kundrat, esque glass, alyson fox, good on paper and last, but most definitely not least, sesame letterpress. thank you to all of the artists this month and thank YOU for supporting great independent design!

[i made sure at least half of the goods were under $30 for the super budget conscious shoppers in the audience. the rest are $100 and under as always...]




Blogger stickler said...

Love your blog, but that's "without further ADO."

11:23 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

thanks stickler ;)


11:26 AM  
Blogger Lesterhead said...

I know the Sesame Letterpress folks personally, and they are awesome!

12:04 PM  
Blogger kstyle said...

One of the most powerful reads I've had in years was Dave Eggers' memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius". As a result I became interested in this remarkable man and his projects including his charity in S.F. 826 Valencia. I didn't realize there was a similar program in New York. Thank you for that. I will be sure to order something from the many gorgeous products not only to support the designers but to support this wonderful charity. Awesome. k

12:25 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

thanks, k :)

i'm a big fan of any group that works with children to improve their writing. i know people who tutor at both offices and they say the results are not only impressive but heartwarming as well. we went to a benefit show for 826nyc a month or two ago and it was great to see some of the writing samples and see the children who were really benefitting from the free tutoring. such a great cause. it's fun to be able to donate a little bit of money to a deserving group each month.


12:27 PM  
Blogger juicegibson said...

Hi there, is there more info available for the drawings by alyson fox. Are they original drawings as opposed to prints? Are they signed and numbered? Is it possible to see a bigger image for more detail? Thanks!

2:10 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...


i'll add the info, thanks for reminding me. these are drawings, not prints. they're hand drawn by alyson to order and will be signed up numbered. i'll put a link to some bigger photos...

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I also love and support any organization that can help children. I strongly believe that is only by giving that we really receive. I used to volunteered at SFK in the Kabbalah Center, wonderful esperience. I’ll make sure to buy some of the gorgeous things, because it is simply for a greater cause. You are on the right track Grace. Keep the good job.

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to say that I think you are doing such a great job with your shop, but I really think the only way for you to be able to keep going with it (to maintain the motivation of dealing with all the hassle partts of it) is to also take a percentage of the sales for yourself. As designers, we expect the retailer to take a percentage (usually half) and it would not make us think that you had "sold out" or were taking advantage of anyone. It would just make plain sense for you to be compensated for all your hard work and vision of putting this together. Anyway, keep up the good work.

9:06 AM  

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