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russel + hazel


i'm in meetings all day today so this is my last post until monday. starting next week d*s will devoted entirely to gift guide posts. monday will be affordable art (brought to you by mav), tuesday will be gifts under $25, $50 and $100 and wednesday will be splurge finds (under $200). so stay tuned for gift central at d*s next week! in the meantime i'm loving this holiday binder set from russel + hazel ($70). i carry my white russel + hazel audrey filetote with me 24/7 (thanks, mom!) so i can vouch for the quality of their office accessories. they're a must-have. click here for more info and to shop. [have a great weekend, i'll see you on monday!]



Anonymous Anonymous said...

These guys have great products. lots of fun pieces to organize your life in style.

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you being paid for these gift guide posts...

i found this in the NYT about you:

"For example, Grace Bonney, 23, works for a public relations firm that represents Vitra and other design outfits, and she acknowledged that she writes about some of her clients' products on her blog, Design Sponge (designsponge.blogspot.com), without disclosing that she is paid to promote them."

If this is true... you have absolutely no credibility left and I intend to tell everyone about this.

4:29 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

lol. anon, you're about 2 years behind. i'm not being paid and i addressed the ny times piece when it came out. do a little research and i'm sure you can find your answers.


4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm... not what I heard from the people at Slate...

4:49 PM  
Blogger emigre said...

Great blog, I look forward to all your posts.

--Miss Gizmo

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why publish those comments? If I was a blogger I wouldn't.


5:02 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...


Because it doesn't bother me anymore. It used to, but after 3 years of nonsense comments I learned to ignore it.

Anon, I'm not doing gift guide posts for Slate. Also, I'm not being paid to post at Slate (though it would be nice). If you have any sources saying so feel free to tell us who- facts are always welcome :)


5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon, admit it, you are just jealous of d*s.


10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

grace, i am so sorry that you have to deal with these pitiful anonymous readers on a regular basis. they are just a bunch of sour grapes...

you go girl!

p. from figgy

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend of mine went to school with one of the designers from Russel and Hazel and says she always had the most stylish school supplies. I love that, it's like she was talented from birth ;)


10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


do you have a pic of your filetote in use? i'd love to see how it really works i don't get a good sense of it from their prod shots... whaddyathink? could you post via flickr?


also, i agree--its just jealousy. millions & millions of blogs but imagine how few can claim it's their passion AND paycheck

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very happy to live within 15 miles of R + H's flagship Minneapolis store. (Happy but much poorer probably) I love their stuff so much. I purchased the holiday binder without the gift card fillers to make a holiday recipe book for my little sister. It turned out beautifully, and I can't wait to give it to her.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

grace, you continue to impress with your level-headed responses to ill-intentioned readers and your sense of humor while tackling difficult subjects. it's amazing that you can take these comments in stride- and you stand as a role model to us all! thank you.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is it that whenever someone has a differing viewpoint or wants to discuss something or bring it to the attention of others then they must be either "jealous" or "ill-intentioned" or both?... isn't it sad that we live in an age where we are technically and ethically able to speak our minds, but then shot down immediately upon doing so? I commend Grace for posting "nonsense" comments - but, at the same time, offended that she refers to them as such.

10:54 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

you know why i call then nonsense? because they're factually inaccurate. when someone claims that i get paid for something i'm not or claims that slate told them something they couldn't have and when someone says i'm doing things i know are factually not true they are nonsense. plain and simple. find some facts and then i'll take you seriously. end of story.


10:30 AM  

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