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20.3.07

new: houseandgarden.com

i was going to wait until tomorrow to post this but to be honest the idea of waking up tomorrow and not opening the computer was too tempting. as of 3pm this afternoon the new houseandgarden.com is live! i've spent the last year working on the project and the last 2 months working on the actual articles and coding. we finally uploaded content, worked out the major bugs (i know there are still some little ones lurking around) and hit "go" today so i'm thrilled to announce the new work i'll be doing there. in addition to d*s i'll be blogging and running a new section on the hg website: trends + shopping. the features in my section will be:
  • under $100: a daily column featuring a great product under $100.
  • things we love: this will occasionally include finds from other h&g editors, but this will be a daily column of fantastic new products (different than products on d*s) i've seen in the market (sort of a wish list without cost in mind necessarily, though many will be affordable).
  • h&g videos: this month i filmed a short video on my old neighborhood of williamsburg, brooklyn. here are some things i've learned: i should never, ever say "totally" on camera again, i shouldn't wear sweaters that make me look hip-y (wide, not the granola definition) and i need to work on my on-camera presence. i'm not a pro yet so please be merciful. i promise the next one will be better.
  • podcasts: this month i'm debuting a podcast with textile designer judy ross.
  • city guides: we'll be adding more as we go along.
  • the d*s blog: all content on my h&g blog is exclusive to the site so you'll get a double dose of design over here and at hg (and bigger pictures, yay). i have three new posts- my favorite piece the home collection from alexis bittar, my new obsession (see the plate below for a preview)
that's my section but i'm also psyched about the rest of the content that my hard-working colleagues put together. some of my favorites are:
  • the h&g kitchen quiz: a fun little quiz that lets you see what type of kitchen you are and leads you to gorgeous slideshows full of kitchen ideas. (we'll be adding quizzes for different rooms). i'm a "classic" kitchen apparently.
  • submit your room: send a picture and h&g's editors will help you with your decorating dilemmas
  • the fornasetti slide show: some stunning products in there. be sure to check it out
  • an entire eco section with treehugger's blog, eco-chic products and all sorts of guides to eco-shopping.
there is a ton more but to be honest i'm totally brain-dead and i need to take a nap. i'm starting another project tomorrow that i can hopefully announce at the end of next week. fingers crossed it will be a great new way to bring independent designers to a different audience. i'm taking wednesday off to breathe and sleep so i'll see you thursday with oodles of new posts. in the meantime i hope our work at h&g can keep you busy...xo, d*s.

38 Comments:

Anonymous joy said...

hey grace,
congrats on launching the new site! it must feel so good to have such a large project working and underway. the new content is amazing..so much to see! -joy

5:52 PM  
Blogger rena said...

you're the busiest gal in the universe. congrats on the h&g launch! now get some rest!

5:57 PM  
Blogger sfgirlbybay said...

looks great, grace! congratulations on all your hard work. do you sleep?

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I have been a huge fan of d*s for quite over a year now and a recent subscriber to the print version of h&g so I'm excited that the collaboration efforts continue to grow. Exciting times!

6:02 PM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Congratulations!

6:06 PM  
Anonymous delilah said...

oh so unfair, in the UK the site seems to automatically switch to the UK version. when yours looks SO much more appealing! you lucky so'n'so's the other side of the pond... :(

6:39 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

it looks great! congrats on this and all the other exciting news!

7:02 PM  
Blogger Kristin Loganbill said...

congratulations- and I didn't notice too many "totalies" and you looked cute and real!

7:19 PM  
Anonymous daphne said...

Bravo! The site looks good and I saw your little movie - so many good tips, thanks!

7:38 PM  
Blogger JHAYNE said...

the new h&G site looks fantastic. . .congrats! good luck with all the new projects!

8:04 PM  
Anonymous jessica said...

Loven the video aspect. Great to see products in the store and all the great new stores.

Thank you!

8:47 PM  
Anonymous irene said...

Wow! Congratulations Grace! I totally admire your work and energy which shows in everything you do! The website looks wonderful and it will definitely be a place for me to visit very regularly.

9:03 PM  
Blogger WindWhisperer said...

Congrats and good luck! Love that desk, so pretty.

9:06 PM  
Anonymous d said...

nice revamp, it reminds me of domino.

11:10 PM  
Anonymous anna k. said...

I don't think it looks anything like Domino- It's more grown up.

Will you be taking the Sneak Peeks to houseandgarden.com?

Anna

11:46 PM  
Blogger greengelato said...

wow, that's really amazing!!! your life is one huge blessing. :) an inspiration for us all to pursue what we are passionate about.

1:05 AM  
Blogger Delphine R2M said...

"Félicitations"! This is great, and I'm happy to know this: it will be easyer for me to find H&G now, it is not possible to buy it by my usual saler (in Paris!)

2:59 AM  
Blogger susan said...

Congrats on such a wonderful job well done! It looks amazing and full of wonderful things! Great great work grace... now go rest.

susan

8:27 AM  
Blogger Joanna Goddard said...

congratulations, grace! you are fabulous!! i'm sure the videos are great; i'm excited to watch them tonight. ps. don't stop saying totally! it's totally charming:)

9:28 AM  
Blogger raya said...

Grace! That is so awesome! I am in love with House & Garden especially since we bought a house last year - I am so inspired by what's in there. I look forward to it every month and can't wait to check out the site and your contributions.

Congrats!

Raya
paper pony

9:36 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Congratulations Grace. This is wonderful. I sometimes wonder how can you do so much? I feel happy for you. I know it is going to be an inspiring project like all you do.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats! and p.s. where is that lovely desk from?????

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations grace!
h&g are lucky to have you. you will bring a new, younger audience to their magazine. i typically buy elle decor, elle decoration uk, dwell, met home, domino --- and now i will start buying h&g (yes, i'm a design magazine-aholic).

i can't open the video.. does it work with mac osx? i'm using flash player 9 and have javascript enabled.
thanks!

10:48 AM  
Anonymous lisa said...

wow!! amazing. i can't wait to go over and take a look. that photo of you is really sweet. now, get some sleep.

11:06 AM  
Blogger lowcountrydogleah said...

Congrats you super cool gal.

11:13 AM  
Blogger jax said...

absolutely brilliant news - keep inspiring us all!

11:23 AM  
Blogger Porcelain said...

congrats grace!!! it looks fantastic!! great job!

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Wow! So good to hear!
Congratulations on the new site.

12:43 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

thanks guys :)

*the desk is from the fornasetti slideshow (link above)

grace

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Gwen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's very exciting stuff. I can't wait to check it out.

2:14 PM  
Blogger poppy said...

How exciting! LOVE the new site and the BIG pics! Congratulations Grace, it looks amazing! (Are you sure there isn't two of you?)

: )

Jan

3:45 PM  
Anonymous jhill said...

very very nice grace. lots of good stuff to page through.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous meg said...

"The web's hottest design blogger": you really are! Keep it up! Can't wait to see all your other projects coming down the pipeline...I'm sure there are many.

1:50 AM  
Anonymous cruststation said...

Congratulations Grace on your new section at Home & Garden, your blog is great and it's going global, how wonderful! Looking forward to following the new blog inspiration.

7:04 AM  
Blogger sandman_gr said...

Great news! I love the ne site. Keep up the great work!

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

grace,

this is so wonderful. it's been exciting to see you take this blog and your work to so many new levels! it's inspirational and a reminder to just do your own thing well, and people will take notice (or at the very least, you'll love what you do).

congratulations :)

jamie

9:15 AM  
Blogger Britt said...

Grace:
Design sponge is my daily dose of design!!! It is so great! I just received my STIR trend report and was delighted to read about you and design sponge! congrats on your success.

3:48 PM  
Blogger IMEDAGOZE said...

congratulations, grace!

11:34 PM  

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