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the last post of the old d*s

this is a bittersweet post to write, as it will be the last one written on this site before the new one goes live. blogger has been so good to me over the past three years but i'm excited to move to a new platform with more capabilities and an improved layout. on monday morning (october 1, 2007) design*sponge will be moving to:

PLEASE NOTE: the site will not load until 10 am on monday morning. until then it will be password protected.

all of the old content has been migrated to the new site, categorized and arranged in a way that makes the site so, so much easier to use. you can browse by categories, look at event calendars, read the guest blog on the same page as the main posts and see some of the many new features we've added to the site (including new people!). i've also answered some FAQ's in the comment section below.

ac and i are headed to montauk today for a much needed break before the new site launches. i have oodles of glitches to fix today so i'll be working on the new site and getting our sneak peek ready for monday. so i hope you all have a wonderful weekend, thank you for all of your support over the last three years. i'll see you on monday morning at 10 am at the new d*s: designspongeonline.com!

ps: the new feed is right here- in case you're reading via a feeder

[photo above from studio job for super design at covent garden]



Blogger design*sponge said...

some answers to questions i've already been getting:

Q. why designspongeonline.com?
A. designsponge.com and designsponge.net were taken by another company.

Q. will the old site still be here on monday?
A. yes. i don't want old links to break so i'm leaving it up for a while.

Q. will all the old posts and comments be on the new site?
A. yes.

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you! I've been reading you faithfully for 3ish years now and I appreciate you very much! Congratulations as your blog continues to grow and change!

7:32 AM  
Blogger bowie style said...

this sounds great - i love design*sponge and i look forward to following you over at the new site. well done grace.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

LOVE your site, I read it religiously...just fyi: currently, when trying to access designspongeonline.com, it asks for a username and password.

keep up the fabulous work!

8:13 AM  
Blogger Abigail A. Percy said...

VERY exciting :)

8:19 AM  
Blogger dash said...

Way to go, Grace. You are so inspiring, bringing your flair and keen eye to the internet. Best of luck with the new site- can't wait to see it!!!

8:22 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

the site will be password protected while we fix some glitches.

on monday morning at 10 am the password will be gone ;)


8:22 AM  
Blogger just me said...

though bittersweet, congratulations on your new site. i'm excited about the sneak peak of your apt. here's to bigger and greater things...

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see the new site!

8:40 AM  
Blogger jezebel said...

Grace- Well wishes to you and your new designspongeonline.com, too. -Leigh

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations. I love design*sponge and look forward to the new site.

Oh and enjoy Montauk - it is one of my family's favorite spots on earth. I wouldn't pass up Bird on the Roof for breakfst though. One block off Main Street towards the ocean. The pancakes are the best!

9:17 AM  
Blogger Another Shade of Grey said...

Can't wait. :) Love progress.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:48 AM  
Blogger jodi said...

congratulations grace!
have a wonderful weekend.

you're giving me a reason to look forward to monday morning. who would have thought? =)

10:18 AM  
Blogger Loraine said...

Have a nice break Grace:)

that must have been a lot of work...
see you on monday

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats grace! looking forward to seeing it!

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Your site is a new discovery for me which i now look forward to reading every morning. I can't wait to see the new site. Good luck, and thank you for bringing beauty into my life daily.

10:54 AM  
Blogger The HQ Duo said...

Looking forward to more tagging along for the ride!

Congrats on this huge achievement!

11:02 AM  
Blogger the bridal wishlist said...

this is fantastic news! how wonderful for you. looking forward to the new site. enjoy your getaway.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Jan Halvarson said...

so exciting! congrats grace - look forward to seeing it live!

11:16 AM  
Blogger Sugar Plum Invitations said...

Congrats on the changes. Tech issues/transitions drive me nuts, but I can't wait to see the new features!

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how exciting. oh i can't wait to see the new site! i'm going to wake up early that day to see it. i know it's going to be so cool. enjoy montauk. :)

11:52 AM  
Blogger Jordan Cappella said...

Congratulations change = growth always good. I love the glam table.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Yay for your own domain! Look forward to seeing the new site!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Fiona Cartolina said...

Congrats Grace - and enjoy your weekend in Montauk ( hope you have time to visit Tauk - a wonderful little surfer-chic store )
Looking forward to the new site next week,

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good luck. see you on the other side.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Victoria E said...

Dun dun dun - a new era begins :)

12:21 PM  
Blogger James T said...

Congrats! I had a feeling this move would be coming sometime. I am sure it won't take long to build links to the new URL.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Zoo said...

A word of advice: post ONCE more from here with the new RSS feed for designspongeonline.com pretty pretty pretty please!!

I read you via feed, and since I can't add the new feed now (I'm getting a weird password thing), I (and I'm sure a ton of others) will probably forget to check the actual site come tomorrow to add the feed then.

A simple, "here's the new feed address" here on this blogspot one will do!

12:42 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...


i just added it above :)


12:49 PM  
Blogger Liz Libré said...

A big big congratulations. Well done. Looking forward to seeing the new site. I know you've been in good hands, so I cannot wait to see!!

Enjoy the weekend away - what great weather for the end of September. Enjoy!

12:56 PM  
Blogger Adimals Staff said...

Congratulations on the move! I can't wait to see the new site. :)

1:36 PM  
Blogger sfgirlbybay said...

I can't wait to see it live, 'dude'! And I'm so excited for your sneak peek - my only fear is that I will want to completely redecorate!

Have a great weekend!

2:55 PM  
Blogger studio wellspring said...

many congrats ~ i can't wait to see the new d*s space! oh the anticipation!

6:36 PM  
Blogger Susan Schwake said...

I can't wait either! Here's to your next adventure - it only gets better! wheee, sneak peek time! love that bathroom, love it!

7:37 PM  
Blogger all*over*print said...

congratulations,you were the first design blog i found
in the web, the guru of all style and design blogs, and grate inspiration for all the blog community
can't wait to see the new .com website

12:41 AM  
Blogger all*over*print said...

congratulations, you were my first blog to visit, the guru of all blog community
thanks for the inspiration, and good luck with the .com....website

12:47 AM  
Blogger IMEDAGOZE said...

Woohoo!! I'm so excited to see it! Congratulations, Grace!

1:51 AM  
Blogger Heather Moore said...

Yay! Congrats, and best of luck with the move. It may be only virtual, but that doesn't mean it's not a lot of work.
Enjoy your weekend too,

2:27 AM  
Blogger Anna Spiro said...

As one door closes another door opens - congrat Grace on this exciting move!!! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!!!!

4:43 AM  
Blogger etre-soi said...

me too can't wait to see it, have a good weekend!

5:41 AM  
Blogger *Sarah* said...

Aw! So sad and so good at the same time. I've read DS for over a year now. Good luck with your new site and I'll be sure to change my bookmark! :D

8:04 AM  
Blogger Nightingayle said...

Exciting! Good luck :)

8:48 AM  
Blogger the marriedtobrooklyn.com team said...

enjoy your time this weekend - relax and recharge - you've had your hands full!

super BIG congratulations all around!

9:10 AM  
Blogger HKpowers said...

Congrats Grace on the new move. I really look forwardt seeing where this leads you in the future! Can't wait for the sneak peak too.

10:43 AM  
Blogger matte stephens said...

Congrats Grace!!

12:16 PM  
Blogger Camilla Engman said...

How exciting Grace. Can't wait until monday :) Good luck!

12:16 PM  
Blogger mod*mom said...

now i'm going to have to copy you + move off blogger :)

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait till monday !!! I am dying to see your sneak peek and new features !

11:49 AM  
Blogger Jen Montgomery said...

I look forward to seeing the new site on Monday. I also updated the link on my blogroll. Keep up the good work. You rock.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm using the opportunity to let you know how much i love the work you do... I'm a design student in Kansas & ever since seeing you at the IDSA Chicago conference this site has been my homepage! Looks like I'll be changing it now tho.... Best of luck!!

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes Grace! You've got to be one of the hardest working design bloggers out there and I'm sure this new site will reflect your very high standards for quality all around. I look very much forward to experiencing the new look and feel!

2:40 PM  
Blogger katiedid said...

I'm excited for you and excited for me! Can't wait to see the new digs.

11:21 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Congratulations Grace and thanks for all the beautiful work that you do,it's so inspiring,can't wait to see the new site!

2:42 AM  
Blogger D said...

WOW!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great new, i'm happy you have moved to a new own site.
I love the new layout, more personalized... i have updated all my links : )

8:52 AM  
Blogger Sprout said...

Sounds good, I just hope the archives will still be there, I refer back to them all the time. Good luck at the new site!

8:50 PM  

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