Friday, September 30, 2011

Design Sponge Book Signing

I had the amazing privilege of being able to attend the Design Sponge book signing at our local Anthropologie last night. If you haven't read Design Sponge (the blog) it is a must read. Design Sponge is a design and decor blog that was started by Grace Bonney in 2004 and is sort of a Martha meets NYC. Everything is chic and trendy and fun. How couldn't they be with a founder who looks like this?
via Design Sponge
They crash some great houses all over the world and have regular columns that range in topics from business to DIY (which is my favorite). Some of my best projects have been inspired by them. Of course, I was insanely excited to hear they were launching a book and even more excited to hear they were coming through Seattle.

If you've never been to a book signing here is a tip: get there early.  The signing started at 6:30 and I was early. Once I had bought my book and gotten in line I had a 20 minute wait for signing (which is great). By the time I left the line stretched out the door. Our Anthro is two stories so the line snaked all the way down the stairs and out.

I was way too embarrassed to get my picture taken and I think I blurted out something inane like "I'm so happy you are here" but it was still a fun night. They served champagne and cupcakes and I got to shop. What more can a girl ask for? Oh and the book is great too.

 It is difficult to see in a picture but the cover is a really pretty coral color with an embossed gold design on it. Very chic and apropos.  Check out the adorable trailer they made. It really sums up what the book and blog are all about.

Design Sponge at Home (Official Book Trailer) from The Panic Room Videos on Vimeo.

You can pick up your book at Amazon but if you get it at Anthro you get a special edition with bonus pages (and hopefully you can get yours signed too!)

So fun! Hope you get a chance to see Grace at an Anthropologie near you.


1 comment:

  1. That looks like a great night. I was so disappointed to miss the signing in Vancouver but we had a conflict with our big blogger party. Let us know how you like the book.