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When we need inspiration for great interiors and DIY projects we often head over to Design*Sponge, the brain child of Brooklyn-based Grace Bonney. Her site explores handmade products, charming and beautiful interiors, and showcases awesome "before and after" furniture renovations. When we heard Grace and her team of editors were putting together a print version of their website, we immediately pre-ordered our copy. The book, Design*Sponge at Home, came out in October, and Grace has been traveling the country to promote the tome and host fun craft nights and events, which seem like a lot more fun than the traditional book signing. Inside, you can pore over pages and pages of "sneak peaks" at designers' work from around the world, there's a ton of tips and tricks about furniture renovations, and enough DIY projects to keep you busy through next summer. Grace graciously took a few minutes out of her busy tour schedule and gave us some insight into her thoughts on green interiors, all things handmade, and her favorite designers and shops right now.

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  1. Andrew Michler November 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Salvaged wood makes for endless wall finishes- I’m taking a truck load of 2×6 end cuts to finish our bathroom. Going to stack them like bricks, and hopefully they will help soak up the extra moisture in the room.

  2. Yuka Yoneda November 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Such an insightful interview. As a lover of all things DIY, I thank you!

  3. Diane Pham November 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Great interview. I’m a huge fan of Design Sponge!

  4. Rebecca Paul November 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I love DIY and Design Sponge. I’ve been using the site as a source of inspiration for years now, and I really enjoyed reading Graces’ responses to all of Inhabitat’s questions. Thanks Grace and Inhabitat!

  5. Jill Fehrenbacher November 3, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I’m so excited about the book Grace – congratulations!
    And thanks for taking the time to do the interview.

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