Archive for August, 2011


Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Y’all, I love using unexpected materials for projects…the other day while prepping for a shoot I was style-slapped when I came across these giant spools of baker’s twine at NY Cake!

Red and green large spool of Baker's twine

As the Twine Turns...

Baker’s twine has such a cool, graphic quality about it. Love it paired with plain craft paper as ribbon for gift wrapping, like these two from Whisker Graphics that feature Air Mail twine, oh!

Pic of gifts wrapped in craft paper and red, white and blue twine as ribbon

Just add twine & tie!

Craft paper wrapped package with baker's twine as ribbon

Twine tassel topper!

Or try using twine to tie ornaments on the tree. Thread some through small vintage ornaments and tie around the top of your glass jars from the recycling bin and you’ve got double the style value with some easy holiday vases! (forgive my holiday-centric ideas, but have already worked on three different holiday stories recently, so they’re fresh in my head) And take yourselves there by using colors other than the traditional red & white: charcoal grey (super chic!!!), orange, yellow, even turquoise—what?! These fun colors can work for any holidays or other festive occasions throughout the year.

Smaller, colorful spools of Baker's Twine

Colorful style to tie on, y'all!

The larger spools at NY Cake are just $17.99 for what appears to be like a million yards of twine & the smaller spools, $15.99. NY Cake also has a west coast location in L.A. (10665 W Pico Blvd), but y’all can also get your twine online from The Twinery (check out their fun blog too!) and Whisker Graphics Now go tie some on, y’all!


It’s almost here…Design*Sponge at Home!!!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
Cover image of the new Design*Sponge at Home book

If you love the blog, just wait to y'all see the book...

Some of y’all may or may not remember, but a while ago (Dec 2009) I’d shared that our former apartment had been selected as one of the featured spaces in the new Design*Sponge book– well, I’m thrilled to say that the wait is almost over! In fact, the book is available for pre-order on both Barnes & Noble and Amazon…check out this sneak peek below and order yourselves a copy:

Images and captions featuring PJ Mehaffey's former Brooklyn apt.


Relaxing in NYC

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

It’s a rare thing when I actually slow down enough from serving y’all all this dazzle to relax. And thats just what I’m doing today. We’re at an awesome baby shower in Brooklyn, with amazing home-cooked food, cold beer and one of the BEST views in the world…THIS is summer in NYC and I LOVE this town!