Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Design*Sponge Meetup in PDX

If you're a 20- or 30-something who has even one teeny tiny home, interior or graphic design inclined bone in your body, you better know Design*Sponge. If you don't, get to know it now.
Last night some girlfriends and I were lucky enough to make it over to Alder & Co. for the Design*Sponge Meetup with Grace Bonney. Firstly, we were thrilled with the oh-so-thoughtful selection of goods at Alder & Co. (Especially Clare Vivier. Wow.) Secondly, we were totally thrilled to finally meet Grace and chat with her about her time here in P-Town. (She's here for the IDSA Conference; we'd like to save our pennies and pounce on that next year, by the way.)
We love that Portland is such a creative hub and people like Grace think it's cool to visit. According to her, "Portland's a cleaner version of Brooklyn". Perfect. We'll take it.
Oh, and Portland's definitely a generous city, too. We (meaning all of us design*sponge lovers) happened to collectively gather a quite impressive pile of art supplies for p:ear while we mingled (see above image of a creative kid's dream come true). Go us! And go Alder & Co. for coordinating such a delectable evening. We'll be back for more.


  1. Jealous that you were able to go! I got out of work to late to make it. Was she as delightful in person as she is in the blog?

  2. Bummer, Danielle. She really was charming.