Grace Bonney talks about the past 15 years of Design*Sponge and why 2019 will be their final year. She unpacks the noteworthy lessons she’s learned along the way and what truly matters even in this digital age.
About the speaker
Grace Bonney is the founder of Design*Sponge (a daily design blog founded in 2003) and Good Company, a biannual print magazine and weekly podcast. She has written two best-selling books, Design*Sponge at Home and In the Company of Women, and is working on a new project about intergenerational connections between women. Grace lives in the Hudson Valley with her wife, Julia, and their three pets. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @designsponge.
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Let's try to invest in the people that pick us up when we're down, that remind us of who we are. People who know that we are not our brands. People that remind us that we matter exactly as we are. — Grace Bonney
Let's look for people who we can support and who can support us that will be there with us at the end of the day. — Grace Bonney
Real life matters, what happens on the Internet matters a whole lot less. — Grace Bonney
I can't remember most of what I've written, but what I can remember are the conversations I've had with people in person, face to face. — Grace Bonney
When someone gives you the gift of their time and their presence, in person, that is a gift that you cannot rush [...] It has to live in your heart. — Grace Bonney
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Hosted by SVA Theatre
Date February 15, 2019
Photographer Paul Jun
Videographer Katie Hyde
Videographer Sam Reichman
Videographer Connie Liu