Grace Bonney is the founder of Design*Sponge, one of the best-known and best-loved design websites out there. She’s also the author of In The Company of Women, a pretty damn inspiring new collection of life/career advice (and stories of roadblocks on the path to success) from a diverse range of creatives and entrepreneurs. I’ve taken to flipping through my copy when I’m having a creative block or even just a down moment, and I come away reliably uplifted.

4 things Grace loves:
"Ilia Lipstick in Arabian Knights. This is the only lipstick I ever wear, period. It's a tinted lip conditioner and it actually does look good on everyone (people always say that, but with this color it's really true)."
"Bartaile leather backpack. I've finally embraced the fact that purses aren't for me. They always hurt my shoulder and I carry so much with me (I have Type 1 Diabetes, so I have to carry a lot of gear and equipment) that I really need something cool and roomy. This backpack is my favorite choice right now."
"Mother in Law's Kimchi. My wife Julia worked on a Korean cookbook a while ago and now we both eat Kimchi just about all the time. Julia's new cookbook, Small Victories, has a great recipe for Avocado Kimchi and Egg Toast that I love for breakfast."
"Ceramics by Nic Newcomb and Frances Palmer. Ceramics seem to be the hot new craft to try these days, but I return over and over to two of my favorites: Nic and Frances. My goal is to slowly invest in more of Frances' work and hand them down to our children one day. Her work is so special. Nic's work is the perfect mix of modern and classic. We use his camp mugs every morning for coffee."
Follow Grace:
Instagram: @designsponge // Twitter: @designsponge // Facebook: designsponge
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Grace Bonney photograph courtesy of Bonney.

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