After the Jump

After the Jump Podcast

Wednesdays at 1:00PM EST The theme song for After the Jump is "Bell" by Screaming Females Design blogger Grace Bonney of Design\*Sponge takes her love art and design from the web to radio. Through a series of interviews with designers, store owners and up-and-coming members of the creative community, Grace will delve deeper into the world of independent artists. From exploring the day-to-day lives of contemporary makers to discussing the challenges they face, After the Jump will take the conversation off the screen and into real life. Design\*Sponge founder Grace Bonney has a unique angle on the industry, having worked as a contributing editor at Domino, House & Garden and Craft magazines, and as a freelancer with top publications like New York Home, Food and Wine, In Style, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Magazine, CITY Magazine, Time Out New York Kids, Archinect, The New York Post, Everyday with Rachael Ray and others. In addition, she wrote a weekly design column for the Philadelphia Inquirer for two years and has worked as Style Editor of HGTV’s Ideas Magazine. She is also the author of "Design Sponge at Home." Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.

After the Jump with Grace Bonney: Special Announcement (We're Back!)
After the Jump host Grace Bonney is back with a special announcement about her new podcast, Good Company, and details about the new season. If you love conversations about creative life and honest talk about what it's really like to run a creative business or be a working artist, tune in and subscribe for weekly discussions with some of the most inspiring artists and creatives in the business....

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Episode 100: The 100th Episode! Lessons Learned on After the Jump
Its the 100th episode of After the Jump!!! Its also the final episode of the 2014 season. Tune in as Grace Bonney shares the lessons shes learned over the course of hosting After the Jump. The prevailing theme is balance - and any person working in a creative field can find true inspiration in this radio recap. Happy holidays! There is no perfect balance. Life and work are always a series of back and forth adjustments and constant game of checks and balances. [2:30] --Grace Bonney on After the Jump...

Episode 99: Changing Pay Rates for Creatives
When did it become ok for people to work for free in the design community? How far can exposure really get you? Tune in to a special episode of After the Jump as Grace Bonney and a panel of esteemed guests in the design community discuss the changing pay rates for creatives in the era of Pintrest. Shes joined by stylist/art director Susan Brinson, photographer William Brinson, floral designer Sarah Brysk Cohen of Blossom andamp; Branch and interior designer Emily Henderson. Tune in for an insightful and for...


Episode 98: The Future of Print Magazines
What is the future of print media? On a special episode of After the Jump Grace Bonney talks about this topic with an esteemed panel of guests in the print publication world. Hear from Paul Vitale and Paul Lowe of Sweet Paul Magazine, Michele Outland of Gather Journal andamp; Janine Vangool of Uppercase Magazine. Together, they share their own experiences in the challenging world of print media and express their thoughts over its future. Find out what makes magazines such a different product than digital pu...

Episode 97: Ivan Cash
Artist, filmmaker and internet provocateur Ivan Cash joins Grace Bonney for a discussion on strangers, love and modern technology on a brand new episode of After the Jump. Ivan is the founder of the Snail Mail My Email project and author of the accompanying book. His work has exhibited internationally, is in the permanent collection of the Vandamp;A Museum in London, and has been featured in CNN, TIME, The New York Times, and Juxtapoz. Hes also been recognized as an Art Directors Club Young Gun. Tune in to ...

Episode 96: How to Make the Most of the Holidays for your Business
Find out how to make the most of the holidays for your business on a brand new episode of After the Jump! Host Grace Bonney is joined by friend and ceramic artist Nicholas Newcomb who offers handmade ceramic items to a wide audience through Nicholas Newcomb Pottery andamp; Sculpture. Nicholas work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums. He has worked and studied with many artists including renowned ceramics artist Toshiko Takaezu and other highly acclaimed artists, sculptors, and designers suc...


Episode 95: Veronica Corzo
This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney chats with Cuban-American artist, designer and printmaker Veronica Corzo-Duchardt. Veronica is fascinated by traces of history embedded in the objects we use, collect and leave behind. Her practice is rooted in memory, heritage, and material culture. Hear about why history plays such a big part in her work, the nature of design criticism and Veronicas love of podcasts. This program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham. andnbsp;...

Episode 94: Anna Sale of Death, Sex & Money
On a very special episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney sits down with podcast hero Anna Sale. Anna Sale is the host and managing editor of Death, Sex andamp; Money, a biweekly interview podcast at WNYC. A veteran public media reporter, Anna covered politics for years, including the 2013 New York City mayoral race, the 2012 presidential campaign, and the statehouse beat in Connecticut and West Virginia. She is a frequent fill-in host for The Brian Lehrer Show and The Leonard Lopate Show and has contribute...

Episode 93: Quarterly
Imagine getting a curated package from Pharrell in the mail? For a small fee, you can! Sound interesting? Learn more on todays episode of After the Jump as Grace Bonney chats with Aron Levinson, Chief Revenue Officer at Quarterly, a service that lets you subscribe to fascinating individuals, who send you cool products and original letters in the mail. Its kind of like a magazine made of people. Could this kind of interaction be the future of digital experiences? Tune in to the show and hear how Quarterly is...


Episode 92: And North
City stressing you out? Want to get away? Every generation finds its call to leave the city at some point! Tune in to this weeks episode of After the Jump and get some insights into the hotbed of creativity that is upstate New York. Grace Bonney is joined by Emma Tuccillo, founder of And North. And North is a curated guide to upstate New York for creative individuals. Emma created And North to inspire creativity, collaboration and a sense of community among those interested in connecting the vibrant neighbo...

Episode 91: How to Create Content for the New Online World
Welcome to the Design Sponge school of creating content for the new online world. On this weeks episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney provides some insightful advice for navigating the ever changing online landscape to promote your brand or product. Attention spans are getting shorter and content platforms are changing right before our eyes and Grace helps listeners sort through it all. Find out how to humanize your social media accounts and deliver your message effectively! This program was brought to yo...

Episode 90: Genevieve Gorder Returns
On this weeks episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney welcomes back an inspiration of hers, TV personality and accomplished designer Genevieve Gorder. She is currently the host of Genevieves Renovation and Dear Genevieve on the HGTV cable channel. Tune in for a candid and insightful discussion on the nature of design, the challenges of TV and the pursuit of happiness. This program was brought to you by Mail Chimp. I dont think Ive had sleep since 1998. [02:00] Having just turned 40, I have such a better und...


Episode 89: Lisa Congdon of Art, Inc.
You dont have to starve to be an artist. Find out how to build a career doing what you love on a brand new episode of After the Jump. Grace Bonney is joined by Artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon, best known for her colorful paintings and drawings. Since 2007, she has been illustrating for clients including The Museum of Modern Art, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Chronicle Books, The Land of Nod, The Obama Campaign and Simon and Schuster, among others. Lisa is also known for her intricate line drawings, pa...

Episode 88: Compassion & Success
Welcome to a brand new season of After the Jump! This week, Grace Bonney talks to listeners about one of the scariest places on the internet - the comments section! As she puts it - your voice and your project deserve to be a part of the chorus of voices that exist online. Letting your voice be silenced by a few bad apples is a sad thing, and something that can and should be prevented. She explains how to handle being brought down by negative comments on your blog or bummed out by less than kind feedback! T...

Episode 87: Monster Mash Up Episode 2
Grace Bonney, host of After the Jump, knows what it takes to build a successful business. In this mash-up of episodes, listen as Grace dishes out tips and tricks of the trade. This program was brought to you by Mail Chimp...


Episode 86: Monster Mash
Grace Bonney, host of After the Jump, is no stranger to figuring out what it takes to make a business thrive. Listen in as Grace navigates a variety of ways to grow a business. This program was brought to you by Mail Chimp...

Episode 85: Change the World Through Design
Can design change the world? How can you make a difference through design? Learn about the many ways that artists can give back and make a big difference on the season finale of After the Jump with Grace Bonney. Grace is joined by Dawn Hancock of Firebelly Design for a discussion on how designers and artists can give back to the community in unconventional ways. Tune in and hear how you can help make change with your time, your products and your skills. What do you have to offer? Who do you want to help? Ge...

Episode 84: Social Media Primer
Get a social media primer from Grace Bonney on an essential episode of After the Jump! She breaks down the steps you need to take to start building your brand online and shares advice on how to chart your successes and failures with social media. Tune in as she explains the differences between small, medium and large content and outlines strategies for you to tackle the sometimes overwhelming task of entering the social media stratosphere. This program was brought to you by Mail Chimp. There are 1.2 billion...


Episode 83: Overcoming Fear
What are you afraid of? How can you make fear less crippling and more empowering? Are your deepest fears as bad as they seem? Tune in to an inspirational episode of After the Jump as Grace Bonney and Julia Turshen have a discussion about dreams, inner dialog and fear. Stop being scared and start moving forward! Grace and Julia provide some excellent tips and tools for conquering your fears and controlling your destiny. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market. Im still scared and defensive of s...

Episode 82: Intention with Jess Livley
How is intention different than goal setting? Find out how to run your business and life with intention as Grace Bonney is joined by Jess Lively, a consultant and blogger helping people design lives, homes and businesses with intention on JessLively.com and With-Intention.com. Hear about the three levels of business success, get all sorts of insight into how you can balance the conversation between your ego and your gut and find out how Jess overcame her own self doubt to empower others to embrace intention...

Episode 81: Jealousy
We all know what its like to be jealous. Jealousy is often considered one of the worst emotions but why is jealousy tinged with so much negativity? On a shorter format episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney explains why she thinks jealousy is a good thing. Its not as radical as it sounds! Theres perhaps no faster or clearer tool for showing you exactly what you want than jealousy. All the people youre jealous of can and probably should be the people you add to your network of friends collaborators and cowo...


Episode 80: Curation, Profit & Scalability
Curation. Profit. Scalability. These are the themes on this weeks episode of After the Jump, as Grace Bonney is back from a two week hiatus to chat with Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer, the two ladies behind Sight Unseen. Monica and Jill are former editors of I.D. Magazine, as well as freelance writers, curators, and design consultants. Sight Unseen is an online magazine that takes readers inside the worlds of design, art, fashion, and photography. With in-depth, behind-the-scenes reportage, Sight Unseen u...

Episode 79: Brand Growth
How do you grow a brand without losing the original spirit? Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito of BAKED Bakery join Grace Bonney on After the Jump for an in-depth discussion on growth, transition and integrity. Find out what a day in the life looks like for somebody running a business as busy and multi-pronged as BAKED. Hear what kind of decision making goes into business growth and what drives Matt and Renato to keep moving forward with their business. This program was brought to you by Fairway Market. For do...

Episode 78: Inspirations
Todays episode of After the Jump is about inspiration - not just where to find it but how to use sources of inspiration to set yourself apart from the pack. This weeks guest, Katie Deedy of Grow House Grow, helps listeners see how inspiration can breed success. Grow House Grow specializes in narrative-inspired wallpaper design. Their lifelong love of storytelling and affinity for pattern shapes every hand printed roll they produce. Tune in and hear about the influences, inspirations and habits that help her...


Episode 77: Taking Risks
Risk is incredibly important. It helps you set yourself apart from the pack and teaches you valuable business and personal lessons, but people are reluctant to talk about risk publicly. Today on After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined by two business owners who talk freely about the risks they took in both of their endeavors. Hear from Gaby Dalkin, founder of Whats Gaby Cooking, and Crista Freeman of Phin andamp; Phebes Ice Cream. From PR companies to off-beat cookbooks, find out what decisions both women ma...

Episode 76: Russ & Daughters Brand Update
What happens when an iconic brand like Russ andamp; Daughters gets a makeover? Find out on this weeks episode of After the Jump, as Grace Bonney is joined by Jen Snow, Director of Media and PR at Russ andamp; Daughter, and designer/artist Kelli Anderson. Find out what went into the brand redesign and how Jen andamp; Kelli were able to maintain the soul and spirit of the 100 year old company while modernizing the look and feel of Russ andamp; Daughters. This program was sponsored by Edwards VA Ham. You walk ...

Episode 75: Branding with LMNOP
Branding is a tricky concept. Luckily, on this weeks episode of After the Jump, Lindsay McCabe andamp; Leigh Nelson of Branding + Design Firm LMNOP are here to clear things up for you. Smitten with colors, shapes, sounds, and worked up by fresh ideas, LMNOP stokes your imagination, tickles your taste buds (the ones in your eyeballs) and generally surprises and delights. Find out how branding can mean more than most people think and what Lindsay and Leigh do to make sure they are able to use their creative e...


Episode 74: The Real Cost of Business
Whats the real cost of doing business in retail? Grace Bonney continues her conversation on design and cost, this time with Michele Varian of Michele Varian Shop in Downtown NYC and Erin Austen Abbott of Amelia in Oxford Mississippi, two retail design shops. Hear their perspectives on selling tactile products in a digital world and figuring out a fair and sustainable cost structure. Whats the difference between brick andamp; mortar operations and online shops? What really goes into product design and sales?...

Episode 73: Hand
What are the details behind a successful hand-made shop and brand? Why do hand-made domestic items cost more than their big-factory imported counterparts? Tune in to this weeks episode of After the Jump and find out! Grace Bonney is joined by two guests who know whats what when it comes to hand-made design -- Claire Mazur, co-founder of Of a Kind and Kathryn Fortunato, principal at Lizzie Fortunato Jewels. Together, they chat about why fast-fashion is so cheap and what it really takes to make hand-made item...

Episode 72: Susan Brinson
Susan Brinson does not just have one title. Some days shes a blogger, some days a designer, some days a photographer. Today -- shes the guest on After the Jump, hosted by Grace Bonney. Tune in and hear how she juggles multiple creative endeavors and was able to leave the corporate world for the DIY world. Susan shares her perspective on freelance life, self released projects and the new social-media driven world we live in. Get advice on how to stay up on trends and make the most of your time - which is the...


Episode 71: Etsy Wholesale and West Elm Local
On todays episode, Grace interviews Vanessa Bertozzi from Etsy Wholesale and Abigail Jacobs from West Elm to talk about Etsys new wholesale program and West Elm Local. Tune in to hear about both of these new revolutionary services! This program has been sponsored by Of A Kind. andnbsp; We wanted to develop some professional tools that would really speak to that type of designer, that seller thats operating at this level, where theyre doing wholesale. So Im really hoping that it will help keep Etsy evolving ...

Episode 70: After The Jump – Productivity Tips
This week on After The Jump, Grace brings back Julia Turshen to discuss prioritization and getting the boring stuff done early. No one actually likes doing bills and taxes, but if you can get those out of the way first, the rest of your days can be spent being creative and accomplishing other, more important big things. Tune in to hear all of Grace and Julias tips! This program has been sponsored by Of A Kind. andnbsp; What makes life interesting is that we all find different ways to get whatever we need to...

Episode 69: Choosing Your Words Wisely
Whether youre running a business or just talking with your close friends, choosing your words wisely can have huge effects on all of your relationships. Taking a pause before you speak allows you to reflect on your initial reaction and evaluate how your words are coming off. Tune in to hear Grace talk about the ways in which thinking about what youre saying can be so important. This program has been sponsored by Of A Kind. andnbsp; At the end of the day what we all really want is to be heard and understood....


Episode 68: Anne Ditmeyer
This weeks guest comes to us all the way from Paris. Anne Ditmeyer of Pret A Voyager talks about life in Paris and tips us off on the best way to go about living there for a short period of time. Later, Anne and Grace compare and contrast the ways in which Americans and French people use social media. This program has been sponsored by Of A Kind. andnbsp; I think it makes me richer to have all of these different experiences to draw from. [10:20] Its really just about jumping on opportunities and taking adva...

Episode 67: Expressing Your Voice Through Social Media
Looking to maintain a strong presence online and through social media accounts? On this weeks episode of After the Jump, learn how to find a rediscover your voice, how to translate that voice into a consistent presence and how to vary your content from channel to channel. Grace Bonney knows what shes talking about - and youll come away from this episode with a much clearer idea of how to engage your online communities. This program was sponsored by Of A Kind When youre finding your voice - you shouldnt be t...

Episode 66: How To Right Your Wrongs
Today on After the Jump, Grace urges you to right your wrongs. She gives us a step-by-step, realistic look at how this is possible for everyone, and how it will be beneficial in the long-run. Tune in to learn more! This program has been sponsored by Of A Kind. andnbsp; No one is perfect, not even Martha. [2:10] An email does not equal conversation...So many things cant be conveyed in the written form that can be conveyed simply by the tone of your voice on the phone. [13:40] --Grace Bonney on After The Jump...


Episode 65: Hard Work with Max Tielman and Amy Azzarito
This week on After The Jump, Grace talks to Amy Azzarito and Max Tielman, Associate Editor at Design Sponge about hard work. They discuss what to expect and how to go about getting through your first job. Later, Amy tells us why she believes the morning is such a valuable time to get important things done. This program has been sponsored by Of A Kind. andnbsp; This world we live in in, were surrounded by very visible examples of success...but the thing that I think is really lacking from all of these succes...

Episode 64: 10 Tips for Business Owners
This week on After the Jump, Grace provides some great advice for business owners to keep their business and personal lives strong and healthy. She gives us 10 big tips to focus on that can help us to be happier and more productive. This program has been sponsored by Of A Kind. andnbsp; Its close to impossible to run a healthy business without support and feedback that you can trust and actually act upon. [4:55] Time off is not a luxury, it is a necessity. [7:45] Grace Bonney on After the Jump...

Episode 63: Julia Turshen
This week on After The Jump, Grace brings in Food Writer Julia Turshen to outline the 12 things they wish they had known before starting their own businesses. From learning how to say no to time management, from day to day tips to planning for the future, Grace and Julia provide a solid list of things we can all work on to get better at running our businesses. This program has been sponsored by Of A Kind. Image from Versed Online I started my retirement account the day after I graduated from college and it ...


Episode 62: Sources of Inspiration
On the Valentines Day episode of After The Jump, Grace highlights some tools across the board that she finds particularly educational and inspirational. From blogs and websites to strong women in design, from print magazines to lifers, she gives us a solid list of people and places to look to for ideas and inspiration. This program has been sponsored by The International Culinary Center. andnbsp; I dont instantly think Im a photographer because I can take a nice photograph and put it on Instagram, but it ma...

Episode 61: Apps
On this weeks episode of After The Jump, Grace Bonney briefs us on all the apps that have something really cool to offer for your visual images. From filters to collages, from text to video, Grace tells you everything youll need to blow up on social media and reach your goals. This program has been sponsored by The International Culinary Center. Todays music provided by SLEEPiES. andnbsp; The reality of the situation is that people are interested in having a lot of information conveyed in a really short pla...

Episode 60: Jon Call
This week on After the Jump, Grace welcomes guest Jon Call, a New York based interior designer. Jon tells us about growing up in Washington state, and his fascination with design and architecture from a very young age. After the break, Grace and Jon discuss Kanye Wests recent rant on the design industry, giving their opinions on the subject. Tune in to hear their thoughts! This program has been sponsored by Brooklyn Slate. Music provided by Sleepies. andnbsp; Everybodys going to be faced with faux authentic...


Episode 59: Amanda Gorski
Continuing the interior design theme from last week, host Grace Bonney brings in guest interior designer Amanda Gorski. Amanda tells us about how her attention to arrangement and presentation in her own home as a child influenced her introduction into the world of interior design. After the break, she and Grace discuss the difficulties inherent to the interior design world, and how to get by in the industry. This program has been sponsored by the International Culinary Center. andnbsp; Theres a lot that goe...

Episode 58: Noa Santos of Homepolish
After the Jump is back with a new season for 2014, and Grace Bonney kicks off the new year with Noa Santos of Homepolish! Homepolish is a startup that connects top designers with clients in an affordable manner. Tune into this episode to hear Noa talk about his upbringing in Hawaii, and why the Hawaiian lifestyle calls for more concern with function than form. Learn about Homepolishs unique structure that allows for designers to consult on a per session basis. What trends are emerging in the design world? N...

Episode 57: Matt Armendariz, Kristina Gill, and Julia Turshen
This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney is talking food imagery with guests Matt Armendariz, Kristina Gill, and Julia Turshen! Specifically, Grace and the cast talk about the Internet era, and how social media outlets like Instagram and Pinterest change the way that people see and interact with food. How do intellectual property rights apply to photographs of food shared on these sites? How has Instagram changed perceptions around photography? Find out all of this and more on this weeks edition of After t...


Episode 56: Shanan Campanaro
This week on After The Jump, host Grace Bonney brings in Brooklyn based artist and founder of Eskayel, Shanan Campanaro. They discuss her first steps into the world of artistry and how she has expanded, as well as her commitment to keeping her work eco-friendly. Shanan describes her preference for designing home products over fashion, and lists a few things that are essential for her to have a productive work day. This program has been sponsored by Blueprint. One of the luxuries with home as opposed to fash...

Episode 56: The New Online Advertisement
How has online advertising changed, and what challenges are bloggers facing in the world of ads? This week on After the Jump, Design*Sponges Grace Bonney and Amy Azzarito are talking about the new wave of web advertising, and what bloggers can do to stay afloat. Learn about the different funding models being used by big publications such as The New York Times, and how similar strategies could work for smaller outlets. What kind of branded content do online readers want to experience? Learn how institutions ...

Episode 55: Billy Wolf
Lyndsey Drago designs functional and fashionable dog jackets through her company, Billy Wolf! This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney sits down with Lyndsey to talk about her past work in fashion and design, and why she began making dog coats. Learn about Billy Wolfs dedication to eco-friendly production by using dead stock and vintage materials. Why did Lyndsey model her collection off workwear? Find out what other women in creative fields inspire Lyndsey and her work! Tune into this episode to hear what...


Episode 54: Zoe Pawlak
This week on After the Jump, host Grace Bonney talks with Zoe Pawlak, contemporary artist, painter, and designer. Explore a day in the life of where Zoe gets her inspiration, and which direction she believes creative art is heading into. Later, Zoe gives us her latest updates, including where you can see her latest exhibits. To learn more about Zoe, visit her website at www.zoepawlak.com. This program has been sponsored by Mood Magazine. andnbsp; If you make bizzare sculptures and want to sell them in Japan...

Episode 53: Molly Hatch
This week on After the Jump, host Grace Bonney speaks with Molly Hatch, ceramicist and designer based in Florence MA. After several ceramic residencies and apprenticeships in the US and abroad, Molly received her MFA in ceramics at the University of Colorado in Boulder in 2008. In 2009, she was awarded the Arts/Industry Residency in the Pottery at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin which laid the foundation for her career as an artist designer. Today she works from home in her studio in Northa...

Episode 52: Moms Clean Air Force with Dominique Browning
How does design relate to pollution? This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney is talking about air pollution with Dominique Browning. Dominique has had a long and storied career in the publishing, editing, and design worlds, working at publications like Newsweek and House andamp; Garden. Since then, Dominique has headed up Moms Clean Air Force, an organization that fights for the health of children by targeting indoor and outdoor air pollution. Did you know that certain chemicals used in furnishing can dis...


Episode 51: Design Brooklyn
Anne Hellman and Michel Arnaud teamed up and put their writing and photography skills to create the beautiful Design Brooklyn, a book that highlights the best in renovation, innovation, restoration, and industry in Brooklyn. On this weeks episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney chats with Anne and Michel about their roots in design, and how they came to be fascinated with spaces in Brooklyn. Hear how they were inspired by the ingenuity of many Brooklyn entrepreneurs, and how the history and ethics of indust...

Episode 50: Organize & Simplify
Learn how to simplify your life on this weeks installment of After the Jump! Grace Bonney is joined by Design*Sponges Amy Azzarito and Max Tielman to discuss daily routines, stress reducers, and more! Find out how daily rituals help keep these Design*Sponge staffers sane, and how repeated actions can help curb decision fatigue. Learn how to delegate tasks in your small business in order to maintain quality control and relieve individual pressures. Tune in to find out what recommendations Grace, Amy, and Max...

Episode 49: Nicholas Newcomb
Nicholas Newcomb is a ceramic artist that makes pieces for everyday life. On this weeks episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney invites Nicholas into the studio to talk about clay, design, and more! Find out how Nicholass supportive family and craft-filled childhood allowed for Nicholas to become a potter. How did Nicholass education at Skidmore College prepare him for an apprenticeship with famed ceramic artist Toshiko Takaezu? Hear how teaching has caused Nicholas to stay practiced in different pottery te...


Episode 48: Sweet Paul Magazine
Meet Paul Lowe, otherwise known as Sweet Paul, the man behind Sweet Paul blog andamp; magazine. He joins Grace Bonney for todays episode of After the Jump, where the two discuss the current state of digital content, transitioning a publication from blog to print, and staying afloat as a creative professional in 2013. Hear how Paul found his passion for styling and photography and what inspired him to start the blog which would later become a magazine. Get to know the lovable personality of Sweet Paul on an ...

Episode 47: Live the Life You Want to Live
Live the life you want to live! This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined by frequent guest co-host Amy Azzarito to talk about setting personal goals for outside of work. Hear how Grace and Amy mapped out aspects of their personal lives through collage-like vision boards and seasonal lists. Dont be afraid to get lost! Learn how to wander away from work goals in order to benefit your out-of-work life. Grace and Amy talk about suspending self-judgment, and how letting yourself go can help you discov...

Episode 46: KIOSK
Learn about KIOSKs international design selections on this weeks episode of After the Jump! Grace Bonney invites KIOSKs Marco ter Haar Romeny into the studio to talk about how design, art, and aesthetics have been a part of Marcos life from an early age. Find out how Marco became a world traveler, and how he and his partner, Alisa, began collecting objects from the countries they visited. Learn more about the space, and why some people find it intimidating. What types of objects fit into KIOSKs modus operan...


Episode 45: Creative Funding with Lynn Casper
Learn about the considerations of funding independent creative projects with Lynn Casper on this weeks episode of After the Jump! Grace Bonney invites Lynn into the studio to talk about how she has funded her queer/music podcast, Homoground. Find out how small-town syndrome pushed Lynn to start the podcast and inspired her DIY spirit. How should creative types deal with different levels of advertising? Is working for free ever appropriate? Find out if gender plays a role when people choose to work for free,...

Episode 44: Jessica Oreck
Jessica Oreck joins Grace Bonney for this weeks installment of After the Jump to talk about filmmaking, risk-taking, and trusting instincts. Jessica recently released her newest film, Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys, at the Tribeca Film Festival to much acclaim. Tune into this episode to learn about Jessicas initial interest in botany and nature, and why she decided to make these elements integral parts of her films. Hear how Jessica highlights the intersection of human culture and the natural world, ...

Episode 43: Phin & Phebes
Today on After the Jump, Jess Eddy and Crista Freeman, owners of Phin andamp; Phebes Ice Cream and makers of delicious, all-natural ice cream, come into the studio to talk to us about their amazing ice cream company. Together with host Grace Bonney, Jess and Crista talk about their inspiration to the art of ice cream making, from their beginnings growing up with different ice cream flavors, to dropping their day jobs to delve into the ice cream business, and finally the production and influence behind start...


Episode 42: Mal Blum
Mal Blum has been writing songs since the age of fourteen, and shes here on After the Jump to share her music. Grace Bonney invites Mal into the studio to shift the shows focus away from visual arts and design. Tune into this episode to hear Mal and Grace talk about their inspirations, and what it is like to be a woman in a male-dominated music industry. Find out why Mal has no problem bearing her soul, but why she struggles to stay organized as an artist. Find out about Mals affinity for Kickstarter, and h...

Episode 41: Chris Silas Neal
Join Grace Bonney on another episode of After the Jump as she chats with acclaimed artist and illustrator Chris Silas Neal. Chriss work has been commisioned by a variety of magazines, book publishers and television. His first picture book, Over and Under the Snow, with author Kate Messner was praised for its stunning retro-style illustrations (New York Times), was a 2011 New York Timess Editors Choice and won an E.B. White Honor Award in 2012. Neal recently directed short animated videos for both Kate Spade...

Episode 40: Frequently Asked Questions
How does a blog make money? What tools should a blogger know about? On this episode of After the Jump, host Grace Bonney and Amy Azzarito tackle the top questions they regularly come across at Design*Sponge. Hear what an average day at Design*Sponge is like- including team meetings, scheduling some you time, and surviving the flood of emails. Building Design*Sponge also means extensive outreach; this how they find homes across the world- from France to the United States! Hear what motivates them, and what i...


Episode 39: Raising the Bar
Solo show! Grace Bonney talks about recent obstacles and difficulties shes faced personally and professionally and how she overcame them. Things dont have to be hectic! And Grace will show you how. Take a breath, and listen to the words of wisdom of this pro blogger, entrepreneur, and go-getter! Thanks to our sponsor, BluePrint....

Episode 37: Kristina Gill, Food & Photography
The worlds of food and design collide on this weeks installment of After the Jump! Grace Bonney is joined in the studio by Kristina Gill, photographer and food editor for Design*Sponge. Hear how Kristina made her way to Italy from Nashville, Tennessee. Find out how Kristinas work often touches on social justice issues such as world hunger and food assistance. Learn how Kristinas column on Design*Sponge came about, and some of the trickier recipes to prepare and photograph. What are Kristinas favorite cookin...

Episode 36: Event Design with David Stark
Learn the secrets of quality event design with David Stark! This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney invited David into the studio to talk about his history with painting, flower arrangements, and throwing spectacular parties. Learn why David was called to New York City, and why he left the life of a painter to find a life that centered around building community. What parallels does David see between painting and flower arranging? Learn how Davids work combines the worlds of interior design, decorating, br...


Episode 35: Frances Palmer
Frances Palmer crafts pottery that is informed by her love for art history and the tactile. This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney sits down with Frances to talk about her upbringing and the art of the gathering. Find out how Frances time in Washington, D.C. and her schooling inspired her to make ceramics. Hear why Frances makes items that are intended to be used, and why dahlias are so present in her work. How do ceramics and gardening interact in her craft? Listen in to hear what artists inspire France...

Episode 34: Makeshift Society with Rena Tom
Hear from Grace Bonneys mentor and friend, Rena Tom, on this weeks installment of After the Jump. Rena is a California native who has been involved in everything from consulting, to jewelry design, to founding the collaboration-minded Makeshift Society. Tune into this episode to hear Rena talk about her upbringing, and how her family pushed her to start her own business. Learn about Renas time in Park Slope, and her experiences owning the jewelry design store, Rare Device. How do small businesses and creati...

Episode 33: Lia Ronnen of Artisan Books
Learn how to turn your lifestyle or design idea into a book with Lia Ronnen, Executive Editor and Associate Publisher at Artisan Books. Tune in to hear Grace Bonney talk with Lia about her background in the art world, and how that led to work in packaging, publishing, and editing. Learn about Artisans unique take fashion, lifestyle, and design books, and why they have worked with category killers like Domino and Lucky. How have blogs and magazines influenced the world of books and publishing? Find out how t...


Episode 32: Past & Present: 24 Favorite Moments in Decorative Arts History and 24 Modern DIY Projects Inspired by Them
Friend of the show and Design*Sponge managing editor Amy Azzarito is this weeks guest on After the Jump to discuss her brand new book, Past and Present: 24 Favorite Moments in Decorative Arts History and 24 Modern DIY Projects Inspired by Them. In Past and Present, Amy presents 24 pairs of essays and craft projects that explore the connection between decorative arts history and present-day design trends. Tune in as Amy shares her professional journey - from growing up in a design-oriented family to working ...

Episode 31: At the Pace of What is Real
Learn how to be present and successfully run your business without stress on this weeks episode of After the Jump! Host Grace Bonney talks about the anxieties that have crept into her professional life, and the best way to stay calm in the world of small business. Learn why its important to stay focused, while at the same time not worrying about the future of your endeavor. Hear Grace talk about some of her favorite applications and programs that help her manage the workload at Design*Sponge. Find out why i...

Episode 30: Alex Eben Meyer
Alex Eben Meyer is a street hockey player, donut enthusiast, and professional illustrator! This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined in the studio by Alex to talk about his initial interest in drawing. How did Alex transition from drawing superheroes and military tanks to creating work for The New York Times and college textbooks? Learn more about the field of illustration, and why it encapsulates more than just the Sunday comics. Tune in to hear Alex and Grace talk about the illustration communit...


Episode 29: Sunday Suppers with Karen Mordechai
Karen Mordechai is a photographer, stylist, cooking enthusiast, and founder of Sunday Suppers. This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney chats it up with Karen about the arts, cooking at home, and the art of entertaining. Tune in to find out what attracted Karen to the visual arts, and why she often focuses her lens on families and food. Learn more about the Sunday Suppers dinner series; how did it evolve from a casual gathering into a full-blown dinner party? Karen shares her philosophy on cooking instruct...

Episode 28: Julia Rothman
Julia Rothman illustrates and designs patterns in her own unique, hand-made style! Julia joins Grace Bonney in the studio for the first episode of After the Jump in 2013! Tune in to hear Julia talk about growing up in small-town New York City- City Island. How did that atmosphere motivate her in terms of her artistic career? Find out how Julia eventually grew into her illustration style, and hear how she began making patterns. Why does Julia prefer hand-drawing as opposed to working inside of the computer? ...

Episode 27: End
Amy Azzarito rejoins host Grace Bonney for the season finale of After the Jump! Tune into this episode to hear Grace and Amy talk about their top ten favorite design trends of 2012, and how they will evolve in the upcoming year! Hear about the resurgence of brick-and-mortar stores, and the myriad of pop-up shops in New York City. Tune in to hear discussions about some of the trends from this year that Grace and Amy hope to see fall out of favor. Later, Grace and Amy talk about the blog world in 2012, and ho...


Episode 26: Jen Bekman
On todays episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined by Jen Bekman: gallerist, web entrepreneur, and art collector. Jen opened her gallery in the Lower East Side in 2003, and has been heavily involved in the art world. Jen is also responsible for many other initiatives under the name Jen Bekman Projects, including the affordable art print outlet 20x200. Tune in to this episode to hear Jen and Grace talk about the process of selling art. Why do so few people have art in their homes, and what is so int...

Episode 25: Bellocq
Take a tea break on this weeks episode of After the Jump as host Grace Bonney is joined by the team behind Bellocq, a unique and evocative line of hand-crafted blends, the finest pure teas and a charming selection of tea accessories. Hear from Michael Shannon, Heidi Johannsen Steward and Scott Stewart who tell listeners the inspiration behind their brand. Hear their vision of opening the artisanal tea experience up to everybody and find out how they developed their immersive brand experience over the years....

Episode 24: Thom Filicia
This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined in the studio by interior designer, Thom Filicia. Thom is perhaps best known for his roles in hit television programs like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Tacky House, but more recently, he authored the book American Beauty published by Clarkson Potter. Tune into this episode to hear why Thom decided to restore and fix up a home from the early 1900s in the Finger Lakes, and why he fell in love with the structure. Listen in to learn about Thoms original ...


Episode 23: Lessons, Mistakes, & Achievements
This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney calls into the studio in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to talk about her top ten business lessons. Tune in to hear about some of the mistakes that Grace made with her businesses, and how they served as valuable learning experiences. Learn about the importance of following your bliss, trusting your gut, and not compromising! Grace talks about some of her personal experiences, and how she realized she needed to spend more time working on her life outside of the wor...

Episode 22: Dylan Thuras of Atlas Obscura
Dylan Thuras joins Grace Bonney in the studio for this weeks installment of After the Jump! Dylan is the co-founder of Atlas Obscura, a website dedicated to all things esoteric and unique in travel. Tune into this episode to hear Dylan and Grace talk about the idea of discovery in the age of the Internet, and what is really left to be discovered. Dylan talks about some of his concerns about publicizing some of these hidden gems, and how he has confronted this issue. How has Atlas Obscura affected the commun...

Episode 21: Todd Selby
Grace Bonney sits down with photographer, artist, and author Todd Selby on this weeks episode of After the Jump. Todd has made a name for himself by documenting people and their personalities in their own homes. Todd is also notable for his websites, TheSelby.com and EdibleSelby.com, and his recent book, also called Edible Selby. Tune into this episode to hear Grace and Todd discuss the role of film and video in the realm of photography, how to make subjects comfortable in front of the camera, and his backg...


Episode 20: Becoming Your Brand
On todays episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is once again joined by Design*Sponges managing editor Amy Azzarito to discuss becoming your own brand. Tune in to hear Grace and Amy list some of the the dos andamp; donts of branding yourself. Learn about the different steps to take in order to personalize and get visibility for your business. Create a mission statement and work on your elevator pitch! Hear about the importance of focus and expertise to make your creative work stand out! Learn to navigate ...

Episode 19: Ashley English
This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined in the studio by blogger, homesteader, and author Ashley English. Ashley lives on eleven acres just outside of Asheville, North Carolina where she keeps bees, raises chickens, and tends to her garden. Hear how Ashley started homesteading, and her opinions regarding the hipsterfication of the DIY movement. Why has there been such a resurgence in interest in old-fashioned tactile skills? Tune in to hear how Ashley has made time to write The Homemade Living S...

Episode 18: Sarah Brysk Cohen
Welcome to another episode of After the Jump! This week, Grace Bonney is joined by Sarah Brysk Cohen. Sarah is the florist and founder of Blossom and Branch, and online columnist for The Equals Record and Design*Sponge. Hear why Sarah left the field of social work to start her own flower shop, and the steps she had to take to start an independent business. Learn about the importance of self-examination when running a business, and how collaboration can help rejuvenate your creativity. How does Sarah stay in...


Episode 17: Lydia Marks
On this weeks episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined in the studio by set designer Lydia Marks of Marks and Frantz. You may know Lydias work from films such as The Devil Wears Prada, Sex andamp; the City I and II, and Synecdoche, New York. Tune in to hear how documentary photography was instrumental in training Lydias design eye. Hear Grace and Lydia discuss how movie set design transcends the realm of setting, but also influences character development. How did Lydia develop Sex andamp; the Citys...

Episode 16: Finding Your Voice with Amy Azzarito
On this installment of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined by Amy Azzarito, the managing editor at Design*Sponge. Grace and Amy are discussing how to get your voice out in the creative community, specifically in an online format. Hear about the importance of defining a personal niche in terms of content and personality. Grace and Amy also give some helpful tips for attracting an audience and self-promotion. How do Grace and Amy stay inspired? Learn about pulling inspiration from different resources, and ...

Episode 15: Alexandra Lange
Design criticism is the topic on todays episode of After the Jump. Today, Grace Bonney is joined by Alexandra Lange, an architecture and design critic. Specifically, Grace and Alexandra are talking about the recent trend of cuteness in craft. Tune in to hear Grace and Alexandra analyze the slew of craft and design shows on television, such as Project Runway and Craft Wars. Why are these programs unable to communicate the essence of the design world? Later, Grace and Alexandra discuss the role of the Interne...


Episode 14: Lorena Siminovich
This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney is in the studio with Lorena Siminovich: graphic designer, illustrator, and founder of Petit Collage. Lorena began taking graphic design classes at her high school in Buenos Aires, and has constantly developed her style ever since. Hear about how moving to New York City changed her approach to graphics and illustrations, and what she has done to fuel her entrepreneurial spirit. From stamps to laser-cut mobiles, Lorena has designed it all! Tune in to hear about Loren...

Episode 13: Work, Life, and Balance
On this episode of After the Jump, host Grace Bonney is talking about the importance of balancing work and managing stress. Today, Grace pulls from her personal experiences in order to offer some sound advice about having an efficient and happy work life. Tune in to learn about how being honest with yourself can help to realize your professional goals, and how prioritizing can lead to effective productivity. Hear about how Grace made changes in her life, and how you can avoid the burn-out that is pervasive ...

Episode 12: Connecting with Morgan Evans and Rena Tom
On this weeks episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is discussing the importance of real-life connections among the online community with two special guests. Morgan Evans is the community strategist for Etsy, and shes in the studio talking about some of Etsys initiatives to get craft-makers together in their neighborhoods, collaborating, and building businesses. Joining Grace and Morgan over the phone is Rena Tom of Makeshift Society, an upstart company that aims to bring together creative professionals o...


Episode 11: G.B. Tran and Vietnamerica
On this weeks After the Jump, Grace Bonney is talking with cartoonist G.B. Tran- but dont think of your grandfathers cartoons! G.B. is the author and illustrator of Vietnamerica: A Familys Journey, a graphic memoir about his parents immigration to the United States before the fall of Saigon in 1975. The book encompasses G.B.s family history, and also includes some of his own realizations about his culture and identity. Hear about the different processes that G.B. used in illustrating Vietnamerica, as well a...

Episode 10: Owyn Ruck of Textile Arts Center
There seems to be a renaissance in the world of fiber art, and on this weeks After the Jump, Grace Bonney is talking with Owyn Ruck of the Textile Arts Center about just that. Hear about how Owyn fostered her love of knitting, sewing, and tailoring throughout her life, and how that led her down the path of becoming a fiber artist. Learn more about the Textile Arts Centers range of classes - from weaving, to screen printing, to dyeing! Hear about some of the artists that inspire Owyn, and why you might think...

Episode 9: Tina Shoulders
On this episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined in the studio by designer Tina Shoulders to talk about diversity in the design world. Tina has designed textiles for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, CK Jeans, and Martha Stewart, and designs for her own company, Laidback Home. Hear about how Tina introduced the design world to a wealth of designers of different backgrounds via a panel at New York Design Week. How has the blogosphere served designers of color, and how can these designers get more exposur...


Episode 8: Megan Auman
Megan Auman defends stuff on this weeks episode of After the Jump with host Grace Bonney. Megan is the woman behind the popular website, Stuff Does Matter, and the author of the upcoming book In Defense of Stuff. Tune in to hear an in-depth conversation on the importance of objects in ones life, from functionality to nostalgia, and find out why most peoples idea of hoarding is way off base. Why are we so brainwashed into buying stock products when more interesting and higher quality hand made or artisanal o...

Episode 7: Sibella Court
On this installment of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined in the studio by Sibella Court- interior stylist, author, and shop owner. Sibella is the interiors editor at Vogue Australia, and is known for her shop in Sydney called the Society Inc. Sibella has also written several books including Etc., Nomad, and A Stylists Guide to New York City. Tune in to hear Grace and Sibella discuss the differences between New York and Australia, and why Sibella left New York City to move back home to Sydney. Hear abou...

Episode 6: Meg Mateo Ilasco and Mom, Inc.
On this episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined in the studio by Meg Mateo Ilasco, author of several books, stationary producer, and creative director of Anthology Magazine. Tune in to hear about Megs start in the art and design world, how an advertisement in Martha Stewart Living jump-started her career, and the struggle of being a working mom. If you want to start a business and be a mother, you have to learn to adapt to changes day-to-day; hear about how Meg has learned to make time for her chi...


Episode 5: The Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg
On this weeks episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is in the studio with Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler of The Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg. Listen in to learn about how Jonathan and Eric met, and how they decided to become partners and begin The Brooklyn Flea. Hear about the diversity of vendors at the market, and how it naturally produced the food-centric Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Jonathan and Eric also discuss the beginning years of The Flea, and how it progressed from a struggling marke...

Episode 4: Jason Goodman of 3rd Ward
This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney chats with Jason Goodman, Executive Director/Co-Founder of 3rd Ward, a multi-disciplinary workspace and education center in Brooklyn, NY. Find out what drove Jason to create a place where you can experiment, practice and polish your craft and creativity and how his artistic background helped drive his vision. Hear what makes Brooklyn such unique place and the perfect setting for a DIY space like 3rd Ward. This program was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards and Sons. Br...

Episode 3: Genevieve Gorder
On the third installment of After the Jump, Grace Bonney gets a chance to sit and chat with another inspiration of hers, TV personality and accomplished designer Genevieve Gorder. Hear how Genevieve created her professional path and how Minneapolis helped shape her design sense. Listen as she tells stories of MTV internships, college revelations and Duffy Design Studio. Learn more about what it takes to makes your design career dreams a reality from somebody who made exactly that happen. This program was sp...


Episode 2: Of a Kind
On the second installment of After the Jump, Grace Bonney chats with the women behind her favorite website at the moment, Of a Kind. Hear how Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo met and decided to turn the design world upside down with their wildly successful website featuring limited-edition products and stories from emerging fashion designers. Learn more about the nature of online sales and how they aspire to make the experience more personal and hands on. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market. andnb...

Episode 1: Todd Oldham
On the inaugural episode of After the Jump, host Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge chats with one of her biggest inspirations, designer Todd Oldham. Todd has worked on everything from clothing lines to MTV shows to La-Z-Boys. Hear how his global upbringing helped shape his design style and how each of his projects tap into a different creative space. How does Todd juggle all of his projects while maintaining a healthy home life? How is working for large corporations different than designing for yourself? Find o...