Friday, January 11, 2013

I met Design*Sponge's Amy Azzarito

Yesterday I went into NYC to meet with a few of the authors I'll be doing book publicity for with Abrams|STC Craft (which really has been like a dream job for me). I met Amy Azzarito, who is the managing editor for the uber-popular website, Design*Sponge. She's also the author of the upcoming book, Past & Present: 24 Favorite Moments in Decorative Arts History and 24 Modern DIY Projects Inspired by Them.

I've talked with Amy on the phone before and she's always been super nice. Meeting her in person was no different - she was engaged, positive and had great ideas for spreading the gospel about her book (which I am psyched to work on as its all about DIY home decor). As I sat there listening to her, I kept thinking to myself, "I hope she doesn't mind that I want to be a groupie and take her photo!" She didn't mind.

Amy Azzarito (left) with her new book, Past & Present, and some woman on the right who needs a haircut!

Amy's book includes essays about some of her favorite moments in decorative arts history that pair with do-it-yourself craft projects for related modern decor. Check out some of the projects below!






 I myself want to try making several of the projects in the book! What a fun day I had...surrounded by books and creative people! Does it get any better?!!






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