image courtesy of Grace Bonney
I thought Jake Dobkin was going to be a hard act to follow, but now that I've communed with Brooklyn Belle Grace Bonney, I'm thinking this is going to be FUN! Grace is the founder of the galactically popular design blog, Design*Sponge, which she started in 2004 when she was like 18 or some unconscionably young age.
Flash forward to 2011, and she's now in the RSS readers of, well, everyone. She has a book coming out soon, speaks at events and conferences all over the place, and basically is her own one-woman design empire...and she lives and works right here in Park Slope! Well, until she jilts us for Greenpoint, anyway.