As we head into the weekend, I wanted to wrap things up this week with one of the beautiful images that just added to the . This week’s discussion about inclusivity in design (the response to which has interestingly been happening mainly via DMs, but you can see ) has led to so many great off-shoots of that topic, one of which has been the lack of representation for people of color, people over 40, people with disabilities, and people from the LGBTQ community in stock photography. We don’t use a lot of stock photography at Design*Sponge, but I know so many publishers, brands and companies do and I wanted to share some of what Andrea is putting out into the world, as well as links to three companies providing wonderful options for anyone looking to celebrate women of color in stock photography: , , and . Seeing ourselves and our full community reflected in imagery is so important, so if you’re looking for imagery for your next project, I hope you’ll consider pieces like the ones Andrea has posted (above, ) and images from the companies above. Until Monday, have a great weekend and check out my favorite stories from around the web below. xo, Grace
Take A Note: ? This looks super cool… if not a bit bumpy to walk on.
BLK MKT Brick & Mortar: Kiyanna and Jannah of BLK MKT Vintage (an incredible online shop selling black vintage artifacts, found items and furnishings) are raising funds to open up a brick-and-mortar shop. I’m so excited about this and hope you’ll .
To Stick or Not To Stick: for anyone thinking of going for a bold pattern, but perhaps feeling a bit nervous about the permanent aspect.
Eat Up: Want something hearty and delicious to eat this weekend? Try Tim from Lottie + Doof’s .