Do you remember 24 Merry Days last December? Well, this year it’s back and about a million times better than ever. In case you’re not familiar, 24 Merry Days is an advent calendar of giveaways – one a day from December 1st through the 24th featuring 24 bloggers. Audrey of A Little Street has completely outdone herself pulling the entire project together with gifts from Public Bikes to Max Wanger to Mud Australia – times 24. (I can hear your jaw dropping over here. It’s okay.)
I’m not allowed to spill who’s giving away what when, but I can tell you that it’s going to be amazing. And that you can check in on the 24 Merry Days site each day starting December 1st to find out where to go to enter that day’s giveaway. You can also follow me on Twitter at @designcrush where I’ll be sharing the same info each day. Get ready to click guys, cause it’s gonna be AWESOME.
White accessories are some of my favorite to add to my home, they add so much personality without the clutter. A few weeks ago Imm Living asked me to choose some of my favorite pieces from their collection to style for their Choo Choo Chooses campaign and I jumped at the chance. Imm is the absolute king of white and one of the best at marrying playfulness and functionality in their accessories.
I immediately gravitated towards the Socialites. Both of their hats can be removed to stash little collections, but I think I’ll be using them as occasional vases for seasonal flowers and greenery this holiday season.
I fell fast for the King’s Subject Containers, namely the hippo with the sweet little bird perched upon his nose. Right now he’s hard at work with a nosegay of wildflowers on my coffee table, but I’m also looking forward to putting him to work holding my favorite pens. I love how imm’s pieces lend themselves to multiple uses!
I’ve been searching for just the right cake plate for some time now, and knew I’d found it when I saw the horse head Takes the Cake Plate! I can’t wait to serve hors d’oeuvres and other treats to guests atop his majestic head, but rather than put this guy behind closed doors in the cupboard I’ve decided to place him front and center on my dining table to collect keys, sunglasses, etc.
This gold Lucky Break Wishbone Wall Hook was a no-brainer, as I’m forever searching for ways to organize my necklaces and to keep them from tangling with one another. I also wouldn’t mind the little bit of luck it might bring!
That’s right, you have a chance to win all five pieces! And one last little surprise, Burke Decor has partnered with Imm Living and is offering you all 15% off storewide (including Imm Living), just enter the code IMMLIVING15 during checkout. Time to start crossing those holiday gifts off your list! You can also like Imm Living on Facebook for the latest updates!
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Caitlin!
1. In the comments section below, tell me your favorite item from my picks above!
2. Leave a valid email address in the form (for notification purposes).
3. Do it all before Sunday, November 23, 2013 at 11:59pm CST.
This morning I’m excited to share a brand spankin’ new line of home accessories with you – the site just went live today! B for Brandie is out to add a dash of fashion to the table in a very chic way. Fresh colors, sophisticated patterns and contemporary designs abound in their debut collection that features dinnerware, flatware, glassware, placemats and napkins. The best part is that it’s all made to be mixed and matched, bringing a very personal touch each and every time you gather around the table. Perfect with the holidays being just around the corner and entertainment being taken up a necessary notch.
To get those wintery dinner party juices flowing, one of you has the chance to win two of these brilliant blue-themed place settings along with a pair of Olivia Champagne Wine Combo Glasses (my favorite!)! Each setting from B for Brandie includes an Astor Charger Plate in gray, Vanderbilt Dinner Plate in navy, Truman Dessert/Salad Plate in turquoise, and a Truman Bowl in navy as well as a set of Olivia Champagne Wine Combo Glasses that can be used as wine or champagne glasses with a flip!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
1. Leave a comment below telling us your favorite entertaining secret.
2. Like B by Brandie on Facebook.
3. Leave a valid email address in the form (for notification purposes).
4. Do it all before Sunday, November 17th at 11:59pm CST.
Thanks to a librarian aunt, as well as a mom and grandma who are both voracious readers, I’ve been a bibliophile for basically my entire life. So when it comes to the holidays I love to gift books more than just about anything. As it turns out Chronicle agrees, they’d like us all to take the pledge to give more books this holiday season. Just click below to sign up and you can download either a red badge or white badge to add to your site to support the Give Books campaign! For every #GiveBooks tweet, pin, or online signature Chronicle will donate a book to children in need through First Book with a goal of 10,000 books. As if that weren’t enough incentive, you can also receive 30% off and free shipping on everything at ChronicleBooks.com (excluding personalized products) through 12/31 with the promo code GIVEBOOKS.
Chronicle also invited me to choose ten of my favorite titles from their collection to gift to friends and family this December, no small task. But here’s the super duper part – you have a chance to win the same ten books! That’s right, a fat stack of reading material that you can either gift away or add to your own bookshelves. Included are One Line a Day: A Five Year Memory Book, Blog, Inc., Gem and Stone, Lists, 100 Years of Fashion Illustration, Pulled, Tartine: The Boxed Set, Little Paper Planes, The Art of Instruction, and Creature.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS, ROD!
To Enter the Giveaway:
1. Make the pledge to Give Books!
2. Pop back here and tell me in the comments below that you’ve done so.
3. For an extra entry tweet about the giveaway using the hashtag #GiveBooks.
4. Pop back here (a second time) and tell me in the comments below that you’ve done so.
5. Do both before Sunday, November 10th at 11:59pm CST.
This giveaway is for U.S. residents only. Giveaway rules + disclosures.
01/ I know that guacamole is extra. It always is.
02/ Clever slouching book bookends.
03/ Not one. Not two. But thirteen ways to make hummus.
04/ We’re giving away three tickets to Alt For Everyone!
05/ Just some paintings of bodies hidden under rugs.
06/ Catastrophic disasters recreated as layered sculptures.
07/ Ten photos that look like hyper-realistic paintings. But aren’t.
08/ Your Last Shot asks what photo you’d want displayed at your funeral if you died tomorrow.
09/ Towering metallic men sculptures in Taiwan.
10/ Massive, beautiful stick sculptures.
This week on Design Crush:
Mix #28: All the Hands In Your Pocket
Taste Tour: POPS
UPPERCASE: Work/Life 3
52 Weeks of Dogs
Skin & Bones
Alt For Everyone (Ticket Giveaway)
Design Crush + Dodge Dart
Our giveaways always start on a Monday, but I have an exception just this once. We’re giving away 3 tickets to Alt For Everyone and I wanted to get them in your hot little hands before all of the classes you want to attend are booked solid (including my two Design Crush Case Study courses, naturally)! It’s all happening in two short weeks, September 26th through 28th and I guarantee you don’t want to miss out.
Your registration includes:
• 7 online classes of your choice
• 1 online keynote sessions
• 1 virtual social meet-up
• 1 box of swag delivered to your door
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO AGNES, ILIANA, AND EMILY!
1. Comment below telling me what class your most looking forward to.
2. Leave a valid email address in the form, not the comment itself.
3. Do it all before Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at 11:59 pm CST.
Winners will be selected randomly and notified shortly after.
I don’t know about you but I think it feels good, really good, to buy local. And when local isn’t possible, it feels just as amazing to purchase from independent makers who are following their passions in life.
Scoutmob is an online marketplace that’s twofold. One, they promote independent makers – craftsmen and designers alike – through Scoutmob Shoppe and give you access to their inspired, authentic goods. Two, they set out to find unique destinations that make cities great by way of their mobile incentives, under-the-radar events, and their on the ground scouts. In a nutshell, Scoutmob believes that by surrounding ourselves with authentic experiences and things, we can make our lives that much more amazing.
Tan Leather Key Fob (Saddle Tan) by 1.61 Soft Goods. I’ve had the same green and white striped fabric key fob for years, and was definitely due for an upgrade. This one is loads classier and easy to find in my bag.
Mini Leather Clutch (Cognac) by Crow SLC. This clutch has a perfect sturdy form, nothing too slouchy. And the warm, cognac brown goes with just about everything in my closet full of reds and blacks.
14k Rose Gold Ring with Black Diamond by Porter Gulch. In this ring I’ve found my new favorite! The rose gold band is so thin that I don’t even feel it on my finger.
Raindrop Bangle 3-Pack (Black & White) by Baleen. Geometric and architectural in design, this set of bangles adds that special pop to anything I wear them with.
Midday Weekender Bag by Po Campo. Everyone needs the perfect bag, one to throw a few essentials into for a short weekend trip. This is that bag.
Porcelain Horseshoe by Redraven Studios. My grandparents had a real horseshoe hanging above a doorway in their house for years. I’ve always wanted to imitate it in my own home.
Now it’s your turn! Scoutmob is giving one reader a $100 Scoutmob Shoppe gift card to shop to your heart’s content.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS KAITLIN!
1. Visit Scoutmob and tell us who your favorite maker is in the comments section.
2. Make sure you’re signed in with a valid email address. (For notification purposes only.)
3. Do it all before Sunday, August 25th at 11:59 CST.
Remember that cheesy personalized gifts store? You know, the one that was inevitably in every mall in America back in the 90s. Well, Mark and Graham isn’t that. Being a graphic designer and having a innate love of type makes me a little leery of anything “personalized” by nature. So you can imagine the pleasant surprise I received when this next-generation personalization hit it right on the nose with their beautiful font options and clean, modern pieces. Mark and Graham believes that making your mark is more than a symbol, it’s an artful mingling of typography and design. And you know what? It really is.
Everyday Leather Tote | Turkish Hydro Cotton Towel Set | Kiyla Necklace | Brass Rectangular Cufflinks | Canvas Tote | Armor Lux Stripe Long Sleeve Shirt | Beachport Pinstripe Sheet Set | Make Your Mark Cotton Duvet + Sham with Numbers
These are just a few of my favorite pieces, and they’ve also just released a comfy new line of personalized bedding that’s the perfect combination of luxury and style. Those pinstripe sheets are screaming my name – I think they’d be fantastic in my newly redecorated guest room.
Here’s the fun part, this week I’ve teamed up with Mark and Graham to run a Pinterest sweeps that you’re definitely not going to want to miss out on! We’ve created a board – Just My Type – that I’ll be pinning to all week with typographic inspiration. Create your own and enter for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at Mark and Graham!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS KRISTIN!
1. Create a graphic-inspired Pinterest board. Be sure to include at least 3 Mark and Graham items!
2. Leave a comment here with a link to your board.
3. Do it all before Sunday, August 18th at 11:59 pm.
4. Good luck!
A winner will be chosen randomly soon after.
I own this necklace. I love this necklace. And now I get to give away this necklace to one of you!
Zelma Rose pairs classic style and modern design in their line of jewelry, with a focus on skilled American hand craftsmanship. Shop owner and designer Lisa Anderson Shaffer creates every piece in her Northern California studio in limited editions, using both the highest quality new and vintage materials along with hand chosen materials. The end result is both beautiful and functional.
The Chevron Statement Necklace is one of my favorite pieces in Zelma Rose‘s shop. It goes with virtually everything in my wardrobe, and with its chevron print is right on trend to pair with a printed blouse or dress! Here’s how you can snag one of your own.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Congratulations Sheila P.!
1. Follow Zelma Rose on Facebook.
2. Pop back here and leave a comment letting us know you’re following.
3. Do it all before Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 11:59pm CST.
A winner will be chosen using a random number generator and announced here the next day.
I love Dear Kate‘s line of underthings and even own a few pairs of my own. Their latest collection is The Starlet – black, lacy, lovely and available in two cuts (hipster and thong) and two linings (full and mini). One of my favorite qualities of Dear Kate’s pieces is that second part, the lining. It’s stain- and leak-resistant making these skivvies the perfect pair for summer, you know when sweating (I’m sorry, glowing) is de rigueur. Not to mention that super awesome few days we ladies look forward to each month. (Ugh.) One less thing to worry about when we already have world peace and summer weather on our minds.
And here’s the part you’ve been waiting for, Dear Kate is giving away your choice of either the Starlet Hipster or the Starlet Thong to THREE WINNERS! (And if you don’t want to wait they’re also offering $10 off on any purchase using the code ‘designcrushlove’ through Monday, 6/10/13.)
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
1. Visit Dear Kate and let us know what your favorite piece is!
2. Leave a valid email address in the comment form, NOT the comment itself. (For notification purposes only.)
3. Do it all before 11:59 pm Sunday, June 9th, 2013.
Winners will be announced shortly after and posted here.