Calling all shopaholics! I’ve given Beso my share of props before, but now the mega site that spends their days scouring the web and matching your style so you don’t have to has a free app. Which means that your habit knows no bounds! You can shop in the carpool line, while you wait for a bathroom stall to open up, even while avoiding a poorly matched blind date. Or, you know, in your pajamas in bed like I plan on doing.
The app makes choosing your fashion persona super easy. I went with Polished Casual because I love a great pair of jeans and a pair of flats like nobody’s business. Beso then culls through everything for me, so that I only get options that I’ll more than likely love to shop. In fact, everything shown in the first image are pieces matched specifically to my style – all sorts of smart.
Now, let’s get to giveaway part where Beso will buy a randomly selected winner one item they shared (up to $200 value)!
1. Download the free Beso Shopping for iPhone app.
2. Share any item you love to your favorite social media channel (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.).
3. Leave a comment below letting us know!
4. Do it all before Sunday, May 26th at 11:59pm CST.
5. Favorite up to 10 products for extra bonus entries!
How do you stay on top of the things going on outside of your bubble? My world revolves around the web so it’s my obvious go-to for news, events, everything really. I’m especially loving the new MSN site which is really well-designed. The overall site is uber minimal – which you know I love – and it’s perfect for the the touchscreen. As an online publisher one of my favorite features is its ability to share real-time trends, I need to stay on top of so much all of the time that I’ll take all the help I can get. MSN is the best way to stay in the know and the new site design is only the latest reminder. Check out all of its features for yourself right here.
Now here’s the fun part! In honor of all things well-designed we’re teaming up with MSN to do a Pinterest sweeps giveaway. You have the chance to win any one item on the entire A Well-Designed Life board, it’s full of 33 beautiful things that are sure to make your life better designed!
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Elizabeth!
1. Follow the A Well-Designed Life board on Pinterest.
2. Comment below on which well-designed item you’d like to make your own.
3. Do it all before Sunday, March 17th at 11:59pm CST.
4. For an extra entry tweet about the giveaway using the hashtag #msndesigncrush!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post that I am being compensated for, however all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Design Crush going! Rules and disclosures.
Ever since having one of my favorite Instagram photos printed on wood and hung on my wall, well, I’m sort of addicted to finding new ways to leverage the technological art form. My latest experiment comes courtesy of Artifact Uprising, a 40-page 8.5 x 8.5″ softcover book filled to the gills with my favorite Instagram shots. I spent an entire evening going through my 1,000+ photos, paring them down, and then designing my book. I can’t stress how easy they make it. You get to choose from several different layouts for each page, and then it’s just a matter of dragging and dropping from the photos you’ve uploaded, resizing if you’d like, and electing to add text or not. When my book showed up on my doorstep I literally tore off the packaging to see the end result – and you guys, it is so good. It’s printed on the most luxe 100% recycled paper and the ink is perfectly saturated (as a graphic designer this is something I’m always super picky about and notice). Here are just a few of my favorite spreads from the book I created:
I’m really excited about the possibilities of creating these books for friends and family after events, holidays, etc – can you imagine how excited you would be receiving one?! Well guess what. You have the chance to do just that, create one of your own that is. Artifact Uprising (PS: Great name, yes?) is giving away one of the same Instagram books that I made.
This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Rachel!
1. Find your favorite Instagram photo and leave the link in the comments section.
2. Make sure your email address is correct (it’s just for notification purposes).
3. Do it all before Sunday, March 10th at 11:59pm CST.
Have you ever had someone from one chapter of your life pop up again in another one way down the road? I’ve had it happen to me a few different times, the most recent with illustrator Emily McDowell. The two of us attended advertising portfolio school together, and a few months ago our paths crossed again. This time in our post-agency careers. It was a welcome surprise, and the icing on the cake was realizing she was the Emily McDowell whose work I’d been seeing everywhere recently! Life is definitely funny sometimes.
So to celebrate friendship, Emily and I are teaming up on a giveaway of her lovely work. The winner will receive the print of their choice from Emily’s shop along with a second print for their best friend!
This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Shell!
1. Visit Emily’s shop.
2. Leave a comment below telling me which print your BFF would love best.
3. Do both before Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm CST.
A winner will be chosen randomly shortly after the giveaway closes. Good Luck!
Mondays are tough, so we’re starting this one off with a lovely little giveaway from Curio Road! Curio Road was founded last year by Sonali Bloom and Michael Segal with the mission to help us discover unique and inspiring products from exceptional designers. One look at their members-only community site and I’d say they’ve accomplished their goal in spades. Oodles of goodies from jewelry to accessories to home decor that combined make for some serious eye candy! In other words? There is no way to visit this site without buying something incredible.
This giveaway is now closed, congratulations to Thea!
To Enter the Giveaway:
1. Register as a member on Curio Road.
2. Like Curio Road on Facebook.
3. Stop back here to leave a comment letting us know!
4. Do it all before Sunday, February 10th at midnight CST.
A winner will be chosen randomly and announced here once the giveaway closes.
Shopping is awesome, and anything that makes shopping easier is also awesome by default.
Have you heard of Beso? It’s a site that organizes tens of millions of products from thousands of stores and brands (so yeah, a lot) in one place for you to browse to your heart’s content. You can also create Collections to put together the perfect art opening outfit or your birthday wish list with an easy drag and drop format. Beware: It’s addicting! I have New Year’s Eve on the brain and pulled together some statement necklaces, any of which I’d be happy to create an evening around for my latest collection – Make a Statement (Necklace) – which you can check out right here.
So what’s this giveaway business all about? Beso is spreading some holiday cheer by giving one of you a little something to smile about. All you have to do is create your own Collection and follow the steps below for a chance to win any item off of your board OR mine (up to $300)!
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Amber!
1. Head over to Beso, create a profile (if you don’t have one already), and make a Collection of your own!
2. Copy and paste the link into the comments section below.
3. Pop over and LIKE Beso on Facebook.
4. Do it all before Monday, December 24th at midnight CST!
A winner will be chosen randomly and announced here once the giveaway closes.
Full giveaway rules + disclosure.
It’s Design Crush’s turn – Day 11 of 24 Merry Days – to give away some amazing things! We’re one of the lucky sites having not one, but two giveaway – for this virtual advent calendar filled to the brim with a new giveaway at a different blog each day through Christmas Eve. And since we’re only halfway through the month, you have plenty more giveaways to enter if you’re just now hearing about this fun collaboration!
There’s something perfectly wintery abut cozy fleece, which makes the Striped Fleece Laptop Case and Striped Fleece Backpack from POKETO especially fitting for this time of year. Try not to cuddle with them too much.
TO ENTER GIVEAWAY #1
Visit POKETO and tell me what else you find especially lovely in the comments section. For an extra entry LIKE Design Crush on Facebook and let me know you did! Note: You must enter each giveaway with a separate comment. U.S. entree only please.
TO ENTER GIVEAWAY #2
Tell me in the comments section what Instagram photo you’d put on your watch face! For an extra entry LIKE Design Crush on Facebook and let me know you did! Note: You must enter each giveaway with a separate comment. U.S. entree only please.
Both giveaways end December 18th at midnight. Two winners will be chosen at random and announced here shortly after.
Today we’re talking about art in an often neglected space: the kitchen! With all of the cabinets, countertop necessities, and inevitable space issues most kitchens present it’s easy to see how the walls go under our radar. In fact, the only space my kitchen offers in the wall department is the backsplash. In the four years I’ve owned my home I haven’t really bothered to do much with it, but after some thought I realized it’s the perfect place for a miniature art gallery!
That’s why I’ve partnered with UGallery, to make my once boring backsplash the exact opposite. I hung two prints, but you could also set frames on the counter and lean them against the wall. I wanted the art to be the focus, so I opted for simple glass frames with no edge. I hope to continue filling in the space over the next few months for the total gallery effect.
Now here’s the fun part, you have a chance to win the same two prints from UGallery that I have on my walls! Coney Island Beach, New York by Bryan Solarski and This Is Only a Temporary Solution (Deer) by JenMarie Zeleznak. The beach photo is sure to make you think of summer all winter long, and the whimsical watercolor will make you smile each time you catch a glance.
Congratulations to comment #22 Kirsten!
This giveaway is now closed.
1. Follow both Design Crush and UGallery on Facebook.
2. Leave a comment here saying you followed both.
3. Do it before Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at midnight CST.
4. Cross your fingers! A winner will be chosen randomly and posted here.
UGallery is also offering Design Crush readers 15% off of your entire purchase when you use the code designcrush15 at checkout through December 15th!
Giveaway Rules + Disclosures. U.S. entrees only.
I’m so excited to be a Merry Blogger for 24 Merry Days! Audrey from This Little Street is the mastermind who rounded up a great group of bloggers who will be doing a giveaway (or two) from December 1st through the 24th, brilliant right? After all, this is the time of year to spread a little cheer if there ever was one. The project’s site is lovely and gives you a heads up as to which giveaway is which day on which blog. (Mine is the 11th!) And let me tell you, we have some amazing sponsors giving away things you’ve been coveting all year. I’ll be tweeting which blog is doing the giveaway each day, so I hope you’ll follow along with me at @designcrush if you’re not already. I’m so ready to give away all of the things!!
I’m pleased as punch to be part of Imm Living’s Choo Choo Chooses Thanksgiving Edition! About a month ago they asked me to choose a handful of things to style around my home, and since Imm has the most amazing white ceramic accessories it really couldn’t have been any easier. Take a look…
The bear Hunter’s Den Decorative Tray makes the perfect spot for my discarded tea bag, especially since I like to try and use each one twice!
The large Pedigree Collection Container fits in perfectly with my white vases. So far it’s made everyone take a second look!
Some of the only plants I’m able to grow are herbs, and they tend to run rampant in my kitchen. My blue mouflon Watering Hole Cruet is living next to the out-of-control basil and acting as a watering can!
This Totem Cup Set is one of my favorites! How can you not love their mischievous faces? They’re currently residing next to my dry goods to show off their tall and narrow look when stacked. Can’t wait to use them for hot chocolate this winter.
The deer Royal Tine Jewelry Holder is perfect for organizing the pieces I wear most, and I keep it close at hand on one of my bedside tables.
A business gal has got to have her office in order, and this pretty little Feather Card Holder is the perfect thing to keep my cards close at hand.
Oh, and that little mention of a giveaway? Well. One of you has the chance to win EVERYTHING I just mentioned. Yup, all six pieces.
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to #140 Kirsten!
1. Leave a comment telling me which piece is your favorite.
2. Make sure the email address you leave is valid.
3. Do it all before Monday, November 19th at midnight CST.
(You can read the full rules + disclosures right here.)