This November will mark ten years since we launched Curbly (woah). And in all that time I think it's fair to say we've learned a few things (please, please don't go back and look at some of our early blog posts, photos, or videos). So this fall, we're trying something new: we're announcing our first-ever photography workshop. We're teaming up with our friend (and ridiculously-good photographer and...
This summer, we moved into a new studio space on a bustling avenue that cuts right through the heart of St. Paul and Minneapolis. We love it; our huge floor-to-ceiling-windows look out into the sun-filled street and sidewalks where we can watch the light-rail trains go rolling by. But the people looking back at us don't have as much to look at; our storefront is still looking a little shabby and unloved. So we decided to start out office transformation from the outside in: with a few large-scale DIY concrete planters.
It's time for a summer decor refresh, and we've teamed up with a handful of gorgeous, modern brands to help you make it happen! We're giving away $2,100 in decor products and services:
- Decorist Classic Makeover: full room design in your own style and budget including a detailed write-up, shopping list and floor plan plus a $50 furniture credit (total value: $350)
- $350 in authentic peel and stick wood wall paneling from Stikwood
- $350 in comfort-driven luxury sleepwear built for function and flattery from Lunya
- $350 in "Room in a Box" bedroom decor arrangements from Remodo
- $350 in modern furniture from interior designer resource LexMod
- $350 in environmentally friendly detergents, fabric care, and home cleaning products from The Laundress
To enter, simply follow the link below and start dreaming up the possibilities!
Making ice with an ice cube tray is easy enough, but, did you know that concrete objects is nearly as easy? With a single silicone ice cube mold, you can make a variety of useful objects for the home. Read on for step-by-step instructions on how to do it!
Are you a fan of IKEA hacking? Do you love concrete? Of course you do! This light pendant project employs ShapeCrete, a uniquely shape-able concrete that allows the user to “pack” the mixture into a form, eliminating the need for complicated knockouts and additional forming supplies (read: save money, time and headaches). Unlike traditional concrete, ShapeCrete allows us to take advantage of a huge range of pre-made molds and forms to create concrete objects like this uber-stylish pendant.
Hey, are you even reading this? A huge number of our readers probably aren't, because most of you come here from Google or Pinterest searching for one specific thing, and then leave. That's exactly what we're trying to change with this redesign. We're re-branding Curbly in hopes of making it a place you trust to inspire and teach you, every day.
When Curbly launched, nine years ago, these things didn't exist: iPhones, Pinterest, self-driving cars, and my two children. Curbly was meant to be a social network for people who were into design, decor, and home improvement. And while our mission, "Love Where You Live", hasn't changed, just about everything else has.
If you checked out the Curbly House tour we posted last month, you might have though our house projects were all completed (we did use the words "It's Finished!" in the title, after all). Alas; we must confess to some wishful thinking/titling. There's still lots to do, and our side entryway was the worst offender:
The space is a little odd; it's a landing...
Was it really just weeks ago we were basking in the front yard, watching the kids scuttling beneath the sprinkler? Oh, faded ghosts of summer! But seriously, for most of us, those days are long gone, and now it's time to hunker down in a warm house with fuzzy socks, steaming soups, and a borderline-dangerous supply of piping hot coffee.
At our house we have a seasonal routine we follow to get ourselves prepped for the long...
Hey, have you seen our free, downloadable kitchen cleaning cheat sheet yet? This one's from a few years ago, but the tips are still helpful.
Read on to find out how to download the free PDF immediately!