Giveaway: Moen Twist Showerhead ($100 Value)

by Bruno Bornsztein

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

This week we've paired up with the folks at Moen to give away one of their new Twist Showerheads. The Twist is an innovative little gadget, a handheld shower that lets you switch between four spray settings easily, with the flick of your thumb. We got one to try out in our shower, and loved in (especially for bathing the little one).

Read on to find out how to enter the giveaway, and to hear what I thought about the review unit we tested out.

The Twist Showerhead from Moen

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The 5-Second Standing Desk

by Bruno Bornsztein

This January (like last year) we're talking about the creative spaces where we get work (and art, and doodles, and crafts, etc.) done. Yesterday I stopped by a letterpress printer's shop (getting some cards printed up for my upcoming trip to Alt Summit), and I was really struck by one thing. The guy's desk chair looked like it hadn't been used in about 27 years. His whole job happens standing up, moving around.

And then there's me. And my laptop. The majority of my work happens in the space between my fingertips and the keyboard, which means the rest of my body is out of the loop. But it turns out sitting your skeleton down in a chair all day is pretty much suicidal.

The five minute standing desk

Fortunately, our friend (and editor) Chris Gardner came up with a quick way to fashion a standing desk out of 

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What's Your Color? Take the My Life, My Colors Quiz

by Bruno Bornsztein

It's that part of year when next year's color trend predictions are coming out, and it's a good time to start thinking about bringing more color into your home. In our case, Alicia usually tries to repaint the living room at least once or twice a year, just for good measure, and to drive me completely crazy.

This week, we've teamed up with Glidden to bring you their My Life, My Colors, quiz (below), a quick set of questions that'll help you...

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Hit List: Recapping Our 2011 Holiday Content (Gift Guides, DIYs and more!)

by Bruno Bornsztein

2011 Holiday Hit List - the best posts of the 2011 holiday season


We've made a real effort this year to ramp up our original content and roundups for the holiday season. Believe it or not, we actually started planning this stuff out in August! As a result, I think we have a collection of gift guides, roundups, and original content that is really superb (I admit, even I was shocked by how many posts it turned out to be).

In case you've missed any of it, or just want an easy way to see it all laid out, I'm going to list it all below! Come along!

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Curbly Essentials: Print-and-Cut Paper Snowflake Templates

by Bruno Bornsztein

 

Curbly Essentials: Paper Snowflake Templates

This month, we're giving away a free series of useful PDF tutorials that are perfect for the holiday season. We're calling it "Curbly Essentials", and today's download is a set of nine printable, cut-out-able paper snowflake templates. These sweet-looking things are modeled after photomicrogaphy of real snowflakes (if you have a minute, look at some of these images, they're amazing). 

Read on to see how to get today's...

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Curbly Essentials: Free Printable Paper Snowflake Garland

by Bruno Bornsztein

 

Curbly Essentials Download: Paper Snowflake Garland

This month, we're giving away a free series of useful PDF tutorials that are perfect for the holiday season. We're calling it "Curbly Essentials", and today's download is a great paper snowflake template and tutorial. You'll be able to make beautiful garlands like the one below in no time at all!

Preview of snowflake garland

Read on to see how to get today's download: Curbly Essentials: Paper Snowflake Garland

There are two ways...

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Curbly Essentials: Free Printable Vintage Holiday Ephemera

by Bruno Bornsztein

 

Vintage Holiday Ephemera Download

This month, we're giving away a free series of useful PDF tutorials that are perfect for the holiday season. We're calling it "Curbly Essentials", and today's download is 5 pages of unique printable vintage graphical elements (ok, fine, call it 'clip art' if you must).

Can't picture what I'm talking about? Here's a preview (the download contains the full-size images):

Ephemera preview

Read on to see how to get today's download: Curbly Essentials: Vintage Holiday Ephemera

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Curbly Essentials: How to Make A Paper Holiday Garland (Free Download!)

by Bruno Bornsztein

 

Curbly Essentials: Holiday Paper Garland

This month, we're giving away a free series of useful PDF tutorials that are perfect for the holiday season. We're calling it "Curbly Essentials", and today's download is a quick, easy DIY project that can add a lot of cheer to your home in no time at all: a paper garland!

Read on to see how to get today's download: Curbly Essentials: Holiday Paper Garland

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Curbly Essentials: How to Make Modern Paper Ornaments (Free Download!)

by Bruno Bornsztein

 

Curbly Essentials: Modern Paper Ornaments

This month, we're giving away a free series of useful PDF tutorials that are perfect for the holiday season. We're calling it "Curbly Essentials", and the first one is a sweet little how-to from our editor-in-chief Chris Gardner on making simple, stylish modern paper ornaments. You can download the PDF and print it out to use with family, friends, or as a project with kids. 

Read on to see how to get today's download: Curbly Essentials: Modern Paper Ornaments

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Giveaway: A Collection of Modern Design and Gifts from EcoSalon (A $450 Value!)

by Bruno Bornsztein

EcoSalon Shelter Box gift box giveaway!

What's better than a box full of eco goodness this holiday season? Our friends at EcoSalon, the web's largest conscious culture and fashion publication, have put together their annual Shelter Box, a hand-picked collection of the best green products for the home (valued at over $450). We're thrilled to be giving one away!

The Shelter Box includes Sleek reusable stainless steel pint glasses from Klean Kanteen and NAU, gorgeous journals from EcoSystem and a set of prints from Wolfie & The Sneak. And that's just the beginning; this box is full of eco fashionable, functional and sustainable items for the home, perfect to give as gifts this holiday season, or to keep for yourself. Read on to see how to enter for your chance to win!

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