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The New, New Curbly HQ - We're Moving

by Alicia Lacy

The New, New Curbly HQ - We're Moving

This post is brought to you by Bill Murray and the movie 'Groundhog Day' because here we go again. One year ago, I was writing a post about the big move into our own studio space. It was a huge step for us, for in moving we made the decision to find a space that allowed us to create more work-life balance (less emailing/preparing dinner/managing homework, more intentional family time at home). 

Now, here we go again! Through a series of unforeseen - but maybe also fortuitous - events, the organization in charge of our space has decided to do major work on the building and cease rentals. 

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Makeover Tour: A Dull Basement to Bright and Cheery Home Studio

by Capree K

Makeover Tour: A Dull Basement to Bright and Cheery Home Studio

We're excited to share an exclusive makeover with you today! You may remember Alexandra Hedin and her fresh and colorful style from her week of inspiring guest posts last spring. Since then, she's been busy giving her basement laundry room a bright, cheery, and oh-so-functional makeover. Read on to check out the new space and get some behind-the-scenes details!     

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Eye Candy: 10 Colorful and Inspiring Craft Rooms

by Capree K

Eye Candy: 10 Colorful and Inspiring Craft Rooms

My "craft room" consists of piles and boxes of various materials scattered between several rooms, tucked into drawers and closets in a sad attempt at being organized. So, in an effort to inspire myself and those whose crafting spaces might need a little help, I've rounded up 10 colorful and drool-worthy craft rooms! Enjoy the eye candy, friends.     

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Studio Tour: Holly Magner of Grovecraft

by Bruno Bornsztein

Holly Magner's GroveCraft studio

"I make things out of other things". That's how Holly Magner describes the mission of GroveCraft, her one-woman handmade apparel company. Magner's main products are felted mittens and unique bicycling hats, both of which she produces at home in her studio. Though it's not mass production, there's a lot of stitching involved, with runs of hats or mittens sometimes numbering in the hundreds. As a result, Magner's workspace is designed to be...

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Gwen Hauser's Workspace Tour: An Art Studio With Freedom to Make Mistakes

by Bruno Bornsztein

Gwen Hauser is an atelier-trained painter; lots of classical training on how to capture light, get perfect skin tones, and do things the right way. And for a long time, that perfectionism was what stifled her creativity. 

Gwen Hauser in her St. Paul studio

"It was suffocating," she says. "I'm a mess when I work. I like things visually chaotic, and I needed the freedom to strip my art down to the core and make mistakes." You wouldn't know if from her paintings, which are...

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A Beautiful, Well-Organized, Small Business Office and Studio

by Chris Gardner

A Beautiful, Well-Organized, Small Business Office and Studio

Le Papier Studio makes modern and elegant silhouette creations, and recently, owner Vana Chupp upgraded from working at home to a brand new studio and office space. And from the looks of it, she totally nailed it.

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Bright, airy, well-organization, and seemingly incredibly functional. "Everything has it's space which make the studio look fairly organized most of the time (something I've always struggled with working from home).  You might remember my original posts, here and here about my home office? Aaron custom built my work area - which I love - but as the business kept growing, so did the need for more space. I never thought I would enjoy so much working outside the home - but so far, this has proven to be the best decision I ever made. Not only am I super productive during the time I am in the studio, but I get to BE with my family when I am home."

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Dumpy Garage Turns Into a Slick Modern Studio

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Dumpy Garage Turns Into a Slick Modern Studio

Kitchen and bathroom makeovers sort of grab my attention, but  garage, basement and shed makeovers stop me dead in my surfing tracks. In fact, this detached two car garage turned studio/office has me looking at my "dumpy" garage with new hope. After the conversion, the remodel increased the garage to include a bathroom, a loft and a roof deck. See the slick and modern results. 

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A Knotty Pine Memory

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 09/20/08

The sewing studio is finally finished.  I've posted photos of different angles of the room.  This room  measures 12' x 20'.  I brought the rocker in for two of the sewing moms who have newborns. On the other side of the table on the left is a room where the heavy duty work gets done like painting, upholstering, photographing projects and light construction.  There is one more room to the right of the rocking chair which has more fabric...

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Inside A Black Apple's Inspirational Studio

by Lilybee

I love other people's offices and studios and Emily, artist and creator of The Black Apple has a studio that's so pretty it makes my paws all sweaty. Behold!

created on: 09/19/08

created on: 09/19/08
created on: 09/19/08
 

She's managed to fit all kinds of (awesome) stuff into a not very large space without making it look cramped. She also has some very steal/borrow-able idea's; like the oilcloth topper on her painting and drawing table and those uber-cute kid suitcases used as drawers on the...

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The Metro Cabin

by DIY Maven

I live in a state where every other person owns a cabin somewhere. Usually ‘Up North’, which refers to Minnesota’s lake country. Some are little one-room shacks; some look like homes you’d seen in any suburb across America. Some have running water, some don’t. None that I’ve seen, however, look like the Metro Cabin. What a pity.

The Metro Cabin


This transportable, pre-fab structure can be assembled by 2 people in about 3 days. Yes, it’s a cabin of the one-room...

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DIY: Not Knotty Pine Anymore

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 09/03/08

Here's a sneak peak of the Knotty Pine re-do.  Cleanup and reorganization is so tedious until you get immersed in feeling all smug and self-righteous with your tidiness and order.  There was much to be learned from this DIY undertaking.  Complete planning instead of impulsive diving in was the best move I made.  Perseverence using new equipment (the spray painter) was well worth it in time saved.  Not quite perfectionism, but pretty darn close...

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