Hearts! Hearts everywhere! With so many fabulous tutorials out there, it's hard to choose only one. Of course, with these clever & easy how-tos, you can do them all with time to spare. Pictured above is felt heart garland from How About Orange.
This year, Curbly asked Carina Murray of Crow and Canary, an artisanal stationary firm based in Portland, Oregon, to select some clever and creative original Valentine's Day cards from independent designers and artists. Her picks for the guy in your life were totally spot on, so we're equally thrilled to share this roundup of lovely and adorable cards for the wonderful women you want to honor.
Valentine's Day will soon be upon us, so it's high time we bust out some gift guides! If you've got a modern male on your sweetheart list, here are fourteen gift ideas he's sure to love.
With two weeks left before February 14th, we figured it was about time to find this year's most thoughtful and heartwarming greetings. But, in 2011, it's becoming increasingly difficult to find the best way to say "I love you" at the card store at the mall, or worse, the aisle at the supermarket. Times have changed, and there's a whole world of stationary out there to help you share your warmest thoughts.
For help, we turned to our pal Carina Murray of Crow and Canary, an artisanal stationary firm based in Portland, Oregon.
Looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day? Spread the love by hosting a Valentine Swap!
Curbly's motto is "Love Where You Live", so, naturally, that includes the most important room in the house, the kitchen, and what you do in it, which is COOK! No, we're not a cooking or food site, but we do our fair share of coverage on that topic (see our Food Fridays section to explore), and I like to think we can offer a different perspective than some of the more hardcore foodie sites.
So, here's my 2010 Holiday Gift Guide For...
Check out Swelldesigner's cool post on how to make really cool, personalized wrapping paper for your gift-giving adventures this season.
Photo Images: Herman Miller
Nobody has done as much for cool, modern heart designs as textile designer, and lover of folkart, Alexander Girard. I became a huge fan of his furniture and fabric designs when we were entrenched in making the projects for Curbly's book, Make It! MidCentury Modern. I was more than delighted to see Herman Miller's blog tribute posted yesterday about their beloved Master of Textiles. It states,
"In the 1967 Herman Miller catalog the “International Heart” is referred to as “Love Heart” and “A tribute of Love and Friendship to your wife, sweetheart, or customer." And you could get a 15 1/2 square for a whopping $2.25. Not bad!
See the Master at work, and get a peek into his studio...
If you haven't heard, Valentine's Day is this Sunday. Are you ready for it? If not, check out these great how-to posts from the Curbly vault. We <3 them!
Love's all about sharing what you have...and Creature Comforts has plenty of free goodies to share this Valentine's Day.
Hershey, the king of chocolate, tells us how to make chocolate rose buds with Kisses. Perfect for Valentine's Day, of course, but also great for Mother's Day and favors for upcoming showers and weddings too. Here's what well need
Last minute V-Day shopper? Don't worry...you don't even have to go to the store.
Just press print!
This heart-day do something unexpected and sew your Valentine his/her Valentine! Amy gives us the breakdown of what we'll need to whip one