Win It: A Well-Designed Life



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!

To Enter:
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.

  • dianne anderson

    March 11, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I would love to win “A Well-Designed Life Sweepstakes”. The well-designed items I would like to make my own are the Michael Aram Lemonwood Dessert Plates, what a fresh breath of spring.

  • glynis

    March 11, 2013 at 10:05 am

    I want it all, but I love the Fly By Bird feeder.

  • Amy@OldSweetSong

    March 11, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I need that arrows pillow for my new apt! NEED.

  • Laura

    March 11, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Oh man what a great collection!! If I could make anything from this set mine it would be the table runner. But I probably need the brianne faye purse more since I just lost my wallet this morning >.>

  • Rachel

    March 11, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I would love a chance to look at the Gold Modern clip lamp in my apartment everyday, it is fantastic!

  • Brandy Shuman

    March 11, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Love it all! But I think I need the geo-pyramid ring! 🙂

  • daria

    March 11, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I’m loving the Formosa Tray Table, it would be so useful and chic!

  • Molly

    March 11, 2013 at 11:07 am

    So many good things! I am in love with the freud espresso makers though. In love.

  • Terri H

    March 11, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Pretty scallop hoops by MeanderWorks on Etsy

  • joanna

    March 11, 2013 at 11:11 am

    i’d totally pick the pillow from leif! (

  • Ashley P.

    March 11, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I love the Dara Ettinger Eden Necklace! It’s beautiful and has a simple design – exactly my style. 🙂

  • Maria

    March 11, 2013 at 11:38 am

    This collection makes me happy! Especially the design of the Gold Modern Clip lamp. It is absolutely divine. Love the clean lines of the shade, with a twist of industrial influence in the neck and clamp, and the elegant gold coloring. This lamp would light up my life while clipped to the edge of my desk!

  • Gabriella Allen

    March 11, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Everything’s so simple and sleek; I love it! But if I could have my pick of the items, I’d definitely take the Gold Modern Clip Lamp. It’s so versatile and mobile. It would be a perfect addition to my dorm room, and eventually to my apartment, too!

  • Jessica H.

    March 11, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I am absolutely smitten with the Bubble Canisters!

  • Emily

    March 11, 2013 at 11:53 am

    So many amazing items, but I’m gonna go with the espresso maker. I’ve been eyeing the Freud coffee and tea ware for awhile now and would love to have anything from this line. So beautiful!

  • Lea Anna

    March 11, 2013 at 11:54 am

    The Brooks Of Bohemia table runner is my favorite item.

  • Kelsey J.

    March 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I would love the Freud Espresso Makers! Love love the handles!

  • Julie

    March 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I love the copper pencil holders! They look extremely elegant.

  • Tian Tower

    March 11, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    The Formosa Tray Table would make an amazing mini bar in my apt. Fingers Crossed! 🙂

  • AshleyB

    March 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Oh, I LOVE those white wine goblets. Pretty please!

  • Gretchen Alice

    March 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    That gold modern clip lamp is divine!

  • Trish T.

    March 11, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I love the bronze wooden ring!

  • Crystal

    March 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Following on Pinterest! I love the enamel cast iron dutch oven from West Elm!

  • Jenny

    March 11, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Well, everything on there is wonderful, but if I HAD to choose – the Copper Pencil Holder from Ferm Living tops my list!

  • Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist

    March 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    It’s so hard to pick one thing! I love the Brooks of Bohemia table runner, it’s perfect for this time of year when you’re feeling cabin fever.

  • Elyse

    March 11, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I’m loving so hard on the Perfection Print by WRDBNR. It’d be perfect for my studio.

  • Casey R

    March 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    i’m am loving the enamel dutch oven. sleek, simple, and practical!

  • Sarah Smith

    March 11, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    The metal flower arrangers are so lovely! I also really like the arrows pillow. 🙂

  • The Junk Drunk

    March 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I would love the gourd bowls by gleena!

    What a great give away. Thanks!

  • Sarah

    March 11, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Michael Aram Lemonwood Dessert Plates! So pretty!

  • Bethany

    March 11, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I would LOVE the dutch oven

  • Marianne

    March 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I like it all! But, the Dara Ettinger Eden Necklace.

  • Ashley

    March 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Though I could happily devour the entire board — that dutch oven looks like it needs to be in my life!

  • Kristin W.

    March 11, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I love the Kate Spade earrings!

  • Karen

    March 11, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I would love to win the Kate Spade New York gold and snakelike pyramid stud earrings. I love them!

  • Teresa Banman

    March 11, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    lovin the Formosa tray table but look it comes in Charteruse also!

  • spookycupcake

    March 11, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    So much greatness, but only one beautiful striped circle pillow! To brighten up my new navy sofa.

  • Jennifer

    March 12, 2013 at 3:14 am

    I love the star cutting board. I am revamping my kitchen and that bold cutting board would look great against my new turquoise shelving.

  • Heather V

    March 12, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Such a hard choice! But I have been longing for a white enamel cast iron dutch oven, so I have to pick that!

  • Linda

    March 12, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Great collection! Love the Metal Flower Arrangers from west elm- and every piece of jewlery on that board!

  • anna

    March 12, 2013 at 10:28 am

    love the GEO PYRAMID RING

  • Lindsey

    March 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Loved the Arrows Pillow and the Metal Flower Arrangers. Pretty much everything would go well in my place though!

  • Breda

    March 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I’d love to win those pretty scallop hoops by MeanderWorks on Etsy!

  • Kat Skull

    March 12, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I love the Perfection Print by WRDBNR – perrrrfect for my mostly white bedroom.

  • alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog]

    March 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I’m swooning after those gourd bowls! Lovely!

  • ActSubtract

    March 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    The Two-head wall sconce is just divine and would look lovely on any wall—and, better yet, it’d look lovely on any wall that’s mine! What a beautiful selection of items.

  • Justin

    March 12, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    I’m digging on those geometric paperweights.

  • Lauren P

    March 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    My life could use a jolt from one of those beautiful Freud espresso makers…here’s my tweet!

  • Michelle B

    March 13, 2013 at 1:14 am

    The Dara Ettinger Eden necklace is so beautiful. I would love to wear it! Everything on this board is fantastic!

  • Angie

    March 13, 2013 at 1:20 am

    I am about to enter my thesis year and am anticipating many long & sleepless nights. The Freud espresso maker would be a beautiful and useful companion.

  • Emily Akins

    March 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I’d love the gold modern clip lamp.

  • Elisabeth

    March 13, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    All such pretty items! The Formosa Tray Table would be my pick, as it’s clearly an excellent addition to any space.

  • Emily

    March 13, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    What lovely items! The bronze wood ring is especially swoonworthy–gorgeous and well-designed indeed!

  • Jossy S.

    March 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Everything on that board looks amazing; however, I must say that the gourd bowls by Glenna especially caught my eye.

  • celeste

    March 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    i LOVE the freud espresso makers … that pairing of wood and metal 🙂

  • Megan

    March 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    LOVE the Two-head wall sconce by ONEFORTYTHREE!!

  • Jessica

    March 13, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Such a fun giveaway! I’d love to own the Ben-Amun lucite cuff.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Following on Pinterest via Jessica Hamm

    jessicahamm at

  • Christine Fail

    March 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    The Fly By Bird Feeder is a great way to bring simple elegant design into the yard! And the birds are nice too 🙂

  • andra / fox lane

    March 14, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    what a fabulous giveaway! i just followed the board and i LOVE the gold circle stud earrings… and the paperweights!

  • rachel arnold

    March 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    its so hard to choose! everything is amazing, but I need a cast iron dutch oven, and the white one on this board is perfection!!!!

  • Molly

    March 14, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I would love the westelm enameled cast iron dutch oven! so pretty!

  • Sara

    March 15, 2013 at 2:14 am

    I love this board, good design feels so fresh and calming! I am obsessing with everything white with tiny bright details. I love the porcelain horseshoe! I would hang it with these amazing neon nails I have instead of the rope!

  • megan

    March 15, 2013 at 8:02 am

    It’s a toss up between the porcelain horseshoe and those awesome Kate Spade earrings!

  • hannah

    March 15, 2013 at 11:41 am

    definitely the enamel cast iron dutch oven!

  • Patti

    March 15, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Espresso Maker!!! Keep me caffeinated and I will be happy : )

  • Taryn

    March 15, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Oooh! I’d love the Locked In stud earrings or the cobalt gear necklace!

  • Jane Chika

    March 15, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I love the Kandinsky-esque circle pillow cover from Leif! Gimme!

  • Carolann

    March 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I would most like to win the Formosa Tray Table, although the espresso makers comes in a very close second.

  • lauren

    March 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    The lucite cuff is beautiful and perfect for spring!

  • Chris Olson

    March 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I love really everything in your beautiful collection. My fave is the Kate Spade NY ‘locked in’ small stud earrings. So pretty!

  • Heather

    March 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Crushing on the enamel cast iron dutch oven

  • Courtney VanSickle

    March 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway opportunity!!!
    I would love to have the Metal Flower Arrangers from West Elm, because I love the sculptural feel to them (I’m an artist!) and I adore flowers. They make my house a happy place, especially during the cold winter months.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Julia Stauble

    March 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I absolutely love the dutch oven and the espresso maker. Amazing pieces designed with simple lines and quality materials. Why can’t everything be like this?!

  • Vandal

    March 16, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    The Dara Ettinger Eden Necklace. It reminds me of my girlfriend so I’d give it to her and let her know.

  • Allison

    March 16, 2013 at 10:53 pm
  • Laura M.

    March 16, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    I would love to have the gold clamp lamp. Tweeted at @a_laura_ble

  • Samantha

    March 17, 2013 at 9:36 am

    oh gosh, that Eden Necklace … but I should really go practical. The gold clip on desk lamp would be the prettiest in my study! So much good stuff on this board, Kelly.

  • Victoria

    March 17, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I would both love and use the enamel cookware!

  • Bethany

    March 17, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I love the gold circle studs! I’m 29 this year, and I just got my ears pierced for the first time in New Zealand on my round-the-world adventure. I wear these little jade studs most days, but gold would be such a fun bit of extra sparkle!

  • Laura K.

    March 17, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I adore the Gold Modern Clip Lamp! It would be the perfect way to spruce up (and light up!) my desk.

  • Sarah

    March 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    The Dutch oven would be right at home on my stove top!

  • Caitlin M

    March 17, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I adore that star cutting board.

  • Lauren Mary

    March 17, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Oooh, I love all of the jewelry. But how could I not pick the DIY paper cat lampshade? 🙂