Win it: Beso

You’ve heard of Beso, yes? It’s a sort of genius (if I do say so myself) site that scours the web for the absolute best things to buy, making it that much easier for you to shop your favorites all in one place. They also make it possible to create collections and save oodles of your favorites – you know, for when you get that bonus or hit the lottery or decide that pair of shoes is more important than not eating ramen all week. That’s my A Night On the Town collection up above and I’m seriously crushing on that botier Misha convertible clutch. I love how it adds a little pop of color to the otherwise black and gold outfit.

Now here’s the really great thing – you have the chance to create and win a collection of your own creation! 

Here’s How to Enter:
1. Head over to Beso and create an account if you don’t have one already.
2. Build your own shopping collection.
3. Comment below and share your link!

TIP: To create a collection, search around the site and click the + symbol next to each product and select Add to New Collection. Continue to shop, shop, shop! Check out mine for inspiration.

* Open to US residents, 18 and older. Contest ends 2/13/12. One entry per person. Contest valued at $150. Giveaway rules and disclosures.


14 Hours of Love Twitter Giveaway


Fourteen hours of chances to win a set of minted’s personalized valentines, not too bad a way to start the week right? Things kick off right now and go through 10pm CST tonight, I’ll be randomly choosing one winner an hour and notifying them via Twitter. Good luck!

To Enter the Giveaway:
1. Head over to Twitter and share the giveaway with your readers. Be sure to include my handle – @designcrush – and the hashtag #14hoursoflove along with a link to this post. Example: I just entered the #14hoursoflove giveaway on @designcrush!
2. Share a link to your tweet in the comments section below.
3. You can enter once an hour.

Terms of Entry: Open to US residents only. One entry per person per hour.


Win It: Diana Mini


Photography has always been one of my favorite art forms, one big reason being that it’s so easily accessible to just about everyone. I’ve been lucky enough to create my own little collection of cameras over the past twelve years or so, but one that was missing was a Diana. A Diana shoots lomography-style photos, heavy on color and saturation. I’ve been playing around with a white Diana Mini for the past month or so, and having a blast. And guess what? You’ve got a chance to win one of your own from Lomography!

How to enter:
1. Click here and sign up for the Lomography newsletter.
2. Pop back over here and let me know!
3. Do both before December 11th at midnight EST.

As a little treat, sign up for your own LomoHome page and get $10 to use in the Lomography online store! You can also check them out on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.


Win It: Help Ink

Let’s kick off this week of thanksgiving with a little bit of just that.

Help Ink is a collaborative art project, and with each purchase you’ll be doing your part to help charitable organizations and individuals around the world. Because as much as we complain about the US of A, let’s face it, our lives are good. This morning I’m really happy to partner with Help Ink for a double-doozy giveaway that features two of their killer pieces of art! Now read carefully, because this is actually two giveaways in one and you’ll need to enter each separately.

GIVEAWAY #1 – Good Deeds by Jon Contino
18 x 24″ giclee
40% of profits of this print support Smile Train 

To Enter:
1.  Tweet about the giveaway! Be sure and include the hashtag #HelpInk (ex. I just entered the #HelpInk giveaway over at @designcrush!)
2. Pop back over here and let me know you posted your tweet by linking to it. (Make sure you do, I’ll be cross-referencing!)
3. Do both before Sunday, November 27th at midnight EST.


GIVEAWAY #2 – Live Free Give Freely by Jon Ashcroft
 18 x 24: giclee
40% of all profits of this print go towards Charity Water

 To Enter:
1.  Sign up for Help Ink’s newsletter here.
2.  Leave a comment letting me know you’re subscribed. (I’ll be checking you twice!)
3.  Do both before Sunday, November 27th at midnight EST.


Win It: Minted Notebooks


Today Design Crush is pleased to have the exclusive on Minted’s new notebooks, beauties aren’t they? I’d honestly be happy to carry around any one of the designs to jot my notes. So many great designs that can be personalized and made your own. And to make your day just a little bit better, we’re giving away five of them!


To Enter:
1. In the comment section share which design is your favorite.
2. Leave a valid email address (only for notification purposes).
3. Do it all before Friday, November 11 at 12am EST.


Win It: Ariat Boots


Two ironic things about this giveaway starting today:
1. I’ve lived in Oklahoma off and on since 1998, yet never owned a pair of cowboy boots until a few months ago.
2. This is the first day I’ve not lived in Oklahoma in five years. (I’m in New York.)


Those two things being revealed, I’m extremely excited to partner with a bit of an Oklahoma institution, Langston’s! They’re basically the go-to for pearl snap shirts and tight fitting Wranglers, but they also have lots of other non-Western wear and great jewelry. Today they’re giving away one pair of men’s or women’s Ariat boots, I have these and love them. You can never go wrong with a pair of boots and a little casual dress is my book, perfect weekend wear.


To Enter:
1. Leave a comment below telling us which pair of Ariat boots are your favorite. One comment only, please.
2. Enter a valid email address.
3. Do it all before next Monday, October 31st.


Langston’s is also offering 15% off any purchase over $50 through October 30th, just enter the code “crushed” into the promo field.


Win It: MOO Stickers



It’s been awhile since I’ve run a giveaway. But I’ve been a huge fan of MOO and their clever pint-sized MiniCards since their infancy, so when they contacted me about hosting one for their latest and greatest product of course I said yes.

Introducing Moo’s new round and rectangular stickers! MOO’s unique printing technology ‘printfinity’ allows you to place a different image or design on every single sticker. Upload your company logo, photos, designs, whatever. And if you’re at a loss MOO has plenty of their own you can choose from. These stickers are so versatile you can use them for product labels, name tags, business cards, photo stickers, literally anything your mind can think of!

And lucky you, five of you will win a set of 100 stickers (50 of each new shape)!


How to Enter:

1. Post a comment below and tell us what you plan to use your MOO stickers for. The more creative, the more fun, the better.
2. Enter a valid email address so we are able to contact you.

Five winners will be chosen from the comments by MOO and myself next Tuesday, July 5, 2011 and notified. Good luck!


Win It: Design In a Bag.

Design In a Bag is a seriously good idea that works by introducing you to collections of professionally coordinated kitchen and bath design recipes. It’s like you’re getting an interior designer’s expertise without the high price. Browse online galleries of coordinated kitchen and bath looks, each carefully designed and crafted by Rebekah Zaveloff. After picking your favorite concept (or two, or three) into the mail it goes! Complete concepts include cabinet, countertop, tile and paint samples, shopping list and hand-drawn renderings. Once they show up at your door you can sit down with a glass of wine, feel the materials, and picture your redesigned room before taking action.

This week one of you has the chance to win the concept of your choice and get crackin’ on that room that screams ugly.

To Enter, Tell Me in a Comment:
1. Which room in your home needs a little TLC?
2. Your email address.
3. Do it all by Monday, September 6th at 9am CST.

The Fine Print: Please leave only one comment. Those who do not leave a valid email address will be disqualified. Winners will be selected randomly using and contacted Monday, September 6th.


Win It: Roll&TumblePress.

This week’s giveaway is from my neighbors in Arkansas, Roll&Tumble Press. They’re also a huge design crush of mine. Roll&TumblePress is Christie and Caleb, partners in art and life who were born creative. They primarily print art and gig posters with the occasional holiday card thrown in for good measure around the holidays. Inspiration comes from quirky southern things, phrases from their grandparents, musical phases, artists of the past, old architecture and signs, typography, and eavesdropping among numerous other things.

The Process. Each poster begins with something as simple as an image or phrase. Color palette, layout, size and typography are discussed. Caleb begins to illustrate, the line drawing then is transferred to linoleum or wood blocks. These are then hand carved, sometimes by Caleb sometimes by Christie depending on the “style”. Caleb prefers clean and precise, while Christie is more folksy. Once all blocks are carved the type is chosen from the cases, using almost all antique wood type and some vintage lead type. The inks are then hand mixed. Once it’s time to hit the press, they hand crank their vintage Vandercook letterpress once for each color on each poster, talk about labor intensive! The things we do for love.

Roll&TumblePress are giving away a set of their Eat & Drink letterpress posters. I’ve had them bookmarked for weeks! They’re available in three colors for you to choose from. The Drink poster is perfectly Halloween-y to me and would also be great over your bar area. And Eat is obviously kitchen material for sure.

To Enter, Comment and Tell Me:
1. About the first poster you remember adorning your bedroom walls with as a youngster.
2. Leave your email address.
3. Do it all before Monday, August 30th at 9am CST.

The Fine Print: Please leave only one comment. Those who do not leave a valid email address will be disqualified. Winners will be selected randomly using and contacted Monday, August 30th.