Candy is great, and costumes are fun, but what about the music? Whether you like jammin’ to Monster Mash or prefer to get down to Thriller, music plays a big part in this spookiest of holidays. But there’s more to listen to than just the Ghostbusters theme song (although that is a good one!). Here are 80 songs to get you in the spirit for spirits. From classic haunts to alternative rock, there’s a Halloween playlist here for everyone. Continue Reading
Summertime is all about kicking back, letting loose and enjoying some much needed relaxation time! Time to open the windows, let the breeze in, blast some tunes and be carefree – at least for a song or two. And these five prints based on popular songs this summer will be sure to remind you to take some time to just dance all your stress and worries away that might be hanging over your shoulder. It’s great therapy and a whole lotta fun! Continue Reading
How about a mixtape to help keep you energized as you clean? Yeah, baby!
With 24 tracks in all, just push and play, grab your mop and bucket and your place will be clean in no time–and you just might enjoy yourself while doing it! Click here to start jammin’.
When Lindsay says she has a drum shade in her house, I’m sure most of us would picture the regular drum shades, round and generally unexciting. But what she had envisioned and brought to fruition was something a little more literal. How about a Tom drum hanging from your ceiling? That is all kinds of awesome.
My little brother was a drummer in High School, and when he left home and abandoned his drum set, I should have snagged one or two for this project before my mom got rid of it. Continue Reading
A DIYer’s best friend may well be a bucket of paint and a good brush. From dressers to kitchen cabinets and even silverware, just about anything can be improved or given a new lease on life with a fresh coat of paint… even musical instruments!
Artist and blogger Jill Denton has been transforming her front living room into a colorful retreat, but the crowning jewel is this hand-painted piano! This makeover comes as a result of years of wishing and dreaming – and one solid week of sweat, paint, and drying time. Continue Reading
January 2011 is Workspace month on Curbly; we’re exploring DIY ideas, organization tips, and design inspiration to make our creative spaces amazing.
Every day in January, we’re featuring an inspiring office or workspace in a series we’re calling “Desk-A-Day”. Today’s desk comes from British-born singer and composer Imogen Heap. Note the furry exercise ball in lieu of a chair. And the grand piano shell that serves as a container for well, I’m not really sure what’s in there. Continue Reading
Last week while meandering through Target, I passed the Lifescapes kiosk. You know, that ‘push the button to hear snippets of a setting-the-mood CD’ deal. Anyway….the cover art of the CD pictured above caught my eye. I pushed the aforementioned buttonassociated with the title, and instantly was transported to the offices of Sterling Cooper. I had to buy it.
With titles such as How Mabel Get Sabel, Cha-Cha-Cha, and Betty’s Ride, its instrumental lounge-y tone is the perfect accompaniment to sipping an after-hours highball or perusing the pages of Make It! Continue Reading
Nope, no fancy DJ gear required…apparently, you can simply strip the wires from your Christmas lights, and plug them into the speaker wire terminals on your stereo reciever. Don’t be afraid if electricity makes you feel uncomfortable: the amount of current running through this setup is nothing to fear.
Check out kipKay’s video here:
Candy? Check. Decorations? Check. Costumes? Check. Creepy music? No. No?! Not to worry. Here’s some sites where you can download free songs and sounds to up the Halloween creep factor.
- spooky tunes of the kid variety
- from frightening soundscapes to dance tunes to fiendish songs
- creepy theme music from popular tv shows and movies
- more themes from tv and the big scream, I mean screen
I may behind in posting this video, but I’m gonna do it anyway, because I’ve fallen a little bit in love with it. The tune (superb in its own right) is Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie. The photography was done by Eyal Landesman and it was directed by Oren Lavie, Yuval & Merav Nathan. It’s a stunning example of stop motion photography.