The Ultimate Halloween Music Guide: 80 Tunes For Every Mood

The Ultimate Halloween Playlist Guide | 3 Different Playlists, 80 Songs Total

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 Vibes: 5 Free Typographic Downloads Based on Popular Hits this Summer

5 Free Typographic Downloads Based on Popular Hits this Summer

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 To: Make a Drum Light, Literally

created at: 09/22/2011

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

Before & After: A Colorful Painted Piano Makeover!

created at: 08/28/2011

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!  

created at: 08/28/2011

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

Desk-A-Day: Imogen Heap

 

credit: Future Music [http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/in-pictures-imogen-heaps-amazing-home-studio-225425#content]
January 2011 is Workspace month on Curbly; we’re exploring DIY ideas, organization tips, and design inspiration to make our creative spaces amazing.

Imogen Heap's desk

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

The Perfect Music for the Mid-Century

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

Holiday How-To: Make Your Holiday Lights Dance to Music.

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:

Via and image: Lifehacker. Continue Reading

Free Downloadable Spooky Music

created at: 2009-10-30

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.

Via. Zombie Dance Crew Tee available at Zazzle.