A New Kirtsy

28 July 2011   //     1 comment   //   announcing, design, kirtsy, leap work

Super exciting news to share, y’all! Kirtsy relaunched yesterday!

I’m one of the co-founders and we’ve been working hard for about 5 months (or 3 years, depending on how you want to look at it) to get a completely new site up. The old site was a great experiment in crowd-sourcing. But as the web has become more crowded, Kirtsy became less of a resource and more of a, how shall we say, crackhouse. For spammers. With the new Kirtsy we wanted to preserve what we loved about the old Kirtsy (finding great stuff online) and present it in a way that wasn’t so spamgasmic. What we came up with was curated slideshows.

Every day, the new Kirtsy will feature a slideshow curated by some of the most interesting people on the internet. The topics will be all over the map — fashion, design, food, people, crafts. Our hope is that the slideshows will inspire you. They’ll be full of links to interesting articles, images to pin, projects to try, people to meet.

Yesterday’s big slideshow was a set of 10 easy one-day crafts — with step-by-step how-to’s — curated by Blogstar. I’ve already bought the supplies for the tie-dye bags because my kids are required to carry tote bags to school this year (instead of backpacks). I’m excited to help them make their own awesome looking bags this weekend. I’ll let you know how they turn out.

We partnered with Giggle.com for the launch, and to celebrate, they’re offering $10 off when you sign up.

I’d be honored if you’d take a look and let me know what you think. I’m kind of crazy excited about it all.

 

P.S. — Don’t know what Kirtsy is? No worries — here’s a short history.

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1 comment to “A New Kirtsy”

  1. Elayne says:

    Looking great, ladies! I’ll be keeping an eye on this site. I’ve had it bookmarked ever since I met a few of you back at SxSWi a few years back and love to see how it continues to evolve. :)

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