CurlyRed | A Design Blog


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This area is a place to explore design ideas and inspiration, share recent work and testimonials, and let you know about upcoming CurlyRed and art-related events happening in Garrett County, MD and beyond.

If you would like to contribute or be featured in this blog, please contact Kendall at kendall@curlyred.com.


Published: February 1, 2023

Every February at CurlyRed, we donate 10% of our proceeds to two worthy nonprofits! This year our Garrett County recipient is Pop Pop's Path and our Baltimore recipient is Ballet After Dark (BAD). You can read more about these fantastic non-profits below. Pop Pop’s Path is a brand new local non-profit dedicated to raising awareness […]

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Published: January 31, 2023

CurlyRed turns Sweet Sixteen today, wooohooo! Over breakfast, I was reminiscing about some of the harder things I've faced in the past 16 years. Like in 2008, when the recession hit and I lost the few clients I had and had to start all over again. Like in 2009, when a former client threatened to […]

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Published: January 25, 2023

Just a reminder: CurlyRed is turning 16 YEARS OLD (can you believe it?). And if you know us, you know we love a theme (as if!). So plan to join us and channel your inner Kurt Cobian, Cher from Clueless, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or any other 90's icon and join us at The Vagabond […]

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Published: January 18, 2023

First, a bit about BSI: Berkeley Springs Instruments, LLC, (BSI) has specialized in the development and application of innovative industrial technologies for over 35 years. These technologies include in-service tank robotics, nuclear power plant control room design, neural network software development, remote monitoring systems, and more. BSI and its legacy companies embarked in 1980 and […]

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Published: January 17, 2023

An interview with Kendall just went live today! You can read it here. If you'd like to follow SubKit for stories like these, here are there social handles: Instagram: @subkit LinkedIn: @subkit Twitter: @wearesubkit

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Published: January 11, 2023

*****NEW DATE: Join us January 26th! Same time, same place**** After years of being thwarted by Covid-19 we are SO EXCITED to be back and better than ever! Garrett County's first Women's Networking Event of 2023 is set for Thursday, Jan. 19 at noon at Ace's Run Restaurant & Pub! 👭 The featured speaker is […]

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Published: January 4, 2023

This year, we are going to pick a word for each month that starts with the same letter that starts the month name, and then our junior designer Olivia is going to create a sweet custom illustration around that word! Jubilee felt like a great word to kick off 2023. Not only does the word […]

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Published: January 3, 2023

On January 31st, CurlyRed will turn 16 YEARS OLD (can you believe it?). And if you know us, you know we love a theme (as if!). So we figured what better way to celebrate than a 90's party (given that president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig was very much a 90's teenager). So channel […]

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Published: December 23, 2022

Our team at CurlyRed would like to thank you for another wonderful year! As usual, we will be closing down our office between Christmas and New Years' for some much-needed rest and relaxation with our loved ones. Our offices will be reopening on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023. All phone messages and emails will be answered […]

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Published: December 14, 2022

Our president and principal designer, M. Kendall Ludwig had the honor of being interviewed by the Mountain Maryland Mamas, and the episode is now live! It was a really great conversation about how Kendall and her family ended up in Garrett County, the businesses and non-profits we’ve served, and Kendall's newest endeavor, Jitterbug Movement Studio […]

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Published: December 7, 2022

If you'd like to place a candle order for delivery, we encourage you to do so this week to arrive in plenty of time for the holidays! You can also stop by our CurlyRed building at 208 South Second Street, Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm to pick out your candles in person. Just […]

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Published: December 1, 2022

by M. Kendall Ludwig, CurlyRed president and principal designer Joy is a really tricky thing. It's fleeting, and it seems (in my experience) that the more I try to hold onto it, the more it wants to slip through my fingers. But someone wise told me recently that joy is something we need to choose […]

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Published: November 23, 2022

We are so grateful to each of you for supporting us this year, especially in our transition to buying a new building here in Oakland, and the opening of Jitterbug, our comprehensive dance studio. To everyone who’s come out to take a class or attended our salsa workshop, thank you from the bottom of our […]

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Published: November 17, 2022

“I wish I knew what to post.” “I don't have time to worry about social media.” “I should be posting online, but I don't even know where to start.” When thinking about your company or organization's goals for 2023, where does your presence on social media fit in? Do you have a plan of what […]

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Published: November 10, 2022

There are so many great events happening all over Garrett County over the next few weeks to kick off the holidays! Here are just a few that we are especially excited about: Next Thursday the 17th • 5:30-7:30pm Ladies! Please join us for a special "Shop Small" edition of AAUW's Cocktails and Convos at the […]

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Published: November 3, 2022

by M. Kendall Ludwig, CurlyRed president and principal designer Yes, I know, it's rather obvious. But I love Thanksgiving. I love the food, I love the time with family and friends. And I love that it creates a time set apart to remember how blessed we are, the good things that have come, and how […]

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Published: October 26, 2022

We're currently celebrating 150 Years in Garrett County, Maryland! The 150th Anniversary Committee has been commemorating our rich county heritage throughout all of 2022 at each of the municipalities’ annual celebrations. There was an extremely well-attended special community celebration event at the Garrett County Fairgrounds just last month. As part of this celebration, a commemorative […]

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Published: October 19, 2022

Jitterbug is a comprehensive movement studio located in the rear of the CurlyRed building at 208 South Second Street, in the heart of downtown Oakland, (an Arts & Entertainment district). It will offer a diverse range of movement classes, including but not limited to various forms and styles of dance, yoga and wellness classes, and […]

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Published: October 12, 2022

One of the best weeks of the year has finally arrived in Garrett County—Autumn Glory! We're excited to celebrate in our new space, just down the street from the Grand Feature Parade route. Our sister company, Jitterbug Movement Studio, is celebrating by offering demo classes on Friday and an open house on Saturday. If you'd […]

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Published: October 5, 2022

by president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig What is it about being a business owner that makes one think we have to project an air of success and confidence all of the time? I can remember clearly when I was early in my CurlyRed days, and how important it was at the time to […]

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