CurlyRed | A Design Blog

Why, hello there—thanks for stopping by!

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

Published: September 14, 2022

What scent should we create next? Options are: • Chocolate-covered strawberry • Lavender mint • Autumn leaves, clove, and smoke Voting closes Sept 30th. Thanks for participating! Vote for CurlyRed's next candle by clicking here!

Read More
Published: September 7, 2022

Join us at our brand new CurlyRed building at 208 South Second St. in the former CMCI building! The location is just behind Englander's and right across the street from the town parking lot, in the heart of downtown Oakland (an Oakland Arts & Entertainment District). After the ribbon cutting with Garrett County Chamber of […]

Read More
Published: September 1, 2022

It's been an eventful week for us. This past Monday, CurlyRed joined the ranks of property owners in downtown Oakland and purchased the former CMCI building at 208 South Second Street St, Oakland, MD 21550. The location is just behind Englander's and right across the street from the town parking lot, in the heart of […]

Read More
Published: August 24, 2022

Join Kendall for a free Hip-hop class at the Deep Creek Farmers Market market this Friday! Learn fun combinations while getting a great workout. All ages and levels welcome, just wear sneakers and comfortable clothing you can move in! M. Kendall Ludwig is the president and principal designer of CurlyRed, and believes in good design […]

Read More
Published: August 17, 2022

First, a bit of history: Sunkissed Tanning was established in 2013 by owner Alice when she decided to venture away from her 28-year career as a dump truck driver to pursue a bigger dream of owning her own business. Alice brought on her daughter, Hanna, as co-owner and service provider to help build on to […]

Read More
Published: August 11, 2022

If you've been following along, we are fortunate enough to have Olivia Weeks as our CurlyRed junior designer. Olivia came to us with a passion for illustration, and we've put her passion to good use. She has now created custom illustration work for multiple clients, and the results have been extraordinary. Shown above is the […]

Read More
Published: August 3, 2022

by CurlyRed president and principal designer, M. Kendall Ludwig I'm in a season where I really need to be brave. I'm in the midst of doing some new things, and those new things are scary. Fear can be helpful. It can also be debilitating. It got me thinking about one of my all-time favorite books on creativity, […]

Read More
Published: July 20, 2022

Have you joined our CurlyRed email list yet? We don't send emails out often, but we have some super important information coming soon, so message us to sign up if you don't want to miss it! Photo by Atomic Cheesecake Studios

Read More
Published: July 13, 2022

There are always so many great things happening in the summertime here in western Maryland, but we wanted to highlight A few things that are near and dear to our hearts: M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer for CurlyRed is thrilled to be part of the incredible cast of the musical RENT (and it […]

Read More
Published: July 7, 2022

by CurlyRed president and principal designer, M. Kendall Ludwig Do you feel like you have a little too much on your plate right now? Because I sure do. My sister-in-law recently made the kind comment that I'm really good at the work-like balance thing, and as much as I would love to believe her, I'm […]

Read More
Published: June 29, 2022

Broadford Recreational Park is a family oriented park owned by the Town of Oakland. The park offers a lake, picnic and beach areas, volleyball, basketball, boat launch, boat and pavilion rentals. The park is currently under construction with the creation of the Broadford Park Trail System. The park also hosts events through the year such […]

Read More
Published: June 21, 2022

M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer for CurlyRed is thrilled to be part of the incredible cast of the musical RENT. Vice-president Mark Ludwig did a photo shoot with the principals and created this vibrant, gritty, fun poster based on the original Broadway cast poster. We hope you can all come out and support […]

Read More
Published: June 1, 2022

No Day But Today - Rent GIFfrom Today GIFs CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig will be portraying Maureen in the musical RENT next month for Acting Out for Good in Cumberland, MD. Here's what she had to say about living fully: Being part of this cast has got me thinking a lot […]

Read More
Published: May 25, 2022

As our client, The Greater Cumberland Committee (TGCC), celebrates its 21st anniversary, our team at CurlyRed was delighted to create an annual report for them. The goal of this report was to help TGCC “share what they’ve accomplished, what’s next, and to honor those incredible individuals whose vision, tenacity, courage and hours of hard work […]

Read More
Published: May 19, 2022

Say hello to our newest web design intern, Ellie! We're excited to have her on board this spring/summer, and look forward to seeing what she'll accomplish during her time with CurlyRed. Here's a few things we've learned about Ellie: Where are you attending school? What are you going to school? What’s your dream career? I […]

Read More
Published: May 4, 2022

Good morning and May the 4th be with you! Silly memes aside, this year has been a strange one so far. As infection rates decrease, things in Garrett County are opening back up and our schedules are getting much busier. While it's wonderful to be out and about, reconnecting in person with friends and family […]

Read More
Published: April 27, 2022

According to TechTarget, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is a term used to describe policies and programs that promote the representation and participation of different groups of individuals, including people of different ages, races and ethnicities, abilities and disabilities, genders, religions, cultures and sexual orientations. This also covers people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and expertise. […]

Read More
Published: April 22, 2022

In honor of Earth Day today, we encourage you to donate to our CurlyRed client and friends at The Foundation for International Aid to Animals (FIAA). They are a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes humane and responsible treatment and training of domestic animals and advocates natural conservation of wild animals. They believe that the […]

Read More
Published: April 13, 2022

We hope that you are able to spend some time this weekend with your loved ones, and wish you an Easter full of peace and joy (and candy)! Our CurlyRed offices will close early this Friday, April 15th and will remain closed until Tuesday, April 19th. We will respond to all emails and voice messages […]

Read More
Published: April 6, 2022

So we're now about 1 week into April, and it's still cold and raining again. BLAH! This time of year here in Garrett County is the ultimate tease—a warm sunny day will make you think that spring is finally here, but—guess what?—JUST KIDDING! We might get snow again this weekend. So what are we to […]

Read More

Blog Archive

  • 2023 (6)
  • 2022 (45)
  • 2021 (40)
  • 2020 (38)
  • 2019 (32)
  • 2018 (26)
  • 2017 (40)
  • 2016 (35)
  • 2015 (16)
  • 2014 (17)
  • 2013 (26)
  • 2012 (27)
  • 2011 (27)
  • 2010 (30)
  • 2009 (35)
  • 2008 (22)