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The No-Rules Approach
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by Christiane Lemieux 



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GIVEAWAY: Phone case & Keychain

Sorry, but entries for this giveaway are no longer accepted. 

I love when people follow their passion and creative soul to become entrepreneurs, as is the case for two trendy Miami architects whose love for fashion inspired them to create this chic collection of cases for smart phones. After their frustration over not finding the right accessory to hold their phone, keys and credit cards all in one, and at a reasonable price, the mother-daughter team of Anabella and Daniella Smith, ventured to design their own line called d.nvlp. Made of 100% printed croc on cow leather, they're the perfect size to carry all of your essentials anywhere you go. Soon, their collection will also include iPad cases, clutches and beach bags. To celebrate the launch of their Etsy page, they're kindly offering my fab readers the chance to win one of their hot creations through this giveaway (the winner will be able to choose one of two cases shown in the picture above). Plus everyone will receive a 10% discount from their shop when using code THEDESIGNERPAD until May 31. 

• Become a friend in their Facebook page.

• Post a comment telling us if you had the chance to design a product, what would it be?
   Please, don't forget to include a working email to notify you if you're the prizewinner.

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER: Thursday, May 12th at 8:00 pm EST.
THE RULES: This giveaway is open to readers worldwide. Only ONE entry per e-mail address is permitted. The lucky winner will be selected by, and will be announced on Friday, May 13th as an update to this post. So don't forget to check back to find out if you'll the lucky one to to walk around with of these stunning phone cases on hand.



Reader Comments (14)

Friended. :) What a stylish range.
May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam
If I could design something, it would definitely be custom furniture for my apartment.
May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess K
pillows. i'd sew decorative pillows!
May 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternatalie
It sound weird, but cake pans and frosting tips... I know, I know.. but my alter ego will probably design wedding cakes.
May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
If I could design anything it would be... cabinet installations :) Sounds a little boring but there is so much you can do with paint, and knobs and stacking, and the fronts and.. you get the idea. Thanks, I voted for you on apartment therapy and might just be borrowing a few of your ideas for my house!
May 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrianne sheppard
I'd design a stylish, professional-looking, pretty, lightweight convertible backpack for women.
May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecca
I would design dog toys that my bulldog can't destroy :)
May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarlenni
If its about clothes I would love to design Crazy looking sneakers. and for home I would love to design coffee tables.
May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarole
I would love to design shoes, and purses since I can't live without them!! But it shouldn't be mass production, on the contrary cool and different, one of a kind pieces.

This idea with the cases is great, really like them!!
May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAntonieta
I would design runnig shoes! Since I am a marathon runner myself I would love to make a contribution to the design of such an important part of running!!!

By the way if I win, the case is for the wife
May 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohann
I'd design small pieces of furniture like side tables and chest of drawers.
May 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCentral-Portugal
Oh my gosh, I love these!! Hmmm.. If I were to design something it would probably be seating... Swings, stools, benches, lounges, dining chairs. The list goes on. Fingers crossed x
May 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClaire
If I had a chance to design something it would be custom kitchens.
May 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney
I would design from shoes to cool eccentric kitchen accesories!
May 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicole Mora

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