Get the Look — Garden Essentials

Photo: Theseasonedhomemaker.com

Photo: Theseasonedhomemaker.com

It’s finally time to spruce up the garden! After a winter season that has felt like it has dragged on forever, the spring has finally arrived and we’re ready to tackle our soon to be green outdoor space! While there is still some time before we get to plant our favorite flowers, now is a good time to start prepping for the season.

I Want This — “Close” Illustration

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Nothing catches my eye like a rad art piece. Rose Wong’s contribution to the Cravings group art show at the Grumpy Bert in Brooklyn, was a 4″ x6″ illustration called “Close”. And for only a $100, you can score this one-of-a-kind artist original graphite and acrylic drawing on mylar paper. Plus this piece comes pre-framed so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy! Wong, a Brooklyn-based artist and graduate from the Pratt Institute, has a knack for combining organic and geometric designs in a minimalist way. For more information on the artist, take a look at her profile for Grumpy Bert. If you love art as much as me, you need to check out Rose Wong’s illustration “Close” and all of the other rad art pieces on the Grumpy Bert’s corner.

How To Naturally Dye Easter Eggs

Chrissy and Lauren show you how to cheaply and easily dye eggs for easter. With a few objects you can find around the house, you’ll have beautifully dyed eggs in no time!

Spring Giving — Get Involved in Community Projects in Your Neighborhood

Spring Giving — Get Involved in Community Projects in Your Neighborhood

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Mark your calendars—April 12 to April 18 is National Volunteer Week this year. Originally established in 1974 by President Richard Nixon, this week of service is a way to celebrate and encourage volunteer efforts. This year, resolve to make an impact on your local community. Join forces with neighbors to increase your efforts. Here’s where to go in your city

DIY Lawn Games for the Whole Family

Photo: Momtastic.com

Photo: Momtastic.com

It’s officially spring, my favorite time of the year! It’s the time of year when we’re all anxious to shed our wintry layers and bask in the glory of mother nature and her warmth. With the perfect temperatures, green trees and blooming flowers quickly approaching it’s the perfect time to start prepping for some wholesome outdoor activities. One of the nicest things about transitioning into the warmer period of the year is the shared eagerness of friends and family to spend a majority of their time outside. I don’t know about you, but I find lawn games to be genuinely one of the best pastimes. What makes them even better? If you get your hands a bit dirty and build the games yourself. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to crafting!

Snack Smarter – Coolest Food Subscriptions

Photo: farmtopeople.com

Photo: Farmtopeople.com

It seems like nowadays many people feel like they’re facing a harsh reality: too many delicious things out there, not enough time (or resources) to try them all. As it turns out, there’s an answer to this problem. Welcome to the world of food subscription services! These companies make it easy to experiment with different flavors, try new treats, and explore the foodiverse without ever having to leave your house. Get to know some of our top picks, and then get snacking.

Gardening 101 – Growing in Small Places

My Maren-inspired rooftop garden.

My Maren-inspired rooftop garden.

There has been a growing (pun intended!) interest across the United States in home gardening, self-sustainable living and urban farming but what’s a wannabe farmer to do when the thumb just won’t turn that lovely shade of green you need it to

On Set with Production Designer Jen Dunlap

All Photos: Jen Dunlap

All Photos: Jen Dunlap

About two years ago, when I first met Production Designer Jen Dunlap I immediately knew that this was someone I had to be friends with. The amount of positivity and creativeness incased in this one person was extremely inspiring and I knew others would feel the same. Lucky for us, Jen took some time out of her very busy schedule to chat with me about what exactly her job entails, where it’s led her, and her favorite spots to search for props and decorations she needs for projects.

Member Spotlight – Baz Burchell of Platform 9

Photo: Cari Lutz

Photo: Cari Lutz

Call him what you want: a thrifter, scavenger, treasure hunter or a mini-miracle worker. When it comes to finding that absolutely perfect, one-of-a-kind item, Baz Burchell always delivers. With a client base that ranges from occasional thrifters to A-list celebrities, he has built a solid name for himself as a reputable go-to in the sometimes overwhelming world of treasure hunting. Get to know Baz and his fascinating profession, and check out his Krrb corner and see what awesome finds he’s willing to part with (no Statue of Liberty head this time. Sorry)!

In The Kitchen with Linda Ly of Garden Betty

All photos photographed by Will Taylor

All images photographed by Will Taylor

We love getting to meet interesting people and we were thrilled to have to opportunity to chat with Linda Ly of Garden Betty and have her curate the Krrb homepage! We’re big fans of her blog—how could we not be? The gardening tips and healthy recipes are awesome and getting to see behind the scenes tidbits of her life have left us beyond envious! What has excited us even more is that her first book, The CSA Cookbook, has just been released! The cookbook is filled with recipes that teach the everyday person how to efficiently use up the vegetables, fruits, herbs and everything else that we get from our local CSA. Check out what Linda told us about her go to recipes and her favorite tips and be sure to pick up a copy of her new book today!

Collector’s Corner — Fritz and His Led Zeppelin Bootlegs

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Here at Krrb Classifieds we love a good collection, especially one that’s unique. From where the collection began to the most significant item, we want to know the story behind it all. So we’re reaching out to collectors everywhere to find out what they collect and why!

Today, Fritz joins us to discuss his collection of Led Zeppelin Bootlegs, his favorite recording and his year long project of listening to ever Zeppelin recording.

Spring Cleaning — How To Store Your Winter Clothing

Photo: Theupcoming.co.uk

Photo: Theupcoming.co.uk

Today is officially the first day of spring, and even though it’s snowing here in New York, our seasonal alarm clocks are going off and letting us know it’s time for some good ole’ fashioned spring cleaning. One of the most tedious things (in my opinion) is storing my winter gear so I can utilize my space for my warm weather wardrobe and accessories. We’re going to break down some ways to help you figure out how you can store your winter goods until next year rolls around.

DIY Venues — David Blaine’s The Steakhouse

Photo of the DBTS mural: Twitter.com/DBTSteakhouse

Photo of the DBTS mural: Twitter.com/DBTSteakhouse

From 2006 to 2010 I attended school at SUNY Fredonia, a college known for it’s prestigious music program. Fredonia is a small school, consisting of just over five-thousand students a year, placed in the middle of an equally small town. With not a whole lot to do and an expansive number of musicians, a DIY scene began to form.

Digital Decluttering for Spring

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With winter finally heading out the door, many people are starting to assess their spring cleaning plan of attack. During all the sheet swapping and window washing, why not address some little annoyances that have been piling up in your digital life? I’ve made an easy checklist for you to follow, from your phone to your personalized playlists. Hopefully these ideas help you get rid of the junk, and start the season off with a spring in your step.

Get the Look — Springtime in Austin

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With an average 300 days of sunshine per year here in Austin, Texas, it’s no wonder people in this city start to lose their minds during those rare-but-still-depressing multi-day stretches of cold, rainy, grey weather. I have no problem speaking on behalf of all Austinites when I say these last couple of weeks have been especially rough—many of my friends have remarked without a hint of sarcasm that they don’t remember what sunshine is—and I like to think it’s because we’re in the final stretch leading up to the glorious weather that always comes back around mid-March.

With blue skies, cool breezes and tons of sunshine so, so close, I can’t help but look ahead to the greatness that is spring in Austin. Here are some of my favorite picks on Krrb to help you ditch the gloomy winter blues and put together a cheerful, bright, and fun living room this spring.

How To – Get Your Bike Ready for Spring

Three definitive tools for DIY bike fixing: air pump, grease, wrench.

Three definitive tools for DIY bike fixing: air pump, grease, wrench.

If you’re pulling your bike out from its winter hibernation, it will most definitely need some sprucing up before you’re jetting off to the market or the park. And we’re not talking about adding fancy streamers to the handles (but that would be awesome). We’re talking about a thirsty chain, loose breaks and deflated tires.

Here are some easy DIY tips to keep you handy and thrifty. You’ll need three basic things: grease, wrench, air pump. Easy

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