5 Book Festivals to Check Out This Fall

Book Festivals to Check Out This Fall

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One of our favorite things about the autumn season are all the book festivals around the country. We’ve rounded up a few that caught our eye. Get those reading lists ready—these literary events are too good to pass up

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week!

This week dust off your Walkman because tapes are back in fashion, visual evidence of the first robots and the science of cute animals. See it all here

1970’s Are Back — Update Your Wardrobe with Iconic Pieces

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Photo: Tvguide.com

‘Tis the season for fashionistas from far and wide to come together and revel in the thrill of shiny catwalks, flashing cameras and high style. September is a magical time for those of us who have a special place in our hearts for the glamour, from top models showing the latest designs to our favorite bloggers covering the street style—we are definitely ready! We may not be visiting the Mercedes-Benz fashion tents but we do have our glossy September issue magazines stacked up and dog-eared! I’m not a trend forecaster, but I do love vintage—especially the beyond chic and feminine fashions from the 1970’s. Let’s look back at that era to appreciate the looks of the past and see how we can incorporate them into our wardrobes today

5 Great Ways to Repurpose Vintage Dishes

Krrb — 5 Great Ways to Repurpose Vintage Dishes

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We’re all about recycling and reusing but sometimes you’ll find things around the house that feel like they’ve met their final days. That’s where repurposing comes in! Have some vintage dishes that’s just full of junk taking up space? Well instead of trashing the whole thing, why not turn it into something new? Start repurposing with one of these fun projects

52 Pieces of Art — Playing Cards Design

52 Pieces of Art — Playing Cards Design

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Some items, like a deck of cards, are so common place that you never stop to think about them. Which is unfortunate in the case of playing cards, since they are a uniquely interesting piece of human iconography that has been dated back to 9th century China. We can thank the French for popularizing the most common suits (hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs), but it was in the 1800’s, where modern playings cards really took shape and style in the USA. And as long as playing cards have been around, there has been 52 (sometimes 54) reasons for artists to design them. Take a look at these 13 designer-made sets of playing cards and let us know which ones you’d table up to

Amy and Anna Don’t Mind Getting Dirty While Restoring Ohio

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One look at Dirty Girls Restoration’s Krrb corner and you’ll know that they have some serious style. The Mid-century loving duo made up of Amy Sams and Anna Hoam, certainly know a thing or two about restoring authentic vintage pieces. From art to sofas and everything in between, this team has an excellently curated shop and the design experience to back it. We had the opportunity to chat with both Amy and Anna about what inspires them, their style and of course about Dirty Girls Restoration

Join Krrb for the New York Transit Museum Platform Series Book Swap

Join Krrb for the New York Transit Museum Platform Series Book Swap

Every day over 11 million New Yorkers travel via subway, bus and railroad around the five boroughs. Virtually strangers, New York City’s daily commuters rarely take their noses out of their paperbacks. Connect with neighbors and fellow riders by exchanging books at a book swap by Krrb—on the platform of a 1936 subway station.

Join Krrb and the New York Transit Museum for a book swap on Wednesday, September 16 as part of the Platform Series. The book swap will be one of nine pieces featured throughout the evening which also include a live musical, a documentary screening and art exhibits. Bring your books to the Platform Series as the book swap will take place on a vintage train car. You can get a quick peek of the train car with Google Maps.

Tickets

Tickets for the event are $15 and can be purchased online. Tickets include a beverage option.

Use Krrb’s special discount code KBCREATE10 to get $10 reduced price tickets. Offer ends September 16th.

Join Us

The New York Transit Museum Platform Series will be on Wednesday, September 16 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The museum is located at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights.

Back to School in Style with Local Chicago Shops

Back to School in Style with Local Chicago Shops

Claire Hurwitz Staszak’s desk.

Have you ever heard the old saying, “A place for everything, and everything in its place”? Organization helps foster productivity, and fall is an ideal time to reset and get organized. Whether you are heading back to the classroom, or need a little office update these local resources have you covered

Collector’s Corner — Olivia Todd-Standh, the Ultimate Collector

Collector's Corner — Olivia Todd-Standh, the Ultimate Collector

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!

Since we introduced this series, we’ve come across many dedicated collectors. Today we’re speaking with Olivia Todd-Standh, a Brooklyn-based UI designer who’s moving to Berlin, Germany. Olivia is a collector’s collector, having curated numerous collections over the years. Although apartment-style living isn’t conducive to amassing belongings but Olivia finds ways to display her various compilations. Read on to see what strikes Olivia’s interest when it comes to collecting

9 Things We Miss About Camp Life

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Photo: Amazonaws.com

There’s nothing in adulthood that feels quite like summer camp. No experience replicates the feeling of peace while sitting around a campfire singing songs about bugs. There is no other place where a group of kids from across the country can live together, sharing bunk beds and becoming fast friends. From the shared experiences to the long days spent outside—there’s so much about camp life we still long for

City Tour — Elizabeth Stone of Stix + Stonez Shares Her Boston Inspiration

Photo: Stix-and-stonez.com

Photo: Stix-and-stonez.com

We’ve recently had the pleasure of chatting with Elizabeth Stone, interior designer and founder of the blog Stix-and-Stonez. She’s about to move into her Beacon Hill apartment in Boston and we cannot wait to see how she makes her new space and neighborhood home! We had the chance to catch up with her before the move and see where she’s getting her inspiration from in the beautiful city of Boston

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week!

This week cats have jobs, the Earth is full of naturally-made odd occurrences and did you know there are better ways to style your bookcases. Get it all here

Made in America — The Northeast

Photo: Seabags.com

Photo: Seabags.com

While researching some standout companies that sell American-made products, (and listening to a solid suggestion in the comments section) I realized that there are too many great examples to fit into one article. So we’re going to discover some more inventive companies from every state, starting with my own neck of the woods—the Northeast! From small-batch food to handmade clothing and eco-friendly toys, these businesses will make you proud to shop locally

5 Great Ways to Repurpose a Chair

Krrb — 5 Great Ways to Repurpose a Chair

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We’re all about recycling and reusing but sometimes you’ll find things around the house that feel like they’ve met their final days. That’s where repurposing comes in! Have a chair that’s just full of junk taking up space? Well instead of trashing the whole thing, why not turn it into something new? Start repurposing with one of these fun projects

Digital Design — 7 Ways to Transform your Smart Phone

7 Ways to Transform your Smart Phone

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Chances are if you own a smart phone, you probably spend a large portion of your day with it in your hand. And why not? With its ability to connect, communicate, share, stream and capture, it is without a doubt an arsenal of useful tools in one gadget. Dedicated designers around the world have created ways to capitalize on this convenience by transforming your smartphone into something else entirely. Keep reading to see these seven neat smart phone-transforming inventions

DIY Roundup — Philadelphia

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Here at Krrb we love doing it ourselves. Whether it’s a vintage heater turned into a lamp or luggage repurposed into side tables, there’s nothing quite like the feeling you get after building something yourself. That’s why it’s so great to know that if you go looking in any city you can find a nice, little DIY shop that might just have everything you need.

This week, we’re exploring a few DIY Shops in Philadelphia. If you’re a native or just visiting the area, these are the go-to shops for your DIY needs in Philly

Local Blogs — Philadelphia Blogs to Read Now

Photo: Instagram.com/rosemary.and.thyme

Photo: Instagram.com/rosemary.and.thyme

Whether or not you’ve paid a visit to good ol’ Philadelphia, you probably are aware of the fact that it’s a historic town. Don’t let the iconic sites fool you though, Philly is very much a city on par with trend! We rounded up some of our favorite bloggers and tastemakers from the city and can’t wait to introduce you to them. Learn something new, get inspired and enjoy reading (and fantasizing about those cheesesteaks!) about this city

Organize, Simplify, and Thrive: Preparing for School to Start

Krrb — Organize, Simplify, and Thrive: Preparing for School to Start

Whether you’re a parent, a college student, or somewhere between K-12, being organized is an important lesson to learn when growing up because responsibility and priorities don’t just go away. Life is one big checklist. You can either drown in chaos or find ways to get things done. Everyone has different ways of staying organized; however, I’ve found that these three simple things help when preparing for a big change such as going back to school or wrapping up a great summer

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