The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

Grab ‘em while they’re hot folks. We got some cool cats, some fresh owls, and a whole lot more

Local Finds — Bright Lyons of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

Local Finds — Bright Lyons of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

When you walk into Bright Lyons on Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue, you are immediately inundated with color. Beautiful and bold Mid-Century Modern furniture that mixes surprisingly seamlessly with contemporary paintings, sculptures and fabrics.

From the paintings in the front windows to the design books on the bookshelves, everything in the store is a unique, one-of-a-kind gem. Owner Paul Bright only showcases American Mid-Century pieces from Knoll and George Nelson, so you can be sure that you’re getting only the most high-quality, designer picks. This place sure is bright

37 Money Saving College Life Hacks

37 Money Saving College Life Hacks

Vets head to college after WWII. Photo: Envisioningtheamericandream.com

College is often touted as being “the best four years” of a person’s life. Sure, it can be tons of fun, but massive debt of an education afterwards isn’t! The cost of a college degree in the U.S. has risen 1,120% in the past 30 years, so saving money in college has never been more important. Here are some penny-pinching tips for your four years so you can stress less, and enjoy more

I Want This — Vintage Gossip Chair

I’ve become an adult who often falls asleep reading my phone in bed. When I wake up, I usually check my emails and social feeds before getting up. It’s a sad state of affairs which is why I’m particular drawn to this vintage gossip chair. Something about a specific seat and place to take your calls and socialize sounds really appealing to me. Limiting my phone usage to one piece of furniture isn’t practical but it might curb my habit of being constantly plugged in.

Listed for $329 in Hellene’s Krrb corner, this vintage telephone gossip chair would look so chic by the front door. I might just take my calls there.

Help Us Host a Kids Book Swap in Your Town!

Help Us Host a Kids Book Swap in Your Town!

Krrb held it’s first Kids Book Swap yesterday with the help of A Child Grows in Brooklyn. Kids were invited to swap their used books and educational toys. Parents and children arrived with stacks of gently worn books and toys to exchange. For kids who often outgrow and tire of their books and toys, trading is a great way to update their selection on a budget.

This event is just the start—help us host a Krrb’s Kids Book Swap in your neighborhood! We’ll provide direction, fun bookmarks and signage and help promote your event. Email us at hello@krrb.com to get started

Take the Krrb Seller Challenge, Get 25 Bucks if We Fail!

Take the Krrb Seller Challenge, Get 25 Bucks if We Fail!

This November Krrb Classifieds turns four—and how our baby’s growing up! From a fledgling start-up to a network powering the classifieds for Apartment Therapy, Chicago Magazine and the newly launched Cheap Art Classifieds, we’ve grown beyond our wildest dreams (ok, so our dreams are a bit wilder).

Today nearly a million dollars worth of merchandise is sold each month and over 46% of all listings published to the Krrb network sell within 30 days—many of which are sold within hours of publishing. These numbers are growing month over month and our team is working hard every day to make Krrb the most effective place to sell locally.

We’re so confident that you’ll sell through our classifieds network, we’ve decided to create The Krrb Seller Challenge. List (5) items to Krrb (or any of our partner sites) and if none of them sell within 30 days, we’ll pay you $25 cash

In Search Of — Robots Under $500

In Search Of — Robots Under $500

Photo: vagabondish.com

Welcome to the “In Search Of” series where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now!

Today, it’s all about Robots! Domo Arigoto, Mr. Roboto! And since we know you’re all on a budget (except for you, Becky!) we’ve kept it to $500 and under

8 Ways to Streamline Your Morning Routine

8 Ways to Streamline Your Morning Routine

Photo: Jeanniejeannie.com

Mornings can be the worst. Ultimately made more stressful with the addition on late nights, tight schedules, and unexpected delays. So what do you do to face the early morning rush? You strategize! Sure, planning for the day or even week ahead means more work upfront. But trust us, it’s worth it if you don’t have to sacrifice that extra hour of sleep when you need it the most. Read on for our eight hacks on how to get out the door with everyone (and everything) in tow while still managing to cut back on the morning stress

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

Birds, rickshaws, more robots—what a fantastic world of vintage items we live in

Get the Look — Back to School

Get the Look — Back to School

Photo: flappergirlcreations.com

Summer is not officially over for another few weeks and that means we’re in that strange space of time that is often described as “back to school”. You’re not in school per se, but you are gearing up for it. I loved getting ready for the first day of school more than I liked the first day itself! Today we’d inspiring you to hit the books with some back to school items for your home

Cheap Art Classifieds Launches — Affordable Art for the Masses

Cheap Art Classifieds Launches — Affordable Art for the Masses

Why Cheap Art? Manifesto by Bread and Puppet Theater

Cheap Art Classifieds is the newest addition to the Krrb Classifieds Network family, which includes Apartment Therapy Classifieds and Chicago Magazine Classifieds.

Cheap Art acts as a platform for art creators and owners alike to sell directly to interested buyers, and for buyers to purchase straight from the source. You can find original, one of a kind pieces right in your community—even if you’re on a budget

I Want This — Vintage Brass Bar Cart

I Want This — Vintage Brass Bar Cart

While its official title might be a “bar cart”, I can see this little trolley being used for so many things in my small New York apartment. Stylish and useful, this mini cart could also be used as storage for dishes and kitchenware, as a way to roll in breakfast in bed, or even as a kitchen island when making a particularly difficult recipe. But this cart doesn’t need to stay in the kitchen, it could even be used as a small side table or nightstand. And yes, it is the ideal place to store barware and alcohol for entertaining.

The brass and glass construction would look great with any decor. The possibilities are really endless, and this vintage sturdy cart would last a lifetime. I think I’ll take a trip up to Greenpoint, Brooklyn to snag this bar cart from Kyla at Adaptations—unless someone else grabs it first!

Find it on Adaptations’ Krrb corner. $350.

Tina Buracchio Puts a 1970s Schoolhouse Spin on House Candy LA

Tina Buracchio Puts a 1970s Schoolhouse Spin on House Candy LA

Whether it’s selling out of her in-home studio or on one of her online shops, Tina Buracchio surely knows how to produce good furniture. Her passion for design and good taste is apparent just by taking a look at her Krrb corner. Seeing the potential in an average piece of vintage furniture isn’t a skill that many have, but Tina certainly has the vision. Whether it’s the addition of a simple accent or a total overhaul, the end results are always something special. The items available at House Candy LA are truly eye candy for your home! We were lucky enough to learn a little more about Tina and her business and think that you’ll be quite interested in what she has to say

In Search Of — Horses Under $500

In Search Of — Horses Under $500

Photo: mostbeautifulthings.net

Welcome to the “In Search Of” series where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now!

Today, it’s all about “horses, Horses, HORSES!” And since we know you’re all on a budget (except for you, Deb!) we’ve kept it to $500 and under

Take Part in a Paid Study on Home Renovations and Laundry Rooms

Take Part in a Paid Study on Home Renovations and Laundry Rooms

Taking on a home renovation is a test of patience and budgeting. You come out of the process satisfied and perhaps a bit weary and wiser.

ReD Associates, a New York-based innovation consultancy group is currently conducting a study to learn more about home renovations, and specifically, laundry room renovations. The study aims to better understand the home renovation process, perceptions of space in the home before and after renovation, and factors that may influence the design of laundry rooms and washing machines.

This study is open to homeowners in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area. The interview (four to five hours) will take place in the participant’s home, between August 20th and August 30th. Participants will be compensated for their time.

Participant Criteria

We are looking for homeowners who fit the following criteria:

  • Age: Between the ages of 29 to 50
  • Living situation: Mix of single people, couples, and parents
  • Income: Upper-middle class with salaries above $100,000 per year
  • Renovation: Renovated their home within the last two years, including the laundry room (either as a separate room or part of the kitchen or basement renovation)
  • Appliances: Owns both a washer and a dryer that they regularly use, acquired within the last three years, as well as respondents who are intending to purchase a new washing machine soon
  • If you fit this criteria and would like to participate in the study, or if you have any questions about participation, please feel free to contact cho@redassociates.com or at (347)393-8054.

Join Us — Krrb’s Book Swap for Kids in Brooklyn, New York

Join Us — Krrbs Book Swap for Kids in Brooklyn, New York

Photo: Today.com

Back to school season is upon us! Clear out your children’s bookshelves and educational toys and restock them with secondhand finds in time for the new academic year.

Join Krrb and A Child Grows in Brooklyn for a children’s book swap on Wednesday, August 20th at NY Kids Club in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Bring your gently used books and educational toys for swappin!

This event is for children ages 4-10. Trade outgrown books and educational toys (such as card games, electronic and the like) with neighbors.

There is a $3 donation admission fee to this book swap. Proceeds will go to non-profit children’s literacy group.

Wednesday, August 20th ~ 4-6pm

NY Kids Club
Park Slope, Brooklyn
125 5th Avenue (at Sterling Place)
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I Want This — “Beatrice House” Oil Painting

As someone who routinely says, “empty walls, empty hearts”, I tend to hang an extraordinary amount of artwork in my space, often rotating the pieces seasonally. Which means that I’m always on the hunt for the next great piece! The Beatrice House Original Oil Painting would be a perfect fit, painted on archival linen canvas, topped with a protective isolation coat and varnish. Krrb member Seminary Road even offers custom solid wood frame options if you’re looking for the perfect finishing touch.

Bring home this original oil painting from Seminary Road in Alexandria, Virginia. $400.

Krrb Curator — Laura and Timothy Dahl of Built By Kids

Krrb Curator — Laura and Timothy Dahl of Built By Kids

If you aren’t already familiar with Built by Kids, then it’s time for you to roll up your sleeves and learn! This family-based website offers DIY projects that are designed to be built with your kids, rather than just for them. Whether it’s a birdhouse or a giant Jenga- these projects are tailored to let your kids explore their imaginations while accomplishing something great with their parents

5 Tips to be More Hospitable

5 Tips to be More Hospitable

Make your guests feel welcomed. Photo: Blog.greenlakeguesthouse.com

Home is where the heart is, so what better way to share your love than to open up your home to new friends. But let’s face it- you’re no stranger to your home. So when it comes to hosting guests, you’ll need to take a moment and re-examine your place with a different mindset. The key to being a perfect host is planning ahead and planning smart. Read on for our five tips on being a hospitable host at hotel you

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