Why have a blog at all, you might ask?
Well, if Krrb.com was created for the love of garage sales, flea markets, street fairs and any place someone can rummage, dream and discover local treasures, then this blog is the spot where we get to celebrate the world wide web of collectors, scavengers, hunters and gatherers that make up our collective universe.
We love the idea of reduce/reuse/recycle, but we want to do it on our own terms. So we’re excited to share with you various corners that are especially worth checking out, guides to cool neighborhoods we live in (or would love to visit), portraits of interesting people who are creating, collecting and krrbing the secondhand and one-of-a-kind pieces we all love so much…
What we’re really doing here, at the end of the day, is starting a conversation about what we all see happening in this brave new world where actual meaningful human contact is beginning to trump anonymous online acquisition. Because we’re all in this together, and that’s what makes it so much fun!
In the house
Founder and CEO
George is Lebanese blood-wise, but his parents hail from Jordan. He was born in Detroit but grew up in Chicago with a year in Kentucky somewhere in between. He spent some good years in Peoria before he moved to Williamsburg Brooklyn some 13 odd years ago. Five or so years back he moved to Paris where he lives with his wife and child… but comes back to Brooklyn every several weeks. You can say he’s a jetsetting Lebanese-Jordanian-American bedouin midwesterner hick hipster who speaks French with an American accent and Arabic with a Chinese twang.
George is cofounder of AREA 17, the interactive agency that created Krrb. His agency specializes in minimalism yet he is a closet hoarder. This tension is what leads him to sporadically and irrationally get rid of everything in a hopeless attempt to be minimalistic. You can benefit from his psychosis by visiting his Krrb corner.
Editor in Chief, Director
Andrew Wagner hails from Davis, California, and has long been fascinated by the power of place. In 1996 he founded Dodge City Journal, a magazine dedicated to documenting life in America’s under-explored cities. He went on to launch LIMN, the unorthodox design and arts magazine. Next up, he was the founding managing editor and eventual executive editor of Dwell magazine, helping the publication score an ASME award. In 2006 he moved to New York to relaunch American Craft magazine and in 2009 he became the chief brand officer of ReadyMade magazine.
Lest you think he is a “magazine guy”, Andrew has also played guitar in the band Lucky Pierre, built one of the largest skate ramps in Northern California, been a guest lecturer at University of California Berkeley and Columbia University; and currently plays on the semi-pro baseball team, the Downtown Bulls. He recently launched a new column, “What You Make of It”, in the New York Times, which he hopes you’ll heartily enjoy.
Editor, Manager of Member Services
This New Yorker returned to her city roots after a long stint in the Lone Star state. No matter where she’s visiting, you’ll find her exploring the local vintage shops, pubs and eateries. Aside from writing for the blog, she’s responsible for the videos highlighting Krrb’s DIY experts. A flurry of energy in the kitchen, you’ll find this amateur baker hosting supper clubs, cooking contests and themed parties. Out of the kitchen, she’s usually taking a skillshare class of some sort or participating in an Improv Everywhere scene.
A life-long Brooklynite with ties to Milwaukee builds her love of fancy food and ridiculous art upon a foundation of earnest work and cheese. When not tapping away, wrangling this community and writing this blog, you’ll probably find her in her kitchen, subjecting her friends to new canned concoctions and then rewarding their open minds with a box of homemade chocolate.
Editor at Large
Descended from a long line of sentimental collectors (her dad still has jackets from the 60′s) Brooke has spent the vast majority of her creative life gathering stories, making lists, and then spewing them out as prose, photos and songs, depending on which way the wind is blowing. Which explains her giddiness at the prospect of singing the praises of her fellow gatherers in this blog.
Writers and contributors