Staff Picks — Krrb Team Shares Their Favorite Holiday Traditions

Staff Picks — Krrb Team Shares Their Favorite Holiday Traditions

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There is something about Christmas that makes us want to indulge in traditions, both new and old. It gives us a feeling of timeless as we repeatedly bring out the same holiday decorations and leave cookies and milk out for Santa year after year. The Krrb staff reminiscences over their favorite holiday traditions. Read on and leave yours in the comments

In Search Of — Maps!

In Search Of — Maps!

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Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking at maps in all forms.

Is it too much to ask for a map to a map? We don’t think so. We’ve cut out the hassle of asking for directions and rounded up the best looking maps on Krrb

Be Merry — 10 Foods that Boost Happiness

Be Merry — 10 Foods that Boost Happiness

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Sure, there’s no surefire way to be happy, but we have all experienced first-hand just how much our diet can affect our moods. I mean, Thanksgiving was just last week! And with more and more studies, articles, and documentaries coming out everyday touting a new superfood, we want to know, what are some simple ways we can change for the better? Well, I’ve done the research and here’s a list of the top 10 foods that will help bring a smile to your lips and who knows, might even brighten your outlook on life

Brooklyn Exposed — 6 Holiday Gifts on Our Wish List

Brooklyn Exposed — 6 Holiday Gifts on Our Wish List

We love the holiday season for it’s multitude of pop-up markets featuring locally made goods and crafts. This Sunday, Krrb will be at the Brooklyn Exposed Holiday Bazaar shopping and wrapping gifts. The event includes over 30 vendors, specialty cocktails and treats and a DIY workshop. With so much to do and shop, get a sneak peek on Krrb of the gift selection available this weekend. Check out six gifts on our wish list

Holiday Gifting — Gift Ideas for All the Men on Your Shopping List

Holiday Gifting — Gift Ideas for All the Men on Your Shopping List

Gifts for every man on your list. Photo: Forums.filmnoirbuff.com

Men are known for being ridiculously hard to shop for. But never fear, we made it easier for you with Krrb’s Holiday Gift Guide. Check out these gift ideas for every man on your list. From the music aficionado to the macho man to the fan of kitschy pop culture—we’ve got it covered. Now all you need to do is buy it (all these gifts ship to you!), wrap it and tuck it under the Christmas tree

Critical Decor — A Look at the Classic Comedy, The Apartment

Critical Decor — A Look at the Classic Comedy, The Apartment

We love movies as much as the next guy. But we get particularly giddy when we get to pick apart the decor in search of deeper truths. Join us as we investigate the who, what, when and especially the why of interior design drama.

My favorite holiday movie from my childhood is The Apartment directed by Billy Wilder, starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. If you’ve seen this movie, you may be questioning the holidays of my childhood if my favorite Christmas movie includes a suicide attempt by one of the main characters. But fear not, the film’s story is as funny as it is melancholy.

And if you really want to know about my childhood holidays, clear your schedule for four hours and give me a call. That should get us through the mid 1980s

Quality Over Quantity — A Brief History of the Danish Furnituremaker’s Quality Control Stamp

Quality Over Quantity — A Brief History of the Danish Furnituremakers Quality Control Stamp

The Flag Halyard chair and its creator, Hans Wegner. This design from 1950, intended to mimic sitting comfortably in the sand, is produced to this day by its original manufacturer, PP Mobler, in the little town of Allerod, Denmark. Don’t be fooled by imitators.

The demand for quality vintage furniture is at an all-time high. A new generation of design enthusiasts have started to kick the particle board cabinets and bed frames to the curb and are choosing to incorporate strong, sturdy keepsakes into their personal interior design schemes as they make that awkward transition to adulthood.

But when you’re not buying from the big box retailers the question has to be asked: what exactly are you buying? When furniture is being sourced from all over the world, and sold by small, private vendors, one has to wonder of provenance. Quality (of design, of material) becomes a bit harder to ascertain. Plenty of sellers are eager to cash in on the demand for original, mid-century pieces so buyer beware — what you see is not always what you get.

In Search Of — Vintage George Nelson Designs

In Search Of — Vintage George Nelson Designs

Photo Credit: yellowtrace.com.au

Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for George Nelson designed pieces (or design at least inspired by George Nelson).

Like renown designer George Nelson always said, “Good design, like good paintings, cooking, architecture or whatever you like, is a manifestation of the capacity of the human spirit to transcend its limitations.” Boom

Heritage — 9 Memorable Moments From One Family’s Thanksgiving Celebration

Heritage — 9 Memorable Moments From One Familys Thanksgiving Celebration

I come from a large Portuguese family chock full of traditions and oddities. More oddities than traditions, really. Each Thanksgiving everyone travels from the beach, the desert and everywhere in between to come together at my aunt Lisa’s house in Palm Desert, California. Even though each year brings new gossip, new family members and new memories, the Bettancourt clan makes it a point to live in the past. Each holiday spent together feels just like the one before and that’s exactly how we like it. We rarely talk about the future, but instead recount old memories over and over again

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