Vocal Trash — The Garbage Band That Recycles Rhythm and Instruments

Vocal Trash — The Garbage Band That Recycles Rhythm and Instruments

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In the past 17 years, Vocal Trash has really hit home their message of recycling. This musical group started out performing a capella and now plays industrial instruments made from items like toolboxes and gas cans. They’ve expanded over the years, adding new members and more instruments and even mixing in break dancing, but their mission remains constant—educating audiences about sustainability

How To Recycle and Get Crafty With Secondhand Bike Parts

Photo: Shanghaiist.com

Photo: Shanghaiist.com

Let’s talk about a dark place that we all know exists, but don’t necessarily bring up in day-to-day conversations. Bike graveyards. There, I said it. Where neglected, unridden bicycles go to retire. By being the savvy and environmentally friendly people that we are these days, these bikes and bike parts get second chances. There’s a variety of different ways that bicycles can come back to life- from getting refurbished to being turned into art projects or education movements. Find out what you can do with your old bike and others that have been left.

3 Apps to Help You Keep Your Garden Thriving

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Photo: Thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com

There are definitely two different types of people in the gardening world—those who have a green thumb and those who don’t. Don’t feel bad if you’re one of the latter—I find that most of us are! Do you desperately want to grow a little garden that you can call your own? Heck, do you want to be able to successfully keep even the most low-maintenance plant alive? Well then you’ve arrived at the right place because today we’ve gone ahead and rounded up some of our favorite websites and apps to help you with your gardening ventures

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

Krrb — 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.

This week we’re checking out a collection of girl scout clothes, an antique register, and a parking meter lamp. Let’s go

Biking for Good – Building Community around Bikes in San Francisco and New York City

Kids learning at Recycle-A-Bicycle.

Kids learning at Recycle-A-Bicycle.

Owning a bike is a childhood rite-of-passage and we believe every kid should get one. Two awesome do-gooders on opposite coasts are making that possible.

Recycle-A-Bicycle in New York City and Pedal Revolution in San Francisco are taking the good-for-the-body and good-for-the-earth biking culture to a new level and making bikes accessible to all.

How To – Get Your Bike Ready for Summer

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

Earn-a-Bike at Blackstone Bicycle Works

All Photos: Experimentalstation.org

All Photos: Experimentalstation.org

Blackstone Bicycle Works is located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago, IL and really stands out because of their work with kids in the community. With the Earn-a-Bike program, kids ages 9 – 16 will learn the skills needed to build a full bicycle from the ground up. Starting with flat repair and working their way up through different courses, students will gain bicycle mobility, the skills needed to maintain a bike, and confidence.

Taste of Local — American Microbreweries

Photo: Thejovialcrew.com

Photo: Thejovialcrew.com

If you’re of legal drinking age, summer is the perfect time to beat the heat and unwind with a cold drink. While some people might be content to crack open something mass produced and standard, it’s time to leave those with the college crowd (I miss you, $1 drink specials). Microbreweries focus on producing smaller amounts of high-quality craft beer, giving you a handcrafted taste of local flavor. We’ve gathered up our favorite spots where you can enjoy the atmosphere with a great drink coast-to-coast: cheers to summer!

Cycling — What To Consider When Buying A Bicycle

Grab a set of wheels and start pedaling. Photo: Forums.mtbr.com

Grab a set of wheels and start pedaling. Photo: Forums.mtbr.com

One of our favorite activities in spring is bike riding (and now is the time to get it in gear). The season is ideal for pedaling around town and treking to far off places. Don’t have a two-wheeler of your own? We’ve got pointers on what to look out for when you’re shopping for a bicycle. Click through to get tips for purchasing wheels of your own

Kid Friendly Tours Across the U.S.A.

Krrb — Kid Friendly Tours Across the U.S.A.

Kids! They are the future so let’s make sure that they’re having as much fun as possible while they’re kids, right? We’ve all been on the standard guided history tour and let’s just say it can get a little repetitive. With these kid friendly tours, your kid can learn some valuable information about the things they actually like! Let your kid be a kid and explore these options for a fun tour they’ll always remember.

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Krrb — Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Designboom.com

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

The Best Beach Accessories Made From Recycled Materials

Photo: Nomadix.com

Photo: Nomadix.com

Tis’ the season for the beach! Whether you’re rolling solo or bringing the whole crew with you, there always seems to be a lot of beach necessities in tow. While stocking up on all of the things that you need, why not purchase beach friendly items that have been crafted from recycled materials? Check out the following products and consider incorporating them into your summer essentials!

4 Insect Servicing Restaurants to Check Out in LA

Krrb — 4 Insect Service Restaurants to Check Out in LA

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Want to eat at some seriously futuristic restaurants in Los Angeles? It’s not rocket-themed booths or virtual severs that make these grub spots ahead of their time, it’s the creepy, crawly foods! Many people believe that when it comes to nutrition, bugs are the future. We’re sort of running out of the resources to produce any other type of protein source. These restaurants are way ahead of the curve and are serving up things you almost stepped on today. Here is where you can eat insects in LA.

15 Hacks to Update Vintage Goods

Hacks to Update Vintage Goods

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It’s not easy now a days to find vintage goods in great condition and at a bargain price. Sellers are savvy to the interest in well-made, one-of-a-kind furniture, clothes and home goods. But that’s not to say you can’t take an almost-good castoff and improve upon it. With a little elbow grease and these hacks you can update just about everything you pick up at a secondhand shop or on Krrb

5 Great Ways to Repurpose Dresser Drawers

Krrb — 5 Great Ways to Repurpose Dresser Drawers

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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 an old dresser that’s falling apart? Well instead of trashing the whole thing, salvage what you can. Take out all of the drawers that are in decent condition and start repurposing them with one of these fun projects!

Local Blogs — San Francisco Blogs to Read Now

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Photo: Instagram.com/ruemagazine?auto=format

One of the coolest cities is hands down San Francisco. Everything about this Northern California hot spot screams cool. While we’re not all lucky enough to call SF our homes, we still get the privilege of getting an insider look at the style and trends via some top notch bloggers. We’ve gone ahead and picked some of our favorite bloggers from the bay to introduce you to. Envy their style, water-filled views and so much more by checking them out! Happy reading

Shop Local — Made In America


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We’ve spent this past weekend celebrating everything American: from freedom to barbecues and fireworks. So lets keep that national pride going by focusing our efforts to shop for American-made products!

After years of outsourcing for cheap labor, the country as a whole has seen a “small, but growing trend” of locally-made and sourced products, according to Fashionista. There’s a demand for products that are produced nearby, keeping jobs and business within our borders. We’ve found some of our favorite companies across the country that pride themselves on being 100% locally made, so you can feel good about getting great stuff that goes back into American pockets.

To Live and Dine in LA: Menus and the Making of the Modern City

Krrb — To Live and Dine in LA: Menus and the Making of the Modern City

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There’s nothing quite like a good history lesson but text books can end up being such a bore. This book is a little bit different though. Author Josh Kun released his new book, To Live and Dine in LA: Menus and the Making of the Modern City, on June 13th and it’s full of a vast history of LA’s food scene told through menus. From the design, to the location, to the food on the menu, Josh is painting a beautiful portrait of LA and the different restaurants that have inhabited the city over the years.

Offbeat Travel — America’s Ghost Towns

Photo: Banditblog.com

Photo: Banditblog.com

When I was 12, my family decided that our vacation that year would be spent in Arizona. Determined to see as much of the state as we could in a week, I have general memories of cool resorts, really really good pancakes and of course the Grand Canyon. One spot in particular that left an impression was Jerome, or the “Largest Ghost Town in America.”

Since then, I’ve been fascinated by ghost towns. Some are more attraction-oriented, and others are perfect for history buffs, photographers or explorers. Whether you’re planning a long drive or quick trip out of town, here are some cool historical sites to bring some old-timey spook into your summer.

25 Reasons to Have a Staycation in San Francisco

Greetings from SF

Oh beautiful, foggy San Francisco. With summertime in full swing, now is the perfect time to get some rest and relaxation. If your idea of a good time doesn’t include traveling too far then a staycation in the city is perfect for you! Let’s find some fun things for you to do with your staycation this summer.