Drawing Inspiration from Street Style

Photo: Modrestoration.com

Photo: Modrestoration.com

Finding decor inspiration is pretty easy these days thanks to sources like Pinterest and the countless design and style blogs and magazines that are available. Often times you don’t need glossy pages or social media to inspire you though. Inspiration stems from all types of sources—from island vacations to fashion. We chose three high fashion street style looks and based off of them have chosen our favorite interior design pieces to accompany them.

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.

Natural Spring Allergy Relief

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It seems like as soon as the snow finally melts, we’re hit with a pollen attack that makes us wish we were still in winter hibernation mode. Nature’s mean like that. I’ve always had to deal with springtime allergies: scratchy throats and itchy eyes, and a chronic case of consistently runny nose. In an ironic twist, nature also holds the key to fighting the allergies it’s causing. I’ve rounded up some natural allergy remedies so that you can breathe easy outside (and leave the tissues indoors).

DIY Roundup — New York City

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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 New York City. If you’re a native or just visiting the area, these are the go-to shops for your DIY needs.

Vintage Shopping Guide — Athens, Georgia

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About an hour and a half northeast of Atlanta, Athens, Georgia is a little-known mecca for vintage shopping. The college town has a big art scene, music scene and University of Georgia football scene. With the iconic Georgia Theatre and 40 Watt Club in town, hometown heroes like R.E.M. call Athens home. When you throw in some BBQ, a visit to the Tree That Owns Itself and a day or two to prowl for secondhand goods, you’ll see why Athens is the promise land

Forever Curious and Always Exploring: A Conversation with Emma Tuccillo of And North

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About a year and a half ago, on Emma Tuccillo’s Instagram feed, I started to notice more pictures being taken in and around upstate NY. There was the stunning door of a converted church artist studio in Kingston. A gorgeous spread of breakfast at the Village Tearoom in New Paltz. A woman sitting in her sunlit home in Cold Spring. “What are you up to?” I asked Emma one day, my curiosity piqued. “You seem to be going to such lovely places!” That’s when Emma told me about her big plans to start And North, a curated guide to Upstate NY for creative people.

Talking About The Bucket Board with Mac Premo

Photo: Thebucketboard.com

Photo: Thebucketboard.com

Mac Premo has been making art his whole life in all sorts of mediums. From collage to film to sculpture, Mac has done it all. Recently, Do the Green Thing teamed up with World Wildlife Fund-UK and asked 15 artist, including Mac, to repurpose everyday objects and show how creativity can lead to a greener lifestyle. I spoke with Mac about his contribution to the ‘Everyday Things’ collection, The Bucket Board.

What to Get Your Mom for Mother’s Day

What to Get Your Mom for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is less than a week away. But fear not friends, Krrb’s got plenty of gifts to show your appreciation for your mother. Flowers and chocolate are nice but our Mother’s Day Gift Guide is chock full of unique presents to give your one-of-a-kind mom. To share in the celebration, Krrb team members show off childhood photos with their special mamas. Click through to see it all

Collector’s Corner — Keith Barker and His Star Wars Toys

All Photos: Keith Barker

All Photos: Keith Barker

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!

Today, Keith Barker joins us to discuss his collection of Star Wars memorabilia, how it all started and his Yoda impression.

Adventures In Glassware — Ciao, Bella!

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Photo: Harrysbarfirenze.com

I’ve had the good fortune to visit Rome, Italy, twice during the course of my life. I have seen the Colosseum at night in all of it’s ancient, fairly underwhelming glory; I have visited the ornate halls of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica; I have dined on Coda alla Vaccinara, the signature Roman oxtail stew that caused me nearly to burst from a pleasurable overkill of contentedness.

What’s Cooking — Raw Vegan Sriracha

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These days, sriracha is the go-to hot sauce and it’s no wonder why! It’s the perfect blend of spicy and sweet, plus it goes well with pretty much everything. And it was the one sauce I missed the most after I decided to eat healthier. But thanks to Bonzai Aphrodites’ raw take on the famous fermented rooster sauce, I decided to come up with my own version. Read on to find out how to make your own sweet chili sauce!

Our New Favorite Tag: Crap from my Mom

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While scouring through Krrb today we found our new favorite tag: Crap from my Mom. Now, moms are great and we all know this but sometimes they can be a little overgenerous with their hand-me-downs. That’s why Krrb member Shizuka started posting some listings this morning of “crap from her mom.” It’s not junk per se, but it is something that you didn’t necessarily want or need. Mom insists though, no matter how many times you tell her you don’t want it she won’t take no for an answer.

Get Involved — Volunteer At Your Local Farm

Photo: Huffingtonpost.com

Photo: Huffingtonpost.com

Now that you’ve got your farmers market skills on par, the next step in eating wholly and living greener is to be a part of the actual process of food production—in this case, the farm. Volunteering your time at a farm can be an incredibly rewarding and eye-opening experience. Farm life always includes a large amount of chores that need to be done daily from planting seeds and tending to garden beds, to taking care of livestock and harvesting produce. Once you’ve stepped into the shoes of a farmer, you’ll never look at a tomato the same way again. I was lucky enough to volunteer at Marando Farms, a mini urban organic farm located in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, and I learned a thing or two about where my food comes from.

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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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 pair of vintage bronze grasshoppers, a plaster rhino head, and an old crank phone. Let’s go

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