New Technology Made Old

Krrb — New Technology Made Old

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The first cellphone, Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, debuted over 30 years ago. The first game system, Brown Box, delighted people with 6 simple games 48 years ago. And the very first personal computer, Simon, hit the market approximately 65 years ago. While these pioneer technologies were rudimentary at best, all of these inventions catapulted our world into the Information Age. Considering the iPhone you may be reading this article on originated from a device that only had a 30 minute battery life and took over 10 hours for a full charge, it’s easy to see that we have made leaps and bounds in intellectual growth. But while old ubiquitous technology falls by the wayside, do you find yourself feeling nostalgic for the electronics of yesteryear? If so, pay homage to the technology of the past by taking a look at these new digital devices intentionally made to look old-school analog!

Love it or Leave it — Color Blocking

Photo: Remodelista.com

Photo: Remodelista.com

Here at Krrb we’re constantly immersed in the latest design trends and we’re not mad about that! Often times there are some trends we come across that we can’t seem to agree upon. Today Chrissy and Mateo check out what creative people are doing with color blocking and decide if they love it, or want to leave it.

Adding pops of color in ones home is definitely a very personal taste preference. While some people are partial to neutral tones, others love adding a bit of spunk to their space. Whether you’re all about white on white or prefer neon, here’s a question for you—what are your thoughts on color blocking? Sure, we’ve all seen it on runway models and street style fashionistas, but do you think it’s a hit or miss in the home? We’ve been checking out some of our favorite decor blogs and rounded up some looks that caught our eye.

Grace and Favor — A Little British Charm in Brooklyn

Grace and Favor — A Little British Charm in Brooklyn

Andrea Brooke, owner of Grace and Favor takes a break.

Located just off Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, stepping into Grace & Favor is like taking a mini trip to Great Britain. Owner Andrea Brooke opened shop doors two years ago after leaving the “corporate world” of design and textile firms. Every nook and cranny of this shop is representative of Andrea’s roots. The walls are populated with artwork shipped over by her parents and stunning wallpaper that feels like it belongs in a Derbyshire countryside manor. Even the store’s namesake is a British term, referring to the residential property owned by The Crown and leased rent-free to a persons in gratitude for services rendered. And that’s really the attitude of Grace & Favor, you’re welcome to come by and stay awhile. Aside from a fun eclectic assortment of vintage furniture, you can browse through books, knickknacks, greeting cards and gift wrap. It’s impossible to leave Grace & Favor empty—and really, why would you?

Taxidermy Alternatives to Hang over the Fireplace

Krrb — Taxidermy Alternatives to Hang over the Fireplace

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As you’re all well aware, I’m a big fan of taxidermy. All the different kinds of taxidermy that people post on Krrb is my favorite thing to see each week. So I decided to do a little taxidermy research and came back with a bunch of creative ways that people are making taxidermy! From Legos to crochet, there’s a ton of different ways to make taxidermy these days.

What’s Cooking — Have an Ice Cream Stand

What's Cooking — Have an Ice Cream Stand

This summer think outside the box. Instead of having a tired old lemonade stand, sell homemade ice cream. This refreshing treat is always welcomed in the summer. We’ve rounded up a few tried and true recipes using dairy, bananas and avocados to make ice cream. Bananas and avocados are budget-friendly and are a healthier alternative to milk-based ice cream. Give these recipes a try and be the hit of your neighborhood with your own ice cream stand

How To Host A Summer Movie Night

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Photo: Threesixtyecotique.com

When the long, hot days of summer turn to warm moonlit nights, why not get together for some convivial movie screenings. Invite a few friends over, wait until the sun goes down, and host your own film night with vintage screens, projectors, and of course, freshly buttered popcorn. There’s a lot of great retro cinema pieces floating through Krrb right now just so grab the goods and get to screening

What’s Cooking — Lemon Powder

Krrb — What’s Cooking — Lemon Powder

After stumbling across an Instructable by Paige Russell for citrus powder, I knew I had to give it a try. And since my food share last week included eight organic lemons, I decided to go with an all raw lemon powder. The best part is that this delicious tart powder was super easy to make and can be used on a plethora of dishes. From sweet to savory, this powder can really transform a recipe

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Mid-century Modern Furniture

Krrb — 4 Things You Didn't Know About Mid-century Modern Furniture

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If you’re a Mad Men fan, then you’ve certainly seen your fair share of mid-century modern furniture—chic, architecturally designed pieces, with clean lines and organic forms. Not a Mad Men fan? Simply search “Mid-Century Modern Furniture” on Krrb, and you’ll find numerous listings all well worth the listed price. Interested in learning more about this type of décor? Here are four things you didn’t know about mid-century modern furniture.

Local Blogs — LA Blogs to Read Now

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Photo: Instagram.com/sarahyates

Whether you’re on the East Coast (like me over here!) or you’re on the other side of the world, it’s always fun to read local blogs and see what the latest happenings are in other cities. Finding the perfect blog for yourself can be a hard task, but that’s where we come in to help! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite bloggers in Los Angeles and we want you to check them out. Visit one of the restaurants they rave about, try to perfect that hair style they rocked, or just be their fan! Happy reading!

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 cork cages, a pair of large natural horns, and an upcycled skateboard chair. Let’s go

Local Finds — Suite Pieces of New York

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Walking into the quaint Greenpoint, Brooklyn establishment of Suite Pieces you may not know what to expect. With the majority of the store housing vintage furniture and knick knacks, you may just assume that this shop is just like any other Brooklyn based vintage boutique. If you think that this place is ordinary, then you definitely don’t know its true essence yet! After talking with the founder and CEO, Amanda Peppard, I got the scoop on the background of the shop and all of the services they have to offer.

12 Summer Solstice Celebrations

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Photo: Jessclarkphotography.wordpress.com

Father’s Day isn’t the only reason to celebrate this month: June 21st is also the summer solstice, the official start of summer and longest day of the year! From coast to coast, cities in the US have forged their own unique traditions to kick off the summer season. From music festivals to free yoga classes, here are the best events celebrating the summer solstice in your city to keep the party going all day.

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2015

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Photo: Blog.builddirect.com

With Father’s Day coming up on the 21st, now’s the time to find the perfect present. If your dad is anything like mine, he might not be too pushy when it comes to gift ideas. That’s why we’ve saved you the trouble and rounded up our favorite finds for every type of dad out there. Here are some of my favorite gift categories, and the best picks from our Father’s Day Gift Guide, all guaranteed to show some appreciation to the big guy in your life

Retrospective — How to Keep a Wedding Personal

Wedding Retrospective — How to Keep a Wedding Personal

Photos by Eli Weddings.

What’s it like to plan your own wedding on the DIY, local, personal-touch tip? When it came to my wife and I getting married, it was very much a team effort. We made lists, assigned duties, shared Google Doc spreadsheets and did a whole lot of running around.

Very soon after Jessica and I got engaged, we knew right away that we wanted our wedding to be a true reflection of us and our relationship. Sure, you might think that goes without saying, but it actually requires effort. You can easily flip pages and pick the best, well-reviewed, mid-priced vendors and call it a day. You’d most likely be perfectly pleased with the results and it would definitely save a lot of time and headaches. However, I’d say that doing stuff yourself does indeed become worth while and offers a very particular gratification making everything all the more memorable

5 Questions with NYC Wedding Photographer Amber Marlow

5 Questions with NYC Wedding Photographer Amber Marlow

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For Brooklynite Amber Marlow, life and work revolve around wedding bells. This Park Slope-based photographer is getting married and while details on her own nuptials are under wraps—Amber does spill about her work capturing special days all over the five boroughs. And trust me, she’s done it all from officiating the wedding to even assisting in coordinating the main event. Read on to see how the wedding season has Amber running all over New York City as she shares in couples’ celebrations

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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

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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

Compassion Is Served — Vegan Wedding Food Roundup

Krrb — Compassion Is Served — Vegan Wedding Food Roundup

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More and more people are starting to eat vegetable-based diets which means straying from the conventional wedding menu. So does giving up your steak, chicken, and fish option mean your reception dinner will be boring? On the contrary! You’ll be amazed at what you can eat with the myriad of combinations vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits can provide. Your guests will leave happy, healthy, and most importantly, full! Check out this vegan menu with recipes the Krrb team would love to eat.

What’s Cooking — Barbecue Side Dishes

Krrb — What's Cooking? — Barbecue Side Dishes

My favorite part of summertime is definitely the barbecues. There’s nothing quite like a tasty steak or some marinated chicken fresh off the grill. Who wants to eat a piece of meat without any sides though (or maybe you don’t eat meat at all)? Well, I’ve gathered up a few recipes for my favorite side dishes at any barbecue. Keep all your guests happy and coming back for seconds!

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