Sharing Locally with Dead Drops Near You

Photo: Deaddrops.com

Photo: Deaddrops.com

Dead drops are described by its creator as, “An anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space.” The concept is simple; take a usb drive and cement it into a wall or other public structure for people to share their art, concepts, ideas and really anything they choose. It’s a combination of local sharing and technology that has a uniqueness all it’s own.

What’s Cooking – 10 Ingredients, A Week of Dinners

Photo: Yummly.com

Photo: Yummly.com

It’s no slight exaggeration to say that food is always on my mind; many days have been spent drooling over Anthony Bourdain’s culinary adventures that should have probably been spent being productive. However, with my recent move to Brooklyn and dramatically diminished budget, I’ve had to start being very careful with how much I spend on food each week.

How to Make Your Own Shag Rug Out of Old T-Shirts

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Shag rugs were hugely popular in the 1960’s. Next time you watch an old movie, be sure to pay close attention to the room sets—you’re sure to spot a shag rug or two.

They started making a comeback a few years ago, but with lots of improvements. Weaving techniques and fiber content have changed. You no longer need a carpet rake to get the fibers fluffed up! Today’s wall-to-wall shag carpeting is commonly called “frieze.” However, if you’re not ready to replace your old carpeting, try making my version of a retro shag area rug. It’s perfect for the bath or kitchen. No sewing necessary!

Collector’s Corner — Bryan Green and His Garbage Pail Kids

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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, Bryan Green joins us to discuss his collection of Garbage Pail Kids, his love of Mad Magazine and his business making Paper Foldables.

DIY Roundup — San Francisco

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Here at Krrb we love doing-it-ourselves. Whether it’s a cool chair or lamp, 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 Space that might just have everything you need

How To Make an Upcycled Love Bandit Valentine

Chrissy demonstrates step by step instructions on how to create these adorable, little valentines. With construction paper, scissors, glue and a little imagination you can make a love bandit valentine for your special someone. Fill it with candy, love letters and other treats for your sweet!

I Want This — Mid-Century Floral Arm Chairs

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I want these Mid-Century Floral Arm Chairs, badly. I live in New York but am so very close to getting a storage unit in LA to house all of the things I want from California. I’m a sucker for floral, so this fresh upholstery is kind of making me weak at the knees. Do I want both for the living room? One for my bedroom? I don’t know. What I do know is that I desperately want to outfit these chairs with fur throws and mismatched pillows. The rest of my decorating tendencies tend to be very neutral and minimalist, so a modest pop of color on an accent piece like this will fit perfectly into my abode. I’m not going to lie, I’m already picturing my cat, Pearl, curled up on one of these. Hmm…

National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day!

Photo: Blogs.walkerart.org

Photo: Blogs.walkerart.org

Pulitzer prize winning journalist Mary Schmich once said, “Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views.” In that spirit, we should all celebrate art that draws inspiration from us and makes us appreciate life and love. This January 31st, take some time to immerse yourself in art, whether it is a play, movie, musical performance, painting or even digital art. The only qualifier is that is has to touch your heart in the way that only art can! I’ve already showed you how to explore the local art scene in your neighborhood; this time I’m going to show you how to make the most of it

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Instagram.com/topwithcinnamon

Photo: Instagram.com/topwithcinnamon

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

What’s Cooking — Super Dips for Your Super Bowl

Photo: Thecravegallery.com

Photo: Thecravegallery.com

The Super Bowl is quickly approaching. You’ve invited your friends, stocked up on booze and cleaned your home but it feels like you’re forgetting something. Oh yeah, all these delicious dips you’ve got to serve to your guests. What kind of Super Bowl party would it be without chips and dips? Let’s take a look at a few of these delectable dips.

Collector’s Items — Typewriters

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Photo: Krrb.com/91929

Among the list of now-obsolete technologies, the typewriter sits, squarely, between the invention of the icebox and the advent of the 8-track. If you’re too young to remember those two gems, then bully for you. Chances are, though, you’ve seen a typewriter once or twice.

Get the Look — Wild Wild West

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Is there anything more romantic than the life of a cowboy? Riding horses all day, sleeping under the stars, wearing leather things with fringe on them, hanging out with cows—the list just goes on. Fun fact about me: I used to be a very serious equestrian. I’ve been involved with roundups. I’ve chased cows around on horseback. And, I owned boots, Wranglers and fringy leather chaps. All true.

How To Make a Light Fixture from Ball Jars

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What’s old is new again! Ball jars have been all the rage in wedding and event décor for several years and their appeal is still going strong. So much so, that large retailer companies have started producing ball jar inspired light fixtures and chandeliers for mega big bucks. You can make your own single ball jar light fixture for about $15. Here’s how you do it!

Peer to Peer — 3 Apps We’re Using

Peer to Peer — 3 Apps We're Using

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It’s never been easier to connect with neighbors around the world! From Krrb to AirBnB and Lyft, peer to peer communities are popping up everywhere. Here are a few new ones that have us getting online to get offline.

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