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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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

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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

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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.

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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Photo: Popsugar.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

Our 3 Favorite Instagram Feeds Right Now

Krrb — Our 3 Favorite Instagram Feeds Right Now

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Instagram has become such an influential part of our lives as of late. Just about every person I know uses Instagram to post pictures of their cat or the food they’re about to eat—but what about the rest? We searched Instagram high and low for some of our favorite accounts and now we’re here to share them with you!

30 Reasons to Have a Staycation in D.C.

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Suns out, schools out, and you deserve a break: it’s time to take a much-needed vacation! If you’re looking to save money and precious travel time, why not opt for a staycation in your own backyard? Whether you’re a history buff, adrenaline lover or hardcore beach bum, here are the best ways to spend your staycation in D.C.

31 Reasons to Have a Staycation in Boston

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If you’re planning on doing a staycation in good ole’ Bean Town, you should take advantage of the things that you don’t normally do (or the things that you perhaps don’t have time to do.) Branch away from the tourists milling around Newbury Street and Boston Commons, and experience a side of the city you’ve never seen

25 Reasons to Have a Staycation in New York City

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1. Forget the subway for once. Of all the ways to commute to Manhattan, the air tram from Roosevelt Island has to be the most fun. Take it and enjoy the views as you make your way to Midtown.

2. Who doesn’t love browsing a good flea market? The Brooklyn Flea is the perfect mix of local artisans and vintage sellers. Foodies—go hungry and enjoy everything from lobster rolls to snow cones.

3. Only opened in the summer, Governors Island is an island just off the coast of the southern tip of Manhattan. Ride bicycles, enjoy large art installations and explore this former military base.

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 the actual death bed from Planet of the Apes, Michael Jackson artwork, and an antique Marbro lamp. Let’s go

Robin Chase — The Next Stage of the Sharing Economy with Peers Inc

Robin Chase — The Next Stage of the Sharing Economy with Peers Inc

Earlier this month members of the NYC sharing economy gathered for what was essentially the launch party of Peers Inc. The recently released book by Robin Chase, CEO of Buzzcar and former co-founder and CEO of Zipcar, provides insight on how the collaborative economy is changing the capitalism economic structure.

23 Reasons to Have a Staycation in Chicago

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Yea, yea, yea Millennium Park and The Bean (officially Cloud Gate) are awesome, as is shopping the Magnificent Mile, but elbowing through the summer tourist crowds is not. There are so many unique places to explore in Chicago, which is truly a city of neighborhoods. If you’re anything like me, you rarely leave the 10-mile radius of your home, and stick to your neighborhood favorites when going out. Summer is most definitely the best time to explore Chicago. If you’re longing for a vacation or weekend getaway, but don’t have the time or money—give a Chicago staycation a try!

Independence Celebrations Around the World

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Photo: Flickr.com/photos/sparklykate?auto=format

The 4th of July is right around the corner and we’re looking forward to firing up the grill, lounging on the beach and drinking freshly brewed iced tea out of mason jars! Our traditions, whether it be watching fireworks or being a spectator at a hot dog eating contest, are definitely fun and festive. It’s also important that we remember what the day truly symbolizes! Our freedom, our land of the free and home of the brave, is something that none of us should take for granted. Sure, we love donning red, white and blue every year but let’s take a look at how other countries celebrate their independence

Then & Now: A History of Ice Coolers

Krrb — Ice Coolers from Then to Now

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Summer is heating up and as we make our break for the beaches and parks, you’ll need plenty of frosty beverages to keep you and your family cool. Before you pick up a cheap, disposable styrofoam cooler that always ends up leaking, think about investing in a quality cooler. Since before the 1950’s when the first portable ice chest was patented, cooler technology has come a long way. From vintage steel ice chests to plastic ride-on coolers, there is no doubt that a cooler exists for your needs. Keep on reading to learn about the interesting history of ice coolers that you can’t wait to share at your next summer excursion.

10 Fireworks Shows We Want to See

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Photo: Montco.happeningmag.com

With a packed cooler and a lawn chair in tow, it’s time for Independence Day explosions. We’ve got 10 of firework shows you won’t want to miss. It’s not all about the size and cost of the shows — We’ve rounded up our favorites, including a few small-town American spectacles

24 Reasons to Have a Staycation in Los Angeles

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If you’re living in Los Angeles, then you may have lucked out because it’s certainly one of the best cities to have a staycation in. Good weather year round, sunshine, beaches–do I need to say anything more? I’ve noticed that if you live in a city for a while you become sort of jaded. Take time on your staycation to take a step back and appreciate the fantastic place you’re living in. Try new things, go new places and uncover a whole new city that you didn’t even know was right outside your door

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

Come to The Randolph Street Market 2015

Chicago’s Randolph Street Market is known as the place to go to for all your vintage needs. Our (wo)man on the ground Claire Hurwitz Staszak scoured last month’s market for the best scores. Check out some of the possible items in store for this weekend.

Visit the Market

June 27-28, 10am to 5pm both days
Early Buying Saturday beings at 8am
Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington, Chicago IL
http://www.randolphstreetmarket.com/

Find out more of the fun things our resident Chicagoan Claire has been up to!