37 Weird Things to Grill – A New Take On Summer BBQ Foods

Summer is a time for family, friends and neighbors to get together and break bread. And when the weather is so giving, it only makes sense that meals are held outside as often as possible. BBQs flush with food, music, fresh air and conversation strengthens ties, solutes the sun and offer healthy ways to prepare the foods we are lucky enough to find so bountiful during the season’s sun-shining months. So grab your neighbors, and put together a delicious homemade menu for the BBQ.

Since we’re all the creative type here, what with our imaginations to repurpuse objects, find the beauty in the disregarded and craft something out of nothing, we might as well channel these energies to man’s most definitive discovery: fire. Burgers, dogs, sausages, they’re all great, but what can we do that is surprising, unusual, or downright weird? Here’s a list to get you started

Get the Look: Mad Men’s Own Joan Holloway

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Photo: Fansshare.com

With the Mad Men series finale around the corner, we’re all beginning to feel nostalgic for the stunning fashion on the show. But you don’t have to say goodbye to the retro elegance just because you’re saying goodbye to the show. And you don’t have to buy the official “Mad Men” line from retail stores. You can recreate some of the iconic looks of some of the most fashionable characters, like Joan Holloway, at a thrift store! Or on Krrb.com. We did.

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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Photo: Mtstandard.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

What’s Cooking – Local Food at Its Peak

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Photo: Epicurious.com

While its relatively easy to find most types of food year-round due to preservation methods, nothing beats snatching it fresh and at its peak. Thanks to this handy peak-season map, you can browse and see which ingredients near you are hitting their highest taste potential for the month. I’ve picked one food item that peaks in May from each area of the US, and found the best recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lets get cooking!

Crowdfunding — Circle of Life and Death

Crowdfunding Circle of Life and Death

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As morbid as it is to talk about life after death, Katrina Spade is doing just that.
What happens with your body after you die? The default options include burial in a cemetery or cremation. Katrina is attempting to add a third final destination into the mix with a green twist—help the environment by turning your body into reusable soil.

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 some dolls, a delicatessen sign, and a Derek Jeter action figure. Let’s go

Drawing Inspiration from Street Style

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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.

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).

Grow Something Great With Julia of the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

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Here at Krrb we love getting the opportunity to talk to creative, passionate people who are doing awesome things in our local communities. We had the pleasure of chatting with Julia Middleton, the Youth Food Justice Director for the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, about her high-impact work and how she has gotten to where she is today

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Mashable.com

Photo: Mashable.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

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

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 some Campbell’s Soup kids, a unicorn lamp, and a large cat figurine. Let’s go

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

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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

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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.

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Mashable.com/

Photo: Mashable.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

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!