20 Things That Will Catch Your Eye at the DMA

20 Things That Will Catch Your Eye at the DMA

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to visit the Dallas Museum of Art. If you have ever visited the DMA, you know what a treat it is! As one of the largest museums in the country, they offer free general admission to their large and diverse collection of art. From Van Gogh to Picasso and Magritte to Gehry, the artists showcased at the Dallas Museum of Art represent the most brilliant creative minds in furniture design, paintings, engravings and sculpture. Check out 20 of my favorite art pieces currently on view at the DMA

5 Great Ways to Repurpose A Ladder

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Photo: Trinitytitletx.com

With so much technology in the home improvement sector, more and more old school tools are falling to the wayside. However, the ladder isn’t one of them. Rather than hiding it between your refrigerator and wall, or hanging it above your brand new car with fear and trepidation, try incorporating the handy tool in your home decor. Below are five great ways to repurpose a ladder and show off your green-friendly interior decorating skills

Discover Artists — Owning A Piece of Local Art and Culture

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Here at Krrb we embrace those years when the painting from your local art fair wasn’t worth a fortune or a curated spot in Museum of Modern Art, though it should be. The fun is in the discovery, like when you first notice that the autograph in the lower left corner of a painting appears in Google images. Or take that time when you inherited a tiny landscape painting, moody and simple, only to find out that the piece depicts a critical turn in American culture from an artist who was turning it. Haven’t experienced that, yet? Just wait. In celebration of the good times ahead for local artists, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite pieces—from a few of our favorite places—that are bound to be family heirlooms

Design 101 — 5 Facts About Florence Knoll

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Photo: Design Within Reach

If you’re a fan of vintage shopping but not an expert on the history of design, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re an avid vintage shopper, a first time customer, or just an admirer of beautifully constructed pieces, it’s always good to know some background about what you’re ogling. For instance, you’ve probably seen a few of Florence Knoll’s sofas on your latest scavenger hunt, and – if you’re like us – you’ve probably thought in your head, “I want that!” But there’s so much history behind this sofa you love. How much do you know about the woman responsible for designing and producing the iconic seating? Keep reading to learn some quick facts about one of the most important figures in interior design history

Adaptive Reuse Movement — 7 Old Buildings Get Modern Restorations

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Photo: Inhabitat.com

You don’t have to be an architect or history buff to appreciate the appeal of old buildings. But when a building is abandoned, or no longer serves its original purpose, what to do? The easier route is demolition, but many would hate seeing something historical torn down. The adaptive reuse movement aims to meet somewhere in the middle: restoring and respecting the original structure, while reimagining the space in a way that serves a modern function. Check out some of our favorite examples around the country

Small Town, USA — 10 Quirky American Festivals

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Photo: Photoblog.statesman.com

We love the unconventional. With Americana on our mind, we searched high and low for festivals that celebrate eccentricity on a neighborhood level. From bizarre food festivals to celebrations of hometown characters championing the local way of life, we round up 10 truly unique festivals that proudly wave their freak flags high. Read on to see what’s going on in your neck of the woods

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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!

This week find out how to get gems from pollution, famous logos get a new look, and a future look at cities made from salt. Load up on these links now

DIY Club: Say Hello

DIY Club: Say Hello

All Photos: Heather Talbert Photography

Sometimes you want a cute welcome mat. You know, something welcoming and witty to greet you after a way-too-long and way-too-annoying day at the office. But sometimes, you don’t want to pay $50 for it. So, sometimes you make your own

33 Pie Recipes to Fill Your Belly

33 Pie Recipes to Fill Your Belly

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Called it a pie, a galette or a tartlet, by any name it’s a filling wrapped in a delicious buttery dough. What’s not to love? Sure, everyone has an opinion on their favorite slice whether it’s sweet or savory. Get out your favorite pie dish because we’ve gathered up plenty of recipes to whet the palete

Local Blogs — New York Blogs to Read Now

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Photo: Weheartit.com

As one of the style capitals of the world, you wouldn’t expect anything short of perfection in terms of design and aesthetics in New York City. From architecture to interior design, walking through this city leaves you curious about the living spaces of the metropolis’ most stylish dwellers. There are countless blogs to pore over, we rounded up some of our top go-to sites to help you get in that New York state of mind

Grandparent’s Day — Gifts From Generations Past

Grandparent's Day — Gifts From Generations Past

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Grandparent’s Day falls on September 13th. Celebrating both paternal and maternal grandparents in the United States since 1978, this holiday is a recognition of generational growth. The Krrb team takes part in honoring family by sharing stories and photos of their own grandparents

How To: Be a Good Neighbor

Mr Rogers, the ultimate in friendly neighbor. Won't you be?

Mr Rogers, the ultimate in friendly neighbor. Wontchya be?

Everyone lives somewhere and no matter where that is, you have a neighbor, near or far. You may love where you live or wish you were somewhere completely different, either way, everyone wants to feel safe and connected. By being neighborly, you increase your sense of security and home pride, as well as your chances of being green, which makes everyone’s neighborhood everywhere a better place to be.

Below are 15 easy ways to be a gold star neighbor. Find out how

5 Book Festivals to Check Out This Fall

Book Festivals to Check Out This Fall

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One of our favorite things about the autumn season are all the book festivals around the country. We’ve rounded up a few that caught our eye. Get those reading lists ready—these literary events are too good to pass up

1970’s Are Back — Update Your Wardrobe with Iconic Pieces

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Photo: Tvguide.com

‘Tis the season for fashionistas from far and wide to come together and revel in the thrill of shiny catwalks, flashing cameras and high style. September is a magical time for those of us who have a special place in our hearts for the glamour, from top models showing the latest designs to our favorite bloggers covering the street style—we are definitely ready! We may not be visiting the Mercedes-Benz fashion tents but we do have our glossy September issue magazines stacked up and dog-eared! I’m not a trend forecaster, but I do love vintage—especially the beyond chic and feminine fashions from the 1970’s. Let’s look back at that era to appreciate the looks of the past and see how we can incorporate them into our wardrobes today

5 Great Ways to Repurpose Vintage Dishes

Krrb — 5 Great Ways to Repurpose Vintage Dishes

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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 some vintage dishes that’s just full of junk taking up space? Well instead of trashing the whole thing, why not turn it into something new? Start repurposing with one of these fun projects

52 Pieces of Art — Playing Cards Design

52 Pieces of Art — Playing Cards Design

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Some items, like a deck of cards, are so common place that you never stop to think about them. Which is unfortunate in the case of playing cards, since they are a uniquely interesting piece of human iconography that has been dated back to 9th century China. We can thank the French for popularizing the most common suits (hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs), but it was in the 1800’s, where modern playings cards really took shape and style in the USA. And as long as playing cards have been around, there has been 52 (sometimes 54) reasons for artists to design them. Take a look at these 13 designer-made sets of playing cards and let us know which ones you’d table up to

Amy and Anna Don’t Mind Getting Dirty While Restoring Ohio

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One look at Dirty Girls Restoration’s Krrb corner and you’ll know that they have some serious style. The Mid-century loving duo made up of Amy Sams and Anna Hoam, certainly know a thing or two about restoring authentic vintage pieces. From art to sofas and everything in between, this team has an excellently curated shop and the design experience to back it. We had the opportunity to chat with both Amy and Anna about what inspires them, their style and of course about Dirty Girls Restoration

Join Krrb for the New York Transit Museum Platform Series Book Swap

Join Krrb for the New York Transit Museum Platform Series Book Swap

Every day over 11 million New Yorkers travel via subway, bus and railroad around the five boroughs. Virtually strangers, New York City’s daily commuters rarely take their noses out of their paperbacks. Connect with neighbors and fellow riders by exchanging books at a book swap by Krrb—on the platform of a 1936 subway station.

Join Krrb and the New York Transit Museum for a book swap on Wednesday, September 16 as part of the Platform Series. The book swap will be one of nine pieces featured throughout the evening which also include a live musical, a documentary screening and art exhibits. Bring your books to the Platform Series as the book swap will take place on a vintage train car. You can get a quick peek of the train car with Google Maps.

Tickets

Tickets for the event are $15 and can be purchased online. Tickets include a beverage option.

Use Krrb’s special discount code KBCREATE10 to get $10 reduced price tickets. Offer ends September 16th.

Join Us

The New York Transit Museum Platform Series will be on Wednesday, September 16 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The museum is located at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights.

Back to School in Style with Local Chicago Shops

Back to School in Style with Local Chicago Shops

Claire Hurwitz Staszak’s desk.

Have you ever heard the old saying, “A place for everything, and everything in its place”? Organization helps foster productivity, and fall is an ideal time to reset and get organized. Whether you are heading back to the classroom, or need a little office update these local resources have you covered

Collector’s Corner — Olivia Todd-Standh, the Ultimate Collector

Collector's Corner — Olivia Todd-Standh, the Ultimate Collector

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!

Since we introduced this series, we’ve come across many dedicated collectors. Today we’re speaking with Olivia Todd-Standh, a Brooklyn-based UI designer who’s moving to Berlin, Germany. Olivia is a collector’s collector, having curated numerous collections over the years. Although apartment-style living isn’t conducive to amassing belongings but Olivia finds ways to display her various compilations. Read on to see what strikes Olivia’s interest when it comes to collecting