Get The Look — Chasing Sunshine

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If you ever find yourself leafing through the pages of interior design magazines oohing and aahing over the professionally styled and photographed homes, then this is the place for you! This week we’re going to be showing you how to get this warm, sunny look with items found right here on Krrb

Make This the Season to Sell Locally

Tis the Season to Shop Local

This season give shoppers a reason to primarily shop local. For independent sellers, the holiday season rush can make or break a business. Direct foot traffic and shopping dollars to your business by standing apart from the rest with your unique marketing plan

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Hrothstein.com

Photo: Hrothstein.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

Weekend Wanderer — Boston, Paris, and New York

Finding something to do in your city should never be like looking for a needle in a haystack Photo: Franzmagazine.com/

Finding something to do in your city should never be like looking for a needle in a haystack Photo: Franzmagazine.com/

It’s Friday and we can’t wait to unchain ourselves from our desks and get out and about. Weekend Wanderer is a series that you’ll find every Friday morning featuring a few activities we’d like to explore. Check them out for yourself or do something in your neck of the woods. Either way, just get out and wander

Easy Living with Interior Designer Sarah Glynn

Photo: Facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Glynn-Design

Photo: Facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Glynn-Design

It’s clear from her Youtube videos that Sarah Glynn has a knack for effortless, livable design. Even her lovable British Blue cat Ashlee is right at home in Sarah’s Coral TV web series, Suite Living. Despite her busy schedule redesigning residential spaces all over Toronto, Sarah still has time to share fun DIY ideas on her website, cruise the flower market and of course, snuggles with Ashlee. Get to know Sarah and find out where she gets the inspiration to do it all

What’s Cooking — Hot Drink Recipes to Warm You Up

What's Cooking — Hot Drink Recipes to Warm You Up

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It’s the first freeze of the season across the United States—and what better way to handle the chilly weather than with a hot drink in your hand! This week, the Krrb team is pulling out all the stops on toasty beverages. Read on to see what we’re drinking and get the recipes

Fall in Love with Love on Sunday

Photo: Loveonsunday.com

Photo: Loveonsunday.com

We caught up with Amy Del Rosario, the designer and editor behind Love on Sunday, to get the scoop on the Toronto thrifting scene, her favorite DIY projects and where she finds her design inspiration. Filled with beautiful photos and DIY inspiration, Amy’s blog captures her personal style and design aesthetic while sharing a quiet glimpse into Toronto life. Amy is also a full-time graphic designer for Joe Fresh and a regular contributor to Emma Reddington’s popular design blog, The Marion House Book.

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 there’s a desk that you can exercise on, a monkey that makes tea, and a fireplace made out of cardboard! Let’s do this

Get the Look — Mid-Century Inspired Living Room

Photo: Kelly Stuart via Elle Decor

Photo: Kelly Stuart via Elle Decor

If you ever find yourself leafing through the pages of interior design magazines oohing and aahing over the professionally styled and photographed homes, then this is the place for you! This week we’re going to be showing you how to get this mid-century look with items found right here on Krrb

Take Part in Toronto’s Local Holiday Market

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This holiday season, the AdHoc PopUp is making use of a vacant property by gathering the best of Toronto’s local makers. The Local TO Mrkt opens its doors November 29 through Christmas eve.

Krrb members in the Toronto area can take part in this market dedicated to the local businesses, creators and neighborhoods that make Toronto what it is. Prices are $300 for a weekend (Saturday and Sunday), $800 for a week (Saturday through Friday) and $2000 for the month (Nov. 29 through Dec. 24). All prices are subject to harmonized sales tax. There are also premium options for vendors who want more space and visibility.

Set at 335 Yonge Street, this holiday market is in a prime location to commuters and shoppers alike. It is the first event by AdHoc PopUp’s incredible duo Ghazaleh Etezal and Dan Gunam, who are on a mission to fill empty storefronts with local vendors, supporting Toronto’s local economy.

Don’t miss your chance to sell locally this holiday season at Local TO Mrkt. You can apply here.

I Want This – Cat Tree in Brooklyn

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I’ve always loved animals. I grew up with dogs, cats, horses, lizards—pretty much a whole menagerie. And I learned that while they’re totally awesome, animals are a lot of work. So, owning a pet became this adult goal of mine, one that would have to be put off until the day I was more responsible, more settled, and more into adult activities like afternoon walks and knitting.

Then I moved to New York and suddenly I needed an animal in my life. You can only pet so many street cats before it seems like a good idea to have one of your own. I had cat fever. My husband was not into the idea at all, but a well-timed mouse sighting convinced him it might be a good idea. We were sitting ducks. It only took one visit to the kitty pound and we found ourselves going home with a large, fluffy, very vocal cat that couldn’t wait to shed its white hair all over our black couch. We were technically “fostering” her, but let’s be honest, when you’re feeding this sweet little cat and cuddling with her and giving her a name, there’s no way she’s going back to the shelter. We own a cat.

I was a little apprehensive about the realities of joining the cat-owner ranks. The litter box, the weirdness, the cat hair all over your clothing, the tacky carpet-covered cat furniture taking over your apartment—these were all badges of honor in a club I didn’t really want to be a part of. But now that I have one, I get it. We bought her toys (she doesn’t play with them). We bought her dental-health treats (they appear to be large chunks of dry cat food but whatever). We bought her something called the Scratch Lounge (basically a $25 cardboard box). We are really into this cat. I’ve become a cat lady. So, when I saw this fancy cedar cat tree on Krrb, I knew it had to be mine. I don’t even care that it would dominate an entire corner of my apartment. I want this for Mrs. Ralph so she can climb up it once and then ignore it forever. I call dibs.

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Abunchofpretty.com

Photo: Abunchofpretty.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

Touring the Inside of Toronto Homes with Covet Garden

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The foundation of the digital magazine, Covet Garden, is for it to always be inspirational rather than aspirational. Unlike other interior design magazines, Covet Garden is focused on showing real spaces styled by real people in Toronto. Their mission alone made us big fans, but the actual content they produce has turned us into committed readers

Member Spotlight— Deborah and Eric of Industrielle Attitude

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There are a variety of sellers on Krrb who offer listings both big and small, but two of our more unique and curated sellers are Deborah and Eric of Industrielle Attitude. This stylish pair scout all of their items in France and then bring them back to their warehouse in Los Angeles where they then fix up or repurpose their latest finds. Check out their current available listings on their Krrb corner and be sure to stop over at their new storefront which is having its grand opening on November 22nd in Los Angeles!

Thrill of the Hunt: Toronto Edition

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Scoring a great deal gives me a secret thrill–it’s the reason I love thrifting and scouring the internet for vintage furniture and décor accents. Recently I was approached to create a bedroom for a sophisticated young lady. The budget was small (I mean teeny tiny) but that didn’t bother me, since fabulous and frugal is my jam

DIY Roundup — Toronto

DIY Roundup: Toronto

Here at Krrb we love doing-it-ourselves. Whether it’s a nice bench 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 Shop that might just have everything you need.

This month, we’re exploring a few DIY Shops in Toronto. If you’re a native or just visiting the area, these are the go-to shops for your DIY needs.

Chicago Magazine Classifieds Curator Jourdan Fairchild

Photo credit: Julia Stotz

Photo credit: Julia Stotz

Krrb is excited to continue our local tastemakers feature with our partner site, Chicago Magazine Classifieds. Every month we will feature local tastemakers and their favorite vintage and secondhand finds from Chicagoland. This month our guest curator is Jourdan Fairchild.

For the next few weeks Jourdan Fairchild will be curating for the Chicago Magazine Classifieds.

Jourdan is a Chicago-based editor, freelance writer, creative consultant and the former Chicago editor of DailyCandy. After spending many years in New York working for some of the top lifestyle and interior magazines (In Style, O at Home, Country Living), she’s ended up in Chicago and we’re very glad that she did!

“Brass is still experiencing a boom in popularity, for good reason. It has a warmer aesthetic than other metals and it’s glamorous without being glitzy,” said Jourdan when asked why she’s chosen her first batch picks from Chicago Magazine Classifieds. “You can generally find affordable vintage brass objects at flea markets and thrift stores. I can’t get enough of it.”

Having authored Fly DIY: Crafts for the Modern Traveler and contributed to a variety of local and national publications, we’re definitely looking forward to seeing what Jourdan curated for us. Make sure you check in and see all of Jourdan’s favorites during the month of November!

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