I Want This — Antique Adjustable Drafting Table

I Want This — Antique Adjustable Drafting Table

Krrb seller Quinn says “we search for character and beauty, in all its forms, to continue a story from one age to another” and I couldn’t agree more… which is why I have my eye on his Antique Adjustable Drafting Table. The original Tru-Fit drafting desk is modified with a reclaimed steel pipe base—this table comes with character you can’t buy. Can you imagine the stories this drafting table has seen? Plus this desk doubles as an easel making it the perfect statement piece for an art lover. And for you lucky brooklynites, you can get it delivered to your door for just $20.
I Want This — Antique Adjustable Drafting Table

Get your hands on the Antique Steel Adjustable Drafting Table from Quinn’s corner. $300.

Local Finds — Two Jakes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Local Finds — Two Jakes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s stop for vintage and reclaimed office furniture, Two Jakes, may be located on one of the hippest streets in Williamsburg today, but that was not always the case. When the store first opened in 1996, Wythe Ave was mostly full of warehouses, semi-trucks, drugs and prostitution. But Two Jakes remained steadfast in their 10,000 square foot space—and as the neighborhood changed, so did they. Owner Alex Walsh notices that he’s needed to adjust inventory to keep up with the demands of his changing clientele and gentrification of the now ultra-hip Williamsburg

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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.

Let’s get this party started ya’ll with everything from party supplies to drafting sets to home accessories

I Want This — Tall Skinny Bookshelf

Growing up I was never much of a reader, but now with a pretty lengthy commute to work, I have become one. I end up powering through a complete book almost every week. Besides satisfying my intellectual side, I’m also quite impressed with my growing library collection. It seems like a shame to let all these books simply collect dust in a corner somewhere.

I’m a big believer in showcasing things that will give people an insight to your life and books are the perfect way to go about doing that. I think this bookshelf is an awesome alternative to a standard display unit. Along with being functional, it also serves as a focal point for an empty wall. A bold colored wall with this statement piece is be a perfect way to add some character to your space.

Start your collection now with the help of this Tall Skinny Bookshelf from Cole Mestrovich Design. $175.

Independence Celebrations Around the World

Independence Celebrations Around the World

Photo: Flickr.com/photos/sparklykate

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

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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.

It’s summertime you guys, so treat yourself to some high-style fashion, classic artwork, or dental instruments

Red, White and Blue — Patriotic Listings on Krrb

Red, White and Blue — Patriotic Listings on Krrb

Photo: Darkroom.baltimoresun.com

Break out your red, white, and blue and get in the American spirit—Independence day is right around the corner! Add some patriotism to your 4th of July cookout this year with these festive listings from Krrb. You can decorate your door with an upcycled American-flag-inspired wreath, jazz up your outfit with presidential cufflinks and so much more!

Krrb Launches Redesign, Improving the Local Classifieds Experience

Krrb Launches Redesign, Improving the Local Classifieds Experience

New customizable corner for all members.

During the past year, we’ve been busy rebuilding Krrb Classifieds from the ground up and today we’re delighted to announce our public launch.

We’ve streamlined the design, amped up security with SSL data encryption and made the site four times faster. And that’s just the beginning! We’ve introduced a bunch of new features to make it easier than ever to buy and sell locally.

New features:

  • New modern design with bigger listing images
  • Improved overall performance (4x faster)
  • SSL data encryption for every page
  • New Everywhere location
  • New customizable corner design with keyword navigation
  • Simplified and streamlined create a listing form
  • Improved manage listings and manage locations
  • Improved inbox layout
  • Improved account settings forms
  • See local items from elsewhere that ship to your location
  • Your other listings featured at the bottom of each of your listings

Recently added features:

  • Reply to inbox messages directly from email (e.g. gmail, yahoo, etc.)
  • Filter by local items from elsewhere that ship to you

Looking to the future

Our new website uses the most recent technologies, built on top of our platform that powers the classifieds for Apartment Therapy and Chicago Magazine. This will allow us to release updates quicker and be even more responsive to new feature requests from the community.

Upcoming features:

  • More intelligent search capability and keyword management
  • Ability to edit multiple listings at once
  • Ability for you to collect payment online
  • Ability to follow other members
  • Customizable personal feeds and digests
  • New mobile website, iPhone and Android app

Hope you like! Share your comments below …

I Want This — Vintage Wire Laundry Basket

I Want This — Vintage Wire Laundry Basket

I’m making the switch over to a shoe-free home. A decision that’s taken me as much thought as buying a sofa or committing to a paint chip. To make the transition easier on guests, I want this vintage wire laundry basket. I have plans to place it right by the entrance to our home, along with a little stool. This combo will offer seating for popping your shoes on or off and keeps them from getting underfoot.

Find this charming laundry basket on Megan’s corner. $75.

Q&A with All-Star Seller — Furnish Green

Q&A with All Star Seller — Furnish Green

Nathan Hescock opened Furnish Green almost nine years ago out of his ballroom dancing studio.

Time for another Q&A filled with tips and tricks from one of our All Star Sellers! Today’s featured seller is Furnish Green, a shop in Midtown Manhattan. This shop began as a side project for ballroom dance instructor Nathan Hescock. Since it’s humble beginnings, it’s grown in scale and inventory but they still continue to practice their eco-friendly methods cleaning, restoring and repairing secondhand furnishings

Selling 101 — How to Price Secondhand and Vintage

Selling 101 — How to Price Secondhand and Vintage

Photo: Heartmainehome.blogspot.com

When you’re selling secondhand or vintage, pricing correctly is essential to a sale. There are different elements to consider for each but ultimately you need to strike a balance between the worth of the item and the market value. Always start by doing your research. A little work early on will help you land on a realistic price and lead to a quick sale. Price your items too high and you could end up doubling your efforts, resulting in half the financial gain

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

See Spot. Stuffed! Photo: Krrb.com/60704

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.

Pets have a special spot in our hearts. This week’s oddity excursion is no exception that our love of pets can be a little weird. We’ve rounded up everything from creepy dog sculptures to personalized pet urns. Check it out

Q&A With All-Star Seller — Andrew from Kingpin

Q&A With All Star Seller — Andrew from Kingpin

As we focus on becoming better local sellers, our top independent sellers share their tips and tricks of the trade. Hats off to our All Star Sellers! Next up in this series is Andrew from Kingpin, a seller from Brooklyn, New York whose specialty is reclaimed items from local bowling alleys! Andrew has shared his knowledge of being a professional reseller and find both residential and commercial buyers

Selling 101 — 5 Ways to Pinpoint Your Audience

Selling 101 — 5 Ways to Pinpoint Your Audience

Photo: Flickr.com/photos/glenbledsoe

When it comes to selling secondhand, vintage or handmade, you’re going to need a plan of action. One of the first things you should think about is who your ideal “audience” will be. Who do you think would want to buy what you’re selling? Run through the basic demographics: age, gender, location but keep in mind that selling locally is really about timing, place and language. Check out these five ways to identify your audience

Scavenger Hunt — Scandal’s Mood Lighting and Wooden Ladders

Scavenger Hunt — Scandals Mood Lighting and Wooden Ladders

On ABC’s drama Scandal, Jake Ballard requires soft mood lighting for his B613 missions.

In the series Scavenger Hunt we take your cries for help (via email) and try our best to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. We like a good hunt.

Hi,
I saw you did a Critical Decor piece on Scandal, Olivia Pope’s home decor. I saw a fixture in Jake Ballard’s apartment on Scandal that I want. Any ideas where I can find a similar fixture

Chicago Magazine Classifieds Curator — Judy Maxwell Home

Chicago Magazine Classifieds Curator — Judy Maxwell Home

Photo: Facebook.com/JudyMaxwellHome

Judy Maxwell Home, a storefront in Chicago, will be curating the Chicago Magazine Classifieds homepage for the following few weeks and we couldn’t be more excited! The store was founded in 2011 and refers to itself as an Urban General Store because, as its owner says, “It’s generally pretty good.” After its recent move to the Old Town neighborhood, there is even more space to house the unusual odds and ends sure to bring a smile to your face. From amusements to silly, to beautiful and practical—Judy Maxwell Home doesn’t disappoint

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