How To Make a Light Fixture from Ball Jars

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What’s old is new again! Ball jars have been all the rage in wedding and event décor for several years and their appeal is still going strong. So much so, that large retailer companies have started producing ball jar inspired light fixtures and chandeliers for mega big bucks. You can make your own single ball jar light fixture for about $15. Here’s how you do it!

Peer to Peer — 3 Apps We’re Using

Peer to Peer — 3 Apps We're Using

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It’s never been easier to connect with neighbors around the world! From Krrb to AirBnB and Lyft, peer to peer communities are popping up everywhere. Here are a few new ones that have us getting online to get offline.

I Want This — Royal Manual Typewriter

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I love writing so this typewriter is perfect for me. There’s something so romantic about using a typewriter as opposed to a laptop. It makes me want to sip whiskey while I write the next great American novel. The click clacking of the keys as they punch down on the paper and record my every thought is such an inspired feeling. From the color to the light (10 – 12 lbs) weight, I really love everything about this typewriter.

What’s Cooking — Easy to Prepare Warm Salads

What's Cooking — Warm Salads

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January is always a tough time of year when it comes to eating healthy. You’re coming off a holiday season of indulging in sweets and heavy foods, so salads are in order. But when the wind chill outside is negative 10 degrees, you want some fare that’s hot and sticks to the ribs a bit

DIY Filmmaking — The Puffy Chair

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Photo: Mongrelmedia.com

The Duplass brothers premiered their new show, Togetherness, on HBO this week and so far I think it’s really great. There’s a simple reason for this, Mark and Jay Duplass have been hard at work making films their entire life. After a string of mediocre shorts and on the verge of giving up, they bought a DV tape for three dollars, shot a short scene in one take in the comfort of their apartment and submitted it to Sundance. The short is called This Is John and it garnered them some attention

Resolution Review — Don’t Break the Chain

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Photo: Dontbreakthechain.com/

Hey gang! How are your resolutions going this year? We’re only 20 days in and mine are going great! Haha, just kidding! I’ve realized that this whole year changing thing hasn’t really done anything in the old motivation department

Get the Look — Vintage and Secondhand Fashion Finds

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Photo: Vogue.com

Achieving the perfect look is a difficult task. Whether it’s decor for your home, a new haircut, an outfit, etc. there’s never one clear choice! After countless hours of scrolling through Pinterest to be inspired by what colors, cuts, styles and materials are right for you — you still have to go through the struggle of sourcing those items

Turn an Old Storm Window into a Family Message Board

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Staying organized is a challenge for any busy family. Everyone has activities, appointments, sporting events and meetings. Having a schedule in one place so everyone can see at-a-glance what’s happening makes life easier. If you’re going to hang a message board, you might as well hang something that coordinates with your home décor and reflects your family’s personality.

I love old architectural elements. Reusing old windows not only keeps them out of the landfill, but it’s much more interesting (and less expensive) than a new one.

I Want This — CB2 Media Stand

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Media stands can often be one of the hardest living room pieces to shop for. Take, for example, your local electronics store, the media stands often sold there are dated and ugly. And, good luck trying to buy vintage, many old furniture pieces don’t come designed with openings in the back for wires or cords. Even if you are planning on hanging your TV on the wall, you’ll still need a place to put your cable box and blu-ray player. That is why the CB2 Media Stand comes out ahead… a long metal cart on wheels, with plenty of space to hold movies or video games. Stylish enough to look good on its own, yet simple enough to work well with other furniture styles.

Adventures in Glassware — Mixing a Manhattan

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January, 2015. New York, New York.

“It’s so damn cold out,” you say, looking down at the snow-filled streets from your apartment window after a long day at the office. “What do I need?”

You think for a second or two, but the answer comes quickly.

A smile on your face, you go to the liquor cabinet. Looking inside, you see rye whiskey, angostura bitters, sweet vermouth. The gang’s all here, you’re good to go.

It’s Manhattan time

DIY Roundup — Atlanta

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

Critical Decor – The One With Monica’s Apartment

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We love television as much as the next guy. But we get particularly giddy when we get to pick apart the decor in search of deeper truths. Join us as we investigate the who, what, when and especially the why of interior design drama.

As you may have heard, all 236 glorious episodes of Friends are now available for your viewing pleasure on Netflix. We here at Krrb love Friends: Chandler and Joey’s hijinx, the will they / won’t they relationship going on between Ross and Rachel, but most importantly Monica’s apartment! Don’t we all strive to have an apartment similar to Monica’s? As a young, 20-something living in New York City I know I do. It’s spacious and chic while still keeping it a little wacky.

Flea Market — Midland Arts & Antiques Market in Indianapolis

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All photos by Goodwillglam.com

The one good thing about traveling across the country is that you get to see a lot! When I knew we were going to be taking this trek, I mapped out a few places to check out along the way so I could share them with you all. One of my favorite places ever is Midland Arts and Antiques Market in the Indianapolis area. The market boasts over 200 vendors from around the Midwest, so there really is something for everyone!

Here’s a gallery of photos from my visit to Midland Market. You can also see more over at my blog Goodwill Glam.

Get the Look — A Classic Chef’s Kitchen

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Photo: Elledecor.com

How does the saying go… new year, new kitchen? Probably not, but if you received any culinary gifts during the holiday season or go through a yearly ritual of purging out the old, why not update the room you spend the most amount of time in. The kitchen is filled with creative possibilities since it not only has to be pretty, but useful as well. Think about how many options your kitchen must cater to depending on you or your family’s diet. A smoothie in the morning? The blender needs adequate counter space. A family of 5? A large fridge is a must. Do a lot of stovetop cooking? Pans and pots need to be within reach. And if you made any New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier, now’s the time to think about your kitchen.

How to Design an Exquisite and Stylish Bar

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Hopefully you’ve recovered from New Year’s Eve by now and you’re ready to restock your bar. Oh, wait… you say you don’t have a bar! Well, don’t worry there are plenty of ways you can style a bar in your home without actually owning a bar or bar cart. See the six samples below for styling ideas and inspiration

I Want This — End Grain Cutting Board

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On top of my love for records, I also really like to cook. I’m a big fan of the crockpot and a lot of times I’ll make a big batch of Turkey Chili to eat for the whole week. Making any sort of chili includes a lot of chopping of vegetables and what not, which is why I need this end grain cutting board. All we have at home now are these flimsy, poor excuses for cutting boards and I hate it! I need something more sturdy while I’m chopping up onions, mincing garlic and coming very close to cutting my fingers off. Plus, it doesn’t look half bad either!

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