5 Easy Pieces — The Upcycled Glass Edition

5 Easy Pieces — The Upcycled Glass Edition

You already recycle glass bottles, now upcycle them into unique home decor. Photo: Kinnelonconserves.net

As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that

Pioneer — Antique Market in Vancouver, Canada

Pioneer — Antique Market in Vancouver, Canada

The industrial look of this desk fits in any office or home.

A series featuring new Krrbies in new towns across the globe who are breaking unexplored territory. Find out what they have to sell, trade or giveaway.

Looking for new visual ways to reach their local community, Dan Kurc from Antique Market in Vancouver, turned to the Krrb classifieds for help. Aside from the shop’s own blog, Dan uses their Krrb corner to connect with their neighbors. Once a tiny shop on Main Street, this neighborhood business has grown quickly, carrying antique treasures from all over the world including Asia, England, Belgium and Canada. See for yourself why this bustling antique shop is pioneering the way in Vancouver

I Want This — Cake Batter Truffles in Los Angeles, California

I Want This — Cake Batter Truffles in Los Angeles, California

It's always someone's birthday somewhere. Let's celebrate with cake.

If your mouth doesn’t water at the sight of these cake batter truffles, then you’re a better person than I. Satisfy your sweet tooth (and mine) with these rainbow sprinkle-adorned treats (don’t forget to send me some!).

Available only in Los Angeles, California, these Cake Batter Truffles can be found on Corina is the Party’s Krrb corner.

Maps — Frank Jacobs on the Fascination of Cartography

Maps — Frank Jacobs on the Fascination of Cartography

Market Island, in between (and in fact exactly on the border of) Sweden and Finland. The original border was a straight line, but because the lighthouse was built on the wrong side of the border, they had to shuffle it around until it looked like it does now.

Frank Jacobs is fascinated by maps. His blog, Strange Maps, is an atlas of sorts, recounting both real and fictional maps. This London-based cartophile has gained quite a following for his take on maps of all kinds. A blog post featuring the “US States Renamed For Countries With Similar GDPs” map has been viewed more than 587,000 times. To wrap our look into the world of maps, we asked Frank a few questions about his love for discovery

Map of the Day — One-Eyed Willie’s Fortune, By Way of The Goonies

Map of the Day — One Eyed Willies Fortune, By Way of The Goonies

Map from the cult classic Goonies.

Each day over the next two weeks we’ll be posting maps that have caught our eye. You know, from charting David Foster Wallace’s characters in Infinite Jest to tracking food trucks in San Francisco, these maps will have you exploring.

Watching the 1985 cult classic  The Goonies is a return to childhood for many. It’s no surprise this adventurous tale of finding the fortune of pirate One-Eyed Willie remains popular. The center story about growing up and friendship is a relatable one as is the child’s like wonder and urge for adventure. If  the movie continues to be as much a part of your adolescence as ours, you can now get your own replicas of the chart because Goonies never say die.

Map of the Day — A Point-in-Time at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Map of the Day — A Point in Time at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Flea as illustrated by Stef Londono.

Each day over the next two weeks we’ll be posting maps that have caught our eye. You know, from charting David Foster Wallace’s characters in Infinite Jest to tracking food trucks in San Francisco, these maps will have you exploring.

The Brooklyn Flea never ceases to curate the best sellers whenever it opens shop. Located in the schoolyard of Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Fort Greene on Saturdays and North 7th and Kent in Williamsburg on Sundays (through November 18), the flea is a feast for the eyes and stomachs alike.

Excited by the cornucopia of goods, Krrb intern (and rock star illustrator) Stef Londono, drew a map highlighting some of her favorite items and sellers. A gloriously personal report of the visual kind that also charts a point-in-time of a market that’s always changing week to week. We love it.

Map of the Day — Popularity of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the United States

Each day over the next two weeks we’ll be posting maps that have caught our eye. You know, from charting David Foster Wallace’s characters in Infinite Jest to tracking food trucks in San Francisco, these maps will have you exploring.

As enthusiasts of living local, this map by Local Harvest showing the growth of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the United States makes us incredibly happy. From 1984 to 2010, CSA programs supporting local farms have been sprouting up all over the country. By the end of 2010, there were about 5000 CSA farms, further demonstrating the demand for local, seasonal produce. Two year later, we’re pretty sure that CSAs are going to continue to feed a nation of locavores. Yum!

$1000 Shopping Spree — Amy Anderson of Parker Etc Shares Her Living Room Wish List

$1000 Shopping Spree — Amy Anderson of Parker Etc Shares Her Living Room Wish List

If you had $1000 to spend, wouldn't you get a sleek bar cart?

You can often find Amy Anderson of Parker Etc, circling Brooklyn Flea on the hunt for unique finds. Whether they’re for her closet or the rest of her home, this Brooklyn-based blogger is known for her effortless style and love of secondhand. Curious to know how Amy would make use of the $1000 Sweepstake prize (you’ve signed up already, right?), we invited her to upgrade a room of her choice with Krrb finds. See for yourself what items she choose for her inspired living room in a dedicated Pinterest board

Krrb Presents Quick Tips — How to Promote a Small Business

We know you have no time for long-winded how-to’s, so we’ll keep it short. In under a minute, Quick Tips are here to help you with life’s little lessons. So unless you get caught up watching hundreds in a row, which – warning – you just might, you can quickly get back to monitoring your news feeds or whatever you were doing. Check out the full video series here.

Building a successful small business is no easy feat. Take it from Bob Bland, a Brooklyn-based fashion designer who founded Brooklyn Royalty in 2006. After creating The Arsenal in 2009, a showroom slash event space in Williamsburg, Bob is hard at work on her latest project, Manufacture New York. The nonprofit fashion incubator will provide independent designers with resources & skills to streamline production. Bob’s goal is to make local manufacturing the most affordable and go-to option for designers. With her successful background, Bob is sharing with us three simple tips to make the most of your independent business.

Map of the Day — Locality of the United States, According to Craigslist

Map of the Day — Locality of the United States, According to Craigslist

The United States according to Craigslist. Photo: Theatlanticcities.com

Each day over the next two weeks we’ll be posting maps that have caught our eye. You know, from charting David Foster Wallace’s characters in Infinite Jest to tracking food trucks in San Francisco, these maps will have you exploring.

This map, brought to you by The Atlantic Cities, is based on the regional and economic divisions created by Craigslist. The chart suggests that those in urban areas define the term “local” in much smaller segments than their rural counterparts due to the ease with which they are able to obtain goods. It’s really just a study into the economic influence that the giant online marketplace Craigslist wields.

Maps — Charting History Through Time

Maps — Charting History Through Time

A view of the Ferry Building in San Francisco on Historypin.

Take a look at a current map of your neighborhood and you’ll see what you already know. You’ll see what exists down the street now. But if you want to know what was there in the past, you’ll need Historypin. The interactive map gives insight into the fabric of a neighborhood, reconstructing it from history. weaving historic photos and stories into the current infrastructure of cities to create cultural patches across the world makes this website one of a kind

I Want This — Portable Record Player and Radio in Jersey City, New Jersey

I Want This — Portable Record Player and Radio in Jersey City, New Jersey

Time to bust out the vinyl.

As a new member of my neighborhood record club, I can’t wait to brush off my collection of vinyl and get cranking. The club gets together monthly to play their favorite albums and trade. So what better way to get into the groove before the next meetup than with a vintage Panasonic portable record player of my own? Pop in a few batteries and this chrome beauty also functions as an old school radio.

If you’re ready to spend all day listening to 45s, visit Morgan Junction’s corner for the Portable Record Player and Radio ($100) in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Map of the Day — San Francisco’s Food Trucks

Map of the Day — San Franciscos Food Trucks

A live visual feed of the food trucks in the Bay Area.

Each day over the next two weeks we’ll be posting maps that have caught our eye. You know, from charting David Foster Wallace’s characters in Infinite Jest to tracking food trucks in San Francisco, these maps will have you exploring.

The food truck culture has engulfed the nation as if it were an artisanal Korean taco still hot from the grill. The popularity of eating creatively cooked food in an informal setting is only growing. To keep up with the nomadic tendencies of this industry, TruxMap offers a live feed of where these trucks are in major cities. Take a closer look at the San Francisco map that offers a plethora of active food trucks with info on daily specials. There’s something fun – and really tasty – about this interactive map that changes constantly according to the city’s appetite.

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