New Years Is Over, The Resolutions Are Waning, Now What?

New Years Is Over, The Resolutions Are Waning, Now What?
As with every start of the New Year, there are promises of resolution. Eat right, work out, save money, organize — all nice gestures towards a better you. But the problem is always momentum, isn’t it? How do you maintain your resolutions past week two? Maybe if we kept up the practice, we wouldn’t have to start anew every January.

So this year, in hopes of tackling a resolution we think we can keep, we’re focusing on de-cluttering, purging and generally staying organized as far as our “stuff” is concerned. Gathering our in-house expertise and that of some professional organizers, movers and de-clutterers, we have some realistic goals to turn your resolution into a year-long practice

Let’s Collaborate in NYC with Air BnB, Krrb, New Work City and Projective Space!

Lets Collaborate in NYC with Air BnB, Krrb, New Work City and Projective Space!

Join us on January 23rd for a night of collaboration and community building…

Have you ever had a slice of pizza? Stupid question, but if you answered yes, you have participated in the “sharing economy” and “collaborative consumption.” How many of you have taken public transportation, flown in an airplane or driven on a highway? Same deal.

Despite the wide-spread participation world-wide in the sharing economy the concept remains foreign to most Americans. However, the explosion of strong online communities over the last decade has greatly opened up opportunities for the sharing economy on many levels — from home-shares to work-shares to car-shares. But if strong communities are key to thriving sharing economies how do you build those communities?

This is just the type of question that will be explored next Wednesday, January 23rd at 7:00 when “Let’s Collaborate NYC” — dedicated to connecting the collaborative consumption community in NYC — and Trust Cloud bring together “Sheila Karaszewski from Airbnb, James Wahba of Projective Space, Andrew Wagner of Krrb, and Tony Bacigalupo from New Work City will be sharing their insights and experiences on building communities around their brand.”

There will be plenty of drink, food and collaborative consumption fodder and…it’s free! Space is limited however so register today and we’ll see you there!

Krrb Challenge — Furnishing an Entire Apartment Locally and Secondhand

Krrb Challenge — Furnishing an Entire Apartment Locally and Secondhand

Jason Croatto wants to upgrade his style and finally replace his Ikea coffee table eating routine with a dining table worthy of dinner parties.

Perhaps it’s the momentum of a new year and new beginnings, but Jason Croatto is ready to overhaul his apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn. After moving in last summer and tearing down a few walls to expand his bedroom, Jason now wants to upgrade his quick-fix surroundings and get a dining table and living room worthy of entertaining. So we’re presenting Jason with a challenge: to exclusively use Krrb to furnish his new grown up apartment. He’ll be selling his generic Ikea furniture and furnishing his home with mid century pieces that have a little more style and character. Out with the old and in with new (to him). Can he do it?

Pioneer — Tungsten Customs in Milford, Connecticut

Pioneer — Tungsten Customs in Milford, Connecticut

Jeremy Medow builds these stylish lamps out of his 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.

After years of working on Wall Street, Jeremy Medow got the seven year itch. He moved to New Haven, Connecticut, left his post on the trading floor, and turned his lamp building hobby into a business. From scavenging junk to creating wall sconces with vintage Killark industrial lamp enclosures, Jeremy’s process has come a long way. You can find his industrial and modern light fixtures on Krrb at Tungsten Customs. While his lighting creations are not available in local stores, this Krrb pioneer is blazing trails in Connecticut

The Casa Couture that Julie Gathman Built

The Casa Couture that Julie Gathman Built

Julie Gathman takes a break from selling furniture.

Chicago has no shortage of vintage furniture shops. Yet when Julie Gathman opened up Casa Couture in Roscoe Village, she set out to give dated secondhand pieces a new look. Her eye for uncovering potential in retro styles has made her boutique a popular go-to among Chi-town’s design lovers. Read on to see why her shop is a must on your shopping tour of the windy city

New Year’s Resolution: Add Some Art to Your Life

New Years Resolution: Add Some Art to Your Life

Buying art can be scary. But don’t be intimidated, go with what you like. Develop your own taste and build out your own mini MOMA in your home.

It’s the New Year! What better time to spice up your domestic scene with some art that gets you thinking, smiling, laughing or simply contemplating what in the world the artist was thinking? If you are new to the wild world of art collecting and don’t have the budget to visit Art Basel every year, why not start with some thrift finds like these small wonders from Jessica in Los Angeles. The price is right and their is just enough curiosity here to keep you guessing. Who knows, you could end up as the world’s next Darryl Kelly, Warhol in tow and all!

2013: We Dream of the Mighty Mai Tai

2013: We Dream of the Mighty Mai Tai

This Mid Century Modern Sheaf Bamboo Table By McGuire had us dreaming of Mai Tai’s and backyard barbecues from the moment we laid eyes on it.

Happy New Year! It’s only two days into 2013 and already we’re freezing! So while we shiver away on the eastern seaboard we sometimes like to dream of the warmer months to come and every once in a while we stumble across a piece of furniture that let’s us do that like no other. Enter this beaut — a mid century bamboo sheathed gem by McGuire that had us ready to whip out the blender and barbecue on first sighting. For only $150.00 from MissionMod why not get your summer started early?

2013: We Dream of the Mighty Mai Tai

Summer starts now!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Krrb HQ in Brooklyn, New York! Stay safe, have fun, be neighborly! 2013 here we come!

We’re heading out to ring in the New Year and hope you are too (or have already done so or are preparing to do so). 2012 was great but we are confident 2013 will be even better! Happy New Year Krrbies!

New Years Resolutions – 5 Ideas To Get Your 2013 Juices Flowing

New Years Resolutions – 5 Ideas To Get Your 2013 Juices Flowing
Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, Boxing Day and the rest of it is pretty much over. The gifts have been given, the roasts have been eaten and the John Candy movies have been watched. Now it’s time to start planning your New Years. Aside from what you’re wearing and where you’re going, there are also the resolutions to think about.

So we’ve come up with a few ideas to get the juices flowing and help you decide on your 2013 resolutions

Last Minute Holidays Prep – Gifting, Decorating and Cooking

Last Minute Holidays Prep   Gifting, Decorating and Cooking

It’s Christmas Eve and right about now you’re probably thinking about the last minute items on your list to complete that perfect Christmas Day. That, or you’re already onto the Egg Nog and reruns of Elf, and if that’s the case, good for you!

But we’re guessing you could probably do both. So we suggest filling up that mug and gets to pinning. We’ve created a communal Pinterest board for Getting in the Holiday Spirit. Email us to get involved at blog@krrb.com and we’ll add you to our growing group celebratory pinners. Add your favorite holiday recipes, table presentations, vintage decorations, handmade gift ideas and inspiration for 2013.

It’ll be a Christmas miracle!

Video – Krrb Presents Highlights from Brooklyn Craft Central Holiday Market in Brooklyn, New York


Back for its fifth year, Brooklyn Craft Central is taking the holidays by storm. The seasonal fair is a curated collection of locally-made artisanal goods for gifting to your loved ones. We took a tour of the market with organizer Deb Klein to find out what’s hot (besides the cocoa). This year, the BKCC Holiday Market is open on the weekends of December 15-16 and 22-23 with different vendors each weekend, supplying all the gifts you’ll need for your last minute shopping.

Preview the market on Krrb at Krrb.com/explore/bkcc2012 to find everything from Rescue Chocolate to Harlequin & Lionhead jewelry to Mullein and Sparrow apothecary.

Visit The Market

Littlefield
622 Degraw Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. T
11am – 5pm
December 15-16 and 22-23
Preview the market on Krrb at Krrb.com/explore/bkcc2012.

Shop Local — Vegan Holiday Shop-Up in Brooklyn, New York

Shop Local — Vegan Holiday Shop Up in Brooklyn, New York

Visit the Vegan Shop Up this weekend.

The long running Vegan Shop-Up has been dedicated to featuring eco-friendly goods and vegan food purveyors in the Brooklyn area. Although the semi-regular event had taken a break earlier this fall, Vegan Shop-Up is back in full swing every Saturday leading up to Christmas. Stop by Pine Box Rock Shop from noon to 5pm on Saturdays for the next two weekends to get your fill of handmade soaps, clothes and vegan treats. We caught up with Sarah to find out what’s in store for the Vegan Shop Up so read on

Home for the Holidays – A Roarin’ 20’s Vintage Abacus from Brooklyn Reclamation

Home for the Holidays   A Roarin 20s Vintage Abacus from Brooklyn Reclamation

Put down that iPad and bring home this abacus.

Another day, another great find at Krrb’s holiday pop up, Home for the Holidays! Among all the unique, vintage and handmade items, there’s no way you can miss the Vintage Abacus from the 1920’s.  This baby is the definition of cool, but what else do you expect from the good folks at Brooklyn Reclamation? I mean, really.

Read on to learn more about these ancient counting instruments and why you’ll want to get your hands on this one.

Home for the Holidays – Super Special Vintage Bowls from Totally Super Deluxe

Home for the Holidays   Super Special Vintage Bowls from Totally Super Deluxe

Gift some bowls with character this holiday season.

The countdown til Christmas has already reached the two week mark and if you’re like me, you’re still on the hunt for the perfect gift. At Krrb’s holiday pop up, Home for the Holidays, we have plenty of unique, vintage and handmade items. If you haven’t noticed the pair of English Cloverleaf Ironstone Bowls or the rare vintage Labware Bowl, finds by Totally Super Deluxe’s Jocelyn Joson, you’ll soon find out there is more than meets the eye!

Read on to see why these ironstone earthenware and pottery bowls are so special

[CLOSED] Win This — Vintage Metal Chair by From the Source

[CLOSED] Win This — Vintage Metal Chair by From the Source

Win this antique metal chair.

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Krrb community is giving 12 lucky Krrbsters a secondhand, handmade or locally made gift. From December 6-21, one winner will be selected per day from our 12 Days of Gifting Give Away! (Have you entered yet? No? Well, get on it!)

The holiday season is well under way and we’re ready to give away our final gift — and it’s a big one! We can’t think of a better gift to receive than a one-of-a-kind antique metal chair by From the Source. Aside from hosting the Greenpointers Holiday Market this past weekend, this furniture shop is wrapping up deals on desks, chairs and smaller home goods. Read on to find out how Yana Gilbuena, From the Source’s trained eye for design gets ready for the holidays. Looking to sit the whole family for a holiday feast? Be sure to visit From The Source’s Krrb Corner. Happy holidays

Holiday Detox – 5 Green Juice Recipes to Make At Home

Holiday Detox – 5 Green Juice Recipes to Make At Home

Drink up! Photo: Freshyoungcoconut.blogspot.com

Some of us are still stuffed from Thanksgiving and before we begin to draft the next big holiday menu, how about we take some time to revitalize and restabilize? Here are five green juice recipes that will keep you feeling good through the next batch of holidays. So, put down those snowflake cookies and eggnog (just for a minute?) and check out some detoxing recipes that will keep you feeling jolly.

Tell us your favorite blend in the comments below. Don’t have a juicer? Well, we can help with that

Shop Local —  ManufactureNY X Love Us Holiday Pop-Up in Brooklyn, New York

Shop Local —  ManufactureNY X Love Us Holiday Pop Up in Brooklyn, New York

If you’re feeling the panic of a growing holiday shopping list, worry not. New York City is populated with holiday pop-ups and markets this season. Of the many we love to visit and shop, we found a few that stand apart for the rest. This weekend, bypass accessible handmade jewelry and shop for designer goods at ManufactureNY X Love Us Holiday Pop-Up organized by local designer Bob Bland.

In between all her hustlin’ and bustlin’ last-minute preparations, we took a few minutes of her time to find out what’s in store. Read on to find out what’s on Bob’s shopping lists and so much more

Greenpointers Holiday Market — 3 Local Vendors You’ll Want to Check Out

Greenpointers Holiday Market — 3 Local Vendors Youll Want to Check Out

Head over to 69 West Street for the annual Greenpointers Holiday Market.

Tomorrow the annual Greenpointers Holiday Market will take over 69 West Street with a plethora of independent vendors. You’ll find everything from handmade crafts to artisanal goods to local food purveyors. Because we know there is so much to see and shop, we’ve picked out three vendors that caught our eye. Read on to find out more about each and what we’ll be adding to our gift wishlists

[CLOSED] Win This — Woven Drawing From Christy Matson

[CLOSED] Win This — Woven Drawing From Christy Matson

Win this woven art piece by artist Christy Matson.

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Krrb community is giving 12 lucky Krrbsters a secondhand, handmade or locally made gift. From December 6-21, one winner will be selected per day from our 12 Days of Gifting Give Away! (Have you entered yet? No? Well, get on it!)

We are nearing the end of 12 Days of Gifting but we’re not done gifting! On the 11th day of gift giving, we are excited to give a one-of-a-kind woven drawing by textile artist Christy Matson.  Hailing from the West Coast, this Chicago transplant spends her days creating beautiful works of art on cloth. Be sure to keep an eye on Christy’s corner for more personal pieces

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