Listen Locally — Record Sale at ARChive of Contemporary Music and Playlist

Listen Locally — Record Sale at ARChive of Contemporary Music and Playlist

Bob George, founder of ARChive of Contemporary Music, hosts an annual holiday record sale. Photo: Stephennessen.com

Starting this Saturday, December 8, the ARChive of Contemporary Music is opening the doors for their annual Holiday Record & CD sale. The non-profit holds America’s largest collection of poular recordings with over 1.6 million discs, plus music and concert ephemera. This sale serves as a clean out for the massive stockpile.

Head on over and be sure to preview the sale at ARC’s Krrb corner.

Since we can’t wait to get our hands on some 45′s, LP’s and EP’s, we’ve put together a shopping list of sorts inspired by some of the vinyl the ARC has for sale

Updated! Krrb iPhone App 1.3 is Better, Faster and More Lovely Than Ever

Updated! Krrb iPhone App 1.3 is Better, Faster and More Lovely Than Ever

The updated Krrb iPhone app 1.3 is jam-packed with new features that’ll make you say yay!

Over the last year, more and more people have discovered how simple and convenient it is to buy and sell using our iPhone app. With super-simple listings, mega-convenient buyer/seller messaging and the ability to turn any neighborhood into a marketplace for your personal perusal, it’s no wonder that many folks are now exclusively using our iPhone app to do their daily Krrbing.

What’s New

  • Facebook Sign in
  • Enhanced Listings
  • Integrated Sharing via Facebook and Twitter
  • Direct Access to our Blog
  • Now Available in French and Spanish
  • Larger 4″ Screen for iPhone 5
  • Increased Performance and Speed
  • Updated Design
  • Bug Fixes

And Especially for Sellers

  • Super-Charged Photo Capture Experience
  • Enhanced Tagging Functionality
  • Delivery Options
  • One-Click Publishing to Facebook, Twitter and Google Shopping
  • Direct Publishing to Apartment Therapy Classifieds

So what are you waiting for? Download the Krrb iPhone App 1.3 now! And keep the feedback coming …

Home for the Holidays – A Krrb Pop Up Shop in Williamburg, Brooklyn

Home for the Holidays – A Krrb Pop Up Shop in Williamburg, Brooklyn

Everything in our “home” is for sale.

In the spirit of the season, Home for the Holidays, a Krrb Pop Up Production, is opening its doors to shoppers of all shapes and sizes. Featuring independent sellers from all over the country, our cozy lil’ shop comes in the form of a lil’ loft apartment and houses plenty of gifts for everyone on your list. The curated selection includes big ticket furniture items from businesses like Circa 60, Furnish Green and Brooklyn Reclamation to home goods, both vintage and handmade, from SuperDeluxe and RetroSchmetro as well as jewelry from 24 Karas and Harlequin Lionhead, and much much more.

So stop by our Williamsburg headquarters, located at 99 Richardson Street, and make yourself at home.

Preview the pop up at Krrb.com/homefortheholidays

[CLOSED] Win This – $250 Gift Certificate from Alabama Chanin

[CLOSED] Win This – $250 Gift Certificate from Alabama Chanin

The possibilities are endless with $250 at Alabama Chanin.

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!)

On the eighth day of gifting we’re teaming up with our good friend and textile artist, Natalie Chanin to give away an incredibly generous gift certificate valued at $250! You might recognize Natalie from Makeshift 2012 or you might know her awesome design and clothing company, Alabama Chanin. Yes, that Alabama Chanin. The 100% handmade/100% organic clothing and accessories line with a whole lot of goodies. Like artfully crafted home decor pieces, women’s wear, hand-cast jewelry, plus events and workshops to round out the community, Alabama Chanin knows how to engage. Choosing what to spend all that moolah on ‘aint going to be easy…

Feel like beautifying your life with some handmade goods? Duh. Read on to hear from Natalie and enter to win today

[CLOSED] Win This – Paper Punk Collection from Grace Hawthorne

[CLOSED] Win This – Paper Punk Collection from Grace Hawthorne

Win this Paper Punk Collection and decorate your place with not-yo-mama’s origami.

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!)

On the seventh day of gifting we’re feeling pretty playful and have our eyes on the Paper Punk Collection from designer, entrepreneur and professor at Standford’s D. School – the one, the only, Grace Hawthorne. Grace is giving away the ENTIRE Paper Punk Collection – that’s eight paper-based building toys valued at like, 160 big ones! That’s a whole lotta holiday fun and some serious gift-buying to cross of Santa’s list!

Want these? Of course you do! Read on to hear from Grace and enter to win today

[CLOSED] Win This — Gourmet Chocolates from The Chocolate Swirl

[CLOSED] Win This — Gourmet Chocolates from The Chocolate Swirl

All this chocolatey goodness could be yours.

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!)

On the sixth day of gifting we have chocolate on the brain and can’t think of a better gift than a Holiday Gift Basket from The Chocolate Swirl. Read on to find out how head chocolatier Lisa stays sweet during the holidays. In the market for more mouth-watering deals? Be sure to visit Lisa’s Krrb Corner. Happy holidays

[CLOSED] Win This — Manly Goods from Volta Organics

[CLOSED] Win This —  Manly Goods from Volta Organics

To all the Movember mustachioed men, how ’bout a little love for the scruff?

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!)

On the fifth day of gifting we are looking out for all the dudes and are giving away The Man Kit from Volta Organics. Read on to find out how Lisa Volta and her family keep us looking fresh during the holidays. In the market for more organic and vegan skin care products? Be sure to visit the Volta Organics Krrb Corner and find them at this year’s Brooklyn Craft Central’s Holiday Market, gracing Brooklyn for a 5th year. Happy holidays

Krrbside Questions — How To Regift Properly and Decorate Brick Walls

Krrbside Questions — How To Regift Properly and Decorate Brick Walls

Krrbside Questions takes on decorating dilemmas. Photo: Freshnews.com.ua

We’re excited to introduce Krrbside Questions, a column created solely to answer your queries about living local and being the good neighbor we know you all are. First up with some super helpful advice is Jett Superior, recently featured in our Member Spotlight. This Southern lover of all things secondhand, vintage and handmade has what she calls “crackerjack ingenuity” and a knack for redoing roadside furniture. Be sure to check out the first column in the series. Have a burning question? Email us at blog@krrb.com and we’ll make sure to get it in the right hands.

[CLOSED] Win This — Vintage Brass Candle Holders from Composition Home

[CLOSED] Win This — Vintage Brass Candle Holders from Composition Home

Win these stylish brass candle holders.

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!)

On the fourth day of gifting we are pleased as punch to give away a set of brass candle holders from Composition Home. Read on to find out how Karina Anne Johnson’s design obsession plays out during the holidays. In the market for some one-of-a-kind finds? Be sure to visit Karina’s Krrb corner. Happy holidays

Kate Sancer, The Devoted Thrifty Native from Los Angeles

Kate Sancer, The Devoted Thrifty Native from Los Angeles

Kate Sancer can teach you a few things on the Los Angeles secondhand scene.

Christmas in Los Angeles isn’t so much about ice skating or knitted scarves so our sunny-weather friends find other ways to get into the spirit. For Krrb member Kate Sancer, who is a California native and retail maven, her holiday plans revolve around what goes around on tree and in the stocking. Finster Studio, her shop in Cypress Hills will be providing the vintage spirit for many homes in LA and beyond. Aside from gifting, Kate will also celebrate the yule tide by spending time with the family and donating gifts to those less fortunate. Read on to find out more about this Angelino and how she’s going to celebrate her shop’s one year anniversary

[CLOSED] Win This — A 1970′s Coffee Percolator from Leanne Bridge

[CLOSED] Win This — A 1970s Coffee Percolator from Leanne Bridge

Win this vintage percolator, perfect for serving up hot chocolate at your holiday gatherings.

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’re on a gifting spree! For our third day of gift giving, up next up is the talented New Jersey architect and designer Leanne Bridge. You’ll want to unwrap this groovy 1970′s coffee percolator and break out a few mugs – it’s perfect for entertaining during the holiday season. Keep reading to find out what yearly traditions Leanne has in store

[CLOSED] Win This — A Glass Globe Holiday Terrarium From Roots in Rust

[CLOSED] Win This — A Glass Globe Holiday Terrarium From Roots in Rust

Win this living holiday decoration you’ll want to keep up after the new year.

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!)

On the second day of gifting we are happy to present you with a glass globe holiday terrarium from Roots in Rust. Read on to find out why Zsuzsanna Barbu‘s love of pines transcends the holiday season. And if you’re looking for some striking air plants to give the green thumbs in your life, don’t forget to check out Roots in Rust’s Krrb corner. Happy holidays

[CLOSED] Win This — A Vintage Brass Disc Asymmetrical Necklace From SoCoDivka Designs

[CLOSED] Win This — A Vintage Brass Disc Asymmetrical Necklace From SoCoDivka Designs

Win this vintage brass asymmetrical necklace to your holiday sweetheart.

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!)

On the first day of gifting we are happy to present this lovely vintage brass necklace from SoCoDivka Designs. Read on to find out why Shanna Pharis‘s holiday spirit is so contagious. And if you’re looking for some retro bling to fill a few stockings, don’t forget to check out SoCoDivka’s Krrb corner. Happy holidays

Black Friday – Five Ideas To Skip The Lines

Black Friday – Five Ideas To Skip The Lines

Shoppers waiting pre-dawn to start their holiday shopping on Black Friday. Photo: Ibtimes.com

There are a lot of ways that you can participate in the launch of gifting season without standing on long lines at huge stores. For a few decades now, the day after Thanksgiving has gleefully (or notoriously, depending on how you look at it) been the start of the holiday shopping season. Huge sales inspire thousands of Americans to wake up at the crack of dawn and take advantage of deep discounts and to get into the holiday season. But in case you’re still working off that Turkey hangover, there are ways you can participate in this gifting season without the early wake up call and the crowds

Video – Krrb Presents Community Building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Local Brooklyn blog Greenpointers.com is busy in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The go-to site for North Brooklyn has been pooling resources from readers and partners to give back to the community. After several benefits including music shows with Heliotropes, comedy benefits and a soup bowl fundraiser for the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, this local blog is bringing people together offline.

Next up for Greenpointers is their annual holiday market, located at From The Source, returning December 8th at 69 West Street. Stay tuned for more on that!

We Showed, We Told, We Traded

We Showed, We Told, We Traded

Ben Anastas with Dan Kennedy at Krrb HQ discussing the creative process and what it’s like to hit rock bottom.

Last week, after a Hurriacane-inducing reschedule, we finally gathered at Krrb HQ to commemorate the author, Benjamin Anastas and his excellent memoir, To Good to Be True. (If you haven’t picked up a copy, do yourself a favor and grab one now.) To get the party started right, we had Brooklyn Brewery and their luxiourious libation, Ashley of The Fat Beagle brought it hard with her gourmet take on southern food and we were giving away Kindles.

But the real climax of the party was when we had five excellent story tellers showing and telling, and ulimately trading in five minutes or less. Rounding out the show was a conversation between Ben (yes, we are on a first name basis with him now) and the one and only Dan Kennedy of The Moth. Aka Dan. Hearing more about the creative process and the experience of hitting all time lows from these wordsmith super stars really made it worth come out. If you missed it, I’m sorry for you. But guess what. We’ve got pictures. Check them out on Facebook. And if you didn’t miss it, go ahead and tag yourself because that’s what we do on Facebook

Charcoal — 5 Unexpected How-Tos and Tips To Use At Home and For Beauty Care

Charcoal — 5 Unexpected How Tos and Tips To Use At Home and For Beauty Care

You’d be surprised to know that charcoal, a natural resource can be used in a variety of daily tasks.

While visiting the Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair, we stumbled upon jars of charcoal while visiting with Chrissy Fichtl, owner of Apotheke. As it turns out, charcoal is not only beautiful and great for flipping burgers over, it’s also a great natural cleanser, detoxifier, and ideal for use around the home and for beauty care. Who knew?! Check out these five uses for charcoal you didn’t know about. Read on, we think you won’t mind a little coal in your stocking this year

[CLOSED] The Apartment Therapy/Krrb Shopping Spree Has Begun!

[CLOSED] The Apartment Therapy/Krrb Shopping Spree Has Begun!

Our happy lil’ tree-hugger, (and $1,000 Shopping Spree winner) Bethany Johnston!

Two weeks ago we announced the winner of the Apartment Therapy and Krrb Shopping Spree. The talented (and lucky) Bethany Johnston of Chicago took home the grand prize (there are still five more prizes coming down the pike in the coming weeks) and she’s been a shopping fiend ever since. “It is hard to spend $1000 on Apartment Therapy and Krrb since there are such good deals! Which is awesome,” Bethany explained in a frantic string of emails as we tried to secure her picks — remember we deal almost solely in “Inventory of One” items so they go quick! “I have gone for a range of items from jewelry to lighting, that is why I love you guys, I can search for all kinds of things all at once.” So let’s take a look at what Miss Johnston has gotten her hands on thus far. She still has a lot of shopping to go so be sure to load up your Krrb corners.

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