The Hot Corner — Magpie Vintage in Los Angeles, California

The Hot Corner — Magpie Vintage in Los Angeles, California

Vintage Architectural Forum magazines, read em’ and stack ‘em.

As part of the series called The Hot Corner, we’ll be featuring Krrb corners that catch our eye with their well-curated inventory. Whether it’s upcycled, secondhand, vintage or handmade, be sure to see for yourself why we think these Krrbsters have it going on.

When Margaret Box makes a sale in the Los Angeles area, she relishes meeting the person she’s selling to face to face. The Texas transplant bounced around the country for several years before settling down in LA with her boyfriend, creator of “Found” magazine. Margaret now spends her days finding vintage furniture and home goods and selling them online and at flea markets in her neighborhood. Check out Margaret’s Krrb corner to see what’s for sale. But don’t wait too long to see why we think this is one hot corner, you might miss out on a great

Eat This – A Bite-Sized Thanksgiving Menu

Eat This   A Bite Sized Thanksgiving Menu

A 1950s holiday party. Photo:

As the holidays approach, we all begin to think about the planning and logistics of traveling, present buying, end of year parties, and of course, cooking up feasts for the masses. And no holiday is complete without stuffing your bird and then stuffing yourself with that stuffing and bird.

The culinary classics are classics for a reason. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie – they all make you feel at and remind you of home. But delicious as they may be, it’s also fun to switch it up a bit. This year, I’m doing a Thanksgiving feast with the fam, but I’m also hosting a cocktail party the night before with the friend-fam and serving a different kind of Thanksgiving meal

“Too Good to Be True” Author Benjamin Anastas Shows and Tells

Too Good to Be True Author Benjamin Anastas Shows and Tells

Author Benjamin Anastas has a story or two to tell.

We’re proud to celebrate Benjamin Anastas’ new memoir, “Too Good to Be True,” this Thursday night with Amazon Publishing, Brokelyn and Dan Kennedy of The Moth with our inaugural “Show & Tell (and Trade)” event. We were able to briefly catch up with Anastas and he did a bit of showing and telling in preparation.

Be sure to swing by Thursday night to our Brooklyn offices and swap a few stories of your own, drink a beer or two lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery and enjoy some tasty eats from the fine folks at The Fat Beagle. And while you’re at it, don’t forget pick up a copy of “Too Good to Be True” from our friends at Molasses Books who will be on hand to keep your thirst for good reads quenched! On top of all that, you could even win a new Kindle just for showing up! ‘Nough said. See you there then!

I Want This — Vintage Ray-O-Vac Sportsman Flashlight

I Want This — Vintage Ray O Vac Sportsman Flashlight

Always be prepared (with a little style.)

If there is anything that Hurricane Sandy has taught me, it’s an appreciation for electricity. With so many in the Northeast still picking up the pieces after the colossal storm, this Sportsman Flashlight is looking more and more like a necessity than a want.

The Vintage Ray-O-Vac Sportsman Flashlight from TRNK’s corner comes with a leather strap so you can wear it while battling the next storm Mother Nature sends your way. Batteries not included.

ArtsCetera Pop-Up Unites Local Vendors in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

ArtsCetera Pop Up Unites Local Vendors in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn


After the farewell of the Dekalb Market, the open air mart in Downtown Brooklyn gloriously constructed of old shipping containers, select vendors have joined forces with Smith Street’s ArtsCetera to bring a regular pop-up shop to the neighborhood, an already a bustling shopping destination. Nanette De Cillis, owner of the children’s play space is launching the ArtsCetera Pop-Up this weekend.

The opening market includes several former Dekalb Market vendors along with a few new faces for a variety of unique, locally-made goods. Be sure to preview the evolving rotation of vendors at the neighborhood pop-up at

Tis the Season To Buy Local — Grand Central Holiday Fair

Tis the Season To Buy Local — Grand Central Holiday Fair

Photo: Jones Lang LaSalle

Over 1 million people will pass through Grand Central Terminal every day this holiday season. The massive transit hub is also home to one of the most popular holiday fairs in New York City. There’s no place more grandeur in size and history than this landmark to get your holiday shopping done. Whether you’re commuting to work or headed out to a night on the town, a visit to Grand Central Terminal is an opportunity to take part in something bigger. Shopping the curated craft fair within the historical Vanderbilt Hall adds to the experience of gifting your loved ones with locally made, unique treasures during the Centennial celebration of this iconic building

Show & Tell (and Trade) — 3 Storytelling Tips from Dan Kennedy

Show & Tell (and Trade) — 3 Storytelling Tips from Dan Kennedy

The man of the hour. Photo:

Over a decade now of hosting reknown storytelling show The Moth, Dan Kennedy is still not sure what makes that one amazing moment happen for storytellers onstage. “Every time I think I’ve got any of it figured out, I realize how much there is to learn,” says Kennedy, who is hosting our Show & Tell (and Trade) on November 15.

After 10 years worth of shows all over the world, Dan has learned a few things, and lucky for us, he’s willing to pass some of them on. Be sure to catch Dan and other storytellers in action, including Brooklyn-based author Benjamin Anastas reading from his new book “Too Good to Be True” at Show & Tell (and Trade).

Fine tune those storytelling skills in time for the big night with these tips from the master

Queen of Estate Sales, Nancy Topolski in Rochester, New York

Queen of Estate Sales, Nancy Topolski in Rochester, New York

In the spirit of Halloween, Nancy and her husband Allen dress up.

Despite a late start to the secondhand scene, Nancy Topolski is making up for lost times. Nancy has quickly finessed her scavenger skills to reign over Rochester’s estate sales. Her weekends are spent picking out the very best finds in dusty rooms, full of junk to the untrained eye. As both a vintage seller and crafter, Nancy spends her days on the prowl for one-of-a-kind finds. When she’s not hustling and bustling for her many businesses, Nancy curates window dressings for shops in her city. We can’t help but admire the energy and skills Nancy has in spares, picking up items like a vintage Remington typewriter and antique Kodak Brownie. Read on to find out more about what keeps her busy

Rescheduled – Show & Tell (and Trade)

Rescheduled   Show & Tell (and Trade)

Oh, it’s happening alright. It’s just happening two weeks later. Thanks a lot Sandy! Join us on the new date, November 15th, at 7pm at Krrb HQ in Williamsburg.

In collaboration with Amazon Publishing and Brokelyn, Krrb will host the first ever Show & Tell (and Trade), hosted by Dan Kennedy of The Moth, in celebration of the author, Benjamin Anastas’ new book “Too Good to Be True” (Amazon Publishing/New Harvest; on-sale 10.16.12). Anastas will also do a reading and trade a signed copy. And if that’s not enough, we’ll have beer lovingly provided by the Brooklyn Brewery and Southern deliciousness from The Fat Beagle.

Kennedy and Anastas will choose the most intriguing objects/stories whose owners will then take the stage with the two raconteurs in order to Show & Tell (and Trade).

Plus three lucky participants will win one of three Amazon Kindles with a limited edition “Too Good to Be True” book cover case.

RSVP NOW – It’s free and space is limited

Top 20 Scariest Stories to Tell on Halloween. Muah Ha Ha Ha.

Top 20 Scariest Stories to Tell on Halloween. Muah Ha Ha Ha.


Halloween is 1 day away and what better way to celebrate the spookiest day of the year than a round up of the 20 most blood-curdling, hair-raising, spine-chilling stories of all time. We must warn you though, these chilling campfire tales and haunting urban legends aren’t for the faint of heart. We won’t judge you if you have to leave the lights on…

I Want This — Men’s Anorak in Park Slope, Brooklyn

I Want This — Men’s Anorak in Park Slope, Brooklyn

As a fan of cold weather clothing and companies that take pride in their products, I’m crushing on the House of Reboot’s Mens Anorak. Handcrafted in small batches with an emphasis on quality, this vintage inspired overshirt features fabric-bound seams, screen printed labels, and deadstock buttons. This modern take on a classic will make for a perfect layering piece this winter.

Hailing from the Northeast, the Men’s Anorak from House of Reboot’s corner will keep you looking sharp.

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