Shibori — the Trendy DIY You’re Dyeing to Try

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Shibori fabric has hit the mainstream design market big time this spring. You will see designer dresses, pillows, bedding and scarves all for sale for upwards of hundreds of dollars. Many of these items are beautiful and artfully made, but you can definitely get the designer look without the price tag with this DIY tutorial!

I Want This – Midcentury Modern Bed Frame

Like most people starting out in New York, my sleeping situation is less than ideal. Specifically, it’s a tiny daybed, which (despite adding a mattress pad) feels like a close brush with death.

That’s why I’m lusting over this gorgeous midcentury modern bed frame. It has clean lines, beautiful wood, and amazing detailing on the headboard. I’m not even considering the mattress – I would fill the thing with crumpled newspaper and still be satisfied. Here’s to hoping that this is still available when I finally move into a bigger apartment, because I would gladly swap out storage to fit this bad boy in my life.

 

DIY Roundup — Dallas

DIY Roundup — Dallas

Here at Krrb we love doing it ourselves. Whether it’s learning to knit a scarf or rewiring a 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 head south to the lone star state. We’re exploring DIY shops in Dallas that are sure to satisfy your urge to get your hands dirty. Whether you’re a native or just visiting the city, check out these interesting communities and get to work

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Mashable.com/

Photo: Mashable.com/

The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week

What’s Cooking — Ginger Infused Cocktails

What's Cooking — Ginger Infused Cocktails

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Ginger is a staple in my kitchen. You’ll find ginger spice and crystalized ginger in the pantry, fresh ginger in the freezer (it freezes surprisingly well!) and both Morris Kitchen ginger syrup and Barrow’s Intense ginger liqueur in the fridge. This root is unfussy in appearance but it packs a serious punch of flavor to whatever you add it to—be it food or drink. Read on for refreshing cocktails featuring the robust spiciness of ginger

Krrb Cribs — Finding a Dresser

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The first step in remodeling my room is complete. I’ve painted all of the walls with a base color of eggshell white and already I see an improvement. A fresh coat of paint has made the room feel brand new and clean! I have a long way to go but this is a good first step.

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

This week we’re checking out a bunch of art including; a human anatomy wall hanging, a teddy bear painting and a golden giraffe. Let’s go

Katie Fisher Day is Coming Up Quick

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Every year on March 12th we take some time out of our busy schedules to celebrate Katie Fisher Day. Now what is Katie Fisher Day all about, you might ask? The answer: cookies! Well alright, that might be the underlying theme of the day but the real celebration is for the ones you love. It’s all about showing someone you care by sending them a batch of their favorite cookies! Sounds like a delicious holiday, huh?

Collector’s Corner — Ramsey Ess and His Presidential Figurines

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Here at Krrb Classifieds we love a good collection, especially one that’s unique. From where the collection began to the most significant item, we want to know the story behind it all. So we’re reaching out to collectors everywhere to find out what they collect and why!

Today, Ramsey Ess joins us to discuss his collection of Presidential Figurines, his most valued piece and his love of cartoons.

Couch Surfing Across the Country

Photo: Roadtrippers.com

Photo: Roadtrippers.com

Road trips! They’re great to take at literally any time of the year. Want to escape the winter tundra that New York City has become (can you believe it snowed again!?!)? Road trip. Want to go visit a bunch of friends scattered across the country in an extended trip? That’s literally the definition of a road trip!

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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Photo: Makezine.com/

The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week

Worn Stories — The Chronicling of Clothes

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For me, it was the delicate silk blouse from J Crew that cost me $200. It’s more than just a shirt, it was what I bought with my first real paycheck as a reporter after moving to New York. It was how I knew I had made it. And while it’s seen better days, I still wear it occasionally and it still hangs in my closet, 9 years after I moved to the city.

Local Everywhere – Our 5 favorite CSA’s and How to Find Yours

The Temple-Wilton Community Farm in Wilton, NH

The Temple-Wilton Community Farm in Wilton, New Hampshire.

You can’t get much more local and handmade than a CSA (What is Community Supported Agriculture Anyway?), which is why we are big fans of them in general here at Krrb. Just thinking of another season filled with overflowing baskets full of freshly harvested produce, brought to us weekly by farmers who we have come to know, makes us salivate with excitement

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

This week we’re checking out a landline telephone, a breadbox lamp and a bunch of art. Let’s go

The Highs and the Lows of Online Shopping

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Who wants to navigate countless big-box and retail sites, sift through hundreds of products that look the same and then pay extortionate prices for stuff you can easily source through Krrb Classifieds? It’s just not practical. I’ve sifted through all of the amazing finds on Krrb and brought you similar versions of expensive products that won’t break the bank.

You can find literally anything, from solid furniture and fun rugs to one-of-a-kind home décor, all for a fraction of what you’d pay retail. Happy hunting…

Air Plant Holders Roundup

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When I first found out I was moving to New York, I did two things: explored the terrifying “roommate wanted” online community, and ordered a glass air plant holder. Less space means less stuff, so I knew there were no giant potted plants in my future. I’ve since found a trustworthy place to call home, and that little plant is loving life next to my bed.

The beauty of air plants and succulents is that they require very little care, and add a nice touch of green to your interiors. Air plants attach their roots to things like shrubs and rocks, and thrive in bright, indirect light (even the indoor kind), so they work in a variety of environments.

Critical Decor — Living in a House of Cards

Photo: Netflix.com

Photo: Netflix.com

This weekend Netflix dumped its third season of House of Cards into our lap, perfect timing as most of the United States saw several inches of snow and ice. If you haven’t caught up with the political drama television series, now is the time to do it. Frank Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) have climbed the political food chain to the top, taking the spot of the President and the First Lady. You can go back and see how far Frank has come from a Democrat in South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and House majority whip to Vice President to now leader of the free world.

I Want This — Mid-Century Mustard Yellow Sofa by Flexsteel

You know when it’s love? When you can not stop dreaming of lounging on a sofa. I’m absolutely smitten by the golden hue of this Mid-Century beauty. Built in the late 1960’s, the dark walnut base really grounds this piece in any home.

I’m still trying to convince my boyfriend that we should visit Chicago and pick up this sofa. If you’re also in awe of the vibrant upholstery and the overall amazing original condition, find it on Dial M for Modern’s Krrb corner, available for $1,700.

Peer to Peer — 3 Apps We’re Using Lately

Peer to Peer — 3 Apps We’re Using Lately

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It’s never been easier to connect with others locally and around the world! From Krrb to AirBnB and Lyft, peer to peer communities are popping up everywhere and for everything. This time around we’re looking at Impossible, Closet Collective and Wunwun as ways to share kindness, fashion and even errands. Read on to find out more

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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Photo: Upperplayground.com

The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week