Adventures In Glassware — Ciao, Bella!

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Photo: Harrysbarfirenze.com

I’ve had the good fortune to visit Rome, Italy, twice during the course of my life. I have seen the Colosseum at night in all of it’s ancient, fairly underwhelming glory; I have visited the ornate halls of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica; I have dined on Coda alla Vaccinara, the signature Roman oxtail stew that caused me nearly to burst from a pleasurable overkill of contentedness.

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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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 — Raw Vegan Sriracha

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These days, sriracha is the go-to hot sauce and it’s no wonder why! It’s the perfect blend of spicy and sweet, plus it goes well with pretty much everything. And it was the one sauce I missed the most after I decided to eat healthier. But thanks to Bonzai Aphrodites’ raw take on the famous fermented rooster sauce, I decided to come up with my own version. Read on to find out how to make your own sweet chili sauce!

Local Lodgings — The 30 Best Airbnb Finds in Boston, SF and DC

All photos courtesy of Airbnb.com

All photos courtesy of Airbnb.com

We’re back! We’ve already rounded up the best Airbnb listings in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago- but now let us show you some of the coolest pads available in Boston, DC and San Francisco. From airy lofts to classic charm, you’ll be sure to find a place to stay on your next visit! Check out these pads and be prepared to get struck by major apartment envy!

Our New Favorite Tag: Crap from my Mom

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While scouring through Krrb today we found our new favorite tag: Crap from my Mom. Now, moms are great and we all know this but sometimes they can be a little overgenerous with their hand-me-downs. That’s why Krrb member Shizuka started posting some listings this morning of “crap from her mom.” It’s not junk per se, but it is something that you didn’t necessarily want or need. Mom insists though, no matter how many times you tell her you don’t want it she won’t take no for an answer.

Get Involved — Volunteer At Your Local Farm

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Photo: Huffingtonpost.com

Now that you’ve got your farmers market skills on par, the next step in eating wholly and living greener is to be a part of the actual process of food production—in this case, the farm. Volunteering your time at a farm can be an incredibly rewarding and eye-opening experience. Farm life always includes a large amount of chores that need to be done daily from planting seeds and tending to garden beds, to taking care of livestock and harvesting produce. Once you’ve stepped into the shoes of a farmer, you’ll never look at a tomato the same way again. I was lucky enough to volunteer at Marando Farms, a mini urban organic farm located in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, and I learned a thing or two about where my food comes from.

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 pair of vintage bronze grasshoppers, a plaster rhino head, and an old crank phone. Let’s go

Garage Sale Hacks — How to Organize Everything to Sell Big

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Photo: Blog.ourthriftynickel.com

It’s garage sale season and we want you to check out some of our tips collected from Krrb staff as well as advice from garage sale pros.

Seasoned garage salers can tell if they want to stop at your sale within the first few moments of reading about it online or driving by. Make sure your messages are clear, your sale is enticing and the layout is inviting for people to stroll and stay awhile

Cinco de Mayo Decorations

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Photo: Designsponge.com

When most people think of Cinco de Mayo, chances are it involves delicious Mexican food, bright decorations, and a fun chance to celebrate with family and friends. Although commonly confused with Mexican Independence Day, this holiday actually commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It’s not really celebrated in Mexico, and is most popular in parts of the US with high Mexican-American populations. Wherever (and however) you’re enjoying the holiday, Cinco de Mayo is a fun chance to celebrate Mexican culture. So after you’ve planned a menu and invited your favorite partiers, try these easy decoration DIYs to set a festive mood!

[CLOSED]Giveaway — Win a Vintage Floral Tray For Your Mama

Giveaway — Win a Vintage Floral Tray For Your Mama

Mothers give us all their best stuff. From smiles to recipes to their jewelry, some of our favorite belongings come from them. This year, let’s give them something special.

In time for Mother’s Day, Krrb is giving away three (3) vintage Italian trays from Amelia Bedelia Vintage. These trays are the perfect size for corralling jewelry or organizing office notes on a desk! The floral print is a retro graphic that will bring a vibrant pop of fun to any home.

Design 101 — 5 Facts About Eames

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Photo: Dailytonic.com

Whether you’re a vintage enthusiast or a newbie, there’s always a new factoid that is out there for you to learn about some of the world’s most influential designers! If you’re hitting the flea markets or scrolling through the classifieds, then you’re no stranger to Eames and their famous furniture designs—but how much do you actually know about the designers responsible for these pieces that keep on giving.

I Want This — Hardwood Nixie Tube Clock

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It’s Monday morning and I almost overslept! But that will not happen anymore, not with this hardwood Nixie tube clock. Look at how cool this thing is! I love the analog look and feel of this clock. It runs on a 9V adapter and consumes less power in a month than a 40-watt bulb does in one day. No longer will I be laying in bed, wondering what time it is while I hesitate to get up and check my phone. Now I’ll have a real clock with real numbers and real time for me to tell! It’s time for me to purchase this clock.

Snuggle Delivery

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Photo: Instagram.com/hsbroward/?auto=format

When the afternoon lulls start to creep in, I pass on coffee and instead search for a cute animal video on YouTube. And I’m not the only one. In fact, you can find plenty of studies online expounding on the stress-relieving and happiness-inducing benefits of interacting with puppies, kittens, and other adorable critters. Taking into account how many people are in need of some quality pet playtime, (hint: a lot!) plus the hundreds of dogs and cats waiting for adoption, the Broward County Humane Society came up with a brilliant idea…introducing the Snuggle Delivery

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Makezine.com

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

Local DIY Roundup — Los Angeles Classes, Workshops and Maker Spaces

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Here at Krrb we love doing it ourselves. Whether it’s a vintage heater turned into a lamp or luggage repurposed into side tables, 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’re exploring a few DIY Shops in Los Angeles. If you’re a native or just visiting the area, these are the go-to shops for your DIY needs.

Earth Day 2016 — Get Involved Roundup

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Photo: Calibermag.org

Earth Day is on April 22 this year and we’ve preparing by with some of our favorite pointers on helping out our sweet mother Earth. It’s important for all of to get involved in any way that we can—big or small. Krrb has always been focused on living green from DIY projects to eco-friendly cleaning methods, and has gathered plenty of informative posts below! Our helpful guides include all types of topics ranging from green cleaning tips to growing your garden to selling your secondhand goods (of course!) and so on. Happy Earth Day friends

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 tandem bicycle a virtusphere, and some other vintage goods. Let’s go

Learn How To Compost

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Photo: Pomona.edu

If you’ve taken the plunge to eating all organic, then you’re aware of how costly organic produce is these days. To get the most bang out of your buck, don’t just toss your food scraps…start composting! Egg shells, apple cores, wilting greens and other organic matter can be recycled into a nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden. And the best part of composting is that it costs absolutely nothing! Composting is the eco-friendly way to keep your garden and your bodies well fed and thriving. Continue reading to see how you can benefit from this untapped renewable resource of possibilities most people end up throwing away.

A Quick and Dirty Gallery Wall Tutorial

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Alright DIY lovers, this gallery wall tutorial is called “quick and dirty” for good reason. This isn’t your perfectly positioned, heirloom framed; spend all day nailing holes in your wall type of gallery. This sort of gallery wall has a modern elegance that says, “I’m creative, on a budget, and I like to get things done.”

I Want This — Vintage Tackle Box

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I don’t necessarily want this for myself, but I definitely want to get it for my dad for his upcoming birthday! His wish list this year is quite bizarre, but it includes a compact fishing pole that he can fold up and easily carry with him to the dock. My sister and I have great memories of tagging along with our dad when he went fishing. I remember we were always fond of the collection of lures he had and this vintage set would be the coolest for sure! Although he wouldn’t use this set, he would love to add it to his collection of sporting goods on display-and I don’t think my mom would hate this one as much as the others! Since the piece dates back to the late 1800’s or early 1900’s it definitely needs to find the perfect spot to be showcased and I think he’ll give it the perfect home!