Live Collaboratively — City Residents are Choosing Community Living

Live Collaboratively — City Residents are Choosing Community Living

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There are so many ways to live collaboratively without making drastic changes to your lifestyle. We even list 25 here that won’t have you packing up and moving to a commune. But that’s also an option because community living is back and in a whole new way. If you’re thinking 1970’s-era hippies living in the middle of nowhere, this is not. Read on to see why young professionals in cities are gravitating toward this collaborative housing and more

Souvenirs — Ideas on What to Bring Back When You Travel the World

Souvenirs — Ideas on What to Bring Back When You Travel the World

When souvenir shopping, think outside the box. Photo: Trekearth.com

When you leave home for a trip, your senses get a kick exploring new sights and sounds. Bring something meaningful back with you to remember the journey forever. Souvenirs are such that: keepsakes that allow you to relive the experience again and again. It’s become such an important part of traveling, that mass-produced objects are available everywhere, including the airport for last minute obligatory buys for friends and family. But souvenirs don’t need to be bought at a run of the mill tourist trap, try finding everyday items locally that represent your experiences and the people you met along the way. We have five great ideas for souvenirs you can’t wait to bring home

Member Spotlight — Jim Dietrich of Breukelen Tafel is the Ghost Wood Whisperer

Jim working on his latest project.

Jim working on his latest project. All photos: Ashley Davidson

In an era where so many people seem to promote fast consumption and the “cheaper is better” mentality, it’s refreshing to get to meet someone who’s all about celebrating and preserving the best of the past. Jim Dietrich is the man behind Breukelen Tafel, a furniture company that produces handmade (and beautiful) statement pieces using only reclaimed wood. Get to know Jim and the fascinating stories behind crafting his furniture

Get Ready for a Summer of Garage Sale Success

Get Ready for a Summer of Garage Sale Success

Nothing builds community like a garage sale. Whether you call it a yard sale, a rummage sale, a fire sale or moving sale, these events bring the economy back to the local level. Aside from earning between $500 and $1000 in secondhand sales, these sales also keep items out of the landfills. Win-win.

The weather is right for de-cluttering and connecting with neighbors over secondhand toasters and television stands. We know what it takes to have a good super successful sale

Join Krrb at Williamsburg Walks for a Kids Book Swap on Sunday, June 12

Join Krrb at Williamsburg Walks for a Kids Book Swap on Sunday, June 12

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This weekend as part of Northside Festival, Brooklyn neighborhood Williamsburg is bringing the community out to the streets for Williamsburg Walks. On June 11th and 12th, Williamsburg’s main drag Bedford Avenue will transform into a public park, stretching from Metropolitan Avenue to N. 12th Street. Instead of cars, these city blocks will be filled with artwork, pop-up green spaces and neighborhood activities. Krrb is joining in the fun with a book swap geared to children

10 Lessons to Learn From Dad + Giveaway

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Photo: Telegraph.co.uk

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the life lessons dad taught you over the years! From how to heat up the grill properly to using all those strange tools you’ve probably already forgotten the names to, fathers are responsible for giving us knowledge (and memories) that last a lifetime. We’re expanding on those lessons (so you can brush up without a lecture from pops). Oh, and did we mention we’re giving away a vintage carafe for you to gift to dad this year? Read on for all of this awesomeness

What’s Cooking — Forget Pickles, Fermented Foods to Try Today

What’s Cooking — Fermented Foods

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Unlike canning or dehydrating, fermentation is the only way of preserving foods for long periods of time that adds additional health benefits. How you ask? Well, one of the most common types of fermentation, lacto-fermentation, occurs when micro-organisms break down naturally occurring sugars in food to create lactic acid. This acid acts a natural preservative and makes food easier to digest. It also increases the amount of absorbable vitamins, promotes beneficial bacteria growth in our bodies and produces the tangy & tasty flavor we associate with fermented foods. You can find recipes celebrating foods created by this natural process in almost every restaurant around the world! The questions is… are you capitalizing on this nutritious and delicious addition to your meals? Find out what you’re missing by taking a look at my fermented food checklist (complete with recipes)

Illuminate Your Home with These Upcycling Projects

Illuminate Your Home with These Upcycling Projects

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Spending a lot of money on expensive lighting fixtures is not only financially irresponsible, but it is also quite unjustifiable in terms of sustainability. These upcycling ideas will help you save money and get rid of the junk lying around your house by turning it into new lamps, pendants and chandeliers

Design 101 — 5 Facts About Alexander Girard

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Photo: Livingedge.com.au

While we’ve already taken a look at designers such as Milo Baughman, Charles and Ray Eames and Florence Knoll we’re ready to learn more about the lesser known names of mid-century design. And thus we introduce you to Alexander Girard. His name may not perhaps come to mind when you’re thinking about famous designers if you’re not a design buff, but trust us when we say that many of the iconic pieces you know today wouldn’t have to come to fruition if it wasn’t for him

Offbeat Travel — Roadside Attractions

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Photo: Codex99.com

Oh summer, the season of road trips. Does anything go better than snacks, friends, warm weather and sight-seeing? When you’re planning your next road trip, in between the rest areas and fast-food joints you should find a place to stretch your legs and provide some entertainment. Whether these are your final destinations for a day trip or a fun stop en route, they’re all guaranteed to be memorable

Get Your Grill On All Summer Long

Get Your Grill On

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Memorial Day is the start of summer for many. If you’re lighting up your grill for the first time, we’ve got plenty of tips, tricks and techniques to make you a seasoned chef in no time

How to Get the Fixer Upper Look for Less

How to Get the Fixer Upper Look for Less

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If you’re a fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ handiwork, you know they can stretch a dollar. The dynamic duo have transformed dilapidated homes in Waco, Texas with their renovation and design skills. Due to the success of Fixer Upper, the reality show following their realty/contractor/decorating business Magnolia Homes, the reclaimed wood industrial style is all the rage. You don’t have to uproot and move to the Lone Star state and buy your own fixer upper to achieve this look yourself. For a lot less, you can put together the fundamental pieces that speak to the warm-yet-still-chic mood

Hit the Road — Sweet and Savory Healthy Snacks for Car Trips

On the Road — Sweet and Savory Healthy Snacks for Traveling

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There’s nothing like exploring the unknown with a tank full of gas, a great playlist and some treats for snacking. You can stockpile chips, Slim Jims and more at the next pitstop but let’s be honest, it’s not a friendly option for your wallet or your waistline. We’ve pulled together some savory and sweet snacks you can whip up faster than hitting cruise control. Read on to pick up some recipes sure to hit the spot while you’re on the move

Alt Use – 5 Brilliantly Reimagined Urban Spaces

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Photo: Dutchwaterdesign.com

What happens when you find yourself with wasted space? You probably rearrange some items, maybe even buy new things to redecorate. But in cities all over the world, people are faced with eyesores that no longer serve their original purpose. When you can’t employ adaptive reuse, it’s time to get creative. Check out these amazing examples of what happens when you combine a little creativity and urban potential into something the entire city can enjoy

Free DIY Workshops You’re Probably Missing Out On

Free DIY Workshops You're Probably Missing Out On

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Would you spend an afternoon learning how to rewire a lamp, take professional photos, or even, contour? Well, for the lifelong DIY-er, it’s never to late to learn something new! Across the country, many businesses are offering workshops and classes that you can take for free and learn a valuable skill. I’ve rounded up the must-try workshops in tech, beauty, crafts and more, but don’t stop there, check out small local businesses in your town for more ways to learn

The Patriotic History of Fireworks

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Photo: Pinterest.com

Two quintessential sounds of summer are that of the ice cream truck and the loud explosion of fireworks. Whether you’re the type that covers their ears when you hear them pop or you’re the one that is lighting them off, you still must be curious about their origin. Right? We went ahead and traveled back in time to learn the backstory of this fun tradition that so many use as part of their patriotic celebrations current day

May Flowers — 16 Favorite Floral Finds

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Photo: Unsplash.com

We’re celebrating everything that makes May great: the best flowery picks on the site! Whether you’re looking to go bold with floral furniture or add a subtle accent piece, embrace springtime with some naturally-inspired decor

13 Easy & Healthy Lunches to Make on National Brown Bag It Day

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Photo: Foodiecrush.com

Good news, lunch lovers: May 25th marks National Brown Bag-It Day, a throwback to the good old days of home-packed lunches. It’s all about finding inventive ways to save yourself time and money while packing a meal that’s also enjoyable and healthy. Check out some of our favorite fast meals for a lunch that you’ll be thinking about all day (and won’t regret eating later)

25 Ways To Reinvent An Old Chair

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Photo: Brooklyntowest.blogspot.com

Dining chairs, office chairs, arm chairs — chairs are the most basic, useful piece of furniture. But you don’t have to settle for basic when it comes to your seating. We’ve rounded up plenty of ideas to bring your old, tired chairs back to life. Check out these 25 ways to update a chair and get inspired to tackle your own seat

[CLOSED]Enter Now: Krrb’s Kickoff to Summer Giveaway

Enter to Win: Krrb's Kickoff to Summer Giveaway

Come Memorial Day weekend, we’re in summer mode. Krrb teamed up with some great companies to make sure you and your little ones have everything needed for the season. From swimwear to sunscreen and snacks, we’re giving away over $400 in prizes! Read on to see why these eco-friendly and natural products made our list of beach essentials