Three Interesting Projects Making Use of E-Waste

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Photo: Empowermagazine.com

Across the globe, electronic waste is quickly becoming the largest category of waste. The world’s biggest consumer of electronics is the United States, yet with all this consumption, only 20 to 25 percent of computers, televisions and devices are recycled. Here are three projects making use of our old gadgets

Earth Day Pinterest Project Roundup

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Photo: Modernparentsmessykids.com

Every major holiday has its own unique way to celebrate: Christmas has gift-giving, Easter has egg hunts, and the Fourth of July encourages amateur pyrotechnics. I think that the best way to celebrate Earth Day is with a bunch of fun, easy and eco-friendly projects! With the holiday coming up next week, it’s the perfect time to start planning ahead. I did some digging on Pinterest, and found my favorite projects to give your day (and maybe the rest of your year) a little eco-boost.

Love It or Leave It — Designing With Copper

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Photo: Instagram.com/thenewageblog

Here at Krrb we’re constantly immersed in the latest design trends and we’re not mad about that! Often times there are some trends we come across that we can’t seem to agree upon. Today Vee and Lauren check out what creative people are doing with copper and decide if they love it, or want to leave it.

Over the past few years, warm metals have come back in a big way. Designers embraced the change from cooler hues like silver, and began integrating copper, gold and brass into their designs. Some people felt that super polished yellowy-tones were something best left in the 80’s and 90’s, but more matte versions of the metals gave them a contemporary edge. We’ve been browsing through Instagram to see how copper is being used today, and to decide whether or not it’s time to move on to the next trend.

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 race car twin bed, a Jetsons inspired cabinet, and a hardwood tiki table. Let’s go

The Do’s and Don’ts of Farmers Markets

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Photo: Seela.org

Eating better is always in season and what better way to get fresh, local produce than to go straight to the source. Farmers markets provide a way for consumers to slash supermarket prices by cutting out the middle man. Plus, with small local businesses sprouting up and selling their unique homemade goods, farmers markets are your cultural gateway to the yummiest eats in your neighborhood. Since there’s no better way to spend a Saturday morning than at a farmers market, I’m sharing some tips that I’ve picked up over the years on what to do (and not to do) to make the most of your neighborhood farmers market.

Eco-Parks — Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve

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With Earth Day just around the corner, I wanted to write about one of my favorite parks located about 30 miles east of Manhattan. Norman J. Levy Park located in Merrick, Long Island is a fantastic example of how certain projects are helping the environment on a larger scale. The park opened to the public in 2000 and saved the town a whole lot of money. The Merrick landfill needed to be capped, which would have cost $57 million, but instead they converted it into a nature park and preserve for $15 million.

I Want This — Malm Freestanding Fireplace

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The weather is finally starting to get nice and already all I want to do is start grilling with friends. There is nothing more fun than spending a long day in the sun, catching up with your pals and having some tasty burgers. But as the day turns into night, we’ll need a fire to sit around and living in a big city doesn’t give us a lot of options for that. That why I need this Malm freestanding fireplace. I’d be roasting Smores in no time!

Earth Day New York — Visit Us in Union Square on April 19th

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Earth Day is right around the corner and Krrb wants you to join us at the Earth Day New York event in Union Square! Stop by on Sunday, April 19th from 12-7 pm as we share ways people help the earth!

Along with other companies, we’ll be showing NYC residents how the sharing economy is doing good for the environment. Be sure to check out the Krrb booth where we’ll be hosting some fun games and activities and giving away awesome Krrb goodies!

Giveaway — Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns: A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe

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Makers unite! Alabama Studio just released a new book with easy sewing guides to customize fashion. A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe, the latest from the Alabama Chanin library provides tutorials in adapting existing wardrobes and patterns so they fit perfectly. We sat down with Natalie Chanin get the scoop on the new book. Read on to see what’s in store for Alabama Studio this spring and for a great giveaway

DIY Roundup — Chicago

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Here at Krrb we love doing it ourselves. Whether it’s a wallet made out of bike inner tube 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 Chicago. If you’re a native or just visiting the area, these are the go-to shops for your DIY needs.

A DIY Kitchen Cabinetry Update for Book Lovers

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Updating the kitchen is always a major project—a messy, time-consuming and expensive endeavor. I work with clients who are often unhappy with their existing kitchens. After a few questions and an assessment, sometimes we realize that all the room needs is a cosmetic makeover. If the layout works and the cabinets are in good shape, there may be no need to rip everything out and start over.

Unique Ways to Spruce up Your Garden

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Photo: The gardenglove.com

If you’re bored of growing your plants in standard planters and garden beds, but can’t seem to figure out what to do, we’ve got you covered. You can upcycle basically anything you have into a secret garden worthy structure. Don’t have anything you’re willing to part with? Hit up a flea market with an open mind and you’ll be sure to go home with something eye popping. From bathtubs to cupcake tins, you can grow any size garden you want! Check out some of our favorite ways to introduce personality into gardening!

Critical Decor — Mad Men’s Pete Campbell at Home and at Play

With the premiere of the final season of AMC’s Mad Men last night, it got us thinking about some old favorite episodes. The Jon Hamm directed episode, “Collaborators” is one of the many memorable episodes in the series. Between Pete’s indiscreetness and Trudy’s vicious words, there’s a lot to take in. But we get particularly giddy when we get to pick apart the vintage decor in search of deeper truths. Join us as we investigate the who, what, when and especially the why of Don Draper and Co.’s interior design drama

Collector’s Corner — Grayson Garlington and His Penguins

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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, Grayson Garlington joins us to discuss his collection of Penguins, how it all started and his rarest penguin in the collection.

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