[CLOSED] Win This — Ceramic Serving Tray Giveaway from Pip and Estella!

[CLOSED] Win This — Ceramic Serving Tray Giveaway from Pip and Estella!

Tell us on Facebook where you want this striking ceramic tray!

A year after opening in Brooklyn, Sana Keefer is bringing her vintage shop, Pip and Estella, westward to Los Angeles. To celebrate the shop’s bi-coastal citizenship, Sana is awarding a one-of-kind giveaway to one lucky Krrbie! Check out this striking black and white ceramic serving tray valued at $218. To get your hands on this graphic centerpiece, head on over to Krrb’s Facebook page where you can like us (as IF you haven’t already!) and leave us a comment telling us where and how you’ll use this extraspecial piece. Get an extra entry if you follow us on Twitter as well! If you’re not on either coastline but want some unique home decor of your own, head over to Pip and Estella’s Krrb corner. Not only does this shop delivery locally, they also ship their scavenged finds internationally.

Enter today, it’s fun, easy and totally insane!

How to Enter

Simply like us on Facebook and leave a comment to enter by 11:59pm on Monday, August 27. We want to know where in your home you’ll use this one of kind tray. Double your chances to win by following us on Twitter then tweeting @krrbsale as well. One winner will be randomly chosen and announced in the Krrb Newsletter on August 28.

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5 Easy Pieces — Upcycled Sporting Goods Edition

5 Easy Pieces — Upcycled Sporting Goods Edition

Wondering what to do with your old sporting goods? Upcycle it! Photo: Bainbridgerotaryauction.com

As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that

Market Fever — Chicago, Los Angeles, and Denver

Market Fever — Chicago, Los Angeles, and Denver

You're bound to find a few treasures at a number of flea markets this weekend. Photo: Heatherbullard.typepad.com

We’ve got market fever this weekend with vintage markets heating up all over the place. Check out these three that will inspire you to get out and shop locally wherever you are. Whether its handmade goods or curated vintage finds, this weekend is full of events you won’t want to miss

Pioneers — Breaking Ground in Kingston, Tennessee

Pioneers — Breaking Ground in Kingston, Tennessee

A vintage 1950's starburst brooch could brighten up a wardrobe.

We introduce a new series called Pioneers where we’ll be featuring Krrb corners that open up in new cities and towns. We visit the corners of these pioneers who break unexplored territory and find out what they have to sell, trade or giveaway.

Student loans were piling up for married couple and out-of-work graphic artists, Melonie and Brian Carreras. As such, they started selling their belonging at pawn shops and shopping at yard sales and flea markets, eventually nabbing a spot of their own at a local flea market to sell their secondhand finds. When their booth grew so large, the Carreras’ decided to take it to the next level and opened Likewise Thrift, a secondhand store in Tennessee. See for yourself what’s available in this pioneering corner

I Want This — Vintage Tennis Racquets in Los Angeles, California

I Want This — Vintage Tennis Racquets in Los Angeles, California

Up for a quick match?

Fully immersed in the Summer Olympics coverage, we haven’t moved away from the television. Maybe it’s time to get outside for some fresh air and a little exercise? These vintage Japanese Tennis Racquets are a great way to get moving in style. The two wooden tennis rackets, a 1970’s Futabaya Blue Volley and Kawasaki Streamline come with matching cases.

If you’re ready to partner up, pick up both for $35 or each for $20 from Nick’s Rent Payment’s Krrb Corner in Los Angeles, California. Nick is selling everything before heading to the Midwest, so chances are he’ll accept any reasonable offer.

Krrb Presents Quick Tips — How To Make No-Bake Energy Bars


We know you have no time for long-winded how-to’s, so we’ll keep it short. In under a minute, Quick Tips are here to help you with life’s little lessons. So unless you get caught up watching hundreds in a row, which – warning – you just might, you can quickly get back to monitoring your news feeds or whatever you were doing. Check out the full video series here.

If the Olympics inspires you to train like Gabby Douglas, don’t forget to fuel up. Luckily you can make your own energy bars without turning on the oven. Jessica Blackman, Krrb’s Community Manager gives us the lowdown on making no-bake energy bars. These healthy snacks are not only friendly on the waistline, they’re also light on the wallet. Jessica suggests buying a variety of oats, nuts, berries and seeds in bulk, a more cost efficient option than energy bars at $5 a pop. Remember to play around with the recipe to your taste, making sure you have enough wet ingredients like honey, chocolate hazelnut spread and nut butter to bind your dry ingredients like energy boosters chia seeds, flax seeds and blueberries.

5 Easy Pieces — Handmade Games

5 Easy Pieces — Handmade Games

Anyone up for a game? Photo: Theosingha.com

As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that

Market Fever — New York, San Francisco, Tennesee

Market Fever — New York, San Francisco, Tennesee

Look high and low for those incredible secondhand finds. Photo: Fleamarketaustin.org

We’re in the home stretch of summer but flea market season isn’t winding down anytime soon. We’ve got three markets that will inspire you to get out and shop locally wherever you are. Whether its handmade goods or curated vintage finds, this weekend is full of events you won’t want to miss. Check out why we’ve got market fever

Deva Mirel and Her Sweet Spot for Vintage Plates

Deva Mirel and Her Sweet Spot for Vintage Plates

Deva's got a thing for serving ware.

It’s no circus act but Deva Mirel is a master of balancing plates. The north Florida transplant runs Fresh Pastry Stand — a cake stand business, blogs, currently has a Kickstarter for her line of beeswax candles, all on top of being a mother of three. If you’re not impressed yet, wait until you see her massive collection of serving ware. Deva’s vintage collecting has caught our attention which is why we’re putting the spotlight on her. Find out how with this balancing act, Deva handles it all and how you can get your hands on her handmade goods

I Want This — Foosball Table in San Francisco, California

I Want This — Foosball Table in San Francisco, California

Time to warm up.

With the constant coverage of the Summer Olympics, I’m in the mood for some fun and games. Anyone up for a game of foosball? I’m loving the idea of this table in the Krrb headquarters. While I’m not talking about setting records of Michael Phelps proportions, I do think we could use a little recreational activity around here.

Looking to up your game? Pick up this $200 Foosball Table on Sophia’s Krrb corner in San Francisco, California.

Apartment Therapy Classifieds – Powered by Krrb and Made Possible by You!

Apartment Therapy Classifieds – Powered by Krrb and Made Possible by You!

As the saying goes, home is where the heart is… and we heart furniture. What’s a home without furniture? A cave, that’s what. And who really wants to live in a cave anymore? Sure they were chic for centuries but times have changed and your chairs have come to define you as much as the clothes you wear. If clothes make the person, furniture makes the home.

Since the dawn of Krrb, we’ve had scavenger visions of local listings filled with fabulous furniture that we can rummage through, find personal gems and take home for our own. And not just any local listing, but a Krrb listing showing furniture for sale right next door – cause who wants to lug a mid century modern credenza across town, let alone across the country.

That vision has come to fruition (love it when I can use that word)

Get Cooking — Tips On How-To Organize a Food Swap


If you didn’t make it to Krrb’s Food and Kitchen Swap with our partners BK Swappers and Local Roots NYC, you can see for yourself that we had a grand ol’ time. Our swap was a great way to bring together local foodies, exchange pantry goods and clear out those rarely used kitchen gadgets. If you’re interested in putting together a food swap of your own, we got a few tips to get you on your way

Photo-finish — A Visual Guide to Post-War Olympic’s Greatest Moments

Photo finish — A Visual Guide to Post War Olympics Greatest Moments

The world's first photo-finish shows the United States' Harrison Dillard (nearest camera) edging his teammate (and roommate), Barney Ewell, in the 100 meter.

In 1948 the world was still reeling from the trauma of World War II. With new horrors being uncovered daily humanity was in need of a serious mojo uplift. Enter the 1948 Olympiad, held in London (the games were held in the city by the Thames in 1908 as well, not to mention 2012). These games produced some mesmerizing moments indelibly imprinted on the world’s mind, perhaps because they were the first to be televised.

The 1948 Olympics also marked the advent of modern time-keeping at the games and introduced the phrase “photo-finish” to the world. Prior to ’48, races had been determined by the familiar tape marking the end of the competition. This caused some problems though, particular with the 100 meter races where runners finished in tight packs. Enter the photoelectric cell and the “slit” photofinish camera. The photoelectric cell determined the exact time a runner crossed the line and the “slit” camera captured that precise moment. In ’48 these new timing mechanisms only served to aid the judges in their decisions. But in 1968, at the Mexico City Olympics, they would officially become the determining factor for all track and field events.

In honor of the 2012 Olympic Games we’ve decided to piece together a visual timeline of photo-finishes from 1948 to today. Enjoy!

Krrbside Chatter — Collaborative Consumption

Krrbside Chatter — Collaborative Consumption

Bike sharing programs are popping up in major cities around the world. Photo: Wired.com

The idea that you don’t have to own something to have access to it is the basis of the popular book “What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption.” Author Rachel Botsman believes that the social networks we rely on are responsible for widening the community for sharing. This culture of “we” created by sharing behaviors online is transmitting offline to secondhand goods, homes, office space and more through sites such as Airbnb and Krrb.

Borrowing and lending has become a currency unto itself. The Wall Street Journal says the collaborative consumption industry is estimated to be worth $100 billion. With so many ways and things to share, startups such as such as Ridejoy and Swishing are making it their business to connect these neighbors effortlessly. The transaction isn’t between the business and the person who needs to rent a car anymore but rather, Relay Rides connects the car owner who doesn’t need his car and his peer who temporarily does. These marketplaces foster a lifestyle that goes hand in hand with the green movement. Moreso, these websites and apps serve as a platform for social good.

As technology continues to build new connections for sharing, barriers will have to be broken. While people are taking a more mindful approach to living collaboratively, sharing more online and off will lead to a more rich experience for all. Finding the incentive to move past individual consumption will perhaps prove to be the greatest challenge of this year’s largest social trend.

A Party Hoppin’, Food Swappin’ Good Time — Brooklyn, New York

A Party Hoppin, Food Swappin Good Time — Brooklyn, New York

We came, we saw, we swapped.

Last night at the Krrb Headquarters, foodies gathered to swap their homemade goods. BKSwappers, Local Roots NYC and Krrb teamed up for this hyperlocal event that promoted neighborly love. Everything from homemade, edible treats such as spicy pickles and chipotle sauces were traded with non-edible kitchen items like cookbooks and ceramic bakeware. The event also included a potluck with chef-friendly prizes from Brooklyn Kitchen, Gowanus Furniture and Local Roots. Check out more of our photos on Facebook.

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A Party Hoppin, Food Swappin Good Time — Brooklyn, New York

A flurry of trading and swapping.

Have you been to a food swap? If you’re planning a swap, post it Krrb so participants can preview the goods.

Market Fever — Flea Markets in Portland, Chicago, and San Francisco to Explore This Weekend

Market Fever — Flea Markets in Portland, Chicago, and San Francisco to Explore This Weekend

Spend your weekend scouring for finds at flea markets. Photo: Homestilo.com

The dog days of summer may be over but it’s not time to head inside. We’ve got three outdoor markets you’ll want to explore this Saturday and Sunday. Chocked full of vintage and handmade goods, we think these markets are a perfect way to wile away an afternoon. Check out why we’ve got market fever

What a Steal! It’s The Big Deal — Up to 50 Percent Off in Chicago, Illinois

What a Steal! Its The Big Deal — Up to 50 Percent Off in Chicago, Illinois

Get these Randolph Street Market finds on sale today only!

We understand the urge to scour Chicago’s Randolph Street Market for great deals on one of a kind items. But you don’t have to wait for the weekend to get your shopping started. We’ve got some steals you’ll want to snatch up before you even walk out the door.

The first two people to message “the friendly sellers, Adorn 512 and STC Finds, through Krrb before 6:00 p.m. CST will secure the discounted price and be able to pick up the product this weekend at Randolph Street Market. We’ll even throw in two free tickets so you and a friend can check out the whole show while you’re grabbing your pre-purchased goodies. There’s only an inventory of one, so get clicking! If you miss out, never fear, visit Krrb’s Randolph’s Market preview to see what else you can get your hands on this weekend

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