What a Steal! Welcome to The Big Deal — 10 Percent Off in Chicago, Illinois

What a Steal! Welcome to The Big Deal — 10 Percent Off in Chicago, Illinois

For today only, get 10 percent off these items!

There’s nothing quite like a great find at a great price at a flea market like Chicago’s Vintage Bazaar. But today we’ve got some doozies for you before you even walk out the door. That’s right, today we’re introducing “The Big Deal” — one-of-a-kind vintage pieces available at a tasty 10 percent off.

The first two people to message the friendly sellers through Krrb before 6:00 p.m. CST will secure the discounted price and be able to pick up the product this weekend at The Vintage Bazaar. 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.com/explore-the-vintage-bazaar to preview what else you can get your hands on this weekend

Red, White and Blue — All the Things You Krrb

Red, White and Blue — All the Things You Krrb

Watch the sky light up with America's colors. Photo: Bouldercolorado.gov

Hey you! It’s the 4th of July, what are you doing online? You’re supposed to be BBQing over some drinks, and having a block party, running a lemonade stand and generally being a good neighbor… but you can’t help yourself, can you? Well, here are a few pretty red, white and blue things for you to look at while we’re out partying

Krrb Presents a How-To DIY Party Hats Video with Jessi Arrington

Whether you call it a bash, a fiesta, a shindig or a soirée, there is no doubt that parties bring people together. Hands-on activities like making your own party hats is a great way to get the festivities started. Krrb teamed up with Jessi Arrington, a Brooklyn designer, WORKSHOP co-founder, Ted Talks speaker, and all-around color lover, for a DIY on this upcycled party favor. Jessi shows us how to make “trashy” party hats repurposing materials that would have otherwise ended up in the trash, such as refrigerator magnets and old record covers, and vintage sheet music from Film Biz Prop Shop.

A Fantastic Voyage – At The Vintage Bazaar in Chicago

A Fantastic Voyage   At The Vintage Bazaar in Chicago

Merl recipe: combine: 3 parts crazy cat lady, 2 parts eco minded magpie and 1 part shitty math skills then mix until frothy.

Meet Merl! A Vintage Bazaar regular and super duper vintage seller, jewelry designer, killer photographer and self-described crazy cat lady. We like Merl and we think you’ll like Merl too. Lucky for us all, she took a wild ride through June’s Vintage Bazaar in Chicago and snapped shots for us all who couldn’t be there.

So take a look and don’t sleep on next month’s event. The Vintage Bazaar will be at the Aragon Ballroom again this Sunday from 12-5 and they’ve got some great stuff brewing.

Read on for more pearls from Merls

The Things We Carry — A Visual Inventory of Personal Belongings

The Things We Carry — A Visual Inventory of Personal Belongings

Lynn Kiang, a videomaker travels with her tripod!

In cities, it seems like your whole life can be found inside your purse, tote, backpack or messenger bag. New York City-based graphic designer and Krrb member, Janine Toro, is taking note, revealing the contents of bags the world over on her website What Do You Carry. What began as a side project for this School of Visual Arts graduate student is now an ongoing conversation among creatives about their stuff. Just like Krrb corners, one’s personal inventory is a (hyper-local) visual catalog of one’s life

Brooklyn Batched — Local Foodies/Guilty Pleasures

The creative food scene in Brooklyn has whet the appetite of people all over the world, inspiring artisanal bakeries, brineries and an emerging food truck movement in Paris dedicated to the borough. Little Duck Organics, an all-natural baby food company has gathered the region’s finest small-batch food purveyors around the proverbial dinner table. Brooklyn Batched consists of over 30 local businesses that focus on organic foods, green production methods, and sustainability. The growing community meets monthly to break (gluten-free) bread and network. We know these small businesses are popularizing the small-batch food movement but we’re curious if they’re eating what they’re serving. We attended their first meet-up last month in Greenpoint and got a little personal. Watch our video and find out what guilty pleasures (preservative-ridden or not) they have hiding in their pantries.

Summer Recipes – 78 Party Foods That Don’t Require A Stove

Summer Recipes   78 Party Foods That Dont Require A Stove

Throwing a party? Have a vintage themed soiree. Check out Antiquealterego.com for all kinds of ideas.

So you’re having a party and it’s hot outside. Of course you don’t want to turn on the stove because you’ll make your entire apartment and guests roast. So what’s a party gal to do when she needs to provide the eats? Forget the heat – we’ve slimmed down 78 classic recipe ideas into bite-sized instructions, and none require a stove. Your guests will thank you at every bite and you’ll look like the culinary hero in your cool oasis

Weekend Wanderer — Norfolk, Miami, San Francisco

Weekend Wanderer — Norfolk, Miami, San Francisco

Kick back and relax this weekend. Photo: 365thingsaustin.com

It’s Friday and we can’t wait to unchain ourselves from our desks and get out and about. Weekend Wanderer is a series that you’ll find every Friday morning featuring a few activities we’d like to explore. Check them out for yourself or do something in your neck of the woods. Either way, just get out and wander.

Kate and Her Stories, From Philly to The Bay

Kate and Her Stories, From Philly to The Bay

Hiking with Ace in the Foothills — where Kate first fell in love with California.

Meet Kate. She took the plunge and found success, representing what so many of us want to do, but need the inspiration to make that final jump. After falling in love with California and finding that she could make a real go of vintage collecting and selling, she packed up her calculator and hit the road. From Philly to The Bay, Kate has become a successful seller and homesteader. Check out Kate’s Krrb corner and read on for your own inspiration

Krrb Presents Quicks Tips — A How-To Video on Caring For Air Plants

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.

Caring for your average house plant is hard enough when dirt is involved. Maintaining air plants which don’t root in soil but rather get their moisture and nutrients from water and the air is a whole different level of horticulture. Zsuzsanna Barbu, the creative green thumb behind Roots in Rust combines air plants and industrial elements for unique home decor. She gives us a quick lesson on caring for these rootless beauties. To see more of her sculptural designs, check out Roots in Rust’s Krrb corner.

I Want This — Corona Stoneware Water Cooler, Long Beach, California

I Want This — Corona Stoneware Water Cooler, Long Beach, California

Drink up!

Summer nights were meant for firing up the grill and partying with the neighbors. This year I’m determined to spend less time in the kitchen refreshing people’s drinks and more time sitting around the bonfire. To be the hostess with the mostest, I need this Corona Stoneware Water Cooler!

The self-serve 5 gallon stoneware will keep liquids cold and the beautiful exterior beats my cheap Styrofoam container. With people refilling their own drinks, I pay more attention to my guests.

Get prepped for your party with a Stoneware Water Cooler on Kristin Eyler’s Krrb corner in Long Beach, California.

Dancin’ in the Streets — How-to Get A Block Party Permit

Dancin in the Streets — How to Get A Block Party Permit

Don't block parties just make you want to dance? Photo: Jameschororos.tumblr.com

Nothing says neighborly love like a block party. The age-old summer tradition is more important than ever as it brings people offline and outside. Since it’s the season to get to know the people in your neighborhood, we’ve got the lowdown on what it takes to get block party permits in a few of Krrb’s most popular cities including New York City, Chicago, Denver and San Francisco. Before you start making plans on who’s bringing dessert, check out what it takes to get you dancing in the streets

Market Fever — 3 Reasons To Get Outdoors This Weekend

Market Fever — 3 Reasons To Get Outdoors This Weekend

We've got three major markets you'll want to browse this weekend. Photo: Seemallorca.com

Just like picnics and concerts in the park, nothing is more true to the summer season than outdoor markets and fleas. From handmade crafts to antiquing to food festivals to nigh bazaars, outdoor markets are a Krrbler’s pot at the end of a scavenging rainbow. We’ve got three markets you’ll want to browse this weekend in between your al fresco dining and pool time. Check out these handmade, upcycled, and secondhand finds or do some scavenging in your own neighborhood

Virtual Party Space with Meg Wachter

Virtual Party Space with Meg Wachter

If there is two things Meg Wachter loves, it's pizza and parties.

When you want to throw a kick-ass party, who better to rally up the troops than Meg Wachter. As the founder and chief organizer of Brooklyn Skillshare (a community-centric learning initiative), she knows how to get the movers and shakers, well, moving and shaking. Meg is a conceptual portrait photographer and also co-editor of Got A Girl Crush, a women’s print magazine and blog. We asked Meg, a longtime member of Krrb to pull together a virtual party space using only items found on Krrb. Check out her fabulous selections for an inspired Retro 4th of July themed party on a specially dedicated Pinterest board

I Want This — Mirrored Disco Ball, Manhattan, New York

I Want This — Mirrored Disco Ball, Manhattan, New York

Hang this disco ball up and then boogie down.

Summer is officially here and we’ve got party fever. The only way to beat the heat is to hit the dance floor. While we’re putting the finishing touches on our dance mix, we can’t forget to pick up decorations like this 20 inch mirrored disco ball.

The tiny mirrored tiles reflect a lot of light on anyone getting down to the music. Heck, for only $50, we’ll leave this accessory up all season long for those impromptu dance parties.

Pump up the drama on your dance floor with a Mirrored Disco Ball on Melanie’s Krrb corner in Manhattan, New York.

Food Guide – How-To Have The Best Dinner Party Ever

Food Guide – How To Have The Best Dinner Party Ever

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Breaking bread with friends, family and neighbors is the quintessential way to reconnect. Sharing your space, putting in effort and honoring your people with food is not only fun, but important. But we also realize it can be a lot of work, and for some of us, a little intimidating. So in the spirit of celebration, we’re giving you the definitive nine steps to creating the best party of all – The Dinner Party. So get ready, get hungry and read on for a simple guide to creating a memorable meal

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