5 Easy Pieces – DIY Kits

5 Easy Pieces   DIY Kits

Make a terrarium with a DIY kit from Twig Terrariums.

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

Twig Terrariums in Brooklyn, NY

Twig Terrariums in Brooklyn, NY

Master Terrarium-makers Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow.

These old friends have captured the whimsical nature of terrariums and turned it into a booming business. Check out Twig Terrarium’s Krrb corner because you’ll want to enclose your world in one of their creations. And, if you act quick, you can pick up a cute terrarium on Fab, the design lover’s flash sale site. Read on for inspiration and to find out how these ladies found their calling

Weekend Wanderer – Denver, Milwaukee, Miami

Weekend Wanderer – Denver, Milwaukee, Miami

Step lightly but step out this weekend. Photo: Visitrainier.com

It’s Friday and we can’t wait to unchain ourselves from our desks and get out and about. Weekend Wanderer is a new 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.

A Dream-like State: Graceland Too, Holly Springs, Mississippi

A Dream like State: Graceland Too, Holly Springs, Mississippi

This. Is. Elvis Land!

When we first heard about Graceland Too—collector Paul McLeod’s homage to Elvis in Holly Springs, Mississippi—from New York-based photographer, Lauren Silberman, we knew we had to share. Located about 50 miles from Graceland proper, visiting Graceland Too is like entering someone’s dream-world populated solely by the King. Lauren was kind enough to share not only her photos but her take on a trip into the mind of an intense and focused collector.

I Want This – Indoor Bike Trainer

I Want This   Indoor Bike Trainer

Perfect for when it's too cold to train outside.

It finally snowed this weekend in New York CIty—a sign that its time to put the bike away for the season.

Although I’m inclined to keep it out and get this indoor trainer on JSM’s Krrb corner. Affordable and noise-free, this baby will get a lot of use at home during this chilly winter. Then come March, I’ll fold it up and hit the streets without missing a beat.

Weekend Wanderer — San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Pittsburgh

Weekend Wanderer — San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Pittsburgh

Bundle up before you step out this weekend. Photo: Winterwanderland.com

It’s Friday and we can’t wait to unchain ourselves from our desks and get out and about. Weekend Wanderer is a new 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.

It’s Third Thursday – Time for The Fixers Collective in Brooklyn

Its Third Thursday – Time for The Fixers Collective in Brooklyn

Get your fix tonight at 7:00 in Brooklyn

One of my all-time favorite manifestos is Platform 21′s “Repair Manifesto.” Too often we discard things that a simple fix-it would add years of life to. Take my favorite black boots for instance. I take them to the cobbler every two years or so and he tacks on new soles and I’m good to go for another two years—for $25.00! But what if I could fix all this stuff myself? Now that would be something. My broken blackberry; my dvd player; my bike (which is being a pain in my butt)? Well, now I can and so can you.

Alexandra Rubin Expels Her Love for Stars & Space

Alexandra Rubin Expels Her Love for Stars & Space

In Brooklyn with Alexandra Rubin!

A graphic designer from Brooklyn with a predilection for the great beyond, Alexandra Rubin has channeled her love of space into art. Armed with her experience at NASA and skills developed at RISD Alexandra started Stars and Space, which captures little pieces of space in tangible products like star boxes and moon samples.

Read more about what Alexandra is up to in Brooklyn and get inspired by her love of stars and space

I Want This – Kent Coffey Format Tallboy Chest In Chicago

I Want This   Kent Coffey Format Tallboy Chest In Chicago

This chest is just what I need to stuff all my excess papers and kid's toys into.

They say that if you make a formal resolution to do something, rather than an amorphous wish, you are much more likely to actually get the job done. So hop to it people. It’s still January, and we can still resolve (formally) to get ourselves more organized. Maybe you guys all have your papers in color coded hanging files already, but I sure as heck don’t.

And I might not get to the nitty gritty of printed labels, but I could at least ditch the piles of receipts, photos and various books that litter the floor of my home office in favor of a lovely chest like this one I spotted on reTroActive’s Krrb corner this morning.

My papers may not be filed alphabetically when I’m done shoving them inside this bad boy, but hey, I’ll look like I’m on top of my game. And that’s 99% of the battle anyway, right?

Helping Dreams Happen – 10 Slogans That Changed The World

Helping Dreams Happen   10 Slogans That Changed The World

A group of sanitation workers march for civil rights in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968. Photograph by Ernest Withers.

Sometimes, all it takes is a few words to spur the hearts and minds of a generation to change the world.

In honor of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, who with his words and deeds inspired a monumental shift in the way the United States treated it’s citizens, we decided to take a look at some of the short-yet-powerful turns of phrase that have motivated people to move political mountains.

In no particular order, here are ten awe inspiring slogans that really rocked the world, and not all for the better

[CLOSED] Win This – McClure’s Pickles n’ Things!

[CLOSED] Win This   McClures Pickles n Things!

The pickle brothers. They probably get that all the time. Photo: Goodfoodawards.org

We at Krrb love pickles and all things brined. So after discovering the best darn spicy and oh-so crunchy pickle on earth at the Brooklyn Flea one foggy Saturday morning, we were determined to share the love.

McClure’s Pickles is a family-run Brooklyn/Detroit-based business with a knack for making the most amazing pickles that will ever grace your taste buds. No one trick ponies, these boys, you will also be blown away by their tasty bloody mary mix and tangy relishes. And all their ingredients are mindfully purchased from local farmers whenever possible, which make their products that much more appealing—if that’s even possible.

Are you craving a pickle yet? Of course you are, it’s only natural. Enter to win a jar of McClure’s garlic dill pickles, (very) spicy pickles or their oh so delicious bloody mary mix

Weekend Wanderer — Seattle, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Weekend Wanderer — Seattle, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Get out and blaze new trails this weekend. Photo: Douglaspage.photoshelter.com

It’s Friday and we can’t wait to unchain ourselves from our desks and get out and about. Weekend Wanderer is a new 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.

Shop Shout-Out – The One Well in Brooklyn, New York

Shop Shout Out   The One Well in Brooklyn, New York

Come on in! Photo: Heresgreenpoint.com

In “Shop Shout Out” we aim to bring you a closer look at some of our business partners on Krrb. Own a shop and a Krrb corner? Let us know and we may just pay you a visit!

We recently had the chance to chat with Kerry Jones, owner of The One Well, a new shop in Brooklyn, New York where all of your sustainability dreams can come true. Selling only local, vintage, and environmentally-friendly products, Kerry is spreading the word about preserving the beautiful world we live in.

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