In Search Of — Teak Tables

Photo: Farawayfurniture.co.uk

Photo: Farawayfurniture.co.uk

Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today it’s all about creative lighting and we’ve got loads of it.

When freshly milled, teak wood has a strong leathery smell. Its wood is prized for its durability and water resistance. Used for boats and furniture, we’re loving how many tables we see constructed of it across Krrb

In Search Of — Creative Lighting

Photo: Freshome.com

Photo: Freshome.com

Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today it’s all about creative lighting and we’ve got loads of it.

Pendant lights, rough-hewn driftwood table lamps and antique hurricane lamps. These are just a few of the sweet, sweet lighting pieces we’re seeing across Krrb

5 Crazy Cocktails Recipes and the Barware to Serve Them In

Photo: Cocktailgogo.com

Photo: Cocktailgogo.com

We have a taste for the wild and unusual. The ingenious and especially the delicious. That’s why we’re sipping on these totally out-there cocktails. Some are too sweet and some are just right, but you can’t deny they all have you wondering, “Who the heck came up with that?” We’ve even paired them with our favorite barware so you have an idea of how to serve them up

How-to — 10 Party Tricks To Impress Your Friends

Photo: Thelawofattraction.com

Photo: Thelawofattraction.com

No matter how great the party is, there’s bound to be a quiet moment or two throughout the night. Use these pauses between conversational topics to practice some sleight of hand. We’ve rounded up of the top 10 coolest tricks to show your buds using things you just have laying around. Start practicing so you can be the hit of the party

In Search Of — Bar Carts

Photo: Lovelygirlsevents.com

Photo: Lovelygirlsevents.com

Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today it’s all bar carts and we’ve got loads of them.

Our favorite hosting accessory is a well-stocked bar cart. Roll ’em in, roll ’em out and serve your guests with your favorite drinks. Easy, fun hospitality. Find the best carts here and watch a quick video on how to style your own bar cart

Kelly Oxford Shops Krrb for Her Renovated Office

Photo: Lindafarrow.com

Photo: Lindafarrow.com

Bitingly funny and a self-proclaimed terrible liar, Kelly Oxford straight-up needs a new office. The writer and social media celebrity turned to HGTV designer Orlando Soria, Homepolish and Krrb to rethink her personal writing space in Los Angeles.

I Want This — Preway Freestanding Fireplace

I Want This — Preway Freestanding Fireplace

Fire: Good! After nearly 15 years in New York, it’s easy to envy anyone with a working fireplace. And now that the leaves have changed and everyone is shifting to hats and hot toddys, a roaring fire in your living room seems like a cozy but distant dream. This amazing freestanding fireplace on Krrb is the kind of dream that could actually come true! The awesome red paint job and retro funnel design screams winter style. Once it’s in its special corner and burning those logs, all that’s missing is a sheep’s wool blanket and some marshmallows.

Find it on Shopworks Studio’s Krrb corner. $900

Object Society, Chicago’s Hub for Local Designers

Object Society is located in Chicago's Ukrainian Village.

Object Society is located in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village.

Object Society isn’t your typical vintage resale store. Started five years ago in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village by Ray Doeksen and Michael Dreeben, the showroom slash shop gave local furniture designers a place to exhibit their creations. Through combined forces, Object Society been resulted in more attention to it’s community. Locally produced and high-quality furnishings are at the forefront of Object Society. Currently, everything listed to their Krrb corner is something they’ve made.

Object Society is a real design-build outfit that produced high-end custom work and production design. They’re also searching for ways to manufacture furniture in the United States.Whenever possible, Object Society designers avoid offshore production and participate in sustainable growth lumber projects. Their commitment to offering furnshings made with reclaimed, recycled or sustainably harvested wood has led Ray and Michael on planting tree trips in Minnesota. Read on to see where these two go-getters get their inspiration

In Search Of — Bird Motif

Photo: Stencilboss.storenvy.com

Photo: Stencilboss.storenvy.com

Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today it’s all about items with a bird motif we’ve got loads of them.

Birds appear in artwork pieces all over the world. From Asia to the Americas, birds are a symbolic and beautiful aspect of many pieces of art. We’re also seeing feathered features in decorations, clothing and even adorning brass. When in doubt, put a bird on it

Life Tricks — Simple Hacks for Easy Living

Kristen's grandfather Ron Laufer also known as the Duct Tape Guru.

Kristen’s grandfather Ron Laufer also known as the Duct Tape Guru.

My grandfather, the self-proclaimed ‘duct tape guru’ is finally receiving respect in this new economy that is forcing many of us to dedicate our efforts to fixing instead of tossing. Instead of buying, repair what we can. I remember when my family tried to convince my grandfather to throw out his old lawnmower. He proved us all wrong by fixing it with duct tape. We made fun of him then, but what we didn’t know was that he was on to something. The recession has hit many hard, but when we come out on the other side, we will all be better crafters, makers, fixers and ‘duct-tapers.’ Life hacking is an ode to those simpler times living life more resourcefully. Here are some of the best life hacks out there on the web today. Don’t forget to share some of your favorite life hacks

In Search Of — Festive Fall Home Goods

Photo: Moyuc.com

Photo: Moyuc.com

Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today it’s all about fall home goods and we’ve got loads of them.

Warmth, coziness, rich colors. Fall decorating is all about coppers, golds and warm hues. A few of our favorite pieces from Krrb highlight those distinctly autumnal finds

In Search Of — Club Chairs

Photo: Dorelasia.com

Photo: Dorelasia.com

Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today it’s all about club chairs and we’ve got loads of them.

Add that swanky, exclusive feeling to any seating area, be it your living room or your office’s lounge area with club seats. Here are a few cushy picks

Critical Decor — The Cozy Abode of Eastbound and Down’s Kenny Powers

Kenny and April Powers take their living room seriously.

Kenny and April Powers take their living room seriously.

We love television as much as the next guy. But we get particularly giddy when we get to pick apart the decor in search of deeper truths. Join us as we investigate the who, what, when and especially the why of interior design drama.

If you’ve kept up with HBO’s comedic masterpiece, Eastbound and Down, you’ll know that appearance is everything to the tragic protagonist, Kenny Powers. Of course, “appearance” is completely subjective and Kenny’s sense of style is always a bit suspect. Witness last night’s episode (Season Four, Episode Five) in which we find Kenny succumbing to his lust for watercraft at the risk of losing his apparently great paying gig as a co-host on Sports Sesh

I Want This — Grey and White Chevron Chair

Photo: Krrb.com/Jamesandfrankie?auto=format

Photo: Krrb.com/Jamesandfrankie?auto=format

I know they say chevron is a trend of the past already, but I’m still loving the vibrant pattern. This barrel chair with reupholstered grey and white zig zags sits at the intersection of old and new. I love the caning and dark walnut wood makes the fresh pattern pop. This piece works well with modern, traditional or Mid-Century decor, and most importantly, in my living room. This coordinates perfectly with my grey and white Dwell window shades and I must have it now. More importantly, it ships from LA! I can breathe a heavy sigh of relief knowing I don’t have to cary this chair up 5 flights of steep NYC stairs, but instead, sit pretty and wait for its delivery.

Find it on James and Frankie‘s corner. $300.

In Search Of — Art Prints

Photo: Michelkeck.com

Photo: Michelkeck.com

Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today it’s all about prints and we’ve got loads of them.

Frame ’em up, hang ’em up. Low-cost and no-fuss, art prints are an easy way to decorate your living space

A Match Made in Paris — Social Media and Vintage Bikes

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The story goes like this. A couple lives in Paris. Their rad, retro bike sits in a corridor for a few months. It’s too small for him, and she rarely rides. One day, she decides it’s time for the wheels to find another home.

She takes photos of the bike with her iPhone and writes the text on the subway while going to work:

“De marque “Lejeune”, ce vélo pour femme n’est pourtant pas tout jeune ! Mais il roule très bien et la selle est super confortable. Ill a eu une petite révision il y’a 2 ans et aurait éventuellement besoin de nouvelles chambres à air.”

The bike is listed for just 25 €.

Emerging from the underground, she emails her boyfriend Antoine Doury, who tweets a URL to the Krrb listing:

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“Immediately some friends retweeted and in few minutes four people were interested — even a guy in Belgium,” Antoine says. “Vintage bike are quite rare in Paris so I guess that was a very good deal!”

And that’s how Krrb, Twitter and a low price on a sweet item got the job done in an hour.

In Search Of — Gothic Furniture

Photo: Wakpaper.com/

Photo: Wakpaper.com/

Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today it’s all about “gothic” goods and we’ve got loads of them.

Just in time for a spooky Halloween, we’re rounding up the best in gothic furniture. From iron candelabras to brutalist chandeliers, see what our Krrb sellers have in store

Shop Local, Everywhere!

Photo: Fernandoexperiences.blogspot.com

Photo: Fernandoexperiences.blogspot.com

Do what the locals do, buy what the locals buy – that’s my motto whenever I travel. I have nothing against doing touristy things, but when I think back to all my travels, the memories that stand out the most are the moments that I found myself having tea in a remote Bedouin camp in the desert of Jordan or having a family-style dinner with strangers in Amsterdam.

The same goes for shopping. My job often takes me away from home and I love bringing back a little something for my wife and daughter. Of course I want to buy something local… and what’s more local than someone’s living room

In Search Of — Mod and Fabulous Home Accessories

Photo: Themodcast.co.uk

Photo: Themodcast.co.uk

Welcome to the daily series In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today it’s all about “mod” goods and we’ve got loads of them.

The best definition of “mod” found online is “(esp. in the early 1960s) a young person of a subculture characterized by stylish dress, the riding of motor scooters, and a liking for soul music.” Now, that might be a bit too specific for Krrbie’s tastes, but here are a few mod and mod-inspired pieces we’re loving

8 Non-Traditional Beds to Take Your Un-Bedroom to the Next Level

These beds aren't snooze-ville!

These beds aren’t snooze-ville!

Known for her perfectly unperfect and wonderful style, Cece Kellie also known as The Unperfectionist has got a great eye. Check out her round up of non-traditional beds that won’t put you to sleep!

They say that using the principles of Feng Shui in the bedroom will help attract love and romance into your life. Accessorize in pairs. Use soft colors. Position the bed just so. While this might work for other people, I have Feng Shui’d my brains out and still no dude in sight… alas! What I really want to do is just throw a mattress down in the middle of the floor, toss a heap of blankets and pillows on top and call it a night – literally. A cozy Un-bedroom nest for me, the cats and my would-be-where-is-he-lover. Whether you want to spice things up, try something different or just take a nap, check out these “unbeds” that I found on Krrb Classifieds