5 Easy Pieces — Upcycled Photo Frames

Frame your collection of glossy snapshots.

Frame your collection of glossy snapshots. Photo: Indulgy.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

Eat Up Locally — Super(Duper) Market in Manhattan, New York

Sliced up and topped with a layer of cheese and cucumber, these loaves from Nordic Breads will leave your mouth watering for more.

Sliced up and topped with a layer of cheese and cucumber, these loaves from Nordic Breads will leave your mouth watering for more.

Forget the red-eye flights or fueling up the gas tank, you can eat the best of both coasts this weekend without ever setting foot off the island of Manhattan, beginning today at 11 am. Paper Magazine has rounded up artisanal eateries, small-batch purveyors and more for Super(Duper) Market, a three-day pop-up spread at Chelsea Market (with the help of Target and American Express Blue Cash Preferred) in Manhattan. You’ll find everything from freshly made organic whole grain rye loaves from Nordic Breads to sweet and savory ice creams from Humphry Slocombe and sweet beet horseradish from The Gefilteria that are sure to satisfy the taste buds. While we didn’t quite stick our fingers in the pie, we did sample some of the goods. Feast your eyes on our photo gallery and find out more about what’s on the menu for this culinary event at Super(Duper) Market’s Krrb corner

Pioneers — Don’s Discards in Twin Falls, Idaho

This "Tenderly Yours" LP could be, well, tenderly yours.

This "Tenderly Yours" LP could be, well, tenderly yours.

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.

The news about Krrb is spreading like wildfire. Don Campanella learned about the hyperlocal/mega-global marketplace from his Brooklyn-based cousin. Although no one else in Twin Falls, Idaho was using Krrb (at least not yet!) he signed up to get rid of a few items. It’s not really about making money for Don’s Discards Krrb corner. Don frequents thrift stores and yard sales on the hunt for vinyl. He is simply trying to clean out the collection he’s amassed over the years. See for yourself what this pioneer has available on his corner

Krrb Presents Quick Tips — How To Make Chili Infused Oil


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.

Tickets for the Food and Kitchen Swap are now available on Eventbrite. The Brooklyn based event brings local foodies together to trade homemade, edible treats and non-edible kitchen items with your neighbors. To get your mouth watering and inspire you to make some delicious goods to swap, Jane Lerner, of BK Swappers gives us a quick tutorial on making a spiced oil. Jane runs the larder swap and social gathering in Brooklyn. Today she creates an infused oil using peanut oil and a mix of spices including: Thai peppers, whole cloves, star anise, Szechuan peppercorns, cardamom pods, mustard seeds, and cinnamon sticks…sounds good! The spiced oil can be used in stir fry, salad dressings or as a finishing oil on raw veggies and rice. Preview what’s available at the swap on Krrb.

I Want This – Vintage Lucite Spice Rack in Reston, Virginia

Time to make room for mouth-watering spices.

Time to make room for mouth-watering spices.

In preparation for the upcoming Food and Kitchen Swap, I’m cleaning out my pantry. I’ve come to the realization that my tiny kitchen can’t hold much more than the essentials. I’m thinking this vintage Spice Rack is a must for all the goodies I’m hoping to get during the swap.

The use of lucite in this mid-century storage unit will keep it visually light in a galley-style kitchen like my own. For only $20, I can keep flavored salts, smokey oils, and spicy peppers on hand.

Make room in your pantry with a Vintage Lucite Spice Rack on RiverRun2’s Krrb Corner in Reston, Virginia.

Virtual Photography Studio with Elizabeth Hall, St. Louis, Missouri

If a picture is worth a hundred words, then the pressure is on when you’re taking portraits. As St. Louis-based photographer Elizabeth Hall knows, capturing the true personality of a subject can be a challenge. She works as an on-location, natural light photographer that specializes in family, children and newborn portraits. To make her subjects comfortable, she tries to make photo shoots feel like play dates by having them interact with their surroundings. We asked Elizabeth, a Krrb member, to pull together a virtual photography studio using only items found on Krrb as props. Check out her creative finds for portrait props on a specially dedicated Pinterest board

4 Corners — Swivel

No matter which way you spin it, all these items swivel!

No matter which way you spin it, all these items swivel!

Welcome to “4 Corners” where we hunt through Krrb’s listings for four different takes and great finds based on just one word. Today’s word: Swivel!

5 Easy Pieces – Vintage Photography Equipment

Jacqueline Kennedy gets behind the camera for renown photographer Mark Shaw. Photo: Ultraswank.net

Jacqueline Kennedy gets behind the camera for renown photographer Mark Shaw. Photo: Ultraswank.net

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

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

For today only, get 10 percent off these items!

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

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.

To Do – A Food and Kitchen Swap in Brooklyn, New York

BKSwappers, Local Roots NYC and Krrb have teamed up to bring you a food-focused swap.

Bring homemade, edible treats and non-edible kitchen items to trade with your food-obsessed neighbors. It’s also a potluck so bring something to share—prizes to be awarded for best swap item and for best potluck dish. The drinks are on us

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.

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

Lynn Kiang, a videomaker travels with her tripod!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Hot Corner — Zonkiedog, Boston, Massachusetts

Owning a piece of Don Draper's bedroom set should tie you over until the next season.

Owning a piece of Don Draper's bedroom set should tie you over until the next season.

As part of the series called The Hot Corner, we’ll be featuring Krrb corners that catch our eye with their well-curated inventory. Whether it’s upcycled, secondhand, vintage or handmade, be sure to see for yourself why we think these Krrbsters have it going on.

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.

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