Weekend Wanderer – Miami, New York City, San Francisco

Reach new levels this weekend. Photo: Bloodsweatandcheers.com

Reach new levels this weekend. Photo: Bloodsweatandcheers.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.

Park Slope Vintage on the Experience of the Hunt

Meet Sarah and Lawrence, the lovebirds behind Park Slope Vintage.

Meet Sarah and Lawrence, the lovebirds behind Park Slope Vintage.

For young married couple, Sarah D’ Andrea and Lawrence Melilli, weekend hunts for furniture are almost an extension of their honeymoon. They pick interesting destinations (to ensure they have a great time even if no purchases are made) and hit the road. Sometimes they come back empty handed and sometimes they fill their car to the brim with dusty typewriters and armchairs that sell on Park Slope Vintage. In the end, it’s more about the journey then the secondhand treasures for these lovebirds

I Want This – Purrfect Ginger Cat Teapot

Purrrr yourself a relaxing cup of tea. Photo: Krrb.com/deluxethings

Purrrr yourself a relaxing cup of tea. Photo: Krrb.com/deluxethings

There are two kinds of people in the world— cat people and dog people. Yet I (a dog person) am strongly drawn to kitschy quality of this Ginger Cat Teapot. The vintage teatime companion comes from an estate sale in Pasadena and I would like to adopt it. Maybe it’s the lack of allergy symptoms that usually plague me around felines, maybe it’s just quirky and fun. Either way, this is one cat I want to bring home.

Want a kitty to call your own? Pounce on the Ginger Cat Teapot on Joanna Elizabeth’s Krrb corner in Glendale, California.

5 Easy Pieces – Luggage

Never fly without your vintage Samsonite. Photo: Krrb.com/vintagebaubles

Never fly without your vintage Samsonite. Photo: Krrb.com/vintagebaubles

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

Weekend Wanderer – London, Miami, Toronto

Sample a few dishes this weekend. Photo: Petanqueandpastis.typepad.com

Sample a few dishes this weekend. Photo: Petanqueandpastis.typepad.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.

The Hot Corner – My Brooklyn is Better, San Francisco, California

A limited print by Ryan McGinness incorporates the surf and skate culture of Virgina Beach where he grew up. Photo: Krrb.com/mybrooklynisbetter

A limited print by Ryan McGinness incorporates the surf and skate culture of Virgina Beach where he grew up. Photo: Krrb.com/mybrooklynisbetter

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.

I Want This – Erotokritos Pumps in Paris, France

Resist the urge to strut in these pumps. Photo: Krrb.com/calire

Resist the urge to strut in these pumps. Photo: Krrb.com/calire

A beautiful pair of shoes are the key to my heart and these glamorous leather kitten heels are the perfect way to pump up style during the warmer months.

The vintage-inspired fashionable footwear have never been worn. The orange and gold tones will compliment the summer tan that comes with beach trips (and 45 SPF!) all summer long.

Want to pick up these Parisian lovelies, visit Erotokritos Pumps on Calire’s Krrb corner in Paris, France. (All the better if I make the trip to pick them up in person!)

Vocabulary of a Flea Market Seller

When it comes to selling, it’s all about the pitch. Of course, it gets a little tricky when it comes to selling old items when their history is, well, a mystery. Labels can vary (inaccurately at times) from antique to vintage to retro to secondhand — depending on the seller. But variety is the spice of life!

So, we took to the Williamsburg waterfront location of the Brooklyn Flea to hear what vendors had to say about the same rusty tin dish. While most were confident about the vocabulary they would use, there was some uncertainty. To see what Brooklyn Flea vendors had to say, watch the video

[CLOSED] Student Aid – Sell or Give Away Your Stuff on Krrb and Get $10 Cash

Cramming for finals? No time to think about all the stuff you’ve crammed into your dorm or apartment? Do you really want to lug home that Mandarin Chinese Dictionary you’ve never cracked open? Simplify your load and make some cash to boot. Post (5) or more things to sell or give away on Krrb and get $10 cash – that’s like two beers during happy hour

Travel Locally – Touring on Two Wheels

See the sights from your bike seat. Photo: Shutterphoto.net

See the sights from your bike seat. Photo: Shutterphoto.net

Set out to see the world on two wheels this season and travel like a local. Whether you ride through wheat fields, down main streets, or across boardwalks, biking covers more ground while still remaining personal. Aside from being one of the greenest forms of transportation, traveling by bicycle gives us a chance to interact with the landscape and those who inhabit it. At Krrb, we encourage neighborly behavior and it’s all the better when you’re offline (and on the road) to experience it. Here are three cycling adventures that will make you want to saddle up

MakeShift — Alabama Comes to New York for Design Week

MAKESHIFT-Standard Talks Invitation

Hope to see you there!

Natalie Chanin is a force to be reckoned with in the most excellent way. For the past decade she has been making waves in the world of fashion with her line, Alabama Chanin, by melding her rustic aesthetic with a worldly edge. Chanin has been a non-stop advocate of building bridges between worlds both professional and social and now her efforts will be on full display during New York’s Design Week, May 18th through the 23rd

Antique vs Vintage vs Used

Seoul Korea's P'ungmul flea market. Photo: Moreska's Flickr page.

Seoul Korea's P'ungmul flea market. Photo: Moreska's Flickr page.

Now that vintage is back and recycling is cool and flea markets are the new Disney World, it’s easy to get lost in the lexicon of our industry. When does something go from used to vintage to antique? And how does a reseller use poetic license to paint a picture of worth, exchanging descriptors like rusty for weathered and tacky for kitsch. Do we let them? Is it better that way? And what about the true definitions like mid-century modern or the difference between a couch, sofa and davenport, or refurbished versus upcycled? Surly there are important differences that affect our purchases and interest, no? And who makes the rules and do they matter? This all swirls though my heart as I peruse Krrb ad nauseam and flitter from flea to flea, wondering if context is the whole difference. Because I saw that LA gear tshirt at The Good Will and it was hideous at 4.99, but somehow on this sparse rack for 20 dollars, I’m inclined to think its the perfect addition to my closet.

Just a thought…

5 Easy Pieces – Hardware

Give your drawers some style with hinged metal pulls. Photo: Krrb.com/2407

Give your drawers some style with hinged metal pulls. Photo: Krrb.com/2407

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

Emilie of Paris, On Finding Inspiration For Her Creations

Emilie Mischler of The Moth.

Emilie Mischler of The Moth.

The only thing more synonymous with Paris than open-air markets is fashion. So when someone mixes their love of vintage and upcycling to create a fashion line as beautiful as The Moth, you know we must get our hands on it. Meet Emilie, a self proclaimed nerdy gal in high-heeled vintage shoes, who creates new exquisite clothes from bits and pieces she picks up while out on the thrift. And while you’re at it, check out her wares on her Krrb corner

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