Unique Furniture Designs that Adapt for Customized Living Solutions

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Photo: Kononenkoid.com

The traditional view of the American dream centers on a big house, sprawling yard and a white picket fence to hold it all in. But if you’re anything like me, modern reality means that a good chunk of us are living in little spaces with only the essentials. So how do you make your furniture work with you the best it can? Turns out modern designers are crafting pieces that you can easily customize, assemble, and break down to take with you when you’re ready to move on. Let’s check out some of our favorites

How to DIY Custom Cork Board for a Fashionable (and Functional) Office

How to DIY Custom Cork Board for a Fashionable (and Functional) Office

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It doesn’t matter if you have a cubicle or the corner office—working in a comfortable, relaxing and personable space makes doing your job much easier. Everyone has their own working style. Some of us are neat and tidy and others are, let’s face it, slobs! I once shared a home office with another designer whose desk was piled so high with paper and notes, she continually lost things. I always left my work space clear and organized at the end of the day. I prefer to start work the next day with a clean desk

6 Summertime DIYs for Your Pet

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Photo: Bmag.com.au

Summer means lazy days spent outdoors and creative ways to beat the heat. But while you’re plopped down poolside, what’s happening to your pets? If your furry friends spend time outside, you’ll need to make sure they’re staying cool and safe while the temperatures climb and fleas run rampant. Try these simple DIYs to show your pets some love and keep them happy and healthy all summer long

15 Instagram Accounts to Update Your Feed With Now

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Photo: @michellesolobay

Social media is a great source for finding visual stimulation from others, but is your feed feeling a bit stale lately? The summer is a great time to update who you follow. I’ve gone ahead and put together a list of some of my personal favorite Instagram accounts to add to your scrolling routine. Check them out and update your feed with some new creative inspiration

If It’s Broken, Don’t Toss It — Fashion Edition

If It's Broken, Don't Toss It — Fashion Edition

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When your clothes wear out, get holes or stains—don’t get rid of them just yet. There are plenty of new uses for your old threads. See what to do with ratty t-shirts, shabby sweaters and more

Made in America — The South

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Photo: Jqdsalt.com

After exploring some stand-out American-made shops in the Northeast, it’s time to see the Southern perspective! All across the South, companies are taking pride in producing high-quality goods right at home. So check out some of our favorite examples, and see which should be a part of your next local shopping trip

Contemporary Artists Taking the Pottery Scene for A Spin

Contemporary Artists Taking the Pottery Scene for A Spin

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It’s time to put aside your traditional tea cups and saucers for a more exciting way to introduce ceramics and pottery into your life. We’re not talking about your run-of-the-mill hand-formed vessel, instead artists around the world are re-defining what pottery can be, how it should look and why it should be used. Take a look at my round-up of five noteworthy potters that will surprise you on what can be accomplished with a little clay and a lot of imagination

Beginners Guide to Krrb — Essential Mid-century Designers

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Photo: Woodmenders.com

With so many different Mid-century modern designers it’s hard to remember which one is responsible for designing which iconic piece. We already have guides on design terms and furniture terms but now we’ve gone ahead and rounded up some of the type designers from this time period to help you distinguish the difference between an Eames and Bertoia chair! Read on to learn all about the people responsible for creating the pieces that we know and love today

Oh Say Can You See Red, White and Blue Krrb Finds

Get your fix of patriotic must-haves on Krrb! These gorgeous listings are a great way to enjoy red, white and blue year-round

10 American Tourist Traps Worth A Stop

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Photo: Vintageroadtrip.wordpress.com

The tourist traps dotting American highways exist solely to collect your cash and send you packing with nothing to show but a tacky keychain. Right? Sure, they’re kitschy and yeah, sometimes they’re a headache, but we’d argue there are a few attractions that are well worth the trip. So pull that RV over, slather on some sunscreen and get ready for a tour of our favorite Americana travel stops

Contest — Share Your Krrb Finds for a Chance to Win

Share Your Krrb Finds for a Chance to Win

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Nothing feels as good as seeing beloved Krrb purchases in their new homes. Show off what you found on Krrb and where it lives now. Tag your photo with #mykrrbfind to enter! Entries are accepted on Twitter or Instagram. A few lucky winners get $25 to spend on their next purchase

What’s Cooking — 20 Healthy Summer Snacks for Kids

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Photo: Skinnyms.com

Despite being a time for kicking back and relaxing, summer also means constantly feeding active little kids now that school’s out. But don’t panic! We’ve found some deliciously simple recipes that will keep your kids happy and well fed; all the convenience of junk food plus solid nutritional benefits. And unlike bologna sandwiches or string cheese, you don’t have to be a kid to want to chow down on these snacks

The Anatomy Of A Thank You Note – Krrb’s Guide To Expressing Gratitude With Style

a kid thank you note

First off, if you can get your hands on a kid who is just learning to write and then convince said kid to write (or make a good go at writing) "Thanks" on a piece of paper that you can put into an envelope and send, you are golden. Your job is done. Who is not going to be touched by a child's early attempts at writing?

Nothing says thank you like a note written by a 4 year old. But for those who don’t have the monk-like patience it takes to elicit the above pictured type of work from a pre-schooler, there is hope.

You too, can produce thank you notes that would make your grandparents proud and that would bring a smile to even the most jaded of faces. Just come along as we guide you through the ins and outs of these written expressions of gratitude, hopefully inspiring you to discover just how far a little extra effort can get a person in this world

Brain Teasers Re-imagined as Jewelry

Brain Teasers Re-imagined as Jewelry

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The words elegant and fun are not often paired together, except when it comes to jewelry that is crafted with a puzzler in mind. Imagine taking advantage of the magical sleight-of-hand found in physical puzzles and applying that to a necklace, ring or bracelet. What you are left with is the same fascination and wonderment, but in a more stylish package. If you loved solving puzzles and figuring out brain teasers as a child, check out this round up of puzzle jewelry, complete with assembly videos

Explore Locally — Day Trips Just Outside City Limits

Day Trip Just Outside City Limits

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Too often we stay inside self-imposed boundaries. This summer we’re challenging you to explore outside your limits, city limits that is. Whether you like outdoor activities or you prefer a good museum, we’re highlighting potential day trips near you. So get out and discover some local gems

5 Secrets to Selling Your Stuff Quickly

5 Secrets to Selling Your Stuff Quickly

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As Community Director at Krrb, I pay lot of attention to buyer and seller activity. From professional sellers to individuals looking to unload their stuff before moving, I’ve seen it all. In some cases, selling is about finding the right buyer. After all, not everyone wants a Mr. Peanuts costume. Typically the right buyer for your stuff is every buyer, you just need to turn that inquiry into a purchase. Keep reading to see what tactics work best at selling quickly

The Best Blogs to Read for Budget Friendly Tips

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Photo: Thehousethatlarsbuilt.com

If you’re looking to update your home, switch up your personal style or try out some new recipes but don’t necessarily have the funds to do so- we’re here to help you out. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite bloggers in the home decor, fashion and cooking fields that know a thing or two about sticking to a budget. Check them up and pick up some pointers to get those looks and meals you want, without damage to your wallet

Travel Thoughtfully with Sustainable Eco-friendly Vacation Groups

Thoughtful Traveling

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In the summer months, our wanderlust reaches an all-time high. Before you start packing, check out these interesting travel groups and dwellings that offer a more thoughtful way of exploring the world. These people give more than financial support to the local economies they visit—they offer a real connection with the individuals and communities that make up your whereabouts

11 Screen-Free Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained on Road Trips

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Photo: Unsplash.com

To prepare for a summer of road trips, we’ve covered most of the basics: portable snacks, essential gear and offbeat attractions, but haven’t dared to mention a road tripper’s greatest fear: unruly kids. Never fear, weary travelers. We’ve found 11 simple ways to keep your kids engaged and entertained without electronics. So leave the tablets and smart phone at home when loading up the car and take a few minutes to try out these tips and tricks (your kids and sanity will thank you later)

Hacking Ikea – 7 Ingenious Ways To Take That Swedish Stuff To A Whole New Level

from a bankers chair

Here's what happens when you take apart two Ikea chairs and mix them up with a couple of vintage banker's seats. Bet you haven't seen anything like this baby on the Ikea showroom floor!

This might be outing myself as prehistoric, but my first encounter with Ikea was before the age of the cell phone, in France. Back in the day, like, before they even had Ikea stores over here in the United States. “No wonder everyone’s apartments look so much better over in Europe,” I remember thinking to myself, somewhat wistfully