Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Instagram.com/topwithcinnamon

Photo: Instagram.com/topwithcinnamon

The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week

What’s Cooking — Super Dips for Your Super Bowl

Photo: Thecravegallery.com

Photo: Thecravegallery.com

The Super Bowl is quickly approaching. You’ve invited your friends, stocked up on booze and cleaned your home but it feels like you’re forgetting something. Oh yeah, all these delicious dips you’ve got to serve to your guests. What kind of Super Bowl party would it be without chips and dips? Let’s take a look at a few of these delectable dips.

Collector’s Items — Typewriters

Photo: Krrb.com/91929

Photo: Krrb.com/91929

Among the list of now-obsolete technologies, the typewriter sits, squarely, between the invention of the icebox and the advent of the 8-track. If you’re too young to remember those two gems, then bully for you. Chances are, though, you’ve seen a typewriter once or twice.

Get the Look — Wild Wild West

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Is there anything more romantic than the life of a cowboy? Riding horses all day, sleeping under the stars, wearing leather things with fringe on them, hanging out with cows—the list just goes on. Fun fact about me: I used to be a very serious equestrian. I’ve been involved with roundups. I’ve chased cows around on horseback. And, I owned boots, Wranglers and fringy leather chaps. All true.

How To Make a Light Fixture from Ball Jars

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What’s old is new again! Ball jars have been all the rage in wedding and event décor for several years and their appeal is still going strong. So much so, that large retailer companies have started producing ball jar inspired light fixtures and chandeliers for mega big bucks. You can make your own single ball jar light fixture for about $15. Here’s how you do it!

Peer to Peer — 3 Apps We’re Using

Peer to Peer — 3 Apps We're Using

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It’s never been easier to connect with neighbors around the world! From Krrb to AirBnB and Lyft, peer to peer communities are popping up everywhere. Here are a few new ones that have us getting online to get offline.

I Want This — Royal Manual Typewriter

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I love writing so this typewriter is perfect for me. There’s something so romantic about using a typewriter as opposed to a laptop. It makes me want to sip whiskey while I write the next great American novel. The click clacking of the keys as they punch down on the paper and record my every thought is such an inspired feeling. From the color to the light (10 – 12 lbs) weight, I really love everything about this typewriter.

What’s Cooking — Easy to Prepare Warm Salads

What's Cooking — Warm Salads

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January is always a tough time of year when it comes to eating healthy. You’re coming off a holiday season of indulging in sweets and heavy foods, so salads are in order. But when the wind chill outside is negative 10 degrees, you want some fare that’s hot and sticks to the ribs a bit

DIY Filmmaking — The Puffy Chair

Photo: Mongrelmedia.com

Photo: Mongrelmedia.com

The Duplass brothers premiered their new show, Togetherness, on HBO this week and so far I think it’s really great. There’s a simple reason for this, Mark and Jay Duplass have been hard at work making films their entire life. After a string of mediocre shorts and on the verge of giving up, they bought a DV tape for three dollars, shot a short scene in one take in the comfort of their apartment and submitted it to Sundance. The short is called This Is John and it garnered them some attention

Resolution Review — Don’t Break the Chain

Photo: Dontbreakthechain.com/

Photo: Dontbreakthechain.com/

Hey gang! How are your resolutions going this year? We’re only 20 days in and mine are going great! Haha, just kidding! I’ve realized that this whole year changing thing hasn’t really done anything in the old motivation department

Get the Look — Vintage and Secondhand Fashion Finds

Photo: Vogue.com

Photo: Vogue.com

Achieving the perfect look is a difficult task. Whether it’s decor for your home, a new haircut, an outfit, etc. there’s never one clear choice! After countless hours of scrolling through Pinterest to be inspired by what colors, cuts, styles and materials are right for you — you still have to go through the struggle of sourcing those items

Turn an Old Storm Window into a Family Message Board

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Staying organized is a challenge for any busy family. Everyone has activities, appointments, sporting events and meetings. Having a schedule in one place so everyone can see at-a-glance what’s happening makes life easier. If you’re going to hang a message board, you might as well hang something that coordinates with your home décor and reflects your family’s personality.

I love old architectural elements. Reusing old windows not only keeps them out of the landfill, but it’s much more interesting (and less expensive) than a new one.

I Want This — CB2 Media Stand

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Media stands can often be one of the hardest living room pieces to shop for. Take, for example, your local electronics store, the media stands often sold there are dated and ugly. And, good luck trying to buy vintage, many old furniture pieces don’t come designed with openings in the back for wires or cords. Even if you are planning on hanging your TV on the wall, you’ll still need a place to put your cable box and blu-ray player. That is why the CB2 Media Stand comes out ahead… a long metal cart on wheels, with plenty of space to hold movies or video games. Stylish enough to look good on its own, yet simple enough to work well with other furniture styles.

Adventures in Glassware — Mixing a Manhattan

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January, 2015. New York, New York.

“It’s so damn cold out,” you say, looking down at the snow-filled streets from your apartment window after a long day at the office. “What do I need?”

You think for a second or two, but the answer comes quickly.

A smile on your face, you go to the liquor cabinet. Looking inside, you see rye whiskey, angostura bitters, sweet vermouth. The gang’s all here, you’re good to go.

It’s Manhattan time

DIY Roundup — Atlanta

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Here at Krrb we love doing it ourselves. Whether it’s a nice bench or lamp, there’s nothing quite like the feeling you get after building something yourself. That’s why it’s so great to know that if you go looking in any city you can find a nice, little DIY shop that might just have everything you need.

This week, we’re exploring a few DIY Shops in Atlanta. If you’re a native or just visiting the area, these are the go-to shops for your DIY needs.

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