The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week


Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

This week there’s a desk that you can exercise on, a monkey that makes tea, and a fireplace made out of cardboard! Let’s do this

Get the Look — Mid-Century Inspired Living Room

Photo: Kelly Stuart via Elle Decor

Photo: Kelly Stuart via Elle Decor

If you ever find yourself leafing through the pages of interior design magazines oohing and aahing over the professionally styled and photographed homes, then this is the place for you! This week we’re going to be showing you how to get this mid-century look with items found right here on Krrb

Take Part in Toronto’s Local Holiday Market


This holiday season, the AdHoc PopUp is making use of a vacant property by gathering the best of Toronto’s local makers. The Local TO Mrkt opens its doors November 29 through Christmas eve.

Krrb members in the Toronto area can take part in this market dedicated to the local businesses, creators and neighborhoods that make Toronto what it is. Prices are $300 for a weekend (Saturday and Sunday), $800 for a week (Saturday through Friday) and $2000 for the month (Nov. 29 through Dec. 24). All prices are subject to harmonized sales tax. There are also premium options for vendors who want more space and visibility.

Set at 335 Yonge Street, this holiday market is in a prime location to commuters and shoppers alike. It is the first event by AdHoc PopUp’s incredible duo Ghazaleh Etezal and Dan Gunam, who are on a mission to fill empty storefronts with local vendors, supporting Toronto’s local economy.

Don’t miss your chance to sell locally this holiday season at Local TO Mrkt. You can apply here.

I Want This – Cat Tree in Brooklyn

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I’ve always loved animals. I grew up with dogs, cats, horses, lizards—pretty much a whole menagerie. And I learned that while they’re totally awesome, animals are a lot of work. So, owning a pet became this adult goal of mine, one that would have to be put off until the day I was more responsible, more settled, and more into adult activities like afternoon walks and knitting.

Then I moved to New York and suddenly I needed an animal in my life. You can only pet so many street cats before it seems like a good idea to have one of your own. I had cat fever. My husband was not into the idea at all, but a well-timed mouse sighting convinced him it might be a good idea. We were sitting ducks. It only took one visit to the kitty pound and we found ourselves going home with a large, fluffy, very vocal cat that couldn’t wait to shed its white hair all over our black couch. We were technically “fostering” her, but let’s be honest, when you’re feeding this sweet little cat and cuddling with her and giving her a name, there’s no way she’s going back to the shelter. We own a cat.

I was a little apprehensive about the realities of joining the cat-owner ranks. The litter box, the weirdness, the cat hair all over your clothing, the tacky carpet-covered cat furniture taking over your apartment—these were all badges of honor in a club I didn’t really want to be a part of. But now that I have one, I get it. We bought her toys (she doesn’t play with them). We bought her dental-health treats (they appear to be large chunks of dry cat food but whatever). We bought her something called the Scratch Lounge (basically a $25 cardboard box). We are really into this cat. I’ve become a cat lady. So, when I saw this fancy cedar cat tree on Krrb, I knew it had to be mine. I don’t even care that it would dominate an entire corner of my apartment. I want this for Mrs. Ralph so she can climb up it once and then ignore it forever. I call dibs.

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week



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

Touring the Inside of Toronto Homes with Covet Garden

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The foundation of the digital magazine, Covet Garden, is for it to always be inspirational rather than aspirational. Unlike other interior design magazines, Covet Garden is focused on showing real spaces styled by real people in Toronto. Their mission alone made us big fans, but the actual content they produce has turned us into committed readers

Member Spotlight— Deborah and Eric of Industrielle Attitude


There are a variety of sellers on Krrb who offer listings both big and small, but two of our more unique and curated sellers are Deborah and Eric of Industrielle Attitude. This stylish pair scout all of their items in France and then bring them back to their warehouse in Los Angeles where they then fix up or repurpose their latest finds. Check out their current available listings on their Krrb corner and be sure to stop over at their new storefront which is having its grand opening on November 22nd in Los Angeles!

Thrill of the Hunt: Toronto Edition


Scoring a great deal gives me a secret thrill–it’s the reason I love thrifting and scouring the internet for vintage furniture and décor accents. Recently I was approached to create a bedroom for a sophisticated young lady. The budget was small (I mean teeny tiny) but that didn’t bother me, since fabulous and frugal is my jam

DIY Roundup — Toronto

DIY Roundup: Toronto

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

Chicago Magazine Classifieds Curator Jourdan Fairchild

Photo credit: Julia Stotz

Photo credit: Julia Stotz

Krrb is excited to continue our local tastemakers feature with our partner site, Chicago Magazine Classifieds. Every month we will feature local tastemakers and their favorite vintage and secondhand finds from Chicagoland. This month our guest curator is Jourdan Fairchild.

For the next few weeks Jourdan Fairchild will be curating for the Chicago Magazine Classifieds.

Jourdan is a Chicago-based editor, freelance writer, creative consultant and the former Chicago editor of DailyCandy. After spending many years in New York working for some of the top lifestyle and interior magazines (In Style, O at Home, Country Living), she’s ended up in Chicago and we’re very glad that she did!

“Brass is still experiencing a boom in popularity, for good reason. It has a warmer aesthetic than other metals and it’s glamorous without being glitzy,” said Jourdan when asked why she’s chosen her first batch picks from Chicago Magazine Classifieds. “You can generally find affordable vintage brass objects at flea markets and thrift stores. I can’t get enough of it.”

Having authored Fly DIY: Crafts for the Modern Traveler and contributed to a variety of local and national publications, we’re definitely looking forward to seeing what Jourdan curated for us. Make sure you check in and see all of Jourdan’s favorites during the month of November!

Healthy Snacks to Store in Your Desk

Healthy Snacks to Store in Your Desk


For those of us who work at a desk everyday, we know that office meetings and project deadlines are great for productivity, but can be killer on your stomach. In fact, hungry is never a good feeling to have when you are trying to get stuff done. So for that next conference call that runs into lunch, think ahead and pack up some healthy snacks you can munch on, guilt-free. Not only will your stomach thank you, but your co-workers will too!

6 Creative Desks You’ve Got to See

6 Unusual Creative Desks

The Barbarian Group superdesk.

The creative mind needs the right canvas to inspire the imagination. These six unusual desks offer a balance of utility and character. Trust us, you’ll want to pull up a chair and start dreaming up ideas.

Get Office Inspiration From Homepolish

All photos are courtesy of

All photos are courtesy of

Since Homepolish has serious design status in the realm of office spaces, we went through their design portfolio and chose some of our favorites to help inspire you! Whether you want to redesign your personal office space or a larger work environment, you can gain ideas from all of these beautiful spaces. Take a look at these swoon worthy offices and find out how you can upgrade your workspace too

Local Finds — Green Village in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Local Finds — Green Village in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Why do we love thrift shops so much? Is it the goods themselves? Or that feeling that comes with finding something truly unique, the thrill of the deal, the epiphany of discovery? While some shops offer a carefully curated collection of goods presented to perfection in an airy, idealized display room (offering the thrill without all the work), others offer an experience that feels more like entering a hoarder’s den and somehow, against all odds, coming out on top. Green Village Used Clothing and Furniture falls into the latter category which is by no means a criticism

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week


Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

So much vintage this week on Krrb. We’re coming to you with the most random finds you’ve ever laid eyes on, ya’ll

9 Things to Do During Your Lunch Break

9 Things to Do During Your Lunch Break


If you’re guilty of working lunches, it’s time to step away from the desk. Whether you’ve got 30 minutes or an hour to spare, we rounded up a few things you can do to revitalize your productivity. Now get to work on this list

Krrb Curator — Noa Santos of Homepolish


Since we’ll be focusing on office spaces for the next two weeks, having Homepolish curate for us seemed like the perfect fit! If you haven’t heard of the interior design service that has taken the startup and design worlds by storm, now’s your chance to check them out. Co-founder and CEO Noa Santos, along with the whole team, are the masterminds behind amazing residential properties as well as the awesome office spaces for some of the coolest companies. Luckily for us, Noa took time out to choose some of his favorite Krrb listings for us to share with you!

“The theme of my choices is quite simple, brass. It’s my favorite metal right now. It’s clean, elegant and unlike a lot of metals—it’s warm,” Noa said when we asked him why he chose the pieces that he did. “It’s one of my favorite ways to bring both structure and warmth into any space. Brass is timeless and a great investment for anyone looking to add a little sophistication to their design.”

Read on to see what’s on trend for your interior

Spooky Halloween Finds on Krrb


Halloween is coming up quick and Krrb is the perfect place to find those creepy decorations that will make this Halloween extra spooky! Whether you want to give your friends the chills during a Halloween Party or spook th neighborhood trick-or-treaters, if you want it we’ve probably got it

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