Apartment Therapy Curator — Wendy Goodman, NY Magazine Design Editor

Apartment Therapy Curator — Wendy Goodman, NY Magazine Design Editor

Krrb is excited to continue our local tastemakers feature with our partner site, Apartment Therapy Classifieds. Every month we will feature tastemakers and their favorite vintage and secondhand finds from the Apartment Therapy classifieds. Our first guest curator is Wendy Goodman.

Wendy Goodman’s undeniable skill in home design made her an obvious choice as the Apartment Therapy Classifieds first curated feature. You may know her as the Design Editor of New York Magazine, the woman behind the bi-annual design issues, as well as bi-annual Design Hunting magazine, Design Hunting weekly newsletter, and print and online stories.

Giving us an inside look into all things beautiful—both design wise and architecturally, it’s obvious that Wendy has an impeccable eye and knowledge of the field. Along with her successful NY magazine career, Wendy also serves as a contributing editor at Departures magazine (a luxury focused publication.)

As if all of those creative outlets weren’t enough, Wendy is also the author of The World of Gloria Vanderbilt and the co-author of Tony Duquette, both published by Abrams Books.

If you’re going to trust someone’s suggestions on the best furniture and decor to put in your home, it’d be Wendy Goodman. Check out the listings below that she thought were quite special

Local Food — The Sustainability of CSAs in New York City

Local Food — The Sustainability of CSAs in New York City

Photo: Whipstone.com

It seems like nearly every neighborhood in New York City has a CSA. The Community Supported Agriculture allows people to join with their neighbors to pay in advance for a “share” of a local farm’s produce throughout a season. According to Paula Lukats, CSA in NYC Program Manager for Just Food, the first CSA in New York was set up in 1991 and they have been sprouting across the five boroughs ever since

Eat Up Locally — Social Fix’s Tasting Brooklyn

Eat Up Locally — Social Fixs Tasting Brooklyn

Photo by Pia Sen

When it comes to sustainable cuisine, Brooklyn is leading the pack. As seen at Social Fix’s (formerly Brooklyn Exposed) fourth annual Tasting Brooklyn, even restaurants in the borough are taking great strides in sourcing their ingredients locally. Over 30 restaurants and food purveyors gathered Tuesday, April 29 to celebrate the culinary scene. Among the highlights of the evening included Hunter’s dish of Montauk fluke with homemade pickled peppers, locally grown celery and green onions as well as a rum cocktail from Williamburg distillery The Noble Experiment paired with lavender grown in the North Fork. Photos by Pia Sen.

Courtney Breitenbucher of Tweed Puts a Spin on Chicago’s Vintage Scene

Courtney Breitenbucher of Tweed Puts a Spin on Chicagos Vintage Scene

Courtney after a successful day of picking crammed into the car!

As the brains and braun behind Tweed, Courtney Breitenbucher has built a her business by re-imagining and redecorating vintage pieces. Her designs always keep the integrity of the original piece but add an unexpected graphic or pop of color, putting new spins on proven classic pieces. After a few years in Nashville she returned to her native Chicago to set up shop. She may be new to being “the boss” of her own business, but Courtney is no stranger to making Chicago a more fashionable place to live one piece at a time

I Want This — Art Deco Fan

I Want This — Art Deco Fan

Photo: Krrb.com/BuyBeforeYouDie

With teases of warm weather, I’m suddenly remembering the heat of an NYC summer. Since my kitchen ceiling fan stopped working a couple years ago, I’ve been suffering in silence. Instead of eating out way too much this summer, I’m hoping to cook a bit, and a fan would encourage me to do so. I’ve always been a fan (get it?) of vintage fans but find that most are overpriced, nonfunctional or both. This gem out of Chicago is a real find and what’s more, it works! Maybe someday I’ll get up the guts to fix my overhead fan but until then, and even after, art deco fan, you are perfect.

Stay cool with this Art Deco Fan from Krrb seller BuyBeforeYouDie. $75.

DIY — Natural Dyes Using Vegetables and Other Pantry Staples

DIY — Natural Dyes Using Vegetables and Other Pantry Staples

If you’ve ever logged in to Pinterest, you’ve probably seen at least one reference to dyeing fabric naturally. The idea of dyeing fabrics without harsh chemicals really appeals to me and since I’m a vegetarian, I decided why not try using the contents of my fridge to dye fabric too?

Many of the DIYs I had read about took many hours to complete, but I was on the lookout for a solution that wouldn’t be a huge time commitment. For me, dye projects are a way to save money by refreshing a faded, stained or secondhand item. Keeping my costs down was also an important factor in this project. I wanted to avoid spending a lot of money on food dyes, which would defeat the purpose of not buying something new. Read on to hear about my DIY adventure in dyeing fabric naturally

In Search Of — Daybeds

In Search Of — Daybeds

Photo: Blackdukeandcashman.com

Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for daybeds.

Whether it’s in your living room or bedroom, daybeds are great, multi-functional furniture. These chic finds will have you wanting to curl up and relax

In Search Of — Grey Furniture

In Search Of — Grey Furniture

Photo: Embellishandrestore.blogspot.com

Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for grey furniture.

Okay, so it’s definitely a few less than 50 shades, but still plenty of the trendy hue to choose from nonetheless

Giveaway! Win 2 Tickets to Foodie Celebration, The Good Festival in Brooklyn

Giveaway! Win 2 Tickets to Foodie Celebration, The Good Festival in Brooklyn

CSA Local Roots NYC is celebrating the spring primavera with their biennial party, The Good Festival. The event will feature urban farmers, local artisanal purveyors and one-of-a-kind local music. Ticket sales will go to fund CSA in the Classroom. Krrb and Local Roots NYC are giving away two tickets to the event this Saturday, April 26.

Enter to win by liking both Krrb and Local Roots NYC on Facebook and sharing your favorite kale recipe on the Krrb Facebook wall. Winners will be chosen and notified on Friday, April 25

Earth Day 2014 — Get Involved Roundup

Earth Day 2014 — Get Involved Roundup

Photo: calibermag.org

Since today is Earth Day, we round up some of our favorite pointers that focus on helping out our sweet mother Earth. It’s important for all of to get involved in any way that we can, big or small. Krrb has always been focused on living green from DIY projects to eco-friendly cleaning methods, and has gather plenty of informative posts below! Whether you have lots of excess time to contribute to the green movement or are limited in time, we think you’ll find some way to successfully contribute. Our helpful guides include all types of topics ranging from green cleaning tips to growing your garden to selling your secondhand goods (of course!) and so on. Happy Earth Day friends

In Search Of — Stools

In Search Of — Stools

Photo: BanditBlog.com

Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for stools.

Give your style a boost with these top seaters

Misha Chernov of River Run, Weekend Treasure Hunter

Misha Chernov of River Run, Weekend Treasure Hunter

Photo by Kim Praast Photography

Full time elementary music teacher, Misha Chernov devotes her weekends to hunting for secondhand finds. Every Saturday and Sunday, she hits her circuit of thrift shops to scour for goods. Misha is counting down the days to the weekly yard sales in Reston, Virginia, the first post-war residential community. Once school’s out for the season, Misha will be rolling up her sleeves and refinishing some of the pieces she’s acquired. “Even if I fail dabbling in the DIY world, I know I’ll at least have a good laugh while trying,” she says.

Misha Chernov took a moment out of her busy schedule to answer some questions for us. Thank goodness she did! We couldn’t think of a better person to ask about finding high quality vintage finds. Her Krrb corner, Riverrun is one of two sites (she also sells on Etsy) she keeps stocked with beautiful and unique items at reasonable prices. Check it out for yourself

In Search Of — Moroccan

In Search Of — Moroccan

photo: moviemoments.com

Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for all things Moroccan.

Moroccan finds sure to tickle your fancy. Here’s looking at you, kid

In Search Of — Parsons Design Furniture

In Search Of — Parsons Design Furniture

Photo: www.hardwoodshop.com

Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for Parsons-designed furniture.

The Parsons table was designed by Jean-Michel Frank whilst he was working at Parsons Paris School of Art and Design, then known as the Paris Atelier. Now, the design can be all yours with these lovely pieces

I Want This — Myers End Table

Since I was kid, I have always kept my room neat and organized. My sisters can attest to my “neat freak” tendencies, even to the point of them becoming rather silly. As I have grown older, I’m no longer as rigid as I used to be when it comes to my stuff, but I still take pride in that everything I own has a place. But lately I realized that I’m missing a resting place for all those small items that you seem to drop off at the door.

That’s where the Meyers End Table by Kith & Kin comes into play. This elegant walnut and steel table would be perfectly suited for your home’s entrance working in a way, as a tiny mud room. The streamlined drawer can hide the dog leashes and the spare keys; add a tray to the countertop to hold the mail and the morning paper. And since Kith & Kin welcome customization, I might even suggest adding a lower shelf to tuck away an extra pair of shoes or a briefcase.

Stay organized at home with the Meyers End Table from Kith & Kin. $715.

Selling Successfully — A Guide to Selling Your Used Items Online

Selling Successfully — A Guide to Selling Your Used Items Online

Image: Socialmonsters.org

Nobody said decluttering was easy. We know about the emotional attachment syndrome linked to our inability to let go of things. We’re aware of the comfort and sense of identity attached to acquiring (lots of) possessions. Like dating and eating healthily, emotion can overrule our intellect and dictate some less-than-smart decisions. Lifehacker, the online authority for getting things done, puts it this way: Decluttering is tough because we look at an item we don’t need and recall the time, energy and money it cost to have. Replace the memories that are holding you back with the prospect of money and start selling.

Krrb is your outlet for earning some extra cash by offering old items for sale online. Get minimal and embrace your inner merchant by selling your stuff. Here’s how to get started

Look for These 5 Signs of Quality Workmanship in Vintage Furniture

Look for These 5 Signs of Quality Workmanship in Vintage Furniture

Photo: hermanmiller.com

Purchasing vintage furniture may be a bit of an intimidating task. If you’re looking for a vintage piece, then you’re already aware that an older item may have some natural wear and tear from over the years. In order to get the most bang for your buck, you should be looking for certain characteristics of the furniture that show its true colors—its overall quality

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