In Search Of — Buffets Under $700

In Search Of — Buffets Under $700

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Welcome to the scavenger 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 in search of buffets. Not the endless array of food, but the stylish furniture item. And since we know you’re all on a budget (except you, Sarah) we’ve found some lovely items under $700. Enjoy

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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.

We’ve got a wide range of the strange this week for your home and wardrobe. Check it out

I Want This – Brooklyn Bridge Mid-Century Modern Painting

I Want This   Brooklyn Bridge Mid Century Modern Painting

As a very recent NYC transplant, my current apartment is mostly bare, with the exception of a few band posters that I’ve been re-using since high school. It’s time to step up my game! Krrb has so much awesome vintage, secondhand, and handmade artwork, there’s no excuse to spruce up the walls of my apartment. This amazing Mid-Century painting of the Brooklyn Bridge is original and signed by the artist. While not geographically accurate, it also shows the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building in the background

5 Art Museums Breaking New Ground

5 Art Museums Breaking New Ground

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There’s no better way to spend the day than taking in the sights at your local art museum. But what elevates an ordinary trip to an art museum to an extraordinary one? Well, we think it has do with innovation, originality, and discovery. As Goethe once said, “A museum should never be finished, but boundless and ever in motion.” Say goodbye to the old stuffy galleries of the past and say hello to our list of the top five art museums breaking new ground across the globe

In Search Of — Rugs Under $300

In Search Of — Rugs Under $300

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Welcome to the scavenger 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 in search of rugs, and since we know you’re all on a budget (except you, Phil) we’ve found some lovely items at a lower price point. Enjoy

Get the Look — Artist Loft

Get the Look — Artist Loft

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It’s hard for me to view most artists as “tortured” when I envision them waking up in a beautiful sunlight filled loft apartment surrounded by knick knacks from their travels abroad, paintings and photographs from fellow artist friends. You don’t have to dabble in the arts to get that artist loft look in your own home. Focus on utilizing the natural light and arranging things in a comfortable way to help foster the creative genius within! Here are some great Krrb finds that will add that tortured artist feeling to your space

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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.

We’ve got a lot of weird animal stuff going on this week and then some. Check it out

3 Things You Need to Know When Buying Secondhand Art

3 Things You Need to Know When Buying Secondhand Art

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Add personality and a sense of self to your home and office with vintage artwork. Whether you display an entire wall of vintage paintings and prints or focus on a single portrait, artwork give your surrounding history and character. So hit up your local thrift shops, flea markets and even Krrb for secondhand artwork. With the right guidelines, you’re sure to find treasures at affordable prices

I Want This — Antique Adjustable Drafting Table

I Want This — Antique Adjustable Drafting Table

Krrb seller Quinn says “we search for character and beauty, in all its forms, to continue a story from one age to another” and I couldn’t agree more… which is why I have my eye on his Antique Adjustable Drafting Table. The original Tru-Fit drafting desk is modified with a reclaimed steel pipe base—this table comes with character you can’t buy. Can you imagine the stories this drafting table has seen? Plus this desk doubles as an easel making it the perfect statement piece for an art lover. And for you lucky brooklynites, you can get it delivered to your door for just $20.
I Want This — Antique Adjustable Drafting Table

Get your hands on the Antique Steel Adjustable Drafting Table from Quinn’s corner. $300.

Local Finds — Two Jakes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Local Finds — Two Jakes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s stop for vintage and reclaimed office furniture, Two Jakes, may be located on one of the hippest streets in Williamsburg today, but that was not always the case. When the store first opened in 1996, Wythe Ave was mostly full of warehouses, semi-trucks, drugs and prostitution. But Two Jakes remained steadfast in their 10,000 square foot space—and as the neighborhood changed, so did they. Owner Alex Walsh notices that he’s needed to adjust inventory to keep up with the demands of his changing clientele and gentrification of the now ultra-hip Williamsburg

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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.

Let’s get this party started ya’ll with everything from party supplies to drafting sets to home accessories

I Want This — Tall Skinny Bookshelf

Growing up I was never much of a reader, but now with a pretty lengthy commute to work, I have become one. I end up powering through a complete book almost every week. Besides satisfying my intellectual side, I’m also quite impressed with my growing library collection. It seems like a shame to let all these books simply collect dust in a corner somewhere.

I’m a big believer in showcasing things that will give people an insight to your life and books are the perfect way to go about doing that. I think this bookshelf is an awesome alternative to a standard display unit. Along with being functional, it also serves as a focal point for an empty wall. A bold colored wall with this statement piece is be a perfect way to add some character to your space.

Start your collection now with the help of this Tall Skinny Bookshelf from Cole Mestrovich Design. $175.

Independence Celebrations Around the World

Independence Celebrations Around the World

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The 4th of July is right around the corner and we’re looking forward to firing up the grill, lounging on the beach and drinking freshly brewed iced tea out of mason jars! Our traditions, whether it be watching fireworks or being a spectator at a hot dog eating contest, are definitely fun and festive. It’s also important that we remember what the day truly symbolizes! Our freedom, our land of the free and home of the brave, is something that none of us should take for granted. Sure, we love donning red, white and blue every year but let’s take a look at how other countries celebrate their independence

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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.

It’s summertime you guys, so treat yourself to some high-style fashion, classic artwork, or dental instruments

Red, White and Blue — Patriotic Listings on Krrb

Red, White and Blue — Patriotic Listings on Krrb

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Break out your red, white, and blue and get in the American spirit—Independence day is right around the corner! Add some patriotism to your 4th of July cookout this year with these festive listings from Krrb. You can decorate your door with an upcycled American-flag-inspired wreath, jazz up your outfit with presidential cufflinks and so much more!

Krrb Launches Redesign, Improving the Local Classifieds Experience

Krrb Launches Redesign, Improving the Local Classifieds Experience

New customizable corner for all members.

During the past year, we’ve been busy rebuilding Krrb Classifieds from the ground up and today we’re delighted to announce our public launch.

We’ve streamlined the design, amped up security with SSL data encryption and made the site four times faster. And that’s just the beginning! We’ve introduced a bunch of new features to make it easier than ever to buy and sell locally.

New features:

  • New modern design with bigger listing images
  • Improved overall performance (4x faster)
  • SSL data encryption for every page
  • New Everywhere location
  • New customizable corner design with keyword navigation
  • Simplified and streamlined create a listing form
  • Improved manage listings and manage locations
  • Improved inbox layout
  • Improved account settings forms
  • See local items from elsewhere that ship to your location
  • Your other listings featured at the bottom of each of your listings

Recently added features:

  • Reply to inbox messages directly from email (e.g. gmail, yahoo, etc.)
  • Filter by local items from elsewhere that ship to you

Looking to the future

Our new website uses the most recent technologies, built on top of our platform that powers the classifieds for Apartment Therapy and Chicago Magazine. This will allow us to release updates quicker and be even more responsive to new feature requests from the community.

Upcoming features:

  • More intelligent search capability and keyword management
  • Ability to edit multiple listings at once
  • Ability for you to collect payment online
  • Ability to follow other members
  • Customizable personal feeds and digests
  • New mobile website, iPhone and Android app

Hope you like! Share your comments below …

I Want This — Vintage Wire Laundry Basket

I Want This — Vintage Wire Laundry Basket

I’m making the switch over to a shoe-free home. A decision that’s taken me as much thought as buying a sofa or committing to a paint chip. To make the transition easier on guests, I want this vintage wire laundry basket. I have plans to place it right by the entrance to our home, along with a little stool. This combo will offer seating for popping your shoes on or off and keeps them from getting underfoot.

Find this charming laundry basket on Megan’s corner. $75.

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