Snack Smarter – Coolest Food Subscriptions

Photo: farmtopeople.com

Photo: Farmtopeople.com

It seems like nowadays many people feel like they’re facing a harsh reality: too many delicious things out there, not enough time (or resources) to try them all. As it turns out, there’s an answer to this problem. Welcome to the world of food subscription services! These companies make it easy to experiment with different flavors, try new treats, and explore the foodiverse without ever having to leave your house. Get to know some of our top picks, and then get snacking.

Gardening 101 – Growing in Small Places

My Maren-inspired rooftop garden.

My Maren-inspired rooftop garden.

There has been a growing (pun intended!) interest across the United States in home gardening, self-sustainable living and urban farming but what’s a wannabe farmer to do when the thumb just won’t turn that lovely shade of green you need it to

On Set with Production Designer Jen Dunlap

All Photos: Jen Dunlap

All Photos: Jen Dunlap

About two years ago, when I first met Production Designer Jen Dunlap I immediately knew that this was someone I had to be friends with. The amount of positivity and creativeness incased in this one person was extremely inspiring and I knew others would feel the same. Lucky for us, Jen took some time out of her very busy schedule to chat with me about what exactly her job entails, where it’s led her, and her favorite spots to search for props and decorations she needs for projects.

Member Spotlight – Baz Burchell of Platform 9

Photo: Cari Lutz

Photo: Cari Lutz

Call him what you want: a thrifter, scavenger, treasure hunter or a mini-miracle worker. When it comes to finding that absolutely perfect, one-of-a-kind item, Baz Burchell always delivers. With a client base that ranges from occasional thrifters to A-list celebrities, he has built a solid name for himself as a reputable go-to in the sometimes overwhelming world of treasure hunting. Get to know Baz and his fascinating profession, and check out his Krrb corner and see what awesome finds he’s willing to part with (no Statue of Liberty head this time. Sorry)!

In The Kitchen with Linda Ly of Garden Betty

All photos photographed by Will Taylor

All images photographed by Will Taylor

We love getting to meet interesting people and we were thrilled to have to opportunity to chat with Linda Ly of Garden Betty and have her curate the Krrb homepage! We’re big fans of her blog—how could we not be? The gardening tips and healthy recipes are awesome and getting to see behind the scenes tidbits of her life have left us beyond envious! What has excited us even more is that her first book, The CSA Cookbook, has just been released! The cookbook is filled with recipes that teach the everyday person how to efficiently use up the vegetables, fruits, herbs and everything else that we get from our local CSA. Check out what Linda told us about her go to recipes and her favorite tips and be sure to pick up a copy of her new book today!

Collector’s Corner — Fritz and His Led Zeppelin Bootlegs

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Here at Krrb Classifieds we love a good collection, especially one that’s unique. From where the collection began to the most significant item, we want to know the story behind it all. So we’re reaching out to collectors everywhere to find out what they collect and why!

Today, Fritz joins us to discuss his collection of Led Zeppelin Bootlegs, his favorite recording and his year long project of listening to ever Zeppelin recording.

Spring Cleaning — How To Store Your Winter Clothing

Photo: Theupcoming.co.uk

Photo: Theupcoming.co.uk

Today is officially the first day of spring, and even though it’s snowing here in New York, our seasonal alarm clocks are going off and letting us know it’s time for some good ole’ fashioned spring cleaning. One of the most tedious things (in my opinion) is storing my winter gear so I can utilize my space for my warm weather wardrobe and accessories. We’re going to break down some ways to help you figure out how you can store your winter goods until next year rolls around.

DIY Venues — David Blaine’s The Steakhouse

Photo of the DBTS mural: Twitter.com/DBTSteakhouse

Photo of the DBTS mural: Twitter.com/DBTSteakhouse

From 2006 to 2010 I attended school at SUNY Fredonia, a college known for it’s prestigious music program. Fredonia is a small school, consisting of just over five-thousand students a year, placed in the middle of an equally small town. With not a whole lot to do and an expansive number of musicians, a DIY scene began to form.

Digital Decluttering for Spring

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With winter finally heading out the door, many people are starting to assess their spring cleaning plan of attack. During all the sheet swapping and window washing, why not address some little annoyances that have been piling up in your digital life? I’ve made an easy checklist for you to follow, from your phone to your personalized playlists. Hopefully these ideas help you get rid of the junk, and start the season off with a spring in your step.

Get the Look — Springtime in Austin

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With an average 300 days of sunshine per year here in Austin, Texas, it’s no wonder people in this city start to lose their minds during those rare-but-still-depressing multi-day stretches of cold, rainy, grey weather. I have no problem speaking on behalf of all Austinites when I say these last couple of weeks have been especially rough—many of my friends have remarked without a hint of sarcasm that they don’t remember what sunshine is—and I like to think it’s because we’re in the final stretch leading up to the glorious weather that always comes back around mid-March.

With blue skies, cool breezes and tons of sunshine so, so close, I can’t help but look ahead to the greatness that is spring in Austin. Here are some of my favorite picks on Krrb to help you ditch the gloomy winter blues and put together a cheerful, bright, and fun living room this spring.

How To – Get Your Bike Ready for Spring

Three definitive tools for DIY bike fixing: air pump, grease, wrench.

Three definitive tools for DIY bike fixing: air pump, grease, wrench.

If you’re pulling your bike out from its winter hibernation, it will most definitely need some sprucing up before you’re jetting off to the market or the park. And we’re not talking about adding fancy streamers to the handles (but that would be awesome). We’re talking about a thirsty chain, loose breaks and deflated tires.

Here are some easy DIY tips to keep you handy and thrifty. You’ll need three basic things: grease, wrench, air pump. Easy

Love It or Leave It — Bold Wallpaper

Photo: Instagram.com/howaboutorange

Photo: Instagram.com/howaboutorange

Here at Krrb we’re constantly immersed in the latest design trends and we’re not mad about that! Often times there are some trends that we come across that we can’t seem to agree upon. Today Chrissy and Lauren check out what creative people are doing with bold wallpaper and decide if they love it or leave it.

Shibori — the Trendy DIY You’re Dyeing to Try

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Shibori fabric has hit the mainstream design market big time this spring. You will see designer dresses, pillows, bedding and scarves all for sale for upwards of hundreds of dollars. Many of these items are beautiful and artfully made, but you can definitely get the designer look without the price tag with this DIY tutorial!

I Want This – Midcentury Modern Bed Frame

Like most people starting out in New York, my sleeping situation is less than ideal. Specifically, it’s a tiny daybed, which (despite adding a mattress pad) feels like a close brush with death.

That’s why I’m lusting over this gorgeous midcentury modern bed frame. It has clean lines, beautiful wood, and amazing detailing on the headboard. I’m not even considering the mattress – I would fill the thing with crumpled newspaper and still be satisfied. Here’s to hoping that this is still available when I finally move into a bigger apartment, because I would gladly swap out storage to fit this bad boy in my life.

 

DIY Roundup — Dallas

DIY Roundup — Dallas

Here at Krrb we love doing it ourselves. Whether it’s learning to knit a scarf or rewiring a 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 head south to the lone star state. We’re exploring DIY shops in Dallas that are sure to satisfy your urge to get your hands dirty. Whether you’re a native or just visiting the city, check out these interesting communities and get to work

What’s Cooking — Ginger Infused Cocktails

What's Cooking — Ginger Infused Cocktails

Photo: Dailyfix.co.za

Ginger is a staple in my kitchen. You’ll find ginger spice and crystalized ginger in the pantry, fresh ginger in the freezer (it freezes surprisingly well!) and both Morris Kitchen ginger syrup and Barrow’s Intense ginger liqueur in the fridge. This root is unfussy in appearance but it packs a serious punch of flavor to whatever you add it to—be it food or drink. Read on for refreshing cocktails featuring the robust spiciness of ginger

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