Dance party in the den and old Uncle Doug is spinning! This credenza record player from the 1950s surely sat upon many an avocado shag carpet, maybe with a tray of painted highball glasses on top. It’s easy to imagine yourself surrounded by fake wood paneling, listening to Doo-Wop records or a crackly baseball game playing over the radio.
The fantastic thing is that it can still do all those things! The radio works, the turntable has got four speeds, plus there’s cabinet storage for your vintage vinyl. And just like in the 1950s, by owning it, you’ll be the coolest guy on the block. Count me in!
Last year, color trendspotters Pantone brought a sense of renewal to homes everywhere with Emerald, their color of 2013. The jewel tone signified opulence and rejuvenation. This year, the focus is on creativity and outside-the-box thinking with Radiant Orchid, a vibrant purple. Not as timeless a hue as emerald, this lush hue offers a lot in terms of energy and spirit …
The new year is here, and I’m as broke as the city of Detroit (as a Michigander I can say that). Like many others reeling from credit card bills post-holiday spending, I’ve decided that this year, I’m going to be smarter about money. I’ve culled some of my favorite money-saving hacks that seem to be the easiest to implement into my life. If these don’t work, I may be forced to marry a millionaire. Either way, its going to be a great year …
For those of us who love to travel and constantly feel the urge to explore the world, our wanderlust often outweighs our financial means or vacations days. I’ve created a checklist of sorts, of all the dream destinations places we would love to visit this year. Relaxing in Tahiti? Site-seeing in Prague? There are so many places to visit, but I’ve managed to narrow the list down to my top eight destinations …
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 wine racks that will hold all our wine, but not too tightly!
Whether you’ve got a professional wine cellar or just a personal stash of two-buck chuck, you need a wine rack of some sort. Wine racks can be built out of a number of different materials, varying in size and style. Check out this round up of storage solutions to hold your chardonnay and Malbec …
Setting life-altering New Years resolutions isn’t for me. I always give up by January 15th. This year I decided to set the bar pretty low — I’m giving myself all year to complete these 5 awesome DIY projects. I learned in 2013 that it feels good to get your hands dirty. As someone who works at a computer all day on long-term projects, completing DIY projects is a great way to feel accomplished and have something to show for it. Here are the 5 things I want to DIY in 2014 …
Like pretty much everyone else in the Northeast, I’m bracing myself for the polar vortex heading our way tonight. I’ve made several soups, stocked up on water and pulled out every blanket I own. The only thing I’m missing is this lovely Brazilian Cowhide Rug. For $300, this natural cowhide will go far in warming up my feet. Heck, I might even roll myself into a burrito!
It’s that time of the year again! Before you makes resolutions for the new year, it’s best to first remember where you’ve been. Like it or not, thanks to the interwebs storing copious amounts of data on our personal lives, you can easily take a stroll down your digital memory lane to remember all the best and worst of 2013. From reviewing your year on Facebook to trending newsworthy topics on Twitter. Here are five ways you can remember and share your 2013. And in an ode to the tangible, we’ve even included a few ways for you to take your digital memories offline …
Still trying to come up with a great New Year’s Eve plan? Of course you are. You and everyone else! Spare yourself of the crowded bars and over-priced parties and throw the party yourself. This year, we recommend inviting a few friends over to celebrate at your intimate party at home. We’ve rounded up the easiest New Years Eve decoration ideas that will have your guests begging you to make this party a staple for years to come …
Drop the needle on the new year! Photo: 247-las-vegas.com
New Year’s Eve. It’s a time for reflection, setting goals for the future, and for getting down on the dance floor!
Whether you’re hitting a club in the city or staying in with your closest friends, you need the perfect soundtrack to shed the year away and start the next one with a bang. There are infinite choices of tunes to pump through the speakers, but some are tailor-made for the midnight vibe.
Take Prince’s ’1999′ for instance. Remember when it really was 1999? No song was played louder. But there’s no doubt that even now, that spirit of the song is fitting at the close of every year. It’s also great to have a groove with lyrics that can pump you up for the year to come, like the feathered-haired Journey’s classic ‘Don’t Stop Believin’.
Of course, NYE is undeniably mostly all about gettin’ down on the dance-floor, and bringing in the new year while sending the old one out with a slap on the backside. So here’s a nice starter playlist to properly prime revelers for the confetti & champagne.
Weapon Of Choice – Fatboy Slim
New Years Day – U2
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Funky New Year – The Eagles
You Never Know – Wilco
It Don’t Matter (Live at Abbey Road) – Donovan Frankenreiter
Excuses – The Morning Benders
A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix) – Elvis Presley
Happy New Year – We Are The City
Rock And Roll All Night – KISS
The Golden Age – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
The Big Bang – Rock Mafia
Starry Eyes Surprise – Paul Oakenfold
1999 – Prince
The start of a new year is definitely something to celebrate. It’s a fresh start, a new beginning with more unbound hope and limit-less potential than the previous calendar year. And what better way to show our excitement for the next chapter in our lives than gathering together all across the world to mark this important date with some festivities and surrounded by our loved ones. So how do the locals do it? Read on to find out …
We say Krrb is curiously uncurated and we like it that way! As the year comes to an end, we look fondly on the past year of our classifieds. Here are the best quirky, weird, one-of-a-kind listings on Krrb in 2013 …
We are super excited to announce the relaunch of the Apartment Therapy Classifieds powered by Krrb. After its launch in 2012, the classifieds became the go-to source for buying and selling furniture and home decor. Over the last year, we received a lot of excellent feedback from the community which helped us plan our roadmap.
As we made incremental improvements, we were secretly hard at work on a complete rebuild of Krrb from the ground up. A couple months ago the all-new Krrb saw the light of day with the successful launch of the Chicago Magazine Classifieds and this week we’ve brought all the goodness over to Apartment Therapy.
What better way to end the year than with our new column that let’s us peek into Krrb members’ homes! Whether it’s a Mid-Century chair or vintage china, we love to see how people make it their own. Here today is Danielle Driscoll, whose blog Finding Silver Pennies shows her restoration work along with her Massachusetts Bay coastal style. Read on as we pay a home visit to see how Danielle decorates for the season with vintage finds…
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 headboards.
We have such a fascination with headboards. If eyebrows are the frames to our eyes, then headboards are the frames to the bed. Heck, they even make our beds look lovely even when we forget to make them in the morning …
There is something about Christmas that makes us want to indulge in traditions, both new and old. It gives us a feeling of timeless as we repeatedly bring out the same holiday decorations and leave cookies and milk out for Santa year after year. The Krrb staff reminiscences over their favorite holiday traditions. Read on and leave yours in the comments …