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!
This week we’re exploring smells, all-in-one party spaces and the least explored corners of Manhattan. Check it out.
Smells of Summer for Sale
The best part about moving to my new apartment was getting to skip the nightmare that was my hour-long subway commute. While I’m now happily power-walking to work, I might consider taking the train at least once if this new UK invention ever comes stateside. Holiday Autos created a vending machine that fights against the post-vacation commuting blues: bottled scents of summer. From pina coladas to freshly cut grass, travelers just have to tweet the company their favorite vacation memories to earn credits toward the purchase of a scent-filled plastic bottle. Because if you have to be crammed between two grumpy and sweaty people in the morning, at least a whiff of “sea breeze” can make you feel a little better. —Lauren
Visit the Venice Pop-Up Park
Ad agency 72andsunny’s 12-week creative residency program—72U—hosted the Venice Pop-Up Park on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. It took two and a half months for a team of designers, engineers architects, and artists to turn a 1500 square foot dirt lot into community park. The focal point for the entire park was the innovative fence that surrounded it. Hidden in the vibrant mural are tables that can be pulled down to seat party-goers while opening up the fenced-in lot to food trucks and passers-by. Check it out if you’re interested in all the hard work that went into the construction of this creative design. —Mateo
Poketo Pays a Visit to Brooklyn
I’m super excited because starting this week there is a Poketo popup in Brooklyn! If you don’t already know about Poketo then you need to check it out now! The store is curated to design perfection—it’s nearly impossible to peruse their website or store without making a purchase. This LA-based brand is sending the East Coast a bit of love by hosting a popup store in New York until October. One of my favorite things about the shop is that they collaborate with designers and artists on exclusive products so you never get sick of checking out their new stock! If you’re in New York swing by and show your support. Not in LA or NYC? Check out their online store—you’ll be thanking us! —Chrissy
11 Unexplored Spots in NYC
Having been in New York City for almost 10 years, I like to think I’ve seen it all. But that’s not quite the case because this city still has a few surprises for me. PureWow listed 11 spots in the city that remain to be explored. For the record, I’ve actually been to two out of the list but some of these I had never even heard of until now. I think I just found my end of summer goals. –Vee