What made you start Listed District?
"I started the blog because I had to cut myself off from buying stuff when we moved into this house, because there was no room for it with the construction. Two months into not buying anything, I realized I was still constantly looking on Craigslist, and finding things for my friends, and sending 10 items all around to people I knew in D.C. I decided I would post things for other people, and feed my addiction that way. If I can't buy things, I'm going to help my friends find them."
How do you find the things you post?
"I don't look too specifically, and I also don't limit myself. I don't put a price on my searches — I keep them pretty general, and try to have the patience to look through everything. I have certain things that I like: midcentury and industrial things. That's more what I'm drawn to, but even if it's not my taste, I can still recognize that someone else might like it.
Everybody has their keywords they look for. I put in 'midcentury,' 'industrial,' even 'MCM' or 'Danish,' which are a little more specific and a little less expected. Sometimes, people have a habit of misspelling descriptive words really predictably. I have a couple search words, like 'barrister.' I'll search it with the incorrect amount of Rs, because people don't know how to spell it — I've come across a lot of good deals that way."