Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Upcoming Events: This Week at KH

Kanibal Home is kicking off the spring season with a packed events calendar! Check it out:

 CRAFT CLASS: Thursday, 3/29 at 7:30pm

As part of Kanibal Home's ongoing art series, please join us this Thursday for a DIY feather earring class. Participants can make as many pairs as time allows.

Cost: $25

Please note: All materials are included in the cost of the lesson (surgical steal and plated materials are available for sensitive skin). There is a size limit, so RSVP to kristen@kanibalhome.com if you are interested in attending.

 This Saturday (3/31) we're cleaning out our closet and hosting a HUGE VINTAGE SALE! For one day only, the shop will set up a One Buck Bin and Two Dollar Table filled with curiosities and vintage treasures. Additional items will be on super sale ... plus, we'll have a bartender in the shop all day mixing up warm weather inspired complimentary cocktails!

Sale runs from 11am until 7pm this Saturday only!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Watch: The Drought

Every day I feel especially proud to live in a city composed of so many talented and passionate individuals. And just sometimes I'm lucky enough to not only admire one of those individuals, but also call them a friend. For example, Mr. Kevin Slack -- the mastermind behind the short film The Drought.

So if you'd like a palpable example of talent, take a look at this film (and pass it along ... inspiration is contagious!):

The Drought - short film from Kevin Slack on Vimeo.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Listen: Black Kids - Hurricane Jane

No explanation necessary.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Back in Stock: Lulu Elephant Necklace

There must be some truth to the old saying that elephants are good luck, because the Lulu Elephant Necklace by Hunter NY consistently sells out of the shop. Seriously, they can't make them fast enough. Good thing we're now selling them in our newly redone online shop too!

Friday, February 24, 2012

New in the shop

It's a rainy Friday, so it feels right to post about some of the new items in the shop. Hunker down in front of your computers and enjoy the following eye candy:

(Cup + Spoon)

(Botanical stationary sets + Jewelry stands/holders)

(Rustic frames)

(One of my favorite new pieces: Teal bowl set)

(Tons of new dresses have been added even since this photo was taken!)

(Estate jewelry + Curiosities)

(Did you hear that "tangerine" is the hot new color? I guess we did ... OK, it was just luck.)

(The bug wall got a few new friends ...)

(Baby bloomers!)

(Bug + Butterfly box)

(Boom! Bookend)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

WTF of the Week: NYFW

I love New York Fashion Week just as much as the next person. Sure, there's plenty of "Ooo" and "Ahhh" moments of swooning where I wish I was a size zero Brazilian teen model strutting down the runway like a newly-birthed foal, but -- if I'm going to be completely honest -- I like the misses way more than when the designers hit the mark. I can't get enough of the outfits that look like vaginas (seriously, I blogged about it here) or dresses that mimic Mr. Snuffleupagus from Sesame Street. I want to clap like a seal waiting for a fish at the aquarium when outfits are so horrendous that I can't remember if I I'm looking at stills from Style.com or Zoolander.

Maybe that's the mean girl in me. Or maybe it's my proximity to New York City (and hey, Jersey City's got some well-dressed men and women as well), but I really can't get enough of the following:

Above we have two highlights from Cynthia Rowley: On the left, an embarrassing walk of shame where you steal a gentleman's overcoat to try to disguise the previous night's sequined evening dress and - on the right - an outfit I wore in the 80's for my elementary school picture day. Added bonus: my hair was styled the same way too.

Above we have highlights from Jason Wu: On the left, a feather chastity belt that hints at what lies underneath and - on the right - an example of stem cell research where a model's arms have been replaced with endangered owl claws.

Above we have highlights form Marc Jacobs: Where to start? I dated a grungy dude in the 90s who thought giant fur hats were fashionable. Combined with the leprechaun shoes, granny knits and overall layering overkill, this collection brings on a bad case of PTSD.

All images via Style.com.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Creative Curiosities: Alfred & Alma's Insect Shoppe

I had a few different titles for this blog post. One was "Creepy crawly creatures for your casa" and another was "Dead Decor". I think the one I picked sums it up a little better, don't you think?

Anyway, I'm thrilled to have more custom bug displays by the very talented Alfred & Alma's Insect Shoppe. Drop by the shop to check these works of art out in person and, don't forget, she's a local Jersey City-based artist that takes custom commissions!

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Items in the Shop: Valentine's Day Edition

Ladies and gentlemen: That holiday (despised by some and adored by others) is quickly approaching. Whether you want to show a certain sweetheart how  much you care or you just want to get a little something-something, stop by the shop this weekend and check out our new products. They're sure to spread the love (or, at least, get you some).

(Get a little cheeky with these heart-inspired boxer shorts)

(An assortment of decor goodies)

(I don't know what says "I love you" more than a custom bug dome)

(I promised a male customer I'd put his comment on the blog: "Perfect gift! A hooter to go between your hooters!"

(Heart-shaped mineral pendant necklace)

(It's true, I love you more today than yesterday.)

(We've got new dresses for the occasion too)
(Heart pattern detail from the mannequin's dress)

(A sweet vintage wedding photo in a frame with butterflies)

(Valentines for your valentine)

(Reproduced from a original love token, Kanibal Home's exclusive Love Coin necklace)
(The reverse side of the Love Coin)