Monday, February 9, 2009

Give Some Tough Love

This Valentine's Day, skip the chocolates and the sappy love letters and give something with substance. Kanibal Home is offering up limited-edition Armored Pillows in Pink and Chocolate. Also available on our Etsy page at

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday Lazy Sunday

Although I love to work, it's nice to sometimes take a breath and indulge in other creative endeavors. So my friend and I took a couple new cameras out and drove two minutes over to Liberty State Park. It was WAY colder near the water, but the fresh air felt great. And the sky was so so so blue.

In addition to the fantastic views of New York City, Liberty State Park also has some terrific metal and wood architectural remnants. My favorite detail is the wood "bricks" in front of the ferry and piers. Amazing.

Obsessed? We Are

Thanks to our very special representative, Kanibal Home apparel can now be found at:

Divine Obsessions
520 Rt 9 North
Manalapan, NJ 07726

And we just launched two more items: Unisex V-neck Follow Me & Vintage Camera Tees!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tweet Time

Yes, yes we finally made the move and started up a Twitter account (@kanibalhome). Now you can read our random ruminations about furniture, fashion, food, design, the media and running an online store (and hopefully opening a brick and mortar location soon).

Monday, February 2, 2009

Give Me Shelter (Magazines)!

When Blueprint magazine called it quits last year, a little part of my heart went with it. The layout, design, coverage … it was mainstream, but still crafty and independent. But under the umbrella of the other Martha Stewart publications, I guess I was able to process its demise. Not really, but I accepted its passing. I mean, it's Martha. How long did we think she was going to let the quirky, younger sister publication hang around?

But DOMINO?! That was a true shock. I wanted to blog about it as soon as the news hit, but needed some time to digest. Maybe not everyone and their mothers were reading Blueprint (they should have been, though), but I feel like a really diverse mix of people were reading Domino. Corporate ladies on the subway, hipster chicks in Brooklyn and your average, middle-of-the-road shelter magazine lovers were leaning back, cracking open their Domino magazines and getting inspiration. Come on, my own Grandma was fixing up her apartment in Florida based on what she read in Domino (“I heard stripes were in for carpets so I just bought that black and white one from IKEA for the entry way. Oy, now where did I put my bottle of chardonnay?”).
So I know the world of publishing is a mess, but what is going to fill the void left by these two stellar magazines? And, although advertising revenues are dropping, why couldn’t either magazine raise the rate of subscriptions? Most of its readers would pay more to save a favorite magazine. Or why not make it quarterly until the economy bounces back?
Sigh. Domino. Blueprint. You'll be missed.