Tuesday, November 24, 2009

BLACK FRIDAY = Sidewalk Sale!

Black Friday doesn't have to be a pain when you've got Kanibal Home!

Come on by the shop this Friday, November 27, and enjoy in-store sales as well as an amazing sidewalk sale full of hidden treasures, general curiosities and fun vintage items that we've stashed away.

Take advantage of our OCD tendencies to clean and come rummage through what we had hidden in the closet. Prices start at $1. The sidewalk sale is cash only and final sale, but inside we'll also be unveiling a bunch of new gift items and there will be a slew of items marked 20% off.

Have fun this holiday season :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Vote for Kanibal Home!

Hey kids - Help Kanibal Home land a spot in New Jersey Monthly's "Best of NJ" list. Vote for us in the "Clothing Boutique/Women's" category: http://njmonthly.com/articles/best-of-Jersey/2010-best-of-poll.html

You can win some great prizes AND help support a local business!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Big Pimpin.

New bags have just arrived in the shop!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Con Vivo Event TONIGHT!

Remember kids, tonight's the Con Vivo event at Kanibal Home. Come by, enjoy some live music and indulge in some beverages and cookies afterward. See you at 8pm!

PS: Did I mention that there is going to be a very special giveaway after the show? Our neighbor Bar Majestic was nice enough to hook all of Kanibal Home's guests up with exclusive drink special coupons.

Violating Labor Laws = New Window

Let me just start by saying that it is NOT my fault that one of my most supportive and creative friends is almost nine months pregnant. I will also add for the record that I did not let her use spray paint or climb on the ladder (although she did anyway when I wasn't looking ... climb up on the step ladder that is).

OK, now that my disclaimer is out of the way, I wanted to give everyone a look behind the scenes at Kanibal Home. I try to put a lot of thought into our window displays and I was diligent this time around with keeping a photo diary of the process.

It all starts with an idea, though. I knew I didn't want a typical holiday window, so I started thinking about alternatives. The final product turned out to be a recycled themed winter wonderland.

(My very pregnant friend and I plastered the wall with newspaper that had been spray painted with doilies to imitate snow falling.)

(Picking out the doilies that would creep up the left hand side of the window onto the glass.)

(A detail of the spray painted doily. Obviously I'm an expert doily spray painter.)

(I always recycle, but sometimes I liked to find uses for all the cardboard that comes into the shop. And so the cardboard trees were born.)

(I hate foam. It takes up space, doesn't break down easy ... overall, UGH. For the window I tore into some saved packing supplies and even had some help making it into "snow" from my very pregnant friend's two year old son. Is this violating any child labor laws? Notice how it's starting to stick to his hair. You should have seen him at the end!)

(This stuff really sticks to everything.)

(For me, this was the most fun. We created deconstructed ornaments by casting balloons and then popping them once the plaster had firmed up.)

(Here's a glimpse of all our hard work. And the model looking lovely in a pair of Alias jeans, a Kanibal Home tee and a BB Dakota jacket.)

(The End.)

A VERY special thank you to Amy, her unborn child and young son for all their hard work yesterday. And for putting up with the cast of characters that strolled in throughout the day. I'm talking to you, man-who-tried-to-sell-me-Playboys and lady-who-smelled-like-urine-and-told-us-the-Path-employees-were-hunting-her-down. You all make retail worthwhile for all of us over at Kanibal Home.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cozy up at Kanibal Home

Look! Kanibal Home has a new cozy nook set up. I kinda want to live here.

(Did you look closely? These $12 art images are made out of vintage stamps.)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hot Diggity!

Oh yea, two new styles just added to the shop.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Upcoming Event: Con Vivo at Kanibal Home

Please join us for a night of music at Kanibal Home. Free concert from Con Vivo with a reception to follow.

Who: Con Vivo, Jersey City's live chamber music group
What: A free viola concert
Where: Kanibal Home, 213 Montgomery Street in Jersey City
When: November 20th at 8:00pm (please arrive on time, seats are limited)

For more information, please visit www.convivomusic.org or call Kanibal Home at 551.200.9386.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Beautiful Baubles

I've been waiting and waiting -- honestly, not so patiently -- for this order to come in. And I'm so psyched because it's even better than I thought. Check out the brand new jewelry pieces we will now be carrying in the shop. In addition, Kim from Oh My Vintage just dropped off a whole jewelry box of vintage finds. So, all in all, TONS of unique jewelry finds have flooded Kanibal Home this week.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

They're Baaaaack!

The amazing wearable art brooches by Mumbot / Jade Kuei that is! And just in time for the gift giving season. Come by and snatch them up before these little pieces of art sell out again.

Now the only question is: Who do I love more this time? The cyclops bird watcher or bat boy? Hmmm ... tough. What do you guys think?

Vintage Finds Galore

Tons of new vintage goodies in the shop this week ... here's a little peak:

(Vintage Owl Print)

(Vintage Cigar Bowl with an image of a young woman)

(Tons of new cameras ... pictured is a vintage Polaroid Land Camera)

(Vintage sewing kit with two knit aprons. The sewing kit is all handmade and comes packed with little treasures like old buttons, sewing needles and thread.)

(Cowboy boots! Enough said.)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sweaters and More Sweaters

Just a sample of some of the new style in the shop ...

(Asymmetrical sweater: Available in black)

(Lace Knit Pullover)

(Rusted Red Jacket that doubles as a terrific zip up)

And there are many more styles not pictured that have just been added to the shop!