Sunday, January 31, 2010

Out of Office Reply: Closed 2/1

Please note that Kanibal Home will be closed Monday, 2/1 ... resuming normal operating hours on Tuesday, 2/2.

Why? Because we're off to the happiest place on earth: the New York International Gift Fair!

See you on Tuesday :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Back in Black

All new styles. All super comfy. All available in black.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cry Me A River No More

A surefire way to make feeding fun? With any of these amazing dishware sets:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Mixtape, Raccoon & Hankie Entered A Shop ...

Forget Hallmark, get a super cute card for V-day from your local shop Kanibal Home. Not only do we have more La Familia Green cards in stock, but a portion of the net proceeds from the card benefit no-kill animal shelters AND they are an eco-friendly company. Hello, they send me candy with every order. If that doesn't scream "I love you" then I don't know what does.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Just a taste?

Another week, tons of new looks. We have two new dresses, a pair of great pants/leggings and three new shirt styles in the shop!

Plus, all coats are still 20% off, select winter styles are 20% and a whole load of milk glass dishware has just arrived!

Pop by and check it out for yourself, but -- in the meantime -- here's a little taste:

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Inspiration: Stop Motion

I love stop motion. From the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Nosferatu and Tim Burton's Vincent there's something about the stiff movements and dark color palette (mostly because they were shot in black and white, but also because of the influence of German expressionism) that really hits home with me. It's also all about opposites: dark and light, good and bad. Wrestling with what is normal and what is macabre.

So whether you're a Vincent Price, Tim Burton or stop motion fan (or you're just bored and need something to fill up five minutes) take a look at the 1982 short film Vincent:

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Changes, Changes, Changes

New displays, new jewelry and tons of new bangles. Oh change is so nice sometimes ...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Before & After: Raspberry Cane Chairs

A lot of work goes into Kanibal Home, so I thought I would treat you all to a little "before & after" business. These chairs were hunted, dragged home, cleaned, reupholstered and ... pow ... here they are in the shop in all their revamped glory. Enjoy!

(The "before" shot.)

(And the "after". Minor face lift equals major results.)

(With a little help we stripped it to its "bones", put in all new cushions and ripped off the bland, brown and updated the whole look with some modern fabric.)

Oh My Vintage: New Finds

Kim and Patrick from Oh My Vintage popped by this week to drop off some more killer finds.

Check these special pieces out:

(New men's vintage -- plaid shirts galore, button downs and even a trench)

(Vintage clutches)

(Peek-a-boo: This white clutch has the most adorable interior!)

(Vintage belts!)

Plus some great over-sized 80's purses with detachable straps vintage charm earrings, among many other vintage treasures we already have in stock.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Weekend Wardrobe

We're all working for the weekends, so pop on by and check out what's new in the shop. I promise you won't be disappointed.

(P.S.: This vintage white chair is only $25!)

Old School Jersey City

Have a laugh, reminisce or beef up on some Jersey City history, but -- no matter your mood -- these Gnome yearbooks from DHS are a nostalgic trip through high school. Dates range from 1975 to 1996.

Come page through what we have in stock and you might come across a vintage sweetheart ... or yourself.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Coat & Jacket Sale Continues


Just a reminder that our coat and jacket sale is still going on until the end of the month. 20% off all women's, men's and kids styles.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Introducing: Lola & Stitch

Kanibal Home is very happy to welcome our newest artist into the shop: the lovely and extremely talented Lola & Stitch. Brenda, the artist behind Lola & Stitch, is a master of all things knit. Not only is she providing our shop with amazing slouchy hats for women and children, but she's also designed some gorgeous plush toys. Pop by and check out these amazing handmade items for yourself, but hurry up ... they just arrived yesterday evening and we've already sold three pieces!

* PS: Modeling by Jersey City's lovely Monica.

Slouchy Sweater: Meet Minnie

Have you met Minnie? It's our slouchy sweater that's something different to everyone. It's a tunic, it's a comfy weekend sweater, it's a dress. Make it your own ... but do it fast. Minnie is flying out of the shop!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

When It Rains ... It Pours

Isn't that the truth. When it rains, it pours. With money, happiness and -- especially -- love.

That's the inspiration for Kanibal Home's January/February window. Subtle details that tell a all-too-familiar story.

Here's the process and the thinking behind the window:

(It all started with a cloud. I love using cardboard in Kanibal Home's windows because it reflects my belief on reusing every day materials in interesting ways, but also because I feel it lends a sense of whimsy and playfulness. I cut the clouds from cardboard boxes and then distressed them to give texture and a sense of depth.)

(I knew I wanted raindrops, but then I thought it would be more appropriate to make the newspaper drops into little hearts. Subtle details, people. This is a window about love after all. And Valentine's Day will be here before we know it. Or want it.)

(Stringing hearts. Forever and ever.)

(You mow your lawn, I roll my out. I never thought in a million years that I would be such a frequent shopper at floral supply stores, but those places are a craft diva's dream.)

(Halfway there ...)

(Now here comes the whimsy. Our little mannequin girl is looking all professional, doing her thing, feeling the love and then ... she drops her suitcase in the middle of storm and all her gorgeous items tumble out.)

(She's still looking fabulous, but ... when it rains, it pours. It's all or nothing, kids.)

(The End.)