Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spicy Birds

Oh you crazy kids will be so thrilled. The spice racks from Roost are back in the shop (along with this lovely owl candle)! Enjoy:

Monday, March 29, 2010

Kanibal Home = "Best of NJ"

In May Kanibal Home celebrates its one year anniversary in Jersey City, but a big present came in early.
Best of NJ 2010

I'm beyond thrilled to announce that Kanibal Home has been named a "Best of NJ" by New Jersey Monthly readers! The shop was named a runner up in four categories: Antiques, Clothing Boutique/Women's, Home Furnishings and Vintage/Consignment.

That's big. Like holy cow big. But what means the most to me -- and everyone else that has a hand in Kanibal Home -- is that the votes came from YOU. I love my customers. They make what I do worthwhile. I look forward to coming into work every day and seeing you, hearing your stories and helping you pick out gifts (whether they might be for you or someone else). I'm always astonished by your generosity and kindness. Just this weekend two separate customers brought me in presents: homemade fritters and a turtle skull in a vial. And the other week another customer brought me in the whole Sookie Stackhouse series (I'm almost through Club Dead). Sounds weird, but it couldn't be more perfect.

So I guess what I'm trying to say is THANK YOU. Thanks for making every day so special and thanks for all the support.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Making: Alice in Wonderland Window

By now everyone know my affinity for Tim Burton, so it's probably not that big of a surprise that Kanibal Home's most recent window display was inspired by the new Alice in Wonderland film.

This window went up fairly quick compared to window displays in the past, but a lot more planning was involved. Here's a little behind the scenes look:

(Lots and lots of mental organization was involved with the making of this window. First I constructed the white rabbit mask out of cut cardboard, collaged (and then painted) newspaper and fabric.)

(An "ah-ha!" find = the vintage pocket watch necklace I won at an auction.)

(It took me almost a full day to make the over-sized pom poms for the window. After tearing out huge chunks of tissue paper from the first one, I learned to craft gently.)

(Kanibal Home's busty mannequins never fit in any of the dresses. Oh well, I was going to add layers anyway.)

(The "Follow Me" tees arrive from being reprinted! Just in time ...)

(Close up. Design created exclusively for Kanibal Home by the very talented Brian Morrison over at Eyescollide.)

(All ready to go in the window.)

(The Donnie Darko of the retail world.)

(My favorite part of creating the window displays is the layers of details. First the table and the "drink me" bottle then the tea cups and ...)

( ... then strings of butterflies hovering in the background. An extra touch of whimsy is added with the clustered pom poms.)

(And I couldn't forget the playing cards.)

(The mask is relegated to the ground.)

(Side view of the claw foot stool and tea pot.)

(A view from behind.)

(And the final detail: a set of skeleton keys from my own personal stash and some fallen butterflies.)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sneak Peak Sunday

Lots and lots of new arrivals in the shop this past week with even more planned. Check it out:

(Exclusive Kanibal Home onesies)

(Charmed Onesie)

(Bow tie onesie)

(Business Casual onesie makes a return)

(So many spring bags...)

(New tanks ... )

Friday, March 19, 2010

Kids Dishware Gets Cool

I know, I know. You don't usually connect "kick ass cool" and "kids stuff" BUT that was my first reaction when the new items came in and I thought it would be appropriate (however inappropriate) to just say: the below is some truly kick ass kids stuff.
(Day of the Dead Silverware Set)

(Vintage Alphabet Deep Dish)

(Peace Love Deep Dish)

(Day of the Dead Deep Dish)

(Peace Love Sippy Cup)

(Vintage Alphabet Sippy Cup)

(Day of the Dead Sippy Cup)

(Day of the Dead Play Pack)

(Vintage Alphabet Play Pack)

(Peace Love Play Pack)

AND all of the melamine products are non-toxic and lead-free according to USA, Canada & European standards.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Family Arrives

Another fresh batch of cards from the consistently amazing La Familia Green. Enjoy:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Finch Arts & Crafts

In addition to teaching the art classes at Kanibal Home, James and Shauna from Finch have also been hard at work supplying the shop with some amazing bird-themed items. Check out Shauna's bird above and James' bird houses below.

Ok now, enough rain and snow. If this doesn't scream S-P-R-I-N-G then I don't know what does. Bring on the birds!