Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Vendor: Patch NYC + Soap & Paper Factory

I've been investigating new candle lines for awhile now, but I wanted to find the right balance of soy base and fragrance that will appear to both a male and female sensibility --- So when I started looking at the new Patch NYC candles produced by the Soap & Paper Factory I knew I'd struck gold. The scent combinations are really something special:

SKULL - black tea, anise, basil, citrus
FEDORA - citrus, vetiver, nutmeg, patchouli
WHALE - l'orange, patchouli, basil, jasmine
OWL - sandalwood, tobacco, vetiver
PIPE - vanilla, bourbon, cognac, tobacco, patchouli
STAG - siberian fir, cilantro, citrus, raspberry

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I promise she likes this costume. It looks way more pathetic than it really is ... but if this doesn't embody Halloween than I don't know what does.

Shhhh, we're giving out lots of treats today. Make sure to stop by the shop for Kanibal Home's super secret sale (this weekend only)!

Friday, October 29, 2010

New Styles in the Shop

I'm sad to admit that someone came into the shop this week and asked me if I was excited for the holiday and I replied, "I know! December is right around the corner!" Customer = blank stare. Quick recovery by me, "Oh Halloween! Ha... (nervous laugh) ... yea that holiday."

Does that mean I'm officially a retail robot now? Probably. But every day is like Christmas for me anyway. I order everything for the shop, but I still get way too excited when deliveries come in. And it's true, the holidays are on my brain. With a small shop I need to be on my A-game around this time of year ... always prepping and planning. And I hope it's just as fun for my customers when they pop by because I work hard to pack this tiny space with lots to look at.

Speaking of new items to look at ... here are just a few that got stocked today:

(Calligraphy frames ... I'm a type junkie and these are just amazing)

(New vibrant 4x4 frames)

In addition to the above, I put out an assortment of gloves, scarves hats, water bottles, gift items, a new candle line, makeup pouches and bags. Phew! And that was just today ...

Too Dramatic

I wish I could listen to this song on repeat all day. Happy Friday!

Ra Ra Riot "Too Dramatic" (Preview) from Barsuk Records on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

What the ... Glittens?! Really?

First we had the spork, then Brangelina and jeggings ... now glittens? Really? We just can't call them fingerless mittens or hobo gloves? I'm not sure when our society got so word-combo obsessed, but whatever the moniker ... we have them at Kanibal Home. Along with an array of scarves, regular gloves/mittens and winter hats.

Also don't forget to stop by this weekend for candy (the more you eat, the less I consume) and to check out the goods we'll have on display outside in front of the shop (hint: some serious discounted treasures).

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Styles in the Shop

Just a little look at what's coming out in the shop this week:

(Love how this sweater is longer in the back ... perfect for leggings!)

(A bright pullover to add a little color to your winter wardrobe)

(A great fringe sweater)

(The perfect navy jacket = large hood + charming embellishments)
And there's SO MUCH more that's not even listed above ... make sure to stop by and check it out!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nerding Out with Nosferatu

I'm sooooo excited to nerd out this weekend that I had to share. I've had this listed in my calendar (in pen) for awhile now. Get ready for it ... ready? ....

 NOSFERATU is playing at The Landmark Loews Theater this Saturday at 8:20pm. With live organ accompaniment!

I know, aren't you psyched? (Dear stalkers, now you'll know where I'll be after work this Saturday ... you can fight for a spot next to me and make it look all casual like, "Whoa, you're here? I had NO idea!")

Don't give me a hard time. I know Nosferatu is the movie any art history/liberal arts/film student is required to watch in school, but I just love it. The super creepers vampire is the original teen-angst blood sucker with all his awkward, staggering movements, lust and nighttime rendezvous. And since I was an art history dork in college I've been trying to bait my friends into touring the Loews Theater with me and this is the perfect excuse. Not to mention my little frozen heart stops beating at the thought of live organ music.

That said, if you want to nerd out to Nosferatu with me this weekend in Jersey City check out the details and I'll see you Saturday night.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

You could make this ...

..... on Friday, 10/22, at Kanibal Home's spooky lantern craft class. RSVP to kanibal (at) kanibalhome (dot) com to reserve a spot.

Class cost is $25, which includes refreshments and all supplies.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Styles in the Shop

Just a look at a few of the styles that arrived in the shop today:


(More new jackets ...)


Monday, October 18, 2010

Guest Artist: Shauna Finn from Finch Arts & Crafts

The lovely Shauna Finn is back in the shop with a new flock of bird paintings. Ranging from $75 to $90, these one-of-a-kind oil paintings are truly special works of art. Shauna, along with James French (Kanibal Home's resident craft teacher), can also be found over at the Finch Arts & Crafts blog.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Preview: Winter Shoes

So there isn't anything quite like women and shoes. And I've been getting a lot of inquiries about the type of Fall shoes we'll be stocking at Kanibal Home. So for all you impatient women out there (I kid! I can't wait either!), here's a little something to hold you over:

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Found Objects, Furry Friends & Photography

As you can tell from the title of this post, we've gotten some new items in at Kanibal Home. In addition to a selection of great vintage cameras, children's scarves and found objects, we just brought in four new styles of decorative pillows and a pile of vintage books (These are real gems -- one from the 1930's gives instructions for how to incubate a baby. By sticking it in a drawer and wrapping it in asbestos. Genius!).

Check it out:

(Knit animal scarves)

(I almost snatched this vintage phone for a prop in my apartment, but -- if any of you have seen my place -- the last thing I need are more decor items. I might need to move just to fit all my treasures. So my pass is your gain.)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Guest Artist: Stephanie Fitzgerald

Kanibal Home is thrilled to welcome Jersey City-based artist Stephanie Fitzgerald into the shop. Currently Stephanie is displaying the below pieces, but you can view additional work on her website.

Stephanie often takes on the theme of childhood in her work, but with slightly darker undertones. In her artist statement she states, "Each of us has an inner narrative, one where we are constantly confronting our fear, our loss of innocence and longing to find that Eden that we imagine holds all of our hope and peace.This narrative, instilled in us by the stories we read as children, is real to me and serves to tame a bit of the savagery inherent in life. This is the subject I am fleshing out in my paintings and drawings: the child, the adult and all its humanity."

Her work is full of beauty and her talent is clearly evident, but it's this duality of young and old, dark and light, death and life that really resonates. I urge you to stop by the shop and check out this amazing collection of work. The photography below doesn't do her lively brushstrokes or mastery of color any justice.

(All one-of-a-kind works of art are $90. Stephanie is also available for private commissions.)