Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Push Pull Cambodia Trunk Sale: Thursday at 7:30pm

Working at Kanibal Home has lots of apparent and not-so-apparent bonuses. One of the best surprises I receive are the people I meet in the shop. The quality and character of each individual is astounding and I'm always inspired by their creativity, motivation and passion.

And I can think of no better example than Leigh Morlock. The above description fits her perfectly. One of the most fearless and creative people I've met, Leigh left the comforts of the western world several years ago to "temporarily" consult on a weaving project in Cambodia ... years later, she's not only living there -- and calling Cambodia her home -- but she's started a business. Being an entrepreneur in America is hard enough, but overseas? Well, let's just say she has some interesting stories. From speaking with her it seems to be an enriching experience that's been dotted with many triumphs and a handful of tribulations. The best part? She gets to admire the fruits of her labor in the exquisite textiles (bags, accessories, fabric and home decor) made by her company, Push Pull Cambodia.

So when Leigh flew back to New Jersey for a few weeks and suggested a trunk show at Kanibal Home ... well, I obviously jumped on the idea. Just look at these beautiful goods for yourself:

So please join us for a Push Pull Cambodia trunk show tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 7:30pm!

* 20% off Push Pull Cambodia bags and pillows
* A discussion with founders Joellen Nicholson + Leigh Morlock, who will be on hand to talk about the business and product
* Refreshments, including wine and snacks

This is also the first night of SHOP LATE, SHOP LOCAL --
an initiative created to encourage local shopping for the 2011 holiday season. Every Thursday during the month of December, participating businesses will extend their operating hours until 10pm and offer customers an additional incentive. And the Push Pull Cambodia trunk show is the kick-off for Kanibal Home!

As background, Push Pull Cambodia synthesizes traditional technique with modern pattern designs and contemporary color palettes. They hire underemployed weavers who are skilled in the craft of Ikat weaving and make all of their fabrics by hand.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Handmade for the Holidays

Kanibal Home is always getting in new products (pretty much daily), BUT we've really outdone ourselves this holiday season. Partnering with an array of local talent, I'm happy to stock the shop with a variety of handmade gift items. From custom jewelry and crocheted baby blankets to hand-printed stationary and delicate headbands, Kanibal Home has something for everyone on your list this year.

(Scarves so fluffy and big you can use them as blankets!)

(A suitcase full of cool weather essentials - gloves, scarves and hats galore.)

(Festive holiday socks/slippers.)

(A wall full of shiny gold key ornaments - only $5!)

(Looking for a handmade, one-of-a-kind gift this year? We just got in lovingly crocheted baby blankets +  accessories.)

(This sheep blanket is too stinkin' cute!)

(When I think holiday jewelry I think about shiny, sparkly and standout pieces. We've got all of that covered.)

(New gold, silver and rose gold jewelry in stock from Hunter NY.)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Small Business Saturday

Everyone knows about the craziness of Black Friday where consumers gobble down Thanksgiving to go and wait in line at big box retailers. But -- hey! -- what about the little guys? What about the mom-and-pop stores where the salespeople play with your kids while you shop and ask you (genuinely) how your day is going? Those stores have your best interests in mind all year long, so why not show them some love at the start of the holiday shopping season too.

And that brings us to SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY. A shopping day dedicated to boutiques and family-run establishments. You know, stores like Kanibal Home. We love being part of the community, but also need local support to keep doing what we're doing. So this Saturday come visit us for Small Business Saturday -- we'll be serving up sweets and cider AND offering a 10% discount to American Express card holders who use their credit at the store. And what if you don't have an American Express? No worries! Just mention this blog post and we'll give you 10% off your entire order as well.

See, that's why you should love your small businesses: we really are all about supporting the community!


Mail bag!

Do you remember how excited Pee-wee Herman used to get when he got mail? That's pretty much what goes on over here at Kanibal Home. So you can kind of put into perspective how giddy I got when the following images arrived in our inbox this morning.

Umm, did one of our customers seriously spell out our name with kitchen utensils? I know, I know. It's the creepiest, coolest thing you have ever seen. I'm still smiling.

I might be like a proud mama blind to their own child's wrongdoings, but I swear that Kanibal Home has the BEST, most creative and thoughtful customers. Seriously, you guys rock my world!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Decor

With groceries to buy and menus to finalize, Thanksgiving is officially only a few days away. And even though family and food are the star of this holiday, don't forget to highlight both with a little festive decor. The shop has some terrific feather place mats and table centerpieces in stock as well as the following Owl Wishbone kitchen towels from our friends at Nightingale Projects.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Ornaments

Kanibal Home loves the holidays. Why? Because it's a time to shamelessly decorate and create meaningful gift items! Here's a few examples of the ornaments and holiday-related products we just got in the shop (look at that elephant!).

(Metallic yarn animal ornaments)

(Blank pain-by-numbers inspired stationary set)

(Leather animal banks made in India)

(Stacking measuring bowls resembling ornaments)

(Vintage-inspired plates and trays)

(Holiday scented soap wrapped up in vintage paper)

(Stuffed animal ornaments)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's that time ...

Can anyone believe that Thanksgiving is next week?! If it wasn't for all the store prep work that's been going on I wouldn't believe it myself. Kanibal Home has some great things planned for this holiday season, so keep tuned it to our blog and Facebook page for updates. In the meantime, check out some of the new products that popped into the shop this week:

(Tons of new earrings and necklaces have been set out in the shop!)

(Eco-cups in an interesting ikat print. Perfect for those tea or coffee drinkers on your shopping list.)

(Leather animal banks from India.)

(Sweet ceramic measuring cups.)

(Cast iron soldiers.)

(Who needs a real tree when you can have this little button tree?!)

(Pick a pup for your tree! A variety of dog ornaments are available.)

(The reading nook got a special visitor -- A raccoon skull in a vintage bell jar.)