Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Items in the Shop: Art Prints

The lovely Jade Kuei of Mumbot shop popped by the store last night to drop off some last-minute gift items. Including the below, she has a full range of art prints now available in the shop --- and for $25 they're a bargain!

Also to note: Tonight is SHOP LATE SHOP LOCAL, so Kanibal Home will be open until 10pm. From 7:00pm until close we will be serving wine and offering up free wrapping services for any of you kiddies that have been stalling on wrapping up gifts.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Man + Woman

These adorable porcelain Man + Woman pill boxes just arrived in the shop and I can't help think that they would make the most precious wedding ring holders (either for the day of or on a nightstand).

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pocket Squares in Stock!

Have a snazzy man in your life and you can't fathom what to get him for the holidays? Well check out these hand-printed pocket squares from our friends at Nightingale Projects and toss your gift giving worries aside.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Curiosity Cabinet

It's been a long time coming. I tried to hold myself back. And then there just wasn't the right space. But -- lo and behold -- a china cabinet came into my possession and I couldn't restrain myself any longer.

That said, I'm happy to introduce a newly designed corner of Kanibal Home. Now home to our very own cabinet of curiosities (just in time for the holidays too)!

(Look at that smirk! We love quirky taxidermy.)

(Top shelf items include everything from vintage bottles to butterflies, shark jaws and fish fossils.)

(The middle shelf houses a mix of vintage cameras and skulls.)

(Estate jewelry is highlighted by a turtle skeleton.)

(Oh hey, it's a white rat.)

(Rare turtle skeletons framed in a double glass box.)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Items in the Shop: Holiday Edition

We've been getting so many new items in the shop over here at Kanibal Home that I haven't been able to keep up with photographing the new wares before they disappear. So here's a Saturday post with an overview of what's available right now. Enjoy!

(New party dresses arriving in the shop weekly!)

(A slew of vintage and new dishware just arrived in the shop, including these purple goblets.)

(Nightingale Projects dropped off some handmade kitchen towels and napkin sets.)

(Something for the home cook on your list? Cheese knives, handmade napkins and cute cutting boards.)

(For the crafty lady on your list: Handmade ornaments, note card sets and gift tags.)

(For the world traveler: Give them the world on a string.)

(Vintage piano stool with seat storage.)

(The wall of curiosities. Books - vintage and new - sit under saws, antlers and a vintage chopper.)

(For the boys: Nostalgic game sets, a book on beer, vintage cameras and drinking mugs.)

(KH just got in a shipment of books for the interior design, cooking or craft enthusiast on your list.)

(These are great - vintage library chairs from Princeton University. And we have 6 in stock!)

(I almost stole this for myself: Vintage framed United States map.)

(I need to make room on the walls for this vintage taxidermy -- a buck with a snarl. Right now he's hiding in the back.)

(A new cabinet of treasures is being added to the shop in the next day or so. In it will be these vintage jewels.)

Friday, December 9, 2011

New Items in the Shop: Nightingale Projects

The tree isn't the only thing that's green this holiday season. Over here at Kanibal Home we're stocking the shop with local, eco-friendly and green goodies for your self and home.

For example, we just got a new delivery from our friends at Nightingale Projects. Check out these great, handmade items:

Owl Wishbone Onesie

Snowflake Onesie

Printed gift tags

Firewood Napkin Sets

Warm Wished Stationary Set - Packs of 6

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Shop Late, Shop Local: Every Thursday Until 10pm!

One day in the shop I was talking to a budding entrepreneur who was trying to get her event planning business established. I said, "As a small business owner you can interact with a lot of people every day but still remain extremely isolated. It's important to get out, network and brainstorm with peers. Don't be afraid to give up control and collaborate."

So when Meika and Warren from Another Man's Treasure popped into Kanibal Home at the end of November I decided to take my own advice. Meika and I have a history of trading shop talk, so it was no big surprise when our conversation strayed to the upcoming holiday season. How were we individually going to encourage local shopping? We already direct customers back and forth between our two shops, but what more could we do? How would we help drive shopping traffic to some of the other local shops as well?

And that's when Shop Late, Shop Local was born. Over the last few years, downtown Jersey City has seen the arrival of many great retail establishments. The mission of Shop Late, Shop Local is to spread the word about these businesses and encourage the flow of foot traffic among our growing shopping community.

Every Thursday during the month of December, participating businesses will extend operating hours until 10pm and offer customers an additional incentive. Following is a list of participating businesses:

Another Man's Treasure
Beekman Lane
Grove Street Bicycles
Hound About Town
Hudson County Art Supply
Iris Records
Kanibal Home
Metropolis Music
Smith + Chang General Goods

Tia’s Place
Vivi Girl

We even took our local commitment one step further and collaborated with the very talented Josh Bryant from Jersey City-based Metal Mermaid Press to design all of our marketing materials. Check out this snazzy poster:

 And below is a shopping guide with corresponding incentives:

Downtown Jersey City 2011 Holiday Shopping Guide

Another Man’s Treasure Vintage Store
353 Grove Street
A kaleidoscopic array of hand-picked vintage fashions, accessories, shoes and jewelry for men and women from the 1900's to the 1980's, with a focus on classic vintage, on-trend finds and designer bargains. An intriguing mix of vintage collectibles, records, books and magazines ensure there is something for everyone!
THURSDAY INCENTIVE: Serving seasonal drinks and nibbles.

Beekman Lane
512-B Jersey Avenue
Beekman Lane is an Interior Decoration Studio and Antique & Home Goods shop.  The shop carries an eclectic mix of antique pieces ranging from rustic & industrial to Mid-Century Modern.  Beekman Lane also houses a great selection of gift items.
THURSDAY INCENTIVE: Discounts on selected items and refreshments.

Deen Boutique
88 Morgan Street (Trump Plaza)
DEEN is a lifestyle boutique located in the heart of the Powerhouse Art District. Find a unique mix of established brands and trendy up-and-coming local designers. DEEN tailors its clothing and accessories with their customers in mind and continue to gain recognition in the Jersey City area. The boutique is like no other, with fashion basic looks for women as well as trendy accessories and home decor at affordable prices. DEEN is your one stop shop for fashion with unique styles.
THURSDAY INCENTIVE: $15 off all regular purchase over $50 or more plus enjoy a glass of wine while you shop. 

Grove Street Bicycles
365 Grove Street
Grove Street Bicycles is a full service bicycle shop located two blocks north of the Grove Street PATH Station. They carry the most sought after brands and styles in cycling for the entire family.  The shop stocks brands like Specialized, Masi, Dahon, FBM, FIT, Wethepeople, and many others. They are a full-service shop and can handle all your repair and maintenance needs. Their service department has more than 30 years of experience fixing bicycles, and their passionate team has a zeal for biking!
THURSDAY INCENTIVE: Offering 10% off all in stock accessories, 5% to 20% off all in stock bicycles and up to 50% off clothing(cycling or casual).

Hound About Town
218 Montgomery Fourth Street
17 McWilliams Place
Hound About Town’s motto is: You live a stylish urban lifestyle – your pet should too! At Hound About Town convenience meets community. They’re a cozy boutique with a focus on eco-friendly, locally made apparel and accessories, as well as optimal, sustainable nutrition choices for your pet. The shop’s second location recently opened at Hamilton Square.
THURSDAY INCENTIVE: 20% off selected items, refreshments and special events.

Hudson County Art Supply
303 First Street
Hudson County Art Supply opened in Downtown Jersey City in September 2003 with a mission to supply the local and surrounding communities with high quality art supplies in a friendly, helpful neighborhood atmosphere. They are geared toward artists and students and carry a wide array of art supplies including paints, brushes, paper, drawing materials and canvas.
THURSDAY INCENTIVE: 20% your purchases during Shop Late, Shop Local.

 Iris Records
114 Brunswick Street
Iris Records has served the vinyl needs of Jersey City since 1996. Well-known in Tokyo and Europe, the store covers all genres of music, from punk to funk to jazz records, along with soul, country, hiphop and even easy listening, vocals and oddities. Housed in a vintage 1920s pharmacy (yes, they have original phone booths!), Iris also now carries new release vinyl (Bon Iver! St.Vincent!) and a great assortment of 45s, rock magazines, and even an interesting assortment of books. And don't forget to check out the always surprising dollar section that seems to grow bigger and better each week!
THURSDAY INCENTIVE: All used records are 20% off each Thursday until Christmas.

Kanibal Home
213 Montgomery Street
Kanibal Home is a home décor and lifestyle store rooted in the belief that history is the heart of the home. The shop’s offerings include refurbished vintage furniture, found objects & new home décor, apparel and gift items. Kanibal Home regularly hosts craft workshops and events with a focus on supporting the local community.
THURSDAY INCENTIVE: Special events, giveaways and refreshments.

240 Newark Ave
Metropolis Music is Jersey City’s best (and only) music store. They carry a full line of new and used musical instruments, and offer private lessons, repairs and consignments.
THURSDAY INCENTIVE: Live music, special discounts and sale items.

308 Grove St
Mxyplyzyk is the place for good taste and contemporary design at affordable prices.
THURSDAY INCENTIVE: Offering 10% discount on entire purchase from 7pm - 10pm on Thursdays.

Smith & Chang General Goods
230 Pavonia Avenue
Inspired by general stores once found in small towns across America, Smith & Chang General Goods is a department store with an eco twist and a vintage vibe. They feature quality goods that are essential to everyday life, sustainable, stylish and authentic. Decidedly American in aesthetic, the shop sources as much as possible locally yet bring the best products available from all over the world. Smith & Chang’s own line of goods are produced locally using materials of highest quality. They promote responsible ways of living through the use of vintage & antiques, products made with reclaimed materials and locally produced & natural goods.
THURSDAY INCENTIVE: Offering prosecco to shoppers.

Tia’s Place
277 Grove Street
The shop is a women's boutique that offers shoes, accessories, jewelry, handbags, fashionable clothing and dresses at great prices. 
THURSDAY INCENTIVE: Offering 10% off.

Vivi Girl
512-A Jersey Avenue
Fun, girly, cute, sparkly, flirty, whimsical, and colorful (with an extra teaspoonful of pink!) all describe what Vivi Girl is all about.  The shop carries Orla Kiely bags, Tarina Tarantino jewelry, Tokyo Milk & Lollia bath & body products, and more!

In addition, here’s a link to the “Shop Late, Shop Local” Facebook page:

So what do you say? Will you be shopping local this holiday season?

Monday, December 5, 2011

WTF of the Week: Walk of Shame PSA

Ladies, tis the season for cute dresses, late nights and one too many seasonal drinks. The "WTF of the Week" blog post reminds us to be careful when selecting our holiday outfits -- because the mesh cutouts, short hemlines and sequins of evening wear can take on a whole new appearance when faced with sunlight and the morning commute. Watch the following PSA and remember: This holiday season let's pick our outfits better than we pick our men.

Yoga Class at Kanibal Home - Wednesday at 7:30pm

It's officially the holiday season and -- in between the sweets and stress -- it's nice to take a moment to focus and relax. That's why we invited Michelle from Michelle Timek Yoga into the shop for a very special vinyasa flow yoga class.

This Wednesday (12/7) at 7:30pm please join us at Kanibal Home for an intimate yoga class. The lesson is $15 and -- like all of the classes taught in the shop -- 100% of the cost goes to the local artist/instructor. Note: bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to kristen (at) to reserve a spot if you are interested in participating.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Greeting Cards!

Here's just a few of the new greeting cards we got in stock from Hello! Lucky: