Monday, January 30, 2012

Back in Stock: Scrabble Mugs

They're back!


Friday, January 27, 2012

Love Notes

Listen up, this is a cute story. I'm not all unicorns and bubbles and baby kittens, but when Nicole from Nightingale Projects told me the tale behind their Love Notes .... well okay, I swooned a little.

Before they were even married, Adam (the other half of Nightingale) surprised Nicole with a series of love notes spread out around the apartment. They looked exactly like the below and said all the adorable romantic comedy phrases that a lady wants to hear (but will never admit).

Nicole found these little custom cards on her pillow, propped up against her toothbrush, inside her wallet and between the screen and keyboard of her laptop. Adorable, right?

So this Valentine's day pop by Kanibal Home and pick up a pre-printed pack of love notes to surprise your loved one. Each pack comes with a variety of sayings from a simple "I love you" to an endearing "I believe in you."

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


If you've stepped into Kanibal Home lately, you've noticed the shop's growing collection of taxidermy. We have a deer head, a few skeletons and fossils and a collection of rats and rodents for sale. We also have these guys for customers who want to add a little cuteness to their taxidermy collection:

(Images by Melanie McLean Photography)
In addition to the ducklings we currently have in stock, we will also be adding red squirrels and chipmunks to the cuteness collection of taxidermy. Keep an eye out for those items in late February.

And for you animal lovers out there, don't worry I'm not murdering baby animals for decor purposes. Kanibal Home has partnered with a small, family-owned taxidermy shop to source all of the shop's new pieces. These animals died naturally (we have the paperwork to prove it) and we're continuing our mission to connect and work with small businesses to bring curiosities into the store.

PS: These guys are now available ONLINE as well!

Listen: Two Door Cinema Club - Undercorver Martyn

Something upbeat to match today's surprise sunshine:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Crafts with Kanibal: Fabric Electronic Cases

If you're like me, then you got a new electronic device for the holidays. Maybe it was a new iPhone or a Kindle or some other very cool gadget. Now, if you're also like me, you are one-part obsessed with this new toy and equal parts terrified of breaking it. If this is the case, then join us next Wednesday for a Kanibal Home craft class dedicated to DIY electronic covers.

WHAT: Crafts with Kanibal - Fabric Cases
WHERE: Kanibal Home, 213 Montgomery Street in downtown Jersey City
WHEN: Wednesday, 1/18 at 7:30pm
COST: $25 includes all supplies to make the case (and then some) plus refreshments

Please note that you might want to bring the item you would like to create a case for or trace it's size before coming to the class to ensure a snug fit.

Size is limited, so please RSVP to kanibal (at) kanibalhome (dot) com if you would like to attend the class.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Wish List

I need me one of these around the shop ...

For more giggles, check out this link: Handmade Ryan Gosling

Monday, January 2, 2012

Vote in NJ Monthly Magazine's "Best Of" Poll

There's been a lot of talk lately about supporting small business and shopping local. This holiday season was a true testament to the power of the people to hurt or help. Speaking with my fellow small business owners in Jersey City, I think we were all pleasantly surprised by the outpouring of residents who really made an effort this year to spend their dollars locally. As small business owners, it always goes without saying that we love what we do and where we do business ... so thank you for helping us (and especially Kanibal Home) continue our mission to serve the Jersey City community.

That said, before the work week creeps up on all of us and 2012 responsibilities kick into full gear, please take a moment and continue to show your appreciation for small business. Following is a link to New Jersey Monthly Magazine's annual "Best Of" poll:

Kanibal Home has been lucky enough to be nominated every year since we've had our brick-and-mortar location and it's a tradition I'd love to see continue (categories: Clothing Boutique/Women's, Gift Shop, etc).

And, again, a big thank you to everyone for their support. I've got some great new surprises in store for 2012 that I can't wait to share with all of you. xo