Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year !!!!

Thanks to all our wonderful customers, it's been
a great year!! Join us on New Years Day for 30%
off all used vinyl in the shop and help us to start
the new year with a bang!! January should be a
great month with lots of new records and new
products arriving to the store... see you soon !!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's Christmas time!!

It's hard to believe that Christmas is here, it all
seemed to happen so fast!! Thanks to everyone
who shopped in our store this holiday season,
the last few weeks are a bit of a blur but we had
a blast and we hope that we helped make this
season special for you too!! We will be closed
Dec 25 - 28th for holidays. We should be back
on Dec 29th and will be having a big sale on
vinyl that you won't want to miss out on !!
Keep checking our blog for updates on dates,
times and more sale info... Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Transglass Candles Just Arrived!!

The Design with Conscience TranSglass line
introduces two organic, soy-based candles
infused with the earthy scent of Fresh Cut
Grass & Ripe Currant, hand-poured in Los
Angeles, California. Each tranSglass vessel is
a unique, one-of-a-kind piece. Transglass
is designed by Tord Boontje and Emma
Woffenden and made by Guatemalan craftsmen
from recycled bottles, through a collaboration
with Aid to Artisans, a non-profit organization
providing assistance to artisans worldwide.
Dimensions: Ø 3 in, H 4 in

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gift Ideas for Under $40-

Just a few great gift ideas for prices that won't
break the bank and for those hard to buy for
people who have everything... small cubebot,
terrier cushion and small wood torch...
new stock has just arrived from New York!

distortion candlestick

The designer has taken a traditional candlestick
form, distorted it through a 3D rendering program,
rapid prototyped and then cast. Made from resin
and marble. Designer Paul Loebach New York.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Large Owl Cushion

What is it about owls that's so compelling? I mean
let's face it, owls are really pretty creepy. Check out
the Transformer Owl on youtube if you don't believe
me. I love this owl pillow because it doesn't try to make owls look cute. This pillow is awesome in a creepy owl
sort of way. If you like owls and can appreciate
their weirdness then you will love this pillow.

Bottle Opener

A magnetized bottle opener that you will find
indispensible. Sophisticated in its rustic
simplicity. Designed by Brendan Ravenhill
Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.5 x .75 inches
Made of walnut.

really nice collection of records just in

sun city girls / the fall / sir lord baltimore /
hawkwind / sun ra / holy modal rounders /
liquid liquid / damned / new york dolls /
lots of good punk rock psych rock etc.
some records in here that we have never
had before in store. a very nice pile.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mexican Style Cinn-Chili 67% cacao

chocolate so good that we had to do another post !!
explosive with floral spices, this bar introduces a
granular melt and a steady progression from bright
organic Ceylon cinnamon to deep, salt-driven
chocolate with a subtle smoky warmth. definitely the
best interpretation of cinnamon chocolate we have
ever tried !! or try the salt & pepper bar for a truly
original chocolate experience...

Olive and Sinclair Chocolate

amazing new chocolate from nashville tennessee !!
bean to bar stone ground with very delicate flavours
of cinnamon + chili, sea salt, salt & pepper and more.
we are very happy to be the first store in vancouver
to offer these for sale (in fact one of the first stores
in canada) this is some of the best chocolate we've
ever tasted !! quantities are limited so come in soon
before it's all gone !!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

peanut bowl

Made from resin and marble and cast from real
peanuts this playful bowl is perfect for nuts or
candy... a great christmas gift idea!! Part of the
Reality series by designer Harry Allen, New York.

Christmas is coming!

Dandelion is now open from 11 - 7 ish
until December 23rd.
On Dec 24th we're open from 11 - 3ish
we will be closed from Dec 25 - 28th
we're open again Dec 29 from 12 - 6pm
Please call during business hours
(778) 737 7367 if you have any questions.
Thanks! Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

some great psych rock stuff just in

psych rock from many corners of the globe. turkey
/ japan / africa / sweden / bombay / germany /
mexico & brazil. loving the turkish freakout comp
from start to finish. We all need more electric saz
in our lives!

some great blues lps have landed...

lightnin' hopkins / leadbelly / blind willie mctell /
howlin' wolf / charley patton / mississippi john hurt
/ skip james and many more great blues records
have arrived. listening to charley patton right now
and he's truly amazing!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Woke up this morning to this view from our balcony
and it looked like a good day to stay at home, drink
some Baileys & tea, have a snowball fight and snuggle
in bed... Sorry but the store will not be open today.
Hope this doesn't inconvenience anyone, if it did,
our sincere apologies... Happy Snow Day!!
(PS. I gotta admit, all this snow makes me feel
like singing Christmas carols "fa la la lala"...)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Stocking Stuffers Galore...

Some fun new items just in time for Christmas...
wooden toys always have appeal and this classic
game of noughts and crosses features scottie dogs
for added cuteness. Handkerchiefs in 100% cotton
with historic maps of Paris or New York are also a
great gift idea. More stuff arriving every day...
come and see!

thee oh sees tickets still available !

playing at the biltmore friday night
early show... be there at nine.
opening act the dead ghosts
followed by thee oh sees.
we still have some tickets left.
see you all at the show !

another order just arrived

more great stuff including spacemen 3 /
the sound / slowdive / joy division
velvet underground / brian eno etc...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

more records have arrived...

key restocks such as crocodiles sleep forever
/ defrosting of demons claws / new fresh and
onlys etc. along with a slew of new titles and
singles. hope to see y'all soon.

We've got wallets!!

Hand made right in the heart of Vancouver, BC
by fiveleft leather good's Lincoln Heller et al.
We have the pop-up and fold wallets in an
exciting array of colours. Rugged saddlery
techniques combined with sleek modern style
and exquisite craftmanship... already great,
these wallets will continue to improve with age.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

great new records have arrived

slowdive / lots of joy division / eno / ride
/ new order / my bloody valentine / neu /
we will be listening to some of these in the
store this week. see you soon!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sonic Woodblock Clock

New to the emporium this wooden clock with integrated
stereo speakers combines natural with high tech. Clock
functions include 12/24 hour time format, date, alarm
with snooze, and a economic power mode where the LED
brightness automatically reduces between 6pm and 7am.
Additionally, the Sonic Woodblock Clock houses two
internally powered speakers positioned for full audio
stereo output of your connected portable or external
device - iPod, MP3, CD player, laptop, etc...
available in natural birch.

Eco Cup Cozies

From local designer Laura Bucci comes the Vintage
Cup Cozy Series featuring 1930s illustrations.
Printed with eco-friendly, water-based pigment
inks on a beautiful cotton/linen canvas. Closes
with a snap button. Cotton/linen exterior,
dark gray cotton lining and cotton batting.
Keeps your coffee stylishly cozy.

The Small Stakes

Renowned graphic artist Jason Munn,
the one-man operation behind the studio
The Small Stakes, is a leader in modern
music poster design. Collected here for
the first time are over 150 of his iconic
posters for various bands, including Beck,
Wilco, the Flaming Lips, the Pixies, and
many more. Unique in their conceptual
elegance, Munn's silk-screened posters
are widely appreciated for evoking each
artist or band's character and distinctive
sound. This book is a beautiful celebration
of art and music.

The Englishman Who Posted Himself...

The first impression of W. Reginald Bray (1879-1939) was one of an ordinary middle-class Englishman quietly living out his time as an accountant in the leafy suburb of Forest Hill, London. A glimpse behind his study door, however, revealed his extraordinary passion for sending unusual items through the mail. In 1898, Bray purchased a copy of the Post Office Guide, and began to study the regulations published quarterly by the British postal authorities. He discovered that the smallest item one could post was a bee, and the largest, an elephant. Intrigued, he decided to experiment with sending ordinary and strange objects through the post unwrapped, including a turnip, a bowler hat, a bicycle pump, shirt cuffs, seaweed, a clothes brush, even a rabbit's skull. He eventually posted his Irish terrier and himself (not together), earning him the name "The Human Letter." He also mailed cards to challenging addresses, some in the form of picture puzzles, others sent to ambiguous recipients at hard to reach destinations, all in the name of testing the deductive powers of the beleaguered postman. By the time he died in 1939, Bray had sent out more than thirty-two thousand postal curios. The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects tells W. Reginald Bray's remarkable tale for the first time and includes delightful illustrations of some of his most amazing postal creations.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

piles and piles of vinyl

just in: restocks from crocodiles / royal baths /
tamaryn / sun araw / demons claws / etc.
we also just bought a great collection of used
stuff with highlights like bowie's hunky dory &
neil young's on the beach etc.
hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stella Hats

Cute wool hats made by local designer
Tomoko Tahara. Several styles to choose
from... they've arrived just in time for the
cooler Vancouver weather. Come in and
try one on!

Friday, October 15, 2010

New Store Hours

Dandelion will now be closed on Mondays...
we are still around from 12 - 6ish Tuesday
through Sunday. We can sometimes stay
open a bit later if there's something you
need and you can't make it in before 6pm
so just give us a call and let us know...
by the way, the above image was taken
from our balcony at home in Port Moody
during a rare thunderstorm!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dandelion will be closed Sunday Oct 10th through
Tuesday Oct 12th... See you on Wednesday or
very soon... Have a great weekend!!

Clap On Alarm Clock

Light wood veneer with red LED digital time.
Clap your hands to make LED time appear.
Takes 2 AAA batteries (not included)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Bag from Carga

Made from a single piece of rubberized cordura
and vegetable tanned leather. Waterproof, durable
and gorgeous to boot... big enough to hold
everything you could possibly want to carry
(measures 58cm x 40cm x 12cm)
Quite simply, an awesome bag!

Vosges Chocolate Skulls

The coveted chocolate skulls are back, in
a NEW, caramel-filled form. Dia de los
Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a festive
holiday devoted to welcoming back the
souls of deceased loved ones. Celebrate
in style with a spicy chili pepper caramel,
tequila-spiked caramel and classic dulce
de leche. A perfect Halloween treat!

Vosges Chocolate back in stock !

Mo's Bacon Bar and Dark Bacon Bar are back along
with lots of other amazing flavours... my favourite
is the new Black Salt Caramel Bar - it's to die for!
We also have the mini bars and mini bar library
(makes an awesome gift) Yummy!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Thank you !!

Thanks to everyone who came to Main Street this
weekend for the Drift... we had a great weekend
at the store, met lots of new people and had a
really fun time. Our resident artist Elizabeth Vegh
sold a few of her pieces... for those of you who
missed out Elizabeth's watercolors will remain on
display for the rest of the week. The Drift may
officially be over for the year but Main Street is
always a great destination. Thanks also to the Drift
organizers who, once again, put on a fantastic event!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Just Arrived!

Can / Neu / my bloody valentine / slowdive /
the fall / ride / chrome / joy division / new order /
swell maps / townes van zandt / andre williams /
air / os mutantes / harlem pixies / reigning sound
just to name a few !

Monday, September 27, 2010

Wood Skins for iPhone

Looking for protection for your new iPhone without sacrificing beauty? Handcrafted from 100% real wood (cherry, walnut or bamboo) these skins are available
for the newest iPhone 4 as well as the 3G or 3GS.
Professional grade 3M backing offers lasting results
for a perfect skin. Sustainable and eco-friendly
(and they look amazing!)

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Exquisite Book

This book is loosely based on the game started by the
Surrealists in the 1920's called The Exquisite Corpse.
This version is played by 100 contemporary artists,
illustrators and designers. Each artist contributed one
page to the book, the first artist was given a few words
to inspire their drawing. Each of the following artists
was only allowed to see the page preceding their own
to create their continuation of the story, and the
inspiration for the next artist. Each artist also follows
the horizon line that begins on the left side of the page
and ends on the right, establishing a visual connection...
The book reads as 10 short visual stories, and it is exciting
to see each artist's interpretation. This astonishing book's
format is as unique as its content, with each of the ten
chapters residing on a ten page accordion pull-out,
allowing readers to view the art continuously.
Great idea and a great book!

piles and piles of vinyl

great new titles like frankie rose and the outs / donovan quinn and the 13th month / candy claws / circle pit etc.
also lots of joy division / new order / clash / smiths etc. have just come in.

The Map As Art

Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography
This great book is now available in paperback!
It is little surprise that in an era of globalized
politics, culture, and ecology contemporary
artists are drawn to maps to express their
visions. Using a variety of media artists
explore a world free of geographical
The book features 360 map related artistic
visions by artists such as Ed Ruscha, Julian
Schnabel, Olafur Eliasson, William Kentridge,
Vik Muniz, and many more for whom maps
are the inspiration for creating art. The
beautiful reproductions and insightful
commentary make this an essential volume
for anyone interested in art and/or maps.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Drift - Art on Main Street

The 6th Annual Drift Weekend Art Tour
is coming up soon... save the dates!
Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3.
Showcasing local Vancouver artists working
in all media. The event is free to the public
and takes place in shops, cafes, galleries
and open studios all along Main Street!

Dandelion is pleased to host local artist
Elizabeth Vegh whose work includes
watercolor paintings and mixed media.

We hope everyone will come out to meet the
local artists and see their work...
This event is a great opportunity to get out
and support the community!

Visit the Drift website for more details

See you there!

Tuesday, Sept 14, 2010

Dandelion will be closed today...
We are celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary
with a day in beautiful Deep Cove, BC.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Regular store hours resume tomorrow.
Hope to see you all soon!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Garland Light

Designed by Studio Tord Boontje
Garland Light is made from a continuous
metal strand that is wrapped around a
light bulb. With a simple clip, Garland
secures to the base of a bulb and may be
shaped into practically any form. Intertwine
multiple Garlands to create larger shades.
Garland is included in the permanent
collection of MoMA New York and the
Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Made from stainless steel and available in
silver plated or white or black chrome.