Sunday, January 30, 2011

serge gainsbourg - initials b.b. lp

another album of stellar gainsbourg compositions
this time inspired by his adoration of brigitte bardot.
i love this video. just serge smoking his gitanes...
nothing more is needed. the LP is now available in
limited quantities.

Friday, January 28, 2011

outsiders cq - finally in store !

long out of print and highly sought after for good
reason is the second lp by the outsiders from
holland. it has just been reissued and is now
available in the store. here is a video for
the title track. i have been listening to
this record all day.

space - magic fly

we do not have this record but if anyone has a copy
they feel they could part with please bring it by.
apart from being a decent kraftwerk knock-off
this video makes me smile every time i watch it.
love the vintage synths.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New stuff just in...

I can't tell you how much we love the new products
we just got in. Photos don't really do it justice so
you'll just have to come in to see for yourself!!
Beautiful vintage inspired notebooks, stationery
goods and leather wallets. Most of it will likely go
fast but we should be seeing lots more from this
company in the near future.

the soft moon - parallels video

from the new soft moon self-titled LP... now
back in stock in limited quantities. if you
don't have a copy better get one soon!!

a mountain of records has arrived...

more stuff than i can possibly list!! minks /
sir lord baltimore / blank dogs: land and fixed /
new dirtbombs / bonniwell music machine /
shangri-las / lots of psych rock / punk rock /
krautrock / jazz / soul / blues and funk records.
also lots of key restocks on new titles like white
fence / soft moon / sic alps / big troubles etc.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Carga Bags on Sale

Up to 20% off all carga bags in stock
sale lasts until the end of the month
industrial wool felt / vegetable tanned leather
each bag is hand assembled and stamped
with a serial number to emphasize its unique
character... beautiful!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Chrisma - Lola

Loving the "chinese restaurant" lp which has just
been reissued. Originally recorded in 1977 by the
Italian glam new wave duo. limited repress of
only 500 copies. awesome on so many levels...
highly recommended!! Their follow up album
"hibernation" is also available in store.

lovely big pile of records just arrived

white fence / soft moon / chrisma / wild nothing /
abner jay / destroyer / truth and janey / sic alps /
james ferraro / modern lovers / big troubles /
espers / aguaturbia / forest swords etc...
see you down here soon!

Coming Soon!!

New to the Emporium!!
We have just ordered an extensive collection of
beautiful leather goods, stationery products and
journals with vintage Swedish and French motifs.
We will let you know just as soon as they arrive.
(we can hardly wait)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Letterpress Cards

These beautiful cards are made by
Hammerpress, a letterpress and design
studio located in Kansas City, Missouri.
They are a very welcome and exciting
addition to our shop. Come in and have
a look; there's a card for every occasion!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Clap-On Cube Alarm Clock

Dark wood veneer with red LED digital time.
Clap your hands (or just tap the top of the
cube) to make the LED time appear.
Takes 2 AAA batteries (not included)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Beer - A Genuine Collection of Cans

Two San Francisco based designers stumbled upon
a family member's beer can collection tucked away
in his basement. The extensive collection includes
all shapes, styles and sizes of brew from around
the world, spanning 7 decades and 32 countries.
The duo photographed and documented the work
in a book that they aptly titled "Beer."
This amazing book lends insight into the evolution
of beer can design through its 500 images. Each
photo, shot against a white background, includes
the company name and time period. The layout
allows the reader to truly absorb the details of the
cans and appreciate the story each has to tell. For
anyone who appreciates beer for its refreshing
nature or simply enjoys gazing at beautiful images
of tin antiquities, this book is for you!!

Opinel No. 8 Walnut / Stainless

New to the Emporium...
Joseph Opinel began making his knives in 1895 in
the Savoie region of France. By the 1940s over 200
million had been sold. The success of the knife rests
on the strength of the design itself, earning it status
in everyday French culture and design museums
alike. The No. 8 is the most popular for general use
and is often used to cut fruit, bread and cheese.
In recent years the use of stainless steel blades has
made the knife nearly maintenance free and exotic
wood handles like walnut have been introduced.
The Opinel knife is included in the Victoria and
Albert Museum in London as one of the "100
most beautiful products in the world"
Truly a design classic.

Crunch Recycle Bin

Get organized in the new year with this 100%
cotton canvas container with laminated liner.
14 x 18 x 14" Charcoal with white design.
New from Umbra Design Group.

Record Frames... New!!

We all love records for the music but there's no
denying that some album covers are also great
works of art. This wall frame floats a record
album between two glass inserts. Each frame
holds one 12 x 12" album cover. For those
albums you want to display as well as listen to!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

another lovely stack of records

lots of great blues and psych rock lps have just
landed here in the store. magical power mako /
strawberry path / les rallizes denudes / gila /
parson sound boxset / speed glue and shinki /
pierre henry / honest jons bellyachers /
african new wave comp / karen dalton /
amon duul / annexus quam / heldon /
agilok and blubbo / new mississippi titles /
nick drake / eddie detroit / link wray etc.
hope to see you soon.

Happy Snow Day!!

Sorry folks, Jeff and I are taking the day off
so Dandelion will be closed today (Wednesday).
We apologize for any inconvenience. Please
check back tomorrow (we should be open
through the weekend Thursday to Saturday
12 - 6 and Sunday 12 - 5, closed Monday)
Have a great day, enjoy the snow!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

amazing new collection

tonnes of stellar lps have landed in the new
arrivals today supplanting the recent pile
i got in a few days back. two full bins of
records... son house / lightning hopkins /
wilson pickett / al green / otis redding /
leadbelly / television / brian eno / lou reed /
velvet underground / patti smith / talking
heads / iggy pop and many more. original
signed copy of white light white heat as well
as an original pressings of loaded and third
lp by the velvet underground ( the latter of
which is probably my favourite )

hope to see you all soon.