Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tilo scarves are here !!

A collection of scarves from Toronto based
company, Tilo, is now here... The emphasis
is on natural fibres, textures, and a modern
color palette. Some of the scarves are woven
on looms over 100 years old, which create
fine and unique textures. 100% wool and
oh so soft... the perfect fashion accessory.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

alpine trees now in stock !!

If you want a tree for Christmas but you're
looking for something of the non-traditional
variety this may be just the thing... made
from recycled cardboard these alpine trees
stand 26" tall (great for a tabletop) and are
available in white or natural. We also have
cardboard wreaths and wall-mounted deer
heads. Made in the USA.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Record Fair this Sunday

Nov 27th at the Biltmore... woot !!
be there (we will be !!)

New!! lovely soy wax candles

Locally made, custom blended and hand-poured in
micro batches, these 6oz all-natural candles are made
from 100% massage grade soy wax and pure essential
oils. Each uses a wick made of 100% lead-free cotton
and is packaged in a german weck canning jar which
can be easily washed and reused after you've finished
enjoying your candle. Each candle burns for roughly
50-60 hours under normal conditions.
Choose from three delicious scents...
Energizing: lemon, rosemary, eucalyptus & basil
Soothing: vanilla, bergamot & japanese peppermint
Balancing: oak moss, cypress, spruce & rosemary
We love these candles and hope to see more products
from this recently discovered local company soon !!

Friday, November 25, 2011

lots of new vinyl just in

lots of great titles just in : dmz / de la soul /
bambara mystic soul / flower travelling band /
fifty foot hose / flied egg / t. kosugi /
taj mahal travellers / pebbles / vis-a-vis /
menahan street band / sharon jones /
el rego / charles bradley / jacques berrocal /
ty segall / baris manco / throbbing gristle /
amen dunes / kaleidiscope / trad gras stenar /
twerps / sebastian / marijata / thieves like us /
dive / soft moon / blouse / naomi shelton /
budos band / battle of rat fink hill /
del shannon / hairy chapter / gila /
nick drake / leopards / pumphouse /
sunn O))) + nurse with wound /
wooden shjips / rangarang and more !

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pendleton Crib Blanket

For over a 100 years Oregon’s Pendleton Woolen
Mills has produced its renowned wool blankets,
many of which have become treasured heirlooms
passed down from generation to generation. This
blanket, made of soft pure virgin merino wool in
a classic buttermint plaid is set to continue the
tradition, with quality that will endure long after
baby has grown. Machine washable. 32" x 44"

Thursday, November 17, 2011

giant stack of records just in !

lots of lovely stuff just in : anika / bruce haack /
les rallizes denudes / mummies / the bats /
best coast / karen dalton / desire / dirty beaches /
dive / go sailor / hagar the womb / heavenly beat /
jesus and mary chain / blind willie johnson /
june brides / lcd soundsystem / minks /
thee oh sees / oneohtrix point never /
pains of being pure at heart / psychic dancehall /
radar eyes / rayon beach / sea lions / ty segall /
spits / mississippi comps / devon williams /
wipers / yuck / circuit 7 / danse society /
dark day / pas de deux / turquoise days /
wax museums & lots more.

picks of the week time again

jeff's pick :
the bats - daddy's highway
(1987 flying nun)

tim the mute's pick :
yuck - st
(2011 fat possum)

laura's pick :
the sea lions - everything you always...
(2011 slumberland)

Monday, November 14, 2011

wooden acorn garland

Real acorn caps top charming wooden acorns
strung along a 12' jute twine garland. A lovely
handmade decoration for the home or to hang
on the tree at Christmas time...

It's here !!

Yummy !!
We'll try not to eat it all before you get here...
Bean-to-bar chocolate in 3 amazing flavours
Mexican Cinn-Chili
Salt & Pepper
Cocoa Nibs

Thursday, November 10, 2011

incense burners have arrived

What could go better with our new incense than
a beautiful solid wood smokehouse? Made by a
German design company that works under the
roof of a 230 year old black forest house...

They work with local wood according to old craft
tradition while incorporating modern techniques.
The results are high quality products with pleasing
aesthetics emphasizing the natural beauty of wood.
We just love these little "rauchhaus" and had to get
them for the shop !! Available in either beech or
walnut with a steel base. (Shown in beech, top)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wood Bird Clips

These didn't stay around long the first time but
we just got a bunch more of these sweet little
hand carved birds back in stock. They come in
their own wood box fitted with a tiny perch...
so cute and perfect for a little gift.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Art of Instruction

Large scale wall charts were fundamental tools
of classroom instruction throughout Europe in
the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Collected here for the first time in one deluxe
volume are over 100 of these vintage educational
posters. From the anatomy of a tulip to that of a
hedgehog, the botanical and zoological images in
this collection are captivating with their curious
visuals and intricate details. With a compelling
introduction about the history of the charts and
their production, The Art of Instruction provides
a glimpse into a rich, significant heritage and will
enlighten those with an interest in art, design,
science, or natural history.

Paula Scher's Maps

Graphic Designer Paula Scher's new book Maps
covers her cartographic artwork from the late
1990's to present. She calls her large paintings
"distortions of reality" as they comment on the
world of information overload in a deeply personal
way. When Scher started painting her maps she
created them through her own altered lens,
understanding that inconsistencies were a part
of everyday life. Scher's colourful, multilayered
paintings present familiar geography in vibrant,
thoughtful new ways. As well as being visually
stunning, each map is also filled with information.
One titled "International Air Routes" includes airline
hubs, flight routes, airline names and time zones,
while another called "World Trade" outlines ports,
trade routes and currencies. Scher takes the reader
on a virtual world tour with a twist and her paintings
compel us to take a look at the idea of truth within
our own reality in the process.

Monday, November 7, 2011

how the chocolate is made

amazing chocolate coming soon !!

From the only bean-to-bar chocolate maker in
Nashville, TN come these 3 amazing chocolate
bars, Mexican Cinn-Chili, Salt & Pepper, and
Double Chocolate Nibs. Slow roasted and stone
ground in small batches from select single origin
beans and combined with pure brown sugar for
a smooth and robust flavour. It's the NEW old
fashioned chocolate... outrageously delicious !!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

wtf ?

wow i'm fairly certain i was not thinking
it was a middle aged white guy belting it
out like this. more like big mama thorton?...

Fall Back...

Hey look, it's 5 pm and it's getting dark out...
don't you just love daylight savings time ?
Yes, it was nice sleeping in this morning but
I'd give it up for an extra hour of sunlight at
the end of the day all winter long...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Holiday Cards Are Here !!

a wonderful collection of holiday greeting cards
from the MoMA in New York... sold individually.
we have lots of great letterpress cards in stock
as well !!

Friday, November 4, 2011

some rare things just in...

mantra - rare canadian psych
folk lp. sealed original.

cervello - melos. rare italian prog LP.
highly rated by many and super hard
to find. its in lovely shape.

karen dalton - it's so hard to tell who is
going to love you the best. very difficult
to find original and totally amazing lp
by bob dylan's favourite female vocalist.

"high boots" scopitone

apparently nobody knows who to blame this
very entertaining scopitone on. if anyone
knows who this guy is please let us know !

Thursday, November 3, 2011

picks of the week !

laura's pick : thee oh sees -
carrion crawler / the dream (2011)
( jeff would have picked this one as
well if laura hadn't beaten him to it !
it completely rules in every way. )

tim the mutes pick : iceage -
new brigade (2011)

jeff's pick : erkin koray -
singles & rarities (1971-78)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

another nice pile of records just in...

bare wires / bill callahan / danse society /
deux / the field / aura / mark hollis /
blind willie johnson mississippi comps /
heavy times / mctells cassettes / oh sees
carrion crawler the dream ! / pas de deux /
reatards / servants / social climbers /
sympathy nervous / tvp / ural thomas /
tindersticks / new mississipi comps /
the wake / vita noctis / wax museums /
wax idols / erkin koray on sublime
frequencies and much more...