Friday, November 30, 2012

picks of the week :

jeff's pick : 
agitation free - 2nd
(2012 - made in germany)
i just could not decide between
these two releases. so good !

laura's pick :
eddy current suppression ring - everything so far
(2006 - 2012  goner)

tim the mute's pick :
dick diver - st
(2012 - chapter music)

so many records...

giant orders have just landed here at dandelion.
gainsbourg / dick diver / primitive calculators /
afrobeat makers tony allen / charles bradley /
antibalas / mad music / tony caro & john /
rodriguez / alice coltrane / peter broderick / orb /
swell maps / kevin ayers / rikki ililonga / dimlite /
witch boxsets / loving on the flipside / resan /
psychic ills & moon duo / baby grandmothers /
eternal tapestry / psych funk a la turk / krokodil /
annexus quam / dom / gila / forgetters / lamps /
my solid ground / times new viking / blank realm /
guided by voices / ben folds five / bikini kill /
bridge and tunnel / builders & butchers /
defiance ohio / dreamscape / eddy current /
el topo / emeralds / ghost mice / girls names /
guided by voices / lee hazlewood / bert jansch /
mark lanegan / mountain goats / plateaus /
reigning sound / silver scooter / snowgoose /
sparklehorse / tracey thorn / uv race / two much /
wax museums / avengers / kevin coyne /
miles davis / fairport convention / toy love /
funkadelic and lots more !

Thursday, November 29, 2012

more candles !!

we just received new styles and restocks
of some of our favorite beeswax candles 
cast from antique jars and bottles. I can't
imagine a more lovely gift to open on
Christmas morning. A hint of history, 
a touch of romance and the enticing 
aroma of honey... mmm, heavenly!

happy holidays !!

lovely letterpress holiday cards by hammerpress.
what better way to wish your loved ones a merry
christmas !!  we have their 2013 calendars too...
cards are sold individually or by the box.

Goodbook for iPhone 5


Now in stock at the emporium!! A leather wallet,
iPhone 5 case and sketchbook all in one. Designed
to consolidate the many items we carry in our
pockets everyday. Handcrafted in Portland, Oregon.
The Goodbook for iPhone 4/4S is also available...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

bird bingo

Looking for the perfect gift for that "impossible to
buy for" person? This colourfully-illustrated game
features 64 bird species from around the world...
adding a fun and educational twist to the classic

Sunday, November 25, 2012

extended hours...

starting this week we will be open extended hours:
Monday to Friday 11 - 7
Saturday & Sunday 11 - 6
we will be extending our hours even more in the
month of December as we get closer to Christmas
so stay posted and see you soon !!
(image above was taken from Vancouver archives)

Friday, November 23, 2012

sky high

In an age-old story of keeping up with the Joneses,
author Germano Zullo has created a picture book
that follows the fate of two rival neighbours as they
compete to build the most extravagant house 
imaginable. The original edition of "Sky High"
written in French and published in Switzerland has
been translated for an English audience with the
original illustrations by Albertine. The competition
starts out small but quickly spirals out of control as 
architects and construction crews are brought in to 
address the questionable physics of the buildings.
The structures are filled with tennis courts, murano
glass chandeliers, curiosity cabinets, even the odd
Bengal tiger finds its way in via helicopter... until
the inevitable finally happens and one of the homes
topples to the ground.  A delightful book sure to
amuse and charm children and adults alike.

Friday, November 16, 2012

welcome new leather goods !!

new to the emporium beautiful leather goods made 
in vancouver by brittany junek of apogee handmade. 
key lanyards, iPhone cases, card cases, dog leashes
& collars. Made with exceptional quality leather and
brass, nickel and stainless steel hardware. we are
very pleased and excited to be the first and only
shop in vancouver to carry these items...
thanks brittany !!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

we love muji !!


just a few of the wonderfully simple yet perfectly
designed objects that make us love muji...

Monday, November 12, 2012

thanks vancouver !

thank you vancouver for a crazy day this
past saturday at the main street record fair.
a great turnout ... much appreciated !

Sunday, November 11, 2012

remembrance day weekend hours

we will be closing a little early ( 5 o'clock ) on both
sunday and monday for remembrance day weekend.
thanks to any and all who have lived and died
protecting our liberty.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

more yummy things...

Also from Olive & Sinclair comes this amazing
bean to bar chocolate in 2 distinct flavours: the
salt & pepper bar and mexican style cinnamon
chili. Both use 67% cacao and both are totally
delicious !! 

bourbon + chocolate = badass

From Olive & Sinclair in Nashville TN...  for their
Bourbon Nib Brittle the cacao beans are aged in
bourbon barrels from the finest southern distilleries.
Featuring subtle notes of apple, cherry and oak this
brittle ends with a classic southern bourbon finish.
A surefire hit for any bourbon lover and sure to
convert any non-believers.

bacon + chocolate = bliss

Here is what one food critic has to say  "the flavor
of Olive and Sinclair’s Smoked Nib Brittle brings
together the bittersweet deliciousness of their 67%
dark chocolate with the decadent, smoky glory of
bacon. It’s knees-buckling delicious and it contains
no meat. The cacao nibs that fleck each chocolate
drenched hunk of brittle were smoked at the wood
stove smokehouse of Benton’s Smoky Mountain
Country Hams." I don't know about you, but that
sounds like something I must try....  a lot of !!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Main Street Record Fair - Today !!

Date: Saturday November 10, 2012
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Place: Cambrian Hall - 215 East 17th Ave, Vancouver BC
Entry: $2 at the door

Dandelion will be there... hope to see you !!
The store is also open from 12 - 6 today so come on by


lovely handmade bamboo earrings, brooches, tie
pins and cufflinks. made locally by artist/designer
Valerie Thai. Now in stock at the emporium...
we have a great selection to choose from !!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

stacks of vinyl coming on Friday !

tonnes of great stuff landing here Friday afternoon.
can't wait !

pick of the week time again !

jeff's pick :
mount eerie - ocean's roar
(2012 - pw elverum and sun)

laura's pick :
brian eno - another green world
(1975 -  island records)

tim the mute's pick :
flying lotus - until the quiet comes
(2012 - warp)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pollen Arts - Wax Facts

Beeswax has been used since the beginning of 
civilization. It has been found in pharaoh’s tombs, 
amongst Viking shipwrecks and Roman ruins. 

When honey bees make their wax, it's actually an 
off-white color, and the beautiful golden hue and 
scent in beeswax candles comes from the honey, 
nectar and pollen which get mixed in during the 
harvest and processing, for a completely natural 
scent and color ...

Beeswax candles emit negative ions. This process 
binds dust, odor and allergen particles together in 
the air, making them too heavy to float around so
they fall to the ground where they can be easily 
swept up and never find their way into your lungs 
and sinuses. This makes beeswax the best burn for
anyone with asthma, allergies or sensitive sinuses.

Beeswax burns cleaner and longer than paraffin, 
soy or any other wax on the market. Paraffin is a 
byproduct of the crude oil industry and burning 
the wax emits toxins and carcinogens which have 
been known to cause cancer, birth defects, and 
diseases such as asthma.

Soy is a healthier alternative to paraffin, however
soy crops are often sprayed heavily with chemical
pesticides which end up in our soil and water. It’s
also one of the main causes of deforestation in the
amazon, wiping out millions of acres of rain forest.
If Mother Nature had a vote, she would most
definitely choose the wax of buzzing bees!

Beeswax production has a zero carbon footprint.
The only byproducts of the process are beautiful 
pollenated flowers and sweet golden honey.  If
you haven't heard about CCD (colony collapse
disorder), beekeepers have been hit hard by the
death of hundreds of millions of pollinating honey
bees.  By supporting beeswax, you're helping to
fund the ongoing efforts to find a solution to the 
vanishing of the bees and in time, the decline of
the flowering plants in the food chain which we
all love, as bees also pollinate 1/3 of all fruits and

----------------- thank you p&j !! ---------------------

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fall back...

Hey everyone it's that time of year again when we 
turn our clocks back an hour and suddenly it's dark
at 5 pm... as such we will be closing 1 hour earlier
from Monday thru Friday through the month of
November. Of course if you can't make it in by
7 just give us a call, we're always happy to stay
open a bit later when there's people around :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

iPhone 5 wood skins are here !!

Each skin is made from 100% authentic wood. 
The wood grain, colour and knots will vary with
each individual piece, so no two skins are exactly 
alike. Available in cedar, maple, walnut & more.
Now in stock... iPhone 4/4S skins also available !!