Thursday, August 29, 2013

Blackwing pencils

Palomino Blackwing pencils are the ultimate
drawing or writing tool and cult favorite since
1932. The drawing pencil is soft and creamy
with an exceptionally black line. The writing
pencil 602 is smooth and firm with great wear
resistance. Pencils are cedar and graphite with
refillable black or white erasers. Made in Japan.
We also have the long point sharpeners which
use a 2-step process to give you the perfect
point and extra blades to keep you sharp !

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

for your iPhone

we have these beautiful leather cases for iPhone 5
as well as the 4/4S back in stock... hand crafted in
Portland, OR.

Friday, August 23, 2013

bunch of new records

lots of records and tapes just in !

Sunday, August 18, 2013

33 acres brewing co.

If you haven't been to the new 33 acres brewing 
company to try their beer yet you should drop 
by the lovely tasting room for a beer flight. the 
sunshine is a seasonal beer (my personal fave)
and it's  only on tap for another week (or so) 
so don't delay ! you can also take your own 
growler or get one there to take home. A 
refreshing addition to the Mt Pleasant 
neighbourhood... welcome !

Monday, August 12, 2013

rebecca chaperon + vintage tins

local painter/art wizard rebecca chaperon recently
visited us and picked up a couple of vintage tins.
At my request rebecca sent photos of the tins in
use at her studio. It's so cool to be able to see what
happens to some of the things people purchase in
the shop and how they are using them... I'm glad
we were able to assist rebecca in some small way
with the production of her amazing work! ...
to see more of rebecca's work please visit

I am now extending this request to everyone who
purchases something in our shop... we'd love to
receive more photos like this to see where the
products end up !

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

new... duffel bag

the perfect travel companion (or gym bag)
constructed of heavy duty waxed canvas
with one large compartment & two outer
pockets, leather handles and an adjustable
shoulder strap. 18" x 9.5"... handmade in
Portland, Oregon. now at the emporium !

Sunday, August 4, 2013

picks of the ...

jeff's pick :
human expression
(2013 / 1965 mississippi / accent)

laura's pick :
the ecstasy of gold vol.1 & 2
23 killer bullets from the spaghetti west
(2013 / 1968-1973)

owen's pick :
polyphonic size - earlier / later
(2013 / 1979 - minimal wave)

daniel's pick :
bitchin' bajas - bitchitronics
(2013 - drag city)

more records !

as well as these and many many more new lps and
reissues etc. we have also been buying nice piles
of used stuff !

Saturday, August 3, 2013

just in... more vintage !!

we've got more vintage pieces and antiques now
in stock... a beautiful machinist's desk from the 
1940's plus some great side tables, stools, boxes,
etc... stop by to say hi and have a look !