Welcome to my new blog! We loaded it up with items that are on the lifestyle section of our website http://www.blueribbongeneralstore.com but also wanted to say how excited I am to finally have a blog! People have been telling me to start one for years- but I only wanted to do it when I knew I could take the time and attention to do it right. So, here we are in 2009 and kicking it off with a bang with a new blog! Of course, I am going to write and feature things that we sell in the store and on our site, but I also am going to write about ideas and experiences and inspirations for all parts of life- things that you can buy, make, do, etc. to help make your life more fulfilling. Our motto for the shop is the same as our creed here—
We are about Having Fun, Enjoying Life, Making the most of each and every day- and helping you to do the same.
Love and Laughter reign supreme.
So, with all that being said- here is my official first tidbit to share-
Have you seen the coolest calendar of all time- the Stendig calendar (of course we sell them in the shop- we have a few left, $35). It was first created in
1966 by Massimo Vignelli and is now an Internation Iconic art piece that is even in the MoMa’s permanent collection. Its huge- 36″ x 48″- we had one in the window of the shop and sold a bunch that way but it literally took up half the window. I have been obsessed with them since the 3rd grade when I got my first one with my dad at the Conran Shop (when it used to be at the CitiCorp building). I was so excited when I tracked them down and was able to buy them for the shop. What a great way to say hello to the new year!
Call me at the store if you want me to save one for you- 718.522.9848