Archive for January, 2011


I mean really, could these be any cuter?? Owl and Monkey Bookends (made of faux leather, no animals were hurt in the making of these adorable creatures!) softly weighted to hold your child’s books safely and sweetly. Quite a deal too, $35 for the set of 2.

Cool Coloring, for realz

If I have said it once, I’ve said it twice—- we all need to color more! And I mean us adults too! Think you’re too cool for the crayolas? Why don’t you break out them out on this clever coloring book featuring 100 of the most popular designs from 1916 to the present day from 18 major brands including Adidas, Converse, New Balance, Nike, Onitsuka Tiger, Puma, Reebok, and Vans. Brand, model name, launch date, and category are listed for each sneaker. I myself need some new kicks, so will look for some inspiration from this fun book. CREATE. COLOR. and have fun! The Sneaker Coloring Book $19.95.

HILARIOUS rewards for your special friends…

I think these funny award ribbons might trump even blue ribbons with their humor and wit. Who wouldn’t love an “Overall Foxiness” Ribbon? They are all handmade and have a pin backing so the lucky person can wear it all the time! They come in clear boxes too, for easy gift giving presentation (full text for each ribbon is on our website). Foxiness, Classy Broad, Rocking, Kick Ass Ribbons available- plus the Birthday Ribbon below. $12.95 each.

The Little Prince as a Graphic Novel? BRILLIANT

An all time favorite book, The Little Prince, now as a graphic novel (think comic book)- brilliantly done with wonderful illustrations by Joann Sfar (internationally acclaimed comic book artist). Remember, “You can only see clearly with the heart. What matters is invisible to the eye.” Beautiful gift for a lover of the this favorite story, or as an introduction to new readers to meet the Little Prince for the first time. Hardcover. $19.99.

These Canvas Flags say it all…

I hung up these adorable Canvas Flags as soon as we got them in– soo fun! Over 16′ (and 16 flags) to hang over and over again. They are printed unbleached eco-friendly cotton (come in a cute canvas carrying bag) and say fun things like “Listen to the World” and “You Can Still do a lot with a Small Brain,” “Everything is going to be OK.” Rob Ryan is a visual artist known the world over for his unique paper cutting and screen-printing techniques and his vision really comes through on these special flags. Use them for your next (and your next…) party, or keep them up all year round to decorate and inspire! Re-usable Canvas Flags $36.

Let their imaginations go crazy!

Need a great present for an imaginative child (or adult!), or want to have a great project stored away for the next snow day (tomorrow probably from the looks of the weather report!)– then check out these Seedling Kits. With all the fixins’ to make a Super Hero Cape (without the commercial element, mind you) or a Designer Dolly of their very own, these kits will spark the imagination and help kids make something extraordinary. Design Your Own Super Hero Cape Kit $40,  Create Your Own Designer Dolly Kit $36.

Cutest Treat Bags Ever, seriously!

Ohh how cute are these letterpress treat bags!! VERY! Another obsession that finally came true, I got one of these filled with goodies over a year ago and knew I needed to have them in the shop somehow. A year in the making, these Treat Bags are sold in sets of 10 and can be filled with candy, goodies & gags, party favors, etc. Fun for all occasions! We have tons of great treats to make your next party a success! Pack of 10 for $5.50.

I’m Bananas for Bananas…

I have been looking for these Banana Saver for years now- so I was very happy when someone just literally handed me the other day, with all the info on how to order them for the shop! So, here you go people- You’ve asked for them, I’ve asked for them… the BANANA SAVER is here!! Carry your banana around with out a care in the world knowing the Banana Saver will keep it safe until you are ready to eat it. Oh and did we mention, they are BPA free, top rack dishwasher safe and made in the USA- all good things, $4.95.

Tap is Terrific!

We love these TAP Water Bottles! In an effort to BRING TAP BACK these lovely water bottles are made from safe, non-chemical leaching glass water bottle they are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning, with a BPA- free sturdy plastic cap and have a thick glass design for added durability. They are just the right size for keeping next to your bed, or toting around the house. They look pretty in the fridge too! I have always been a TAP girl, now I can do it with style! Oh, and did we mention that 5% of the profits go to Charity? Nice! Hose Water BottlesTap is Terrific, and Hummingbird.$14.95 each.

The Family Dinner– a ritual I have always treasured

I grew up (more or less) having dinner with my family every night- and loved it. It was a big part of growing up for me, so when I saw this book The Family Dinner, I had to get it for the shop.  Laurie David’s (Producer of Inconvenient Truth, and ex- wife of funnyman Larry David) “new mission is to help America’s overwhelmed families sit down to a Family Dinner, and she provides all the reasons, recipes and fun tools to do so. Laurie David speaks from her own experience confronting the challenges of raising two teenage girls. Today’s parents have lots to deal with and technology is making their job harder than ever. Research has proven that everything we worry about as parents–from drugs to alcohol, promiscuity, to obesity, academic achievement and just good old nutrition–can all be improved by the simple act of eating and talking together around the table. Laurie has written a practical, inspirational, fun (and, of course, green) guide to the most important hour in any parent’s day. Chock-full chapters include: Over seventy-five kid approved fantastic recipes; tips on teaching green values; conversation starters; games to play to help even the shyest family member become engaged; ways to express gratitude; the family dinner after divorce (hint: keep eating together) and much more. Filled with moving memories and advice from the country’s experts and teachers, this book will get everyone away from electronic screens and back to the dinner table.” (from Publisher’s Website). $29.99.

January 2011