Archive for May, 2011

More NYC LOVE for your walls :)

More NYC love- this time from our clever friends at Mr. Boddington! From A (alternate side of the street parking) to Z (zillionaire jogging) you will delight in every letter with this fabulous new poster! 11″ x 17″ (easy to frame!). NYC Loves ABC Poster– $35.

More Brooklyn Love, Letterpress style!

Loving these new Letterpress Kraft postcards we just got in, designed and printed by a local artist. They are a fun mix of new and old. Brooklyn and Boerum Hill (our ‘hood) postcards available- $3.50 each. Send one! Frame one! Keep one!

I am in love with… this Brooklyn Poster!

I can’t wait to hang this great Brooklyn Poster at the shop AND at in my apartment! It combines several of our loves- “Brooklyn, typography, color, 50’s inspired illustrations, and urban signage.” Hand screened and signed by the artist (on thick 100% Recycled acid-free 100# soft white paper stock)- 16″ x 24.” Brooklyn Poster by Jim Datz– $60.

A new Brooklyn ABC (and 123) book!

A fun new Brooklyn book for the kiddies from a local author/photographer just found its’ way into our shop– The ABCs of Brooklyn (also includes numbers too- very cleverly done). As our beloved Borough President Marty Markowitz said about the book, “Just like our eclectic borough, this book has something for everyone. It captures the charm, history, diversity and fun of Brooklyn. It’s all here in this appealing book, and I know you will love visiting the world’s biggest neighborhood- Brooklyn, USA!” Check it out! The ABCs of Brooklyn, An Alphabet Guidebook for All Ages– $16.95.

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here– it’s BBQ time!

Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend we are stepping up our Grilling Game– first up with this awesome cookbook/travelogue of BBQ recipes from around the country, Barbecue Nation. And BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND– our BBQ Sword Fork, complete with mask (to keep your secret identity for when you burn the sausages!).  Plus the Fire Bucket BBQ— GOOD TIMES. Get cooking!! Barbecue Nation– $18.95, BBQ Sword Fork– $29.50 and Fire Bucket BBQ– $80.

Ready Set Glow! Firefly Kits….

A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! These Firefly Kits are soo cute I want one for ME, but alas they are in kid sizes only (2-4-6).  Packed inside the unbreakable jars (designed to easily catch and release Firefly’s) are a hand screened/hand drawn unisex American Apparel T-shirt, magnifying glass, aluminum foil and informative guide with tips for finding insects to light up their jar and jokes to light up their faces. It’s (finally) heating up, summer is coming! Firefly Kits in Size 2, Size 4 and Size 6– $30.

Rapture… is the world coming to an end? Party ideas just in case :)

One of our dear friends and customers, Justine, came by earlier today looking for a clever gift for a Rapture Party tonight. You know, in honor of the world coming to an end?! Of course, I went straight to the bar section. We thought these Now Panic and Freak Out Cocktail Napkins were perfect, especially when she paired it with the Bomb’s Away Shot Glasses. Good times! Now Panic and Freak Out Cocktail Napkins– $5.50 for a pack of 20, Bomb’s Away Shot Glasses– $22.50.

National Bike to Work Day!

May is National Bike Month and today is National Bike to Work Day! Did you do it? Luckily the rain stopped for a bit this morning (back to sogginess now though) for all the riders here in New York City. In NYC they were greeted with Ice Coffee and a Clif Bar at the Transportation Alternatives commuter stations in the 5 boroughs.  While you are resting up from the ride around town, or merely contemplating buying a bike, check out a few of our favorite Biking items. First up is  I Love My Bike– a new book out that is a photographic journal of cycling. It’s the “trifecta of awesome for any cyclist: cool people, cool photos, and really, really cool bikes.” And then there are our Bike Reflector Stickers- check them out-

And every bike aficionado (or novice for that matter) needs Bike Snob, the cleverly written book written by BikeSnobNYC’s anonymous author who “lampoons the missteps, pretensions, and absurdities of bike culture while maintaining a contagious enthusiasm for cycling itself. Bike Snob is an essential volume for anyone who knows, is, or wants to become a cyclist.”

And to keep your bike in tip top shape, treat yourself or your fellow bike soul mate to our FA Seeds Cycle Care Kit

I Love My Bike– $16.95, Bike Reflector Stickers- $16.00, Bike Snob– $16.95, Cycle Care Kit– $19.95.  Get Cycling!

Our Lunchskins featured in Real Simple’s Smart Picnic Supplies!

Yeahhhh! I just got my daily email from Real Simple with helpful tips and today’s 6 Smart Picnic Supplies featured our Lunchskins! These reusable bags made from Food Grade Cotton are the perfect size for sandwiches (or whatever you want!), and save you $ in plastic bags while also helping Mother Nature by cutting down on wasteful baggies (every day, more than 20 million sandwich bags from school lunches go into landfills in the US). Bonus- pop them in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. This cute green pear is a new member of this bright and fun collection. Sandwich size– $9.95, Snack Size– $7.95.  LOTS more ideas for a fun picnic in our Summer Section of our website– from Picnic Blankets and Picnic Boxes (Picnic Baskets in store too!), we have you covered!

Our Plantable Records are in Everyday with Rachael Ray- wahooo!

Check out the new super deluxe double issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray– our Plantable Records are in there in her FAVS section! These records are very cool- you can plant them in one pot, or cut them up to plant in several planters (or outside)– either way, watch them grow!

Petal Power (grows Wild Flowers!) Plantable Record– $9.95, Wild Herbs (grows Herbs!) Plantable Record– $9.95.  Plantable Comic Books too– check them all out and get planting– indoors or out!

May 2011