Archive for November, 2011

A Modern & Minimal Design Classic: The Stendig Calendar- get yours NOW!

Calling all lovers of midcentury modern design: pull up your Eames rocker, turn on your Arco floor lamp, and keep track of what day it is with your very own 2012 Stendig Calendar. Designed in 1966 by Massimo Vignelli, this minimalist classic is the only calendar in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (impressive!). Black and white with a streamlined and simple design, it’s sure to make a statement in any home or office. 2012 Stendig Calendar – $36. And people– if you want one of these, get them NOW! I can’t tell you how many emails we got for these all year (up until first weeks of November!) for the 2011 calendar….crazy Stendig-ers!

The Mighty Munchstache (Cookie Cutter!)

The mustache craze continues and we are absolutely thrilled to get this new must-have kitchen tool in: say hello to the Munchstache Cookie Cutter!  If you’re having a Groucho Marx themed party, or getting nostalgic over an old episode of Magnum PI, or hanging out in Williamsburg with some mustachioed friends, this cookie cutter is perfect for you (or a great gift for anyone who appreciates the glamour of a ‘stache). And don’t worry, we have lots of other exciting mustache products – like this and this – plus more special treats in store only! Come visit and check them all out! Munchstache Cookie Cutter – $12.

ABRGS on Brokelyn!

Brokelyn copyWe are psyched to be featured on Brokelyn for our participation in Small Business Saturday! Tomorrow, Saturday, November 26th we’ll be giving away Naughty and Nice pins with purchases (while supplies last).  Also be sure to register your AmEx card  to receive a $25 statement credit when you shop at a small business like ABRGS tomorrow. SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS!!!!

Coaster Calendar- An Annie’s Favorite!

Coaster Calendar- An Annie's Favorite!

Someone from a fun blog called today asking for my favorite items- that is always soo hard for me to pick! I love sooo many of our fun & functional items. This 2012 Letterpress Calendar is on the top of my list though- it’s soo pretty and sweet. Besides the beautiful letterpress seasonal images, each month can also be used as a coaster– plus there is a silver stand included. 2012 Letterpress Coaster Calendar– $22.50.

Ballparks Baseball in Esquire’s Gift Guide!!!

Ballparks Baseball in Esquire's Gift Guide!!!

We are sooo psyched to see our Ballparks Baseball in Esquire’s gift Guide for Cool Gifts Under $100! (this baby’s a steal for $22.50) It’s a map of America, featuring the most famous ballparks on a handmade baseball! What a great gift! Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium/Citi Field, Citizens Bank Park, Camden Yards, Wrigley Field, Busch Stadium, Dodger Stadium, and many more… They’re all here. Ballparks Baseball– $22.50.

It’s ADVENT CALENDAR TIME!! Get your Chocolate Advent Calendars now, before they SELL OUT!

December 1st is right around the corner, don’t forget to get your Advent Calendars NOW!! These cute (& yummy!) Chocolate Advent Calendars ALWAYS sell out, so be sure to order one or stop by to get yours SOON! Santa Express (above) Chocolate Advent Calendar & Elf Magic (below) Chocolate Advent Calendar– $6.50 each.

Time Out New York’s Gift Guide features our “To Hell with Work” Flask

Time Out New York's Gift Guide- To Hell with Work Flask

YAY!! Our clever little flask (not soo little, holds 3 oz. of your libation of choice) made it’s way into Time Out New York’s Holiday Gift Guide (Unique Gifts for Coworkers). These are hilarious, and come in a couple different styles (“Put Some Hair on Your Chest” -see below, that one’s 5 oz) and 2 different sizes, all neatly packed in a cool kraft box. To Hell With Work Flask– $24.95.

How the Magic Happens….

How the Magic Happens....

Things are heating up! The Holiday orders are coming in at a rapid pace, we had our Annual Party last evening, our Greenwich Pop Up is opening on Saturday and our team is settling in with a great rhythm! Before we write about another wonderful Gift Guide that we are a part of, I thought I’d show you a little behind the scenes of what’s going on at the shop & some of the wonderful people we have on our team.  We are sooo happy to have Christopher back (here he is with his Annie’s Blue Ribbon Water Bottle that went around the world with him on his musical world tour). If you get an internet order from us, all nicely packed- chances are Christopher had a part of it. And we are THRILLED to have Sharon, above, on board as the manager of our Greenwich Pop Up Shop. Here she is earlier this week setting up some of our Stocking Stuffer Bins. The shop is JAMMED PACKED with lots of fun treats- can’t wait for opening day on Saturday!!!

New York Magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide features our awesome GLASS TEAPOT (it’s also a BEST BET this week!)

New York Magazine's Holiday Gift Guide features our awesome GLASS TEA POT (it's also a BEST BET this week!)

Yeahhh!!! New York Magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide is out and WE ARE IN IT! Our fabulous Glass Teapot looks lovely on the page, if I do say so myself. We were psyched that they also featured it as a Best Bet this week too! We love you New York Magazine!!

Glass Teapot

One Stop Shopping from us in Real Simple’s Holiday Gift Guide…

Sooo, we told you earlier this week how we are SOOO excited to be in the December issue of Real Simple with our Table Top Foosball Table. Well, we thought we’d also let you know we have quite a few other items in their AMAZING Gift Guide as well,  so we can be your ONE STOP SHOP! First up- these wonderful Nursery Blocks with two silhouette images from Mother Goose stories, with the nursery rhyme text on the other four sides, all lovingly made from Sustainable Michigan Basswood- $41.50.

Next is the VERY fun Let’s Make Some Great Art Book-$19.95

And don’t forget the mustaches!! We love this set of Notable Characters- $6.75.

And our new FUN & FAVORITE- Predict a Pens! Like a Magic Eight Ball you can carry everywhere!

November 2011