Archive for March, 2013

Bunnies! Bunnies! Bunnies!

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Need bunnies? We got ’em! If you have not yet assembled your Easter baskets, or need some additional cuteness, we still have a few of the adorable Jellycat Garden Bunnies! These little guys are so cute they make me want to take them home and line them up on my bed. Or pile them into a mesh hammock in the corner of my room. Somebody save me from my 8-year-old self! We’re even open Easter Sunday from 12-4pm for all of you last-minute shoppers!

New Yorkistan is Back!

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New Yorkistan, $18

We are super excited to announce that our New Yorker cover puzzle, “New Yorkistan” by Maira Kalman and Rick Meyerowitz is back in print! It’s a whopping 1000 pieces, and features the iconic 2001 New Yorker cover. Available in store and online!

Spring Is Here!

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Optimism Buttons, $1.50 each

It doesn’t really feel like it’s SPRUNG quite yet, but today is officially the first day of spring! The chilly temperatures here and throughout most of the country make it hard, but we’re all about OPTIMISM here at Annie’s! So in honor of the Equinox, new life, and fresh beginnings we give you our jar of optimism! Available in store only, these buttons are sweet and to-the-point.

Math+Art=Awesome

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Spirograph Deluxe Set, $32

Everybody likes math and art,right? Am I alone on this? Since its invention as a drafting tool in 1965, the Spirograph has been a way for people of all ages to create, combining the principles of art and mathematics. Our new deluxe set includes: 19 gears, 2 rings, 1 rack, 3-Ounce of Spiro-Putty, 3 retractable ball point pens, a 14 page guide book, 20 sheets of design paper and a carry along storage case with a built in work surface. It even works with most standard pens, pencils, and markers so the possibilities are endless!

Map Week Continues!

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50 States Flashcards, $60

We close out our unofficial celebration of maps with our 50 States Flashcards! On one side, the card displays the state silhouette only; the opposite includes the state name and postal abbreviation. They’re obviously a great learning tool, but they’re also gorgeous, and totally frame-worthy!

Word.

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Word Map of the United States, $36

This map is so cool. The boundaries of each state are drawn with words and phrases that epitomize it, along with varying typecasts to capture their character. It’s a stunning piece of art as well as a conversation piece. After 6 months of research, illustrator Alison Hardcastle spent 73 hours hand painting the 919 words that make up the US. Truly spectacular! Lithographic print on high quality recycled paper.

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Take the 4 Train to Cool Whip….

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Sub Culinary Map, $42

The absolutely brilliant Maira Kalman strikes again! We looove this artist’s clever books and New Yorker covers, especially her famous collaboration with Rick Meyerowitz, New Yorkistan. New Yorkistan was made into one of our favorite, and most popular puzzles. It’s been out of print for a few months now, but stay tuned! It’s coming back soon!! So this dynamic duo has done it again with the New York City Sub-Culinary Map. The NYC Subway Map has been recreated with food-related names, including the mysterious future Second Avenue Subway!

We Are Pro-Love!!

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Two Grooms Card, $4

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Two Brides Card, $4

Same-sex marriage has been gaining a lot of momentum lately, and we are in full support! The Obama administration’s recent brief to the US  Supreme Court calling for broad constitutional protection will hopefully lead to nation-wide recognition of gay unions. Even President Bill Clinton, who signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law is urging that it now be struck down as unconstitutional. It’s encouraging to see such a shift in perception.  If you haven’t yet heard the heartwarming story of a gay couple finding a baby on the subway, you must read this. And grab some tissues. They were finally able to legalize their marriage just last year. Love is love regardless of sex, race, or ethnicity, and we need to put an end to all forms of discrimination.

27 Days to a Better Soul

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Everybody loves an advent calendar, right? Well, this grown-up version is good for your soul! Each calendar includes a leather lanyard with gemstone button and Om charm. Every day as you open a new door you’ll be tasked with a goal to improve your Karma, and given a bead. When you fulfill that task, add the bead to your lanyard, until you’ve completed the 27-day Karmic adventure! At the end of your journey you’ll have an authentic wrist mala to enjoy!

Everybody Loves The Gosling…

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There are many facets to America’s Sweetheart, Ryan Gosling, and you can recreate them in full color with our brand-new Ryan Gosling Coloring Book! Whether you spend hours perfectly shading Ryan’s beard scruff, or perhaps coloring yourself into these portraits, this book allows you to relive some of his greatest roles as well as candid shots. One of my besties is a huge Gosling fan, so this was the perfect gift to celebrate her new job. I have a feeling she’ll be occupied for a while with this one…


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