Monday, November 30, 2009

For Your I's Only...


NEW Vers Shellcases allow full in-case access

Vers extends its line of sustainably built, hand
crafted wood cases for iPod and iPhone with the
addition of open front Shellcases that allow full
display access. Combining the natural beauty
and strength of Walnut, Cherry and Bamboo,
they are the most environmentally thoughtful
cases available on the market.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Main Street's "Get Your Tree On"


Beginning December 4th, festivity comes to Main
Street, as merchants collaboratively celebrate the
holidays with hospitality, exciting gift ideas and
uniquely designed trees.

A reception on Friday December 4th, hosted by
each participating business, promises to unite
Vancouver shoppers with their beloved Main St
destinations while also creating an opportunity
to join the community in launching a new holiday
tradition. Main Street’s “Get Your Tree On” will
involve 36 different businesses who will all be
decorating a tree in their respective locations.

On December 4th the stores will stay open until
8pm and people will be invited to select their
favourite tree and enter into a draw for one of
two amazing gift baskets by voting either online
at www.shopmain.ca or at a ballot box located at
Re-Entry Espresso (4363 Main). Voting will be
open until December 12th at 12 noon. Flyers,
with a list of all the tree sites and a ballot, will be
available starting November 30th at each store.
The draw will be held at 2pm on December 12th
at Once a Huckleberry Bush (4387 Main Street)
along with a performance by Vancouver Children’s
Choir. There will also be food boxes in each of the
participating stores collecting donations for the
food banks at St. Michael’s Church on Broadway.

Come and celebrate Main Street’s newest holiday
tradition!

Monday, November 23, 2009

The War Bowl


Made from melted toy soldiers, each bowl is made
of figures from two opposing armies. This bowl
depicts the battle of Waterloo.
"I wanted to create a new material that would work
on more levels than the usual qualities such as
texture and functionality. My aim was to make a
material that had a voice of it's own, not just a
passive lifeless thing. I arrived at the idea of using
toy soldiers as my ingredients. As found objects,
they seemed to represent something of a paradox.
On one hand they were a fun childhood toy that
brought back happy memories and on the other,
they were a representation of war and it's horrors.
This is a contrast that I find slightly uneasy."
Designer Dominic Wilcox

Sunday, November 22, 2009

String of Lights


At first glance, the String Light looks industrial
and exposed, with 10 variably sized light bulbs
protruding from powder coated aluminum
casings, dangling at random from a 60" cord.
Plug in this dimmable light fixture and the
String Light assumes a wholly new aura.
The 9 white bulbs and single red bulb glow
with a whimsical and refreshing energy.
Illuminating a room has never been so
interesting.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Not a Paper Cup...


This 12 oz double walled ceramic cup
with silicone lid keeps your coffee hot
while the outside stays cool to the touch.
Fun to use and great for the environment

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

best coast singles finally arrived !


We've only got two copies so whoever shows up
first gets it. ex-pocahaunted dreamy jangle pop
with the odd hard edge for good measure. the
sun was high (so was I) is easily on track for a
top spot on my singles of the year list.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

a sad day for lower main...


An early morning fire took out some well-loved
businesses today. While it's a little too soon to
tell how many were affected it looks like both
Slickity Jim's and Zocolo are gone. A little too
close to home for comfort, these local shops
will be sorely missed by all ! We hope they will
be back soon in our neighbourhood... good
luck to the owners and employees and all
involved, our thoughts and well-wishes are
with you.

just in.. great big pile of krautrock / prog / psych reissues


baris manco / 3 hurel / freedoms children boxset /
otis waygood / abstract truth / lincoln street exit /
amon düul / xhol caravan / mythos / guru guru
and more.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Wood iPhone cases


Beautiful hand-crafted iPhone cases available in
bamboo, walnut or cherry. Gorgeous!

huge record collection just in...


Some great stuff ... rare italian prog / jazz /
psych rock / classic rock. Also... we finally
have a copy of the budgie lp with breadfan
on it. Where has that been hiding all this time?
This new pile filled the first four bins of the
new arrivals. First time that's happened in a
while ! Some great additions to our little
record store.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Numbers LED Clock


Designer Jonas Damon

An alarm clock consisting of four 2 inch tall cubes.
Each cube displays one glowing LED digit to make
up the time display. Unlike static boxes usually
associated with alarm clocks, this interactive
collection of changing numbers can be
arranged in almost any configuration.

Holiday Cards


'Tis the season to send out well-wishes
to all our friends and family... what better
way to do it than with a card from the
MoMA? These are truly beautiful cards and
we have a great selection to choose from.

Atomix


Designer: Francois Dallegret
Acrylic and Stainless Steel

Dating back to the 1960's, the designer has
re-introduced his artful plaything for a 21st
century audience. Made from 6000 high
precision stainless steel balls, the Atomix
creates an infinite number of fractal patterns
when shaken, tilted or rotated.

Press Out Owl


Made from 100% recycled paper, this
build-it-yourself owl is super cool !

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas


We've been unpacking boxes of great new stuff
for days,it's like Christmas has come early! Lots
of new wood toys including Penguin Skittles,
Scottie Dog Noughts and Crosses, Airport in
a Bag and more... quantities are limited so
shop early if you're hoping to pick up some
cool gifts.

Art of the Modern Movie Poster


Critically authoritative, visually stunning, and
physically massive, Art of the Modern Movie
Poster is the first and last word on post-WWII
film poster design. Showcasing fascinating
examples from 15 nations, this collection of
more than 1,500 exemplary designs is a
must have for film buffs, design and poster
aficionados alike. The posters are organized
by country of origin, offering an intriguing
glimpse into each region’s unique visual
sensibility and sometimes unexpected takes
on familiar films. Gathered from the renowned
collection of the Posteritati Gallery in New York
one of the largest holdings of international film
posters in the world this volume is the definitive
survey of both film and popular graphic art in
the modern era.

More Krautrock just in...


steamhammer / grobschnitt / omega / ufo /
amon düul / kraan also some great early
seventies stoner rock. the first gun lp /
armageddon etc. I love it when I can get
stuff like this in stock.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Very Rare Timothy Leary LP


Just got this record in. Leary's rarest LP is also
one of his best. Mixing recollections from early
experiments with thoughts on contemporary
events, this is as confrontational and subversive
as he ever got. The LP title slogan is presented
as a rallying cry for the youth of America against
the older generations. Hearing this makes you
realize why he was once perceived as "the most
dangerous man alive". Great LP, and still unknown
to many. No reissue yet. This is an original
pressing in very nice condition.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Art by Tattooists


Many tattooists have moved beyond the art
work they draw on skin to create personal
work on canvas. Art by Tattooists is the
first book to showcase this art. The book
features 26 international artists who use
a variety of mediums from ink, watercolor,
acrylic and oil paint to lino printing, painting
on wood, and examples of tattoo style street
art and skateboard graphics. This book will
have wide appeal to artists, illustrators,
designers, students and anyone interested
in tattoo art and culture.