Sunday, November 28, 2010

peanut bowl


Made from resin and marble and cast from real
peanuts this playful bowl is perfect for nuts or
candy... a great christmas gift idea!! Part of the
Reality series by designer Harry Allen, New York.

Christmas is coming!


Dandelion is now open from 11 - 7 ish
until December 23rd.
On Dec 24th we're open from 11 - 3ish
we will be closed from Dec 25 - 28th
we're open again Dec 29 from 12 - 6pm
Please call during business hours
(778) 737 7367 if you have any questions.
Thanks! Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

some great psych rock stuff just in


psych rock from many corners of the globe. turkey
/ japan / africa / sweden / bombay / germany /
mexico & brazil. loving the turkish freakout comp
from start to finish. We all need more electric saz
in our lives!

some great blues lps have landed...


lightnin' hopkins / leadbelly / blind willie mctell /
howlin' wolf / charley patton / mississippi john hurt
/ skip james and many more great blues records
have arrived. listening to charley patton right now
and he's truly amazing!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Snow!!


Woke up this morning to this view from our balcony
and it looked like a good day to stay at home, drink
some Baileys & tea, have a snowball fight and snuggle
in bed... Sorry but the store will not be open today.
Hope this doesn't inconvenience anyone, if it did,
our sincere apologies... Happy Snow Day!!
(PS. I gotta admit, all this snow makes me feel
like singing Christmas carols "fa la la lala"...)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Stocking Stuffers Galore...



Some fun new items just in time for Christmas...
wooden toys always have appeal and this classic
game of noughts and crosses features scottie dogs
for added cuteness. Handkerchiefs in 100% cotton
with historic maps of Paris or New York are also a
great gift idea. More stuff arriving every day...
come and see!

thee oh sees tickets still available !


playing at the biltmore friday night
early show... be there at nine.
opening act the dead ghosts
followed by thee oh sees.
we still have some tickets left.
see you all at the show !

another order just arrived


more great stuff including spacemen 3 /
the sound / slowdive / joy division
velvet underground / brian eno etc...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

more records have arrived...


key restocks such as crocodiles sleep forever
/ defrosting of demons claws / new fresh and
onlys etc. along with a slew of new titles and
singles. hope to see y'all soon.

We've got wallets!!



Hand made right in the heart of Vancouver, BC
by fiveleft leather good's Lincoln Heller et al.
We have the pop-up and fold wallets in an
exciting array of colours. Rugged saddlery
techniques combined with sleek modern style
and exquisite craftmanship... already great,
these wallets will continue to improve with age.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

great new records have arrived


slowdive / lots of joy division / eno / ride
/ new order / my bloody valentine / neu /
we will be listening to some of these in the
store this week. see you soon!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sonic Woodblock Clock


New to the emporium this wooden clock with integrated
stereo speakers combines natural with high tech. Clock
functions include 12/24 hour time format, date, alarm
with snooze, and a economic power mode where the LED
brightness automatically reduces between 6pm and 7am.
Additionally, the Sonic Woodblock Clock houses two
internally powered speakers positioned for full audio
stereo output of your connected portable or external
device - iPod, MP3, CD player, laptop, etc...
available in natural birch.

Eco Cup Cozies



From local designer Laura Bucci comes the Vintage
Cup Cozy Series featuring 1930s illustrations.
Printed with eco-friendly, water-based pigment
inks on a beautiful cotton/linen canvas. Closes
with a snap button. Cotton/linen exterior,
dark gray cotton lining and cotton batting.
Keeps your coffee stylishly cozy.

The Small Stakes


Renowned graphic artist Jason Munn,
the one-man operation behind the studio
The Small Stakes, is a leader in modern
music poster design. Collected here for
the first time are over 150 of his iconic
posters for various bands, including Beck,
Wilco, the Flaming Lips, the Pixies, and
many more. Unique in their conceptual
elegance, Munn's silk-screened posters
are widely appreciated for evoking each
artist or band's character and distinctive
sound. This book is a beautiful celebration
of art and music.

The Englishman Who Posted Himself...



The first impression of W. Reginald Bray (1879-1939) was one of an ordinary middle-class Englishman quietly living out his time as an accountant in the leafy suburb of Forest Hill, London. A glimpse behind his study door, however, revealed his extraordinary passion for sending unusual items through the mail. In 1898, Bray purchased a copy of the Post Office Guide, and began to study the regulations published quarterly by the British postal authorities. He discovered that the smallest item one could post was a bee, and the largest, an elephant. Intrigued, he decided to experiment with sending ordinary and strange objects through the post unwrapped, including a turnip, a bowler hat, a bicycle pump, shirt cuffs, seaweed, a clothes brush, even a rabbit's skull. He eventually posted his Irish terrier and himself (not together), earning him the name "The Human Letter." He also mailed cards to challenging addresses, some in the form of picture puzzles, others sent to ambiguous recipients at hard to reach destinations, all in the name of testing the deductive powers of the beleaguered postman. By the time he died in 1939, Bray had sent out more than thirty-two thousand postal curios. The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects tells W. Reginald Bray's remarkable tale for the first time and includes delightful illustrations of some of his most amazing postal creations.