Monday, January 30, 2012

new: soothing bath salts !!


we are very excited about this new product
from a favourite local company. along with
the soy candles that smell good enough to
eat they now make some amazing bath salts
naturally scented with the soothing scent of
vanilla, bergamot and japanese peppermint.
custom blended and handmade in micro-
batches, each 10oz jar of milk and honey
bath is made of pure essential oils and all
natural ingredients including milk, honey,
epsom salts and cocoa butter. packaged
in a reusable german weck canning jar.
coordinated soy candles also available.
a lovely gift for that special someone...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

moderne - vers l'est

video
this video contains two of my favourite things.
moderne, a fantastic french minimal synth
band and the cinema of jean-pierre melville
which is amazing. restocks on the reissue of
the moderne lp just in from minimal wave.
jean-pierre melville movies available at
black dog video. i would recommend
any of them but particularily bob
le flambeur and le cercle rouge.

more records yay !




lots of great titles either just in or restocked.
the saints / modern lovers / afro-beat airways /
bambara mystic soul / marijata / far out /
les rallizes denudes / blues creation / dive /
blouse / heavenly beat / budos band / heldon /
social climbers / karen dalton 66 sessions /
between / a winged victory for the sullen /
os mutantes / annexus quam / cosmic jokers /
r. cacciapaglia / them / black monk time /
animels and men / simla beat 70 + 71 /
heaven & earth / reactionaries / blues comps /
hokum boys / daphne oram box.

Friday, January 27, 2012

New from Izola



Environmentally sensitive soaps made with
vegetable oils and free of animal testing. Raw
materials are domestically sourced. Packaging
is printed with soy based ink on post consumer
recycled paper. Ingredients in the triple milled
soaps are: olive oil, cocoa butter, shea butter,
essential oils and a vegetable soap base.
Made in the USA.

Izola restocks are here...





We sold out of many things in December and
we've been scrambling to get restocks of our
favourite things (and bestsellers) ... like the
bamboo toothbrushes, soaps and soap dishes
from Izola. We have some new items as well
so there are even more options available.

Stainless Steel Flasks





Just arrived ... 3 oz and 5 oz flasks

brooklyn slate company






Restocks on the slate cheese boards & coasters
are now here as well as a new hand-carved wood
cheese knife. Cheese board comes with a piece
of soapstone chalk and anti-slip cork feet all tied
with twine and packaged in a rustic burlap bag.
Great for a wedding or housewarming gift...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

We're Back!!


Hey everyone, after tearing out part of the old floor
in the shop and building a new one we are open
again for business!! We apologize to anyone who
showed up in the last couple days and found us
closed. Regular hours resume on Wednesday.
See you soon!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Closed on Monday & Tuesday


We're doing a few minor renovations to the
store so we will be closed on January 23rd
and 24th. Sorry for the inconvenience ...
Hope to see you soon !!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pendleton backpack on sale


This convertible bag can be slung over
one shoulder or unzip the strap to wear
it as a backpack. Made from 100% pure
virgin wool with canvas back and bottom
and outer zip pocket. Inner compartment
houses three more pockets. Available in
either red/tan plaid or branch plaid.
Now on sale for 20% off !!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

wood skins for iPhone




We just received restocks on the wood skins for
the iPhone 4/4S. Handcrafted from 100% real
wood with professional grade 3M backing that
adheres perfectly to your iPhone for beautiful,
lasting results. The skins are easy to remove
and leave no residue... available in bamboo,
cedar, teak, walnut, cherry, maple, wenge,
zebrawood and more...

Saturday, January 14, 2012

New: bike tool roll !!



The Mopha Tool Roll makes carrying everything
you need for the road a simple task, whether
cycling across town or across the country. Made
of waxed cotton canvas the roll has 10 pockets
of various sizes to hold your bike tools and gear.
The leather strap attaches it to your bike frame
or under your seat. Tools are not included. Open
dimensions: 16 x 7". Handmade in Seattle, WA.

bicycle travel journal


This journal encourages us to take up traveling
by bike – on short or long rides, through urban,
suburban or rural areas, along roads, on coastal
or mountain paths – and record these journeys.
Nigel Peake's beautiful drawings map out ideas
and guide riders through new landscapes, both
real and imaginary. With 20 illustrations, blank
pages to write on and 4 envelopes to store
mementoes of your journeys.

bike tool kit


Comes complete with a set of metal tire levers,
allen keys, socket wrenches, spoke wrench, tire
puncture kit and a handy pouch to pack it all
into and attach to your bike. A small, efficient
kit to cover most of the common repairs of
everyday riding. Pair these tools up with the
Mopha Tool Roll for the ultimate cyclist gift !!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Card Cases


Available in aluminum or stainless steel...
thin case holds 18 cards, thick holds 30
and extra thick holds up to 50 cards. A
simple, understated and classic design.

Garden Multi Tool


A compact garden tool that folds into a handy
pouch. Contains pruning shears, a knife, two
saws and a weeding tool. A must have for any
devoted gardener.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

scarves...



we have these and a couple other styles
of scarves in stock... they are light and
airy so you can wear them through all
the seasons. I have the grey plaid one
and I adore it so much I never want to
take it off !! Made by design company
Tilo from Toronto.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

it's time for tea!


These days when I look outside all I want
to do is curl up with a good book and a
nice cup of hot tea. Tea is peaceful, tea
is tranquil... and the tea bar at dandelion
is well stocked with premium organic tea.
All of our tea contains antioxidants and has
many other health benefits. The packaging
is minimal and eco-friendly with reusable
containers. We encourage our customers
to bring back the tins and refill them for
a discount. Come and explore the many
exquisite flavours of Silk Road Tea...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

carga bags on sale!






Every carga bag in stock is now $25- off !!
Several styles to choose from. the discount
only applies to the bags we have instore so
don't delay !!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

dandelion year end list

it was another amazing year for music.
there were alot of great records to choose from.
we could have done a top 50 easily ! it was
difficult to whittle it down but here goes...

jeff and laura's picks
top ten new albums of 2011 :
(in no particular order)

thee oh sees - carrion crawler
mikal cronin - st
youth lagoon - the year of hibernation
peaking lights - 936
fungi girls - some easy magic
sea lions - everything you always wanted to know...
kids on a crime spree - we love you so bad
charles bradley - no time for dreaming
moon duo - mazes
veronica falls - st





electronic & experimental top 5 :

tim hecker - ravedeath 1972
oneohtrix point never - replica
com truise - galactic melt
tycho - dive
jonas reinhardt - music for the tactile dome



top 5 reissues of 2011 :

chrisma - chinese restaurant
talk talk - laughing stock
deux - st
bambara mystic soul - comp
dead moon - in the graveyard



tim the mute's picks
top ten new albums of 2011:

youth lagoon - the year of hibernation
iceage- new brigade
yuck-s/t
bon iver- bon iver, bon iver
destroyer- kaputt
wu lyf – go tell fire to the mountain
the naked and famous – passive me, aggressive you
los campesinos! – hello sadness
kids on a crime spree - s/t
peaking lights - 936





electronic & experimental top 5 :

nicolas jaar - space is the only noise
tim hecker - ravedeath 1972
julianna barwick - the magic place
the field - looping state of mind
clams casino - instrumentals



top 5 reissues of 2011 :

june brides - comp
talk talk - laughing stock
servants - youth club disco
should - a folding sieve
tomorrow - st