Monday, November 29, 2010

In collaboration with Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Dish we're now offering these three limited edition t-shirt designs. For more info check out our website and get informed at the Daily Dish.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sugar and Spice

Along with our sale going on down here at 41 Wharf St. (through today and tomorrow) we are also serving up free samples of ROOT with warm Ricker Hill apple cider (Turner Maine). This combination is one of those things that tastes a bit too good, so good that one could drink a lot of it very fast very early in the day, so get down here and save us from ourselves.

Monday, November 22, 2010

brave the wave

We're having a sale this Friday, you know the day everyone calls 'Black Friday'. We're not afraid of November 26th so why call it something it's not. Come visit and get a winter coat or a handmade patchwork Christmas stocking or balsam fir filled sachet, we'll be here all weekend Friday 11-9, Saturday 11-8 Sunday 11-7.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

USSR Matchbox

These beautifully designed Russian matchboxes (1950's-1960's) were born out of the same minds that produced the propaganda of Stalin and Lenin's USSR. The techniques and palate of the iconic posters of communist ideals, workers utopia, and the dictators themselves spilled over into all disciplines of design of the period and continued for decades. This way of marketing and illustrating gave rise to the corporate branding and identity of today (not to mention the last 50 years). Steven Heller has a great book out on this subject called Iron Fists.

These images were found on Maraid Design's Flicker

Monday, November 15, 2010


Today at 41 Wharf St...

Come check out our fall jewelry.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Whale

This copy of Moby Dick is from 1937, is illustrated by Rockwell Kent, and has over 100 perfectly executed woodcut illustrations. Best gift ever.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


It has been very windy lately.

Holding a spool of string, being the anchor.

My grandmother has a copy of this book along with several others intended to distract a house full of ten year old kids. Other subjets covered in her library include treehouse building, trap-making, knot-tying, and how to skin snakes. As a boy I tried to build the kite that looks like an eagle, it didn't look like an eagle but it did fly.

*images from Kitecraft and kite tournaments (1914) and Kite Derby day 1957 at the University of Illinois

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


For some reason we stopped hand-making buttons after hundreds of years. Those pictured above are from the late 1800's-1940's

next thursday!

Here's the link to the Facebook event too.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bike-in movie night

This Friday at 41 Wharf St, come watch Kubrick's masterpiece along with the 60's avant-garde gem Peyote Queen (with a live soundtrack).

show up on a bike and get a free beverage.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hallow's Eve Redux

Last night is still a little foggy, and so is the warehouse for that matter. Thanks to everyone who came out! Head on over to our Facebook page to see the entire horde of photos.
(All images courtesy of Bryan Bruchman)