Friday, April 23, 2010

Anne Taintor NEW Barware

Anne Taintor has released new Ladies' Flasks and Drink Coasters for the Spring. Her Barware Line is sure to please all your friends with wicked senses of humor. These fun, funny, witty, clever and RETRO Liquor Flasks and Drink Coasters make perfect gifts.

    These dandy little 4 oz stainless steel Flasks (featuring wrap-around design) are truly pocket sized, so a ladylike snort is always at your fingertips! Companion funnel makes refilling a snap.

    NEW Flask Styles Include:

    The perfect hostess gift and a sure-fire conversation starter! Each set of six reusable Beverage/Cocktail Coasters includes two each of three designs. With so many clever Anne Taintor designs to choose from, and this great price, better pick up a few.

    For those who may not know, here is a little bit about Anne Taintor from her website:

    Anne graduated from Harvard in 1977 with a degree in Visual and Environmental
    Studies. After college, she focused on collage, and her work always incorporated
    a subtle humor and playfulness. For years, Anne’s art was more of a sideline
    than a full-time occupation. But in 1985, she was a single mother searching for
    a way to spend more time at home with her daughter than her job in cartography
    permitted, and she began to develop a line of collaged pins and magnets. The new
    collages combined vintage images with Anne’s own interpretation of what these
    men and women might really be thinking. They were instantly a hit with Anne’s
    customers, though it took a little longer for her to be brave enough to “quit
    her day job”.

    In 1999, with her daughter away at college, Anne and her
    husband moved to a tiny town (population 80!) in North Central New Mexico

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Anne Taintor NEW Napkins and Mugs!

    We are always SO excited when the new Anne Taintor catalog comes and see that Anne has new items. Thankfully, she still keeps her wry sense of humor and continues finding these amazing retro images. This season's crop of funny cocktail/beverage napkins and coffee/tea mugs will keep you smiling when you have your next cocktail party or just the next cup of coffee.

    This season we were even more excited to announce that Anne now has napkins with women of color! Great news indeed. Anne has been on the hunt for a long time for images to add to her collection that is more representative of America today. However, since she uses old advertising art as the base for her art, it has been difficult to find women of color from artwork in the 40's. However, she has done it! We hope this is a start of much more to come.

    2010 NEW Spring Styles Include:

    Thursday, April 8, 2010

    The New Yorker's Cartoon NEW Cocktail/Beverage Napkins and Drink Coasters

    We have now added The New Yorker's Cartoon Cocktail/Beverage Napkins and The New Yorker Drink Coasters to our humorous line of paper party napkins and party supplies. The New Yorker's fun, funny, witty and clever products will add a splash of comedy to your next party.

    For more than 80 years The New Yorker's cartoons have been recognized for their style, wit and intelligence. New Yorker cartoonists have created a truly American genre of art that has become an integral part of our cultural landscape.*

    Styles Include:
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    Don't forget The New Yorker Drink Coaster Set

    *via PPD catalog

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    Shannon Martin, Girl Designer: NEW PRODUCTS!

    Shannon Martin - Girl Designer just released more funny, witty and oh, so RETRO Cocktail/Beverage Napkins and Drink Coasters.

    We've been a big Shannon Martin supporter for quite awhile. If you aren't familiar with Shannon, her website says it best:

    Shannon Martin is a seasoned graphic designer, entertaining writer and
    lifetime prankster who was born to create funny, funky, witty and retro
    cocktail/beverage drink coasters. Shannon loves what she does and hopes you do,

    Shannon attributes any artistic tendencies to her mother, who used
    to paint faces on the fruit she put in her children's lunches. She has a
    background in art and design and draws inspiration from Joseph Cornell, Anne
    Lamott and her hero, Pippi Longstocking.

    New Cocktail/Beverage Napkin Designs Include:
    (Link takes you to more information about the product)

    Come see all the NEW Shannon Martin Cocktail/Drink Coasters too!