Thursday, December 6, 2007

Karin Eriksson

We are long-time admirers of her work, which makes it that much more exciting to have some of Karin Eriksson's pieces in our shop. Our current assortment includes handmade stoneware mint cups, signe beakers and bowls in addition to cast bone china tea light holders. This stuff is seriously beautiful. Check it out in-store or in our webshop.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Lola Goldstein

Beyond cute. It's the only way to describe the creations of Lola Goldstein. They are made from white earthenware clay, handglazed and finished. These little guys traveled all the way from Argentina -- it was definitely worth the trip. It's hard to choose a favorite: Friend in a Nut, Tiny Spice Jar, Egg Breakfast Set, or Salt and Pepper -- they're all fantastic! Available in the shop and here in our webshop.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Crochet Jardim

Crochet Jardim ... Crocheted cactus!?? Yep ... a big box of them arrived here, all the way from Brazil where they are created by Thais Ueda. If you thought normal cactus were easy to care for, these will positively thrive in almost any environment ... no water required! Additional perk: the packaging is made from recycled materials. Check them out in our webshop and in-store.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Atelier LZC

We have some new items from Atelier LZC in the shop. A tote bag, sets of badges, an amazing panoramic postcard book, stickers, triptych wall hangings, and of course the latest in tea towels... now available in the webshop!

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Lyndie Dourthe's new creations, Elepoica, have arrived. An assortment of animals with gilded stars and various beads, each is carefully stuffed, stitched, and embellished by hand. They are all fitted with a silver plated stickpin which makes them easy to secure to coats, hats, bags... or keep them in their gauze lined box as a small treasure.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

La Fille du Consul

Fantastic brooches: flowers, pods with freshwater pearl "peas", ginko leaves, and even a fancy snail... all sculpted from polymer clay by French artist Delphine Roche de Montgrand. Each piece is handmade by Delphine with enough realism to make you look twice and enough subtle sparkle for a third, fourth, and fifth look.

Friday, October 5, 2007

12punt3 ... Oneye ... Fruit'eye!

Created entirely by graphic designer Marianne Roosa in Den Haag, a small troop of Fruit'eyes have invaded egg mercantile. Strawb'eye, Melon'eye, Orange'eye, and Cherry'eye are currently having a sit-down on our chair near the window, waiting for new friends to take them along.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

new from iBride

We were sure to stop by the ibride stand at Maison-Objet in September to see their new additions... we were definitely not disappointed. Available now!

They have added 2 new oval platters to their collection of fancy animals

In addition there are 2 super elegant non-animal platters, Les Amants

And a new addition to the Fancy Lady Platters: Zaya

Friday, September 28, 2007

La Lutine

La Lutine rings are made from a unique blend of shell and resin creating a look that is delicate and shimmering but deceptively strong enough for everyday wear. Slightly stretchable bands made from industrial grade rubber are attached to the rings using an elastic cord, making for a ring that fits more than one finger size.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Heather Louise: Bears, Bunnies, & Baroque

The forces that govern customs and delivery services were on our side today, as we got a nice chubby box of Heather Louise goodies... Poison Bears, Sneaky Bunnies, Baroque dolls and more. Check out the goodness!

These little Top Hat Men have little embroidered tattoos... both of them have anchor tattoos - but one also has a little embroidered skull & crossbones tattoo and the other a red heart tattoo with the word "Ma" in it.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Stuck in Customs

We, and everyone else, are eagerly waiting for the arrival of more Heather Louise dolls... unfortunately the Netherlands Douane seems intent on keep these amazing dolls all for themselves. We are hoping they arrive very soon... please stay tuned for more updates.

*Update: Dolls should be available in the shop on 30th August* :)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

De Loods: Nerdy Friends

We have a small family of new dolls that made their premier here this week. De Loods Nerdy Friends. Designed and handmade by local doll maker Anna Hegeman, each Nerdy Friend is unique.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Anatomy Lessons, Lyndie Dourthe

Once again Lyndie Dourthe amazes us with a new batch of her Boîtes à Trésors inspired by French cabinets of curiosities and 17th & 18th century encyclopedia illustrations.

Whether you wear it as a brooch or just keep it as a little treasure, these handmade pieces are attention getters. Choose from heart, brain, lungs, or hand. Each has a silver plated stick-pin on the back and comes in its own painted box. Made in France.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Stiksel Passport Cases

Leather, canvas, handmade locally. We got our first batch of "Never a Dull Passport" cases. Made and designed by Karin Röling of Rotterdam, these cases are made from leather and canvas remnants and hand stamped leather patches.

These "Never a Dull Passport Cases" will be sure to put a smile on customs officials and passport control officers faces.

Friday, June 8, 2007

The Bubble Roome & Pure Altitude

We are extremely excited to add bodycare to our assortment here at egg mercantile! Our shipment of The Bubble Roome lotions and soaps arrived as well as our order of Pure Altitude bodycare balms and lotions. 2 different lines for double the goodness!

The Bubble Roome (created by David E Johnston) makes natural soaps in small batches with the most amazing scents (Clementine-Cedarwood, Fennel-Anise, Grapefruit-Tangerine, etc).
No synthetic preservatives, dyes, or scents -- and no animal testing. What's not to love?? I can't even describe how amazing these products are making the shop smell!

Pure Altitude, from Fermes de Marie in the Rhône-Alpes, utilizes the restorative properties of Edelweiss. This famous Alpine plant provides powerful natural protection against harmful effects of the environment and against the signs of skin aging. Complimented with other herbs and plant extracts such as Rose, Sylvester Pine, Geranium, Orange, Lavender, and Raspberry oil, these products leave your skin soft, sweet smelling, and well protected from mother nature.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Lotta Jansdotter returns!

Back by popular demand, we are happy to say that our Spring order of Lotta Jansdotter zipper bags has arrived. These 100% linen bags with dyed to match zipper are the perfect carry-all for bits and bobs, cosmetics, pencils, or even as a casual wallet or purse.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Les Ailes du Biloba

We saw these wee bags in Paris. Made by Les Ailes du Biloba, they are useful as either a casual shoulder bag for the essentials on a day or night out... or worn around the waist to keep things close at hand. Colorful printed linen with a hand painted Russian Matryoshka style pin to use as a closure or just as decoration. And, due to popular demand, we are also selling the pins separately.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

more heather louise dolls arrive!

Just when you thought Heather Louise's hands would fall off, another amazing batch of dolls finds its way into egg mercantile. Foxes, Underwear Men, Bears, Scaredy Bats, Smoking Kitties, we got 'em ...and more!

Seriously, you just can't have enough Heather Louise.

ps- there is a rumour one of these dolls recently appeared in a recent episode of Holland's Next Top Model!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

La Marelle Postcard Sets

They've been so popular since we first launched them, that we have put together some La Marelle postcard sets for the webshop... featuring the art of Camilla Engman, Kathie Olivas, Emmanuelle Pioli, and more!

We'll also be adding 2 sets of postcards from Nicoletta Ceccoli in a few weeks.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

new scherning jewelry

Yesterday we received our new order of Scherning porcelain & sterling silver jewelry. In addition to receiving replenishment on the styles we already had, we have 2 new pieces: the bracelet and the double earrings.

Mette Scherning's jewelry is all made by hand -- no 2 pieces are the same. She creates porcelain disks which are hand decorated and then paired with sterling silver hardware... the final product is very delicate in appearance and quite unique.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

new serrote letterpress at egg mercantile

Last week we received the newest of Serrote's letterpressed notebooks. The Lenha or Log notebook has some great lettering on the cover -- and the inside faux woodgrain paper is so good!