Saturday, February 23, 2008

We're On Vacation!

Yep, it's true - for the next week or so, ALL-POP upper management, the creative dept., and the shipping dept. (i.e. Jen and I) will officially be on vacation.

The good news? You can still place orders, just like always.

The bad news? Orders won't be shipped until Monday, Mar. 3rd.

See you soon, and thanks for your business!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Kwazy About Kawaii! Part 4

Check out this Panda Ball Memo Pad! Too kawaii!

And that's not the last of our latest kawaii goods imported from Japan. For sticker fans we've got Snow Bunny stickers, Animals and Clovers stickers, Squirrel and Bunny stickers, Smile Friends stickers and the inexpensive and adorable Kittens stationery set.

All of it cute, and all of it is in stock waiting just for you to give them a home :-).

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Kwazy About Kawaii! Part 3

Hello Smile Pocket stickers! 73 just 2 cute little die cut stickers are waiting for you to stick them wherever so that they can spread their goodwill all over the world! Get yours today! :-)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Vampira R.I.P.

We know this isn't exactly breaking news, but Jen and I just wanted to mention that Maila Nurmi, the actress who created the classic horror film character "Vampira" died recently on January 10, 2008, here in Los Angeles. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends.

Maybe you first learned about her by seeing Lisa Marie play Vampira in Tim Burton's Ed Wood. Or maybe you found out about her by learning that she was the inspiration for "Elvira," a bad 80's knock-off of Vampira. At any rate, it doesn't seem like she ever really got the recognition she deserved considering that she was the original Gothmother for so many, whether they realize it or not.

Here's a collection of interesting Vampira/Nurmi-related links:

Maila Nurmi's website: Vampiras Attic

Gotta include her wikipedia page, so here you go.

A nice montage of stills set to "Vampira" by the Misfits.

This clip appears to be an excerpt from a really interesting interview with Nurmi about how she developed the Vampira character and what the character means...

A sweet, touching montage of some Vampira scenes.

"Two inch nails
Micro waist
With a pale white feline face
Inclination eyebrows to there
Mistress to the horror kid..."

Vampira, we love you!