Monday, December 19, 2011

$10 tees

Time to move out some old inventory! Our beloved Chouette shirts are on sale for JUST TEN BUCKS! We have a few Paste and Poketo tees available during this sale too. An in-store exclusive, to be found only in Red Hook.

Thursday, December 1, 2011 closing party!

Join us this Saturday at 8pm for's closing party.

The Artist, Diane Tomasi, Pamela Bailinson, Bryan X and I will be performing the *sweet spot* of what has been an unbelievable residency- the interactive video dance piece Useless Worms and Weeds. I implore you to make the trek to Red Hook for this very special event. closing party
Sat. Dec. 3, 8pm
Everbrite Mercantile Co.
351 Van Brunt St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


flying sketchbook, $22.00

wave and draw your mind notebooks, $8.00

mini planners, $10.00

hippie and cloud pens, $6.00

sunshine stickers, $5.00

lovers wallet, $20

stocking the store up for the holidays, and we've got a new stash of Poketo items. Really, it's like we're becoming a Poketo store. ordering from them is hard (no, it's easy- they're the nicest and most efficient people on earth) no, it's hard, because I want to order everything. And so I do.

the current array of Poketo products includes stationery- sketch books, notebooks, planners, stickers and pens! plus some new wallet designs because I just can't help myself. oh, and super cool, lightweight Dreamcatcher sweatshirts!

I'm spending parts of my Thanksgiving *holiday* updating the website. So these awesome new and reasonably priced goodies will be available to you even if you don't live in New York City.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

occupy this tee shirt

So I'm whizzing up Court Street on Tuesday lugging new his 'n hers boots, when I spot these Plutocracy tees on a tray table. Recognizing them from an email I had received, I doubled back and looked up at the faces behind the tees. "Gale?" said I. Who was out selling t-shirts on a beautiful fall day in Brooklyn but Jao Ltd.'s own Gale Mayron. She introduced me to Julie, who designed a grey water system for Occupy Wall Street. The shirt design, which Gale originated in 2004, is being reissued to help support Julie's efforts. 100% of the $20 sale price goes to the OWS Sustainability Working Group. Intending to pick up a tee for Bryan, I ended up leaving with a giant bagful. Yes boys and girls, the Plutocracy tee is now available at Everbrite Mercantile Co. Get 'em while they last!

Update: The shirts can now be purchased on the ebmerc website.

Shirts being screen printed at Works In Progress in the East Village

Friday, October 28, 2011


join us for an opening reception friday, november 4, from 6-10 pm.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

adorning the walls

We're building a little art collection in the store. As each show comes down, I ask the artist to leave something.

Small collection, with Jenna Kole's origami ornaments hanging in the foreground.

Leah, Vilkas D'Angelo-Horvath. Oil paint and laser print on wood.

Untitled3, Alejandro Teichberg. Oil paint on canvas.

Untitled2, Alejandro Teichberg. Oil paint on wood.

Untitled1, Alejandro Teichberg. Oil paint on wood.

No Way Out But In, Kegan Fisher. Acrylic on wood.

One of Greg's paintings sharing shelf space with vintage ephemera from Pennsylvania farm country.

Fuck My Brain Out, Gregory Barnett. Acrylic, ink and canvas on board: SOLD!

And one of my favorite pieces... This is Where You Breed Me, Gregory Barnett. Paper, pen, packing tape.

All pieces are available for sale in the store, and will be added to the website shortly.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

central park

Monday, August 29, 2011

Not Out Of The Woods Yet

Can you believe it? Another art show is opening at Everbrite Mercantile Co. this Saturday.

Not Out Of The Woods Yet reflects Alejandro Teichberg's semi-urban perspective of nature from which he is inseparable, yet alienated. Teichberg weaves natural themes together with personal memory, and allegory into landscapes that represent his psychic environment.

Just like our bodies react to exposure, so do our minds, well- marinated in processed foods and sensory overload. As every minute is layered with contradiction- tinged truths, the definition of nature expands while the very edges of the woods shrink. Despite these discords the mind ties the loose ends into a relatively uniform whole.

Alé, a old friend from my Richmond days, will be showing his collection of richly painted canvases. The opening will include intermittent sounds by ambient-experimental project Muilch.

Alejandro Teichberg
Not Out Of The Woods Yet
September 3 - October 2

Opening Reception 5-10 pm
Everbrite Mercantile Co.
351 Van Brunt St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Thursday, August 25, 2011

best spam evar

There really is an art to writing spam. One of my accounts has been spam-heavy lately, mostly laden with offers for low-cost insurance, criminal justice education, GPS systems, and ads for Walmart- most of them in Spanish! But this one... this one was special. read on...


I must let you in on the real facts about your delayed payment, I was an ex-member of the FBI on local and foreign debt attached to the World Bank office in Washington, DC, USA. Prior to my resignation, I discovered the unholy activities of my colleagues during a private investigation. I suspected some kind of foul play in their discharge of duties which they never informed me due to my Christian believes. I am very concern now over their incessant chargers on you and the fruitless dealings with my ex-boss.

I discovered that my boss connived with some top officials of the World Bank to divert funds approved to settle Lottery Winners, International Contractors and Inheritance payment. The World Bank (WB) has already given approval for your payment while my colleagues deliberately withheld your payment file. They incessantly ask you for fees from different quarters in order to justify their selfish interest. I wonder why you haven’t notice their games.

Well, I just hope you believe me, if not, your fund is gone. Your fund has been authorized to be paid to you from a WB financial consultant either in the UK or US, approved with a World Bank Key Tested Reference/Claim Code Numbers, which was supposed to have been issued to you, but my colleagues decided to divert your attention by telling you of something to do with one committee or the other especially in Holland (Amsterdam), Spain, UAE or in Africa and they make you believe that the fund will be transferred into your account – FALSE!

The reason why I am giving you this information is because of the fact that I was aware of it and my doctrine does not permit me to withhold such information. The only help you can get from me now, is the actual link to your payment, please do not give this information to my boss as he may influence a total blockage of your payment, so you have to be very careful with this information.

Upon your response, I shall give you all you needed to contact the World Bank payment centers in UK or US.

Yours truly,
Ms.Tracy Sanson

Friday, August 12, 2011

ebay auction ending at midnight tomorrow

heya! b and I decided to set up an ebay shop for everbrite. I posted the first item, the Gumball Engagement Ring by O-Live. The auction ends tomorrow at midnight, and the opening bid is just $10.

O-Live was one of the first designers we picked up when launching the everbrite site in October of 2009. We found her magical wonderland of a booth (minus Olive- she came and found us) at the Gift Show (giant trade show in case you don't know) earlier that year. One of the many lessons we've learned being shop keepers over the past couple of years is that just because you love a product, doesn't mean it's necessarily going to sell. So! here were are with some great, perfect, never used items that we are going to be auctioning off on ebay. stay tuned for more and more goodies as we get the hang of being ebay sellers.

in the mean time, go ahead and bid on O-Live's ring! It's completely hand made by the genius Olive herself, from colorful charms encased in a lexan bubble, surrounded by crocheted vinyl cord, and finished with sterling silver wire. beauty!

Friday, August 5, 2011

John Stein's Grampa

New in the Everbrite Mercantile Gallery: John Stein bring us his altered universe, where grampas and teddy bears wage war with cowboys and dinosaurs. In addition to John's signature ballpoint pen panoramas, the show includes 3-d printed sculptures, paintings, and a large, digitally-printed banner. Miniature cast resin bears and posters are available as souvenirs.

The art shows are lining up fast and furious- we're nearly scheduled through the end of the year. What really excites me is that we are able to hold onto pieces from each show, to add to the store's collection. We currently have one of Greg Barnett's large quilts, a painting on board, a smattering of his 8 1/2 x 11 drawings, and two plush toys. Kegan Fisher was kind enough to loan us No Way Out But In, and L.A. Sunset. And of course we still have a smattering of Jenna Kole's origami ornaments on hand.

Stay tuned for more art and make it out to Red Hook this weekend if you can.

clicky on the picky for a larger view.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

more gardening!

yesterday I noticed how overgrown the English Ivy had become and decided to cut it back. I found the original plant, which had been placed at the end of the bed that hugs the east fence. the root cluster was still stuffed full of vermiculite, from the potting soil it originally came with.

here is some of what I cut away.

this little tree is the first thing I noticed that had survived the snow when we moved in in the spring of last year.

some of the leaves have yellowed and have these white spots, telling me that something isn't right. I pruned the little guy back and added compost. I really haven't given the tree any love since I repotted it last year.

but at the same time, it's starting to flower. new leaves are forming.

I'm turning what's left of the veggie patch into an area for herbs and flowers. After everything died last fall, the neighborhood cats took advantage of the bare ground and started pooping there. This was made obvious by the presence of house flies. I rooted through the soil removing the turds, and transferred the dirt to non-edible plants. The cats had contained their activity to two sections of the bed, so I was able to salvage the rest of my good organic soil in this area.

A cutting from the Autumn Fire Stonecrop, which I pruned last year when the plant was feasted upon by birds. The cutting lasted through the winter indoors. To the right is a bit of a sedum variety, which I had placed in the east bed, not knowing what it would do. It ended up being shaded by the many vines, so I transferred it this year. In the pot is what I believe to be a barley sprout. I've been composting the remains of barley tea, and I noticed something sprouting in the bin.

Eucalyptus Cordata in the pot, because it will need to be brought indoors when the weather turns cool. To the right is Lantana Camara. In front are rosemary and sage.