I love that Mongrel is always fresh with new products. ~ Noel
Started in 2006, Petit Collage is all about good design. Artist Lorena Siminovich approaches all she does including authoring and illustrating over 20 children’s books with this philosophy. With her team of designers, she creates modern wall décor and home accessories influenced by midcentury design. The studio, located in an artistic hub of San Francisco, is an incubator of new ideas, art, and illustration where creating great design and pushing the envelope on new formats is the norm. Playfulness imbues every format Petit Collage touches. Striving to handcraft their goods in a sustainable way using the best-quality, most forest-friendly materials available is equally important.
Sure to delight inspired children and grown-ups alike and found in homes the world over, these goods are perfect for the nursery yet sophisticated enough for any room in the contemporary home.
Urban Graphic is a UK based contemporary and design-led publisher of greeting cards and stationery that have been going strong since 2003. Fueled by a passion for design and an obvious interest in every aspect of popular culture, their work incorporates elements of illustration, music, fashion and film, which has earned them commercial success and numerous industry awards.
The company directors attribute their insight into the 'commercial' side of design to their beginnings in retail and are on their way to opening up a new retail store as well as their own print studio to allow them to offer limited editions and original mono-prints of their designs. Urban Graphic plans to continue to collaborate with many great artists and hope to expand out of the stationery market to offer other different product lines.
Mongrel is happy to offer some of their best card lines in addition to some of the most unique giftwrap you will ever find anywhere.
GET YOUR FREAK ON
Beverage drinkers of all kinds, we present to you the ultimate drink insulator: The Freaker! Made in the USA by the self proclaimed “global leader in preventing moist handshakes and sweaty beverages”, the Freaker is a one-size-fits-all beverage insulator that’s as functional as it is fashionable. Hiding the hooch while walking the pooch? Just rockin’ tap on the way to the GAP? Let your Freaker flag fly! Mongrel has lots of freaking styles to choose from– just don’t call it a coozie...
SOY HAS BEEN HUMBLED
Anyone who has ever put thought into buying a fine candle knows that there are several questions we ask when looking for one. How potent is the candle? Does it burn clean? Is it made from quality ingredients? Does it look as good as it smells? Our latest line of candles scores an emphatic yes on all of these tests. Candle enthusiasts: meet Voluspa!
For a long time, the finest candles we’ve found have been made from soy. Touted as burning cleaner than traditional candles, soy has become somewhat of a standard in the fine candle world. Voluspa founders Troy and Traci Arnsten are shaking that standard with their exquisite line of proprietary formula coconut wax candles. Burning 90% cleaner than soy-based candles, this creamy coconut wax blend also provides enhanced fragrance throw.
Despite being the first candle manufacturer to use coconut wax in candles commercially, the Arnsten’s candles carry no hint of an amateurish first attempt. From the beachy scent of their Laguna candle, to the rich, woodsy and instant favorite Suede Blanc, their candles are both exotic and sophisticated. When it comes to pleasing the senses, the couple did not stop with the nose. Their love of art is apparent as Voluspa candles are not only clean burning and exquisitely scented, but also some of the most luxuriously packaged candles we have ever seen.
With all bases covered, Mongrel is delighted to offer this great new line of candles. A perfect gift for yourself or someone dear, we hope you’ll come by and allow yourself to be taken by these candles as much as we have!
ALL OF THEIR BEESWAX
Cracked lips. Chapped lips. Dry hands. These are natural problems, as old as man. So why not cure them with something natural, as old as man? That is the idea behind the well focused line of natural skin care products by Worker B. Challenging the market of corporate skin care products crammed with synthetics we can't pronounce (and probably shouldn't be putting on our body), Worker B makes natural artisan skin care products from quality natural beeswax to help remedy those cracked and chapped parts of life.
It's probably none of my beeswax, but why beeswax you may ask? The answer to that question lies in the natural properties of beeswax. Beeswax has natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties in addition to being a nourishing moisturizer. This makes it the perfect ingredient for providing natural relief for the dry and cracked skin we all experience at one time or another.
Worker B uses only the finest and most potent organic beeswax in all of their handmade products, giving you the amazing natural skin care that you can only find in an artisan made product such as theirs. To see for yourself what we mean, be sure to come in and try a little next time you're in!
Get Inky With It
Can you even remember the last time you penned a note or wrote a paragraph or more by HAND? It seems routine and keyboards enslave us in speed and abbreviations. In truth, nothing replaces that intimate connection between brain and heart and hand and ink and paper. Perhaps the resurgence of letterpress has helped to remind us how uniquely restorative a simple act like putting point to delicious pulp can be.
New to Mongrel, Kaweco is one of the oldest pen brands in the world. Founded in 1883 in Nuremburg, it is still based there today. The "Classic" series was developed in the 1930s for "ladies, officers, soldiers and sportsmen" to provide a pen that could be carried easily by people with no dress pocket. The subtle blend of vintage and high tech aesthetics initially caught our eye. Mongrel offers Kaweco in fountain, rollerball, ballpoint and three different mechanical pencils. We also carry the leads and cartridges for your convenience as well!
New Wallet Colors
The first Mywalit that caught our eye was their first creation, Black Pace. One opens this incredibly soft black leather wallet to find an explosion of rainbow color. Mywalit has added numerous color combinations affording a very individualized statement for these personal accessories. Besides the optical and tactile satiety, Mywalit is designed for optimal organization. Truly something both your right brain and left brain will approve of. Come in and check Mywalit out for yourself!
Rifle Paper Co.
Anna and Nathan Bond founded Rifle Paper Co. in November, 2009 in Winter Park, Florida. They are the creators of all kinds of paper goods that are all created and printed right here in the US of A. They appealed to us because of their distinctive color palette, hand-painted and drawn designs, and a seeming affinity to Wes Anderson. Creations include greeting cards, coasters, journals, wrapping paper, and recipe cards. Our Rifle Paper holiday order will be arriving at Mongrel mid-fall. We can't wait!
Tatine is a small artisanal candle line created by Margo Breznik in her Chicago space which was formerly a recording studio. The collections are not mass produced but made in small batches. Margo is inspired by the look and feel of city cement, tree lined streets wet with recently fallen rain and the changing of the seasons. She tries to capture real aromas from nature; plants, trees, flowers, and the earth. Easily a staff favorite, we fell for the attention the creator paid to every detail of this product. From the letterpressed packaging and custom glass, to, of course, the unusual aromas. Check out Forest Floor, it really smells like the earth of a forest.
What can we say? Everything Jonathan Adler touches becomes high-style, infused with his particular sense of humor. At Mongrel, you can currently find his Devil salt and pepper shakers, moustache, baboon, and owl bottle stoppers and whale candle holders. No wonder he refers to himself as a “purveyor of happy chic.” We've had encounters with Jonathan at trade shows, and he always has an easy smile and is unfailingly genuine.