Thursday, November 29, 2012

Me in plastic pants

This is what people search for to get to the Russet & Empire website:


 German animal nodders are whizzing through the post on their way to the shop! We've been waiting since SEPTEMBER for these little white squirrels and wiener dogs! We'll be posting photos as soon as we unwrap them.

Friday, November 23, 2012

This was on my desk when I got to work this morning.

Canada Stuff

 First order of biz- go get a copy of this week's the Grid and check out the sweet hoser party. It's legit!
 Second order- new books, all of them about Canadian stuff. The Native Trees of Canada was a super hot seller so we got a nice big shipment of them because if you don't buy this for someone for Christmas you're an a-hole who doesn't appreciate your friend's fine taste this holiday season.

All joking aside, Leanne Sharpton's water colour paintings of the different species of trees are genuinely  beautiful. 
Then there is this book. It's made for Americans and faaaascinating. Did you know that the handles on Canadian beer cases are big enough to fit your hands with mittens on?  
Want more ?! Ok here is a joke-

What do Canadians drink when they're not drinking beer?

Drink whiskey! (then it goes on to actually give you a lesson about the difference between rye and whiskey)

In conclusion this book's got it all. And it's 12 bucks.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Thank you SO much to Phillipa C, SNACKS and Indie Alehouse for one hell of a good time (and a frigging brutal hangover).  Get your hoser holiday cards HERE 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hoser Party = Epic Hangover..

Who would have thought?
Hoser Holiday Postcards by Phillipa C (not crummy instagram drunk shots will be available HERE)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hoser Party Prep

 *phillipa wouldn't let me buy this :(
 Hoser essentials
 Hosehead w earmuffs

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hoser Party TOMORROW!

Here is the official facebook invite (yeah yeah) come and eat peameal sandwiches on OMG milk buns with canadian cheddar + maple mustard made by SNACKS, beer by Indie Alehouse and the piece de resistance,  a Christmas card photo booth by Phillipa C that is a combination of dad's basement and set of the great white north.

We'll post the pictures up on the blog for you to download and print and send to your friends and family and probably work colleagues too!  See you tomorrow night, bring your hoser clothes, smokes, and we will provide the rest! See you at 7! And just for good measure...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Great Hall x Junction Flea Tomorrow!

Russet and Empire will be closing at 4 today so we can go set up and make sure tomorrow isn't a total clusterfuck. See you then!