Wednesday, May 26, 2010

MY Ukulele Kit: Some Suggestions

As we all know, the "My Ukulele" build-it-yourself kit from WHY Louisville is pretty awesome. It's got all the pieces you need to build your very own ukulele with basic hand tools and minimum of woodworking skill. But the best part? It comes unfinished, so you can turn it into a work of art!

Are you having trouble deciding exactly what to do with your blank ukulele canvas? Allow us to give you a few crudely illustrated ideas for inspiration:

A lovely luau scene. Its loveliness will make your audience forget that you really don't know how to play the ukulele.

The Hawaii Governor's Seal. It's great for your ukulele if you happen to be the Hawaiian governor, or are an especially big fan of the Hawaiian gubernatorial process.

That fat guy from Lost. Just because everyone's favorite show is over, doesn't mean we have to see less Hurley. If you think you've got the artistic chops, slap his mug on your ukulele!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I Heart Kentucky Silver Necklace

Our new I Heart Kentucky silver necklace is an elegant ornament brimming with love for the Bluegrass State. It's also a pretty accurate depiction of what things would look like if a giant heart-shaped meteor were to plow into the Earth, creating a crater filled with love on the outskirts of Frankfort.

The .999 pure silver Kentucky charm is made from PMC (Precious Metal Clay) and hangs from a 16" sterling silver chain. Charm measures 1.5" wide. Each necklace is a unique, handmade piece.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Twisted Way to Cool Your Drink

Brain Freeze and Cold Blooded ice cube trays are a (relatively) socially acceptable way to live out your deepest, sickest fantasies of being a vampire and/or mad scientist. As a fringe benefit, they really keep your summertime cool-down drinks ice cold.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

9th Annual Lebowski Fest

The 9th Annual Lebowski Fest is coming up fast, and tickets are on sale now at WHY Louisville. This year's festival will feature music from The Felice Brothers and Thomas A. Minor and the Picket Line, in addition to the normal bowling, costumes, contests, and what-have-you we all know and love. Stop in soon to get the limited Achievers Weekend Pass to experience the whole shebang for a dicounted price. Better hurry, though, 'cause those suckers go fast!

Check out the Lebowski Fest website for, uh, more information, man.

Don't worry, WHY Louisville has a lot of Lebowski-related goods on hand to tide you over until the festival. Check out our selection of Lebowski Fest quote stickers, Lebowski tees, and an awesome limited edition "Nice Marmot" print by Jay Ryan.

Monday, May 10, 2010

High Art

Works of art don't normally spend their time soaring dozens of feet above our heads, but the creative folks at Noted LLC have found a way to allow--nay, encourage--that sort of behavior. The "High Art" kite series includes the "Little Winged Demon" kite by Jan Kallwejt and the "Sky DuckWorm" kite by Julian Pablo Manzelli. Both kites are now available at WHY Louisville for $11.99. Kites measure 24" wide by 28" long and are made from durable nylon fabric. Easy assembly and flight instructions are included.

Friday, May 7, 2010

2 Carat Mug

"Aw, honey! What a thoughtful Mother's Day gift! It's... a giant gaudy ring! In an unusually large box. You shouldn't have, dear. You really, really shouldn't have. Thank you...?"

"Shucks, Mom. You're not even gonna open the rest of the curiously large box? More Mother's Day surprises await!"

"There's more? Well, let's see here... Oh, my heavens! It's not a gaudy ring at all, but a beautifully crafted porcelain mug! What a nice surprise! Good thing, too, 'cause that ring is ugly as sin. There's no way I'd be able to show my face at the bridge club wearing something like that. I'll get the coffee brewing this instant!"

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Momma's Mug

Sure, you could go to some other gift store and get a mug that has just one nickname for your mom. But why limit her to a measly "World's #1 Mom"? She's so much more than that. Why not get her a Mother's Day mug that more accurately documents her greatness, like this one from Rock Paper Scissor?

Measures 3" in diameter by 3 3/4" tall. Dishwasher and microwave safe.