Monday, December 12, 2011

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies & more 826 goodness…

We Made This Ltd:

The Ministry follows the model of the 826 centres: a writing centre where kids aged 8-18 can get one-to-one tuition with professional writers and other volunteers; with the centres being housed behind fantastical shop fronts designed to fire the kids’ imaginations (and generate income for the writing centres).

In our case, the shop is Hoxton Street Monster Supplies – Purveyor of Quality Goods for Monsters of Every Kind.

Visit Hoxton Street Monster Supplies – Purveyor of Quality Goods for Monsters of Every Kind.:

826 National:

826 National is a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with chapters in eight cities across the country that are dedicated to helping students, ages 6-18, with expository and creative writing.

Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

Some of the other 826 storefronts:

This one has appeared on Rubble before: The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.

See them all here:

The Bigfoot Research Institute has all the necessities for your Bigfoot, Research, and Institute needs! Visit today before you end up in a hairy situation.

For Sale: Cyptozoologist's Career Starter Kit, Jungle Hygiene Kit, unofficial Yeti Hairball, Baby Giant Centipedes, and Sea Serpent Secretions.

The Boring Store is open every day from 12-6. Come by and browse our selection of surveillance gear, check out our carrier pigeon supplies, and try on a moustache. All proceeds from Boring Store sales go directly toward supporing 826CHI programs.

For Sale: Periscopes, trench coats, and night-vision goggles; disguises of all kinds (n.b. this is not by any means a store for spies).

The Museum of Unnatural History showcases the rarest of rare and the surrealist of surreal artifacts from times long past. Dedicated unnaturalists and enthusiasts of history that might not have ever happened will love perusing the vast collections and museum curios. Be sure to marvel at the museum's unbelievable animal assortment, featuring everything from weagles to owlephants, and explore, if you dare, the store's built-in cave (yep – it really has a cave).

For Sale
: Unicorn Tears, Confused Wood (from the makers of Petrified Wood), Weather Rocks, Wallace's Primordial Soup, Future Mold, Scorpion Finders, and much more.

The Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a leader in convenience retailing, sells everything you need before you take a road trip through the fourth dimension. You can grab time-machine fuel, a can of mastodon meat, and a cup of coffee in one quick stop.

For Sale: Dinosaur eggs and princess hats; robot-emotion upgrades, dodo chow, and scarlet letters; time-machine parts; coffee.

Never been to a robot supply and repair shop? Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair carries the perfect combination of products for robot enthusiasts and robots themselves.

For Sale: Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots, Mega Mech, The RoboPanda, Robot Emotion Upgrades & First Aid kits, Positronic brains, The Is Your Little Sister a Robot? Test Kit .

The Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company outfits adventurers, commuters, rocket scientists (professional and freelance), tourists, theoretical mathematicians, specialists of all stripes, small crews, and large parties.

For Sale: Rocket fuel, air, assorted ray guns; intergalactic peace treaties, travel cups, spaceship accessories.

What happens at the Pirate Store?

Many have said that upon entering the best pirate supply store in San Francisco, they get a sensation of déjà vu. Others walk in and feel at once the miracle work of an unseen hand. Yet there are those whose eyes bulge and shrink simultaneously while their thoughts are so convoluted that they are unable to shout or mutter the question that most plagues them: “What is this place?”

For Sale: Hooks, flags, and message bottles; rat traps, peg legs, and pirate perfume; wax seals, dice, and lard (for bartering, not sale).

TED talk on the Pirate Store and the origins of the first 826 store…


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