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Piper and John's General Goods is a market gallery space that will serve to showcase a variety of artisanal, local goods ranging from vintage clothing,local jewelry, handprinted paper merchandise and a variety of novelty goods. These are some things we have either made and or love. If an image is Ours we'll let you know, if not stated then we Do Not own the rights to any of the images or objects shown here and are using them for exemplary purposes only.

Monday, December 12, 2011

We All have a "special place" to go to..

Lake Merritt from Adams Point, 1884,
photo courtesy of California Digital Archives.
What a whirlwind the past couple weeks have been! We've worked SO hard and poured our hearts out into this store really making it Our special place, something that sipmly Is simply all of us..Love and collective consiousness, to be recognized and appreciated in us All, connecting minds through identifying and curating what we believe is relevent and beautiful in a way you may not have recognized it otherwise. Thanks so much to all those that had a hand in in helping to make the Grand Opening on friday one of the most memorable nights of my our life, seriously it's all been a dream come true.
Whether it's the love of an old Neil Young record, a card that says "I Hella Love You Like Crazy", or Anything that basically looks and feels Right, and provokes new, expanding thoughts when presented in a way you haven't seen before...we're almost positive you'll find Something you like down at our store, even if it's just a place to feel at home, browse around, hear some music and get warm for a minute before or after a good meal. Please visit Old Oakland this holiday season and spend local at some of the amazing resturants cafe's and Shops in the popuphood down here by 9th and Broadway!
    PIPER AND JOHN GENERAL GOODS and popuphood Oakland are honored to have been featured in the SF Chronicle Sunday Style section! Click here to check out the article!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

popuphood Oakland is Really Taking Form-

Hello friends, it's been another busy week in paradise! I'm all moved in with Piper and we've been tearing thru the legal paperwork for the shizzop. All the while the popup team has been working round the clock to make sure everythin' goes as planned! We're excited to be getting keys soon and begin to shape the space to our visions. Check out all the new stuff on the popuphood.com website including the retail info for all the awesome shops participating and Subscribe to the Newsletter, follow the Twitter or Facebook for all the latest buzz on the Grand Opening and Holiday Celebration! Thanks for tuning in, we're singing off for today, but leaving the line open as always :)
-Piper And John

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Popuphood and Old Oakland help grow Local Business and Community

The San Jose Mercury newspaper reports on the block by block revitalization of Old Oakland and the local economy-http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19269006

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gettin' The Goods for You!

-Campfire Collectibles and Roadside Treasures to come..
Hi everyone! This month has been caRAzy!! I'm moving in with my beloved Piper, we've both been busting ass to get all our product/designers/displays together for the opening of our new  
Piper & John General Goods PopUp-Shop in conjunction with PopUpHood coming to Old Oakland soon..
Ok, Now to the Fun Stuff! I've been promising to get y'all some sneak-peeks of what/who we'll be carrying in our store..(drummmmmmRolllllllllllll)- Here we Go! 
PIPER & JOHN General Goods will be Proudly carrying items from These amazing Local designers, And much-much more...
PapaLlama - Jewelry, Knitted goods and Cards all by Risa Culbertson
Stitch and Hammer Goods - Handmade Goods from re-claimed scrap leather, Built to Last. made and designed By Amy Tremper
BAZAARE GILMAN - Magical Botancial Creations. Hand selected, potted succulents and fauna. By the talented Nicole Schach

 Clean, unique designs from mixed metals. Entire collection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. By Isabela Bavaran
WHAT ABOUT PHOENIX - Beautiful geometric metal, bone,crystal, and more..Jewelry designed and made  by Kristin Linney 

 We're SO thrilled to be a part of what we're wishing to be a revitalization of this adorable Historic District with Small Local Businesses.
Also joining us in the 'Hood will be our new friends- 

MRCW's Container (couldn't find a link! But as soon as we gets it,we'll give it to you!) 
Crown Nine
That's all the news fit to print today! 
Stay Posted for the upcoming PopUpHood Grand Opening Events!
Til' next time friends-
-John and Piper Britannica Haybail
aka The Haybails. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Super-tight Wooden Tree-Round Turntables-

The "Barky" model offers true warmth..

These incredibly clean, beautifuly hand-crafted and seamlessly Perfect functional record players make me wanna beef up the ole record collection and have some listening parties stat! With a myriad of custom built one-of-a-kind turntables, speakers, and Iphone/Ipod docks made of reclaimed wood, it's easy to see why this Oakland CA founded company Audio Wood makes me salivate at every piece they make.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

We're Comin!!

Hey y’all! Wow!?! It’s really Happening..! We’ll be posting some sneak-peek shots in the next few days of some of the amazing stuff we’re proud and excited to carry in Piper&John General Goods…
We’ve been working really hard to bring all these dope local designers/artists/makers of beauty and our very own hand-picked beautiful antique and items to you!!
Here’s a shot of the street all decked out for the holidays! Come on by and stroll thru one of Oakland’s most charming little neighborhoods this holiday season. We’re excited about all our wonderful new neighbors we’ve met and we’ll introduce to you them All as we get to know them too! 
Subscribe at http://www.popuphood.com/ to get the latest buzz on the PopUpHood coming soon to 9th st. and Broadway in Old Oakland!! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Big thangs this month-

                  Hello y'all! Thanks for tunin' in today- I'm reminded of the quote that goes something like, "Life moves fast, slow down to smell the roses every now and then." I don't know who said that first but I've sure been reminding myself to do just that more than usual lately..As if moving in with my beautiful partner and love of my life Nicole Buffett this month wasn't enough..and to be quite frank, it just Wasn't enough hahaha we Stays BUSY-
                    We're proud to be working at breakneck speeds to get the Piper&JohnGeneralGoods:PopUpShop ready for opening along with a handful of other inCredibly talented folks and their Shops in the PopUpHood's charming christmas-light-lined Old Oakland Early Next Month...More info Coming Soon!!
Here's a little run down on Our shop..

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Much Anticipated PopUpHood in Historic Old Oakland Coming Soon!!

The Nation's first ever PopUpHood is coming to Historic Old Oakland!
We are moving at popup speed to put together the final touches on this exciting new project-
   The central idea of the PopUpHood goes beyond one store in filling a single vacant retail space. As a showcase of local small business working in concert with one another PopUpHood fills several retail spaces with retail that compliments one another as well as the existing businesses. 
   This approach creates critical mass activating an entire neighborhood simultaneously. This has several advantages; the stores all participate in a Grand Opening which leverages the combined customer following brought by each business, by focusing on quality retail we are not simply filling vacant windows we are creating a destination. 
   The PopUpHood creates a uniquely branded identity to put Old Oakland on the map as charming shopping district. This benefits the existing bars and restaurants already thriving in this area by increasing press and foot traffic. It also fills a much needed retail void in all of Oakland where folks can stroll, dine, grab a cocktail, and do a little shopping creating an incentive to explore the neighborhood, discover its historic charm and invest Locally! We will be a part of this awesome endeavor and will be posting updates on the Grand Opening Festivities and weekly events to follow!!! Look forward to seeing you all There!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Wooden Pallet never looked So Comfy!

Check out this rad Adirondack made in only a few hours from free Pallets! 
         Challenge yourself and make one for the hell of it (for comfys sake)!

Let y'all know how Our's turns out in the coming weeks 
as we continue to gear-up for our namesake- 
Pop-up Shop opening on Grand Avenue in Old Oakland! 
Stay Posted, Loads of Details for Celebratory Opening Events to Come!