Deana Bianco | January 13th, 2012
Photo Courtesy of A & G Merch
I love to give presents. Whether it is a special occasion or for no reason at all my first stop is A & G Merch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This is the store where you find one of a kind knicknacks you are proud to give, even in front of strangers. I found delectable mugs with photos of animals disguised as iconic musicians. I passed on the Weinerama Ozzy Osbourne and kitty Lady GaGa for the rabbit dressed as Ziggy Stardust (makeup and all) mug. I couldn’t leave the store without purchasing two horse shaped key holders and a couple of altered antique plates. The plates are recycled and painted with pictures of things like Patti Smith surrounded by flowers, a walrus in a captain’s uniform and a white tiger in a tux. I have my eye on a gun shaped ceramic vase as well as a set of Brooklyn water tower salt and pepper shakers. So if you are walking through the neighborhood or browsing online for the PERFECT gift, go to A & G Merch.
A&G Merch, 111 N6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. + 718-388-1779; www.aandgmerch.com