Wondering what to get that one forgetful friend this Christmas who can’t ever seem to remember where they left their keys? Well good news, y’all… Kentucky shaped key magnets by Ben Aroh of Aroh Made are back for the holidays! Mount ’em on your wall and you’ll never lose your keys again! This Thursday, December 14th at 10am these beautiful handcrafted KY shaped key magnets will be available for purchase on our website and at both of our store locations!

 

As a native of Louisville, KY, woodworking and carpentry have been in Aroh’s blood from the get-go. Passed down through family ties from generations of skilled craftsmen before him, Ben embraces his passion for working with his hands whole-heartedly. To celebrate his successes, and to give a hearty nod to the past, we’re bringing back one of Ben’s original and most beloved creations. Each key magnet comes equipped with appropriate mounting hardware. Come grab yours at the Kentucky Fun Mall (720 Bryan Ave) or at the Fun Stall in the Barn at The Summit (120 Summit at Fritz Farm #155)!

 

Need some Kentucky bling, y’all? Meg C Gallery has hooked us up with these elegant 100% sterling silver and gold plated Kentucky necklaces, just in time for the Y’ALL-iday season! All designed and handmade right here in Lexington, KY. These beautiful necklaces will make the perfect gift for the special Kentucky women in your life, and will keep home sweet home right next to their hearts! A limited number of these necklaces will be on our website this Wednesday, December 13th at 10AM so don’t miss out on this perfect holiday gift!


Chain length 18″. Kentucky is about 1.25″ along the latitude.
Made In Kentucky By Meg Carroll


Just in time for Christmas, we’re releasing a limited-edition 5th run of our popular “Decadent and Depraved” art prints by Louisville illustrator Rachael Sinclair this Friday, December 8th at 10am! Created exclusively for Kentucky for Kentucky, the design features a striking visual interpretation of Hunter S. Thompson’s famous magazine piece, “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved.” Originally published in the June, 1970 issue of Scanlan’s Monthly magazine, Thompson’s take on the 96th running of the Kentucky Derby, reported from the trenches along with illustrator Ralph Steadman, depicts a booze-fueled orgy of indulgence and decadence in which the writer ultimately realizes he’s played a part. It also introduced the world to Thompson’s gonzo style and marked the first time Steadman and Thompson worked together.

 

Each silk in Rachael Sinclair’s print is symbolic of something from Thompson’s essay. References like “Colonel Quick,” “Nekkid Horses,” “Whiskey Gentry,” “Old Fitz” and “Chemical Billy” interpret the article in infographic form, and touches like the diagonal red-and-white stripes of an Old Fitzgerald label on Old Fitz’s silk and the chemical structure of phenacyl chloride, the active ingredient in mace, featured on Chemical Billy’s silk exemplify the insane attention to detail that went into the print’s design.

 

Now in its fifth running, these signed, collectible prints have been featured on DeadspinLaughing SquidPaste MagazineBleacher ReportNeatorama, and Buzzfeed. They’ve been selling on eBay for $300-$700.

 

Each 20” x 24” poster is printed by Thoroughbred Printing in Lexington, Kentucky, on 80-pound speckled paper from French Paper Co., and is signed by the artist. They’re ready to frame and hang to showcase your love for Kentucky and horse racing, as well as your personal gonzo style. These prints always sell out extremely fast!

This Hunter S. Thompson Poster Is Awesome – Buzzfeed

Carl’s Kentucky mugs are back, y’all! One of our favorite local potters, Carl Wagoner, is hooking us up yet again with his classic Kentucky mugs just in time for Christmas! This Wednesday, December 6th at 10am, a limited quantity of Kentucky mugs will be available online! Handmade right here in Kentucky. Available in speckled blue or tan.


Details: Sizes vary to some degree, but generally about 3″ across by 4″ tall.