Friday, July 14, 2006


Happy Bastille Day - it's been a remarkably long time since we've done an update (well, 4 days) but it's been busy. We have a new designer from Minneapolis, Rectangle Designs, who does wonderful botanical prints on textiles. We've gotten her clutches, card cases, light jersey scarves and some pretty tops, including a deep-V tunic with printing on the shoulders, very unique!

We are restocked on Polli earrings and mobiles, and also got a great batch of rings and necklaces by Amy Tavern. I asked Amy to make me some delicate rings in yellow and rose gold and she did a great job. I also have some of her new sterling silver ring designs. Come and take a look and we can always custom order if we don't carry your size.

Yesterday we got a visit from a shopkeeper in London, she has a little place called Shelf on Cheshire St, and she says the Eastside is very like our end of the Slope, and has been changing dramatically fast. It is always fun when shopkeepers come to visit.

Just a reminder that many of the bags and clothes at the shop are on sale, Fall is right around the corner and we've got to make room. Enjoy your weekend and keep cool!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Jewelry Update

I think one of the reasons I opened Rare Device is because I am so lousy at self-promotion, but great at exclaiming others' work. Amidst everything else I am creating and designing new jewelry. Here is a little sneak peak for the Fall season, the color palette is very cool - all black, white, blues and greens - but metalswise we are all over the place with sterling, oxidized, gold and rose gold finishes. I actually think you can wear all of the styles together. Anyway, a little amuse bouche for you.

New in the store: Clare Nicolson's sweet birdie sachets made from her vintage fabric collection and filled with lavender, each one is a little different, and also her matching bird collage blank notecards. We also have a limited number of Fall tees from San Francisco's Turk & Taylor, including a retro owl/rotary telephone one for the ladies, and a whole mess of door locks for the gentlemen. You can see the shirts online in Rare Picks. Also, we should have more of the great keyahi wood sake cups in stock (as soon as DHL can find my store, they don't seem to think I exist :)

Monday, July 10, 2006

Events for the Fall

We already have our eyes on autumn (maybe because it's so warm today) and wanted to share some news. California artist Jill Bliss will be gracing us with her presence, and her art, in October! More details soon but we'll have a window display with artwork for sale, plus related Blissen items, PLUS new journals and notebooks, PLUS hopefully a collaboration with textile and clothing designer Talla. Save the first Saturday in October to meet Jill, who we may talk into doing a demo (drawing, sewing, printing, who knows) that day.

And then, for a double-header, we are cooking up something with Brooklynites Deadly Squire for November. Tons of fun all the way up to the holidays.