Thursday, August 17, 2006

New at the Shop

Fall goods are arriving slowly but surely, and I am racking my brains (ok that is such a strange phrase!) to find places to store everything. Generally I don't hide goods until later but in the case of, say, the cutest mittens ever (see below) it just doesn't seem right to put them out while it's 88 degrees outside.

Finally some images of new products at the shop. You'll notice new leather totes from Rabeanco, photography books and dbclay wallets, a few Aida Dirse bowls, and the LightenUp Design bud vase set. I'll be working hard next week to get some of these goodies on the website for your shopping pleasure.

More new items: simple and fabulous jewelry by Margaret Solow of Los Angeles, five new Poketo wallet designs, two big cartons of the new Matt & Nat handbags (whoo!) and those fingerless glove/mittens, by LA designer Crowded Teeth. There are brown and navy blue ones, each with a different pattern worked into the knit.

New Yorkers: I'm having a nice summer sale in the shop, clothing and pillows and quite a few handbags from last season are on deep discount. Time to stock up.

Also - I'm going to be out for Labor Day Weekend so the shop will be closed starting Friday the 1st through Tuesday the 5th. We'll be back open at noon on Wednesday the 6th, as usual.

Monday, August 14, 2006


I never really commented on what we found in Berlin last week so here is the fifty-cent tour. Most of this was seen through a haze of nasal decongestant (provided by throughtful pharmacists under a neon green cross) as I seemed to be very allergic to the city, but...highlights included a macchiato that was only one euro, really good breakfast at the Hotel Ku'damm 101, lovely clothing line Talking Means Trouble, wacky indie goods at a shop called Eastberlin, a great design/etc bookshop called Pro QM, and lots of paper goods for sale. The Germans do like their stationery.

Day one (for me) of the gift show is over and my feet hurt! I did pick up some new porcelain from Germany and glassware from Japan. More on that later...

Sunday, August 13, 2006


Marcie McGoldrick of Williamsburg, who I met at the Renegade Brooklyn fair, came by with some of her wonderful porcelain pendants and earrings today. She puts a bright ceramic transfer on each piece, I have a nice little assortment at the shop. These were quite the hit of Renegade, I hear.

Also - Lisa Goldberg of LightenUp Designs (of Williamsburg) has made some fab wee vases in different shapes with crisp black transfers on them, we're picking these up today. I don't have a picture of them yet but if you go to you can get an idea of what the graphics will be like. Of course I would love to carry her lamps but Rare Device is a bit small for furniture and lighting, alas.

I'm off to the gift show for a couple days, to scout a bit and to say hi to old friends.