Rare Device

Rare Device

Cambria Bold
Sep 25, 2008
Rare Device is one of our favorite stores. We were so excited when they opened last October. Rare Device carries beautiful and unique products, and the store is a wellspring of creative and inspirational designs from a wide variety of designers, artists and artisans.

Owners Rena Tom and LIsa Congdon both have eclectic and creative backgrounds that inform the pieces they choose for the store. Rena is a former jewelry and graphic designer, while Lisa is a working artist.

As the website says: Every object in the store has its own story, and has been chosen because it is either handmade, well-designed, useful, beautiful or all of the above. The aesthetic is modern and quirky while remaining warm and inviting - design that is accessible to all. Influences range from comic book art to entropy in nature, laser-etching to hand-lettering to nautical lore.

Rare Device also hosts monthly gallery shows by current artists, and keeps a running blog on their website on new interests, favorite finds, and store news.

Upcoming Gallery Show: Let's Get Lost: New Work by Sarajo Frieden

Rena and Lisa

Related Posts:
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Recap: Rare Device Opening

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