Rare Device began in 2005 as a tiny storefront at the south end of Park Slope, Brooklyn. My original goal was to make jewelry in the back and sell my work, and the work of my friends, in the front. It quickly gained notoriety for having unique, modern, well-crafted goods; impressing New Yorkers is not easy but we managed to make lots of friends, enjoyed great press and loyal customers.
I moved back to San Francisco in 2007 and opened a second, larger location with my friend Lisa Congdon. Under her guidance, we expanded the gallery offerings and held shows, pop-up shops, and other events every month until we sold the business in 2011. We showcased artists and designers like Kate Bingaman-Burt, Mike Monteiro, Jill Bliss, Mark Warren Jacques, Amy Ross, Betsy Walton, Poketo, Julia Rothman, Evan B. Harris, Amy Ruppel, Paul Octavious, Diem Chau, and Matte Stephens.





Featured in Print
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
San Francisco Chronicle
Washington Post
Anthology
New York
Martha Stewart Weddings
Jane
InStyle
Domino
Sunset
Budget Travel
Tabi (Japan)
BoligLiv
Time Out
Lucky
Real Simple
The Nest
Food and Wine
7x7
House Beautiful
Redbook
Every Day with Rachael Ray

Featured Online
Shift (Japan)
Coolhunting
Daily Candy
ohjoy
NOTCOT
Flavorpill
WGSN
Productdose
Remodelista
Dwell
Cookie
Apartment Therapy
Poppytalk
design*sponge
Better Living Through Design
Popgadget
Outblush
Variety
Mighty Goods