Kate has updated her site/project/brand Obsessive Consumption and you should go check it out. She has been hand-drawing things she purchases, for a long long time now. And those pesky credit card statements. Art and craft and life all smooshed together.

I have more goodies in the store for your consuming pleasure as well. New screenprinted tees and totes by Maryink, once from Brooklyn and now on some tropical island or some such, I believe. A few new stripey dresses by Talla so you can make the most of the summer weather.

I have gaffers tape wallets by dbclay coming up, they are also screenprinted or they have undergone some magical processing and have photos reproduced on the surface. They are supposed to be tough as nails too! Also due in this week are more mi-Spa roll-on dry perfume vials which the ladies can't get enough of this summer, and more handbags. Always.

Almost the last thing - a lovely lady named Alexis popped in the shop, she is a perfumer and sells her hand-blended scents (Scent by Alexis) down the street at Neda, among other places. They come in lush and hand-gilded containers and with names like Queen Bitch, how can they be bad?

VACATION ALERT: I am going on vacation! The Rare Picks site will be up but orders taken during the week of August 1-8 will not be fulfilled until my return. Ariyele will be handling shop duties and shipping out backorders, however. (And if you know of anywhere in Prague or Berlin I should hit, drop me a note.)