Hey there! My name is Kehau. I was born and raised in Hawaii and I've been working at Rare Device for a little over a year as the gallery coordinator and now as the shop operations manager. Some of my favorite things in the shop right now are the unisex items that pull more of a masculine feel. I love gifting things that have a similar theme of color, texture or material and right now the items that are wood, copper or black go extremely well together.
Wood Speaker (1): Designed in New York, this amazing portable speaker is completely wooden and a really great companion for someone who wants to have something natural and modern at the same time. Kikkerland, $40.
Whisky Stones Black (2): These stones will keep your drink cool while not diluting at all (compared to ice). We carry the more natural stone Whisky Stones as well but I selected the black version because it's more "James Bond" -esque. Teroforma, $25.
Retro Pens (3): Cue Mad Men theme music: I love these adorable pens. The color palette is so fresh while the design is vintage inspired which is a perfect combination. I bought this set for my Dad last Father's Day and he loves them! Kikkerland, $6.
Cologne No. 3 (4): SF-based L'Aromatica Perfume designed this exclusive unisex line of cologne for Rare Device. No. 3 features Teak, Cypress, Sage, Lavender, Cedarwood, and Amyris. The scent is extremely fresh; it reminds me of walking through a damp forest in the early morning when dew droplets are still on the leaves. Who wouldn't want to smell like that everyday? Rare Device + L'Aromatica, $60.
Vintage Copper Bottle Opener (5): I've been really attracted to metallic this year. The design and choice of copper for the material is such a lovely combination. It really elevates just a simple bottle opener to something special and memorable. Kikkerland, $9. Available in-store at 600 Divisadero and 4071 24th Street.
Sutro Tower Belt Buckle (6): Based on an original photograph by Kati Kim, this image of San Francisco's Sutro Tower is engraved on a pewter belt buckle. Kati Kim, $30.
Beer Foamer (7): You know you need this! This sleek beer foamer creates a dense foam to increase the taste, aroma, and mouth feeling of your beer. A perfect foam enhances the natural aroma to bring out even more flavors in your favorite drink. The copper top holds the foaming device itself and has its visual inspiration from the large copper boilers you see at old beer breweries. Menu, $30.
iPhone 6 Case (8): We just got a selection of new iPhone 6 cases made by Lazerwood Industries. They are so beautiful and well-made. It fits perfectly to the phone and I love their different designs. As the name of their company suggests, all of their designs are lasered onto the case and there are different materials to choose from. This specific topography design really caught my eye because I love the contrast between the copper and the black. It's visually such a striking image. Lazerwood Industries, $28-$35. Available in-store at 600 Divisadero and 4071 24th Street.
Cedar Soap (9): Last but certainly not the least: the best smelling soap in the whole store! This cedar soap is a personal favorite of mine. I love the fresh, woodsy scent and the modern, clean packaging. Super great pick for a stocking stuffer. Kala Corporation Soaps, $9.