I am enjoying the weather, rain and all. The rain has brought brilliant red and yellow striped tulips, sprouting up through the ivy and trash near the BQE overpass near my house. Seeing them there is like a little miracle. I have lots of growing thing on order, the Garden in a Bag items are arriving today or tomorrow, and I'll have some cactus in a can, sprouts growing out of a ceramic egg, and funny little plants that have messages somehow written on the seed pod (!) soon too. I have always liked plants but this micro-container gardening, due to being in NYC, is fascinating for me.
I am also enjoying some booty-shaking music from Von Iva in San Francisco and Voxtrot of Austin. Sadly I missed SXSW where both played, but hurray for MySpace and streaming music.
I am also enjoying the preparations for the Lena Corwin show. Besides the window display, we'll have new products by Lena made just for Rare Device. Collaborating with artists has been on my mind since opening the shop, and I didn't know I'd be doing it so soon, but the time just seemed right.
I am also enjoying the latest installment of Group Show. Photography is a big interest around here. Another collaboration in the works for April is a little Rare Device fashion photoshoot with Youngna Park, the talented photographer (plus Essexy DJ).