Making by Hand
We at Rare Device (the royal we) pick out products for you that are beautiful, well-designed and lovely to hold/smell/look at. Some of our products are manufactured in a conventional sense but we especially love the ones that are handmade. One of our newest ceramics vendors, Dovetail from Colorado, has put up a slideshow of the entire process - starting with a big lump of clay and finishing with packaging the finished product to ship. I really liked "seeing" how my designers work! We have items from Dovetail's "Neighborhood" line in the store for you, they are completely charming.
At the other end of the spectrum, coming all the way from Sweden to our shop are Prima Lux ice scrapers from Simplicitas - it's a fun, beautiful and entirely useful design object, and I just can't resist that! Besides being good for scraping icy windows, there is a little wedge built in to de-ice your wiper blades as well. I am getting the bright orange version, so you will never lose it in your glovebox or back seat of your car, and also the fancy stainless steel version which comes with its own leather case. These should be here in a couple weeks, as it is never too early to think about winter around here.
One last thing - I have a few styles from Paperbird Clothing from Vancouver...if you are fond of wide-neck tops with a sweet, somewhat 1950s air about them, this is the line for you.