We are still on holiday at Rare Device but we'll see you at noon on January 10! Web orders placed between the 1st and the 9th will go out when we return. We're trying to take a break and rejuvenate so that we can make more improvements to the Brooklyn store and the webstore as well. (If you are hankering to go shopping, though, we suggest the Kim Family Benefit Auction which will run over the next 4 days...)
So what improvements are we talking about? Now that we have experienced your voracious appetite for certain rare products, we will try and keep a larger inventory on hand. It sort of counteracts the "rare" part but when you gotta have it - we understand.
We are trying to launch the new and improved website this month - let's call it RD 3.0 - and there will be more accurate inventory indicators and backorder management, the ability to save shipping addresses and your credit card info, order history, wishlist capabilities and all of that good stuff. Of course, getting it right means lots of testing so please bear with us as we get it right.
Products we are are planning to bring in over the next couple months: Ivy wall hook system, Katie Muth and Golden Hen Press printed goods, Coe & Waito porcelain, boygirlparty goodies, and lots of cool art and design books. There will be even more but that will have to be a surprise. Also, in an effort to make space for said goodies, we'll be holding a grand sale at the end of the month.
That's it for now - off to ship and do more work - but I will say I had a lovely day in the city, seeing the contemporary ceramics show at the Japan Society and eating a late lunch at Casa Mono with friends, then taking a catnap at home, eating a homemade Meyer lemon pudding cake and finishing knitting a new wooly hat. A pretty great day.