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Gravel & Gold
"Gravel & Gold is a shop in the Mission District of San Francisco run by three ladies, Cass, Lisa, and Nile. We sell useful goods from stand-up makers—hand-picked vintage and new things to wear, to adorn, to hear, to read & write, to furnish, and to love up. We like to know where our things come from and to directly support the people who create them."
sanfrancisco  shopping  gifts  boutique  diy  fashion  design  clothing  retail  glvo  via:robinsloan  art  handmade  make 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Rare Device / good stuff for you and your home / San Francisco
"Rare Device is, simply, good stuff for you & your home. Rena Tom, the founder, is a former jewelry & graphic designer who loves design. She was so inspired by all of the fabulous, creative designers she met along the way, both in person & online, that she decided she had to share her discoveries, & she opened Rare Device in Brooklyn in October 2005. The webshop opened in December of that year &, combined with a lively & generally topical blog, has developed into its own microcosm of design.

The storefront is a place to promote designers, artists & artisans plus help them grow by taking on new projects & collaborations. Every object in the store has its own story, & has been chosen because it is either handmade, well-designed, useful, beautiful or all of the above. The aesthetic is modern & quirky while remaining warm & inviting - design that is accessible to all. Influences range from comic book art to entropy in nature, laser-etching to hand-lettering to nautical lore."
sanfrancisco  nyc  lisacongdon  craft  brooklyn  clothing  gifts  furniture  art  design  crafts  glvo  shopping  boutique 
september 2010 by robertogreco
Small batch businesses
"A few weeks ago, Matt Linderman asked the readers of 37signals' Signal vs. Noise blog for suggestions for a word or phrase to describe a certain type of small, focused company. ... Boutique was deemed too pretentious...small, indie, and QOQ didn't cut it either. Readers offered up craftsman, artisan, bespoke, cloudless, studio, atelier, long tail, agile, bonsai company, mom and pop, small scale, specialty, anatomic, big heart, GTD business, dojo, haus, temple, coterie, and disco business, but none of those seems quite right.

I've had this question rolling around in the back of my mind since Matt posted it and this morning, a potential answer came to me: small batch. ... The term is most commonly applied to bourbon whiskey: ...but can also be used to describe small quantities of high quality products such as other spirits, baked goods, coffee, beer, and wine."

[see also: http://37signals.com/svn/posts/1807-seeking-a-less-pretentious-boutique ]
glvo  names  naming  language  smallbusiness  kottke  business  boutique  bespoke  startups  words  definitions  neologisms 
september 2009 by robertogreco

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