Friday, March 27, 2009

Indie Biz of the Week

Hey All,
3 really great small businesses in Oakland have closed or are closing this week. We sadly say goodbye to Drift Jeans, Piedmont Stationers AND, it is so hard to say, The Parkway Speakeasy Theater.

So this week I stand again on my soapbox to continue preaching the importance of following up with good intentions. I know we all have them, when we say, "I have to get over to that gallery or new shop,"...well please do, we all say we will support and then for what ever reason we don't get ourselves over to the shops...well guess what if you don't come, they will go..away.

I am asking you all to make every effort to help support all of these small businesses, even if you go and just spend $5, it adds up and keeps them going....


Rare Device

Located in SF, this store/gallery is a great source of everything cute and design-y. I have purchased several of my favorite items there-including a great silver log necklace.

Their gallery is located in the back of the store has been host to some really
great art shows.

The store is petite but well stocked,the owners (artist
Lisa Congdon and designer
Rena Tom)know what they like and have worked hard to bring in only the cutest of
the cute items.

Rare Device
1845 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Winter Hours: Tue - Sat, noon to 7pm; Sun, noon to 6pm

Whats Happening at Blankspace

FIrST FrIDaY reception, April 3rd

for the min gallery show: Renee Gertler: Modality Room
and the gallery store show: Jessica Dacher: Remember Me Forever
more info at

Hey speaking of indie biz the Oakland Indie Awards are happening
again this year.
You can nominate your favorite Oakland Indie Biz
by clicking
The Indie Awards are a program of One California Foundation.
They are hosting third third annual
awards party on Friday,
May 15, 2009 at 5:30 pm at The Crucible at 1260 7th St, Oakland.
This event
will celebrate the spirit and community impact of
Oakland's independent businesses and artists.

umm..maybe blankspace could be nominated...just saying...