Valentine's Trunk Show

Sat Feb 9, 2013
Rare Device
Arts, City


Rare Device presents Valentine’s Trunk Show, a unique, design-driven event in which several local designers will set-up their most recent work and be in the shop to share their craft with visitors. Featuring Zelma Rose, Jen Hewett, Emily McDowell and Karrie Bakes, Valentine’s Trunk Show showcases a curated selection of stunning jewelry, colorful apparel, illustrated prints and baked goods - all sure to make perfect gifts for the holiday. What may vary in aesthetic between the different designers is unified with an emphasis on the handmade at this exciting one day event.

alentine’s Trunk Show: February 9, 2012, 12 – 6 pm

Zelma Rose Founded in 2010 by designer Lisa Anderson Shaffer in her family tradition of fine hand craftsmanship, Zelma Rose offers modern and refined classic accessories for ladies & gents. From hand crafted cross stitch necklaces to pocket squares and bow ties, Zelma Rose creates the accessory that is uniquely you.

Jen Hewett is a self-taught printmaker who works on paper, wood, and fabric. She finds inspiration in the everyday – by the flowers and gardens of neighboring Golden Gate Park, by fashion and her small collection of brightly-colored flats, by a passion (some would say an obsession) for vintage fabric and contemporary patterns. Her work is vivid and bright and reflects her love of line and color.

Emily McDowell spent nearly a decade as an advertising creative when she decided to leave her work to focus on making more things. Current projects include illustration work and a line of hand-illustrated silk scarves inspired by souvenir travel scarves of the 1940s and 50s. Emily McDowell is influenced by letters, nature, folk art, geometry, psychology, cultural quirks, and the crazy urban landscape of Southern California.

Karrie Bakes When Karrie discovered she was allergic to gluten, she made it her personal “mission in the kitchen” to make mouth watering gluten-free goods that don’t resemble hockey pucks. Karrie makes all of her treats with natural sweeteners ensuring your gluten-free goodie isn’t mucked up with preservatives and refined sugar. Be sure to order your freshly baked, gluten-free goodie, hand delivered by Karrie to your sweet on Valentine’s Day.

About Rare Device

Rare Device is a store and gallery that features functional experiments and original ideas in art, design, craft and fabrication. Owner Giselle Gyalzen constantly seeks out objects that are beautiful, evocative, well constructed and thoughtful. We are pleased to bring to our San Francisco store an ever-growing roster of local, national and international artists and designers for a truly "rare" experience.


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    600 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA