Guest Curator: Rena Tom

Posted on November 01, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Rena Tom is a strategist for creative business owners. She previously owned Rare Device, a boutique and art gallery with locations in New York and San Francisco that was renowned for its carefully edited collection of design objects, books and fashion, and for supporting small, innovative designers and artists whose work was not easily found in stores. Currently, she blogs about business tips and trends at and contributes to Design*Sponge, Poppytalk and UPPERCASE Magazine on small business topics.

Find her on Twitter @rena_tom.

Paired Hexagons
By Lauren Haupt Jewelry

I’m partial to this because I own it! It’s the perfect length and I get tons of compliments when I wear it.

reMade Cube Ottoman
By reMade USA

There are some not-so-stylish leather jackets at thrift stores. I’m glad someone is coming up with ways to make them beautiful again.

Red Gingham Blank Greeting Card
By Gold Teeth Brooklyn

Just a great design, both iconic and abstract.

Gramophone Desk Lamp
By lightexture

My house is full of lamps, but if I had an office, I’d want this handsome lamp on my desk. It’s anthropomorphic without being cutesy.

Prop Bookends

I love everything this guy does. I have a lot of white powdercoated furniture in my bedroom so this would match perfectly.

Simple Chair, Left & Right
By El Dot

As a lefty, I appreciate this. The design is very sensible for an office environment.

smwtfs 02
By The Last Attempt at Greatness

Love the reuse angle, and love the thought process behind this one very much.

NYC Food Cart- They Gyro Cart
By 33stewartavenue

Endless food carts are one of the things I miss the most about living in NYC.

The Shelburne Clutch
By Shelter // Protects You

I use clutches all the time for stashing my electronics and power cables when I’m on the go. This one is also pretty enough for a night out on the town.

Let Me Know When You Finish
By Schooled

OK, this is just funny. I would stamp a bunch of business card blanks and hand them out to people at boring meetings.