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For real California gifts and art, shop Rare Bird.

Everything in Oakland’s Rare Bird is made from (mostly) California artisans. It’s amazing what people think up, and then have the ambition to craft. Like Boxes of Boom, which recycles vintage luggage into boom boxes. Beneath the smart exterior luggage are speakers and Bluetooth functionality. Cardboard Safari shapes that material into mounted animal heads. You might also find branch pencils, retro shaving kits, and mod embroidery—about 65 artists are represented.



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