Have a look at Rare Device, fantastic shop full of totally covetable things in New York.
Rena Tom the owner is a true supporter of craft and design. Could she be a closet craft guerilla?
Her website is a treasure chest of links to designers and makers and while you're there look at her blog.
I also love the literary reference in the name of the store. "Strange Fragments" blog title came from a documentary on Bob Marley. One of his band members described his music as "A bunch of strange fragments.." I thought it would be a great name for a ceramics related thing... and the blog was born.