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Kickstarter of the Week: Grown in the Garden State

You might consider New Jersey the Edsel of the mid-Atlantic, but illustrator Michael Mulvey is a proud son of the Garden State and he wants to do Jersey proud with this poster, t-shirts and set of playing cards. Grown in the Garden State is his plan to graphically lionize 54 of New Jersey's favorite sons and daughters, entertainers and actors who range from Bruce (natch) to Ray Liotta to Martha Stewart to Patti Smith. He's even got a series of t-shirts he's designing, all of which have a clean design and cool aesthetic that's more art school than Snooki.
May 17, 2013
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Happy Hour Essentials: Modern Barware

Think beyond the glassware when stocking a bar area, we recommend fun trays, upscale cheese plates, and a casual wine-pourer.
May 16, 2013
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Get This Room: Romantic Modern Design

We rounded up the essentials in this moody San Francisco living room so you can recreate the look in your home.
May 16, 2013
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Ocean-Inspired Porcelain Designs by Maria Moyer

In essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection, profoundness in nature and valuing authenticity above all else. This description could accurately be used to characterize sculptor Maria Moyer’s work as well.
May 16, 2013
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More Hideaway Furniture from Folditure

Meet Tilt, the newest design by Folditure. Much like the company's other furniture designed for small-spaces, the chair collapses into a compact, easy-to-store size. When it's folded flat it's just .62 inches thick—a boon for apartment dwellers. "Big inspirations for the tilt were the bridges of New York City, which have captured my imagination ever since I can remember," says designer Alexander Gendell.
May 16, 2013
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Togo Sofa by Ligne Roset Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

Love it or hate it, the distinctive silhouette of Ligne Roset’s most enduring sofa model celebrates 40 years of booming business.
May 16, 2013
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8 Pinterest Users We Love

A while back, we spotlighted our top six design boards on the popular virtual content curating site, Pinterest. Here are eight more pinners we can't stop looking at.
May 16, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Reclamation Etchworks

Industrial designer Timothy Daw and mixologist Ethan Terry have been part of the San Francisco dining industry for many years and they've noticed a problem—beautifully crafted glass bottles were being disposed of by the thousands. They couldn't let this waste continue so they started Reclamation Etchworks—a venture to create modern day, luxury spirit decanters from upcycled bottles collected from local San Francisco bars & restaurants.
May 16, 2013
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Lukas Dahlén

Inspired by traditional Swedish “fresh wood” basket weaving, Stockholm designer Lukas Dahlén creates a cabinet that is as friendly as it is refined. Its solid ash skeleton is a series of spokes, much like a Windsor chair. Ash veneer is then woven through the spokes, making the inside of the cabinet as delightful as the outside.
May 15, 2013