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    Get Wrapped Up with Mostrom and Chase Handweavers

    With so many product designers constantly on the hunt for the new and novel, finding classic designs that sell year after year can be tricky. But for Mostrom and Chase Handweavers, consistency has been the key to building an audience—and repeat sales—for a carefully edited collection of heirloom-quality scarves, blankets, and table linens.   Mostrom…

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    Trend Report: In an Indigo Mood

    Color stories tend to come and go, but there’s one hue that has been at the top of many product designer’s lists for at least two seasons: indigo. From home décor to personal accessories and giftables, the indigo trend is going strong and shows no sign of abating.   A halfway tone between blue and…

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    Sit. Stay. Forever.: Certified Nontoxic Pet Accessories & Toys

    In today’s eco-conscious marketplace, customers are paying more and more attention to how their favorite products are made. From cleaning supplies to children’s toys and sofa fabrics, there’s never been more of a call for products that are safe and nontoxic. But what about the toys, beds, and other accessories we use for our pets?…

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    You Ought to Be in Pictures: Cameo Glass Products

    With photo sharing more popular than ever, thanks to the ubiquity pf social media, making your photos stand out has become more and more difficult. Cameo, LLC is on a mission to change that, with a carefully curated selection of glass-print products that allows anyone to turn his or her wedding, travel, family, celebratory, and…

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    Clarissa Tumblers: Elevating the Everyday

    These days, it’s easy to find items and add-ons to personalize your favorite accessories and lifestyle products—think labels for kids’ lunch boxes, monogrammed accessory trays, bracelets and watches with interchangeable bands, or iPhone cases emblazoned with your favorite artist’s work. Clarissa Tumblers takes this idea one step farther with three levels personalization on perhaps the…

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    Scents & Centsability: Rewined Candles

    Not many product designers see a world of possibility in the trash, but for Adam Fetsch, empty bottles have provided the inspiration for a collection of creative home products. Fetsch was working in a restaurant when he noticed the enormous amount of waste, in the form of discarded wine bottles, generated every week. Although he…

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    KeySmart: The Intelligently Simple Solution for Messy Keys

    Leave it to an engineer to solve the most common of everyday problems. Michael Tunney, a Chicago-based mechanical engineer by training, took a look at the typical key ring—and its bulky, jangly, thigh- and purse-poking chaos of keys—and knew there was a better approach. He spent several weeks considering a way to neatly contain the…

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    Trend Report: Temporary Tattoos

    Which trend has had major staying power for well over a year, appeals to both kids and adults, makes a fun and affordable gift, and shows no signs of slowing? If “temporary tattoos” was the last response on your list, you’re probably recalling the free toy surprise from the Cracker Jack box of your youth….

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    Kalastyle Soaps: Making Bath Time More Beautiful

    While lots of American companies are now making organic, eco-friendly, no-animal-testing bath and body products, only a fraction of them have been offering these products for more than a decade, let alone more than two. Kalastyle is one of these forward-thinking vendors, and has a full arsenal of simple yet beautifully made, widely appealing, non-gender-specific…

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