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Globe Trotter

When Caleb Luke Lin studied illustration at MICA, he realized he preferred to depict literal rather than interpretive information. “I enjoy taking concrete points of data and conveying them in an artistic sense,” says the 23-year-old, who designed this eye-popping hand-painted Globe of Animal Migration Routes—a nod to his passion …

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Luxe Lather

Get a rock that’s even bigger than Kim Kardashian’s. No, these PELLE Soap Stones won’t fit on your ring finger, but they look like they belong there. Inspired by the shape and color of naturally occurring gemstones, such as rose quartz and aquamarine, and metamorphic rock such as jade and …

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As the Romans Do

“The top is really special,” says designer David Wiesand—owner of Baltimore-based custom furniture and decorative arts company McLain Wiesand—in describing his storied PXE Center Table. “It was inspired by a trip to the Walters Museum. The idea was to try to make a tabletop that looked like it had the …

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BABY LOVE

Need an extra reason to procreate? Consider the cocoon-shaped wonder that is the Pod Crib by Ubabub. This sleek, sustainably made sleeping space converts into a children’s bed when you’re toddler starts, well, toddling. Weighing in at a mere $2,100, this bad boy (or girl) is just one of hundreds …

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Bottle Rocket

For better or (usually) worse, everybody has a tequila story. But this tequila bottle has its own story. The fifth installment of 1800’s Essential Artists series is dedicated to Jean-Michel Basquiat, who cut his teeth as a graffiti artist in Brooklyn in the late ‘70s, palled around (and occasionally collaborated) with …

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Sunny Delight

When Karen Graveline, owner of Home on the Harbor, discovered the French-made Fermob outdoor furniture line, it was love at first sight. “It was the colors. They just made me feel happy,” she says. Perfect for urban environments, Fermob’s sleek design fits well in a small garden, on a rooftop …

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Turkish Delight

“DRINKS TOO MUCH WINE. SHOPS ON ETSY.” I once saw a bumper sticker with that mantra on a minivan—and I have many friends who are proudly part of that club! While I can’t say I was buzzing when I took my latest spin on the craftsy online marketplace, I did …

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