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May 10, 2015
Originally published in The New American Home
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Made in the USA
Our annual celebration of American design includes a selection of locally made home accessories. Take a look at our new favorite domestic finds, from mirrors to planters.
Modern Made in the USA America products like the Antigua Leaf Green linen blanket by Caroline Z. Hurley from Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Antigua Leaf Green linen blanket by Caroline Z. Hurley, $140 Massachusetts designer Caroline Z. Hurley hand-prints these linen throws, which are machine-washable. The cobble stone streets of Guatemala inspired this print.

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Emily Johnston
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Modern Made in the USA America products like the Half & Half tray from Pursuit of Happiness from Washington

Washington

Half & Half Tray by the Pursuits of Happiness, $65 Attracted to the physicality of clay, April Brimer began creating ceramics after a stint as a photographer. The Seattle-based designer produces her pieces by hand, like this nine-inch-long marbled porcelain tray with polka-dot accents. 

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April Brimer
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Modern Made in the USA America products like the Rubber-dipped wood bowls from Wind Willow Home from Minnesota

Minnesota

Rubber-dipped wood bowls by Wind & Willow Home, from $8 each The best kitchen products marry utility with elegance. Minneapolis-based Araya Jensen’s rubber-dipped wood bowls are no exception. The tactile bottoms in custom hues make the vessels slip-resistant and less prone to water damage (and look darn good while doing so). 

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Araya Jensen
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Modern Made in the USA America products like General bucket, bowl, and tray from Good Thing from New York

New York

General bucket, bowl, and tray by Jamie Wolfond and Samantha Anderson for Good Thing, $44–$54 Can a handsome catch-all make for a tidier life? Unequivocally, yes. The Brooklyn manufacturing studio Good Thing works with a local family-owned metal spinner to fabricate the powder-coated aluminum items, which sport maple handles.

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Alyssa Kirsten
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Modern Made in the USA America products like the Hexagon wood tile by Walls of Original Design from Nevada

Nevada

Hexagon wood tile by Walls of Original Design, $96 per eight-tile set Las Vegas is still the playland it has always been, but there’s a burgeoning maker community attracted by the city’s downtown resurgance, says designer Jason Corbett. His modular six-by-seven-inch wall tiles are made in Sin City from Baltic birch, and mount with 3M tape.

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Jesse Decker
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Modern Made in the USA America products like the tabletop planter by KKDW from Texas

Texas

Tabletop planter by KKDW, $200 With her concrete planter nestled in a welded-steel frame, Austin-based designer Kelly DeWitt elevates humble materials. The rough-hewn finishes and industrial sensibility offer a striking juxtoposition against verdant and lush plants. kkdw.co

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Nicole Mlakar
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Modern Made in the USA America products like the Grid Pillow by Rangemark Textiles from Tennessee

Tennessee

Grid pillowcase by Rangemark Textiles, $46 Inspired by her great grandfather’s painting studio in Maine, Chattanooga-based designer Kathryn Allison handprints her graphic pillowcases on 100 percent organic linen. rangemarktextiles.com

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Kathryn Allison
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Modern Made in the USA America products like Storage cube from Simple Wood Goods from Ohio

Ohio

Storage Cube by Matthew Swaidan for Simple Wood Goods, $80 Tailored for people on the move, the modular storage bins are made from Baltic birch plywood and an acrylic front. Sized to hold LPs (Swaidan, who is located in Cincinnati, initially designed these for a DJ pal) but equally suitable for other sundries, the cubes can be stacked three tall.simplewoodgoods.com

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Steve Pazst
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Modern Made in the USA America products like the Geo Brass photo stands by Yield Design from Florida

Florida

Geo brass photo stands by Yield Design Co., $60 per three-piece set Framing and hanging photos is a chore; slipping them into an attractive tabletop stand is an appealing alternative. Yield’s founders, who are based in St. Augustine, Florida, point out that the petite pieces serve additional utility as recipe and placecard holders.

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Modern Made in the USA America products like the No. 5 bat by Mitchell bat Co. from Tennessee

Tennessee

No. 5 bat by Jeremy Mitchell for Mitchell Bat Co., $195 Made in Nashville, the heritage-inspired 32-ounce wood bats are handpainted. Use for display or on the diamond. A portion of the proceeds go to MLB’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities initiative.

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Carl Shulz
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Modern Made in the USA America products like the Matisse Is My Muse Wallpaper by Kate Zaremba from Washington DC

Washington, D.C.

Matisse Is My Muse wallpaper by Kate Zaremba, $27–$108 per roll The whimsical botanical motif is digitally printed on FSC-certified paper with water-based ink. A longtime renter, Zaremba designed the wallpaper to be removable, and the PVC-free adhesive won’t damage surfaces.

 

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Modern Made in the USA America products like Coalesce wall mirror by Steven Haulenbeek from Michigan

Michigan

Coalesce wall mirror by Steven Haulenbeek, $5,750 Chicago designer Steven Haulenbeek joins two polished stainless steel plates to form the eliptical piece, which is fabricated in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A shallow ledge offers space for displaying small objects.

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Steven Hualenbeek
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Modern Made in the USA America products like the Marble series plates by Felt+Fat from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania 

Marble Series plates by Nate Mell and Wynn Bauer for Felt+Fat, $32-$64 each The tableware makers based in Philadelphia created a proprietary porcelain clay body to achieve the marblized effect, which is finished in a clear glaze. The plates come in sizes ranging from six to eleven-and-a-half inches in diameter.

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John Carlano
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Modern Made in the USA America products like the standing knife rack by Epicurean from Minnesota

Minnesota

Standing knife rack by Carter McGuyer for Epicurean, $100 The Muscle Shoals, Alabama, design studio run by Carter McGuyer has a knack for designing mass-market kitchenware, like this knife stand. Fabricated in Duluth from eco-friendly wood fiber, it’s held together by magnets and features slats so you know exactly which blade you’re grabbing. 

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Modern Made in the USA America products like the Antigua Leaf Green linen blanket by Caroline Z. Hurley from Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Antigua Leaf Green linen blanket by Caroline Z. Hurley, $140 Massachusetts designer Caroline Z. Hurley hand-prints these linen throws, which are machine-washable. The cobble stone streets of Guatemala inspired this print.

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