Monday, November 19, 2012

Feature: American Design Club Launches

This Daily Candy article shares a new shop that carries products with impeccable and unique designs masquerading and looking a lot like DIY projects - only better.

The first rule of American Design Club — you don’t talk about American Design Club — is easy to follow.

You’ll be too busy shopping.

The new virtual co-op (a spin-off of the cult-followed, Brooklyn-based network known for nurturing made-in-the-USA design talent) is a marketplace for all things unusual and inspiring.

American artisans (a.k.a. members) you’ve never heard of (Kiel Mead’s reclaimed driftwood wall hooks and bottle openers, Chen Chen & Kai Williams’s resin accessories, AKMD’s cast-aluminum origami bowls) mingle with familiar faces (Heart Parts eating utensils, Reed Wilson’s cheeky doormats).

Die-hard dedication to imagination and play results in intriguing solo projects (Pat Kim’s color-block wooden rocket ships) and group endeavors (a not-so-secret collaboration with paper brand Knock Knock is slated for early next month).

Those in the know call it AmDC.

Welcome to the club.

Available at, $6-$250.


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