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Local Design
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Pop-Up NYC—Daisy Lew's series of pop-up books, inspired by city icons.

Etch-A-Sketch is having its own iconic moment; make your statement on Mitt Romney shape-shifting with Jellio's Slatebag, $75.

We love everything about Jacks & Pearls—Jessica Lauber's line of candles studded with glass tiles, creating paraffin sculptures that glow from within. [Photos by: John Wells]

New Yorkers Jesse Pliner and Lloyd Gladstone have designed the JuiceTank prototype—an iPhone case that lets you charge your phone in a regular outlet, no cable needed.

When skeptics ask why, hand them Brooklyn: 41 Reasons Map, a beautifully conceived and illustrated guide to the borough. Available here, about $7 with shipping.

The gift that keeps on giving: High Line at the Rail Yards first draft.

The Streets of New York are burnished by Kate Spade.
Pictured: large flat pouch, $78.

We're unabashed fans of Mexico's Grupo Habita hotels and that includes their first stateside property: Hotel Americano, 518 W. 27th [10th/11th]. Per usual, a lot of look for the money.

The Brooklyn Souvenir Mug, $7 at the Brooklyn Museum, takes its design from a souvenir mug circa 1900.

Countdown Calendar, by NY artist Kerri Lee, is a perpetual calendar that will be snazzy in perpetuity. $40

Young-Hwan Choi and the Agencie Group won the urbanSHED International Design Competition, creating the first new look for NYC sidewalk scaffolding in over 50 years. A huge leap from the current ramshackle, wrap-the-pointy-ends-in-gaffer's-tape-so-you-don't-get-jabbed blights.


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