The Incredible Ties of the Cyberoptix Tie Lab – Made in USA

Detroit has brought forth yet another impressive Made-in-America brand. The Cyberoptix Tie Lab produces fascinating, quirky, whimsical and downright wonderful ties. Their graphics are inspired by odd sources like antique nature books or old technical manuals, but the results are modern and inspiring. Take a gander:

apollo cockpit tie
Bermuda Triangle Tie
Brainstorm Tie
Coffee + Cigarette Molecules tie
Coffee Bean Tie
Flying mustaches bow tie.
Pork-a-Dot Tie
Stag Party Tie
Weapons of Mass Construction

10 Places to Buy Short Sleeve Sport Shirts: Made in USA

The warm weather is finally here and it’s time for short sleeves. Here’s where to find the American-made variety.
Blackland Clothing Co.’s Pearl Snap Shirt in 100% cotton. It has a straight hem on the bottom so you can wear it untucked and not have shirt tails hanging out. Collar stays are woven-in so the collar won’t curl coming out of the dryer.

Some of the beautiful Hawaaian shirts at Kahala, such as the two shown above, are made in the USA.CoalatreeCoalatree Organics has several good-looking shirts, some of which look to be inspired by 1930s workwear..SteveAlan Sad to see Steven Alan’s line of American-made short-sleeve shirts down to just two, but here they are.

Mister California asks you to imagine “The year: 1966. The place: Modesto, Ca. The man: Your dad, cruising the halcyon streets in his Chevelle wearing a plaid short sleeve just like this one.” Shirts are a cotton/poly blend.

O’Connell’s Clothing has some of the most colorful short sleeve shirts we’ve seen – perfect for summer fun.

Mercer & Sons will make your custom short sleeve shirts, in the USA, any way you want them. 

In God We Trust carries a few good looking 100% cotton, Short Sleeve Button Downs.gitmanGitman Brothers’ short-sleeve shirts are made in the USA from imported fabric.

Discounted shirts come and go at Sierra Trading Post.

Motor Trend Names 2014 Vehicles with most USA and Canada-made parts.

2014 Avenger

According to Motor Trend Magazine, the Dodge Avenger holds the top spot when it comes to cars with the largest percentage of parts made in the USA and Canada. Here’s the rundown on the top ten.

1. Dodge Avenger – 76%
2. SRT Viper, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Impala (fleet), Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry – 75%
3. Chrylser 200 Convertible – 74%
4. Chrylser 200 Sedan – 73%
5. Dodge Charger – 71%
6. Chrylser 300, Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Camaro, Honda Accord – 70%
7. Dodge Challenger – 69%
8. Buick LaCrosse, Buick Regal, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Malibu – 66%
9. Ford Mustang, Ford Taurus, Cadillac ATS, Cadillac CTS (Premium), Honda Civic – 65%
10. Dodge Dart -62%

12 Mid-Century Modern Products, Made in the USA Today

Casara Modern
Casara Modern hand-crafts very stylish mid-century furniture from solid American Alder. All pieces are made in the USA and nearly all their fabric choices are America-made too.
Joybird Furniture
Joy bird Furniture has some wonderful upholstered pieces that are made in the USA. Unfortunately, the super-chic collection of pillows and clocks are not.
Radhan Lighting

The Radhan Lighting line from Guild Nines has some luxuriously styled hardwood table lamps. They work perfectly atop a credenza. 

Astrid Bed
The Astrid Modern Platform bed by Copeland, available through Vermont Wood Studios, will let you sleep in mid-century style.

True Modern Kid’s Bed
Your child can have an equally stylish bedroom with this TrueModern 11-Ply Twin Bed from InMod, made of sustainable birch plywood and veneer.

Vessel Planters
The styling of the Vessel planters and planter stands make them perfect for mid-century modern decor.
Gemini Lamps

And check out these Babette Holland Gemini Lamps at Inmod.

Atomic Livin’ Pillows

Pillows from Atomic Livin’ Home are made with a modern reproductions of mid-century fabrics.

Arca LED Pendant

The rich wood of the Arca LED Pendant by Cerno will stand out in any room

Heywood Wakefield Table

This Heywood Wakefield Square Cocktail Table has a charming little drawer, 

Newton Nightstand
The Newton nightstand from Kingston Krafts has both industrial and modern elements, combining solid black walnut and natural maple. This item is made to order.
C2S2 Glazed planter

Vessel USA Inc. revives beautiful pottery collections from mid-century California architects. These carefully crafted planters can take over a week to produce.

Orange You Glad? Brightly Colored Gift Items: Made in USA

This snazzy, collegiate-style bowtie in orange and navy comes to us from a company called Collared Greens. They are handmade in New York from imported silk. Love the packaging.

These cute bunny totes would have delighted my daughter when she was little and couldn’t get enough of Benjamin Bunny and Peter Rabbit. These Eco-friendly bags are made from recycled and misprinted banners and fabric scraps. They are machine-washable and very durable. From Scrappy Products.

Mifland Leathers Standard rucksack (shown here in orange) is built for durability, and the Mifland company says it is made to last a lifetime.

The handy Saunders DeskMate II is a clipboard with storage space and a solar & battery powered calculator. And with that bright color, it won’t be easy to misplace either.

Check out the beautiful shape on the American Modern Pitcher by Russel Wright. Wright’s designs led to the sale of 250 million pieces of dinnerware in the 40s and 50s. Now the Bauer Pottery Company continues Russel Wright’s iconic designs.

The A-Frame Overnighter bag from Utility Canvas is “the perfect bag for a short getaway. Zip closure, inside and outside pocket and adjustable shoulder strap.

The Jean box clutch from Edie Parker was inspired by the style of 1950s showgirls. The acrylic body is hand-poured and the clutch snaps opens to reveal a vanity mirror inside.
Jean Orange Slice Acrylic Clutch Bag

One couple's search for a Made-in-USA lifestyle