RISD Works


Just across the river from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), a store called RISD Works sells a wide range of products all designed by RISD alums. The collection includes big names (who you may be surprised to learn went to RISD) like literary installation artist Jenny Holzer, the creators of the Family Guy, and Michael Cousins who co-founded Cousins Design, the award-winning team who designed the Dixie Cup dispenser. You'll also find younger, more off-the-radar (but similarly talented) designers, such as Jonathan Glatt, a jewelry designer who makes elegant, quirky jewelry using industrial materials, and Yuki Murata, whose "Smush" tumbler bears subtle finger-shaped imprints. (See Smush, a bracelet by Glatt, and Cousin's garlic press their site.