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From bear-shaped license plates the whimsical Ball-B-Q, and even the Newfoundland, examples of innovation, spunk and style abound at the Canadian Design Resource website.

The newly launched site showcases Canadian design past and present, and is intended as a resource for all types of design and designers. Site founders Michael Erdmann and Todd Falkowsky (of the Toronto-based design collective Motherbrand) hope the site will allow Canadians and foreigners alike to "explore and nurture" Canadian design.

The pair asked designers, artists and collectors to contribute noteworthy examples to get the site started. The growing collection includes everything from fashion to ceramics, furniture to graphics and is a collaborative ode to the classic and the mundane. Readers will soon be able to contribute examples to the sites growing collection.

Contributed by Anna Oberthur

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