Here at root., we are proud to feature local designers. Each one was chosen for their uniqueness, originality and work ethic. Here is a closer look at each of the designers and artists that we currently feature.
We have carried products designed by James Rabe here at root. for over fifteen years. Born and raised in Colts Neck, New Jersey, Rabe took his upscale yet relatable style and turned into a career that has spanned twenty years. At root., you can find him working closely with clients to create detailed layouts, choose color schemes and furniture pieces as well as create an overall look for their homes. Rabe has become an expert at working with each client’s individual style to create a functional, visually pleasing space that works perfectly for their lifestyle.
Local artist Todd Friedman grew up on the Jersey Shore and currently is based in Monmouth County. Besides being a published graphic novelist and cartoonist, Friedman creates beautiful works of art using surfboards as his medium. At root., we carry several of his beach-themed acrylic paintings that are both realistic and poignant. In addition to being a talented artist, Friedman is also a retired police officer and is active in the New Jersey Army National Guard.
Beach Street Design
Artist Lisa Ludwig turned her grief of losing her beloved son to depression into a passion for creating stunning works of art in honor of her Kurt. Every hand-painted pillow she creates captures her unique take on the local environment. Not only can you own a piece of her genius, but you can also feel good knowing that a portion of the proceeds of Beach Street Design’s pillows goes to the Kurtis R. Skelley Memorial Fund which raises awareness and helps nurture young people living with mental illness.
You can find the work of each of these talented local artists at our Manasquan storefront. Please consider adding a local touch to your home décor on your next visit!