He was just 19 years old when a little lifestyle brand called Anthropologie placed an order for every design in his collection. Since then? Ben Busko, president of Ben’s Garden – a prime destination for unique gifts and home goods – has taken his decoupage pieces to more than 800 independent boutiques around the world. Eager to know more, Rue Living sat down with the young entrepreneur to talk aesthetics, inspiration, and the future of his namesake label.

Rue La La Interview with Ben Busko of Ben's Garden

How would you describe your aesthetic?
Ben’s Garden Collection includes a curated library of beautiful imagery and quotes discovered in antique notes with charming calligraphy and typeset from an antique typewriter. Ben’s Garden pieces are meticulously designed and chosen with such care to tell a story, from antique to modern, with wit, beauty, humor, and charm.

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April 29, 2014

Equal parts artful and functional, these personalized pillows, inspirational trays, and decoupage pictures (from home accessory and décor shop Ben’s Garden) are the most universal gifts. How these witty trinkets got their start? It comes down to raw talent – and perhaps a touch of charisma. For a timeline on the founder, read on.


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November 23, 2013