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On a Belgian Estate, Indra Janda’s Garden Room

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
On a Belgian Estate, Indra Janda’s Garden Room

Belgian architect Indra Janda has designed an outdoor room that we’d happily convert into a year-round abode, if only we could. Janda’s ‘garden room’ is a modest size—less than 500 square feet—with a rudimentary shape consisting of 4 walls and steeply gabled roof, entirely and artfully constructed via a network — Continue reading

Buzz Flyswatter by Normann Copenhagen

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Buzz Flyswatter by Normann Copenhagen

Who hasn’t longed for a flyswatter that didn’t obviously betray its unsavory purpose? No sooner had we reported on Normann Copenhagen’s citrus Sqeezer than we spotted Buzz, the Danish brand’s spanking new flyswatter, said to be inspired by that old fly-swatting standby: the rolled-up newspaper. Designer Hans Hornemann’s silicone Buzz — Continue reading

Vietnam’s Bamboo Domes by Vo Trong Nghia

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Vietnam’s Bamboo Domes by Vo Trong Nghia

Calling it “the green steel of the 21st Century,” Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia has indeed made a strong case for bamboo as architectural material, revealing a project in progress: a community center in Ho Chi Minh City, comprised of an arrangement of 8 bamboo domes. Even with only 2 — Continue reading

3Form’s Eco-Friendly Full Circle Series

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
3Form’s Eco-Friendly Full Circle Series

3Form, makers of architectural surfaces, has a sustainable, socially responsible answer to expanding its translucent Varia Ecoresin product line. The company’s Full Circle initiative mines the skills of artisans across the globe for the hand-crafted decorative elements used in creating its Varia Ecoresin panels, a material comprised of 40% pre-consumer — Continue reading

Gus* Summer Sale: Save 20% July 17 – August 17

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Gus* Summer Sale: Save 20% July 17 – August 17

Laurentian Citrine isn’t the only color being discounted during our Gus* summer sale, but we can’t think of a more appropriate hue for this warm and sunny season. Now, through August 17th, all Gus upholstered furniture, including the Switch and Carmichael LOFT Sofas, the James Sleeper Lounge, and the Carmichael — Continue reading

Cesar Pelli’s Red Building for Pacific Design Center

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Cesar Pelli’s Red Building for Pacific Design Center

West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center, a three-building project that took four decades to complete, was finally brought to a conclusion last month with the unveiling of the third and last of the complex’s geometric structures. The PDC’s dramatically angular red building joins the existing blue and green glass buildings, all — Continue reading

Candy Striped Moss Bluetooth Speakers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Candy Striped Moss Bluetooth Speakers

Talk about audio candy! If there’s a more delicious wireless speaker out there, we don’t know of one. This tiny, artfully constructed speaker from Singapore-based Moss Audio makes good on its promise “to make beautiful speakers that sound great.” A creation of British designer Nik Lee, the speaker’s internal workings, — Continue reading

Retro Contemporary Kitchens by DeVOL

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting
Retro Contemporary Kitchens by DeVOL

The UK furniture studio deVOL has created a series of handsome kitchen furniture suites inspired by Mid-Century design. The company’s Air Kitchens series, which they’ve fittingly labeled ‘retro contemporary,’ features islands, working surfaces and appliance cabinets which look to “vintage automobile construction, the hulls of working boats and the iconic — Continue reading

PORTABLE PLUNK DESK

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
PORTABLE PLUNK DESK

By now, the dangers of sitting for too long are well enough documented, but designers remain a few steps behind in fulfilling a decidedly 21st Century need for non-traditional work stations. Which makes Plunk a welcome relief. A compact standing desk designed by Erin Strater, Plunk smartly addresses a trio — Continue reading

Gandia Blasco Sale: 20% Off July 14-27

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Gandia Blasco Sale: 20% Off July 14-27

If an arresting design statement is called for, it would be hard to top the tactile beauty of Gandia Blasco’s offerings. The Spanish brand’s richly detailed woven textiles define a collection of dazzlingly original furniture, rugs and accessories, distinctive for their range of inventive forms, beautiful patterns, and lively colors. — Continue reading

Citrus Squeezer by Normann Copenhagen

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Citrus Squeezer by Normann Copenhagen

Just when you thought the manual citrus squeezer couldn’t be improved upon, along comes Squeezer, a newfangled device from Danish brand, Normann Copenhagen, that takes the mess and waste out of standard juicers. A design from Italy’s Studio Klass, Squeezer’s funnel-shaped silicone outer shell ensures that all juices are safely — Continue reading

New 2Modern Brand: Saloom Furniture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
New 2Modern Brand: Saloom Furniture

New to 2Modern is the beautifully crafted furniture of the Massachusetts studio Saloom Furniture, which makes good on its mission to create a collection of American-made furnishings defined by both quality and longevity. Mindful of enriching their local community, Saloom keeps things close to home by employing only experienced New — Continue reading

New Drop Cap Lamp Shade from Plumen

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Drop Cap Lamp Shade from Plumen

Say this for the folks at Plumen: they won’t rest on their laurels. The designer light bulb company, which launched the award-winning, artfully twisted, energy-efficient Plumen 001 light bulb back in 2011, and then followed it up with the even sexier Plumen 002 earlier this year, is back with their — Continue reading

Herman Miller’s Mid Century Collection Showcased in Eames House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting
Herman Miller’s Mid Century Collection Showcased in Eames House

We’ve all seen the house, of course. Charles and Ray Eames’ beautifully appointed, but clearly lived-in house, in Pacific Palisades, California, has long been the stuff of coffee-table tomes and interior design courses. An apotheosis of Mid-Century architectural sensibilities—open floor plan, flat roof, glass walls, proximity to the exterior world—Eames — Continue reading

Alice Tables by Serralunga

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Milan Furniture Fair 2014
Alice Tables by Serralunga

Italian outdoor furniture company Serralunga presented a suite of new offerings at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, with the Alice table by Milan designer Patrizia Pozzi playing the charming attention-getter. Alice delivers on the whimsy its name implies, with a table-top of molded (100% recyclable and UV protected) polyethylene that looks — Continue reading

New Aimee Wilder Summer Wallpaper Collection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New Aimee Wilder Summer Wallpaper Collection

Tropical vegetation, fresh pineapples, and the ripple of sea waves. The sights of summer are alive and well in the joyful new suite of hand-screened wallpaper motifs from New York designer Aimee Wilder, a collection introduced at this year’s ICFF—and now available at 2Modern. Breezy, brilliant Swell, an inspired collaboration — Continue reading

Modern Garden Design by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Garden Design by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

Modernist outdoor spaces, conventional thinking goes, with their emphasis on geometry and tight editing, can never match the layered lushness of an informal, organically evolving garden. But this miraculously beautiful backyard, designed by Bay Area practice Mary Barensfeld Architecture, may just put that theory to rest once and for all. — Continue reading

The Solar Powered Current Table

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Sustainability
The Solar Powered Current Table

London based designer Marjan van Aubel has designed a table which harnesses solar power that can then be used to charge portable devices. A collaborative project with Swiss solar panel company Solaronix, van Aubel’s clean and modern Current Table ingeniously substitutes a standard table top for a grid of bespoke — Continue reading

China’s Lotus Building by Australia’s Studio 505

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
China’s Lotus Building by Australia’s Studio 505

Subtle, it most definitley is not—which may explain why China’s Lotus Building by Melbourne architectural firm Studio 505 has us blinking in disbelief. This flowery suite of concert halls and meeting rooms rises, fittingly enough, from a man-made lake in the center of Wujin—a district in the southern city of — Continue reading

Now at 2Modern: New Colorways for Louis Poulsen PH5 Pendant Lamp

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Now at 2Modern: New Colorways for Louis Poulsen PH5  Pendant Lamp

It’s hard to believe that Poul Henningsen’s serene PH5 Pendant Lamp for Louis Poulsen was, in fact, a reactionary design. Henningsen dramatically declared himself a ‘fatalist’ who had surrendered to manufacturers’ inability to stop fiddling with the shape and size of the incandescent light bulb, and set about creating a — Continue reading