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Knoll Annual Sale: 15% Off + Free Shipping Sept 19-30

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Knoll Annual Sale: 15% Off + Free Shipping Sept 19-30

Knoll has long been the gold standard for authentic, groundbreaking modern furniture, spanning classic designs from Mid Century giants, to innovative offerings from leading contemporary stars. Our Knoll Annual Sale features icons from Florence Knoll, Mies van der Rohe, and Harry Bertoia, along with recent works by Ross Lovegrove and Barber Osgerby, all available at — Continue reading

Maison Louis Carré by Alvar Aalto

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Maison Louis Carré by Alvar Aalto

Maison Louis Carré is one of the 20th Century’s great Modernist private residences, and one of the few outside Finland to be designed by Alvar Aalto, its low-slung elegance impeccably captured here by photographer Bruno Suet. Located outside Paris in the enclave of Bazoches-sur-Guyonnes, the house was commissioned in 1956 by the — Continue reading

2Modern Fanimation Sale Highlights National Ceiling Fan Day

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
2Modern Fanimation Sale Highlights National Ceiling Fan Day

You’d be forgiven for not knowing that today is National Ceiling Fan Day. An green initiative spearheaded in 2013 by the American Lighting Association, fan manufacturers, and leading energy conservation groups, the aim of National Ceiling Fan Day is to draw attention to the intrinsic energy efficiency of fans over — Continue reading

Basalt Oak Tables by Normal Studio

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Basalt Oak Tables by Normal Studio

Proving that nothing may be more beautiful or dramatic than basic black, French design agency Normal Studio has created a suite of 5 tables, hand crafted from a single trunk of an oak tree. A collaboration with the design gallery Ymer & Malta, Normal Studio’s Basalt tables were fashioned from heartwood, the hardest, oldest wood — Continue reading

Screen Gems: Paul Farrell’s Crystal Prints

Categories: Art + Graphics
Screen Gems: Paul Farrell’s Crystal Prints

British graphic designer Paul Farrell has parlayed his fondness for printmaking and his love of nature into a range of greeting cards and home products which feature clean, stylized illustrations informed by the natural world. We especially like his limited edition screen prints—like these gem-inspired images—which showcase his skill at composing handsome geometric compositions from flat planes — Continue reading

‘Reductive Simplicity’ Transforms a Brooklyn Home

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
‘Reductive Simplicity’ Transforms a Brooklyn Home

Architect Chris Cooper and interior designer Jennifer Hanlin had the built-in advantage of both vision and good taste on their side when they renovated the two floors of their Brooklyn duplex. Who else but spatial esthetes could have envisioned a dark, utilitarian crawl space as a mezzanine-in-the-making, ready to house a library — Continue reading

Homage to Ellsworth Kelly: Legato Cabinet Series by Casamania

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Homage to Ellsworth Kelly: Legato Cabinet Series by Casamania

Taking furniture to artful heights, quite literally, is Italian brand Casamania, which, in collaboration with Swedish design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune, has released a collection of cabinets that derive inspiration from the great abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly. Casamania’s Legato cabinets (Legato, in Italian, translates as ‘tied together’) are clean rectilinear pieces, rendered striking for — Continue reading

A Letterpress Font for 3D Printers

Categories: Art + Graphics
A Letterpress Font for 3D Printers

With 3D printing being all the rage, don’t blame London’s New North Press for wanting a piece of the action. In an attempt to bridge the gap between mankind’s original printing technology—letterpress printing—and its most novel—3D printing—the letterpress print studio has added to its vast library of fonts a font that works — Continue reading

London Design Festival: TIBU Stool by Anderssen & Voll

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
London Design Festival: TIBU Stool by Anderssen & Voll

Oslo based design studio Anderssen & Voll have created a new stool for Italian brand Magis, which pays homage to the company’s famous 1997 Bombo stool by Stefano Giovannoni. Anderssen & Voll’s TUBU barstool, on view at this week’s London Design Festival, borrows Bombo’s novel gas-powered technology, whereby an internal gas piston allows the — Continue reading

New at 2Modern: Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New at 2Modern: Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper

Andy Warhol—who embraced many things and objected to very little—would have, no doubt, been thrilled with Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper, a tribute to the artist created by the Brooklyn-based wallpaper studio Flavor Paper. With the blessing of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Flavor Paper has applied some of Warhol’s most famous — Continue reading

Modscape’s Vertigo-Inducing Cliff House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modscape’s Vertigo-Inducing Cliff House

Let’s call it an…edgy…concept. Australian prefab manufacturers Modscape have conceived of a structure that resides on the edge of a cliff, high above the ocean in the coastal state of Victoria. Designed, presumably, for daredevils grown bored with living on plain old solid ground, the obviously-named Cliff House is likened by Modscape — Continue reading

Apple Finally Unveils Apple Watch

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Apple Finally Unveils Apple Watch

Rumors of Apple’s smart watch design turned out to be not one bit exaggerated when Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the company’s Apple Watch yesterday, lifting the veil on yet another Apple device intended to alter life as we know it—and far be it from us to argue with him. Slated to hit stores in early — Continue reading

Maison et Objet: Tom Dixon’s Brick Works

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Maison et Objet: Tom Dixon’s Brick Works

British designer Tom Dixon, named by the Maison et Objet design fair as 2014 Designer of the Year, used the occasion to introduce a suite of limited-edition items designed and manufactured specifically to be sold at the event. Dixon, for whom production, packaging, and distribution are integral to the design process, introduced The — Continue reading

A Moleskine & Livescribe Collaboration

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
A Moleskine & Livescribe Collaboration

Device-addicted creatives who still find the cache of a Moleskine notebook irresistible, can have it both ways now, thanks to a collaboration between the arty journal company and Livescribe, makers of digital pens. Livescribe’s stock and trade are smartpens, specially programmed pens which can convert writing or drawings on paper (Livescribe paper, that — Continue reading

Near Seattle, An Inspired Garage Conversion

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Near Seattle, An Inspired Garage Conversion

There are run-of-the-mill, make-shift garage apartments, and then there’s this astonishingly graceful refurbished garage that extinguishes obvious clues to its former life in one elegant swoop. Located on Vashon Island, off the coast of Seattle, this 440 square foot detached garage on a waterfront property owned by a pair of art collectors, was given an — Continue reading

Compact B-Desk by Universo Positivo

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Compact B-Desk by Universo Positivo

We saw this wee desk back in May at ICFF, and were duly impressed with both its refined good looks and modest size. Part of the Universo Positivo collection from Belgian brand Ethnicraft, the compact B-Desk is a stylish little number, designed with small spaces in mind by German duo Peter Hertel — Continue reading

Bamboo Tricycle by Vietnam’s A21 Studio

Categories: Kids + Baby, Sustainability
Bamboo Tricycle by Vietnam’s A21 Studio

Vietnam’s A21 Studio has impressively fashioned a prototype for a child’s tricycle, using primarily untreated bamboo stalks. By applying a natural resource plentiful in Vietnam, the studio conceived of a design with seat and back rest comprised of thick bamboo stalks, and thinner bamboo components making up the handlebars and dowels that hold the — Continue reading

New at 2Modern: Lighting by Castor

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Sustainability
New at 2Modern: Lighting by Castor

Canadian design studio Castor has taken up-cycling to novel and ironic heights with a chandelier made entirely from burnt-out light bulbs. Designers Kei Ng and Brian Richer, who founded Castor in 2006 with the intention of recasting common and discarded materials in unexpected ways, keep things interesting with a range of — Continue reading

Alvar Aalto Foundation Partners With Google

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Alvar Aalto Foundation Partners With Google

Admirers of Finnish master Alvar Aalto have a new avenue by which to explore the architect’s built works in Finland. The Alvar Aalto Foundation has formed a partnership with Google to offer virtual tours of 8 key Aalto projects in his homeland, including his own house and studio in Helsinki, and defining masterworks Finlandia Hall and Kulttuuritalo. Google’s panoramic Street — Continue reading

Exclusive MODLOFT Sale: 20% Off + Free Shipping

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Exclusive MODLOFT Sale: 20% Off + Free Shipping

MODLOFT has all the unobstructed lines and simple profiles modern design enthusiasts prefer—but at prices accessible enough to make owning stylish, well-crafted furniture more than a pipe dream. Beds, tables, seating, and storage pieces distinguished by clean forms, lack of ornamentation, and polished surfaces define the MODLOFT brand, and our exclusive sale offers it all up at 20% — Continue reading