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Wooden Para Hammock

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Wooden Para Hammock

Summer may be on the wane, but our fingers are crossed for plenty more hammock-worthy days on tap before winter arrives in earnest. The L.A. furniture studio 4th Period Workshop has its own novel (and quite handsome) take on the traditional fabric or canvas hammock, having fashioned their Para Hammock from, surprisingly enough, wood. Designer Chaffee — Continue reading

Behind the Design: Shannon Lester of Steel Life

Categories: Exclusive Interviews, Modern Decor + Objects
Behind the Design: Shannon Lester of Steel Life

Earlier this week we briefly introduced three new American brands as part of our series on emerging modern makers. Today we hear more from one of them. Shannon Lester, founder of Steel Life, oversees a collection of modern steel planters that are handcrafted in Bend, Oregon, using local talent. Steel Life’s designs have been featured in magazines like Dwell and — Continue reading

2Modern Exclusive: Dramatic Designs by SENTIENT

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
2Modern Exclusive: Dramatic Designs by SENTIENT

The word sentient—defined as being in a highly sensitized or conscious state—may ultimately be the most apt description of the Brooklyn design studio SENTIENT. In operation for more than two decades, SENTIENT designs and fabricates a range of highly original furniture, distinguished by tactile richness and visual power. Reclaimed oak, Icelandic lambswool, — Continue reading

Kawa Porcelain Vessels from Souda

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Kawa Porcelain Vessels from Souda

The young Brooklyn design studio Souda has been making a name for itself with a thoughtful range of products in which process and form are inextricably linked. Their Kawa Procelain series, for instance, designed by Luft Tanaka, one of the three principals who comprise Souda, is the result of “an ongoing investigation into the — Continue reading

Racing to Save Frank Lloyd Wright’s Spring House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Racing to Save Frank Lloyd Wright’s Spring House

The only private residence in Florida to have been designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is in danger of crumbling—a fate that the non-profit Spring House Institute desperately hopes to avert. Given landmark status in 1979 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and then placed on its 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list earlier this — Continue reading

Garden Party: 3 New Makers on 2Modern

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Garden Party: 3 New Makers on 2Modern

We continue our series on emerging American makers with a look at three new 2Modern design brands, each of which brings a unique perspective to the art of garden design and plant display. We begin with landscape designer and self-described plant fanatic, Todd Holloway, the founder of Pot Incorporated. The company’s colorful metal hanging planters are a — Continue reading

NY NOW: Sod Drying Rack by Finell

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
NY NOW: Sod Drying Rack by Finell

Our recent attendance at NY NOW gave us a chance to see more from Finell, the Austin-based design company that has made silicone its material of preference, and has an inventive range of housewares to illustrate just why. The standout remains the long and skinny Sod drying rack, which gives the traditional — Continue reading

Value Added: A New Zealand Home Replicated & Refurbished

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Value Added: A New Zealand Home Replicated & Refurbished

This exceedingly gracious home in New Zealand was given a rare, ambitious makeover to jaw-dropping effect. Built in 1910, and one of the early harborside homes in the city of Auckland, the original 20th Century structure was bridged, quite literally, to the 21st Century, thanks to a sublime interior segue — Continue reading

August Smart Lock by Yves Behar

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
August Smart Lock by Yves Behar

Device fanatics are still awaiting the arrival of August Smart Lock from Yves Behar’s Fuseproject practice, the digital lock which promises to be the Nest of contemporary door locks. “Humanity has been carrying keys, sharp pieces of metal in our pockets, for 200 years…it’s time we think of something else,” reasoned Behar last — Continue reading

Mason Shaker: Homespun Cocktail Shaker by W&P Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Mason Shaker: Homespun Cocktail Shaker by W&P Design

Creating an enterprise out of a single object—let alone one that’s been around since the 19th Century—might not sound like a recipe for success, but don’t tell that to Eric Prum and Josh Williams, founders of W&P Design. Prum and Williams have created a sturdy and fine-looking cocktail shaker by repurposing the — Continue reading

Design Focus: Brody House Matisse Mural

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Design Focus: Brody House Matisse Mural

When you have the power to request, reject, and finally approve a work of art directly from Henri Matisse, it’s safe to say that you have, as the euphemism goes, arrived. Sydney and Frances Brody, California philanthropists and art patrons with finely honed ideas about art, had that enviable brand of influence, and the story about — Continue reading

Behind the Design: Joe Gibson of Revolution Design House

Categories: Exclusive Interviews, Modern Decor + Objects
Behind the Design: Joe Gibson of Revolution Design House

Our Behind the Design series aims to shed light on 2Modern’s new makers, emerging American designers dedicated to the craft of small-batch, hand-made design. Today we sit down with Joe Gibson, the co-founder and lead designer of Portland studio Revolution Design House. How did you get into design of furniture / home goods?  How did — Continue reading

NY NOW: Nordic Tabletop Flair From Superliving

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
NY NOW: Nordic Tabletop Flair From Superliving

We discovered the work of Danish brand Superliving at last week’s NY NOW, the biannual trade fair which offers a heady array of housewares and gift product lines by both new and established companies. Anette Stabel and Jesper Binger, married Danish designers, are behind Superliving’s lovely offerings, a mixture of tabletop and decorative objects that — Continue reading

Now at 2Modern: 5 New Makers

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Now at 2Modern: 5 New Makers

As part of our focus on emerging American makers, we’re highlighting the work of 5 new 2Modern design brands: Ciseal: Nicole Hodsdon of Ciseal, the Irish word for “layer,” handcrafts bent plywood home objects from her Michigan studio. micklish: The thought and creativity Curtis Micklish pours into each of the products in his micklish line is — Continue reading

3-D Printed Wheels For a Disabled Puppy

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
3-D Printed Wheels For a Disabled Puppy

The story of TurboRoo, a disabled Indianapolis chihuahua puppy, has gone viral, and why not? It’s a heartwarming story about an impossibly cute pup, to be sure, but also illustrates the quick, relatively inexpensive ‘greater good’ possibilities inherent in 3-D printing technology. Born without front legs, TurboRoo’s breeder had the foresight to take — Continue reading

Exclusive Graham & Brown Sale: Save 30% Through September 1

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Exclusive Graham & Brown Sale: Save 30% Through September 1

Graham & Brown, the venerable British wallpaper company, knows a thing or two about patterns; they’ve been in the business of creating compelling wall coverings for 70 years, and the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. Our range of Graham & Brown offerings comprises geometrics and florals, mattes and — Continue reading

Triangle Clothes Hanger by Roomsafari

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Triangle Clothes Hanger by Roomsafari

If you’re going to translate a musical instrument into a clothes hanger, you’d better do it well, and Berlin design studio Roomsafari has managed it beautifully with a clothes hanger that takes its shape from the percussion piece—and takes minimalism to sublime heights. Their aluminum Triangle Hanger, available in silver or black powder-coated finish, — Continue reading

Planophore Shelving Unit from Barber Osgerby

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Planophore Shelving Unit from Barber Osgerby

British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have created a shelving unit with Mid-Century overtones—that may itself one day rate as a (21st Century) furniture classic. Planophore, which takes its name from an 1871 airplane model, is a five-shelf system created for Vitra, which merges solid wood horizontal planks with a series of vertical aluminum panels, each component given gently rounded — Continue reading

New Ceiling Fans from the Modern Fan Company

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New Ceiling Fans from the Modern Fan Company

Summer may be winding down, but it’s always ceiling fan season when the fans are as elegant and versatile as those from the Modern Fan Company. New models Solus, Torsion, and Flow are the latest in a range of Modern Fans that present a perfect synthesis of form and function—with — Continue reading

Aspen Art Museum by Shigeru Ban Opens

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Aspen Art Museum by Shigeru Ban Opens

Aspen now has a lofty structure (besides its exalted Rocky Mountains) about which to wax poetic. Shigeru Ban’s new building to house the holdings of the 35 year-old Aspen Art Museum opened to the public last week, giving residents of the ski resort their maiden view of the Pritzker Prize winner’s first museum commission on American soil. — Continue reading