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Monthly Archives: September 2006

Aranzi Aronza – Total Japanese Cuteness

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Aranzi Aronza – Total Japanese Cuteness

By Holly Becker, decor8Ah, Aranzi Aronza. Step into the world of Japanese products – only in English! Their website is easy to read, amazingly easy to navigate (and packed with total cuteness), and you can shop them online! I love their dishware and these cutie stacking mug cups, don’t you? — Continue reading

Dwell Homes

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Dwell Homes

I did a couple of recent posties on manufactured homes. I have already given credit to Tree Hugger and their fabulous lengthy posts on manufactured modern housing. But I just can’t help myself. I am in love with some of these eco-friendly, well designed and very affordable metro-dwellings that you — Continue reading

Modern Santa Fe

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Modern Santa Fe

2Modern Design Talk is going to take you on a little tour across the United States, looking for the best in modern lifestyle resources by major metropolitan city. We are starting with Seattle and zig-zagging our way to New York. If you have any suggestions for our directory, which we — Continue reading

Jackson Pollock revisited

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Jackson Pollock revisited

I recently posted about an exhibit for Jackson Pollock at the Guggenheim museum. I thought it would be appropriate to provide some more images of his work and some more about one of the best artists in the past 50 years. Jackson Pollock in his studio. 1950. Courtesy Hans Namuth — Continue reading

Make Earth First With Arbor Sports

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Make Earth First With Arbor Sports

I have to admit, when I heard that Salt Lake City had received some snow this past week, I got that tickle feeling in the pit of my stomach. You know that feeling when you know that snow season is almost upon us and you begin to dream in white? — Continue reading

Marimekko New Line Autumn/Winter -’06/’07

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Marimekko New Line Autumn/Winter -’06/’07

By Holly Becker, decor8 Marimekko Saaa-woon! Browse some new beauties from your Finnish friends, with four color themes in their Autumn collection that reflect the diversity of nature, created by talented young designers Erja Hirvi, Maija Louekari and Teresa Moorhouse, Maija Isola, Fujiwo Ishimoto and Marjaana Virta. Isn’t the Kassiopeia — Continue reading

PS1 Partay

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
PS1 Partay

I read a recent post regarding FIRST FRIDAY parties at the MCA in Chicago It looked like fun…but entirely civilized. Let’s move on over to New York and take a look at some of the Partays happening at PS1. I have been there a few times this summer, when I — Continue reading

First Fridays at MCA

Categories: Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
First Fridays at MCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago is hosting FIRST FRIDAYS (the first Friday of every month). Happy hour takes on a new meaning with First Fridays at the MCA. Relax after a long workweek with a cash bar featuring ABSOLUT Vodka specialty drinks and free Wolfgang Puck appetizers. Enjoy — Continue reading

The Writing Is On The Wall

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
The Writing Is On The Wall

Ever had something to say and wanted to go so far as put your words to your walls? There is a company on the web that can help you do just that. www.wonderfulgraffiti.com I found this online company as I was researching a way to begin an art project for — Continue reading

Design Blogging From The Land Down Under

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel
Design Blogging From The Land Down Under

By: Holly Becker, decor8 Face it. You’re eternally cursed. Thanks to your insatible desire to learn about the latest, you’ll forever walk into stores immediately able to recognize the Adlers from the Adams. Blogs and magazines have transformed you into a new kind of shopper. An educated one. Think back — Continue reading

Jackson Pollock LAST CALL

Categories: Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
Jackson Pollock LAST CALL

There has been a wonderful exhibit at the Guggenheim this summer and all things must come to an end. This is your last chance to take a look at the Jackson Pollock Exhibit: Paintings on Paper. It ends September 26th. Untitled (Green Silver), ca. 1949 The Guggenheim Museum has long — Continue reading

Metroshed

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Metroshed

Okay…I know. I said I wouldn’t post more about Modern Pre-fab housing. Tree Hugger has already covered this…blah-blah-blah. But this is so NEW and EXCITING to me! My friend gave me a big list of these other pre-fab peeps, so I though I might as well list a few of — Continue reading

Confessions of a Flickr Addict

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Confessions of a Flickr Addict

By:  Holly Becker , decor8 for 2Modern My name is Holly Becker and I’m a flick-a-holic. Seriously, I’m a flickr addict – it’s my favorite site right now and I can’t get enough of the "add to faves" feature there because I love bookmarking all the photos that I love — Continue reading

Inhabit Living Design Contest

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Inhabit Living Design Contest

Inhabit Living is having a design contest! Go to www.inhabitliving.com to enter. It is open to everyone. You can win $1000, some cool pillows and a nice little resume piece. GO FOR IT! It is $25 to enter and you get a t-shirt for just submitting some designs. Looks like — Continue reading

Modern Prefab House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Modern Prefab House

Labor Day weekend in New Hampshire…well, it isn’t quite the HampTONS, but nevertheless a fun journey into a new area. I am prone to getting stuck into routines. Same restaurants, same vacations spots, same blogs :) My therapist advised me to try new things. New routes to work, new coffee — Continue reading

MDF Saves Trees

Categories: Sustainability
MDF Saves Trees

In today’s world, trees are utilized at an amazing rate.  Thankfully, they are renewable and can grow back with some careful harvesting and replanting practices.  Mills cut the various size trees into boards so that they can be shipped and easily used to make various wood products.  The mills use — Continue reading

DIY – Modern Mobile Idea

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY – Modern Mobile Idea

By: Holly Becker, decor8 I know these Jonathan Adler holiday ornaments are for, well, the holidays, but I was thinking that since they are only around 3" high, it would be really fun to use the white animals and create a modern mobile using ribbons in bright hues. I’m not — Continue reading