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Monthly Archives: November 2006

The Rise of Toys

Categories: Fashion + Trends
The Rise of Toys

Lately, there’s been a huge increase in designer toys. And I’m not talking about really expensive children’s toys. I mean, toys for older teens through to adults; since these figurines aren’t exactly meant for play, though you could if you really wanted to. Figurines like these Cactus Friends by Tokidoki — Continue reading

Modern Chicago

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
Modern Chicago

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

Going Mid-Century In Palm Springs

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests
Going Mid-Century In Palm Springs

Forget a white Christmas, I’m dreaming of Mid-Century this Christmas. I have always been a huge fan of anything Mid-Century. The furniture, architecture, colors you name it, I love it. My mom recently gave me a stack of pictures I had drawn as a little girl and most of them — Continue reading

You Give Me Fiva

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
You Give Me Fiva

By Holly Becker, decor8 Have you heard of the lovely atelier of Fiva in the Netherlands? I recently spent time in Holland and discovered their eye-catching jewelry created by artisans who scour the globe for innovative materials to use in their hand-crafted treasures. Paying extra attention to detail, they use — Continue reading

Modern Minneapolis & St. Paul

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Modern Minneapolis & St. Paul

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

Recycled Zen Shelf

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Recycled Zen Shelf

I recently found an old piece of wood sitting on the side of our yard that was collecting dust, getting rotted by rain and generally taking up space so I decided that it must get recycled into something beautiful. I thought I would share this SUPER easy design idea for — Continue reading

DIY Wood Pixel Art

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
DIY Wood Pixel Art

By: Holly Becker, decor8 Retro gamers unite! God, how cute is this thing? If you suck at Photoshop, there’s hope on the horizon. Now you can create graphic art without stepping foot near a computer. If you’re a retro gamer, you’ll appreciate this even more… Classic videogame graphics via Wood — Continue reading

Modern New Orleans

Categories: Local + Travel
Modern New Orleans

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

West Chelsea Art Galleries

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
West Chelsea Art Galleries

In terms of Modern Art Galleries, it is hard to be the West Chelsea Art Galleries in New York. From 14th-34th Streets, between 5th Avenue and the Hudson River, is a mecca of galleries for the modern voyeur. On Saturdays, when I am around, I will usually tour these galleries. — Continue reading

Happenings In High Point III

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Happenings In High Point III

There is a cool casegoods company I discovered at the big furniture market in High Point this fall, Allan Copley Designs. They make both metal and wood items but I am mostly attracted to their wood line. Based in San Diego, this company captures a distinctive angle in the furniture — Continue reading

Surf on a Rug

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Surf on a Rug

I now live in Southern California, the new Surf Rug can not be more appropriate for my little beach bungalow. The collection is inspired by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, the luxurious homes of Malibu and the surf culture of California’s acclaimed Orange Coast. The way of the curl — Continue reading

Happenings In High Point Part II

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Happenings In High Point Part II

This week I am focusing on a cool accessories company called Accents By Design. The company is run by the kindest Brazilian man you will ever meet, Luiz Silva. Based out of Miami Beach, Luiz spends most of his time traveling around the globe in search of local artisans who — Continue reading

Austria Has More Than The Alps, People!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Austria Has More Than The Alps, People!

By: Holly Becker, decor8 Just look at these beauties! I have to highlight young product designer Sandra Haischberger of Feinedinge today for one simple reason: D-R-O-O-L. Sandra is inspired by motifs from the past, particularly ones from old textiles, and then develops patterns for her porcelin wares that are truly — Continue reading

Modern Madison

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Modern Madison

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