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Monthly Archives: June 2007

LikeABike

Categories: Kids + Baby
LikeABike

I guess it’s because I have a baby, but intelligent, well-designed toys are catching my eye these days. What parent doesn’t dream of teaching their child how to ride on two wheels? LikeABike is the perfect stepping stone for kids ages 2-5 from trike to bike in no time. Image — Continue reading

Pinch

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Pinch

Pinch is the award-winning, husband and wife team of Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon.  They have recently launched their Armoire collection, the first line of furnishings  where they design, manufacture and distribute directly.  The armoires are available in any color you choose, and the solid cherry interiors are created to — Continue reading

“Volar” by Wallace Cunningham in San Diego

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
“Volar” by Wallace Cunningham in San Diego

Architect Wallace Cunningham’s philosophy encompasses nature and it’s elements into his architecture. What better way to show it than designing a house inspired by the air currents of its location. Hired by the young French entrepreuner Pascal Brandys to create his house in a wild rocky location east of San — Continue reading

2Modern Inside Dwell NextHouse Home

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2Modern Inside Dwell NextHouse Home

Dwell NextHouse Model Home Open House WeekendSaturday, June 30, 2007, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. andSunday, July 1, 2007, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Bound by a collective commitment to building well-designed, affordable, modern homes, Dwell magazine teamed up with Empyrean International to create The Dwell Homes – an exclusive collection of custom-designed, modern — Continue reading

New Woodgrain Plynyl

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New Woodgrain Plynyl

Invented by designer Sandy Chilewich and architect Joe Sultan, Plynyl is a woven, vinyl fabric bonded to a soft polyurethane cushion.  Currently available in several weave styles, the new Woodgrain will be available in July.  Woven to create the look of natural hard wood, this durable material can be used — Continue reading

angela adams

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
angela adams

New products and designs from angela adams! Exciting new glassware! Martini, Rocks, Tumbler, and Juice Glassware Sets are a must for entertaining in style. New designs for the Fall and Winter seasons for the Kathy Wallet, Bodine Wallet, Hannah Handbag, and Laptop Bag are classic angela adams. And new Kelly — Continue reading

Bilingual Design

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Bilingual Design

I’m not your usual jewelry admirer as I don’t wear or know much about the topic outside appreciating it as object design. Recently I came across Bilingual Designs through my work with the Changelings project. The Bilingual collection consists of stunning, interlocking rings that are amazing as jewelry as well — Continue reading

Water Dance

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Water Dance

For an obvious answer, ask the question which came first, water or the faucet? There are a lot of architecturally magnificent faucets out there, but water is elemental and it needs no embellishment. It cleans,  it relaxes and it flows–in a big way–with the Dornbracht new Elemental Spa series of — Continue reading

Bags with Attitude by Holly Aiken!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bags with Attitude by Holly Aiken!

Super cute bags from Holly Aiken. A bit retro with an unexpected use of color, Holly designs and creates bags with attitude. I love the Modern vibe and witty ornamentation. Made of vinyl and crafted with a fashion sense, these bags will get noticed! Not just for gals, there’s a — Continue reading

decoration

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
decoration

i love the graphic quality/allusion to print and textile design in megan auman‘s work. the contrast of silver on steel is stunning. until next week, Annie

The Seattle Central Library

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
The Seattle Central Library

The main branch of the Seattle Library in downtown Seattle is a marvel of modern architecture. Designed by Rem Koolhas and Joshua Ramus it opened to the public in May of 2004 and features walls of insulated glass, LEED sustainable systems and an innovative floorplan. It really is a marvel — Continue reading

Tricked Out Trailer

Categories: Local + Travel
Tricked Out Trailer

In an age of monster SUV’s and rock-star RV’s hogging the roads, it’s nice to see a modern twist on the 1940′s Teardrop Trailer.  These trailers  hearken back to a simpler time, but are tricked out now with all the modern amenities one needs: stainless sink, maple interior, glistening aluminum, — Continue reading

IMOOI

Categories: Fashion + Trends
IMOOI

All new IMOOI jewelry for men and women! Rings like the Wave Ring or Stream Ring are perfect for your boyfriend or brother. Sexy Spot cufflinks bring color to any outfit for a night on the town, while the Lotus cufflinks make any outfit a classic to impress that significant — Continue reading

Oeuf

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Oeuf

New Oeuf Sparrow Series! The cute Sparrow Crib couples old fashioned looks with modern motifs, and goes great with the Sparrow Dresser. The new Sparrow Twin Bed is a classic piece that will go with anything, throw in the Sparrow Wardrobe and you have the foundation for a wonderful kid’s — Continue reading

Valencia, Spain: America’s Cup Pavillion

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Valencia, Spain: America’s Cup Pavillion

Valencia is one of the most well known European cities architecturally, since Santiago Calatrava adorned his birthplace with many of his outlandish buildings. Even Norman Foster has designed one of its buildings and SANAA is making the expansion for the Museum of Modern Art there. The new jewel in the — Continue reading

Desiron

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Desiron

Desiron is back with hip new furniture for you home or office! Fabulous and comfy, the new Hudson Club Chair and Charles Club Chair go great with their sofa counterparts; and the Gramercy Cocktail Table brings the whole living room together. Rounding out the dining room, literally, is the Park — Continue reading

Mobile Art

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Mobile Art

Thanks to 2modern for asking me to join their portfolio of guest bloggers! Architect Zaha Hadid and Karl Lagerfeld unveiled Channel’s collapsible, futuristic pavilion for its “Mobile Art” exhibition that will debut in Hong Kong in February. Chanel has commissioned 15 contemporary artists to create works inspired by their most — Continue reading

skram:seating

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
skram:seating

i’ll take one please. (teak and leather chair available at skram)

Celery

Categories: Kids + Baby, Sustainability
Celery

Fun new Kids + Baby furniture from Celery! Rock your baby to sleep, and keep them close in any room in the house, with the easy to move Lullaboo Rocking Cradle. Stylish Lullaboo Changing Table and Crib become tons of fun with an addition of a Chalkboard End Panel. And — Continue reading

Cooler Than Fiction.

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends

Q:What’s better than Will Ferrel, innovative animation, perfect typography and an amazing concept for a website ? A:All of the above bundled together in one amazing package ! Earlier this year I watched a great little film called "Stranger Than Fiction," and besides being giddy about seeing Will Ferrel on — Continue reading