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Monthly Archives: July 2007

Flexform

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Flexform

After attending Saturday in Design this past weekend I realized the importance of a sofa as a designed object. While visiting the Poliform showroom in Sydney I came across a sofa that I think is "me."  It has a beautiful form along with all the functionality I need in a — Continue reading

Design with Humor

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Design with Humor

I am not the biggest fan of cheeky design. To me it tends to over-saturate my visual line and create clutter. What I love about Modern design is the cleanliness of everything. I guess I never really understood, until recently, that brazen design CAN be modern. I love this Milkbottle — Continue reading

silhouettes

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
silhouettes

have you seen the silhouettes of arthur hash? available here. apologies for the short post. i’m preparing for a visit to providence, ri – once known as the costume jewelry capital of the world. i’ll be back next sunday to report my findings! annie

Rise and Shine

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Rise and Shine

One of the most difficult things we had to agree on for our home remodel was the alarm clock.  The black plastic thing from Target wasn’t really doing it for us anymore.  I wanted a sleek, modern form factor.  My husband wanted the old-school red lettering.  It had to sound — Continue reading

Random goodness

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Random goodness

Posted by Alexandra Kain, 3blacksheep I’m having a pretty eccentric day so I figured I’d post on everything and anything in the realm of design. 1. George Chair by John Goulder. This designer from down under is a 4th generation craftsman and focuses his  appreciation for furniture on the process — Continue reading

barcode

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
barcode

I’ve been up to my elbows in barcodes at my 9to5 as I prepare next seasons trade catalog. I figured why stop there, let’s incorporate barcodes into this weeks post. Barcode is a sofa designed by Jason John Muscat from Demuzz Designs. It’s made from plywood and each inidividual bar — Continue reading

Inspirational Ideas

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
Inspirational Ideas

I spend a ridiculous amount of time perusing design blogs. I can’t stop. I have found my addiction and fortunately for me I don’t see an end to this never ending supply of design ideas. My bookmarked pages range anywhere from super Indie artist showcasing their ideas to well known — Continue reading

Superbitus Money Box

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Superbitus Money Box

Man, I am just astonished by the brilliance of this idea. The Superbitus Money Box, is a “one-piece bomb-shaped ceramic money box. Supplied with a white marker to write the purpose of savings.” Created by a team of designers under the art direction of Artemy Lebedev, the Superbitus is the — Continue reading

Artist Interview: Lisa Congdon

Categories: Art + Graphics
Artist Interview: Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon is a San Francisco artist who is quickly making a name for herself. Best known for her graphic yet delicate collages, Lisa came to art after getting a degree in history and having a career in education. Less than four years after her first show is moving into — Continue reading

The Look

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Look

Modern design isn’t just about creating "the look," it’s about functionality, innovation, reliability and quality.  It may be the initial aesthetic aspects that catch your eye, but it’s the combination of the above factors that will help a piece stand the test of time.  Let’s take a look at lighting. — Continue reading

Tautra Mariakloster by Jensen & Skodvin Architects in Norway

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Tautra Mariakloster by Jensen & Skodvin Architects in Norway

Laden with awards (International Architecture in Stone Award 2007, Building Of The Year in Norway, Forum Aid Award), the Tautra Maria convent in the little island of Tautra, in western Norway. The architects, Jensen and Skodvin are no strangers to designing holy places – their Lutheran church in Mortensrud (2002) — Continue reading

K Studio

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
K Studio

Check out these fun new pillows from K Studio! Need some matching His and Hers pillows? Try the Male Round Face and Female Round Face Pillows! For anyone who loves or is loved easily, there is the Heart On Sleeve Pillow. It may be hard to be detached from the — Continue reading

Louis Poulsen

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Louis Poulsen

Danish lighting designer Louis Poulsen is now on 2Modern! His uniquely modern/retro style can easily be the highlight of any room or decor. Whether it’s the 1920′s-esque PH 4.5/3.5 Table Lamp, the PH 3.5/2.5 Floor Lamp, the spacey Enigma 425 Pendant, or the 60s looking Panthella Table or Floor Lamps, — Continue reading

Radiatin’

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Radiatin’

Today was Sydney’s coldest day in 20+ years !  Even though it was only around 40 degrees Fahrenheit… it’s rough in a country that is not built for cold. My breezy terrace is not the best place to be in a cold spell. This morning I had some serious issues — Continue reading

Present Tense

Categories: Art + Graphics
Present Tense

An exhibition of approximately 60 photographs that span the 25 year career of American photographer JoAnn Verburg, is currently running at MOMA. ” Present Tense” ia an exhibition of portraits, still lifes and landscapes that according to Philip Gefter, “generate a state of prolonged experience.”

Winging It!

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Winging It!

(McCartney chair by John Charles Designs). I love how the standard wing chair is making a modern comeback. I am all about reintroducing things with a new twist. You can find a modernized wing chair in just about every catalog and furniture store out there and this look can easily — Continue reading

From Australia

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
From Australia

Right now, I’m loving the work of Kyo Hashimoto. Trained at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Hashimoto works with acrylic inspired by “flexing hair stands, European architecture and lace patterns”. -Beautiful, fun, and wearable everyday. Until next week, Annie

Bird Watching

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Bird Watching

Posted by Alison Brownrigg When I was planning my daughter’s nursery last year at this time, I had no clue how trendy I was being by having birds as my theme. Birds are everywhere from art to jewelry to my backyard. Which lead me on a search for the perfect — Continue reading

There Is No Box

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
There Is No Box

Cubicle life got you down?  Need to have a one-on-one away from the chatter?  Try the Cloud Meeting Room.  This portable room is the perfect place to meditate or deliberate. This is so beyond "thinking outside the box."

Leif Design Park

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Leif Design Park

Posted by Alexandra Kain, 3BlackSheep Japanese design collective Leif Design Park has created a myriad of furniture items with just the right mix of sophisticated style and casual simplicity. Have a seat and check out their latest offspring.