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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Inmodern and Ecotots

Categories: Kids + Baby
Inmodern and Ecotots

2Modern launches 2 brand new vendors: Ecotots and Inmodern! Inmodern features sleek modern furniture like the Rekindle Side/End Table, the Surfin Desk, or the Intown Coffee Table. Ecotots has great new products for your little ones, like the Project Table and Stools, or the fun Easel for your child’s creative — Continue reading

Shed a Little Light on the Subject

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Shed a Little Light on the Subject

I spotted these cool kits recently and had to share. They’re called Designer Emulation Kits or DEK’s for short. Created by designer Mark Mckenna, DEK’s are homages to some of the greatest modern lamp designs and designers. Each kit is a cut-out of a classic lamp style and actually light — Continue reading

“People Move but Houses Stay. What did the Wallpaper See?”

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
“People Move but Houses Stay.  What did the Wallpaper See?”

Nienke Sybrandy is a Dutch designer whose design works are inspired by basic items often overlooked and houses that have a story to tell if you listen hard enough. Instead of traditionally presenting new home owners with a damask tablecloth, how about giving a table cloth with the house’s construction — Continue reading

The Writer’s House: Gianni Botsford’s Casa Kika

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
The Writer’s House: Gianni Botsford’s Casa Kika

Architect Gianni Botsford and his company aim to "create an architecture of local adaptation; to climate, environment and culture". Their approach, according to their website, is to avoid falling into preconceived solutions  to design problems through a process of detailed analysis of site and brief prior to any design phase, — Continue reading

Hotel Tomo

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Hotel Tomo

San Francisco’s Japantown is now home to Hotel Tomo, a modern J-pop collaboration with artist PCP and asian pop culture magazine moguls Giant Robot.   Each of Tomo’s 125 rooms feature a PCP mural, Giant Robot goodies, and fresh, modern furniture that hints towards Scandinavia as well as Japan. Public — Continue reading

This Halloween Go Green

Categories: Sustainability
This Halloween Go Green

Go Green with online Halloween invitations from Sendomatic.com. Invitations include scary sounds, funky music and animation! – forget paper invitations this year and go completely electronic. Some favorites: Scary Lantern Boo Devil Halloween Broom Haunted House Have a ghostly holiday!

2Modern Photo Contest

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2Modern Photo Contest

2Modern is having a Photo Contest! Show us photos of your 2Modern product in your space. One winner per week. Prizes include fabulous product from 2Modern. It’s easy to win! To submit your photo, simply do the following:1.) Make sure the photo you want to upload has been uploaded into — Continue reading

A Couple of My Favorites from 100% Design, London

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
A Couple of My Favorites from 100% Design, London

Keeping on the theme yet another week of the Design Crack Series exploring purely Dutch and British Design, I wanted to mention that 100% Design in London just ended with a number of really exciting products just exhibited. 100% Design, by the way, is a design exhibition focusing on the — Continue reading

Jefdesigns Marine Series Silkscreened Panels

Categories: Art + Graphics
Jefdesigns Marine Series Silkscreened Panels

New from Jefdesigns – beautifully silkscreened wooden panels from his marine series. Each piece is hand printed on wood by the designer in a signed, limited edition of 60 prints per image. Available with Octopus, Gorgonia, or Seaweed.

Wall Flower

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Wall Flower

This is not your grandmother’s wallpaper. Granted the Julien MacDonald collection at Graham & Brown is drenched with florals and ornate pattern, but without the kitsch or cheesiness. Stylized detail add grace and subtle animation to these wall coverings that its predecessors missed by miles. For rooms with added wow! — Continue reading

DAF Oragami

Categories: Fashion + Trends
DAF Oragami

I’m not sure what’s going on in this coming soon-teaser for DAF’s new website but I can’t stop watching it. It’s creepy but amazingly soothing, and a bit sensual at the same time. See for yourselves… –sdotg–

Koko

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Koko

Koko has unveiled new products for the Fall season! New Pop and Birds Plastic Floormats are great indoors and out. Lovely Dusk Embroidered Pillows will make any bed or sofa pop with style. Mural Pillows bring home beautiful designs that grab the imagination. Mural Duvet will brighten up your bedroom — Continue reading

Desiron

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Desiron

Desiron has added new products and new finishes to their great line of furniture! The Beautiful Arte Dresser is the finishing touch to the bedroom you’ve been looking for. The simple Arte Side Table is perfect for any room or occasion. And the new Arte Table comes in 3 sizes — Continue reading

MODERN DAYBEDS

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
MODERN DAYBEDS

MERIDIANI – belmondo dormeuse day bed available through SPENCER INTERIORS MAXALTO – #9950 Apta Collection day bed available through INFORM INTERIORS CASSINA – MISS daybed available through ITALINTERIORS BONALDO – pierrot king day bed available through LIVINGSPACE DWR – Havana sofa bed available through DESIGN WITHIN REACH The challenge of — Continue reading

renegade roundup

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
renegade roundup

i missed my guest spot last week because i was attending the chicago renegade craft fair  as a buyer and a seller.  spotted:  mike and mary jewelry and simply wood rings annie

Bennett Bean Studio

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bennett Bean Studio

The idiosycratic designs of Bennett Bean Studio rugs have a classical formal elegance. Created out of the experience of two artists, these designs are a result of their fresh and innovative approach to the traditional Tibetan knotted rugs.

LoooLo – Mademoiselle Pillow

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
LoooLo – Mademoiselle Pillow

New! LoooLo – Mademoiselle Pillow. Diagonal Stripes makes these pillows pop. Each piece in the LoooLo Textile line of interior furnishings is hand-made with certified organic materials.

Blu Dot

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Blu Dot

Fun new Blu Dot items now on 2Modern! Lounge about in style with the new Blur Lounge Chair and Blur Ottoman. Reinvent your office with the hip Desk 51 and Real Good Chair. Pair up the armless Clyde Sofa with the Bonnie Sofa for a sweet sectional, throw in the — Continue reading

Mike and Maaike

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Mike and Maaike

These beautiful ‘Stolen Jewels’ are made out of printed and scored leather and designed by couple Mike&Maaike. Mike Simonian is originally from Los Angeles; Maaike Evers was born and raised in the Netherlands. Together they experiment on subjects that they find challenging, surprising and useful. For the ‘Stolen Jewels’ they — Continue reading

Hugo Boss Industries HQ, Switzerland, by Matteo Thun

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Hugo Boss Industries HQ, Switzerland, by Matteo Thun

A hard to miss sight against against the deep blue sky of Switzerland’s Canton Ticino, in Coldrerio, the Hugo Boss Industries headquarters strikes one with its unique wooden trellis work façade. Yes, one would expect wooden trellis in Switzerland. But not in the way architect Matteo Thun and Partners in — Continue reading