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Monthly Archives: October 2007

City Shrinker

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
City Shrinker

Ben Thomas sent over a URL to a very cool project: CITY SHRINKER He shrinks down cities to model size. The detail blows me away. How does he find the time? The answer (from Michael): is Google Tilt Shift Photography The site is worth definitely worth a visit.

How To Discover the Latest Design Trends

Categories: DIY + How To, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
How To Discover the Latest Design Trends

One of my favorite pastimes is data mining design. It’s a labor intensive hobby, but one that I get great enjoyment out of. So, what is data mining design? It’s basically scouring the world for new designers and design trends. Do you ever wonder how design blogs come up with — Continue reading

Seasoned Greetings

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Seasoned Greetings

There’s no accounting for some people’s taste. Everyone’s particularly particular about their spices. Too much or too little after all, quickly turns a meal from mouthwatering to mulch. But Vic Firth‘s high-lighted, high-gloss salt and pepper mills lift the flavor of your food long before their contents twist their way — Continue reading

Avant Garde Is Good For Kids

Categories: Art + Graphics
Avant Garde Is Good For Kids

Via Cool Hunting, ISO50 (The Visual Work of Scott Hansen). Prints, music and tees – great art at a great price.  Buy a dozen prints and here you go yo, most def nursery ever.

Flow

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Flow

Flow was developed by John Arndt, from the Design Academy of Eindhoven NL, for a Postgraduate thesis. The Flow system is based on the cyclical flow of nature for tackling the issue of wasteful resources in the kitchen. The designed system allows for the different elements to interact with one — Continue reading

Innermost

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Innermost

Mining the wealth of design talent in London, Steve Jones and Russell Cameron created Innermost in 1999.  Their focus was originally on lighting, but the collection has expanded into other areas over the years.  Here are two of my favorite new lights from their Autumn 2007 collection: Meiha Tsang created — Continue reading

Hulger

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Hulger

Hulger has just launched on 2Modern! These phones connect to almost all mobile phones and have an amazing retro look with the functionality of modern cell phones. The PENELOPE*PHONE echoes the famous Bakelite phones of the 30’s and 40’s, while the PIP*PHONE design is brutally simple and echoes 80’s style. — Continue reading

Pontopidan Oil Candles

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Pontopidan Oil Candles

Jorgen Olsson’s Pontopidan Oil Candle is a cross between a candle and an oil lamp.  The polished steel lamps have the warmth and intimacy of a candle, but are drip-free and worry-free.  The candle magnetically attaches to the wall mount, and is easy to refill.

Pretty Snakey

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Pretty Snakey

In recent years, the trend in exotic-skins has seen the likes of alligator and crocodile being used in high fashion accessories. This fall, the hottest skin, in the luxury market, is Python. A native of Southeast Asia, it is known for its variations in color and scale and its supple — Continue reading

Modern vs. Contemporary

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
Modern vs. Contemporary

There is a little debate going on here that I thought I would throw some commentary on: http://2modern.blogs.com/2modern/2007/10/2008-dream-ride.html What is the definition of MODERN vs the definition of CONTEMPORARY? MODERN: from the dictionary: adjective:Characteristic or expressive of recent times or the present; contemporary or up-to-date: a modern lifestyle; a modern — Continue reading

Designer’s Eye

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Designer’s Eye

New from Designer’s Eye, the Multi Throw. Warm, soft and versatile; this throw can go anywhere. Made of felted and rugged wool, plaid pattern varies slightly between each throw, making each one unique.

House T in Graz, Austria, by Wolfgang Feyferlik & Suzi Fritzer

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
House T in Graz, Austria, by Wolfgang Feyferlik & Suzi Fritzer

On top of a hill, part of what once was a historical park, lies a black box that piques the curiosity of anyone passing by. Emerging from the dense woods like a black rock, it catches the eye with its absolute lines and stark volume and color: the Haus T — Continue reading

Joshua Prince-Ramus at the TED Conference (and some other stuff, too!)

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

I’m hoping to expose the reader today to some of the far edges of design while maintaining the context that I originally set out to explore: Dutch and English Design. If you have not been following, I’ve loosely based my posts around the interesting stuff coming out of design schools — Continue reading

Bringing Heat

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bringing Heat

I’m loving this clean, classic Ship’s Lamp by Stelton. It looks so cozy and ready to quench the chill. Available at Lekker Home.

Design Can Change

Categories: Sustainability
Design Can Change

It’s rare to find a website with a strong message and strong design. Well, look no further because I have found it…. Design Can Change The sites design is incredibly effective with the use of powerful imagery, efficient navigation, cool info-graphics and sweet little animations that clearly communicate the message. — Continue reading

Ubi

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Ubi

Ubi Changing Tables new on 2Modern.com! Basic and Deluxe Changing Tables are a great solution to parents’ pesky baby-changing dilemma. 100% cotton coated in PVC free polyurethane, with fasteners to hold the diaper in place while changing. Deluxe includes a built-in diaper dispenser and stores diapers underneath the table.

Putting the Petal to the Metal

Categories: Art + Graphics
Putting the Petal to the Metal

If I had to choose my favorite of printmaker Beth Weintraub’s pieces, I’d have to select one of her etched metal plates.  Simple, stunning and naturally modern. "Inspired by mass produced modular furniture of the 50′s and 60′s, Weintraub wanted to create a series of mix and match artworks, where — Continue reading

mid-centuri(red)

Categories: News + Events + Contests
mid-centuri(red)

mid-centuri(red) is a Mod Livin’ project that connects your purchasing power to the power of the Global Fund, an organization that is an international leader in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. If you are in the Denver, CO area, plan to attend the (Red) Launch Party on October — Continue reading

Modern Kids’ Food For A Modern Life

Categories: Kids + Baby
Modern Kids’ Food For A Modern Life

I swear our child’s eaten Tofu Chicken Nuggets and Organic Frozen Peas for every supper since he was old enough to chew food.  I’m not kidding.  The ease of preparation (microwave) combined with his fear of new foods and the lack of time between work and bed (three hours) makes — Continue reading

David Chipperfield Architects are awarded the Stirling prize for the Archive of Literature in Germany

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests
David Chipperfield Architects are awarded the Stirling prize for the Archive of Literature in Germany

Awards in Architecture tend to cause many discussions and arguments, much as they do in every other sector of the art world. This year’s RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Stirling Award was no exception. Merely the fact that the building awarded was not built on English ground cause much — Continue reading