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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Win an Umbrella Stand!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Win an Umbrella Stand!

Every party needs an umbrella stand this rainy time of year. Win this modern umbrella stand from 2Modern.com. It’s easy! Visit createmyevent.com to enter!

Murge Designs

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Murge Designs

New Sleepytime Sets from Murge Designs! These cuddly combos come with a warm cotton flannel blanket and a matching animal. Choose from Birdie, Turtle, Snail, or Gorilla sets.

African Salad

Categories: Art + Graphics
African Salad

There is nothing, absolutely nothing, like a good book. Here is one from South Africa that is beautifully designed. The book is a photographic exploration of everyday South Africans and their food.  The gorgeous pages celebrate people, their homes, and of course, their food. Inside you’ll find a Mielie (corn) — Continue reading

Myoken-San Worship Hall by Shin Takamatsu Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Myoken-San Worship Hall by Shin Takamatsu Architects

Working with wood in architecture is as ancient as architecture is. With its infinite possibilities, availability and properties, wood makes for interesting applications, either in interiors or exteriors, or even, in whole constructions.The Myoken-San Worship Hall in Kawanishi, Japan, designed by Shin Takamatsu, is one such example. Located on the — Continue reading

Wet Set

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Wet Set

Let there be suds and bubbles, and lots and lots of water. It will only make the Schonbek Da Vinci Chandelier more dazzling and radiant. The dishwasher-safe lighting from their Geometrix Collection was designed  to take the rigors of the regular cycle and still shine on.

Agnes & Hoss

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Agnes & Hoss

New bags from Agnes & Hoss! New Brown Lotus Bowler and Brown Lotus Tote are great for everyday or going out on the town.

John Beck Paper & Steel

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
John Beck Paper & Steel

For one-of-a-kind steel, glass and concrete furnishings, turn to John Beck.  Visit his unassuming website when looking for kitchen islands, fireplace surrounds, lighting, office desks, bathroom vanities and much more. As John says, "We aren’t here to impress with shiny doo-dads, assumed design or oversized conversation pieces.  We impress with — Continue reading

NightCove

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
NightCove

Just how much would you be willing to pay for an excellent night’s sleep?  For around $2,500 Zyken’s NightCove Alarm Clock can help you achieve just that.  NightCove improves your sleep quality by adapting your environment to meet the physiological needs of your sleep.  Its digital technology allows NightCove to — Continue reading

New Nurseryworks Furniture

Categories: Kids + Baby
New Nurseryworks Furniture

Nurseryworks has added new pieces to its kids furniture line! The Loom Storage System is available either in a 3 piece set or sold individually, plus the Loom Desk and Loom Chair are a great addition to any child’s bedroom. And when it’s dream time, they can climb into the — Continue reading

Lizzie Allen

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Lizzie Allen

At 100%Design London Lizzie Allen showed her beautiful new wallpapers called the ‘London Collection’. Changing Guards depicts a whimsical scene of The Royal Guards marching by Her Majesty’s palace wearing the distinctive red and black uniform and busby hats. And City Gents is a charming take on busy London working — Continue reading

LAX Furniture at MASH Studios

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
LAX Furniture at MASH Studios

If you weren’t able to make it to the MASH Studios opening last night in LA, here’s a peak at their debut furniture line, LAX. Founder Bernard Brucha conceived of the line while living in New York and brought it to life after setting up MASH Studios in Los Angeles. — Continue reading

African Prefab

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
African Prefab

Modern prefab is enjoying a moment in the sun, and I’m all for it. Good design at a reasonable price and building in a way that mostly does not harm the environment is the way I’d like to live. As I’m such a huge fan of modern prefab, imagine my — Continue reading

Small Paul by 10 Grain

Categories: Kids + Baby
Small Paul by 10 Grain

The Holidays are coming and the creative geniuses at Small Paul have come up with some great gift ideas for the little people in your life. Small Paul introduces a playful line of toys and accessories for tots available in December. The Small Paul by 10 Grain products are durable — Continue reading

Inhabit Pillow Contest Winner!

Categories: News + Events + Contests

The winner of the Inhabit Plum Reef Pillow is Christi, who posted: “My favorite Inhabit pillow is the Cattails Pillow. When I was a little girl, I’d look out the car window and see cattails all along the road to our house. I’d beg my dad to please stop and — Continue reading

Another Tokyo Design Week in the Books

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Another Tokyo Design Week in the Books

The Tokyo Design Week, which basically runs from October 31st to November 4th, is so hard to keep track of and massive that you wonder how anybody makes it to these events. Not to mention, Tokyo Design Week is only a few weeks after the gargantuan London Design Week. The — Continue reading

light emitting wallpaper

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
light emitting wallpaper

a lot of wallpaper is just too overwhelming for me, but this light emitting wallpaper by dutch designer jonas samson is stellar. the wallpaper looks like any regular wallpaper until turned on, at which point your boring wall is transformed into a wall of light patterns. not only is it — Continue reading

BMW Welt: a new style of car retail in Munich

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
BMW Welt: a new style of car retail in Munich

I am posting my weekly modern International Architecture post earlier this week as I will be away in Athens for a few days. I hope to have material from there for my next posts here!BMW is always at the avant-guard of technology, not only in its cars, but also in — Continue reading

Stig Hansen

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Stig Hansen

New vendor Stig Hansen bring exciting new lamps to 2Modern! The IQ Light is a fun customize a pendant lamp that is uniquely you! The Turbo Light brings beautifully modern art and everyday functionality together for your home or commercial space.

Out of the Box Calendars

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Out of the Box Calendars

It’s mid-November and I’m getting all kinds of reminders for getting my calendars for next year. Instead of the boring office desk calendars, I’ve decided that this time I’m going to get a calendar that is a little more exciting and reflects my love for good design and typography. The — Continue reading

House & Garden magazine closes

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
House & Garden magazine closes

On a sad note this morning, Conde Naste Publications annouced yesterday the closing of one of our country’s oldest magazines, House & Garden. Since 1901, they have been the source for modern shelter design and sparked the onslaught of dozens of other interiors magazines in the years to follow. This — Continue reading