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Monthly Archives: December 2007

Mix Master

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Mix Master

It dices. it slices. It grinds. It pulps. It’s one of the new year’s healthiest accessories. If you don’t think a blender is relevant to the improved you you’ve no doubt planned on in 2008, think again. Most resolutions fail because we’re too comfortable with our old habits to give — Continue reading

Bordbar

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Bordbar

Bordbar has "recycled and pimped" the standard aviation trolleys and created something functional and unique for your home or business.  Choose from nearly twenty graphic designs in a variety of colors for the outside, and enjoy the flexible shelving system inside. 

Make Your Name Mud

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Make Your Name Mud

Incorporating the textures of fabric into ceramics, the work of Mud Studios is very tactile. Their work can be found at Anthropologie. The fabric texture is inspired by traditional South African shwe shwe.

Offerors

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Offerors

New on 2Modern, Offerors is straight out of Great Nordic Design, and sister to Designer’s Eye. All glass crystal, these beautiful pieces will make any collection sparkle. The modern Construct Candelabra is strong and straight contrast to most round tableware. The Lightstones Votives are cute little glass skipping stones with — Continue reading

ducduc launches on 2Modern!

Categories: Sustainability
ducduc launches on 2Modern!

ducduc has made it to 2Modern just in time for 2008! This HUGE line of children’s furniture and textiles is modern, playful and eco-friendly.  Creatively styled with modern colors and shapes, this children’s line is a natural fit for 2Modern. The modern vibes of the cube pod and cube box — Continue reading

Turn Over a New Leaf

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Turn Over a New Leaf

Designed by Yves Behar for Herman Miller, the Leaf Light was the Gold Award winner at the Neocon Show in Chicago.  This advanced LED light sculpture is touch activated, and available in a variety of color options.

It All Began with Driftwood

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
It All Began with Driftwood

The hand-crafted Kitchen Line from Skagerak of Denmark perfectly mixed centuries-old tradition with a modern flair. "Skagerak Denmark is based on the love of wood, proud traditions of craftsmanship and respect for the sea and for the history of seafaring. The values and traditions absorbed from these sources have been — Continue reading

Are You Feeling Blue?

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Are You Feeling Blue?

Every year the Pantone Color Institute chooses a color of the year. In 2007, chili pepper red was “the color”. Blue Iris, pantone # 18-3943, is the color of the year for 2008. Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Institute, said: “Blue Iris brings together the dependable aspects — Continue reading

Springing Forward

Springing Forward

Take a look at Joom’s new take on things we’ve seen before… the bookshelf in cow form! Remember trophy heads? Now you can see yourself in them And if you ever wondered what the South African take on the rocking horse would be, try the springbuck (also the  national rugby — Continue reading

Super Natural Baby

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Super Natural Baby

Cute new kids and baby tees from Super Natural Baby! Fun Birds Tee and great Fairies Tee are two lovely new designs in the same vein as Super Natural Baby’s other tees like the Stag and Super tees.

The Perfect Last Minute Gift

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Perfect Last Minute Gift

OKAY Studio: A Fabulous New Design Collective

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
OKAY Studio: A Fabulous New Design Collective

I was recently compiling a master list of London Design Links with an emphasis on furniture and interior design when I came upon one of the freshest design collectives I’ve seen in weeks. The Collective is called OKAY Studio. There are seven members in the collective all of which took — Continue reading

Radio For The Rad Set

Categories: Kids + Baby
Radio For The Rad Set

Hip Young Parent Radio For those of you searching for the next non-kid-intensive kid music.  Online, so you have to stream it indoors, but it’s a great way to hear music before you buy it for the car.

Konzuk

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Konzuk

The past few weeks I’ve been surfing the interwebs looking for gifts for all the loved ones in my life. During this hunt, I came across one of the coolest and most original jewelery collections I’ve seen. Karen Konzuk’s concrete line amazingly fuses together concrete and stainless steel. The pieces — Continue reading

The Story of Stuff

Categories: News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
The Story of Stuff

A friend of mine just pointed me to a VERY WELL DONE and engaging video on consumption. It is incredibly relevant in any of our lives and likely more worthwhile than any 20 minutes you will spend watching/reading/listening anything else today. It pointed out facts that I have never known — Continue reading

Fanning the Flames

Categories: Sustainability
Fanning the Flames

Nothing says celebration like a few well-placed candles. These clean-burning Sweet Grass Farm soy candles are sweetly aromatic and toxin free. Add a bottle of your favorite fragrance sticks  and let the celebrations begin.

Take FIVE

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Take FIVE

Designer Anna Bullus creates the optical illusion of instability in her FIVE stools.  The set of four stools are quite stable, in fact, with two painted sides on each stool, allowing you to arrange them in whatever variation suits your fancy.

Swiss Public Record Office – Basel, by EM2N

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Swiss Public Record Office – Basel, by EM2N

Switzerland’s Public Record Office new building is a small gem of architectural triumph. Located at Liestal, the capital of the Basel – Landschaft Canton, 17 Km south of Basel, it was designed by  the EM2N office, Mathias  Mueller and  Daniel Niggli, architects. The difficult topography was a deciding factor: a — Continue reading

Green Christmas

Categories: Sustainability
Green Christmas

Buro North is “an emerging studio dedicated to fusing creativity & pragmatics to generate visionary design.” Their Green X-Mas Tree is available in three sizes, comes flat-packed, and can be used year after year.

Melina Hammer : Ancient meets Modern

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Melina Hammer : Ancient meets Modern

Melina Hammer is a New York based metalsmith. Saying that she is a jewelry designer would be an understatement. I would say an artist that is hand-crafting wearable sculpture. She uses exclusively hand processes, creating many pieces as one-of-a-kind statements, with small batch editions as companion works. People commission her — Continue reading