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Monthly Archives: January 2008

Design Democracy!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Design Democracy!

Design Democracy ’08 – Power to the People, is a grass roots event aimed to raise awareness about mass customization. This website offers curriculum for DD08 citizens to learn about mass customization processes, philosophies, materials, design elements and software/hardware applications. To prove that mass customization is a viable alternative to — Continue reading

Design Publishers of Note

Categories: Art + Graphics
Design Publishers of Note

Recently, I’ve been contacted by a number of design publishers to review their books. This has really exposed my naive take on design books. Two weeks ago, if you asked me to name a design publisher I would have said something like Phaidon, Rizzoli, or even Chronicle Books. But today, — Continue reading

Luzifer

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Luzifer

Check out the new lamps for ’08 from Luzifer! The I-Club collection is now complete, with the I-Club Wall, I-Club Floor, and I-Club Table Lamps. The Icon collection has grown as well with new Icon Wall and Icon Pendant Lamps. All new Guijarro Wall Sconces are a fun and different — Continue reading

Know of a good Charity Organization?

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Know of a good Charity Organization?

                                "You will find, as you look back on your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others." – Henry Drummond 2Modern has given to several charities (small and large) over — Continue reading

Garden Variety

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Garden Variety

As you prepare to wow your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, you may think there’s no need to tinker with your traditional presentation of a dozen roses and a box of chocolates. But think again. More specifically, think outside the box. You’re smart to pile on the chocolate, but please be — Continue reading

Advice to sink in slow…

Categories: Art + Graphics
Advice to sink in slow…

You ever say to yourself, "Self, I wish somebody had told me that when I started college." No? Alright maybe that was just me. Anyway, the good people at the University College of Falmouth have come up with "Advice to Sink in Slowly," a great way for design graduates to — Continue reading

Don’t Blow Off Steam

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Don’t Blow Off Steam

Rikke Hagen’s Steam Table Lamp melds a funky retro-style with a bold turquoise cord, turning the traditional lamp on its head.  As Hagen states, ”The keywords with this new lamp have been to capture power and energy in their basic forms. Because the very essence of light is energy. I — Continue reading

Kathleen Hills

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Kathleen Hills

As a Dutch person living abroad it was much fun to see and read all the recent posts about Dutch architecture in our cities on 2Modern lately, but I thought I should show you some work by a very talented English designer. Her name is Kathleen Hills and she graduated — Continue reading

Nest

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Nest

New vendor Nest brings colorful and eco-friendly kids furniture to 2Modern! Jax Toy Box, Toy Cube, Storage Tower, and Hamper are all made with recycled wood and 100% organic cotton. Cozy Nest Seat is all organic cotton as well, stuffed with recycled upholstery remnants. And the Pebbles Crib Bedding is — Continue reading

Shimmering Sculpture

Categories: Art + Graphics
Shimmering Sculpture

Kenneth Wingard’s Op Art collection will help lend an air of understated glamour to your home.  Constructed of dozens of mirrors on movable wire, these pieces of wall art can be adjusted to capture the light as it moves through the room.    

Netherlands Modern Architecture part II

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Netherlands Modern Architecture part II

Our trip to the Netherlands continues  – glad to see that other collaborators on this blog also had Dutch posts recently!!!  So we continue in Rotterdam today, with a trio of landmarks in one photo (click on it to enlarge and see a bit more detail). First on the right — Continue reading

i29 interior architects: amsterdam, netherlands

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
i29 interior architects: amsterdam, netherlands

in the spirit of just returning back from a quick stint in amsterdam, i thought i would post on this really cool design studio, i29 interior architects, a collaboration between jaspar jansen and jeroen dellensen. they create these amazing, simple and balanced spaces and also create furniture, called “leifmachines” which — Continue reading

2 Works by Daniel Rohr

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
2 Works by Daniel Rohr

I’ve recently been exploring BlickFang. I have no idea what the word Blickfang means, but what Blickfang is it’s a collective of up and coming Central European designers who travel to a number of the international design fairs. With its own very distinctive charm BLICKFANG presents innovative design made in — Continue reading

nanda lapsac

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
nanda lapsac

i’m really into multipurpose bags – i hate having to carry around more then one when i’m out, hence the enormity of all my purses. nanda has come up with a great solution for the purse and laptop bag combo, that doesn’t scream "i’m carrying a laptop – MUG ME — Continue reading

Are You Listening?

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Are You Listening?

Take your tunes into the shower, rock out at the kitchen sink, or chill out at the beach with these TearDrop iPod Water Resistant Speakers.  Battery operated, these little cuties can be used for iPods or other MP3 Players.

Netherlands modern architecture – part I

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Netherlands modern architecture – part I

Back from my recent trip to Holland, I will make a series of posts with modern buildings that look very interesting. The photos accompanying them are all mine, collected both from this year’s trips as well as last year. To start our Dutch trip, here is a very interesting facade: — Continue reading

Transformers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Transformers

Designer Akemi Tanaka has created beautiful, eco-friendly, transformative furnishings that are perfect for small spaces. The Tagei Coffe Table, constructed of bamboo plywood, quickly converts to a bench with two side tables.  Remove the cushion to reveal a hidden storage compartment. The Futaba is a coffee table and loveseat in — Continue reading

Offi

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Offi

New MyPetLamps from Offi now on 2Modern! The lovable Begging Buddy, quirky Duckling, rolly-polly Piggy, and elegant Angora will surely put a smile on any child’s face. And they go perfectly with all the other MyPetLamps from Offi! Shed some light on that co-worker’s desk – the new iPot is — Continue reading

Rhythmic Percussion

Rhythmic Percussion

Louise Gelderblom builds up her clay pots, layer by layer, until they are curvy, with wafer-thin walls. The vessels are completed with graphic markings, which Louise calls “rhythmic” and “percussive”  and are not planned but created to suit the vessel and however Louise’s mood takes her. See more of her — Continue reading

TOUCH Products

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
TOUCH Products

TOUCH, a subdivision of Zoe Melo, recently launched a line of beautiful products. From jewelry to furniture and home decor, all TOUCH products are handmade by skilled artisans in a manner that supports local communities and economies. TOUCH products are also sustainable and environmentally friendly. Materials are recycled, locally sourced, — Continue reading