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Monthly Archives: February 2008

Art in the Dark

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Art in the Dark

(Guggenheim, NY) If you didn’t know before that Guggenheim hosts "Art after Dark" every first Friday of every month, then you should definitely check it out, if you’re a visitor of NYC or even a Manhattanite.  I concur that every part of it is true: the DJ plays on the — Continue reading

Pablo

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Pablo

Do you love Pablo’s Tube Top Lamp? Well, hold on to your seats because Pablo has released new Tube Top Color Lamps! Available only in the 14″ size, but in a variety of colors: Green, Yellow, Dark Blue, Sky Blue, Ruby Red, and Hot Pink.

Milan’s Zona Tortona

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Milan’s Zona Tortona

Tamawa Watch will be displayed at the Zona Tortona April, if you are a design freak, means Milan’s Salone di Mobile which is the world’s largest furniture and interior design fair. But as big and as important as the fair is, more and more of the hipster crowd forgo the — Continue reading

Ignacio Nuñes: What a cool illustrator!

Categories: Art + Graphics
Ignacio Nuñes: What a cool illustrator!

Maybe at this size you will not appreciate all the details of this drawing.  If you want to watch more closely the beautiful work of the Chilean illustrator Ignacio Nuñes, better take a trip to his site, for a while. Just black & white, using ink on paper and sometimes — Continue reading

Tara Murray Industrial Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Tara Murray Industrial Design

Designed as part of a thesis project on attachment, Tara Murray’s Doily Chair seeks out an emotional connection with prospective seat-ers. Located in Calgary, Alberta Tara recently completed her masters in industrial design. Unfortunately, most projects seem to be prototypes at the moment, but I’m excited to see where she — Continue reading

Fatboy

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Fatboy

Fatboy has launched on 2Modern! A new alternative to the “beanbag” of the past, Jukka Setala from Finland designed the fatboy in 1998 as the beanbag from the 21st century! The fatboy comes in the Original, the Junior, or Marimekko, and is perfect for every room of the house! As — Continue reading

Cuff links for non-cuff link lifestyle

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Cuff links for non-cuff link lifestyle

I have to confess…I don’t own cuff links. I am surrounded by designer men’s jewelery every day at my 9 to 5, but I have never had an urge to buy cuff links or a shirt that would require them.  Some are shocked by this and some are envious. I — Continue reading

looolo

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
looolo

Top three reasons why I’m loving   a Montreal-based textile line founded in 2003: 1. Their name is a visual play for the number 100%. Look closely— you’ll see it. Smart AND lovely!2. Looolo’s newest line of textiles is inspired by an old Vogue catalog illustration of a Paris woman — Continue reading

To Boldly Go Where No Wallpaper Has Gone Before

Categories: Art + Graphics
To Boldly Go Where No Wallpaper Has Gone Before

From her Walls 2008 collection, designer Camilla Diedrich gives us the bold, light-drenched Nature Wallpaper.  Her paper, inspired by the illusion of light that emanates from textiles, is available in eight stunning colors.  These papers take on a rich 3-D quality, owed to Diedrich’s inspiration from architecture.  "I’ve always liked — Continue reading

Villa NM, New York State, by UN Studio

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Villa NM, New York State, by UN Studio

The house  I will be presenting to you today does not exist any more. Sadly, on February 5th, it was engulfed in flames and burned completely. Nominated for the award of best designed private house at this year’s Wallpaper Magazine Design Awards, the modern and minimalist design of UN Studio — Continue reading

To Wear Or Not To Wear

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
To Wear Or Not To Wear

That’s the name of a new store on etsy.com featuring the work of Jamie Geller Dutra.  Jamie, an artist from the Ithaca, New York, produces modern, original hand-painted scarves and works of art on paper.  The scarves are generously sized and can also be used as table runners or wall-hangings. — Continue reading

Dutch Modern from Tord Boontje

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Dutch Modern from Tord Boontje

It’s a Senseo Special Edition design as part of a collaboration between prolific designer Tord Boontje and Senseo’s parent company Philips Electronics.  Leave it to the Dutch to improve upon what’s already cool and improved upon. Also available in silver and not yet available in the United States, Tord says — Continue reading

The most useful unnecessary things you’ll ever need

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The most useful unnecessary things you’ll ever need

  MXYPLYZYK is one of the most mispronounced names of a store I’ve ever encountered.  But I’m so glad I did, because they have a wide array of very cute, cheeky, useful things, and best of all, priced quite affordably.  These common, everyday home/office accessories are done in a very — Continue reading

Hi-Can: the bed 2.0

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Hi-Can: the bed 2.0

This is a new concept of rest.  Hi-Can, is a project of  the Italian designer Edoardo Carlino, who proposes a modern way of integrating a bed, the best quality of sound and a great screen to watch your movies, play games or use Internet, all in one. The product is — Continue reading

notNeutral

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
notNeutral

Can’t wait for Spring? Neither can notNeutral! Hot new products are bright and outdoorsy. New Triton 1 and 2 Throw Pillows take the fun Triton Tray pattern and remixes it. Season Wallcandy Arts join the ranks of the Transport and Count Wallcandy Arts. Great for the patio, Triton and Season — Continue reading

The Design Tokujin Yoshioka

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests
The Design Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka is a designer that I am not extremely familiar with, but in 2007 he was named Design Miami’s Designer of the Year, and in 2008 he was named best furniture designer of the year in the Wallpaper Design Awards.  So when I started to explore his work it — Continue reading

Free Spirit Fabrics

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Free Spirit Fabrics

Free Spirit Fabrics specializes in high quality quilting supplies and fabrics. These are some of my favorites from the Freshcut line. I like the muted neutrals and pastels with fresh designs from vintage and modern botanical styles.They even offer free downloadable quilting patterns to get you started! But that doesn’t — Continue reading

Whiteboard Time !

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Whiteboard Time !

Throughout my academic and professional careers, my studio always had a whiteboard. During my masters research, I would document photos of my whiteboard for indexing purposes and to show process. I heart white boards. The TaskWatch whiteboard is a great product for all you whiteboard fanatics out there… via iliketotallyloveit — Continue reading

Write On!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Write On!

  We’re all a little sentimental when it comes to candles. Now there’s a way to add a personal note to their mellow symbolism. The Red Envelope Chalkboard Candle lets you set the mood and includes three colored chalk-sticks for oodles of your own colorful messages, confirmations or reminders.

Win A thomaspaul Pillow – It’s Easy!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Win A thomaspaul Pillow – It’s Easy!

A thomaspaul bonanza! Win a thomaspaul Goldfinch Blue Silk Pillow or a thomaspaul Green/Aqua Silk Buds Pillow. It’s as simple as pie. Two lucky readers will win prizes based on comments to this post. Comment on your favorite thomaspaul design from the 2Modern collection to enter the sweepstakes. Remember to — Continue reading