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Monthly Archives: February 2008

the ork stork.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
the ork stork.

I’ve been craving an Ork poster of Brooklyn, and I have no idea why. Really, it makes no sense. I’ve never been to Brooklyn, will probably never GO to Brooklyn, and have no intentions of meeting anyone from Brooklyn anytime soon. Not that I’m opposed, just that I live in — Continue reading

60 Grit Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
60 Grit Design

60 Grit Design founder Amy Stein believes that good design is much more than clean lines.  The Vancouver-based designer and architect feels that "each project begins with an inquiry; be it material, structural or conceptual." Materials used in their custom pieces include birch, maple and apple wood, as well as — Continue reading

MODERN FURNITURE – DEMA ITALY “HOTELLO BED”

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
MODERN FURNITURE – DEMA ITALY “HOTELLO BED”

Hotello Queen Bed for mattress 60" x 80"69.66" wide x 92.1" longheadboard: 33.1" highplatform height: 11.8"Available through SPENCER INTERIORS One of my favorite upholstered beds out there that makes a statement and speaks quality with its design and timeless modern lines.  "The ultimate luxury bed. Built to the same exacting — Continue reading

National Centre For The Performing Arts, Beijing, China

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
National Centre For The Performing Arts, Beijing, China

While the Olympic Games in Beijing are approaching, another grand project for the host city is finished. The National Centre for the Performing Arts – 149.500 square meters – is located on the Chang’An Avenue in Beijing. Designed by the famous French Architect Paul Andreu and his team, The National — Continue reading

Levitating Lounger

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Levitating Lounger

“ Don’t just sit – Hoverit.” That’s the tag line of Hoverit, the British company that has developed a revolutionary levitating chair. Using magnets to defy gravity, The Lounger allows you to hover in space while the same magnets, the manufacturers claim, reduce stress levels, back aches and  muscle pain. — Continue reading

House of the Future

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
House of the Future

The House of the Future is coming back to Disneyland. It will cost 15 million and have 5000 sq ft of floor space. Inside will reside actors from an imaginary family, preparing for their vacation to China. The house will be outfitted with all the gadgets that are thought to — Continue reading

Gus

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Gus

Fun new and eco-friendly products from Gus! New Jasper Cube is a soft felt ottoman that can go anywhere! The Vintage Swing Arm Lamp is the perfect lighting piece for your loft or studio. And nifty organic plastic Basket, Trays, and Bowl are a refreshing change of pace from the — Continue reading

Bubble-Wrapped “Water Cube” for the Beijing Olympic Games

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Bubble-Wrapped “Water Cube” for the Beijing Olympic Games

Beijing’s iconic structure, The “Water Cube,” has been unveiled recently just in time for the Olympic games in 2008.  The honeycomb structure appears to be a pool of water from an aerial view, and purposely created with the intention to host the national swimming events. The unusual rectangular structure saturates — Continue reading

Valentine’s Giveaway Winners Announced!

Categories: News + Events + Contests

Congratualtions! The winners of the 2Modern.com Be Ours This Valentine’s Day Giveaway are: Sydney: “He loves red. Red everything. Red walls, red sheets, red clothes, red electronics (if he can), everything. So would one think it’s easy to shop for him on Valentines, the red-themed holiday? Of course not! The — Continue reading

Floris Hovers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Floris Hovers

Dutch designer Floris Hovers graduated in 2004 from the design Academy in Eindhoven he was born in a little of Raamsdonksveer, where he still works and lives. After a basic education in construction and one in promotion and marketing he went to the Design Academy Eindhoven where he graduated in — Continue reading

2 new bags from OiOi!

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
2 new bags from OiOi!

2 more amazing bags from Oioi! The Pansy Messenger comes in a beautiful blue floral print and chocolate nylon lining. The Giraffe Hobo Sack comes in cocoa/white nylon canvas and burnt sienna nylon lining. Both bags come with insulated bottle holders, side pockets, wipe cases…everything for the stylish Mom on — Continue reading

One From Wallpaper’s Design Awards: Cubic Meter Shelving by Arik Levy

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
One From Wallpaper’s Design Awards: Cubic Meter Shelving by Arik Levy

Wallpaper recently came out with their design awards issue, and one piece that just immediately popped out at me was the One Square Meter by Arik Levy. This piece is one in a treasure trove of Mr. Levy’s pieces that shows true genius. It is a modular shelving system that — Continue reading

Hip Hop Valentine

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Hip Hop Valentine

I’m digging the Dark Cloud Silver Music collection by Sydney based artist Nathan Thomas. Great gift for your hip hop loving valentine…. via MocoLoco –sdotg–

Wood You Be Mine

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Wood You Be Mine

Build upon a strong foundation and you don’t have to worry about your house falling down. Build with lavish wood and the distinguished look of your house gets better with age. These wooden marvels and plenty more are in Links Books’ Small Wood Houses.

LoooLo Textiles

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
LoooLo Textiles

New beautifully Eco-Friendly pillows from LoooLo Textiles! La Rue 2 Tone combines two different color combinations on a solid wool background. And La Rue Solid keeps it simple with one color detail on a solid wool background.

New OiOi Bags!

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
New OiOi Bags!

Brand new baby bags from Oioi! The Cargo Drill Hobo Sack and the Cargo Drill Messenger are perfect for the urban parent that’s out and about! Both bags are available in two great colors: Ink with Khaki, or Garnet with Ink. These bags are 100% cotton with water repellant finish, — Continue reading

designboom: dining in 2015

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
designboom: dining in 2015

designboom‘s ‘dining in 2015‘ competition results are in and i am just floored. the competition rules (i should know, i entered and then faltered to find time with travel, work, etc. to actually send in my entry) were to re-think and re-design the way we [will] dine: how we go — Continue reading

Koko

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

Hot new Rice Collection from Koko! Bright and fun pillows like the Two Elephants Rice Pillow or the Magic Hand Rice Pillow are perfect to kick off the Spring season early! Why mope around in Winter when you can bring in sun and color now? Make it complete with a — Continue reading

Eye on Dubai: Artists, Part i

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
Eye on Dubai: Artists, Part i

Dubai is known for many things and yet one thing alone: new. New anything and everything. From the plastic left on car seats, foam covers on bicycle bodies and the new handbag of the month (never mind the season), Dubai puts a special emphasis on the new rather than the — Continue reading

Netherlands Modern Architecture part III

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

De Bijenkorf is a department store, designed by Marcel Breuer (the great Bauhaus architect) with an exterior that looks like its name, a beehive. Situated at the heart of the market in Rotterdam, it is an upscale department store. In front of it, you can see Naum Gabo’s sculpture Constructie.The — Continue reading