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Monthly Archives: March 2008

jujutoo.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
jujutoo.

I’m a massive fan of vintage accessories and homewares, if you haven’t already guessed. It gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling to think about who once owned these glasses, and what was served in them? Pink lemonade? Iced tea? Tap water? Or this scarf? Did she wear this around — Continue reading

Ants Invade Dubai

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Ants Invade Dubai

American sculptor, Susan P. Cochran, has stirred up some interesting response here in Dubai with her giant ant colony that is digging around DIFC…and when I say giant, I mean some stand at 8 meters!!! The bronze sculptures have been carefully placed around the grounds between the Emirates Towers and — Continue reading

The Wood Co-Op

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
The Wood Co-Op

While in Vancouver we made daily trips to Granville Island, visiting the great Public Market and exploring numerous shops featuring some of British Columbia’s most talented designers.  One of our favorites was The Wood Co-Op. The Wood Co-Op is Canada’s premiere showcase for quality handcrafted contemporary design. The Gallery opened — Continue reading

Color Chart at MoMA

Categories: Art + Graphics
Color Chart at MoMA

I was lucky enough to get to the Museum of Modern Art in New York this morning to see Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today.  Forty-four artists including Ellsworth Kelly, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and Damien Hirst explore ready-made color in various forms including paintings, sculpture and large art — Continue reading

Design Contest for Brazilian Students

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Design Contest for Brazilian Students

As one of the biggest retail companies in Brazil, and a reference in furniture and object design, Tok&Stok carried out for the third year, the Tok&Stok Design Award for students (only for Brazilian students). Like previous editions, this year the contest has a theme: study. The contestants must research what — Continue reading

Discarded, Recovered, Repurposed

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Discarded, Recovered, Repurposed

"SCRAPILE is the collaborative work of designers Bart Bettencourt and Carlos Salgado. Seeking to create a positive environmental impact with their work, these two have developed a unique method of collecting and repurposing discarded scraps of wood from New York’s woodworking industry."  No two designs are ever quite the same, — Continue reading

Brand New Vintage Shoes

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Brand New Vintage Shoes

What else old is coming back again. The cool designs that women wore on their feet from the 1030-1950s. Companies such as the following have found great interest in this designs. Companies such as John Flevog, Miz Mooz , Seychelles , Modern Vintage Malibran $235Viardot $245 Alisa $90 Allie $50 — Continue reading

Elitis textiles

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Elitis textiles

I’m a new big fan of the intricate laser-cut fabrics designed and produced by Elitis in France. Using ultra-modern technology, a full range of detailed graphic designs are cut into fabrics for wall hangings, window coverings and draperies. Pictured at top: Sharav (my favorite – circles!); below: Ange, with big — Continue reading

Milan Week Preview 2008

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Milan Week Preview 2008

From Designboom:   designer roderick vos  created this circular shelving unit for the dutch company linteloo.  This is so brilliantly simple and functional, I wonder why no one has done it before now.  Perfect for that corner of the living room, the unit can be spun around to get to the — Continue reading

Phonofone Ipod Speaker

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Phonofone Ipod Speaker

This is a great blast from the past item, put to use in a very contemporary way and style.  All ceramic, this phonofone resembles ones from the Gatsby era, but plays music from your IPod instead.  For now, this is only a concept piece but it is made for pre-order — Continue reading

Spring Wallter Contest! It’s Easy to Win!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Spring Wallter Contest! It’s Easy to Win!

We love Wallter! Six lucky readers will win Wallter Wall Applications from 2Modern based on comments to this post. Comment on your favorite Wallter Wall Art to enter the sweepstakes. Remember to use either your blogger login or first name and last name so that we can identify you if — Continue reading

Gyre, a shopping mall that looks anything but one

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Gyre, a shopping mall that looks anything but one

MVRDV, the Dutch architectural firm based in Rotterdam (the name of the firm is made up from the initials of the partner’s last names,  Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries) has made a name " shaping space through complex amounts of data that accompany contemporary building and — Continue reading

Easter Eggs

Categories: Art + Graphics
Easter Eggs

Yes, easter is over now, but anyway I want to share with you this beautiful art work from the slovenian artist, Franc Grom. So cute and delicate as a jewel! Via Notcot.

Comic Furniture

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Comic Furniture

The Graphic illustration is invading our places with all kind of household products.  First, was the walls stickers, some pictures and posters… but now, take a look to this "comic furniture".  A design of Giuseppe Canevese for Mosso with drawings of Guido Crepax.  What do you think about it? cool, — Continue reading

The Uncommon Modern Television

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Uncommon Modern Television

The television set was a symbol of the modern age. It was one of those items that when it first arrived, was a luxury item for only the rich. Well, years later it is practically in the same category of essential needs as food, clothing, shelter…and television! During the history — Continue reading

dan-ah kim.

Categories: Art + Graphics
dan-ah kim.

Dan-Ah Kim is one of my favorite artists, hands down, because I will ALWAYS, ALWAYS have room for her work on my walls. She’s got a majorly wide range and dreams up the most imaginative artwork that makes my heart beat faster than it does when I see pickles at — Continue reading

Residential Starchitects on the Rise in New York

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
Residential Starchitects on the Rise in New York

I wanted to make quick reference to a fun article in this week’s Sunday New York Times called "Nice Tower! Who’s Your Architect?".  It’s about the new trend in residential New York "starchitecture". I still haven’t made up my mind if it’s a blessing or a curse to have residential — Continue reading

Minimum Impact Flooring

Categories: Sustainability
Minimum Impact Flooring

InterfaceFlor, the company responsible for Flor, the popular modular floor tiles, has long been known as a “green” business. In 2006 it launched Mission to Zero, a seven-step plan to sustainable flooring with a goal of achieving zero environmental footprint by 2020 by reducing waste, gas emissions, and energy consumption. — Continue reading

Good work at NGO’s

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Good work at NGO’s

For my first post here, I didn’t think twice to write about the products made by an NGO in São Paulo, Projeto Arrastão. A group of women who live in the neighborhood of Campo Limpo (where the NGO is located), make products made of vinyl banners and fabric residues, instructed — Continue reading

Modern Dog

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Modern Dog

We can’t have a discussion on modern unless we are including man’s best friend and what they are wearing, doing, and needing. To that end I present you with Modern Dog, a lifestyle (although I consider it fashion) mag for dogs and their companions.  By companions, I am assuming that — Continue reading