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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Bianca Barbato

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bianca Barbato

I’ve recently discovered Bianca’s pieces at a design fair last month here in São Paulo, the Paralela Gift Fair. Her lamps took my attention because they use acrylic, textures and some graphics. They’re not only a functional light, but also a piece of art. It’s a nice mix of technology, — Continue reading

Takashi Sato: Very pure design!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Takashi Sato: Very pure design!

If you want to explain to somebody what is minimalism, please show the work of Takashi Sato, a japanese designer who knows how to make simple products, stylish and functional.    Look this three examples: Tongs- A desk lamp made on one piece of aluminum. Coat Hanger- A practical stand — Continue reading

CASA Kids on 2Modern!

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
CASA Kids on 2Modern!

CASA Kids is now on 2Modern! It seems odd to say, but they believe furniture should last; they have designed furniture so that it can integrate into an adult environment as well. Great pieces like the Ola! Crib can convert into a Toddler Bed and then a Twin Bed!

Art De Cafe

Categories: Art + Graphics
Art De Cafe

I love these cafe style prints I found while browsing Etsy today. The warm colors are great and remind me of a french coffeehouse. Put them in your kitchen or dining area for a bit of cafe chic! Print One: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6016334 Print Two: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5315399&order=&section_id=&page=1 Print Three: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5146894  

Master living: Part Two, Color makes the Mood

Categories: DIY + How To
Master living: Part Two, Color makes the Mood

There is a power struggle going on in the bedroom that is far more powerful than sex or the TV remote. The master bedroom often surrenders simply to function, rather than exploring its untapped potential for fashion and fantasy. This is because a couple may not have realized that a — Continue reading

A Uniform for All

Categories: Fashion + Trends
A Uniform for All

The clothing and accessories of Uniform Studio are innovative, crisp, and linear. Some almost have an architectural feel to them that shouldn’t be a surprise as the designer is a trained architect.        Martha McQuade makes clothing for both women and children with many of the female designs — Continue reading

scissors.

Categories: Art + Graphics
scissors.

I like to sometimes pretend I’m the subject in a specific piece of art. What am I thinking, feeling? Am I cutting up an ex-lover’s letters or my bank statements? Or am I simply in the beginning stage of a papier mache project? I assume only dear Penelope can answer — Continue reading

Herman Miller Collaboration with Blu Dot Produces Cognita.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Herman Miller Collaboration with Blu Dot Produces Cognita.

Long known for its innovative office furnishings and file storage, Herman Miller has now taken on the home with their LifeWorks Portfolio.  Their motivation stems from understanding how the lines between home and work tend to blur in our 24/7 lifestyle and that the desk has migrated to all parts — Continue reading

Tray 6

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Tray 6

Don’t let a little rain stop you from accessorizing! Tray 6 umbrellas are now available on 2Modern in both full and travel size. These umbrellas combine fun and colorful modern designs with high-quality materials to keep you fashionably dry and looking forward to a rainy day. The Blur Blush Umbrella — Continue reading

Animal’s heads on you wall

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Animal’s heads on you wall

It seems to be a new trend on interior design, at least here in Brazil (it was a big hit at Casa Cor, the biggest interior design exhibit in Brazil). Well, I don’t really digg it, but the new eco-friendly way (I mean, not killing animals) to decorate your wall — Continue reading

Nice Rack!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, Sustainability
Nice Rack!

New York City curbs have been adorned with new bicycle racks, designed by musician and biking enthusiast, David Byrne. The city’s Department of Transportation and one of the most celebrated art galleries, PaceWildenstein, have partnered up in an effort to promote bicycling and lower the city’s carbon footprint.  NYC has — Continue reading

Bamboo furniture and accessories

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Bamboo furniture and accessories

Bamboo is a very stylish kind of wood, that is being used by the design industry on many new products, like furniture, home accessories, and technology products.  Is the new material in the eye of fashion, and is not difficult to see why.  First, is it warm caramel color, so — Continue reading

Graham & Brown on 2Modern

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Graham & Brown on 2Modern

Graham & Brown is now on 2Modern! Graham and Brown supply some of the largest and best-known retailers around the world, with innovative home enhancement products, designed to meet our consumers’ wants and needs. Check out these luscious wallpapers: Tolla, Phantom, Palace, and Kelly!

Modern Wallpaper from Graham & Brown

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Wallpaper from Graham & Brown

So I was browsing the net today and found these great modern wallpapers from Graham & Brown. I’ve been wanting to come up with a design for my bedroom that’s both elegant AND modern and I think these are perfect to help achieve this. They’re sophisticated, modern, dramatic, and elegant — Continue reading

A Sofa from the Jet Set Age

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
A Sofa from the Jet Set Age

Lost City Arts in New York is an excellent source for original mid-century designs, reproductions, and new designs reminiscent of the style. This is one of their custom productions, the Jet Set sofa. This lovely design has been in my inspiration file for years and at $3,800, that is probably — Continue reading

Modern Dorm Room Decor Ideas Contest

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Modern Dorm Room Decor Ideas Contest

Modern Dorm Room Decor Ideas Contest from 2Modern – win a Wallter Teardrop Mobile. To win, make comments to this post on the 2Modern Dorm Room Decor Ideas – let us know your favorites, inspirations or what else you other dorm room ideas. Remember to use either your blogger login — Continue reading

Homeward Bound

Categories: Art + Graphics, Sustainability
Homeward Bound

Perhaps you too have taken stock of your home and decided to incorporate more eco-conscious elements. Commendable decision, but where do you start? You’ll find great direction in Judith Wilson’s book The Natural Home: Stylish Living Inspired by Nature. Wilson covers everything from planning a green construction to blending naturally-sourced — Continue reading

If H is for Hannah…

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
If H is for Hannah…

…Then "I" is for incredible and "J" is Just got to have it! Stickers is the gorgeous new dinnerware collection of Hannah Morrow, who grew up in London but has passed much her time in La and New York. With this collection, she proclaims she returns back to her roots — Continue reading

Lemonade

Categories: Art + Graphics
Lemonade

I’ve recently started watching the first season of the AMC show Mad Men. In one of the earlier episodes they touched on the VW Beetle ad campaign during its introduction to the American market.  The campaign was known for being revolutionary with it’s use of realistic copy, simple type and — Continue reading

anna fidler.

Categories: Art + Graphics
anna fidler.

Wowza. I simply LOVE Anna Fidler and good gracious, this piece ‘Correspondences’ is just beautiful. Quite worth a trip to the Portland Art Museum if you’re in the area. Link: Anna Fidler Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery