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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Project X by René van Zuuk, Almere, Netherlands

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Project X by René van Zuuk, Almere, Netherlands

"X" is always associated with mystery – putting a "name" to the unknown, the fantastic, the extreme. Considering that the former residence of Dutch architect René van Zuuk was named Psyche, X becomes even more dark and mysterious. The house is located in Almere, Netherlands, in an area called The — Continue reading

How to build a Thai temple with nothing but recycled bottles?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, DIY + How To, Sustainability
How to build a Thai temple with nothing but recycled bottles?

The principal material used in the construction of this Thai temple was glass recycled bottles.  They start to collect it at 1984, and ones it was finished, the temple result solid as a rock, and off course, a big attraction for the tourists. This temple is well known as “Wat — Continue reading

Mid Century Modern Seating

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Mid Century Modern Seating

I got a heads up on this great mid-entury modern site that specializes in the re-issue of some of the greatest classic designs from the mid-century modern era. They feature the works of George Nelson, Mies van der Roe, Harry Bertoia, and Isamu Noguchi, to name a few, and are — Continue reading

Valley Ho!

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Valley Ho!

Check out this amazing hotel that was saved from destruction, the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona. Built in  and designed by architect Edward L. Varney, this hotel was the setting of Hollywood actors’ Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner’s 1957 wedding reception. Now revived by Allen + Philp, it is — Continue reading

MADE

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
MADE

MADE is now on 2Modern! MADE is a company of craftsmen, doing what they love. They build objects that yearn to be touched, are best seen up close, and are built by hand. The Plateau Bench is a multi-functional piece that can serve as a coffee table, a comfortable seat, — Continue reading

Rubitone

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Rubitone

The Rubitone concept by Ignacio Pilotto has to be the coolest, nerdiest design idea EVER. I would definitely grab one of these for those times when you need a color palette option with a few flicks of the wrist. –sdotg–

The London Underground and its 100th Anniversary.

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
The London Underground and its 100th Anniversary.

Brightest London is Best Reached by Underground, by Horace Taylor, 1924. Published by Underground Electric Railway Company Ltd, 1924. Printed by Dangerfield Printing Company Ltd. In art, nothing does it for me like the poster, especially the mid century poster, and the London Underground’s 100th Anniversary helps to satiate the — Continue reading

depicting motion.

Categories: Art + Graphics
depicting motion.

Depicting Motion is a series by Vassillis which reverses the process of a normal film. Each image shows a tiny portion of the space for just one moment in time. Very interesting results. Link: www.ma-genta.co.uk

Christmas Gift Idea

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Christmas Gift Idea

There’s a commercial airing on television right now that has a woman telling her husband she’s off to the store for Chrismas presents and has him asking in confusion "Didn’t we just carve pumpkins?" I think the point of the commercial is to show that Target has layaway, but the — Continue reading

Firma Casa by André Lima

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Firma Casa by André Lima

It seems to be a trend: fashion designers, such as Alexandre Herchcovitch and Adriana Barra, designing furniture for weel known design shops in Brazil. Now, André Lima launched a new collection for Firma Casa, with not only furniture pieces but also fabric prints. This projecy started a year ago, when — Continue reading

Information Architecture and the Architecture of Information

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Information Architecture and the Architecture of Information

Can the planet withstand another 20th century? This is the question architect Vincent Guallart asks through his installation/research project, Hyperhabitat, now on view at the XI Venice Biennale. The implicit answer is ‘no’ unless we change the way we inhabit the world. Hyperhabitat proposes we structure our physical environment like — Continue reading

New from Thomaspaul

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
New from Thomaspaul

Hot new stuff from Thomaspaul! New pillows like the Sarah Reversible Linen Pillow and the Metamorphosis Linen Pillow cheer up any room. And new totes and pouches like the Matryoska Tote and the Puffer Pouch are fun for adults and kids alike.

Thanksgiving Traditions Contest

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Thanksgiving Traditions Contest

Thanksgiving Traditions Contest from 2Modern – win a Inhabit Pillow. To win, make comments to this post with your favorite Thanksgiving Tradition. Remember to use either your blogger login or first name and last name so that we can identify you if you win. We will post the winner’s name with — Continue reading

Blik Wall Decals

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Blik Wall Decals

Thinking about doing something different for your walls? Blik’s wall decals allow you to create completely customizible wall designs with their self-adhesive, removable graphics, including birds, dots, paisley, flock, bamboo, old school video game graphics like Donkey Kong and Super Mario Brothers, airplanes, robots and quite a few others. The — Continue reading

Clubbing at the Hills – Michael Hill’s Clubhouse by Pattersons Architects, New Zealand

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Clubbing at the Hills – Michael Hill’s Clubhouse by Pattersons Architects, New Zealand

Patterson Associates are arguably New Zealand’s most internationally recognised architects. Andrew Patterson himself has been described as the “virtuosi of New Zealand architecture” by renowned British photographer, writer and style visionary Herbert Ypma. His firm, Patterson Associates Ltd, is the only New Zealand architectural practice to be published in Phaidon’s — Continue reading

Big scarves for this season

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Big scarves for this season

I’m talking about gigantic scarves!… so big that you almost will have not to wear a sweater.  This scarves are part of the Ready-to-Wear, fall collection of the designer Giles Deacon. What do you think about it? I’m so agree with Kris, the girl that publish on her blog a — Continue reading

“!”

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
“!”

Perusing through this month’s I.D magazine, I came across Nendo’s One Percent Products. Why one percent? Only 100 of each product will be made, and if you buy one then you have joy of owning one percent. I think its  a neat idea. Oki Sato the man behind Nendo has — Continue reading

2Modern’s New Collection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
2Modern’s New Collection

2Modern has designed its own collection! Our modern art stems from a passion for good design, our intimacy with our customers and their tastes, and the amazing world surrounding us. We have seven designs to choose from, available in two kinds of wall applications–such as the Pollen Canvas, Prairie Canvas, — Continue reading

The Opposite of Stripped-down Style

Categories: Fashion + Trends
The Opposite of Stripped-down Style

My post last week on Dallas-based Braniff International Airways only made me eager to write about their infamous airline hostess uniforms. I mean you have to make note of a uniform advertising campaign that is built around the burlesque art of strip tease and markets posters such as this Air — Continue reading

E-motions

Categories: Art + Graphics
E-motions

E-motions is a great motion graphic created by Tania Falcao. Animation is an art form which brings to life our imagination, creates illusions an mimics actions. Through this form of expression, based in motion, is possible to give form to sensations and feelings showing physical reactions and facial expressions. The — Continue reading