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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Sendomatic Design Contest!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Sendomatic Design Contest!

Sendomatic is having a Design Contest! Create an image (700×400 pixels) that can be used in our design library. Image may be for the upcoming holiday season – New Years, Hanukkah, Christmas and or Kwanzaa. Prizes include fabulous product from 2Modern.com and Sendomatic.com gift certificates. It’s easy to win! To — Continue reading

KONZUK

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
KONZUK

KONZUK is now on 2Modern! Beautifully modern and fine-crafted jewelry for men and women alike. Stunning pieces like the Powdercoated Earrings 147, Concrete Pendant 185, Diamond Ring 120, and Stainless Steel Cufflinks 109 are sure to get looks everywhere!

As Seen on TV

Categories: Art + Graphics
As Seen on TV

Will Coles isn’t a household name just yet but many Sydney-siders are already familiar with his work, whether they realise it or not.  Will has been sneaking around in the dead of night, placing his ubiquitous concrete television sets and remote controls around the streets of Sydney for the best — Continue reading

The Design of Dissent

Categories: Art + Graphics
The Design of Dissent

Protest posters are a sucker punch to the unwary pedestrian who glances at the image with detached attention, expecting to see another ironic advertisement for something we don’t need or can’t afford. Instead we are confronted by something genuine: a raw emotional outburst, a furious call to arms, or a — Continue reading

Panettone: A sweet way to enjoy Pantone

Categories: Art + Graphics
Panettone: A sweet way to enjoy Pantone

The panettone is a typical Italian bread, very popular in Christmas season.   The graphic studio from UK, Purpose, made the association with the word Pantone, the popular standardized color reproduction system, and create the most colorful version of this sweet bread, The Panettone. This is the last product that I — Continue reading

Luigi Bocconi University by Grafton Architects, Milan, Italy

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests
Luigi Bocconi University by Grafton Architects, Milan, Italy

The first World Architecture Festival awards were presented at the end of October at Barcelona, to their recipients, architects from all over the world, some already household names and some not. But the World Building of the Year Award went to the Luigi Bocconi University by the Irish practice Grafton — Continue reading

Modern Holiday

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Holiday

Happy Holidays! Tis the season to decorate, so feast your eyes on these not so traditional holiday decororations. The following is from CB2, Kenneth Wingard, Wrapables.com and Blomus.

Come on, let’s have a Revolution…

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Come on, let’s have a Revolution…

Alabama Chanin uses an old practice; hand sewing, in a new way. Elaborate embroideries and fabric embellishments take already well-designed and fitted garments to a new level in her Revolution collection. Revolution Minis, $10,500 This coat, at a distance, looks exactly like a "salt & pepper" tweed while up close — Continue reading

eggs for breakfast and ambiance

eggs for breakfast and ambiance

Hello readers! This is my first post contributing to the 2modern Design Talk blog. I believe that good design goes quite well with a side of humor, and so I’ve decided to start things off with the quirky Fried Egg Candle, which debuted at Designersblock London 2008 in September. The — Continue reading

Bathroom sinks

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bathroom sinks

I found these new bathroom sinks and thought they`re beautiful, and can really make a difference in the bathroom. They have different shapes, sizes and materials. Some of them are not that cheap, but at least you can be inspired ! Brown ceramic, by Espaço 2 Solid wood, by Produza — Continue reading

Plywood Magic

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Plywood Magic

I love this wall clock by Mori Toyoshi for Lemnos. It has a Seiko precision movement, a plywood frame and uses Futura, everyone’s favorite font (everyone’s = my current), on the plywood face. Grab it here. –sdotg–

How Not to Freak Out When Choosing a Wood Floor Color

Categories: DIY + How To
How Not to Freak Out When Choosing a Wood Floor Color

So you’ve done it! You’ve finally decided to upgrade to wood floors. Congratulations. You’ve probably already decided whether you want hardwood, laminate or engineered wood, so most of the hard part is over. Now though, you must choose that perfect shade of wood that will compliment the architecture of your — Continue reading

carl kleiner.

Categories: Art + Graphics
carl kleiner.

Much more talented than Carl Winslow. Link: Carl Kleiner.

M/M (Paris): Just Like An Ant Walking On the Edge of the Visible.

Categories: Art + Graphics
M/M (Paris): Just Like An Ant Walking On the Edge of the Visible.

Michael Amzlag and Mathias Augustyniak make up the dynamic duo of graphic arts studio M/M (Paris).  Having formed their partnership in the 90′s during art school, the pair have created a unique style that has birthed an entire genre of poster art.  In addition their client list includes fashion houses — Continue reading

An Urban Miracle

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
An Urban Miracle

We pass hundreds of street lights every day without giving them so much as a second glance. Even at night when the street lights flicker to life, it is the illumination that we care about. We welcome the pool of light that allows us to find our car keys or — Continue reading

Big in Japan

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Big in Japan

Is it wrong that out of all the great work showcased at the latest Tokyo Design Week, the product I’m most excited about is largely because it reminds me of my favourite childhood Christmas decorations? With a little help from Canadian born, Tokyo based industrial designer Chris Kirby, it appears — Continue reading

Red Dot Design Awards 2008

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Red Dot Design Awards 2008

Red Dot Product Design 2008 Winners Lomme Bed by Gunter Thony Mercury Sospensione Suspension Luminaire design by Ross Lovegrove Betonvorhang Concrete Textile design by Memux Creemy Tea Coffee Set design by Karim Rashid More Product Design winners on Red Dot

Thanksgiving Traditions Contest Winner Announced!

Categories: News + Events + Contests

Congratualtions! The winner of the 2Modern.com Thanksgiving Traditions Contest is Christina!: "Each year, my children and home daycare kids make Thanksgiving cards. On Thanksgiving morning, my family visits the hospital and drops off the cards so the patients can have a card on their breakfast trays. This is a fun, — Continue reading

Yellow Treehouse Restaurant: Eat there and feel like a bird!

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Yellow Treehouse Restaurant:  Eat there and feel like a bird!

The first expression that I had, when I saw this project was: wow! It remains me the three-houses that appears in the film  The Time Machine.  Do you remember when the main character visit the future for the first time?  well, it doesn’t matter really, but the houses of that — Continue reading

New from Thomaspaul

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
New from Thomaspaul

Thomaspaul now has all-new Wool Pile rug sizes and designs! Hot new Goldfinch Wool Pile Rug, Seed Wool Pile Rug, and Zinnia Wool Pile Rug; as well as old favorites like the Feather Wool Pile Rug, are all now available in 8′ Round and 8′ Runner!