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Monthly Archives: December 2008

Community Art Makers- New Years Extravaganza!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Community Art Makers- New Years Extravaganza!

On New Year’s Eve, as a finale to the Austin, TX First Night parade, artists Dave Umlas and Marrilee Ratcliffe are going to set a 34 foot tall, dual faced, functioning wooden clock ablaze. "So often, "art" is the tangible thing produced, something placed on a wall and revered or — Continue reading

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Categories: News + Events + Contests

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2009 will certainly go down as a very memorable one, to say the least. I think there will be a lot of reflection on what exactly transpired over this past year. There is no need to rehash it all, the Media — Continue reading

twinkle jewels.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
twinkle jewels.

I love Twinkle by Wenlan. It’s truly a cohesive lifestyle brand, producing everything from intricately knitted sweater dresses to throw rugs and pillows (Twinkle Living). Currently, I have my eye on Twinkle Jewels. Every piece incorporates an amalgam of materials including glass beads, plastic beads, metals, and acrylic glass and — Continue reading

A Space Created in Nature and of Nature

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
A Space Created in Nature and of Nature

When I think Spa I usually think of cedar wood steam rooms, neutral colors, and stacks of white towels. You can imagine how suprised I was to see this spa-like hotel in Austria. Known as Rogner’s Bad Blumau, this wellness spa and hotel is an architectural fantasy with colorful and — Continue reading

Light of my life

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Light of my life

My posts lately have been of things that I want. I hope that’s okay. Who wouldn’t want this lamp? It’s handmade and printed on wood.  http://www.designkunst.com. Confused about the floating pieces on the bottom though…it’s possible that it is just a sketch. But according to this I think it is — Continue reading

Side table

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Side table

I was searching for side tables on the internet (something different, for a change…), and this one caught my attention. I don`t know if I love it, but for sure has a innovative design. Designed by Priscila Vannuchi and Marcos Wolff, can de found at Hits Kids.

Biomorphism and Solar Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Biomorphism and Solar Design

Biomorphism is the use of living organisms as inspiration for the design of inanimate objects and environments. Bee hives have been the inspiration for social housing structures and pre-fabricated building panels. Biomorphism does not merely focus on the shapes of living organisms, but it also looks at their functional, structural, — Continue reading

Fun with Font.

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Fun with Font.

There’s a new Serif in town and it’s called Typography.  As seen recently in the New York Times article "Buzzwords for 2008,"  experimenting with typography really sets the type (ahem, mood) for the day.  For instance: by Tex Grubbs For more Merry Christmas typography go to dafonts.com

Wallpaper From the 70′s

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Wallpaper From the 70′s

Merry Christmas! Here’s some super stylish wallpaper from Wallpaper from the 70′s.com. I was in design heaven when I found this site.  You can go retro, vintage, or modern with these wallpapers in geometric, floral, surreal, baroque, romantic or glamorous styles. Here are just a few of what you can — Continue reading

Fambuena on 2Modern.com!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Fambuena on 2Modern.com!

Fambuena is now on 2Modern.com! Founded in 2005 by the brothers Comes, Fambuena creates and manufactures the visions of young designers under the tutelage of Vicente García Jiménez. Fambuena has established its own personality in the lighting universe which is expressed through beauty, sensuality, and romanticism. With items such as — Continue reading

Sculp(it)

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Sculp(it)

Upcoming architects — Sculp(it) founders Pieter Peerlings and Silvia Mertens — know how to utilize space with modern design principles. Their first project was this stunning home and studio in Antwerp, Belgium. Admiring the "no nonesense, pure and straight work" of fellow European peers, this dynamic couple has proven that — Continue reading

Agenda 2009

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Agenda 2009

The Agenda 2009 is the perfect item for this time of year. Designed by Helene Ryenbakken, and a band of 3 other designers, as a promotional piece for Arctic Papers. Such a brilliant concept and awesome design . Unfortunately, it’s only being distributed in Norway and Denmark… maybe if I — Continue reading

New Designs from Kayiwa Oy

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New Designs from Kayiwa Oy

The newest creation from Kayiwa Oy, called Faith, can be used as a single candelabrum, a walking stick rack or a flower vase. And those are just a few of its uses! You can get Faith in black, red or white porcelain and glass.  As a candle holder, you can — Continue reading

Dominique Besanson

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Dominique Besanson

I was researching for design in Argentina when I found about Dominique Besanson here. She is an art director and photographer, who works with fabrics residues to make jewelry and accessories. The products are sold at Etsy , and I think they are  great Christmas gifts!

All I want for christmas is…

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
All I want for christmas is…

…this watch. And what do you know, but my lovely and observant boyfriend ordered me one of the few available on Ebay! I can’t stop ogling it online. It seems as though it has been discontinued, which led me to track it down on Ebay. Who knew Swatch made such — Continue reading

Heller Now on 2Modern.com!

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Heller Now on 2Modern.com!

Heller is now on 2Modern.com! For about 35 years, Heller has offered leading designers the opportunity to work with new technologies to create innovative products. Heller products are in design collections worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Louvre Museum of Decorative Arts. From — Continue reading

The Institution of Unstable Thoughts

Categories: Art + Graphics

An old-fashioned turn table, a dozen old records, a pile of plastic toys, miscelleanous adhesives, and a bright strobe light. These are the elements that Olexander Gnilitsky and Lesja Zajac, members of the artist collective the Institution of Unstable Thoughts, transform into fantastic displays of stroboscopic animation that they perform — Continue reading

How Judith Seng Marries Flaws with Perfection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
How Judith Seng Marries Flaws with Perfection

I want to introduce Judith Seng, a Berlin-based designer. Judith studied at Berlin’s University of Arts and is a risk taker. Objects in Seng’s diverse portfolio reflect a negotiation between flaws and perfection.  Glassblowers transform undesirable air bubbles into decorative elements on drinking glasses. How fascinating! Hide and Show Clothing — Continue reading

Dornbuch Church by Meixner Schlüter Wendt Architekten, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests
Dornbuch Church by Meixner Schlüter Wendt Architekten, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The Dornbusch church is located in a residential area in the north of Frankfurt. As this 60 year-old church building was fast deteriorating along with the attendance of its church services, city and church officials were talking about its complete demolition and construction of a small „prayer room“ as a — Continue reading

Q Collection Junior on 2Modern.com!

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Q Collection Junior on 2Modern.com!

Q Collection Junior is now on 2Modern.com! Q Collection Junior is the first children’s furniture & bedding line recommended by Healthy Child Healthy World, the leading non-profit organization helping parents find non-toxic and environmentally-friendly products for their children. Check out their cribs–both the Cielo & Solare–their bedding (Elephant Parade & — Continue reading