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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Contemporary Crochet

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Contemporary Crochet

Just when I was beginning to get over my phobia of display plates, it appears that all things knitted, weaved and crocheted are making a resurgence too. Not that it hasn't been a long time coming, celebrities have been flashing around their knitting needles for quite a while, and even — Continue reading

A Paper Airplane’s Journey

Categories: Art + Graphics

Flying from Sam Fuller on Vimeo. Artist Sam Fuller opens our eyes to the vertical beauty of the city, in this case New York, by filming the flight of a paper airplane as it descends from a tall building. Fuller takes a rather mundane act, the folding and flying of — Continue reading

Euro Modern ~ It’s about how you live.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Euro Modern ~ It’s about how you live.

"A passion for bold designs has always been a way of life at ~ ligne roset."     The Euro Modern Lifestyle is not about where you live, it's about how you live. Modern seating doesn't have to be straight-lined-boring-sleek. Don't be afraid to go bold with color, option for — Continue reading

Designer Toast

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Designer Toast

Designer Sung Bae Chang invented a toaster that can burn pretty much anything onto your morning slice. The Scan Toaster connects to a PC over USB and downloads everything from local weather conditions and the current time to the morning’s news headlines. Inside the toaster is a network of toasting — Continue reading

St Patrick’s Day Contest – Win Modern Art!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
St Patrick’s Day Contest – Win Modern Art!

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Lampshades

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Lampshades

I`m lucky enough to live near Greenwich Market, where every weekend I can find something new: a gift, a t-shirt, earings… But my favourite shop there is Lush Designs, that sells the most beautiful handmade lampshades. You can see more here.          

Blue Ice Transforms Cubicle Culture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Blue Ice Transforms Cubicle Culture

New research on the impact of color was recently published in Science magazine. The key findings? Blue inspires creativity; red supports attention to detail. So, imagine my delight when this renovation gem came across my radar screen, literally, out of the blue (actually by way of one forward thinking account — Continue reading

2Modern Ships Internationally

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2Modern Ships Internationally

2Modern.com now ships anywhere in the world. After 6 years of shipping just to the continental US, 2Modern is able to ship its modern furniture, lighting and accessories to literally any place on earth. Brands like Blu Dot, Pablo, Nurseryworks, ducduc, offi and thomaspaul are now available everywhere…good design deserves — Continue reading

Christian Faur’s Crayon Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Christian Faur’s Crayon Art

When I meet the art work of Christian Faur I knew that I have to share it here, because I'm sure you will appreciate the quality of his proposition.  He use crayon as pixels to create his pictures.  And the results are amazing, as you can see here. The Crayon — Continue reading

Mindful Constructions – Artist & Architect Werner Haker

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Mindful Constructions – Artist & Architect Werner Haker

The Artist, Werner Haker, has been painting for 8 years.  He has dedicated himself full time to his paintings and considers it his current profession.  He goes to his practice every day.  “It’s my way of chopping wood and carrying water,” he likes to say.  This is how he currently — Continue reading

vessel workplace dish set.

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
vessel workplace dish set.

 I try to pack my lunch most days, and inevitably I use plastic utensils that wind up getting thrown out. That's why I love Vessel's Workplace dish set — it's a great way to be environmentally friendly at work. Featuring a cup, plate, bowl, utensils, and a place mat, the — Continue reading

Jayne Wunder

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Jayne Wunder

I couldn't have said it better than Kim from Desire to Inspire -  "I love colours, but this makes me not love colours." Interior designer Jayne Wunder has a refreshing portfolio. And offices in two amazing cities – Cape Town and London.     See more here.

Karim Rashid

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid does everything from art, to clothing, to furniture design and interior decor. These photos are from a mall space he designed in Moscow Russia. His colors are very vibrant and the designs look so surreal. The use of lighting in the space enhances the fun colors and sleek look — Continue reading

Pentagram Marks

Categories: Art + Graphics
Pentagram Marks

Marks is a new book that brings us 400+ symbols that the awesome folks at Pentagram have given to the world since the 1960's. Up until now, this book was only gifted by Pentagram to its friends and clients, but now will be available for purchase in the US. The — Continue reading

Design for Good

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Design for Good

The Alleyflat Initiative. Uplift Austin.

The Big Picture

Categories: Art + Graphics
The Big Picture

After looking at photographs collected by Alan Taylor at Boston.com, it made me wonder about where everything I buy comes from. It is a really beautiful and thought provoking series of photos. A few examples: Go here to see them all.

Bertolucci`s new designs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bertolucci`s new designs

One of my favourites light shops in Brazil, Bertolucci launched a new collection designed by Etel Carmona, Claudia Moreira Sales and Lia Siqueira. Simple materials, but very beautiful pieces!

Porcelain Punk – Display Plates Get a Modern Makeover

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Porcelain Punk – Display Plates Get a Modern Makeover

 Although I can't imagine ever being tired of snow (I've never seen snow…ever!), I understand that many of my northern hemisphere friends are well and truly ready for warmer weather. And what better way to say goodbye to idyllic winter scenes than to sandblast them to oblivion?! Brooklyn based artist — Continue reading

Virtual New York

Categories: Art + Graphics

Pastiche is data visualization by Ivan Safrin and Christian Marc Schmidt that creates a virtual map of New York City neighborhoods based on keywords from articles posted to the web. The result is an ephemeral mediascape. This is a virtual New York that exists in the parallel universe of cyberspace. — Continue reading

HYPERBOLIC CROCHET CORAL REEF

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
HYPERBOLIC CROCHET CORAL REEF

This exposition is amazing! Imagine, the most beautiful sea creatures from the Great Barrier Reef, all made now in crochet.  All this huge artwork have an ecologic reason: Global worming.  Do you know that many sea species, like coral, are dieing because of this?  If we don't stop this serious — Continue reading