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Monthly Archives: March 2009

A Little to the Left

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
A Little to the Left

What happens when you combine an Italian dancer-turned-sculptor, a chunk of iron and some a few ominous angles? PioPio! This quirky little collection has been created for Diamantini & Domeniconi by multitalented Milan-based designer Antonino Sciortino. Both the bookshelves and the bedside/coffee tables slant precariously in all directions, giving the — Continue reading

recycled water bottle lampshade

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
recycled water bottle lampshade

UK based Sarah Tuner creatively turns waste drink bottles into lampshades for her ReDesign Collection. Woohoo for eco-friendly lampshades! These lampshades along with several other design objects are currently being exhibited at the Ideal Home Show London. You can vote for these to win the Concept Product of Year by — Continue reading

The Goose is Loose

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Goose is Loose

Another beautifully designed product from the folks at Pentagram. This is a Grey Goose Baccarat gift box containing two limited edition Baccarat lead crystal tumblers, an aspirational package that provides the definitive expression of the Grey Goose brand. Awesome! –sdotg–

Win a Blu Dot Lumbar Pillow!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Win a Blu Dot Lumbar Pillow!

  A contest from 2Modern – win a Blu Dot Lumbar Pillow. To win, view and comment on our Blu Dot Furniture Collection. One winner will be chosen. 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

25% off! Issey Miyake Trapezoid Watch

Categories: News + Events + Contests
25% off! Issey Miyake Trapezoid Watch

  Find this Issey Miyake Trapezoid Watch for 25% off at the 2Modern Sample Sale. On sale for $360.

Joe Cariati

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Joe Cariati

Joe Cariati at Swank Lighting

Sierra Club launches Green Home website

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Sierra Club launches Green Home website

Outdoor enthusiasts hang on to your gear, our beloved Sierra Club has just gone domestic!  And that's a good thing because there's quite a bit of greenwashing going around, so when something comes out via a reputable source I take notice. Green Home is the Sierra Club's newly launched website, — Continue reading

Dream Hotel

Categories: Local + Travel
Dream Hotel

How amazing are these hotels? Described as “shabbism” – shabby chic meets minimalism — these hip and artsy hotels are located in Seattle, Portland, Palm Springs, and NYC. The chain is called Ace Hotel, where each room is different, and you feel like you are staying in a really cool — Continue reading

Stickers for microwaves

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Stickers for microwaves

After the huge success of the wall stickers, Brastemp (one of the biggest home appliances brands in Brazil) launched a collection of stickers for your microwave. A good idea, isn`t it? You can give a new sparkle for your kitchen without spending a lot of money! The stickers can be — Continue reading

A Sign of the Times

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests
A Sign of the Times

A nickel for architecture is no joke.  It's a thriving business and one that just might out live the recession. If you drop by the farmer's market in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, you  can buy juicy red tomatoes, ripe clusters of grapes, and architecture.  In a booth inspired by Lucy's — Continue reading

the {pure modern} lifestyle

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
the {pure modern} lifestyle

"Douglas House" by Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP The Pure Modern Lifestyle begins with the long drive home and ends with the serenity of a hillside oasis. Open space + pure white define the laid-back lifestyle of "Less is the New More." There is something to be said for — Continue reading

30% off – avalisa Wonder Wool Rugs

Categories: News + Events + Contests
30% off – avalisa Wonder Wool Rugs

Get ‘em while they are here! avalisa Wonder Rugs in Purple – 30% off at the 2Modern Sample Sale. 90″ x 60″ $840.

Motifo: The perfect gift to that boring fridge

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Motifo: The perfect gift to that boring fridge

If you have a white or a silver fridge, there is nothing surprising about it.  But, you still have a chance to change that.  Motifo bring us a product that promise transform a boring fridge into a very stylish one.  If you are interested, you will get a package with — Continue reading

Insert in an old town: Markt 11-13, Meinz, by Fuksas Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Insert in an old town: Markt 11-13, Meinz, by Fuksas Architects

Designing a new building in the historical center of an old European town can easily turn into a nightmare, trying to satisfy both the clients, the public, the city and the strict building rules usually attached to such projects. For some architects though it can be a creative challenge, one — Continue reading

New from OFFI

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
New from OFFI

OFFI has some fun new chairs and lamps to brighten things up! The classic Perch Lounge is now available in Ebony or Ivory Leather. Hand-blown glass lamps like the Cupstack Lamp, Zig Zag Lamp, and the Flare Tower Lamp make for fun lighting with a modern twist. The Cachet Swivel — Continue reading

Silicone in Second Generation Meets a Well Designed Life.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Silicone in Second Generation Meets a Well Designed Life.

In a 2004 trend report for a client I identified silicone as one of the most important materials of the future.  Able to withstand temperatures of 600 degrees farenheit, Silicone can be used to bake in, lift hot food or pans from the oven, and just in general protect one from — Continue reading

Modern Design Idea…Black on Black

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Modern Design Idea…Black on Black

I recently had the pleasure of checking out environment, a modern + sustainable furniture store on Beverly Blvd. The store design, itself, had some neat features including a black on black wall that truly creates a visual impact. The black “backdrop” allowed the colorful books to pop on the shelf. — Continue reading

lance likes street art.

Categories: News + Events + Contests
lance likes street art.

I don't follow cycling and to be honest I don't know much about Lance Armstrong. But this past Winter (I can finally say past because it's Spring!) when I attended the press opening for the Shepard Fairey exhibit at the ICA Boston, something caught my eye. There in a book — Continue reading

Faux Deer Decor

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Faux Deer Decor

I love the use of deer in decor, but hate the killing of animals for sport, use in fashion, or interior design. So what’s the humane way to display these lovely creatures? In resin, wood, aluminum, steel and art form. In my opinion, the look of a real deer head is quite — Continue reading

Vampire Energy

Categories: DIY + How To, Sustainability

Nigel Holmes creates graphics, illustrations and animations that try to explain things. Holmes created an informative and well designed animation on "Vampire Energy" for GOOD. Enjoy and spread the word so we can all battle against "Vampire Energy. via –sdotg–