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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Self-sufficient city planned near Seoul

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Self-sufficient city planned near Seoul

Rotterdam based architects, MVDRV won the Gwanggyo Power Center Competition with their design of  a new self-sufficient city just south of Seoul, South Korea. The plan consists of a series of overgrown hill shaped buildings and will house offices, shops, residences, and educational facilities. These buildings will be interconnected on — Continue reading

40% off Droog Soft Lamp at 2Modern Sample Sale

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
40% off Droog Soft Lamp at 2Modern Sample Sale

Steal these lamps from the 2Modern Sample Sale – Droog Soft Lamp $142.

KRDB

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
KRDB

Austin’s KRDB.

Old Craft, New Tricks

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Old Craft, New Tricks

After discovering Luke Hayne‘s quilts, I couldn’t stop looking at them. He often features abstract and realistic images of people and objects . According to the website, “Luke Haynes reassembles everyday snapshots as refracted fabric visions. His museum quality quilts transcend the medium, offering warmth and comfort for our slumbering — Continue reading

Cinderella by Demakersvan

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Cinderella by Demakersvan

I love the work of the Dutch Design House, Demakersvan. Storytellers, from fantasy to factory, from statement to product. Producing beautiful work like this- "The Big Miracle of how some industrial products come about is a beautiful phenomenon if you look at it closely. The high tech machines are our — Continue reading

Artbag

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

I`m glad when a designer can transform a concept into a product.  That`s how british artist Debra Frases Bean explains her creation in her website: "The main form for Artbag is cast from a typical women's handbag that was abundant in the artist's childhood because her father was in the — Continue reading

Tea Time Top Three

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Tea Time Top Three

I've read some very interesting articles about people who can survive without caffeine, but I've yet to meet any of these elusive mythical creatures. I myself am certainly not capable of making it through a day without at least a cup of tea to sustain me. So any innovation that — Continue reading

Innovation on 2Modern.com!

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

Innovation is now on 2Modern! Innovation is not just a name, it is what they do and live for. Their designs are founded in the Scandinavian tradition of simplicity and care for detail. From sleeper sofas (such as the Minimum Sofa Bed, Splitback Sofa, and the Lowrider Deluxe Excess), to — Continue reading

A Toilet on Skis

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
A Toilet on Skis

Wallpaper has been used for centuries to decorate rooms with graphic imagery, but in some Japanese ski resorts this idea has been taken to a whole new level.  In order to promote Georgia Max Coffee, Tokyo advertising agency, Tugboat, has transformed toilet stalls into a virtual ski jumps.  When someone — Continue reading

the modern avant-garde lifestyle

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
the modern avant-garde lifestyle

{lily savage by paul massey photography} avant-garde: represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm and refers to people or works that are experimental or innovative ~ particularly with respect to art, culture + politics. The — Continue reading

Hannah Stouffer… and her great illustration work

Categories: Art + Graphics
Hannah Stouffer… and her great illustration work

If you like art, specially when it's about fabulous drawings, please visit the portafolio of Hanna Stouffer, and you will be pleased.   Take a look of this tiny portion of her artwork: She defines her work with this words: "The heart of darkness exists within the light. Black Dawn, Dawn — Continue reading

Sample Sale Steal! Gus Lightbox 30% off – 2 Left!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Sample Sale Steal! Gus Lightbox 30% off – 2 Left!

More Sample Sale products added at 2Modern Modern Furniture including 2 Gus Lightboxes! Only $227! Get 'em quick!

bundt pans on the walls!

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Decor + Objects
bundt pans on the walls!

  Photo from hownowdesign's photostream. I came across this photo on Flickr and had to share! What a fantastically creative way to reuse old bundt pans! If you happen to have a bunch of bundt pans that aren't so colorful, even better! Just pick up some nice spray paint (I — Continue reading

Earth Tone Decor

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Earth Tone Decor

Just a couple inspiration boards brought over from Style Niche. These sets include furniture and accessories in earth tones of brown, blue and orange. Try these vintage prints mixed in with modern white pieces for a look that’s clean yet full of character. 1. Capiz Shell Curtain; World Market 2. Coffetable; Decorati 3. IKEA 4. Armchair; IKEA 1. Owl Pillow; The — Continue reading

Periodic Table of Typefaces

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Periodic Table of Typefaces

This weeks Tuesday type-nerd moment of zen… Brought to you by Ak, Av, Di, Ag, Bi, Bg, Fg, E, F and always H! via –sdotg–

Innermost’s Award Winning Lighting from the U.K.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Innermost’s Award Winning Lighting from the U.K.

Available in Gloss White and Gloss Black & White, Innermost's award winning "Tie" pendants feature steel and aluminum concentric roll formed panels painted in two tones. With showrooms in London and Hong Kong, Innermost produces modern lighting, furniture and interior accessories. Watch for accompanying floor lamps, wall lamps and mini — Continue reading

Funny Fabric

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Funny Fabric

…for your funny fabric needs. Sew Bettie.

i can’t see clearly now

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
i can’t see clearly now

After running through a number of sight related puns for the title of this post, I finally landed on “i can’t see clearly now,” but I’m sure there are far superior ones out there. Leave your best ones in the comments section? But back to business. I found this delightful — Continue reading

Raw

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Raw

These amazing chairs from raw studio make me proud about being a designer. They are based on south east London, and I`m lucky enough to meet them next week! If I`m amazed by now, you can just imagine… Raw was created in 2004 by designer Nick Rawcliffe. All the products are — Continue reading

The Writing on the Wall

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Sustainability
The Writing on the Wall

If you can't quite force your modernist sensibilities to embrace neo-Victorian wallpaper or quasi-rustic chalkboard paint, there is a third option that doesn't involve blank, stark walls (not that there's anything wrong with that!) The folk over at B&N Industries have created an inspired suite of wall paneling that will — Continue reading