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Monthly Archives: June 2009

States United

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
States United

I just "interneted" (patent pending) my way to beauchamping on Etsy and there are some really sweet prints on there. I love the States United print… Originally this project was titled Heartland. Then States United. Then Heartland. States United. Heartland. States United. Heartland. And finally…States United. Although i suppose it — Continue reading

Drip drip drip

Categories: Art + Graphics
Drip drip drip

When I saw these photos by Mark Mawson from Sydney, I couldn't help but share them. They are made by dropping paint into water. I love that such beautiful images can come from something as mundane as spilling paint into water. via the grafik museum.

Aren’t we all young monsters?

Categories: Art + Graphics
Aren’t we all young monsters?

Young Monsters. 

New from Graham & Brown

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
New from Graham & Brown

New wallpaper designs from Graham & Brown! The Barbara Hulanicki collection features three designs–Hula Wallpaper, Diva Wallpaper, & Viva Wallpaper–highlighting vintage Art Nouveau motifs, while Basso & Brooke designs such as the Odyssey Wallpaper & Soma Wallpaper feature contemporary designs rich in their complexity. Alongside these is the Superfresco collection, — Continue reading

Jet packs, Giant Magnets, and Robot Brains

Categories: Art + Graphics
Jet packs, Giant Magnets, and Robot Brains

There is something about the  graphic exuberance of 1950′s and 60′s illustration art has always captured my attention.  Maybe its their optimistic embrace of a happy, ‘Jetsonian’ future where science and technology will solve all our problems.  Or maybe its the way the graphic designers of this period appropriated the — Continue reading

Cardboard chairs by Super Limão

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Cardboard chairs by Super Limão

Right now, I`m really into cardborard furniture, so I was pleased to find these chairs made by Brazilian studio Super Limão. The quality and the finishing are great, but the thing is, pieces like these are being sold in very expensive shops, which makes me wonder if the purpose of — Continue reading

A minute of silence…

Categories: News + Events + Contests
A minute of silence…

You can love it or hate it, but Michael Jackson was not a regular person.  He was a star.  He created a new style in music and fashion, and he become an icon, an unforgettable one.  This image was created on his 50th birthday… he past away today, with almost — Continue reading

fotoflōt.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
fotoflōt.

I don't know about you, but when I hang artwork or photos, the less frame the better. Usually I end up buying clip frames because they're cheap and offer a clean look — no frame at all, which is what makes fotoflōt so appealing.  Founded by Tom McAuliffe, Jurgen Reinold, — Continue reading

Rick Black Architect

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Rick Black Architect

            Rick Black Architect. Mixing modern and vintage, live spaces and work spaces.

Can Delight

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Can Delight

These lights made out of recycled spray cans are fantastic! Designed by the creative kids at zek. –sdotg–

Mid-Century Modern goes Green

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Mid-Century Modern goes Green

Intelligent. Attractive. Hand-produced. And did we mention harvested from sustainable forests? In fact, many of the pieces designed in Chicago's Ali Sandifer Studio are crafted using fallen trees from the local area. Specializing in casegoods, the collection avoids veneers and stains and instead builds exclusively with hardwoods that are finished — Continue reading

Win a dVider Wall Sticker – It’s Easy!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Win a dVider Wall Sticker – It’s Easy!

  A contest from 2Modern – win a dVider Wall Sticker. To win, view and comment on our Wall Sticker 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 instructions for collecting — Continue reading

New Galbraith & Paul Fabrics

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
New Galbraith & Paul Fabrics

33 new fabrics are available for Galbraith & Paul lighting! These remarkably soft and colorful patterned fabrics are teamed with high quality lighting fixtures to create an amazing statement. Fixtures come in Hex, Drum, and Funnel shapes.

Benches with Japanese drawings

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Benches with Japanese drawings

Ther`s nothing different in these benches but the Japanese prints decorating it. Idea of Paty Rosa, they`re kind of cute!

This isn’t a bike. It’s a Personal Transportation Device

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
This isn’t a bike.  It’s a Personal Transportation Device

The Brompton Bicycle, takes the notion of personal transport to a whole new level by offering a lightweight collapsable bike that fits into your luggage, yet doesn’t compromise on function.  It rides like dream and it’s an aesthetically appealing in a way that all finely engineered machines reflect: the harmonious marriage — Continue reading

art + emotion: the photographic dictionary

Categories: Art + Graphics
art + emotion: the photographic dictionary

        alone. by christian lycke As a design blogger + decor loving freak, I am fascinated with the cultural creatives of the world.   Fortunately, the internet delivers a never-ending supply of art, culture and photography. The creative process is complicated and collective and I find inspiration for many of — Continue reading

The Armadillo chair

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Armadillo chair

At least something really new this week!  Believe me, I'm the kind of person that spend some valuable time daily, trying to find cool design products and projects (that's the reason I'm here, writing for you, by the way).  And, is not very easy to find something that surprise me.  — Continue reading

Ali Sandifer Studio

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Ali Sandifer Studio

Based in Chicago, Ali Sandifer Studio is a furniture brand which uses domestic wood harvested from sustainable forests. I loved the designs, they have a retro feeling going on but still are very contemporary.        

bone china shelf by ricochet studio.

bone china shelf by ricochet studio.

I'm really digging this f-clamp shelf designed by Ricochet Studio. At first glance it looks like the designer simply coated the metal clamp in white paint, but no! It's actually cast entirely from bone china and looks just like the real thing. So alas, clumsiness being my constant companion, I — Continue reading

Ladder by Casimir Meubelen

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ladder by Casimir Meubelen

Belgian designer Casimir recently presented the new series of storage furniture Ladder N1. Designer Casimir’s starting point for this series was yet another familiar object and archetypal design.     The ladder’s original form and function – a movable stairway – and an immovable shelving unit have now been merged — Continue reading