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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Plastic Modernism

Categories: Art + Graphics
Plastic Modernism

Sometimes a radio is just a radio, meaning we don’t give it a second glance as an object, and are concerned solely about it function –  playing tunes.  But sometimes a radio demands we give it a second look.  Its design compels us to linger over its form, the way — Continue reading

Knu on 2Modern.com!

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Knu on 2Modern.com!

Knu is now on 2Modern! Knu is solely focused on sustainable contemporary furniture. Knu’s unique, original designs–from the Knu Entertainment Center, Knu Lateral File, and Knu Bookcase to the Knu Aluminum Coffee Table and Knu Aluminum Dining Table–will foster creativity and innovation while also being ecologically conscious. Designed and engineered — Continue reading

WISA Wooden Design Hotel by Pieta-Linda Auttila, Helsinki, Finland

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
WISA Wooden Design Hotel by Pieta-Linda Auttila, Helsinki, Finland

The WISA Wooden Design hotel is an architectural gem of wood situated in the maritime heart of Helsinki. The work was designed by interior architect Pieta-Linda Auttila. She hopes to spark interest in wood and highlight its role in building and design. The purpose of the intensive design session was — Continue reading

Bamboo Light

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Bamboo Light

Using the form of bamboo trunks as inspiration, this design is the postmodern version of a Zen garden, that works as lamp and as interior division. The design has an aluminum base that holds the trunks, which are formed by a repeated module, made of translucent flexible acrylic, that works — Continue reading

cupcake cards by nan lawson.

Categories: Art + Graphics
cupcake cards by nan lawson.

These hand painted art cards by Nan Lawson are so sweet they make me want to go out and buy all of my friends a present just so I can use them to decorate each package. Pick some up for self by visiting Nan's shop.

Photography by Amy Shutt

Categories: Art + Graphics
Photography by Amy Shutt

These prints are available at Daylab for $20 a piece (unframed). You can also visit her website here .

GE packaging concept

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
GE packaging concept

Brilliant work by Kevin Kwok !  I love how the stacked boxes come together to form a complete image of a bulb. "The redesign of General Electric CFL light bulbs is aimed to bring a friendlier shelf presence through the use of basic informative graphics. An advantage of the redesign — Continue reading

New from Ferm Living!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New from Ferm Living!

New from Ferm Living! Ferm Living has released new Wall Sticker patterns for both your living areas & your kid’s room. The Velo Wall Sticker, with marching Velo Pillow, will add a touch of vintage flair to your living room, while the Birdie Wall Sticker, with matching Birdie Pillow, will — Continue reading

A simple solution

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
A simple solution

Incredible idea, by Argetinian designer Gabriel Contino. All of us had already been in this situation: standing in a party, talking to someone, drinking some wine and trying to eat. It`s a step for a disaster! So, Gabriel came up with this plate, which has a "space" for a wine — Continue reading

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009 Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009 Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009 has been designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of leading Japanese architecture practice SANAA. It is sponsored by NetJets Europe. Describing their structure the architects say: ‘The Pavilion is floating aluminium, drifting freely between the trees like smoke. The reflective canopy undulates across the — Continue reading

The Tragic Aesthetic

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
The Tragic Aesthetic

For the people of Detroit, the abandoned houses that proliferate like weeds in some neighborhoods, are not beautiful, but rather – as photographer Kevin Bauman argues – "maddening and/or depressing." Yet for those of us fortunate enough not to live in these neighborhoods, we have the luxury to appreciate the — Continue reading

New from Paper Cloud!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
New from Paper Cloud!

New from Paper Cloud! Paper Cloud makes art to share for you, your home, your family and your friends. Their quirky designs are meant to be shared and enjoyed, and not taken too seriously. And everything they make is hand printed and handmade in their studio, making each piece unique. — Continue reading

A tile with a hook… what a great idea!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
A tile with a hook… what a great idea!

I want this idea to be available not just on white ceramic, every type of tile needs a Rhinoceros.   What a simple and functional idea, I love it!… “White Rhinoceros” is the official name of this product, designed by Vadim Kibardin. If you started to want it, I'm afraid — Continue reading

The Ribbon Stairs… A dangerous beauty

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
The Ribbon Stairs… A dangerous beauty

In my opinion some conceptual projects just need to stay as an idea.  We can surprise our selves with a fabulous idea, because is so different and innovative, just like this stair named Ribbon.  This project was created by HSH Architects (Petr Hájek, Tomáš Hradečný and Jan Šépka) from Czech — Continue reading

Chandelier / Showerhead

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Chandelier / Showerhead

Tannan Winter Design gives elegance and ambiance to any bathroom with a completely functional showerhead that sits over any pedestal tub. Inspired by the  statue of Aphrodite and designed for a victorian style bathroom.

Natural Furniture from Leif Designpark

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Natural Furniture from Leif Designpark

Leif Designpark

perigot’s vertical shoe rack.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
perigot’s vertical shoe rack.

Just as I had lost hope that a stylish shoe rack did not exist, my friend introduced me to Perigot's Vertical Shoe Rack, which instantly gave me that, "I've got have that! rush. That is until I realized it was 195 euros; this quickly dissipated my excitement. Yet despite the — Continue reading

Sentimental Sensation

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Sentimental Sensation

Our national pastime has officially switched from spending to saving. Of course, our hands were forced, but truthfully in good times or in bad, there simply is no valid excuse not to be a bit frugal. I’m the last person who’ll go on shopping sprees or impulse buy, but I — Continue reading

Two new offerings from Hightower!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Two new offerings from Hightower!

The Camouflage Wall Art is available in three different color combinations. Highly functional, this piece not only is a decorative wall fixture in its own right, but can also double as a coat rack! Speaking of coat racks, the new Wishbone Coat Stand comes standard with three poles of varying — Continue reading

Black & White

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Black & White

The black & white clock by Kibardindesign is AMAZING. It's too bad it's still a prototype…you better bet your bottom dollar I will be purchasing this when it goes into production. Digital clock: only figures, no case, only the necessary – only accurate time. Each figure has self-contained power supply — Continue reading