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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Francoise-Nielly

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Francoise-Nielly

After stumbling across an almost explosive image of hers one morning before work, I just had to know more about Francoise-Nielly. As an artist that has explored almost every facet of art and design, including painting, photography, roughs, illustrations and virtual, computer generated animated graphics, she works with oil paint and — Continue reading

Organelle Design and their recycle material lamps

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Organelle Design and their recycle material lamps

The Organelle Design studio, have created a very creative lamp collection using recycle material like wood and plastic clothes hangers.  They also made a beautiful lamp with 50 empty plastic bottles.  Among other stuff, like furniture, architecture and installations. Interesting, don't you think? Via Roc21. 

Tin Lamp

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Tin Lamp

The Tin Lamp by Yar Rassadin was meant to be art as much as it is function. The idea was to do things in reverse as the shade is on the inside of the bulb. Photo Credit: Yar Rassadin

The Almost Human Table

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
The Almost Human Table

A new interpretation of the phrase "playing footsy” under the table, by way of the Paris based Samal Design,  whose almost human tables bring it to mind.    Almost, I say because they are very life like.  Well life like in the sense of the idealized male figure rather than the — Continue reading

Lazerian’s new table collection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Lazerian’s new table collection

  Lazerian’s experimentation with plywood over the past two years has culminated in the creation of a new collection of furniture. The Mensa Table Collection. Starting from a hands on exploration of plywood, Richard Sweeney and Liam Hopkins created a series of models with various connecting methods, including bolting and — Continue reading

New from Thomaspaul!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New from Thomaspaul!

Thomaspaul has released many new vintage-inspired pillows and scarves, featuring playful styles such as the Antique Puppy Pillow to the Middle-East inspired Bazaar Tiger Pillow, as well as the more rustic Thoroughbred Pillow. These, along with the new Cotton Gauze Scarves, feature wonderful screen-printed images sure to complement any modern — Continue reading

WoodStation

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
WoodStation

Fall is starting to ease it's way into my area these days and the temperature and weather are as unpredictable as ever. I think it's time to invest in the WoodStation… a sleek, wooden block with a LED display that projects all the information you need to get out of — Continue reading

A Little Sketchy

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
A Little Sketchy

As much as I love the straight lines and right angles of Modernism, there's a time and a place for sketchy, imperfect interiors, and it appears that the time is now. I mean 'now' loosely of course, as we've been seeing some delightfully scrappy designs for the last few years, — Continue reading

Crazy Bus Stops

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Crazy Bus Stops

After I seeing these pictures of outrageous bus stops, I find myself frown ingevery time I drive by one of the boring ones in my town. Here are some of my favorites, which I found thanks to Internet is Magic. I ddin’t even know fun bus stops existed! Now I — Continue reading

Artemide’s Fall Promotion!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Artemide’s Fall Promotion!

Love Artemide lighting products? Been dying for a Tolomeo light fixture but it's just been a bit out of budget? For 15 days, from September 15th to September 30th, Artemide is marking down the prices of their popular Tolomeo and Logico families of lights. You can purchase Artemide products through — Continue reading

The New Hilton

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
The New Hilton

Just under three years old, the Matthew Hilton furniture line speaks highly of hand crafted work and rest comfortably between modern minimalism and nostalgia. I hope that you pop on over to his website for a slew of gorgeous images. Produced in small quantities, his growing collection of high quality work could — Continue reading

Playing with light

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Playing with light

As I`m a big fan of lighting, a friend of mine emailed me a few pictures of Alê Ferro`s new work. What I like the most about these pieces, is that they`re fun and innovative. And they only cost R$120,00 (around 60 american dollars), what makes them even better! If — Continue reading

Endorse 2Modern on ShineALight

Categories: News + Events + Contests, Sustainability

2Modern has been nominated in the ShineALight competition (through American Express and NBC) for our charity work and our sustainability/eco emphasis. If we win, we get a grant and marketing assistance to strengthen our efforts in these areas. Please take 3 minutes to register/endorse 2Modern…it makes a big difference.     — Continue reading

Mobile Housing

Categories: Art + Graphics
Mobile Housing

Artist Kevin Cyr explores the idea mobile housing in his human-powered Kamper Bike and Kamper Kart. But Cyr isn’t designing prototypes meant for production.  Kamper Bike and Kamper Kart are functional sculptures that challenge our expectations with their nomadic possibilities.

Alice in Waterland by Elena Kalis

Categories: Art + Graphics
Alice in Waterland by Elena Kalis

This is the very personal interpretation of  "Alice in wonderland" by the professional photographer Elena Kalis.  She captures some scenes of the book, with the special touch of water environment. I love the photo shot, I choose the best ones to show them here, but if you want to watch — Continue reading

Sumika Pavilion at Utsunomiya, Japan, by Toyo Ito

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Sumika Pavilion at Utsunomiya, Japan, by Toyo Ito

Tokyo Gas invited four Japanese architects to design the house of the future. The project, known as Sumika, is produced under the direction of Toyo Ito – one of the four houses is designed by him and will serve as a space for display for the whole project and future — Continue reading

The Drift Sideboard

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Drift Sideboard

By Want Studio.

Portland, OR Soap Box Derby

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Portland, OR Soap Box Derby

Every year since 2001, The Portland Adult Soap Box Derby hits the streets of Mt. Tabor with all sorts of cool, slick and off the wall box cars racing for the finish line. It's a good time had by all! "It is our drive towards success of our ongoing experiment — Continue reading

Neither Myth nor Minas Tirith

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Neither Myth nor Minas Tirith

Some have made Lord of the Rings references in regard to the award winning designs of Studio SHIFT‘s ultra- modern tower rising out to the Anning River’s edge.  It is neither myth nor “Minas Tirith”.  The Miyi Tower, developed in the form, and function of a highly sophisticated multi-use project — Continue reading

The Interlace in Singapore

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
The Interlace in Singapore

Office of Metropolitan Architecture designed this interlaced grid of apartment blocks in Singapore. Known as The Interlace, the urban design takes into account micro-climate, wind and solar resources and boasts lush rooftop gardens where residents can gather. The Interlace will house 1040 luxury residential units. read more herevia inhabitat