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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Austin’s Austonian

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Austin’s Austonian

Driving past Austin’s Austonian condo building still under construction today, it occurs to us that this mammoth of a building is almost finished. The tallest building by far in Austin, at 56 floors it’s also considered the tallest residential building in the West. While sneak peek photos of the interior slowly begin — Continue reading

New Kids’ Rugs from IndiB

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
New Kids’ Rugs from IndiB

Just in time for Christmas! 2Modern is proud to announce IndiB‘s new kid’s collection of area rugs, targeted at the young and the young at heart. Each rug in the kid’s collection is GoodWeave Certified, and each rug is individually numbered for authenticity. Check out the Birds Pink Rug, the — Continue reading

New finishes from Oeuf

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
New finishes from Oeuf

Oeuf has recently released two of their popular items in an all-white finish! Both the Classic 4 Drawer Dresser and the Classic Hutch are now available in 3 options: White, Birch, and Walnut.

The Pearl Academy of Fashion at Jaipur, India by Morphogenesis

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
The Pearl Academy of Fashion at Jaipur, India by Morphogenesis

One of the crucial issues in contemporary India is that rapid development has inadvertently embraced generic modernism and eccentric novelty. The real task that challenges architects today, is to infuse new forms with the legacy of the past and the spirit of place. Jaipur is a melting pot of Rajput, — Continue reading

Embedded Sculpture

Categories: Art + Graphics
Embedded Sculpture

The first time you see a man put his head through a building you will be startled, shocked, and perhaps scared.  But if you go up to this man you will discover, he is not a man.  He is a mound of tape covered in clothes.  A sculpture by the — Continue reading

Lovejoy Pendant Lights

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Lovejoy Pendant Lights

These porcelain pendant lights are absolutely gorgeous!  Created by Pigeon Toe Ceramics in collaboration with Fix Studio, each light is hand thrown on a wheel and then manipulated to create the organic shapes you see here.  These lights were originally designed for Portland-based Lovejoy Bakery and take inspiration from mixing — Continue reading

Enjoy 10% off 2Modern e-Gift Cards

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Enjoy 10% off 2Modern e-Gift Cards

Take the guess work out of gift giving. Delivered instantly via e-mail, the 2Modern Gift Card is great for anyone on your list: Baby, Kid, Teen, for Her or Him! It never expires and is delivered instantly via email to your recipient. You send it and we’ll take care of — Continue reading

The K Workstation

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
The K Workstation

Miso Soup Design

The Ex

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Ex

Coming from the design studio of Raffaele Ianello Italian product designer and jokingly called The Ex, part of Rafaele’s Voodoo collection knife holders which comes in red, chrome, and even pink.  Not only a conversation piece it is indeed a practical.   The super-sharp, Molybdenum and Vanadium stainless steel knives are — Continue reading

wired magazine’s gift list for geeks.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
wired magazine’s gift list for geeks.

We just received Wired's December issue, which includes a handy gift list highlighting 100 choice selections for the gadget-obsessed person in your life. I love gift giving and always wholeheartedly chose something special for everyone on my list. Here are a few nifty neato things that caught my eye: No. — Continue reading

New from Judy Ross!

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
New from Judy Ross!

New scarves from Judy Ross! These scarves are hand-embroidered on 100% New Zealand Wool and come in four different designs–the Rosette Scarf, the Ivy Scarf, the Glitter Scarf, and the Pinwheel Scarf.

Design Community and the Economy

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Design Community and the Economy

Based on some positive response from my last posting regarding the economy and some indications of further interest on the topic, I will be randomly posting tidbits that I hope you all find useful. If not, please just ignore and scroll down for other great posts on modern design. It — Continue reading

Moustache Mugs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Moustache Mugs

We can all agree that nothing in the this world is cooler than a well-groomed moustache. Not all of us have the ability to sport a wicked moustache, whether it be for biological reasons or fear of social ridicule. But now you can with the moustache mugs… They come in — Continue reading

Have it Your Way – FlexVaas by Vij5

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Have it Your Way – FlexVaas by Vij5

 As someone who loves vases but simply doesn't have the storage space for a vast collection, FlexVaas by Vij5 is as practical as it is pretty. The interchangeable tops are designed with different flower arrangements in mind, and the storage jar-esque rubber seal and wire clasp secure the ceramic components — Continue reading

Michael Yates Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Michael Yates Design

    Michael Yates builds Japanese-inspired modern furniture using traditional Japanese joinery techniques. In other words? There aren't any nails or screws holding these great furniture pieces together, just amazing joints.  

Cable Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Cable Art

I'm so in love with Maisie Maud Broadhead's Cabel Art that utilizes cables from electronics.   via

Once again, the MCB awards!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Once again, the MCB awards!

So, once again, for the 23rd time, Museu da Casa Brasileira, in São Paulo, has announced the winners of its prestigious awards. These are a few of the winners, among 13 categories. You can check all of them right here            

Wallpaper by Aimee Wilder

Categories: Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Wallpaper by Aimee Wilder

The robots and the squirrels have got to be my favorite..Visit Aimee Wilder to see more stylish modern wallpaper.

2Modern Recycled Ornament Contest

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2Modern Recycled Ornament Contest

All you DIY Junkies get ready to create a Holiday Ornament made completely of recycled materials. Winners will be judged on creatvitiy, use of recycled materials, and design asthetic. 3 Winners will be chosen and win great prizes from 2Modern.com. Contest ends December 20th 2009. You may enter as many — Continue reading

Klein Bottle House by Mc Bride Charles Ryan at Rye, Australia

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests
Klein Bottle House by Mc Bride Charles Ryan at Rye, Australia

This holiday home is situated in sand dunes full of trees, directly behind 16th beach at Rye on the Mornington Peninsula, only two hours from Melbourne. There was in this home to be the sense of arriving at a natural and built environment which was unique and in complete contrast — Continue reading