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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Digital Graffiti Wall

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Digital Graffiti Wall

What if you could spray paint a wall with graffiti and erase it whenever you wanted with a click of a button?  That’s exactly what the YR Grafitti Wall offers, except the spray paint can has no paint- just a beam of light (an IR light source with computer tracking — Continue reading

Green Materials and Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Green Materials and Design

Many of the new materials that contribute to the LEED standard are different than traditional materials and… just …
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New Prints from Jefdesigns

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
New Prints from Jefdesigns

Just in time for the holiday season, Jefdesign‘s 6 new prints are all inspired by American Northwest forest scenes. Each print is created from an original hand drawing and digitally enhanced with woodgrain. Wall ready, no framing needed. A UV gloss coat protects from sun and intensifies print color. Each — Continue reading

Win a Modern Nursery Winners Announced!

Categories: Kids + Baby, News + Events + Contests
Win a Modern Nursery Winners Announced!

Thank you all who participated in our Win a Modern Nursery Sweepstakes! And the winners are… GRAND PRIZE:Argington Modern Nursery & Color Consultation from Danielle Hirsch. Including: Bam Changing Table, Bam Toddler Conversion Kit, Bam Bassinet, Bam Bassinet Canopy Support, Bam Canopy Drape, Bam Six Drawer Dresser, Bam Diaper Caddy, — Continue reading

FilzFelt Rugs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
FilzFelt Rugs

The use of felt in modern decor has been a pretty hot trend for a while now.  I've mostly seen it used in small scale applications (coasters, laptop bags, ornaments, etc.), so it's exciting to see these larger rugs from FilzFelt.  Available in sizes up to 6×9, these felt rugs — Continue reading

Federal Deficit

Categories: News + Events + Contests

Slightly off topic…but I found this interesting…no wait…concerning. I hope you do as well since it doesn't seem like many are interested in Congress given the empty seats in this video…It gives you a little peek into why we just surpassed 12 trillion dollars in debt ($12,000,000,000,000). Oh…and in case — Continue reading

Dangerous Beauty

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Dangerous Beauty

I was first introduced to the Samantha Fields experience at the unveiling of her large contemporary painting which crowns the lobby registration desk at Hollywood’s Standard Hotel.  I have to say “experience” is the key word as artist Samantha Fields takes you into her world of nature on the edge.   — Continue reading

New from Thomaspaul!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New from Thomaspaul!

Thomaspaul has released two new designs in their tablewear collection! The Portland collection includes the Portland Dinner Plate, Portland Tray, and Portland Coaster Set. This design is inspired by the lush forests and cosmopolitan nature of the city itself, and is at home on a picnic blanket or a dining — Continue reading

Wallpaper by Aimee Wilder

Categories: Art + Graphics
Wallpaper by Aimee Wilder

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

ADAPTABLE

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
ADAPTABLE

Scandinavian MUUTO has launched a great series of dining tables ADAPTABLE with clear references to traditional Scandinavian furniture. The series is designed by the prize winning design studio TAF and can be tailored to meet your individual needs. 36 combinations leaves me breathless…but give you the opportunity to create a — Continue reading

Paperart

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Paperart

Cardboard, sugarcane fiber and even onion fiber are a few of the materials used to make furniture and decorative objects at Paperart. Everything that is used must be biodegradable. Other than that, the objects are custom made and very resistant (the structure is as strong as MDF or wood), and — Continue reading

Audiowood Turntables

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Audiowood Turntables

I love that turntables are back in! And these sculptured wood ones created by Joel Scilley’s of Audiowood are truly works of art. The organic designs and detailed woodworking adds warmth and personality to the technology. " You won't find much veneer here, nor will you see anything you've seen — Continue reading

Graphos

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

Michelle Lam's Graphos playing cards are an awesome little piece she designed for her graduation project. She wanted to spread the love and knowledge of typography in a fun and interactive way – so she used a deck of cards to do so. “Graphos Playing Cards are designed to inspire — Continue reading

Moleskine and the Bauhaus Exhibition

Categories: Art + Graphics
Moleskine and the Bauhaus Exhibition

        "Moleskine, the heir of the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers from Van Gogh to Hemingway, is pleased to announce the launch of two new products created to celebrate Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity on view at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City from November — Continue reading

Organic Cocktail Mix

Categories: DIY + How To, Sustainability
Organic Cocktail Mix

I love a good cocktail, but hate how all the mixes I ever find are chock full of chemicals and colors. Imagine my delight when I spotted a rack with these Modmix bottles on it while shopping in a co-op the other day. Organic! With flavors like Lavender Lemon Drop, — Continue reading

Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich Architects, South Africa

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich Architects, South Africa

I am very happy that this particular project won this year's Building of the Year award at the World Architecture Festival. It embodies so many values that big building projects should in the world today: ecology, economy, aesthetics, consideration of the human and the environment together. The Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre — Continue reading

Piano Stairs

Categories: Art + Graphics

Volkswagon has an initiative called ‘fun theory’ which commissions installations in the public realm.  The idea behind ‘fun theory’ is that designers can encourage people to change their behavior in positive ways by rewarding them with a fun experience.  This is classical behavioral psychology, but positive reinforcement turns out to be — Continue reading

Design with CNC

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Design with CNC

Digtally designed- digitally produced. In the design of BanQ, a South Boston restaurant, Office da has incorporated a system of digital fabrication (CNC) into the design …..
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Coca-cola wants to be green (but, without any color)

Categories: Sustainability
Coca-cola wants to be green (but, without any color)

This is the new packaging of Coca-Cola.  A can without any color, just the aluminum shine of the can.  The letters and logo are stamped directly on the metal.  So this packaging is just 100% aluminum, 100% recyclable. Let's say the truth… this is just a concept, is not real — Continue reading

Win a Modern Baby Nursery! Only 3 days left to enter!

Categories: Kids + Baby, News + Events + Contests
Win a Modern Baby Nursery! Only 3 days left to enter!

The winner will be chosen in 3 days. Make sure to enter now or tell a friend! 2Modern presents the Modern Nursery Sweepstakes! 2Modern & Argington are giving away thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and a one hour color consultation from Danielle Hirsch. All you have to do is — Continue reading