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Monthly Archives: November 2009

MYchair :: Walter Knoll

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
MYchair :: Walter Knoll

This sculptural lounge chair from furniture giant Walter Knoll pushes the envelope of modern furniture design.  A recent recipient of the coveted Red Dot Design Award: Best of the Best, MYchair offers up a dynamic and expressive form.  Straight lines give way to curves, concave and convex forms appear depending — Continue reading

Down With the Berlin Wall, Up With an Open Air Library

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Down With the Berlin Wall, Up With an Open Air Library

East Germany has seen some stunning architecture sprout in post-industrial spaces, and this open air library is no exception. Designed by Karo Architekten is both a cultural center and pop-up library where books are available for the taking (and giving) 24 hours a day. Get more information here.

Etre Touchy gloves!

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Etre Touchy gloves!

Unless you're fortunate enough to live in a mild climate year-round, it's inevitable that over the course of the next several months, you'll find yourself confronted with the cold weather tech device dilemma in which you struggle to use your gadget without exposing your digits to the frigid air, often — Continue reading

Think Inside

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Think Inside

This woodworking studio combines a modern aesthetic with traditional woodworking skills to think actually outside the box.  Think Inside, new on the scene since April 2009, brings years of experience to the table.  The duo of Cal Kelly and Luke Cacciapaglia have old school attention to detail shown in their — Continue reading

Evolution of the mobile phone.

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby
Evolution of the mobile phone.

Kyle Bean is truly a master of 3D form and model making. Check out this awesome project he created showing the evolution of the mobile phone (from Zach Morris style to the iPhone!) in the style of Russian Dolls. Pretty friggin' awesome, right? Make sure to check out the rest — Continue reading

VIPP treatment

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
VIPP treatment

If there is one thing everyone knows it is that green is the new black! I recently attended an event at DWR where creative personalties had re-imagined a garbage bin – but not just any bin – this was the Danish national treasure VIPP. John Baldessari: "I'm always unsure about — Continue reading

Small Wonders

Categories: Art + Graphics
Small Wonders

Thomas Doyle’s work really blows my mind. He creates often haunting miniature scenes and photographs them. He was recently comisioned by the NY Times to do the cover for the New York Times Book Review. Check out his website to see more images, they have much more impact when seen — Continue reading

Bits and Pieces

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Bits and Pieces

Bits ‘n Pieces is a traveling exhibition of work by international designers, architects, computer scientists, and material and technology researchers. It will showcase projects still in their development stage, as well as furniture, architecture, jewelry, graphic design and products that anticipate the next phase of the digital revolution, focusing on — Continue reading

God’s Architects: A Film

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
God’s Architects: A Film

      Filmmaker Zack Godshall traveled the country to document five self-taught builders creating structures divinely inspired. Read more information about the film, an interview with Godshall himself, and see more photos here.   

Brazilian fun: Havaianas flagship store by Isay Weinfeld, São Paulo, Brazil

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
Brazilian fun: Havaianas flagship store by Isay Weinfeld, São Paulo, Brazil

Havaianas Sandals, created in 1962, drew their inspiration from the “zori”, traditional Japanese slippers made of rice straw. A product of extremely low cost, for many years they were just rubber flip-flops, a long way from the fashion icon they are today. To design a store at one of the — Continue reading

Pedro Useche

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Pedro Useche

The Venezuela born furniture designer Pedro Useche can work with wood as few could. The shapes and volumes are graceful and yet powerful, contemporary and yet timeless. Simply what high quality design should be! Pedro has been awarded several times and his pieces are always part of  big and prestigious exhibitions all — Continue reading

Clever Chair

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Clever Chair

The first time I saw the Mieserolo chair roll up into a bundle I thought it was a trick.  I was wrong.  It was much better than a trick.  It was a real work of design brilliance. When its not being use, the chair appears to be a rolled up — Continue reading

2Modern Pillow Blowout Sale!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
2Modern Pillow Blowout Sale!

2Modern is offering super savings on select pillows! These samples and discontinued items are limited in quantity, so get them while you can.

Furniture Forever

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Furniture Forever

Tall Tree Guild’s beautifully constructed metal furniture has a terrific simplicity to it. The designer J Foley reinterprets….
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aster+sage pillows.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
aster+sage pillows.

Yes, it's just a pillow, but it makes me sooo happy! Look at those colors! "Roy" is made from mill ends or leftover fabric from fabric mills. And it comes in two colors (blue — shown here — and red).  Mmm, I can just imagine laying my head down for — Continue reading

Light Transmitting Concrete

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Light Transmitting Concrete

Concrete you can see through?  As light streams through concrete who would have thought it could be done.  Is it paper thin or an illusion? Invented by Hungarian architect  Áron LOSONCZI in 2001,  LitraCon is a combination of optical fibers and fine concrete and glass.  It can be produced as — Continue reading

High End Style by Rouseau Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
High End Style by Rouseau Design

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An American takes on Danish Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
An American takes on Danish Design

Last week was my first blog and I used an Americans perspective on Danish Lifestyle. This week I will share thoughts with you from an American so Danish he has been appointed Creative Director of Georg Jensen. American designer Todd Bracher’s own favorite among his design for Georg Jensen is — Continue reading

Mustachio Shakers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Mustachio Shakers

Facial hair themed salt and pepper shakers! What a great way to kick off MO-vember. Grab them off Etsy. via –sdotg–

Between the Sheets

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Between the Sheets

My inner archi-geek is compelling me to share these beautiful images with you. Just the first step in a deliciously elaborate project by Bartlett School of Architecture student Thomas Hillier, these illustrations and collages are inspired by the work of renowned Japanese printmaker, Ando Hiroshige. Entitled The Emperor's Castle, the — Continue reading