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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Modern Lighting

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Lighting

By Momento Italia    

Plant Based Air-Purifier

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Plant Based Air-Purifier

Andrea Air-Filter, a collaboration between industrial designer Mathieu Lehanneur and Harvard professor David Edwards,  is an environmental purifier that uses the air-cleansing powers of plants to remove the toxic gases of indoor air and pumps out clean O2.     Easy to see why it won the Popular Science, Best Invention — Continue reading

New from Graham & Brown!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
New from Graham & Brown!

New wallpaper designs from Graham & Brown! The Cubix Wallpaper is a truly classic design shape which has been treated with gloss and metallic to create a contemporary geometric design, while the Concave Ogee Wallpaper features a flowing ogee which is highlighted with flashes of gloss and metallic. In the — Continue reading

regina dabdab.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
regina dabdab.

As someone who nearly two years ago searched high and low for an oversized wooden cocktail ring, discovering Regina Dabdab's gorgeous wooden jewelry was long overdue. Each piece looks like a work of art — an art deco work of art that is. I love the look wood adds to — Continue reading

Minimal items of desire

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Minimal items of desire

  In our world of more more more and 'the next big thing' the few things that survive this sense of not enough and 'I only want it if it's new' are truly worth mentioning. One of these simple and timeless items that will still be around when we are — Continue reading

The Urban Shed

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
The Urban Shed

A competition to re-design the urban sidewalk shed used to protect pedestrians from falling construction debris.
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The Cosmonauts

Categories: Art + Graphics
The Cosmonauts

Jeremy Geddes has a solid collection of paintings under his belt. The white and red cosmonauts are amazing… Make sure to check out the rest of his work here. Along with paintings, there are prints that are also available on select pieces… grab them here. –sdotg–

Buenos Aires` posters

Categories: Art + Graphics
Buenos Aires` posters

I can`t get enough of these posters… They represent several (48 to be precise) of Buenos Aires`s neighbourhoods, and each and everyone of them were designed by a different artist. All they had to do was catch the concept of the area, and transform its history and mood into an illustration. — Continue reading

Fashion and Lighting

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Fashion and Lighting

A hot trend in the fashion industry is the draping of fabric. This is an image from the Donna Karen Pre-fall 2010 Collection (found on Style.com).  I love to see the contrast of shadows and the soft silhouette that the fabric creates. This light fixture by Fambuena, is part of the — Continue reading

Short Stay Barcelona Style

Categories: Local + Travel
Short Stay Barcelona Style

Whotells and Muji have teamed up to design impeccable short stay apartments in Barcelona. These stunning refurbished apartments come in 1, 2, and 3-bedroom accommodations, and start at just 75 euro a night. Learn more and book today here.

Mod Inspiration on Flickr

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Mod Inspiration on Flickr

Take a break from all the holiday madness and check out this inspiring Flickr stream!  Flickr member xJavierx rounds up some of the best modern interiors around.  See more here.

Wearable Fiber Jewelry

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Wearable Fiber Jewelry

  Cielo Pessione is not only a talented an accomplished artist, her passion for textile art translates into jewelry, woven jewelry.   Says Cielo, "Since 1983 I have been involved in the work of being a designer and fiber arts artist, completing textile installations and scenographic sets, creating wearable objects for — Continue reading

costanza by luceplan.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
costanza by luceplan.

  Recently my husband and I stayed at the fabulous Standard Hotel in West Hollywood. The hotel is an absolute dream — 24×7 room service, Eero Aarnio's Bubble Chairs hanging in the lobby, and Andy Warhol textiles. But one of the things I fell most in love with were the — Continue reading

BLLACK RAVEN

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
BLLACK RAVEN

Last week I used the fashion headline black is the new green, but never has this been more true than this week. The Danish furniture house RAUN has introduced a collection BLLACK RAVEN in collaboration with the fashion luxury brand NOIR, where the classic NOIR universe and CSR is combined. — Continue reading

New from Monte!

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
New from Monte!

New items from Monte! The Grano Glider Recliner is so comfortable, you’ll want to take all your naps in it. Enjoy the soothing glide, then recline and rest your feet on the pop-up foot stool. The new Ninna Nanna Bassinet is a streamlined and practical bassinet, keeping the focus on — Continue reading

Design Can Save the World

Categories: News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Design Can Save the World

    When you live on $3 a day, living sustainable isn't an option, its a necessity.  Through socially responsible design, architects and designers have the opportunity to make change.  Even if its just a small step. The Problem:  More than a billion people lack easy access to clean drinking — Continue reading

Recycled Ornament Contest Winner Announced!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Recycled Ornament Contest Winner Announced!

The winner of the 2Modern Recycled Ornament Contestis James! Congratulations! And thanks everyone for their entries! James has won a Gus UpCycle Ottoman. This is my entry for the 2Modern Holiday Ornament contest. I made all the pieces out of grocery bags. I used an iron to fuse the plastic — Continue reading

Last Day of Holiday Sweepstakes!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Last Day of Holiday Sweepstakes!

Today is the last day of the 2Modern Holiday Sweepstakes! Write on our Facebook wall to enter a chance to win the Grand prize, a beautiful piece of art by Parvez Taj. This is a bamboo piece, 48×32 and makes for a wonderful green gift for you or a friend. 

Lighting that Complements Art

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Lighting that Complements Art

Accent lighting is often installed in order to focus attention to your art.  It highlights the details while also creating a certain ambiance. In this room, designed by Ernesto Santalla of Studio Santalla, the designer added a suspension lamp composed of intersecting metacrylate panels that complements the art.  The framed prints in the distance reflect large intersecting — Continue reading

Plastic table cloths

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Plastic table cloths

As pretty as a linen table cloth can be, it is quite hard to keep it clean and looking fresh. So, it`s very common (at least in Brazil) using plastic table cloths: not only they`re cheap (around R$7,00 per meter,what would be something like U$4,00) but also functional and can — Continue reading