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Monthly Archives: December 2009

CP Lighting

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
CP Lighting

Lighting is often overlooked as a way to create a space and develop its’ identity. CP Lighting offers some new ideas for this. The delicate and organic quality of their NewGrowth fixture successfully articulates a space…
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Beautiful Austerity

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Beautiful Austerity

The Eva Presenhuber House in the small town of Vna, Switzerland was inspired by the rugged mountains that surround it. Designed by Andreas Fuhrimann and Gabrielle Hachler, the faceted concrete form of the house echos the rocky outcroppings of its landscape. Built almost completely of concrete, the exterior forms seem — Continue reading

12 Days of Holiday Sweepstakes!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
12 Days of Holiday Sweepstakes!

Only 3 days left of modern design prizes to win! All you have to do is become a fan of 2Modern's on Facebook. Happy Holidays!

Tiger Woods : Welcome to the Human Race!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Tiger Woods : Welcome to the Human Race!

Well…I think I will write some quick thoughts on Tiger Woods, since he is an icon after all and design does seem to follow him around a bit. This is slightly off topic, however, I felt compelled to introduce a concept that many are not talking about and deserves some — Continue reading

Katie Kirk

Categories: Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby
Katie Kirk

I am completely smitten with the work of graphic designer and illustrator Katie Kirk!  Her fanciful illustrations have a delightful mid-century feel to them.  She is currently working on a children's book, entitled "Eli, No!", about the misadventures of a dog named Eli.  I'm definitely going to pick up a — Continue reading

Letterpress For All Seasons

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Letterpress For All Seasons

Recently, while attending the Unique LA show I was amazed at how letterpress has become such a revival.  Today’s graphic designers are expressing their creativity of a traditional craft with a modern twist.     I was impressed with partners Mable and Christen of Dee&LaLa with their contemporary minimalist Alpine — Continue reading

let arne & carlos keep you warm.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
let arne & carlos keep you warm.

Winter doesn't officially start until the 21st, but here in Boston, we're experiencing a cold snap. And there's nothing like single digit temps to make me want to done a wintry-looking sweater. But where to begin? How about with Arne & Carlos? Arne Nerjodet and Carlos Zachrison have been running — Continue reading

Green is the new black

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Green is the new black

mater is a Copenhagen based design brand focused on high quality craftsmanship and environmental friendly materials. mater has been awarded several times by Wallpaper* Magazine in London, which undermines their commitment to design, ethics and craftsmanship.  mater stools available on www.2modern.com The stools designed by Space come in three versions and heights. — Continue reading

Dirty Hands

Categories: Art + Graphics
Dirty Hands

I recently experienced my 15 minutes of internet fame with these  pac–man-esque rings that I made, but received loads of flack via comments on various websites about how disgusting my thumb was. What's coincidental is that just a few days before the whole "dirty thumb" debacle, I put out a — Continue reading

For all your modern glass cleaning needs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
For all your modern glass cleaning needs

       The rise in popularity of modern house styles has led to a unique rise in something else: large glass planes. You can hardly find a modern home without huge picture windows or modern bathrooms with big glass shower stalls. Vipp has solved the problem of where to — Continue reading

Carbono

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Carbono

Carbono is a new furniture shop in São Paulo, Brazil, and the cool thing about it is that the pieces which are part of the collection can actually fit in small apartments. Nowadays spaces are getting smaller and smaller, and sometimes people who get their first home have a really — Continue reading

New from Gus* Modern

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
New from Gus* Modern

Brand new Gus* items are now on 2Modern! The GT Rocker has architecturally-styled cushions inspired by airport lounge seating and 70’s car interiors, while the Truss Chair has a mid-century style with a solid natural oak frame. The Ossington Coffee Table and the Ossington End Table both feature modern split — Continue reading

Emergency Terminal, Zagreb, Croatia, by Produkcija 004

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests
Emergency Terminal, Zagreb, Croatia, by Produkcija 004

This project of Produkcija 004’s architectural team from Zagreb, headed by Davor Katušic, won first prize in the local 2004 public architecture competition. This multi-purpose building at the intersection of Heinzelova and Radnicka Streets easily measures up to the high criteria of contemporary architecture. The institution, approximately 14,000 m2 in — Continue reading

LOT-EK

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
LOT-EK

New York based architects LOT-EK is blurring the boundaries between art, architecture, entertainment and information. LOT-EK creates architecture from existing objects, systems and technologies to be used as raw materials. Their work for PUMA City is pretty cool. Taking advantage of the global shipping network already in place, Puma City — Continue reading

Fluid Forms :: Earth and City Clocks

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Fluid Forms :: Earth and City Clocks

Turn your favorite place into a custom wall clock!  Through an online design tool, Fluid Forms allows you to choose any landscape or city in the world simply by clicking and dragging.  With a live preview, you can "compose" your clock just the way you want it. That magical Summer — Continue reading

Owl Art by Marisol Spoon

Categories: Art + Graphics
Owl Art by Marisol Spoon

Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE owls..Just bought an owl ring the other day for three dollars..was the best find ever! So I was browsing Etsy for some owl art, and really happened to like this artist. Check it out for yourself here.     

it’s a good thing; santa collectibles.

Categories: News + Events + Contests
it’s a good thing; santa collectibles.

The December issue of Martha Stewart Living features a great photo spread of antique, collectible Santa figurines, and I highly suggest picking up a copy (or at least stopping by Martha’s Web site to check out the selection). When my eyes fell upon the collectible Santa feature, a smile spread — Continue reading

Plastic Snowflakes

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Plastic Snowflakes

From the studio of Chromatophobic comes 30mm snowflakes. There are 10 different designs to to put on your tree or hang in your window.  Go from chic to fun in colors of black, opal, clear, smoke, green edge, clear red.  Why not keep them up all year round? If you — Continue reading

12 Days of Holiday Sweepstakes

Categories: News + Events + Contests
12 Days of Holiday Sweepstakes

2Modern is giving away modern gifts for 12 days! One gift will be given away each day to a lucky winner. Come back each day and enter! It’s easy! Please note that prizes can only be sent to locations in the Continental US. VIEW THE PRIZES HERE: http://2modern.com/holiday-sweepstakes To Enter: — Continue reading

Hopenhagen

Categories: News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Hopenhagen

Hopenhagen gears up to highlight Climate Conference with pedal-powered Christmas tree Environmental organization Hopenhagen has set up an alternative means of powering the traditional Christmas tree in Copenhagen's City Hall Square, by means of series of bicycles hooked up via generator equipment to its festive lights. Cycling and Copenhagen go — Continue reading