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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Les Queues de Sardines.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Les Queues de Sardines.

Over the past couple of seasons tights have really moved beyond their ho-hum origins into bright colors, funky patterns, and chunky textures. In keeping with this legwear trend, Les Queues de Sardines takes the concept even further by adding some a humorous, hand silk screened narrative to each pair of — Continue reading

Going for Baroque

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Going for Baroque

Although my devoted Modernist predecessors might not agree, I happen to believe that the combination of old and new can often result in outstanding design. Case in point, these Neolion chandeliers by Czech designers Boadesign Studio. In development since 2006, the collection merges the grand forms of chandeliers of old — Continue reading

Yellow Submarine. Sort of.

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Yellow Submarine.  Sort of.

Project: Architecture Office Location: Wooded environs of Madrid, Spain. Architects:  Selgas Cano Description:  The self-designed office of Selgas Cano sits submerged into the forest floor like a submarine.  The project slyly erases the barrier between inside and outside by using a combination of strategies:  a super thin membrane, large expanses — Continue reading

Tea-Shirts

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Tea-Shirts

Soon Mo Kang's Hanger Tea is a creative new approach to packaging and using tea bags. The tea bags are in the shape of a t-shirt with built-in hangers that come packaged in a mini tea closet. The hangers function as a hook for used tea bags to be put — Continue reading

Desks

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Desks

This week I have two multifunctional desks to share with you.  One is a table that belongs in the fast lane of technology – MILK by Søren Rose – their website even says "we like to work, so we made a desk that likes to work too". If work is — Continue reading

Cool Product, Great People~Way Basics!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Cool Product, Great People~Way Basics!

  Everyone loves a great field trip and with an invitation to visit the Way Basics studio in Irvine, California I was eager to see what all the buzz was about!  It was cold and wet outside but the warmth and smiles inside were a great first impression.  No doubt, — Continue reading

Sneaky

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Sneaky

This watch is one sneaky accessory! It is just a band all around, and the numbers are hidden within the links. Soon available through the 100%STORE. Not yet though. via here

Focusing on the Positive

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Focusing on the Positive

  Just one organization out there using architecture and design to help the greater good: Architecture For Humanity. With all the tragedy and heartache in the news in recent days, I find comfort in looking at projects that aim to help. And yes, there is help for Haiti on the — Continue reading

Water and Sound

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends
Water and Sound

When I need to relax,  I often take a bath.  I dim the lights,  light candles, and even play music (often from soundscapes on our television).  Imagine how relaxing it would be if you could slightly submerge into the water and actually experience the music.  Kohler's VibrAcoustic Technology combines sound vibrations, — Continue reading

Jader Almeida

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Jader Almeida

I had a hard time today searching for something to post here, and then I remembered I saw a beautiful red bench in a magazine a couple of months ago, and what a pleasant surprise to find out that Jader Almeida has many other nice pieces.I really don`t know, but — Continue reading

All About Detail

Categories: Sustainability
All About Detail

All about detail and connections. With a CNC cutter there is no limit to the amount of cutting and the level of detail that’s possible. We no longer look at a piece of furniture…..
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Helping Haiti

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Helping Haiti

On January 12, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. Join recovery efforts mobilizing around the world to assist earthquake victims. Your donation will help disaster victims rebuild their lives and their communities. 2Modern will be donating 10% of our profits from all orders placed, until January 31st. The donations will — Continue reading

Bold Scandinavian Kitchens

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Bold Scandinavian Kitchens

Scandinavian kitchens stand for functionality, good design and in general, light colors. Today the king of affordable home design from Sweden (starts with I…) internationalized great Scandinavian design. Traditionally, Swedish style is synonymous with pale, light and airy colors. Because these types of colors reflect natural light, the rooms are — Continue reading

Inhabitat Design Contest

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability

Inhabitat just completed a home makeover for the winner of a big contest they did. Jill Fehrenbacher, the editor in chief of Inhabitat did the redesign personally with several eco-friendly, modern design items (including a very cool console from Iannone Design). Good job!

Iglooplay

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Iglooplay

I love this line of children's furniture from designer Lisa Albin!  The Tea Pods are especially clever and versatile.  Like all the products from Iglooplay, they encourage creativity and imaginative play.  And the Mod Rocker??  Well that's just downright sexy.  I wish there was an adult size (although, this version — Continue reading

Idyllwild Performing Arts Center

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Idyllwild Performing Arts Center

After recently winning the design competition for the Idyllwild Performing Arts Center (IPAC), a new performing arts center for Idyllwild Arts Academy (IA), Sander Architects, known for being at the forefront of prefab exploration, proudly came in $2 million under budget for the project, a noteworthy accomplishment.   The Building design — Continue reading

DARKROOM.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
DARKROOM.

In December 2009, DARKROOM opened its doors in London’s Bloomsbury neighborhood, and in just one month’s time it’s gained distinction for seamlessly blending high design and high fashion in a curated shop setting. But then could you expect anything less from founders Rhonda Drakeford and Lulu Roper-Caldbeck, two women with — Continue reading

No Zorro Bullshit

Categories: Art + Graphics
No Zorro Bullshit

"Cars: Freedom, Style, Sex, Power, Motion, Colour, Everything" By Stephen Bayley Excited to come across this clean and elegant presentation of vintage cars ranging from the Model T to the 2003 BMW 5 series. We were immediately drawn to the taupe suede cover and minimalist black and white photography which — Continue reading

Bike Dispenser

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Sustainability
Bike Dispenser

The Bikedispenser is described by its Dutch designers as a mobility solution.  Members purchase a card that is swiped through the machine, dispensing them a bicycle for up to 24 hours for about $3.75. Imagine if such the Bikedispenser, I mean mobility solution, was installed in every large city.  Bicycles — Continue reading

KiBiSi

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
KiBiSi

KiBiSi is a new Danish design collective formed by Kilo Design, BIG Group and Skibsted Ideation. An interesting combination of two of the best Danish designers and one of the most renowned Danish Architects. See their extensive portfolio here…   www.KiBiSi.com I have been in love with the work of Jens — Continue reading