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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Geemo Toy by Brooklyn Junior

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Geemo Toy by Brooklyn Junior

This reminds me a bit of Vitra's Algue from a few years back, but is obviously meant to be played with.  I'm not sure who would enjoy it more, adults or kids!  I could definitely see this as a coffee table object or at least a kid's toy you wouldn't — Continue reading

United Nude Shoes

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
United Nude Shoes

Stepping out of the norm for Rem D. Koolhas is probably not a far stretch.  When the Dutch architect met Galahad Clark, a seventh generation shoemaker from Somerset England, no less,  United Nude was born.  I do own a pair of United Nude shoes and come to find out they — Continue reading

pyrite done right.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
pyrite done right.

  Clockwise from top left: "Cubic Crystallization" ring, Ornella Iannuzzi; Fool's Gold Pyrite Statement Earrings, a common thread; Pyrite Nugget and Oxidized Sterling Silver, Julie Garland; Nouveau Necklace, Clementine; Pyrite and Brass Earrings, Lyssie's Place; Natural Pyrite hair pins, Ball & Chain Pyrite, affectionately known as "fool's gold" is making — Continue reading

BMW 2002 First Time Got It Right

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
BMW 2002 First Time Got It Right

Love these recent Kate Spade ads! The car as an art object instead of a mass-produced get you there vehicle! The BMW 2002 was all about the Bauhaus tenet that form follows function. Would anybody care if she was sitting on the roof of a silver Toyota Corolla?! See more — Continue reading

Tulip children’s & baby furniture

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Tulip children’s & baby furniture

Introducing Tulip children’s & baby furniture on 2modern! Tulip is inspired by an urban lifestyle, with eco friendly components that are beautifully contemporary in design. The Leander Convertible Crib changes with the child, with round, soft forms and a comfortable spring mattress. The Panda Nightstand has soft hues, a two-tone — Continue reading

The Ring House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
The Ring House

Built in a dense forest the Ring House is a glass box wrapped in horizontal stripes of burnt cedar.
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Is anybody out there?

Categories: Art + Graphics
Is anybody out there?

Michael Paukner has designed an amazing info-graphic that compiles data from the UCS Satellite Database showing us what’s actually out in space in terms of functional and nonfunctional satellites. You’ll be surprised at the the results… Check out the full size version here. via –Ff–

Privacy Gets Smart

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Privacy Gets Smart

I'll use any excuse to make an obscure Get Smart reference, but this time I barely even have to work for it! Some very smart agents designers have conceptualised* the Cones of Silence for the 21st century, the Veasyble! Based around the notions of isolation, intimacy and ornament, the origami-esque — Continue reading

Pretty pretty shelves.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Pretty pretty shelves.

I found this inspiring collection of book shelf photos at Wayside Violet and had to share them further with the world. via via via

Cowparade

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Cowparade

Cowparade is back in São Paulo, and I remember being there when the lovely cows visited the city for the first time. For now, I can only  of look at them via internet. Aren`t they cute? I really love this exhibition and I hope they come to London very soon! — Continue reading

Win an Avalisa Print

Categories: Kids + Baby, News + Events + Contests
Win an Avalisa Print

Win an Avalisa print! Sign up for the 2Modern Kids & Baby Newsletter to be entered. The 2Modern Kids and Baby newsletter is filled with room ideas, new products, reviews and trends for your little one. Winner will be chosen at random on March 20, 2010 and must in the the — Continue reading

Ink Blot Pillows :: UNIFORM Natural

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Ink Blot Pillows :: UNIFORM Natural

Who doesn't love a bit of home decor that can diagnose your guests' personality disorders?  Whether there's a deeper meaning to these Ink Blot pillows or not, they certainly are pretty!  Each one is hand printed on natural linen and totally unique.  I'm curious, what do you see, if anything? — Continue reading

Solar Power Tower In Spain

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Solar Power Tower In Spain

Rather than gathering sunlight it looks as though it is emanating sunlight. The images, almost out of a fantasy and unearthly but grounded in reality with a field of 624 mirrors which move throughout the day, tracking the sun, and focusing its beams onto the tip of a 160-meter-tall tower.  — Continue reading

a dark forecast for fall fashion.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
a dark forecast for fall fashion.

Are American fashion designers depressed? Not likely. But, judging by the predominant colors from the Fall 2010 collections at New York Fashion Week, one might start to wonder; this year the runways were downright dark. After the first two days of shows, the omnipresence of dark garments — be it — Continue reading

The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox

A beautiful new book by Rizzoli on the making of Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox. As whimsical and unique as the film. This is one to treasure! Read more at Pentagram

Concrete Slit House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Concrete Slit House

The Concrete Slit House in Nanjing, China by architect Zhang Lei Surrounded by traditional Chinese brick homes, the Concrete Slit House takes the iconic house shape and strips it down to its essential form.  Zhang creates a solid minimalist block and then subtracts deep set openings, including a zig-zag cut that seems — Continue reading

Bookbook

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

This has to be THE most bad-ass way to carry your MacBook around… hands down!    "BookBook is a one-of-a-kind, hardback leather case designed exclusively for MacBook and MacBook Pro. Available in Classic Black or Vibrant Red, BookBook brings three levels of security to your prized Mac. First, the hardback — Continue reading

The Beautiful Ups and Downs

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
The Beautiful Ups and Downs

I can't get enough of these necklaces from This is Plot. Each necklace contains a crafty depiction of commodity prices over the decades, from gold and silver through to oil and lead. A little bit geeky but a whole lot of awesome.

Modern Medals

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Modern Medals

The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Medals are a one of a kind modern piece of art.  They are just under 4" in diameter and weigh between 1.10 and 1.26 lbs. These medals are some of the heaviest ever designed. Each undulating (not flat) form includes unique Aboriginal artworks.  Here are just a — Continue reading

Colored Bubbles!

Categories: Kids + Baby
Colored Bubbles!

When I saw colored bubbles, I almost did a back flip. I never even thought about them, but now that I know they exist, I must immerse myself in a cloud of them. It only took ten years of experimentation and discoveries. Thanks, Zubbles!! via Lost at E Minor