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Monthly Archives: March 2010

2sday’s Just Got A Whole Lot Better!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2sday’s Just Got A Whole Lot Better!

Check out what 2Modern is giving away this Tuesday! A graphic and bold, pillow by Offi. To Enter: 1. Become a Facebook fan – go to the 2Modern Facebook Page and click 'BECOME A FAN'. 2. On Tuesday, write a comment under the prize when it appears on our Facebook Wall. Prizes will — Continue reading

Vitra Haus by Herzog & De Meuron Architects in Weil Am Rhein

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Vitra Haus by Herzog & De Meuron Architects in Weil Am Rhein

In January 2004, Vitra launched its Home Collection, which includes design classics as well as re-editions and products by contemporary designers. As a company whose previous activity was primarily focused on office furnishings and business clients, Vitra created the Home Collection with a new target group in mind: individual customers — Continue reading

The Traveling Fireplace

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
The Traveling Fireplace

This seems to be the perfect concept.  It is a fireplace with a handle that can be transported in and around your home.  It is called The Travelmate portable fireplace by Conmoto.  So sleek and simple, weighing only 55 lbs., and easily ignited.  All you have to do is remove — Continue reading

Bear Rugs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bear Rugs

I love these rugs by Lisa Lefebvre, made from a vintage wool Persian style carpet and vintage Dutch blanket. Images via here.

Lovely table

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Lovely table

Isn`t this a very suitable name for this coffee table? Designed by Roberta Rampazzo, it has 7 hearts and it`s handmade! Roberta says that "this is the concept I wanna work with, emotional design, which not only plays with people`s emotions but also brings beautiful things to our lives". The — Continue reading

Ozeki Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Ozeki Architecture

This is a perfect example of why I love modern Japanese architecture. Simple lines, minimalism, and the use of natural elements like concrete, stone, wood and lots of windows and light makes you feel like you’re almost living outdoors. Love this house. Ozeki Architects

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
2Modern Design Brief

With travel season on the horizon…I am finding many blog features about Modern hotels and getaways. Spotted the Claska Hotel on Elle Decor's blog this week.  A Japanese exchange student once told me that Tokyo translates to 'Modern'. I believed her. We were 12 and she was cool… I now know I was misguided…but — Continue reading

Hoshakuji Station

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Hoshakuji Station

Hoshakuji Station in Northern Tokyo is part building, part sculptural delight. Comprised of lauan-made plywood for the structure, and re-used Oya stone, it is a perfect blend of the natural and industrialized. Designer Kengo Kuma describes the project saying, "By using wood, I wanted to revive the humane and warm — Continue reading

Furniturea :: Rural Modern Furniture

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Furniturea :: Rural Modern Furniture

Am I the only one who's noticed a "rural modern" trend recently?  It's an interesting subset of modernism that I find refreshing.  If you lean more towards this type of aesthetic, definitely check out Furniturea, a furniture company based out of Portland, Maine.  Their pieces reflect that sort of hand — Continue reading

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Children’s Book

Categories: Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby
Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Children’s Book

Recently came across this book Everything I Need to Know I learned from a Children's Book by Anita Silvey. A well presented and precise journey through various iconic children's books by some of the worlds literary and not-so literary greats describing in their words the profound influence and guidance that — Continue reading

Car Lift

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Car Lift

Need a lift?  After you are done driving for the day in a crowded city, imagine not only having a coveted  assigned parking space but a garage that lifts your car and your spirits, from the street to your modern luxury high-rise condo with you still in it?   It is — Continue reading

Peninsula Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Peninsula Residence

Modernly designed homes are nothing new; they are popping up in nearly every city of the world. And while many of them are exemplary in a number of ways, still others are, well, boring. As a design professional, we see a lot of modern spaces, so when one comes across — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Spring and summer bring lots of events for design junkies. Chatting it up with people who share your passion for good design, architecture and art is always a nice break.  1. Architecture enthusiast in the New York area may be interested in this lecture (above), sponsored by Architectural League, Emerging Voices, on Wednesday — Continue reading

The Open Source Car

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
The Open Source Car

A consortium of Dutch universities and organizations have partnered together to create C,mm,n – an open source community to design a better electric car
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QT Tribute Posters

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
QT Tribute Posters

Ibraheem Youssef has designed some amazing vintage-style tribute posters for Quentin Tarantino films. I am a huge fan of Tarantino movies and this illustrated, vintage aesthetic… DOUBLE WHAMMY! Pretty awesome – make sure to grab them here. –Ff–

Tank Chair

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Tank Chair

The Tank. Very cool chair by Pharrell Williams. I’m not generally a fan of plastic but this is a
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Paul Smith for Stelton

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Paul Smith for Stelton

Genuine classic Danish Design with a colorful twist – Paul Smith has given Arne Jacobsen’s iconic pieces a modern and upbeat look. AddColour is being produced in a limited edition in 2010. The new Dot series include a range of bowls with and without lids, which are as decorative as — Continue reading

Postcard Gardens

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Postcard Gardens

When it comes to adorable letterbox surprises, there are few things that would be more welcome in my own little letterbox than these amazing Postcarden designs. The clever combination of Postcard + Gardens is the work of London-based A Studio for Design, with the first series of three featuring the — Continue reading

2sday’s Just Got A Whole Lot Better!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2sday’s Just Got A Whole Lot Better!

This week's 2sday giveaway is divine! A beautiful 'Ono' pillow by Designer's Eye. To Enter: 1. Become a Facebook fan – go to the 2Modern Facebook Page and click 'BECOME A FAN'. 2. On Tuesday, write a comment under the prize when it appears on our Facebook Wall. Prizes will be awarded — Continue reading

Belinda George Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Belinda George Architects

Freeman’s Bay House, 2004. belindageorge.co.nz