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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Design Files: Lazzarini Pickering Architettie

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Design Files:  Lazzarini Pickering Architettie

The next time I find myself on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia (hopefully, it will be in this lifetime), I will pull up a seat to this absolutely gorgeous, sleek and serene restaurant, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar , designed by award-winning architectural/design firm, Lazzirini Pickering. The firm has designed — Continue reading

DNA And Biometric Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
DNA And Biometric Art

Did you ever think of immortalizing yourself in color?  DNA 11 creates unique pieces of modern art from your DNA. One part of you, one part science, one part art.   No two people have the same thumbprint, so why have the same piece of art? A DNA 11 Fingerprint — Continue reading

Trykk Wall Hook :: Tuyo Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Trykk Wall Hook :: Tuyo Design

I'm a total sucker for creative, thoughtful, and unique storage solutions, which is why I got so excited when I saw the Trykk wall hook system from Tuyo Design.  The wooden panel consists of multiple sections that flip forward as needed, providing hooks for hats, scarves, purses, or jackets.  The — Continue reading

Mail Me Mailbox

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Mail Me Mailbox

The Mail Me Mailbox designed by designed by Fabrica for BD Barcelona will hopefully inspire the sending of love letters, printed invitations, birthday cards or something colorful in the mail other than bills bills bills.    Of course that would be retro thinking for a forward looking mailbox in this age — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends
2Modern Design Brief

Do you ever feel like you see a recurring theme in design which in turn inspires you? Not a ‘trend’ per say…something you happen to notice… consistently in a short period of time…and you find yourself hooked? I attended the Newport Beach Flim Festival this weekend and saw a short — Continue reading

Music and Modern

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Music and Modern

We love modern architecture like any other design lover, but sometimes feel the look of it gets a bit generic. That's why we gasped when we came across the fun additions to a grammy-awarding winning artist's residence by local Austin architect Mark Meyer, of designSTUDIO. The unique additions to this — Continue reading

Ink Dish on 2Modern

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ink Dish on 2Modern

2Modern is proud to introduce Ink Dish, beautiful modern dinnerware designed by cutting edge artists Paul Timman (of Sunset Strip Tattoo) and Alyson Fox. The Cherry Ink Mug uses the sumi style of Japanese Tattooing, a delicate painterly style where soft edges replace black outlines. The Tribal Lines Side Plate — Continue reading

Papillon Chair

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Papillon Chair

mater launched this Papillon stitched chair in Milan designed by Jasper Overgaard and Christian Dyrman. I really like the airy feel of this new chair from the ethical sustainable danish company. Can on chair change the world? Maybe not, but it can improve the life of the people making it and — Continue reading

iRetro

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

If you find yourself saying, "Man, my iPhone is just too new school and cutting edge!" Well, now I've found just the thing for you to breathe a sigh of relief… The iRetrofone Base. This resin-molded phone base, inspired by Henry Dreyfuss' iconic rotary phone design, lets you dock your — Continue reading

Limber Timber Lighting

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Limber Timber Lighting

For a desk lamp with a difference, design and architecture studio TAF have created the beautifully simple Wood Lamp for Scandinavian company Muuto. The low-tech pine lamp features an exposed cord and expressed joints in an unapologetically functionalist form.     As with much good design, the end result seems — Continue reading

2sday’s Giveaway’s on 2Modern!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2sday’s Giveaway’s on 2Modern!

  I seriously love 2sdays now! Check out what you can enter to win this week, V2 Wall Tiles By Mio. Wall tiles are being used in so many creative ways, we cant wait to see how this weeks winner puts them to use!   To Enter: 1. Become a — Continue reading

A Better Water Bottle

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
A Better Water Bottle

These unique water bottles are free of harmful products such as BPA and PVC.   The  fun colored silicone sleeves protect the glass while also providing a safe grip.  All parts are dishwasher safe, but if you decide to replace your bottle with a new one, you can recycle the — Continue reading

Wall Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Wall Art

Your walls tell your guests about your tastes, your personality and your lifestyle. Placing some art on the walls can actually add a character to every room. Once you have decided what you want to add to the room, you can now choose art works ranging from the traditional and — Continue reading

Earth Day Inspiration: Urban/Indoor Gardening

Categories: Art + Graphics, Sustainability
Earth Day Inspiration: Urban/Indoor Gardening

First things first, happy belated anniversary to Earth Day.  Yesterday it hit the big 4-0!  Secondly, rather than spilling some silly "Go Green" rhetoric, I thought I'd share some gardening tips with you all.  I live in Atlanta, where there isn't much green space to garden and where there are — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

In honor of Earth Day yesterday…some of my special favorites that highlight anything modern/green…   I have always imagined if I were lucky to find myself visiting Stockholm…this is what my vacation space would look like. This beautiful hotel, Hotel Skeppsholmen, is an Eco labeled venue.   Great re-use of materials. — Continue reading

Ci Vediamo Sulla Rotonda by Antonino Sciortino

Categories: Art + Graphics
Ci Vediamo Sulla Rotonda by Antonino Sciortino

This sculptural Wire Clock with a body based on a simplistic geometric shape finished in a red colour is designed to be appreciated on a number of different levels. The designer, Antonino Sciortino, encourages you to first consider placing this modern circular clock in an unconventional manner before resorting to — Continue reading

Compass Trestle Legs :: Matthew Hilton

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Compass Trestle Legs :: Matthew Hilton

These table legs by designer Matthew Hilton certainly are beautiful, but the $800 price tag seems a bit steep considering you still have to find a tabletop to go with them.  Maybe that's the whole shtick?  What do you think? About: Take any surface and turn it into an attractive — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

If you are a design enthusiast then you have probably been in heaven the last week or so….So many cool gadgets, unique furniture and beautiful lighting being showcased at all the big trade shows. Design Week in Milan, Market in High Point…   Love the retro colors of this Stack — Continue reading

Get vertical: A hanging fruit basket makes for great storage!

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Decor + Objects
Get vertical: A hanging fruit basket makes for great storage!

As an apartment dweller, the phrase "A place for everything, and everything in its place" takes on a whole new meaning. And it can be exhausting trying to stay on top of maintaining closets and drawers, so I'm always looking for easy solutions. Last week I found myself searching through Real Simple's archives — Continue reading

Edge House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Edge House

The drama of the entrance is evident as stairs lead up from the street to the house on a plateau.  This Edge House was built to impress and to integrate the mountainside.  As with several of the designs from the firm Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL, this house in a suburb — Continue reading