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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Form and Function Meet Once Again

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Form and Function Meet Once Again

Fruit Warehouse by Assadi +Pulido,  Santiago, Chile The problem:  how to store fresh fruit after its been picked, but before its taken to market.  The fruit must be protected from insects, yet well ventilated.  Rotting fruit must be isolated from good fruit.  The fruit crates must stack neatly inside,  The — Continue reading

Havaianas Welcome Mat

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Havaianas Welcome Mat

One of my biggest pet peeves is having to wear shoes to work. For some reason, I just can't handle wearing shoes all day long while trying to be creative and inspired. When I made the move from Sydney, Australia back to Washington, DC – the biggest adjustment I had — Continue reading

The Doors

Categories: Art + Graphics
The Doors

I can't help it, I really love these lift doors. They're unashamedly glitzy in the best kind of way. But if I ever happened to tire of the glossy gold, I can always just replace it with a bookshelf of first editions. Or just brick over the doorway entirely and — Continue reading

2sday’s Giveaway’s on 2Modern!

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

2sday's on 2Modern have been fun lately! We love hearing from the happy winners and Facebook Fans…  This week we are going nautical with the jute Moby pillow by Thomaspaul.   To Enter: 1. Become a Facebook Fan! Click 'Become A Fan' on our Facebook wall. 2. On Tuesday, write a — Continue reading

PURE textiles

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
PURE textiles

The textile designer Dorte Agergaard has launched a new collection under the name PURE that use elements from everyday life…     

Tomas Dabner Pillows

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Tomas Dabner Pillows

Techie style for the interior designer Via Hometone.org

Fusion Table

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Fusion Table

The Ikea Fusion Table is the perfect space saver.  The 4 chairs curve around the table while neatly tucking in underneath.  It is a great solution for those of us that like to maximize our dining space.

Ribbon Lights

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ribbon Lights

I want a room full of these beautiful lights made by design group Monochro.

Sanford Burrows on 2Modern

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Sanford Burrows on 2Modern

Sanford Burrows is now on 2Modern! The Sanford Burrows bedding line fuses freeform and modern design with the texture and warmth of embroidery. Produced by one of Italy’s most renowned textile companies and embroidered by expert craftsmen, Sanford Burrows bedding is of the finest quality. Beautiful designs such as the — Continue reading

Romantic Picnic Accessories

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Romantic Picnic Accessories

There’s nothing more romantic than planning romantic picnic for two. There are many different ways you can turn an ordinary picnic into a truly romantic one. The first thing you should take care about is modern romantic picnic accessories. For example, lovely summer picnic basket. Polka dot picnic baskets look — Continue reading

2Modern Celebrates Earth Week with 10% off all Eco Products

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
2Modern Celebrates Earth Week with 10% off all Eco Products

Celebrate Earth week at 2Modern Modern Furniture and enjoy 10% off the eco-friendly collection. use code: ‘earth’ at checkout. sale from 4/19 – 4/25. SHOP NOW! Promotion Excludes: Monte, Oeuf, Q Collection, Argington, Gus, Blu Dot, Sanford Burrows, Sample Sale Items, Sale Items and Gift Cards.

Event Cafe at Kalavrita, Greece, by Point Supreme Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Event Cafe at Kalavrita, Greece, by Point Supreme Architects

If you asked any Greek citizen that has the slightest bit of relation to architecture and design, if one could find anything interesting to see in Kalavrita, a small picturesque provincial town in Peloponnese, Greece (mostly know for the savage execution of all men by the Nazis in 1943), they would look — Continue reading

Glamour picnic gadgets

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Glamour picnic gadgets

Picnics sure have changed! It used to be that a family would dump a few sandwiches into a paper bag, hop into the old car and ride around the country side, looking for a place to stop. Now, with all the modern picnic equipment, outing gear and new ways of — Continue reading

Mondrian Anyone?

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Mondrian Anyone?

Isn't it interesting that Piet Mondrian's influence remains to this day?  From interior design to fashion (anyone else remember Diana von Furstenberg's Mondrian-inspired sheath dress?) to cheeky, contemporary waste baskets and pencil cups.  Though Mondrian founded and coined the De Stijl (Dutch for "The Style") movement nearly a century ago, — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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

The blog world is full of goodies spotted at Salone in Milan this week! Wait..it's never too old to have one right? This Modern Dollhouse was featured on Curbly and I have sent the link to everyone I know, including Santa…check the link to read the details.   Stunning! I — Continue reading

Adam & Eve Interactive Sleeping Bag

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Adam & Eve Interactive Sleeping Bag

What about romantic camping trip? It can be easy to implement using appropriate modern camping accessories. For example, this sleeping bag designed by Alyona Makeeva can help to create really unforgettable romantic atmosphere! There is really warm top cover and 12 Tyvek panels inside. They can have multiple uses. You and your — Continue reading

Denyse Schmidt :: 4 Crosses Quilt

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Denyse Schmidt :: 4 Crosses Quilt

Denyse Schmidt, the queen of modern quilting, recently released a new design that I am absolutely gaga for!  The 4 Crosses quilt is part of the Cotton Collection and is inspired by early Amish designs, modernized and updated in bright color palettes.  For now, though, I'll just have to ogle — Continue reading

“You must have the legs, and you must have the lucky” and also the tires!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
“You must have the legs, and you must have the lucky” and also the tires!

(image source: Sint Netels )   FMB Tires There's still something nice about handmade, even in the world of bicycle tires. In races that are 1 day in length such as the Paris-Roubaix and other spring classics it is of supreme importance that one's tires be dependable to a fault. One man, — Continue reading

Wall Of Plastic Bricks

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Wall Of Plastic Bricks

Walls that withstand strong typhoons and powerful earthquakes should be made of steel shouldn’t they?  Not necessarily.  Taipei’s EcoARk exhibition pavillion is made of 1.5 million recycled plastic bottles claimed from the waste system.   The creation of honeycomb-like interlocking plastic building bricks, polli-bricks, holds seven world records in green construction.  — Continue reading

BestLite

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
BestLite

In my opinion Bestlite is really the best light – plain and simple! The story of BestLite goes back to 1926 when Robert Dudley Best designed the first BestLite lamp – BL1. It became a national phenomenon in England during second world war, since Winston Churchill had an example of — Continue reading