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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Brooches!

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Brooches!

I love the idea of a good brooch, and these by Little Sister Designs are the cream of the crop! They are made from silver with a piece of black acrylic sandwiched between them.

Memorial Day Modern Furniture Sale – Enjoy 12% off at 2Modern

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Memorial Day Modern Furniture Sale – Enjoy 12% off at 2Modern

  Enjoy 12% off in honor of Memorial Day at 2Modern Modern Furniture! Sale is for our Blog Readers, Facebook Followers, Twitter Followers and Newsletter subscribers. Please use code: MEMORIALDAY at checkout from May 26th – June 1st on orders $100 or more. Promotion Excludes: Monte, Oeuf, Q Collection, Argington, Gus, Blu Dot, — Continue reading

Kitschy Kitchenwares

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Kitschy Kitchenwares

Right now, I'm loving modern, kitchy kitchenwares!     From top to bottom: Mandarin Citrus-Squeezer w/ Goblet 'Mr.Cold' Liquid Soap Dispenser Klaus and Yves Shakers Cico Egg Cup w/ Salt-Shaker and Spoon Food Face Plate Josephine Banana Kitchen Timer

Pikaland Bootcamp

Categories: Art + Graphics
Pikaland Bootcamp

Introducing my recent collaboration with Miss Amy of Pikaland to announce our first ever Pikaland Bootcamp! Structured into two online courses (beginning June 1st) with weekly assignments aimed at making your best art and how to successfully promote it online! We've been hard at work for the last several months gathering — Continue reading

The pocket-padded design from quinze & milan

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
The pocket-padded design from quinze & milan

quinze & milan have teamed up with bag manufacturer eastpak to create a furniture collection. First version of it include 'club sofa 01'. The sofa sets have extremely durable fabric, trendy zippers and handles to drag it wherever you want with utmost ease. 'Club sofa 01' designs come up to — Continue reading

New Items from Gus* Modern!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
New Items from Gus* Modern!

Gus has just released 4 fantastic new items for your home. The Stanley Dining Table & Bench, the Stanley End Table, and the Stanley Coffee Table are all made from FSC-Certified solid Ash wood from responsibly managed forests. The Richmond Bi-Sectional Sofa can be configured with the chaise on the — Continue reading

Innovative and timeless kitchenware

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Innovative and timeless kitchenware

Innovative products display user-centered designs integrated with equal form and function qualities in selective materials and colors. They exhibit well conceptualization and planning with attention into details. Developed and designed in Finland, this cake server has a stylish and an unique appearance. It is also 2010 Red Dot Design award — Continue reading

2Modern’s Sweepstakes Winners Are Announced!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2Modern’s Sweepstakes Winners Are Announced!

The winners of this months sweepstakes on 2Modern have been announced! We are excited to award all three of these great prizes! GRAND PRIZE: a Modern Office by MASH Studios to: Marne Maykowsky. SECOND PRIZE: limited edition art by Parvez Taj to: Bob Ganser. THIRD PRIZE: a Koko floor mat to: Jennifer Hagler. A GIGANTIC thank you — Continue reading

Cadmo

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Cadmo

Meet Cadmo, Karim Rashid’s sleek, space-age design for Artemide.   "Now available in red, the Cadmo floor lamp features a steel body with a red lacquered exterior and a white powder-coated interior, a mirrored-steel weighted metal base, and an on-off dimmer control on the cord for independent operation of each of — Continue reading

The Power Of János Gábor Varga

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Power Of János Gábor Varga

János Gábor Varga conveys a sense of power through his jewelry, referring to them as amulets.  The man who has travelled and lived in various European cities still finds inspiration from his childhood memories of the Hungarian countryside. Now settled in a small village in the mountains near Genoa, Italy, — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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

Last week I had a mysterious black cloud hovering over me wherever I went…among many strange and out out character things, I left my cel phone in a cab in NYC… I have been having image envy from all those who took lovely pictures at ICFF and actually get to — Continue reading

A Haunted Chair

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
A Haunted Chair

The idea of the ‘ghost in the machine’ is translated into furniture by the design duo, Design Drift.  Tiny air bubbles trace the 3d outline of a fluid shape embedded in a hard plexiglass chair.  Ghost, by Design Drift, treats the hard chair as an invisible container for the ephemeral — Continue reading

Final chance to win a Modern Office from 2Modern & MASH Studios!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Final chance to win a Modern Office from 2Modern & MASH Studios!

It is the final day to enter the Modern Office Sweepstakes! 2Modern & MASH Studios are giving away thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and a one hour color consultation from renowned colorist and TV Host, Danielle Hirsch. All you have to do is sign up for one of our — Continue reading

Black contrasts

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Black contrasts

During the long time humanity was inventing a lot of things – now are stereotypes, which now is difficult to understand. To understand world people tried tastes and colors, which surround them. They tried to feel world spirit. Thereby occurred notions and definitions about art, interior and design in whole. — Continue reading

aaah real (paper) monsters!

Categories: Art + Graphics
aaah real (paper) monsters!

Michael Valliquette's paper art is as delightful as delightful gets!   Via Me Melodia

2Modern Design Brief

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

Last week was a whirlwind which included an array of strange occurrences. Most enjoyable of all the week's events was a trip to the ICFF while in NY. A recurring theme with many new products was 'shiny, blingy, reflective and acrylic…often these were paired with organic use of materials.   — Continue reading

Sunday Wall Light

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Sunday Wall Light

The Sunday Wall Light pulls double duty as a shelf and lighting source in one!  For a cozier light source (or to set the mood) flip the socket and you have yourself a candlestick holder.  Nice.  Great as a bedside table, in a hallway, or next to your favorite chair.  — Continue reading

Unidentified Magical Object

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Unidentified Magical Object

What's that in your room?! It's a bench! It's a table! It's a chair! It's all three—and more! The U.M.O. (Unidentified Magical Object) just debuted in New York, but it's already causing a stir. You might not be able to tell what it is just by looking at it, but — Continue reading

King Abdullah II Cultural Center

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
King Abdullah II Cultural Center

Like a piece wind-swept limestone, Zaha Hadid’s newest project takes inspiration from the ancient city of Petra whose walls were carved into the mountains.  The elegant merging of modern architectural design and natural influences reveals itself at this thoughtful Amman masterpiece  The King Abdullah II House of Culture and Art — Continue reading

The World’s First Open Source Restaurant

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel
The World’s First Open Source Restaurant

A recipe is a set of instructions.  So is piece of software.  Open Source Software is the practice of sharing a piece of functional code with any one who want to use, it, improve it, or alter in any way they see fit…as long as they in turn share their — Continue reading