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Monthly Archives: May 2010

NYC Hoop Rack

Categories: News + Events + Contests
NYC Hoop Rack

A simple circle, resting on the ground with a bar bisecting it. That concept, called “Hoop” — the brainchild of Ian Mahaffy and Maarten De Greeve, designers based in Copenhagen — is the winner of the CityRacks Design Competition and will be used as the new standard bicycle rack installed on — Continue reading

By Second Studio on 2Modern!

By Second Studio on 2Modern!

By Second Studio from Sweden creates and manufactures classic rug designs with a modern twist. We’ve added 42 new wool rugs in multiple sizes and Shapes.

Contemporary furniture from Karim Rashid

Categories: Art + Graphics
Contemporary furniture from Karim Rashid

What could you answer to the one who says you 'I want people to love furniture the way they love clothing'? I guess you would say that it's sound interesting, but how furniture could be chosen the same way as the clothing? The first man who not only give the — Continue reading

Pretty Pottery

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Pretty Pottery

I bought one of Rob Cartelli's ceramic mugs recently at a craft fair, and love the shape and simplicity. The colors and stripes remind me of lined paper from school.      

Il laboratorio dell’imperfetto

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Il laboratorio dell’imperfetto

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Here they are!

Categories: Art + Graphics
Here they are!

The Elephants were finally unveiled!               Many thanks to my friend Marina – the elephant chaser – for the images!

Modern Trends in Acrylic Furniture

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Trends in Acrylic Furniture

One of the great things about acrylic furniture is the versatility in form and functions.  A regular coffee table is transformed when it's made as an acrylic i-bean coffee table.  A plain dining chair is elegant and chic when is so much more interesting when it's made from lilac acrylic. — Continue reading

Modern Barbecues :: Focus

Categories: Sustainability
Modern Barbecues :: Focus

Focus is most well know for their Gyrofocus fireplace (which was recently declared "the world's most beautiful object" in the 2009 Pulchra Design Competition, Italy), but it's their steel barbecues that recently caught my eye.  Available in two designs, Sigmafocus and Diagofocus. Both designs seem to have some nautical inspiration, — Continue reading

A Cup Of Tea

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
A Cup Of Tea

Having a cup of tea in the afternoon is almost a daily ritual especially for the past few years having giving up coffee.   I especially love white porcelain something about it is so classic and timeless.  Maybe because it reminds me of the dinnerware my parents had years ago.  And — Continue reading

111 Coke bottles…

Categories: Sustainability
111 Coke bottles…

…sure do make for a good-looking chair. Introducing the 111 Navy Chair, a project between Design Within Reach and Coca Cola. Durable for inside and out, you can't help but like the bold color, neat design and knowing you've recycled so many plastic bottles.  "Made from 111 recycled plastic Coke — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends
2Modern Design Brief

The 'Stencil Stamping' trend continues. I invented this term myself so it's not official, just a trend I have noticed.    I found this image as I was browsing PadStyle. A really good example of 'Stencil Stamping'…I love this piece. What I love about this trend is that it's completely — Continue reading

New Exclusive 2Modern Lighting Line

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New Exclusive 2Modern Lighting Line

2Modern co-founders Greg Finney and Jennifer Sitko have come together to form a new and modern lighting line. The collection features contemporary lamp designs that have been hand-crafted in the USA. Modern fixture fans will find lamps made from brushed metals, embellished with unique designs, and topped with linen shades — Continue reading

Little People by Slinkachu.

Categories: Art + Graphics
Little People by Slinkachu.

Have you ever discovered something and thought, how did I not know about this? Well, I have! And Little People in the City by Slinkachu is one of those things. Last night I was perusing some art books at the bookstore, when I came across Slinkachu's book and found myself mesmerized — Continue reading

The Shanghai World Expo 2010

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
The Shanghai World Expo 2010

The Macau Pavilion by Carlos Marreiros. Shanghai is buzzing with activity.  There’s nothing unusual about that.  Its always buzzing with activity. But this time its buzzing with architectural activity. Countries from around the world have built-and are building- pavilions for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.  These pavilions give architectural expression to each nation’s — Continue reading

Wall Candy on 2Modern

Categories: Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby
Wall Candy on 2Modern

Introducing Wall Candy on 2Modern! Wall Candy is reusable wall stickers and wall art, and is the most innovative way to decorate nurseries, kids’ rooms, play rooms, and rooms for teens or adults. Deerly Beloved sticker art creatures are lovely, doe-eyed, and won’t eat all the tress in your yard. — Continue reading

Papillon Chair

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

   mater has just launched the Papillon chair at Salon de Mobile in Milan. Simply a magnificent chair with its stitched leather surface. The only downside is that we have to wait until this fall to purchase it for ourselves.   www.materdesign.com 

Space collection by Peter J. Pless

Categories: Art + Graphics
Space collection by Peter J. Pless

This year in Milan Design Week 2010, American designer Peter J. Pless exhibited his collection Space. He showed 9 prototypes of usual home objects. He merge their basic functions and create new. The Space include four parts of furniture: intimate, personal, social and public. These four categories offer a significant — Continue reading

Up There

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends

Up There is a mini-documentary about the dying art of hand painted signs. Beautifully shot and great interviews with the artisits who are keeping the art alive. "I wrote this documentary along with my friends Malcolm and Christine, as part of The Ritual Project sponsored by Stella Artois (more at — Continue reading

What’s all the Noise About?

Categories: Sustainability
What’s all the Noise About?

I recently purchased a bag of SunChips and was curious as to why the bag was so noisy. The new bags are now made of plant material and are compostable. If the bags are placed in a hot compost bin, they will break down in about 14 weeks. I have not — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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

Some good finds found…   This lovely luminaire was featured on Cribcandy. Still seeing Milan introductions popping up on Design blogs…yes, there was that much good stuff.   Creative felt uses is one of my new favorite trends. Design*Sponge has begun their review of bklyn designs. You will want to — Continue reading