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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Iconic Jesus Statue Destroyed by Fire

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Iconic Jesus Statue Destroyed by Fire

Well this may be a little off topic, but it’s too interesting not to talk about. (Although I will include some design discussion) About 15 minutes away from where I live is Monroe, home to The Solid Rock Church and a 62 foot tall statue of Christ better known as “Touchdown — Continue reading

Unusual Fruit Bowls

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Unusual Fruit Bowls

Doesn’t it feel good, when the dining room is clean and organized, to spruce it up by putting out something new on the countertops or the walls? Easy way to bling-up your kitchen is to buy a new fruit bowl. Here are a few that I like.  “The Ring” is — Continue reading

Bakery

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bakery

I absolutely love this chair, designed by Israeli design studio Bakery. This organic pattern created with the foam injection is very very interesting! The candy colours add a charm to it, and I`m pretty sure I could use itat a home office as well as for dining.

Ingmar Swalue: Dutch Photographer

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Ingmar Swalue: Dutch Photographer

I think I've found a new favorite in this Dutch photographer, Ingmar Swalue.  He works both as a contemporary artist and has done some advertising work for clients like Chanel, Heinekin and Motorola.  His photography plays with space and composition and his work verges on the cinematic…imagine Cindy Sherman's "Untitled" — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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

Many great design inspirations out in the world of design these days!   I don't normally post fashion…but the jewelry by Maranon is so modern and architectural, it seemed fitting for a Friday. I spotted these on one of my favorite blogs, coco+kelly. This blog is features all things pretty — Continue reading

Buckram Bowls

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Buckram Bowls

Nest of three Buckram bread baskets/serving bowls are made from Buckram, a jute and hemp fabric traditionally used by bookbinders. The bowls are made in the UK where they are also designed. Even if you just use them for decoration rather than holding anything, these Buckram bowls will make a — Continue reading

T2A Bent Table

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
T2A Bent Table

The t2A occasional table also serves as a coffee table.  This heat formed acrylic table is produced in a variety of colors and opacities, from clear to solid.  Also available in several wood veneer finishes in a 3 or 4 sided version.   British furniture designer/maker Michael Armstrong of Afid Design — Continue reading

Childhood Memories

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Childhood Memories

Charlotte Perriand, a 20th century early modern architect and furniture designer, was the woman behind the Le Corbusier studio in Paris. (I find this poster of hers in which she is surrounded by a sample of her work to be beautiful.) She is currently part of an exhibition at the Centre Pampidou in — Continue reading

Still single?

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Still single?

This Day Carry Canvas bag put a smile on my face :-) www.day.dk  

2sday’s Giveaway on 2Modern’s Facebook Page!

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

2sday's are 'giveaway' day on 2Modern's Facebook page. Have you checked it out lately? Post a comment under the prize each 2sday and you may win! Winners are drawn randomly and announced on Wednesday. …pass it on!

TOTEM

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
TOTEM

Totem by Boym Partners is just a vase at the first blush. Then this handmade ceramic ‘vase’ breaks down into four distinct bowls creating a very unique serving experience. It can make an ideal complement to contemporary dining room furniture. Totem looks perfectly simple and combines both functional and beauty. — Continue reading

JD House by Bak Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
JD House by Bak Architects

BAK Architects is probably one of my favorite Architectural Firms. The JD house, which just finished construction this year, is set in the forest of Mar Azul in the Argentinian province of Buenos Aires. I love the use of wood as a design element in this house. The concrete also — Continue reading

Bamboo Bike Studio

Categories: DIY + How To, Sustainability
Bamboo Bike Studio

The Bamboo Bike Studio is one of the coolest ideas I've heard of in a long time.  Based out of Brooklyn, the studio seeks to promote sustainable entrepreneurship by providing the means and training necessary to build your own bamboo bike and then taking this concept worldwide. Together with their — Continue reading

Constant Blue

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Constant Blue

Associated with loyalty, in general, without getting into specifics such as product categories, regions, and trends, blue is the most popular color of our times. Blue in glossy finishes appears energetic, impressive and high in spirits in the kitchen. It still maintains its serenity. The high gloss blue metallic lacquered — Continue reading

The Secret Bed Chamber

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Secret Bed Chamber

Atoll I am not sure why I am intrigued by the Murphy Bed.  Perhaps I watched so many old movies with the bunk folding down in the train car turning the seating area into your own cocoon of a bedroom or perhaps because I’ve lived in old buildings that showed — Continue reading

Public Spaces

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Public Spaces

  Considering how many public places one visits in a day, it's always surprising how little attention/care is paid to institutional design. We found one Austin firm, Sixthriver Architects that is making waves in this design field and gaining a lot of work and recognition because of their talent. We're — Continue reading

Introducing Vessel on 2Modern!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Introducing Vessel on 2Modern!

Vessel has just launched on the 2Modern website! Not only are these products eco-friendly, but they are also proudly made in the USA. Vessel’s high quality ceramics safeguard the health of growing plants and come in a range of related shapes complementary to today’s architecture. There is a wide variety — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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

Modern habitats for all species. Love to see the neat ways critters can stay hip… Dog House design just went to the next level. German designers, Best Friend's Home. Featured on Design Milk.   Not sure how modern this one is but I love anything cheeky and since I was — Continue reading