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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Pressed Chair

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Pressed Chair

  Designed by Harry Thaler the "Pressed chair is a light, stackable metal chair stamped out of a 2.5 mm aluminium sheet. The value of the design excels in the intent of creating a piece out of one single material without any joints or connectors. Furthermore the manufacturing produces no — Continue reading

Graphic Works Of Martin Sati

Categories: Art + Graphics
Graphic Works Of Martin Sati

   Graphic designers find inspiration from many sources.   I find Martin Sati’s illustrations recall some of my favorite artists.  This Sevilla based designer likes the contrast in negative space juxtaposed to the detailed line much like Erte’s arch typified art deco images recalling a fascination of the machine age.  For — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
2Modern Design Brief

Dreamy Design…both architecture and objects…I wish I could spend hours sifting through all the cool content out there. Here is some of favorite posts.  Favorite pool e.v.e.r! Not only does the gradation change of this landscape totally work with this architecture, this pool design is 100% top in my book — Continue reading

Note

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Note

I love this brilliant concept and design by Scholz & Friends for Panasonic's Note ear buds. Clever and simple. Via Lovely Packages

Up-cycling Can Be Upscale

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Up-cycling Can Be Upscale

This weekend concluded the July 2009 Brimfield Antique Show–the largest outdoor antique and flea market in New England. After having heard so much hype about the show, I decided to make the drive and check it out for myself.  Antiques may not be your thing, but there is inevitably something gratifying — Continue reading

Iconic Washing-up Bowl

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Iconic Washing-up Bowl

  It´s an entirely new way to clean your dishes. The shape of the Washing-up Bowl changes according to what you put in it.   www.normann-copenhagen.com

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
2Modern Design Brief

Visual candy and organic luminaires…spotted treasures from the design world. The Contemporist featured this beautiful light by Sarah Parkes at Smalltown. Beautiful shadows…this could be a spectacular outdoor piece as well.  Organic treasures always fancy my design senses. A departure from the standard 'ideal' I tend to lean towards in — Continue reading

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore…

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore…

The new Marina Bay Sands, Singapore is so much more than your common of run of the mill casino. With its luxury shopping boutiques, extraordinary sky park and infinity pool, Marina Bay Sands is truly a posh playground for adults.   The sky park resembles a fine, sleek yacht, streamlined to appear — Continue reading

Sprout House by Studio Archi Farm

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Sprout House by Studio Archi Farm

  Studio Archi Farm 

Megan Geckler

Categories: Art + Graphics
Megan Geckler

Megan Geckler is a modern artist and her work is being shown at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.  For the exhibit "Every step you take, every move you make" – She was asked to do a site specific work in the Project Room in conjunction with the Design Biennial. — Continue reading

The Universe House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
The Universe House

Nestled among the beachy rocks and cacti of Roca Blanco, Mexico is quite possibly one of the most spectacular beach houses I've ever laid eyes on.  Not unlike many other beach houses I've seen, this beach house nearly disappears into the hill on which it was built and it probably — Continue reading

The Whimsical Works of David Weidman

Categories: Art + Graphics
The Whimsical Works of David Weidman

…and also some serious ones.  I first learned of David Weidman at the Fairfax Flea Market in LA and was lucky & smart enough to purchase a silk screened postcard from one of his relatives.  Years later, I was overjoyed to come across this book [originally published in 2008 by Gingko Press, now — Continue reading

MODERN + RUSTIC + HANDMADE = BLISS by Carol VanderKloot

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, DIY + How To, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
MODERN + RUSTIC + HANDMADE = BLISS  by Carol VanderKloot

Don't say you didn't hear it first from 2modern, as the sign isn’t even up yet. Here in Stone Ridge, a mere 120 minutes north of the Big Apple, they do modern and they do it well. Now open weekends and by appointment, presenting: the Rural Modernist Studio. This gem of a — Continue reading

Gus* Modern Essentials SALE on 2Modern!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Gus* Modern Essentials SALE on 2Modern!

We wait all year for this one! Don't miss your chance to save 20% on all Gus* Modern upholstery items!  If you have been eyeing a special sofa, chair or ottoman by this popular brand…it does not get any better than this!      

Gursky and his jogging path

Categories: Art + Graphics
Gursky and his jogging path

The german photographer Andreas Gursky known by his gigantic images of man-made spaces such as stock-exchanges, buildings and mega cities uses a large format camera to show his view of the modern life, the globalization and the information age. He manipulates and collages small shots to create infinite vistas.   chicago — Continue reading

Rapha Cycling Classics Visit NYC for 3 months

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Rapha Cycling Classics Visit NYC for 3 months

Rapha a British based maker of cycling clothing and gear in classical style has decided to give its NY audience a hands on experience of their gear and aesthetic. In saying hands on we mean the full blown experience including Tour de France memorabilia, their vintage Citroen delivery van from — Continue reading

IQ haus

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
IQ haus

The IQ haus, Contemporary Pre-Fab homes by DNA European Design Studio was introduced at the Dwell on Design event in Los Angeles last month.  The structures use no wood and are designed and engineered of recycled materials, making it "earth-friendly" and allow users to add cells at a later time — Continue reading

Sleepy?

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Sleepy?

I must admit-I LOVE to sleep! I am one of those people who can fall asleep anywhere at anytime.  This little-known fact is what has inspired me to look into modern ways to sleep. Humans sleep approximately 30% of their life!  Maly bed by Ligne Roset            I love — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
2Modern Design Brief

Architectural Turn-On's…. Dear Cliff House, please invite me to gander at your beauty and spend my evenings in your pool. I promise to be a lovely guest and not overstay my welcome…courtesy of Contemporist. Vatsu House, spotted on Contemporist. Amazing hardscape. Love the Mondrian-like concrete detail alongside the pool.  Opposite — Continue reading

New from 2Modern!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
New from 2Modern!

New from John Kelly Furniture: The Rho Series – a collection of contemporary furnishing that is a perfect high-tech solution for any outdoor space. Rho's offering includes a Dining Armchair, Lounge Chair, Chaise Lounge, Love Seat, Ottoman, Tray Table, Round Table, and Square Table. All pieces are available in 10 — Continue reading