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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Night and Day by Patricia Urquiola

Categories: Kids + Baby
Night and Day by Patricia Urquiola

Night and Day is a new innovative solutions for saving space designed by Patricia Urquiola. The system consists of a range of upholstered sofas, chaise longues and single beds that can be arranged in various combinations. Night & Day has the design without limits: colors, sizes, adjustable back and built-in — Continue reading

The New Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, by Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue &

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
The New Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, by Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue &

Edinburgh. One can readily imagine, even if they have not yet been there, a historic city full of monumental stone buildings, narrow cobbled streets, myth and stories winking at them at each way they turn their heads to. When one does visit, like I did a week ago, the sense — Continue reading

Sam Winston – Text as Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Sam Winston – Text as Art

I came across the work of Sam Winston, a British artist, and am in love with it. So poetic, visual, labor intensive. His work is currently on show in the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. The institutions that have collected his work read like a laundry list of the — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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

Dreamy Design in a Modern world… This is definitely what they mean by 'died and gone to heaven'! I have always imagined that the afterlife is just like this…image courtesy of Theurel & Thomas. etherial sphere's of light…made by Heath Nash. A 'Tea House' is how this is described…to me — Continue reading

Angela Adams :: Fall 2010

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Angela Adams :: Fall 2010

Oh, look at me go!  I'm such a sucker for Angela Adams (I even saved up my pennies and bought her Canopy/Indigo rug after coveting it for nearly three years).  As an Angela fan, I'm always excited when she announces new patterns and colorways.  For example, her beloved "Ocean" pattern — Continue reading

Brutalist and Heavenly

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Brutalist and Heavenly

Harry Weese, a 20th century Chicago architect, designed thousands of buildings in the modernist style, conducted many restoration and renovation projects in Chicago, including Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Theater, the Field Museum of Natural History and most successfully he designed Washington's hundred mile long Metro system in 1967. — Continue reading

Infinity And Beyond

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Infinity And Beyond

  It is still summer and temperatures are rising here and have been sizzling.  Time to cool off.   Nothing calms the mind, sooths the soul and cools the body like an infinity pool.  Plus it is blue.  Who does not like blue?  Minimalistic and modern.  Nothing but the water flowing — Continue reading

A Parisienne in Brooklyn by Carol VanderKloot

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
A Parisienne in Brooklyn by Carol VanderKloot

Ok, this year's New York International Gift Fair at Javits Center was so dominated by vintage-inspired, knotty pined, whip stitched, whimsical objet made in China, I needed a break. Plus, many exhibitors showed copious copies of works by Gio Ponti, Alexander Girard, David Hicks, with NO mention or credit given. — Continue reading

Ladies and Gentleman

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ladies and Gentleman

Ladies and Gentleman present Superior Server family, a set of stainless steel utensils with handles that are "crisply coated in a vibrant set of colors allowing the set to be fitting in contemporary and traditional settings alike." ~via mocoloco

Going to the Gym?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Going to the Gym?

How awesome is this collection? Leave it to Danish design team, mater, to mass produce a sustainable collection of cabinets that look this sleek. Together with, Soren Rose, they’ve managed to recapture our earliest memories of playing with our friends in Gym class, and the unbelievably simplistic beauty of that — Continue reading

I want to live there.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
I want to live there.

I am in love with this amazing house built into a hill in Switzerland, called Villa Vals. It was designed by Christian Muller Architects. You can stay there, too! Do I smell a honeymoon?          Via Black Eiffel       

Contemporary Textiles

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Contemporary Textiles

Anne Kyyro Quinn is one of Britain's leading manufacturer of hand-crafted interior textiles. Known for their contemporary and sculptural patterns, the textiles are bold, rich, and textural.  The designs are inspired by organic shapes and the inherent beauty in natural materials.                     Photos from Anne Kyyro Quin and Contemporist

Lens Quencher

Categories: DIY + How To, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Lens Quencher

Saw this over at BTLD and had to share. How many of our photog-nerds have been missing this in their lives?!    My only complaint is that it's not a Nikon lens. Learn more and buy it here.

Win $10,000 from CB2 and Todd Selby!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Win $10,000 from CB2 and Todd Selby!

We just found out that CB2 is holding a contest for the most creative space. Looks pretty easy to enter to win: – Submit three photos of your most inspired living space and then try to get all the votes you can. – The top 50 vote-getters will advance to — Continue reading

Alessi: Blow up- Bamboo Collection…

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Alessi: Blow up- Bamboo Collection…

Alessi is commonly known for their well structured, stainless steel pieces which includes their Blow Up collection; in which the form of the objects is created by the play of shapes and spaces generated by the steel rods put together almost at random.  I am head over heels over the new — Continue reading

Lava Sofa

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Lava Sofa

Lounging takes on an entirely new meaning thanks to Cor Furniture and designers Kirsten Antje Hoppert and Steffen Kroll of Studio Vertijet.Cor furniture takes lounging into another level, by introducing their new Lava Sofa. The generously designed elements can be arranged in playful ways: crosswise, parallel or stacked, with each — Continue reading

Artist Designed Mini-Golf a new fad?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, News + Events + Contests
Artist Designed Mini-Golf a new fad?

Through September 16, the Salt Lake Art Center boasts 19 holes of indoor mini golf – a great way to beat the heat. Club sizes come in mini through tall adult and you can pick any golf ball color you would like, they have a rainbow of choices. 19 artists — Continue reading

The Golden Door open until September 6 only!

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
The Golden Door open until September 6 only!

There is a very special mini golf course in Hamilton Square, Jersey City, NJ and it is only up for a few more weeks. It is open to the public dawn-thru-dusk. This project was curated by Christina Vassallo and includes:Victoria ColabroAsha GanpatDarren Jones & Ryan RoaHiroshi KumagaiTom McGlynnLaura NapierRisa PunoNyugen — Continue reading

Modern Pool Party

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Pool Party

I don't know about the rest of you, but with the heat index hovering around 100'F in Atlanta, I really need to find a pool to take a dip in.  Until then, here's a gaggle of beautiful, modern, pools for cooling off, maxing and relaxing.   The Z-House, Denmark, by — Continue reading

Mod DIY :: TV Table Lamp

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Decor + Objects
Mod DIY :: TV Table Lamp

Blogger buddy Baz aka Atomic Indy sent over this incredibly clever DIY project he recently completed: an old, yard-sale-acquired TV turned hip, mod table lamp!  After gutting a Sony TV-750, our man Baz installed a low-wattage CFL before applying his favorite Julius Shulman image to the back of the screen.  — Continue reading