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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sentry :: Andy Freeberg

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Sentry :: Andy Freeberg

I am totally digging this photographic series by Andy Freeberg, entitled "Sentry".  I don't know how many times I've walked into spaces like this – always with an over-sized, white reception desk, it seems – and had this same experience.  The top of a head, the absence of a "hello", — Continue reading

pattern – orla kiely

Categories: Art + Graphics
pattern – orla kiely

Pattern looks to be a lovely coffee table book from London-based designer Orla Kiely.  The 304 pages include her bold, colorful graphics and her own personal account and inspirational images that have shaped her style.  The book explores the use of pattern in design and how they have shaped her — Continue reading

2010 European Capital of Culture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
2010 European Capital of Culture

As the 2010 European Capital of Culture- Istanbul a global city that spreads between the two continents, offers lots of cultural, historical and social activities and alternatives. I find Istanbul intriguing, chaotic and enigmatic; a true special blend of the east and the west. The last time I was in the — Continue reading

Acrylic Is Back

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Acrylic Is Back

  moon chair – HStudio Am I dreaming or did I just wake up and is it the 90‚Äôs?  Fashion these days is a reinterpretation of the 80‚Äôs and 90‚Äôs.  Why should furniture be any different?   We have seen the revival of acrylic, and for some of us it never — Continue reading

Meet Chick

Categories: Art + Graphics
Meet Chick

The story of a little chick and his love of meatballs. He has a bauhaus aesthetic and love for all things round. He likes simple meatballs beacuse he's simple. He flies Finair because they serve meatballs. He watches Mario Batali on the food network in hopes of seeing a new — Continue reading

Combine Collective

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Combine Collective

Awesome new trays by Combine Collective for your Mac peripherals. "Our keyboard trays are designed to combine the various Mac wireless interfaces into one clean unit. We offer three variations which work with the full suite, or partial combos of that. Every aspect of the tray‚Äôs design and production is — Continue reading

Modern Tea Towels

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Tea Towels

With the weather starting to change, I am starting to dream of the lazy afternoons of baking and cooking.  Here are some wonderfully architectural and clever towels from Girls Can Tell  to add to your collection.    Classic Holga    Tandem Bike   Beer Lovers    

Hot Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Hot Design

It's getting colder out, and that means it's time to utilize the fireplace. Whether or not you own one or would like to make one, below are a couple designs from AK47 as well as a DIY project from Karen Bertelson, my new favorite blogger. I've been wanting to build a firepit for — Continue reading

The Sheer Kitchen…

Categories: Uncategorized
The Sheer Kitchen…

Architecture, Art, Design, Kitchen, Storage Units, Trends
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House at Quinta da Marinha, Cascais, Portugal, by Areacor

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House at Quinta da Marinha, Cascais, Portugal, by Areacor

Areacor is a team of two architects in Portugal, Nuno De Sousa and  Sonia Picolo. The residential homes they create are building forms that are, in essence, natural. They reflect the client's need for comfort, serenity and beauty, obtaining maximum value for their client's resources. One fine example of that — Continue reading

New from 2Modern: BDI, Iannone Design, Indi B, Ink Dish, Oeuf, Thomaspaul, and MASH Studios

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New from 2Modern: BDI, Iannone Design, Indi B, Ink Dish, Oeuf, Thomaspaul, and MASH Studios

BDI is now on 2Modern! In BDI, you’ll find a collection of furniture pieces that are unique, functional and great looking. Their Home Theater furniture is engineered to meet the demanding needs of today’s electronics, and do so while enriching the home and the home theater experience. They also offer — Continue reading

Modern Marvel

Categories: Uncategorized
Modern Marvel

All was a flutter yesterday afternoon and into the night at the New York Design Center‚Äôs What‚Äôs New, What‚Äôs Next, a virtual, in-the-flesh celebratory open house with programs by editors from top design and shelter publications, dealers, curators, authors and designers about every imaginable topic. Yours truly was present for — Continue reading

Rita Chair + Table :: RS Barcelona

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Rita Chair + Table :: RS Barcelona

I love this steel and wood furniture series from RS Barcelona: bright and colorful with all the right angles.  Could you ask for more?  I mean, really.  Just look at that gorgeous blending of materials!  Mm-mm! About: The secret of her beauty is her simplicity, her sincerity. Rita doesn‚Äôt try — Continue reading

Murakami in the Wonderland of Versailles

Categories: Uncategorized
Murakami in the Wonderland of Versailles

Takashi Murakami has been around for a while bridging the gap between the low and high art, synthesizing the east and west influences, and producing the -kawaii- cute cartoon characters with bright colors and big smiles for his prints and paintings.     An exhibition, which has recently opened, by Takashi — Continue reading

White House

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White House

This urban house was built in Suginami, Tokyo 2006 by Jin Otagiri, founder of Datar Architecture, Japan.  What can we say?  The lines are ultra clean.  The house is very white.  It is built for a family yet I cannot imagine a family in it nor a piece of furniture — Continue reading

“Good Design”

Categories: Uncategorized
“Good Design”

  German Industrial designer, Dieter Rams‚Äô ten principles to ‚Äúgood design‚Äù- Good design is innovative. Good design makes a product useful. Good design is aesthetic. Good design makes a product understandable. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is honest. Good design is long-lasting. Good design is thorough down to the — Continue reading

Tires Rock…and Roll

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Tires Rock…and Roll

Tire by Roy Lichtenstein 1970 image source: ElissaSCA Rob Pruitt 2010 Pattern and Degradation Opening reception at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Maccarone, New York image source: VernissageTV Didier Didier Tires are in. Ever since we had the car tires balanced 3 weeks ago and found out they had weather cracking, — Continue reading

Acero – House 4

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Acero – House 4

This residential project is a grandiose example of architecture grounded in the conceptual realm. With dramatic forms and huge voids, one cannot help but be dwarfed by both the structure and the vast manicured landscape surround.  Paradoxically, when enclosed within the residence, one is embraced by the surprising scale and — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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2Modern Design Brief

Brains of designers working hard lately…. Is it me or is there an exciting amount of good design these days? I spotted this on Cool Hunting but you can check out the whole enchilada over at the designer's site, Knife & Saw. You should really just check out the whole — Continue reading

Proximity Posters

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Proximity Posters

If only all job postings were this inviting and beautiful! I know it's a bold statement, but… BEST. JOB ADS. EVER. Designed by Allan Peters. via