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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Panton Chair

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Panton Chair

Verner Panton has said that he started working on the Panton Chair in 1959/60, so we celebrate the 50th birthday for the Panton Chair. The chair has become one of the Danish Design Icons. Produced by Vitra in 1967 for the first time. I like that they later made a miniature — Continue reading

The colors, the colors!

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The colors, the colors!

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami installed his wacky work in the Chateau of Versailles. The images are so completely contradictory that they look Photoshopped to me, with the pop-art pieces completely out of place in the gilded and opulent environment.   via flavorwire

Beach House by Studio 101

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Beach House by Studio 101

I thought this house was so amazing. Love the use of wood and the lights coming up through the floor. Visit Studio 101 for more photos. (Via Designboom)      

2Modern Design Brief

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2Modern Design Brief

Spectacular finds that simply must be shared… Everything about this space is beyond words. I don't know where to start…This would make an amazing guest house…but it's just so good, I want it as an art studio and my escape place…and that rooftop garden-it's just the perfect 'cherry on top' — Continue reading

The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus Ohio, Mark Bradford, and me.

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The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus Ohio, Mark Bradford, and me.

Happy Monday – Blog2Modern Readers, I haven't had a chance to post an entry in a while, due to the fact that I am currently in Columbus, Ohio at the Wexner Center for the Arts (!!!)  I was invited (in August) to do a large-scale solo installation in the lobby — Continue reading

Scary Spooky Halloween Invitations

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Scary Spooky Halloween Invitations

Scary and Spooky Halloween Invitations from Sendomatic.com. Most designs have creepy sounds and music - hosts can sell event tickets, post to calendars, send text or phone call reminders. Enjoy!     via www.createmyevent.com

Yum Yum London :: Parallel Parking

Categories: Art + Graphics
Yum Yum London :: Parallel Parking

Here’s a fun little short from the clever folks at Yum Yum London that ought to brighten your Thursday. For more happiness, check out their design and illustration portfolio.  Also, they have a new series of toys that can only be described as amazing.  Don’t believe me?  Click here.

Casa Luis Barragan

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Casa Luis Barragan

John Pawson-the father of modern architectural minimalism- visited the house of Luis Baragan-the most important 20th century Mexican architect-in Mexico City and wrote an article about his visit.I enjoyed reading about the great architect through the eyes of another one.  His article starts with a quote from Barragan: "My house — Continue reading

Modern Rooftop Gardens

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Modern Rooftop Gardens

Sometimes we need a few moments to get away.  Find peace among the city life.   For those of us who are city dwellers the rare patch of green is just that, rare.  Sometimes the only space option is the roof.           Whether your own private retreat — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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2Modern Design Brief

Psst…have you heard??? There are some neat online publications that are filling my 'shelter mag void'…   This is an online publication by an interior designer, Kelly LaPlante. To quote her own site, Standard, "Green is a standard, not a Style'…So far so good! Looking forward to more Ms. LaPlante! Thank — Continue reading

Looking to the Past for Inspiration and Motivation

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Looking to the Past for Inspiration and Motivation

This weekend was spent participating in an annual family tradition that dates back long before anyone can remember.  The change of the season is marked by sudden cool snaps, shorter days, and a bountiful fall harvest.  Each fall in early September vine-ripened grapes make their journey from vineyards around the — Continue reading

DBA Pen

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There are 2 reasons why I had to share this with you guys. The first, because the DBA pen is the first 98% biodegradable pen in the world. The body is composed of bio-plastic, the ink reservoir from biodegradable fiber, and the ink itself is ACMI certified non-toxic. The second reason is — Continue reading

New from 2Modern: Leucos, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Heller, Fatboy, Shine Labs, and more

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New from 2Modern: Leucos, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Heller, Fatboy, Shine Labs, and more

  Introducing the new Metallic Soul Bag from Fatboy! This fashionable bag has the same familiar feel as the origanl Soulbag, but this shiny variant gives a different shine to the soul.     Oeuf has added walnut options to their popular Sparrow Collection which include their Dresser, Crib, and — Continue reading

Coasting

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Coasting

I've had coasters on the mind lately, and thought I'd share some of my favorite finds:   via   via     via   via  

Taller 5 Architects

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Taller 5 Architects

Via Mexican-Architects.com.      Taller 5 Architects 

2Modern Design Brief

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2Modern Design Brief

Things I am kind of in love with lately…. Unimaginable and unthinkable re-use of material. Read the whole story here on Design Crack.  Architecture that makes me look twice and my eyes pop! Image and info courtesy of Design Scene.  Unexpected use of color. image found on BLTD.  Oversize scale-most — Continue reading

House by Lucio Rosato, Riparo Bardella di Ortona, Italy

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House by Lucio Rosato, Riparo Bardella di Ortona, Italy

Lucio Rosato has designed a house that for me is a modern complimentary to Casa Malaparte by Adalberto Libera. You can imagine them both on the same island, sitting on opposite promontories, juxtaposed in an architectural dialogue of the bare minimal, the absolutely essential.  Built parallel to the seafront (in contrast — Continue reading

DLA Piper Office :: Hofman Dujardin Architects

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DLA Piper Office :: Hofman Dujardin Architects

I LOVE THIS OFFICE.  Forgive the shouting, but as someone who loves bold use of color, this space pretty much melted my mind.  Designed by Dutch architecture firm Hofman Dujardin, the DLA Piper office is a playful space intended to accentuate the variations in sunlight throughout a typical working day. — Continue reading

Lucienne Day: colorful and whimsical

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Lucienne Day: colorful and whimsical

Lucienne Day, a 20thcentury English textile designer whose fabrics inspired by abstract patterns, nature and modern art, brought the contemprorary design into everyone's homes. I enjoy exploring Lucienne Day's design which has timeless qualities: cheerful, doodle like, fun and fresh.   Lucienne Day made her name and career by Calyx, a — Continue reading

Tokujin Yoshioka

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Tokujin Yoshioka

  The complete work of Tokujin Yoshioka, one of the most innovative designers working today. Based in Tokyo, Tokujin Yoshioka has built a career using unconventional materials to create objects and spaces. Often employing paper and glass, as well as unusual elements, such as plastic drinking straws, his studio‚Äôs work — Continue reading