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Daily Archives: December 1, 2010

Gaudi and trencadis

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Gaudi and trencadis

The great Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi is known for his complex and original architectural structures which incorporate unique design elements such as brightly colorful mosaics, furniture, ceramics and wrought iron pieces. Gaudi’s inspiration originate from the nature’s intricate forms and angles. Having influenced by the combinations of styles such as — Continue reading

La Réserve Ramatuelle

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
La Réserve Ramatuelle

This caught my eye not only because I am in desperate need of a vacation, but the interesting shape of the roof which is of asian expression.  I was surprised to find it was actually just a few minutes from the legendary village of Saint-Tropez overlooking the Mediterranean, the newly — Continue reading

Basic Black, I’m not a poet, I just ride bikes.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Basic Black, I’m not a poet, I just ride bikes.

If you want a knit Winter hat without looking like a greasy haired hipster dweeb this is the answer. Continue reading

The Real Concrete Tube

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Real Concrete Tube

A pendant lamp made of pure concrete. Concrete as a supposedly, rough, dure and seemingly archaic material is cast in a strictly cylindrical shape and is illuminated.  The strength of the concrete  remains perceptible. The feel of the concrete surface is soft, the light is warm. The changeableness of this — Continue reading

Featured Craftsperson: Matt Pugh

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Featured Craftsperson: Matt Pugh

Good design, it can be argued, is simple and pleasant design. Design that does its job well, and with as little work possible. Throw in words like adorable, charming and must-have, and you’ve got the work of Bath, UK craftsman Matt Pugh. We fell in love with his little wooden — Continue reading

Name that Mid-Century Modern Designer

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Name that Mid-Century Modern Designer

We’ve always found a tremendous amount of peace and relaxation from today’s Mid-Century Modern designer’s furniture pieces. Full of natural materials and streamlined shapes, this designer seemed to have an amazing handle on revering the past and designing for the future. If the photos don’t give them away, we’ve got — Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Antonio De Bonis of Tulip Juvenile and Leander

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Exclusive Interview: Antonio De Bonis of Tulip Juvenile and Leander

We’ve got another fabulous company (actually two!) manufacturing gorgeous and modern baby and kid furniture that we’re bringing to you in an interview this week. So why focus on furniture for people who can’t even afford to buy their own? Read on to find out…

Modern Book Corner: Simple Times

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Book Corner: Simple Times

As you may have noticed with the re-launch of the (fabulous) 2Modern blog, we’ve listened to your feedback and have been trying to incorporate more How to and DIY posts per week. Who doesn’t love digging into a project and getting their hands a little dirty? With the impending holiday — Continue reading