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Monthly Archives: May 2012

ICFF Trend: Hooks & Hangers

Categories: ICFF 2012, Modern Decor + Objects
ICFF Trend: Hooks & Hangers

Ready to finally get your life together in one hip, stylin’ and off-the-floor way? We spotted a ton of neat hooks and hangers at ICFF this year, but before you get on us for pointing out a way “over” trend, let us enumerate: we saw a ton of neat hooks — Continue reading

Knotty: the floor cushion by Kumeko

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Knotty: the floor cushion by Kumeko

This floor cushion with a unique plaited upholstery was designed by Kumeko, a design studio based in Prague, Czech Republic. The name Knotty is related to the method of manufacturing which was inspired by old weaving, knotting and basket-making techniques. The upholstery is made from soft jersey tubes stuffed with — Continue reading

ICFF Video: Michael Iannone!

Categories: ICFF 2012
ICFF Video: Michael Iannone!

Can’t get enough of his awesomeness? Listen to an interview we did of his awhile ago, Exclusive Interview: Michael Iannone of Iannone Design. Find his products on 2Modern: Iannone Design.

Fictional Subway Maps

Categories: Art + Graphics
Fictional Subway Maps

“Mapuccinos” are poster-sized digital prints that at first glance resemble subway maps. But if you look closely, the stops are personalized to capture different moments in your life. They’re made by Boston-based artist (and self-described map addict) Rajiv Ramaiah. You choose the marker locations and names, Rajiv does the rest! — Continue reading

8 DIY’s to Do on a Long Weekend

Categories: DIY + How To
8 DIY’s to Do on a Long Weekend

A long weekend is nearly upon us. If you are like us and have been diligently following our awesome DIY + How to section but maybe haven’t actually done many projects out of lack of time, now’s your chance! We’re certainly going to be seizing ours. In a blatant show — Continue reading

Mixed greens: composting options

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Mixed greens: composting options

The virtues of composting—nutrients for the garden, beneficial for the environment, a lighter family footprint—have been well documented. But getting most people to actually do it is a dicier proposition. The convenience of sink disposals and under-counter garbage cans is hard to match, and piling up waste matter is, admittedly, — Continue reading

Have a Modern Memorial Day (& sale news!)

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Have a Modern Memorial Day (& sale news!)

…Or any awesome outdoor day, really. If you like gathering with friends outdoors (or even just relaxing by yourself) you’ll enjoy some modern items that will help you have a great time. From lighting up your outdoor space to adding in color and function, you’ll appreciate the high-quality of all — Continue reading

James Woolum of HMC Architects on Art and Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
James Woolum of HMC Architects on Art and Architecture

Society has a tendency to take art for granted.  Art is often perceived as something for the ‘select few’, often not going any further than being considered something ‘nice’ or ‘interesting.” But unless it sustains a career or is talked about in more places than the classroom or the studio, — Continue reading

Adorable Design Mini Vid: François Chambard’s One-of-a-Kind Craft System

Categories: ICFF 2012, Modern Decor + Objects
Adorable Design Mini Vid: François Chambard’s One-of-a-Kind Craft System

François Chambard of UM Project is a clever and creative modern furniture designer. His chairs, tables and storage pieces are always so functional, nice-looking and completely unique. But he’s not only about being serious with design; he loves to have fun, and that shows through not only in the colorful, — Continue reading

Vestal’s Sea Green Destroyer

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Vestal’s Sea Green Destroyer

Vestal’s philosophy targets watches for the musically inspired individuals.  But with names such as Crusader and Destroyer it seems more like something movie and Terminator inspired.   However, not to diminish their inspiration, it seems bigger is better these days with hip creative types whatever genre of creative you are. This Vestal — Continue reading

Chaise Cuatro by Ricardo Garza Marcos

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Chaise Cuatro by Ricardo Garza Marcos

I think most design enthusiasts would agree that a good chair should be a staple piece for any space.  Form, design and functionality are all important components of a chair, and this chair has all of that and more.  Designer and architect Ricardo Garza Marcos, has created the Chaise Cuatro.  The — Continue reading

Chuun chair by Christian Vivanco

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Chuun chair by Christian Vivanco

“A tree transformed into furniture or furniture morphing into a tree?” Mexican designer Christian Vivanco designed this chair/coat rack after meticulous contemplation of the interactions we have with the objects that live with us. He observed his own routine upon arriving home and realized chairs are often used to serve — Continue reading

Keep Your Eyes On: Egg Collective

Categories: ICFF 2012
Keep Your Eyes On: Egg Collective

We weren’t surprised in the slightest when three-woman strong Egg Collective won the ICFF new designer award of 2012; we kept finding reasons to pass by their booth we loved their designs so much. A heady mix of vintage-inspired modern pieces that were exquisitely made, we enjoyed how they mixed — Continue reading

Muu Kids & Baby Furniture May Sale!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Muu Kids & Baby Furniture May Sale!

Got a stylish baby or baby on the way that needs new decor for their nursery or room? Well from now through May 29th enjoy 20% off select Muu products so that both you and your kiddo (and your wallet) can be happy! Safe, non-toxic and ultra-functionable, this American-made furniture — Continue reading

Mad for Mesh: Another Awesome Trend

Categories: ICFF 2012, Modern Decor + Objects
Mad for Mesh: Another Awesome Trend

Airy, geometric, tough yet flexible, metal mesh is the way to go when you’re looking for a material that’s both stylish yet sturdy. Also if you enjoy leaving cool patterns on the backs of your thighs. We spotted quite a number of mesh items at ICFF this year; a few — Continue reading

Camp Design Build Adventure in Marfa

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Camp Design Build Adventure in Marfa

El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas is hosting its summer series, Camp Design Build Adventure June 5th – 10th. Folks will design and build projects for local East Side Play! Park. Hosted by architect Jack Sanders, participants will enjoy four days of furniture designing, fun and hanging out. “Camp Design Build — Continue reading

New Colors from Eastvold Modern Furniture

Categories: Exclusive Interviews, ICFF 2012, Modern Decor + Objects
New Colors from Eastvold Modern Furniture

Had the pleasure of speaking with Matt Eastvold of Eastvold, a great modern furniture company out of Minnesota, and he shared with us a few new things going on with them. Can’t get enough of this funny and genuine guy? Be sure to check out an interview we did with — Continue reading

New/Neat: Sergio Mannino’s Non-Flying Carpet

Categories: ICFF 2012
New/Neat: Sergio Mannino’s Non-Flying Carpet

Along with the fabulous finds we spotted at ICFF, held at the Javits Center, just down the road was another great grouping of design folks over at Wanted Design. We spotted a lot of fun items (including some fabulous stuff as usual from David Trubridge). One such fun item is the Non-Flying — Continue reading

ICFF 2012 Trend: Smoked Glass

Categories: ICFF 2012, Modern Decor + Objects
ICFF 2012 Trend: Smoked Glass

As anyone who has paid attention to trends knows, neon colors and other motifs from the 1980s have definitely been making their way into the fashion and interior world, and now there’s another one to add to the list: smoked glass. A mysterious, enigmatic material, there’s always something appealing and — Continue reading

ICFF 2012: First Taste!

Categories: ICFF 2012
ICFF 2012: First Taste!

You’re gonna love the design tastes of all the wonderful things we’ve been spotting at ICFF 2012 in New York City! And wow have we seen some amazing things. It’s a great show this year. A lot of fresh ideas and enthusiasm. We’ve checked in with all of your favorite — Continue reading