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Monthly Archives: November 2012

French & Fabulous Furniture: Singularité

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
French & Fabulous Furniture: Singularité

Founded in 2012, Singularité is a furniture company that works closely with emerging design and art talent in France and Europe — folks who love high-quality craftsmanship, creativity, experimentation and more. Singularité provides limited editions, collectables and unique pieces. “We support and share the high-end design of a rising generation of — Continue reading

The Best Idea Ever? Trotify

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Best Idea Ever? Trotify

We’re a little angry we’re only now discovering this, as it seems to have made a few of the blog rounds so far. Whose responsibility was it to send to us?! Anger aside, this is adorable, charming, and most of all — completely gratuitous. Meet Trotify, the all-wooden system and — Continue reading

Modern Gift Idea: Tri-Lox’s Cedar Coasters

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Modern Gift Idea: Tri-Lox’s Cedar Coasters

Wishing we would have waited to post our For Eco-Conscious Design Lovers gift guide, because these aromatic cedar coasters, new from hip Brooklyn-based creatives Tri-Lox, are the perfect gift for those eco-conscious folks who also love to drink very cold or hot drinks. Also awesome? Since they’re made out of that — Continue reading

Modern Basket Resource: Brilliant Imports

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Basket Resource: Brilliant Imports

We’re always on the lookout for modern-looking baskets. With a modern home design, you can sometimes go a little too far on the “cold” side…but with baskets you can add an earthy, warm modernism with an ethnic twist, but without a lot of fuss. We’re loving the prices and shapes — Continue reading

Michael Jantzen’s Interactive Segmented Tables

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Michael Jantzen’s Interactive Segmented Tables

Wow! Never seen tables like this. Not sure quite how functional they are in certain layouts, but love the idea of a functional table being able to be transformed into a cool sculpture when not in use. They’re certainly very modern in terms of shape, but love how Michael’s used — Continue reading

New @ 2Modern: Skram’s Corkbox

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
New @ 2Modern: Skram’s Corkbox

Looking for the perfect gift for folks who like boxes or putting things in boxes or things made out of cork or well-made things? Skram’s new Corkbox pretty much hits all of those parameters, and looks great doing it, too. Available in small, large or square varieties, you’ll love the — Continue reading

Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading

I love this concept from Austin TX based, Trout Studios,  furniture makers.  A novel idea to use a seat on a chain instead of a ladder to get to those out of reach books.  Their system of L shaped shelving can be used to stack books in various configurations gaining — Continue reading

This Bookcase!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
This Bookcase!

It always feels exhilarating to come across a piece of furniture that is unique and different from it’s competition. We are constantly looking for something that will command attention when guests come over. Well, I have the perfect piece for just that! Let me introduce you to a bookcase that defies gravity with its cantilevered modules — Continue reading

Self-Cleaning Fish Tank/Herb Pot

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Self-Cleaning Fish Tank/Herb Pot

We love our betta fish, Herman, but man do we hate cleaning his water bowl. And you know what else we love? Fresh herbs and veggies grown right on our counter top. Why not combine the two? Is this the best kickstarter ever? Back to the Roots (a cool company — Continue reading

Gift Idea: JCR’s Stylized Wooden Birds

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Gift Idea: JCR’s Stylized Wooden Birds

Need a gift for a nature lover? Birder? Wood fan? Or someone who just likes hanging things from their ceiling? We’ve got it. JCR is an Austin-based artist making these simple yet stunning stylized hanging birds. From blue jays to cardinals to wood peckers and more, each one is subtly — Continue reading

GIFTS: For Eco-Conscious Design Lovers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
GIFTS: For Eco-Conscious Design Lovers

Have a friend or family member who loves design but also really loves the earth? Why not combine both worlds with a gift that’s both good for the environment and also has a sort of earthy, hippie feel. We’ve come across a lot of items throughout the year that have that — Continue reading

Graphic Love: Tugboat’s Woodblock Moon

Categories: Art + Graphics
Graphic Love: Tugboat’s Woodblock Moon

Seriously someone buy this for us. Like, NOW. This isn’t the actual print…they’re still in progress of making those, but if this is any indication, it’s going to be awesome. And you can pre-order now! “”THE MOON” woodcut print is currently in production at Tugboat Printshop. This is the largest — Continue reading

Hot or Not? The Sunglasses Mirror

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Hot or Not? The Sunglasses Mirror

What more is there to say that you can’t glean from the photo? This product is a mirror…in the shape of “hip” sunglasses. Cool sunglasses are certainly a staple in the wardrobe of those who are design lovers and hip, but does combining home decor and clothing elements into something — Continue reading

Patrick Norguet’s Enigmatic Degree

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Patrick Norguet’s Enigmatic Degree

Look up at our blog! It’s a sculpture! It’s a side table! It’s storage! It’s Patrick Norguet-designed Degree! It’s a mystery — and we’re intrigued. Here’s what the manufacturers, Kristalia, have to say for themselves: “Is it a pop sculpture, a piece of scenery, or a giant cork? No, not — Continue reading

Modern DIY to Kickstart the Season

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
Modern DIY to Kickstart the Season

Anyone else dragging when it comes to the holiday decorating bug this year? Don’t know what it is, but unlike other years when we tend to jump on the decor bandwaggon as soon as the turkey from Thanksgiving’s cool, we just haven’t started yet. But, since we still have a — Continue reading

DesignSTUDIO’s singleSPEED Picnic Table

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
DesignSTUDIO’s singleSPEED Picnic Table

Cause sometimes you just need a picnic table that is sturdy, bold, modern and most of all MOVEABLE. Mark Meyer of Austin-based designSTUDIO loves pig roasts — eating and hosting them — and this design was born out of the need for a moveable table that could handle some swine — Continue reading

Werkstatt Schwarz’s Delicious Design Details

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Werkstatt Schwarz’s Delicious Design Details

Werkstatt Schwarz is helmed by Germany-based carpenter Florian Schwarz, and boy are we loving the completely unique details to his work. Looks like he specializes in artisan, hand-made skis, but we don’t do much skiing ourselves. We’re more interested instead in his custom kitchen and storage cabinets, with exceptional details — Continue reading

Travel & Vintage-Inspired Fabric Pouches

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Travel & Vintage-Inspired Fabric Pouches

Vaalbara Designs is Emily Prescott, and boy does this lady have an eye for color, pattern and texture. An avid world traveler and lover of textiles, Emily combines her collection of sumptuous fabrics with some technical skills and simple designs to create her colorful and cheery pouches. In her own — Continue reading

More Favorite Pins of the Week

Categories: Art + Graphics
More Favorite Pins of the Week

Shapes of interesting shelves that have an exotic feel, to boldly painted gray rooms, to more cool, and color pattern and to over-sized, crazy-cool-textured hanging crochet ball mobiles, Pinterest was killer this week! What did you see on everyone’s favorite visual organizing site that you loved the most? 1 2 — Continue reading

DIY: Graphic Striped Rattan Pouf!

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Graphic Striped Rattan Pouf!

Spotted this over at the Old Brand New blog…someone had had a plain rattan pouf for four years, and decided to give it a new life. Inspired by a thrifted painted over the mantle, stripes of yellow, white and black are painted on in a thick, wide style, creating quite — Continue reading