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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Swirl Around The Clock

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Swirl Around The Clock

      I love the name, Swirl Around The Clock with gradient circles partially forming a circle.  Enough to get the idea.  The name conjures up a 50′s dance tune.   A mid century flair with the contemporary mix of vinyl decals in many colors perhaps too many.  Okay 42 — Continue reading

A Creative Poster For Your Kids

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
A Creative Poster For Your Kids

I can’t tell you how much I love this coloring poster by Roxy Marj.  It’s creative and stylish.  It’s one of those pieces that looks great when it becomes vandalized by kiddos and also looks great untouched.  Jennifer from A Merry Mishap hung her Roxy Marj poster in her son’s — Continue reading

Great Book: Flower by Andrew Zuckerman

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Great Book: Flower by Andrew Zuckerman

Andrew Zuckerman, photographer of the adorable and curiosity-inducing books “Creature” and “Bird” is back, but this time focusing not on furry and feathery things, but on flowers, the pedaled jewels and gems nature. “Spectacular close-up images of 150 flower species, both exotic and familiar, are lovingly captured in Zuckerman’s bold — Continue reading

Oru Kayak: The Origami Folding Boat

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Oru Kayak: The Origami Folding Boat

Sorry for two Kickstarter posts in one day…but this one is too cool to not mention! It’s a kayak…that folds like origami into a tote with straps you can carry! Are you ready? Cause the future is here. “The Oru Kayak is an incredible, high-performance boat that folds out of — Continue reading

Cool or Meh? The KeySquare

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Cool or Meh? The KeySquare

Adam Hogsett seems to think that before the Keysquare, the only options available to men to carry their keys were bulky and unattractive. He hopes to change the aesthetic look of  hips the world over with his Keysquare, a snazzy looking little metal piece with a sleek design that does — Continue reading

Restaurant Höst Kopenhagen in Denmark

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Restaurant Höst Kopenhagen in Denmark

Boy if you ever needed proof that lighting can make or break a space, you need only look at the newly revealed Restaurant Höst Kopenhagen in Denmark, that sports an exciting array of lighting options from that Amsterdam-based vintage industrial lighting store resource we’ve posted about before, 360Volt. As you can see, — Continue reading

GIFTS: For Jewelry & Fashion Lovers

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Holiday Ideas
GIFTS: For Jewelry & Fashion Lovers

Have a fashionista or fashion lover in your midst? Love adorning the lady and lad that you adore? We came across so many amazing and beautiful modern jewelry designs this year. Some stunningly simple and modern, others intricate and geometric. Whether you know someone’s tastes well or not, take a — Continue reading

Holiday Shopping at 2Modern is Fast & Fun!

Categories: Modern Holiday Ideas
Holiday Shopping at 2Modern is Fast & Fun!

Along with our annual, fabulous modern holiday gifts guides we publish here on the blog (yesterday saw our first one: gifts for For Those Hard-to-Buy-For Folks; another one’s coming up in just a minute!), there lives on the 2Modern site a wonderful little resource for those who aren’t good at making — Continue reading

TAKE HOME DESIGN’s Geo Series

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
TAKE HOME DESIGN’s Geo Series

TAKE HOME DESIGN’s Geo Series is simple, modern and fun. According to TAKE HOME DESIGN’s website, storage is supposed to console, drawer and store items to help keep a house clean and tidy. GEO is designed to be plain and functional, but not boring or dull. Simple and sleek. With — Continue reading

GIFTS: For Those Hard-to-Buy-For Folks

Categories: Modern Holiday Ideas
GIFTS: For Those Hard-to-Buy-For Folks

Hate shopping for people who already seem to have everything? US TOO. It’s tough because you want to show you care but don’t want to get them something they won’t like or don’t need. 2Modern’s got your back! We’ve come up with eight items that we’ve come across this year — Continue reading

Adorably Modern: Pikuniku Dolls

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Adorably Modern: Pikuniku Dolls

Loving this cute-couple collaboration between Austin-based craftsman and woodworker Michael Yates (you might remember him from our trillions of blog posts) and Tomoko Kuwahara, an amazing illustrator, artist and senior designer at Razorfish. Little Pikuniku dolls are darling, hand-made, hand-painted, modern, and for sale for only $40 bucks. HINT: These would — Continue reading

More Favorite Pins of the Week

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
More Favorite Pins of the Week

From architectural patterns to textural patterns to clever bag details to absolute truths illustrated colorfully, this week’s favorite pins took on an unplanned fall color palette and we’re totally alright with that. We’re still feeling the geometric trend, but it’s taking on all new depths and layers that we’ve never — Continue reading

PlyPlay Designs’ Big Tilt

Categories: Kids + Baby
PlyPlay Designs’ Big Tilt

PlyPlay Designs is a new toy line specializing in handmade, Eco-friendly, wooden toys. Inspired by the icon design of the Creative Playthings Hobby Horse, the Big Tilt is a modern take on the traditional teeter totter. Big enough to hold up to four friends, this will surely leave a big impression. — Continue reading

Favorite Pins of the Week

Categories: Art + Graphics
Favorite Pins of the Week

From architectural patterns to textural patterns to clever bag details to absolute truths illustrated colorfully, this week’s favorite pins took on an unplanned fall color palette and we’re totally alright with that. We’re still feeling the geometric trend, but it’s taking on all new depths and layers that we’ve never — Continue reading

Artistic Tearjerker: A Kiss Before You Go

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Artistic Tearjerker: A Kiss Before You Go

It’s hard to say why I opened this book immediately upon receiving it in the mail, but I did, and I read it from start to finish in one sitting. I don’t often do that, but it’s a rare gem of art that doesn’t get published very often, and we — Continue reading

Heck Yes/No: Modular Concrete Hifi Console

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Heck Yes/No: Modular Concrete Hifi Console

Straight from the designer, Rafael Cichy: “I have designed a modular furniture from concrete. It is a lowboard for consumer electronics like HiFi or TVs. Concrete as a material is perfectly suitable to build a HiFi rack. Because of its heavy mass, there are no ways for resonances to disturb the sensitive — Continue reading

Dream Nature Modern: Juvet Landscape Hotel

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Dream Nature Modern: Juvet Landscape Hotel

“The Juvet Landscape Hotel is located at Valldal, near the town of Åndalsnes in north-western Norway. Passing tourists are attracted by a spectacular waterfall in a deep gorge near the road, ”Gudbrandsjuvet”. The idea emerged as an opportunity to exploit breathtaking scenery with minimal intervention, allowing locations which would otherwise — Continue reading

New @2Modern: Tango Lighting!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New @2Modern: Tango Lighting!

Florida-based Tango Lighting are definitely charmers when it comes to furnishing a collection full of sleek modern lights perfect for the modern home. From floor lamps (some HUGE) to table lamps to ceiling lightings to wall sconces to lights that could either be ceiling lights or floor sconces to beautiful — Continue reading

12 of Our Favorite Modern Dinner Plates

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
12 of Our Favorite Modern Dinner Plates

We all want to make a good impression on our holiday dinner guests — no doubt. But securing a beautiful set of dinnerware for Thanksgiving, Christmas and more is more than just wanting to show off in front of friends and family members — it’s about wanting to create the — Continue reading

Modern Champagne Glasses

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Modern Champagne Glasses

Nothing quite says Happy New Year like a sparkling libation with streams of tiny bubbles lifting from the bottom of the glass to the surface, like streamers in the opposite directions, screaming come celebrate!  Whether it is for the New Years, the old year or your year,  the best way — Continue reading