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Author: danielle colosimo

dxb.lab architecture, dubai

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
dxb.lab architecture, dubai

dxb.lab architecture dubai is a modern architecture firm founded in 2000 by architect Khalid Alnajjar.  Not only is he an award-winning designer, academic and businessman, but he also has spent a number of years sitting at the head of the detail-planning unit of the Dubai Municipality, contributing to much of — Continue reading

KippyGo Contempo

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
KippyGo Contempo

I just found this incredibly cute & chic website, KippyGo Contempo, chock full of stylish mod gear to deck out your pad with.  With retro-designed patterns printed on everything from retro pillows to magnets, this one-stop mod-shop is sure to be able to inspire your every whim – and corner — Continue reading

Masha, Masha, Masha

Categories: Art + Graphics
Masha, Masha, Masha

Masha Dyans has long been one of my favorite illustrative designers…her imaginative and playful color-filled cards have been known to sneak into my friends and families mailboxes time and time again.  I originally found her cards in a small bookstore in Winchester, Massachusetts, 5 years ago, and bought 4, having — Continue reading

POSIT studio/dubai:Intro

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
POSIT studio/dubai:Intro

POSIT studio/dubai is a design collaborative integrating architecture and graphic arts.  Moving to Dubai in 2007, Wayde Tardif and Giuseppe Colosimo have partnered their passion for clean, creative design with a dedicated and proven understanding of graphic technology and international architecture & urban design standards.  37 years of professional practice — Continue reading

UAE Modern: Art & Design

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
UAE Modern: Art & Design

The art and design culture here in the UAE is unique, crafty and growing.  Local artists are exhibiting their work all over Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah and receiving high-acclaim and recognition from palaces, hotels, corporations and even airlines.  The work ranges from traditional Arabian themes to contemporary takes on — Continue reading

Modern Middle East: Part iv, Maritime Museum by Tadao Ando

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Modern Middle East: Part iv, Maritime Museum by Tadao Ando

Water.  Light.  Simple.  Modern.  Serene. Tadao Ando.  His architecture speaks volumes so quietly.  I am a huge fan of Ando, I happen to be a huge fan of Japan and Japanese architecture and design as well, so it helps that he is, well, Japanese.  There is something about the way — Continue reading

Modern Middle East: Part iii, Performing Arts Centre by Zaha Hadid

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Middle East: Part iii, Performing Arts Centre by Zaha Hadid

When one thinks of Zaha Hadid, the sometimes in-famous architect who is best know for questioning and redefining traditional fundamentals of architecture, one word comes – or should come – to mind: sculptural.  She has designed for The Glasgow Museum in the UK, The Contemporary Arts Center in Rome, The — Continue reading

Modern Middle East: Part ii, Abu Dhabi Guggenheim by Frank Gehry

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Middle East: Part ii, Abu Dhabi Guggenheim by Frank Gehry

(The Saadiyat Island Cultural District model presented at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, November 2007) Set to open in 2012 as part of the Cultural District on Saadiyat Island is the 29,700 sq. meter Abu Dhabi Guggenheim Museum by Frank Gehry, a deconstructivist architectural amalgamation which will feature permanent collections, — Continue reading

Modern Middle East: Part i, Louvre Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Middle East: Part i, Louvre Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel

This is my first time posting for 2modern, so Hi!  My name is Danielle and I writing from my flat in Dubai UAE, and I am so appreciative of Greg and the 2modern team for giving me a place to spill my creative energy – other than onto the consciences — Continue reading