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Author: Greg Finney

Tiger Woods : Welcome to the Human Race!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Tiger Woods : Welcome to the Human Race!

Well…I think I will write some quick thoughts on Tiger Woods, since he is an icon after all and design does seem to follow him around a bit. This is slightly off topic, however, I felt compelled to introduce a concept that many are not talking about and deserves some — Continue reading

Ecouterre

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Ecouterre

Jill from Inhabitat just dropped me line regarding her new site:  ecouterre …she has done a great job with Inhabitat and looks like she is working her magic again with this eco fashion site. Good work! G

Endorse 2Modern on ShineALight

Categories: News + Events + Contests, Sustainability

2Modern has been nominated in the ShineALight competition (through American Express and NBC) for our charity work and our sustainability/eco emphasis. If we win, we get a grant and marketing assistance to strengthen our efforts in these areas. Please take 3 minutes to register/endorse 2Modern…it makes a big difference.     — Continue reading

Installations by Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Installations by Architects

A quick head's up. I received a very cool book: Installations by Architects. It profiles artistic projects from renowned architects around the world. Here is the official rundown: Over the last few decades, a rich and increasingly diverse practice has emerged in the art world that invites the public to — Continue reading

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Categories: News + Events + Contests

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2009 will certainly go down as a very memorable one, to say the least. I think there will be a lot of reflection on what exactly transpired over this past year. There is no need to rehash it all, the Media — Continue reading

Vote for 2Modern

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Vote for 2Modern

Home Rejuvenation is having their "10 Most Influential Design Bloggers for 2008" survey. Please vote for 2Modern Design Talk! ;)

How to Choose a Modern Fan

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, DIY + How To, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
How to Choose a Modern Fan

How to select the right ceiling fan… In addition to style and design, there are several other considerations to make when selecting a modern fan. Ceiling Height: The more space between the blades and the ceiling, the more effectively your fan will circulate and distribute air. However, building codes require — Continue reading

Make Some Green Competition

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Make Some Green Competition

Keeseh Studio invites students and design enthusiasts to celebrate the pursuit of ecodesign through an international competition to utilize waste material. A given manufacturing facility creates many copies of a product; therefore they create many copies of their waste material as well. Waste material can be used as raw material — Continue reading

2Modern Supports Emerging Designers

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Supports Emerging Designers

2Modern was proud to sponsor the Design*Sponge Scholarship! Grace at D*S does a wonderful job at promoting and fostering design contests. 2Modern is a primary sponsor on the Design*Sponge blog and for contest, like these, that help emerging designers get their vision to market. Thanks Grace! There were over 2000 — Continue reading

Blu Dot – Super Cool Catalog

Blu Dot – Super Cool Catalog

I had the pleasure of sitting down with some of the crazy minds behind Blu Dot at ICFF. It is amazing to see their growth over the years. They continually come out with cutting edge furniture design at very affordable prices. It is harder than most think to actually do — Continue reading

United States Artists

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests

I took a look at a very interesting site today: http://usa.freedom.com In their own words:   In an effort to share artists’ work around the globe, United States Artists (USA) and film company City Projects introduce Encounter: USA Fellows featuring video shorts profiling artists and their work. Unique in tone — Continue reading

Design Democracy!

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Design Democracy!

Design Democracy ’08 – Power to the People, is a grass roots event aimed to raise awareness about mass customization. This website offers curriculum for DD08 citizens to learn about mass customization processes, philosophies, materials, design elements and software/hardware applications. To prove that mass customization is a viable alternative to — Continue reading

Know of a good Charity Organization?

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Know of a good Charity Organization?

                                "You will find, as you look back on your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others." – Henry Drummond 2Modern has given to several charities (small and large) over — Continue reading

The Story of Stuff

Categories: News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
The Story of Stuff

A friend of mine just pointed me to a VERY WELL DONE and engaging video on consumption. It is incredibly relevant in any of our lives and likely more worthwhile than any 20 minutes you will spend watching/reading/listening anything else today. It pointed out facts that I have never known — Continue reading

Melina Hammer : Ancient meets Modern

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Melina Hammer : Ancient meets Modern

Melina Hammer is a New York based metalsmith. Saying that she is a jewelry designer would be an understatement. I would say an artist that is hand-crafting wearable sculpture. She uses exclusively hand processes, creating many pieces as one-of-a-kind statements, with small batch editions as companion works. People commission her — Continue reading

Octonauts!

Categories: Art + Graphics
Octonauts!

Good design comes in all forms. This particular form would be illustration. I think I want this book for Christmas… The Octonauts is a crew of misfit critters who roam the ocean in search of adventure, treasure, and fun! From their undersea base called "the Octopod", the Octonauts explore a — Continue reading

Evo Design for the Kitchen

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Evo Design for the Kitchen

Deb had sent this over and thought it was worth a look: Evo Design (www.evodesign.com), an industrial design firm committed to sustainability (the headquarters is housed in a reclaimed sewage treatment plant), designed the new look for Recycline’s new kitchen products out now at Whole Foods stores. The products are — Continue reading

Dwell.com Interview

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
Dwell.com Interview

Dwell Magazine has launched a new talkshow:The Apartment Dinner Series 2Modern interviews Michael Cannell, the editor of Dwell.com about the series. How did the idea come to life? How were the guests chosen? Were there food fights? What is next for the series? Click HERE to listen to the interview. — Continue reading

City Shrinker

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
City Shrinker

Ben Thomas sent over a URL to a very cool project: CITY SHRINKER He shrinks down cities to model size. The detail blows me away. How does he find the time? The answer (from Michael): is Google Tilt Shift Photography The site is worth definitely worth a visit.

Karl-Oskar Karlsson

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Karl-Oskar Karlsson

Karl-Oskar Karlsson dropped us a line regarding some of his new designs. I am sorry that we don’t have time to get to all submissions and post everything. It is just too difficult and nothing personal! I swear ;)! Anyway…1st, what a great name! Karl (dash) Oskar Karlsson. Second, I — Continue reading