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Tom Dixon Designs Interiors for Mondrian Hotel, London

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Tom Dixon Designs Interiors for Mondrian Hotel, London

Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio has created the interiors of the first Mondrian hotel outside U.S. shores. The Mondrian London, at Sea Containers—so named for its location inside the famous Sea Containers House that overlooks the river Thames in the city’s South Bank neighborhood—is Dixon’s first hotel project, and bears many of the sensuous — Continue reading

Printed Rulers Wallpaper by NLXL

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Printed Rulers Wallpaper by NLXL

Dutch wallpaper studio NLXL, which has made it a point of pride to create entire wallpaper rolls with no visible repeat motifs, has just released a new wallpaper design that—pun intended—rules. Printed Rulers is a new design, created by founders Nick & Esther Vintage, which continues the photorealist tradition started with Piet Hein Eek’s Scrapwood collection, in — Continue reading

New at 2Modern: Surya Rugs and Accessories

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New at 2Modern: Surya Rugs and Accessories

New to 2Modern are the rugs and woven accessories of Surya, a modern textiles brand whose commitment to high quality, accessibly priced products has remained unwavering for 25 years. Surya’s collaborations with designers like Aimee Wilder and Jill Rosenwald have yielded a range of contemporary rugs, modern furniture pieces, and accessories defined by — Continue reading

2015 Sticker-Calendar by Nendo

Categories: Art + Graphics
2015 Sticker-Calendar by Nendo

It’s not too late in the year to consider a 2015 calendar, and Japanese design studio Nendo has one of the more whimsical ones yet. Their Sticker-Calendar is, as its name indicates, both calendar and sticker set, designed to segue into each month as each day’s sticker is peeled away. Seasonal illustrations — Continue reading

New Arrival: Corridor Compact Bar from BDI

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Arrival: Corridor Compact Bar from BDI

Talk about a potent cocktail recipe! The new Corridor Compact Bar from BDI may be just what imbibing modernists have been waiting for. A stylish contemporary freestanding bar doesn’t come around everyday, let alone one with functional efficiency and handsome Mid Century overtones—but the Corridor Compact Bar possesses both, in spades. The latest — Continue reading

In Canada, a Grotto Sauna Sculpted from Wood

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
In Canada, a Grotto Sauna Sculpted from Wood

Toronto architectural firm PARTISANS has conceived of and created a freestanding sauna on a private Canadian island that takes its inspiration from the undulating form of a grotto. Grotto Sauna, built on a prehistoric rock formation, straddles the line between sculpture and architecture, appearing to be a simple rectilinear volume on the outside, but masking an exquisite set of curves on — Continue reading

Sonneman: A Way of Light

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Sonneman: A Way of Light

Recent 2015 arrivals at 2Modern include the elegant lighting designs of Sonneman. The American modern lighting company, founded by New York-born designer Robert Sonneman, has carved out a niche in the lighting design field distinct for its refined esthetic sensibilities and artful profiles. Noted models include the Atelier Pendant series, a — Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: Luxafor ‘Do Not Disturb’ Laptop Light

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Kickstarter Alert: Luxafor ‘Do Not Disturb’ Laptop Light

The digital world may have given us a new reason to avoid actually talking to our colleagues. Latvian startup company GreyNut is proposing a device specifically made for open offices—where privacy is at a premium and interruptions are a given. Luxafor is a small LED light that attaches to a — Continue reading

2015 Preview: Ginger Lighting Collection by Marset

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
2015 Preview: Ginger Lighting Collection by Marset

Barcelona lighting brand Marset has unveiled a new suite of lighting designs that take their inspiration from rock music. The elegant Ginger collection is a disc-based series that pays homage to drummer Ginger Baker, one of the members of legendary 1960′s band, Cream. Designed by Spanish designer Joan Gaspar, the Ginger collection is — Continue reading

New 2Modern Brand: Nanimarquina Modern Rugs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New 2Modern Brand: Nanimarquina Modern Rugs

2Modern is delighted to welcome Nanimarquina to our range of brands. This Barcelona-based modern rug company, founded by designer Nani Marquina in 1987, has honed its reputation on a collection of contemporary carpets that celebrates stellar craftsmanship, manual production, and traditional weaving techniques practiced around the globe. Collaborations with noted contemporary designers, including Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Tord Boontje, and Nani — Continue reading

From Vipp, Modern Pre-Fab Shelter

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
From Vipp, Modern Pre-Fab Shelter

Danish company Vipp, best known for its pedal-activated luxury garbage bins, is now in the pre-fab housing business. Vipp Shelter, a predictably stylish steel and glass modern house, is shipped in two containers, its 590 square feet ready and waiting to be assembled onsite in 3-5 days. While pre-fab retreats — Continue reading

Behomm: Home Exchange Heaven for Artistic Nomads

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Modern Holiday Ideas
Behomm: Home Exchange Heaven for Artistic Nomads

Creative types who find themselves afflicted with wanderlust may have found their nirvana in Behomm, which tantalizingly bills itself as “a home exchange community for designers and visual artists.” And, make no mistake, this is no Airbnb. The brainchild of Barcelona graphic designers Eva Calduch and Agust Juste—a pair of veteran home swappers with discerning tastes—Behomm (pronounced — Continue reading

Light Bulb & Lamp Shade Hybrid by Renaud Defrancesco

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Light Bulb & Lamp Shade Hybrid by Renaud Defrancesco

The evolution of the contemporary lightbulb continues with Swiss designer Renaud Defrancesco’s invention of a LED light bulb and lamp shade hybrid. Much like the decorative light bulb range from Plumen, Defrancesco’s LMP series—prototypes that were part of his industrial design graduation project at Lausanne’s École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL)—turns the light bulb itself into — Continue reading

Gus* New Year’s Sale: Save 15% January 1-31

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Gus* New Year’s Sale: Save 15% January 1-31

We’re kicking off the year in style with a month-long sale on modern furniture, lighting and accessories by Gus*. A company which has distinguished itself with a range of accessibly priced modern furnishings, Gus* boasts furniture marked by elegant profiles and beautiful proportions which reflect a love of simple forms and — Continue reading

Jim Nickelson’s Year of Full Moons

Categories: Art + Graphics
Jim Nickelson’s Year of Full Moons

Former NASA engineer Jim Nickelson can safely call it a mission accomplished. On a quest to photograph every full moon that made an appearance during the year 2014, Nickelson’s fully realized project, My Adventures in Celestial Mechanics, will be on view at Boston’s 555 Gallery, beginning January 1. Nickelson set out to photograph each full moon — Continue reading

A Brooklyn Renovation to Showcase a Mid Century Collection

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
A Brooklyn Renovation to Showcase a Mid Century Collection

In addition to vying for impossibly cool urban status, Brooklyn seems poised to become the ideal showcase for Mid Century Modern furnishings—thanks to an abundance of early 20th Century apartments defined by volume and period details particularly suited to the proportions and profiles of classic modernist pieces. This Brooklyn Heights renvoation, spearheaded by Manhattan architect Ed Kopel, — Continue reading

Totes & Travel Collection from Knoll

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Totes & Travel Collection from Knoll

We shouldn’t be surprised that the new Totes & Travel Collection of bags and luggage from Knoll reflects the clean geometry and architectural elegance of the company’s storied furniture. A collaboration with felt brand FilzFelt and leather manufacturer Spinneybeck, the collection is comprised of 6 pieces, two of which—Duffle Bag and Weekender—qualify as luggage, — Continue reading

Brand New at 2Modern: Modern Lighting by Tom Dixon

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Brand New at 2Modern: Modern Lighting by Tom Dixon

Talk about a sparkling way to end the year! 2Modern is thrilled to welcome Tom Dixon to our range of modern designer lighting. This British brand, established in 2002, has consistently set itself apart with a range of distinctive designs that feature elegant geometric forms, unique materials and state-of-the-art technology. Contemporary floor — Continue reading

Typographic Wrapping Paper by Angelo Stitz

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Holiday Ideas
Typographic Wrapping Paper by Angelo Stitz

Typography buffs will easily fall, as we did, for the striking wrapping paper designs composed by German graphic designer Angelo Stitz, who has applied his facility with type to a series of decorative paper sheets comprised of typography alone. Originally created for an advent calendar, the collection contains 24 designs, each featuring a beautifully symmetrical repeat — Continue reading

MAD Mallets by UM Project for Cooper-Hewitt SHOP

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
MAD Mallets by UM Project for Cooper-Hewitt SHOP

If owning a mallet has never been top-of-mind before, the MAD Mallet range from Brooklyn design studio UM Project may give rise to a sudden urge. Designed specifically for the SHOP at New York’s newly refurbished Cooper-Hewitt design museum, this mallet series continues an increasingly popular trend of turning functional tools into coveted art pieces, while reflecting the — Continue reading