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Alessi Releases 30th Anniversary Edition of Michael Graves Tea Kettle

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Alessi Releases 30th Anniversary Edition of Michael Graves Tea Kettle

Italian design house Alessi has released a new version of its famous 9093 Kettle, thanks to the Post-Modern architect Michael Graves—the original 9093’s designer, who completed the revamped version just before his death earlier this year. Arguably the most famous modern tea kettle in the world, the 9093 kettle turns 30 this year, and in — Continue reading

Sydney Opera House Buys Le Corbusier Tapestry from Estate of Jørn Utzon

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Sydney Opera House Buys Le Corbusier Tapestry from Estate of Jørn Utzon

In one of the more fitting acquisitions in recent auction history, the Sydney Opera House has purchased a 1960 tapestry by Le Corbusier, a work specifically created for the Opera House, but which was never installed. The tapestry, Les Dés Sont Jetés (The Dice Are Cast), was personally commissioned by Jørn Utzon, the Opera House’s architect, who abandoned — Continue reading

Minimalist Long Island Beach House by John Pawson

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Minimalist Long Island Beach House by John Pawson

British architect John Pawson, one of the major proponents of minimalist contemporary architecture, has designed a beach house in Montauk, New York, that bears the geometric forms and lack of ornamentation for which Pawson is famous. Montauk House is also distinguished by its exterior cladding, a stucco-like material known as render—which marks a clear — Continue reading

TrueModern Sale: Save 20% on Modern Sofas, Sectionals, & Contemporary Beds

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
TrueModern Sale: Save 20% on Modern Sofas, Sectionals, & Contemporary Beds

Beginning today, and in effect for a limited time only, all modern furniture by TrueModern is on sale at a 20% reduction. Founded in 2005, TrueModern has staked its reputation on elegant, Mid-Century inspired contemporary sofas, modern sectional sofas, upholstered beds, and lounge chairs that remain accessibly priced for the modern design enthusiast. Clean — Continue reading

Paperless Post Introduces Alexander Girard Digital Stationery

Categories: Art + Graphics
Paperless Post Introduces Alexander Girard Digital Stationery

As if we weren’t happy enough with Paperless Post’s partnership with Marimekko, the digital stationery company has now added Alexander Girard’s Mid-Century graphic motifs, textiles patterns and typographic compositions to its range of online invitation and greeting card choices. A collaboration with Girard Studio—the family-run enterprise that acts as official gatekeeper of — Continue reading

Giant Ballerina by Street Artist JR Rises Above Manhattan

Categories: Art + Graphics
Giant Ballerina by Street Artist JR Rises Above Manhattan

French street artist JR is bringing ballet to the common man—more or less. His latest photographic project features New York City Ballet dancer, Lauren Lovette, whose airborne form plasters the side of a building in Manhattan’s TriBeca neighborhood, rising 75 feet skyward. The artist’s characteristically outsized image, which was painstakingly pasted onto — Continue reading

Cocoon9 Houses: Contemporary Pre-Fab Homes by Christopher Burch

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Cocoon9 Houses: Contemporary Pre-Fab Homes by Christopher Burch

Fashion and lifestyle entrepreneur, Christopher Burch, has unveiled a pair of elegant and modestly-priced prefabricated houses that may be transported by flatbed truck and installed in a matter of days. Produced under Burch’s Cocoon9 enterprise, the 480 square foot houses—Cocoon Studio and Cocoon Cabin—range in price from $225,000 to $275,000, and feature clean, horizontal profiles and the — Continue reading

New Modern Lamps from Denmark’s Lightyears & Britain’s MacMaster

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Modern Lamps from Denmark's Lightyears & Britain's MacMaster

MacMaster, a British brand founded in 2009 by designer Alex MacMaster, produces a range of ravishing modern pendant lamps and contemporary floor lamps handcrafted in wood. Sculptural, yet supremely functional, the MacMaster collection, which is new to 2Modern, is distinguished by its sustainably sourced materials and artistic forms. Established in 2005, Lightyears is a Danish — Continue reading

New Kreten Concrete Tables from Brooklyn’s Souda

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Kreten Concrete Tables from Brooklyn's Souda

Brooklyn studio Souda has released a new set of concrete tables distinguished by the organic forms for which the design practice has become known. Designed by Isaac Friedman-Heiman, Souda’s new Kreten Tables were introduced at ICFF this past spring, and represent the latest in Friedman-Heiman’s series of undulating branch-like objects, each comprised of primarily cast concrete. — Continue reading

Vondom Modern Outdoor Furniture Sale: Save 25% on Select Styles, August 1-15

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
Vondom Modern Outdoor Furniture Sale: Save 25% on Select Styles, August 1-15

Vondom, a Spanish modern outdoor furniture brand, has made unusually creative furniture design its stock and trade. Collaborations with celebrated contemporary designers has yielded a range of indoor/outdoor furniture distinctive for dynamic forms and innovative material applications. Our Vondom sale features a whopping 25% reduction on select designs, including bestsellers and award winners, like — Continue reading

Save 20% on iittala Glass & Tableware

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Save 20% on iittala Glass & Tableware

If you’re looking for a way to enliven your summer tabletop, look no further than iittala, the venerable Finnish glass company whose contemporary glassware balances Nordic elegance with a dash of ornamentation. Our iittala sale offers tabletop decor in glass and porcelain, stylish contemporary flatware, and a range of classic Alvar Aalto vases at a 20% reduction—now through — Continue reading

7 Architects Reinterpret Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7 Chair

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
7 Architects Reinterpret Arne Jacobsen's Series 7 Chair

Fritz Hansen wants to keep the Series 7 Chair front and center for as long as possible, and who can blame them? Arne Jacobsen’s timeless 1955 design, which turns 60 this year, is worthy of celebration, and has been fittingly feted with a pair of ravishing 60th anniversary limited edition releases by the — Continue reading

Mirrored Beach Hut by ECE Architects and Creative Forager

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Mirrored Beach Hut by ECE Architects and Creative Forager

With the aim of creating a public installation that would “engage and delight the community,” British firms ECE Architecture and Creative Forager have accomplished their goal by constructing a shimmering beach hut in the seaside town of Worthing, England. A project that took a mere six weeks to design and build, the simple — Continue reading

New 2Modern Brand: MamaGreen Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furniture

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New 2Modern Brand: MamaGreen Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furniture

New to 2Modern is eco-friendly modern outdoor furniture from Mamagreen. Specializing in contemporary outdoor designs created via eco-friendly and socially responsible practices, the Mamagreen modern outdoor furniture range features a refined suite of tables, sun loungers, and seating designs distinct for their clean forms, recycled materials and elegant, weather-resistant coverings. Equally suitable to residential and hospitality applications, our brand new — Continue reading

Modern Pet Beds from Toronto’s PUP & KIT

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Modern Pet Beds from Toronto's PUP & KIT

Modern beds are not just for people anymore—or just for photogenic French Bulldogs, either. Toronto-based retailer PUP & KIT specializes in contemporary accoutrements for the adored and adoring pet, and their pet beds are stellar illustrations of what happens when modernist principles are, well, thrown to the dogs. The PUP & KIT pet bed range includes Mid — Continue reading

Knoll Office Sale: Save 15% July 20 – 31

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
Knoll Office Sale: Save 15% July 20 - 31

Our Knoll Office Sale kicks off today, with a 15% reduction on handsome modern office furniture—from Mid Century Modern classics by iconic designers to innovative contemporary designs from today’s celebrated stars. Collaborations with the world’s most lauded architects and designers has cemented Knoll’s reputation for timeless modern furniture, expressed in elegant desks, versatile task — Continue reading

Gus Upholstery Sale | Save 20% on Modern Upholstered Furniture by Gus*

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Gus Upholstery Sale | Save 20% on Modern Upholstered Furniture by Gus*

  The Gus commitment to the ‘softer side of modern’ is illustrated in upholstered furniture defined by honest materials, beautiful proportions and elegant shapes. Beginning today, and for a limited time only, save 20% on all Gus upholstered modern sofas, sectionals, and contemporary lounge chairs during our Gus Upholstery Sale. Ranging in firm, medium, and soft — Continue reading

Marimekko Releases New Ruutu-Unikko Textile Pattern

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Marimekko Releases New Ruutu-Unikko Textile Pattern

Ruutu-Unikko is a new textile motif released by Finnish fabric house Marimekko, created in homage to its iconic Unikko pattern, which turned 50 last year. Unikko, a motif so famous, it’s virtually the de facto identity of Finnish design, was first introduced in 1964, when designer Maija Isola defied Marimekko’s — Continue reading

6 Steps to Creating a Modern Space that Enhances Your Mood

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting
6 Steps to Creating a Modern Space that Enhances Your Mood

We’re exposed to so many stressful situations on a day-to-day basis, from rush hour traffic to conflict at the office. Your home should be an oasis from the chaos of the outside world. Take the following steps to create an inspiring, modern space that helps you unwind, fuels your creativity, and — Continue reading

New 2Modern Lighting Brands: Original BTC, Hinkley, Produzione Privata

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New 2Modern Lighting Brands: Original BTC, Hinkley, Produzione Privata

We welcome three new lighting brands to the 2Modern family: Oxford-based Original BTC, Ohio-based Hinkley, and from Italy, Produzione Privata. Original BTC has defined itself with a range of elegant, hand assembled contemporary lamps that merge refined forms with a distinct industrial sensibility. Featuring simple, utilitarian shapes and materials that include hand spun aluminum and bone china, Original BTC — Continue reading