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Bombay Sapphire Distillery by Thomas Heatherwick Studio

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Bombay Sapphire Distillery by Thomas Heatherwick Studio

A pair of glass greenhouses mark the entry to the stunning transformation of a 300 year old paper mill on the southern coast of England into a ravishing sustainable gin distillery. The work of Britain’s Thomas Heatherwick Studio, the refurbishment of Laverstock Mill from a derelict site to Bombay Sapphire’s new distillery, is both an architectural and ecological wonder, — Continue reading

Tagliapizza Pizza Cutter

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Tagliapizza Pizza Cutter

The Tagliapizza pizza cutter, by Italian designer Paolo Ulian, adds a dash of refinement to pizza night, thanks to an exceedingly lovely design that combines form and function seamlessly. Designed for kitchen brand Zani & Zani, Taliapizza has a handle crafted from a single “ribbon” of stainless steel, one end of — Continue reading

Preview: Open House New York 2014

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Preview: Open House New York 2014

Who doesn’t enjoy an unobstructed view into the lives of others—or, in the case, of New Yorkers, a view into the lives of those with an unseemly amount of square footage? No wonder, then, that Open House New York, slated to kick off its 2014 edition October 11 & 12, is becoming an ever-more-popular way — Continue reading

Fall Lighting Sales: Save on LZF, Louis Poulsen, Marset & More

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Fall Lighting Sales: Save on LZF, Louis Poulsen, Marset & More

Our dazzling array of fall lighting sales features brilliant floor lamps, sconces, pendants, and task lights from some of the world’s leading lighting brands: Artemide, Axo Light, Bover, Cerno, Flos, FontanaArte, Louis Poulsen, LZF & Marset. Through the month of October, save up to 15% on iconic and recent designs from — Continue reading

Greenhouse Planter by Nicolas Cortolezzis for IKEA

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Greenhouse Planter by Nicolas Cortolezzis for IKEA

IKEA’S latest product range, the 2014 PS Collection, centers around objects designed for mobility and small spaces, and features products from a team of 20 designers the Swedish retailer has recruited for collaborations with their in-house design team. Swiss designer Nicolas Cortolezzis makes his small contribution with Greenhouse, a house-shaped planter inspired by — Continue reading

APP Coat Hanger From Incipit

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
APP Coat Hanger From Incipit

Talk about turning an idea on its ear. Milan brand Incipit has introduced a hanging device that looks, quite literally, like a standard wooden clothes hanger. Designed by the Italian product designer who goes by the single name, Mati, the APP coat rack is fashioned from turned oak, with its coat hanger shape — Continue reading

Knoll Annual Sale: Last Day for 15% Off + Free Shipping

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Knoll Annual Sale: Last Day for 15% Off + Free Shipping

Out Knoll Annual Sale ends today, so only a few hours remain to save 15% and get free shipping on all Knoll products. The gold standard for authentic, groundbreaking modern furniture, spanning iconic designs—like Eero Saarinen’s timeless Tulip Armless Chair—and more recent creations by contemporary designers, Knoll’s stock and trade is furniture designed for the ages. View — Continue reading

Striped Chapiteau Lamps by Ekaterina Elizarova

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Striped Chapiteau Lamps by Ekaterina Elizarova

Russian designer Ekaterina Elizarova introduced a suite of graphically striking lamps at the London Design Festival, which featured bold vertical and horizontal stripes. Designed for the Italian luxury ceramics brand Bosa, Elizarova’s Chapiteau series is a range of hourglass shaped pendants showcasing various patterns of stripes said to have been inspired by motifs common to the — Continue reading

Carl Hansen & Son Relaunches Hans Wegner’s 1958 Credenza

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Carl Hansen & Son Relaunches Hans Wegner’s 1958 Credenza

Carl Hansen & Son, the only licensed manufacturer of furniture designed by Danish great Hans J. Wegner, has been marking the 100th birthday of the designer with a series of reissues and commemorative editions of Wegner pieces. The company’s latest Wegner reissue is the CH825 Credenza, an exquisitely detailed and elegantly innovative design that dates — Continue reading

Bierfilzl Felt Coasters by Graf & Lantz

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bierfilzl Felt Coasters  by Graf & Lantz

If flying to Munich for Oktoberfest is out of the question, getting into the mood locally is made easier with Bierfilzl coasters from Graf & Lantz, the L.A. based design company that has made felt its material of choice. According to the company’s German founders, Holger Gräf and Daniel Lantz, Bierfilzl (literally translated as ‘beer felt’) — Continue reading

2Modern Pinterest Contest: Win the Cyclone Side Table by Knoll

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Pinterest Contest: Win the Cyclone Side Table by Knoll

2Modern is pleased to give away a Mid-Century icon: the Cyclone Side Table by Knoll. Sculptor Isamu Noguchi’s graceful design for Knoll was designed in 1954, but remains eternally young. Our Pinterest contest offers design enthusiasts a chance to win this modern furniture classic. Now, through Oct 2nd, enter the — Continue reading

Brutally Beautiful: Concrete House by Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Brutally Beautiful: Concrete House by Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Modernism isn’t always sweetness and light. The imposing urban work of Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, given the rough-hewn label, Brazilian Brutalism, is defined by massive volumes of geometric concrete and poetic juxtapositions with lush tropical vegetation. This brooding house in Sao Paulo is the very happy place of Lebanese Brazilian interior designer, Houssein Jarouche. Founder of Sao Paulo’s progressive — Continue reading

Palm Coat Stand by Khalid Shafar

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Palm Coat Stand by Khalid Shafar

Dubai-born designer Khalid Shafar looked to his native landscape and its mundane traditions for his Palm Coat Rack. Recalling childhood memories of date palms tree trunks being used to hang clothing and other items, Shafar noted, “What always struck me was that they never used the fronds, but the body. — Continue reading

Varaluz Sale: Save 15% + Get Free Shipping Sept 22 – Oct 5

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Varaluz  Sale: Save 15% + Get Free Shipping Sept 22 – Oct 5

‘Design With a Conscience’ is the motto of American lighting brand Varaluz, which makes good on its promise with a range of imaginatively crafted pendants, sconces, table lamps, and accessories made from primarily recycled materials. Discarded and found elements, like steel, glass, and shells, repurposed into artful pieces—like the Pinwheel Nine Light Large Pendant — Continue reading

Push Coffee Maker by Muuto

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Push Coffee Maker by Muuto

Danish design studio Muuto, which has made its name with a range of furniture and objects that invokes reductive Scandinavian design sensibilities with a distinctly playful spin, have a new offering in their Push Coffee Maker. This French press coffee maker trades in the standard sleek glass carafe for a more sumptuously-shaped profile, comprised of earthier stoneware. “I — Continue reading

London Design Festival: Stained Glass Car of the Future

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
London Design Festival: Stained Glass Car of the Future

We’ll go out on a limb and say that this is a concept that will likely remain just that: Designer Dominic Wilcox introduced a concept car made almost entirely of stained glass at the just-concluded London Design Festival. The designer’s Driverless Sleeper Car of the Future is meant to imagine auto travel in an — Continue reading

Copper Pedal Wrench by Shinola

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Copper Pedal Wrench by Shinola

Shinola’s über stylish bicycles may be out of reach for those with modest spending allowances, but the Detroit-based company’s Copper Pedal Wrench can satisfy design enthusiasts for a mere $15. Crafted from solid steel, plated in copper, and graced with a laser-cut Shinola “S,” this is one tool that proves tightening axle nuts shouldn’t be all — Continue reading

Knoll Annual Sale: 15% Off + Free Shipping Sept 19-30

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Knoll Annual Sale: 15% Off + Free Shipping Sept 19-30

Knoll has long been the gold standard for authentic, groundbreaking modern furniture, spanning classic designs from Mid Century giants, to innovative offerings from leading contemporary stars. Our Knoll Annual Sale features icons from Florence Knoll, Mies van der Rohe, and Harry Bertoia, along with recent works by Ross Lovegrove and Barber Osgerby, all available at — Continue reading

Maison Louis Carré by Alvar Aalto

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Maison Louis Carré by Alvar Aalto

Maison Louis Carré is one of the 20th Century’s great Modernist private residences, and one of the few outside Finland to be designed by Alvar Aalto, its low-slung elegance impeccably captured here by photographer Bruno Suet. Located outside Paris in the enclave of Bazoches-sur-Guyonnes, the house was commissioned in 1956 by the — Continue reading

2Modern Fanimation Sale Highlights National Ceiling Fan Day

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
2Modern Fanimation Sale Highlights National Ceiling Fan Day

You’d be forgiven for not knowing that today is National Ceiling Fan Day. An green initiative spearheaded in 2013 by the American Lighting Association, fan manufacturers, and leading energy conservation groups, the aim of National Ceiling Fan Day is to draw attention to the intrinsic energy efficiency of fans over — Continue reading