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New at 2Modern: Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New at 2Modern: Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper

Andy Warhol—who embraced many things and objected to very little—would have, no doubt, been thrilled with Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper, a tribute to the artist created by the Brooklyn-based wallpaper studio Flavor Paper. With the blessing of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Flavor Paper has applied some of Warhol’s most famous — Continue reading

Modscape’s Vertigo-Inducing Cliff House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modscape’s Vertigo-Inducing Cliff House

Let’s call it an…edgy…concept. Australian prefab manufacturers Modscape have conceived of a structure that resides on the edge of a cliff, high above the ocean in the coastal state of Victoria. Designed, presumably, for daredevils grown bored with living on plain old solid ground, the obviously-named Cliff House is likened by Modscape — Continue reading

Apple Finally Unveils Apple Watch

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Apple Finally Unveils Apple Watch

Rumors of Apple’s smart watch design turned out to be not one bit exaggerated when Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the company’s Apple Watch yesterday, lifting the veil on yet another Apple device intended to alter life as we know it—and far be it from us to argue with him. Slated to hit stores in early — Continue reading

Maison et Objet: Tom Dixon’s Brick Works

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Maison et Objet: Tom Dixon’s Brick Works

British designer Tom Dixon, named by the Maison et Objet design fair as 2014 Designer of the Year, used the occasion to introduce a suite of limited-edition items designed and manufactured specifically to be sold at the event. Dixon, for whom production, packaging, and distribution are integral to the design process, introduced The — Continue reading

A Moleskine & Livescribe Collaboration

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
A Moleskine & Livescribe Collaboration

Device-addicted creatives who still find the cache of a Moleskine notebook irresistible, can have it both ways now, thanks to a collaboration between the arty journal company and Livescribe, makers of digital pens. Livescribe’s stock and trade are smartpens, specially programmed pens which can convert writing or drawings on paper (Livescribe paper, that — Continue reading

Near Seattle, An Inspired Garage Conversion

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Near Seattle, An Inspired Garage Conversion

There are run-of-the-mill, make-shift garage apartments, and then there’s this astonishingly graceful refurbished garage that extinguishes obvious clues to its former life in one elegant swoop. Located on Vashon Island, off the coast of Seattle, this 440 square foot detached garage on a waterfront property owned by a pair of art collectors, was given an — Continue reading

Compact B-Desk by Universo Positivo

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Compact B-Desk by Universo Positivo

We saw this wee desk back in May at ICFF, and were duly impressed with both its refined good looks and modest size. Part of the Universo Positivo collection from Belgian brand Ethnicraft, the compact B-Desk is a stylish little number, designed with small spaces in mind by German duo Peter Hertel — Continue reading

Bamboo Tricycle by Vietnam’s A21 Studio

Categories: Kids + Baby, Sustainability
Bamboo Tricycle by Vietnam’s A21 Studio

Vietnam’s A21 Studio has impressively fashioned a prototype for a child’s tricycle, using primarily untreated bamboo stalks. By applying a natural resource plentiful in Vietnam, the studio conceived of a design with seat and back rest comprised of thick bamboo stalks, and thinner bamboo components making up the handlebars and dowels that hold the — Continue reading

New at 2Modern: Lighting by Castor

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Sustainability
New at 2Modern: Lighting by Castor

Canadian design studio Castor has taken up-cycling to novel and ironic heights with a chandelier made entirely from burnt-out light bulbs. Designers Kei Ng and Brian Richer, who founded Castor in 2006 with the intention of recasting common and discarded materials in unexpected ways, keep things interesting with a range of — Continue reading

Alvar Aalto Foundation Partners With Google

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Alvar Aalto Foundation Partners With Google

Admirers of Finnish master Alvar Aalto have a new avenue by which to explore the architect’s built works in Finland. The Alvar Aalto Foundation has formed a partnership with Google to offer virtual tours of 8 key Aalto projects in his homeland, including his own house and studio in Helsinki, and defining masterworks Finlandia Hall and Kulttuuritalo. Google’s panoramic Street — Continue reading

Exclusive MODLOFT Sale: 20% Off + Free Shipping

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Exclusive MODLOFT Sale: 20% Off + Free Shipping

MODLOFT has all the unobstructed lines and simple profiles modern design enthusiasts prefer—but at prices accessible enough to make owning stylish, well-crafted furniture more than a pipe dream. Beds, tables, seating, and storage pieces distinguished by clean forms, lack of ornamentation, and polished surfaces define the MODLOFT brand, and our exclusive sale offers it all up at 20% — Continue reading

Maison et Objet: DINN Musical Clock by Alessandro Zambelli

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Maison et Objet: DINN Musical Clock by Alessandro Zambelli

Classical music fans, listen up. Designer Alessandro Zambelli is introducing a whimsical clock at this month’s Maison et Objet in Paris that takes its inspiration from Italian composer Niccolò Paganini‘s Violin Concerto No. 2 in B Minor. Zambelli’s DINN is a ‘musical clock’ based on La Campanella (The Little Bell), Paganini’s famous — Continue reading

Elegant Concrete Dog Bowls

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Elegant Concrete Dog Bowls

Never mind the dogs; design-minded humans are the ones likely to fall for this pair of elegant dog bowls from The Urban Animal Scientist. The Atlanta-based canine company makes good on its promise to make products with “masculine lines…built to last,” by foregoing happy colors and doggie motifs for cool, monochromatic concrete, hand poured into — Continue reading

In Mumbai, A Major Staircase Statement

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
In Mumbai, A Major Staircase Statement

Attention-getting staircases aren’t exactly a novel concept in contemporary architecture, but, by any measure, this ultra refined apartment scheme offers up one of the more astonishing staircase designs in recent memory. Aiming to create vertical continuity between each of the 3 duplex apartments that comprise a 6-story family home in the city of — Continue reading

Wooden Para Hammock

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Wooden Para Hammock

Summer may be on the wane, but our fingers are crossed for plenty more hammock-worthy days on tap before winter arrives in earnest. The L.A. furniture studio 4th Period Workshop has its own novel (and quite handsome) take on the traditional fabric or canvas hammock, having fashioned their Para Hammock from, surprisingly enough, wood. Designer Chaffee — Continue reading

2Modern Exclusive: Dramatic Designs by SENTIENT

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
2Modern Exclusive: Dramatic Designs by SENTIENT

The word sentient—defined as being in a highly sensitized or conscious state—may ultimately be the most apt description of the Brooklyn design studio SENTIENT. In operation for more than two decades, SENTIENT designs and fabricates a range of highly original furniture, distinguished by tactile richness and visual power. Reclaimed oak, Icelandic lambswool, — Continue reading

Kawa Porcelain Vessels from Souda

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Kawa Porcelain Vessels from Souda

The young Brooklyn design studio Souda has been making a name for itself with a thoughtful range of products in which process and form are inextricably linked. Their Kawa Procelain series, for instance, designed by Luft Tanaka, one of the three principals who comprise Souda, is the result of “an ongoing investigation into the — Continue reading

Racing to Save Frank Lloyd Wright’s Spring House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Racing to Save Frank Lloyd Wright’s Spring House

The only private residence in Florida to have been designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is in danger of crumbling—a fate that the non-profit Spring House Institute desperately hopes to avert. Given landmark status in 1979 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and then placed on its 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list earlier this — Continue reading

NY NOW: Sod Drying Rack by Finell

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
NY NOW: Sod Drying Rack by Finell

Our recent attendance at NY NOW gave us a chance to see more from Finell, the Austin-based design company that has made silicone its material of preference, and has an inventive range of housewares to illustrate just why. The standout remains the long and skinny Sod drying rack, which gives the traditional — Continue reading

Value Added: A New Zealand Home Replicated & Refurbished

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Value Added: A New Zealand Home Replicated & Refurbished

This exceedingly gracious home in New Zealand was given a rare, ambitious makeover to jaw-dropping effect. Built in 1910, and one of the early harborside homes in the city of Auckland, the original 20th Century structure was bridged, quite literally, to the 21st Century, thanks to a sublime interior segue — Continue reading