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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

12 Days of 2Modern Giving: Win Art by Parvez Taj!

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
12 Days of 2Modern Giving: Win Art by Parvez Taj!

Our 12 Days of 2Modern Giving sweepstakes is in full swing, with Prize #3 up for grabs. Today and tomorrow, enter our sweepstakes to win a beautiful art piece by California artist, Parvez Taj, whose expertly layered mixed-media compositions make inspired additions to any interior space. Water-based inks, photography and ultraviolet inks applied to reclaimed — Continue reading

Cake in a Can by The Food Ministry

Categories: Modern Holiday Ideas
Cake in a Can by The Food Ministry

Stumped for holiday dessert ideas? Let them eat cake, says the UK-based company The Food Ministry, which has managed to turn run-of-the-mill cake into a novelty act. The company’s Cake in a Can concept is a recipe for cake making that includes all ingredients and oven-ready, retro-styled can. Empty the can’s — Continue reading

Nendo’s Ice Cream Cake Village

Categories: Modern Holiday Ideas
Nendo’s Ice Cream Cake Village

Oh to be in Paris. Nendo, the Japanese design studio, has introduced another incentive to visit the City of Light: an architecturally inspired Häagen-Dazs ice cream cake, designed specifically for Christmas. The Village cake design features a cluster of houses, each composed of chocolate, sitting atop a thick slab of ice cream. “Christmas — Continue reading

Modern Holiday Scene Stealers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Modern Holiday Scene Stealers

With holiday decor crowding the landscape, it’s worth noting that getting into the spirit of things doesn’t mean having to surrender to garish color schemes. Like all true modernists, a restrained color palette and mindfully chosen modern decorations are our cup of tea—which explains why we find ourselves turning north for inspiration year after — Continue reading

12 Days of 2Modern Giving: Win the MODLOFT Hester Ottoman!

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
12 Days of 2Modern Giving: Win the MODLOFT Hester Ottoman!

Our 12 Days of 2Modern Giving sweepstakes continues with the second of our 4 giveaways: the MODLOFT Hester Ottoman! This generously sized and versatile piece of modern furniture can be used as seating, coffee table, or footrest. Solid wood construction, clean lines, and graphic houndstooth fabric make Hester a brilliant addition — Continue reading

Pincher Bike Hanger by Karl Mikael Ling

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Pincher Bike Hanger by Karl Mikael Ling

Esthetically driven bicycle enthusiasts now have a simple and unobtrusive way of both storing their bikes and turning them into art objects. Swedish designer Karl Mikael Ling has devised a bike hanger that’s as minimal as its possible to be while ably performing its function. Ling’s Pincher bike hanger is comprised of a square, — Continue reading

Offi Sale: Save 15% through December 31st

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Kids + Baby
Offi Sale: Save 15% through December 31st

Simple, practice and well-priced, Offi’s modern furniture, lighting, and accessories are a timely choice during this holiday season. Graceful designs—modern desks, storage pieces, seating, and enchanting contemporary lighting for children—are the Offi trademark of inventive products realized in molded plywood and polyethylene. Now, through December 31st, save a substantial 15% on our entire Offi collection. Holiday shopping just — Continue reading

Love/Lust Scratch-Off Prints by Ray Geary

Categories: Art + Graphics
Love/Lust Scratch-Off Prints by Ray Geary

Is it Love or Lust? Art collectors who like surprises along with their curating will be kept guessing with a pair of screen prints from the New York artist Ray Geary. Geary’s Love/Lust Scratch-Off Prints keep their respective silkscreened words hidden behind an overlay of scratch-off ink—only to reveal themselves when the accompanying (Geary-signed) penny is used to — Continue reading

12 Days of 2Modern Giving: 12 Days, 4 Prizes to Win!

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
12 Days of 2Modern Giving: 12 Days, 4 Prizes to Win!

2Modern is in a giving mood. Beginning today, we’re giving away 4 major prizes spanning a period of 12 days, with plenty of chances for design lovers to enter and win. Our 12 Days of 2Modern Giving sweepstakes features 4 sets of products by stellar designer brands— Judy Ross Textiles, Modloft, Parvez — Continue reading

B&B Italia Launches Pint-Sized UPJ Chair

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Kids + Baby
B&B Italia Launches Pint-Sized UPJ Chair

Indulged tots have another item to add to their wish lists—or their parents do, anyway. B&B Italia has launched a diminutive version of a chair designed by Gaetano Pesce back in 1969, and given the playful (and maternal) nature of Pesce’s design, the real surprise is that it took this long — Continue reading

Modern Design Ideas: 2Modern Gift Guide

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Design Ideas: 2Modern Gift Guide

Modern design enthusiasts are a notoriously finicky lot, highly opinionated about everything from the ideal height of a contemporary stool to the perfect size for a modern water carafe. Luckily, our Modern Gift Guide will help alleviate the frustration of finding something for that particular someone with discerning tastes. Chock-full of modern gift ideas for family, friends, or — Continue reading

Artemide Releases Limited Edition Red Eclisse

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Artemide Releases Limited Edition Red Eclisse

Italian lighting brand Artemide has launched a limited edition color for its famous Eclisse Table Lamp—a juicy and very festive red—just in time to dovetail with the holiday shopping season. Vico Magistretti’s 1967 creation—an ingenious lacquered steel concoction of circular shapes, featuring a rotating shade that produces an eclipse-like graduated light source—is a full-fledged design icon that’s part of the Museum — Continue reading

Carry On Cocktail Kit From W&P Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Carry On Cocktail Kit From W&P Design

Brooklyn’s W&P Design has found a cheeky way to mitigate the boredom of flying—and those bare-bones cocktail options, to boot—with a cocktail kit that’ll have fellow traveling boozers eyeing us with envy. The Carry On Cocktail Kit is an impeccably packaged and smartly edited suite of items designed to dispense “craft cocktails at 30,000 feet,” thanks to a host of — Continue reading

Brand New at 2Modern: Lighting by Moooi

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Brand New at 2Modern: Lighting by Moooi

New to the 2modern brand family are the brilliant modern lighting designs by the Dutch design collective, Moooi, which has, over the last decade, distinguished itself with a range of illuminating suspension and floor lamps of singular beauty. Foremost among them are the bestselling Random collection, ethereal fiberglass globes, already on their way to — Continue reading

Swede Sensation: Stockholm’s New Miss Clara Hotel

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Swede Sensation: Stockholm’s New Miss Clara Hotel

Well, at least we know where we’d like to stay, next time we’re in Stockholm. The city’s recently opened Miss Clara Hotel is a wow of a refurbishment, courtesy of Gert Wingårdh Architects, who have compellingly transformed a 1910 former all-girls school into a 92-room hotel, and charmingly named it for the school’s — Continue reading