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Eyeing Super Fun Happy Trees

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Eyeing Super Fun Happy Trees

It’s not that we’re opposed to real trees, but we seem to be running across a preponderance of paper alternatives of late. These oversized tree posters are part of the Super Fun Happy Tree project, created by a group of Australian designers who made original art specifically for the project. — Continue reading

Sputnik Lights in Stark Relief

Categories: Art + Graphics
Sputnik Lights in Stark Relief

We’ve already waxed poetic about Sputnik Christmas ornaments; now comes the Sputnik holiday card from the Washington, DC print shop Letterpress Light, pitch-perfect as holiday motif, and Christmas-ready in red and green. A trademarked hand-applied embossing process highlights these Sputniks in deeper relief than possible with traditional letterpress embossing, lending — Continue reading

12 Days of Holiday Giving Sweepstakes: Parvez Taj Canvas!

Categories: Art + Graphics
12 Days of Holiday Giving Sweepstakes: Parvez Taj Canvas!

The last prize in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving sweepstakes is a canvas of your choice from the prolific California artist Parvez Taj, whose layered mixed-media compositions make striking, yet accessible, original wall art. Enter today and tomorrow for a chance to select a piece  from our eclectic range — Continue reading

Fresh Covers For Classic Novels

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Fresh Covers For Classic Novels

Luxuries don’t have to cost the earth. These modestly priced Penguin book classics have been given new life by Mr. Boddington’s Studio, the New York-based makers of bespoke stationery. Sold exclusively at Anthropologie, the suite of 6 hardcover books, which include perennial favorites Pride & Prejudice and Alice in Wonderland, — Continue reading

Vintage Botanical Prints for the Wordsmith

Categories: Art + Graphics
Vintage Botanical Prints for the Wordsmith

Wordsmiths and gardeners, take note: these gorgeous prints by Portland-based Jean Cody are terrific value as gifts for yourself or someone else. Cody, who runs the Etsy shop Faux Kiss, sources vintage botanical prints (among other illustrations), enhances them digitally, and then prints the images onto old dictionary pages. We — Continue reading

A Letterpress Countdown to the New Year

Categories: Art + Graphics
A Letterpress Countdown to the New Year

It’s a bit early to begin the countdown to the New Year, but not too early to snap up cards that are sure to come in handy at year’s end. More so than on any other occasion, the dawn of a New Year lends itself to purely typographic cards, and — Continue reading

Architectural Fabric Sculptures by Do Ho Suh

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Architectural Fabric Sculptures by Do Ho Suh

It’s possible to read many things into Home Within Home, the ethereal installation by Korean-born sculptor Do Ho Suh, currently on view at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul. But duality, and its accompanying tensions, are clearly a central theme for the Korean-American transplant. Duh, whose preferred — Continue reading

A Delectable New App for Wine Enthusiasts

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A Delectable New App for Wine Enthusiasts

Wine enthusiasts have a new smart phone app—and a specialty social media platform—over which to get tipsy. Delectable targets the would-be wine connoisseur eager to share his or her wine tasting experiences with like-minded drinkers. By simply submitting a snapshot of a bottle label via the Delectable app, wine lovers — Continue reading

Ice Cream ‘Clouds’ from Haagen Dazs

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Ice Cream ‘Clouds’ from Haagen Dazs

Normally, we’re not too keen on reminders of winter, but ice cream trumps all other concerns. These “snow cloud” ice cream cake creations were designed for Haagan Dazs by the Swedish design studio Front, which explains, “As Scandinavians, snow is an essential part of our winters. We were inspired by — Continue reading

Baby Love from The Animal Print Shop

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Furniture + Lighting, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Baby Love from The Animal Print Shop

Just when we thought we were safe from heart-tugging pictures of Baby Alpacas…..along comes The Animal Print Shop, creators of affordable, beguilingly beautiful, animal art prints—and arbiters of kid-centric taste. The brainchild of Los Angeles-based photographer (and animal lover) Sharon Montrose, The Animal Print Shop, specializes in high-quality photographic prints — Continue reading

David Mellor Screen Prints by Lane

Categories: Art + Graphics, Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
David Mellor Screen Prints by Lane

Graphic designers Joff Casciani and Ollie Wood, who run the UK shop Lane, have immortalized 3 seminal works by the British product designer David Mellor in a suite of elegant limited edition posters. Mellor’s Embassy Teapot (1963), 700 Series Chair (1975), and Minimal Cutlery (2003) designs have been given the — Continue reading

Modern Tribal Cards from Dinosaur Designs

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Modern Tribal Cards from Dinosaur Designs

We love these greeting cards from Australia’s Dinosaur Designs for their originality and adaptability to most any occasion. Creative Directors Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy are old hands at creating hand made goods, from furniture to jewelery, and these cards (which are blank inside), from their current Modern Tribal collection, — Continue reading

Exclusive Sale: 15% Off Parvez Taj & Manulution!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
Exclusive Sale: 15% Off Parvez Taj & Manulution!

Autumn isn’t all falling leaves; for the next week, 2Modern’s exclusive sales include a bouquet of flowers ready for the picking. Our entire, striking collection of Parvez Taj mixed media art, including Dandelion and Maroc Dandy; and our range of statement furniture by Manulution, like the Petal Side Table, can — Continue reading

Ampersand Gold for Type Lovers

Categories: Art + Graphics
Ampersand Gold for Type Lovers

Product and interior designers aren’t the only ones currently preoccupied with gold; graphic designers are paying attention, too. And ampersands, with their ornamental allure, are ready-made for the gold treatment. This gold foil ampersand print from Dallas-based shop, Feathered, is a gleaming, modestly priced must-have for any type lover. And, — Continue reading

Jeff Koons’ Dog Day

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Jeff Koons’ Dog Day

Jeff Koons may be forgiven for feeling like the Rodney Dangerfield of the contemporary art world—critical respect still eludes him—but he can take plenty of solace in his stature amongst collectors. This week, Koons became the auction world’s most celebrated living artist when Balloon Dog (Orange), a mammoth polished stainless — Continue reading

Architectural Eye Candy by Matthias Heiderich

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Architectural Eye Candy by Matthias Heiderich

The Berlin-based photographer Matthias Heiderich (whose work we’ve featured here before) has cornered the market on architectural photography that manages to be simultaneously spare and sumptuous. Using his finely trained eye for scale and composition, Heiderich has arrived at an impressive formula for turning contemporary architecture, be they ordinary or — Continue reading

Autumn de Wilde’s Kaleidoscope Houses

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Autumn de Wilde’s Kaleidoscope Houses

Photographer and artist Autumn de Wilde created this ethereal installation, named Lighting, Layers and Reflections, as a backdrop for—of all things—a Cadillac ad campaign. De Wilde says that a car, the Escalade 2015, did indeed serve as inspiration for the two jewel-like 7 x 12 foot houses, constructed in the — Continue reading

An iPhone Game Damien Hirst Could Endorse

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An iPhone Game Damien Hirst Could Endorse

In the market for a time-waster that somehow manages to make you look arty and sophisticated? Say hello to Dots, an iPhone/iPad game app which gives you the most rudimentary of goals—connecting identically colored dots along horizontal and vertical lines—wrapped up in a package of orderly, economical good looks worthy — Continue reading

Paper Patterns, both Modern and Contemporary

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Paper Patterns, both Modern and Contemporary

Patterns this pretty deserve a place on the wall. But Scottish designer Diane Allan has parlayed her formal training in textile design to a line of paper products meant not for walls, but for wrapping presents. Via her company Deesigns, Allan showcases her well-honed design sensibilities with a range of — Continue reading

Delicious Halloween (Eye) Candy

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Delicious Halloween (Eye) Candy

Halloween isn’t all ghosts and goblins. There’s plenty of sweetness that marks the occasion, too, and we’re doing our part by rounding up some frighteningly good-looking candy and candy packaging. Not to be wasted on the little tricksters who come knocking tonight, these sweet treats are most definitely meant for — Continue reading