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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

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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

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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

30 Anthony Burrill Posters in Book Form

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30 Anthony Burrill Posters in Book Form

Designer Anthony Burrill’s typographic posters—expressed in simple words and black woodblock letterpress type—have become motivational staples of those who toil away for hours in creative pursuit. Now, admirers can access 30 of Burrill’s best-known aphorisms all at once, with the publication of I Like it. What Is It?, a book — Continue reading

Flower Deliveries from Design Sponge

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Flower Deliveries from Design Sponge

We can scarcely think of a more uplifting way to start the week than with these rich and lovely images from Design Sponge, which launched a weekly Flower Glossary column last week. With daylight hours waning, and a chill descending, we welcome any opportunity to keep our eyes focused firmly — Continue reading

Design Filters: 2Modern’s Instagram Feed

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Design Filters: 2Modern’s Instagram Feed

We’ll admit that nothing is safe from our Instagram filters. Whether walking on the street, rushing through an airport, or perusing the aisles of a favorite shop; below ground or above the clouds, we always keep our eyes wide open. 2Modern’s Instagram feed is a window into our design-centric worldview, — Continue reading

Lyrical Wall Decals from Blik

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Lyrical Wall Decals from Blik

Blik, the wall graphics company, has something to please musicologists, wordsmiths, and typography geeks alike: a line of removable wall decals of pithy phrases extracted from famous rap lyrics. The phrases, originally created in black-and-white poster form by letterpress shop Paper Jam Press, have been given more, yes, power by — Continue reading

Eindhoven’s Energetic New Identity

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Eindhoven’s Energetic New Identity

The city of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, has a new visual identity that may accurately be described as a group effort. The stack of 5 negative/positive zig zags that comprise the logo (and the bespoke typography that accompanies the project) were the collaborative effort of a group of creative firms with — Continue reading

David Band’s Happiness

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David Band’s Happiness

Despite illness and impending death, the Scottish-born artist and graphic designer David Band was not, by all accounts, devoid of joy. In the last few years of his life, Band, who died in 2012 at the age of 51, created a series of acrylic paintings and prints to which he — Continue reading

Alex Chinneck’s Surreal Brick House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Alex Chinneck’s Surreal Brick House

An abandoned house in the British seaside town of Margate has been given a facelift of sorts with an elaborate and ingenious art installation conceived by the British designer and artist Alex Chinneck. As part of an effort to draw attention to the economic woes of the town, Chinneck has — Continue reading