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Interview: LED Lighting Rock Stars Cerno

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Interview: LED Lighting Rock Stars Cerno

Cerno is Nick Sheridan, Bret Englander and Dan Wacholder. Cerno is modern, streamlined, technologically superior LED lights for the home, office and business. Cerno is sexy, cool, eco-friendly and totally available for purchase at 2Modern. We gave the boys at Cerno a call to talk about why they chose LED technology — Continue reading

Emerging Designer Spotlight: Gessica Brooke

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Emerging Designer Spotlight: Gessica Brooke

Cutting out a career in the fashion industry has become something of a war these days. With the economy tanking and online sales cannibalizing traditional retail, the high heel has snapped off of the once reliable business model of selling fashion. In order to make it in today’s fashion environment, — Continue reading

Simply Sustainable: Designer Elina Grigoriou

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Simply Sustainable: Designer Elina Grigoriou

From an early age, Elina Grigoriou wanted to be an interior designer. Her early attempts at the art of design involved decorating her teenage bedroom in Greece with posters of Madonna, Top Gun and Mel Gibson, but as she got older her tastes evolved into something a bit more sophisticated. — Continue reading

Interview: Ango Modern Handmade Lights

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Interview: Ango Modern Handmade Lights

We’ve got another hot new brand that’s been added to the 2Modern collection to showcase today! Ango is modern, handmade lights that are organic, dynamic, natural and bold. Helmed by Angus Hutcheson, we love how there’s a mix of organic elements but it’s mixed with technology and really high-quality. It — Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Emma at Home

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Exclusive Interview: Emma at Home

We had the great pleasure of interviewing Emma Gardner earlier this year. She’s a talented artist and designer who has an amazing rug line under the name Emma Gardner Design, but most recently had launched a fabulous line of home decor items under Emma at Home. We thought it’d be — Continue reading

Treehouses for Grownups: Interview with Blueforest Co-Founder Simon Payne

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Exclusive Interviews
Treehouses for Grownups: Interview with Blueforest Co-Founder Simon Payne

If you thought treehouses were just for kids, think again. Luxury treehouses are now de rigueur for Britain’s wealthy elite, people with large gardens and even larger wallets. Forget rustic forts with rope ladders and plywood walls; these opulent castles have full electricity, shower rooms, double-glazed windows and even hot — Continue reading

Interview: Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel

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Interview: Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel

We’re so excited to announce another great designer to 2Modern, this time Brooklyn-based artist and designer Shanan Campanaro of the home goods brand Eskayel. To say Shanan is good with pattern is a major understatement. We’re melting over these stunning designs that blend organic shapes with geometric and digital designs — Continue reading

Interview with David Fanchon: The Pearl

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Interview with David Fanchon: The Pearl

This is the first post from our newest weekly contributor, Alex Levin! Welcome Alex! Check out this great modern post: The fusion of modern design with models found in nature can often produce profound results. Sometimes referred to as “biomimicry” or “bio-inspiration,” this practice of modeling the human world after — Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Andy Lacey of Olli & Lime

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Exclusive Interview: Andy Lacey of Olli & Lime

How do people grow up to be hip, cool and well-adjusted? Probably a lot of ways, but no doubt spending the first few years of your life in a spectacularly decorated modern nursery and kid’s room doesn’t hurt. For those parents (and toddlers) with a discerning palette and penchant for — Continue reading

Global Lighting’s CEO!

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Global Lighting’s CEO!

We’ve got Larry Lazin with us today, he’s the founder and CEO of a modern lighting company called Global Lighting. Thanks for sitting down with us today. 2Modern carries many of the lines that Global Lighting provides, such as LZF, B. Lux, Dab and Rossetti. We loved sitting down and talking about the trends going on — Continue reading

François Chambard of UM Project

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François Chambard of UM Project

2Modern is so pleased to announce yet another designer who has come aboard this summer: François Chambard of UM Project. “UM” stands for “user” and “maker” and François’ philosophies about creating furniture fit ours to a “T”. He believes in connecting the person making the product with the person who will be — Continue reading

Interview: Concrete Designs of James De Wulf

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Interview: Concrete Designs of James De Wulf

Is concrete…sexy? Before you laugh or start to say no, we implore you to check out the evidence in the amazingly creative work of James De Wulf. He’s making concrete look sleek, modern and yes, quite sexy. He’s mastering concrete — finding exciting ways to manipulate the material, creating gorgeous furniture — Continue reading

Interview: Beatrice Girelli of IndiB Rugs!

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Interview: Beatrice Girelli of IndiB Rugs!

Modern Rugs are one of those elements that can absolutely make or break a space. Not every room needs one, but almost every room can be improved by one. Aesthetically, they infuse color and pattern into your decor. Functionally, they help tie furniture together and create a soft place for — Continue reading

Interview: Henrik Marstrand of mater

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Interview: Henrik Marstrand of mater

We think a company with sleek, fresh designs is nice, but for a company to be truly modern they need to have an aspect that is above just themselves — and mater is a great, modern company creating beautiful furniture that is ethically produced. We love that these are pieces — Continue reading

Interview: Caroline Pople of Ink Dish!

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Interview: Caroline Pople of Ink Dish!

Have you taken advantage of our June Ink Dish sale yet this month? Ink Dish brings fresh and graphic designs to the sometimes-boring world of dishware design. They are clever and creative themselves, but also incorporate the designs of artists and illustrators like Alyson Fox and Paul Timman. For June — Continue reading

Interview: Matt Eastvold of Eastvold Furniture

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Interview: Matt Eastvold of Eastvold Furniture

We welcome another wonderful designer into the 2Modern family today: Matthew Eastvold of Eastvold Furniture. With his respect for materials and keen eye for clean lines and modern aesthetics, his handmade furniture is becoming a favorite of design-lovers from coast to coast.

Exclusive Interview: Parvez Taj

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Exclusive Interview: Parvez Taj

Finding fresh, exciting ways in which art is presented and created isn’t easy in an age where it seems like nearly everything’s been tried, but we think Parvez Taj has done it. A whip-smart businessman with a ton of creativity and skill, Parvez Taj’s work is gritty, bold, artistic, urban — Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Jennifer Sitko Part 2

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Exclusive Interview: Jennifer Sitko Part 2

We’re back with part 2 of 2Modern co-founder Jennifer Sitko’s interview! In this part we learn what she loves about working at 2Modern, why she thinks 2Modern is so successful and touches on her amazing trend spotting abilities. She even gives some pretty great tips on how you can always — Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Jennifer Sitko Part 1

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Exclusive Interview: Jennifer Sitko Part 1

We’ve got part one of the interview with Jennifer Sitko, the founder of 2Modern (along with Greg Finney). We’ve been trying to uncover and celebrate 2Modern with insider interviews on the blog, and Jennifer brings us some great insights into her background and the beginnings of 2Modern. We think you’ll — Continue reading

Interview: Architect Steve Robinson of Axios Architecture

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Interview: Architect Steve Robinson of Axios Architecture

As you might imagine, the definition and look of “modern” architecture varies wildly between regions. We may be a nation of united states, but we’re hardly a nation of united design styles, and that’s never been so clear as when you move between climates and cultures. In order to fan — Continue reading