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Wristy Business

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Wristy Business

For those with a deep need for self-documentation—for knowing how many hours they sleep; how many calories they consume and burn; just how much time they waste—help is a mere wristband away. UP, a motion-sensitive wristband/smartphone app, designed by Yves Behar’s FuseProject, and introduced last year by electronics brand Jawbone, — Continue reading

Fashionable Type

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashionable Type

If you’re a graphic design studio interested in branching out into the fashion world, you might come up with something as clever as this microfiber suede scarf, featuring Helvetica letters. The Hong Kong-based studio, Little Factory, which made its name by specializing in pixel graphics, has taken a page from China’s — Continue reading

Orange Crush

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Orange Crush

If Pantone’s fashion color report says nectarine is a hot color for spring, who are we to argue? After all, we’ve had a crush on orange for a while. These stellar examples of Kartell modern seating, lighting and storage, on sale until March 26th, are only a few gorgeous examples — Continue reading

Six Sense: The Hexagon Trend

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Six Sense: The Hexagon Trend

Resolving the mystery of trends—their inception, the speed with which they disseminate, why they resonate—is a task best left to the experts. But we know what we see, and what’s clear to us is that hexagons are most definitely a recurring pattern. Whether for walls, floor or ceiling; applied in — Continue reading

Water Color

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Water Color

It takes more than mere rain to put a damper on Paris’ grandeur, but this graphically striking Umbrella Cherbourg from the French clothing retailer Commune de Paris may actually have you urging the sun to stay away for a while. Plus, the convenient red, white and blue color scheme allows your nationalistic side to — Continue reading

Smart Money

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Smart Money

Few things appeal to us more than a streamlined, handsome product like Money Bag, a smart little money holder which forces you to keep your bare essentials beautifully organized. Just the right sized accessory for running a quick errand, Money Bag holds a stack of bills, a couple of credit — Continue reading

Added Value

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Added Value

Nashville-based retailers Imogene + Willie have found a novel way to parlay their signature emblem—a Swiss cross-like ‘plus’ sign—into an eye-catching design motif. They source vintage military T-shirts, and then sew hand-cut muslin fabric plus signs onto them. The results: a Plus Tee with a graphic statement clean and modern enough to make any — Continue reading

Trend Alert: Radial Lines

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Trend Alert: Radial Lines

Maybe it’s because we already have our eye on spring. Maybe we can just sense a bright idea. Whatever the reason, at 2Modern, we definitely see things moving in a sunny direction. We detect a distinct pattern: delicate repeating lines, perfectly symmetrical, radiating from a central axis, like a burst — Continue reading

Ethical Jewelry from Ute Decker

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Ethical Jewelry from Ute Decker

Fair trade gold and recycled silver may not be common terms in the jewelry business, but that isn’t stopping the German jewelry designer Ute Decker from building her reputation around sustainable and ethical practices. These dazzling “arm sculptures” are crafted from recycled and ethically sourced silver and gold—and judging by how dazzling they — Continue reading

Modern, Every Day, Vegan: Nikolette Bags

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Modern, Every Day, Vegan: Nikolette Bags

Need a bag? A modern yet casual, sleek but comfy, good-looking and good-quality bag? A messenger bag or perhaps a clutch? Something to carry your make-up, work or iPad in? Nikolette Bags can carry all of your small and medium-sized things, as well as any emotional baggage you may or — Continue reading

Mociun’s Mismatched Earrings

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Mociun’s Mismatched Earrings

Aren’t earrings — you know, two pieces of jewelry that you wear on each ear at once — supposed to match? Maybe. Sometimes. But if you’re Caitlin Mociun, who was “born the daughter of seafaring Tony Mociun and pedagogical Jillian Mociun,” you don’t quite see the world the same way as — Continue reading

If Your Fashion Needs Some Space

Categories: Fashion + Trends
If Your Fashion Needs Some Space

We know where you can get plenty. As certified science fiction-loving, space-crazy nerds and fashion lovers, it’s hard to beat the shiny and cosmic space-themed clothes of Shadowplaynyc, which is offering tights, skirts, dresses, scarves and more in everyone’s favorite nebulas, star constellations, galaxies and other space compositions! With pretty affordable prices, — Continue reading

A 2013 Color of the Year Prediction…

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
A 2013 Color of the Year Prediction…

The color manufacturer AkzoNobel has done some color calculating to come up with their prediction of what next year’s color of the year will be. Are you curious? Do you have any ideas? Do you want a hint? It’s a color, a dye, and also a part of a band’s name… It’s — Continue reading

Travel & Vintage-Inspired Fabric Pouches

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Travel & Vintage-Inspired Fabric Pouches

Vaalbara Designs is Emily Prescott, and boy does this lady have an eye for color, pattern and texture. An avid world traveler and lover of textiles, Emily combines her collection of sumptuous fabrics with some technical skills and simple designs to create her colorful and cheery pouches. In her own — Continue reading

ChrisRann’s Metallic Modern Jewelry

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ChrisRann’s Metallic Modern Jewelry

While you might venture to guess the name of the designer behind ChrisRann was say, “Chris Rann,” you’d be wrong. San Francisco-based Chris Rann is helmed by quirky and creative Rannie Balias. The name is a combination of the designer’s and her sister’s names. Mixing style inspirations that are varied like — Continue reading

Sherwin Williams’ 2013 Color of the Year

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Sherwin Williams’ 2013 Color of the Year

It’s…Aloe! Specifically, Aloe Sherwin Williams 6464. Not surprising, the 2013 color of the year plays with a popular color as of late, mint, but adds some softness to it and a little gray. What results is a subtle color that also packs a punch of personality. “This is no ordinary pastel — Continue reading

Cool or Meh? The KeySquare

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Cool or Meh? The KeySquare

Adam Hogsett seems to think that before the Keysquare, the only options available to men to carry their keys were bulky and unattractive. He hopes to change the aesthetic look of  hips the world over with his Keysquare, a snazzy looking little metal piece with a sleek design that does — Continue reading

GIFTS: For Jewelry & Fashion Lovers

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Holiday Ideas
GIFTS: For Jewelry & Fashion Lovers

Have a fashionista or fashion lover in your midst? Love adorning the lady and lad that you adore? We came across so many amazing and beautiful modern jewelry designs this year. Some stunningly simple and modern, others intricate and geometric. Whether you know someone’s tastes well or not, take a — Continue reading

Startlingly Simple: Maslo Jewelry

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Startlingly Simple: Maslo Jewelry

Going nuts today over the strikingly sleek, simple jewelry of Maslo Jewelry, designer Nicole Maslowski’s Richmond-based company. Inspired by “simple shapes and patterns alongside Native American and Industrial Design” she’s created a really unique line that is totally modern and full of pieces that would both shock viewers but also blend — Continue reading

New from Chilewich!

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
New from Chilewich!

With fall officially here (and its cooler weather just around the corner) now’s the perfect time to start thinking about how you’re going to set your table this holiday season. Chilewich has some ideas that might just help you out, but none so blatantly fall-like than their new Leaf Placemats! — Continue reading