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Ostrich Pillow

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Ostrich Pillow

  You know the saying stick your head in the sand like an Ostrich. Well, designer Kawamura-Ganjavian adapts this concept into an Ostrich micro environment, or rather OSTRICH PILLOW,  in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap.  A picture here, is worth a thousand words.  Not a bad — Continue reading

Canoe’s Lovely Leather Luna Jewelry Line

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Canoe’s Lovely Leather Luna Jewelry Line

Natalie Davis, an Austin, Texas-based hand-crafter and master manipulator of leather who happens to have a ton of a talent and modern tastes, is inspiring us with her jewelry today. Working under the name of Canoe, Natalie founded her modern leather goods company in 2010, and she’s inspired by “vintage — Continue reading

Trend Alert: Bold Modern Marble

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends
Trend Alert: Bold Modern Marble

If you’ve had your eyeballs tuned into 2Modern’s Facebook page, you would have noticed we’ve been posting a heckuva lotta photos featuring interiors with eye-catching (and according to some folks, stomach-churning) examples of modern marble — bold, contrast-y, full of deep, dark, angry veins and pretty arresting to the senses. — Continue reading

Nerd/Design Alert: Asteroid Brooches

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Nerd/Design Alert: Asteroid Brooches

If there was a Venn diagram of nerds and design lovers these illustrated wooden geometric asteroid brooches would totally be taking up space in the middle. Handcut and handmade. By depeapa on Etsy.

Rosella Resin Modern Eco-jewelry

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Rosella Resin Modern Eco-jewelry

Love Rosella resin jewelry, especially these bangles. Made of a bio-derived eco-resin that’s been certified by the USDA, this is a biobased product made of things like pine oil, not petroleum based! Cast in handmade silicone molds and then sanded to have a smooth and comfortable finish, you can just — Continue reading

Drawing Connections in Three Designers

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Drawing Connections in Three Designers

Great minds think alike or perhaps think in 3D printing, these days.  Similarities are drawn in a conversation on the computer from different artists on their computers but nonetheless a merging of architecture, art, design and fashion continues to cross boundries.   Here are a few stunning examples of just a — Continue reading

Comb Collective’s Cool Leather Shoelaces

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Comb Collective’s Cool Leather Shoelaces

Shoes are cool sometimes. But you know how they can be even cooler? Hand-painted, color blocked leather shoelaces. Texas-based Comb Collective’s first collection is a sultry set of shoelaces that are sure to make fireworks of fashion burst from your feet. An instant way to add personality to your kicks, — Continue reading

Fall’s Hottest Design Trends?

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Fall’s Hottest Design Trends?

Why the question mark at the end of that title and the ones in the main image? Simple: we’ve definitely got our ideas for some of Fall’s hottest design trends, but we certainly want to hear what you think is gonna be hot in the upcoming months, too! Is there a — Continue reading

Geeking Out: Glitch Textiles

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Geeking Out: Glitch Textiles

We’re totally geeking out this morning over the work of Phil Stearns, a Brooklyn-based electronic artist who’s fascinated with electronics and electronic media. You might know him from his “Year of the Glitch,” where he’s spent time documenting and turning into art these moments of digital failure. His most recent project has — Continue reading

Is This the Watch of the Future?

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Is This the Watch of the Future?

“Touch Time is a stylish and revolutionary spin on the typical digital watch, which has been virtually unchanged the past 20 years. It utilizes a touch interface with the same capacitive touch screen technology that can be found in Smartphones today. Touch Time is extremely easy to use, allowing you — Continue reading

Rock Paper Scissors’ Buckle Bangle

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Rock Paper Scissors’ Buckle Bangle

Austin-based Rock Paper Scissors, a jewelry-studio slinging metal jewelry, leather, oddities and talismans, offers up yet more proof that something sleek and modern can still be wearable and dare we say even classy? At a cool $36, this should be just the piece to add to your bracelet collection to — Continue reading

Don’t Just Live Modern, Wear it!

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Don’t Just Live Modern, Wear it!

Surely by now you know what a resource for hot modern sofas, beds, chairs, lighting and more 2Modern is, but did you know we also carry a wide range of modern delights for you yourself? Like, wearable jewelry, bags and scarves that you can take out of your home and — Continue reading

Earthy, Lightweight: Henderson Dry Goods

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Earthy, Lightweight: Henderson Dry Goods

Just love when you discover brilliant design but then sort of forget but then you remember again and you’re so happy because it’s exactly the thing you were in the mood for. This has happened to us today with Henderson Dry Goods and their lightweight, graphic, patterned, laser-cut wood jewelry — Continue reading

Fighting Stereotypes with Stereotype Apparel

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fighting Stereotypes with Stereotype Apparel

Just love when a fashion brand attempts to reach past the surface and bring to the public’s conscious a larger, more important message. Stereotype Apparel says it best themselves: “After the February 26, 2012 death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Adam Sweeney, like many Americans, discussed the incident with several of — Continue reading

Pantone Colors of Your Favorite Superheroes!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Pantone Colors of Your Favorite Superheroes!

Color and comic book nerds rejoice! Finally there’s an intersection where these two worlds collide, thanks to Israel-based designer Gidi Vigo, who mixes and matches PANTONE swatches with superheroes. Genius! His series is called “Superheroes RGB”, and you can find the precise color of such superhero big wigs as Captain America, Superman, — Continue reading

Invisible Shoe

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Invisible Shoe

“If the shoe fits, wear it.” Whether your prince shows up or not.  This may be the modern version of the glass slipper.  From the creative mind of native Sao Paulo, Brazilian, Andreia Chaves is her critically acclaimed first series ‘The Invisible Shoe‘.  Born from study of optical effect applied — Continue reading

New Alyson Fox Rocks Our Sox

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
New Alyson Fox Rocks Our Sox

Not only does Alyson Fox have one of the coolest names of all time — um, fun first name spelling and the last name of the most clever and cunning of creatures? — but she also happens to be incredibly talented, lending her style to a whole array of home — Continue reading

Dwell’s Newest Issue Full of Designing Women!

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Dwell’s Newest Issue Full of Designing Women!

Of all the trends we noticed this last ICFF, our favorite was how many AMAZING women designers were totally rocking our faces off with genuine, authentic designs that breathed new life into the field. (Like Alice Tacheny and the ladies behind Egg Collective, to only name a few.) Apparently, we — Continue reading

Vanessa Gade’s New FORME Line @ Dwell on Design

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel
Vanessa Gade’s New FORME Line @ Dwell on Design

“DWELL on design is not just for cool contemporary home products! Check out this super modern and edgy new collection from San Francisco based metalsmith and designer Vanessa Gade, set for a public launch at this years Dwell on Design conference, June 22-24th! The artist describes her work as contemporary, with — Continue reading

Geometric Jewelry: Fathom and Form

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Geometric Jewelry: Fathom and Form

Really digging the geometric shapes and sharp angles of San Francisco-based jewelry studio Fathom and Form. For boys and girls and everything in between, we like the hints of tribal patterns and the sort of futuristic feel to their pieces. New pieces debuted this year in May, and we expect — Continue reading