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Missoni Celebrates 60 Years in Business

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Missoni Celebrates 60 Years in Business

Italian fashion brand Missoni is marking its 60th birthday with a range of new textile motifs for its home products collection, designed to complement the iconic zigzag pattern made famous in their 1960′s clothing line. A new gemstone pattern, alluding to the company’s diamond anniversary, and a floral pattern, are — Continue reading

Iceland and Greenland Make a Design Scene

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Iceland and Greenland Make a Design Scene

Not content to be upstaged by Nordic cousins Stockholm and Helsinki, Reykjavik is carving out a design niche of its own, having recently hosted the 6th installment of Design March, Iceland’s largest cultural showcase for local talent and a roster of international designers. Notable this year was first-time participant Greenland, — Continue reading

Exclusive Sale: 30% Off Graham & Brown Wallpaper

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Exclusive Sale: 30% Off Graham & Brown Wallpaper

Flowers aren’t the only thing Graham & Brown does expertly, of course—bold stripes and intricate abstractions are just as much this venerable wallpaper company’s stock and trade—but with spring squarely in the air, we wouldn’t blame anyone for having their sights set on the lush blooms and blossoms, delicate leaves — Continue reading

Bedazzled: Calico Wallpaper

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Bedazzled: Calico Wallpaper

Calico may evoke images of homespun goodness and demure florals, but Rachel Mosler and Nick Cope, the founders of the bespoke wallpaper company Calico Wallpaper have something considerably more glamorous in mind. Their Brooklyn-based design studio (named, with no trace of irony, for the couple’s enviably photogenic calico cat) has — Continue reading

New Wave: SINE Clothing Racks

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New Wave: SINE Clothing Racks

The universal need for organizing clothes seems to induce designers to think deeply—and, in the case of designers Kyuhyung Cho and Erik Olovsson, to think mathematically. Their series of SINE clothing racks, exhibited at the Stockholm Furniture Fair earlier this year, are distinguished by a wavy horizontal central bar, a — Continue reading

Full Blom: New Lighting From FontanaArte

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Full Blom: New Lighting From FontanaArte

Just in time for the first blush of spring comes a beguiling new lighting offering from Italian studio FontanaArte. Blom, a table lamp with a stylized tulip profile, is a creation of the Norwegian industrial designer Andreas Engesvik, who found inspiration for his design in “the shifting light and seasonal — Continue reading

Spring Flowers: 2Modern Wallpapers, Blooming

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Spring Flowers: 2Modern Wallpapers, Blooming

Never mind winter. Spring looms, and why wait for outdoor blooms when a slew of indoor blossoms will do so nicely. Our selection of flowery wallpaper includes temporary options, like new arrivals from Tempaper, which are so easy to apply and remove, you won’t feel hemmed in by an irrevocable — Continue reading

Romance for $2.95 from H&M

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Romance for $2.95 from H&M

Who says a novel romantic touch has to cost the earth? H&M Home has taken a page from Roy Lichtenstein’s book with a range of items featuring a comic book-style illustration of an embrace and accompanying fairytale text. This set of paper napkins gets our vote for most romantic $2.95 — Continue reading

Scandinavian Minimalism from Denmark’s Menu

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Scandinavian Minimalism from Denmark’s Menu

Followers of Minimalism as esthetic religion always have a host of Scandinavian design studios to look to for inspiration. Denmark’s Muuto, HAY, Normann Copenhagen and Norm Architects are but a few of the contemporary furniture and product design makers currently carrying on the tradition of clean-formed, well crafted home goods, — Continue reading

Gingham, Modernized for the Office

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Gingham, Modernized for the Office

So much for gingham being country cute. Contemporary product designers and artists alike (see here and here) have been induced to co-opt the folksy, grid-based fabric for a range of modernized applications—like this suite of desktop stationery items from Australian brand Country Road. And why not? Geometry and repetition, order — Continue reading

Rocking Alternatives to ‘On the Rocks’

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Rocking Alternatives to ‘On the Rocks’

Seeking to redefine the term ‘on the rocks,’ the entertainment products brand SPARQ has proposed some fanciful alternatives to boring ice cubes. Whiskey Rocks, cubed pieces of “non-porous, odorless, tasteless, and food safe” soapstone, just need a stint in the freezer before being plopped in a drink for chilling duties — Continue reading

Stockholm Furniture Fair: Copenhagen Loudspeaker by Vifa

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Stockholm Furniture Fair: Copenhagen Loudspeaker by Vifa

Danish brand Vifa, which has been in the sound technology business for 80 years, is showing a new portable, wireless loudspeaker, named Copenhagen, at the Stockholm Furniture Fair this week—and from the looks of these lifestyle shots, loudspeakers may be the next ‘must have’ item of the new year. Copenhagen’s — Continue reading

Grate News From Blomus

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Grate News From Blomus

Here’s a fine melding of form and function. German design brand Blomus, which already knows a thing or two about handsome cheese graters, recently introduced the Navetta cheese grater/dispsenser—in which a razor-sharp stainless steel grater affixes snugly to an elegant, gently spouted stainless steel bowl. A cheese grater/dispenser that eliminates — Continue reading

Having Words: H&M’s Summer 2014 Catalog

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Having Words: H&M’s Summer 2014 Catalog

H&M Home has released its Spring and Summer 2014 catalog, and it’s clear that the Swedish clothing retailer has quite a lot to say—literally. Across bed linen and candles, shower curtains and children’s decor, words and phrases and numbers and letters abound. Vintage signage, newspaper copy, stenciled numbers, emblems and — Continue reading

Orange Crush: Niche Modern Glass Votives

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Orange Crush: Niche Modern Glass Votives

We’re plenty familiar with the preposterously beautiful lighting—hand blown glass Pendants and Mini Pendants—created by Niche Modern. But the New York-based studio’s new line of glass votives has us equally mesmerized. Hand crafted in three distinct styles (Convex, Meridian, and Channel), the diminutive candle holders are being offered in a — Continue reading

Stockholm Furniture Fair: Ginkgo Acoustic Panels

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Stockholm Furniture Fair: Ginkgo Acoustic Panels

It’s safe to say that sound-absorbing panels have come a long way from the clunky, brooding eyesores of yesteryear. At this week’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, Swedish company Blå Stationent will unveil Ginkgo, an artful sound-absorbing system comprised of distinctively shaped individual panels made from hot-pressed 100% polyester felt. The Ginkgo — Continue reading

Peek Performance: A Smart New Digital Calendar

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Peek Performance: A Smart New Digital Calendar

Seeking to “create an alternative option that could bring new values to everyday lives,” designers Amid Moradganjeh and Patryk Zoltowski have arrived at Peek, a new smartphone calendar that has both technology and design enthusiasts atwitter. Whether or not it turns out to be the revolutionary time management device to — Continue reading

Ferm Living Spring & Summer 2014 Collection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ferm Living Spring & Summer 2014 Collection

We’re huge fans of the inventive, serene housewares of Danish brand Ferm Living—and few things are more welcome in the dead of winter than inspiring vignettes of spring and summer. Ferm Living gives us just that with its Spring and Summer 2014 catalog, featuring new tabletop items, stationery and wall — Continue reading

2Modern’s January Instagram Stream

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
2Modern’s January Instagram Stream

Amongst the Instagram-worthy things that caught our attention this past month? A winter beach scene; illuminated hexagons; a star-studded street corner, a dozen yellow roses that refused to wilt. If you’re not following 2Modern on Instagram, you’ve no way of knowing what you missed during the month of January. Here, — Continue reading

Maison et Objet: Faceted Stationery for Lexon

Categories: Maison et Objet 2014, Modern Decor + Objects, Trade Shows
Maison et Objet: Faceted Stationery for Lexon

Proving that the market for desktop stationery remains strong is this suite of chunky, colorful utilitarian items the British designer Samuel Wilkinson created for Lexon, and introduced at Maison et Objet earlier this week. The Babylon collection of six injection molded plastic items—pen and holder; stapler; scissors; tape dispenser; and — Continue reading