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Modern Holiday Scene Stealers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Modern Holiday Scene Stealers

With holiday decor crowding the landscape, it’s worth noting that getting into the spirit of things doesn’t mean having to surrender to garish color schemes. Like all true modernists, a restrained color palette and mindfully chosen modern decorations are our cup of tea—which explains why we find ourselves turning north for inspiration year after — Continue reading

12 Days of 2Modern Giving: Win the MODLOFT Hester Ottoman!

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
12 Days of 2Modern Giving: Win the MODLOFT Hester Ottoman!

Our 12 Days of 2Modern Giving sweepstakes continues with the second of our 4 giveaways: the MODLOFT Hester Ottoman! This generously sized and versatile piece of modern furniture can be used as seating, coffee table, or footrest. Solid wood construction, clean lines, and graphic houndstooth fabric make Hester a brilliant addition — Continue reading

Pincher Bike Hanger by Karl Mikael Ling

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Pincher Bike Hanger by Karl Mikael Ling

Esthetically driven bicycle enthusiasts now have a simple and unobtrusive way of both storing their bikes and turning them into art objects. Swedish designer Karl Mikael Ling has devised a bike hanger that’s as minimal as its possible to be while ably performing its function. Ling’s Pincher bike hanger is comprised of a square, — Continue reading

Modern Design Ideas: 2Modern Gift Guide

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Design Ideas: 2Modern Gift Guide

Modern design enthusiasts are a notoriously finicky lot, highly opinionated about everything from the ideal height of a contemporary stool to the perfect size for a modern water carafe. Luckily, our Modern Gift Guide will help alleviate the frustration of finding something for that particular someone with discerning tastes. Chock-full of modern gift ideas for family, friends, or — Continue reading

Carry On Cocktail Kit From W&P Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Carry On Cocktail Kit From W&P Design

Brooklyn’s W&P Design has found a cheeky way to mitigate the boredom of flying—and those bare-bones cocktail options, to boot—with a cocktail kit that’ll have fellow traveling boozers eyeing us with envy. The Carry On Cocktail Kit is an impeccably packaged and smartly edited suite of items designed to dispense “craft cocktails at 30,000 feet,” thanks to a host of — Continue reading

On Target: 2Modern Holiday Gift Guide

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
On Target: 2Modern Holiday Gift Guide

Discerning tastes demand mindfully chosen gifts, and our Modern Gift Guide contains a well-rounded selection of contemporary gifts, carefully curated to include something to suit all ages—and budgets. Whether searching for a party-perfect hostess gift or a scene stealer for the modern decor fanatic; seeking out something special for the little ones in your life or targeting a — Continue reading

Disaster Style: Prepster Emergency Survival Kit

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Disaster Style: Prepster Emergency Survival Kit

Taking the notion of basic survival to absurdly stylish heights is the Los Angeles-based Preppi company, makers of the Prepster emergency survival kit, accurately defined as “a truly handsome bag stuffed with the BEST of everything you need in the event you find yourself in the worst.” Which means that 3-day emergency essentials—tent, waterproof — Continue reading

Scribble Wrapping Papers by Denmark’s HAY

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Scribble Wrapping Papers by Denmark’s HAY

Danish brand HAY has launched a suite of wrapping papers that could very well be seen as presents in themselves. The Scribble collection features six different repeat patterns rendered in magic marker, each applied to sheets of paper measuring  27.5 x 39 inches. The artfully executed abstract compositions showcase 6 different monochromes, and, as HAY helpfully makes note, — Continue reading

Clean Gems: Soap Stones from PELLE

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Clean Gems: Soap Stones from PELLE

Artisanal soaps may be all the rage, but Brooklyn design studio PELLE can lay claim to the most precious soaps of all. Their dazzling range of Soap Stones are hand crafted from natural vegetable-based glycerine, hand cut into faceted shapes, and imbued with lustrous colors so alluringly close to that of actual gemstones, we’d be wholly dissuaded — Continue reading

Chikuno Cube Air Purifier

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Chikuno Cube Air Purifier

As far as subtle air purifiers go, it’s hard to beat the tiny, clean profile of the Chikuno Cube, a house-shaped objet d’art that measures a mere 1.6 inches, but—thanks to a purifying element comprised of ‘activated bamboo charcoal,’ a highly porous form of carbon—manages to effectively absorb impurities and odors via its light and intricate — Continue reading

Leeo Nightlight & Smoke Detector

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Leeo Nightlight & Smoke Detector

The latest in the ‘home awareness’ digital product range—which includes remote controlled thermostats and door locks—is Leeo, a stylish nightlight that may also keep an unoccupied house from burning down. Developed by the San Francisco-based design company, Ammunition, Leeo has been given the kind of esthetic care aimed at design obsessives (who, us?), so it — Continue reading

Modern Quilts by S.D. Evans

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Quilts by S.D. Evans

Despite its storied tradition and folksy down home image, the visual appeal of quilt designs—with their clean edges, elegant geometry, and impeccable symmetry—has never been that far removed from the appeal of line-shape-color modern art movements. Brooklyn designer S.D. Evans is amongst a slew of contemporary artists for whom quilting is the medium of choice for a body — Continue reading

New Arrivals! Bandas Collection by Gandia Blasco

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
New Arrivals! Bandas Collection by Gandia Blasco

Patricia Urquiola’s Bandas collection of modern furniture and rugs for the Valencia-based brand Gandia Blasco are amongst the new arrivals at 2Modern, and what a collection! Urquiola’s Bandas range is a wow, distinguished by thick, graphic stitching that lends a homespun air to a sophisticated suite of modular seating and rugs designed to — Continue reading

Neon Art from Seletti

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Neon Art from Seletti

Italian design brand Seletti, a new addition to 2Modern’s offerings, has distinguished itself with a range of cheeky modern furniture, lighting and decorative objects—like the Hybrid Collection of porcelain tabletop items and the Sending Animals collection of furniture—that play with unusual juxtapositions and conventional expectations. But typography geeks, neon enthusiasts, and conceptual — Continue reading

iittala Ruutu Vases by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
iittala Ruutu Vases by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

French designing brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, who are having something of a banner year—they were awarded the coveted Panerai London Design Medal at this year’s London Design Festival—recently introduced a new suite of glassware for venerable Finnish glass brand iittala. The collection, named Ruutu, the finish word for ‘diamond’ or — Continue reading

Dynamo Rainbow Shower Head by Cristina

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Dynamo Rainbow Shower Head by Cristina

Italian brand Cristina has found a way to make a morning shower something of a theater piece, by introducing a shower fixture that rains down a stream of rainbow-hued droplets. The Dynamo Rainbow shower—the latest iteration of the company’s original elegant and LED-imbued Dynamo model—is, like the original version, equipped with a circle — Continue reading

Illustrator Kustaa Saksi Debuts in Marimekko’s 2015 Collection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Illustrator Kustaa Saksi Debuts in Marimekko’s 2015 Collection

Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi, who is best known for his layered, richly detailed visual narratives, stars in Marimekko’s 2015 Home collection, having contributed two vivid aquatic motifs to the textile house’s latest fabric selections. Saksi’s multicolored Merivuokko (anemone) and monochromatic Meriheinä (seagrass) designs—both of which will be presented in several colorways, and applied to the Finnish brand’s home — Continue reading

Native Tile Collection by Commune Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Native Tile Collection by Commune Design

L.A. design studio Commune Design has launched a floor tile collection which takes its inspiration from common elements discovered in Scandinavian and Native American textile motifs. The Native Tile Collection, created for the flooring brand Exquisite Surfaces, consists of four geometric patterns—Navajo, Zuni, Malmo, and Stockholm—each rendered in black and white, thereby easily underscoring the esthetic similarities between — Continue reading

Rhythm Tableware by Belgium’s Fou de Feu

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Rhythm Tableware by Belgium’s Fou de Feu

Belgian designer Veerle Van Overloop has introduced a suite of tableware under her Fou de Feu ceramic studio label, and it’s an exquisitely curated collection of items aimed at true minimalists. Comprised of plates, cups, spoons, table mats and cutting boards, offered in a range of graduated sizes, the Rhythm collection is distinct for the graceful teardrop — Continue reading

Tiny Glass Architecture by Dechem Studio

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Tiny Glass Architecture by Dechem Studio

“We tell stories in bohemian glass,” is the tag line of Dechem, the Prague-based design studio that has made hand cut glass its material of choice. Founded by young designers Michaela Tomišková and Jakub Janďourek, Dechem’s primary offerings are a collection of unusual, purely decorative architectural objects—houses, trees, church steeples, a mountain—each — Continue reading