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Made in America Exclusive Sale: Save 15% June 23 – July 7

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Made in America Exclusive Sale: Save 15% June 23 - July 7

2Modern’s Made in America Exclusive Sale features the work of brands who are proud to create and manufacturer their modern design products locally. Brooklyn studios Flavor Paper and Lights Up!, Illinois-based John Beck Paper & Steel, New Jersey’s Iannone Design, and New York State’s Niche Modern are part of our All-American lineup of designers, studios, and hard-working makers who — Continue reading

Sunny Side Up: Welcome Summer With Yellow Modern Decor

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Sunny Side Up: Welcome Summer With Yellow Modern Decor

Nothing says summer quite like dollops of exuberant yellow. Whether doled out in small increments or making an emphatic statement, yellow in all its guises—lemon, golden, saffron—is the enduring color of summer. The modern decor selections featured here have been hand-picked from 2Modern’s range of contemporary design offerings to help welcome our — Continue reading

Special Spoons by Ineke Hans

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Special Spoons by Ineke Hans

From our ‘non-essential, but irresistible’ files come these sturdy plastic Special Spoons, created by Dutch designer Ineke Hans. Designed for the Dutch kitchen brand RoyalVKB, the set of 5 contemporary utensils comes in a flat kit, to be disassembled as needed, having been created specifically with ‘tapas and pickles problems’ in mind. Need a tiny implement for — Continue reading

Milan 2015: Hardware With a Twist from Droog

Categories: Milan 2015, Modern Decor + Objects
Milan 2015:  Hardware With a Twist from Droog

Dutch design collective Droog, which knows a thing or two about making a big splash, kept things small and humble at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. Focusing on the rudimentary (and mostly overlooked) elements in furniture construction, Droog introduced Construct Me!, a suite of hardware—nails, screws, hinges, nuts, brackets—designed to inject both fun and panache into ordinary workhorse details. Screws — Continue reading

Drops: Modern Wallpaper From Sissy + Marley

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Drops: Modern Wallpaper From Sissy + Marley

Children’s interior design company Sissy + Marley have introduced a new modern wallpaper motif for spring, and it’s predictably captivating. Best known for their whimsical, tastefully understated kids’ rooms, Sissy + Marley’s Drops wallpaper pattern is both graphically simple and visually engaging, employing a repeat pattern of bold raindrop-shaped icons in signature monochromes. Enchanting and contemporary, the Drops wallpaper — Continue reading

Magisso Cool-ID Tumbler Wins 2015 Red Dot Award

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Magisso Cool-ID Tumbler Wins 2015 Red Dot Award

It may be a little early in the year to think about cooling off, but the Cool-ID Tumbler by Finnish brand Magisso will come in mighty handy during the dog days of summer. Just awarded a 2015 Red Dot Design Award, the self-cooling tumbler, a creation of British tableware designer Simon Stevens, has been given — Continue reading

Princeton Architectural Press Issues Ed Ruscha ‘Noise’ Notebook

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Princeton Architectural Press Issues Ed Ruscha 'Noise' Notebook

Princeton Architectural Press has issued a journal sure to make both obsessive note-takers and modern art lovers happy. We’re not sure who originally conceived of this compact, ruled notebook bearing a reproduction of Noise—artist Ed Ruscha’s 1963 oil painting of that single word—on its cover, but it’s an inspired change from all those monochromatic, image-free Moleskine — Continue reading

Save 20% on iittala Modern Tabletop Accents

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Save 20% on iittala Modern Tabletop Accents

There may be no better way to welcome spring and the entertaining season than with a collection of modern glassware and tabletop items from iittala, the venerable Finnish glass manufacturer that’s been in business for more than 100 years. Not that you’d know it from their exquisite range of timeless contemporary vases and bowls, — Continue reading

Ora Teapot by Paul Loebach

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ora Teapot by Paul Loebach

Handles are so yesterday, don’t you think? Paul Loebach certainly does. The New York-based designer has created a contemporary teapot that does away with superflous details—like a handle—in favor of a container made entirely of double-wall glass. The particular properties of the Ora Teapot’s twin borosilicate glass walls—the same utilitarian glass from — Continue reading

Nanimarquina Sale: Save 20% March 19 – April 5

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Nanimarquina Sale: Save 20% March 19 - April 5

Beginning today, save a whopping 20% on modern rugs by Nanimarquina. The Barcelona-based contemporary carpet company, founded in 1987, oversees a collection of contemporary carpets distinctive for manual production methods and time-honored weaving techniques from around the world. Celebrated contemporary designers, including Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and Tord Boontje, have collaborated with Nanimarquina on a collection of — Continue reading

Painterly Textiles by Rebecca Atwood

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Painterly Textiles by Rebecca Atwood

It isn’t often that the creative process is patently evident in a final product, but Rebecca Atwood’s textiles—produced under her self-named label—thankfully, leave nothing to the imagination. The Brooklyn-based designer’s motifs are derived so directly from her ravishing hand painted compositions that we’d be forgiven for mistaking her screen printed and digitally produced fabrics for watercolor paintings themselves. — Continue reading

Normann Copenhagen’s Swan Oak Wins 2015 iF Design Award

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Normann Copenhagen's Swan Oak Wins 2015 iF Design Award

Only time will tell if Swan Oak will eventually earn iconic status akin to that of the Eames House Bird—Vitra’s reproduction of a treasured piece of folk art prominently displayed in the home of Charles and Ray Eames—but for now Normann Copenhagen can revel in the 2015 iF Design Award bestowed on its own winsome wooden bird. — Continue reading

Muji Air Purifier by Kazushige Miyake

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Muji Air Purifier by Kazushige Miyake

Muji, the Japanese design brand that has managed to turn color-free, radical simplicity into a lusted-after esthetic, has added an elegant air purifier to its growing collection of unsexy electronic gadgets. Designed by Kazushige Miyake, Muji’s Air Purifier trades in the typical bulky shape and knob-laden profile of household air purifiers for a supremely pared down 20-inch perforated cylinder — Continue reading

Neat Idea: Little Bishop Ceiling Hook

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Neat Idea: Little Bishop Ceiling Hook

Anyone who’s ever tried to corral the unruly electrical cables of a pendant light will cotton to this little device, produced by Melbourne industrial designer Antony Richards. Little Bishop is a mindfully designed contraption that cleverly keeps electrical cables neatly secured—without detracting from the intrinsic organic character of suspension lighting. The two-part fixture—comprised of post, which — Continue reading

Stockholm Furniture Fair: House Numbers by Taiwan’s NakNak

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Trade Shows
Stockholm Furniture Fair: House Numbers by Taiwan's NakNak

NakNak, a Taiwanese brand focused on products fashioned in its 30 year-old metal workshop, exhibited an inventive range of functional home goods at this month’s Stockholm Furniture Fair—these house numbers amongst the standouts. The Wire Number series, designed by the Stockholm-based team of Kyuhuung Cho & Erik Olovsson, is an exquisitely decorative collection of steel wire compositions, each — Continue reading

‘Escape’ Canvas Bag from Forestbound

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
'Escape' Canvas Bag from Forestbound

Three guesses as to the purpose of this explicitly stylish, yet wholly utilitarian, bag—ready and waiting to play accomplice to a great escape. The creation of Alice Saunders, a Boston-based designer who sources vintage textiles for her Massachusetts studio Forestbound, this roomy weekender has been fashioned from sturdy, repurposed canvas, and comes outfitted with the kind of — Continue reading

Graphic, Sustainable Textiles From DittoHouse

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Graphic, Sustainable Textiles From DittoHouse

Giving vivid new meaning to the word ‘up-cycling’ is DittoHouse, an Ohio-based textiles company which repurposes fabric waste for its range of graphically modern blankets and pillows. Overseen by founder and textile designer Molly Fitzpatrick, DittoHouse harnesses the potential in scrap cotton materials, which, once sorted and de-fiberized, yield a whole new collection of yarns which Fitzpatrick weaves into — Continue reading

In Words and Pictures, New Biblioteca Wallpaper by NLXL

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
In Words and Pictures, New Biblioteca Wallpaper by NLXL

Dutch wallpaper producers NLXL have introduced a new wallpaper motif based on the work of Russian artist Ekaterina Panikanova. The company’s new Biblioteca design startlingly translates the 3-dimensional installations created by Panikanova into wall coverings that, in standard NLXL fashion, fool the eye with their photo-realist exactitude (see their Scrapwood collaboration with Piet Hein Eek — Continue reading

IMM Cologne: More Golden Glamour

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, IMM Cologne 2015, Modern Decor + Objects, Trade Shows
IMM Cologne: More Golden Glamour

Trade show season may have barely launched, but already one trend that shows no signs of passing is the preoccupation with gold. As illustrated by last month’s IMM Cologne, golden finishes continue to mark some of the more notable new furnishings making their debut in 2015. Danish brand Gubi led the pack with new versions — Continue reading

Maison & Objet 2015: Vitra Home Complements Collection

Categories: Maison et Objet 2015, Modern Decor + Objects, Trade Shows
Maison & Objet 2015: Vitra Home Complements Collection

Vitra unveiled a new range of products at the recently concluded Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris—a collection for which the undisputed star was Alexander Girard. The company’s Home Complements Collection features a range of small-ticket items—paper napkins, matchbooks, serving trays, greeting cards—that act as showcase primarily for the whimsical illustrations of Girard, the architect — Continue reading