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2Modern Fanimation Sale Highlights National Ceiling Fan Day

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
2Modern Fanimation Sale Highlights National Ceiling Fan Day

You’d be forgiven for not knowing that today is National Ceiling Fan Day. An green initiative spearheaded in 2013 by the American Lighting Association, fan manufacturers, and leading energy conservation groups, the aim of National Ceiling Fan Day is to draw attention to the intrinsic energy efficiency of fans over — Continue reading

New at 2Modern: Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New at 2Modern: Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper

Andy Warhol—who embraced many things and objected to very little—would have, no doubt, been thrilled with Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper, a tribute to the artist created by the Brooklyn-based wallpaper studio Flavor Paper. With the blessing of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Flavor Paper has applied some of Warhol’s most famous — Continue reading

Maison et Objet: Tom Dixon’s Brick Works

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Maison et Objet: Tom Dixon’s Brick Works

British designer Tom Dixon, named by the Maison et Objet design fair as 2014 Designer of the Year, used the occasion to introduce a suite of limited-edition items designed and manufactured specifically to be sold at the event. Dixon, for whom production, packaging, and distribution are integral to the design process, introduced The — Continue reading

A Moleskine & Livescribe Collaboration

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
A Moleskine & Livescribe Collaboration

Device-addicted creatives who still find the cache of a Moleskine notebook irresistible, can have it both ways now, thanks to a collaboration between the arty journal company and Livescribe, makers of digital pens. Livescribe’s stock and trade are smartpens, specially programmed pens which can convert writing or drawings on paper (Livescribe paper, that — Continue reading

Elegant Concrete Dog Bowls

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Elegant Concrete Dog Bowls

Never mind the dogs; design-minded humans are the ones likely to fall for this pair of elegant dog bowls from The Urban Animal Scientist. The Atlanta-based canine company makes good on its promise to make products with “masculine lines…built to last,” by foregoing happy colors and doggie motifs for cool, monochromatic concrete, hand poured into — Continue reading

Wooden Para Hammock

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Wooden Para Hammock

Summer may be on the wane, but our fingers are crossed for plenty more hammock-worthy days on tap before winter arrives in earnest. The L.A. furniture studio 4th Period Workshop has its own novel (and quite handsome) take on the traditional fabric or canvas hammock, having fashioned their Para Hammock from, surprisingly enough, wood. Designer Chaffee — Continue reading

Behind the Design: Shannon Lester of Steel Life

Categories: Exclusive Interviews, Modern Decor + Objects
Behind the Design: Shannon Lester of Steel Life

Earlier this week we briefly introduced three new American brands as part of our series on emerging modern makers. Today we hear more from one of them. Shannon Lester, founder of Steel Life, oversees a collection of modern steel planters that are handcrafted in Bend, Oregon, using local talent. Steel Life’s designs have been featured in magazines like Dwell and — Continue reading

Kawa Porcelain Vessels from Souda

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Kawa Porcelain Vessels from Souda

The young Brooklyn design studio Souda has been making a name for itself with a thoughtful range of products in which process and form are inextricably linked. Their Kawa Procelain series, for instance, designed by Luft Tanaka, one of the three principals who comprise Souda, is the result of “an ongoing investigation into the — Continue reading

Garden Party: 3 New Makers on 2Modern

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Garden Party: 3 New Makers on 2Modern

We continue our series on emerging American makers with a look at three new 2Modern design brands, each of which brings a unique perspective to the art of garden design and plant display. We begin with landscape designer and self-described plant fanatic, Todd Holloway, the founder of Pot Incorporated. The company’s colorful metal hanging planters are a — Continue reading

NY NOW: Sod Drying Rack by Finell

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
NY NOW: Sod Drying Rack by Finell

Our recent attendance at NY NOW gave us a chance to see more from Finell, the Austin-based design company that has made silicone its material of preference, and has an inventive range of housewares to illustrate just why. The standout remains the long and skinny Sod drying rack, which gives the traditional — Continue reading

August Smart Lock by Yves Behar

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
August Smart Lock by Yves Behar

Device fanatics are still awaiting the arrival of August Smart Lock from Yves Behar’s Fuseproject practice, the digital lock which promises to be the Nest of contemporary door locks. “Humanity has been carrying keys, sharp pieces of metal in our pockets, for 200 years…it’s time we think of something else,” reasoned Behar last — Continue reading

Mason Shaker: Homespun Cocktail Shaker by W&P Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Mason Shaker: Homespun Cocktail Shaker by W&P Design

Creating an enterprise out of a single object—let alone one that’s been around since the 19th Century—might not sound like a recipe for success, but don’t tell that to Eric Prum and Josh Williams, founders of W&P Design. Prum and Williams have created a sturdy and fine-looking cocktail shaker by repurposing the — Continue reading

Behind the Design: Joe Gibson of Revolution Design House

Categories: Exclusive Interviews, Modern Decor + Objects
Behind the Design: Joe Gibson of Revolution Design House

Our Behind the Design series aims to shed light on 2Modern’s new makers, emerging American designers dedicated to the craft of small-batch, hand-made design. Today we sit down with Joe Gibson, the co-founder and lead designer of Portland studio Revolution Design House. How did you get into design of furniture / home goods?  How did — Continue reading

NY NOW: Nordic Tabletop Flair From Superliving

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
NY NOW: Nordic Tabletop Flair From Superliving

We discovered the work of Danish brand Superliving at last week’s NY NOW, the biannual trade fair which offers a heady array of housewares and gift product lines by both new and established companies. Anette Stabel and Jesper Binger, married Danish designers, are behind Superliving’s lovely offerings, a mixture of tabletop and decorative objects that — Continue reading

Now at 2Modern: 5 New Makers

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Now at 2Modern: 5 New Makers

As part of our focus on emerging American makers, we’re highlighting the work of 5 new 2Modern design brands: Ciseal: Nicole Hodsdon of Ciseal, the Irish word for “layer,” handcrafts bent plywood home objects from her Michigan studio. micklish: The thought and creativity Curtis Micklish pours into each of the products in his micklish line is — Continue reading

3-D Printed Wheels For a Disabled Puppy

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
3-D Printed Wheels For a Disabled Puppy

The story of TurboRoo, a disabled Indianapolis chihuahua puppy, has gone viral, and why not? It’s a heartwarming story about an impossibly cute pup, to be sure, but also illustrates the quick, relatively inexpensive ‘greater good’ possibilities inherent in 3-D printing technology. Born without front legs, TurboRoo’s breeder had the foresight to take — Continue reading

Exclusive Graham & Brown Sale: Save 30% Through September 1

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Exclusive Graham & Brown Sale: Save 30% Through September 1

Graham & Brown, the venerable British wallpaper company, knows a thing or two about patterns; they’ve been in the business of creating compelling wall coverings for 70 years, and the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. Our range of Graham & Brown offerings comprises geometrics and florals, mattes and — Continue reading

Triangle Clothes Hanger by Roomsafari

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Triangle Clothes Hanger by Roomsafari

If you’re going to translate a musical instrument into a clothes hanger, you’d better do it well, and Berlin design studio Roomsafari has managed it beautifully with a clothes hanger that takes its shape from the percussion piece—and takes minimalism to sublime heights. Their aluminum Triangle Hanger, available in silver or black powder-coated finish, — Continue reading

New Ceiling Fans from the Modern Fan Company

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New Ceiling Fans from the Modern Fan Company

Summer may be winding down, but it’s always ceiling fan season when the fans are as elegant and versatile as those from the Modern Fan Company. New models Solus, Torsion, and Flow are the latest in a range of Modern Fans that present a perfect synthesis of form and function—with — Continue reading

For First Class Mailings, Return Address Embossers

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
For First Class Mailings, Return Address Embossers

Yes, we’re mostly digital these days, but there’s still the occasional need to send a letter or card made from good old fashioned paper. And as an alternative to boring return address labels or ink stamps, stationery purveyors Wedding Paper Divas offers customized monogram embossers with which to make a more emphatic—and very classy—mark. With a — Continue reading