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Modern Decor + Objects

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

Closer Shower Head by Diego Grandi

Categories: Milan Furniture Fair 2014, Modern Decor + Objects
Closer Shower Head by Diego Grandi

Form might follow function, but Italian architect and designer Diego Grandi has set about to completely reinvent the familiar form of the shower head—having designed a shower head that takes its form not from any standard bathroom fixture, but from the milieu of lighting design, instead. Created for luxury faucet — Continue reading

Glass Stovetop Pot by Massimo Castagna

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Glass Stovetop Pot by Massimo Castagna

Admittedly, we’re not going to be slaving over a hot stove this weekend, but we may be tempted to if this beauteous cooking pot was within reach. Designed by architect Massimo Castagna for Milan-based cooking brand KnIndustrie, the all-glass KnPro pot is made from borosilicate glass (mostly familiar under the — Continue reading

Formwork Desktop Storage from Herman Miller

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Formwork Desktop Storage from Herman Miller

Herman Miller has entered the desktop accessories space with the Formwork collection, a modular storage system comprised of elements that may be used singly or in concert with each other. Designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, the Formwork series, comprised of paper tray, lidded storage box, cantilevered storage tray — Continue reading

Design Focus: Arne Jacobsen’s VOLA Faucets

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Design Focus: Arne Jacobsen’s VOLA Faucets

It’s worth noting that the architect-designed faucet is not a late-20th Century novelty movement spearheaded by Philippe Starck. Arne Jacobsen, Danish designer of revered Mid-Century chairs (Egg, Swan, Ant) and award winning buildings, was the mastermind behind some of the most elegant and forward-thinking faucet designs—decades earlier. Jacobsen, who, like — Continue reading

A Stylish Silverware Kit for Travelers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
A Stylish Silverware Kit for Travelers

Who says portable flatware has to be devoid of elegance? The Italian Travel and Outdoor Silverware kit, manufactured in Maniago, Italy, is comprised of fork, spoon, and knife (that has a bottle opener on its flip side), all made from sturdy stainless steel that’s both lightweight and compact (measuring only — Continue reading

Bolt Battery Pack by Fluxmob

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bolt Battery Pack by Fluxmob

Few things are more maddening to the device-laden than running out of juice, and good luck trying to find an electrical outlet to plug that charger cable into. Portable battery packs abound, but the Bolt battery pack by Fluxmob is one of the smallest. Measuring a diminutive 2.75 inches in — Continue reading

A Bicycle Whistle From Bookman and Acme

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
A Bicycle Whistle From Bookman and Acme

Upping the ante on bicycle bells, Swedish brand Bookman has come up with a contemporary whistle that leverages “wave interference” technology to produce a sound that transcends street noise without the help of moving parts. Bookman collaborated with Acme Whistles, the century-old Birmingham, England, whistle manufacturer on the design, which — Continue reading