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Buzz Flyswatter by Normann Copenhagen

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Buzz Flyswatter by Normann Copenhagen

Who hasn’t longed for a flyswatter that didn’t obviously betray its unsavory purpose? No sooner had we reported on Normann Copenhagen’s citrus Sqeezer than we spotted Buzz, the Danish brand’s spanking new flyswatter, said to be inspired by that old fly-swatting standby: the rolled-up newspaper. Designer Hans Hornemann’s silicone Buzz — Continue reading

Candy Striped Moss Bluetooth Speakers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Candy Striped Moss Bluetooth Speakers

Talk about audio candy! If there’s a more delicious wireless speaker out there, we don’t know of one. This tiny, artfully constructed speaker from Singapore-based Moss Audio makes good on its promise “to make beautiful speakers that sound great.” A creation of British designer Nik Lee, the speaker’s internal workings, — Continue reading

Gandia Blasco Sale: 20% Off July 14-27

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Gandia Blasco Sale: 20% Off July 14-27

If an arresting design statement is called for, it would be hard to top the tactile beauty of Gandia Blasco’s offerings. The Spanish brand’s richly detailed woven textiles define a collection of dazzlingly original furniture, rugs and accessories, distinctive for their range of inventive forms, beautiful patterns, and lively colors. — Continue reading

Citrus Squeezer by Normann Copenhagen

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Citrus Squeezer by Normann Copenhagen

Just when you thought the manual citrus squeezer couldn’t be improved upon, along comes Squeezer, a newfangled device from Danish brand, Normann Copenhagen, that takes the mess and waste out of standard juicers. A design from Italy’s Studio Klass, Squeezer’s funnel-shaped silicone outer shell ensures that all juices are safely — Continue reading

New Aimee Wilder Summer Wallpaper Collection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New Aimee Wilder Summer Wallpaper Collection

Tropical vegetation, fresh pineapples, and the ripple of sea waves. The sights of summer are alive and well in the joyful new suite of hand-screened wallpaper motifs from New York designer Aimee Wilder, a collection introduced at this year’s ICFF—and now available at 2Modern. Breezy, brilliant Swell, an inspired collaboration — Continue reading

Healthier Sleep With Drift Light

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Healthier Sleep With Drift Light

Capitalizing on research that shows we’re just not getting enough sleep, or at least the proper kind of sleep, lighting products company Saffron, makers of the well-named Drift, think they’ve got a solution. An energy efficient LED light bulb, Drift looks ordinary enough, fits into a standard light socket, and — Continue reading

Grippine Bicycle Accessory by Sovrappensiero Design Studio

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Grippine Bicycle Accessory by Sovrappensiero Design Studio

Urban bike riders, take note. Milan design studio Sovrappensiero has come up with an invention designed specifically for city bicyclists who find themselves felled by pedals partial to certain footwear or particular weather conditions. Grippine is a silicone sheath which neatly slips onto any bicycle pedal (no screws or bolts — Continue reading

Hardware Designed for Kids by Quentin de Coster

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Hardware Designed for Kids by Quentin de Coster

Belgian designer Quentin de Coster has designed a suite of hardware items specially designed to do double duty in children’s rooms. A collection created for the Brussels-based hardware brand Vervloet, the TIBOU collection is meant to address kids’ natural tendency to use door handles and drawer pulls as hanging devices — Continue reading

Soccer Style: RS Barcelona’s Football Tables

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Soccer Style: RS Barcelona’s Football Tables

World Cup fever aside, esthetes with a passion for playing table football will be particularly pleased with the game table offerings from RS Barcelona. The Spanish company’s lighthearted approach to ‘living intensely’ includes a range of playful furnishings—and a decidedly fresh spin on standard game tables that, while plenty fun, — Continue reading

The Oon Power Outlet from OKUM

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Oon Power Outlet from OKUM

Count us amongst those waxing poetic about the Oon Power Outlet from OKUM, the Los Angeles-based design studio which aims to imbue “everyday objects with ingrained detail.” To that end, we’d say Oon fits the bill handsomely, presenting a cord threaded with three wooden cubes of pristine, jewel-like beauty, each — Continue reading

Fujiyama Beer Glass by Keita Suzuki

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Fujiyama Beer Glass by Keita Suzuki

A beer glass packaged in a specially designed box isn’t exactly standard, but then, there’s nothing standard about the Fujiyama Beer Glass, by designer Keita Suzuki. Elegant and hardly screaming ‘beer,’ the glass has been given an unusual, graceful shape patterned after Japan’s revered Mount Fuji—which means that beer comes — Continue reading

Barbecue Basting Brush With Beaker by Eva Solo

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Barbecue Basting Brush With Beaker by Eva Solo

Adding elegance to the act of barbecuing may be a losing proposition, but Danish brand Eva Solo provides hope by consistently turning out some of the most visually appealing grilling accoutrements anywhere. This characteristically refined silicone basting brush has been given a small stainless steel lip that fits snugly onto — Continue reading

Yves Behar Promotes Connected Gardening, With Edyn

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Yves Behar Promotes Connected Gardening, With Edyn

Even novice gardeners have big dreams, and Edyn, a new gardening system, promises big things to weekend gardeners and expert growers, alike. A two-component system—a sensor which, when ‘planted’ in garden bed, monitors soil conditions and transmits the data via a smart phone app; and a solar-powered valve which automatically — Continue reading

Exclusive Sale: 15% Off Judy Ross Textiles + Free Shipping

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Exclusive Sale: 15% Off Judy Ross Textiles + Free Shipping

Seeing is believing with our Judy Ross Textiles collection, which features the kind of richly detailed stitching, uncommon in contemporary design, that should be viewed at close range. Meticulously hand-embroidered in New Zealand wool, expressed in vivid hues and graphic patterns, our Judy Ross Textiles are an ideal blend of — Continue reading

Grain Edit: The Wood Collector by LZF Lighting

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Grain Edit: The Wood Collector by LZF Lighting

New materials may come and go with the times, but wood never loses its allure. Just ask Spanish lighting company LZF, whose ravishing pendant lights exemplify some of the most innovative contemporary applications of wood anywhere. And, as if to reinforce their faith in wood, LZF not long ago launched — Continue reading

Tropical Cushions from Silken Favours

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Tropical Cushions from Silken Favours

Channeling the tropics may be as simple as a these luxury cushions from British fashion label Silken Favours. The brand’s colorful signature prints, based on pen and ink illustrations by founder Victoria Murdoch, have been applied to a suite of cushions, some featuring tropical foliage and birds, and others taking — Continue reading

Coca Cola Imagines ’2nd Lives’ for Coke Bottles

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Coca Cola Imagines ’2nd Lives’ for Coke Bottles

When life gives you lemons…. With ongoing bad news related to sugary drinks, and its undeniable complicity in the proliferation of plastic waste, the Coca Cola company may be forgiven for feeling a bit persecuted of late. But, give them credit for trying to generate some good eco-centric press for — Continue reading

Massimo Vignelli Had ‘No Regrets’

Categories: Art + Graphics, Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Massimo Vignelli Had ‘No Regrets’

The great graphic designer Massimo Vignelli died this week, leaving an incomparable body of work that included iconic subway signage, a calendar that remains timeless, coffee mugs, department store visual identities, and furniture for Knoll and Heller—an oeuvre that continues to beguile first-year students and the design cognoscenti with equal — Continue reading

Quirk & Rescue’s Wallpaper Optics

Categories: Art + Graphics, ICFF 2014, Modern Decor + Objects
Quirk & Rescue’s Wallpaper Optics

When a dash of retro-centric flair is called for, optically dizzying wallpapers from Quirk & Rescue may offer a solution or two. The London design studio, who we discovered at ICFF this year, specializes in a range of home products which count typography and graphic design among its influences, along — Continue reading

ICFF Highlights: The Detail Story

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
ICFF Highlights: The Detail Story

Whether or not ‘god is in the detail,’ as Mies van der Rohe is reputed to have said, details do tend to reveal much about the big picture. On carpets, wallpaper, tiles, and fabrics; woven, printed, sculpted, and cast, the patterns and motifs on display at this year’s ICFF were — Continue reading