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Modern Decor + Objects

It’s a Month! Giant 2015 Calendar

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
It’s a Month! Giant 2015 Calendar

While it’s true that, for graphic design buffs, Massimo Vignelli’s Stendig calendar will always remain the original BIG calendar by which all big calendars must be judged, kudos to Brooklyn designer Dave Dawson for giving the outsized calendar a go with his It’s a Month! Giant Calendar—for which he hopes to secure Kickstarter funding. Like — Continue reading

New & Exclusive to 2Modern: Kinder GROUND Modular Carpeting

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New & Exclusive to 2Modern: Kinder GROUND Modular Carpeting

We’re happy to announce that the striking modern designs from Kinder GROUND that wowed us earlier this year at ICFF, are now part of 2Modern’s offerings. A New York based design studio, Kinder GROUND has invented a modular system for floor coverings that gives any room—be it nursery, family room, or home office—the kind of esthetic lift one usually expects from a full-throttle interior — Continue reading

Echoes of Eames: Afterroom Coat Hanger

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Echoes of Eames: Afterroom Coat Hanger

The Stockholm-based design studio Afterroom has introduced a wall-mounted coat hanger that echoes Modernism’s most famous hanging device: Charles and Ray Eames’ iconic Hang-It-All. Calling it a hanger that “heritages simplicity and rational thinking from modernism,” the Afterroom Coat Hanger, created for Danish brand Menu, is, like the Eames device, a wall-mounted, horizontal unit with round — Continue reading

Tagliapizza Pizza Cutter

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Tagliapizza Pizza Cutter

The Tagliapizza pizza cutter, by Italian designer Paolo Ulian, adds a dash of refinement to pizza night, thanks to an exceedingly lovely design that combines form and function seamlessly. Designed for kitchen brand Zani & Zani, Taliapizza has a handle crafted from a single “ribbon” of stainless steel, one end of — Continue reading

Greenhouse Planter by Nicolas Cortolezzis for IKEA

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Greenhouse Planter by Nicolas Cortolezzis for IKEA

IKEA’S latest product range, the 2014 PS Collection, centers around objects designed for mobility and small spaces, and features products from a team of 20 designers the Swedish retailer has recruited for collaborations with their in-house design team. Swiss designer Nicolas Cortolezzis makes his small contribution with Greenhouse, a house-shaped planter inspired by — Continue reading

APP Coat Hanger From Incipit

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
APP Coat Hanger From Incipit

Talk about turning an idea on its ear. Milan brand Incipit has introduced a hanging device that looks, quite literally, like a standard wooden clothes hanger. Designed by the Italian product designer who goes by the single name, Mati, the APP coat rack is fashioned from turned oak, with its coat hanger shape — Continue reading

Bierfilzl Felt Coasters by Graf & Lantz

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bierfilzl Felt Coasters  by Graf & Lantz

If flying to Munich for Oktoberfest is out of the question, getting into the mood locally is made easier with Bierfilzl coasters from Graf & Lantz, the L.A. based design company that has made felt its material of choice. According to the company’s German founders, Holger Gräf and Daniel Lantz, Bierfilzl (literally translated as ‘beer felt’) — Continue reading

Push Coffee Maker by Muuto

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Push Coffee Maker by Muuto

Danish design studio Muuto, which has made its name with a range of furniture and objects that invokes reductive Scandinavian design sensibilities with a distinctly playful spin, have a new offering in their Push Coffee Maker. This French press coffee maker trades in the standard sleek glass carafe for a more sumptuously-shaped profile, comprised of earthier stoneware. “I — Continue reading

London Design Festival: Stained Glass Car of the Future

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
London Design Festival: Stained Glass Car of the Future

We’ll go out on a limb and say that this is a concept that will likely remain just that: Designer Dominic Wilcox introduced a concept car made almost entirely of stained glass at the just-concluded London Design Festival. The designer’s Driverless Sleeper Car of the Future is meant to imagine auto travel in an — Continue reading

Copper Pedal Wrench by Shinola

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Copper Pedal Wrench by Shinola

Shinola’s über stylish bicycles may be out of reach for those with modest spending allowances, but the Detroit-based company’s Copper Pedal Wrench can satisfy design enthusiasts for a mere $15. Crafted from solid steel, plated in copper, and graced with a laser-cut Shinola “S,” this is one tool that proves tightening axle nuts shouldn’t be all — Continue reading

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