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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

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