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Modern Decor + Objects

‘Escape’ Canvas Bag from Forestbound

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
'Escape' Canvas Bag from Forestbound

Three guesses as to the purpose of this explicitly stylish, yet wholly utilitarian, bag—ready and waiting to play accomplice to a great escape. The creation of Alice Saunders, a Boston-based designer who sources vintage textiles for her Massachusetts studio Forestbound, this roomy weekender has been fashioned from sturdy, repurposed canvas, and comes outfitted with the kind of — Continue reading

Graphic, Sustainable Textiles From DittoHouse

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Graphic, Sustainable Textiles From DittoHouse

Giving vivid new meaning to the word ‘up-cycling’ is DittoHouse, an Ohio-based textiles company which repurposes fabric waste for its range of graphically modern blankets and pillows. Overseen by founder and textile designer Molly Fitzpatrick, DittoHouse harnesses the potential in scrap cotton materials, which, once sorted and de-fiberized, yield a whole new collection of yarns which Fitzpatrick weaves into — Continue reading

In Words and Pictures, New Biblioteca Wallpaper by NLXL

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
In Words and Pictures, New Biblioteca Wallpaper by NLXL

Dutch wallpaper producers NLXL have introduced a new wallpaper motif based on the work of Russian artist Ekaterina Panikanova. The company’s new Biblioteca design startlingly translates the 3-dimensional installations created by Panikanova into wall coverings that, in standard NLXL fashion, fool the eye with their photo-realist exactitude (see their Scrapwood collaboration with Piet Hein Eek — Continue reading

IMM Cologne: More Golden Glamour

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, IMM Cologne 2015, Modern Decor + Objects, Trade Shows
IMM Cologne: More Golden Glamour

Trade show season may have barely launched, but already one trend that shows no signs of passing is the preoccupation with gold. As illustrated by last month’s IMM Cologne, golden finishes continue to mark some of the more notable new furnishings making their debut in 2015. Danish brand Gubi led the pack with new versions — Continue reading

Maison & Objet 2015: Vitra Home Complements Collection

Categories: Maison et Objet 2015, Modern Decor + Objects, Trade Shows
Maison & Objet 2015: Vitra Home Complements Collection

Vitra unveiled a new range of products at the recently concluded Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris—a collection for which the undisputed star was Alexander Girard. The company’s Home Complements Collection features a range of small-ticket items—paper napkins, matchbooks, serving trays, greeting cards—that act as showcase primarily for the whimsical illustrations of Girard, the architect — Continue reading

Printed Rulers Wallpaper by NLXL

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Printed Rulers Wallpaper by NLXL

Dutch wallpaper studio NLXL, which has made it a point of pride to create entire wallpaper rolls with no visible repeat motifs, has just released a new wallpaper design that—pun intended—rules. Printed Rulers is a new design, created by founders Nick & Esther Vintage, which continues the photorealist tradition started with Piet Hein Eek’s Scrapwood collection, in — Continue reading

New at 2Modern: Surya Rugs and Accessories

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New at 2Modern: Surya Rugs and Accessories

New to 2Modern are the rugs and woven accessories of Surya, a modern textiles brand whose commitment to high quality, accessibly priced products has remained unwavering for 25 years. Surya’s collaborations with designers like Aimee Wilder and Jill Rosenwald have yielded a range of contemporary rugs, modern furniture pieces, and accessories defined by — Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: Luxafor ‘Do Not Disturb’ Laptop Light

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Kickstarter Alert: Luxafor 'Do Not Disturb' Laptop Light

The digital world may have given us a new reason to avoid actually talking to our colleagues. Latvian startup company GreyNut is proposing a device specifically made for open offices—where privacy is at a premium and interruptions are a given. Luxafor is a small LED light that attaches to a — Continue reading

New 2Modern Brand: Nanimarquina Modern Rugs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New 2Modern Brand: Nanimarquina Modern Rugs

2Modern is delighted to welcome Nanimarquina to our range of brands. This Barcelona-based modern rug company, founded by designer Nani Marquina in 1987, has honed its reputation on a collection of contemporary carpets that celebrates stellar craftsmanship, manual production, and traditional weaving techniques practiced around the globe. Collaborations with noted contemporary designers, including Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Tord Boontje, and Nani — Continue reading

Totes & Travel Collection from Knoll

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
 Totes & Travel Collection from Knoll

We shouldn’t be surprised that the new Totes & Travel Collection of bags and luggage from Knoll reflects the clean geometry and architectural elegance of the company’s storied furniture. A collaboration with felt brand FilzFelt and leather manufacturer Spinneybeck, the collection is comprised of 6 pieces, two of which—Duffle Bag and Weekender—qualify as luggage, — Continue reading

MAD Mallets by UM Project for Cooper-Hewitt SHOP

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
MAD Mallets by UM Project for Cooper-Hewitt SHOP

If owning a mallet has never been top-of-mind before, the MAD Mallet range from Brooklyn design studio UM Project may give rise to a sudden urge. Designed specifically for the SHOP at New York’s newly refurbished Cooper-Hewitt design museum, this mallet series continues an increasingly popular trend of turning functional tools into coveted art pieces, while reflecting the — Continue reading

Modern Holiday Scene Stealers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Modern Holiday Scene Stealers

With holiday decor crowding the landscape, it’s worth noting that getting into the spirit of things doesn’t mean having to surrender to garish color schemes. Like all true modernists, a restrained color palette and mindfully chosen modern decorations are our cup of tea—which explains why we find ourselves turning north for inspiration year after — Continue reading

12 Days of 2Modern Giving: Win the MODLOFT Hester Ottoman!

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
12 Days of 2Modern Giving: Win the MODLOFT Hester Ottoman!

Our 12 Days of 2Modern Giving sweepstakes continues with the second of our 4 giveaways: the MODLOFT Hester Ottoman! This generously sized and versatile piece of modern furniture can be used as seating, coffee table, or footrest. Solid wood construction, clean lines, and graphic houndstooth fabric make Hester a brilliant addition — Continue reading

Pincher Bike Hanger by Karl Mikael Ling

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Pincher Bike Hanger by Karl Mikael Ling

Esthetically driven bicycle enthusiasts now have a simple and unobtrusive way of both storing their bikes and turning them into art objects. Swedish designer Karl Mikael Ling has devised a bike hanger that’s as minimal as its possible to be while ably performing its function. Ling’s Pincher bike hanger is comprised of a square, — Continue reading

Modern Design Ideas: 2Modern Gift Guide

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Design Ideas: 2Modern Gift Guide

Modern design enthusiasts are a notoriously finicky lot, highly opinionated about everything from the ideal height of a contemporary stool to the perfect size for a modern water carafe. Luckily, our Modern Gift Guide will help alleviate the frustration of finding something for that particular someone with discerning tastes. Chock-full of modern gift ideas for family, friends, or — Continue reading

Carry On Cocktail Kit From W&P Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Carry On Cocktail Kit From W&P Design

Brooklyn’s W&P Design has found a cheeky way to mitigate the boredom of flying—and those bare-bones cocktail options, to boot—with a cocktail kit that’ll have fellow traveling boozers eyeing us with envy. The Carry On Cocktail Kit is an impeccably packaged and smartly edited suite of items designed to dispense “craft cocktails at 30,000 feet,” thanks to a host of — Continue reading

On Target: 2Modern Holiday Gift Guide

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
On Target: 2Modern Holiday Gift Guide

Discerning tastes demand mindfully chosen gifts, and our Modern Gift Guide contains a well-rounded selection of contemporary gifts, carefully curated to include something to suit all ages—and budgets. Whether searching for a party-perfect hostess gift or a scene stealer for the modern decor fanatic; seeking out something special for the little ones in your life or targeting a — Continue reading

Disaster Style: Prepster Emergency Survival Kit

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Disaster Style: Prepster Emergency Survival Kit

Taking the notion of basic survival to absurdly stylish heights is the Los Angeles-based Preppi company, makers of the Prepster emergency survival kit, accurately defined as “a truly handsome bag stuffed with the BEST of everything you need in the event you find yourself in the worst.” Which means that 3-day emergency essentials—tent, waterproof — Continue reading

Scribble Wrapping Papers by Denmark’s HAY

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Scribble Wrapping Papers by Denmark's HAY

Danish brand HAY has launched a suite of wrapping papers that could very well be seen as presents in themselves. The Scribble collection features six different repeat patterns rendered in magic marker, each applied to sheets of paper measuring  27.5 x 39 inches. The artfully executed abstract compositions showcase 6 different monochromes, and, as HAY helpfully makes note, — Continue reading

Clean Gems: Soap Stones from PELLE

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Clean Gems: Soap Stones from PELLE

Artisanal soaps may be all the rage, but Brooklyn design studio PELLE can lay claim to the most precious soaps of all. Their dazzling range of Soap Stones are hand crafted from natural vegetable-based glycerine, hand cut into faceted shapes, and imbued with lustrous colors so alluringly close to that of actual gemstones, we’d be wholly dissuaded — Continue reading