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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

KinderGROUND Modular Carpeting

Categories: ICFF 2014, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
KinderGROUND Modular Carpeting

At ICFF this past week, we were duly wowed by the striking designs presented by kinderGROUND, the Manhattan-based modular carpeting studio whose products are “designed for children, yet loved by all ages.” And little wonder, considering the graphically sophisticated, yet child-friendly, flooring options kinderGROUND offers. Employing three basic shapes—hexagon, diamond, — Continue reading

Conran & Partners Introduces Paint by Conran

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Conran & Partners Introduces Paint by Conran

British design retailer Conran, a leading name in the contemporary furnishings milieu, has now entered the interiors paint market. The company’s Paint by Conran line encompasses 96 paint colors, each assigned to one of 5 collections of hues—Cottage Garden, Kitchen Garden, Harvest, Orchard, and Highland—all inspired by elements in the — Continue reading

The Cat’s Meow: Lui Cat Scratcher

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
The Cat’s Meow: Lui Cat Scratcher

Pet owners who’ve long since subjugated their aesthetic desires in favor of keeping their furry friends happy have something to finally crow about. The Lui Cat Scratcher from Brooklyn design studio Modko is handsome enough to be mistaken for human seating, but presents an ideal scratching surface, lounging area, and — Continue reading

Boom Boom: Faceted Speaker By Matthieu Lehanneur

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Boom Boom: Faceted Speaker By Matthieu Lehanneur

A speaker small enough to hang on one’s wrist, but which puts out a mighty sound? Well, sure, says French designer Matthieu Lehanneur, whose faceted speaker for audio brand Binauric does just that. The aptly named Boom Boom is a speaker wrapped in a 20-sided module, a shape deliberately chosen — Continue reading

Miriam Mirri’s PetNic Basket for Alessi

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Miriam Mirri’s PetNic Basket for Alessi

Italian designer Miriam Mirri, whose pet-centric product range for Alessi includes the Lupita dog bowl and Tigrito cat bowl, has created another fanciful pet product for the Italian brand—and this time, owners needn’t feel left out. PetNic, a stylish polypropylene carrying basket for toting along toys or treats, has compartmentalized — Continue reading

Clean Sweep: All-In-One Nostromo App for iPhone

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Clean Sweep: All-In-One Nostromo App for iPhone

Admittedly, we can’t really vouch for how useful the Nostromo app for iPhone will ultimately prove to be, but its ultra minimal, exceedingly elegant visual interface has us duly intrigued. Created by Croatian graphic design studio Coloramama, Nostromo claims to be an all-in-one- ‘personal navigator’ that allows its user to — Continue reading

Faucet Innovation from Philippe Starck and Sovrappensiero

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Faucet Innovation from Philippe Starck and Sovrappensiero

Furniture and lighting weren’t the only revelations at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair. Two innovative faucet designs caused a stir, and with ample reason. The glamorous Axor Starck V—the latest in a range of faucets designed by Philippe Starck for German manufacturer Hansgrohe—has a wow factor that’s, well, crystal-clear. Starck’s — Continue reading

New at 2Modern: Flavor Paper’s Fruit Cocktail Collection

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
New at 2Modern: Flavor Paper’s Fruit Cocktail Collection

When a more complete sensory experience is called for, consider B-A-N-A-N-A-S! and Cherry Forever, intoxicating wallpaper by Brooklyn’s Flavor Paper, strategically designed to entice with both sight and smell. Created in collaboration with Manhattan beauty stylist and designer Michael Angelo, Flavor Paper’s Fruit Cocktail Collection is a dazzling range of — Continue reading

Maharam Introduces Alexander Girard’s Arabesque

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Maharam Introduces Alexander Girard’s Arabesque

Textile manufacturer Maharam has added a 1954 Alexander Girard design to its Textiles of the 20th Century line of fabrics by iconic designers. Arabesque, an Islamic-inspired pattern that Girard designed while heading up Herman Miller’s Textile Division from 1952 to 1973, features horizontal bands of repeated geometric motifs realized in — Continue reading

Tokyo Elevations Print from Studio Esinam

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Tokyo Elevations Print from Studio Esinam

Sweden’s’ Studio Esinam, founded by art director Josefine Lilljegren and architect Sebastian Gokah, have added a new print to their limited edition Elevations series—a suite of prints that capture the essence of major international cities through the lens of spare, black-and-white architectural drawings. Tokyo joins Paris on the current list — Continue reading

Dynamic Duo: Bisazza & Emilo Pucci Team Up

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Dynamic Duo: Bisazza & Emilo Pucci Team Up

Bisazza, the Italian manufacturer of luxury glass tiles, and Pucci, the luxury Italian fashion brand known for it’s swirling, exuberant textile prints, teamed up at this month’s Milan Furniture Fair to create an installation that was, fittingly, a pure expression of technical virtuosity and visual splendor. Bisazza’s reputation for composing — Continue reading

Picnic Style: Multi Basket by Norm Architects

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Picnic Style: Multi Basket by Norm Architects

It may be a little early in the year for a picnic, but that may be beside the point when a picnic basket looks like this. Multi Basket, created by Denmark’s Norm Architects for Danish brand Menu, derives its name from its versatility as general carryall, as well as the — Continue reading

Trending Lightly: Pastels Make a Stand

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Trending Lightly: Pastels Make a Stand

Pastels may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but from Copenhagen to Milan, the gentle tones and pale hues previously reserved for baby nurseries and powder rooms have been making their own bold statements. Vivid colors and non-committal neutrals still abound, but designers’ recent inclusions of pale pinks and baby — Continue reading

Missoni Celebrates 60 Years in Business

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Missoni Celebrates 60 Years in Business

Italian fashion brand Missoni is marking its 60th birthday with a range of new textile motifs for its home products collection, designed to complement the iconic zigzag pattern made famous in their 1960′s clothing line. A new gemstone pattern, alluding to the company’s diamond anniversary, and a floral pattern, are — Continue reading

Iceland and Greenland Make a Design Scene

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Iceland and Greenland Make a Design Scene

Not content to be upstaged by Nordic cousins Stockholm and Helsinki, Reykjavik is carving out a design niche of its own, having recently hosted the 6th installment of Design March, Iceland’s largest cultural showcase for local talent and a roster of international designers. Notable this year was first-time participant Greenland, — Continue reading

Exclusive Sale: 30% Off Graham & Brown Wallpaper

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Exclusive Sale: 30% Off Graham & Brown Wallpaper

Flowers aren’t the only thing Graham & Brown does expertly, of course—bold stripes and intricate abstractions are just as much this venerable wallpaper company’s stock and trade—but with spring squarely in the air, we wouldn’t blame anyone for having their sights set on the lush blooms and blossoms, delicate leaves — Continue reading

Bedazzled: Calico Wallpaper

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Bedazzled: Calico Wallpaper

Calico may evoke images of homespun goodness and demure florals, but Rachel Mosler and Nick Cope, the founders of the bespoke wallpaper company Calico Wallpaper have something considerably more glamorous in mind. Their Brooklyn-based design studio (named, with no trace of irony, for the couple’s enviably photogenic calico cat) has — Continue reading

New Wave: SINE Clothing Racks

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New Wave: SINE Clothing Racks

The universal need for organizing clothes seems to induce designers to think deeply—and, in the case of designers Kyuhyung Cho and Erik Olovsson, to think mathematically. Their series of SINE clothing racks, exhibited at the Stockholm Furniture Fair earlier this year, are distinguished by a wavy horizontal central bar, a — Continue reading