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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

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