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Mad for Mesh: Another Awesome Trend

Categories: ICFF 2012, Modern Decor + Objects
Mad for Mesh: Another Awesome Trend

Airy, geometric, tough yet flexible, metal mesh is the way to go when you’re looking for a material that’s both stylish yet sturdy. Also if you enjoy leaving cool patterns on the backs of your thighs. We spotted quite a number of mesh items at ICFF this year; a few — Continue reading

New Colors from Eastvold Modern Furniture

Categories: Exclusive Interviews, ICFF 2012, Modern Decor + Objects
New Colors from Eastvold Modern Furniture

Had the pleasure of speaking with Matt Eastvold of Eastvold, a great modern furniture company out of Minnesota, and he shared with us a few new things going on with them. Can’t get enough of this funny and genuine guy? Be sure to check out an interview we did with — Continue reading

New/Neat: Sergio Mannino’s Non-Flying Carpet

Categories: ICFF 2012
New/Neat: Sergio Mannino’s Non-Flying Carpet

Along with the fabulous finds we spotted at ICFF, held at the Javits Center, just down the road was another great grouping of design folks over at Wanted Design. We spotted a lot of fun items (including some fabulous stuff as usual from David Trubridge). One such fun item is the Non-Flying — Continue reading

ICFF 2012 Trend: Smoked Glass

Categories: ICFF 2012, Modern Decor + Objects
ICFF 2012 Trend: Smoked Glass

As anyone who has paid attention to trends knows, neon colors and other motifs from the 1980s have definitely been making their way into the fashion and interior world, and now there’s another one to add to the list: smoked glass. A mysterious, enigmatic material, there’s always something appealing and — Continue reading

ICFF 2012: First Taste!

Categories: ICFF 2012
ICFF 2012: First Taste!

You’re gonna love the design tastes of all the wonderful things we’ve been spotting at ICFF 2012 in New York City! And wow have we seen some amazing things. It’s a great show this year. A lot of fresh ideas and enthusiasm. We’ve checked in with all of your favorite — Continue reading

2Modern’s @ ICFF!

Categories: ICFF 2012, Local + Travel
2Modern’s @ ICFF!

We’re at ICFF! We’re temporarily suspending the regular sort of programing you usually see around the blog to bring to you the very newest and best from all of our favorite furniture designers and brands that are at ICFF!

Artist Megan Geckler’s Bold Bobble Installation!

Categories: Art + Graphics, ICFF 2011
Artist Megan Geckler’s Bold Bobble Installation!

Los Angeles-based installation artist Megan Geckler is a favorite. She transforms environments in colorful ways using different materials to create often-times geometric, repeating patterns that have such a great soul to them. When contacted by one of our favorite water bottle manufacturers, Bobble, to do an art installation for The — Continue reading

Popular post: Corian Loves Missoni

Categories: Art + Graphics, ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Popular post: Corian Loves Missoni

What happens when you combine the colorful style of Missoni and the multiple application possibilities of Corian? Endless design fun throughout the house. In the bathroom: The shower floor, wall and ceiling become a seamless riot of color. In the kitchen: Vibrant, modern, cool. First shown as part of the — Continue reading

Milan show sneak peek: B-Line newbies

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Milan show sneak peek: B-Line newbies

We awoke to an email reminder that the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan is fast approaching (also known as iSaloni2012, April 17th – 22nd, to be exact) and we’re excited to see all the wonderful new furniture designs that will debut. We got a sneak peek of some new items from — Continue reading

Trend: Texture, texture, texture!

Categories: Fashion + Trends, ICFF 2011
Trend: Texture, texture, texture!

Big, over-sized, rough textures is another trend that has certainly happened in interiors before. We confess we really love it; it’s a great way to add personality in a room without having to add a lot of elements. If you have a few pieces that have a great texture in — Continue reading

Trend! Under the sea is back, more subtle

Categories: Fashion + Trends, ICFF 2011
Trend! Under the sea is back, more subtle

Sea creatures and other things that dwell in the deep blue oceans aren’t a new trend; anyone familiar with Thomas Paul products knows that a good octopus graphic or two is pretty much required in a hip, modern space these days. But while we were at Las Vegas Market last — Continue reading

Las Vegas Market 2012: Success!

Categories: ICFF 2011, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
Las Vegas Market 2012: Success!

Your trusty blog editor (moi) just got back from Las Vegas where I attended the Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center! Wow is all I have to say. First of all HUGE thanks to everyone involved with the market, from the folks who flew us out there and — Continue reading

Mungo Chair by Protivent

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects
Mungo Chair by Protivent

As we are learning from this series of posts about the comfort of modern furniture design, looks can be very deceiving. And, sometimes something that looks cool but looks like it would be uncomfortable is! This chair certainly has loads of style — we love those sleek lines and that — Continue reading

Alywn Armchair by James UK

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects
Alywn Armchair by James UK

As we are learning from this series of posts about the comfort of modern furniture design, looks can be very deceiving. And, sometimes something that looks cool but looks like it would be uncomfortable is! But surely there is a happy medium? A point where comfort and aesthetics mingle for — Continue reading

Alien Chair by Sedes Regia

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects
Alien Chair by Sedes Regia

Oh boy. Another great example of modern design that is so darn cool looking it’s hard to tell exactly what you’re looking at. One hundred points are certainly awarded to Sedes Regia for originality — we can’t remember ever seeing a seat quite like this before. But, we must ask — Continue reading

Korobeiniki Chair by BRC Designs

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects
Korobeiniki Chair by BRC Designs

In many ways, BRC Designs’ Korobeiniki Chair perfectly represents the spirit of our continuing “It’s modern, but is it comfy?” series. In fact, unless someone had told us this was a chair, we’re not sure we would have been able to tell this was for sitting.

Nouveau Lounge by Kate McCreary

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects
Nouveau Lounge by Kate McCreary

Kate McCreary’s Nouveau lounge has been popping up in the design blogs recently, and it’s with good reason: that’s one sexy pile of plush style you designed there, Kate. But, it’d be irresponsible of us if we didn’t at least wonder if it was comfortable. Thankfully, the Nouveau’s sensuous curves — Continue reading

Achilles Chair by Zipperer Studio

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects
Achilles Chair by Zipperer Studio

ICFF is long over (check out all the posts here), but there’s one issue that seems to never get resolved. Modern furniture is usually gorgeous to look at, but is it always comfortable? Whether it’s a strange material or an odd design, some modern furniture just doesn’t look comfy at all. — Continue reading

ICFF 2011: New Blu Dot!

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects
ICFF 2011: New Blu Dot!

In what was one of our most anticipated posts of ICFF, Jennifer and Danielle visited the Blu Dot booth to see what they had new to debut. Words can’t express how much we love their new items!  Jennifer reported on our favorites: Dang Media – Retro looking Media Case with — Continue reading

ICFF 2011: Recyclable Composites

Categories: ICFF 2011
ICFF 2011: Recyclable Composites

Not all of the amazing things to see at ICFF this year were from professional designers. A popular hangout spot was Recyclable Composites, the booth of the furniture design students from the Rhode Island School of Design. From Jennifer: “Recyclable Composites, an exhibit by the students of the department of — Continue reading