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Jane’s Carousel, Resplendent in Brooklyn

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Jane’s Carousel, Resplendent in Brooklyn

Carousels, like ferris wheels and sunsets, are intrinsically photogenic—but, like ferris wheels and sunsets, tend to look alarmingly the same. Not so Jane’s Carousel, the beguilingly beautiful antique carousel that graces a stretch of Brooklyn Bridge Park along New York City’s East River. Spared the baleful fate of being auctioned — Continue reading

AKA Mobile Suite Offers Airstream Luxury

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AKA Mobile Suite Offers Airstream Luxury

Just when you thought trailer living was the antithesis of luxury, along comes the AKA Mobile Suite, a getaway package offered by the long-stay hotel chain AKA, that features a gleaming Airstream trailer, yours for the taking on a road trip of a lifetime. A collaboration with Airstream 2 Go — Continue reading

70′s Redux: Bertjan Pot’s Disco Dish

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70′s Redux: Bertjan Pot’s Disco Dish

Disco may have been a flash in the pan, but when that unmistakable flash finds its way into contemporary design, just try ignoring it (case in point: Vienna’s Disco Volante). We certainly couldn’t ignore Disco Dish, by Dutch designer Bertjan Pot, a pair of floor and pendant lighting solutions which — Continue reading

Sweetly Surprising Cake Stand

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Sweetly Surprising Cake Stand

Just in time for the indulgent season comes this charming cake stand from Bristol, UK shop Howkapow. A design by Dutch ceramic artist Anouk Jansen (who already has an enviable cake stand design to her credit), this two-tiered display showcases the unusual and inspired pairing of glazed ceramic and pale — Continue reading

A Dizzying Trio of Lazy Susans

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A Dizzying Trio of Lazy Susans

Just try not to be hypnotized by this trio of Lazy Susans from interior designer Kelly Behun. Lazy Suzy 66 is part of her Laminati Collection of graphic furnishings, created as a homage to the 1980s Italian design collective, Memphis Group. Custom laminate in three dizzying black-and-white patterns is applied — Continue reading

A Syringe for the Greater Good

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A Syringe for the Greater Good

Good design can save a life—maybe even millions of them. That’s the hope that Dr. David Swann has for his ABC Syringe (A Behavior Changing Syringe), a nominee this year for the INDEX: Award, an award that recognizes design that improves life across the globe. With the knowledge that unsafe — Continue reading

A Lamp with a “Knitting” Twist

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A Lamp with a “Knitting” Twist

We know knitting is in, but who would have imagined the wooly craft as inspiration for lighting? British design brand Vitamin says its mission is “to produce designs which are more than just a little out of the ordinary.” Well, they can consider their mission accomplished, at least with Needle — Continue reading

La Lunette Magnifying Glass

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La Lunette Magnifying Glass

Taking a whimsical approach to magnifying glass designs is French boutique Maison Martin Margiela, which has traded in the traditional elegance of arty magnifying glasses for something a bit more inspired and humorous. La Lunette is available in both “right” and “left” options, befitting both right-handed and left-handed users. Images: — Continue reading

Hanging Garden

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Hanging Garden

Well, don’t we feel like hanging a load of wet clothes out to dry! Dig a couple of holes in your back yard, plant Alberto, a pair of molded polyethylene trees, and you’ve got yourself 5 clotheslines on which to hang your just-washed sundries. A little bit art, a little — Continue reading

Glossy Blue Desk by Projector Design

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Glossy Blue Desk by Projector Design

    “A vivid focal point from every angle,” is how Toronto’s Projector Design describes this desk, and who could argue? It’s still in prototype stage, but the color alone may end up turning the 001 Desk into a ‘must have’ art piece. The indigo blue work top, hand crafted from — Continue reading

2Modern is at NYIGF

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2Modern is at NYIGF

2Modern is at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan this week, reporting from the New York International Gift Fair. We’re drooling over the jaw-dropping number of products from designers around the globe, and keeping tabs on all things cool and innovative and just plain beautiful. Check back over the next few days — Continue reading

Snapshot: Nature as Art in Architecture

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Snapshot: Nature as Art in Architecture

Ever notice how some houses are wide open when it comes to natural light and nature itself? Windows feature beautiful views of countrysides or equally lovely views of yards and patios. But other homes close those windows right up, showcasing a nice home with good art, but no nature? This — Continue reading

Display your collection here

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Display your collection here

I have a severe love for ceramics. Colored ceramics. Neutral ceramics. All of them! My dream is to fill an entire wall with a collection of ceramics from around the world on modern shelves! Much like this wall. When the New Year hit, I had a deep passion to clean — Continue reading

Blu Dot’s Ripple Square Coffee Table is $149

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Blu Dot’s Ripple Square Coffee Table is $149

Blu Dot’s Ripple Square Coffee Table — a mean, rectangular, sturdy, no-muss no-fuss example of contemporary modern design — with it’s sleek flat top contrasting with the most subtle of curving ripples on its underside, is usually a still-very-affordable $399. But for a limited time and for no real reason — Continue reading

Artist: Gedi Sibony

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Artist: Gedi Sibony

I’m a big fan of breaking it down. I like the idea of taking the complex and dissolving it, in all it’s fleshy complexity, till it’s feathery light and barely able to stand up under it’s own weight. That is when it becomes poetic - a shell of it’s former self but with all the same mental gravity. A — Continue reading

A Cliffhanger – The Portaledge

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A Cliffhanger – The Portaledge

    Cliffhanger, and I am not kidding.  The Black Diamond Sky Lounge or rather Portaledge is meant for the modern mountaineer, hiker or rock climber. Basically anywhere you want to hang your hat for the night.  Camping in a tree top or hugging the sheer rock wall.     — Continue reading

Modern and Cozy: Emma’s Home

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Modern and Cozy:  Emma’s Home

With Fall approaching us, cozy comfort always seems to be the season trend.  Our priorities are anything that keeps us feeling warm and comfortable as well as creating an inviting space.  Warm hues, soft textures, spicy scents, lighting the glows is just the beginning of a Fall appropriate space. Emma — Continue reading

Shop- All That Is Solid

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Shop- All That Is Solid

When seeing a beautiful store-front like this particular one, it always gives me the bug to open up my own shop.  Imagine how much inspiration you would receive walking into a place like this every day! ‘All that is solid’ is a new multi-purpose space, recently opened on Osborne Street — Continue reading

Updated Kitchen

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Updated Kitchen

Nothing says “I have serious style” like an all black kitchen.  This particular space has fantastic worn cabinetry that has been updated with a nice coat of black.  The subway tiles filling the wall give the kitchen a fresh and clean vibe, while the lights above the sink add an — Continue reading

A beautiful kitchen by Vipp

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A beautiful kitchen by Vipp

There is nothing like a well designed, innovative, stylish kitchen…nothing!  Vipp has pushed the boundaries and created their own interpretation of the kitchen, which has all of those elements and much much more.  Having been around since 1939, Vipp knows a thing or two about quality design.  They created the — Continue reading