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Candy Striped Moss Bluetooth Speakers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Candy Striped Moss Bluetooth Speakers

Talk about audio candy! If there’s a more delicious wireless speaker out there, we don’t know of one. This tiny, artfully constructed speaker from Singapore-based Moss Audio makes good on its promise “to make beautiful speakers that sound great.” A creation of British designer Nik Lee, the speaker’s internal workings, — Continue reading

Retro Contemporary Kitchens by DeVOL

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting
Retro Contemporary Kitchens by DeVOL

The UK furniture studio deVOL has created a series of handsome kitchen furniture suites inspired by Mid-Century design. The company’s Air Kitchens series, which they’ve fittingly labeled ‘retro contemporary,’ features islands, working surfaces and appliance cabinets which look to “vintage automobile construction, the hulls of working boats and the iconic — Continue reading

PORTABLE PLUNK DESK

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
PORTABLE PLUNK DESK

By now, the dangers of sitting for too long are well enough documented, but designers remain a few steps behind in fulfilling a decidedly 21st Century need for non-traditional work stations. Which makes Plunk a welcome relief. A compact standing desk designed by Erin Strater, Plunk smartly addresses a trio — Continue reading

Gandia Blasco Sale: 20% Off July 14-27

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Gandia Blasco Sale: 20% Off July 14-27

If an arresting design statement is called for, it would be hard to top the tactile beauty of Gandia Blasco’s offerings. The Spanish brand’s richly detailed woven textiles define a collection of dazzlingly original furniture, rugs and accessories, distinctive for their range of inventive forms, beautiful patterns, and lively colors. — Continue reading

Citrus Squeezer by Normann Copenhagen

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Citrus Squeezer by Normann Copenhagen

Just when you thought the manual citrus squeezer couldn’t be improved upon, along comes Squeezer, a newfangled device from Danish brand, Normann Copenhagen, that takes the mess and waste out of standard juicers. A design from Italy’s Studio Klass, Squeezer’s funnel-shaped silicone outer shell ensures that all juices are safely — Continue reading

New 2Modern Brand: Saloom Furniture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
New 2Modern Brand: Saloom Furniture

New to 2Modern is the beautifully crafted furniture of the Massachusetts studio Saloom Furniture, which makes good on its mission to create a collection of American-made furnishings defined by both quality and longevity. Mindful of enriching their local community, Saloom keeps things close to home by employing only experienced New — Continue reading

New Drop Cap Lamp Shade from Plumen

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Drop Cap Lamp Shade from Plumen

Say this for the folks at Plumen: they won’t rest on their laurels. The designer light bulb company, which launched the award-winning, artfully twisted, energy-efficient Plumen 001 light bulb back in 2011, and then followed it up with the even sexier Plumen 002 earlier this year, is back with their — Continue reading

Herman Miller’s Mid Century Collection Showcased in Eames House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting
Herman Miller’s Mid Century Collection Showcased in Eames House

We’ve all seen the house, of course. Charles and Ray Eames’ beautifully appointed, but clearly lived-in house, in Pacific Palisades, California, has long been the stuff of coffee-table tomes and interior design courses. An apotheosis of Mid-Century architectural sensibilities—open floor plan, flat roof, glass walls, proximity to the exterior world—Eames — Continue reading

Alice Tables by Serralunga

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Milan Furniture Fair 2014
Alice Tables by Serralunga

Italian outdoor furniture company Serralunga presented a suite of new offerings at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, with the Alice table by Milan designer Patrizia Pozzi playing the charming attention-getter. Alice delivers on the whimsy its name implies, with a table-top of molded (100% recyclable and UV protected) polyethylene that looks — Continue reading

New Aimee Wilder Summer Wallpaper Collection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New Aimee Wilder Summer Wallpaper Collection

Tropical vegetation, fresh pineapples, and the ripple of sea waves. The sights of summer are alive and well in the joyful new suite of hand-screened wallpaper motifs from New York designer Aimee Wilder, a collection introduced at this year’s ICFF—and now available at 2Modern. Breezy, brilliant Swell, an inspired collaboration — Continue reading

Modern Garden Design by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Garden Design by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

Modernist outdoor spaces, conventional thinking goes, with their emphasis on geometry and tight editing, can never match the layered lushness of an informal, organically evolving garden. But this miraculously beautiful backyard, designed by Bay Area practice Mary Barensfeld Architecture, may just put that theory to rest once and for all. — Continue reading

The Solar Powered Current Table

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Sustainability
The Solar Powered Current Table

London based designer Marjan van Aubel has designed a table which harnesses solar power that can then be used to charge portable devices. A collaborative project with Swiss solar panel company Solaronix, van Aubel’s clean and modern Current Table ingeniously substitutes a standard table top for a grid of bespoke — Continue reading

China’s Lotus Building by Australia’s Studio 505

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
China’s Lotus Building by Australia’s Studio 505

Subtle, it most definitley is not—which may explain why China’s Lotus Building by Melbourne architectural firm Studio 505 has us blinking in disbelief. This flowery suite of concert halls and meeting rooms rises, fittingly enough, from a man-made lake in the center of Wujin—a district in the southern city of — Continue reading

Now at 2Modern: New Colorways for Louis Poulsen PH5 Pendant Lamp

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Now at 2Modern: New Colorways for Louis Poulsen PH5  Pendant Lamp

It’s hard to believe that Poul Henningsen’s serene PH5 Pendant Lamp for Louis Poulsen was, in fact, a reactionary design. Henningsen dramatically declared himself a ‘fatalist’ who had surrendered to manufacturers’ inability to stop fiddling with the shape and size of the incandescent light bulb, and set about creating a — Continue reading

In India, Vivid Shades of Memphis

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
In India, Vivid Shades of Memphis

If Indian architecture conjures up images of Islamic archways and mosaic ornamentation, French photographer Vincent Leroux’s images from the southern Indian region of Tiruvannamalai will come as an unexpected treat. There, Leroux happened upon houses composed of geometric volumes and vivid color that bear a startling resemblance to the work of — Continue reading

American Modern: 5 Home-Grown Favorites

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
American Modern: 5 Home-Grown Favorites

We couldn’t very well let Independence Day pass without calling attention to some of our favorite American-based brands and American-made products. Brooklyn’s Flavor Paper, Rochester’s Staach, Los Angeles’ Parvez Taj, Vermont’s Copeland Furniture, and Upstate New York’s Niche Modern ply their trade by keeping things close to home. Locally sourced, — Continue reading

July 4th Sale: Get 15% Off + Free Shipping on Eco-Friendly Varaluz

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
July 4th Sale: Get 15% Off + Free Shipping on Eco-Friendly Varaluz

Inventively recycled and re-purposed materials—steel, glass, shells, among others—help define the imaginative eco friendly range of lighting models from Varaluz, an American company which takes the tag line ‘design with a conscience’ seriously. Our 4th of July lighting sale features a 15% discount on our entire selection of Varaluz pendants, — Continue reading

Healthier Sleep With Drift Light

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Healthier Sleep With Drift Light

Capitalizing on research that shows we’re just not getting enough sleep, or at least the proper kind of sleep, lighting products company Saffron, makers of the well-named Drift, think they’ve got a solution. An energy efficient LED light bulb, Drift looks ordinary enough, fits into a standard light socket, and — Continue reading

Design Focus: Verner Panton’s Spiegel Swimming Pool

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Design Focus: Verner Panton’s Spiegel Swimming Pool

No one could ever accuse Verner Panton of having played it safe. The great Danish designer, whose S-shaped Panton Chair remains one of the more fluid profiles of the Mid-Century era, unabashedly harnessed the psychedelic colors and playful forms that defined the Pop Art-influenced visual culture of the 1960′s, and — Continue reading

Grippine Bicycle Accessory by Sovrappensiero Design Studio

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Grippine Bicycle Accessory by Sovrappensiero Design Studio

Urban bike riders, take note. Milan design studio Sovrappensiero has come up with an invention designed specifically for city bicyclists who find themselves felled by pedals partial to certain footwear or particular weather conditions. Grippine is a silicone sheath which neatly slips onto any bicycle pedal (no screws or bolts — Continue reading