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2Modern Design Brief

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2Modern Design Brief

I caught myself walking around with a smile on my face today…and then I realized…I love warm weather…it makes me smile so much. Warm weather also means lots of activities and fun things to do… Here are some Modern themed field trips that you can take and relish in the — Continue reading

Jane, The Real Story

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Jane, The Real Story

We almost flipped when we saw the article about The Jane Hotel on the front page of the NY Times yesterday after just having stayed there last week. Our experience was more garlicky than the Times rose garden view. Every time we went to the bathroom there was some bald — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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2Modern Design Brief

These tables, featured on Better Living Through Design remind me of Shrinky Dinks. Graceful beauties…found on Moco Loco. I can imagine a spectacular shadow show too!   I have a thing for modern glassware. This is so etherial. Found on OK Los Angeles

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

In honor of Earth Day yesterday…some of my special favorites that highlight anything modern/green…   I have always imagined if I were lucky to find myself visiting Stockholm…this is what my vacation space would look like. This beautiful hotel, Hotel Skeppsholmen, is an Eco labeled venue.   Great re-use of materials. — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

If you are a design enthusiast then you have probably been in heaven the last week or so….So many cool gadgets, unique furniture and beautiful lighting being showcased at all the big trade shows. Design Week in Milan, Market in High Point…   Love the retro colors of this Stack — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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2Modern Design Brief

The blog world is full of goodies spotted at Salone in Milan this week! Wait..it's never too old to have one right? This Modern Dollhouse was featured on Curbly and I have sent the link to everyone I know, including Santa…check the link to read the details.   Stunning! I — Continue reading

Bottled Water

Categories: News + Events + Contests, Sustainability

This is a must-watch video…

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Modern inspiration I enjoyed and now share… 1. Floating Stairs on oobject.com.    2. Yaaaay American Women!! This graceful and shapely building was designed by a women owned, American Firm. Awarded 2009 Skyscraper of the Year.  Found on Casa Diseno.   3. This nursery is the most modern interpretation of 'playful' — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Spring and summer bring lots of events for design junkies. Chatting it up with people who share your passion for good design, architecture and art is always a nice break.  1. Architecture enthusiast in the New York area may be interested in this lecture (above), sponsored by Architectural League, Emerging Voices, on Wednesday — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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2Modern Design Brief

Scouring the design blogs and searching for great finds, I bring you these treasures! Modern must have! – Design Milk featured these cool coasters from Medium Control on Etsy and I couldn't agree more…these are a great find! Thank you, thank you very much. Great hostess gift! Oh, Wasara, be — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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2Modern Design Brief

Bringing modern news and events from the design world directly to you!  2Modern Design Talk is pleased to offer a new feature to our readers-'2Modern Design Brief'. Let's face it, there is a LOT to take in every day. Cool products, Modern events and trends to emulate… We bring the — Continue reading

Helping Haiti

Categories: News + Events + Contests

On January 12, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. Join recovery efforts mobilizing around the world to assist earthquake victims. Your donation will help disaster victims rebuild their lives and their communities. 2Modern will be donating 10% of our profits from all orders placed, until January 31st. The donations will — Continue reading

Helping Haiti

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Helping Haiti

On January 12, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. Join recovery efforts mobilizing around the world to assist earthquake victims. Your donation will help disaster victims rebuild their lives and their communities. 2Modern will be donating 10% of our profits from all orders placed, until January 31st. The donations will — Continue reading

Design Solves Problems

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Design Solves Problems

A mobile shelter for the homeless
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The Urban Shed

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
The Urban Shed

A competition to re-design the urban sidewalk shed used to protect pedestrians from falling construction debris.
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Design Can Save the World

Categories: News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Design Can Save the World

    When you live on $3 a day, living sustainable isn't an option, its a necessity.  Through socially responsible design, architects and designers have the opportunity to make change.  Even if its just a small step. The Problem:  More than a billion people lack easy access to clean drinking — Continue reading

Tiger Woods : Welcome to the Human Race!

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Tiger Woods : Welcome to the Human Race!

Well…I think I will write some quick thoughts on Tiger Woods, since he is an icon after all and design does seem to follow him around a bit. This is slightly off topic, however, I felt compelled to introduce a concept that many are not talking about and deserves some — Continue reading

Hopenhagen

Categories: News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Hopenhagen

Hopenhagen gears up to highlight Climate Conference with pedal-powered Christmas tree Environmental organization Hopenhagen has set up an alternative means of powering the traditional Christmas tree in Copenhagen's City Hall Square, by means of series of bicycles hooked up via generator equipment to its festive lights. Cycling and Copenhagen go — Continue reading

Design Community and the Economy

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Design Community and the Economy

Based on some positive response from my last posting regarding the economy and some indications of further interest on the topic, I will be randomly posting tidbits that I hope you all find useful. If not, please just ignore and scroll down for other great posts on modern design. It — Continue reading

Federal Deficit

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Slightly off topic…but I found this interesting…no wait…concerning. I hope you do as well since it doesn't seem like many are interested in Congress given the empty seats in this video…It gives you a little peek into why we just surpassed 12 trillion dollars in debt ($12,000,000,000,000). Oh…and in case — Continue reading