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Posts Tagged: Current Affairs

A Glimmer of Hope

Categories: Art + Graphics
A Glimmer of Hope

Most likely…if you are reading, this you are a designer of one sort or another…if not, you are at least design-minded. I can not tell you how many conversations I have had with designers who are frustrated, burnt out, weary, tired, uninspired and otherwise on the verge of giving up — Continue reading

Digital Art and the Mysteries of Science

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
Digital Art and the Mysteries of Science

Global Wave by George Steuer  Digital Technology has created powerful tools for imaging the invisible world beyond our senses:  from the very large things- such as a galaxy to the very small things- such as an electron.  But the nature of this digital imaging technology influences both the way scientists think, — Continue reading

Cash for Clunkers

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Cash for Clunkers

If you're living in the US, I'm sure you've been bombarded by all the buzz and coverage (whether negative or positive) on the Cash for Clunkers program. Now thanks to Gavin Potenza and the awesome folks at GOOD – we have a brilliant infographic that will make sense of it — Continue reading

What if a building could dream?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
What if a building could dream?

What if a building could dream?  This is the idea that animates 555 Kubik by URBANSCREEN.   555 Kubik is a giant projection that moves across the stoic facade of architect O.M. Unger's "Galerie der Gegenwart" in Hamburg, Germany. The projection activates the minimalist, and mostly windowless facade of the — Continue reading

The Tragic Aesthetic

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The Tragic Aesthetic

For the people of Detroit, the abandoned houses that proliferate like weeds in some neighborhoods, are not beautiful, but rather – as photographer Kevin Bauman argues – "maddening and/or depressing." Yet for those of us fortunate enough not to live in these neighborhoods, we have the luxury to appreciate the — Continue reading

Before It’s Too Late

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Before It’s Too Late

This is such a great ad for WWF. Brilliant concept and execution! via –sdotg–

Baby Star Price Reduction!

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Baby Star Price Reduction!

Baby Star has just lowered their prices on 2Modern! Times are hard, and Baby Star is doing their part to help you save money!

A Sign of the Times

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests
A Sign of the Times

A nickel for architecture is no joke.  It's a thriving business and one that just might out live the recession. If you drop by the farmer's market in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, you  can buy juicy red tomatoes, ripe clusters of grapes, and architecture.  In a booth inspired by Lucy's — Continue reading

New from OFFI

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
New from OFFI

OFFI has some fun new chairs and lamps to brighten things up! The classic Perch Lounge is now available in Ebony or Ivory Leather. Hand-blown glass lamps like the Cupstack Lamp, Zig Zag Lamp, and the Flare Tower Lamp make for fun lighting with a modern twist. The Cachet Swivel — Continue reading

FLOS

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
FLOS

FLOS has some great new pieces! Designers such as Sebastian Wrong, Philippe Starck, and Rodolfo Dordoni have produced amazing lighting that is both functional and fashionable. Check out the new Spun Table Lamp and Floor Lamp, the Ray Table Lamp, and the Skygarden Pendant Lamp.

Guerilla Benching

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Guerilla Benching

Most of us have heard of guerilla filmmaking and guerilla warfare, but last year a new phrase entered the English Lexicon: Guerilla Benching. After authorities in London deemed that some existing park benches were a potential nuisance (attractors for the homeless, etc) they were summarily removed. Rather than protesting in — Continue reading

Community Art Makers- New Years Extravaganza!

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Community Art Makers- New Years Extravaganza!

On New Year’s Eve, as a finale to the Austin, TX First Night parade, artists Dave Umlas and Marrilee Ratcliffe are going to set a 34 foot tall, dual faced, functioning wooden clock ablaze. "So often, "art" is the tangible thing produced, something placed on a wall and revered or — Continue reading

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Categories: News + Events + Contests

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2009 will certainly go down as a very memorable one, to say the least. I think there will be a lot of reflection on what exactly transpired over this past year. There is no need to rehash it all, the Media — Continue reading

Biomorphism and Solar Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Biomorphism and Solar Design

Biomorphism is the use of living organisms as inspiration for the design of inanimate objects and environments. Bee hives have been the inspiration for social housing structures and pre-fabricated building panels. Biomorphism does not merely focus on the shapes of living organisms, but it also looks at their functional, structural, — Continue reading

Cor

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Cor

Cor is now on 2Modern! Previously under Plank, Cor now has its own space and some fabulous new products! Cor’s Silver Anytime Moisturiser helps rejuvenate the skin and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Cor’s Silver Eye Cream helps reduce the fine lines around the eyes and mouth. And Cor’s Silver — Continue reading

Legare Sustainable

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Legare Sustainable

Legare Furniture has just released a new collection of completely Environmentally-Friendly furniture called Legare Sustainable. The Legare Sustainable line includes a complete range of office, media and occasional furniture. Patented tool-free assembly, incredibly strong tab & slot design, and many other forward-thinking user features, are just a few of the — Continue reading

Newsworthy shirts?

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Newsworthy shirts?

I thought this was pretty funny when I found it on a link to the Barbarian Group’s website. It appears that in an effort to spread the word about CNN programming, they are designing t-shirts with headlines on them. In the 24 hours since CNN.com published its story calling the — Continue reading

The Little House That Survived

Categories: News + Events + Contests
The Little House That Survived

2008 This little white farm house has survived being moved across New York City on a trailer and having it’s front wall actually fall off during renovation. 1967 The owners; Ingrid and Sven Bernhard, loved their home so much that when in 1967, the Archdiocese of New York offered them — Continue reading

Will robots build your next house?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Will robots build your next house?

If Behrokh Koshnevis has his way we may soon see the first house entirely constructed by robots. Koshnevis, a professor of engineering at the University of Southern California is revolutionizing the process of CAD/CAM technology, which ‘prints’ out a computer model as 3-D object using layers of plastic. Kohsnevis’ Contour — Continue reading

New Modern Teen Shop

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New Modern Teen Shop

New Modern Teen Shop at 2Modern! Your living space might not be huge, but you can still live large! Check out our cool accessories, modern beds, space saving storage and eco friendly furniture. Need some inspiration? Take a quick look at some of these sweet room designs.