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CASA Kids on 2Modern!

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
CASA Kids on 2Modern!

CASA Kids is now on 2Modern! It seems odd to say, but they believe furniture should last; they have designed furniture so that it can integrate into an adult environment as well. Great pieces like the Ola! Crib can convert into a Toddler Bed and then a Twin Bed!

Graham & Brown on 2Modern

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Graham & Brown on 2Modern

Graham & Brown is now on 2Modern! Graham and Brown supply some of the largest and best-known retailers around the world, with innovative home enhancement products, designed to meet our consumers’ wants and needs. Check out these luscious wallpapers: Tolla, Phantom, Palace, and Kelly!

Special P’kolino Offer on 2Modern!

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Special P’kolino Offer on 2Modern!

P’kolino is offering the new White Kube Set with a free Play Kit for a limited time only! This offer is only on 2Modern, and only applies to the White Kube Set. Choose between one of four Play Kit colors. The White Kube Set includes 2 Kubes and 2 Kube — Continue reading

Dorm Room Ideas!

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Dorm Room Ideas!

For everyone college-bound this fall and looking for some fabulous inspiration to spruce up that boring dorm room, look no further! Check out our new Dorm Room Ideas, for fast and easy solutions!

New Nooka Watches

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New Nooka Watches

Nooka has released new watches on 2Modern! Hot new watches like the Zirc, ZenH Camouflage, and Zot Aluminum has something for everyone.

Greenwashing

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Greenwashing

What is greenwashing? Greenwashing is the creation or promotion of a products or ideals that exhibit environmentally sound qualities without actually performing at a less consumptive level. For example, the illusion of buying bamboo chairs imported from Vietnam over oak chairs from your native state. Yes, bamboo is a very — Continue reading

CCTV-TV Station and Headquarters, China, Beijing-Nearing Finish.

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CCTV-TV Station and Headquarters, China, Beijing-Nearing Finish.

Architect Rem Koolhaus and his firm the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (Rotterdam) won the competition (in 2002) set for the design and construction of a new complex for the CCTV’s new headquarters to be completed in time for the Beijing Olympics.  The design was/is so spectacular that the Museum of — Continue reading

2Modern Inspires!

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2Modern Inspires!

New 2Modern Inspirations! Looking for some modern design eye candy or just looking for some great decorating ideas? Either way, our 2Modern designers have put together some great combinations of modern furniture, lighting, art and accessories. Click on any of the items shown and you will go to a full — Continue reading

Team USA 2008 Olympic Speedo LZR Racer Officially Unveiled

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Team USA 2008 Olympic Speedo LZR Racer Officially Unveiled

Since writing about the new record breaking Speedo LZR Racer swimsuit (below), Team USA’s customized suit by Comme desGarcon’s famed designer Rei Kawakubo is now unveiled. From About.com.  Not only fast, but lookin’ good!

Is Wearing the Speedo LZR Racer Suit like taking Performance Enhancing Drugs?

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Is Wearing the Speedo LZR Racer Suit like taking Performance Enhancing Drugs?

All eyes this summer will be on the Olympics this August in Beijing, China.  My daughter, who just got back from spending a semester of study in Beijing, wonders if the city will really be prepared for all the people who will be coming….actually she doesn’t just wonder, she doesn’t — Continue reading

Breathing: Art as Memorial

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Breathing: Art as Memorial

The Breathing, a memorial to all the journalists, cameramen and crew killed while reporting the news has become the latest addition to the skyline of London, England. The BBC commissioned Spanish artist Jaume Plensa to design the 30ft high, inverted steel and glass cone, which together with BBC radio mast — Continue reading

Primary Statistics

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Primary Statistics

Amanda Cox from the NY Times brings us another amazing piece of info-graphic that isn’t just mesmerizing but really informative as well! A great way to debrief after the intense primaries. –sdotg–

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New on 2Modern: Droog! Different and fun, Droog’s products are wide-ranging; from Doorbells to Swings, Tablecloths to Parasols. Based in Amsterdam, Droog prides itself in “creating innovative concepts that change perspective.”

Residential Starchitects on the Rise in New York

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Residential Starchitects on the Rise in New York

I wanted to make quick reference to a fun article in this week’s Sunday New York Times called "Nice Tower! Who’s Your Architect?".  It’s about the new trend in residential New York "starchitecture". I still haven’t made up my mind if it’s a blessing or a curse to have residential — Continue reading

United States Artists

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I took a look at a very interesting site today: http://usa.freedom.com In their own words:   In an effort to share artists’ work around the globe, United States Artists (USA) and film company City Projects introduce Encounter: USA Fellows featuring video shorts profiling artists and their work. Unique in tone — Continue reading

notNeutral

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notNeutral

Can’t wait for Spring? Neither can notNeutral! Hot new products are bright and outdoorsy. New Triton 1 and 2 Throw Pillows take the fun Triton Tray pattern and remixes it. Season Wallcandy Arts join the ranks of the Transport and Count Wallcandy Arts. Great for the patio, Triton and Season — Continue reading

The Design Tokujin Yoshioka

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The Design Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka is a designer that I am not extremely familiar with, but in 2007 he was named Design Miami’s Designer of the Year, and in 2008 he was named best furniture designer of the year in the Wallpaper Design Awards.  So when I started to explore his work it — Continue reading

One From Wallpaper’s Design Awards: Cubic Meter Shelving by Arik Levy

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One From Wallpaper’s Design Awards: Cubic Meter Shelving by Arik Levy

Wallpaper recently came out with their design awards issue, and one piece that just immediately popped out at me was the One Square Meter by Arik Levy. This piece is one in a treasure trove of Mr. Levy’s pieces that shows true genius. It is a modular shelving system that — Continue reading

Know of a good Charity Organization?

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Know of a good Charity Organization?

                                "You will find, as you look back on your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others." – Henry Drummond 2Modern has given to several charities (small and large) over — Continue reading

Buy One & Help Light Up The World.

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Buy One & Help Light Up The World.

Most of us take light for granted. We have to remind ourselves to turn the lights off. When dusk comes, we walk over and flip a switch and light illuminates our lives. While listening to NPR today I learned that the World Bank estimates that close to two billion people — Continue reading