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UCSF Institute for Regeneration Medicine, San Francisco, USA by Rafael Viñoly

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
UCSF Institute for Regeneration Medicine, San Francisco, USA by Rafael Viñoly

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) issued an RFP in 2005 for a new laboratory, the Institute for Regeneration Medicine Building (IRM), and ultimately commissioned Rafael Viñoly Architects PC for the project after a competitive interview process. The firm was chosen for its wealth of laboratory experience, the strength — Continue reading

Villa Vals, Switzerland, by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Mueller

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Villa Vals, Switzerland, by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Mueller

The design of Villa Vals is by Bjarne Mastenbroek of SeARCH from the Netherlands and Christian Müller of CMA in Switzerland. Their design plan was to completely integrate the villa into the landscape to avoid disturbing the unspoiled nature. That is why access to the villa is only possible via — Continue reading

Hazelwood School, Glasgow, by Alan Dunlop Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Hazelwood School, Glasgow, by Alan Dunlop Architects

Alan Dunlop is one of the UK’s leading architects and a respected educator, currently Visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture. Widely published in the architectural press and international broadsheets, he is an established commentator on Architecture, Urban Design and Social Issues. Creating evocative architecture is — Continue reading

Blue Monday: Blue Year

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Blue Monday: Blue Year

We know it’s already three days into 2011, but we’ve never been the sort of person to shop for our new yearly calendar before the new year has started. Many blogs and blog readers have probably already grabbed their catches for the year, but if you’re like us and the — Continue reading

Honeycomb Apartments, Izola, Slovenia, by Ofis Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Honeycomb Apartments, Izola, Slovenia, by Ofis Architects

Ofis Architects are based in Ljubljana and were formed by Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik in 1998. They specialize in various areas of architecture, one of them being social housing. Honeycomb won the first prize in a competition for designing two social housing blocks in Izola of Slovenia. The brief was to construct — Continue reading

Ironbank by RTA Studio, Auckland, New Zealand

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Ironbank by RTA Studio, Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand is not the first place you think of when discussing modern architecure. Yet our antipodean friends surprise us all the time with interestin design, and what’s more, sustainable too. Ironbank is located in the Karangahape Road precint, which is a unique and historic area on the edge of — Continue reading

Square Form :: Modern Furniture Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Square Form :: Modern Furniture Design

Square Form is a modern custom furniture company based out of Portland, OR that focuses on sustainable woods paired with steel – a stellar combination in my book.  Most of the material used is sourced from locally salvaged wood and, as owner/designer Scott Cummings states, “[it] allows us to take — Continue reading

Trend: Non-boring Organic Fabric

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Trend: Non-boring Organic Fabric

Words like eco-friendly, organic and natural, especially when applied to textiles, have the horrible habit of conjuring up soft neutrals, light greens and other natural fiber-colored hues. One of our most favorite trends to hit fabrics and interiors is the trend of bold, colorful and bright organic fabrics! “Organic” and — Continue reading

Welham Studios by Mark Merer, Somerton, UK

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Welham Studios by Mark Merer, Somerton, UK

Mark Merer‚Äôs work is rooted in the elements. They range from kinetic and balletic sculptures that move with the wind, to solid grass tors hewn from the earth. He was brought up in Malaya, where he spent much time on the beach flying kites and much of his work retains — Continue reading

Modern Tea Towels

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Tea Towels

With the weather starting to change, I am starting to dream of the lazy afternoons of baking and cooking.  Here are some wonderfully architectural and clever towels from Girls Can Tell  to add to your collection.    Classic Holga    Tandem Bike   Beer Lovers    

New from 2Modern: BDI, Iannone Design, Indi B, Ink Dish, Oeuf, Thomaspaul, and MASH Studios

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New from 2Modern: BDI, Iannone Design, Indi B, Ink Dish, Oeuf, Thomaspaul, and MASH Studios

BDI is now on 2Modern! In BDI, you’ll find a collection of furniture pieces that are unique, functional and great looking. Their Home Theater furniture is engineered to meet the demanding needs of today’s electronics, and do so while enriching the home and the home theater experience. They also offer — Continue reading

“Good Design”

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“Good Design”

  German Industrial designer, Dieter Rams‚Äô ten principles to ‚Äúgood design‚Äù- Good design is innovative. Good design makes a product useful. Good design is aesthetic. Good design makes a product understandable. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is honest. Good design is long-lasting. Good design is thorough down to the — Continue reading

Tires Rock…and Roll

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Tires Rock…and Roll

Tire by Roy Lichtenstein 1970 image source: ElissaSCA Rob Pruitt 2010 Pattern and Degradation Opening reception at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Maccarone, New York image source: VernissageTV Didier Didier Tires are in. Ever since we had the car tires balanced 3 weeks ago and found out they had weather cracking, — Continue reading

Looking to the Past for Inspiration and Motivation

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Looking to the Past for Inspiration and Motivation

This weekend was spent participating in an annual family tradition that dates back long before anyone can remember.  The change of the season is marked by sudden cool snaps, shorter days, and a bountiful fall harvest.  Each fall in early September vine-ripened grapes make their journey from vineyards around the — Continue reading

DBA Pen

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There are 2 reasons why I had to share this with you guys. The first, because the DBA pen is the first 98% biodegradable pen in the world. The body is composed of bio-plastic, the ink reservoir from biodegradable fiber, and the ink itself is ACMI certified non-toxic. The second reason is — Continue reading

New on 2Modern: Knoll Kids, EVRT, FLOS, Bholu, and more

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New on 2Modern: Knoll Kids, EVRT, FLOS, Bholu, and more

Brand new to 2Modern, Knoll Kids is a collection of spirited, modern furniture scaled for a younger generation. With the largest amount of fabrics and colors offered yet on 2Modern, we are proud to be one of the few online retailers to offer the full line of Knoll Kids products. — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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2Modern Design Brief

Reclaimed re-uses – modern, clever and refreshed…. duh? right?? It's so logical, simple and modern. image courtesy of mod remod.     Earlier this summer, Dwell mag featured this incredibly cool and curiously tree-house like home. Ever since then, I have been dreaming about the Jakarta domicile and how to re-incarnate — Continue reading

Modern Kids/Baby Gear

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Modern Kids/Baby Gear

This weekend was one of my best-friend’s baby shower. The time is coming where many friends are married; this is the fourth baby of the year.  All these showers have forced me to learn about all cacophony of baby gear that parents seemingly need. I am on a never-ending search — Continue reading

Evergreen Solar

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability

Here is an awesome info-animations by Legwork Studio for Evergreen Solar. Super clean, simple and very effective. I think the transitions are amazing – but they are so well done that you need to go back for a second look to see how seamlessly they merged the graphics throughout the — Continue reading