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Posts Tagged: Eco-Friendly

Ice, Ice Baby!

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Ice, Ice Baby!

Summer is coming to a close and the temperatures are soaring. To keep cool, or at least brace ourselves for the colder days ahead – enjoy the following photos of nature’s ice sculptures. The wind, water flow and temperature changes carve the ice into strange and wonderous shapes. Just think — Continue reading

It’s hot, get naked.

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
It’s hot, get naked.

Spencer Tunick, an artist who is famous for working with hundreds of nude bodies in his photographs since the mid-90′s is in the midst of several current projects including tackling each state in the US. above: “Mexico City 1 (Zócalo, MUCA/UNAM Campus)”, 2007 His work has spawned an unofficial website/blog — Continue reading

A Parisienne in Brooklyn by Carol VanderKloot

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
A Parisienne in Brooklyn by Carol VanderKloot

Ok, this year's New York International Gift Fair at Javits Center was so dominated by vintage-inspired, knotty pined, whip stitched, whimsical objet made in China, I needed a break. Plus, many exhibitors showed copious copies of works by Gio Ponti, Alexander Girard, David Hicks, with NO mention or credit given. — Continue reading

Lens Quencher

Categories: DIY + How To, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Lens Quencher

Saw this over at BTLD and had to share. How many of our photog-nerds have been missing this in their lives?!    My only complaint is that it's not a Nikon lens. Learn more and buy it here.

Mall Transformation

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Mall Transformation

Santa Monica Place, the mall originally designed in the 1980’s by Frank Gehry while still at Gruen & Associates, has been through a major transformation.  It’s once closed spaces are now an open air plaza merging the existing outdoor 3rd Street Promenade to offer an addition shopping experience.  Maximizing sunshine, — Continue reading

New from 2Modern!

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
New from 2Modern!

Say hello to urbancase, the newest vendor on 2Modern. This Seattle based company creates objects that contribute to a simpler, pared back lifestyle focusing on basic aesthetic elements…

An old one but a good one

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
An old one but a good one

Pashley Cycles Light weight, faster, carbon fiber are all good things in their proper place. If you aren't putting in the long miles in preparation for the Spring Classics or the Tour de France and are genuinely in love with all things bicycle you might consider taking a look at — Continue reading

Cushionized

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Cushionized

I've heard the expression "burning the candle at both ends" throughout my life, but it wasn't until this morning that I realized what it actually meant to be a candle that was burning from both ends. This morning I slept through my obnoxiously loud alarm and still haven't managed to — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
2Modern Design Brief

Places to get lost…vintage stores to covet. When I was little my mom used to drag me around every furniture store she could get her hands on while visiting LA. I recently met a very nice someone who turned me on…to this peaceful pastime once again…Funny how the things my — Continue reading

Land and Environmental Art

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Sustainability
Land and Environmental Art

"Instead of using a paintbrush to make his art, Robert Morris would like to use a bulldozer" Robert Smithson from Land and Environmental Art Reading yesterday's post on Environmental Art I was reminded of a classic text from Phaidon Press, Land and Environmental Art first published in 1998.  I have the — Continue reading

Pressed Chair

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Pressed Chair

  Designed by Harry Thaler the "Pressed chair is a light, stackable metal chair stamped out of a 2.5 mm aluminium sheet. The value of the design excels in the intent of creating a piece out of one single material without any joints or connectors. Furthermore the manufacturing produces no — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
2Modern Design Brief

Dreamy Design…both architecture and objects…I wish I could spend hours sifting through all the cool content out there. Here is some of favorite posts.  Favorite pool e.v.e.r! Not only does the gradation change of this landscape totally work with this architecture, this pool design is 100% top in my book — Continue reading

Up-cycling Can Be Upscale

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Up-cycling Can Be Upscale

This weekend concluded the July 2009 Brimfield Antique Show–the largest outdoor antique and flea market in New England. After having heard so much hype about the show, I decided to make the drive and check it out for myself.  Antiques may not be your thing, but there is inevitably something gratifying — Continue reading

IQ haus

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
IQ haus

The IQ haus, Contemporary Pre-Fab homes by DNA European Design Studio was introduced at the Dwell on Design event in Los Angeles last month.  The structures use no wood and are designed and engineered of recycled materials, making it "earth-friendly" and allow users to add cells at a later time — Continue reading

Sleepy?

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Sleepy?

I must admit-I LOVE to sleep! I am one of those people who can fall asleep anywhere at anytime.  This little-known fact is what has inspired me to look into modern ways to sleep. Humans sleep approximately 30% of their life!  Maly bed by Ligne Roset            I love — Continue reading

New from 2Modern!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
New from 2Modern!

New from John Kelly Furniture: The Rho Series – a collection of contemporary furnishing that is a perfect high-tech solution for any outdoor space. Rho's offering includes a Dining Armchair, Lounge Chair, Chaise Lounge, Love Seat, Ottoman, Tray Table, Round Table, and Square Table. All pieces are available in 10 — Continue reading

Treehouses…for grown-ups

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Sustainability
Treehouses…for grown-ups

Having spent the majority of my formative and my present years in urban Chicago, San Antonio and now Atlanta, I can safely say that neither myself nor my family has ever had yard space for a treehouse.  They look like fun, though.   However, now I'm a grown-up, I think perhaps — Continue reading

Oy for Oi! by Carol VanderKloot

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, DIY + How To, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Oy for Oi! by Carol VanderKloot

Troving the halls at NeoCon, the major contract industry expo held annually in Chicago, I caught the usual suspects—office systems, task chairs, wall covering, lighting, carpeting. Don’t get me wrong, I love this show and appreciate theoretical explanations of new products and re-designed showrooms. However, I came upon Oi modular — Continue reading

BuzziBooth

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
BuzziBooth

  Working in an open space with other people, I do feel the need to step outside to make that all important call for a bit of privacy.  But now there is the BuzziBooth which solves that problem. What is a BuzziBooth?  A modern phone booth or rather an acoustical — Continue reading

Superb step stool

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Superb step stool

The danish company bObles have designed great step stools shaped in cool geometric shapes as crocodiles and fish - superb step stool for your children in the bathroom, since it does not slide on a wet floor!  www.2modern.com