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Posts Tagged: Modern Gifts

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 from 2Modern: Leucos, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Heller, Fatboy, Shine Labs, and more

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New from 2Modern: Leucos, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Heller, Fatboy, Shine Labs, and more

  Introducing the new Metallic Soul Bag from Fatboy! This fashionable bag has the same familiar feel as the origanl Soulbag, but this shiny variant gives a different shine to the soul.     Oeuf has added walnut options to their popular Sparrow Collection which include their Dresser, Crib, and — Continue reading

Tokujin Yoshioka

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Tokujin Yoshioka

  The complete work of Tokujin Yoshioka, one of the most innovative designers working today. Based in Tokyo, Tokujin Yoshioka has built a career using unconventional materials to create objects and spaces. Often employing paper and glass, as well as unusual elements, such as plastic drinking straws, his studio‚Äôs work — Continue reading

Modern Prints

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Modern Prints

These prints, found on Etsy  are inspired by graphic design, dutch design, and traditional architectural drawings.  They create depth and an artificial space through strategic layering of type, geometric forms, color, and architectural drawings. I find them cold, yet captivating and beautiful.  The compositions are complex and tell of a refined — 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

WowBow London

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WowBow London

Modern things for your fur friends! See more at WowBow London.    

Visual Journaling @Pikaland, A Sneak Peek

Categories: Art + Graphics, DIY + How To, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Visual Journaling @Pikaland, A Sneak Peek

Pika Artist Bootcamp 3: Create Your Own Story and Character Developmet "Often one on the largest obstacles to overcome when creating a story or plot or new work of art is the need to pre-think the story rather than letting it have an organic origin. Sometimes this puts the brakes — 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

Whimsically Wonderful

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Whimsically Wonderful

Have you ever found something you think so wonderful you try and rationalize when and how you can convince yourself you need one? I stumbled on this weeks ago, considered buying it for my expecting cousin and have since become completely obsessed with J Schatz Egg Lamp.   Child-like whimsy can — Continue reading

The 7 Commandments

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The 7 Commandments

The 7 commandments from the Design Bible. I am going to put this in my office and hand this out to all current and potential clients. You can buy this wall graphic, along with several other amazing designs, at Harmonie-intérieure

Sam Winston – Text as Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Sam Winston – Text as Art

I came across the work of Sam Winston, a British artist, and am in love with it. So poetic, visual, labor intensive. His work is currently on show in the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. The institutions that have collected his work read like a laundry list of the — 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

Ladies and Gentleman

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ladies and Gentleman

Ladies and Gentleman present Superior Server family, a set of stainless steel utensils with handles that are "crisply coated in a vibrant set of colors allowing the set to be fitting in contemporary and traditional settings alike." ~via mocoloco

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.

Alessi: Blow up- Bamboo Collection…

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Alessi: Blow up- Bamboo Collection…

Alessi is commonly known for their well structured, stainless steel pieces which includes their Blow Up collection; in which the form of the objects is created by the play of shapes and spaces generated by the steel rods put together almost at random.  I am head over heels over the new — 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…

The man behind the face…

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The man behind the face…

Many of us are familiar with Fornasetti; known for his decorative plates of a woman's facial images. But who was Piero Fornasetti? Piero Fornasetti was a Milanese painter, sculptor, interior decorator, engraver of books and a creator of more than 11,000 products. Being self taught and starting at the age — Continue reading

An old one but a good one

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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

Moshi Moshi

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Moshi Moshi

My friends Andy and Rose over at the A+R Store introduced me to the Moshi Moshi MM03 from Native Union and David Turpin.  It's a Bluetooth handset with weighted recharging base that connects to your PDA and allows you to keep talking while checking out your PDA's email, internet or — Continue reading