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Posts Tagged: Shopping

Margo Sivin’s Dead Shopping Malls

Categories: Art + Graphics
Margo Sivin’s Dead Shopping Malls

We’ve long had an obsession with abandoned buildings. Perhaps it’s that eerie, almost soul-like feeling the memories of a public place or home leave on a structure. Perhaps it’s how you can almost hear a space crying out to do something with them — that to lie dormant goes against a — Continue reading

There’s a brave new world coming to your home – see it first!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
There’s a brave new world coming to your home – see it first!

Where do you shop for your home? The same high street store your mum dragged you round twenty years ago? Boring… Forget the mass-market hum-drum and dive into a brave new shopping experience online.

Estudio-Iris

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Estudio-Iris

Recently I was given a gift from Estudio-Iris‘s Dimple Collection.  I am in LOVE!  The simplicity and uniqueness of her designs are captivating. This young designer, trained in architecture, has meticulous attention to detail and a controlled hand.  She is meticulously aware of how her work reacts to the body, giving the — Continue reading

Maison Martin Margiela

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Maison Martin Margiela

   Not only does the MMM design clothing, shoes and accessories for both men and women, there is also fragrance, a fine jewelry line and objects for the home. Now you can even stay "Avante-Garde" in the L‚Äô√éle aux Oiseaux by Maison Martin Margiela. A suite designed by the Belgium — Continue reading

Combine Collective

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Combine Collective

Awesome new trays by Combine Collective for your Mac peripherals. "Our keyboard trays are designed to combine the various Mac wireless interfaces into one clean unit. We offer three variations which work with the full suite, or partial combos of that. Every aspect of the tray‚Äôs design and production is — 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    

Tires Rock…and Roll

Categories: Uncategorized
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

The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus Ohio, Mark Bradford, and me.

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The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus Ohio, Mark Bradford, and me.

Happy Monday – Blog2Modern Readers, I haven't had a chance to post an entry in a while, due to the fact that I am currently in Columbus, Ohio at the Wexner Center for the Arts (!!!)  I was invited (in August) to do a large-scale solo installation in the lobby — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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2Modern Design Brief

Psst…have you heard??? There are some neat online publications that are filling my 'shelter mag void'…   This is an online publication by an interior designer, Kelly LaPlante. To quote her own site, Standard, "Green is a standard, not a Style'…So far so good! Looking forward to more Ms. LaPlante! Thank — 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

The 7 Commandments

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
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

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

032c

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
032c

I've just recently caught onto 032c Magazine after reading an in-depth interview with one of my fave designers, Rick Owens. Published bi-yearly out of Berlin, 032c "is a contemporary culture magazine that fiercely believes in the intelligence of its readers and rises to the challenge of surprising them….it is both — Continue reading

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

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

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

Lugging With Color

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Lugging With Color

Paul Smith Wash bag and Courier Bag @Rapha It sometimes seems like carrying our things around with us feels like being owned. If you're going to carry your things around with you, as most of us have to, why do it in black nylon with a sense of military precision — Continue reading

Note

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Note

I love this brilliant concept and design by Scholz & Friends for Panasonic's Note ear buds. Clever and simple. Via Lovely Packages

MODERN + RUSTIC + HANDMADE = BLISS by Carol VanderKloot

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, DIY + How To, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
MODERN + RUSTIC + HANDMADE = BLISS  by Carol VanderKloot

Don't say you didn't hear it first from 2modern, as the sign isn’t even up yet. Here in Stone Ridge, a mere 120 minutes north of the Big Apple, they do modern and they do it well. Now open weekends and by appointment, presenting: the Rural Modernist Studio. This gem of a — Continue reading

Rapha Cycling Classics Visit NYC for 3 months

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Rapha Cycling Classics Visit NYC for 3 months

Rapha a British based maker of cycling clothing and gear in classical style has decided to give its NY audience a hands on experience of their gear and aesthetic. In saying hands on we mean the full blown experience including Tour de France memorabilia, their vintage Citroen delivery van from — Continue reading