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2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Neat art installation at Tokyo Designers Week. Courtesy of Dezeen blog. Living at the beach, an outdoor shower is a MUST! I have yet to replace the greatest outdoor shower at my old place..I think I just found the perfect idea…LOVE this re-use idea on WillandJane.com I am pretty sure they — Continue reading

Barefooted

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Barefooted

I am always for unique, expressive and innovative products that are designed to enrich our daily thoughts and experiences by balancing our life styles. Maybe some of these products can help us extract prolonged and focused pleasures out of our daily rituals! How about a transparent tea pot that is — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
2Modern Design Brief

I am recycling some good content regarding reclaimed products… Amazing reuses!   Good one from Better Living Through Design. This home, plentiful with repurposed pieces, has views of the pacific ocean. Tucked away in the Santa Cruz mountains…happens to be in my dream location too…found on Design Milk.   This — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
2Modern Design Brief

I enjoy so many of the clever names that people choose for their blogs. Some are to the point and others often don't really work for me.   Today I am briefing you from blogs that I read daily and…find the name amusing each time I open it.   Cribcandy…one — Continue reading

Waldi and a little girl

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Waldi and a little girl

Otl Aicher is best known for his graphics for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, which incorporated a system of universally recognizable pictograms that has become the standard throughout the world. He also created the olympic's posters, postcards, tickets, and timetables. In graphic design conveying information with the right colors improve the — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
2Modern Design Brief

Good design does not get lost in translation…   I think I have mentioned this site before…It's a favorite of mine~reDesign…The greatest affirmation?…you don't need to read the language of this blog, the visual experience is great in itself! Of course they are always helpful to offer a link…from there, — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends
2Modern Design Brief

A few finds found for your viewing pleasure!   FINALLY…my design prayers have been answered. I have been waiting for see-through switch plates! Thank you Design Milk for presenting these and making my Friday! Well this is just straight up neat! I find myself constantly attracted to honeycomb inspired design-This — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Simple ideas turned into good design. Functional and unique is the name of the game. Sprinkle that with a few, 'why didn't I think of that' or 'how come no one has come up with this yet'…this is a collection of good clean design.   A great way to store — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
2Modern Design Brief

Many great design inspirations out in the world of design these days!   I don't normally post fashion…but the jewelry by Maranon is so modern and architectural, it seemed fitting for a Friday. I spotted these on one of my favorite blogs, coco+kelly. This blog is features all things pretty — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends
2Modern Design Brief

Modern habitats for all species. Love to see the neat ways critters can stay hip… Dog House design just went to the next level. German designers, Best Friend's Home. Featured on Design Milk.   Not sure how modern this one is but I love anything cheeky and since I was — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Last week I had a mysterious black cloud hovering over me wherever I went…among many strange and out out character things, I left my cel phone in a cab in NYC… I have been having image envy from all those who took lovely pictures at ICFF and actually get to — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Last week was a whirlwind which included an array of strange occurrences. Most enjoyable of all the week's events was a trip to the ICFF while in NY. A recurring theme with many new products was 'shiny, blingy, reflective and acrylic…often these were paired with organic use of materials.   — Continue reading

The World’s First Open Source Restaurant

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel
The World’s First Open Source Restaurant

A recipe is a set of instructions.  So is piece of software.  Open Source Software is the practice of sharing a piece of functional code with any one who want to use, it, improve it, or alter in any way they see fit…as long as they in turn share their — Continue reading

Modern Trends in Acrylic Furniture

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Trends in Acrylic Furniture

One of the great things about acrylic furniture is the versatility in form and functions.  A regular coffee table is transformed when it's made as an acrylic i-bean coffee table.  A plain dining chair is elegant and chic when is so much more interesting when it's made from lilac acrylic. — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends
2Modern Design Brief

The 'Stencil Stamping' trend continues. I invented this term myself so it's not official, just a trend I have noticed.    I found this image as I was browsing PadStyle. A really good example of 'Stencil Stamping'…I love this piece. What I love about this trend is that it's completely — Continue reading

Up There

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends

Up There is a mini-documentary about the dying art of hand painted signs. Beautifully shot and great interviews with the artisits who are keeping the art alive. "I wrote this documentary along with my friends Malcolm and Christine, as part of The Ritual Project sponsored by Stella Artois (more at — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Some good finds found…   This lovely luminaire was featured on Cribcandy. Still seeing Milan introductions popping up on Design blogs…yes, there was that much good stuff.   Creative felt uses is one of my new favorite trends. Design*Sponge has begun their review of bklyn designs. You will want to — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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2Modern Design Brief

I caught myself walking around with a smile on my face today…and then I realized…I love warm weather…it makes me smile so much. Warm weather also means lots of activities and fun things to do… Here are some Modern themed field trips that you can take and relish in the — Continue reading

Jane, The Real Story

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Jane, The Real Story

We almost flipped when we saw the article about The Jane Hotel on the front page of the NY Times yesterday after just having stayed there last week. Our experience was more garlicky than the Times rose garden view. Every time we went to the bathroom there was some bald — Continue reading

Three Dimensional Graphics

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Three Dimensional Graphics

Die-cutting, edge printing, embossed lettering…these are the terms of trade for the print maker.  In a time when the printed word is being eased out by the digital version, letterpress printing seems like a throwback to another era.  On the other hand, manually printed graphics on a paper offers a — Continue reading