August 03, 2010
Modern wood furniture
Bright colors and simplistic design inspired by rural carpenters equals rural modern -- and my new favorite!
July 24, 2010
The modern man's apartment
June 18, 2010
Modern Design for your Car
A cute bag that hangs over your stick shift will keep the clutter of receipts and wrappers from trashing your ride. The Auto Trash by Allyson Hill comes in a carload of prints and features an adjustable strap for added hanging options.
$19 at Allyson Hill's Shop.
June 08, 2010
Modern seating from Karim Rashid, B&B Italia and more!Read A Medley of Modern Seating
Living Walls - Green Gardening Indoors
We loved the recent NY Times piece on garden walls. It showed over-the-top indoor plantings from experienced green-thumbs with money to spend on their indoor wall gardens. Check out the slideshow on garden walls here.
But to see indoor wall plantings anyone with minimal gardening experience and minimal discretionary cash can create, go no further than Pure Contemporary's recent piece on living, green, planted walls.
And, check out these mod and modern planters...
June 07, 2010
Modern Modular Outdoor Furniture
This new modular furniture collection from Fischer Möbel can be stacked up to create avant-garde pieces or spread out for a more Zen look.
The Univers collection is made from high-density foam coated in a weatherproof rubber-like paint. The result is an easy to maneuver module that's squishy, comfortable and perfect for heavy indoor or even outdoor use.
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June 02, 2010
Upcycled Gym Floor becomes Modern Cabinet
Remember the hardwood? The squeak of a sneaker. The sound of the whistle. That last second shot. The Gymnasium collection takes its inspiration from a simpler time in our lives when victories were measured on scoreboards and teamwork wasn't just for meetings.The first incarnation of this line was launched in 2008 with the high school history lesson series. Created from recycled gym floorboards, this limited edition collection used the graphic lines and simple silhouettes of the court to pay tribute to the simplicity and spirit of sport.
Today, it reinvents itself as Gymnasium, a mass-produced series that uses sustainable, eco-friendly materials like renewable pine and controlled Danish oak with water-based fixatives and varnishes. The result is a brilliant series crafted by Denmark's oldest cabinet makers Bruno Hansen carpentry.
Like its predecessor, Gymnasium honors its past while investing in the future. For every piece purchased, mater donates a percentage of the future. For every piece purchased, mater donates a percentage of the profits to promoting sports in developing countries, allowing a new generation to be inspired to play and create.
Available in three options (pine shown) and in the US in Manhattan, Brooklyn and LA at www.thefutureperfect.com
May 24, 2010
You're probably sitting down right now...
Office workers spend a third of the day sitting, whether in a heads-down mode or interacting with others. This is creating higher expectations for performance seating, and we've got a slew of ergonomic chairs that meet all your working needs, including Sava, the new launch from Stylex, and these modern desk, office and task chairs.
May 05, 2010
Eco-friendly Wooden bookshelves
For Amy Hunting, over 20 different varieties of wood presented a solution, not a collection for the trash bin. She strung them together using a rope and a classic sailor's not to create the plank shelf. Great for the green-conscious and nomads - just unslip the knot to disassemble.
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May 04, 2010
Seeing Light Bulbs
A new study found that seeing light bulbs actually spurs bright ideas. It immediately made me think of the now iconic 1993 Droog design, 85 Lamps, by Dutchman Rody Graumans. Its 85 bulbs could incite a veritable mind riot. Pick one up at Unica Home for $3,796.