ceramics by tuesday bassen

I’m a big Tuesday Bassen fan, not just because she gave my little rescue kitten an excellent home, but because her work always makes me smile. My cat Turk eats his food off one of Tuesday’s ceramic plates, so I was thrilled to see her new show with Buy Some Damn Art online this week. Tuesday gathered all of her ceramic pieces (dessert plates, coaster sets and sculpted faces), and they’re for sale for the next six weeks for $45–$70. I’m partial to the Delft blue plates, but they’re all pretty darn adorable. Click here to see the full collection and snap one up before they’re all gone. xo, grace



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new: slide sideways

Speaking of patterns, these new bags and pouches from Slide Sideways are so fun. I love the weaving-inspired pattern, especially in that peach colorway. The bags (big and small) range from $15 to $64, and you can check them out (including the sweet antique brass rivet detailing) right here on Etsy. xo, grace


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Concrete biz cards, design details & more

There is awesome stuff going on around the world — being created and thought up as we sit here — all the time. Here are just a few things that caught our eye today, of the modern persuasion:

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Etsy Finds: Dipped by Wind & Willow Home

Mother’s Day is coming! We told you about some 2Modern things that might tickle mom’s fancy (Gifts for Discerning & Modern Moms), but we’ve got our eyes peeled for other items out there mom might like. We’re feeling like she might really dig the finds in Etsy store Dipped, by Wind & Willow Home. Soft colors, functional yet beautiful items and affordable prices. Mom’s happy and you’re happy with these options.

Images: As credited above

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Copper Lamp

We can’t get enough of the copper trend happening right now.  It mixes so well with other materials and colors.  Copper and wood make for a fantastic team, as well as copper and stone.  Daniella Witte, a photographer and shop owner, created this copper floor lamp, which also is available for table top.  The simple design is unique and punchy.

This lamp is only available upon order.

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Kreuzband Stool by Judith Jacobi

Kreuzband Stool by Judith Jacobi

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, which was part of the exhibition at Ventura Lambrate 2012 in Milan. One of the exhibiting students, Judith Jacobi, showed her Kreuzband stool.

Kreuzband Stool by Judith Jacobi

Kreuzband uses the human “locomotor system” as a model for its construction. The human body’s bones and tendons are replaced by wood and rope, so the stool doesn’t need nails or screws. Because of the flexible design, Kreuzband can also be folded. This skeletal construction is covered with a leather-surface, allowing to sit comfortable and relaxed (isn’t that all we ask from seating, anyway?).

Kreuzband Stool by Judith Jacobi

Kreuzband Stool by Judith Jacobi

Kreuzband Stool by Judith Jacobi


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Raymond Lemstra’s Primative Robots

“In childhood, one encounters and experiences many things for the first time. Through curiosity and imagination, these moments are lifted to almost magical heights. As you get older, new impressions become more scarce and it’s a rare experience to be surprised by anything. I try to bring back the sense of wonder we remember from being a child, bridging the young and mature, by creating a contained fantasy world populated by my characters.”

We’re loving Raymond Lemstra’s drawings of characters. They’re at once primative and futuristic. Kind of like monsters, kind of like robots and kind of like tribal masks, they’re a mix of different things but altogether they create a look that is totally unique and one-of-a-kind. More on his website.

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Micro Cabin in Finland

Micro Cabin in Finland

Built overlooking a lake in Finland, this Micro Cabin, nicknamed “Nido,” was designed and built by Robin Falck to enjoy once out of the military. It took a while to design and Falck consulted with a couple of architects to get everything right, but the results are phenomenal.

Micro Cabin in Finland

Finland has regulations that restrict cabins and small houses from being larger than 96-128 square feet if they are being built without a permit. Falck was able to build a 96-square-foot cabin with a 50-square-foot loft space that houses the bed and stores clothing. Using mostly recycled materials, the entire cabin was built for around $10,500 plus the labor. Amazing!

Micro Cabin in Finland

Micro Cabin in Finland

Micro Cabin in Finland

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