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A huge collection of links to all things modern.



 

 

Welcome to Christy's Modern Links, my little home on the web for modernist links that will give you something fun to browse around on for a while, if you're into that kind of thing.

I get links from everywhere, especially from other online modernists and have spent many a day simply following link to link to link and bookmarking everything I come across. If you have a link you'd like me to add, email me. Include the link as well as why and where you think it fits on this page. And email me if you find any broken links, too, so I can remove them.

And if you're so inclined, visit the modern links store to adorn yourself with modernist-lovin' mcmansion-hatin' shirts and other items! Pick up a "christy's modern links" mug, while you're at it.

Quick jump to:
Design Blogs | Resources and Communities | Designers, Architects + Builders | Prefab + Modular | Kitchens | Baths | Shelving + Storage | Flooring + Tile | Furniture + Accesories | Vintage Modern Dealers | Lighting | Building Materials | Kid Stuff | Other

DESIGN BLOGS

:: apartment therapy - informative and fun new york blog focusing on small spaces and other new york-y kinds of issues. see also apartment therapy chicago, la, san francisco, and the kitchen ::

:: coochicoos - modern design trends in baby furniture, products, and fashion ::

:: core77 - design of all kinds from head to toe ::

:: decor8 - another cool chick with a knack for finding cute stuff ::

:: design*sponge - shout out to the wacky punctuation. woot woot! miss sponge is the best at finding cool on a budget ::

:: design spotter - look! design! i found it, now what do i win? allows designers to upload their own stuff, which makes for a nice variety of new things ::

:: grassroots modern - started to help those who are looking for a modern contemporary style at an affordable price. a man after my own heart. and there are cool forums, too ::

:: mocoloco - they are, as they say, crazy for the moco. in my world that makes them totally normal, but hey ::

:: mod*mom - tracking trends for cool stuff for kids and some grown up stuff, too ::

:: land+living - modern lifestyle and design stuff ::

:: loft lust - as she says, "one girl's passion for urban-style living with an eye on design" and i must agree ::

:: mighty goods - often modern-friendly, goodies every day ::

:: reluct - cutting edge design news and blog ::

:: sensory impact - "likes objects, people who design objects and people who like people who design objects." i hope they like me ::

:: shelteriffic - they say it's where obsessive homebodies hang. i say it's where to find a lot of cool stuff ::

:: treehugger - modern and green. like that jumpsuit you had in the '70s ::

:: trendir - new home and design products from all over da place ::

RESOURCES + COMMUNITIES

:: about glass tile - a site, um, about glass tile. lots of information on types, styles and installation ::

:: anymaterial - complete online library of building materials ::

:: arapahoe acres - the first post-world war II residential subdivision listed as a historic district in the national register historic places. click here for a closer look at selected homes. a very nice look back in time to a preserved midcentury modern neighborhood ::

:: archibot - scours the net for good design articles. message boards, too ::

:: archinform - database for international architecture. an online database about worldwide architects and buildings from past to present ::

:: architecture week - architecture magazine online, covering new buildings worldwide and a spectrum of design, technical, and cultural issues ::

:: architectural record - multimedia project stories, in-depth interviews, daily news updates, weekly book reviews, green architecture stories and archival material, as well as links to people and products and access to online continuing education credit registration. my favorite is the house of the month feature ::

:: building systems - learn more about modular, panelized and log construction. search for modular manufacturers that distribute to your state or search for panelized manufacturers by building type, or find designs for your systems built home. definitely not modern, but good for learning about current modular technology ::

:: canberra house - blog. tells the story of modernist residential architecture in canberra, australia through profiles of significant canberra houses, architectural styles and biographies. ::

:: call it home: the house that private enterprise built - produced by keller easterling and richard prelinger. a history of suburbia from 1934-1960 including a section on prefabs that is really interesting ::

:: concrete network - tons of concrete info and resources including help finding concrete professionals and a concrete design tool ::

:: crestwood hills - "There was a tremendous housing shortage after world war II. los angeles was swamped with returned servicemen. in 1946, four friends, all musicians and recently discharged from the army, had an idea. together they would buy an acre of land, build homes at the four corners and have a communal pool and playground in the center. together, they could purchase what they could not afford individually. it was a concept. many had similar dreams, but only one made it work - crestwood hills ::

:: curbly - a diy-design community for the house-obsessed. go join now, it's a super-cool place. i did it. all the cool kids are doing it ::

:: deco echoes - looks like maybe it has been updates in a while, but still has some good resources on modern dealers, a link to echoes magazine and some other info ::

:: dig modern - your source for vintage books related to architecture and design, especially mid-century modern ::

:: dwell - go subscribe now! the message boards are my daily haunt ::

:: the dwell home - see the progress being made on the current dwell home and learn more about the other entrants. ::

:: eames office - the home for all things eames ::

:: eichler archives - a compilation of all things eichler, including early marketing brochures, materials, publications, architects and developments. eichler links page ::

:: eichler design - a personal site by a family who live in a home in the highlands eichler development. great resources page ::

:: eichler network - dedicated to supporting the lifestyle of the nearly 11,000 folks in northern california who own an eichler home. good spot for inspiration ::

:: eichler homes of southern california - information about the homes that builder joseph eichler constructed in the early 1960s in various areas of southern california ::

:: fab prefab - a new web resource dedicated to tracking developments in the modernist prefab dwelling marketplace - lots of good resources ::

:: fiberglass ez - database of fabricators of fiberglass & fiberglass reinforced plastics ::

:: first source - information on building products and building product manufacturers ::

:: galinksy - free access to exciting modern buildings and the
means to explore them: photographs, descriptions, books and practical visitor information ::

:: great buildings - architecture reference site ::

:: homefront in the garden - my favorite gardening show. on bbc america. conceptual garden structures, etc. ::

:: houstonmod - a houston-area modernist preservation society ::

:: id fuel - industrial design weblog ::

::jet set modern - e-zine and store dedicated to midcentury modern ::

:: livemodern - an online community of those interested in affordable modern housing and the place to get the LV home ::

:: los angeles conservancy modern committee - volunteer group formed in 1984 in response to the rapid destruction of a generation of postwar buildings. plans tours, exhibitions, and lectures; researches and nominates buildings for landmark designation; and serve as an advocate for modern design. monthly meetings in los angeles ::

:: lotta livin' - an online community for fans of modern, jet-set, and other nostalgic modern styles ::

:: moco loco - blog formated news site dedicated to reporting on modern contemporary design in a wide range of subjects including architecture, furniture, industrial design, and other catagories ::

:: modernism magazine - magazine focused on Emphasis is on decorative objects – furniture, pottery, glass, textiles, metalwork, etc. some architecture and general design ::

:: memorial bend architecture - a site dedicated to the architecture of this houston neighborhood, most of the homes were designed by modernist architect william norman floyd. lots of links to other mid-century neighborhoods, communities and preservation sites on their links page ::

:: metropolis magazine - design and architecture magazine. site has lots of resources and articles, too ::

:: modern dream home - a website in development that has an online community, modern homes for sale, modern furniture sales and home design services. from the former owner of echoes magazine ::

:: nextroom - austrian index of architects and designers. a good collection of over 18,000 photos and plans of selected homes. view it with the google translator if you don't happen to know german ::

:: palm springs modern committee - a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining the heritage of modern architecture and design in palm springs and the entire coachella valley ::

:: portland modern - creal estate agency devoted to modern design homes in the portland area. also some useful info on the varying characteristics of different types of modernism. of only every area had something like this! ::

:: prefab - amazon listing for the book by dwell editor-in-chief allison arieff and bryan burkhart ::

:: psa publishers - an independent international communications platform, presenting the work of a select group of contemporary architects (check the american architects site for a good source of architects nationwide) ::

:: reluct - modern design news, links and a portfolio for re, a dutch design label ::

:: sear's modern homes - a site about prefab homes sold between 1908 and 1940 through sears’s modern homes program ::

:: seattle modern - modernist homes for sale or rent in the seattle area ::

:: spec source - find commercial building products, construction and suppliers online ::

:: split visions - a great little resource on remodeling a split level home to get more space, light, etc. not totally modern, but very clean lined and true to the homes. put out by a group of minnesota communities. you can order a hard copy, but the .pdf version is a freebie ::

:: sweets - mcgraw-hill construction sweets - construction product and building material information :

:: too home - home remodeling supplies. warning - not all modernist ::

DESIGNERS + ARCHITECTS + BUILDERS

:: alchemy architects - architectural firm in saint paul, minnesota and home of the 'weehouse' a small prefab that is the home of stephanie arado, violinist with the minnesota orchestra and her son, amery ::

:: architects usa - comprehensive listing of architects in the u.s. ::

:: architectus - network of architects, designers and planners in australia, new zealand and australia ::

:: alberto kalach - designer of the GGG house in mexico city, featured in dwellings in the october 2003 issue of dwell ::

:: arthur erickson - designer of gordon smith's 'modern rustic' 1964 home in british columbia. featured in dwell's october 2003 issue ::

:: atelier bow wow - japanese architecture firm that designed the 'jig house' in chiba, japan. featured in the october 2003 issue of dwell ::

:: barton myers - architects ::

:: battersbyhowat - super his architecture/landscape design firm in vancouver, bc ::

:: blip design - architecture, interior design, and fabrication studio in seattle ::

:: build llc - seattle-based builders. lots of good resources ::

:: cast design build - a small design/build firm in seattle, specialized in urban renovations. the told me "we are always on the lookout for more clients with modern tastes and a commitment to urban living as a way to counteract sprawl" ::

:: charter construction - seattle based builders ::

:: chiasso - furniture and accessories. some kids stuff ::

:: christopher c. deam - designer of dwell's digs ::

:: conran - tres hip brit design and architectural mega-company. they've got a furniture, accessories, a restaurant, graphics design and presumably much more. online store, too ::

:: deadline - matthew griffin and britta jürgens make up this berlin architectural firm. they are the designers/owners of the loft space that houses miniloftmitte, a kind of alternative hotel. featured in elsewhere, berlin: cool haus in the may 2003 issue of dwell ::

:: deck house - builders of akorn and deck houses panelized homes. akorn homes are very 'traditional' looking and deck houses are sort of rustic contemporary ::

:: ellipsis a+d - a young arhitectural firm founded by gregory klosowski, who has expressed and interest in making modernism more affordable. try him out! located in the san francisco bay area ::

:: etekt - an online architecture studio enabling clients to co-design and buy plans for their future home ::

:: fitch-fitzgerald, inc. - architects, engineers and environmental design in central illinois. the closes to modernist i have found around here ::

:: frederick phillips - designers of the tower house in chicago and deerpath farm, a 200 acre residential conservation community in mettawa, illinois ::

:: healthy home designs - home plans that incorporate healthy building materials, construction techniques and design. not all are modernist, but a few are close ::

:: heliotrope - small seattle architecture+design firm focused on modern design ::

:: ideabox - a new design and production company offering new, green,"right-sized" modern houses. built to a variety of codes, ideabox units are finished on delivery. out of salem, oregon ::

:: in situ design - brooklyn, new york based design team. their modern remodel is featured in outside in the october 2003 issue of dwell and in elsewhere in the october 2001 issue ::

:: jonathan delcambre - sweet residential development and design out of dallas, texas ::

:: karim rashid + konstantin grcic - designers of 'the ideal house', featured at the cologne furniture fair and in what we saw in the may 2003 issue of dwell ::

:: kerf design - seattle based design and manufacturing business. i lust after their custom cabinets ::

:: krdb - krager/robertson design-build. based in austin. texas. cedar ave. project featured in dwell's march/april 2003 issue. cedar ave. houses featured in ready made magazine in october 2002 ::

:: lami design - greg la vardera, our favorite architect, nice modernist and fellow dweller. now offering modernist stock plans on his site. visit the lamidesign online store, too ::

:: lightroom - creative services for creative people. identity design, print design, architecture, web design. in decatur, ga of all places. go georgia! (be sire to check the architecture section)::

:: mark gilbert architektur - austrian-based architect. his 'haus p.' was featured in the october 2003 issue of dwell ::

:: marmol radziner + associates - architecture, construction and landscape design firm out of los angeles. also a furniture division. an entrant in the dwell home design invitational ::

:: massie architecture - new york progressive architecture firm headed by william massie. some projects build using a computers and concrete casting method i do not fully understand. his montana 'big belt house' was featured in dwell ::

:: miller hull architects - seattle based. started by david miller and robert hull in 1977. have done lots of cool houses that i can't even comprehend owning ::

:: mk architecture - san francisco architects working on a green prefab home, the 'glide house' ::

:: mmw architects - norwegian studio that designed jan andersen baake's house in sandvika, norway. featured in the october 2003 issue of dwell (go to projects -> active -> vbs and click on photos for a ton more interior shots) ::

:: modernbackyard - modern landscape design and landscape architecture ::

:: modern home design - modernist stock plans by gary rea, fellow dweller ::

:: modular dwellings - prototype portable modular dwellings. one is at the costanoa in pescadero, california ::

:: obumex - interior design. john pawsen kitchen module featured in the 'winnipeg whiteout' article on the october 2003 issue of dwell ::

:: orenj - two guys in los angeles who will make you drool, over their architectural skills. that is. and this is a rarity, but be sure to check out their cool map page, too ::

:: oskar leo kaufmann - austrian architect of the 'bachelor pad' featured on the last page of the october 2003 issue of dwell ::

:: patano architects - seattle-based architects. designed the whidbey island house featured in july/august 2003 issue of dwell ::

:: pb elemental - you know, seattle gets all the cool architects and designers. here's one more design and development group focusing on contemporary residential/commercial design ::

:: paul cocksedge - designer of the stryrene lamp (made of polystyrene cups) featured in what we saw in the may 2003 issue of dwell ::

:: quadresign - chatham, new york builders of modernist homes. nice photos on the site ::

:: rammed earth solar homes - a small company specializing in passive solar construction. they construct rammed earth walls for homes, businesses, gardens and art projects. based in arizona ::

:: resolution: 4 architecture - winner of the first dwell home design invitational. also home of modern modular, custom modular homes and traditional architecture firm ::

:: rob paulus - tuscon, arizona architect who designed the modernist bachelor pad inspired by a 1950s sotrefront featured in off the grid, in the november/december 2003 issue of dwell (as seen on the front page of paulus' site) ::

:: rocio romero - home of the LV home and the fish camp home. check livemodern for purchase info on the lv home ::

:: rockhill & associates - dan rockhill and david sain make up this award-winning design and construction team based in kansas ::

:: ruy ohtake - brazilian architect who designed sao paulo's hotel unique, which was featured in the october 2003 issue of dwell ::

:: siegal office of mobile design - design firm that focuses on making mobile design. designers of the portable house ::

:: silver box homes - prefab homes not yet in production. at least they are in the states! sign up on the site to be alerted when they become available ::

:: simplehome stock plans - simple, affordable house plans designed by architects ::

:: spiluttini - austrian architecture firm whose grossi residence in goldegg, austria was featured in the october 2003 issue of dwell ::

:: starrco - manufactures pre-engineered modular office systems and exterior portable buildings ::

:: studio 804 - a design/build program at the university of kansas school of architecture and urban design focused on the creation of community based architecture ::

:: studio b architects - committed to modern architecture and design. out of aspen, colorado ::

:: square feet studio - a friendly-seeming residential and commercail design firm in atlanta. be sure to check out the castleberry hill penthouse and the cool habitat for humanity house (both under 'portfolio') ::

:: vandeventer + carander - architects based in seattle ::

:: carpenter architects - residential and commercial architecture firm in atlanta. additional services include town planing, interior design, custom art commissions and more ::

:: work architecture + design - the home of this new york firm's principal, rachael gray, was featured in the story cuckoo for corian in the may 2003 issue of dwell ::

:: zack/de vito - san francisco architects. their kohler residence was featured in 'elsewhere' in the october 2003 issue of dwell (look under projects->home->kohler) ::

BUILDING MATERIALS

:: alcoa cladding systems - cladding products for exterior and interior applications ::

:: arm-r-lite - this link takes you right to the aluminum and glass "garage doors" featured in the new york times magazine (aug. 27, 2000) and used in barton myers' home. a press release is here ::

:: dex studios - concrete studio that specializes in countertops, tabletops, fireplaces, tubs, architectural surround, vessel sinks, modular vanity tops with integral sinks, tiles, benches, and modern planters, etc. based in atlanta, georgia ::

:: durat - a polyester-based solid surface material that withstands wear, humidity and chemicals. made from recycled plastics and is 100% recyclable ::

:: gkd metal fabrics - a collection of woven metal fabrics engineered for the architecture and design communities ::

:: jakob stainless steel - swiss-made stainless steel products ::

:: jeldwen - not so much a modernist company as one that offers a lot of customizable options. they also carry awning windows, a modernist staple ::

:: livingreen - services, products and materials for green living ::

:: material connexion - an online library where professionals can access material specifications and find contacts for innovative new building or material products. costs $200/year to join ::

:: olivari - british door hardware retailer and manufacturer ::

:: panelite - cool panel materials. god awful site ::

:: rheinzink - makers of a titanium zinc alloy used for roofing and cladding ::

:: sugatsune - industrial hardware components. visit the dealer locator for a dealer near you. ::

:: tre-p & tre-più - italian door manufacturers. makers of the translucent room dividers featured in the marcello cesena home in the november/december 2003 issue of dwell ::

PREFAB + MODULAR

:: alchemy architects - architectural firm in saint paul, minnesota and home of the 'weehouse' a small prefab that is the home of stephanie arado, violinist with the minnesota orchestra and her son, amery ::

:: bachkit - prefab home manufacturer in new zealand. not currently available in the u.s. ::

:: call it home: the house that private enterprise built - produced by keller easterling and richard prelinger. a history of suburbia from 1934-1960 including a section on prefabs that is really interesting ::

:: dwell home invitational - a competition launched by dwell magazine "for a modern prefab prototype home designed for mass production" ::

:: fab prefab - a new web resource dedicated to tracking developments in the modernist prefab dwelling marketplace - lots of good resources ::

:: face design - makers of a prototype prefab constructed using a steel tube frame and sips ::

:: ideabox - a new design and production company offering new, green,"right-sized" modern houses. built to a variety of codes, ideabox units are finished on delivery. out of salem, oregon ::

:: loft cube - a customizable prefab home protoype built in berlin by designer werner aisslinger ::

:: m-house - prefab home available in the uk ::

:: mod-eco - jennifer siegal's office of mobile design has announced a partnership with mod-eco to focus on bringing omd's manufactured, modular and mobile architecture to the public. omd's swellhouse and portable house are both profiled here ::

:: modular dwellings - an experiment in modular, portable, low-cost housing. creator edward blazona's (owner of design firm 1994) venture into guerilla architecture. as they are now, they would work well as a small studio space or rustic cabin (think ice-fishing) ::

:: mk architecture - san francisco architects working on a green prefab home, the 'glide house' ::

:: next level housing - "our mission is to facilitate the use of modern prefab architecture for sustainable and affordable development applications, such as rooftop additions, air rights, brownfields, and other urban infill." ::

:: nottoscale.com - home of the vw house, a prototype prefabab and modular home that incorporates basic production principles from the automobile industry into architecture. interesting page on the philosophy of their project, including site and community and ecology ::

:: placehouses - a new company destined to bring green prefab modern housing to the puget sound real estate market and beyond. located in seattle ::

:: prefab - amazon listing for the book by dwell editor-in-chief allison arieff and bryan burkhart ::

:: rocio romero - home of the LV home. check livemodern for purchase info ::

:: royal homes - a custom home builder that utilizes prefab technology. recently introduced the royal q series, a line of modernist ::

:: royal homes toronto - new, views, links and articles about royal homes, pre-engineered housing and residential design ::

:: sear's modern homes - a site about prefab homes sold between 1908 and 1940 through sears’s modern homes program ::

:: seigal office of mobile design - design firm that focuses on making mobile design. designers of the portable house ::

:: smartshax - prefab available in australia ::

SUSTAINABLE + GREEN FOCUS

:: bioshield paint - green (meaning eco-friendly. they have all the colors, you know.) paints, stains, finishes and cleaners ::

:: dinoflex - manufacturer of recycled rubber flooring ::

:: environmental home center -online store for green building materials ::

:: ferraro choi - sustainable architecture focused firm who designed the amundsen-scott south pole station, featured in the october 2003 issue of dwell. based in hawaii (oh! the irony!) ::

:: healthy home designs - home plans that incorporate healthy building materials, construction techniques and design. not all are modernist, but a few are close ::

:: if green - customs made sustainable furniture ::

:: interface flor - if you have to have carpet, this is the way to go. carpet tiles made from green materials (corn even!). you can make cool patterns and even take it with you if you leave. they are also very generous with samples ::

:: livingreen - services, products and materials for green living ::

:: marmoleum - real linoleum floors are all natural don't contain harmful chemicals and great for allergy sufferers. this is not the same thing as the "linoleum" you find at your home superstores. and it's available in many funky colors ::

:: mk architecture - creators of a green prefab home, the 'glide house.' now also being represented at livemodern ::

:: m:ome - modern sustainable living, they endeavor to pick up where le corbusier left off by creating a true 'machine for living' ::

:: next level housing - "our mission is to facilitate the use of modern prefab architecture for sustainable and affordable development applications, such as rooftop additions, air rights, brownfields, and other urban infill." ::

:: nora rubber - rubber floor producer. lines include and environmentally friendly recycled floor ::

:: rematerialise - extensive british database of 'sustainable' materials. ::

:: zedfactory ltd. - u.k. architect bill dunster's zero emissions developments specializing in low energy, low environmental impact buildings and landscape design including bedzed, winner of the housing design awards 2000 sustainability award and most promising scheme ::

KITCHENS

:: the arclinea collection - high-end kitchen components. some u.s. store locations ::

:: bulthaup - high-end kitchens, including a portable kitchen unit and some dining furniture ::

:: big chill - buck the stainless trend and go retro with a hip fridge from big chill. looks like a '50s fixture but has the 21st century features ::

:: boffi - high-end kitchens and baths ::

:: bosch - home appliances. just ask greg about his dishwasher. ::

:: fisher paykel - appliances. check out the dish drawers ::

:: henrybuilt - modern customizable and modular kitchen systems. based in seattle, but they will work anywhere there are kitchens in need. like my kitchen. help it, please. update! alert! go now! do not pass go! henrybuilt has just opened a nyc showroom at 79 Grand Street ::

:: kerf design - handcrafted furniture, storage cabinets and kitchen cabinets out of seattle ::

:: kipro - a division of the italian professional kitchen design firm digrim. a complete stainless commercial-grade kitchen system for the home ::

:: lg home appliances - innovative home appliances, including the fridge with the internet-ready computer built into it ::

:: poggenpohl - "each poggenpohl kitchen fulfils perfectly all your functional, emotional and aesthetic requirements." sure beats therapy! and you can have a nice minimalist, stainless-steel thing going on to show for it. high-tech and modern without looking too jetsons-ish ::

:: snaidero - "we believe that a snaidero kitchen is a collection of design philosophies that are deeply rooted in the modernist beliefs of le corbusier, gropius, mies van der rohe, schindler, neutra, as well as the arts and crafts movement of macintosh and gustov stickley." if that doesn't convince you, i don't know what will ::

:: strato cucine - make-you-drool high-end italian kitchen designer. beware of mucho flash! ::

BATHS

:: altro - high-end bathroom furniture and fittings ::

:: aquaware america - high-end european bath products ::

:: boffi - high-end kitchens and baths ::

:: dornbracht - bathroom fittings, accessories, interiors, culture projects ::

:: gingerco - bathroom accessories, lighting and decorative hardware. some modern, some not ::

:: lacava design - lovely and original bathroom fittings and furniture ::

:: modern baths - cheezy-looking site, but nice bathroom furniture and fittings ::

:: modern art sinks - sinks as art, inspired by mid-century modern pattern and design ::

:: novum - bathroom furniture. based in spain ::

:: thg - bath fixtures. not all modern ::

:: vola - bathroom fittings and fixtures company in denmark ::

SHELVING + STORAGE

:: cinal - customizable, modular shelving and tables made of aluminum and thin sheets of wood. based in denmark ::

:: douglas homer - designer of the blink series of cabinetry featured in dwell in the november/december 2003 issue. ::

:: the shelf shop - shelving components. site has been 'under construction' for a while, but a pdf catalog is available ::

:: vitsoe - manufacturer of the 606 universal shelving system, designed by dieter rams in 1960 ::

FLOORING + TILE

:: abet laminati - people have mixed emotions about laminates, i know. here is a company that manufactures high-pressure laminates in cool colors and a translucent with 3-d decoration. i think it is okay when it isn't faux- hardwood. ::

:: ann sacks tile and stone - ceramic, glass, metal, leather, concrete tiles. tiles as far as the eye can see i tell you! ::

:: bottega d'arte - italian wall tiles. lots of modern styles ::

:: christopher paul - handpainted modern canvas rugs ::

:: cork direct - cork floor dealer, sold online and delivered nationally ::

:: dinoflex - manufacturer of recycled rubber flooring ::

:: endura rubber products - commercial rubber floor manufacturer. site says their floors are not recommended for residential use ::

:: heath ceramics - collections of ceramic tableware, stoneware tiles and custom accessories. high-quality. located in sausalito, calif. ::

:: imagine tile - tile featuring a photo realistic imaging process so your tiles can look like grass, water, stone, chili peppers, etc. they also do custom images ::

:: interface flor - if you have to have carpet, this is the way to go. carpet tiles made from green materials (corn even!). you can make cool patterns and even take it with you if you leave. they are also very generous with samples ::

:: liberon - information and supplies for finishing or refinishing hardwood floors ::

:: marmoleum - real linoleum floors are all natural don't contain harmful chemicals and great for allergy sufferers. this is not the same thing as the "linoleum" you find at your home superstores. and it's available in many funky colors ::

:: nora rubber - rubber floor producer. lines include and environmentally friendly recycled floor ::

:: oceanside glasstile - creative glass tile company. beware the goofy into music on the site. lots of colors and styles ::

:: odegard inc. - rare and original carpets. stephanie odegard was dwell's nice modernist of october 2003 ::

:: roppe - one of their products, rop cord, was recently featured in dwell. they also carry lots of other rubber and vinyl flooring products and accessories. they sent me a huge box of flooring samples. thanks roppe! ::

:: timbergrass - environmentally conscious bamboo flooring out of portland, oregon ::

FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES

:: 2modern - features innovative international designers of contemporary furniture, modern lighting, hip personal accessories, kids products, art, & eco-friendly products for home and office ::

:: 3 square design - home, storage, seating, tables, kitchens and custom work in brooklyn ::

:: 45 degrees - fledgling company featuring artisan-designed furniture and cabinetry in chicago ::

:: 2jane - imported interior accessories. lots of fun stuff, but i am mostly intrigued by the paint by numbers wallpaper ::

:: 100 watt - architectural lighting central ::

:: adelta - the authorized manufactorer of selected designs by: eero aarnio, pauli e. blomstedt , eliel saarinen, henry van de velde and yki nummi ::

:: alias design - italian furniture collections ::

:: aluminum chairs - offering aluminum chairs (of all things!) at $279 a piece ::

:: ambiente furniture - contemporary furniture ::

:: andrew harrold - contemporary furniture designer and maker of some truly kooky chairs, like the polyethelene ball chair and canyon chair ::

:: appart - the appart collection, which is regularly extended with new pieces, currently consists of exclusive designs by bataille and ibens, robbrecht and daem, simo heikkilä, suzon ingber, glenn sestig and vincent van duysen. out of belgium. their letterboxe was featured in in the modern world in the november/december issue of dwell ::

:: article design - modern furniture and accessories store in jackson, mississippi ::

:: arvid inc - furniture ::

:: bart design - italian furniture maker. site available in english or italian ::

:: benza design - fun and poppy home accessories ::

:: biproduct - lighting, furniture and custom installations ::

:: blu dot - furniture design and manufacture ::

:: bo concept - more affordabe-ish furniture. a 3-d home furnishing program is offered online, but is pc-centric of course ::

:: bonbon uk - discount modern furniture. but it's in the uk. figures! a place to get clei transformable furniture ::

:: cb2 - from our pals at crate and barrel, a modern, funky little sister. good prices and nice design ::

:: conran - trés hip brit design and architectural mega-company. they've got a furniture, accessories, a restaurant, graphics design and presumably much more. online store, too ::

:: cor - furniture and rugs. based in denmark ::

:: dania - home and office furniture sot re in the pacific northwest. not available for purchase online ::

:: david design - swedish interiors, integrating music, form and new materials ::

:: de de ce - australian furniture, accessory and lighting design ::

:: de la espada - very very nice home furnishings. i can't afford a single thing they carry. nice print catalog also available ::

:: design public - adorable site with an extensive collection for home. check their about us page for a nice rundown on what it means to have good design ::

:: design within reach - although there have been debates as to how "in reach" their products are, it is still a national source for modern furniture, accessories, rugs. etc. ::

:: driade - a site which is almost impossible to navigate, but features some nice designer furniture, accessories and lots of other stuff. he driade brand includes the catalogues of the chef kitchens, of the oikos and easyoikos (with easypantos and kaos) systems, and of aleph furniture. the driade store brand comprises furniture of atlantide range. the driade kosmo brand includes the follies and d.house catalogues of objects. confused yet? good luck! ::

:: driven furniture - industrial-looking furniture ::

:: dunbar furniture - a company originally started in 1910 to make buggies, now featuring the midcentury modern classic design of edward wormley. sold to the trade only ::

:: e + y - japanese design and furniture company ::

:: ecco id - great design of everyday stuff (like kitchen tools and rulers) ::

:: eclectics - online contemporary window coverings out of the uk. the kyoto sliding panels seem to be something a lot of people are looking for lately ::

:: edge modern - furniture and accessory retailer. features designs by blu dot, offi, angela adams and others ::

:: eurway - modern and contemporary furniture ::

:: extremis - contemporary outdoor furniture out of belgium ::

:: e&y - tokyo-based design and furniture company. in case you have some spare ¥ laying around ::

:: fitzsu - unique gifts for the modernist in your life ::

:: flexform - contemporary furniture from italy::

:: flou - home of the flou 'bed system.' the website features an incredibly complex bed finder wizard, too, that helps you find your perfect bed match and dress it up. but i really had no idea what to pick on some of the options so i just guessed. i am so embarrassed ::

:: flying beds - most of the beds on this site are fugly, but i am linking to the euro section, where there are some cool selections. the prices actually aren't that bad, either ::

:: formdecor - web site offers modern furnishings, lighting and accessories for rent or purchase. serves the tradeshow, entertainment and restaurant industries ::

:: fred flare - fun retro inspired items for the home ::

:: grounded - fun stuff design for home and garden ::

:: harry&camila - products and interiors ::

:: heath ceramics - collections of ceramic tableware, stoneware tiles and custom accessories. high-quality. located in sausalito, calif. ::

:: highbrow furniture - just what it sounds like. a nice feature is the under $300 section of the online store and the free shipping. out of nashville, tennessee ::

:: hip - furniture store in portland, oregon ::

:: hive modern - furniture and accessories based in portland, oregon. "world domination is definitely not our goal ..." good to know! ::

:: homework - north hollywood store specializing in "old-fashioned merchant style shopping experience." tabletop, desktop, pillows, jewelry and more ::

:: horm - italian furniture makers. i want the capitano a bed really, really badly ::

:: ikea - swedish mass-made furniture and accessories. bring a pencil and a flat-bed truck if you visit the store. i go crazy every time i visit. but why is their online kitchen design tool only available for windoze? call and complain for me ::

:: imbue - custom furniture design and construction. subtle detailing, very nice stuff. out of dublin, ireland ::

:: in house furniture - featuring the c3 table and other furniture pieces like the canoe chair and pocket chair ::

:: innova llc - home of the table bed, which i got made fun of endlessly for when i brought it up on the dwell boards. maybe you will like it ::

:: inside avenue - a few softer modern accessories ::

:: j-me design - u.k.-based products and furniture for the 'design conscious.' lots of nifty products like the his and hers key holders and the cd flower display ::

:: jonathan adler - handcrafted and designed lighting, dinnerware, pottery, bathware, textiles and furniture ::

:: keilhauer - family owned furniture design anm manufacture. mostly seating, but some tables and textiles as well. their turn table (by patty johnson) was featured in in the modern world in the november/december 2003 issue of dwell ::

:: kurt petersen furniture - mostly foodservice furniture (booths, tables chairs, barstools, etc.) built to order. a great 'bargain basement' section offering samples and display models for cheap. chicago-area ::

:: label/gerard van den berg - modern furniture designer from the netherlands ::

:: lampa + möbler - furniture, lighting, fans and accessories ::

:: lee's studio - an ugly website chick full of cool stuff. nyc interior design showroom of contemporary furniture, contemporary lighting, track lighting, ceiling fans and accessories ::

:: ligne roset - designers of furniture and accessories ::

:: lofgren's - transitional modern furniture at reasonable prices. i've heard they have good customer service, too ::

:: the magazine - 'brand-name' modern furniture superstore online. based in california ::

:: magis - small furniture and accessory design company based in italy. they have one very cool doghouse among other things. i still haven't figured out exactly where they sell any of their products. (addendum - the doghouse is available at postmodernpets.com) ::

:: manhattan loft - reasonable modern furniture ::

:: material furniture - home of the knock down drag out line of furniture. out of portland, oregon ::

:: metro retro - retro-pattern switch plates and biz card holders. i have the 'seltzer' one ::

:: michael young - iceland-based designer. personally, i like websites that don't have obvious navigation. this is one of them ::

:: mitchell gold co. - furniture with a super-friendly feel for the customers and employees. nice modernist november/december 2003 ::

:: mobel arkitekten - new and secondhand danish design furniture, lamps and art. in denmark ::

:: m.o.d.i.f.y. - painted furniture ::

:: modern woodworks - offering furniture"inspired by" charles and ray eames (they look like pretty straightforward copies to me, but i am not here to judge) with straightforward pricing ::

:: modernica - modernist furniture retailer ::

:: molteni&c - italian furniture maker. their cité bed was a dwell 'hot product' from the october 2003 issue ::

:: mxyplyzyk - no clue on how to pronounce that. nyc store carrying kooky accessories and small furniture that will ship anywhere, but as they note, the things they love aren't mass produced, so get 'em while they're hot ::

:: n'kozi homes - new zealand based geodesic dome home kits ::

:: orange skin - global design objects as well as interior consulting, designer referral, and custom manufacturing services. e-mail newsletter available. out of chicago ::

:: palliser - more contemporary than modern really (avoid the poufy sofas!), but some nice pieces. and a lot to offer in the kids section, which is rare. lots of local dealers offered up, too ::

:: pique - a one-woman company featuring modern accessories and decor ::

:: plush pod - furniture and accessories. free shipping with orders over $40! ::

:: pmb designs - hand painted canvas rugs ::

:: pure design - shelving, seating, accessories, tables, mirrors, coat racks, storage, etc. ::

:: returdesign - cardboard furniture ::

:: room + board - another modernist furnishings and accessories catalog ::

:: s2design - a full product line of modern/contemporary furniture and lighting, as well as custom design and consulting ::

:: school outfitters - an unusual place to look for home furnishings, but some great deals and good ideas for more creative decorators (the science lab table would make a great dinning table, for example) ::

:: show - los angeles based furniture, housewares, accessories and jewelry. just a contact phone number on the site right now ::

:: sit 4 less - a cheesy website with aeron, eames and other fine pieces of equiptment for, well, sitting ::

:: solas - specializes in modern and contemporary design european furniture and accessories ::

:: soorikian - an architectural woodworking firm. beautiful storage, tables, screens and custom design work ::

:: space - modern world store in atlanta, georgia ::

:: stockke - kids furniture, including the kinderzeat high chair ::

:: surrounding - lighting, interiors and accessories ::

:: sundayland - furniture and acessories with a sense of humor. but well crafted. i want a cactus table ::

:: swedese - furniture in the swedish modern tradition ::

:: target - like you don't know. target is pure bliss for cheapies like me. check out the the blu dot furniture collection, available only online ::

:: topdeq - office furniture and accesories. all sorts of fun little things and some unexpected items. just have a look-see ::

:: totem design - a magazine-style retail site that is actually an online catalog of classic and newer modern furnishings ::

:: tovdesign - conceptual furniture design and manufacturing out of belgium. features items like a human-sized lamp that lights up when you squeeze his, er, nether region. plays beastie boys music as a little bonus ::

:: twenty2 - full range of interior services: design, wallpaper, textiles, furniture, fixtures, etc. order their trading cards and share them with your friends! based in brooklyn, new york ::

:: umbra - various inexpensive and fun home accessories and some furniture (like the oh™ chair) ::

:: unica home - dealers of all sorts of modernist furniture and other doohickeys ::

:: variegated - modern home furnishings. pillows, throws and bedding ::

:: velocity art and design - store in seattle (they get all the good stuff, dammit) with a good online version. they carry furniture and accessories by jonathan adler, blu dot, offi, vitra, thomas paul, angela adams, modernica,etc. ::

:: vitra - developer and manufacturer of high-end office furniture, but the stuff would look good just about anywhere, really. products created in close cooperation with internationally renowned designers ::

:: west elm - catalog of modern furnishings. now doing the e-store thing. (finally!) from the same people who brought you pottery barn. affordable stuff ::

:: wellbornhenson - scrumptious custom furniture out of atlanta, ga. ::

:: white on white - modern furniture. online ordering available ::

:: zinc details - furniture and accessory dealer in san francisco ::

VINTAGE MODERN DEALERS

:: boomerang for modern - a san diego midcentury modern dealer ::

:: california chair - original vintage furniture and accessories from mid-century. they also carry replacement parts for eames chairs ::

:: cool stuff nola - midcentury modern design and decor ::

:: deco echoes map - a state-by-state listing of vintage modern dealers across the u.s. very comprehensive ::

:: modern living - vintage home furnishings ::

:: modern living supplies - in brooklyn ::

:: hi & lo modern - vintage modern design store ::

:: hip haven - retrostyle and vintage decor, fashion and art. home of the retro bullet planter ::

:: suzanne demisch - 20th century decorative arts and design in new yawk ::

:: decorama - vintage modern furniture and decor ::

:: modern way - palm springs vintage modern store ::

:: modnorthwest - vintage modern in oregon ::

:: op orb - midcentury art and decor ::

:: out of vogue - midcentury modern online store ::

:: planet oranj - vintage modern decor dealer ::

:: retro at home - mid-century modern dealer in emeryville, ca. vintage furniture, textiles and tiki ::

:: retromodern - furniture and accessories by herman miller, knoll, etc. ::

:: retro inferno - vintage modern in kansas city. a nice online store, too. you know, everything's up to date in kansas city! ::

:: simply mod - vintage modern design store via ebay ::

:: synthetic space - '60s and '70s modern design, sales, rentals and services ::

:: vintage deluxe - chicago 20th century artifacts store. clothing and design services, too ::

LIGHTING

:: 100 watt - architectural lighting central ::

:: artemide - italian lighting designer ::

:: biproduct - lighting, furniture and custom installations ::

:: de de ce - australian furniture, accessory and lighting design ::

:: form + function - contemporary lighting and celing fans ::

:: generate - modern ambient lighting in lots of shapes and sizes ::

:: gingerco - bathroom accessories, lighting and decorative hardware. some modern, some not ::

:: g squared art - contemporary and high-design ceiling fans and lighting fixtures ::

:: lampa + möbler - furniture, lighting, fans and accessories ::

:: led lounge - exploring led lighting, theoretically ::

:: lightolier - lighting sales and manufacture ::

:: meteor lights - custom-made fiberglass drum atomic-style lampshades,  acrylic lamps,  swags, and fixtures. out of san francisco. the perfect topper to your retro modern decor ::

KID STUFF

:: avalisa - awesome art for kids rooms, but i would put it anywhere in my house. reasonable prices, too ::

:: baby dan - good-looking british baby gates, safety products and feeding accessories ::

:: city cricket - children's boutique store with a few modern options, like the playroom chair ::

:: david netto design - the purtiest modern baby furniture around. two collections, moderne and loft, are sure to make any modernist parent drool ::

:: ducduc - quality products for families out on nyc. "ducduc furniture is designed to grow with your child, aesthetically and in construction. all furniture is made of sustainably harvested hardwoods and non-VOC lacquer paints" ::

:: the hiccup collection - fun, wavy furniture and rugs for babies and kids. notable - the tall grass crib ::

:: mill valley baby & kids - mostly accessories, but some fun stuff. real store based in mill valley, calif. the furniture is mostly traditional. ::

:: modernchild - totally enviable kids stuff that will make you weep with desire ::

:: modernseed - hip furniture and accessories for kids ::

:: mod*mom - tracking trends for cool stuff for kids and some grown up stuff, too ::

:: nest high chair - this high chair won a design award, which is a real first for a high chair, lemme tell ya. i still haven't pegged down any retail locations ::

:: palliser - more contemporary than modern really (avoid the poufy sofas!), but some nice pieces. and a lot to offer in the kids section, which is rare. lots of local dealers offered up, too ::

:: paza design - modular, bright bent ply furniture for kids ::

:: p'kolino - play furniture designed for children (not miniature adults) and how they play and grow mentally, physically and socially ::

:: pottery barn teen- has some traditional, but also some great modern pieces geared towards the teen market. many items also suitable for adults ::

:: school outfitters - an unusual place to look for home furnishings, but some great deals and good ideas for more creative decorators (the science lab table would make a great dining table, for example) ::

:: sparkability - cool furniture, accesories, gifts, strollers, toys n stuff ::

:: stockke - kids furniture, including the kinderzeat high chair ::

:: tot shop - not much in the way of home interiors except for room accessories, but very mod baby and kid gifts and clothing, etc. also carry wall candy arts products ::

:: wall candy - peel and stick wall decor for the paint-phobic. mostly for kids' rooms, although i can see the marimekko poppies elsewhere ::

OTHER

:: alphabetique - fun little store in chicago that sells home accessories like paper goods and desktop items ::

:: bark deco - minimalist, sweet dog beds ::

:: barker & meowsky - modern stuff for you bestest animal friends ::

:: blik - surface graphics for the wall. custom or stock designs available. very mod designs ::

:: bp company - what you want here is the glass garage doors. (also, stainless steel countertops) service and installation in so-cal, shipment to everywhere else ::

:: bordelet - contemporary fireplaces out of france (site in french only) ::

:: bowhaus - offering the hip, modern alternative to the typical dog crate. also makes a nice end table ::

:: buynewart - new art from contemporary artists ::

:: cabinet parts - just what it sounds like. hinges, slides, laminates, other cabinet accessories ::

:: chilewich - sandy chilewich's design studio started when ray bowls™ were introduced and won her accolades for the mechanism used to make fabric concave. now the studio offers hip, woven vinyl products for the home including table mats. floor coverings and handbags. the new producy plynyl is a commercial grade floor surface product that makes nice alternative to carpet or linoleum ::

:: clei - transformable furniture. check the bon bon uk listing for a place to buy it ::

:: d line - maker of door hardware and bathroom and washroom items, handrails, wardrobe accessories and office signage ::

:: denyse schmidt quilts - modern-styled quilts. a rarity ::

:: dyson - space-age, super-suction vacuum cleaners ::

:: ernie miller pottery - my friend from college. you do need a little decor in your minimalist home, don't you? ::

:: farrey's - a decent selection of modern ceiling fans (along with all the usual crappy ones). check this find for $62! ::

:: fsb usa - north american distribution of high-quality german door hardware ::

:: garage tek - modular garage storage solution utilizing a panel and different components. featured in dwell labs in may 2003 ::

:: gladiator garage works - modular garage storage solution by whirlpool that featured stamped metal tread plate. featured in dwell labs in may 2003 ::

:: g squared art - contemporary and high-design ceiling fans and lighting fixtures ::

:: green screen - a three dimensional, welded wire trellising system used to create architectural, plant covered fencing or landscaping ::

:: haf designs - british company selling fittings and accessories online. home of the only non-ugly door knocker on the face of the earth as far as i can tell ::

:: hettich - furniture fittings systems and host to lots of diy tips ::

:: hot potatoes - fun and funky fabric and wall stamps, of all things ::

:: inhabit - retailer of coordinating pillows and graphic wall canvases. pillows featured in dwell's november/december 2003 issue. local dealers listed::

:: maharam - some of the coolest darn fabrics you'll ever see including a cool retro stripe by paul smith and a nice retrospective and gallery of textiles of the 20th century ::

:: medium footwear - the former owner of simple shoes started building houses in 1997 and has since started this shoe company with some designer buddies of his. check out the modernist and the minimalist. finally! we have our own shoes! ::

:: mockett - grommets, coat hooks, shelf supports, drawer pulls, table legs, casters, computer accessories, wire managers, etc. ::

:: the modern fan company - a place to get a ceiling fan that isn't butt ugly ::

:: neoporte doors - let's say you won the lottery and want to spend all your winnings on a door. this would be the place. they have beautifully crafted and designed steel doors for the high-end home or business ::

:: no one you know - one of the few new ideas i have seen for bed sheets. based in australia ::

:: one halfway decent stock plan - the only plan on the site that isn't awful ::

:: orbit in - cool midcentury modern places to stay in palm springs ::

:: paul cocksedge - designer of the stryrene lamp (made of polystyrene cups) featured in what we saw in the may 2003 issue of dwell ::

:: postmodern pets - featuring the hippest pet gear around. very cool dog beds, dog houses (including the magis), and even a nice looking bird feeder! a true rarity. and if you must have a cat, they might as well have some good looking gear, too ::

:: predicta - new televisions made to look like vintage models ::

:: prospect new town - prospect, colorado’s first new urbanist community. includes some modernist models and that whole 'new urbanist' thing, if you happen to be into it ::

:: reprodepot fabrics - a great place for retro fabrics (i know! who would have guessed!). favorites like barkcloth and kitschy '50s prints abound ::

:: retro rover - groovy dog beds in retro-modern prints ::

:: rrsk flats - calling it furniture for your walls, they collaborate with you to make pop-py custom art - you can even feature your own ugly mug if you want to. check the gallery for their options ::

:: sarut group - tons of fun accessories and toys for all ages. i want the mini garden ::

:: silent gliss usa - high-tech and clean window treatments and tracked room dividers including panel glide systems, cool roller blinds (a true rarity) and other fun stuff. almost all can be custom printed. home collection info available here ::

:: smartshax - prefab available in australia ::

:: soho spices - cool spice containers ::

:: spore - the perfect finishing touches for your modernist house. you can't very well slap a brass doorbell and some wrought iron house numbers on there, can you? ::

:: suck uk - i think their name refers to the sound of all of us paying for shipping for stuff from the uk. love the gun vases and the bottle opener fridge magnet ::

:: table legs online - can you guess what they carry? i bet you can ::

:: tab - the tab rv is a cute little retro-ish teardrop camper perfect for a weekend escape. and you can tow it with your car ::

:: three by three seattle - magnet queens of the world! innovative frames bulletin boards and other magnet goodies. custom work also available. products available online at fred flare ::

:: the eight hotels featured in hotels 101 in the october 2003 issue of dwell are: explora hotels in chile; costanoa in pescadero, california; the outpost in kruger national park, south africa; hotel hopper et cetera, cologne, germany; commune boutique hotel, shuinguan, china; the maritime hotel, new york; spaarne 8 & park tower suite, haarlem, the netherlands; the crescent, los angeles. one mentioned in when all else fails, take a bath is the hotel san jose, in austin, texas. i love that place. other cool hotels can be found at hiphotels.net ::

:: venini - italian glass maker ::

:: wag wear - very cool accessories for the doggie-set ::

:: wall candy - peel and stick wall decor for the paint-phobic. mostly for kids' rooms, although i can see the marimekko poppies elsewhere ::

:: oasis - my friend stacia is a design goddess. light actually eminantes from her when she walks. at least we think it's light ::

:: zipper gifts - gift shop for the modernist who has everything. a few items i would like to have, for example: the plug-in radio, the ribbon clock, and the instructional onesie. remember, my birthday is july 24 ::

 


 

 

 
 
 

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