Wednesday, September 9, 2009

We Have A Winner - Handcrafted Modern Clock Giveaway

Wow! I'm completely blown away by the number of comments on our most recent giveaway with Atlas Signs and Plaques. I guess that just goes to show you the appeal of a quality line of products.

Circle Circle ClockI guess that just goes to show you the appeal of a quality line of products. The lucky winner of this fantastic clock from Atlas Signs and Plaques is the author of comment #55 - robin_titan from Texas. Congratulations!

Winning Comment

The good news doesn't end a special "Thank You" for participating in the Modern Design Blog / Atlas Signs and Plaques, Circle Circle Clock Giveaway, the good people at Atlas Signs and Plaques are giving the readers of the Modern Design Blog a 10% discount off of products from their website. How cool is that!? Given all of the nice things you had to say about Atlas, this is a real treat.

To claim your discount, simply follow this link to the Atlas Signs and Plaques Website, or enter the code "DesignBlog" at checkout. Discount applies to orders received by October 1, 2009. Feel free to twitter and tell your friends. What a great way to get a head start on your holiday shopping.

Oh! If you're not a "follower" of the Modern Design Blog already, what are you waiting for?

Handsaw PlaqueAloha Address Plaque

Garden PlaqueKeep Calm and Carry On Plaque

Swirl not so Square

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Phone A Friend

All of the cell phones I've owned have experienced some form of abuse whether it has been dropped in water, on a brick road, or stolen from my purse during a New Year's Eve celebration. My replacement phones always end up being a dorky, Zach Morris (Saved By The Bell) type phone that never leaves me with a good feeling.

If you're anything like me and have a hard time staying on the go without losing or ruining everyday essentials, it's time to invest in a phone that lives in a more permanent and safer location: your home. The VTech LS6245 phone system offers a supportive base and handheld phone complete with a touch-sensitive surface for easy dialing and checking new messages.

One of the most interesting facts I learned about this item is that the VTech phone is the first to offer both landline and mobile telephone service. After a quick and easy Bluetooth setup with your cell phone (and up to seven other cell phones), you'll be able to make calls in no time. While cell service can come and go throughout different parts in your home, calls from VTech will come out clear every time. I wasn't able to make landline calls because I didn't have a DSL filter which is an item you'll need to buy on your own if you have high-speed cable service in your home.

Whether you're looking to add a new modern flair or have been seeking the latest in technology, a VTech LS6245 phone will certainly fill your craving! It's a beautiful addition to the home or personal office that your family and friends will enjoy using on a regular basis.

VTech Phone

Monday, August 24, 2009

Handcrafted Modern Clock Giveaway

While the summer may be winding down, it's not too late to spruce up your backyard, patio and garden area. By adding some decorative garden accents you can transform your outdoor space into the perfect late summer/early fall outdoor hangout. This is where a company like Atlas Signs & Plaques comes in handy. Based in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, Atlas Signs & Plaques is a development from Metal Facades, a finishing and custom metal coatings company. With a heavy focus on quality craftsmanship, the attention to detail that goes into every piece is clearly visible. Atlas Signs & Plaques offers everything from address plaques and military and service plaques to historical markers and clocks - all made in the U.S.A. Every sign and plaque offered on site is suitable for exterior use, with the exception of the clocks.

Bird on a Branch Address PlaqueTurtle Phrase PlaqueNo Entry Keep Out Sign
The good people at Atlas Signs & Plaques have generously donated a beautiful indoor-use metal clock for a giveaway here on the Modern Design Blog. Here's a bit more information on this gorgeous clock:

Circle Circle Clock from Atlas Signs and PlaquesCircle Circle Clock or as we like to call it the "Triple C". Hand Crafted Iron Rust Finish. 10 inch diameter. $97.00

Tick Tock, Tic Toc. Tick Toc Clock

Spell it as you like. But Atlas Signs and Plaques has real metal coated, totally custom clocks that are way ahead of the times. Here is the formula for this one. Combine one of our most popular motifs, the circle, with one of our newest items, clocks, and turn it into an art piece. Modern materials coated with our Iron Rust Finish adds interest to any room in the house. Call it rustic, call it modern, call it artsy, call it grunge. But just call it yours if you are the winner.

All of our signs and plaques are suitable for exteriors...but NOT with the clock. As the clock is not weather proof...but the clock and parts are made in the USA. Ships in two weeks.

Complete with double A battery and a hanger installed for easy mounting. This is a artisan made, handcrafted item and the finish will vary from piece to piece.

To Enter This Giveaway:
  1. Go visit the Atlas Signs & Plaques website and design blog
  2. Leave a comment on this blog with your name and a valid email address

Giveaway Rules:
  1. Giveaway Ends Monday September 7, 2009.
  2. One winner will be chosen at random, using on Tuesday morning, September 8th, 2009.
  3. One Entry Per Person
  4. U.S. Residents Only
I hope you're all as excited about this giveaway as I am! Good luck and happy shopping!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Coldwater Creek Promotion

Recently I have been picked to be a "Glambassador", a representative for Glamour magazine who helps spread the word on promotions and events. I wanted to share a promotion that is going on from August 15 - September 15.

Whether you shop at a physical Coldwater Creek location or online at, just mention the code GLM2368 and receive $25 off your next $100 or more purchase. You can also place your order using this promotional code over the phone by calling 1-800-262-0040. I just checked out their new fall catelog and they have a handful of stylish clothing, jewelry, and accessories perfect for the upcoming season. Happy shopping!

Coldwater Creek
Women's Fall Wardrobe

Friday, June 12, 2009

What Does Boston Mean To You?

Last night I attended a fabulous Christofle event celebrating the opening of their store on Boylston Street. Positioned across from Boston Common and in between the eye-catching turquoise canopies that provide entry for some of the most luxurious boutiques Boston has to offer, Christofle is certainly one store you don't want to miss. Upon entering, I was met with a stunning collection of sterling silver jewelry, flatware, serving platters, and an assortment of decadent home accessories that would add Parisian elegance to any space. The event was complete with a number of charismatic guests and a brilliantly designed champagne cooler at the center of it all.

One of the guests I spoke with plans to launch a magazine that hones in on Boston's high-end fashion for women to remind out-of-towners that the city is known for more than our sports teams and historic streets. Between the loyal Red Sox fans and our distinguished Freedom Trail tours, high-end fashion appears to be an afterthought which is why I'm dedicating this post to highlighting some of the luxurious places I've come across while living here. Maintaining it's historic charm, Boston has managed to produce a number of wonderful boutiques along the sidewalks of Beacon Hill, Newbury Street, and the North End, among others, for all visitors to enjoy!

6-Light Candelabra
Christofle Mondo
Léo Léa Baby Cup
Desk Clock
Coffee Pot

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Modern Electronics You Can’t Live Without

When it comes down to it, Apple certainly takes the cake in terms of dishing out the latest in fashionable, high-tech, and user-friendly electronics which is what makes their products so irresistible. While I can’t say that I’ve already made the switch over to a Mac, I can certainly vouch for its incredible features and inspirational design after testing them out in the past. If the Mac's ability to help unleash your creative ideas isn’t enough reason for you to protect this hot commodity, then perhaps the price tag will motivate you to invest in a protective case for you to use in your travels. Now’s your chance as men’s fashion blog, kiD GQ is holding a giveaway for a brown leather laptop case that is perfect for a MacBook Pro or PowerBook model.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

PUMA City Established in Boston

Seeing as how Boston is in the middle of a couple of very exciting playoff games, I thought it would be best to bring up a sports related modern design idea that has graced our historic streets over the past couple of weeks. PUMA is taking a similar branding approach to Chanel’s Contemporary Art Container by bringing buzzworthy architecture to a number of locations across the world. While setting up this campaign, the new PUMA Sailing Collection is being promoted alongside the Volvo Ocean Race that started in September of last year. Until May 16th, Boston will be hosting Puma’s 11,000 square-foot structure which is constructed of twenty-four steel shipping containers and includes a retail store, bar, and hardwood dance floor, making this the hottest event venue of the year!

PUMA Store