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Pure Modern Design Blog - Modern Furniture & Lifestyle Ideas

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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Moving Right Along!

When was started a LONG time ago, we all (the staff) took on the task of blogging about cool things we found at trade shows, fun stuff we were offering, and just the random stuff that made us smile.  It’s always been something to share with our customers (and often revealed someone’s quirky sense of humor!) .

However, it’s become clear that the way our customers want engagement isn’t just reading about some random stuff we post, but actually get a sense of who we are and what’s going on with our products, new finds, and design in general.  So we’re going to continue our random posts of new products and special finds from our main website  We’ll continue to share what we think is fun and interesting as well as our ideas on design through a few other outlets.  (See below). 

While pondering this - it made me wonder, is “blogging” dead?  I don’t think so!  I think it’s a great way to write about a topic that doesn’t have an otherwise more engaging method to be talked about. 

So we’re doing just that, on a more limited basis @! 

Find us at the following places to see our ideas, new products, and other fun stuff:

PureModern on Houzz

PureModern on Pinterest

PureModern on Facebook

PureModern on Twitter

Of course, keep checking out our store for new and fresh design ideas, products, and more!

Posted on 01/01 by PJ at 05:22 PM
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Friday, August 03, 2012

Awesome Outdoors

The newest outdoor collections at now available.


Posted on 08/03 by PJ at 02:23 AM
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fusing the Past and Present

Combining your modern digital data with a classic wax stamp is the Top Secret USB. From two young Dutch designers Rob Hermes and Marlies Romberg, it’s a great example of old meets new, crafted from porcelain with your choice of letter stamped into the ink.


via Top Secret USB

Posted on 07/31 by Dave at 05:22 PM
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Monday, July 30, 2012

The Floating Mug - No Coaster Needed

It has definitely been a banner year for Kickstarter, but sometimes lost among all the big money projects are the smaller, more modestly successful ideas. Those such as Tigere Chiriga’s Floating Mug. In this case, the design says it all. With a uniquely elevated build, you can avoid heat or water damaged without the need for a drink coaster. And the question of durability has even been answered in it’s own charming way over at their page. But do hurry if you’re interested, as the funding ends within 24 hours of this posting!

via Kickstarter

Posted on 07/30 by Dave at 01:15 PM
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Friday, July 27, 2012

A Better Bag of Chips


Ditch that Pringles tennis ball canister, the design for the ultimate chip-eating experience has appeared over at technabob. Simply remove the wrapper and the “Bloom Chips” offer a convenient serving bowl. I hope you plan on finishing those as well, because they may just get a little smashed up if you want to save any for later.

via technabob.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

The iPhone Stun Gun Case + Battery

A very electrifying invention seen over at the crowd funding site indiegogo, the Yellow Jacket iPhone Case offers the shocking combination of stun gun and phone battery extender. It actually extends your battery life by up to 20 hours, but hopefully that doesn’t affect its stunning capabilities. You would hate for a marathon Temple Run to leave you powerless in case of emergency..

via indiegogo

Posted on 07/26 by Dave at 04:59 PM

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Amazing Floating Stage from the Bregenz Festival of Austria


Some very striking images courtesy of Laughing Squid and the AP of a floating stage at the annual Bregenz Festival at Lake Constance in Austria. Famous for their extraordinary set design, the Telegraph has an interesting write of what they call the “splashiest” opera in production. Worth a look next time you’re “down under” Germany.


Posted on 07/21 by Dave at 01:53 PM
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Friday, July 20, 2012

The Clark Kent Phone Booth Business Card

A very cool little piece of design from Clark & Kent, an ad agency with supposedly the world’s smallest office - contained in a phone booth. Their website even shows an image of this booth, so everything seems to check out. Maybe not the most “professional” of business cards, but anything that shows you can think outside of the box (booth?) is definitely appealing.

via Ads of the World

Posted on 07/20 by Dave at 04:40 PM
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Friday, July 13, 2012

A New Method to Light Your Way


Some exciting new additions from Blomus for the Summer of 2012, the Calice Hurricane Lamps are sleek little tealight candle holders available in a variety of colors, with the option for a ground stake for use in the garden or along a pathway. Stylish but understated, like the rest of the Blomus line. See it here!


Posted on 07/13 by Dave at 12:39 PM
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mix and Match Your Kitchen Collection

We’re happy to officially offer the full range of Mix Containers from Nuance of Scandinavia. They each feature a screw top lid that can be interchanged across the entire range of Mix products: Vases, Water Bottles, Beverage Carafes, Storage Bottles, even a Tea Maker and French Coffee Press. Be ready for any situation while simplifying you kitchen collection.


Posted on 07/12 by Dave at 03:12 PM
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Light Up Your Living Space


Don’t settle for a traditional floor or table lamp to illuminate your living space, we offer several unique options for livening up any space that also double as a side table, footstool, side seat and more. Seen above are the LED-enlightened Belmore Chair, Hourglass Stool and LED Cube.

For even more function, check out the Lux-us Lighted Cube seen below. It not only serves as a lighted side table, but also a storage container as well as outdoor planter!


Posted on 06/25 by Dave at 05:26 PM
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Getting Back In The Groove

So after spending months upgrading our e-commerce systems and sadly - ignoring our beloved blog, we’re getting back into the swing of posting cool stuff!  We have TONS of fun things to share!

Posted on 06/25 by PJ at 02:23 PM

Friday, January 06, 2012

Simple to Use, Snap-Together Floor Tiles Now Available!


New for 2012! We now offer a range of easy-to-use and quick-to-install interlocking floor tiles great for use indoors or out. Installs in minutes and does not require the use of glues, nails, staples or any additional equipment. And when the party’s over, pick them up and move them to your pool or hot tub area! A great floor covering solution for any entertaining space, made from durable Eucalyptus or Acacia Hardwood, Eco-Friendly EternalWood Composite or real Slate and Porcelain options. See our full collection right here!

Posted on 01/06 by Dave at 06:04 PM
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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy 2012

Wishing everyone a prosperous and happy 2012!  We thank all of our customers for a successful 2011 and look forward to serving you in 2012! Our customers are the best and make this worth doing!

Posted on 01/01 by PJ at 12:33 AM

Friday, December 02, 2011

Our 2011 Modern Timepiece Buyer’s Guide


New for the holiday season! We now offer Andy Warhol’s official “Fifteens” collection of wristwatches (pictured above) as well as the popular New York Rock Watch (seen below in Green and Mona Lisa styles) in additional to the classic Pop series. Click here to view our full, newly-renovated Warhol storefront.


If you’re looking for more of an office or home gift, we have a very cool new selection of Wall Clocks from our friends at BAI Design. Seen below (pictured clockwise, naturally) are the Cyber Lucite Wall Clock, the Twelve and Ten Modernist Wall Clocks, and the Velocity Designer Wall Clock. That is of course, only a sampling of our new offerings. Click here to view our full selection of Modern Wall Clocks.


Posted on 12/02 by Dave at 12:43 PM
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