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Greg Finney - A co-founder of 2Modern.com. He is one of the primary buyers for the 2Modern store and splits time between New York and California, visiting with designers and staying on top of the latest trends in modern design.

Jennifer Sitko - Co-Founder of 2Modern.com & Sendomatic.com, graphic designer & object designer - when not behind her desk (almost never) Jennifer can be found painting, sewing, playing guitar, in yoga poses or tip-toeing through the tulips.

Deanna Miller - Furniture Designer, Showroom Designer, Artist and lover of anything inspiring and unique, Deanna is on a never ending search for the trends and trend setters. She navigates her way through trade shows representing 2Modern's Public Relations and Marketing Department. A Bikram Yoga devotee, Deanna finds herself most relaxed in 105 degree rooms striking her best King Dancer.

Stratos Bacalis - Designer and writer: Having studied civil engineering and fashion design, Stratos now works for an architectural firm specializing in exhibition spaces and museums. Visit his blog at http://sandman-chronicles.blogspot.com/

Anand Gahlot - Out of Sydney, Australia with a Masters in Design, Anand is a designer by day and a super-hero by night...on a mission to inform the world of good design solutions. Anand hangs his cape at sdotg.blogspot.com and at subcontinentalgiant.com.

Valentina Herrera - Valentina Herrera (27) is a Chilean industrial designer, who studied at the Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile. In 2005, she created, with her classmate Ricardo Jofré (graphic designer), "Evoluz Diseño", their design office: http://www.evoluz.cl

Heloisa Righetto - A Brazilian product designer, now living in (and being inspired by) London, with a not so secret crush on lighting and sustainable design. Contact me! [email protected] or at http://londondesigns.blogspot.com.

Adrienne Breaux - As the owner and lead designer of a fresh new design studio (Design + Stuff) in Austin and the writer and producer of two local design blogs, Adrienne Breaux has the unique position of being the person both creating environments and commenting on them. A graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.A. in Interior Design, she's been working in the field as a designer for years in both traditional and modern styles—and everything in between. Her writing can currently be found on her daily Austin design blog: ifdaustin.blogspot.com and her online design advice service: adesignerfriend.com. Design + Stuff can be found at www.adriennebreaux.com.

Rachel Pfeffer - Rachel Pfeffer is a designer of all kinds currently living in Boston. She likes to make things and take pictures of things and take pictures of things she makes. Her claim to fame are Bullet Buddies: Empty Shells, Full of Life. Everything you'll ever want to know about her is on her website, www.rachelpfeffer.com.

Lauren O'Malley - From a small town with big city tastes, Lauren has always been obsessed with good design. A lover of all things aesthetically pleasing, she created the blog Style Niche as a reference for those looking for beautiful low cost/high end designs, inspiration, and products for their home no matter what their budget, and is always searching for great architecture, innovative products, and beautiful color schemes. Her current love is mid century/retro and is on the lookout for the perfect mid century modern abode for her fiance and adorable new baby. In her spare time she loves to paint, scrapbook, knit, design web pages and create digital art. You can find Style Niche here: http://styleniche.blogspot.com

Jeremy Levine - Jeremy Levine is the principal of Jeremy Levine Design, which specializes in green, modern residential architecture. Jeremy serves on the board of directors for the Harpo Foundation for the Arts. Check out Jeremy's architecture at www.jeremylevine.com.

Manvi Drona Hidalgo - Manvi is a social media professional passionate about design in all its forms. She owns and authors Mochatini (http://www.mochatini.org), an eco-friendly design blog, to showcase her interiors, architecture and decoration inspiration. She also loves to travel, has lived in Dubai, London, New Delhi, New York and currently lives in Washington, DC.

Kimberly Phillips - Kimberly Phillips is a Boston-based Web editor, writer, and one half of the function key. She's been in love with design since age 10, when she would confiscate her parents' Architectural Digest, tearing out the photos and repurposing them as interiors for self-designed floor plans. You can contact her at: [email protected].

Yvonne Perez Emerson - Is a crafty crafter, with over 20 years in the graphic design industry. She has been fortunate to combine her her passion for handmade with her commercial work. Currently the creative director for a slightly odd agency called Curiosity Group (http//www.curiositygroup.com) she not only oversees creative but also designs photo card templates, paper craft toys and party kits for clients such as HP, Disney and DreamWorks. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon is a wife and mother and writes for her personal blog– Cre8tivegirl (http://cre8tivegirl.blogspot.com/) In her spare time she dabbles in everything from knitting & crochet - to printmaking. She is also labor doula.

Susan Rapp - A Creative & Lifestyle Director for Urban Lifestyle Decor: furniture + wares for the urban dweller. She started this design and decor blog to write about her passion for this industry, "I live in the Sin of Furniture ~ always searching for fabulous finds & the cultural creatives who make them." Susan has over 20 years experience in the retail home furnishings industry as a Lifestyle Director, Merchandising Manager; Buyer for home accents, upholstery and case goods; and Display Designer for large, high-end showrooms. Additionally, she was a Midwest Manufacturer’s Sales Representative for some of the top manufacturers and importers in the home furnishings industry and has experienced with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certification and Sustainable Furniture Manufacturing. To find your Urban Decor LifeStyle, visit her at www.urbanlifestyledecor.com.

Kit Unreliable - Kit is a part time architect, full time design junkie and serial procrastinator. She dreams of owning her own design atelier in Paris, but currently settles for croissants and French toast in Sydney, Australia. She also shares her unhealthy obsessions with cupcakes, balloons and all things design over at That Unreliable Girl. On the rare occasion that Kit is away from her computer, she can be found inadvertently killing her herb collection, hunting down the most delicious pastries in town, or sourcing antique furniture that she never quite gets around to restoring.

Claudia Endler - Claudia Endler is passionate about modern jewelry, art, architecture, design, and self-expression. As the designer and owner of Claudia Endler Designs, a premier Los Angeles modern jewelry design house, she indulges in her passion by conceiving contemporary jewelry creations that combine elements of modern art, graphic design, and modern architecture. Her designs occupy the private collections of some of L.A.’s top cultural leaders, including museum curators, architects, gallery directors, artists, and other jewelry designers.

Sarah White - A creative soul on the verge of graduating from one of the most rigorous interior design programs in the country, Sarah joined our team in search of broadening her "design horizons". She is obsessed with detail, adores raw material and has never had a favorite color (because there are too many beautiful options to simply choose one!). She is originally from a tiny island sandwiched between the East coast of Michigan and Canada, has an adorable black and white puppy named Matty whom she rescued last summer, and is currently in pursuit of a happy and satisfying life. Want more? Check out her work at http://0white0.wordpress.com. Cheers!

David Sears - Architectural designer and furniture designer, principal of David Sears Design. He began his career woodworking in California where he renovated period houses in the San Francisco Bay Area and had a cabinet shop in the city. He then began building furniture, finding new approaches to design problems. His interest in design led him to The University of Michigan School of Architecture, where his work was recognized at the prestigious Wallenberg Competition. Sears moved to Boston to pursue architectural design and continued to design furniture. In 2007 his furniture was exhibited at the Design for Multiples exhibition at ICFF in New York and in 2008 Sears debuted his line of sustainable modern furniture, the Cube Furniture Collection. Visit his website: www.dsearsdesign.com.

Mette Dyhrberg - Importer of Danish Design and furniture designer who splits her time between New York and Copenhagen. She is passionate about design in all its forms and stay on top of the latest trends in modern Scandinavian Design and Lifestyle.

Capree Kimball - Capree Kimball is a photographer, doodler and hooligan. Though, according to some, her hooligan skills are downright shonky. She has a deep love of Victorian-era “fancy lads”, 19th Century anatomy drawings, and tin robots. Capree was born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Peoria, Arizona. She spent a great deal of her youth going to museums and reading through her father’s art and design books.  She currently resides in Utah with her wonderful husband and their miniature schnauzer, Wrigley.  For more Capree goodness, visit her at My Adventure Is Your Advantage or Grassroots Modern - two deliciously modern design blogs.