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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Porchscapes

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests
Porchscapes

“Porchscapes”, one of the 2008 Progressive Architecture Award winners, meshes the tight budgetary constraints of affordable housing with the delicate ecology of a natural wetland.   Designed by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, this 43 unit development gets its name from its use of porches, which act as outdoor — Continue reading

Hanging Around

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Hanging Around

Perhaps it's just the rebellious renter in me, but I really look forward to the day that I can drill some holes in a wall and hang paintings and prints and anything else that happens to take my fancy…a new study perhaps. Or a full height bookcase for all those — Continue reading

Lomography Pop 9 Camera

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Lomography Pop 9 Camera

Don’t carry nine cameras around. Grab this Lomography Pop 9 camera and embrace the Andy Warhol in you. The Pop 9 instantaneously transforms your environment into miniature explosions of pattern-repeating artistic dynamite. Although fun, funky don’t expect the power and creative control of a digital SLR or anything. Still pretty — Continue reading

The art of Dan May

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
The art of Dan May

Surrealism is not dead! and the artwork of Dan May is the prove of that.  He is an American artist (born in NY city, but he lives now in Atlanta), who use to paint the creatures of him dreams.  That's why his work is so fantastic, full of magic environments, — Continue reading

Nature’s Furniture

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Nature’s Furniture

A bench, ottoman and table reminiscent of the forest. MyUrbanGardenDecoGuide.com and Fawn and Forest

stereo cabinet-shaped music box.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
stereo cabinet-shaped music box.

While searching for something fascinating to share, I discovered this music box. I was captivated by the attention to detail the craftsman paid to this little stereo cabinet music box — which plays "On the Street Where You Live" from My Fair Lady. It has book shelves, complete with book — Continue reading

Creative Sushi

Categories: Art + Graphics
Creative Sushi

I seem to eat a lot of sushi around this time of the year. After recently looking for a new place to explore, I was reminded of the beautiful sushi art of chef Ken Kawasumi. Ken Kawasumi has pioneered the culinary art of transforming the simple sushi roll (maki-zushi) into — Continue reading

Antwerp Port Authority

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Antwerp Port Authority

Zaha Hadid Architects will be designing the new headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority. The building is expected to be completed by 2013 with construction costs estimated at 31.5 million euros not inclusive of architect fees and taxes. Wow! I am constantly impressed with the designs that come out the — Continue reading

Woody

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Woody

How amazing is this laptop case by Rainer Spehl?! It is made to house a 15″ Macbook and Macbook Pro with leather lining and a magnetic closing device. This might be the sleekest thing I’ve seen in a while. Learn more about it here. via –sdotg–

Is it weird to want to eat a bench

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Is it weird to want to eat a bench

I saw this online and fell in love. Via http://www.ibelieveinadv.com/2009/01/kit-kat-bench/ I guess it is in London. I was thrown off by the slogan, “Have a break, have a KitKat.” Where’s the”Give Me a Break” we all know and love? Also, did you know that in Japan Kit Kat’s are incredibly — Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Contest

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Valentine’s Day Contest

Valentine's Day Contest from 2Modern – win a Thomas Paul Pillow. To win, describe what special thing you are doing for your Valentine this year. Remember to use either your blogger login or first name and last name so that we can identify you if you win. We will post the winner's — Continue reading

Bouroullec

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bouroullec

Stunning. Surprising. And some sort of otherworldly combination of cutting edge yet nostalgia, the furniture and designs of Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec are amazing.            

Compassionate Modern? Supporting 3rd World Artisans

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Compassionate Modern? Supporting 3rd World Artisans

  You've heard the phrase doing well by doing good? How about doing well by good design? A couple of globally conscious entreprenuers launched Exotic World Gifts last year to bring the creations of remote villages to market, in turn providing the artisans a sustainable income. The clean lines of these bamboo, cinnamonwood and olivewood — Continue reading

Obama Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Obama Art

Around the world, millions of global citizens witnessed the swearing in of the 44th and first Black American president, Barack Hussein Obama.. ..people have expressed their admiration for the 'most influential man of 2008' in many different ways Amoungst them is the art we see every day from our cars on — Continue reading

The Art of Consumption

Categories: Art + Graphics, Sustainability
The Art of Consumption

We consume 60,000 plastic bags every five seconds.  Modern Western societies consume such vast quantities of energy and goods that's its impossible to wrap our heads around the numbers.   Statistical information about the damage we cause to the environment can seem meaningless without context, but Artist Chris Jordan transforms these dry statistics into visually — Continue reading

K:fem by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB, Sweden

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K:fem by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB, Sweden

Fifty years after the opening of Vällingby, Sweden’s world famous New Town from 1954, began its resurrection. After the glorious days when children and their mothers filled the community in the outskirts of Stockholm with life, other developments gradually drained the neighborhood unit from it. Less people meant that life — Continue reading

Jen Stark and her Colorful Paper World

Categories: Art + Graphics
Jen Stark and her Colorful Paper World

When Jen Stark started her art work, she went to the nearest library and asked for the most cheap and fun material that they have there.  The answer was: paper.  They have a lot of color sheets of paper.  From there, the rest have been history.  The beautiful paper sculptures — Continue reading

Classic cassette tape USB hub

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Classic cassette tape USB hub

Ever wonder what happen to all those old cassette tapes? They aren’t really popular anymore for storing your old music collection, but they can help you power up all your myriad of USB devices with a blast from the past. There may no longer be tape hanging randomly from telegraph — Continue reading

Virtual Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Virtual Design

  Here's some amazing examples of what you can create using 3D software. Some of the programs used for these renderings were Blender, (a free program you can find here) 3dsMax, Vray, Lightwave and Mental Ray. To see more virtual designs, visit HighEnd3d.com.                    

pancake meow’s wearable food.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
pancake meow’s wearable food.

I’m semi-obsessed with wearable miniature food. It’s unexpected eye candy. This past summer my fiance got me a beautiful lemon meringue pie ring by Elizabeth Yarborough that was intact for all of 20 minutes — I was digging around in my purse and when I pulled my hand out, my — Continue reading