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Monthly Archives: March 2010

New Items from MASH Studios

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New Items from MASH Studios

Introducing 2 new items from MASH Studios! The Square Table has a modest footprint which lets you have friends over without sacrificing precious square footage. The End Table is a great addition to any living room or bedroom, and the Freestanding Desk is a great solution for the many customers — Continue reading

Hanging Garden

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Hanging Garden

Having seen the earlier posts this week on Vertical Farming and Falling Garden reminded me of these Sky Planters I came across at A+R.    Award-winning, New Zealand-raised Patrick Morris values the natural world and its conservation as much as Morris Designs strives for the betterment of human environments and offers — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
2Modern Design Brief

Many orbital shaped things + marvelous design! 1. Beautiful Fish stool found on MoCo Loco. There is more and a brief about the exhibit showcasing a bunch of beautifully casted items. 2. In honor of egg decorating and the many who will indulge in this tradition these next few days, — Continue reading

Independent Curating

Categories: Art + Graphics, DIY + How To, Sustainability
Independent Curating

There's something fantastic about well-ordered colorful collections. I especially love the recent curated works of Jared Andrew Schorr, Anja Mulder and Dee Adams (image found at papernstitch). Just as the seasons change there's something promising in the ephemeral nature of these arrangements. 

clare rojas.

Categories: Art + Graphics
clare rojas.

    Clare Rojas is hands down one of my favorite artists. Her work is inspired by street art, folk art and folk hobbies, and even cartoons — unique combinations that result in humorous narratives conveying themes of feminism, history, and folklore. My husband and I have a poster print that she did years — Continue reading

Vertical Farming

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Vertical Farming

What once seemed mere fantasy is becoming a reality as architects look to vertical farms in our cities.
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2sday’s Just Got A Whole Lot Better!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2sday’s Just Got A Whole Lot Better!

This 2sday's giveaway is a Red unisex watch by Nooka! To Enter:  1. Become a Facebook Fan – Go to the 2Modern Facebook Page and click 'BECOME A FAN'. 2. On Tuesday, write a comment under the prize when it appears on our Facebook Wall. Prizes will be awarded randomly — Continue reading

Travel Kitchen from CPH Square

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Travel Kitchen from CPH Square

Danish company CPH Square has some of the best kitchens in the world, and their travel kitchen is what dreams are made of. What really makes it, is that you can use it indoors or outdoors. Being Danish we can not avoid Arne Jacobsen – in this case it is his — Continue reading

Falling Garden

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Falling Garden

San Staë church on the Canale Grande, 50th Biennial of Venice, 2003 Steinerlenzlinger

Firehouse Station

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Firehouse Station

Peter Benarcik, award winning designer and founder of Five Ply Design, introduced me to this fantastic project called the Firehouse Station. Peter had the opportunity to work on this project with architect Luke Mandle of Two Ton Inc.. Next week I am planning to share more of Peter's current work, but — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
2Modern Design Brief

Modern Design is getting all fancy on me…. 1. Glamorized modern, showcased by Tom Dixon. Photo courtesy of Chaplins. 2. A very swanky reinvention of modern dazzle. Love this bedroom featured on Archinspire. 3. Also love the minimal details of this entry. Not overly done, and perfectly chic. Found this — Continue reading

Cool Shelving

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Cool Shelving

Strong forms, clear function and a great opportunity for color. The shelves…
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Modern Barware and a Modern Cocktail

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Barware and a Modern Cocktail

Friday is finally here and soon it will be cocktail hour.  I would love to come home to my (as yet nonexistent) bar and whip up one of my favorite cocktails: the cucumber martini.  Now that warmer weather is here, I can think of nothing more refreshing and tasty to — Continue reading

Flat Surgery :: Mathieu Lehanneur

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Flat Surgery :: Mathieu Lehanneur

OK, so maybe having a rug that recalls those horrid Driver's Ed films isn't for everyone.  But, you've got to admit that it's something unique and I mean, c'mon, look at the craftsmanship! About: Flat Surgery is a new series of floor coverings from designer Mathieu Lehanneur, commissioned by Carpenters — Continue reading

Illumination From The Haus Of Mathieu Lustrerie

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Illumination From The Haus Of Mathieu Lustrerie

Mathieu Lustrerie, a name associated with chandeliers, restoration of crystal and decorative arts for the finest houses, government offices and castles in France.  Surprisingly creates some interesting modern renditions of lamps that lack any sign of XVIII century design influence Mathieu is known for.     Spiraled and geometric…concentric curves nestled closely — Continue reading

mid-century design inspiration.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
mid-century design inspiration.

Today I decided to highlight some great photos of mid-century products that I found on Flickr. I hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane . . . Beautiful lights by Jorn Utzon for Louis Poulsen    A great collection of vintage Thermoses. What an impressive collection of Eames chairs! I'll — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Modern inspiration I enjoyed and now share… 1. Floating Stairs on oobject.com.    2. Yaaaay American Women!! This graceful and shapely building was designed by a women owned, American Firm. Awarded 2009 Skyscraper of the Year.  Found on Casa Diseno.   3. This nursery is the most modern interpretation of 'playful' — Continue reading

Arne Jacobsens house, 1928

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Kids + Baby
Arne Jacobsens house, 1928

Danish Minimii has created the perfect doll house – a copy of Arne Jacobsens house from 1928.

Social Media for Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends
Social Media for Architects

Finally, architects and those interested in architecture have a social space on the web all to their own.  Architizer is a social media platform for architects to share their work.  The intuitive interface makes browsing through architecture projects a fluid and immersive process.  Its easy to dive in and lose — Continue reading

On the Road.

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
On the Road.

Recently, my band of misfit friends and I are thinking about organizing a cross-country trip from DC to California. The main reason being that I have never successfully left the east coast of America and think that it is about time I witnessed the rest of our glorious country. Since — Continue reading