2M Blog
2M Shop
2M Directory
2M Collective
live. learn. share. design.

Daily Archives: November 10, 2010

Gimme Shelter….

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Gimme Shelter….

Spotted in T Magazine the lovely home of Merrill Wright, located in the Pacific Northwest’s San Juan Islands.   Designed by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects. Is it man vs. nature or nature vs. man? ~Photographs by Dwight Eschliman

Colorful Macarons

Categories: Uncategorized
Colorful Macarons

Meringue based macarons, filled with buttercream, fruity jams or purees are distinctively and originally French. They are as sweet as colorful. Some of the flavors include chocolate, bitter chocolate, vanilla, coffee, rose, pistachio, raspberry, blackcurrant. violet, caramel with salted butter, red fruits, orange blossom, liquorice and lemon. Seasonal flavors are — Continue reading

Anyes Galleani – Modern Wall Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Anyes Galleani – Modern Wall Art

Fashion photography meets art.  Not that the two are mutually exclusive.  Looking at the pages of Vogue and Harpers Bizarre you instantly recognize the art and creative direction in the layouts.   Italian born photographer Anyes Galleani used her experience as a fashion and celebrity photographer and her fascination of digital — Continue reading

Ira Rakatansky

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Ira Rakatansky

Ira is someone that has consistently made headlines here in Providence RI.  A local Legend, Ira has held strong to his modernist ideals and purist tendencies throughout several decades of architectural work.  Ira, a true modernist, fought the somewhat irrational obsession with New England’s colonial past and has tried to — Continue reading

Featured Craftsperson: Colleen and Eric

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Featured Craftsperson: Colleen and Eric

As much as we love high-quality materials, strong skills and good-looking design, we’re also a sucker for cleverness, wit and a saucy sense of humor. We’ve fallen in love with the design duo of Colleen and Eric, out of Brooklyn, New York. They don’t have a huge portfolio of tons — Continue reading

Name that Designer

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Name that Designer

It’s hard for us not to profess a soft spot for today’s mystery designer(s), though we confess they aren’t quite from the Mid-Century Modern time period. That’s your first hint. But really, the bold designs of this design collaborative are so distinct that if you don’t immediately recognize them, we’re — Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Michael Yates

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Exclusive Interview: Michael Yates

What does the intersection of masterful woodcraft, Japanese joinery techniques and modern style look like? The designs coming out of Austin, Texas-based handmade wood furniture company Michael Yates Design. Combining a heady mixture of exquisite materials, surprising details, sensuous curves and sleek lines, Michael’s pieces are one-of-a-kind.

Alessi is More

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Alessi is More

Alessi Tea Kettle Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: Form + Code

Categories: Art + Graphics
Modern Book Corner: Form + Code

You don’t have to understand something to love it, right? We sure hope not, because we don’t really understand computer programming, but we sure love the book Form + Code: In Design, Art, and Architecture. No one can deny that with the advent and influx of technology into our society, — Continue reading