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Daily Archives: November 30, 2010

A Colorful History

Categories: Art + Graphics
A Colorful History

We just found a project by artist Matt Stevens (via the great blog Public School) that takes the idea of Pantone color swatches and mixes it with history and wit. The resulting infographic is delightful, aesthetically pleasing, and you just must visit his website to see the rest of the — Continue reading

Winter Retreat

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Winter Retreat

The winter chill may not inspire adventures in all of us.  However it is hard to deny the peace and tranquility that comes from isolating oneself far from civilization during a winter storm.  The endless sea of white and pastoral silence is deafening. This studio on Stony Lake in Ontario, — Continue reading

Zaum: Handmade, Eco-friendly Laptop Bags

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Zaum: Handmade, Eco-friendly Laptop Bags

Introducing the new eco-friendly laptop bag by Zaum. These portable,  fit-all-sizes-and-brands-of-laptop bags are modern, minimalistic and come in a variety of colors. Made with organic cotton canvas, and heavy wool felt, these handmade bags are made to last. Excellent for both men and women who want fresh style in an — Continue reading

How to: Choose a Modern Christmas Tree

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Decor + Objects
How to: Choose a Modern Christmas Tree

You take painstaking care in creating a lusciously modern home for 11 months out of the year, but then that one winter month, December, sneaks up on you. Societal demands and a lust for the nostalgia of your youth might make you reach for the nearest living Douglas Fir, but — Continue reading

Featured Design Element: Modern Exteriors Doors

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Featured Design Element: Modern Exteriors Doors

If you’re lucky enough to live in a Mid-Century Modern architecture home, good for you. You are one of the fortunate few who get to live and breathe modernism to its fullest. But just because the architecture of your home doesn’t quite fit your modernist aesthetic tastes doesn’t mean you — Continue reading

Anatomy of a Workday.

Categories: Art + Graphics
Anatomy of a Workday.

Awesome graphic by Foca Design, using icons to illustrate a typical day. It’s scary how close it is to my normal workday. (Maybe a few Google Reader icons might be needed in the start of the day). Check out the rest of Foca Design’s flickr stream.

Trend: Furniture that Envelops

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Trend: Furniture that Envelops

What is it about winter weather that makes you want to build a fire in the fireplace, create a nest out of all your blankets and order in food for the next few months? Oh yeah, the cold. Don’t use up all your precious blankets, throw pillows and other soft — Continue reading