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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Time Machine

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Time Machine

Time, a nonrenewable resource, is becoming increasingly important to me and I suspect everyone else.  Horology, a word I never really used before writing this blog, is the art and science of measuring time.   Instruments of keeping time would be watches, clocks and even sundials.  Some of these instruments are — Continue reading

Empty Your Cupboard

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Empty Your Cupboard

The Pools ceramic collection from Fleet Objects was born out of a desire to minimize the number of objects needed in a kitchen cupboard. Each piece can serve as a container, dinnerware, a desk accessory, a vase or whatever else you can think of. Pools is a full line of — Continue reading

Name that Modern Designer:

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Name that Modern Designer:

Cold. Metal. Steely. We thought we’d showcase someone for today’s Name that Modern Designer post whose work is pretty much the complete opposite of warm and fuzzy just in case you are getting too much of an overload of warm and gooey feelings from this holiday coming up tomorrow. Will — Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: True Life

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Book Corner: True Life

We decided to take shots of this awesome book, True Life: Steven Harris Architects, on warm wood instead of cold concrete, because frankly, this book makes us feel super warm inside. Full of color, bursting with fresh photography and organized in a way that makes a modern lover swoon, you’ll — Continue reading

How to: Set a Table

Categories: DIY + How To
How to: Set a Table

Though the level of formalness might vary from holiday gathering to holiday gathering, it never hurts to be prepared for any eventuality. Therefore we’d like to present to you today, in case you are hosting a holiday dinner gathering or are attending one, the very important and polite how-to post — Continue reading

Announcing the Launch of 2M Collective!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Announcing the Launch of 2M Collective!

You can now find amazing deals from today’s top modern furniture brands with 2Modern’s new, membership only online sales boutique 2M Collective! Join today (it’s free!) and grab some incredible items that are on sale this week from brands like Konzuk, Perch and notNeutral. Sales start Tuesdays and Thursdays at — Continue reading

Featured Design Element: Modern Bathroom Sinks

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Featured Design Element: Modern Bathroom Sinks

It’s where you wash your hands after using the restroom (if you weren’t raised in a barn, of course); it’s where you wash your face and brush your teeth after a long day. Guests will judge you on it if it’s not up-to-snuff, and it’s been the subject of more — Continue reading

Alba Me Clock

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Alba Me Clock

Monday morning I was betrayed by my alarm clock (iPhone). While trying to come up with a new solution I discovered the new and improved Alba Me clock by the folks over at Furni. I’m going to go ahead and say it – this might be the world’s PERFECT alarm — Continue reading

Trend: Gray Paint

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Trend: Gray Paint

It’s about this time of year that a lot of color starts getting infused into our spaces. Reds, greens, golds, silvers, browns, oranges and more all become a big part of our interiors when the holidays are involved. How can you be sure nothing clashes? Choose a paint color that — Continue reading

Swann St, Washington DC

Categories: Uncategorized
Swann St, Washington DC

I had such a lovely walk down a small street in DC today, and I had to share some beautiful architectural (and adorable) finds! Happy Thanksgiving Two friends who were watching me out their window. I love how each town house differentiates itself with such vivid and fun colors. The — Continue reading

Michael Hsu’s Foray into Green Condos

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Michael Hsu’s Foray into Green Condos

Known more for his impact in the world of restaurant and commercial design in Austin, architect Michael Hsu recently branched out into green-built condos, flexing his design muscles in creating a structure that locals are praising for its ability to look modern but still blend into the rest of the — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Andrew Long

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Andrew Long

Man we’ve had a lot of holiday talk today. Let’s go for a nice, neutral, non holiday-themed post, shall we? We’ve got the perfect subject: artist Andrew Long. We first came across Andrew Long on the East Austin Studio Tour, a great collection of all the creative folks creating on — Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Payam Sarabi of Sarabi Studio

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Exclusive Interview: Payam Sarabi of Sarabi Studio

Today’s exclusive interview, Payam Sarabi of Sarabi Studio, is full of wonderful stories. Stories of how he got into this business. Stories about why he chooses the materials that he chooses. Stories about why he creates what he creates. Listen to his audio podcast interview to hear these stories for — Continue reading

Blue Monday: Dining Chairs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Blue Monday: Dining Chairs

The holidays are coming; do you have enough seats at the table for all your cousins and siblings? What about that dinner you promised to throw for your partner’s office party? It’s pretty inevitable you’ll have to pull in some extra chairs to ensure everyone has a seat at this — Continue reading

How to: Modernly Decorate for the Holidays

Categories: DIY + How To
How to: Modernly Decorate for the Holidays

The holidays are almost here! Did we just hear you cringe from the thought of having to fill your sleek, modern home with chintzy and cheap holiday décor items just so people won’t ask you why you’re being a scrooge? Fear not. There are plenty of ways to get yourself — Continue reading

Ceiling Art: A Note on Massively Unnecessary Chandeliers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ceiling Art:  A Note on Massively Unnecessary Chandeliers

I’ve been bouncing around the entirety of the Los Angeles, lately, searching for the most massive modern chandelier that exists. Now, I’m sure this isn’t it (gorgeous glass chandelier by Murano, Italy – above) — but it was the most striking piece I’ve come across in over two weeks of — Continue reading

Lolita by Langarita-Navarro architects, Zaragoza, Spain

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Lolita by Langarita-Navarro architects, Zaragoza, Spain

Design-conscious roadside restaurants are a rare species within the increasingly prestigious restaurant world. Structures of this type have evolved in order to offer services for large-format events without this having involved anything more than a change in scale. Langarita-Navarro architects made an effort to change this and offer us their — Continue reading

Orgatec

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Orgatec

Last month the lovely German city of Cologne hosted one of the most important events for the contract furniture market: Orgatec. The fair happens every two years and brings together some of the most important manufacturers, such as Herman Miller, Haworth and Giroflex. Although the fair has been much bigger — Continue reading

Pattern: Kuba

Categories: Art + Graphics
Pattern: Kuba

Kuba is an African patten that has long been used in interiors to infuse a space with tight pops of global excitement. The Kuba pattern, also known as Raffia cloth, takes its name from the traditional crafts made by the Kuba tribe in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Featuring thick — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Swanky Lady Vintage

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Swanky Lady Vintage

We’ve got a particular affinity toward things described as “swanky,” and it’s got to do with the word. Swanky is the kind of word that conjures up a number of visceral images. Swanky items are sophisticated. They’re luxurious. But they’ll also slap you across the face if you misbehave because — Continue reading