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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Food/Design: Color in Restaurants

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Food/Design: Color in Restaurants

Long have the effects of colors in an interior on a person’s mood been studied. Of all the different interior environments where we sense color, as you can imagine, the visitors of restaurants can be greatly affected by the type of color palette chosen. We enjoyed reading a recent article — Continue reading

Exclusive Interview Feedback!

Categories: Exclusive Interviews, News + Events + Contests
Exclusive Interview Feedback!

We weren’t kidding when we said in our Welcome to the New 2Modern Blog post that we are really looking to get your feedback on everything we’ve been adding to enhance the newly launched blog. One of perhaps the biggest and most noticable additions have been our Exclusive Interviews (linked — Continue reading

Square Form :: Modern Furniture Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Square Form :: Modern Furniture Design

Square Form is a modern custom furniture company based out of Portland, OR that focuses on sustainable woods paired with steel – a stellar combination in my book.  Most of the material used is sourced from locally salvaged wood and, as owner/designer Scott Cummings states, “[it] allows us to take — Continue reading

Emerging Designer: Brad Ascalon

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Emerging Designer: Brad Ascalon

Brad Ascalon’s been making waves for those in the design know for some time now, but we feel like he’s finally starting to get some mainstream attention lately, and so we’re featuring him in today’s Emerging Design post. Also, his work is spectacular. After opening up his studio, Brad Ascalon — Continue reading

Peter Dayton

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Peter Dayton

I like the graphic POP of Peter Dayton’s surfboard inspired painted glossy panels.  Looks cool in the room, right?

Fashion/Interiors: Puffy

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Fashion/Interiors: Puffy

We don’t profess to know a lot of about fashion, but one thing that eludes us every year is what sort of winter coat to buy. Depending on where you live in the world, this could even be a potentially life-threatening or life-saving decision, so there’s a lot riding on — Continue reading

DIY: Shelving Out of Steel Pipes

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Shelving Out of Steel Pipes

Though the hardcore “industrial” trend in interiors is no longer the thing to incorporate in a space, we do see remnants of this tough-looking interior design style still pop up from time to time (and more and more recently, if this Shelter Pop post will have us believing), and occasionally, — Continue reading

Clarity: 2011 home and interiors

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends
Clarity: 2011 home and interiors

Zen and fantasy were the main words for Philippe Starck when he renovated the eclectic decoration of La Corniche, a 12 rooms small hotel in the South of France. The goal of his project was clear from the beginning: to respect the site’s connection to the beauty of its origin, — Continue reading

Corner Office

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Corner Office

With more people working remotely, and entrepreneurs needing that extra room that the house just did not come with, the OfficePOD is a great solution. You would have the convenience of being at home while really being in a corner of your own backyard.  Now that is a commute I — Continue reading

Simple as ABC, not always…

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Simple as ABC, not always…

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Featured Craftsperson: Miro by Michael and Rony

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Featured Craftsperson: Miro by Michael and Rony

Batman and Robin. Captain and Tennille. Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy. The world’s history is filled with pairs of people who when combined, create such a dynamic duo of creativity and wonder that we all get to partake in their joy. In the design world, we have the pair of — Continue reading

Modern Milk Glass?

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Uncategorized
Modern Milk Glass?

Milk Glass is the ultimate vintage collectible.  Recently I have started recognizing how modern and beautiful this glass truly is.  The pattern and texture is extremely sculptural and the white milk color unifies the collection and can easily be incorporated into a modern aesthetic. Milk glass is available everywhere and — Continue reading

Name that Designer

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Name that Designer

Much like the actual structures that today’s mystery designer’s style was named after, this designer’s work reached for the sky, soared to new heights and wowed viewers all over the country—though probably with fewer craned necks. What are we talking about? Perhaps today’s clues to our Modern designer will help — Continue reading

New from 2Modern: Blu Dot, Oilo, Thomaspaul, Graham & Brown, Judy Ross, and more

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New from 2Modern: Blu Dot, Oilo, Thomaspaul, Graham & Brown, Judy Ross, and more

Oilo has released their new fall bedding collections! The Cobblestone and Modern Berries bedding comes in twin and full/queen sizes. The new Sticks Collection offers crib bedding and a variety of pillows. These items will start shipping early December so get your orders in soon! New Ulterior Collection from Graham — Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: D&AD 2010

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Modern Book Corner: D&AD 2010

Publishing house Taschen put out a title last year that proved to be so successful, they’ve repeated it again this year (only with a fresh new stock of awesomeness). What is this magical book? D&AD 2010, The Best Advertising and Design in the World. Featuring the projects and campaigns of — Continue reading

How to: Create a Cute Vignette

Categories: DIY + How To
How to: Create a Cute Vignette

Vignette’s are one of those love it or hate it terms. Most people love it, because vignette’s are an amazing tool to use in your home to make it feel layered, full, creative and grown-up. Some folks hate them because they feel they are contrived, cliché and too rehersed. We’ve — Continue reading

Good Design

Categories: Art + Graphics
Good Design

This past week has been a nightmare at work. All of those horror stories about poopy clients that my professors used to tell me in college are coming true! The only relief I have is to scour the internets for design that is successful and beautiful to makes sure all — Continue reading

Featured Design Element: Modern Awnings

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Featured Design Element: Modern Awnings

Where would the world be without awnings? Folks would get soaked trying to get into their homes in a rain storm. Front rooms would get hot due to the unforgiving sun pouring right in. Some building facades would look boring. Awnings are hardly a new invention, and while we like — Continue reading

Trend: Space-age Décor

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Trend: Space-age Décor

The swinging ‘60s were an exciting-filled time of politics, music, style and space travel. The idea that Mid-Century Modern design was influenced by the knowledge that man could travel to space hasn’t been fully explored yet, but we think it’s safe to say that flying to the moon captured the — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Kristina Schlegel

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Kristina Schlegel

Charts. Graphs. Tables. DIAGRAMS. Science is sexy, and we’re hardly the only ones to think so. A big trend in interiors for a while now has been the display of scientific posters and other memorabilia on walls, and you might even remember spotting some Venn Diagrams in a previous Featured — Continue reading