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Monthly Archives: January 2011

St. Jakobus Church Home Renovation

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
St. Jakobus Church Home Renovation

We have such an obession with homes created in old churchs! So expansive, peaceful, creative and gorgeous, and this specimen–St. Jakobus Church home renovation–does not disappoint. Spotted on the fabulous blog Blue Ant Studio, we highly suggest clicking on over to see more photos and get information. Images: Blue Ant — Continue reading

House in Fukawa by Suppose Design Office

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
House in Fukawa by Suppose Design Office

This house looks so fun.. but a little dangerous. Obviously it’s not meant to house young children, however, I love the sort of house within a house feel. See more here.

Featured Artist: Denise Prince

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Denise Prince

We must have typed and erased and typed again a hundred possible introductions to today’s featured artist. Not because she’s hard to write about—but because there is so much to write about you don’t really know where to start. Think you’ve seen great photography before? Unless you’ve glimpsed the work — Continue reading

Blue Monday: Ceramic Blue

Categories: Uncategorized
Blue Monday: Ceramic Blue

Like any good blogger, we took to Wikipedia to get an exact definition of just what ceramic is: “A ceramic is an inorganic, non-metallic solid prepared by the action of heat and subsequent cooling.” How unromantic a definition for a material that has allowed so many artists to woo us — Continue reading

How-to: Bring in Personality 5 Ways

Categories: DIY + How To
How-to: Bring in Personality 5 Ways

The last thing anyone wants is a home that looks like a soulless magazine shoot—full of style and furnishings but not personality. So how do you decorate your home and make sure it ends up unique and full of personality? You don’t have to comb the earth for one-of-a-kind items — Continue reading

Maison&Objet

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Maison&Objet

After two weeks (including weekends) I’m finally back home after travelling around and visiting some important trade shows. Yes, it is an amazing opportunity, but it can be exhausting! There are so many emerging trends and we are still in January, so I can’t wait for the Salone del Móbile — Continue reading

Pattern: Mod Green Pod for Robert Kaufman

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Pattern: Mod Green Pod for Robert Kaufman

To say we’re mere fans of Mod Green Pod is insulting to us both. We LOVE and LIVE FOR this stuff. Nancy Mims from Mod Green Pod is a pattern genius, creating fabulously simple, modern designs that resonate with those who love streamlined, simple shapes but who also like a — Continue reading

Crosstown Loft by Campos Leckie Studio

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Crosstown Loft by Campos Leckie Studio

A hip young couple living in Vancouver’s Yaletown entertainment district gets married and decides to start a family. Requiring more space than they can afford in Yaletown, but deliberately wanting to avoid the typical retreat to the suburbs, the couple purchases a run-down loft space a few blocks away in — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Rhan Vintage

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Rhan Vintage

Oh Rhan Vintage, you sure know how to curate an Etsy store that makes this modern design blogger want to post about you. There’s something a little disorganized about this collection of Mid-Century Modern and vintage pieces, like that artsy girl who was in your intro to drawing class in — Continue reading

Food/Interiors: Lincoln

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Food/Interiors: Lincoln

GQ magazine recently released a list of (what they consider to be) the ten best new restaurants in America, comprising a variety of cities and styles of food. It made us wonder, would the ten new best restaurants with good food also have some of the best interior design of — Continue reading

New on 2Modern – Graham & Brown, Bumbleride, Early Rider, Ink Dish, Monte, & Unison

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New on 2Modern – Graham & Brown, Bumbleride, Early Rider, Ink Dish, Monte, & Unison

Dozens of new Graham and Brown wallpapers are now available on 2Modern! From designers such as Linda Barker and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, to modern collections such as Contour and Elixir, to floral designs such as Monsoon and Spirit, you can find just the right wallpaper for any room in your house. — Continue reading

Emerging Designer: Moises Hernandez

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Emerging Designer: Moises Hernandez

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: sometimes the best, most modern design isn’t the stuff with the least frills or sharpest angles. It’s pieces and concepts that make an impact emotionally and physically, in new and fresh ways, simply and beautifully. Moises Hernandez, you sure know how — Continue reading

2M Collective Sale – Avalisa, Cor & Ferm Living

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2M Collective Sale – Avalisa, Cor & Ferm Living

This week’s 2M Collective Modern Décor Sale includes Avalisa, Cor, & Ferm Living! 2M Collective is an exclusive and unique shopping destination – a member’s only home and décor boutique by 2Modern offering Discount Home Decor in limited quantities. Continue reading

Fashion/Interiors: Mary Katrantzou

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion/Interiors: Mary Katrantzou

We usually try to write these posts in a way that shows you how inextricably the worlds of fashion and interiors are intertwined. Usually combining imagery from both worlds that have something in common, like color, texture or shape, you get to see how both interior design and fashion borrow — Continue reading

DIY: Instant Interior Class

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Instant Interior Class

Classy. It’s not always a word you associate with modern interiors, or really interior design in general. But as our love for the fabulous looks of the Mid-Century continue to pervade our rooms and homes, it’s a word we should become accustomed to; they certainly had it in spades back — Continue reading

Modern Midwest Retreat :: BNIM Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Midwest Retreat :: BNIM Architects

Oh goodness.  I will pay you to tell me that this is what heaven looks like! About: The retreat is located on a bucolic 700-acre site in the rolling hills of rural Iowa. The property originally contained a mix of prairie, woodland and former farmland. With assistance from the Iowa — Continue reading

Honey Moon

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Honey Moon

“Color Marketing Group predicts the “next” color” . CMG announces a palette of optimism. It selects a mustardy, goldish yellow with a grounded mood called “honey moon.” It is also described as a nostalgic color with an organic flavor. Why was the “honey moon” chosen by the Color Marketing Group? — Continue reading

Wrap Yourself Up With Elizabeth and James

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Wrap Yourself Up With Elizabeth and James

At the risk of sounding shallow, Elizabeth and James are my heroes.  Almost every woman owns a little black dress.   Most own more than one.  While I realize that some of  you may not appreciate the search for that perfect “little black dress”,  I dare say many of you appreciate — Continue reading

Featured Craftsperson: Miga de Pan

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Featured Craftsperson: Miga de Pan

We love featuring talented crafters on this blog, because while they usually create crafts that are small like jewelry or accessories, when they do decide to venture into home decor, it’s so wonderful. Much like some of the items we discovered from a lovely crafter named Miga de Pan. Miga — Continue reading

“A House like mini Luxury Hotel”

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
“A House like mini Luxury Hotel”

Ismini Karali, a greek conceptual designer and architect designed a luxury villa located in Agia Marina, a southern region of Athens. It is 660 square meters and consists of three levels. Surrounded by a beautiful garden of 4.000 square meters, an elevated pool stands on the highest point of the — Continue reading