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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Daniel Hertzell :: Photography

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Daniel Hertzell :: Photography

Oh what I wouldn’t give to live just one moment in any of these images from photographer Daniel Hertzell… I mean, you only really need one kidney, right? Check out more of Daniel’s stunning portfolio right here. [via Desire to Inspire] More pics after the jump!

Eye Candy: Renee del Gaudio’s Elk House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Eye Candy: Renee del Gaudio’s Elk House

“Perched atop a 200-foot ocean bluff in Elk, California, this modest sized house coexists with the rugged, windswept landscape of the northern coast. The view of the house from Highway One is an unassuming carport of minimal steel and wood construction. Beyond, a modest backside shies away from the road — Continue reading

Kate Spade’s Colorful Website!

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Uncategorized
Kate Spade’s Colorful Website!

Wow! Bang! Boom! Kate Spade’s new colorful summer-inspired website has us making the kind of sounds that are usually only preserved for fight scenes from the original Batman television series. You’ll want to surf on to here yourself to see all kinds of gorgeous photo shoots with good-looking fashion objects — Continue reading

Madera Home Sale Starts Today on 2M Collective

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Madera Home Sale Starts Today on 2M Collective

This week’s 2M Collective Modern Décor Sale includes Madera Home! 2M Collective is an exclusive and unique shopping destination – a member’s only home and décor boutique by 2Modern offering Discount Modern Design in limited quantities. Sale is from March 31st-April 7th. Act fast!

How-to: Scandinavian-Inspired Coat Stand

Categories: DIY + How To
How-to: Scandinavian-Inspired Coat Stand

There’s this one corner in our living room that has just been begging for a coat stand. Something tall and narrow that would add some interest to an otherwise empty corner, and that would add a little more functionality to the space, as well. Many factors would have to align — Continue reading

And Why Knot?

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
And Why Knot?

We have talked about wooden rings with a twist…why not furniture in a knot?  Canadian furniture artist, Kino Guérin, shows off his talents bending wood into knots on a larger scale.  He makes it seem effortless, though highly doubtful that it is. Visit Kino Guérin’s website. Photography by Elyse Belanger — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Brothers and Sons

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Brothers and Sons

We really like when we can see the character and past of a piece of furniture. It’s one reason why we flock to vintage and antique pieces so much–sensing a piece’s story is almost as rewarding as enjoying its aesthetic value. That’s one of the unfortunate things missing to many — Continue reading

Big Brother inspires knowledge via Art!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
Monday August 31, 2009 - Malte Spitz's life via cellphone

Enter Malte Spitz, a German Green Party politician and privacy advocate with a cell phone. Spitz knows, as most cell phone users do, that our GPS is on all the time and that his cell phone carrier basically knew where we was 24 hours a day. From German Newspaper, Zeit — Continue reading

Sample and One Day Sale!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Sample and One Day Sale!

If you’ve ever seen something you loved and could-not-live-without on 2Modern before but also felt like it was just a bit out of your price range, then this post is definitely good news for you. 2Modern has a sample sale going on, and this could be just the ticket you — Continue reading

Polyvore: Natural or Natural with a Pop?

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Polyvore: Natural or Natural with a Pop?

We love rooms that are bathed in natural elements and soft color palettes found in nature. They are calming, peaceful and sometimes even good for the environment. 2Modern has a wonderful array of these natural elements that work together so easily. It’s simple and fun to combine these accessories and — Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: Alvar Aalto Houses

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Book Corner: Alvar Aalto Houses

Alvar Aalto is one of the heavy hitters, the well-knowns of the Mid-Century Modern architectural movement without whom our idea of modern architecture would no doubt be very different. This great book looks like the perfect thing for learning about the past and getting inspired for the future. “Over the — Continue reading

2011 Pritzker Prize: Eduardo Souto de Moura!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2011 Pritzker Prize: Eduardo Souto de Moura!

The talented Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura has won the 2011 Pritzker Prize, an award presented by Chicago’s billionaire Pritzker family and given to living architects who have “produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.” Though de Moura doesn’t have — Continue reading

How-to: Choose the Right TV

Categories: DIY + How To
How-to: Choose the Right TV

We focus a lot on the elements that go into creating a beautiful, modern home you can be proud of, but we’ve been ignoring an element that can make a big impact in a room: the television. Many of us watch television, and unless you’re lucky enough to have a — Continue reading

Featured Design Element: Wood + White

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Featured Design Element: Wood + White

Wood is warm and natural. It’s earthy and wild and full of life. It frames our homes and inspires us full of joy and terror when we meet it in its natural environment. The color white isn’t just a color, it’s all colors and no colors. It represents potential. It’s — Continue reading

Trend: Native American-inspired

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Trend: Native American-inspired

The colors and textures of items that are Native American-inspired have been popping up a lot lately in interiors, and it’s easy to incorporate, especially in modernly-decorated spaces. Of course the term “Native American” changes differently depending on what region you are discussing, but in general, we look for great — Continue reading

What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?

Categories: Art + Graphics
What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?

More inspiring interactive guerilla art, this time out of New Orleans with Candy Chang’s “Before I Die.” A great way to revamp a run-down building in town and a beautiful way to let a community interact with an art piece. We first spotted it on the blog “My Love for — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Wendy Whatley

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Wendy Whatley

Food might be the fastest way to a man’s heart, but small, delicate, nature-themed watercolor paintings is the fastest way to ours (though we also accept food). Wendy Whatley’s “Things of This Nature” series of tiny, adorable, mystical and fanciful paintings aren’t nature as how you, me or a textbook — Continue reading

Live Modern: House on Lake Okoboji

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House on Lake Okoboji

We’ve said it before and will say it again: modern design should be gorgeous, but it should also be fun! The House on Lake Okoboji project by Min|Day in Iowa is a perfect example. Sure lines are sleek and volumes seriously awesome, but there’s color! Fun angles! Fun details! Simple — Continue reading

How to: Clean Modernly and Greenly

Categories: DIY + How To
How to: Clean Modernly and Greenly

Last week we posted some tips and ideas on how to start your spring cleaning this year, both in terms of dirt and in terms of organizing stuff and clutter. In our post, we mention that before you get started you might want to gather a good smattering of tools — Continue reading

Argington Room to Grow Sale!

Categories: Kids + Baby
Argington Room to Grow Sale!

2Modern & Argington Room to Grow Sale! Buy child’s Aryes Bed & Trundle, get Nightstand and Guard Rails Free! Get the deal while supplies last! Continue reading