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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Pattern: Aesthetic Outburst vs Sydney’s

Categories: Art + Graphics
Pattern: Aesthetic Outburst vs Sydney’s

Which one do you like more? The sweet, Danish darning-inspired homemade craft-feeling pattern found on Aesthetic Outburst, or the ultra-slick, ultra-cool, abstract and modern dishware of Sydney’s? With similar color palettes, a circular presentation and both very good at the styles they are exuding, this could be a tough decision — Continue reading

Green and Modern Moving Box Design

Categories: Sustainability
Green and Modern Moving Box Design

We just spotted an amazing video on CNNMoney about a company out of California that has come up with a modern and ingenious way for home and business owners to move their stuff from point A to point B, and it utilizes recycling methods and smart business practices to completely — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Paint Square

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Paint Square

We are totally into the Etsy store Paint Square. They feature made to order, customize your own, Mid-Century Modern, lots of different sized, original framed wood sculpture art. They are turning wood scraps into one-of-a-kind, handmade, framed, ready-to-display pieces of art. They are a couple “whose mutual interests in all — Continue reading

Food/Design: The Shore Club

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Food/Design: The Shore Club

The Shore Club is a couple of restaurants in Canada, and there’s just something about them we’re really enjoying. The dark woods, the slight yacht club-feel, the modern and contemporary details. It’s sort of cool and masculine and definitely modern. Photographed here by the quite talented architectural photographers at Provoke! — Continue reading

Katie Kirk + Nathan Strandberg :: Eight Hour Day

Categories: Art + Graphics
Katie Kirk + Nathan Strandberg :: Eight Hour Day

We’ve written about Katie Kirk’s cheerful, retro-styled illustrations before (here and here), and it’s no surprise that her new endeavor with fellow illustrator (and husband) Nathan Strandberg is, well, utterly fantastic.  Eight Hour Day is the design studio of this extremely talented duo, whose portfolio is worth fully exploring.  What — Continue reading

Play Me, I’m Yours.

Categories: Art + Graphics
Play Me, I’m Yours.

We look for art in the everyday. We look for art in the extraordinary. We also look for art that approaches ideas and thoughts modernly, and really touches us on a fresh new level. “Play Me — I’m Yours” does a little bit of all of that for us, and — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: Feldman Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: Feldman Architecture

Hmm…modern rustic style tucked amongst storybook-gorgeous trees and over-looking stunning landscape? Yeah, I mean if we have to subject our eyes to some architecture imagery, we guess the House Ocho project by Feldman Architecture Firm wouldn’t be that terrible. Good golly miss molly this is a beautiful house, inside, outside — Continue reading

2M Collective Sale – 2Modern & Bumbleride

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2M Collective Sale – 2Modern & Bumbleride

This week’s 2M Collective Modern Décor Sale includes 2Modern, & Bumbleride! 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. Continue reading

Fashion/Interiors: Animal Prints (Literally)

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion/Interiors: Animal Prints (Literally)

We’re melting over fashion designer Charlotte Taylor’s Autumn/Winter 2011 line. This clever designer has a fresh spin on animal prints–and it’s not in the way she uses leopard print or the cut of her clothes–it’s how she define’s “animal print.” Full of graphic, simplistic, modern patterns that are cute and — Continue reading

DIY: 5 Quick Steps to a Relaxing Bedroom

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: 5 Quick Steps to a Relaxing Bedroom

No fooling around. No excuses. It’s time to get serious about that bedroom of yours. Why the bedroom? Why not the living room, bathroom or den? The bedroom is the place that you can unwind in after a long day at work and it’s the place you can get recharged — Continue reading

Chicken Chic

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Chicken Chic

The resurgence of chicken populations in the urban and semi-urban environments is a result of the increased desire for organic eggs and products.  Raising chickens is growing trend among the environmentally and health conscious.   Here is how a few modern chickens live in style. Mitchell Snyder and Shelley Martin custom — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: LAMP

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: LAMP

LAMP we’re not just liking what you do, we’re LOVING it. If you love modern furniture design but get a little tired of always seeing the same design elements over and over again, you’re going to love what these LAMP folks are doing. They’re taking known shapes and modern ideas — Continue reading

Megan Geckler: Installing Awesome

Categories: Art + Graphics
Megan Geckler: Installing Awesome

Megan Geckler is a Los Angeles-based installation artist, but frankly, that description sounds way too clinical for what it is that this talented artist creates. She creates site specific color experiences–little mini universes full of geometry and symmetry and life. She currently has two concurrent installations in Los Angeles in — Continue reading

Polyvore: Color Blocking Beauties

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Polyvore: Color Blocking Beauties

Color blocking is a favorite trend of ours. It’s where blocks of color create a graphic and bold presentation in one furniture piece or sometimes on a room-sized scale. It’s a great way to bring in lots of color into a space if you’re so inclined, and it’s also a — Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: The Tote Bag

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Modern Book Corner: The Tote Bag

Because tote bags are totally the new graphic T-shirt, there exists the fabulously creative and fun to read book by illustrator and designer Jitesh Patel. It’s full of in-depth looks at today’s hottest printers, illustrators, designers and the designs they place so generously on tote bags for our functional use. — Continue reading

How to: Begin Spring Cleaning

Categories: DIY + How To
How to: Begin Spring Cleaning

Happy spring everyone! As we all begin to shake off the winter doldrums, clear out the cobwebs of our minds and get ready for the fresh, renewing season of spring, don’t let a very vital time of the year sneak up on you: spring cleaning. Spring sprung officially on March — Continue reading

New Gorgeous Glassware from Heath

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
New Gorgeous Glassware from Heath

We’ve loved their modern ceramics for years and now we can love their new gorgeous mouth-blown glassware. From the press release: “For food-lovers and food-makers alike, Heath Ceramics is pleased to introduce its latest, Heath Glass. A collection of seven everyday glasses, 100% made in America, is now available exclusively — Continue reading

Catworks: Modern Cat Furniture

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Catworks: Modern Cat Furniture

We love modern design and we love cats. When the two are combined we just can’t help ourselves from posting. These alphabet-inspired cat furniture pieces are pretty simple, streamlined and cute, which we like. Sometimes modern cat furniture pieces get a bit complex, and we like how these are functional — Continue reading

Featured Element: Materially Enveloped

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Featured Element: Materially Enveloped

What’s it like to be hugged by a whole room? We’re not entirely sure (scientists haven’t quite mastered the animation of structures yet) but we bet it probably feels something like being in a room whose walls, ceiling and floor are all wrapped in the same gorgeous, modern material. A — Continue reading

Any Bag Camera Bag

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Uncategorized
Any Bag Camera Bag

I’ve had a DSLR for over 6 years now and my collection of photos does not reflect that fact. I’m either too lazy to cary my big, hunky camera bag around or scared to put in my man purse (murse) unsheathed. But now, with the Any Bag Camera Bag Insert, — Continue reading