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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Modern Eye Candy: More Boora Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: More Boora Architects

We enjoyed many of Boora Architects’ commercial and civic spaces, too; so much so we wanted to dedicate a whole other post to them! Today’s eye candy courtesy of Portland-based Boora Architects. Wanna know something neat? You can find Boora Architects, as well as a whole bunch of other talented — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: Boora Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: Boora Architects

Today’s eye candy courtesy of Portland-based Boora Architects. Wanna know something neat? You can find Boora Architects, as well as a whole bunch of other talented and ready to design for you designers, architects and interior designers, in the 2M Directory.

New Fabric from Ty Pennington!

Categories: Art + Graphics
New Fabric from Ty Pennington!

We’re really excited about this new fabric line designer and TV star Ty Pennington has recently put out. There’s just something really casual and fun about all the patterns, and some of them really have a modern, graphic quality to them. The color palettes are definitely geared for a summer — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Whimsy and Whiskey

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Whimsy and Whiskey

Wine might be known colloquiolly as “mommy juice” in certain social circles, but we’re gonna let you in on another nickname for something to imbibe: I like to call whiskey “bloggy juice.” Okay–maybe it’s just me who occasionally uses a good bourbon to soften the blow of daily content production, — Continue reading

Food/Design: Sushi Raku

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Food/Design: Sushi Raku

We remember hearing when this new sushi restaurant Sushi Raku from the masterminds behind Michael Hsu Office of Architecture opened up in Houston. Judging by this brilliant architect’s track record, you would think that’d be enough for us to rush over to see what all the fuss was about. Inexplicably, — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: Coates Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: Coates Design

Today’s eye candy courtesy of Washington state-based Coates Design. Check them out on Facebook, too. Wanna know something neat? You can find Coates Design, as well as a whole bunch of other talented and ready to design for you designers, architects and interior designers, in the 2M Directory. What do you — Continue reading

Fashion/Interiors: Threads and Fringe

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion/Interiors: Threads and Fringe

Fringe. Thread. It’s all a bunch of tiny strings of textile coming together to make an impact, whether on a body in a clothing ensemble or hanging from a ceiling, like in this amazing installation. Fringe may have not been the biggest at Coachella earlier this month, but it’s a — Continue reading

Table Chair

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Table Chair

      Have an extra guest and no where to sit?  Turn that table into a chair.  Stunning translation of the folding chair.   As the name indicates, the Table Chair is a hybrid, a multi-use piece of furniture. It will probably be used as a side table most of — Continue reading

Embracing color

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Embracing color

  The painter-architect Le Corbusier did something artistic with the houses at Pessac. He embraced color and achieved a sense of weightlessness by painting the surfaces in different light colors. At the corners where the colors meet, a sense of structural thickness got also lighter. Le Corbusier’s considered color an — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: JEB JONES

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: JEB JONES

Taken from the website: “JEB JONES is an American furniture design and production studio located in upstate New York. Our furniture designs are distinguished by simple geometric forms, traditional construction methods, hand-tooled surfaces and hand finishing. Only select hardwoods are used in the construction of each piece. The hand-painted, hand-rubbed — Continue reading

Artistic building elements: light and color

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Artistic building elements: light and color

By using glass bricks as containers, Lemonpack adds a three dimensional feel; in addition to the decorative value of bricks, they  also function as separators between spaces. Color, for sure, defines the artistic style of constructions. Andre Malraux library features bright red which is present in the synthetic floors, columns and — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Mike Osborne

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Mike Osborne

Does photographer Mike Osborne know the future? It seems unlikely, considering that none of us really can (unless you believe in time travel which is a whole other blog post altogether). But there’s something that you glimpse when viewing his art; like he has hints of something more than the — Continue reading

Interview: The Haskell Collection (Part 2)

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Interview: The Haskell Collection (Part 2)

Last week we had the extraordinary pleasure of introducing to you some of our newest vendors at 2Modern: haskell. We learned early on in the interview that both the founders, adorable married couple Andrew Stoneman and Laura Haskell, have an eye for modern aesthetics but a passion for creating sustainable — Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: Live Now

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Book Corner: Live Now

You know what suckers we are for inspirational quotes, so pairing them with cutting-edge graphics and illustrations, putting them all in one book and there being a really moving story attached to the project? Hit the brakes. We’re buying this book. Spotted yesterday on everyone’s favorite Austin-based design collective, Public — Continue reading

New (Book) Covers

Categories: Art + Graphics
New (Book) Covers

Man we love to read. But as much as we’ve been told not to do so our whole lives, sometimes we do judge a book by its cover. How many amazing reads have we passed up because of a cover we didn’t like? Too difficult to know. We’re not the — Continue reading

How to: Fake it Until You Make It

Categories: DIY + How To
How to: Fake it Until You Make It

The phrase “fake it until you make it” could apply to quite a many things. For the purposes of this modern-centric, family-friendly design blog, we’ll be using it in reference to faking a clean house when maybe it’s not so clean. You’ve probably noticed a flush of spring cleaning posts — Continue reading

Featured Design Element: Breakfast Nook

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Featured Design Element: Breakfast Nook

The term “breakfast nook” is such a darling term. Conjuring up images of a happy couple and perfectly behaved 2.5 kids with the family dog patiently waiting anyone to drop a crumb from their homemade french toast, breakfast nooks aren’t always sickeningly adorable. They can be sexy, sleek and modern, — Continue reading

New on 2Modern: haskell, Bumbleride, Oeuf, Boom, Kartell, Botanist, and more!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
New on 2Modern: haskell, Bumbleride, Oeuf, Boom, Kartell, Botanist, and more!

Haskell Collection is now on 2Modern! This eco-friendly, modern outdoor furniture is also made in the USA. The Series9 Easy Chair provides an easy respite with a subdued, simple elegance. The Series9 Sultan is the epitome of casual elegance wherever you choose it to reside. The Series9 Side Table has — Continue reading

Trend: Ocean-Inspired

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Trend: Ocean-Inspired

What it is about warmer weather and summer nights that makes us crave seashells and light blue colors? Wait…don’t answer that. Regardless of how you feel about the ocean or sea shell-inspired decor, you can’t deny that adding some nature–of a decidedly sea-like scape–can really bring in the relaxation. Our — Continue reading

OneLessTV

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
OneLessTV

Dean Heckler‘s up to it again. This time working on a design for the sorely neglected field of TV stands and media centers (so few attractive ones exist, and we’re not ashamed to say we at 2Modern think we may sell among the only ones! Check out this link for — Continue reading