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Daily Archives: April 27, 2011

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