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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Featured Artist: Catherine Ryan

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Catherine Ryan

Catherine Ryan’s work is a mix of American folk art, animals, modern aesthetics and charcoal that’s really working with what we want to see in art right now. So full of stories, it’s irreverent, sincere and witty. We love the base of grays that the charcoal creates, but adore the — Continue reading

Live Modern: Fastnet/Coughlan House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Fastnet/Coughlan House

We can’t decide what we love more about this gorgeous modern residence by Scott Tallon Walker Architects of the UK, the stunning modern architecture or the amazing views. We sure love how the architecture was built to accommodate the stunning landscapes, and may be proof that when nature and man-made — Continue reading

The Bicycle Cap by peSeta for New Museum

Categories: Art + Graphics
The Bicycle Cap by peSeta for New Museum

Are you ready for your daily dose of adorable and modern? You better sit down for this one; we were smiling like giant idiots the whole time we watched it’s so darn sweet. The deets: this video is a mini-documentary about a very special series of bicycle caps made by — Continue reading

Penny Floors

Categories: Uncategorized
Penny Floors

Hmmm… think I’m gonna start saving my change.. The Cup Cafe at Hotel Congess via Young Snowbirds The Standard Grill in the Standard Hotel New York via Notcot.. The flooring at Revolver is made up of over 340,000 pennies..  Paul Smith’s boutique in Paris.. And finally, The Chamberlains created this — Continue reading

DIY: Large Graphic Wall Sign

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Large Graphic Wall Sign

Do you have things to say that you feel need to be displayed in your home, loudly and largely? Or perhaps a favorite quote you feel so passionately about you need to find a spot for it in your living room? Or maybe, like us, you just enjoy the graphic — Continue reading

Voice Print Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Voice Print Art

Voice Prints is the newest art media to hit the World. Based out of Toronto, Canada founder Mariusz Boba developed his idea as The Image of Sound. Designed to capture moments from “I Love You’s” to motivational words “Success” and “Believe” to baby’s first words, VoicePrints allows anyone to turn — Continue reading

Church as Home

Categories: Uncategorized
A dutch firm named Zecc has converted an old chapel into an apartment

Happy Easter Sunday – Being an (non-religious) architecture fanatic, I bring you these wonderful examples of renovated Churches turned into homes. This example, formerly the Christian Reformed Church of Everett is owned by a couple who had the home “reblessed” after renovations. The first floor is made up of 2,600 — Continue reading

KILLSPENCER “Korean War Era” Weekender 2.0 Bag

Categories: Fashion + Trends
KILLSPENCER “Korean War Era” Weekender 2.0 Bag

Los Angeles brand KILLSPENCER has released their new “Korean War Era” Weekender bag. The military inspired bag uses a coated cotton canvas which has been preserved and originally engineered in the 1950’s and used as in the Korean War. Two exterior button snap pockets, black water resistant “aquazip” zipper and a black leather bullhide — Continue reading

Botanical sketches

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Botanical sketches

Angie Lewin sketches the plants she sees everyday during her cliff top walks. For Angie  ”the head of a plantain, one of the most mundane plants, is fascinating when you look closer.” Her drawings are the beginning of the print process, but she knows how the final product will eventually — Continue reading

DesignKLYK 2011

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
DesignKLYK 2011

DesignKLYK is pleased to announce “DesignKLYK: New Collections 2011”, opening from May 14th  to 17th, 2011 at graphite. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. DesignKLYK is a design collective of two Brooklyn based designers, Kenjiro Yamakawa and Loren Kulesus. The design collective has debuted innovative furniture designs at ICFF 2010. This year, we have — Continue reading

A Modern Twist on Mother’s Day Flowers

Categories: Fashion + Trends
A Modern Twist on Mother’s Day Flowers

You can’t go wrong with flowers for mom on Mother’s Day, but now you can spoil her with a favorite bloom that lasts forever! We are really digging these innovative necklaces by indie brand, Blend Creations. Combining sleek stainless steel with real flowers preserved under acrylic, you can carry spring — Continue reading

Pattern vs Texture: Toast vs. Marimekko

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Pattern vs Texture: Toast vs. Marimekko

What makes a bigger visual impact…is it something quite textural and tactile? Or is it something that has a graphic pop for the eyes? We can’t help but think this Toast Hemp Crochet Table Mat and this Marimekko dot plate from Tas-ka is the perfect comparison to decide which one — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Studio Snowpuppe

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Studio Snowpuppe

My word these folded paper and fabric lights are to die for. Any of these would look amazing in a modern home. Pretty reasonably priced for the handcrafted goodness that you’re getting, too. Check out more from this obviously talented Etsy seller Studio Snowpuppe.

Interview: The Haskell Collection (Part 1)

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Interview: The Haskell Collection (Part 1)

You know what’s even better than coming across a gorgeous, eco-friendly and available modern piece of outdoor furniture? Buying that piece of furniture from a lovely couple completely deserving of your business. Perhaps one of the greatest pleasures of doing this job is getting to know the people behind the — Continue reading

Food/Interiors: O2 Restaurant by Garduño Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Food/Interiors: O2 Restaurant by Garduño Architects

We’re loving the patterned pops of purple we’re spotting in the very serious and dark O2 restaurant in Mexico City by Garduño Architects. As spotted on the Contemporist. Images by Laura Cohen and Sófocles Hernández

Prince William and Kate’s Royal Mansion

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Prince William and Kate’s Royal Mansion

Anyone else have royal wedding fever out there? I’m absolutely captivated, and no doubt in some big part because William and Kate are near to my age. What must it be like to know the entire world will be watching your wedding? I for one can’t wait to see what — Continue reading

Laura Berger :: Illustration

Categories: Art + Graphics
Laura Berger :: Illustration

Everything about Laura Berger’s work is sugary sweet, from the cheerful color combos to the impossibly cute creatures (with their wide eyes and tiny mouths).  A glance through her portfolio and available prints will make you want to hug everyone you see and kiss tiny animals on the head.  Considering — Continue reading

Modern Art: Play Me, I’m Yours

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

We posted about the amazing national art project that had come to Austin recently, called “Play Me, I’m Yours” awhile back on the 2Modern blog. Well the curator Johnny Walker has spent time documenting the colorful characters that have embraced the 14 pianos sprinkled around Austin, and the Art Alliance — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: ChrDAUER Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: ChrDAUER Architects

You better believe you can find out more information about ChrDAUER 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.

2M Collective Sale – New Sales For 4/21/2011

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2M Collective Sale – New Sales For 4/21/2011

This week’s 2M Collective Modern Décor Sale includes 2 great designers! 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