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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Fashion: Color Color Color

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion: Color Color Color

Can’t get enough of color. Never, never enough. nstylevintage on Etsy Lattice Leather Necklace Colored Horizon Zipper Clutch Tribeza Fashion Spread (photography by Jamie Luca)

DIY: Your Own Hanging String Garden

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Your Own Hanging String Garden

We posted about a neat plant trend in interiors awhile back called string gardens. These whimsical ways to display plants really captured our imagination and definitely made us want some for our own place. Imagine our delight when we spotted a tutorial for one on that fabulous blog Design*Sponge. The — Continue reading

Z Box

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Z Box

As an architect, Dan Hisel probably has to think inside the box quite a bit.  Well, Hisel applied out- of- the- box thinking literally with his Z Box room.  Taking the IKEA concept of self assembly furniture stretching it to room size.  When faced with the proposition of a large — Continue reading

DIY – Pussy Willow / Mgambo Seed Earrings (or purchase on Etsy)

Categories: DIY + How To, Fashion + Trends
Double strand dangling "Momo Paw Earrings" on Etsy!

I love Pussy Willows and Forsythia, having grown up in eastern Pennsylvania, these two spring branch (flowering) plants were spring bouquet staples. This week, it’s all pussy willows or as they are also known Mgambo seeds. I saw these earrings online and thought… DIY! (So if any of you decide — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Jarrod Lim

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Jarrod Lim

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What If You Lived at IKEA?

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
What If You Lived at IKEA?

I knew I couldn’t be the only one harboring deep-seated fantasies of wanting to live in IKEA’s perfectly coiffed vignettes when gliding through their well-labeled store on shopping trips. That hypothesis has officially been proven judging by these photos by the brilliant photographer Christian Gideon. More on his blog and — Continue reading

Polyvore: A Side of Nature or Modern Sass?

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Polyvore: A Side of Nature or Modern Sass?

A side chair with a side of nature: Boom’s Modern Chair, Boom’s Teak Stool Ring Pattern and Unison’s Larch Square Pillow. Check out the set here. A side chair with a side of modern sass: Boom’s Modern Chair, Boom’s Metro End Table and Plush Living’s Nook YY Silk Pillow. You — Continue reading

Book: Modern Vintage Style

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Book: Modern Vintage Style

We wouldn’t be so brash to say that every person who’s into modern design also has a soft spot for vintage style, but we bet we wouldn’t be far off if we did. There’s a respect for those great designs of the past that definitely invades many modern spaces…and adds — Continue reading

The World’s Most Beautiful Buildings

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
The World’s Most Beautiful Buildings

We don’t know how we missed it when it first came out in February, but Travel & Leisure Magazine‘s online site had compiled a list of the world’s most beautiful buildings. Not only have we enjoyed looking at the pretty photos, but we’ve enjoyed wondering if we would have made — Continue reading

How to: Marry Two Styles

Categories: DIY + How To
How to: Marry Two Styles

Whether you are moving in with a new roommate or you and your honey decided to take the plunge into cohabitation, there can be an uncomfortable and unexpected side effect when all inhabitants love design: two distinct styles that may or may not complement each other. We’ve got the tips — Continue reading

The Bubble Chandelier by Shaun Kasperbauer

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Bubble Chandelier by Shaun Kasperbauer

We love the look of this light fixture by Brooklyn based furniture designer Shaun Kasperbauer. From the designer’s website: “The Bubble chandelier was inspired by the shape of soap bubbles. It is constructed of 2 liter soda bottles and the shadows cast by the chandelier mimic the cell-like shape that soap — Continue reading

Design Element: White-Washed Planks

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Design Element: White-Washed Planks

Floors, ceilings, walls–we don’t discriminate when it comes to our love for some white-washed, wide-planked wood surfaces in a modern home. There’s something about the juxtaposition between sleek, modern furnishings and a material choice that is often seen more in country barns. We love it. These gorgeous ceilings and walls — Continue reading

Edible Poster

Categories: Art + Graphics, DIY + How To
Edible Poster

In my ongoing search for projects that bring type to the next level… I came across Anna Garforth. Anna has a strong background in design and illustration and is known to take things to the next level. Her nifty fingers work moss into beautiful lettering, cookie dough into edible posters and rubbish into — Continue reading

Trend: Honeycomb

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Trend: Honeycomb

Yesterday we wrote a post for Apartment Therapy about how we’ve been spotting honeycombs and hexagons everywhere. Not just in interiors, either, but in fashion, too. This doesn’t mean we love triangles any less, but we enjoy branching out into the geometric world a bit. Here are some inspiring photos — Continue reading

Lumadessa Geometric Owl Prints

Categories: Art + Graphics
Lumadessa Geometric Owl Prints

Nature + geometry? Yeah, we’ll take that. We’re loving these geometric owls, perhaps more accurately referred to as geowls, a lot. Find more pricing and images from Lumadessa.

Featured Artist: Clarke Curtis

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Clarke Curtis

Austin-based artist Clarke Curtis is just one of the amazing artists showing at this year’s Texas Biennial. We’re loving his modern, digital-inspired characters. So sleek, fresh and animated. See more here.

Live Modern: Bullick Hollow Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Bullick Hollow Residence

The Bullick Hollow Residence was designed by Nana Kim, who owns 9 square studio in Austin, Texas. You can see more photos of this project as well as other projects on her website and the Facebook page.

Interview: Lisa Masterson of Avalisa

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Interview: Lisa Masterson of Avalisa

One of the most anxiety-inducing areas of having a kid if you’re a modern design lover just might be worrying about the availability of high-quality, attractive and affordable modern kid’s decor. Avalisa calms any parent’s fears with their lines of stretched wall art and lovely wool rugs.

DIY: Pantone Magnets

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Pantone Magnets

Of all the elements in a home that contribute to the overall design, it can seem like the most insignificant element, or at least the smallest, would be the magnet. We dare not say refrigerator magnet–plenty of metal places in your home can accommodate these magical little pops of color. — Continue reading

Disegna un cucchiaio

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Disegna un cucchiaio

The Italian gastronomic magazine Il Cucchiaio d’Argento is celebrating its 60th anniversary and invited 5 designers to come up with a design for a spoon (that’s what cucchiaio means!). These were the 5 “competitors”: The winner, announced a couple of months ago, was Inga Sempé: the French designer entered the — Continue reading