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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Vintage Posters to Impress

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Vintage Posters to Impress

I have recently been looking at vintage poster to inspire a color palette for an event I am planning, modern with a hint of vintage glamour. I stumbled upon these from unknown original sources and had to share.  They are  raw, graphic, and just great fun!   Check out more — Continue reading

New from urbancase : the sidebar

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
New from urbancase : the sidebar

What a lovely little nugget of good design and practical function. Darin from urbancase just emailed me about one of their new pieces the sidebar: “designed by Darin Montgomery and Trey Jones for urbancase — the sidebar is the first in a series of collaborations with Teroforma known as Crafted.” — Continue reading

DIY: Nature-Inspired Garden Stone

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Nature-Inspired Garden Stone

Since the summer is nearly here, we love seeking out those projects that could fit into a modern outdoor space, whatever your size or type outdoor space–a patio, balcony, yard or giant garden–we think this sort of project is a lovely addition. It’s so simple and elegant that it’s almost — Continue reading

Featured Element: Over-sized Mirrors

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Featured Element: Over-sized Mirrors

We love the simple, strong look of an over-sized, leaning mirror. It can go in just about any style of space and make it more modern, and it’s an economical way of taking up space without having to spend a lot of money on a lot of items. You don’t — Continue reading

Trend: Brightly-Colored Owls

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Trend: Brightly-Colored Owls

We like when two previous trends combine to create a forceful trend that will probably be short-lived but quite delightful while it exists. Owls have been in favor in interiors before, and recently all we’ve been seeing lately in spaces is small and powerful pops of bright, neon colors. So — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Dave Murray

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Dave Murray

Artist Dave Murray has latched on to the whole triangle/geometry trend pulsating throughout fashion and interiors lately, but he’s done it in a pretty fresh way. We like how some of his polygon portraits are real simple, and almost featureless, where others show a great likeness to their subject. It’s — Continue reading

Live Modern: Watershak

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Watershak

Taken from Architizer: “The owners of this small, 1940’s waterfront shack approached Studio Twenty Seven Architecture with a desire for renovations to improve the livability of their weekend getaway. The existing home was dank and in extremely poor condition. In addition, the shack did not take advantage of the available — Continue reading

How to: Turn a Table into a Modern Bench

Categories: DIY + How To
How to: Turn a Table into a Modern Bench

Now we don’t have any sort of hard evidence on the matter, but it seems to us–at least unofficially–that of all the types of furniture out there, of Mid-Century Modern designs, there seems to be a lot of coffee tables available. Simple or complex, the fact is that not many — Continue reading

More Eye Candy: MK Designs

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
More Eye Candy: MK Designs

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of Waltham, Massachusetts-based mk designs, who seem to specialize in epic looking spaces with warm color palettes and lots of wood. You can find mk designs, as well as a whole bunch of other talented and ready to design for you designers, architects and interior — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: STUDIOPATRO

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: STUDIOPATRO

The lovely designs on cloth coming 0ut of San Francisco-based Etsy store STUDIOPATRO are soothing our weary soul right now. We like the soft, subtle, classic color palette, and like how designs are both slightly architectural and kind of handmade-ish. These designs straddle that line between too cute and too — Continue reading

Food/Design: River Cafe

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Food/Design: River Cafe

Just like the restaurant Perla’s in Austin we featured a couple of weeks ago, River Cafe in London features a similarly cheery, summery color palette of blues and yellows that pop and sizzle off of each other to create a cool, crisp demeanor. We like the metallic and clear elements — Continue reading

Jonathan Zawada :: Painting

Categories: Art + Graphics
Jonathan Zawada :: Painting

Oh snap.  Jonathan Zawada may have just moved up to my number one favorite artist spot.  I mean, there’s nothing like some abstract mountains mixed with some crazy colors to make me a little weak in the knees*.  Anyone else have this… “problem”? LINK: zawada.com.au Check out more of Jonathan’s work below! — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: Y.A. Studio

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: Y.A. Studio

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of California-based Y.A. Studio, designs that at first glance seem traditional-esque but upon further review are anything but. You wanna know something else neat? You can find Y.A. Studio, as well as a whole bunch of other talented and ready to design for you designers, — Continue reading

Music For Dieter Rams

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Music For Dieter Rams

Imagine listening to the sound of an alarm clock and actually enjoying it. Jon Brooks has made it possible with his latest release “Music For Dieter Rams”. All of the sound generated on this album originates from a Dieter Rams (über product design genius) AB-30 alarm clock. To me this — Continue reading

Clockwork Orange

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
Clockwork Orange

A graphic image of the eye-popping rehabilitation scene in the movie Clockwork Orange, illustrated by Kathy Kavan. Stanley Kubrick exhibition which goes through July 2011 at La Cinematheque francaise, contains research documents, correspondences, scenarios, photos of film shoots, costumes and accessories of his archives. Also an on line exhibition site — Continue reading

Fashion/Interiors: Subtle Ruffles and Scallops

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion/Interiors: Subtle Ruffles and Scallops

We love a little movement, sass, play and 3D to an outfit, and like it even more if it’s in our interiors. Not everything has to be so serious and stoic all the time, as these dresses we’ve spotted on Mod Cloth and these pillows from cushlab prove. What do — Continue reading

Das Boot

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Das Boot

        Das Hausboot, to be exact.  Envisioned and built by the German designer duo Flo Florian und Sascha Akkermann of Confused Direction Designs. This modern designed house boat, named Silberfish, translation – Silver Fish, floats on a platform and ties up at your local bay or harbor — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Philipp Aduatz

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Philipp Aduatz

Sometimes you’re just in the mood for furniture so futuristic, you’re not even sure whether you’re supposed to sit, lie or stand on it. That’s a bit of a hyperbole. The functions and purposes of Philipp Aduatz’s work are very clear from the get-go, but you have to admit it — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Dieter Geisler

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Dieter Geisler

We guess we’re just in an upbeat, modern sort of art mood this week, because we’ve brought you another artist whose casual designs and patterns combined with a color palette full of bright, cheery colors is making us smile over and over again. Dieter Geisler’s work is fun because it — Continue reading

2Modern Memorial Day Sale

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2Modern Memorial Day Sale

Have you been eying that fantastic wool rug at 2Modern? Or that Kartell chair? It’s your lucky day! 2Modern Memorial Day Sale – May 25-31 Save 11%! Use code ‘memorial11‘ at checkout. Some exclusions. Shop now!
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