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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Neos Lettering :: Typographic Lighting

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Neos Lettering :: Typographic Lighting

A friend of mine shared these on Twitter the other day, posing the question “Hot or not?” – and I emphatically declared HOT!  (I’m all for a touch of playfulness in my decor and lighting!)  Mostly, I love that each character is sold separately, so you can form whatever word — Continue reading

Triian: Modern Era Gems

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Triian: Modern Era Gems

          The Miami design duo of Trisha Brookbank & Brian Burkhardt create amazing sculptural pieces that look just as good on their own as they do on your hand, wrist, ears and neck. They use synthetic resins and Swarovski crystals to form these one of a — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: Heather Johnston Architect

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: Heather Johnston Architect

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of California-based Heather Johnston Architect, lots of wood tones and fun modern lines. You wanna know something else neat? You can find Heather Johnston Architect, as well as a whole bunch of other talented and ready to design for you designers, architects and interior designers, — Continue reading

Abstract Stone Mosaic Sidewalks of Rio

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Abstract Stone Mosaic Sidewalks of Rio

Organizing and integrating sidewalks, landscapes and native plants of Brazil by the aesthetic rules of painting established an unique dialogue between the two disciplines: organization of abstract painting as a starting point for the lay out of garden design and species. The name behind this success is Roberto Burle Marx. — Continue reading

Fashion/Interiors: Fire

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion/Interiors: Fire

Well, the colors of fire, anyway. We’re not implying that actual fire or fire motifs (we shudder to even think) are being incorporated into interiors and fashion, but we are seeing a lot of rich and bold yellows and oranges brought into the fold. Being warm colors, these are the — Continue reading

DIY: Chevron Tray

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Chevron Tray

No, we have not had enough of looking at the chevron pattern on things or seeing DIY projects about it. We predict this to be the pattern of the summer, as it’s the perfect prescription to bring into an ailing room and punch any boring problems with fists of color — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Katrin Greiling

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Katrin Greiling

We love Katrin Greiling’s style. As an industrial designer, interior designer and photographer, she’s incredibly skilled at shaping environments, creating what goes in those environments and documenting said environments. She’s just got a light-hearted, irreverent approach to design, but she’s not mocking it. She obviously takes her career seriously, but — Continue reading

V Collection Of Outdoor Furniture

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
V Collection Of Outdoor Furniture

  Award winning designer from Mexico, Joel Escalona, designs are strong geometric and architectural with a twist.  Hospitality and retail industry are their specialty with a focus on products are the best solution for the contemporary indoors and outdoors market. Particularly striking is the V collection of outdoor furniture made — Continue reading

ICFF 2011: New Blu Dot!

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects
ICFF 2011: New Blu Dot!

In what was one of our most anticipated posts of ICFF, Jennifer and Danielle visited the Blu Dot booth to see what they had new to debut. Words can’t express how much we love their new items!  Jennifer reported on our favorites: Dang Media – Retro looking Media Case with — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Robert Melton

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Robert Melton

Man we just can’t get enough of photographers who value controlled frames and modern color palettes. Robert Melton, also a great visual artist and videographer, has photography work that says a lot by showing a little. Of his photo series, we really enjoy his “Wonder Year” and “Teenage Wasteland” the — Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: In the Wilds with Nigel Peake

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Book Corner: In the Wilds with Nigel Peake

We don’t often showcase books about art in our Modern Book Corner section of the blog; maybe we just feel like we should be focusing on books that inspire or help you shape your own interior environment. We really fell for the sweet and simple drawings and art of Nigel — Continue reading

Alex MacMaster’s Intriguing Iris

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Alex MacMaster’s Intriguing Iris

Alex MacMaster’s artful pendants are  sculptural and masculine. I am drawn to these lamps by the vision of  playful shadows and fanciful form floating above a space. Made to order, each lamp is crafted with traditional techniques with a modernist appreciation to detail and purity of form. Check out these — Continue reading

ICFF 2011: Recyclable Composites

Categories: ICFF 2011
ICFF 2011: Recyclable Composites

Not all of the amazing things to see at ICFF this year were from professional designers. A popular hangout spot was Recyclable Composites, the booth of the furniture design students from the Rhode Island School of Design. From Jennifer: “Recyclable Composites, an exhibit by the students of the department of — Continue reading

DIY: Chevron Rug

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Chevron Rug

Chevron’s are all the rage right now, and it’s hard to find them applied in a fresh way. It’s hard to even find affordable items with the chevron pattern on it anymore because they’re rising in price. If you’re looking for something affordable or customizable that sports a sweet chevron, — Continue reading

ICFF 2011: Iglooplay

Categories: ICFF 2011, Kids + Baby
ICFF 2011: Iglooplay

Jennifer and Danielle got a chance to stop by 2Modern designer Iglooplay to see what was new with them. They were excited by everything they saw! Here’s what Jennifer said: “Adorable and dynamic Lisa from iglooplay was thinking outside the box this year when she designed Tortoise Table and Floor — Continue reading

Featured Design Element: Outdoor Bath

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Featured Design Element: Outdoor Bath

We find the idea of getting to wash away the days troubles while standing under the stars to be very appealing. Of course, in a dense urban setting deciding to take a bath outdoors could potentially lead to your neighbors knowing a little too much about you, but with smart — Continue reading

ICFF 2011: Graypants

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects
ICFF 2011: Graypants

The clever and attractive fellas behind Graypants stunned Jennifer and Danielle with their hand made pendants lights made from reclaimed cardboard. Jennifer had this to say: “Seattle based Greypants knocked our pants off with their dumpster-diving method of retrieving used carboard to create elegant hand made pendant lamps. I asked — Continue reading

Trend: Modern Suzani

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Trend: Modern Suzani

We reported back on that colorful pattern, Suzani, back in December, but we’ve noticed an uptick in a trend using this age-old pattern, only modernized. We guess we really noticed the ability for this pattern to become modernized by haskell‘s brilliant modern suzani pattern they introduced. Simple, fresh, energizing and — Continue reading

ICFF 2011: Katherine Ladd’s Bamako Collection

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects
ICFF 2011: Katherine Ladd’s Bamako Collection

From Jennifer: “The Bamako Collection made me smile today–flax linen cushions and soft toys inspired by ancient weaving patterns and animal imagery from rural West Africa. Designer Katherine Ladd was inspired by her African travels over that last 3 years. It is her first year at ICFF.” Remember to check — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Ben Kafton

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Ben Kafton

It’s never a bad time for architectural-inspired, graphic, starkly modern prints. A bit blue-print-y, we love the black and white backgrounds that are punctuated by a strong, meaty red and a more subtle pink cousin. These are serious, for sure, but there’s also a casualness brought on by the presentation. — Continue reading