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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Eily O’Connell Jewelry

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Eily O’Connell Jewelry

Jewelry designer Eily O’Connell is based in Co.Waterford on the southern coast of Ireland. Eily’s work reflects her proximity to the sea with all of its bits and pieces washed up from ocean depths. Definitely a must have for any social gathering in Mordor. Amazing work!

Buildings with Soul

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Buildings with Soul

Acclaimed Italian architect Renzo Piano adds bright colors to some of the building’s exteriors and interiors in the heart of London’s, Central Saint Giles. According to Piano, color has an element of amazement. Bold faces of the primary colors represent a joyful surprise, especially in this forgotten part of London — Continue reading

Eleanor Pritchard :: Modern Textiles

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Eleanor Pritchard :: Modern Textiles

Why yes, yes I do believe I could cozy up quite well with British textile designer Eleanor Pritchard’s 100% wool blankets.  I think the “Shingle” pattern in Lyme would suite me just fine.  And perhaps after that, well, I’d just have to lay my head down on one of these — Continue reading

2M Collective Weekly Sale – IMOOI

Categories: Uncategorized
2M Collective Weekly Sale – IMOOI

This week’s 2M Collective Modern Décor Sale includes IMOOI! 2M Collective is a weekly sale by 2Modern offering deeply discounted modern furniture & lighting in limited quantities. Sale starts at 9:00 AM PST every Thursday. Continue reading

Interiors: Lockyer House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Lockyer House

Something we consider to be in the spirit of real, true modernism (not just something parading around as modern) is a home with clean lines, sure, but also a warm, inviting, welcoming interior. This Lockyer House in Bardon, Australia has it in spades. We’re not sure how the architect did — Continue reading

DIY: Cork-Covered Vases and Containers

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Cork-Covered Vases and Containers

Oh! These cork-covered vases are such a perfect example of how you can reuse everyday items you were going to throw away and create beautiful items out of them. This project is so simple and elegant, looks easy to make and will produce a lovely, natural-looking and best-of-all useful product — Continue reading

Bluarch and The Ultra-Lounge

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Bluarch and The Ultra-Lounge

  In many ways when we go to a bar or lounge we seek to be transported from our everyday lives into another place whether visually, sharing time and space with friends, or alcohol induced.   His Roman roots are showing as Antionio D Oronzo does not shy away from the — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Thorsten Høy

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Thorsten Høy

You never know when love is going to hit you, like when we came across these stunning! amazing! jaw-dropping! light fixtures by designer Thorsten Høy. We first spotted them on the website of one of our lovely 2Modern bloggers Capree Kimball, “My Adventure is Your Advantage.” Made in either aluminum or — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Sean Litchfield

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Sean Litchfield

We’ve got such a thing for subtle photography with the subject matters of seemingly mundane, everyday views and people. There’s just something so comforting in looking at art that is of images that anyone could say they’ve seen, and likely see on a daily basis. There’s a sort of beauty — Continue reading

Interiors: Exeter School

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Exeter School

If only we had grown up in the hallowed hallways of a school with such stunning architecture as this one. Completed by the architecture firm Dake Wells Architecture, this school in Missouri could have us rooting for the home team in a heartbeat. Simple yet dynamic, it’s a study in how — Continue reading

2Modern has a YouTube Channel!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2Modern has a YouTube Channel!

It’s not new, but we wanted to post about our YouTube channel just in case you’ve missed it! You can check out videos we make, videos of interviews with architects and designers and soon we’ll have exclusive videos from our designers about their companies and the processes behind their great — Continue reading

DIY: Brick Succulent Planters

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Brick Succulent Planters

We’re still not quite over ReadyMade leaving us, and want to bring attention to some of our favorite DIY modern projects they’ve posted throughout the years. This is a great succulent/candle holder brick project because it involves things you probably already have lying around or could find easily (bricks) and — Continue reading

Live Modern: Skybox House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Skybox House

We love how this home is so stark and dark on the outside, without the sort of full wall-sized windows you often see in architecture, yet there still seems to barely be a division between the outdoors and indoors here. It’s more like an agreement between architecture and this home’s — Continue reading

Mungo Chair by Protivent

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects
Mungo Chair by Protivent

As we are learning from this series of posts about the comfort of modern furniture design, looks can be very deceiving. And, sometimes something that looks cool but looks like it would be uncomfortable is! This chair certainly has loads of style — we love those sleek lines and that — Continue reading

Trend: State Pride

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Trend: State Pride

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, we thought we’d celebrate country-wide state pride with some fun state-shaped things, which we have to admit seem to be cropping up everywhere. From cutting boards, to soap to jewelry to even state-shaped wooden puzzles, states are the next trendy pattern! — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Kristen Cochran

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Kristen Cochran

Kristen Cochran’s drawings are a study in subtly. Some of her earlier work is bold and dynamic, with harsh lines and energetic compositions. Her more recent work is softer and more sober — large swaths of solid colors, punctuated with lines that hint at a geometric, architectural nature, but nothing — Continue reading

Live Modern: VillaCasa

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: VillaCasa

This project has such a summer-y, Californian, casual, cool home feel. Light-colored concrete mingles with straight lines, big plate windows let light in and peeks of the home’s cool interior design out. Grass and interesting outdoor spaces — and a great-looking pool — really set the tone for a fun, — Continue reading

DIY: The 4-Hour Chair

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: The 4-Hour Chair

Don’t have a lot of time, but need places to sit? We love this four hour project to create a modern, simplistic and natural-looking chair. Now, you’ll need some skills to make this project, the project designer says: “Anyone who’s attended at least one class of woodshop can build the — Continue reading

Villa Abborrkroken at Överby, Sweden, by John Robert Nilsson Architects

Categories: Uncategorized
Villa Abborrkroken at Överby, Sweden, by John Robert Nilsson Architects

John Robert Nilsson Architects started in 1995 and currently consists of four employees. The practice works on equal parts of private dwellings, exhibition spaces and public areas. Among the homes they have built are numerous villas and cottages in coastal areas,  giving them a broad expertise in coastal protection and — Continue reading

1010 Collection by Murmur

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
1010 Collection by Murmur

MURMUR The collection’s designs are defined by clean lines that reflect solidity. Each piece has a three-dimensional character, given by the design of the irregular surfaces of the corners. The use of Walnut wood with intense mate finish reinforces this design. [Images] by AF Patrick Monteiro in Mosteiro São Bento — Continue reading