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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Eye Candy: William Adams Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Eye Candy: William Adams Architects

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of  William Adams Architects, which has some pretty cool, outside-the-box designs. You wanna know something else neat? You can find William Adams 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.

Interview: Caroline Pople of Ink Dish!

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Interview: Caroline Pople of Ink Dish!

Have you taken advantage of our June Ink Dish sale yet this month? Ink Dish brings fresh and graphic designs to the sometimes-boring world of dishware design. They are clever and creative themselves, but also incorporate the designs of artists and illustrators like Alyson Fox and Paul Timman. For June — Continue reading

Leah Duncan’s New Pillow Patterns

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Leah Duncan’s New Pillow Patterns

Leah Duncan has new pillow patterns out! Leah Duncan has new pillow patterns out! They, combined with her older patterns and her other delicious products create a body of work out of this world (and I wish, on to my couch). And we love that even though they are all — Continue reading

Food/Interiors: Bobby’s Burger Palace

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Food/Interiors: Bobby’s Burger Palace

“Bobby Flay has expanded his reach from fine dining into the local, casual restaurant experience at Bobby’s Burger Palace, located everywhere from the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, New York and Monmouth, New Jersey to the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. Rockwell Group reinvented the classic burger joint, — Continue reading

Kelly Lamb

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Kelly Lamb

  Take a Buckminster Fuller Geo dome and flip it, shrink it and reverse it and you have these great planters, bowls and birdhouses from Los Angeles based designer Kelly Lamb.

Sonya Winner :: Modern Rugs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Sonya Winner :: Modern Rugs

I let out an audible gasp when I saw Sonya’s rugs on Plastolux today and, because they are so utterly, completely AMAZING, I had to share them here too! Are you ready?  All aboard the color train! LINK: http://sonyawinner.com [via Plastolux] More pics after the jump.

Roberta Rampazzo Alma Table

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Roberta Rampazzo Alma Table

“Roberta Rampazzo has launched a new table, made from wood scraps with an acrylic frame. The idea is to show how noble wood can be even in its most unused form. The simple, easily identifiable shape highlights the concept. We can go beyond and relate the table with ourselves. Whilst the — Continue reading

Eye Candy: Kristen Kilmer Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Eye Candy: Kristen Kilmer Design

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of Kristin Kilmer Design, a firm specializing in pretty stunning, one-of-a-kind interiors. You wanna know something else neat? You can find Kristin Kilmer Design, as well as a whole bunch of other talented and ready to design for you designers, architects and interior designers, in the — Continue reading

Interiors: Karel Appel House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Karel Appel House

Whoa! Color! This annual temporary museum and short stay art residency in the former birth home of late artist Karel Appel in the Netherlands, by DUS architects, sure has a lot of color! Though it’s more of a public space than private residence, we still find inspiration in its color palette. — Continue reading

Categories: Uncategorized

This week’s 2M Collective Modern Décor Sale includes Lights Up Lighting! 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

Geometric Design

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Geometric Design

Geometric design for textile grew out of movements such as Cubism, Futurism, De Stijl and Dada.  The need was to move away from pictorial presentations toward a metaphysical and universal language of form and colors. In 1920s, Sonia Delaunay explored interrelationships between form, color, shape and value. Sonia Delaunay’s “Color — Continue reading

DIY: Studiomama’s Pallet Chair Design

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Studiomama’s Pallet Chair Design

It’s not that other pallet furniture DIY projects aren’t attractive; it’s just that this one is SO attractive. And thanks to kind and generous folks at studiomama, you can purchase the instructions on how to make your own sweet, modern and pretty darn affordable packing pallet chairs. More here.

See Scout Sleep

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
See Scout Sleep

Modern is…recognizing that folks love their pets as much as they love people, and that if you have a modern-looking home you’re not going to want to muck things up with a gross/unattractive pet bed. In that same vein, you aren’t exactly looking for something that’s going to stick out — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Horgan Becket’s Mesh Series

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Horgan Becket’s Mesh Series

We almost done want to put any words in this post because we don’t want to distract from Horgan Becket’s Mesh Series photos! Seating, tables and lights — all in this fresh take on modern design. Seriously, we love when we see something new. We like how all the materials — Continue reading

Enclosure Architects – Burbank Remodel

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Enclosure Architects – Burbank Remodel

  Transformation occurs with the meeting of the minds.   The existing 960sqft one story post-war house located in a pleasant Burbank California neighborhood suffered from poor natural light, limited ventilation and a confined, inward looking architecture. Re-organizing the residence into a 1900 sq. ft two story contemporary structure successfully addressed — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Callie Helen Thompson

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Callie Helen Thompson

Loving these fresh shapes, bold colors, organic blobs and bright hues to Callie Helen Thompson’s prints of ink, gouache, watercolor and pencil drawings. You can check out lots more on her website and her Etsy page.

Alywn Armchair by James UK

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects
Alywn Armchair by James UK

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! But surely there is a happy medium? A point where comfort and aesthetics mingle for — Continue reading

Interiors: Panta Rhei College

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Panta Rhei College

We’re loving the stark, black and white, take-no-prisoners interiors of the Panta Rhei College in the Netherlands. Pairing really bold, shapely, geometric furniture helps add interest where a plain color palette could have been boring. We like that keeping it a pretty stark, colorless environment allows the students and the — Continue reading

Stop Motion Illustration

Categories: Art + Graphics
Stop Motion Illustration

Yay for stop-motion photography combined with clever and cutting edge live illustration! A video shot by photographer Adam Voorhes, illustrated by Will Bryant, for the human resources consulting firm Mercer. Love loving it.

How to: Spice Up Any Tabletop

Categories: DIY + How To
How to: Spice Up Any Tabletop

And no, it’s not by spicing up what’s up on top of the tabletop. You’re gonna want to attack a boring tabletop from below, too. Very Good and Proper is a sassy little design collective that’s come up with some pretty fabulous, colorful, modern and must-have table legs that you — Continue reading