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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Live Modern: Floating Bungalow

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Floating Bungalow

You know what’s modern? Combining sleek, inventive architecture with the warmness and interior style that makes a home a home. Seen in a quite a lovely way in this Floating Bungalow by Barbara Bestor of Bestor Architecture. Images: Architizer

Trend: Laser Cut

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Trend: Laser Cut

At 2Modern, we think one of the hallmarks of modernism is an embrace of new technologies and how they can be applied not only to make things easier and more affordable to manufacture, but also how they can shape the aesthetics of our designed products. A great example is laser — Continue reading

How Much Do You Love Where You Live?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
How Much Do You Love Where You Live?

Is it as much as the folks in this video? We’re not trying to be flippant; environments are extraordinarily important to humans, both interior, exterior and on the community level. We certainly work hard to provide inspiration to you on how you might improve your home’s environment, but we wonder, — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Ricardo Paniagua

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Ricardo Paniagua

You may have first spotted a modern painting by artist Ricardo Paniagua when we wrote about the Texas Biennial 2011 a few months ago. We were stopped in our tracks by his bold, arresting and super contemporary, geometric, large-scale paintings. Featuring a color palette of neon colors and patterns that — Continue reading

Live Modern: Oreson House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Oreson House

Maybe it’s the red-hot, sweltering heat we’re starting to feel where we’re located, but we needed to look at a home and some interiors that would bring us some sweet heat relief. We bet whatever the temperature is outside, this home is sure to cool off its inhabitants and guests. — Continue reading

Alien Chair by Sedes Regia

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects
Alien Chair by Sedes Regia

Oh boy. Another great example of modern design that is so darn cool looking it’s hard to tell exactly what you’re looking at. One hundred points are certainly awarded to Sedes Regia for originality — we can’t remember ever seeing a seat quite like this before. But, we must ask — Continue reading

DIY: Favorite Outdoor ReadyMade Projects

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Favorite Outdoor ReadyMade Projects

We’re all a little bummed about the announcement that the beloved magazine ReadyMade is folding. For over ten years they came up with brilliant DIY solutions to nearly everything you could imagine, and empowered people to take charge of their homes and their lives — and learn how to use — Continue reading

k19studio

Categories: Art + Graphics
k19studio

        K19 Studio – Original geometric abstract paintings, suitable for any modern interior. More here. This post comes courtesy of our “make a guest post” page. Got a great lead, product find or idea? Share yours and it could make it on the 2Modern blog!

conFITURE ONEfold Gallery Furniture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
conFITURE ONEfold Gallery Furniture

This gallery furniture for the Figure One exhibition space in Champaign, Illinois by Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer of Design With Company has a number of faces. It can be configured into a desk for an attendant, a table, an information kiosk, a desk for two or fold up to — Continue reading

Époque Chair by Wybren van Keulen

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Époque Chair by Wybren van Keulen

The Époque is a fresh chair by Dutch designer Wybren van Keulen. The curves and sharp folds of this design reminisce of times passed. Époque brings together several eras of design, beautifully blended into a modern seat. Époque, chair of contrasts, unites times past in a refreshingly new design. Back — Continue reading

Architect Neil Denari Interview on HL23

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Architect Neil Denari Interview on HL23

This new iPad magazine series focuses on incredibly interesting structures from around the world. This first issue includes interviews with noteworthy new architects such as Neil Denali and the HL23 in NYC. The highlight of this Issue are the two amazing short films by Associate Editor Vitor Gabriel from Portugal, — Continue reading

More Eye Candy: Shinberg.Levinas

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
More Eye Candy: Shinberg.Levinas

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of  Shinberg.Levinas, which has some pretty cool, outside-the-box designs. You wanna know something else neat? You can find Shinberg.Levinas, as well as a whole bunch of other talented and ready to design for you designers, architects and interior designers, in the 2M Directory.

Modern Etsy: Steven Mattern

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Steven Mattern

Loving these wooden, magnetic puzzles of countries and states. We like how well they’re made — more accurate than some cutesy-crafty version. This would be fun for a fridge to add some warm interest, but also fun to incorporate on other metal pieces in the home, for a fun surprise. — Continue reading

Food/Interiors: The Dock Kitchen

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Food/Interiors: The Dock Kitchen

We like how dark and industrial everything feels, how shiny certain architectural and decor elements are. We like the touches of nature as in the wildflowers on the tables. We like the cold, sheen of metal mixing with soft, unfinished wood. There’s a complexity to this space — in terms — Continue reading

Mjölk

Categories: Uncategorized
Mjölk

  Need some lifestyle inspiration? John Baker and Juli Daoust are the owners of Mjölk (Milk) and they not only sell the finest art objects from Scandinavia, Japan and other fab cultures they also live the ”design life”. Their blog Kitka is a passenger seat as they sip coffee at Cafe — Continue reading

2M Collective Weekly Sale – Rossetti Lighting

Categories: Uncategorized
2M Collective Weekly Sale – Rossetti Lighting

This week’s 2M Collective Modern Décor Sale includes Rossetti 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

Soft Side Table :: CPopp Workshop

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Soft Side Table :: CPopp Workshop

Oh hey there, side table of my dreams.  I like your grain.  And your powder coated legs.  Wanna go… talk a little shop? Soft Side Table by CPopp Workshop (There is absolutely no info on the site about purchasing one of these bad boys, but there is a phone number — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: David Jameson Architect

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: David Jameson Architect

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of Virginia-based David Jameson Architect Inc, which has some pretty cool, outside-the-box designs. Check out the way in which the architecture and the interiors interact with the unique, local landscapes. You wanna know something else neat? You can find David Jameson Architect Inc, as well as a — Continue reading

DIY: Awesome Industrial Lights

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Awesome Industrial Lights

No kidding, you can totally customize and make these lights at home yourself. How? Thanks to the brilliant genius that is Lindsey Adelman. Her “Make Your Own Light!” is “a series of lights designed with standard industry parts for you to build with our instructions. Experimenting with off-the-shelf parts is how — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Soorikian Furniture

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Soorikian Furniture

As we’ve mentioned countless times before, modern design — to us anyway — isn’t just one kind of style; it’s an attitude toward innovation, fresh ideas, better ideas and doing things that are new, meaningful and helpful. You can apply all these things and more to the Atlanta-based Soorikian Furniture — Continue reading