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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Nuvist’s Fluid, Modern Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Nuvist’s Fluid, Modern Design

Nuvist Architecture & Design is a firm out of Istanbul, Turkey creating some really stunning modern pieces. Sometimes we’re not always into really organic shapes because they feel a little contrived, but these all feel really genuine and honest. We love how the glossy material contrasts with the organic, fluid — Continue reading

Ceramic Lime Chef’s Knife

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ceramic Lime Chef’s Knife

Edge of Belgravia, based in London, has recently launched its Ceramic Lime Chef’s knives series. The idea is to fuse bold design and supreme sharpness. The knives were designed by contemporary London designer Christian Bird. The Ceramic Lime Chef’s Knife boasts a stylish lime green handle alluding to the innovative — Continue reading

Fun, Fine Photos

Categories: Art + Graphics
Fun, Fine Photos

Raymond St. Arnaud’s “Observer at a Crucifixion“, available in acrylic finish with aluminum dibond backboard. Prices range from $173 to $3307 depending on size. Lee Rentz’s “Canoe on Lake O’Hara“, available in acrylic finish with aluminum dibond backboard. Prices range from $166 to $2614 depending on size. Larry Donnelly’s “Fine — Continue reading

Adam & Steve and Madam & Eve

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Adam & Steve and Madam & Eve

In honor of New York State legalizing same sex marriage, London based illustrator Tiff McGinnis aka Grande Dame has brought out a line of limited edition Wedding Plates. Adam & Steve and Madame & Eve – Limited Edition 10″ Coupe Porcelain Dinner Plates. Each plate is designed by Tiff and — Continue reading

More Eye Candy: Ward Blake Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
More Eye Candy: Ward Blake Architects

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of another Wyoming-based firm, this time Ward Blake Architects. We just can’t get enough of these rustic, modern houses that are on these giant swaths of land with stunning landscape backdrops. Makes us want to take a trip to Wyoming..and never leave! You can find Ward Blake — Continue reading

StudioBartonBandy’s Lights

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
StudioBartonBandy’s Lights

We’re kind of digging the new lights from this small studio called StudioBartonBandy. We like how they incorporate simple materials like wood and cork and let the electrical wire become a part of the light. There’s something simple and honest about that. It looks like so far they’ve got a — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: and furthermore,

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: and furthermore,

Are these doily clocks too cutesy to be on a blog all about the latest and greatest in innovative modern design? We don’t care. We love ‘em. Besides, sometimes you need a little light-hearted cuteness to bring some balance to all that serious, cold modernism. Though these would seem to — Continue reading

Food/Design: Lavaca Teppan

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Food/Design: Lavaca Teppan

Austin-based architect Jamie Chioco has and always will be a big favorite of ours. He’s just got a great style. And his spaces are modern, sure, but also tons of fun. And his material choices! Ahh! His newest project in Austin is rocking our faces off, as usual, and what — Continue reading

TRUCK :: Modern Furniture

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
TRUCK :: Modern Furniture

I don’t know what I love more: Truck’s gorgeous, hand-crafted furniture or their dreamlike product photos.  Or maybe I love their philosophy and mission statement the most: “We design the kind of furniture we want ourselves, regardless of fashion.  We respect the properties of the materials―wood, leather, steel―we use and — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: Carney Logan Burke Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: Carney Logan Burke Architects

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of Wyoming-based Carney Logan Burke Architects. We always thought you could only have it one way: either a sick, modern house or wide open, big-sky spaces with gorgeous views. We’re literally freaking out over here having discovered Carney Logan Burke Architects. Their projects are like — Continue reading

Colorful Façade

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Colorful Façade

Serving as a sunscreen, this brise soleil is made of stoneware ceramic tiles set at such angles to each other that the ones facing the sun are coated with brilliant hues.  As explained in a press release, “the sides that are more exposed to sun have been glazed in two — Continue reading

Interiors: Cory Buckner Architect

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Cory Buckner Architect

There’s a lot in terms of interiors that Cory Buckner Architect is doing right. But there were two projects in particular that really made our design-loving souls sing. One, the Riley Residence, features tall ceilings with clean white walls. Cozy, monochromatic color palettes create a serene, calming atmosphere. Warm wood — Continue reading

2M Collective Weekly Sale – Wallter

Categories: Uncategorized
2M Collective Weekly Sale – Wallter

This week’s 2M Collective Modern Décor Sale includes Wallter! 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

Artist: Anna Hepler

Categories: Art + Graphics
Artist: Anna Hepler

Artist Anna Hepler breaks it all down into the perfect representation of form and leaves the viewer to ponder…which is exactly what every artist should do. Her 2D work evolves from her 3D sculpture that she constructs using various cast off pieces of plastic that are assembled and inflated. She then — Continue reading

DIY: Mini Laptop Desk

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Mini Laptop Desk

Who needs huge desks with tons of space and room for clutter to stack up? Nobody this side of 1999, that’s who. Seriously, with all this sleek technology floating around, you just don’t need a huge piece of furniture taking up any precious living space. Dean Heckler knows that all — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Studio Dunn

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Studio Dunn

Embarrassingly, we’ve only now somehow stumbled upon the furniture design wonders coming out of Studio Dunn. And then we only found it because they kindly emailed us telling us how much they like 2Modern! Shucks, guys. We should be bestowing all the compliments to you guys! Seriously. We’re considering quitting — Continue reading

Leaf Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Leaf Art

    Cut precisely like a surgeon with a scalpel, Lorenzo Duran uses the leaf as a back drop of his art form.  For Lorenzo Duran of Naturayarte, a leaf is not just a mere leaf.  It is his canvas.  A leaf which has been picked, washed, pressed and dried — Continue reading

DwellStudio’s New Drinkware

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
DwellStudio’s New Drinkware

If that debt crisis has got you down and you’ve started to worry about the economy and just where your money’s gonna be in a few years, may we suggest you think about investing in gold or silver? Drinkware, that is. Everyone’s favorite stylish brand DwellStudio has a new line — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Joel Ganucheau

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Joel Ganucheau

Austin-based artist Joel Ganucheau’s work is simple, fun, bright, cheery, hopeful, masculine, urban and colorful. A lot of things, we know, but his pieces do indeed possess many of those characteristics. We like the texture his work has; even though the subject matter doesn’t have a lot of depth, the — Continue reading

Live Modern: Aigina Island, Greece

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Aigina Island, Greece

Man, these poor, poor home owners. To have to live in such unpleasant-looking, deplorable conditions. And the location! Ugh! I’d rather be anywhere on the planet except here! Not. Geez this place is AMAZING! Probably not in my personal price range, but it’s for the better, considering it’s not for — Continue reading