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Daily Archives: July 13, 2011

Gus* Sale – 20% Off Upholstered Items July 14 – August 14

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Gus* Sale – 20% Off Upholstered Items July 14 – August 14

For one month only, July 14 – August 14, Gus* upholstered items are 20% off! The Blake LOFT Chair is a compact chair designed for city living. The Sparrow Glider and Ottoman feature a smooth, quiet rocking motion, and ergonomic proportions for comfortable neck support and arm position. The James Sleeper Lounge has removable back cushions, which allows the James to transform into a single bed for overnight guests. Continue reading

For Music Lovers

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
For Music Lovers

    Capturing major points for originality, this clear glass giant violin shaped structure sits upright next to the not so transparent, yet complimentary, giant piano structure. The Piano House, built for music lovers, acts as a performance and practicing place to music students from the local college in Huainan — Continue reading

Go Tahoe! Tahoe Basin’s 1st Gold LEED House!

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Go Tahoe! Tahoe Basin’s 1st Gold LEED House!

Loving that a big part of the “what is modern” equation is an understanding that we have to be better with making our structures healthier. That’s why we’re happy to showcase the news that the Tahoe Basin has its first gold-certified LEED home! It was built by Bret Hackett, a local — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Jonah Takagi

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Jonah Takagi

If you’ve been checking out a few of our most recent favorite photographers (like Sean Litchfield and Blake Gordon), you might have noticed we’ve developed an as-of-yet-undetermined-level-of-healthiness obsession with urban/suburban/rural landscapes. Basically what we as humans see in the world when we walk outside our doors and walk through our — Continue reading

Favorite Floor Lamps

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Favorite Floor Lamps

Floor lamps or torchieres have come a long way in the past few centuries. Originally, torchieres were candelabra, usually with two or three lights. When it was first introduced in France towards the end of the 17th century the torchiere mounted one candle only, and when the number was doubled — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Jesikah Orman

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Jesikah Orman

Jesikah Orman’s work is such a stunner. She mixes really organic, abstract shapes, with bright colors, with abstracted figures, with a healthy dose of geometric/architectural elements to create calming yet exciting painted compositions. Her color palettes alternate subtle hues and bold pops of bright color. We like how she changes — Continue reading

Live Modern: Letterbox House by McBride Charles Ryan

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Letterbox House by McBride Charles Ryan

The work of this architecture firm is definitely of the high-intellectual, conceptual variety. These aren’t houses that will — or are meant to — blend in with their surroundings. Their Letterbox House makes us think of two things when we glimpse it on its site: some sort of alien insect — Continue reading