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Monthly Archives: July 2011

DIY: Existing Entertainment Center Redo!

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Existing Entertainment Center Redo!

Sometimes the most modern choice is realizing that you don’t have to run out and buy something new every time circumstances chance or a new challenge arises! A perfect example of the brilliance and simplicity of this idea we spotted on Curbly. They came across the entertainment center makeover of — Continue reading

Daniel Friedman’s White-Washed Modern

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Daniel Friedman’s White-Washed Modern

Have an icky space you have no idea how you’ll ever turn into the modern palace of your dreams? Daniel Friedman would know what to do. He’s been shaping up boring, mundane and almost-offensive-they’re-so-ugly homes and apartments in the Tri-State Area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and turning — Continue reading

Live Modern: House Among the Trees

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House Among the Trees

How did we miss this when this project first published? We’re not entirely sure, but we’re so grateful it has come across our eyeballs today. Partly because it is stunning, but also because it’s exactly the sort of space we’ve been dreaming of escaping to. For this personal blogger, beaches — Continue reading

Interiors: Thoughtbarn’s Calabria Road Project

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Thoughtbarn’s Calabria Road Project

Thoughtbarn, an Austin-based firm which looks to specialize in just about anything creative, has a number of interior projects that caught our eye today. We’re bringing you the Calabria Road project, which is a conversion of two flats in a Victorian-style terrace into a home that would fit a modern — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Erin Hansen

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Erin Hansen

We all need a little reminder every now and then. Life’s complicated. Full of distractions. Busy schedules. Pets, carpool lanes and Pilates classes. There’s a darling and bold art project by photographer Erin Hansen that’s in a simple and quirky way documenting some things we should all try and remember. — Continue reading

New TRAPA Planters from haskell!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
New TRAPA Planters from haskell!

The creative couple behind haskell made a splash in the design world when they debuted their line of lovely, fresh and modern outdoor furniture. Well, they’ve recreated the magic again with their new modern metal planters! Made of powder-coated metal, they’re designed in a brilliant and modular way, allowing for — Continue reading

Live Modern: Bennett Lavacot Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Bennett Lavacot Architecture

Modern doesn’t have to be boring or cold! We love finding homes that were built with modern sensibilities — clean lines, uncluttered style, efficient storage ideas — but that are still warm, welcoming and comfortable. This home by Kim Bennett Lavacot, a Seattle-based architect, is so beautiful. It’s got lofty — Continue reading

DIY: Print Your Own Fabric

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Print Your Own Fabric

Oh we love a good fabric pattern. Sure solids have their place in the worlds of fashion and interior design, but there’s excitement that comes with a bold pattern, whether it be floral, geometric or otherwise. Patterns can shake up an interior space like no other. Even though there are — Continue reading

Modular and Flat Pack Furniture by Eric Billig!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Modular and Flat Pack Furniture by Eric Billig!

We first came across Austin furniture designer Eric Billig’s work when we saw some of his creations in concrete. He’s kind of a master with the material, and has a unique aesthetic that really sets himself apart. Well, it turns out concrete isn’t the only thing he’s good at working — Continue reading

More Eye Candy: Jones|Haydu

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
More Eye Candy: Jones|Haydu

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of San Francisco-based Jones|Haydu, a firm that honestly has some of the most stunning modern interiors we’ve ever seen. They are crisp, clean, uncluttered, but full of warmth and personality. It’s a little hard to pinpoint exactly what makes these spaces so spectacular, but we — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Dimdi

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Dimdi

Alright it’s true: we’re huge animal lovers. But we swear that had nothing to do with today’s Modern Etsy choice. * We chose this Etsy store, which sells adorable — er, I mean very modern — watercolors of animals because we actually think these would make an affordable art choice — Continue reading

Food/Design: Nobu Dubai

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Food/Design: Nobu Dubai

This restaurant is pretty huge, intense, involved and unusual, but modern design is all about stretching the limits of your imagination — not to mention materials. This is Nobu Dubai by the Rockwell Group. It’s really pretty stunning inside; it almost looks more like a digital rendering of someone’s good-looking — Continue reading

Nick Lamia :: Paintings

Categories: Art + Graphics
Nick Lamia :: Paintings

I just discovered Nick’s work earlier this week and boy am I glad I did!  Seriously, I can’t believe I went this long without it in my life (the man’s been at it for over 15 years)!  His abstract oil paintings are so vibrant and full of energy, they’re irresistible. — Continue reading

Fashion: Givenchy’s Architectural Fall Designs

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion: Givenchy’s Architectural Fall Designs

I’m not super into fashion (a fact that would be glaringly obvious if you’ve ever met me in person), but I do appreciate some fashion for its transformative abilities. Some fashion designs create an entirely different shape to a human — and I find that to be quite architectural and — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: Hulburd Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: Hulburd Design

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of San Francisco-based Hulburd Design, which realized something that takes a lot of firms a long time to come to: people need both architectural and interior services when creating a home. Thankfully for Hulburd Design’s clients, they are bitingly good at both. You wanna know something else — Continue reading

Color louver

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Color louver

The compelling architecture, Baekje, is based on the Buyeo Dynasty shows its elements here at the Lotte Buyeo Resort, Baeksangwon, Korea. Although the construction of the structure is based on modern architectural techniques, the overall design aims to recreate the aesthetic details of Baekje architecture. Use of curve lines and a — Continue reading

Interiors: B618 House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: B618 House

Talk about bringing the outdoors, in! The top photo of this post grabbed our attention first (as we’re sure it did for you). We love how the idea of different rooms and spaces — a traditional notion — sort of falls by the wayside in favor of a more open, — Continue reading

Tubohotel

Categories: Local + Travel
Tubohotel

Roughing it outside of Mexico City for a day or two?  Not dissimilar in concept to the Japanese Capsule hotel in Tokyo, a Tubohotel is located in the Village of Tepoztlan, Morelos about 45 minutes south of Mexico City on the other side of the mountain range. I suspect the — Continue reading

Dwell’s History of Restaurant Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Dwell’s History of Restaurant Design

Loving this recent feature we spotted online at Dwell’s blog: An Introduction to Restaurant Design. We certainly have an interest in this subject matter, which is why we’ve often featured restaurant interiors we think were designed particularly well, like Wildwood, Pio Pio and Fig, to name a few. This intensive — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Michael Jantzen

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Michael Jantzen

Sometimes modern is combining art and furniture to create meaningful pieces that defy expectations and delight the senses. We’re really enjoying the work of artist and designer Michael Jantzen. It appears that Michael’s medium of choice is hundreds of pieces of wood held together by hundreds of screws. The result — Continue reading