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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Landscaping Jewelry

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Landscaping Jewelry

    Regarding jewelry designing, my father asked me how much can you do with a ring?   The answer is, quite a bit.  Seattle based, jewelry artist, Sarah Hood proves this.  Her Landscape series uses sterling silver cast shapes of  pods, roots and branches in conjunction with model railroad landscape — Continue reading

Modern Message: Back to the Start

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel
Modern Message: Back to the Start

I feel like I should this post off with a disclaimer that I’m a huge Chipotle (the food chain) fan. Like, 3 to 4-veggie-bowls-a-week-fan. But, that’s not why I’m posting about this video. I’m posting about this video for three important reasons: It’s got a Willie Nelson sung song in — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Hatch Workshop

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Hatch Workshop

We often speak about really liking what people do when they create modern furniture that has a fresh angle or unique take. But there’s something else that modern designers can do to really set themselves apart in the design world: make unique furniture pieces that you don’t see everyday! How — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Rebecca Bennett

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Rebecca Bennett

What is it with us and minimal, futuristic landscape paintings? Well, they’re cool, that’s for sure, and Rebecca Bennett’s are certainly that. These are all very minimal, abstract paintings, but don’t they kind of remind you of the futuristic/space skies if someone was floating lonely at sea somewhere? And the — Continue reading

Live Modern: Surreal Estate

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Surreal Estate

Sometimes AOL does these round-ups of unbelievable homes and we just go crazy looking through them. It’s so much fun to imagine living in a house underground, or that looks like a space shop, or any other nearly inconceivable idea. Is that where the future of architecture is heading? As — Continue reading

Vinyl Addiction

Categories: Art + Graphics
Vinyl Addiction

The world of vinyl figures continues to explode and as Martha would say “It’s a good thing” (although I doubt she has a huge collection of Hedorah smog monsters). The creativity is mind blowing and in recent years many artists have taken to sculpting and casting their own figures that — Continue reading

Niko Economidis’ Read-Unread Shelf

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Niko Economidis’ Read-Unread Shelf

Modern is…furniture in the future that will affect your behavior for the positive! As seen in this neat concept from Niko Economidis. This is a bookshelf that by looking at it might persuade you to read more. Why? Because it’s organized by books you’ve read versus books you haven’t read! — Continue reading

DIY: Air-Dried Porcelain

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Air-Dried Porcelain

Stay with us on this one. The post, the photos, the name is really cutesy, we recognize that. But, we think this crafty project has some serious potential for really affordable, modern accessories for your home. Ready? Okay, so this is a recipe for air-dried porcelain made from homemade ingredients. — Continue reading

Live Modern: Lake Austin House Boat

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Lake Austin House Boat

Secret time! Who hasn’t always wanted to live on a house boat?! Maybe it’s all those MacGyver episodes I grew up on, but house boats just seem cool. Isolated. Adventurous. With great views. And in the case of this Austin home, apparently awesome and modern, too. This home by Lake|Flato — Continue reading

Interiors: Office of Architecture and Push’s TriBeCa Loft

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Office of Architecture and Push’s TriBeCa Loft

Taken from a press release: “In a historic TriBeCa warehouse, a young couple found an opportunity to make an entire floor their first home. They wanted all the advantages of informal loft living, but also required seclusion for their bedrooms to accommodate guests and future family members. To achieve this, — Continue reading

Interview: Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Interview: Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel

We’re so excited to announce another great designer to 2Modern, this time Brooklyn-based artist and designer Shanan Campanaro of the home goods brand Eskayel. To say Shanan is good with pattern is a major understatement. We’re melting over these stunning designs that blend organic shapes with geometric and digital designs — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Nick Sayers

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Nick Sayers

Spheres made out of reused and re-purposed material? Yes please! What can’t artist Nick Sayers make into a sphere? We’re pretty sure the answer is nothing. On his Flickr account we spot envelopes, playing cards, subway tickets, real estate agent signs, bottles, measuring tape and more. The spheres come in — Continue reading

Interview with David Fanchon: The Pearl

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Exclusive Interviews
Interview with David Fanchon: The Pearl

This is the first post from our newest weekly contributor, Alex Levin! Welcome Alex! Check out this great modern post: The fusion of modern design with models found in nature can often produce profound results. Sometimes referred to as “biomimicry” or “bio-inspiration,” this practice of modeling the human world after — Continue reading

Live Modern: Bouldin House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Bouldin House

It’s not everyday I can say I’ve been in one of the houses featured in our “Live Modern” section, but today I can! This Austin, Texas modern home was built by the architecture firm alterstudio and is really a stunner. My favorite thing about it isn’t necessarily its look; yes, — Continue reading

DIY: Fauxdenza

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Fauxdenza

Modern is simple, honest, easy-to-do solutions that take something that’s not quite right for your home and turn it into something perfect for your home. And if it can be affordable, too, well then all the better. Words aren’t enough for how much we’re loving the project we found on — Continue reading

Glore Store (Stuttgart)

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Glore Store (Stuttgart)

Marcos Aretio (Markmus Design) and Udo Kloos (Neoos Design) coworked on this project to bring to life the brand new Glore Store in the german city of Stuttgart. Glore, is the first german sustainable clothes store, and from this point, they decided to act as follows: they recycled old bicycles, — Continue reading

Little Corners, Big Impact

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Little Corners, Big Impact

So you’ve finally gotten around to decorating your living room; you’ve upholstered the sofa, hung the wall art, installed some pretty pendant lights and finally got the placement of that area rug just right. But something still seems a bit off…there’s a corner that’s still empty and neglected. If you — Continue reading

PrintedArt’s Photographer’s Choice: Larry Donnelly’s Top Five List

Categories: Art + Graphics
PrintedArt’s Photographer’s Choice: Larry Donnelly’s Top Five List

This week we feature the picks of Larry Donnelly. Donnelly is a photographer who started in his teens after acquiring a Polaroid “Swing” camera – he’s been hooked ever since. Donnelly shoots a variety of subjects with an emphasis on nature and landscape photography. He often sees things in the — Continue reading

CityFabric Figureground Maps

Categories: Art + Graphics
CityFabric Figureground Maps

Don’t just live in your city – wear it! CityFabric‘s core focus is to engage people in conversations about place. Their designs are figureground maps (which show building footprints of cities) on tees, totes, prints, pillows and canvases. Founder Matt Tomasulo says, “It’s our belief that the more people talk — Continue reading

TiLumi Illuminates Your Life

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
TiLumi Illuminates Your Life

The tiLumi Talk is an interactive design lamp that has been designed to share information and emotions in your own home. The tiLumi is not only a design lamp, but also a new way of communication, a clock or a weather station. The tiLumi shares emotions and thoughts through light — Continue reading