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Monthly Archives: August 2011

PrintedArt’s Photographer’s Choice: Kim Wilson’s Top Five List

Categories: Art + Graphics
PrintedArt’s Photographer’s Choice: Kim Wilson’s Top Five List

This week we feature the picks of Kim Wilson. Wilson specializes in fine art, travel and stock photography, and is a firm believer in living in the moment. “When I shoot,” she says, “I am always in the moment where everything and anything is a possible photographic opportunity.” To see — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Mrs Eliot Books

Categories: Art + Graphics
Modern Etsy: Mrs Eliot Books

We just can’t get enough pattern these days. We’re really into bringing bold, energetic, brightly-colored patterns into our lives and our homes, in any way we can. Whether that’s rugs, furniture, accessories or in the case of this post, art! We found this neat Etsy user creating some really brightly-colored, — Continue reading

Food/Design: Congress

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Food/Design: Congress

Bon Appetit magazine has just released its “Best New Restaurants in America in 2011″ list and as you can imagine, some of the best new restaurants in America with tasty food also happen to boast pretty stylin’ interiors. The first one that caught our eye in the list is a — Continue reading

Erin McIntosh :: Paintings

Categories: Art + Graphics
Erin McIntosh :: Paintings

I don’t know about you, but I totally want to pass flirty notes and confessions of love to these paintings by Erin McIntosh.  Do you have a crush on them, too?  Check ‘yes’ or ‘no’!  (And then tell which one is your favorite!) LINK: www.erinmcintosh.com More pics after the jump!

New Kickin’ L.A. Retail Space: FREECITY

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel
New Kickin’ L.A. Retail Space: FREECITY

We love when all kinds of new and fresh creative ideas collide in interesting spaces, like in the new L.A. retail space of kickin’ brand FREECITY, the brainchild of founder/designer/curator Nina Garduno. Info from the press release: “During her years in the cutting-edge high fashion world, Garduno always knew that fashion — Continue reading

Live Modern: Cork House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Cork House

We love the idea of a structure, that looks quite industrial and unhouse-like, housing a home that is very homey. There’s just something very unpretentious about creating a place that is what it is unabashedly. Isn’t trying to be something else or put on airs. Just embraces its materials. Embraces — Continue reading

Color is life

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Sustainability
Color is life

  Matali Crasset, a French designer uses color to capture the hues of the natural surroundings such as the blues of the sky’s, turquoise from the Mediterranean local landscape, and other natural colors such as apricots, redwoods and dunes. According to Crasset, “color should not be scary, because color is — Continue reading

2M Collective Weekly Sale – Fambuena

Categories: Uncategorized
2M Collective Weekly Sale – Fambuena

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

Interiors: 600% Storage Apartment

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: 600% Storage Apartment

This apartment’s stunning claim — in the form of its name — certainly caught our attention. It deigns to boast that it doesn’t just have 100% of storage space, it has six times that! That seems like a lot, and like there wouldn’t be any room for actual living! The — Continue reading

Balinese Retreat

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Balinese Retreat

Dominating the Pantai Jasi coast, and set amid a coconut plantation right at the water’s edge, the property is modeled on the royal residences of the Minang people of Sumatra, and built entirely from recycled timber.  The compound and it is a compound on 6 acres, consists of an open-air — Continue reading

Cute Pets, Modern Furniture!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Cute Pets, Modern Furniture!

Our friends over at Modernica are throwing a cute pets on modern furniture contest, and it looks like there are prizes given away each week! Each weekly winner will get a Mini Wire Table and the grand prize winner will get to choose from a Noguchi replica coffee table, dining — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Andreas Kowalewski

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Andreas Kowalewski

We’ve said it before but we’re saying it again: we think modern design is when we see something simple and clever that’s never been done before, even if it’s just a small or unique detail that helps set something apart from other designs. We’re definitely seeing a lot of details — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Leigh Taylor Wyatt

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Leigh Taylor Wyatt

It’s about time we showed off some more glass art on the 2Modern blog. An art form that’s been around for quite some time, it’s unique in that it takes more than just a lot of skill to master, it takes a taste of danger and a tolerance of heat! — Continue reading

2 New Designers on 2Modern!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
2 New Designers on 2Modern!

We are so excited to welcome two fabulous new designers to the 2Modern catalog of modern home furnishings, and they both happen to be just the thing to punch up a wall with a huge dose of exciting personality! Aimee Wilder and Piet Hein Eek are two companies helmed by — Continue reading

Live Modern: Hill House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Hill House

We’ve got a particular spot in our heart for exteriors of homes that don’t look like everything else. It’s not that we aim to buck tradition, it’s just exciting to see what architects can come up with that is different, but still evokes a feeling of home. Different materials than — Continue reading

Artist: LuCong

Categories: Art + Graphics
Artist: LuCong

Lu Cong’s portraits are immediately recognizable and that’s saying something for an artist that is still in his early 30′s. He creates very cool, clean and tightly cropped images that are both personal and stunning in their painterly execution. His most recent work is showing at the Vered gallery and — Continue reading

Awesome, Popular Post: DIY Fabric Poof

Categories: DIY + How To
Awesome, Popular Post: DIY Fabric Poof

Your friendly blogger is taking two days off! Enjoy some of this summer’s most popular posts: First of all, of all the names of furniture pieces available today, the most fun one to say has got to be “poof.” Just try to tell me I’m on wrong on that. Maybe — Continue reading

Popular Post: Tetris-Inspired Sticky Notes

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Popular Post: Tetris-Inspired Sticky Notes

Your friendly blogger is taking two days off! Enjoy some of this summer’s most popular posts: What can I say?  It’s the little things that make me happy.  Little things like these Tetris-inspired sticky notes designed by Ben Ambrose for SUCK UK.  They’d certainly make to-do lists, notes-to-self, and memos — Continue reading

Awesome, Popular Post: How-to Build Furniture

Categories: DIY + How To
Awesome, Popular Post: How-to Build Furniture

Your friendly blogger is taking two days off! Enjoy some of this summer’s most popular posts: It sometimes seems like the best furniture lines are born out of frustrated designers not able to find the exact design they want. Has that ever happened to you? Even with all the amazing — Continue reading

Awesome, Popular Post: Erin Loechner’s Art Shelf

Categories: DIY + How To
Awesome, Popular Post: Erin Loechner’s Art Shelf

Your friendly blogger is taking two days off! Enjoy some of this summer’s most popular posts: We just spotted the photos of an art shelf that Erin Loechner, blogger and writer of Design for Mankind, posted on HGTV.com’s website. The word that immediately comes to mind is GENIUS. Sometimes modern — Continue reading