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Monthly Archives: September 2011

4 DIY Projects You Can Do THIS Weekend!

Categories: DIY + How To
4 DIY Projects You Can Do THIS Weekend!

Is a room or rooms in your house in a sorry, unfinished, uncompleted state? Are you tired of staring at blank walls and missing window treatments? We’ve got four DIY projects that would be easy, fast and totally accomplishable this weekend. Not only that — they all look good together, — Continue reading

More Eye Candy: Searl Lamaster Howe

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
More Eye Candy: Searl Lamaster Howe

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of varied and skilled Chicago-based firm Searl Lamaster Howe Architects. Their interiors are among some of the favorite we’ve ever seen and they showcase a wide variety of styles that are all very clear and understandable. Really crisp, comforting color palettes greet you in each — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Urban + Forest

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Urban + Forest

You know how much we’ve been loving the hints of nature we’ve been seeing pop up in exterior and interior spaces now that fall is on its way and people are trending towards more natural elements. This modern Etsy store is rocking the nature aspect and has some pretty affordable — Continue reading

Food/Design: Cosecha

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Food/Design: Cosecha

We love a sweet, tricked out restaurant with crazy cool decor as much as the next person, but sometimes you just want some simple modern inspiration that you could actually implement into your own place. We’re digging the almost-unfinished look of Cosecha, in San Francisco. There’s a super simple plywood — Continue reading

Nature Round-Up

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Nature Round-Up

Depending on where you live, nature can have different meanings for different folks. If you live in an urban environment, you might consider a city park nature. Of course, if you live in some place like Alaska, you might consider a huge forest getting back to nature. Whatever you definition, — Continue reading

Peter Clark :: Collage

Categories: Art + Graphics
Peter Clark :: Collage

Two of my favorite things in one?!  I’m in heaven.  Peter Clark’s highly detailed (and highly creative) dog collages are at the top of my “things that complete me” list.  I don’t know if he takes commissions, but wouldn’t it be awesome to have a custom collage portrait of your — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: Vertex Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: Vertex Architects

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of talented Chicago-based firm Vertex Architects, whose work tends to blur the lines between institutional, residential and commercial. You can’t seem to be able to tell the difference between functions of their buildings, and that’s kind of a cool thing that they can do, disguise — Continue reading

2M Collective Weekly Sale – Avalisa

Categories: Uncategorized
2M Collective Weekly Sale – Avalisa

This week’s 2M Collective Modern Décor Sale includes Avalisa! 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: Susanna Vento

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Susanna Vento

If you’re looking for a little calming, dynamic modern interior inspiration, look no farther than designer Susanna Vento. These spaces are so spot on. Loving that herringbone wood slat wall made of light-colored wood that really warms the space and love that it ends kind of halfway on the wall — Continue reading

DIY: Pinwheel Painting

Categories: Art + Graphics, DIY + How To
DIY: Pinwheel Painting

Part of the criteria of what we look for as a potential 2Modern-endorsed DIY, how-to project is of course aesthetics. Will it look good in a modern home? Will it uphold the kind of high-quality that many modern design lovers look for? Will it allow for customization so that a — Continue reading

Artist: Aron Wiesenfeld

Categories: Art + Graphics
Artist: Aron Wiesenfeld

  A figure making his way through the snow caught in mid-step by a single bright light. He doesn’t appear all that surprised. With a full bag in his narrow hand he looks like he has a long way to go. She is surrounded and enveloped by the darkness of — Continue reading

Stacy Harshman And Andarina Designs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Stacy Harshman And Andarina Designs

  “All our lamps and chandeliers are made by hand, using glass, metal, and plexi sourced in New York City, and reclaimed water tower wood. We love to customize our designs, and to bring colored light to your special event. I think of them as practical dream catchers, stories told — Continue reading

Sexy Break = Magis’ New Steelwood Line

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Sexy Break = Magis’ New Steelwood Line

We usually have a reason behind each post we publish here on the 2Modern blog, pertaining to putting forth some example of a modern design idea we really like. We could probably scrape together some reason like that to tell you why we’re publishing this post, or we could just — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Heartwood Design Furniture

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Heartwood Design Furniture

Heartwood Designs is Grant McGavin out of Portland, Oregon. He works during the day at Goby Walnut Products milling hardwood lumber, and on the nights and weekends he works on his designs, which he makes out of local and environmentally friendly hardwoods, most especially Oregon Black Walnut. We love all — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Seth Smoot

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Seth Smoot

Another photographer? In one week? Yep. Only this time, no painfully cute animals and pup faces, but still as lovely. You know our love of photography that has the subject matter of seemingly mundane situations. There’s something so direct about a photo that’s not trying to cram as much as — Continue reading

Live Modern: Barndominium

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Barndominium

For those of you who guessed we first found interest in this home because the name of it is an awesome, awesome pun, well, congrats. You know us very well. But, if you’ve been checking out the blog lately, you know we’re also powerless when it comes to any barn/rustic/modern — Continue reading

New, Larger Sizes Added to the Avalisa Collection

Categories: Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby
New, Larger Sizes Added to the Avalisa Collection

New sizes just added to the Avalisa line! Now you can get your favorite print JUMBO sized. Offered in 36×36 and 44×44 – only on 2Modern! View the entire collection here.

Modern Profile: Frank Gehry

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Profile: Frank Gehry

Much of architecture, both new and old, is ideas recycled and built-upon. Old styles made new or taking bits and pieces of one style and adding it to another to make something new. But in the end, most architecture looks like a building. Perhaps then, you can grasp just how — Continue reading

DIY: Wire Orb Chandelier

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Wire Orb Chandelier

Sometimes you just need a dynamic, show-stopping, large proportionally and crazy-cool piece for your home that will really set the tone and make people notice your space! It could be a fabulous piece of furniture or a large-scale piece of art or it could be a really awesome light fixture. — Continue reading

Live Modern: Mikel Irastorza

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Mikel Irastorza

This Spanish designer whose apartment is in San Sebastián, Spain sure knows how to mix styles and create a powerfully decorated space that overtakes the senses. Crisp, clean white walls set the stage for a sleek, stark home that is punctuated with really contemporary modern pieces and fleshed out by great — Continue reading