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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Interiors: Warm Americana

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Warm Americana

We were visiting a favorite blog of ours, Bloesem, when we spotted a home’s interior that was simple, modern, clean, interesting, warm and more than that: accessible. The sort of home that anyone could design, not just those who have a ton of money for a brand new, huge modern — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Sharon Montrose

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Sharon Montrose

When it comes to different genres within the photography field, no one can argue that while capturing adorable photos of pets, animals and babies isn’t always easy, it totally trumps taking pictures of just about anything else. That doesn’t mean every pet and baby photographer is created equally, though; it’s — Continue reading

Live Modern: Lumbrein Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Lumbrein Residence

Way long ago when I graduated from college I went on a backpacking trip through Europe with a friend. While every bit of it was pretty dreamy, there was one day that was the dreamiest: the day we spent in Switzerland. Cows frolicked! Goats said hello! The landscape was breathtaking — Continue reading

How-to: Herringbone Dining Table

Categories: DIY + How To
How-to: Herringbone Dining Table

An old door turned into a stunning, herringbone-patterned dining table fit for the most lovely of modern interiors?! Don’t mind if I do partake in this DIY project. Even dreaming this project up seems unlikely, but someone did, and we’re most grateful to them. Spotted on Design*Sponge, we like this — Continue reading

Turning File Organization on Its Head

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Turning File Organization on Its Head

Tired of that plastic cluttered filing thingy on your desk?  The Up Filer™, a Universal Vertical Filing Rack, is a sleek modern wall mounted filing system.  It is also durable, made of wood and chrome.  The innovative design holds differently sized flat content all in one place such as drawings, — Continue reading

Bounce – Silicone Furniture Piece by Shaun Kasperbauer

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bounce – Silicone Furniture Piece by Shaun Kasperbauer

“Bounce” the new furniture piece by Brooklyn based Shaun Kasperbauer is quite the interesting endeavor into flat-pack furniture. The designer states that the piece can be used as either a stool or a small table. The natural spring of silicone is utilized in the piece to create a surface that — Continue reading

More Eye Candy: DkGr

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
More Eye Candy: DkGr

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of talented Indianapolis-based firm DkGr, a firm that understands that good design is in the details. This seems to be a firm that does a wide variety of modern design applications, from institutional projects like schools to restaurants to breweries to residential buildings and more. While — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: AM Radio

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: AM Radio

Etsy store AM Radio is the kind of shop that hearkens back to a simpler time; when life wasn’t so complicated and your day could be fixed by purchasing a sweet, blue office light. Not just another vintage store, they are a vintage and industrial Etsy shop, and their streamlined aesthetic — Continue reading

KNOLL IS HERE

Categories: News + Events + Contests
KNOLL IS HERE

Harry Bertoia. George Nakashima. Jens Risom. Marcel Breuer. Florence Knoll. The names of the designers who shaped the very idea of modernism. Whose designs are so classic, so jaw-dropping, so powerful that they still command a space whenever they’re in a room. We don’t have to spend paragraphs talking about how — Continue reading

Food/Design: Flip Burger Boutique

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Food/Design: Flip Burger Boutique

Though we love a dramatic, sophisticated restaurant as much as the next blogger, it’s quite refreshing when you come across the interior of a restaurant that’s full of fun, too! Also nice: when the decor matches the feel and thrust of the business, as in the interior design of the — Continue reading

Color hunting

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Color hunting

Hunting natural colors in the middle of the South American jungles must be the most adventurous way to build your palette for the coming season!! Even this is an old project done by the team of the fashion designer Issey Miyake, their approach to select colors is still so refreshing — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: Anderson Miller

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: Anderson Miller

Sure we get inspiration from plenty of gorgeous homes, but if you’ve ever luxuriated in the glamour of a finely designed hotel and wished your own place emulated a hotel lobby or plush hotel suite, then perhaps you should get your inspiration from such! Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of — Continue reading

Interiors: Dark, Gray and Dramatic

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Dark, Gray and Dramatic

If summer is the realm of light, airy, cheerfully-colored interiors, then no doubt fall and winter is the time for dark, rich, jewel-toned and dramatic spaces, don’t you think? Of course, a little boldness and drama can be appropriate for any time, but when it’s cold outside a darker space — Continue reading

DIY: Wool Blanket Curtain

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Wool Blanket Curtain

Windows. Ugh. Does anyone ever know what to do with these things? Leave them alone and it looks like your room is unfinished. Do too much and the whole room looks overdone. Sure they have lots of modern solutions like shades and rollers, but they can be expensive and have — Continue reading

The Revolution Collection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Revolution Collection

What strikes me the most is the minimalism couple with the reinterpretation of conventional designs, with a fresh approach.  Enhancing our every day usage makes it special.   The Revolution Collection glassware’s contents seem to be floating and defying gravity holding up with wine, water, champagne or soup on a pedestal — Continue reading

What Does an Architect’s Desk Look Like?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
What Does an Architect’s Desk Look Like?

We love the work that architect’s do…but ever wonder if you’d like the place where they do their work? On the neat website “Life of an Architect” (which is a cool read even if you’re not interested in where architect’s work), they had a recent call for photos of where architect’s — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Luminology

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Luminology

We know we usually post about furniture designers that we really love in our “We Like What They Do” series, but sometimes an accessory will come along that just forces us to have to talk about. And well, if that accessory happens to be functional and the perfect thing for — Continue reading

Simply Sustainable: Designer Elina Grigoriou

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Simply Sustainable: Designer Elina Grigoriou

From an early age, Elina Grigoriou wanted to be an interior designer. Her early attempts at the art of design involved decorating her teenage bedroom in Greece with posters of Madonna, Top Gun and Mel Gibson, but as she got older her tastes evolved into something a bit more sophisticated. — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Kenny Trice

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Kenny Trice

As much as we love technology and all the conveniences and wonders it has brought our life (in nearly every area of our life) we can’t help but feel a little sad when we think about how there has been a lot of encroachment on nature by technology and the — Continue reading

Live Modern: Graham Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Graham Residence

We think we have such an obsession with modern residential architecture set deeply into dramatic landscaping because the contrast is so strong. You expect to see sleek lines and fun angles in urban settings, but when it’s next to blue skies, emerald green plants and organic shapes it takes awhile — Continue reading