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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Featured Artist: Jeremy Earhart

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Jeremy Earhart

What will art look like in the future? No one can know for sure until we get there, but we surmise it might look a bit like Austinite Jeremy Earhart’s work. What this guy can do with some Plexiglas ain’t no joke. Creating fantastical shapes out of mirror and Plexiglas, — Continue reading

Conversation: Robert Kwak of Muu

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Conversation: Robert Kwak of Muu

Kids change. Rapidly. They grow fast. Their likes and dislikes are different from one day to the next. How is it that we expect them to be satisfied with one aesthetic look to their room for the entirety of their childhood? And even more, how do we expect kids who — Continue reading

We have so many sales going on.

Categories: News + Events + Contests
We have so many sales going on.

Because we love you and don’t want you to forget about any of our sales or lose out on any deals, a complete list of all of our current sales: Kartell Lighting Sale 15% off and free shipping until October 31st Wallter Sale 15% off and free shipping until October 31st By — Continue reading

Live Modern: Randy Weinstein Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Randy Weinstein Design

Loving the modern looks of the architecture firm Randy Weinstein Design. We love super intense modern spaces, but we also love modern spaces that feel very comfortable and liveable. The kitchen above is a perfect example of what we mean. Clean lines on a countertop are in a cool, modern — Continue reading

DIY: Homemade Wallpaper

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Homemade Wallpaper

Wallpaper can be a wonderful edition to a space. It can add color, pattern, depth and more to a corner of a space or a whole room, adding a level of sophistication and interest into a home that paint alone often cannot do. But, not everyone has the luxury of — Continue reading

Kozai Modern: Fireworks, Ninja Stars & Pinwheels

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Kozai Modern: Fireworks, Ninja Stars & Pinwheels

Kozai Modern is a destination for Mid-Century Modern design with a West Coast twist. Their collection includes both West Coast and Japanese studio furniture and lighting. The contemporary Wappa lighting series from Japan captures the essence of mid-century lighting design. With playful names that translate to Fireworks (Hanabi), Ninja Star — Continue reading

MezooMe Designs: Style Your Kids

Categories: Kids + Baby
MezooMe Designs: Style Your Kids

Existing in a world today where everything is designed down to the ‘T’, it has become somewhat of a rare of occasion to stumble upon designs that attract your immediate attention. I was fortunate enough to come upon a design brand that snapped me right out of my ‘design jaded — Continue reading

Urban Edge

Categories: Art + Graphics
Urban Edge

Classic and traditional settings can sometimes benefit from an unexpected visual statement. The bold, graphic imagery and raw textures of these photographs pack an urban punch and can make your home feel city chic. This Way by Robert Strovers Ocean Landing by Suzanne Scott Empty Courts by Julia Robertson Run — Continue reading

Worldly Pendant Necklaces with Double Duty

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Worldly Pendant Necklaces with Double Duty

These worldly pendant necklaces, by husband and wife design duo, Blend Creations, are not just the modern adornments they appear to be- they’re also a functioning bottle opener! Perfect for the beer lovers on your gift list this year, they feature graphic maps of 15 of the best-loved brews from — Continue reading

Santorini – Astarte Suites Design Hotel

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Santorini – Astarte Suites Design Hotel

                        Far from the crowds lies this nine-suite full-service hotel, where the word of the day, every day, is privacy. Amid the hilltop hush of its dramatic cliff’s-edge setting, a capable and gracious staff is on call to see — Continue reading

New on 2Modern: David Trubridge, Artemide, Arktura, Thomaspaul, Koko, Heller, and more!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
New on 2Modern: David Trubridge, Artemide, Arktura, Thomaspaul, Koko, Heller, and more!

Amazing new modern lighting fixtures from Artemide are now available on 2Modern! For more than forty years, Artemide has aimed to propose light as a companion to people, as a source of physical pleasure and mental comfort. This is never more apparent than in pieces such as the Dalu Table — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Natural Selection Studio

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Natural Selection Studio

Geez. This stuff is so stunning. We’re really won over by the work coming out of Etsy shop the Natural Selection Studio. The aesthetic is a fresh mix of natural elements that cross with really modern sensibilities. Gentle curves are prominent. Stressing of the material is evident. There isn’t any — Continue reading

4 DIY Projects to do THIS WEEKEND

Categories: DIY + How To
4 DIY Projects to do THIS WEEKEND

Everyone wants a home that fits their personality. And lots of people like saving money. And it feels good to do something yourself! Here are four recent DIY projects we’ve blogged about that are so fast, we bet you could do them all in…two hours! You can carve (Halloween pumpkin joke) — Continue reading

Trend: Spiced Pumpkin Color

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Trend: Spiced Pumpkin Color

Are you ready for some fall-inspired, pumpkin-themed, Pinterest-grabbed color inspiration for yourself today?! Well get ready. So your favorite blogger in the world (me Adrienne) is on Pinterest, where motivating, intriguing and downright gorgeous visuals abound and are ready for you to take inspiration from them. We couldn’t help but — Continue reading

Sarah Thirlwell :: Vases & Vessels

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Sarah Thirlwell :: Vases & Vessels

I discovered Sarah Thirlwell’s incredible vases through Pinterest (Are you on there yet??  Holy of holies, get on that.) and lost all sense of time and space for a few moments… until I clicked through to her portfolio, wherein an entire collection of hand-turned vases exploded onto my monitor accompanied by — Continue reading

Is Authenticity Getting Old?

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
Is Authenticity Getting Old?

VERY interesting piece in the New York Times today…about all the unique, one-of-a-kind, vintage pieces we are all trying to stuff into our homes to showcase our individual personalities and make our homes feel more like us–whatever that means. The writer, as well as a few people quoted in the — Continue reading

DIY Décor We Don’t Hate: Pumpkin Tree

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY Décor We Don’t Hate: Pumpkin Tree

Halloween is closer, have you set up your spooky modern home? As always, we’re on the cool hunt when it comes to holiday decor that we think will also look good in a home that has very specific modern design aesthetics, and we think this cool Halloween pumpkin tree project — Continue reading

2M Collective Weekly Sale – Pilot Design

Categories: Uncategorized
2M Collective Weekly Sale – Pilot Design

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

DIY: Moss Graffiti

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Moss Graffiti

Public art is such a refreshing breath of air. It enlivens the senses. It’s for everyone. It’s enjoyable to sit back or stand back and view art standing next to folks from every walk of life. But commissioned art isn’t the only art that can be public. There’s a realm — Continue reading

Color to Dissolve Form

Categories: Art + Graphics
Color to Dissolve Form

David Batchelor makes installations from brightly colored found objects that are mostly material left overs of our times. What is left behind and perceived first is the color. He explains: “When I make works from light boxes (such as Brick Lane Remix, 2003), or old plastic bottles with lights inside, — Continue reading