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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Desert One – Jim Jennings

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
photo credit: Joe Fletcher Photography

On a recent trip to Palm Springs, we’re fortunate to have been on a tour of some of the interesting homes in Palm Springs.  Known for the greatest collections of mid-century modern architecture in the world, here is a new but timeless expression of architectural art that truly captures the — Continue reading

Can’t Go Wrong Gift: Cutting Boards

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Can’t Go Wrong Gift: Cutting Boards

As the holidays near, we want to help take out some of the stress by giving you a series of posts that feature one or more of what we’d like to call “Can’t Go Wrong Gifts.” These are the sorts of things you could buy a few of to give — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Jason Lewis Furniture

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Jason Lewis Furniture

You know, no matter how much technology advances and we humans learn to use it to make cool, partially computer-generated furnishings, we’re still going to always appreciate the wonderful handcraftedness of furniture made by a talented human’s hands. A talented human like Jason Lewis. While not the craziest designs we’ve — Continue reading

Functioning, Awesome Nikon Camera Costume

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Functioning, Awesome Nikon Camera Costume

With Halloween weekend a mere days away, if you’re still struggling for the inspiration for the perfect Halloween costume that will bot reflect your love of modern design and show off how clever you are, may we present to you this functioning, life-sized Nikon camera costume? The photographer Tyler Card — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Pen & Gravy

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Pen & Gravy

We like fine art, complicated art, art-only-found-in-a-gallery as much as the next blog. But we also think modern design is knowing and seeing that art exists in more casual forms. That the art of someone’s doodles in a journal can be just as groundbreaking and important and nice to look — Continue reading

Hill Country Views with the Wimberley House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Hill Country Views with the Wimberley House

Does it seem like we focus on Texas-centered architects or Texas properties a lot around here? Well, it just so happens that your friendly blog editor-in-chief (Adrienne) lives in Texas (Austin, to be exact) but that’s not really why we focus on them (if you could say we focus on — Continue reading

Artist: Lee Misenheimer

Categories: Art + Graphics, Uncategorized
Artist: Lee Misenheimer

The process for putting this all down must be a real sight to see. I’m guessing a lot of graphite and late nights. Perfect rolls and waves create some really amazing creatures. I see the grandest dragon of all has probably slid down from a fabled mountain top and is — Continue reading

2Modern Service is (STELLA) Excellent

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2Modern Service is (STELLA) Excellent

STELLA Service is an independent, 3rd party site that uses 350 metrics like usability, checkout procedures, chat, call and more (without companies knowing) and rates companies on their customer service. Less than 30% of sites qualify to make the cut for the the STELLA seal of approval. 2Modern was just — Continue reading

Fast and Functional DIY: Cool Magnets

Categories: DIY + How To
Fast and Functional DIY: Cool Magnets

We guess we’re on a bit of a quick and fast DIY project kick this week, focusing on projects you can do, well, quick and fast (our earlier this week post of putting some white on things caused quite a stir). While long and drawn out ones certainly have their — Continue reading

Live Modern: Tea House by David Jameson

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Tea House by David Jameson

The modern world is one of distractions. Lots of people. Work. Phones and various other technological devices. That’s why modern design, if it is to stay relevant, must take in account this need for a place where distractions can be minimized. Where one’s senses can be allowed to take in — Continue reading

Kinderhaus St.Hedwig

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Kinderhaus St.Hedwig

Young kiddos need inspiring interiors, too. Don’t let the fact that this structure was built for cute, young learning things distract you from its simple beauty. In fact, there are a lot of things from this stunning interior you can take and use in a home. Like lots of natural — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Josef Kristofoletti

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Josef Kristofoletti

What’s a giant super collider to do when the public wants to understand the scale of it but it’s not actually open to the public? Why, hire an artist to do a super amazing, super colorful, strangely accurate rendition so that those looking at the building might understand its size — Continue reading

Live Modern: Wohnhaus Pircher, Planit C

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Wohnhaus Pircher, Planit C

The title of the post about this house on Freshome really sums it up: “Diverse Modern Home Integrated in a Scenic Landscape.” That’s basically all we’re really looking for these days. We suppose it could have something to do with our dichotomy of loving sleek, modern homes but also really — Continue reading

5 Second DIY: Put Some White On It

Categories: DIY + How To
5 Second DIY: Put Some White On It

Okay maybe it’s more than five seconds, but this DIY idea isn’t much longer than that. Much like the often quoted “Put a bird on it” fad that was made so popular last year, we have another phrase we’d like to make known: “Put some white on it.” The premise — Continue reading

First Impressions

Categories: Art + Graphics
First Impressions

When decorating the nursery, you don’t have to stick to the readymade pastel palette that has come to be expected. Integrating bright colors, abstract shapes, and natural forms can help make your baby’s room a stimulating experience for both you and your little one. Baby Lily Pads by Susie Hoffpauir — Continue reading

For Windowless Rooms, Bring the Outdoors In

Categories: Art + Graphics
For Windowless Rooms, Bring the Outdoors In

Windowless rooms – like basements, bathrooms, or those in railroad-style apartments – can be a real design puzzle. A great fix for this problem? Break up solid walls with beautiful nature and landscape photos that bring the outdoors in. Sitka Spruce Oregon Coast by Brad Mitchell Country Lane by Susie — Continue reading

Make It Monotone

Categories: Art + Graphics
Make It Monotone

There’s no question that a monotone room is striking, but how do you integrate artwork without compromising your design concept? Choose a photo that plays off the color of your room while bringing interest and beauty to the space. Raven Feather by Lee Rentz Pink Flower Dew Drops by Anna — Continue reading

Lens Filter Coasters

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Lens Filter Coasters

Lens Filter Coasters is a coaster set comprised of four camera lens filters. The design is simple and minimalist. The holder is virtually indestructible. The steel is just thick enough that it won’t bend; yet it isn’t unnecessarily heavy. The four slots in the holder allow the filter to rest — Continue reading

Designing Our Future by Cibicworkshop

Categories: Sustainability
Designing Our Future by Cibicworkshop

The period we are currently living through has placed us face to face with new challenges and opportunities that can generate substantial changes in the lives of all of us and produce a radical change in the approach to design.The recession is highlighting the difficulties encountered by consolidated models faced — Continue reading

Find Us On the Web!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Find Us On the Web!

Well, technically you can only kind of find 2Modern on the web, considering it’s an online retail store and blog. But what we meant to say is, find us on other places on the web! Like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more! We love using social media to connect with more — Continue reading