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Monthly Archives: November 2011

We Like What They Do: Holly Berry

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Holly Berry

Digging on Holly Berry’s textile work, a collection in particular that depicts Morse code in the most adorable way we’ve ever seen. –..–.-…–.-.—. If you read Morse code then you’ll know that sentence we just wrote is giberish. But her work looks soft, and we like her philosophies about why — Continue reading

“Space Matters” – Mehmet Ali Uysal

Categories: Art + Graphics
“Space Matters” – Mehmet Ali Uysal

  For Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal’s space is paramount, hence the title of this body of work, ‘Space Matters’.  Always concerned with how to reshape the space around him, in his art he has achieved this exploration seamlessly.  A giant clothespin pinching the landscape, Uysal takes the place of — Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Kevin Kane of Arktura

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Exclusive Interview: Kevin Kane of Arktura

We’re going to keep this intro short and sweet so you can get straight to reading this interview with Kevin Kane, a partner at the awesome Los Angeles-based modern furniture company Arktura, a recent edition to the 2Modern line-up.

Interiors: Stratford Hills Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Stratford Hills Residence

Unlike yesterday’s post that had “Texas” in the title but wasn’t located in Texas, this one doesn’t not have a title that alludes to its Texas origin, but its warm, modern interiors sort of do. We’re just loving the modern mix of neutral colors that have combined to mingle with — Continue reading

Live Modern: Barn House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Barn House

It’s a barn! No, it’s a house! No–it’s a barn house! Love those mixed, multi-use spaces that work for the people who will be living and working in the spaces. Sometime you have to think outside of the box (or barn, as it were) to design a space that will — Continue reading

Play: Abandoned Yugoslavian Sculpture or Glimpse into an Architectural Future!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Play: Abandoned Yugoslavian Sculpture or Glimpse into an Architectural Future!

I was reminded again of these awesome photos of sculptures that were commissioned by the Yugoslavian government in the 1960s and 1970s but then were all abandoned, sort of resembling a future society that fell and left its sad but poetic architecture behind. Or like if you landed on an — Continue reading

2 DIY Modern Ornaments

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
2 DIY Modern Ornaments

Did you take any of our alternative modern tree advice from yesterday to heart? Are you deciding to go a less traditional route this year? Just because you won’t have a tree doesn’t mean you won’t have any place for ornaments; and if you do have a tree, you’ll love — Continue reading

Live Modern: Texas Hill Road Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Texas Hill Road Residence

Isn’t this modern house so full of fall feelings, colors and inspiration? We guess it’s almost winter so time to start thinking about that, but we’re still dreaming of colorful leaves on trees, brown and green and gold color palettes and lots of wood. Oh! Everything this house has! Called — Continue reading

Interiors: Compact Gallery

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Compact Gallery

The folks at worshop/apd sure know how to create a modern space that is the complete opposite of sterile and boring. This seriously might be a favorite interior that we’ve seen yet. There’s just so much wonderful color and personalization to this space; you really get that these designers worked — Continue reading

Architecture in Crisis by Patrick Bresnan

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Architecture in Crisis by Patrick Bresnan

Sometimes, when a city changes and  grows, some people get left behind, especially those who need safe, clean affordable housing. That’s what’s happening in Austin, Texas. The city’s seen amazing growth, but it’s also seen housing prices go up and up, pushing some people out of neighborhoods that they used — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Richard Sweeney

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Richard Sweeney

Plenty of artwork is amazing when you think of artists using different media and materials to make their creations, but there’s something about using just paper as a medium that just impresses the heck out of us. Enjoying the delicate, physics-defying pieces by paper artist Richard Sweeney. Aren’t just a — Continue reading

2MODERN BOOK WEEK IS COMING

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2MODERN BOOK WEEK IS COMING

You think the holidays, presents and getting to see family coming up is exciting? Let us tell you what’s REALLY exciting: 2Modern’s first ever Book Week! For 6 straight days, December 5th – December 10th, we’ll be celebrating modern design books, reviewing great design books and oh yeah GIVING AWAY — Continue reading

Photography: 管子天

Categories: Art + Graphics
Photography: 管子天

Most of us when crossing such lonely terrain would just put our heads down and try not to look until we reach our destination but lucky for us 管子天 looked up long enough to capture some of  these spectacular moments. Its a flat and distant world with figures wondering about with — Continue reading

Live Modern: 28 Black Hawk by Spore Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: 28 Black Hawk by Spore Architecture

Alright, first we have to admit that we don’t love that giant “28″ on the side of this residential home. It’s just a little too distracting for us. However, it’s one tiny complaint next to a pile of “oohs” and “ahhs” that we feel over this architecture. As you might — Continue reading

7 Alternative (& Modern) Tree Ideas

Categories: Modern Holiday Ideas
7 Alternative (& Modern) Tree Ideas

Not into artificial trees, don’t want tons of fir needles lying around or just don’t have the space? Or, looking for a unique, modern way to showcase your Christmas spirit this year? We found seven alternatives to a regular old holiday tree, and you bet these would be an awesome — Continue reading

5 Chic Vanities for Your Modern Bathroom

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
5 Chic Vanities for Your Modern Bathroom

There is no better way to give your weary bathroom a facelift than with a stylish, trendy vanity. As the focal point of the bathroom it can do wonders, giving the room a fresh, new appearance while adding precious storage space. We love these 5 vanities because they are not — Continue reading

A Fresh Take on the Contact Lens Case

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
A Fresh Take on the Contact Lens Case

Pretty much everyone who wears contacts has an ugly, dingy plastic contact lens case on their sink. And usually with the screw caps sitting somewhere nearby. Until recently, so did Portland designer Beverly Moon, but she got so tired of looking at it that she decided to design and produce — Continue reading

MELANINA exclusive for MURMUR

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
MELANINA exclusive for MURMUR

  MELANINA exclusive for MURMUR Melanina exclusive for Murmur is one more happy partnership of our brand with a new portuguese brand Melanina Design. With the same feeling in disseminate the National Design and encourage creative partnerships, MURMUR presents in his store in Oporto city – Portugal a collection of — Continue reading

Blog Love: Swedish Graphic Design Studio

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Blog Love: Swedish Graphic Design Studio

Sanna Sporrong is a freelance graphic designer from Swedish. She has a passion for books and is working with many publishing houses around Scandinavia designing and producing books. Sanna works from home and has created a creative space in the loft area with soft lighting, white walls, small feminine details — Continue reading

Modern Gift Ideas: For Quirky Guys & Bibliophiles

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Modern Gift Ideas: For Quirky Guys & Bibliophiles

2Modern’s pretty excited to be partnering with a dizzying array of awesome designers and folks for a 7 week long gift collective. We’ll be bringing you guides of awesome modern gifts for all the folks in your life…in plenty of time to get your holiday shopping done and enjoy the — Continue reading