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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Designer Spotlight: Interview with Mark Craig

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Designer Spotlight: Interview with Mark Craig

As is so often the case in life, Mark Craig fell into the sunglasses and eyewear business almost by accident.  After completing his training as an industrial designer, Craig took a job with a large international eyewear company, designing collections for their American fashion and sports brands.  The rest, as — Continue reading

Sea life

Categories: Art + Graphics
Sea life

“It is always good to try out new things, in this case, primarily.. color!” explains the creative production team of this clip. So far, they have been making clips in monochromatic colors. It is a great experience of watching the organic shapes in color floating, moving, speeding through water, in — Continue reading

Not Doing Turkey Day? DIY Day.

Categories: DIY + How To
Not Doing Turkey Day? DIY Day.

If you’re like me, you might not be doing the whole family food Thanksgiving time, but rather be engrossed in some serious ready-to-organize-my-whole-house-and-make-it-look-awesome time. May I suggest the never-ending gift of our awesome DIY/How-to section? Some recent projects that I just might try myself today: Fast, Cheap Art DIY: Paper — Continue reading

Make Your Home Ready for the Holidays DIY: How to Make Your Place Look Clean Quickly

Categories: DIY + How To
Make Your Home Ready for the Holidays DIY: How to Make Your Place Look Clean Quickly

So you’ve got guests and family arriving on your door step in a few hours and have gotten most of the things on your to do list scratched off except, say, cleaning the house! You don’t have time for a full wall-to-wall cleaning (and why would you want to stress — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Enrique Romero’s PulpLamp

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
We Like What They Do: Enrique Romero’s PulpLamp

You know how we feel about making awesome, modern items out of reused materials. It just makes sense, when you think about it. We’re running out of raw materials and we’ve got all this stuff lying around. We like to pay attention to folks who are doing something constructive about — Continue reading

Emily Dupen-Hopkins Interview: Beautifully Burlesque

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Emily Dupen-Hopkins Interview: Beautifully Burlesque

If the thought of adorning your living room walls with black-and-white wallpaper depicting 1940s-style women doing household chores in stockings and suspenders – or serving a traditional British tea topless – doesn’t appeal, then look away now. The wallpaper is the creation of Emily Dupen-Hopkins, who has designed what she — Continue reading

Iva Hladis – “Origins Extinct”

Categories: Art + Graphics, Sustainability
Iva Hladis – “Origins Extinct”

  “The new millennium, thought to be a period of great happiness or human perfection, during which holiness is meant to prevail, instead has begun as a time of fearful uncertainty marked by heightened intolerance and injustice resulting in multitudes of pointless wars driven by righteousness and posturing, wreaking on — Continue reading

12 Day Holiday Giveaway!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
12 Day Holiday Giveaway!

We’re so, so grateful for you. For our readers of the blog. For the customers who buy great modern things from 2Modern. For all the designers who work with us in spreading modern design to more people. For our fellow design lovers who continue to inspire us all every day. — Continue reading

Interiors: N’other Good Fall Palette

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: N’other Good Fall Palette

Boy we are feeling the fall colors lately over at 2Modern. We spotted the awesome olive-green wall in this modern kitchen and immediately knew this was a home with a color palette we could get behind. We’re not sure how unusual green itself is in kitchens, but here with this — Continue reading

Allandale House (A Cabin of Curiosities)

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Allandale House (A Cabin of Curiosities)

Be still, our modern-architecture-in-wooded-nature-shots-loving heart, yes, this is the most lovely of lovelies. This is a modern lover’s dream: a stunning piece of sleek architecture, heavily personalized for the family living within it and set into a quiet, idyllic setting that doesn’t even have to hardly try at all to — Continue reading

Hang Modern: Merkled Coat Hooks

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Hang Modern: Merkled Coat Hooks

Loving this oddly shaped, colorful, powder-coated aluminum hook for the wall. From the website: “A perfect time to bring color into your space and just in time for winter jackets and rain coats! The Merkled Coat Hooks are inspired by the cutoff forms that result from the waterjet cutting of — Continue reading

Fast, Cheap Art DIY: Paper Gems

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
Fast, Cheap Art DIY: Paper Gems

Look, the love of geometric, faceted and boldly colored items just isn’t going away any time soon, so indulge yourself in the awesomeness that is this DIY project of making paper gems with all of those characteristics. Seriously! If you’ve got guests coming over in the next couple of days — Continue reading

Brings Us Joy Modern: Seljord Lookout Points

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Brings Us Joy Modern: Seljord Lookout Points

This isn’t a post about a really cool house. Or some really neat piece of architecture that serves as a business or commercial space. This is post is about how taking just a little bit of time to design something modern and accessible and useful, even when it’s applied to — Continue reading

Interiors: Awesome Fall Color Palette

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Awesome Fall Color Palette

We sure wish we had more of this space beyond just one photo to show you, but unfortunately, it’s all we got. We spotted this one shot of a tiny, cozy corner on the UK site House to Home and just loved every modern detail. The mix of the chair — Continue reading

Up-and-Coming Gift Resource: ShopSCAD

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Up-and-Coming Gift Resource: ShopSCAD

Want to know what’s cool before it’s even cool? Want to give the gift of ultra trendiness? Want to like what the kids are liking? Well you can totally have access to the products of some of the nation’s coolest and brightest artists from ShopSCAD, which is the gallery and — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Jason Webb

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Jason Webb

I had the opportunity to visit one of my absolute favorite events in Austin this weekend: the East Austin Studio Tour. It’s two weekends full of artists and art and creativity and inspiration and good people. It was a blast. I saw some AMAZING work. To pick a favorite would — Continue reading

Live Modern: House R

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House R

The first words that popped into our minds when we saw photos of House R were “lightbox of joy.” Aren’t you just filled with the most delightful sense of joy upon seeing this wonderful glowing home? Not to mention that fun shape! It’s almost like living in a glowing tetris — Continue reading

DIY Extra Seating: Square Floor Cushions

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY Extra Seating: Square Floor Cushions

This won’t be our first bean bag post on 2Modern (and almost certainly not our last); last month we featured a sphere-shaped bean bag that certainly gave off a fun, kid-like energy for a home. If you’re looking around your space and realizing you probably won’t have enough extra seating — Continue reading

Typography Celebrates TV

Categories: Art + Graphics
Typography Celebrates TV

If you or anyone you know loves TV shows from the 80s and 90s (who doesn’t?), then you’ll love these posters from the folks at My So Called Type. Each one is a simple, fun, typographic representation of a show, filled with character names, references, and great memories. So far, — Continue reading

Tie Rooms Together With Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Tie Rooms Together With Art

Tie Rooms Together With Art Maintaining a theme or tone between rooms is as easy as hanging beautiful artwork. For a seamless, comfortable transition from room to room, try these pairings between kitchen and bathroom, bedroom and living room, or any other locations where you’re looking to preserve an ambiance. — Continue reading