2M Blog
2M Shop
2M Directory
2M Collective
live. learn. share. design.

Monthly Archives: December 2011

Save 15% in January on Gus* Furniture

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Save 15% in January on Gus* Furniture

Save 15% on Gus* Furniture in January at 2Modern! 15% off all Gus* Modern Essentials (includes upholstery, dining, storage, lighting, and accessories)! And, 2Modern will donate 3 food items to food a local food bank with every Gus* purchase. This offer applies to all Gus* Modern furniture and accessories with — Continue reading

The 2Modern Manifesto

Categories: News + Events + Contests
The 2Modern Manifesto

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM 2MODERN! Why blog, with so many other blogs out there? Is it to increase the eyes that visit the 2Modern site and result in sales? Sure, a little. Is it to create another place on the web for folks to see inspiring/pretty pictures? You bet. But — Continue reading

Best New Modern Lighting of 2011!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Best New Modern Lighting of 2011!

It really doesn’t matter how much work or money you’ve spent on your interior spaces—if you can’t see any of it, there’s really no point, is there? 2Modern added some amazing modern lighting options in 2011, from ceiling lights, to sconces, to table lamps to floor lamps and more. We — Continue reading

Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

Man, is anything cooler than science? Design is cool, for sure, but science! Science. Science is full of fun facts, theories and engaging graphics. Perfect for something to permanently tattoo onto your body, don’t you think? Book: Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed. “Body art meets popular science in this — Continue reading

Best Outdoor Decor Finds of 2011!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Best Outdoor Decor Finds of 2011!

In the deep, sad (and S.A.D.) dark days of winter, it can be hard to remember what it was like to enjoy your outdoor space. But the sun will come out again. Temperatures will warm up. You’ll want to infuse your outdoor spaces with color, pattern and good design year — Continue reading

2012 Trend Spotted: Glittering, Glamorous, Gold!

Categories: Fashion + Trends
2012 Trend Spotted: Glittering, Glamorous, Gold!

A 2Modern trend spotted for 2012: Glittering, Glamorous, Gold! To be the first to know about new trends spotted, subscribe to The 2Modern RSS feed. Continue reading

Our Favorite DIY Projects of 2011

Categories: DIY + How To
Our Favorite DIY Projects of 2011

Whatever your reason for wanting to make a project for your home with your own hands, the fact remains that you’ll need inspiration, support and ideas, and 2Modern’s committed to bringing you all of that. We curate—out of the crazy world-full of tons of DIY projects out there—the very best — Continue reading

Tetsuo Kondo – On the Right Path

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Tetsuo Kondo – On the Right Path

The fantasy like, simple and elegant structural path by Tetsuo Kondo was unfortunately only a temporary installation in Tallinn, Estonia.  It existed as part of the 2011 European Capital of Culture activities and in particular, part of LIFT11, a festival of 11 urban installations.   The forest known as Kadriorg is — Continue reading

Sexiest Thermostat Ever?

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Sexiest Thermostat Ever?

This was one of our favorite technological inventions of 2011. Did you hear about it yet? Perhaps you should consider a tech-sexier year next year: read all about it over at AOL. Designed by former Apple executive and iPod hardware designer Tony Fadell, this puppy not only looks waaaaaay better — Continue reading

An Ode to Dieter Rams

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
An Ode to Dieter Rams

Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is honest. Good design is long-lasting. Good design is thorough down to the last detail.” Way back in the summer Core77 had a sketch contest going on. This post is way too late for that, but boy does the contest post have a lot — Continue reading

Best Rugs and Pillows of 2011!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Best Rugs and Pillows of 2011!

Textiles really make a home so warm and comfortable. Especially for those who love sleek, modern lines, pillows and rugs can be the thing that softens edges and creates cozy areas of interest, color and pattern. It’s also a great way to show off a little bit of your personality — Continue reading

The Best Modern Art of 2011

Categories: Art + Graphics
The Best Modern Art of 2011

Man we were bowled over by art in 2011. Truly stunning contemporary work by artists of all ages, all backgrounds and who create art in all media. We don’t discriminate against art; we love photography, painting, mixed media, collage, sculpture, illustration and more. We are a little biased when it comes — Continue reading

Tokujin Yoshioka: The Invisibles

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Tokujin Yoshioka: The Invisibles

“In the last few years I have been thinking about a design that would include natural phenomena and invisible elements such as senses, wind and light. The ‘Invisibles’, a special collection launched from Kartell, only leaves the sense as if seating in the air. The presence of the object is — Continue reading

Best New Modern Tables of 2011!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Best New Modern Tables of 2011!

It’s pretty incredible, when you think about it, that designers are still able to think up new designs for something as commonplace and old as a table. A table! They’ve had tables for such a long time; you’d think we’d have exhausted all the different options there are for them! — Continue reading

Favorite Modern Interiors of 2011

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Favorite Modern Interiors of 2011

As with our “Live Modern” section, when we look around for inspiring modern interiors, we’re looking for all the typical modern elements like clean lines, thoughtful furniture, fun colors and more. But we’re also looking for a comfortable interior; something people feel like they can enjoy living, eating or working — Continue reading

Wanna hang with this light: Mr. Cooper

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Wanna hang with this light: Mr. Cooper

“Inspired by the old tin can telephone or ‘lovers telephone’ this spun copper pendant light pays tribute to a time gone by. In 1664 Robert Hooke experimented with sound transmission through a distended wire. Mr. Cooper celebrates this era of invention and observations. The shades are designed to be hung — Continue reading

Best New Modern Seating of 2011

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Best New Modern Seating of 2011

It gives your legs a nice rest after a tired day of standing and it looks great when it balances out your other furniture. Seating, whatever would we do without you? Let’s just be upfront; 2Modern has some truly outstanding modern seating options of all shapes, colors, styles and designs. — Continue reading

NPR: John Lautner’s Modern Homes

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
NPR: John Lautner’s Modern Homes

We enjoyed this piece on NPR about architect John Lautner’s work. An excerpt (you can read or listen): “An artist with an idyllic childhood might be as rare as a house with walls made of air, but both play a part in the story of architect John Lautner. Lautner’s homes — Continue reading

Favorite Modern Houses of 2011

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Favorite Modern Houses of 2011

For our “Live Modern” series on the blog, we feature architecture that we think exhibits certain kinds of qualities. The modern architecture we choose to highlight is certainly modernly designed–you see a lot of straight lines, innovative materials and smart use of space—and it’s also the kind of architecture that — Continue reading

4 DIY modern holiday projects to do tonight

Categories: DIY + How To
4 DIY modern holiday projects to do tonight

There’s still time to add a little handmade holiday cheer into your home and your life. Perfect to keep yourself busy if you’re lonely, family’s driving you nuts or just need to do something, these four projects are simple, fast and can even be created with many items you probably — Continue reading