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Daily Archives: December 8, 2011

BOOK WEEK: Alvar Aalto Houses

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
BOOK WEEK: Alvar Aalto Houses

Alvar Aalto Houses By Markku Lahti Rakennustieto Publishing  Earlier today we posted a book about a stunning artist who manipulates environments using natural materials. Well this book, also available for giveaway, celebrates an artist of another kind: one who changed the world with his architectural talent. Certainly a recognizable name, — Continue reading

Live Modern: House on Punkinville Road

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House on Punkinville Road

As you might imagine, something that is located on “Punkinville Road” might give the impression that it would be adorable. Just oozing with cute. While this home by bruce norelius studio is certainly easy on the ideas, it’s pretty serious about its architecture (despite the precious name of its street). — Continue reading

Parting of Waters – The Moses Bridge

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Parting of Waters –  The Moses Bridge

A series of moats and fortresses were built over the West Brabant Water Line region of the Netherlands during the 17th century in order to provide protection from invasion by France and Spain. Fort de Roovere was surrounded with a shallow moat that was too deep to march across, and — Continue reading

2M Collective Weekly Sale – LZF

Categories: Uncategorized
2M Collective Weekly Sale – LZF

This week’s 2M Collective Modern Décor Sale includes LZF! 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: Modern Holiday Cheer Bonanza

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Modern Holiday Cheer Bonanza

With all this awesome book week business going on, we’ve been a bit remiss in our coverage of awesome modern holiday DIY projects to share with you guys. Look around your place…how’s the holiday cheer coming along? We just looked around ours and it’s totally lacking. Thankfully our favorite do-it-yourself-ers — Continue reading

BOOK WEEK: Stickwork

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
BOOK WEEK: Stickwork

Stickwork By Patrick Dougherty Princeton Architectural Press 2010 There’s something quite nice about a book about an artist by an artist.  No miscommunication. No confusion. Just an amazingly talented visionary getting the opportunity to share his concepts and ideas for his work in his own words. The artist Patrick Dougherty, if you’ve — Continue reading

Rainbow Mille-feuille

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Rainbow Mille-feuille

This Tokyo based design and architecture firm rebrands the experience of banking with colors. Color is used in the interior as well as in the exterior of the building; to lighten the mood and make the interaction more enjoyable. At night, the exterior colored layers provide a soft and quiet — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Bridget Frances Quinn

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Bridget Frances Quinn

Multi-media artist Bridget Frances Quinn will be the first one to admit her work’s a little across the boards. That’s okay for us; we’re a little over the boards ourselves. There’s nothing wrong with letting muses and the creative spirit move through you, letting it guide what and when you’re — Continue reading