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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Live Modern: Country House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Country House

What does the perfect intersection between traditional, country style and modernism look like? Like this incredible home by dva arhitekta located in Bijaca, Bosnia and Herzegovina. “The approach of the proposal was to develop a residential complex in strong connection to the context. Located in a remote, poorly inhabitated part of — Continue reading

For the skateboard lovers.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
For the skateboard lovers.

Skate-Home makes, you guessed it, skateboard-themed decor, from benches (kind of nice actually), to upholstered chairs (we’re on the fence about) to even light fixtures for the wall (we just don’t know about that). Would you be into this if you were into skateboarding? Would you be into this furniture — Continue reading

Artist: Theo Altenberg

Categories: Art + Graphics
Artist: Theo Altenberg

Painter Theo Altenberg (which we just learned means “Old Mountain” in German) creates work that is right up our alley. One, it’s colorful as all get out. Two: it is abstract and three: well it’s wonderful. Just wonderful. This is exactly the kind of mood we’ve been in lately: dark — Continue reading

2M Collective Weekly Sale – Emma Gardner

Categories: Uncategorized
2M Collective Weekly Sale – Emma Gardner

This week’s 2M Collective Modern Décor Sale includes Emma Gardner! 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

Interiors: The SuperGroup

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: The SuperGroup

We’d say we have a healthy obsession with what we’d call “future decor.” In other words, we’re always daydreaming about what homes, offices and businesses might look like in the future. Will they look like the set of “2001: A Space Odyssey”? Will they look just like they do today, — Continue reading

Made up white and later

Categories: Art + Graphics
Made up white and later

Charles Williams’ specialty is geometric illustration. I have first noticed the colors of the series of  ”this is made up”. The experience of looking all the white pieces above as compare to the later shots where more colors are added, speaks to the interaction of color with its surrounds. soft — Continue reading

DIY: Modern barn door for $40

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Modern barn door for $40

How we missed this when it first appeared on Apartment Therapy back in February is a mystery, but what’s not a mystery is why anyone would want this in their home: modern sliding/barn doors are an awesome alternative to regular doors-in-a-frame or even just casement openings; they add an instant — Continue reading

Kim Høltermand Photography

Categories: Art + Graphics
Kim Høltermand Photography

Kim Høltermand is a freelance architectural- and landscape photographer from Denmark. Kim was born into a creative family with both his father and grandfather being artists; his grandfather once worked as an architect. He currently lives in Kirke Værløse Denmark with his wife Camilla and their daughter Sally. In addition — Continue reading

Studio On Fire

Categories: Art + Graphics
Studio On Fire

We don ‘t think their actual studio is on fire…well at least we hope not. These dudes (and possibly dudettes) are making some pretty cool designs on paper. It’s true, they rock business card designs, packaging, T-shirts, stationary, invitations and more, but we’re pretty interested in what comes out of — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Brittany Bass

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Brittany Bass

Oh the weather outside is supposed to be a bit frightful in our neck of the woods today, so we thought we’d post an artist whose work is so explosively colorful that there’d be no way any bad weather could put us in a bad new if we had these — Continue reading

Live Modern: Maison P+C

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Maison P+C

What does a home that looks good at every angle look like? Why, this house, called Maison P + C. If you guessed by the title that it’s a French home, you’d be right. Located in Indre, France, to be precise. But this French home doesn’t have any hints at — Continue reading

Welcome, Fanimation!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Welcome, Fanimation!

What’s worse: walking into a gorgeous modern home and finding a hideous, out-of-place, old fan on the ceiling, or suffering through a sweltering summer because you don’t have a fan at all? We’re not sure, but we do know that one of our great new brands, Fanimation, sure can take — Continue reading

DIY: Origami Christmas Tree

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Origami Christmas Tree

Still need a couple of more pieces of modern, holiday cheer for a shelf or corner of a table? Or looking for a fun DIY project that you could turn into an unforgettable centerpiece for your holiday table? Or just want to learn a cool origami trick that will make — Continue reading

Live Modern: São Francisco Xavier House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: São Francisco Xavier House

What would it be like to sleep out in the open, hugged by grass-covered hills and warmed by sunshine? Well, probably a lot like living in the São Francisco Xavier House by Nitsche Arquitectos Associados located in the most luscious and wondrous São Paulo, Brazil. This is more like a few panes of — Continue reading

Interiors: L Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: L Residence

As  a general rule, we’re not super into blue in an interior space. That’s a bit harsh…we mean, there are lots of ways in which blue can totally make a space rock, but you really need to have a cool hue. This home, the L Residence, totally gets blue right. — Continue reading

Skypak: Redesigned Airplane Trolley

Categories: Art + Graphics
Skypak: Redesigned Airplane Trolley

Skypak is the name of a design brand from Cologne, Germany. They refine airplane trolleys to make them usable in home, business and office settings. We have to admit, their compact design and focus on efficiency do make them pretty clever, and they’ve got a nice industrial feel to them.

Thank You Brenda: Custom Color Canvases

Categories: Art + Graphics
Thank You Brenda: Custom Color Canvases

“Thank You Brenda makes custom printed canvases and acrylic colors that merge the approaches of art and fashion.”

Featured Artist: Rachel Sitkin

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Rachel Sitkin

Oooh I’m enjoying so much the landscape artwork of Rachel Sitkin. It seems this artist used to work primarily in figurative subject matter (people) but with this series “Surface Mining” moved on to landscape work. We love the curvy lines and soft color palettes. This is gonna sound weird but — Continue reading

Live Modern: The River House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: The River House

Most of the time when people celebrate the joys of living near water, they’re talking about oceans or maybe some fancy lake. Rivers just don’t get the credit of being awesome that they deserve. But as someone who grew up near a river, let me tell you they have a — Continue reading

DIY: Mid-Century Modern Bench

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Mid-Century Modern Bench

Anyone who’s looked through Craigslist lately knows one immutable fact: the term “Mid-Century Modern” is hot, and usually means things cost a little extra. By little, we mean a lot. It is tough to add to your collection when prices are inflated, but if you’re a little handy with tools — Continue reading