The 2Modern Manifesto

Trends & Events


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 this blog also gives us another amazing opportunity—to explore what modern design means and how we hope it’s changing the world.

Here’s what we think at the 2Modern blog: Modern design is for everyone. It’s inherently and naturally good, innovative, high-quality—doesn’t try too hard to be modern or “cool.” It doesn’t exist to just be a trend.

It’s of course beautiful, but it’s also highly functional. It does its job and it does it well, all the while being the envy of its décor neighbors (due to awesome colors/materials/eco-friendly elements/shapes/size or more).

It looks to the future, by tackling projects, questions and issues without looking to the past for answers. But it respects the past, and where we’ve been, aesthetically and technologically.

Modern design is accessible. It’s doesn’t exclude. It’s not owned by the cool kids or architects who make the most money. It’s not relegated to only one style or color or shape or location. It breaks down geographical boundaries. A building can be modern design if it’s in New York City, San Francisco, Branson or Texarkana. A structure or furniture piece can be modern whether it’s made of metal, reclaimed wood, marble, or plastic.

Modern design takes away preconceived notions. Sure, we all judge other things/people/ourselves from time to time. But good design—modern design—breaks down those judgments and opens your mind to new ideas…new thoughts…and new (hopefully better) ways of living.

Modern design makes people realize they like modern design (when they thought they didn’t).

Thanks for reading us in 2011. We look forward to seeing you in 2012!

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Images: Vers – iPhone Shellcase – Bambooemma at home – Matryoshka Half-Face Glicee 6 x 12; Thomaspaul – Octopus Shower Curtain; Nooka Inc- Zub Zirc neon green 20; Chilewich – Dahlia Floral Round Placemat and Graham & Brown – Curvy Paintable Wallpaper
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  1. Jennifer

    Dec 30, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Adrienne, I love that graphic!

  2. bminimal

    Dec 30, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    sharing good design ;) Cheers to 2012 Adrienne!

  3. Sinjin Lee

    Jan 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Loving the ethos of 2Modern!

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Jan 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Well we appreciate you reading us! Hopefully we keep getting better!

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