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Monthly Archives: January 2012

DIY: Reclaimed Wood Wall!

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Reclaimed Wood Wall!

Architectural personality in a home is pretty much awesome and if you’ve found yourself a place that has it, then you are one lucky person! But if you don’t have any built-in architectural interest, things could be a bummer. But do not be too sad; you can totally add some! Take — Continue reading

Live Modern: House in Eifukucho

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House in Eifukucho

We happen to think a large part of modern design and architecture is helping people create a home oasis where they can retreat, relax, feel their most comfortable and creative and recharge before having to go back out into the world. Not all architecture has to do that, but it — Continue reading

Trend: Modern Romance

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Holiday Ideas
Trend: Modern Romance

Those wild about modern design will appreciate incorporating passion-inducing furniture and accessories into their home. The best way to get blood pumping is with a little hue therapy in the form of that color of love: red. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, it’s true, but don’t think February’s the only month — Continue reading

Interiors: The Tenbosch House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: The Tenbosch House

Oh we just love love love this color palette. It’s the perfect example of the sort of trend we think we’re gonna be seeing a lot of in 2012: a sort of drama-inducing, darkening of interiors that aren’t too dark, but definitely hint at intrigue and suspense. You can see in — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Lim Siang Ching

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Lim Siang Ching

Love the cool, 3D pattern work of Lim Siang Ching, a Singapore based graphic designer/illustrator. She founded something called Pattern Matters where she explores art through pattern, and “who finds joy in patterns and everything handmade.” We think this would be a really cool type of art to have in — Continue reading

Live Modern: House-DT

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House-DT

Last week we showcased a few beautiful modern homes from Japan and we’re bringing you another house from that region today. Called the House-DT (again, with the letters in house names?) we’re really enjoying the jewel-box effect we feel like this home has. In other words, isn’t it kind of — Continue reading

DIY: Notebook iPad Case

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Notebook iPad Case

If you’ve got an iPad (which, with how popular they are, chances are you do) no doubt you need a case for it. A case that must wear many hats: be sturdy, protect your technology, look good, be within your budget, etc. But have you ever thought of perhaps one — Continue reading

Interview: Textile designer Judy Ross (and a sneak peek of her new Spring 2012 collection)!

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Interview: Textile designer Judy Ross (and a sneak peek of her new Spring 2012 collection)!

Textile designer Judy Ross always wows with her bright color palettes, bold patterns and must-have pillows, rugs and other home textiles. We love her stuff so much, in fact, we just had to interview her to see how she does what she does.

The MINO garden gnome takes care of your plants

Categories: Sustainability
The MINO garden gnome takes care of your plants

The garden dwarf tradition is older than what is commonly believed. Originating in XVII century Germany, garden dwarfs were exported by an English nobleman to decorate his garden, and they have now become the globally widespread kitsch ornaments that we all know. Despite its jazzy colours, the modern dwarf is — Continue reading

Bench #4 from series #2 by Nico Yektai

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Bench #4 from series #2 by Nico Yektai

Bench #4 from bench series #2 is a dynamic composition in the sculptural style of New York designer/maker Nico Yektai. This modern one-of-a-kind bench is presented in sapele and cast concrete- 30″H x 117″W x 24″D.  Yektai is known for his structural approach to composition and quest for originality. Each — Continue reading

The Calendar Reinvented

Categories: Art + Graphics
The Calendar Reinvented

“The Calendar Reinvented” is a giant poster-sized, 21 month wall calendar that uses a brand new date layout. It’s designed to show appointments in a to do list format while allowing more space for writing. You can tell what day of the week a date is by looking at what — Continue reading

PrintedArt.com Photographer’s Choice: Nanette Ferreri’s Top Five List

Categories: Art + Graphics
PrintedArt.com Photographer’s Choice: Nanette Ferreri’s Top Five List

This week we feature the picks of Nanette Ferreri. Ferreri studied Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute and has since been working as a designer while also practicing photography. Her photographic works focus primarily on the outdoors and nature, and her great eye for color and composition results in works — Continue reading

Unexpected Art in an Unexpected Place

Categories: Art + Graphics
Unexpected Art in an Unexpected Place

Have you ever stumbled across something pretty cool without even looking for it? Well, in an unassuming town in west Michigan a new type of art is shaking up the way people think of tattoo artists and revolutionizing the fine art community. We are totally intrigued with the work that — Continue reading

2M Collective Weekly Sale – Stig Hansen!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
2M Collective Weekly Sale – Stig Hansen!

This week’s 2M Collective Modern Décor Sale includes the gorgeous modern hanging light fixtures of sleek design brand Stig Hansen. You’ll love the kind of geometry these fixtures will bring to your home, and we could see them being placed in a number of different rooms! Believe us when we — Continue reading

2 B&W DIY projects from Wit & Whistle

Categories: DIY + How To
2 B&W DIY projects from Wit & Whistle

Wit & Whistle is run by Amanda Wright, a design nerd and designer who started the company to “offer witty greeting cards and whistle worthy paper goods. All products are designed and illustrated by me and printed locally on recycled paper. Wit & Whistle is based in Cary, North Carolina.” — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Filippo Minelli

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Filippo Minelli

Milan-based artist Filippo Minelli created a series of landscape photos unlike anything we’ve seen before, and they are hauntingly beautiful and definitely make you wonder if there’s something else out there, something untouchable, that exists alongside us all. Using handheld smoke bombs to release colored smoke and then shooting it — Continue reading

Live Modern: House of Representation

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House of Representation

We’re not entirely sure what this house in Kyoto, Japan is supposed to be officially representing, but we know it might be unofficially representing that cliche of not judging a book by its cover (or in this case, the inside of a home based on its exterior architecture). Frankly, when — Continue reading

Green’s awesome outdoor modern style!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Green’s awesome outdoor modern style!

2Modern is so happy to welcome Green Modern Home & Outdoor Seating and their awesome modern designs to the 2Modern catalog of gorgeous modern furniture! And just in time for spring and summer seasons that are well on their way! Green is a New York-based design firm founded in 1998 that specializes — Continue reading

Interiors: StudioSynapse

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: StudioSynapse

If you are looking for ultra-minimalist interiors that are simple but also full of personality, we genuinely have the firm for you. StudioSynapse from Igarashi, Maebashi, Gunma, a female and male partner of designers, is creating stunningly simple spaces that have so much life and character—without all the clutter. All these — Continue reading

DIY: City map paper cut out

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: City map paper cut out

It’s rare you find someone who doesn’t at least find fascination with, if not flat out love, a map. They’re so informative; they’re proof of where we’ve been and where we’re going. More than that, they’re pretty good-looking! They come in all sizes, shapes, colors, varieties and of course, locations. — Continue reading