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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Color is life II

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability, Uncategorized
Color is life II

An urban ecological hotel, with natural materials, energy saving lighting, organic food, water reducing taps, recyclable sheets and staff uniforms from ethical brands, was designed with logic and multi functions in mind by Matali Crasset. Using the hotel as a platform, it offers a host of stimuli and experiences based — Continue reading

Tokyo House – Yo Yamagata Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Photograph: Forward stroke Inc

  This Tokyo house definitely has a unique feel to it.   Architect Yo Yamagata found a creative solution for a home in a crowded residential neighborhood with height restrictions and impaired views.  The house succeeds in providing light and privacy with the use of courtyards and skylights.  Windows that let — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Lagomorph Designs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Lagomorph Designs

Seth Deysach of Lagomorph Design got a lot of attention for his awesome bikes. And they’re awesome, don’t get us wrong. But like his tagline says: “High end furniture and mind blowing bicycles.” He makes high-end furniture and built-ins, too, and they’re pretty darn cool! In his words: “Lagomorph design — Continue reading

Look out Las Vegas…2Modern’s coming!

Categories: Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
Look out Las Vegas…2Modern’s coming!

Las Vegas Market is happening January 30th – February 3rd…and we’re gonna be there (Well Monday through Wednesday, anyway)! Specifically your trusty blog editor-in-chief Adrienne will be. I’ll be scoping out designers and vendors to try and spot trends and new designs that blow my mind. I’ll be meeting with — Continue reading

Todd Oldham’s Kid Made Modern for Target

Categories: Kids + Baby, News + Events + Contests
Todd Oldham’s Kid Made Modern for Target

Todd Oldham…plus art supplies for kids…plus a modern twist? Target, good job! Inspired by his 2009 book full of DIY projects for kids, “Kid Made Modern,” Todd Oldham has teamed up with Target to create a line of art and craft kits for kiddos with modern tastes to let their — Continue reading

Mark Weaver makes something cool every day

Categories: Art + Graphics
Mark Weaver makes something cool every day

Space themes? Check. Googie retro Mid-Century Modern elements? Check. Architecture? Check. Cool color palettes? Check check check. New York City-based illustrator Mark Weaver is making the sort of things that we dream of at night and fantasize about during the day! Working for pretty high-end clients and publications like The New — Continue reading

Live Modern: Row House in Goeblange

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Row House in Goeblange

Just enjoying the open, colorful feeling of this home in Luxembourg. It’s a bit big, kind of quite big, actually, but just like how we enjoy and appreciate in modern design, it’s also quite cozy and homey inside. We enjoy those huge wall-to-ceiling windows that overlook beautiful outdoor areas. We — Continue reading

Rock Paper Scissors modern jewelry

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Rock Paper Scissors modern jewelry

Loving the stuff coming out of new modern design jewelry studio in Austin, Texas: Rock Paper Scissors. With the tag line: “Jewelry Leather Oddities Talismans” there’s going to be a mystical quality along with some sleek modern designs. Helmed by designers Melissa Kay Lancaster and Stephani Rose, we look forward to — Continue reading

Work Modern: i29 gray fuzzy office

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Work Modern: i29 gray fuzzy office

It’s always been our opinion that one of the greatest shames of the work world is how uncomfortable, harsh and yucky most offices are. Truly dismal places. Forgetting the horrible lighting they usually have, just think about all those hard, cold surfaces. Who would want to spend most of their — Continue reading

Interiors: Keiji Ashizawa Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Keiji Ashizawa Design

What is it that we keep yammering about 2012? As yes, that we feel that dark and dramatic is going to take center stage this year. Previous years have seen lots of white, lots of bright cheery colors, and while we don’t necessarily want to see those go away, the — Continue reading

Singing ringing tree by Tonkin Liu

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Singing ringing tree by Tonkin Liu

Boy architecture and art can be eerily and hauntingly beautiful sometimes. What a breathtaking way to start the day out… “A musical sculpture on the top of a hill looking across Burnley, Lancashire. The architectural competition, for “all-seeing” structures on a number of derelict, high-point sites, was organised by Mid-Pennine — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Brendon Austin

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Brendon Austin

Whoo boy. Brendon Austin is quickly becoming one of our favorite artists and photographers. You know how much we love a good landscape, well Brendon’s got plenty of beautiful series to choose from. A particularly haunting one is his “Vacuum” series; the colors are beautiful but also sad. The landscape — Continue reading

Swings for the home

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Swings for the home

Yes these are adult swings for the home. No, not those kind of adult swings (at least we don’t think so). Okay we admit we first thought this might be a little sexual, but we think these genuinely might just be cool swings you can hang in your living room. Lots — Continue reading

CASAMANIA Maritime

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
CASAMANIA Maritime

We like how the name of Casamania really sort of sums up the heady feelings we get when we check them out. A great, innovative furniture company from Italy, they’re another company that caught our eye as we’ve been taking attention to last week’s imm cologne. Specifically, we’re digging their — Continue reading

Live Modern: Shou Sugi Ban

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Shou Sugi Ban

What’s up with our obsession with modern additions to more traditional homes lately?! You know sometimes we start looking for something that appeals to us (remember that barn trend we were on for awhile?) and it’s all we can keep on our minds. With so many structures that already exist — Continue reading

Artists on film: 3 documentaries you probably haven’t seen

Categories: Art + Graphics
Artists on film: 3 documentaries you probably haven’t seen

Thanks to the British street artist, Banksy, last year’s Exit Through the Gift Shop was the first documentary film about art in years to garner Oscar buzz. But who says Oscar knows everything? Over the last few years, good films about the visual arts have come and gone with little — Continue reading

How-to: Turn a dumpy table to a bench

Categories: DIY + How To
How-to: Turn a dumpy table to a bench

Modern doesn’t always have to mean buying a fancy new piece of furniture (though, if you want to, we have a lot of nice affordable furniture over at 2Modern), it can mean rehabbing something that already exists. Making something that maybe isn’t the most gorgeous thing alive into something that — Continue reading

Rewashlamp Project

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Rewashlamp Project

“My name is Tó Martins, I’m a Portuguese designer and it’s with great passion for my work that I’m letting you know the REWASHLAMP project. The project uncovers a new lighting concept, which advocates the reuse of materials coupled with small scale production, 100% manual, allowing myself to run all processes, from creation to — Continue reading

Reclaimed Wood Table

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Reclaimed Wood Table

I did not sleep my last semester of undergrad. Like at all. I was eager enough of student to take 18 credits, most of that being my senior studio class, a photography independent study, some computer courses and finally Green Tech. All of these classes very quickly stole any social — Continue reading

GRAIN tables by architect John Dwyer

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
GRAIN tables by architect John Dwyer

GRAIN is a new line of tables, benches and sideboards by architect John Dwyer made of locally forested and milled tulipwood. The Liriodendron tree , otherwise known as yellow poplar or the tulip tree, grows remarkably straight and tall, making it dimensionally stable even in long lengths. It is also — Continue reading