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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Accounting firm gets a new identity (cute vid)

Categories: Art + Graphics
Accounting firm gets a new identity (cute vid)

Love this guest post: I work in the marketing department of an accounting firm with offices in Buffalo, Batavia and Rochester, NY. It may not seem like the most glamorous job, but within the field of accounting, we need people to put their “right brain” to use often too, and — Continue reading

4 DIY Projects to do THIS WEEKEND!

Categories: DIY + How To
4 DIY Projects to do THIS WEEKEND!

This weekend, according to our ever trusty modern DIY/How-to section on the 2Modern blog, you could fill your precious non-work day hours with a project for the birds (if that’s your thing), a project to revamp any old porcelain dinnerware you might have, a project to finally help you know — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Calvin Ross Carl

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Calvin Ross Carl

Judd and Rothko would be proud.  We’re really digging the bold bright looks of artist Calvin Ross Carl. He definitely tends toward strong geometric patterns that are familiar to most people, and he definitely uses bright, arresting colors that stop a viewer in their tracks. But these aren’t super simple — Continue reading

Live Modern: The Lanes

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: The Lanes

Say what you will about modern homes not fitting into the aesthetic look of an existing neighborhood, but sometimes it’s fun to see a structure that is just so original it excites and delights. There’s no way that you’d miss this house if you drove by it; the pointed roof — Continue reading

DIY: Modern Desk

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Modern Desk

With so many people working from home these days or working after work at home, the need for a good home office desk could be pretty strong. Why not make something modern, easy, streamlined and DIY? We came across this fairly-easy-to-make modern desk DIY project and fell pretty in love. — Continue reading

2M Collective Sale: Botanist!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2M Collective Sale: Botanist!

  This week’s 2M Collective Modern Décor Sale is from that great accessories brand Botanist…and it might be just the thing that’s been missing from your tabletop or bookshelf! These great Blink Trays (small and large) were inspired by the Braille language and are simple, modern and poignant. They can — Continue reading

Interiors: Township Solln

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Township Solln

Is this home’s interior from the future? It certainly kind of looks like it, doesn’t it? Sleek lines meet a spare amount of furnishings and materials, but what really seems to be an interesting detail and take up a lot more visual space is the lighting that is under, above — Continue reading

How to actually reclaim wood from old pallets

Categories: DIY + How To
How to actually reclaim wood from old pallets

You may have noticed that we have a surprisingly large amount of DIY projects featuring shipping pallets on the blog; we can’t help it! What’s more fun than making awesome modern house projects out of FREE WOOD. Of course we’ve neglected a pretty important step in the process of wood — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Tim Boelaars

Categories: Art + Graphics
We Like What They Do: Tim Boelaars

Buildings, furniture, tools and guns, with these posters by Tim Boelaars, one might think he’s making a statement on the only things we really need in life: a place to shelter from the environment, some place to sleep, things to help you do what you do and something to protect — Continue reading

Lup Footwear

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Lup Footwear

You know how we feel about Kickstarter campaigns: something has to be really spectacular for us to post about it considering how many of the darn things there are. Today’s post about a Kickstarter campaign made the cut more for its novelty and capacity to confuse us, but in a — Continue reading

Heinz Maier Water Droplet Photography

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Heinz Maier - Black Mirror

  Heinz Maier has only been photographing since 2010.  His main interest is in macro photography, where close-up photography captures the subject in greater than life size.   His main subject matter are water drops (featured here) and insects.   Maier captures in beautiful teals, marigolds, vibrant pinks, shades of red in — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Claire Brewster

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Claire Brewster

Immensely enjoying the nature-inspired paper cut-out art of UK-based Claire Brewster. As seen on the website for the gallery My Life in Art. Taking a knife and a skilled hand to old maps and atlases, she creates intricately detailed paper cuts that, when set in small shadow boxes, take on — Continue reading

Live Modern: The Shadow House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: The Shadow House

Modern definitely has to do with fitting in the space you need to live in, in whatever space you have to build a home (even if it’s tiny). That seems to be the case of the Shadow House, a modern home squeezed in between older homes in North London, designed — Continue reading

LEDoorHandle. A flashlight and a door handle!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
LEDoorHandle. A flashlight and a door handle!

You know what’s modern? When innovation, technology and aesthetics all roll into one “how did they think of that?” and “why hasn’t anyone thought of that before?” design: the LEDoorHandle by Kun-hee Kim, Kei Shimizu and Nguyen-vu Dang. The idea is simple: door handles will have a small light that acts — Continue reading

Super Afforable Easy DIY: Painted porcelain

Categories: DIY + How To
Super Afforable Easy DIY: Painted porcelain

Ahhh! You know what makes a really awesome DIY project? Not only being something FREAKISHLY affordable, but being something that you can make out of new materials or old materials. We’ve found a project we will definitely be trying on A Merry Mishap blog: diy painted porcelain. We’re so embarrassed — Continue reading

Finally. A glimpse into Philippe Starck’s home

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Finally. A glimpse into Philippe Starck’s home

You’ve loved him and his long design career. You’ve loved the gorgeous and sleek furniture and products he’s made over the years. You love the way he talks about design. You might feel like you know a lot about Philippe Starck, but would you be able to pick out his — Continue reading

Live Modern: Ma Modular Blanco River House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Ma Modular Blanco River House

 ’ Is summer here yet? With the gorgeous modular and modern architectural designs of the Blanco River House, by Austin, Texas’ ma modular, you’re going to wish that not only was the weather perfect out there, but that you had such awesome porches to hang out on. Of course, that — Continue reading

Interiors: House in Nakameguro

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: House in Nakameguro

What more do you need, color-wise, than crisp, bright white and some earthy, light blond-colored wood? Well, for some folks, color is a necessity in home decor. Still, it’s hard to argue with how calm, relaxing, serene and peaceful this home, called House in Nakameguro, in Tokyo, Japan designed by Yoritaka — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Axel

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Axel

What an enigma this Axel Brechensbauer artist is! From what we can gather they like to create shapes. Sculptural, 3D, kind of quirky shapes. They seem to be based in Barcelona. We’re not sure if Axel is a girl or boy, though. We’re not really sure what materials they use — Continue reading

Welcome Marset Modern Lighting Design!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Welcome Marset Modern Lighting Design!

What’s modern, awesome and sure to light up even the darkest night? Why…it’s Barcelona-based company Marset’s brilliant designs, new on 2Modern! We couldn’t be more excited to offer up their sleek light fixtures on our website. There’s a definite modern simplicity that permeates through every one of their pieces, but — Continue reading