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Daily Archives: March 19, 2012

Artist: Louise Despont

Categories: Art + Graphics
Artist: Louise Despont

The overall muted tone combined with the size and precise detail make these works by Brooklyn artist Louise Despont meditative and definitely something I would want to live with. Like some strange circus banner or the pattern on the most insanely cool alien Amish quilt, these pieces (watercolor, graphite and colored — Continue reading

Milan show sneak peek: B-Line newbies

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Milan show sneak peek: B-Line newbies

We awoke to an email reminder that the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan is fast approaching (also known as iSaloni2012, April 17th – 22nd, to be exact) and we’re excited to see all the wonderful new furniture designs that will debut. We got a sneak peek of some new items from — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Sarah Sharpe

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Sarah Sharpe

Loving the sharp lines from studio Sharpelines, the design work of  ”Graphic designer, printmaker, pattern creator, doodler and more recently screen printer” Sarah Sharpe. She’s got a great delicate line work that creates really textural and graphic patterns that seem very organic and fluid but also a little geometric, too. — Continue reading

Faceted mini golf by THOUGHTBARN!

Categories: Art + Graphics
Faceted mini golf by THOUGHTBARN!

Austin’s AMOA asked local artists and designers to participate in their summer outdoor installation, ‘Art on the Green’. “There are nine holes by different local artists/architects, including THOUGHTBARN. Our contribution (hole #1) is a faceted interpretation of bunkers, fairways and rough, nestled in the classical pergola that’s also a favourite wedding — Continue reading

Live Modern: 8 BLACKS

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: 8 BLACKS

Besides the slightly politically incorrect name, this house in Kuldiga, Latvia by NRJA Architecture is a pretty stunning structure, and really drives home that whole “be connected to the landscape” sort of philosophy that plenty of designers try to do. Set on a hill, it’s got a stately sort of feel — Continue reading

Rug Party! Now @ 2Modern!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Rug Party! Now @ 2Modern!

We’ve got some gorgeous new rugs from top designers Gandia Blasco and Thomaspaul, and our rug party is now full of the coolest new rugs on the block! Bright colorways, bold patterns, fun shapes…we’ve got it all. Thomaspaul’s new pieces feature a lot of delicate patterns, like in their new Doily — Continue reading

DIY: More cheap wall art

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: More cheap wall art

As you’ve probably noticed from the number of artists featured with this style, we really love a good art collage, and love it even more when it features some geometric shapes. Though we never condone copying other folks’ art, we do appreciate a DIY project that takes inspiration from certain — Continue reading