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Monthly Archives: March 2012

100% Recyclable Furniture SmartDeco Update!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
100% Recyclable Furniture SmartDeco Update!

It’s a Kickstarter success story! We featured awhile back a great little product-to-be called SmartDeco. Basically sustainable, affordable, unique cardboard furniture you’d fold yourself to save the planet and save you money. Well we just got an email from them…not only did they get their Kickstarter backing funding, they’re off — Continue reading

Interiors: House in Inokashira

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: House in Inokashira

It’s impressive when a stunning, soaring modern exterior is accompanied by a lovely interior. But when a designer is dealing with low ceilings, basic building materials and not a lot of space, we’re doubly impressed when we end up with a stunning interior result. Case in point: the House in Inokashira — Continue reading

Old turned into new: Petrified Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Old turned into new: Petrified Design

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: as much as we love the look of modern design, we LOVE when it’s a design that uses old things to make new things…that’s sustainable and smart. Austin, Texas furniture company Petrified Design is grabbing up old but still usable building — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Hiroshi Manabe

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Hiroshi Manabe

Spotted on But Does it Float, we’re just adoring the futuristic illustrations of Japanese artist Hiroshi Manabe. Though there are definitely lots of glittering urban structures and skylines often featured, he also touched upon nature, and you see those themes spread throughout his work, as well. Of course, it’s his — Continue reading

Oh Baby! Envy-inducing new Unison bedding

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Oh Baby! Envy-inducing new Unison bedding

You know how sometimes you see items made for babies and you get so jealous because they’re gorgeous and you really want them? Well no worries. Yes, Unison has totally brought some new baby-centric items to the marketplace featuring some of your favorite patterns of theirs, but they’ve also used patterns — Continue reading

Live Modern: Casa Lasso

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Casa Lasso

We love how dreamy this home looks. There’s really something otherworldly about it. It’s a great shape, first of all. A functional shape because of the movement of winds in the area, but also just an incredible shape that looks beautiful. The lines are interesting and the way it meets the — Continue reading

DIY: Rainbow Wooden Floor Mat

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Rainbow Wooden Floor Mat

Holy rainbows! How about greeting all guests to your home with a bright, multi-colored salute in the form of a gorgeous DIY Rainbow Wooden Floor Mat? We spotted this project on Lowes, and we really just love how cheerful it is. And the fact that it’s functional ain’t too bad, — Continue reading

Etic Design: Media storage and vase collection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Etic Design: Media storage and vase collection

Ceramic vase collection: designed as a table centerpiece with simple modern lines and a smooth lip inspired facade. This collection plays with three proportional sizes to create an interesting variation of height and width with each their specific function and a curious family look. They will look at their best — Continue reading

PrintedArt.com: Spring v. Urban Environments

Categories: Art + Graphics
PrintedArt.com: Spring v. Urban Environments

We are so excited about the new photographs that have been pouring into the collection! From nature photography and landscapes to portraiture, still life, travel, and abstracts, there really is something for everyone. Our curators have selected some of their favorites out of the recent submissions. Let us know which — Continue reading

Pixels are cool. eBoy’s back at Blik.

Categories: Art + Graphics
Pixels are cool. eBoy’s back at Blik.

Blik, the innovative maker of self-adhesive surface graphics is excited to announce the return of eBoy with a new pixel city, New York eCity ~ ReStik, Fans familiar with eBoy’s artwork will recognize the zany cast of characters of superheroes, headless zombies, construction workers and an unexplainable giant cigar stand. — Continue reading

Keith Haring: Pattern Wall Tiles

Categories: Art + Graphics
Keith Haring: Pattern Wall Tiles

Blik, the innovative maker of self-adhesive surface graphics is excited to announce the launch of Keith Haring ~ Pattern Wall Tiles, a new eco-friendly take on Haring’s repeating patterns. Although he is best known for his iconic line-drawings of radiant babies and barking dogs, Haring was fascinated by complex surface — Continue reading

Relaxing design handles

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Relaxing design handles

The principles of Feng Shui and the trends of oriental decorations have led us to choose accessories of a natural style to complement our furniture. Knobs and handles with organic shapes inspired by stones or pieces of wood adapt with a certain harmony to both ethnic and colonial style furniture. — Continue reading

How-to: Choose the right tiles

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
How-to: Choose the right tiles

The materials, shades and patterns of your tiles can make a big difference to the appearance of a room, and can either provide a focal point or be chosen to complement the existing decor. Before heading off to get your tiles from Tile Depot, check this guide to see what — Continue reading

Popular post: Corian Loves Missoni

Categories: Art + Graphics, ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Popular post: Corian Loves Missoni

What happens when you combine the colorful style of Missoni and the multiple application possibilities of Corian? Endless design fun throughout the house. In the bathroom: The shower floor, wall and ceiling become a seamless riot of color. In the kitchen: Vibrant, modern, cool. First shown as part of the — Continue reading

Retro-esque microwave is warming our heart.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Retro-esque microwave is warming our heart.

Though sometimes the hippie/organic parts of ourselves get a little freaked out by the thought of microwaving food (like, what is even the science behind this, amIright?!) We do NOT like the look of most microwaves. Yuck. But, just like refrigerators have come a long way, now, too, have microwaves! — Continue reading

Quick FUNctional DIY: Wrapped headphones!

Categories: DIY + How To
Quick FUNctional DIY: Wrapped headphones!

Free People’s a great brand with a fabulous style, but did you know they also sometimes post pretty cool DIY projects? Deanna at 2Modern (who runs our AMAZING Facebook page) totally emailed about how awesome this DIY wrapped headphones project is…and we totally agree! Check out all the full instructions — Continue reading

Mad for Mad Men (and sleek sixties style)

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Mad for Mad Men (and sleek sixties style)

Yes, we’re one of THOSE people. We’ve got a beautiful Friday and Saturday ahead of us, but all we can do is daydream about Sunday, when that fabulous show about the swingin’ sixties and everyone’s favorite faux Madison Avenue advertising firm comes back: Mad Men! Eeek! The outfits! The hair! — Continue reading

Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects on Design, Sustainability and the Importance of Sharing!

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects on Design, Sustainability and the Importance of Sharing!

Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects is widely considered to be one of the best architectural firms in North America, and it has won over 100 awards from organizations around the world. Founded in 1967 by architect Jim Olson, in their over 40 years of existence the firm has designed a wide — Continue reading

DIY: Gravity-defying, paint-dripped planters

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Gravity-defying, paint-dripped planters

You probably think we say this about everything at this point, but OMG I’M MAKING THIS PROJECT TODAY. If you’ve been paying attention, you might have spotted the gatrillion paint-dipped projects that have been popping up every where. Paint-dipped wooden spoons. Paint-dipped frames. Heck, even paint-dipped furniture. But these are — Continue reading

Kyoto Dresser from Michael Yates Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Kyoto Dresser from Michael Yates Design

Was just perusing Facebook and noticed a designer we interviewed waaaay back in the day, Michael Yates, of Michael Yates Design, just recently posted some photos of a sexy Kyoto Dresser, in the same style as a lovely Kyoto Console he crafted a few years back. We loved the first — Continue reading