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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Angles & Neon Pops: Son of a Sailor’s New Line

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Angles & Neon Pops: Son of a Sailor’s New Line

Or, well, a hint of a new line. Do you remember Son of a Sailor? We worked with them when we did this cool modern gift collective during the holidays and partnered with a bunch of creative folks with creative blogs (find all the posts in our Modern Holiday Ideas — Continue reading

Brent Humphreys Takes Awesome Photos

Categories: Art + Graphics
Brent Humphreys Takes Awesome Photos

There’s a very fine line between photography done for commercial and editorial purposes and that done for the purpose of art, but with Texas-based photographer Brent Humphreys, you see that line dissolve away and are left with a portfolio of work that both inspires and informs. Motivates and persuades. Entertains — Continue reading

Concrete biz cards, design details & more

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Concrete biz cards, design details & more

There is awesome stuff going on around the world — being created and thought up as we sit here — all the time. Here are just a few things that caught our eye today, of the modern persuasion: The Solar System beautifully visualized in scale Cool “small-scale production of handmade — Continue reading

DIY: Best/Cheapest Modern Coat Rack

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Best/Cheapest Modern Coat Rack

Our faces are kind of melting from the awesomeness that is this super simple modern coat rack that Weekend Carnival posted about earlier today. Are you even ready to hear about its simplicity and brilliance? They took a few thick wooden dowels (which we imagine could be purchased at home — Continue reading

Colorful Mexican Designer Claudia Cornew

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Colorful Mexican Designer Claudia Cornew

Claudia Cornew’s exploration with natural fibers over the last 5 years have rendered these very unique and organic handbags. They are 100% handmade in collaboration with a group of women from the Mexican countryside. I first met Claudia in 2008, her bags gleamed amidst an array of booths and a — Continue reading

Ends TODAY: Glide into Spring contest!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ends TODAY: Glide into Spring contest!

Whoo hoo! Who wants to usher in springtime with a sweet modern furniture win? This contest is perfect for moms who have babies that need rocking, but the grand prize is so cool and non mom-looking that anyone would want it in their home: Monte Luca Glider and Ottoman. All you’ve got — Continue reading

DIY: George Nelson Case Study Bed

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: George Nelson Case Study Bed

Always wanted a George Nelson Case Study bed but never wanted to spring for the cost? Well you’re in luck! We came across a DIY project that looks easy enough for even a novice to complete and in the end you’ll be faced with a modern bed that ol’ Georgey — Continue reading

PrintedArt Photographer’s Choice: Tina Uihlein’s Top Five List

Categories: Art + Graphics
PrintedArt Photographer’s Choice: Tina Uihlein’s Top Five List

Today we feature the picks of Tina Uihlein. Uihlein enjoys using digital manipulation on her landscape, nature, and fine art photographs to “make the photos that can’t be taken,” she says. Uihlein examines the natural world with an expert eye, finding details and moments that – once enhanced – have — Continue reading

Textured Wood Pallet Accent Wall

Categories: DIY + How To
Textured Wood Pallet Accent Wall

Did you think we were done with shipping pallet project posts? Nice try! We’ll never stop. This one might be our favorite yet: Using the wood from pallets to create a modern, wooden accent wall! This wall was created for a little boy’s nursery, so the parents found untreated (no — Continue reading

DIY: Day of the Dead Planters

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
DIY: Day of the Dead Planters

Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos) isn’t for a number of months, but we’ve fallen pretty hard for these adorable Day of the Dead Calavera (skull) planters we spotted on crafty blog Creative Kismet. Definitely bordering on dangerously adorable, we still think these have a neat graphic quality to — Continue reading

4 Bold & Colorful DIY Projects to Do!

Categories: DIY + How To
4 Bold & Colorful DIY Projects to Do!

Looking to infuse your interior and outdoor spaces with color and boldness this weekend? Wanting to do a little celebrating and DIYing? These four recent projects are just perfect for those who like spaces that are loud and proud! (And who need a good-looking yet safe way to carry and — Continue reading

7 Interiors with Awesome Pops of Spring Color

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
7 Interiors with Awesome Pops of Spring Color

Wanna add more bold, spring colors into your interior space but just don’t know quite how to go about doing it? Find oodles of inspiration in this thoughtful round up of interior spaces that have done it so darn good: Stealable color ideas from Scandinavia House in Inokashira Stunningly Simple — Continue reading

Bonjour Johanna’s Playful Prints & Patterns

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bonjour Johanna’s Playful Prints & Patterns

Well color us COMPLETELY charmed by the gorgeous wares of French Berlin-based artist Johanna Tagada. Mixing playful patterns with imaginative illustrations, she places her special artistic touch to everything from pillows, to books, to planters, to prints and more. We love the color palette, which is mostly black, white with — Continue reading

Crazy Affordable: DIY Shipping Pallet Couch

Categories: DIY + How To
Crazy Affordable: DIY Shipping Pallet Couch

 Another pallet project! We can’t help ourselves. We think modern is reusing materials you already have to make new, awesome things, and shipping pallets are something this earth has in abundance. And, if you play your cards right (i.e. drive around until you find some) they are usually free to — Continue reading

Etsy Finds: Dipped by Wind & Willow Home

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Etsy Finds: Dipped by Wind & Willow Home

Mother’s Day is coming! We told you about some 2Modern things that might tickle mom’s fancy (Gifts for Discerning & Modern Moms), but we’ve got our eyes peeled for other items out there mom might like. We’re feeling like she might really dig the finds in Etsy store Dipped, by — Continue reading

Cool Horses, Bow Ties, Poofs, Stools & More

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Cool Horses, Bow Ties, Poofs, Stools & More

Six awesome things: The winner of the ‘Stadium of Tomorrow’ design competition: ‘Athletic Horizon’ by Seondong Kim, Jongwoo Jun and Kwangyeon Cho via Archinect South African photographer Andrew McGibbon horse photographs, via Visual News Donna Wilson Henry pouffe in Braid Caspian Tom Dixon’s Fin Light Round Copper Forage Apricot Plaid — Continue reading

DIY with help: 4 Cool, Modern DIY Kits to do!

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY with help: 4 Cool, Modern DIY Kits to do!

Are you one of those folks who needs a titch more help with DIY projects? As in you need not only all the instructions laid out for you clearly, but all the materials ready and raring to go and packed nicely for you? Despair not. We came across four pretty — Continue reading

Miriam Sweeney Photography

Categories: Art + Graphics
Miriam Sweeney Photography

  Last February the artist Miriam Sweeney entered a competition hosted by the famous Saatchi Gallery with the name Showdown. Sweeney competed with her work Subversion and she won! The two works are simple stunning, because they have this quiet strength. There is just something very poetic about the two pieces. — Continue reading

Perfect for Outdoors DIY: Succulent Table

Categories: DIY + How To
Perfect for Outdoors DIY: Succulent Table

Man we love this DIY project that’s been floating around the Internet for a few days. Reclaimed wood, a sweet modern slot for any type of succulent that speaks to your soul–what more does a modern design lover with a lovely backyard or outdoor area need? Nothing, that’s what. This — Continue reading

For Sale (& Stunning): Stockholm Apartment

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
For Sale (& Stunning): Stockholm Apartment

Just listen to the description of this apartment: “Very attractive apartment with corner location in period house dating from the early 30s. Carefully restored 2.5 with beautiful floors and thoroughly whitewashed walls. Living room and bedroom share large bay window providing plenty of natural light. Lovely kitchen and stylish bathroom. — Continue reading