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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Jacal Design’s Colorful Woven Baskets & Lights

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Jacal Design’s Colorful Woven Baskets & Lights

Jacal transforms overlooked and mundane household items into reinvigorated objects for daily use. Decorative and functional, the collection includes birdcage luminaires, grilling grid magazine holders, dish rack serving trays, incense burner ash trays, and shower caddy spice racks, to name a few. Pictured below is a typical Central American portable — Continue reading

Jeana Baumgardner’s Organic and Geometric Paintings

Categories: Art + Graphics
Jeana Baumgardner’s Organic and Geometric Paintings

One could say that imagined landscape seem to make up the subject matter of (new to) Austin-based painter Jeana Baumgardner. Shapes, of all kinds, also seem to play an integral part in her colorful, abstracted landscape-esque compositions. Definitely fitting the “modern” bill, we like how she also tends to play — Continue reading

New FUBI Home Office Series from IN

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New FUBI Home Office Series from IN

FUBI — which stands for “Furniture Used By Individual —  is a brand from the company IN. “The main goal was to consolidate like-minded people to work together. These conditions are great for designers/architects and for potential clients. In 2009 our production facility was opened. Using our accumulated experience and — Continue reading

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
House in Senri by Shogo Iwata Architects

If the M.C. Escher-like scene in the brilliant 80s movie “Labyrinth” had a baby with modernism, it would be this house. Architecturally speaking, there are a lot of stairs in this house. Now we’re in no position to say whether there are a gratuitous amount of stairs in this home, — Continue reading

Alluring Vid of Eames Case Study House No. 8

Categories: Local + Travel
Alluring Vid of Eames Case Study House No. 8

Ahh the name “Eames.” No other name tends to conjure up such specific images of Mid-Century Modern design. Their home, then, would obviously be a compelling thing for any modern design lover to tour. Nathaniel Ross, of Matter Observed, recently visited the Eames Case Study House No. 8: “A short — Continue reading

2 Gorgeous, Geometric DIY Garlands!

Categories: DIY + How To
2 Gorgeous, Geometric DIY Garlands!

Whatever celebrations you have coming up — Cinco de Mayo, a wedding, an outdoor party — you’re probably going to want, if not need, a garland. Garlands are the instant celebration makers. They immediately make whatever space you’re holding your event in jump for joy! They bring much-needed texture and — Continue reading

Won Dharma Center by Hanrahan Meyers Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Won Dharma Center by Hanrahan Meyers Architects

Gorgeous. Spotted on the fox is black.

Stunningly Simple Wood Details in Titus Bernhard’s House 11×11

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Stunningly Simple Wood Details in Titus Bernhard’s House 11×11

Titus Bernhard‘s House 11×11 is quite simply, stunning. It absolutely sings with gorgeous yet simple details. Like the wood framework around the windows and doors. In the dining area, the large picture window’s sill is extended to create a bench for the dining table. In an upstairs bedroom, a wonderful — Continue reading

Gifts for Discerning & Modern Moms

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Gifts for Discerning & Modern Moms

Don’t be caught empty-handed on Mother’s Day. If your mom is anything like our mom, she deserves something special. Luckily, 2Modern has a ton of awesome stuff that moms really love. Especially if they are cool, hip, modern moms. And since the weather out there has been getting pretty darn gorgeous, — Continue reading

Zachary Buchner’s Bold & Neon Abstracts

Categories: Art + Graphics
Zachary Buchner’s Bold & Neon Abstracts

We couldn’t find a lot of information about artist Zachary Buchner, but we don’t really need to know more than that we love it. Sort of post-apocalyptic, urban-y, street art-ish—you know? Bold colors that are full of those neon hues that are so, so hip right now. Sprinkled among canvases — Continue reading

Ever wanted to work at 2Modern?

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Ever wanted to work at 2Modern?

Now’s your chance! We’re looking for an AWESOME Customer Sales & Support Member for our enthusiastic and growing 2Modern team. What would you be doing? Oh, answering questions and communicating with our customers and vendors via phone or email (professionally). You’d be dealing with a pretty high-paced and quick environment. You’d — Continue reading

Soup Studio Design’s quirky Daiana Lamp

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Soup Studio Design’s quirky Daiana Lamp

Love this quirky take on a floor lamp! Not only is it upside down, but the part that lights up is surprising! And it’s fun that the lampshade part then becomes a table. Not sure how functional it is with the current proportions, but it’s a fun little thing to — Continue reading

Sherwin Williams’ Chip It! Tool

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Sherwin Williams’ Chip It! Tool

Wanna find a photo you like online, have an instant color palette build itself around the image and then tell you what exact colors to buy? Sherwin Williams’ Chip It! tool wants you to do that, too. Visit the Chip It! website and view a video to see how it — Continue reading

Casa da Ladeira by Oficina de Arquitectura

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Casa da Ladeira by Oficina de Arquitectura

More stunning architecture standing in contrast and complement to a startling landscape, this time seen in Casa da Ladeira by Oficina de Arquitectura, located in Serra da Freita, Portugal. Set among rocky, well, rocks, the gray of the concrete certainly makes the sleek architecture fit more naturally with the organic shapes of — Continue reading

DIY: Chevron Recycled Wood Planter

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Chevron Recycled Wood Planter

Yes. You are looking for the perfect new DIY planter project to add to your stylish outdoor area and this is definitely the project for you. Spotted on the blog 91204, the designers build a regular old wood frame box, and then use fun recycled wood to create a vibrant, — Continue reading

Atelier Chair by Studio C Milano

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Atelier Chair by Studio C Milano

ATELIER CHAIR, Design by Studio C Milano, is an adjustable stool whose essential lines get right to the point. This is what you’ve always imagined a swivel stool should be. Materials like oak and steel emphasise its classic, timeless quality. Rotating the seat raises and lowers the height. Available in — Continue reading

DIY: No-Sew iPad Case from a Bubble Mailer

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: No-Sew iPad Case from a Bubble Mailer

Modern technology is all about customization. From your wallpaper to your apps, it’s all about you. So why not create a custom, one-of-a-kind sleeve for your favorite tech-cessory? A bubble mailer is the perfect object to upcycle for this DIY project, because not only is it the ideal size and — Continue reading

The Best Looking Guitar Amp, Ever (Sounds Great, Too)

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Best Looking Guitar Amp, Ever (Sounds Great, Too)

Face it, guitarists, your amps are ugly. Though usually consisting of black vinyl-covered glorified boxes, the sleek new Yamaha THR breaks the mold. Guitarists are flipping over what it does, but they — and their wives/girlfriends — are also responding to its looks. The THR is more than just an — Continue reading

Happy Earth Day — Eco-friendly Designers

Categories: Sustainability
Happy Earth Day — Eco-friendly Designers

2Modern cares about the environment, and so do many of our designers, like modern fan company Fanimation, pictured above. Here’s a list of folks that not only design gorgeous things, but who also fold in eco-friendly practices into their business. 2Modern Eco-friendly designers. Also check our our sustainability section on — Continue reading

Illuminating Earth Hour

Categories: Modern Holiday Ideas, Sustainability
Illuminating Earth Hour

There are many ways to foster a movement, but few provide lovelier images—and a more painless feel-good opportunity—than Earth Hour, the environmental observance that celebrates its 6th anniversary this Saturday, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Plunging a major city, and its defining monuments, into orchestrated darkness has undeniable visual…well, power; and what — Continue reading