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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Snapshots: SAOTA’s Head 1816

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Snapshots: SAOTA’s Head 1816

“Located on the slopes of Upper Fresnaye below Lions Head. A play of simple cubic volumes with punctured openings framing mountain views and large shuttered views opening to the sea.” More on Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects’ (SAOTA) website.

Show Off Where You’ve Been with Meshu

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Show Off Where You’ve Been with Meshu

Just spotted this awesome new jewelry line on Fast Company: Meshu takes the maps of your check-ins on Foursquare or cities you’ve been to and turns them into personalized, customized visual geometric infographic jewelry pieces. What an awesome mash-up of design and technology! See more photos and read more about — Continue reading

Significant Others’ Plywood Series

Categories: Art + Graphics
Significant Others’ Plywood Series

If you love runes and other witchy, metaphysical things and you like a sleek piece of art that would look cool in a modern home, you might dig this Plywood Series by Significant Others. An alphabet, it’s unlike any we’ve ever seen, and like how it almost looks like a futuristic — Continue reading

More Gorgeous Swedish Real Estate You Probably Can’t Afford

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
More Gorgeous Swedish Real Estate You Probably Can’t Afford

Yeah I’m not done living in the fantasy world and drooling over stunning for sale apartments in Sweden that are full of modern details and a zero percent chance of us ever owning it. Are you? Of course you’re not. We liked the transitional feel to the space — it’s — Continue reading

DIY Art: Just Paint Over the Sucker

Categories: Art + Graphics
DIY Art: Just Paint Over the Sucker

Yeah, you heard us. Have a piece of art you hate? Or even is just kind of “eh”? Don’t let that thing hang around your house zapping all your creative energy; transform it into a whole new piece of art with a revolutionary invention hundreds of years in the making: — Continue reading

Latten Shelving Unit

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Latten Shelving Unit

Have you ever wondered what to do with all of those unused chairs around your house?  Well if you have 6 units of Latten chairs, 2 horizontal pine sticks and 4 vertical pine sticks in 8 different colors, you could create this shelving unit!  We all have that just laying — Continue reading

Obsessed With: Turkish Bath Towels

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Obsessed With: Turkish Bath Towels

Sort of obsessed this summer with these Turkish bath towels and accessories, that are at once global and colorful but also surprisingly modern, simple and traditional. Available in a breathy array of perky hues, their stripes are summer-y, fresh and elegant. We want some! Find them on Etsy.

Angles & Reflection: FMD’s K Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Angles & Reflection: FMD’s K Residence

What do you do when you need to renovate a teeny tiny Melbourne, Australian home but you don’t have a lot of money and you certainly don’t have a lot of space? You respect the structure’s original blueprint, raise the roof (literally) and add in architectural details that visually expand — Continue reading

Weekday Carnival’s DIY Geometric Lampshade

Categories: DIY + How To
Weekday Carnival’s DIY Geometric Lampshade

We just couldn’t love that blog Weekday Carnival one iota more. They just posted an absolutely wonderfully simple yet complex DIY project that is absolutely igniting our creativity and wishing we had some hollow metallic tubes to bend right this instant. Taken from website: “I have dreamed about those different — Continue reading

Menosunocerouno Gives Survivor Kit a New Look

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Menosunocerouno Gives Survivor Kit a New Look

Move over Ralph’s plain wrap.  For those of you who remember the 1980’s light blue iconic stripe over white labels and simple font word that describes the contents of the packaging, Mexican branding company, Menosunocerouno gives plain wrap a new lift. Not unlike the plain wrap, Menosunsocerouno packaged their Just In — Continue reading

Make Your Own Leather Lunch Tote

Categories: DIY + How To
Make Your Own Leather Lunch Tote

Love the idea of taking your lunch to work more. I mean, not me personally, since I work from home, but in general. It’s healthier and saves money (in theory). If you need a kickstart to inspire you and you like making your own projects, you might enjoy the leather — Continue reading

Simon Simonelli’s Costa Kid’s Furniture

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Simon Simonelli’s Costa Kid’s Furniture

Italian furniture designer Simon Simonelli (what a musically wonderful name) has come up with a clever and interesting kid’s line of furniture that is both age-appropriate but sophisticated enough that you wouldn’t mind it existing in the corner of your modern living room. With the outlines and colors of the — Continue reading

MUSIBATTY handmade jewelry

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
MUSIBATTY handmade jewelry

These days everything seems to be ethnic-inspired and yet it’s hard to find products as exquisitely crafted as Jennifer Musi’s handmade jewelry. After years of sculpting ceramic, she found her passion for metal jewelry making. Visiting Taxco, Mexico’s silver capital, and finding absolutely nothing she liked motivated her to enroll — Continue reading

Ron Henderson of Varaluz modern lighting

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Ron Henderson of Varaluz modern lighting

2Modern is so happy to announce the addition of awesome lighting company Varaluz to our line up of modern and contemporary light fixtures! Not only does Varaluz offer a wide variety of light fixtures that seem to both give respect to traditional designs and also look forward to the future, — Continue reading

Warm Contemporary Swedish Apartment

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Warm Contemporary Swedish Apartment

Anyone else spend a lot of time drooling over international real estate that you couldn’t possibly ever afford ever? Hey, even if you probably won’t ever step foot in this home or call it yours, doesn’t mean you can’t get a lot of interior inspiration from it for your own — Continue reading

Tanya Johnston’s Mysterious Illustrations

Categories: Art + Graphics
Tanya Johnston’s Mysterious Illustrations

We like a little mystery in our art. We like when art has an enigmatic feel to it. Tanya Johnston’s illustrative work seems to embody quite a soft, subtle and dramatic world. Working for commercial clients, her illustration work seems much more than just a functional visual guide to something; — Continue reading

ICFF Video: James De Wulf’s New Softblock

Categories: Exclusive Interviews, ICFF 2012
ICFF Video: James De Wulf’s New Softblock

Listen to a longer and more detailed interview with James, Interview: Concrete Designs of James De Wulf. Find James De Wulf products on 2Modern.

Anne Boenisch’s Meaningful Modern Furniture

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Anne Boenisch’s Meaningful Modern Furniture

We received a lovely email today from independent Berlin-based furniture designer Anne Boenisch offering up some juicy photos of her most recent furniture design work, which she showed in Milan at the Salone Satellite. Known for bringing together the most promising young designers, you can see from these photos why she — Continue reading

Amazing Modern $15 Rug Transformation

Categories: DIY + How To
Amazing Modern $15 Rug Transformation

You know what doesn’t get enough credit in the world? Folks who can see something gross, dirty, beat-up or cheap and see way past all its negative characteristics into what it could be. Kara Paslay has this talent. She runs a blog over on Kara Paslay Designs and she’s got an — Continue reading

Thank you.

Categories: Modern Holiday Ideas
Thank you.

Yes, of course, we have a sale going on today (though tomorrow) but please let us not forget the real reason for Memorial Day: remembering and appreciating the sacrifices so many men and women have made through the ages for our freedom, safety and happiness. Thank you.