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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Varaluz’s Electrifying New Lighting Fixtures!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Varaluz’s Electrifying New Lighting Fixtures!

Ready to zap some zing into your lighting selection at home? Wanna add some electrifying details to your home in time for the 4th of July and the summer heat? Varaluz’s new “Alternating Current” line of fixtures might be perfect. We’ve got a couple of hanging pendant lights and some — Continue reading

Photographer Adam Voorhes Explodes Things

Categories: Art + Graphics
Photographer Adam Voorhes Explodes Things

Well, not really. Not with gunpowder or anything. But Adam Voorhes is quite internationally famous for his many shots of items that are deconstructed — -guns, Etch-a-Sketches, helmets and more — and shot in such a way that you get a view of an object like you’ve never seen before. — Continue reading

Fourth of July DIY!

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
Fourth of July DIY!

Wanna get into the patriotic spirit this weekend with the sort of characteristics that made this country the great one that is: hard work, ingenuity and good old-fashioned get your hands dirty? We’ve got four DIY projects that would be the perfect way to celebrate America and get your outdoor area — Continue reading

2Modern Needs Your Help!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2Modern Needs Your Help!

We know it’s last minute, and this is crazy, but will you cast a vote for 2Modern, and help us win a $250,000 grant maybe?!

Brian Chilton’s Rustic Modern Furniture

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Brian Chilton’s Rustic Modern Furniture

“Rustic” is the kind of word that is similar to “whimsy;” you don’t always want to use it because it can have rather negative overtones, but sometimes it just really applies. In fact the post we got these photos and information from, Tool & Tack, totally described Brian Chilton’s work — Continue reading

Origami Birds by Mostaza Diseño Amarillo

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Origami Birds by Mostaza Diseño Amarillo

Origami Birds are friendly creatures designed by Mostaza Diseño Amarillo (which translates into Mustard Yellow Design), a design studio committed to reframe the aesthetics of the everyday objects around us.  Their polyurethane birds can be used to decorate a wall or window, guard your fridge or guide your guests along — Continue reading

Jungblut’s Permanent Negative Stability

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Jungblut’s Permanent Negative Stability

    It looks like magic and expresses both a tension and anticipation of an outcome.  Berlin born, Jonas Jungblut explores the idea that life and objects are in balance but can easily be thrown off course.    His sculptures  in beautiful  cararra marbles, granites, black marble all teetering on top — Continue reading

DIY: Easy-to-Make Heart Bookmark

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Easy-to-Make Heart Bookmark

For as many books I have and read, it’s pretty dismal how little official bookmarks I have. Actually, I have none. Right now, in my books holding the place are: bobby pins, quarters and torn strips from an old credit card statement. I could use this bookmark. Could you use — Continue reading

Joseba Eskubi’s Dramatic, Abstract Structures

Categories: Art + Graphics
Joseba Eskubi’s Dramatic, Abstract Structures

We’re not sure what kind of future Joseba Eskubi’s dramatic, abstract oil paintings are predicting, but they do seem to depict structures. Perhaps lonely homes in a sad, fated, post-apocalyptic land. The Spain-based artist really creates earthy, scary, almost-creepy atmospheres that surround these frenetic structures. The colors are rich, arresting. They — Continue reading

citizenM Hotel

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
citizenM Hotel

The lobby in the London citizenM is fun, playful, vibrant and a great place to congregate with friends.  The pops of red and yellow mixed with greys and whites give off a super mod aesthetic.  And the lovely decor doesn’t end with the lobby.  Each room, conference room, restaurant areas — Continue reading

DIY: Fruit Crate With Casters

Categories: DIY + How To, Kids + Baby
DIY: Fruit Crate With Casters

Did you all see Erin Loechner’s, from Design for Mankind, baby girl’s new nursery reveal yesterday?! It’s all gray and white and soft pink and modern and wonderful. See some great shots on Design for Minikind. While we loved everything we saw, we were particularly enamored with a simple DIY — Continue reading

Matthew Millman’s Architecture + Landscape

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Matthew Millman’s Architecture + Landscape

This is a bit of a different architecture post, because instead of focusing on just one project or one designer, we’re focusing on one stupendous architectural photographer who’s had the opportunity to shoot some beautiful homes set in unbelieveably gorgeous natural surroundings. The purpose of this post? Motivation? Sanity-restoring peace? — Continue reading

Justin Timberlake Launched a Home Decor Site

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Justin Timberlake Launched a Home Decor Site

Just sort of submitting this for the opinion of the masses. Looks like you answer some questions about your preferences, and HomeMint then makes some suggestions of products you might like. Looks like they will also have a collection of products, as well. A successful entrepreneur in a variety of — Continue reading

DWR’s Live/Work Contest Winner

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
DWR’s Live/Work Contest Winner

Amanda Ip had the winning design (out of over 500 entries) for the recent Dwell and Design Within Reach Live/Work Design Contest, which aimed to challenge the world’s most creative up-and-coming designers to design a workspace “classic of tomorrow” – a new home-office solution that Design Within Reach could potentially manufacture — Continue reading

Amphidromous Rectangle: Minimal Renovation

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Amphidromous Rectangle: Minimal Renovation

Minimal spaces — I mean the really, really minimal spaces — don’t quite do it for me. I enjoy their clarity and unclutteredness, for sure, but they sometimes tend to lack warmth to me. Not this space. Though it lacks in a lot of elements, it certainly makes up in — Continue reading

RAD Furniture’s Howard Stool

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
RAD Furniture’s Howard Stool

All-weather. Stackable. Available in 3 sizes and various colors. Powder-coated. Fresh design. Modern. AWESOME. We foretold of Howard’s coming in our last RAD Furniture post about the Barbara Stool, and we couldn’t be happier that he’s finally here.  Well, will be here. Howard officially debuts July 31st, but you can — Continue reading

Modern Wine Storage Ideas

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Wine Storage Ideas

Your wine sad? Or worse — the wrong temperature?! If you love a good vino and a nice modern place to store it, may we point you in the direction of Vin de Garde modern wine cellars? Not being as familiar with the grape juice as we should be, it — Continue reading

Have a Modern 4th of July!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Have a Modern 4th of July!

Are you ready for the best celebration of our awesome country yet this year?! But do you still feel like you need to prepare a bit? Whatever your motivations for needing to add to your 4th of July decor and entertaining stash (have too many old things/need to impress guests/just — Continue reading

Joshua Dildine’s Powerful Painted Photographs

Categories: Art + Graphics
Joshua Dildine’s Powerful Painted Photographs

Boy you could practically peel the emotions off of these paintings by Joshua Dildine and wear them around your neck. Heavy, moody, dark, dramatic, energetic — but wait, what’s that? These just aren’t powerful brush strokes on a blank canvas…these are expressions of mood with paint over photographs. In some of — Continue reading

Hard/Soft: Concrete Lacy DIY Votives

Categories: DIY + How To
Hard/Soft: Concrete Lacy DIY Votives

What’s at the intersection of a hard material and a soft one? Hope? Strength? Balance? In the case of this snappy DIY project, it’s good design. Especially good, we’d imagine, for outdoor spaces (but equally as lovely in any indoor setting you could imagine) these little votives pack a punch — Continue reading