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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Design Detail: Hexagon Plywood Trivet

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Design Detail: Hexagon Plywood Trivet

Don’t mess with your beautiful countertops by putting hot pots and dishes on it. Protect whatever beautiful material they’re made out of with these simple, geometric-shaped plywood trivets, as spotted on RK Design.

Which One Works Best?

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Which One Works Best?

We’re imagining in our minds a perfectly minimal entryway in a lovely modern home. On the wall, we’ve placed one of MIO‘s new art pieces of 2Modern, their Naked Art Deborah Anna, a great Instagram-colored piece of art on FSC certified, low VOC maple plywood. Under it, we’d want to place a — Continue reading

Kitchen Love

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Kitchen Love

This quaint yet modern kitchen really sets the mood to create a culinary masterpiece.  Surrounded by pure white, the colors of the food can just pop gaining more foodie inspiration.  Some folks have voiced concerns with owning an all white kitchen.  One concern being how to keep it clean all — Continue reading

Caitlin Keegan’s Punchy Patterns

Categories: Art + Graphics
Caitlin Keegan’s Punchy Patterns

An illustrator and designer, Caitlin Keegan has a refreshing way of making patterns that are energetic, busy, formal, casual, comforting, motivating and relaxing, all in one. Not leaning either way between organic shapes or geometric ones, her patterns use both, but usually not in the same one. From her bio: — Continue reading

Comb Collective’s Cool Leather Shoelaces

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Comb Collective’s Cool Leather Shoelaces

Shoes are cool sometimes. But you know how they can be even cooler? Hand-painted, color blocked leather shoelaces. Texas-based Comb Collective’s first collection is a sultry set of shoelaces that are sure to make fireworks of fashion burst from your feet. An instant way to add personality to your kicks, — Continue reading

Slick City Prints for Map/Graphic/Color Lovers

Categories: Art + Graphics
Slick City Prints for Map/Graphic/Color Lovers

Abstracted, simple, graphic, bold, arresting and meaningful, City Prints is doing something right when it comes to inspiring pride of place and recalling memories of places one used to live in. At least, their work is doing that for us. Featuring a college campus series, a hometown series and even — Continue reading

5 Unusual Sheds and Shelters

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
5 Unusual Sheds and Shelters

If you need a new shed or outdoor attraction for your garden this season, take inspiration from some of the greatest sheds and shelters that the web has to offer. From multiple stories to animal shapes, some people really know how to shelter in style… The Teapot Dome The Teapot — Continue reading

Future Cars: Smart & Patterned?

Categories: Art + Graphics
Future Cars: Smart & Patterned?

This is going to sound weird, but it never occurred to us before we saw these patterned smart cars how weird it is that there aren’t more patterned cars out there. We mean like cars with crazy graphics and designs. Sure there are a few creative folks who make their cars look — Continue reading

Lo-Fi Photo Fun!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Lo-Fi Photo Fun!

Are you a fan of lo-fi photography? Just love creating one-of-a-kind, unique art pieces and shots with your Polaroid, plastic and pinhole cameras? Then you just might enjoy this book by Adam Bronkhorst, published by Chronicle Books. If you’ve been looking to take your photography even farther, learn a few — Continue reading

Pinterest Contest: Warm & Woodsy

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Pinterest Contest: Warm & Woodsy

We LOVE pinning our favorite modern finds on our Pinterest profile! Each week we’ll come up with a theme and ask you to create a board around it. We’ll pick the best board, and the winner will win a prize! Up for grabs this week is a $25 to use — Continue reading

Our First Pinterest Contest Winner!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Our First Pinterest Contest Winner!

Just wanted to give a big warm congratulations to our first weekly Pinterest winner, Kayla Bingham. Her Black, White and Modern All Over board was gorgeous — a perfectly dramatic mix of 2Modern products, other great items and stunning rooms in that color palette. It showcased perfectly how awesome this — Continue reading

Sleek, DIY Way to Store Books & Magazines

Categories: DIY + How To
Sleek, DIY Way to Store Books & Magazines

There are stacks and stacks and stacks of books and magazines around my house. As a design lover and design blogger, I’ve just got loads of the things coming in on a daily basis. And as a pack rat, I find it impossible to throw or give any of these — Continue reading

Curb Appeal – Enclosure Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Curb Appeal – Enclosure Architects

There are many reasons to like Enclosure Architects, who love collaborating with their clients to give their homes contemporary appeal, creating something new from the old. A remodel at some points seems like a daunting task.   When Enclosure Architects sent out their latest newsletter,  recent renovation list I was — Continue reading

Surprisingly Modern: Nemadji Pottery

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Surprisingly Modern: Nemadji Pottery

It might look like the handiwork of some ancient North American Indian tribe, but no, Nemadji Pottery was a type of colorful, each-piece-unique functional art started by a Minnesota plant in the 1920s. Aren’t these stunning? Not sure how I’ve made it this far in my life before learning about — Continue reading

Specht Harpman’s West Lake Hills Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Specht Harpman’s West Lake Hills Residence

The views from this house are amazing. Though the exterior doesn’t look as ridiculously friendly as it could be, the inside is all shine, brightness and wonder. Killer modern furnishings balance out strong architecture that definitely could easily be the star of the show. Even though materials are sleek, they — Continue reading

Stuart Sampley’s Newton Remodel

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Stuart Sampley’s Newton Remodel

Holy wood-wrapped, sputnik-ceilinged, golden-toned, bright, accessible modern home, Batman! Sheesh! Could we love this cool space anymore? A remodel by Austin-based architecture firm Stuart Sampley, this is a perfect example of how homes of all styles can incorporate modern design a little bit. Centered around this boldly colored map, we — Continue reading

Making a Minimal Dining Room is Easy

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, DIY + How To
Making a Minimal Dining Room is Easy

If you like modern design, you might be interested in streamlined, minimal interiors. But how to make a minimal interior room, like a dining room, without it being so boring? It’s easy: Use a big piece of furniture to anchor a space and a viewer’s attention. The perfect, chunky, farmhouse — Continue reading

Fall’s Hottest Design Trends?

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Fall’s Hottest Design Trends?

Why the question mark at the end of that title and the ones in the main image? Simple: we’ve definitely got our ideas for some of Fall’s hottest design trends, but we certainly want to hear what you think is gonna be hot in the upcoming months, too! Is there a — Continue reading

Mell Lawrence Architects’ Cotillion Pavilion

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Mell Lawrence Architects’ Cotillion Pavilion

Mell Lawrence Architects’ project The Cotillion Pavilion recently won a 2012 Texas Society of Architects Design Award. Commissioned by the Dallas Parks Department, it was designed to replace a 1960s-era pavilion, and the new structure shades a sunny spot between two groups of trees in a lovely place to gather — Continue reading