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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Agi Miagi’s Cardboard Lighting

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Agi Miagi’s Cardboard Lighting

Cardboard is so cheap, so plentiful that it’s always a delight when someone is able to use it as a material to create home goods that are awesome and worth setting up in the modern home. Agi Miagi had already become known for her lighting creations that were geometric and — Continue reading

Crafstman Revival in Downtown LA

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Crafstman Revival in Downtown LA

In the heart of downtown LA, tucked casually and nondescript amongst the graffiti and industrial buildings, there is a small group of craftsman operating under the name District Millworks. The only indication that there is a business in the building is an address and name on the door to the — Continue reading

NOVA architect gallery: Mon Cheri Urban Life

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
NOVA architect gallery: Mon Cheri Urban Life

Architects: NOVA architect gallery Location: Tirane, Albania Completion: October 2011 Floor Space: 332 sqm Seats: 220 seats Each floor has its own veranda with direct view on the road “Perlat Rexhepi”. “Mon Cheri urban life” is divided in such a way: ground floor, a space that encourages conversation between students, — Continue reading

Add Tranquility To Your Life

Categories: Art + Graphics
Add Tranquility To Your Life

Whether it’s muted colors or softness of subject matter, we all recognize pieces we can appreciate for their calming effect. Create the perfect respite for your family or clients in a spa, great room or sun porch. Use them as relief from high rise claustrophobia with any of these soothing — Continue reading

5 Stunning & Sustainable Side Tables

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
5 Stunning & Sustainable Side Tables

You need a side table that’s stylish but won’t make you feel like you’re letting into your home the worst materials of all time? Looking for a nightstand but don’t like the idea of sleeping next to a piece of furniture that off-gases noxious fumes? Boy have we got five — Continue reading

Alexandra Valenti’s Painted Photos

Categories: Art + Graphics
Alexandra Valenti’s Painted Photos

Mixing hipster-ish black and white landscapes with photos of lithe models with some incredibly simple but awesome painted-on patterns, we’re really digging Alexandra Valenti’s painted photographs. With the colors that she chooses and the method of outlining the graphic elements in the black, they have a very stained-glass look to — Continue reading

Oeuf’s Robin Crib Is on Sale!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Oeuf’s Robin Crib Is on Sale!

Do you need a crib? Like a really amazingly designed, healthy-for-baby, gorgeous modern crib? WE’VE GOT YOUR CRIB. Oeuf’s Robin Crib — a sleek, stunning example of the sort of design you want your sponge-of-a-baby to soaking up while it peacefully dreams at night, is only $499 right now! You — Continue reading

Banging & Bold Modern Kitchen Inspiration

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Banging & Bold Modern Kitchen Inspiration

Urbanspace Interiors is a hip and stylish modern furniture store in Austin, Texas, and they just so happened to build out a perfectly inspiring kitchen in their showroom. Using sleek lines, stunning material and bold, modern accents, they’ve created a kitchen that anyone would want to have in their home. — Continue reading

Repetitive Motions

Categories: Art + Graphics
Repetitive Motions

With the natural world as peerless inspiration—think zebra stripes, flower petals and ladybug dots—it may be little wonder that repetition has long been an effective visual device in art and design. Examples of repeated decorative motifs date back to prehistoric pottery and early textile prints, through to mid-20th Century wallpaper and Andy Warhol — Continue reading

Heart by Wendy Polish and Beth Katz

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Heart by Wendy Polish and Beth Katz

If you love love love modern design or your house you might appreciate showcasing those emotions with a giant, modern, simple but bold heart pillow that announces to the world and any house guests how serious you are about this particular part of your life. In the designers’ words: “This — Continue reading

Contest Alert: Start Pinning Today!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Contest Alert: Start Pinning Today!

You now get another chance every week to win prizes from 2Modern (this joins our weekly 2sday on Facebook). This time around we’re headed to Pinterest, where 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 — Continue reading

Paul Bernier’s Bernier-Thibault Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Paul Bernier’s Bernier-Thibault Residence

We love a thick, urban environment. Full of concrete and loud noises and fun materials and people. But we also adore the calm, relaxing atmosphere when in nature. The Bernier-Thibault Residence in Montreal, Canada by Paul Bernier Architecte sure seems to meld two seemingly impossible to mix environments into one kick — Continue reading

Arna Bee’s Photographic Travel Bliss

Categories: Art + Graphics
Arna Bee’s Photographic Travel Bliss

  In the URL to the travel section of photographer Arna Bee’s website, you’ll find the word “bliss.” Such a perfectly accurate description of the emotion you’ll have while you’re perusing her work. Full of bold color composition, kooky characters, quirky landscapes and the kind of shots that make you — Continue reading

Want: Audrey Belin’s Eon Mirror

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Want: Audrey Belin’s Eon Mirror

Perhaps mirror is a strong word to use to describe this. There are mirrored surfaces, for sure, but depending on what pattern and combination of mirrored scalloped segments  you mixed together with other colored ones, it might be hard or difficult to check to see if you have spinach in — Continue reading

Art for Change: Ballroom Marfa’s Carbon 13

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
Art for Change: Ballroom Marfa’s Carbon 13

Wham bam! How about a Texas-based art show that aims to create a little dialogue about something that affects us all, the environment? The 2012 Marfa Dialogues are kicking off on Friday, August 31 with the opening of Carbon 13, Ballroom Marfa’s fall 2012 exhibition that will see newly commissioned — Continue reading

Lookin’ to love us? Find us everywhere.

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Lookin’ to love us? Find us everywhere.

We want to connect with you on social media outlets all over the internet. From Google+, to Facebook, to Twitter to even Pinterest, you can find hot deals, discover new brands, revel in the wonder of the modern world, give us your suggestions (compliments and complaints all welcome) and just — Continue reading

Potent Pattern/Awesome Name: Wolfum

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Potent Pattern/Awesome Name: Wolfum

That pattern above might just be what my soul looks like. SHEESH. Wolfum — way to rock the home textile business. Los Angeles-based textile designer Annabel Ingann is inspired by many things. Things from the past, the present and the future. And so her home textile designs — napkins, hand-printed coasters, beautifully — Continue reading

Geeking Out: Glitch Textiles

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Geeking Out: Glitch Textiles

We’re totally geeking out this morning over the work of Phil Stearns, a Brooklyn-based electronic artist who’s fascinated with electronics and electronic media. You might know him from his “Year of the Glitch,” where he’s spent time documenting and turning into art these moments of digital failure. His most recent project has — Continue reading

Artist: Uno Moralez

Categories: Art + Graphics
Artist:  Uno Moralez

  Combining low tech pixel art with wicked imagery, Uno Moralez keeps me coming back for more. Flying heads with evil eyes swoop down on Darger-like twins with butcher knives and bobby socks. Flickering lights illuminating bizarre ritualistic fetishes with bears, blue teeth and zoot suits. Reminiscent of Japanese manga artist Ito — Continue reading

Hatch Works’ Dan Cave

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Hatch Works’ Dan Cave

Hatch Works is a small design build firm out of Austin, Texas that creates spaces that aren’t the most modern or insane that we’ve ever seen, but are always pleasantly modern enough that they are quite accessible. In other words, they can be enjoyed by a wide range of folks — Continue reading