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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Favorite Pins of the Week Part 1

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Favorite Pins of the Week Part 1

It’s hard to say what it is about certain pins that just catch our attention more than most. Something colorful and patterned always does it. Something rich and earthy, too. Something that blows our mind or isn’t quite what it seems and something dark and dramatic always works. You’ll find — Continue reading

New from Shine Labs!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New from Shine Labs!

Gorgeous! We’ve been big fans of the shape and look of Shine Labs‘ Taj Pendant Lamp, Holm Pendant Lamp and Paavo Pendant Lamp for awhile now…and now they come in crisp, sleek white! Perfect for the space that needs a dash of freshness and innocence, don’t just think about sticking to — Continue reading

This is a Video of a Burrito in San Francisco

Categories: Local + Travel
This is a Video of a Burrito in San Francisco

Bold Rush from The Bold Italic on Vimeo. Just too cute to not post. “The Bold Italic is going on a West Coast tour Sept 28-Oct 7. Before we leave, we asked our ambassador, The Bold Burrito, to stop by her favorite spots in SF and pick up some souvenirs — Continue reading

DIY Wood Stain Furniture Art

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY Wood Stain Furniture Art

Holy Smokes! We don’t usually say phrases like “holy smokes,” but can you blame us when you realized the amazing petal-inspired furniture top you’re looking at in the above photos was made using wood stain? Wow. Just wow. Not only is this something that can be done affordably and to — Continue reading

Which One Works Best?

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Which One Works Best?

In honor of our still-going-on-but-gonna-end-soon 15% off Knoll sale, we thought we’d do a “Which one works best” involving a design classic, in this case the Bertoia Bird Lounge manufactured by Knoll. We’re wondering what kind of wallpaper to pair with it? Should we go for a traditional but fun — Continue reading

David Trubridge: Black & Metallics

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
David Trubridge: Black & Metallics

Think David Trubridge’s light fixtures, known for their earthy, nature-inspired, geometric patterns and beautiful wood tones can’t be edgy? Can’t be dramatic enough for a dark space with attitude? Think again. Did you know we have David Trubridge aluminum pendant lamps in black, gold or silver? That’s right. Sexy metallics — Continue reading

Suzanne Koett’s Vision/Version of East Austin

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Suzanne Koett’s Vision/Version of East Austin

East Austin was recently in the news for making it on the Forbes list of America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods. Whether they are deserving or not is hardly the point. We just wanted an excuse to post a few photos from talented Austin photographer Suzanne Koett, who we have featured on the blog — Continue reading

New from Chilewich!

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
New from Chilewich!

With fall officially here (and its cooler weather just around the corner) now’s the perfect time to start thinking about how you’re going to set your table this holiday season. Chilewich has some ideas that might just help you out, but none so blatantly fall-like than their new Leaf Placemats! — Continue reading

Ostrich Pillow

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Ostrich Pillow

  You know the saying stick your head in the sand like an Ostrich. Well, designer Kawamura-Ganjavian adapts this concept into an Ostrich micro environment, or rather OSTRICH PILLOW,  in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap.  A picture here, is worth a thousand words.  Not a bad — Continue reading

City Modern: A Celebration of New York Design

Categories: Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
City Modern: A Celebration of New York Design

What other city out there inspires such soul-tingling love for design than New York City? The brilliant ideas and designs that come out of the Big Apple should always be celebrated, but for all of next week this celebration of NYC design and designers will be focused and concentrated in — Continue reading

The Apartment

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
The Apartment

Upon seeing this image, I lost my breathe for a second.  The collaboration of the colors and textures is beautiful.  This room belongs to The Apartment.  What is The Apartment, you might ask??  “The Apartment is a new universe of design objects, furniture, antiques and art. Innovative modern design meets — Continue reading

Lindsey Lang’s Psychedelic Pillows

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Lindsey Lang’s Psychedelic Pillows

Spotted these in someone’s post about designjunction, a design event in London held last week, and loved it. Modern and a little “out there” but still surprisingly contained and controled, Lindsey Lang’s got some seriously colorful and modern style. See more on her website. What do you think about these — Continue reading

Brown, Pink and White: Modern Kid’s Room

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Brown, Pink and White: Modern Kid’s Room

Just love this modern kid’s space spotted on Weekday Carnival. It’s still youthful, refreshing and fun, but it’s also sophisticated and elegant. Definitely for a young girl who’s still a kid but trying to transition to an adult, and this room is a perfect balance between those two worlds. And — Continue reading

Bold and Funny: Jenn Smith’s Abstract Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Bold and Funny: Jenn Smith’s Abstract Art

Into bold colors, abstract shapes, slight 80s motifs, smart women and a good sense of humor? Then Chicago, Illinois-based artist Jenn Smith will pretty much do it for you. Completely. Her art is fun, funny, and we think she might also be a librarian? Love it. Hear more about her — Continue reading

Modern Style: Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Style: Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn

Looking for some urban/modern inspiration for your bedroom? Look no farther than hip, Brooklyn hotel Wythe Hotel, in the Williamsburg neighborhood by the water. Find 72 rooms full of inspiration in this former warehouse that’s been transformed into a gorgeous place to rest your head for a night (or forever). — Continue reading

Bruce Munro: Light and Structure

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Bruce Munro: Light and Structure

These incredible images show light installations by British artist Bruce Munro. Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, has been viewed in a whole new light this summer thanks to Munro’s delicate light sculptures that have enveloped the horticultural crown of Pennsylvania with glowing orbs of glass. Munro’s work straddles both interior and landscape — Continue reading

Vid: The Junk King’s Cathedral of Junk

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Vid: The Junk King’s Cathedral of Junk

Does beautiful architecture have to be made out of fancy, smooth materials? Does it have to have a plan? Does it have to have been designed by an architect? One of our favorite places on earth is this place called The Cathedral of Junk in Austin, Texas. In the backyard — Continue reading

Air Stream Architecture (Dreams)

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Air Stream Architecture (Dreams)

Spotted this shiny little marvel on the blog Tiny House Swoon. It’s true, “modern” doesn’t quite apply to this tiny little home, but man that view! Love how the views from the windows look fake they’re so fabulous. And also love that there are actually some modern elements to the — Continue reading

House Extension in Mortsel, Belgium

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
House Extension in Mortsel, Belgium

Absolutely love a good add-on. Love when more space is needed, homeowners don’t tear down an entire structure to rebuild anew. Renovations and additions can be just as successful at creating the home you need. A perfect example seen in the House Extension by Boven Bouw Architecture, in Mortsel, Belgium. Love — Continue reading

Favorite Pins of the Week Part 2

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Favorite Pins of the Week Part 2

It’s hard to say what it is about certain pins that just catch our attention more than most. Something colorful and patterned always does it. Something rich and earthy, too. Something that blows our mind or isn’t quite what it seems and something dark and dramatic always works. You’ll find — Continue reading