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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Favorite Pins of the Week Part 1

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, 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: David Trubridge’s Cloud Pendant

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New: David Trubridge’s Cloud Pendant

New at 2Modern is design favorite David Trubridge‘s Cloud Pendant. Modern and sleek, but also quite organic shaped, it’d be quite the thing to add to a space. A powerful design element, it’d certainly be something that would steal the show, so you’d have to really consider the rest of — Continue reading

Close Up: Which Texture/Color Combo?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Close Up: Which Texture/Color Combo?

While perusing Weekend Carnival, we came across a post that featured the blog owner’s new flea market rug find, paired with some simple Scandinavian furniture and crisp white elements. The color palette is punchy and powerful, and the rug’s subtle pattern goes well with the complicated wicker pattern of the — Continue reading

Dark & Dramatic at La Societe Bistro

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Dark & Dramatic at La Societe Bistro

Been wanting to add some drama and darkness into your home but didn’t know how? It’s not crazy modern but the La Societe Bistro in Toronto, Canada has a certain je ne sais quoi, with lots of elements just begging to be borrowed (or outright stolen) for a kitchen, living room — Continue reading

It’s Here: Knoll is 15% Off Starting Today!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
It’s Here: Knoll is 15% Off Starting Today!

What more is there to say? This is the perfect time to finally get that design classic you’ve always wanted. Don’t you want to fill your home with the favorites of the design masters? Like perhaps a Bertoia Side Chair? Or a Risom Round Dining Table? Or perhaps a Platner Side Table? Or — Continue reading

Work Everyday in an Original Neutra Office

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Work Everyday in an Original Neutra Office

For a cool $730o a month. A steal to be surrounded by this amazingly famous and influential Mid-Century Modern architect’s sleek lines and inspiring design aesthetic. If you can afford it, of course. Posted on Facebook by one of my favorite quirky Apartment Therapy co-workers, Gregory Han, you can find the — Continue reading

Craft Works Dialogue 1: With Eric Billig

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Craft Works Dialogue 1: With Eric Billig

Austin woodworker, furniture designer and craftsman Brian David Johnson certainly rocks many talents when it comes to everyone’s favorite material, wood. But he’s recently started showcasing a new talent: podcasting! Specifically, holding conversations with other awesome craftsman. It’s a casual podcast…no interview, no formal questions…just some crafty folks who work — Continue reading

Spotted: Limited Edition Katy Horan Prints

Categories: Art + Graphics
Spotted: Limited Edition Katy Horan Prints

We’ve posted about Katy Horan’s stunning artwork before. Dark and dramatic, simple yet complex, delicate and feminine yet a little creepy and creature-y, we’re big fans of her work. And now, if you’ve wanted to bring some of her sassy style into your home but haven’t had the budget to — Continue reading

Up Down Bed

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Up Down Bed

    The Up Down Bed bed system from 4 Bild Casa Italy, levitates into the ceiling recess is a pretty cool trick.   I do not know about you but sometimes the ultimate space saver is not necessarily the most practical over a bathtub.  So you step out of the — Continue reading

Sexy Switches: Inga Sempé for Legrand

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Sexy Switches: Inga Sempé for Legrand

French designer Inga Sempé sure understands that sexy, sleek modern spaces need corresponding sexy and sleek switches and outlets. Why are we still using the same darn standard switches and outlets that we’ve been using forever, anyway? Well no more. These switches have thin profiles. These switches toggle and turn. These — Continue reading

Cardboard, Pizza, Powdercoat: AboutFaceClock

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Cardboard, Pizza, Powdercoat: AboutFaceClock

Is this our favorite clock of all time? Found on Kickstarter, the AboutFaceClock comes in 2 different shapes — rectangular and round — and in two materials — powder-coated steel and printed cardboard. Still not impressed? These clocks go ANYWHERE: on a wall, on a corner, on a desk, on — Continue reading

Coming Friday…Our Biggest Knoll Sale Yet!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Coming Friday…Our Biggest Knoll Sale Yet!

Head’s up! We have a hugely awesome Knoll furniture (you know, those folks who stock the best of the best design out there) sale coming up starting THIS FRIDAY, so start browsing through their amazing products on 2Modern to decide what you’re going to buy! Also start ordering FREE swatches — Continue reading

Make Someone Happy Today

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Make Someone Happy Today

` Joy Deangdeelert Cho, graphic designer, blogger, author and food enthusiast and the cutest person on the planet ever (only to be partially eclipsed by her adorable baby daughter), of the great blog Oh Joy! has started a new web series called “Make Someone Happy.” Once or twice a month — Continue reading

365 Days of Embroidered Love

Categories: Art + Graphics
365 Days of Embroidered Love

Lucky Jackson is one dedicated (not to mention talented) mofo embroider. Setting a goal of wanting to create something every day for a year, she’s done it — we’re only a few days away from her completing her goal. Her website 365 Lucky Days chronicles more about her lengthy art — Continue reading

Huge News: We’re Now on Instagram!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Huge News: We’re Now on Instagram!

We are SO EXCITED to announce that 2Modern is now on Instagram! Find us by searching “2modern” and then following us. You’ll find colorful and bold architecture, design, interior design, furniture, lighting and accessories details that catch the eye of 2Modern contributor Promila Shastri. And our Instagram content will be — Continue reading

Lens°Ass architecten’s Valerie Traan

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Lens°Ass architecten’s Valerie Traan

Valerie Traan is a gallery and residence in Antwerp, Belgium. Regardless of what this beautiful structure is made for, the minimal modernism is totally inspiring us. As spotted on Yellowtrace blog, the outdoor spaces are just as beautiful as the interiors. We’re loving the mismatched chairs with the rough-hewn farmhouse table. — Continue reading

DIY Paper Ball Garland

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY Paper Ball Garland

Because there’s just never a WRONG time to festoon your home with colorful, bold, cheery paper ball garlands. For reals though, you could totally use this for your next dinner party or event hosting in your home, but don’t just bring out the cheer only for your guests. Keep your — Continue reading

Tri-Lox Workshop: Beautiful Brooklyn Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Tri-Lox Workshop: Beautiful Brooklyn Design

We came across a neat design/build practice out of Brooklyn making cool things and doing it with talent and humor. Rather than us blather on we thought we’d let them do the talking: “Tri-lox is a Brooklyn design + build practice that transforms reclaimed materials into handcrafted furniture, architectural elements, — Continue reading

Canoe’s Lovely Leather Luna Jewelry Line

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Canoe’s Lovely Leather Luna Jewelry Line

Natalie Davis, an Austin, Texas-based hand-crafter and master manipulator of leather who happens to have a ton of a talent and modern tastes, is inspiring us with her jewelry today. Working under the name of Canoe, Natalie founded her modern leather goods company in 2010, and she’s inspired by “vintage — Continue reading

DIY Cross Stitch Chair

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY Cross Stitch Chair

A chair! That’s been cross stitched! Isn’t this just the thing?! Not only would doing something like this absolutely spice up an old chair (or even one you might find at a vintage store that was damaged) this is also a fun way to bring in a little pattern and — Continue reading