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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Favorite Pins of the Week!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Favorite Pins of the Week!

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

“Earth & Water – Wall Art”

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
“Earth & Water – Wall Art”

                        “Beautiful curves flow across a Pearlescent highly polished surface, bringing life to waves of Light and Shadows.” Inspired by the sand dunes of the Kalahari desert these sculptures have been designed to counteract the stresses of modern life, evoking — Continue reading

Triangles for Your Walls

Categories: Art + Graphics
Triangles for Your Walls

Still a fan of that never-gonna-quit shape the triangle? Wanna see more of it on your walls? Wanna a little dramatic blue action, too? Flavor Paper and Ferm Living both have your back. Flavor Paper Mirage Wallpaper and Ferm Living Remix Wallpaper.

Sexy/Sleek: Adam Court for OKHA Interiors

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Sexy/Sleek: Adam Court for OKHA Interiors

We don’t mean to break this down only by gender, but there is something quite intoxicatingly masculine about the furniture and accessories newly designed by Adam Court, for OKHA Interiors. Whether it’s the hand-tooled copper candlesticks or the chairs and ottomans that look more like the interior of an impossible-to-afford — Continue reading

Steel Lady by Laurent Pereira Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Steel Lady by Laurent Pereira Architecture

Cold and strong on the outside, totally warm and modern on the inside. Laurent Peireira Architecture’s Steel Lady is a standing dichotomy of architectural notions, expressing a tense, geometric, steely exterior yet a comforting and womb-like inside. It’s really what we want all of our buildings to convey: an impenetrable — Continue reading

Which Rug + This Art?

Categories: Art + Graphics
Which Rug + This Art?

If you’ve fallen in love with Emma at Home’s Coral Maps 2 Giclee like we have, you might wonder “What sort of rug should/would go with this piece of art?” It’s a power art piece — something that would add a lot of boldness to a wall and an entire space, — Continue reading

Trend Alert: Bold Modern Marble

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends
Trend Alert: Bold Modern Marble

If you’ve had your eyeballs tuned into 2Modern’s Facebook page, you would have noticed we’ve been posting a heckuva lotta photos featuring interiors with eye-catching (and according to some folks, stomach-churning) examples of modern marble — bold, contrast-y, full of deep, dark, angry veins and pretty arresting to the senses. — Continue reading

Alice Tacheny, Gus* Nerding & Soft Stripes

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Alice Tacheny, Gus* Nerding & Soft Stripes

Do you like sleek, modern, warm, earthy, handmade and woman-designed wood furniture? Alice Tacheny Design’s Tilde Dresser is just right for you. Science nerd? Fan of hit TV show “Breaking Bad”? Like chemistry? Gus*’s new Chemistry Pillows are a gas. Need a perch for a living room or bedroom? Gus*’s Sparrow Ottoman — Continue reading

See the Aura – Viktor Kölbig Has The Touch

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
See the Aura – Viktor Kölbig Has The Touch

Okay with a name like Viktor Kölbig, one could easily surmise that he is german. This industrial lighting designer brilliantly combines technology with plant life in the form of a vase with flowers.  Forget the clicker, or the clapper, touch the plant and it turns on.  Oh does that mean — Continue reading

Julia Paul Pottery Handmade Tableware

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Julia Paul Pottery Handmade Tableware

Loving the mix of earthy + modern seen in Julia Paul’s handmade pottery tableware. Folks with different tastes have different opinions of how visually “heavy” earthenware should be. Some folks like it heavy and serious, others like their dinnerware as light as air. There’s just something about Julia’s work that — Continue reading

Modern and Cozy: Emma’s Home

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Uncategorized
Modern and Cozy:  Emma’s Home

With Fall approaching us, cozy comfort always seems to be the season trend.  Our priorities are anything that keeps us feeling warm and comfortable as well as creating an inviting space.  Warm hues, soft textures, spicy scents, lighting the glows is just the beginning of a Fall appropriate space. Emma — Continue reading

Nerd/Design Alert: Asteroid Brooches

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Nerd/Design Alert: Asteroid Brooches

If there was a Venn diagram of nerds and design lovers these illustrated wooden geometric asteroid brooches would totally be taking up space in the middle. Handcut and handmade. By depeapa on Etsy.

Rosella Resin Modern Eco-jewelry

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Rosella Resin Modern Eco-jewelry

Love Rosella resin jewelry, especially these bangles. Made of a bio-derived eco-resin that’s been certified by the USDA, this is a biobased product made of things like pine oil, not petroleum based! Cast in handmade silicone molds and then sanded to have a smooth and comfortable finish, you can just — Continue reading

DIY Painted Wood Modern Table Runner

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY Painted Wood Modern Table Runner

Man oh man we love this idea. We don’t want to ruin the surprise of the VERY CHEAP (read: free) materials the crafty lady over at Ruffled made this geometric and modern table runner out of. But let’s just say if you can paint wood and use a little glue, — Continue reading

Nick Frank’s Urban Exploration of Mira

Categories: Art + Graphics
Nick Frank’s Urban Exploration of Mira

Mira Munchen Nordheide is a shopping center designed by Chapman Taylor in Munich, Germany. Nick Frank is a Munich, Germany-based photographer. When these two facts were combined, they created Frank’s photographic series “Mira,” and it’s not hyperbole to say this might just be our favorite set of photos ever taken ever. — Continue reading

Get the Look: Blu Dot and Offi

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Get the Look: Blu Dot and Offi

Spotted this shot of some Blu Dot and an Offi pieces together in a sparse, minimal yet really relaxing and interesting home featured in Dwell. What we love about this space is it shows how modern design, when used adventurously, can be used in just about any style of home. — Continue reading

MASH Studios’ LAX Series Platform Bed Video

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
MASH Studios’ LAX Series Platform Bed Video

Get it: MASH Studios Storage Platform Queen Bed

Debbie Carlos’ Black & White Posters

Categories: Art + Graphics
Debbie Carlos’ Black & White Posters

Wishing one or many of Debbie Carlos’ black and white posters graced our walls. Simple compositions with black backgrounds, the subject matters vary from earth wonders like rocks gemstones and landscape to more domestic images of sculpture and still life. In the artist’s own words: “I have always loved the — Continue reading

Modern and Woodsy: The Mill House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern and Woodsy: The Mill House

The Mill House in Skåne, Sweden by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB is, quite frankly, simply stunning. A converted, old farm house, the vacation home’s style mixes a farm-like aesthetic with completely clean lines. It’s modern, but it’s earthy and homey. It’s modern, but it feels warm like a cabin. The wood-wrapped — Continue reading

BrickBox: Arriving in America

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
BrickBox: Arriving in America

BrickBox modular shelving has found a distributor for N. America, and is now available. Beginning in September 2012, BrickBox will be available exclusively through ModMobili (www.modmobili.com) and can be currently viewed and ordered on-line though their Web Shop. BrickBox is available in two sizes, with free shipping for the continental U.S. — Continue reading