2M Blog
2M Shop
2M Directory
2M Collective
live. learn. share. design.

Monthly Archives: October 2012

How Are We Doing?

Categories: News + Events + Contests
How Are We Doing?

But seriously…how you digging the blog? How do you like shopping on 2Modern? Do you think our Pinterest stream is drab or fab? Are you gonna disown us if we tweet any more? Do our Facebook posts make you yawn? Or conversely, do you think we’re the best thing since — Continue reading

Joe Swec’s Modern Rainbow Barn Quilt

Categories: Art + Graphics
Joe Swec’s Modern Rainbow Barn Quilt

Much like many crafts of the olden days, this older art form has seen a resurgence in recent years, with folks seeing these colorful  painted barn quilt blocks dotting buildings along the country landscapes of states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Iowa, to only name a few. Austin sign painter and — Continue reading

Juicy, Colorful, Bold Design Details

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Juicy, Colorful, Bold Design Details

Our 2Modern contributor and awesome Instagram expert Promila Shastri, a New Yorker (who also runs the blog Still Life), absolutely rocks it behind the lens of a camera phone, posting an array of design details, from architecture, to tiles, to interior design, furniture design and yes, even cute animals sitting — Continue reading

Christopher White’s Revitalized MCM Furniture

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Christopher White’s Revitalized MCM Furniture

Christopher White is a marketing major at the University of Georgia, but being savvy isn’t all that he specializes in. He also loves home furnishings, specifically, refinishing Mid-Century Modern era pieces, like consoles, dressers, tables and more. “I love to find broken down, beaten up pieces of furniture and revitalize — Continue reading

Modern Spaces, Modern Pets

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Spaces, Modern Pets

This is a completely nearly-useless diversion from your Monday just to help you start the week: modern pets in modern spaces! From bright colors to Mid-Century Modern furniture, everyone knows the best modern accessories is a gorgeous dog or cat (or exotic pet!) to help liven up a space and — Continue reading

Cool Cribs for a Modern Nursery

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Cool Cribs for a Modern Nursery

Have a baby on the way? Don’t want to sacrifice style? You have modern tastes and don’t know how you’ll find just the right baby furniture for your modern nursery? Duh! 2Modern! We’ve got so many things just perfect for a modern nursery, just the thing for a baby to — Continue reading

Vintage Lighting Resource: 360 Volt

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Vintage Lighting Resource: 360 Volt

Stumbled (quite literally) into our idea of heaven: a personal, local store in Amsterdam wall-to-wall full of industrial, vintage lighting fixtures and light-up letters. We were almost brought to tears. Called 360 Volt, it’s located down a few stairs in the basement of one of Amsterdam’s adorable canal houses on — Continue reading

Favorite Pins of the Week

Categories: Local + Travel, 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

20 Days. 20% Off. It’s Blu Dot Sale Time!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
20 Days. 20% Off. It’s Blu Dot Sale Time!

Yes you’re reading things correctly. Starting tonight at midnight, October 20th, for 20 days (ending November 8th), you can get 20% off of the amazing array of already affordable hot design items known collectively as Blu Dot. It’s hard, frankly, to disguise the fact that they’re a favorite; they consistently — Continue reading

When You Need an Emergency Compliment

Categories: Art + Graphics
When You Need an Emergency Compliment

Clever and funny and talented Portlander Megs Senk of W+K 12 has done a huge favor for the world. She’s created the Emergency Compliment website, a site that will help you out in a jam. If you’re having a crappy day (or week or month or life), this site could change — Continue reading

Hell, Yes!

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Hell, Yes!

I have a mug crush! I love design, but more so I love how great design makes me feel. This mug puts a smile on my face every morning. Oh, one more thing: Hell Yes! The New Museum [newmuseum.org]

Paris: A Modern, Eclectic Charmer

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Paris: A Modern, Eclectic Charmer

As you may or may not have realized, your trusty editor-in-chief is gallivanting across Europe right now. Well actually, specifically, Amsterdam and Paris (I was gonna make it to Berlin, but had to drop that portion of the trip unexpectedly). I just love Paris. Love walking around. Loving seeing the — Continue reading

Contest Giveaway: New Paris Style

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Contest Giveaway: New Paris Style

In honor of 2Modern’s recent trip to Paris, the hip publishing house Thames & Hudson has graciously offered up the recent title “New Paris Style” as a prize in this contest giveaway! It’s an absolutely intoxicating blend of twenty-seven properties (photographed exclusively for this book) of the homes of creative, — Continue reading

Niche Interiors’ Minimal Rincon Hill Condo

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Niche Interiors’ Minimal Rincon Hill Condo

Want proof that you don’t have to fill a space wall-to-wall with stuff or break the bank trying to create a beautiful, modern home? One only look to the gorgeous San Francisco condo designed by talented Jennifer Jones, owner and principal designer of Niche Interiors. Working with a young, first-time — Continue reading

Hanging Pot DIY

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Hanging Pot DIY

With the air getting chilly for most of us, it’s time to bring that greenery inside.  I know for me personally, if I don’t have nature around me, I go a little cra cra crazy!  This DIY, seen on Design* Sponge, is the perfect way to bring those house plants — Continue reading

Couches, Sectionals and Love Balls

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Couches, Sectionals and Love Balls

Hot and fresh outta of the oven at 2Modern are some seriously stunning seating options from modern design favorite TrueModern (listen to an interview we did with TrueModern owner Edgar Blazona awhile ago; we’ll be sitting down with him again soon to talk about all the new stuff!) like U-shaped — Continue reading

Richard Sweeney’s Paper Horses

Categories: Art + Graphics
Richard Sweeney’s Paper Horses

      The Lincoln Cathedral is inspiring and full of history but once inside, the stunning sight of large white horses in the middle of the cathedral clearly steals the show.  Created from flexible, pine skeleton covered in sheets of A1 paper, Richard Sweeney again mesmerizes us with the — Continue reading

Nook, Nook, Who’s There?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Nook, Nook, Who’s There?

Love a good, cozy, tight spot in your home to snuggle into on a cold day or read a good book? You need a nook. Specifically, you might need some nook inspiration. 2Modern’s has loads of it our Pinterest board named the same as this blog post title: “Nook, Nook — Continue reading

Hot or Not: Drip Magnetic Strip?

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Hot or Not: Drip Magnetic Strip?

What do you think about this magnetic strip? In the shape of a dripping brushstroke of paint and made of powder-coated steel, is it a cute and quirky addition to the area of your house you dedicate to organization, or is it kind of too cheesy for a modern home? — Continue reading

Modern Design Amsterdam: Cheese Factory

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Modern Design Amsterdam: Cheese Factory

Okay so the name is a…ahem…cheesy, and yes, they do indeed sell a lot of cheese, but we couldn’t believe our eyes when we stumbled across this surprisingly modern interior near the old city center of Amsterdam. They went a little heavy-handed with the whole yellow = cheese concept, but — Continue reading