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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Favorite Pins of the Week

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Favorite Pins of the Week

Color color color! Color caught our eyes this week on Pinterest, from bold green stairs, to red red lips to rainbow architecture to more! Patterns always plays an important to our eyeballs, ans as always we love art, architecture, texture, pattern and more is important to us. What caught your — Continue reading

Design Book: Little Book of Lettering

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Design Book: Little Book of Lettering

Been looking for that perfect gift for your graphic designer, illustrator or typography-nerd friends? This book just might be it. As everyone in the design world knows, typography has exploded in recent years, enjoying a renaissance of both interest and creative talent. This book published by Chronicle Books by Emily — Continue reading

New from Pablo!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
New from Pablo!

Introducing a few new items from Pablo, the fabulous lighting company that provides a world of sleek, shiny and ultra-functional table, ceiling and wall lighting. First up is the awesome-profiled Lim 360 Table Lamp, made with a singe piece of aluminum and optional walnut base. The Cielo Pendant has a — Continue reading

Easy Modern Holiday DIY: Snowflake Doilies

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
Easy Modern Holiday DIY: Snowflake Doilies

Spotted the picture to the left while browsing Dos Family blog and was floored. What a simple idea we had never thought of before! While doilies themselves tend to be considered a grandma craft and more vintage than modern, when framed in round embroidery hoops of all sizes and hung — Continue reading

Edie’s Lab Modern Pops of Holiday

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Edie’s Lab Modern Pops of Holiday

We’re fans of modern accessories brand Edie’s Lab, who specialize in minimal, colorful, hand-carved accessories like hanging wall art, mirrors and tabletop decor. They also happen to be perfect at creating holiday items that totally cheer up your modern decor without taking away from the style and look of it! — Continue reading

ChrisRann’s Metallic Modern Jewelry

Categories: Fashion + Trends
ChrisRann’s Metallic Modern Jewelry

While you might venture to guess the name of the designer behind ChrisRann was say, “Chris Rann,” you’d be wrong. San Francisco-based Chris Rann is helmed by quirky and creative Rannie Balias. The name is a combination of the designer’s and her sister’s names. Mixing style inspirations that are varied like — Continue reading

Rand Renfrow’s Colorful, Patterned Cacti Prints

Categories: Art + Graphics
Rand Renfrow’s Colorful, Patterned Cacti Prints

Drawers and dresser tops and other such perfect spots for colorful pottery and tabletop vignettes adorn the colorful and patterned prints of San Marcos, Texas illustrator Rand Renfrow. (Also pictured: a name that totally seems like a Hollywood heartthrob.) How he describes himself: “Printmaker and freelance illustrator living in San — Continue reading

Hot or Not? Qcha

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Hot or Not? Qcha

Have you been looking for a colorful and bold home for your indoor cat? You just may have found one with Italian-based product Qcha. “Qcha is a modular and assembling cat home that offers a family atmosphere for your cats. Characterized by large openings and a transparent wall it enables the — Continue reading

Sherwin Williams’ 2013 Color of the Year

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Sherwin Williams’ 2013 Color of the Year

It’s…Aloe! Specifically, Aloe Sherwin Williams 6464. Not surprising, the 2013 color of the year plays with a popular color as of late, mint, but adds some softness to it and a little gray. What results is a subtle color that also packs a punch of personality. “This is no ordinary pastel — Continue reading

Brush Factory’s New Brighton Exchange Line

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Brush Factory’s New Brighton Exchange Line

Brush Factory is a multi-disciplinary design studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, and they’ve recently launched a new collection of furniture and accessories called  Brighton Exchange. Though they’ve only got  a few pieces up and out right now, these made-in-house items are clearly indicative of a brand that’s going to become a — Continue reading

Blomus, Iittala, Kartell — 20% Off!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Blomus, Iittala, Kartell — 20% Off!

Are you ready to get your home ready for the holidays and knock out all your holiday shopping, in one affordable swoop? 2Modern’s SO EXCITED to announce the huge sales of designer favorites iittala, Blomus and Kartell. From fabulous furniture, to one-of-a-kind tableware to all the super-affordable gadgets and designer — Continue reading

More Favorite Pins of the Week

Categories: Art + Graphics
More Favorite Pins of the Week

Things got awfully humorous on Pinterest this week, from a sub sandwich made out of soft materials to a not-quite-happy-to-be-having-its-photo-taken dog. But we also spotted some inspiring ideas for bold color and handbag so perfect for winter we’ve got to get our hands on it. 1 2 3 4 Find — Continue reading

Favorite Pins of the Week

Categories: Art + Graphics
Favorite Pins of the Week

From architectural patterns to absolute truths illustrated colorfully, to surprising architecture to punch-in-the-face pattern for your floor, this week’s favorite pins took on an unplanned mix of bold, geometric, lofty and astrological, and we’re totally alright with that. We’re still feeling the geometric trend, but it’s taking on all new — Continue reading

Modern Kids Love Color!

Categories: Kids + Baby
Modern Kids Love Color!

Sunday in color is a brand new online store dedicated to colorful children decoration and toys. The shop consists of handpicked colorful kids items all around the world. Most products come from independent and small designers who produce handmade and colorful things!     Here are a few brands: Petit Pan, — Continue reading

This Week’s Modern Design News

Categories: News + Events + Contests
This Week’s Modern Design News

From crazy ways to transport yourself over waterways and cities, from giving love to a city that we all love, to magic mushrooms that one day might make up our structures, we cull all the design news from around the world, pick out our favorites that we think would apply — Continue reading

Dream Space: Spray Architecture’s Plongeoir

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Dream Space: Spray Architecture’s Plongeoir

Check out this minimal and modern hut located in the middle of nature in Eastern France. A dreamy sort of thing, it’s a module of a small size that you cross into through a stepwell. Meeting the basic needs of life, it also meets other simple needs, like:shelter, room to — Continue reading

Downloadable DIY Geometric Memo Block

Categories: DIY + How To
Downloadable DIY Geometric Memo Block

Made for the the Sueddeutsche magazine in Germany, Dave Hakkens was asked (along with 8 other designers like Hella Jongerius and more) to design a product that could be made by folks at home. Involving materials you can reuse that are found around the house, this is sort of basically — Continue reading

Cool? Delightfull’s New Diana Floor Lamp

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Cool? Delightfull’s New Diana Floor Lamp

Take the industrial, traditional desk lamp shape, blow up it up huge, and you’ve got Delightfull’s new Diana Floor Lamp. From the website: “This contemporary fresh classic lamp turns any room into a giant colorful inviting space. Ideal for big lofts and artist studios, this creative floor lamp composed by a — Continue reading

Art/Architecture Photography: Bert Danckaert

Categories: Art + Graphics
Art/Architecture Photography: Bert Danckaert

There’s been a trend of recent years, we’ve noticed, by certain photographers, to find beauty in the mundane, often-run down surroundings of our urban life. But as one can clearly see, though plenty of great work exists, Bert Danckaert’s work has just got that little something extra that is making — Continue reading

Select OFFI 20% Off Until November 19th!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Select OFFI 20% Off Until November 19th!

Whether you have colorful and functional needs for the kiddos or stylish and modern ones for yourself, OFFI is a brand that never disappoints with high quality, and you can now find a select, lucky few items on sale until November 19th for 20% off the original retail price! Whoo — Continue reading