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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Oeuf’s Robin Crib only $499!

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Oeuf’s Robin Crib only $499!

And you won’t either, what with the high-quality materials used, the exceptional construction and the cool, modern aesthetics of Oeuf’s Robin Crib, normally $590 and now a cool $499. So affordable, you can be one of those parents who outfits their new baby’s nursery with the hippest of furniture finds, — Continue reading

Drift Console: Shockingly Priced, Awesomely Designed

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Drift Console: Shockingly Priced, Awesomely Designed

Unless  a friend gifts you one or you happen by a pile of modern furniture haphazardly being thrown away, your chances of finding a decent-quality and good-looking modern console under 1000 bucks are slim. Even vintage store finds can be more than that! Imagine our delight, honor and fun to — Continue reading

2012′s Best Modern Interiors

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
2012′s Best Modern Interiors

What is it about our home that makes us want to spend so much time and money on it? Well, the fact that it’s where we eat, sleep, enjoy friends and family and be ourselves means it’s worth the investment. So where does one get inspiration? From the year’s most — Continue reading

Favorite Pins of the Week Part 2

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

From a stunning travel-themed color palette that seems too good to be true, to an art piece weaving in it a love of textiles and thread, to an all-wood space just begging for us to eat in it to an enviable, indoor kid’s play house that we wish we had — Continue reading

Favorite Pins of the Week Part 1

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

From one of our favorite light fixture designs of the year, to some incredibly witty and book-related cookies, to trompe l’oeil crystals to adorable lights whose pattern mimics the stars, this week we had a ton of great pins to choose from to pick our favorite pins. What were your — Continue reading

Perfect for Guests: Flat Out Sleeper Sofa

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Perfect for Guests: Flat Out Sleeper Sofa

Did you find out too late this holiday season that you just didn’t have enough comfy spots for guests to sleep in your space? Don’t look like a loser with a thousand air mattresses and don’t waste valuable extra room/office/home gym space with clunky extra beds: grab one of these — Continue reading

Blu Dot’s Ripple Square Coffee Table is $149

Categories: Uncategorized
Blu Dot’s Ripple Square Coffee Table is $149

Blu Dot’s Ripple Square Coffee Table — a mean, rectangular, sturdy, no-muss no-fuss example of contemporary modern design — with it’s sleek flat top contrasting with the most subtle of curving ripples on its underside, is usually a still-very-affordable $399. But for a limited time and for no real reason — Continue reading

2012′s Coolest (& Weirdest) Design Finds

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
2012′s Coolest (& Weirdest) Design Finds

There’s one thing you can count on in the design world: designers are a creative group of dreamers, and this year the world’s most innovative designers came up with some pretty darn cool things. From self-cleaning fish tanks/planters, to hanging tents, to fountains with water that flows up hill, we — Continue reading

The Best of 2012′s DIY Projects

Categories: DIY + How To
The Best of 2012′s DIY Projects

Boy y’all are all so creative out there. 2012 was so full of amazing, affordable, easy, and satisfying DIY projects for the home. And better than ever — these projects have a peppy, modern aesthetic perfect for almost any home. From functional items like planters and furniture to just-for-fun options — Continue reading

Abstract Christmas Tree: 1024 Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Sustainability
1024 Architecture

Much of abstract art begs the question: “What is it?”  This abstract public installation of 1024 Architecture’s representation of a Christmas Tree was erected for the Plaisirs d’Hiver event in the city of Brussels (Belgium).       It has blinking led lights of red, green, white, blue and gold — Continue reading

Blu Dot Office Organization: $15 Each!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Blu Dot Office Organization: $15 Each!

Blu Dot’s 2D3D Catch-All Tray and Blu Dot’s 2D3D Desktop CD Holder are clearly kings of organization, and stylish ones at that. Shipped flat metal trays are bendable to be just what you need and want in life, so they’re good-looking and convenient. Regularly $35 each, they’re MORE than 50% — Continue reading

2012′s Best Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
2012′s Best Art

From photographers, to sculptors, to visual artists, dreamers, innovators and more, 2012 was jam packed with some of the best art we’ve seen in years, and we tried to blog about it all on the 2Modern blog. We’re rounding up 20 right here in this post to help you review — Continue reading

May Your Season (& Home) Be Bright!

Categories: Modern Holiday Ideas
May Your Season (& Home) Be Bright!

Drew Tyndell’s Woodblock Wonders

Categories: Art + Graphics
Drew Tyndell’s Woodblock Wonders

Atlanta, Georgia-based artist Drew Tyndell is really doing something special with wood. Using flat pieces of intricately cut and sometimes-painted different grains and species of wood, he creates flat, 2D art pieces that sometimes depict 3D ideas. It’s meta and fresh all in one. With an obvious eye for composition — Continue reading

Hot or Not? Kebiam Steel Mirrors

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Hot or Not? Kebiam Steel Mirrors

Designer Irene Yuste dreams up whimsical, nature-inspired shapes for mirrors, headboards and more, and artisan Will Rathje makes those dreams into reality. The result is a highly contemporary, swirly shaped mix of designs that are definitely stylized. But are they cool? Are they modern? Are they something you might want — Continue reading

Our 9 Favorite Throw Pillows of 2012

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Our 9 Favorite Throw Pillows of 2012

Of all a home’s design elements to play with, aren’t throw pillows just the greatest? Affordable, flexible and versatile, they allow you to change the mood of your sofa and living room in the blink of an eye. And they just go everywhere! On a couch, sure, but also on — Continue reading

Spotted: Reclaimed Wood Sunburst Ceiling

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Spotted: Reclaimed Wood Sunburst Ceiling

There’s a new place to get all your (bicycle) commuter needs satisfied on the East Side of Austin, Texas, and that is the brother and sister-owned Windmill Bicycles. Quirky and obviously full of bicycle-encouraging products, it’s not the goods that have us excited, it’s their stunningly simple yet sweet reclaimed-wood — Continue reading

Welcome to 2Modern Edwin Blue!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Welcome to 2Modern Edwin Blue!

We are stoked and happy to announce that Kansas City, Missouri-based artisan furniture maker Edwin Blue is now on the site! What makes Edwin Blue and its designs unique? Well elegant, clean lines is one thing, and their unwavering focus on good and quality materials is another. Made in a way — Continue reading

Last Minute Happy-Inducing DIY Gift Ideas

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
Last Minute Happy-Inducing DIY Gift Ideas

Boy this last week before Christmas sure snuck up on us, didn’t it? The BIG day is literally only days away, and if you still need a gift or two for someone, don’t face the holiday shopping crowds, grab a few materials, carve out a few hours and make some — Continue reading

Adorable/Colorful/Creative: Crayon Rings!

Categories: Art + Graphics
Adorable/Colorful/Creative: Crayon Rings!

Just in time for the holidays great stocking stuffers for the kids and perhaps some adults too.  These Crayon Rings satisfy my love of jewelry and drawing.  I have not tried them yet.  Yet,  being the key word here.   These are produced by Kikkerland, when your regular crayons just — Continue reading