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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Tiled and Minimal Modern Renovation

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Tiled and Minimal Modern Renovation

Located in the heart of the historical area of Baixa, Lisbon, Portugal, the building that this home is in, sits at the corner of Rua dos Fanqueiros and Rua da Conceição. The minimal design of this refurbished space is really a gem…there aren’t a lot of colors, and when colors — Continue reading

Cutest Kid Tents EVER

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Cutest Kid Tents EVER

File this under “enviable kid things.” Coterie Market, a new business in Austin that connects local makers of Austin goods to those who desire yummy things to eat and fun things to use, uploaded some photos onto their Facebook page of some of the cutest dang kid pup tents that — Continue reading

On Sale @ 2Modern Right Now!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
On Sale @ 2Modern Right Now!

Still hunting down the perfect items for holiday gifts this year? Why pay full price?! If you didn’t already know, 2Modern always has some awesome sale going on, and this time before the holidays is no different! We’ve got some pretty rockin’ sales going on right now, and we just — Continue reading

GIFTS: For Hip, Deserving Moms

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
GIFTS: For Hip, Deserving Moms

Let’s face it: sometimes buying for mom can be pretty tough. And the pressure is on, because if your mom is anything like our mom, she gives and gives all year long and definitely deserves something special. Luckily, 2Modern has a ton of awesome stuff that moms really love. Especially if — Continue reading

Lookin’ to love us? Find us everywhere.

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Lookin’ to love us? Find us everywhere.

We want to connect with you on social media outlets all over the internet. From Google+, to Facebook, to Twitter to even Pinterest, you can find hot deals, discover new brands, revel in the wonder of the modern world, give us your suggestions (compliments and complaints all welcome) and just — Continue reading

Megan Geckler’s Installation at UMOCA: “No chance to move backwards and see”

Categories: Art + Graphics
Megan Geckler’s Installation at UMOCA: “No chance to move backwards and see”

These are phrases we’ve used to describe Megan Geckler before (in our posts Artist Megan Geckler’s Bold Bobble Installation and Megan Geckler: Installing Awesome): She transforms environments in colorful ways using different materials to create often-times geometric, repeating patterns that have such a great soul to them. Also? She creates site specific color experiences–little — Continue reading

Follow Us for Design Details

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Follow Us for 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

Michael Jantzen’s Stair Scape Bridge

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Michael Jantzen’s Stair Scape Bridge

We don’t usually post about designs that don’t exist yet, but when Michael Jantzen (who you may remember from earlier this week’s post about his Interactive Segmented Tables) emailed us his design for a conceptual project he’s come up with…well, we just had to post about it! It’s like a — Continue reading

Jan Heaton’s Geometric, Organic Watercolors

Categories: Art + Graphics
Jan Heaton’s Geometric, Organic Watercolors

What do geometric shapes and organic lines look like when mixed with the medium of watercolor? Much like the dramatic yet earthy art of Jan Heaton. Not very complicated and not with a lot of depth, these watercolor pieces have a very ethereal, dainty, dreamy feel to them. The artist’s — Continue reading

Tasty Looking Treats You Cannot Eat

Categories: Art + Graphics
Tasty Looking Treats You Cannot Eat

  Feasting seems to be on everyone’s mind with the holidays behind and ahead of us.  I know I always look forward to the savory turkey and yummy apple pie.   But now you can travel with your feast and  not gain a single pound.  Imagine just for a moment to — Continue reading

A 2013 Color of the Year Prediction…

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
A 2013 Color of the Year Prediction…

The color manufacturer AkzoNobel has done some color calculating to come up with their prediction of what next year’s color of the year will be. Are you curious? Do you have any ideas? Do you want a hint? It’s a color, a dye, and also a part of a band’s name… It’s — Continue reading

Hot or Not: Marset’s Old/New Funiculí

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Hot or Not: Marset’s Old/New Funiculí

Funiculí is a new edition of a lamp that was originally designed and produced in 1979. So it’s like a new, old lamp. An old, new lamp. Well, we can be sure of one thing: it looks good! (At least in our opinion). Designed by Lluís Porqueras, the objective was — Continue reading

EcoSmart Fire’s Modern Fireplaces are Here!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
EcoSmart Fire’s Modern Fireplaces are Here!

Need a modern way to keep your home and you warm? New to 2Modern is EcoSmart Fire’s environmentally friendly, vent-free open fireplaces produce a wonderfully warm dancing flame in an aesthetically pleasing sort of way. Fueled by Bioethanol, an environmentally friendly, renewable energy, the Designer Range of fireplaces is clean and green. — Continue reading

Smart & Green Lighting’s LED Outdoor Lights!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Smart & Green Lighting’s LED Outdoor Lights!

Welcome Smart & Green Lighting to 2Modern! This modern lighting company is pretty much the coolest thing ever. Their LED lighting products are waterproof — so you can stick ‘em outside, in your pool, anywhere you’d like to make a lighted and modern impact! But man there’s so much more. — Continue reading

2Modern’s Headed to Art Basel Miami!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
2Modern’s Headed to Art Basel Miami!

You ready to see the hottest and coolest of contemporary art from more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries through 260 of the most leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa? ‘Cause we’re totally headed to Art Basel in Miami Beach this year, — Continue reading

Parvez Taj’s New White Barn Collection (Plus an EXCLUSIVE 20% off, Week-long Art Sale!)

Categories: Art + Graphics
Parvez Taj’s New White Barn Collection (Plus an EXCLUSIVE 20% off, Week-long Art Sale!)

2Modern is so excited to announce, new to the site, Parvez Taj‘s new White Barn Collection! What is the new White Barn Collection? Well it’s an assortment of 50+ hanging wall art pieces using reclaimed wood siding scored from white barns around the country. And for ONE week only, enjoy 20% off — Continue reading

9 Alternative (& Modern) Tree Ideas

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
9 Alternative (& Modern) Tree Ideas

Not into artificial trees, don’t want tons of fir needles lying around or just don’t have the space? Or, looking for a unique, modern way to showcase your Christmas spirit this year? We found seven alternatives to a regular old holiday tree, and you bet these would be an awesome — Continue reading

Favorite Pins of the Week

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Favorite Pins of the Week

From alternative Christmas tree ideas to turquoise to triangles to black exterior architecture that stops us in our tracks and makes us gasp for air, as always we love art, architecture, texture, pattern and more. What caught your eye this week on Pinterest? 1. Apples and Onions 2. Urban Outfitters — Continue reading