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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Kriladesign’s Modern & Tech-y Lights

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Kriladesign’s Modern & Tech-y Lights

Cool lights! We came across this album on Google + (did you know 2Modern is on Google +) full of some colorful and modern lights that definitely sport an awesome shape and look to be flexible as all get out! Made by Italian brand Kriladesign, the Krila design collection is a — Continue reading

New from Ink Dish!

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

Ink Dish is one of our favorite makers of dishware operating today, simply due to the fact that they’re not afraid to take visual chances and their work represents one of the most accurate views of contemporary dishware today. Filled with graphic pops of pattern and more, Ink Dish partners — Continue reading

Modern/Easy DIY: Rorschach Place Mats

Categories: DIY + How To
Modern/Easy DIY: Rorschach Place Mats

Tell me…what do you see when you look at this post? If you answer “an awesome and affordable DIY project for my modern home” we’ll diagnose you with an awesome case of knowing a great DIY project when you see it. Spotted first on Dismount Creative but taken from the — Continue reading

Snapshot: Nature as Art in Architecture

Categories: Uncategorized
Snapshot: Nature as Art in Architecture

Ever notice how some houses are wide open when it comes to natural light and nature itself? Windows feature beautiful views of countrysides or equally lovely views of yards and patios. But other homes close those windows right up, showcasing a nice home with good art, but no nature? This — Continue reading

Which Lounge Chair?

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Which Lounge Chair?

We love new-to-2Modern Edwin Blue and their great indoor and outdoor furniture options, especially their Iota Table with its polished marble top on a spare blackened-steel base. Available in two sizes (so you can use it as a coffee table or as a side or end table), it’s also available in — Continue reading

Oluce is Here!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Oluce is Here!

Ahhh Oluce. You are one of the oldest modern Italian lighting companies still rocking the modern lighting world. Your name is practically synonymous with awesome design, high-quality construction and a dogged persistence to push the envelope of design forward. One can also say that you’re the perfect place to stock — Continue reading

3 Orange(ish) Couches

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
3 Orange(ish) Couches

You may have noticed on our Facebook page this morning that we posted a great room (with a great view) that sported a very attention-grabbing orange sectional sofa. Did you know that folks who wear orange more often are considered more friendly? (It’s true!) It wouldn’t be a stretch to — Continue reading

Favorite Pins of the Week Part 2

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Favorite Pins of the Week Part 2

We guess the idea of Valentine’s Day has been slowly seeping into our brains, because boy did we fill our Pinterest stream with heart-shaped things galore. But we also spotted a lot triangles this week, cropping up into our minds. And also we pondered strange homes, cactus and stacks of — Continue reading

Favorite Pins of the Week Part 1

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Favorite Pins of the Week Part 1

We guess the idea of Valentine’s Day has been slowly seeping into our brains, because boy did we fill our Pinterest stream with heart-shaped things galore. But we also spotted a lot triangles this week, cropping up into our minds. And also we pondered strange homes, cactus and stacks of — Continue reading

Sophie Roach’s Colorful, Detailed Illustrations

Categories: Art + Graphics
Sophie Roach’s Colorful, Detailed Illustrations

Kind of loving this punch of color and pattern for a Friday afternoon by Austin, Texas-based illustrator Sophie Roach! Characterized by a wild maze of lines, squiggles, shapes and color, these illustrated compositions are manic, energetic and infused with personality. Definitely sporting a bit of a late 1980s -1990s vibe, — Continue reading

Ugallery’s Cool, Modern Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Ugallery’s Cool, Modern Art

You heard of Ugallery yet? Chances are you have, for in the four years they’ve been in business, they’ve sold art to nearly every state and to dozens of countries. An online, virtual gallery you can peruse in the comfort of your own home, they offer a ton of affordable — Continue reading

Display your collection here

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects, Uncategorized
Display your collection here

I have a severe love for ceramics. Colored ceramics. Neutral ceramics. All of them! My dream is to fill an entire wall with a collection of ceramics from around the world on modern shelves! Much like this wall. When the New Year hit, I had a deep passion to clean — Continue reading

DIY Modern PlayHive for Kids

Categories: DIY + How To, Kids + Baby
DIY Modern PlayHive for Kids

The PlayHive is a backyard play structure that just about anyone can make for their kids pretty quickly, to get to the squeals of joy coming from them quicker. All you need is some basic carpentry skills, some 2x4s, screws and common tools (like a chop-saw, a sander and a — Continue reading

Crazy Modern Lighting! A Round-up.

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Crazy Modern Lighting! A Round-up.

Lighting, and even especially light bulbs, have changed pretty rapidly and wildly since their inception not that long ago. Could Edison have ever imagined the path these brilliant little light-makers would have made when he first built upon the idea? Likely not, considering many of us can’t even imagine some — Continue reading

MINIMIS’s Tiny & Potent 1PUCK LP

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
MINIMIS’s Tiny & Potent 1PUCK LP

Been looking for a ground-breaking recessed floor light with the smallest aperture size on the market? 1PUCK , with an aperture size of a mere 0.4 inch (10mm), also has the smallest fixture diameter on the market (1.18 inch). Created by the talented Austin-based design firm MINIMIS. “Despite its tiny size, — Continue reading

LED Light House – Baumschlager-Eberle

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
LED Light House – Baumschlager-Eberle

  Baumschlager-Eberle have installed a cube, Nordwesthaus, as the new meeting point for the sailing community on the harbor of  Lake Constance in Switzerland.   Positioned right on the edge of the moorings, the building presents a striking interaction between the supporting concrete biomorphic elements and the envelope of glazed panels — Continue reading

DIY: Banish the Blues This Winter with White

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, DIY + How To
DIY: Banish the Blues This Winter with White

White doesn’t have to bring to mind chilly swirls of snow and the hectic holiday season. Decorating in light neutral tones can be just as warm and inviting year-round as darker shades, while still maintaining a sleek, modern feel. The key is to incorporate interesting pieces that will give character — Continue reading

Wee Rock Toy Co.’s USA-Made Rocking Toys

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Wee Rock Toy Co.’s USA-Made Rocking Toys

Wee Rock Toy Co. offers a line of premium rocking toys into the burgeoning green toys market. Started by two former architecture students, Mike Galea and Catherine O’Sullivan, Wee Rock Toy Co. began from a desire to design a gift for some overseas relatives that would fit into their carry — Continue reading

Austin Modern Home Tour Sneak Peek

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Austin Modern Home Tour Sneak Peek

February 2nd will bring another Modern Home Tour to the city of Austin, one of the premiere ways to get a look inside some of the best modern architecture and design around a city. Designed by some of the top creative minds in Austin, this year’s homes have really outdone — Continue reading

2Modern’s Pick for Color of the Year…

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2Modern’s Pick for Color of the Year…

Soft and subtle, fresh and clean, beautiful, earthy yet modern and sleek. Our pick for color of the year will sound familiar because it was chosen by another color expert organization late last year, but more importantly, you can find out which color we chose and find 2Modern modern furniture — Continue reading