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RIBA’s 2013 Lubetkin Prize Shortlist

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
RIBA’s 2013 Lubetkin Prize Shortlist

Earlier this summer, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced their 2013 International Award Winners for architectural excellence. Showcasing a list of imaginative, dramatic and green designs, the awards provide exciting insight into where the future of global architecture lies—and forecast the eventual winner of the Lubetkin Prize, an — 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

Fresh Start Easy DIY Idea: Colored Knobs!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Fresh Start Easy DIY Idea: Colored Knobs!

Like, totally already bogged down with life/work and probably won’t have time to do the sweeping and life-altering home changes you had hoped to complete this year? Hey no worries. We’ve got the idea that can be done easily and fast and without spending a lot of money and make — 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

PlyPlay Designs’ Big Tilt

Categories: Kids + Baby
PlyPlay Designs’ Big Tilt

PlyPlay Designs is a new toy line specializing in handmade, Eco-friendly, wooden toys. Inspired by the icon design of the Creative Playthings Hobby Horse, the Big Tilt is a modern take on the traditional teeter totter. Big enough to hold up to four friends, this will surely leave a big impression. — Continue reading

GEODE: Rechargeable Lighted Images

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
GEODE: Rechargeable Lighted Images

In conjunction with award winning designer Derrick Hurst, Ghost Nest is pleased to be announcing their bold new lighting product, Geode. It’s not a simple picture frame, or a simple accent light – it’s a dynamic way to light your space while showcasing and illuminating your image.  Help us bring our — Continue reading

Photographs Or Paintings?

Categories: Art + Graphics
Photographs Or Paintings?

Inside the Printed Art Collection lies a vast array of gorgeous images that we are eager to show you. This week, the photographs featured could all be mistaken for paintings, and create curiosity for viewers time and time again. They are certainly all conversation pieces! Leave a comment and let — Continue reading

“Earth & Water – Wall Art”

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
“Earth & Water – Wall Art”

                        “Beautiful curves flow across a Pearlescent highly polished surface, bringing life to waves of Light and Shadows.” Inspired by the sand dunes of the Kalahari desert these sculptures have been designed to counteract the stresses of modern life, evoking — Continue reading

BrickBox: Arriving in America

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
BrickBox: Arriving in America

BrickBox modular shelving has found a distributor for N. America, and is now available. Beginning in September 2012, BrickBox will be available exclusively through ModMobili (www.modmobili.com) and can be currently viewed and ordered on-line though their Web Shop. BrickBox is available in two sizes, with free shipping for the continental U.S. — Continue reading

Photos: Perspective as a Journey

Categories: Art + Graphics
Photos: Perspective as a Journey

These pieces are windows to somewhere else! One is closer to an octopus than you’d ever care to be, another abruptly transplants you into the frosty chill of January. The use of perspective can literally transport your viewer. What a great contrast for a small room, a windowless passageway or — Continue reading

Make This: Reclaimed Modern Dining Table

Categories: DIY + How To
Make This: Reclaimed Modern Dining Table

Baltimore based DIY enthusiast John Zwarich presents a step by step guide to making this low cost. modern, industrial dining table using locally sourced reclaimed wood. Read more at his blog: JohnMakesStuff. This post comes courtesy of our “make a guest post” page. Got a great lead, product find or idea? Share — Continue reading

Patterns Drawn From Anywhere

Categories: Art + Graphics
Patterns Drawn From Anywhere

All of these pieces have extremely different subject matter, but it’s the way the artist is looking at the subject matter that makes the difference in the shot. These photographs could be used in a room that is minimal and needs focus, or a room that has too much too — Continue reading

Meet Yube—Cool style that’s kind to the planet

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Meet Yube—Cool style that’s kind to the planet

When it comes to modern storage solutions, there certainly are a lot of choices out there. But there aren’t any that can actually double as furniture the way the Yube can. What’s a Yube? It’s an innovative modular furniture system that’s stylish and fun and endlessly versatile. Each Yube unit — Continue reading

Crafstman Revival in Downtown LA

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Crafstman Revival in Downtown LA

In the heart of downtown LA, tucked casually and nondescript amongst the graffiti and industrial buildings, there is a small group of craftsman operating under the name District Millworks. The only indication that there is a business in the building is an address and name on the door to the — Continue reading

NOVA architect gallery: Mon Cheri Urban Life

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
NOVA architect gallery: Mon Cheri Urban Life

Architects: NOVA architect gallery Location: Tirane, Albania Completion: October 2011 Floor Space: 332 sqm Seats: 220 seats Each floor has its own veranda with direct view on the road “Perlat Rexhepi”. “Mon Cheri urban life” is divided in such a way: ground floor, a space that encourages conversation between students, — Continue reading

Add Tranquility To Your Life

Categories: Art + Graphics
Add Tranquility To Your Life

Whether it’s muted colors or softness of subject matter, we all recognize pieces we can appreciate for their calming effect. Create the perfect respite for your family or clients in a spa, great room or sun porch. Use them as relief from high rise claustrophobia with any of these soothing — Continue reading

Transform your wine into modern art.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Transform your wine into modern art.

In a world of boring, traditional, and downright tacky wine racks, STACT sets a new standard for simplicity, usability, and style.  Brought to life by 2012 ICFF award-winning designer Eric Pfeiffer, it’s a revolution in modularity and versatility. Modern aesthetic: STACT is crafted from high quality aircraft-grade anodized aluminum and — Continue reading

PrintedArt.com: Full Frame Photographs

Categories: Art + Graphics
PrintedArt.com: Full Frame Photographs

At PrintedArt.com love the sleek, modern feel of full frame photographs that create graphic interest out of everyday sights. Make the most of these photos by mounting under acrylic with an aluminum dibond backing for a frameless design that retains the full frame effect. Duplicated Buildings by Richard Silver Weed — Continue reading

PrintedArt.com: City Life

Categories: Art + Graphics
PrintedArt.com: City Life

There’s something magical about living in a city – the energy, the people, and the architecture all speak to a place rich with culture and creativity. The right photograph can add a perfect dose of city charm to any room, and give the chosen space a touch of urban flare. — Continue reading