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Author: Susan Rapp

Ultra Modern Cool ~ Modular Clouds

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Ultra Modern Cool ~ Modular Clouds

Crazy Ultra Modern Cool Clouds are the result of a creative collaboration with Kvadrat + internationally acclaimed designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. These innovative, interlocking fabric tiles can be molded in various shapes and installed in any space imaginable. Another crazy cool utility of clouds: you can rearrange + add — Continue reading

art + emotion: the photographic dictionary

Categories: Art + Graphics
art + emotion: the photographic dictionary

        alone. by christian lycke As a design blogger + decor loving freak, I am fascinated with the cultural creatives of the world.   Fortunately, the internet delivers a never-ending supply of art, culture and photography. The creative process is complicated and collective and I find inspiration for many of — Continue reading

Organic Couture: When Urban Organic Goes Glam!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Organic Couture: When Urban Organic Goes Glam!

{organic couture lifestyle photo: log bench by chista ~ Vogue Italia September, 08} Organic Glam: the beauty and dichotomy of Haute Nature + Organic Couture. And yes, free-form slabs of unfinished wood is ~ sexy. Featured at Urban Lifestyle Decor, this nature inspired lifestyle of modern decor offers the ultimate — Continue reading

Modern Bohemian + The Eclectic Lounge

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Bohemian + The Eclectic Lounge

In the Eclectic Lounge, anything goes: from Twig Chairs to Pig Tables to Horse & Boot lamps.  From Urban Lifestyle Decor, comes an eclectic modern style with the motto, "When you fall in love with a piece, whether it be vintage or mod or glam, bring it home and find — Continue reading

Euro Eclectic: the glam of modern wares

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Euro Eclectic: the glam of modern wares

{ Euro Posh ~ by James Merrell Photography } For the European Eclectic Lifestyle, add just a touch of Vintage and mix in some Urban Glam to bring out the beauty of { black+white } interiors. There's something magical + dreamy about pure white modern upholstery, avant-garde designed accents, and — Continue reading

Urban Lifestyle Photography: Beauty in Decay

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Urban Lifestyle Photography: Beauty in Decay

Beauty in Decay. There is something beautiful + organic in the crumbling of brick buildings and the abandonment of space. In living the life of the urban dweller, you get the best of urban street fashion, cart vending foods, culture + art, and of course the night life, but you — Continue reading

The Urban Industrial LifeStyle

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
The Urban Industrial LifeStyle

Strength + beauty. For the love of Urban Industrial, comes a dichotomous blend of utilitarian metal designs and the beauty of raw steel & iron finishes. For the hard-core industrial vibe, choose vintage medicine cabinets, adjustable industrial cast iron tables with glass or marble tops, and for the true industrialist — Continue reading

The Modern Minimal LifeStyle

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Modern Minimal LifeStyle

"Sometimes beauty lives within the walls of pure white rooms." ~S.R.   Modern Minimal brings the calm of clean lines and leaves open space for peace. When it comes to the modern decor lifestyle, there is definitely a place for well-defined edges + precise forms. Using hand-skills based manufacturing, the — Continue reading

Rugs That Rock!

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Rugs That Rock!

The Urban Lifestyle's ultimate accessory: a bold modern rug. For any urban dweller with concrete or hard-wood floors, a rug is a must have designer showpiece that is both functional and beautiful. From whimsical lines, to modern glam, to bold abstracts, I turn to one of the coolest hand-made rug — Continue reading

Gothic Grunge + Modern Bohemian ~ Home Fashion

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Gothic Grunge + Modern Bohemian ~ Home Fashion

When it comes to street fashion of home decor ~ Love Anna James. For the Eclectic Modern Lifestyle, you can't forego ~ Grunge: the dark side of bohemian life. After posting her "grunge wares" on Urban LifeStyle Decor, a fan frenzy began and people now know why I "Love Anna — Continue reading

Urban Cool ~ Cole Scego

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Urban Cool ~ Cole Scego

Ultra Modern Meets Technology to create utilitarian wares and one-of-a-kind art. Located in Metropolitan St. Louis, Design + Build custom house Cole Scego Design offers high-end pieces fabricated from steel and aluminum, which are then finished with multiple coats of powder. It's technology and it's complicated, but urban cool Cole — Continue reading

urban lifestyle. urban cool.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
urban lifestyle. urban cool.

Uhuru: the über cool of urban organic. One of the most unique design + build furniture companies on the planet. Founded in 2004 by Bill Hilgendorf and Jason Horvath. Aside from being totally laid back & urber cool, these guys live & breathe urban organic. From their Red Hook, Brooklyn — Continue reading

Eco-Modernism. Go Bold.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Eco-Modernism. Go Bold.

Eco-Modernism: sustainable fashion in design + decor. [Lifestyle photo from  Sci Fashion. Discarded Ethernet Cables Become Recycled Fashion in Colombia. Environmentalists worry about piles of non-recyclable e-waste, or discarded high-tech equipment. And somehow that's led to an explosion of Ethernet cable fashion, as you can see in this recent fashion — Continue reading

the {pure modern} lifestyle

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
the {pure modern} lifestyle

"Douglas House" by Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP The Pure Modern Lifestyle begins with the long drive home and ends with the serenity of a hillside oasis. Open space + pure white define the laid-back lifestyle of "Less is the New More." There is something to be said for — Continue reading

the modern avant-garde lifestyle

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
the modern avant-garde lifestyle

{lily savage by paul massey photography} avant-garde: represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm and refers to people or works that are experimental or innovative ~ particularly with respect to art, culture + politics. The — Continue reading

Minimal Modern Utility ~ by Ultra Cool Quad

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Minimal Modern Utility ~ by Ultra Cool Quad

“Quad is the Lego™ of contemporary furniture.” The Minimal Modern Lifestyle: for all the super neat freaks in search of storage solutions + organization, comes Quad. This versatile  modular company takes the most simple of design elements "a cube," and brings you an endless supply of storage schematics to fit — Continue reading

Ultra Modern Industrial & Why We Love David Fox

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ultra Modern Industrial & Why We Love David Fox

David Fox knows his ultra modern chairs. Sculpted lines of simplicity offer the best in urban utilitarian design. For the love of color: mixing these ultra modern objects into any eclectic city dwelling brings a whole knew life to industrial design. Not just for office space or a modern lobby, — Continue reading

Euro Modern ~ It’s about how you live.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Euro Modern ~ It’s about how you live.

"A passion for bold designs has always been a way of life at ~ ligne roset."     The Euro Modern Lifestyle is not about where you live, it's about how you live. Modern seating doesn't have to be straight-lined-boring-sleek. Don't be afraid to go bold with color, option for — Continue reading