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Modern Holiday Ideas

Cake in a Can by The Food Ministry

Categories: Modern Holiday Ideas
Cake in a Can by The Food Ministry

Stumped for holiday dessert ideas? Let them eat cake, says the UK-based company The Food Ministry, which has managed to turn run-of-the-mill cake into a novelty act. The company’s Cake in a Can concept is a recipe for cake making that includes all ingredients and oven-ready, retro-styled can. Empty the can’s — Continue reading

Nendo’s Ice Cream Cake Village

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Nendo’s Ice Cream Cake Village

Oh to be in Paris. Nendo, the Japanese design studio, has introduced another incentive to visit the City of Light: an architecturally inspired Häagen-Dazs ice cream cake, designed specifically for Christmas. The Village cake design features a cluster of houses, each composed of chocolate, sitting atop a thick slab of ice cream. “Christmas — Continue reading

Modern Holiday Scene Stealers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Modern Holiday Scene Stealers

With holiday decor crowding the landscape, it’s worth noting that getting into the spirit of things doesn’t mean having to surrender to garish color schemes. Like all true modernists, a restrained color palette and mindfully chosen modern decorations are our cup of tea—which explains why we find ourselves turning north for inspiration year after — Continue reading

On Target: 2Modern Holiday Gift Guide

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
On Target: 2Modern Holiday Gift Guide

Discerning tastes demand mindfully chosen gifts, and our Modern Gift Guide contains a well-rounded selection of contemporary gifts, carefully curated to include something to suit all ages—and budgets. Whether searching for a party-perfect hostess gift or a scene stealer for the modern decor fanatic; seeking out something special for the little ones in your life or targeting a — Continue reading

Graphic Confetti Poppers

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
Graphic Confetti Poppers

An occasion for dispensing confetti doesn’t present itself too often, so why not do it with appropriate aplomb? As if we didn’t already know that black-and-white, bold graphics, and a dash of sparkle are a surefire route to a memorably festive visual statement, along come these confetti poppers—a DIY project — Continue reading

Instant Gratification: West Elm’s Party in a Box

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Instant Gratification: West Elm’s Party in a Box

Just when you thought an intimate, last-minute New Year’s gathering was beyond reach, West Elm comes to the rescue with Party In a Box, a sparkling, hassle-free alternative that doesn’t stint one bit on either form or functionality. Champagne coupes for 6, stainless steel cocktail shaker, lacquered serving tray, golden — Continue reading

A Jewel of a DIY Holiday Project

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
A Jewel of a DIY Holiday Project

Talk about a gem of a DIY project! This shimmering, beautifully faceted holiday ornament, which we discovered on the unfailingly industrious site, A Beautiful Mess, was fashioned at home with the help of standard craft staples: balsa wood, X-Acto knife, gold paint—and, yes, a dose of motivation which (we admit) — Continue reading

Christmas Cheer in Black and White

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Christmas Cheer in Black and White

A white Christmas, yes; but a black-and-white Christmas? Oh yes! Far from joyless and contrived, black and white (and shades of grey)—together with some sparkle—make an elegant, sophisticated, glamorous and decidedly festive color scheme during the holiday season. As evidenced by these impeccably styled photos, there’s no good reason to — Continue reading

Freebie: Printable Wrapping Paper

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Freebie: Printable Wrapping Paper

Just when we thought nothing comes for free, along comes this free, printable wrapping paper, generously created and offered by UK blog Minieco. A suite of charming Christmas-centric “cross stitch” motifs have been designed and applied in repeat patterns that can be reproduced on a standard black-and-white printer, yielding instant — Continue reading

We’ve Got Easter Pins!

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We’ve Got Easter Pins!

Have you been following our Easter Board on Pinterest? Well, you must! Here at 2Modern, we’ve been digging around and finding all sorts of imaginative gift ideas and decorative touches that will help you celebrate the holiday in the well-designed and winsome fashion to which you’ve become accustomed. Whether you — Continue reading

May Your Season (& Home) Be Bright!

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

Our 9 Favorite Throw Pillows of 2012

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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

Last Minute Happy-Inducing DIY Gift Ideas

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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

Gift Idea: Wireless Sound!

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Gift Idea: Wireless Sound!

Give the gift of wireless, attractive, aesthetically pleasing sound with the Vers 1Q Wireless Sound System, new at 2Modern! Why’s this baby so good-looking? Well for one it’s wrapped in a 3″ hand-crafted wood cub and is quite the powerful little Bluetooth sound system, producing warm, surprisingly natural sound. Integrated Bluetooth — Continue reading

Holiday Garlands for Criminally Late Decorators

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Holiday Garlands for Criminally Late Decorators

Oh man, it’s here. It’s the week before Christmas. Is your tree up? Your wreath? Your lights? Hardly anything? We feel you — we’re busy too. If you haven’t had a chance to really decorate for the holidays yet but don’t want to look like a complete grinch (or if you’re — Continue reading

Sebastian Bergne’s Minimal “Colour Nativity”

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Sebastian Bergne’s Minimal “Colour Nativity”

In a stroke of what could only be called genius, artist and designer Sebastian Bergne has created a nativity scene for the minimal-loving modernist. Delivered in a tightly-organized box, one might not first know what one was looking at if you just saw it compact in that way. But once — Continue reading

New! Son of a Sailor Supply

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New! Son of a Sailor Supply

If it looks like we play favorites around here, well, we’re human! Sometimes we do tend to blog about one person or company often, but it’s because they keep making cool things! It’s their fault, really, that we’re blogging about Son of a Sailor again — who you may remember from — Continue reading

Genius DIY: Plywood Tree Card Holder

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
Genius DIY: Plywood Tree Card Holder

Just love a deceptively simple DIY idea — and with the holidays both sucking up more money and time than anyone can really spare, to find a holiday DIY project that is both easy to do and affordable is quite the Chrismas miracle! Spotted on the blog Ambrosia Creative, this — Continue reading

GIFTS: For Hip, Deserving Moms

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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

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