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Modern Holiday Ideas

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

Modern Gift Idea: Tri-Lox’s Cedar Coasters

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Modern Gift Idea: Tri-Lox’s Cedar Coasters

Wishing we would have waited to post our For Eco-Conscious Design Lovers gift guide, because these aromatic cedar coasters, new from hip Brooklyn-based creatives Tri-Lox, are the perfect gift for those eco-conscious folks who also love to drink very cold or hot drinks. Also awesome? Since they’re made out of that — Continue reading

Gift Idea: JCR’s Stylized Wooden Birds

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Gift Idea: JCR’s Stylized Wooden Birds

Need a gift for a nature lover? Birder? Wood fan? Or someone who just likes hanging things from their ceiling? We’ve got it. JCR is an Austin-based artist making these simple yet stunning stylized hanging birds. From blue jays to cardinals to wood peckers and more, each one is subtly — Continue reading

GIFTS: For Eco-Conscious Design Lovers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
GIFTS: For Eco-Conscious Design Lovers

Have a friend or family member who loves design but also really loves the earth? Why not combine both worlds with a gift that’s both good for the environment and also has a sort of earthy, hippie feel. We’ve come across a lot of items throughout the year that have that — Continue reading

Modern DIY to Kickstart the Season

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
Modern DIY to Kickstart the Season

Anyone else dragging when it comes to the holiday decorating bug this year? Don’t know what it is, but unlike other years when we tend to jump on the decor bandwaggon as soon as the turkey from Thanksgiving’s cool, we just haven’t started yet. But, since we still have a — Continue reading

Easy Modern Holiday DIY: Snowflake Doilies

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
Easy Modern Holiday DIY: Snowflake Doilies

Spotted the picture to the left while browsing Dos Family blog and was floored. What a simple idea we had never thought of before! While doilies themselves tend to be considered a grandma craft and more vintage than modern, when framed in round embroidery hoops of all sizes and hung — Continue reading

GIFTS: For Jewelry & Fashion Lovers

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Holiday Ideas
GIFTS: For Jewelry & Fashion Lovers

Have a fashionista or fashion lover in your midst? Love adorning the lady and lad that you adore? We came across so many amazing and beautiful modern jewelry designs this year. Some stunningly simple and modern, others intricate and geometric. Whether you know someone’s tastes well or not, take a — Continue reading

Holiday Shopping at 2Modern is Fast & Fun!

Categories: Modern Holiday Ideas
Holiday Shopping at 2Modern is Fast & Fun!

Along with our annual, fabulous modern holiday gifts guides we publish here on the blog (yesterday saw our first one: gifts for For Those Hard-to-Buy-For Folks; another one’s coming up in just a minute!), there lives on the 2Modern site a wonderful little resource for those who aren’t good at making — Continue reading

GIFTS: For Those Hard-to-Buy-For Folks

Categories: Modern Holiday Ideas
GIFTS: For Those Hard-to-Buy-For Folks

Hate shopping for people who already seem to have everything? US TOO. It’s tough because you want to show you care but don’t want to get them something they won’t like or don’t need. 2Modern’s got your back! We’ve come up with eight items that we’ve come across this year — Continue reading

12 of Our Favorite Modern Dinner Plates

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
12 of Our Favorite Modern Dinner Plates

We all want to make a good impression on our holiday dinner guests — no doubt. But securing a beautiful set of dinnerware for Thanksgiving, Christmas and more is more than just wanting to show off in front of friends and family members — it’s about wanting to create the — Continue reading

Modern Champagne Glasses

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Modern Champagne Glasses

Nothing quite says Happy New Year like a sparkling libation with streams of tiny bubbles lifting from the bottom of the glass to the surface, like streamers in the opposite directions, screaming come celebrate!  Whether it is for the New Years, the old year or your year,  the best way — Continue reading

Cute Gift Idea: Wooden Geometric Cubby!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Cute Gift Idea: Wooden Geometric Cubby!

Loving these tiny little hand-made geometric wood cubbies, made in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by the adorable husband and wife team of Jon and Jess. Perfect for holding little office needs like thumbtacks and paper clips, they’d also be perfect for cooking (wouldn’t these make great gifts as sea salt mini-bowls?!) — Continue reading

DIY Wood Garland (Perfect for Holiday Decor)

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
DIY Wood Garland (Perfect for Holiday Decor)

Perfect for holiday decor, you ask incredulously? Why 2Modern, it’s not a garish green or red color. It doesn’t sport a palette that reminds you of a pile of autumn leaves. It isn’t covered in glitter or tinsel…how could it possibly represent the holidays?! Well … because it’s so simple — Continue reading

Fourth of July DIY!

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Fourth of July DIY!

Wanna get into the patriotic spirit this weekend with the sort of characteristics that made this country the great one that is: hard work, ingenuity and good old-fashioned get your hands dirty? We’ve got four DIY projects that would be the perfect way to celebrate America and get your outdoor area — Continue reading

Have a Modern 4th of July!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Have a Modern 4th of July!

Are you ready for the best celebration of our awesome country yet this year?! But do you still feel like you need to prepare a bit? Whatever your motivations for needing to add to your 4th of July decor and entertaining stash (have too many old things/need to impress guests/just — Continue reading

Dude DIY Roundup for Father’s Day!

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
Dude DIY Roundup for Father’s Day!

These are awesome DIY projects that dudes will either love to receive or have fun doing themselves! Whether you’re on a budget and/or just love making things for your favorite dad or you just know the guy in your life loves getting DIY gifts, these would be a fun gift — Continue reading

The ULTIMATE Modern Man Gift Guide!

Categories: Modern Holiday Ideas
The ULTIMATE Modern Man Gift Guide!

Father’s Day is JUNE 17TH (next week, folks) and we bet there’s a modern man in your life quite deserving of a gift that fits his specific and respectable aesthetic tastes. Well we’ve put together the ULTIMATE modern man gift guide. Perfect for the upcoming day about dads, but also — Continue reading

Thank you.

Categories: Modern Holiday Ideas
Thank you.

Yes, of course, we have a sale going on today (though tomorrow) but please let us not forget the real reason for Memorial Day: remembering and appreciating the sacrifices so many men and women have made through the ages for our freedom, safety and happiness. Thank you.

Have a Modern Memorial Day (& sale news!)

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Modern Holiday Ideas
Have a Modern Memorial Day (& sale news!)

…Or any awesome outdoor day, really. If you like gathering with friends outdoors (or even just relaxing by yourself) you’ll enjoy some modern items that will help you have a great time. From lighting up your outdoor space to adding in color and function, you’ll appreciate the high-quality of all — Continue reading

Mom’s Day Countdown: 5 Days!

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
Mom’s Day Countdown: 5 Days!

You’re down to the wire but you can STILL grab a great gift for a modern mom. We’ve put together a Mother’s Day gift idea round-up for discerning & modern moms last week, but if you still need some help, let us break it down for you: Modern Gifts for her — Continue reading