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Posts Tagged: Books

Sleek, DIY Way to Store Books & Magazines

Categories: DIY + How To
Sleek, DIY Way to Store Books & Magazines

There are stacks and stacks and stacks of books and magazines around my house. As a design lover and design blogger, I’ve just got loads of the things coming in on a daily basis. And as a pack rat, I find it impossible to throw or give any of these — Continue reading

Bonjour Johanna’s Playful Prints & Patterns

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bonjour Johanna’s Playful Prints & Patterns

Well color us COMPLETELY charmed by the gorgeous wares of French Berlin-based artist Johanna Tagada. Mixing playful patterns with imaginative illustrations, she places her special artistic touch to everything from pillows, to books, to planters, to prints and more. We love the color palette, which is mostly black, white with — Continue reading

Artist: Elsita

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Artist: Elsita

Whenever I need to remember what can be accomplished in a day, I always go to one of the many web sites of artist Elsa Mora or “Elsita” and marvel at her output. Its simply amazing and to be honest almost unbelievable that one person can produce this much QUALITY — Continue reading

DIY: How to Make a Book Picture Frame

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: How to Make a Book Picture Frame

We’ve seen a lot of ways to display photographs and art over the years, but none so clever and book worm-y as this project! If you’ve got a lot of old books or have spotted some neat covers at a thrift store (and don’t mind defacing any of them), this — Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: Live Now

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Book Corner: Live Now

You know what suckers we are for inspirational quotes, so pairing them with cutting-edge graphics and illustrations, putting them all in one book and there being a really moving story attached to the project? Hit the brakes. We’re buying this book. Spotted yesterday on everyone’s favorite Austin-based design collective, Public — Continue reading

Book: Modern Vintage Style

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Book: Modern Vintage Style

We wouldn’t be so brash to say that every person who’s into modern design also has a soft spot for vintage style, but we bet we wouldn’t be far off if we did. There’s a respect for those great designs of the past that definitely invades many modern spaces…and adds — Continue reading

Modern Book: Kelly Hoppen: Ideas

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Book: Kelly Hoppen: Ideas

Yes! Eye Candy? Check. Gorgeous photos? Check. Inspiration out the wazoo? Check. Kelly Hoppen’s new book “Ideas” is the perfect thing for anyone interested in luscious interiors and how you make your own home fabulous. From the publisher: “Kelly Hoppen: Ideas taps into this world-renowned designer’s exceptional talent and professional — Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: Paper + Craft

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Book Corner: Paper + Craft

You all have spoken time and time again about your love of all these How-to and DIY posts. We think you’re gonna really get a kick out of today’s Modern Book Corner choice, namely because it deals with that underestimated and not-often-utilized-enough material: paper. “Paper crafting is the hot new — Continue reading

Materials:paper

Categories: Art + Graphics
Materials:paper

A talented photographer Cara Barer’s self published book “The Book’s Story” include unique shots of phone book, magazine, and comic book pages figured in harmonious forms and colors. Built with roadmaps, light blue is recognizable right away as the body of water color. Manhattan’s yellow pages colors work well together — Continue reading

Enter without knocking

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Enter without knocking

If you fancy quirky contemporary architecture and interior design, you have probably heard of Marcelo Rosenbaum. The Brazilian Architect has been doing outstanding projects for the past few years and his unique, colourful and modernist style became his signature, alongside his passion for Brazilian crafts, recognised by his fans from — Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: Narrow Houses

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Book Corner: Narrow Houses

Small home design has been quite the rage for a few years now. Not only a necessity in large cities where space is a premium, it’s become a popular topic all over the world where economies have slowed and people have been learning to live with less. There are all — Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: Manhattan Skyscrapers

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Book Corner: Manhattan Skyscrapers

If you’ve ever visited a large city’s downtown and looked up, you know that sense of awe that washes over you as sharp angles of a tall highrise building contrast sharply with the softness of the clouds and the bright blue of the sky. If these modern marvels don’t imbue — Continue reading

pattern – orla kiely

Categories: Art + Graphics
pattern – orla kiely

Pattern looks to be a lovely coffee table book from London-based designer Orla Kiely.  The 304 pages include her bold, colorful graphics and her own personal account and inspirational images that have shaped her style.  The book explores the use of pattern in design and how they have shaped her — Continue reading

Modern Marvel

Categories: Uncategorized
Modern Marvel

All was a flutter yesterday afternoon and into the night at the New York Design Center‚Äôs What‚Äôs New, What‚Äôs Next, a virtual, in-the-flesh celebratory open house with programs by editors from top design and shelter publications, dealers, curators, authors and designers about every imaginable topic. Yours truly was present for — Continue reading

“Good Design”

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“Good Design”

  German Industrial designer, Dieter Rams‚Äô ten principles to ‚Äúgood design‚Äù- Good design is innovative. Good design makes a product useful. Good design is aesthetic. Good design makes a product understandable. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is honest. Good design is long-lasting. Good design is thorough down to the — Continue reading

The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus Ohio, Mark Bradford, and me.

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The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus Ohio, Mark Bradford, and me.

Happy Monday – Blog2Modern Readers, I haven't had a chance to post an entry in a while, due to the fact that I am currently in Columbus, Ohio at the Wexner Center for the Arts (!!!)  I was invited (in August) to do a large-scale solo installation in the lobby — Continue reading

Tokujin Yoshioka

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Tokujin Yoshioka

  The complete work of Tokujin Yoshioka, one of the most innovative designers working today. Based in Tokyo, Tokujin Yoshioka has built a career using unconventional materials to create objects and spaces. Often employing paper and glass, as well as unusual elements, such as plastic drinking straws, his studio‚Äôs work — Continue reading

Modern Book Cases

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Book Cases

I know Kindles and E-Book readers are what all the cool kids are doing, but I'm still a die-hard book fan. Although, I can only afford one of those cheapo Ikea bookcases, but in my ideal loft apartment, I'll own one of these really cool, modern book cases. The Beehive — Continue reading

Visual Journaling @Pikaland, A Sneak Peek

Categories: Art + Graphics, DIY + How To, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Visual Journaling @Pikaland, A Sneak Peek

Pika Artist Bootcamp 3: Create Your Own Story and Character Developmet "Often one on the largest obstacles to overcome when creating a story or plot or new work of art is the need to pre-think the story rather than letting it have an organic origin. Sometimes this puts the brakes — Continue reading

It’s hot, get naked.

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
It’s hot, get naked.

Spencer Tunick, an artist who is famous for working with hundreds of nude bodies in his photographs since the mid-90′s is in the midst of several current projects including tackling each state in the US. above: “Mexico City 1 (Zócalo, MUCA/UNAM Campus)”, 2007 His work has spawned an unofficial website/blog — Continue reading