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Posts Tagged: color

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

A 2013 Color of the Year Prediction…

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
A 2013 Color of the Year Prediction…

The color manufacturer AkzoNobel has done some color calculating to come up with their prediction of what next year’s color of the year will be. Are you curious? Do you have any ideas? Do you want a hint? It’s a color, a dye, and also a part of a band’s name… It’s — Continue reading

VIPP Predicts Fall’s Hottest Color!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
VIPP Predicts Fall’s Hottest Color!

VIPP, those hip purveyors of kitchen tools, trash bins and bath accessories, have really hit the nail on the head with their brand new line featuring a waste basket, toilet brush, soap dispenser, trash bin and more. They’ve debuted these new products featuring a STUNNING new green color — almost like — Continue reading

More Gorgeous Swedish Real Estate You Probably Can’t Afford

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
More Gorgeous Swedish Real Estate You Probably Can’t Afford

Yeah I’m not done living in the fantasy world and drooling over stunning for sale apartments in Sweden that are full of modern details and a zero percent chance of us ever owning it. Are you? Of course you’re not. We liked the transitional feel to the space — it’s — Continue reading

Obsessed With: Turkish Bath Towels

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Obsessed With: Turkish Bath Towels

Sort of obsessed this summer with these Turkish bath towels and accessories, that are at once global and colorful but also surprisingly modern, simple and traditional. Available in a breathy array of perky hues, their stripes are summer-y, fresh and elegant. We want some! Find them on Etsy.

How to create the ultimate home office

Categories: DIY + How To
How to create the ultimate home office

Kind of digging this “Creating the Ultimate Home Office” infographic (who doesn’t love infographics) about how to create a home office—and who should even have one. Gives you the top 5 office chairs, the most and least productive colors and a nice little example layout that you can implement to — Continue reading

Bold new rugs from By Second Studio!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Bold new rugs from By Second Studio!

Have your feet been feeling sad lately? Has your home been missing a certain je ne said quoi? WE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED. One (or more) of By Second Studio’s gorgeous new 1980s-ish, brightly colored, boldly patterned rugs for your living room, dining room, bedroom, laundry room, bathrooms, kitchen, — Continue reading

Stealable color ideas from Scandinavia

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Stealable color ideas from Scandinavia

We just love the tumblr From Scandinavia With Love because they catalog some of the best, the brightest and the most colorful of Scandinavian interiors. The kind of spaces that make you want to burn everything you own and start over from scratch they’re so good (okay maybe not that — Continue reading

DIY: More Vase Love

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: More Vase Love

Why so many vase DIY’s around here lately, eh? Well, this is right about that time (we’re referring to spring temperatures and sounds) that folks start feeling the need and desire to add some color into their indoor and outdoor spaces. And what’s the easiest way to add color to — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Hiroshi Manabe

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Hiroshi Manabe

Spotted on But Does it Float, we’re just adoring the futuristic illustrations of Japanese artist Hiroshi Manabe. Though there are definitely lots of glittering urban structures and skylines often featured, he also touched upon nature, and you see those themes spread throughout his work, as well. Of course, it’s his — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Sam Chirnside

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Sam Chirnside

Oh yeah. Ancient civilizations. Digital manipulations. Collage. Color. Illustration. Sam Chirnside does and has it all. We’re digging his minimal illustrations and digitally manipulated collages that blend interest in history with the style of modern art today. Created for freelance gigs like music albums, tee-shirts and more, we’d like some — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Junk House

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Junk House

The word “junk” might be in the name of this Etsy shop, Junk House, but make no mistake: there’s no junk in here. It’s all really cute, high-quality Mid-Century Modern accessories that you’re gonna wanna buy up immediately to display on a shelf or tabletop. For reals. We found lots — Continue reading

Glass Art

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Glass Art

The largest Chihuly glass art exhibition, “Chihuly Garden and Glass” will open in the Spring of 2012 at the Seattle Center with 4500 sculpture installations. As a great craftsman of glass, Chihuly uses the natural light passing through its material to gesture the motion and line in a flowing manner. — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Ryan Schneider

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Ryan Schneider

If it seems like we lean toward modern, abstract paintings and art or modern photography (usually portraits or landscapes), you wouldn’t be far off. We love those types of art pieces tremendously. But we also enjoy another type of art, folk, and another type of art, modern folk art! Okay — Continue reading

Made up white and later

Categories: Art + Graphics
Made up white and later

Charles Williams’ specialty is geometric illustration. I have first noticed the colors of the series of  ”this is made up”. The experience of looking all the white pieces above as compare to the later shots where more colors are added, speaks to the interaction of color with its surrounds. soft — Continue reading

Studio On Fire

Categories: Art + Graphics
Studio On Fire

We don ‘t think their actual studio is on fire…well at least we hope not. These dudes (and possibly dudettes) are making some pretty cool designs on paper. It’s true, they rock business card designs, packaging, T-shirts, stationary, invitations and more, but we’re pretty interested in what comes out of — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Brittany Bass

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Brittany Bass

Oh the weather outside is supposed to be a bit frightful in our neck of the woods today, so we thought we’d post an artist whose work is so explosively colorful that there’d be no way any bad weather could put us in a bad new if we had these — Continue reading

Ink dropped into water

Categories: Art + Graphics
Ink dropped into water

Experimenting is the key to “see” what happens, in this case, between the material and the color; Alberto Seveso, an Italian photographer uses ink in water to capture, in high speed, these intriguing visual effects. The images appear organic, floating and light; yet they seem to be partially unfamiliar. Shades — Continue reading

BOOK WEEK: 10 Principles of Good Interior Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
BOOK WEEK: 10 Principles of Good Interior Design

10 Principles of Good Interior Design By Vinny Lee Vivays Publishing 2011  So you think you’re pretty good at putting a few things together in a space but you’ve always wanted to know a little more? Or want to have a better idea of what it is that you’re doing — Continue reading

Sea life

Categories: Art + Graphics
Sea life

“It is always good to try out new things, in this case, primarily.. color!” explains the creative production team of this clip. So far, they have been making clips in monochromatic colors. It is a great experience of watching the organic shapes in color floating, moving, speeding through water, in — Continue reading