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Posts Tagged: color

The stripe guy

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
The stripe guy

French artist Daniel Buren is synonymous with his colorful stripes using materials such as glass, canvases, mirrors in large scale public installations;  but he also captures the detailed, close up elements  of his work to bring out the essence of color, light and transparency. Hermes scarve by Daniel Buren. Started — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Jaakko Mattila

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Jaakko Mattila

We’re really feeling the work of Jaakko Mattila, and artist from Finland. It’s hard to describe his work, mainly because it varies so wildly with each medium he uses. On canvas, psychadelic, geometric patterns play with eye and with a rainbow of colors. His work with paint on wood boards — Continue reading

How-to: Design a Monochromatic Room

Categories: DIY + How To
How-to: Design a Monochromatic Room

Why would would anyone want to limit themselves to only one color, you ask? Well, for many, keeping things simple with one color can really add a lot of comfort and relaxation to a space, as well as come out really sophisticated. It’s a treasured secret among modern design lovers — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Rebecca Bennett

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Rebecca Bennett

What is it with us and minimal, futuristic landscape paintings? Well, they’re cool, that’s for sure, and Rebecca Bennett’s are certainly that. These are all very minimal, abstract paintings, but don’t they kind of remind you of the futuristic/space skies if someone was floating lonely at sea somewhere? And the — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Leigh Taylor Wyatt

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Leigh Taylor Wyatt

It’s about time we showed off some more glass art on the 2Modern blog. An art form that’s been around for quite some time, it’s unique in that it takes more than just a lot of skill to master, it takes a taste of danger and a tolerance of heat! — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Sukan

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Sukan

Kilim! Suzani! Ikat! If you’re as big a fan of tribal and ethnic prints as we are then you’re gonna love this Modern Etsy store we found: Sukan! Full of lovely patterns and lovely colors, these square pillows would literally be the perfect thing to add to a home, especially — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Luli Sanchez

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Luli Sanchez

Loving these Luli patterns! Luli Sanchez knows pattern. Looks like she’s a master of pattern and textures and creates lots of beautiful artwork involving stunning, bold colors, fun stripes, dots, abstract shapes, geometric shapes and more. She does so with watercolor media, but it’s so bold and rich you can — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Brandi Strickland

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Brandi Strickland

Collages are hard to do. We don’t mean physically (though we suppose they could be). We’re more referring to pulling off cool ones that don’t just look like you glued magazine cut-outs onto construction paper. That can’t just be us! Well, Brandi Strickland is most surely not gluing magazine cut-outs — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Jaimers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Jaimers

File this post in the dictionary under the word “oversight.” In big bold letters. How we haven’t featured the Etsy shop of Design Milk‘s Jamie Derringer, “Jaimers” yet, is amazing, and something that must be remedied. Known for stunning tastes and a keen eye on the blog, what you’ll find — Continue reading

Interiors: Karel Appel House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Karel Appel House

Whoa! Color! This annual temporary museum and short stay art residency in the former birth home of late artist Karel Appel in the Netherlands, by DUS architects, sure has a lot of color! Though it’s more of a public space than private residence, we still find inspiration in its color palette. — Continue reading

Live Modern: Oreson House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Oreson House

Maybe it’s the red-hot, sweltering heat we’re starting to feel where we’re located, but we needed to look at a home and some interiors that would bring us some sweet heat relief. We bet whatever the temperature is outside, this home is sure to cool off its inhabitants and guests. — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Yangyang Pan

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Yangyang Pan

You know what we’ve been in the mood for lately…color, color and more color! Painter Yangyang Pan’s bringing color and more! We’re loving the seemingly random, frenetic patterns created by her fast and furious compositions. Possessing a sort of “blenderized” effect, these paintings are anything but just splashes of color — Continue reading

Live Modern: Oregon Coast House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Oregon Coast House

Wow we love this home. Designed by our new favorite interior designer, Jessica Helgerson (of last week’s restaurant Wildwood fame), this home is a crafty mix of modern, casual, craftsman, rustic, seaside, charming and artsy. Of course all the light and views aren’t too shabby, but it’s Jessica’s great style — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Dahlhaus

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Dahlhaus

We’re just loving all the colors and simple patterns we spotted in Etsy store dahlhaus. Such cute, fun, summery color palettes and perfect for punching up a pantry, table or the open shelving in your kitchen. Pretty good prices, too! We really are digging dahlhaus ceramics. Check out all these — Continue reading

She Changes

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
She Changes

The sculpture has become the official symbol of the city, Porto, Portugal. ” She Changes” is a hollow form suspended about a three lane highway and moves in the wind. Local people give different interpretations of the work: from the fishing nets, ships and masts of the country’s maritime history — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Maya Hayuk

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Maya Hayuk

We just can’t get enough color this season, and artist Maya Hayuk is certainly providing us all the color and pattern we can digest. We spotted her first when someone posted her on Pinterest, and it’s not hard to see why she’s growing in popularity. Her paintings are exuberant. Color — Continue reading

Clockwork Orange

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
Clockwork Orange

A graphic image of the eye-popping rehabilitation scene in the movie Clockwork Orange, illustrated by Kathy Kavan. Stanley Kubrick exhibition which goes through July 2011 at La Cinematheque francaise, contains research documents, correspondences, scenarios, photos of film shoots, costumes and accessories of his archives. Also an on line exhibition site — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Dieter Geisler

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Dieter Geisler

We guess we’re just in an upbeat, modern sort of art mood this week, because we’ve brought you another artist whose casual designs and patterns combined with a color palette full of bright, cheery colors is making us smile over and over again. Dieter Geisler’s work is fun because it — Continue reading

Trend: Planes of Neon

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Trend: Planes of Neon

We’ve been seeing how powerful bold pops of neon sprinkled around a space can be, but don’t forget that old adage: “if you’re going to do it, do it BIG.” Sure you could just stick to tiny accessories that sport a little neon pink or yellow, but why not go — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Joanna Goss

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Joanna Goss

We’re loving the color and feelings of Joanna Goss’ work. Her paintings have a very casual, laid-back feel to them, with color palettes full of happy, bright hues sure to life your spirits. There are a lot of elements to her paintings, but they don’t feel too busy. They’re energetic — Continue reading