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Posts Tagged: Commercial Space

Tiny metal modern box: Summer Cabin 4:12

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Tiny metal modern box: Summer Cabin 4:12

The folks behind Imanna Arkitekter Architecture, who designed the Summer Cabin 4:12 project in Ingarö, Sweden, must really understand that while we love walking around and enjoying nature, we’re both terrified of bears and prefer a soft place to lay our heads down at night. What appears to be a — Continue reading

Favorite Modern Interiors of 2011

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Favorite Modern Interiors of 2011

As with our “Live Modern” section, when we look around for inspiring modern interiors, we’re looking for all the typical modern elements like clean lines, thoughtful furniture, fun colors and more. But we’re also looking for a comfortable interior; something people feel like they can enjoy living, eating or working — Continue reading

Interiors: L Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: L Residence

As  a general rule, we’re not super into blue in an interior space. That’s a bit harsh…we mean, there are lots of ways in which blue can totally make a space rock, but you really need to have a cool hue. This home, the L Residence, totally gets blue right. — Continue reading

Rainbow Mille-feuille

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Rainbow Mille-feuille

This Tokyo based design and architecture firm rebrands the experience of banking with colors. Color is used in the interior as well as in the exterior of the building; to lighten the mood and make the interaction more enjoyable. At night, the exterior colored layers provide a soft and quiet — Continue reading

Interiors: Orange is for Fall

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Orange is for Fall

If you had to pick one color to represent fall, what would it be? For us, it’s orange. A deep, earthy, smokey-hued orange akin to pumpkins, falling leaves and, well, all the fall decor and memoriabilla that starts popping up around this time. Of course, there are lots of ways — Continue reading

Live Modern: Tea House by David Jameson

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Tea House by David Jameson

The modern world is one of distractions. Lots of people. Work. Phones and various other technological devices. That’s why modern design, if it is to stay relevant, must take in account this need for a place where distractions can be minimized. Where one’s senses can be allowed to take in — Continue reading

Interiors: Modular Arts by Heliotrope Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Modular Arts by Heliotrope Architects

Justw as we were thinking that we didn’t showcase enough commercial and office spaces interiors, out from the universe this project’s stunning photos fall into our lap. For the Modular Arts company, this space is clearly inviting, modern, warm and motivating. We especially love all the great textures — we — Continue reading

Lolita by Langarita-Navarro architects, Zaragoza, Spain

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Lolita by Langarita-Navarro architects, Zaragoza, Spain

Design-conscious roadside restaurants are a rare species within the increasingly prestigious restaurant world. Structures of this type have evolved in order to offer services for large-format events without this having involved anything more than a change in scale. Langarita-Navarro architects made an effort to change this and offer us their — Continue reading

Tio Collection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Tio Collection

Designing with metal wires is like drawing in 3D space. By carefully considering how a few bent steel rods are positioned, Massproductions have created a truly comfortable, elegant and stackable chair. A feeling of transparency is achieved with this material, especially evident in the easy chair version, which uses the — Continue reading

Silk Road in Las Vegas by Karim Rashid

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Silk Road in Las Vegas by Karim Rashid

One of my favorite designers, Karim Rashid, has worked his magic again. This time, the Silk Road Restaurant in Las Vegas. I want to ask Mr. Rashid to come design my house. Think that would be pricey? http://www.thecontemporist.com/2010/10/08/silk-road-by-karim-rashid Published with Blogger-droid v1.6.2

Patricia Urquiola: Vieques Island

Categories: Local + Travel
Patricia Urquiola: Vieques Island

An earlier post at 2Modern design blog covered Patricia Urquiola's tile work which was delightful! Her focus on creating industrial products with personality and her approach to integrate layers of history into the memoriable patterns surely trigger sensation and success. Patricia Urquiola's advise for new designers is to find ‚Äúa few cultural — Continue reading

Sentry :: Andy Freeberg

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Sentry :: Andy Freeberg

I am totally digging this photographic series by Andy Freeberg, entitled "Sentry".  I don't know how many times I've walked into spaces like this – always with an over-sized, white reception desk, it seems – and had this same experience.  The top of a head, the absence of a "hello", — Continue reading

DLA Piper Office :: Hofman Dujardin Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
DLA Piper Office :: Hofman Dujardin Architects

I LOVE THIS OFFICE.  Forgive the shouting, but as someone who loves bold use of color, this space pretty much melted my mind.  Designed by Dutch architecture firm Hofman Dujardin, the DLA Piper office is a playful space intended to accentuate the variations in sunlight throughout a typical working day. — Continue reading

Tokujin Yoshioka

Categories: Uncategorized
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

Charting Information as Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Charting Information as Art

Informational drawings – please comment at blog2modern with more information or diagram info/links. I will post best of the links before Xmas/holiday breaktime. T minus. 3.5 months and counting, tick tock!

Too Many Balls In The Air?

Categories: Art + Graphics
Too Many Balls In The Air?

Sometimes you feel like you have too many balls in the air?  Not for Ratcliffe Fowler.  They are just enough as we can see from his Nike Ball Man in play. Each strand hangs in suspense from the ceiling, forming the shape of an athlete at play.  A total of  — Continue reading

Acapulco Chair

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Acapulco Chair

Oficina Kreativa is a creative work group within the field of art, architecture, and design. Jacob Fasting and Kirsten Krogh founded the office in 2008. It is located in Mexico City and Copenhagen. Oficina Kreativa is engaged in the design and production of furniture and in theoretical and artistic practice. It is — 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

Mirrorcube by Tham & Videgard Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Mirrorcube by Tham & Videgard  Architects

If you're in Sweden, check out the Mirror Cube, part of the Tree Hotel in Harads. The structure consists of light-weight aluminium and mirrored glass hung around a tree trunk. (I know what you're thinking: "Won't birds crash into the nearly invisible building??") Fortunately, steps were taken to prevent wildlife from — Continue reading