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Posts Tagged: contemporary

Interiors: Susanna Vento

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Susanna Vento

If you’re looking for a little calming, dynamic modern interior inspiration, look no farther than designer Susanna Vento. These spaces are so spot on. Loving that herringbone wood slat wall made of light-colored wood that really warms the space and love that it ends kind of halfway on the wall — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: Anderson Miller

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: Anderson Miller

Sure we get inspiration from plenty of gorgeous homes, but if you’ve ever luxuriated in the glamour of a finely designed hotel and wished your own place emulated a hotel lobby or plush hotel suite, then perhaps you should get your inspiration from such! Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of — Continue reading

Live Modern: Graham Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Graham Residence

We think we have such an obsession with modern residential architecture set deeply into dramatic landscaping because the contrast is so strong. You expect to see sleek lines and fun angles in urban settings, but when it’s next to blue skies, emerald green plants and organic shapes it takes awhile — Continue reading

More Eye Candy: Zero Energy Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
More Eye Candy: Zero Energy Design

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of talented Boston-based firm Zero Energy Design, and boy do they sure know how to design a house. Nature’s tough competition when it comes to the looking good category, but in all these photos we nearly have to declare Zero Energy Design’s work the winner. Their insides — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: Moto Design Shop

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: Moto Design Shop

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of this super talented Philadelphia-based firm with really cool exteriors and interiors, Moto Designshop Inc. There seems to be a real understanding of how manipulating the various planes of a space with really high-quality and detailed materials can really make or break a room. And — Continue reading

Live Modern: 4S House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: 4S House

We love a simple, clean house. What’s more modern than that? Providing a family with clear designs, efficient space solutions, sensible materials that look good and modern sensibilities that create a comforting, warm home, that’s modern design, don’t you think? We’re enjoying the intelligible elements that make the structure so — Continue reading

Interview: Caroline Pople of Ink Dish!

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Interview: Caroline Pople of Ink Dish!

Have you taken advantage of our June Ink Dish sale yet this month? Ink Dish brings fresh and graphic designs to the sometimes-boring world of dishware design. They are clever and creative themselves, but also incorporate the designs of artists and illustrators like Alyson Fox and Paul Timman. For June — Continue reading

Sonya Winner :: Modern Rugs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Sonya Winner :: Modern Rugs

I let out an audible gasp when I saw Sonya’s rugs on Plastolux today and, because they are so utterly, completely AMAZING, I had to share them here too! Are you ready?  All aboard the color train! LINK: http://sonyawinner.com [via Plastolux] More pics after the jump.

Featured Artist: Ricardo Paniagua

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Ricardo Paniagua

You may have first spotted a modern painting by artist Ricardo Paniagua when we wrote about the Texas Biennial 2011 a few months ago. We were stopped in our tracks by his bold, arresting and super contemporary, geometric, large-scale paintings. Featuring a color palette of neon colors and patterns that — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: Finton Associates

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: Finton Associates

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of California-based Finton Associates, which designs hugely modern and contemporary homes. You wanna know something else neat? You can find Finton Associates, as well as a whole bunch of other talented and ready to design for you designers, architects and interior designers, in the 2M Directory.

Celtic Museum, Glauberg, Germany, by kadawittfeld architektur

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Celtic Museum, Glauberg, Germany, by kadawittfeld architektur

kadawittfeldarchitektur is a European architectural office, operating out of Aachen, Germany, with its founding office in Graz, Austria. Their projects move in scale between architecture, city building, interiors, and urban studies to create meaning within a context of public buildings. Theirs is a spatial strategy translated into built form. The — Continue reading

House at La Encantada, Lima, Peru, by Artadi Arquitectos

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
House at La Encantada, Lima, Peru, by Artadi Arquitectos

Javier Artadi is a well known architect as well as a professor of Architecture in Peru. His office, Artadi Arquitectos makes projects distinguished by their strong relation between modern architecture and the landscarpe characteristic of the desert coast of Peru. One of his latest projects is the single family house — Continue reading

Texas Biennial 2011

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Texas Biennial 2011

Austin’s got great art. As a resident, I can attest to that. I pretty much get blown out of the water everyday by this city’s amazing talent. Want to know a not-so-secret secret, though? Austin’s hardly the only city in Texas producing mind-blowing artists. How do we know? The proof — Continue reading

Emerging Designer: Studio 1a.m.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Emerging Designer: Studio 1a.m.

We’ve got such a soft spot for design companies that work on a variety of projects, not really worrying about having a cohesive catalog or even an immediately recognizable brand. We like companies that create for the sake of creating. Like Studio 1am. “Studio 1a.m. creates smile-making and/or thought-provoking objects — Continue reading

Bias of Thought

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Bias of Thought

This weeks “nose bleed” of amazement is brought to us by John Leung with the help of ClarkeHopkinsClarke. The have translated a 2D drawings of optically challenging form into 3D form that appears to be in isometric perspective. The result is a bookshelf entitles “bias of thought.” “translated from 2D — Continue reading

A-1 Scrabble

Categories: Art + Graphics
A-1 Scrabble

I saw this yesterday and after I wiped the drool off of myself I was struck by 3 thoughts. First, “Holy hell ,why didn’t I think of a typography-based scrabble design.”  The second, “Holy hell, I wish I was a student again.” Finally, I thought, “Holy hell, I say holy — Continue reading

Miranda Watkins

Categories: Uncategorized
Miranda Watkins

Seeing the beautifully designed pewter and cork ‘Martini’ cocktail set by Miranda Watkins is really getting in the mood for our quiet, at home New Years celebration of shrimp and vodka cocktails. The cocktail set commissioned by Wallpaper* also got me in the mood to see what else she has — Continue reading

BLUR Collection :: BIG-GAME

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
BLUR Collection :: BIG-GAME

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but it’s been nothing but half-visible mountains and blurry valleys in my little corner of the world.  Since fog and grey skies have been the status quo for a few days, I thought this collection from Swiss design studio — Continue reading

Marfa House :: Barbara Hill Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Marfa House :: Barbara Hill Design

I am totally selling my right kidney and buying this house… or hiring Barbara to design one for me.  Gorgeous!! About Barbara: Barbara Hill is a native Texan – born on the Gulf Coast in 1937 and has lived in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  — Continue reading

Bold Colors :: Modern in LA

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Bold Colors :: Modern in LA

I really can’t get over the use of color in this two-story wood, concrete, and glass home owned and designed by architect Barbara Bestor.  The pink and turquoise is a ‘tongue-in-cheek feminist declaration…Our pink is ironic and assertive,’ says Barbara, who lives there with her two daughters.  Ironic or not, — Continue reading