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Purple Hill House by Iroje KHM Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Purple Hill House by Iroje KHM Architects

“Angles is not something this house is lacking in.” “Sheesh, leave some angles for the rest of us!” “If a transformer and the mom from Beetlejuice built a home together, it’d look like this.” These are all possible first sentences we wanted to start this post about the Purple Hill — Continue reading

Live Modern: eco-PERCH

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Live Modern: eco-PERCH

Yes for eco-friendly design! Yes for modern! Yes for adorable little modern pods for living. Seriously, could anything be cuter than this eco-PERCH, located in the UK, designed by Blue Forest Architecture (who have built an awesome amount of eco/adorable/treehouse like structures). Though it seems to be designed more as — Continue reading

RIP Joan Sutherland

Categories: News + Events + Contests

Your voice is a design that makes an empty room full. 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

2Modern Design Brief

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2Modern Design Brief

Psst…have you heard??? There are some neat online publications that are filling my 'shelter mag void'…   This is an online publication by an interior designer, Kelly LaPlante. To quote her own site, Standard, "Green is a standard, not a Style'…So far so good! Looking forward to more Ms. LaPlante! Thank — Continue reading

“You must know that hell exists because you already live in it”

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“You must know that hell exists because you already live in it”

Just saw The American. Engaging, great panoramic shots of the Apennines and Abruzzo region of Italy, not to mention frozen lakes in the blue fading light of a Swedish winter day. And George Clooney more uptight and nervous than you've ever seen him in any movie, always one eye over — Continue reading

Evergreen Solar

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability

Here is an awesome info-animations by Legwork Studio for Evergreen Solar. Super clean, simple and very effective. I think the transitions are amazing – but they are so well done that you need to go back for a second look to see how seamlessly they merged the graphics throughout the — Continue reading

Ice, Ice Baby!

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Ice, Ice Baby!

Summer is coming to a close and the temperatures are soaring. To keep cool, or at least brace ourselves for the colder days ahead – enjoy the following photos of nature’s ice sculptures. The wind, water flow and temperature changes carve the ice into strange and wonderous shapes. Just think — 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 (Z√≥calo, MUCA/UNAM Campus)”, 2007 His work has spawned an unofficial website/blog — Continue reading

Artist Designed Mini-Golf a new fad?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, News + Events + Contests
Artist Designed Mini-Golf a new fad?

Through September 16, the Salt Lake Art Center boasts 19 holes of indoor mini golf – a great way to beat the heat. Club sizes come in mini through tall adult and you can pick any golf ball color you would like, they have a rainbow of choices. 19 artists — Continue reading

The Golden Door open until September 6 only!

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
The Golden Door open until September 6 only!

There is a very special mini golf course in Hamilton Square, Jersey City, NJ and it is only up for a few more weeks. It is open to the public dawn-thru-dusk. This project was curated by Christina Vassallo and includes:Victoria ColabroAsha GanpatDarren Jones & Ryan RoaHiroshi KumagaiTom McGlynnLaura NapierRisa PunoNyugen — Continue reading

032c

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
032c

I've just recently caught onto 032c Magazine after reading an in-depth interview with one of my fave designers, Rick Owens. Published bi-yearly out of Berlin, 032c "is a contemporary culture magazine that fiercely believes in the intelligence of its readers and rises to the challenge of surprising them….it is both — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Art installations and exhibits around the world. Makes me wish my pockets were stuffed with endless c-notes to travel the globe and visit them all…. It's no secret that I am a huge fan of anything black and white. Clearly so is Zaha Hadid . This Galerie in Zurich is running an — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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2Modern Design Brief

Neat art installation at Tokyo Designers Week. Courtesy of Dezeen blog. Living at the beach, an outdoor shower is a MUST! I have yet to replace the greatest outdoor shower at my old place..I think I just found the perfect idea…LOVE this re-use idea on WillandJane.com I am pretty sure they — Continue reading

World Cup posters

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
World Cup posters

Yes, I belong to the big cliche that all Brazilians like football (or soccer, whatever..). I do love it, I`m a fervorous supporter and and get really nervous when Brazil plays. There`s no other place in the world to watch the games as Brazil: the country literally stops, we all — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Simple ideas turned into good design. Functional and unique is the name of the game. Sprinkle that with a few, 'why didn't I think of that' or 'how come no one has come up with this yet'…this is a collection of good clean design.   A great way to store — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Last week I had a mysterious black cloud hovering over me wherever I went…among many strange and out out character things, I left my cel phone in a cab in NYC… I have been having image envy from all those who took lovely pictures at ICFF and actually get to — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Last week was a whirlwind which included an array of strange occurrences. Most enjoyable of all the week's events was a trip to the ICFF while in NY. A recurring theme with many new products was 'shiny, blingy, reflective and acrylic…often these were paired with organic use of materials.   — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Some good finds found…   This lovely luminaire was featured on Cribcandy. Still seeing Milan introductions popping up on Design blogs…yes, there was that much good stuff.   Creative felt uses is one of my new favorite trends. Design*Sponge has begun their review of bklyn designs. You will want to — Continue reading