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Posts Tagged: Eco-Friendly

Visit Our Eco Shop!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Visit Our Eco Shop!

Start this year on the right, eco-friendly foot by choosing to buy new furniture for your home that is healthy, happy and good for the environment. You can make this commitment to yourself and the Earth quite easily with our handy and searchable Eco Shop. We demand companies provide hard facts — Continue reading

Interview: Founders of Somnium Mattresses 2

Categories: Exclusive Interviews, Sustainability
Interview: Founders of Somnium Mattresses 2

In the first part of our interview with founders Rainer Wieland and Susanne Flother of Somnium, a company that has possibly hit on the most perfectly designed mattress ever, we tackled their backgrounds and why they are the perfect pair to bring about real change in the US mattress market.

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

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

Interiors: Het zwarte huis (The black house)

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Het zwarte huis (The black house)

You know our love affair with modern homes that don’t feel cold and sterile, rather warm and inviting. This project by Bakers Architecten in Utrecht, Netherlands definitely fits that description perfectly. You can see in these lovely interior shots that although plenty of modern materials and colors, like concrete and gray, are — Continue reading

Live Modern: Yo

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Yo

Gray on gray on gray. Before you think this a too sad and gloomy piece of architecture, let us prove to you that it’s actually quite lovely and cheerful. Called the Yo House and located in Kanazawa, Japan and designed by ICU Architects, the home has a pretty futuristic, stark exterior — Continue reading

Live Modern: The River House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: The River House

Most of the time when people celebrate the joys of living near water, they’re talking about oceans or maybe some fancy lake. Rivers just don’t get the credit of being awesome that they deserve. But as someone who grew up near a river, let me tell you they have a — Continue reading

Live Modern: Weekend House on Lake Superior

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Weekend House on Lake Superior

We’d be much more able to withstand frightful winter weather outside if we lived in a stunning piece of modern architecture like this! It’s hard to tell if the home would be more visible in warmer, more colorful months, but there’s something so slick and camouflaged about how it looks — Continue reading

BOOK WEEK: Nano House

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
BOOK WEEK: Nano House

Nano House By Phyllis Richardson Thames and Hudson 2011 Aw man we’re absolutely loving the book “Nano House: Innovations for Small Dwellings.” It’s exactly the sort of thing we need right now, considering that space is at a premium nearly everywhere and there’s a strong need for keeping our footprint — Continue reading

Live Modern: Villa G

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Villa G

Well, as you probably know our blog style, you’d know that we first noticed this house because of that beautiful landscape it’s sitting in! But that’s not the only thing that caught our eye with this home. We like the slightly striated, white exterior. It looks kind of like a — 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

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

Eco Inspiration: Mission Zero House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Eco Inspiration: Mission Zero House

What do America’s oldest Net Zero Energy residence, Michigan’s first Net Zero Energy house and America’s first Net Zero home rehabilitation in a historic district all have in common? Trick question! They’re all the same very inspiring house by a very inspiring couple dedicated to the idea of net zero — Continue reading

Live Modern: Attic Apartment

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Attic Apartment

We love small apartments! They are evidence that you don’t have to have a sprawling, not-so-eco-friendly house to have a space where you can live. With smart design, clean furnishings and efficient storage solutions, you can make just about any space work! We’re digging today this attic apartment in Barcelona, — Continue reading

Old T-Shirt Rugs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Old T-Shirt Rugs

Modern is…using old, unwanted materials to create new, fabulous products! Like this modern rug made out of old T-shirts. Made by Etsy seller greenatheart, it’s amazing to think that this now usable and functioning piece of home decor could have just been a pile of unwanted, old trash. Now that’s — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: Campoamor Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: Campoamor Architects

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of Campoamor Architects, which seem to be masters at manipulating shadows and shapes to create pretty amazing architecture and light combinations. You wanna know something else neat? You can find Campoamor Architects, as well as a whole bunch of other talented and ready to design for you — Continue reading

Edible Poster

Categories: Art + Graphics, DIY + How To
Edible Poster

In my ongoing search for projects that bring type to the next level… I came across Anna Garforth. Anna has a strong background in design and illustration and is known to take things to the next level. Her nifty fingers work moss into beautiful lettering, cookie dough into edible posters and rubbish into — Continue reading

Featured Craftsperson: Brave Space Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Featured Craftsperson: Brave Space Design

Brave Space Design first won over our hearts and minds with their clever, thought-provoking and breathtakingly beautiful Mountain Coat Range. How one piece of wood could be transformed into something so stunning, witty and functional is quite a treat, and we’re happy to say that every other item of theirs — Continue reading

SOL Austin Vertical Z House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
SOL Austin Vertical Z House

Ready for some eye candy? You got it. SOL Austin, that super sweet, eco-minded development in that oh-so-hip city of Austin has just completed a recent two-story residential home, and boy do we dig. The deets: 1331 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an incredible courtyard connected to the — Continue reading