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Live Modern: Garden Home

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Garden Home

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all live with our families all the time? Okay, maybe not everyone would want to live with their whole family, but some people really love hanging out with their loved ones. But sometimes you run out of space, and sometimes you need a — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Lim Siang Ching

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Lim Siang Ching

Love the cool, 3D pattern work of Lim Siang Ching, a Singapore based graphic designer/illustrator. She founded something called Pattern Matters where she explores art through pattern, and “who finds joy in patterns and everything handmade.” We think this would be a really cool type of art to have in — Continue reading

Live Modern: House-DT

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House-DT

Last week we showcased a few beautiful modern homes from Japan and we’re bringing you another house from that region today. Called the House-DT (again, with the letters in house names?) we’re really enjoying the jewel-box effect we feel like this home has. In other words, isn’t it kind of — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Filippo Minelli

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Filippo Minelli

Milan-based artist Filippo Minelli created a series of landscape photos unlike anything we’ve seen before, and they are hauntingly beautiful and definitely make you wonder if there’s something else out there, something untouchable, that exists alongside us all. Using handheld smoke bombs to release colored smoke and then shooting it — Continue reading

Live Modern: Row House in Goeblange

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Row House in Goeblange

Just enjoying the open, colorful feeling of this home in Luxembourg. It’s a bit big, kind of quite big, actually, but just like how we enjoy and appreciate in modern design, it’s also quite cozy and homey inside. We enjoy those huge wall-to-ceiling windows that overlook beautiful outdoor areas. We — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Brendon Austin

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Brendon Austin

Whoo boy. Brendon Austin is quickly becoming one of our favorite artists and photographers. You know how much we love a good landscape, well Brendon’s got plenty of beautiful series to choose from. A particularly haunting one is his “Vacuum” series; the colors are beautiful but also sad. The landscape — Continue reading

Live Modern: Shou Sugi Ban

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Shou Sugi Ban

What’s up with our obsession with modern additions to more traditional homes lately?! You know sometimes we start looking for something that appeals to us (remember that barn trend we were on for awhile?) and it’s all we can keep on our minds. With so many structures that already exist — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Ben Liney

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Ben Liney

In his series: “Surface,” artist Bin Liney explores a deep and rich world of texture and no color to create abstracted artwork that elicits gutteral reactions from the viewer. There’s something very disturbing in not being able to suss out the scale of things. Are we looking at something super — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Ryan Schneider

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Ryan Schneider

If it seems like we lean toward modern, abstract paintings and art or modern photography (usually portraits or landscapes), you wouldn’t be far off. We love those types of art pieces tremendously. But we also enjoy another type of art, folk, and another type of art, modern folk art! Okay — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Sonnenzimmer

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Sonnenzimmer

Loving these prints from studio Sonnenzimmer; they are so well done, so good-looking that you don’t even realize sometimes that you’re looking at an album cover, or identity work or something else. They all look like art. Organic shapes mingle with sometimes recognizable graphics, sometimes abstract images. Their color palettes — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Leif Podhajsky

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Leif Podhajsky

Mr. Leif has a cool view of the world and universe, as evidence by his artwork. Describing himself as an artist and art director, he works with a number of clients, most notably bands and record labels around the world (like Warp Records, Modular Records, Sub Pop Records, Sony Music, — Continue reading

Live Modern: Casa Codina

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Casa Codina

With so many modern conveniences that enable us to live in perfectly comfortable houses year round, it’s easy to forget that for a very long time, a comfortable interior existence depending on an architect or builder’s ability to situate a structure just so in a landscape so that sun, shade, — Continue reading

Live Modern: Schiller residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Schiller residence

We didn’t think we’d ever find a home with architectural photography that would rival that of our favorite home we featured of 2011, the House in Cadiz, but the Schiller Residence located in Israel is vying very hard for our affections. We must have a real love of rust-colored red — Continue reading

Featured Artist: IL LEE

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: IL LEE

If you follow us on Pinterest, you’ll know we’ve got a great board up right now that is for our trend predictions on 2012. We think there’s gonna be a bit more drama this new year; more movement, more feeling, more personality. Things with an ethereal quality. But things aren’t — Continue reading

DIY: Pixel Painting

Categories: Art + Graphics, DIY + How To
DIY: Pixel Painting

You ever wonder if in the future we’ll cut out the middle man and just learn how to read 1′s and 0′s ourselves? Or if our eyesight will evolve so that it basically just sees everything in pixelated wonderment? Well get started on the road to the future early with — Continue reading

Live Modern: Villa P

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Villa P

Anyone else notice a trend of naming homes with just a letter? We’ve had a few in the past, like a Villa G, House R, 4S House, Maison P+C and more. We wonder if they stand for anything interesting? Like the ‘P’ in Villa P, could it be for punctual? — Continue reading

Live Modern (and Actively): PAS (Skate) House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern (and Actively): PAS (Skate) House

Did you resolve to workout more and become more active in 2012? How are you doing so far? It’s tough, isn’t it? Between work, friends and family it can be hard to focus on exercise, but we found a house that, it seems, would be impossible to not at least — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Jenny Harmsen

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Jenny Harmsen

We haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Iceland yet (and we mean a big yet there; it’s definitely on the travel spot wish list), but when we do make it to that far-flung cold land, we sure hope we view it through the same magical, mystical, beautiful lens that photographer Jenny — Continue reading

The Best Modern Art of 2011

Categories: Art + Graphics
The Best Modern Art of 2011

Man we were bowled over by art in 2011. Truly stunning contemporary work by artists of all ages, all backgrounds and who create art in all media. We don’t discriminate against art; we love photography, painting, mixed media, collage, sculpture, illustration and more. We are a little biased when it comes — 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