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Posts Tagged: Modern Gifts

House in Kohoku by Torafu Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
House in Kohoku by Torafu Architects

This is gonna sound weird, but if gnomes were real and they had gnomes that really dug modern design we feel like this is the kind of home they’d live in. Maybe it’s that gorgeous green grass, but probably it’s the neat shape, and definitely it’s the cute and quirky — Continue reading

Live Modern: Weekend House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Weekend House

The snow might be melting in most parts of the country, but ignore the season presented in the landscape of these photos; the house featured is clearly an all-weather charmer. Just look at that entryway! Who doesn’t love a juicy, modern entryway to introduce guests into your space. This one — Continue reading

Live Modern: House in Eifukucho

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House in Eifukucho

We happen to think a large part of modern design and architecture is helping people create a home oasis where they can retreat, relax, feel their most comfortable and creative and recharge before having to go back out into the world. Not all architecture has to do that, but it — 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

Modern Gift Ideas: For the Simple Modernist!

Categories: Modern Holiday Ideas
Modern Gift Ideas: For the Simple Modernist!

2Modern’s pretty excited to be partnering with a dizzying array of awesome designers and folks for a 7 week long gift collective. We’ll be bringing you guides of awesome modern gifts for all the folks in your life…in plenty of time to get your holiday shopping done and enjoy the — Continue reading

Live Modern: House on the Bluffs

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House on the Bluffs

This House on the Bluffs definitely looks like the sort of home we’d like to walk by at night, with all its windows lit up and warm and stunning. We like how very strong, bold and crisp the angles are. The home itself feels like a stacked grouping of rectangles, — Continue reading

Live Modern: LightHouse Ottawa

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: LightHouse Ottawa

We just keep getting drawn to photographs of modern architecture taken at dusk or at night, mostly due to the golden warm light that emanates from the (usually big and many) modern windows. One of our favorite fall things to do is walk around a neighborhood in the crisp, cool — Continue reading

Can’t Go Wrong Gift: Cutting Boards

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Can’t Go Wrong Gift: Cutting Boards

As the holidays near, we want to help take out some of the stress by giving you a series of posts that feature one or more of what we’d like to call “Can’t Go Wrong Gifts.” These are the sorts of things you could buy a few of to give — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Christopher Stott

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Christopher Stott

Being that we’re such huge fans of photography here, it might not surprise you to know we’re pretty big fans of photo-realistic paintings, too. We think we like the split second illusion of not being sure if what you’re looking at is a photograph or a painting. Christopher Stott is — Continue reading

Live Modern: Casa en Gral. Rodriguez

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Casa en Gral. Rodriguez

We think our love of this house in Argentina has a lot to do with volumes–and visible ones at that. There’s a comforting familiarity with modern architecture that doesn’t aim to confuse or surprise, but just provides an honest picture of what you might expect on the interior. This presentation — Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Andy Lacey of Olli & Lime

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Exclusive Interview: Andy Lacey of Olli & Lime

How do people grow up to be hip, cool and well-adjusted? Probably a lot of ways, but no doubt spending the first few years of your life in a spectacularly decorated modern nursery and kid’s room doesn’t hurt. For those parents (and toddlers) with a discerning palette and penchant for — Continue reading

Tape Lamp

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Tape Lamp

Last week I came across the Tape Lamp and was instantly intrigued by it. The lamp is minimal, simple, beautifully crafted and uses cassette tapes. Tapes were such a big part of our youth!  I know the newer generations have only seen tapes in movies and heard of them in — Continue reading

Alba Me Clock

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Alba Me Clock

Monday morning I was betrayed by my alarm clock (iPhone). While trying to come up with a new solution I discovered the new and improved Alba Me clock by the folks over at Furni. I’m going to go ahead and say it – this might be the world’s PERFECT alarm — Continue reading

Geografia :: Depth of 500 Pages Memo Block

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Geografia :: Depth of 500 Pages Memo Block

I’m a sucker for clever stationery products, so when I spotted Geografia’s “Depth of 500 Pages” memo block, I had to share it with you!  Each memo block (available in red, grey, or yellow), is an interactive experience that allows you to “dive” deeper as you use it, appearing from — Continue reading

Estudio-Iris

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Estudio-Iris

Recently I was given a gift from Estudio-Iris‘s Dimple Collection.  I am in LOVE!  The simplicity and uniqueness of her designs are captivating. This young designer, trained in architecture, has meticulous attention to detail and a controlled hand.  She is meticulously aware of how her work reacts to the body, giving the — Continue reading

pattern – orla kiely

Categories: Art + Graphics
pattern – orla kiely

Pattern looks to be a lovely coffee table book from London-based designer Orla Kiely.  The 304 pages include her bold, colorful graphics and her own personal account and inspirational images that have shaped her style.  The book explores the use of pattern in design and how they have shaped her — Continue reading

Combine Collective

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Combine Collective

Awesome new trays by Combine Collective for your Mac peripherals. "Our keyboard trays are designed to combine the various Mac wireless interfaces into one clean unit. We offer three variations which work with the full suite, or partial combos of that. Every aspect of the tray‚Äôs design and production is — Continue reading

Modern Tea Towels

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Tea Towels

With the weather starting to change, I am starting to dream of the lazy afternoons of baking and cooking.  Here are some wonderfully architectural and clever towels from Girls Can Tell  to add to your collection.    Classic Holga    Tandem Bike   Beer Lovers    

The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus Ohio, Mark Bradford, and me.

Categories: Uncategorized
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