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Posts Tagged: People

Evolution of the mobile phone.

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby
Evolution of the mobile phone.

Kyle Bean is truly a master of 3D form and model making. Check out this awesome project he created showing the evolution of the mobile phone (from Zach Morris style to the iPhone!) in the style of Russian Dolls. Pretty friggin' awesome, right? Make sure to check out the rest — Continue reading

Small Wonders

Categories: Art + Graphics
Small Wonders

Thomas Doyle’s work really blows my mind. He creates often haunting miniature scenes and photographs them. He was recently comisioned by the NY Times to do the cover for the New York Times Book Review. Check out his website to see more images, they have much more impact when seen — Continue reading

An American takes on Danish Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
An American takes on Danish Design

Last week was my first blog and I used an Americans perspective on Danish Lifestyle. This week I will share thoughts with you from an American so Danish he has been appointed Creative Director of Georg Jensen. American designer Todd Bracher’s own favorite among his design for Georg Jensen is — Continue reading

Visionary Abstraction

Categories: Art + Graphics
Visionary Abstraction

The Guggenheim Museum in New York has unleashed a massive retrospective of Vasily Kandinsky that will make you revise everything you know about this voracious painter. As one winds their way up the curving ramps of the museum you see the evolution of Kandinsky the painter as he explores different — Continue reading

A Glimmer of Hope

Categories: Art + Graphics
A Glimmer of Hope

Most likely…if you are reading, this you are a designer of one sort or another…if not, you are at least design-minded. I can not tell you how many conversations I have had with designers who are frustrated, burnt out, weary, tired, uninspired and otherwise on the verge of giving up — Continue reading

Digital Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Digital Design

Designing with a computer- is it really that much different? When we get behind a keyboard and start drawing, the lines seem to go straighter-farther-faster and the methods and systems of proportion in design get pushed a little bit further. The designs have a particularly structured quality, whether it be a conceptual system, detail or method of construction.
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Now you see it, now you don’t!

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Now you see it, now you don’t!

    As a creative person and also one that needs a more formal work space occasionally, I have always been a fan of extremely adaptable and responsive work environments. Yesterday I stumbled across Clive Wilkinson Architects revamp for the VCU Brand Center in Richmond, VA.      Their work is idea driven and — Continue reading

Colorful Furniture

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Colorful Furniture

I love Thomas Wold’s’s sort of kitschy, mid-century modern look. You can see more of his colorful designs here.

Craigslist Missed Connections and Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Craigslist Missed Connections and Art

Some browse the “Missed Connections” section on Craigslist in the hopes of spotting a posting from the dapper gent they exchanged a glance with in the checkout line. Others read the listings purely for entertainment. Sophie Blackall, an illustrator living in Brooklyn, N.Y., saw it as an endless goldmine of — Continue reading

Cushions with personality

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Cushions with personality

It`s so nice to receive good news from Brazilian designers, and that happened this week. I know, being a Brazilian myself I`m biased, but I`m sure you`ll all agree: funny things make our lives better! So, Gustavo Piqueira and Samia Jacintho, partners from REX design studio released a series of concept — Continue reading

Francoise-Nielly

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Francoise-Nielly

After stumbling across an almost explosive image of hers one morning before work, I just had to know more about Francoise-Nielly. As an artist that has explored almost every facet of art and design, including painting, photography, roughs, illustrations and virtual, computer generated animated graphics, she works with oil paint and — Continue reading

Endorse 2Modern on ShineALight

Categories: News + Events + Contests, Sustainability

2Modern has been nominated in the ShineALight competition (through American Express and NBC) for our charity work and our sustainability/eco emphasis. If we win, we get a grant and marketing assistance to strengthen our efforts in these areas. Please take 3 minutes to register/endorse 2Modern…it makes a big difference.     — Continue reading

Portland, OR Soap Box Derby

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Portland, OR Soap Box Derby

Every year since 2001, The Portland Adult Soap Box Derby hits the streets of Mt. Tabor with all sorts of cool, slick and off the wall box cars racing for the finish line. It's a good time had by all! "It is our drive towards success of our ongoing experiment — Continue reading

Hand Knotted

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Hand Knotted

The beautiful collection below was created by the multi-talented Amy Helfand. Born in the Chicago suburbs, she struck out on her own to earn a BA in both Photography and American studies from Hampshire College and then continued on to recieve a MA & MFA from the Art Institute of — Continue reading

‘Heaven of Delight’

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
‘Heaven of Delight’

1.6 million Buprestidae shells were glued to the ceiling of the Royal Palace in Brussels. The project is by artist Jan Fabre and his team of 30 beetle-gluers. The jewel beetles were obtained from universities and connections Fabre had in the open market. They are a non-protected species that are — Continue reading

One Sweet Jacket.

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
One Sweet Jacket.

Book jacket that is…or Book City Jackets to be more exact! Looking for an update to the classic "brown bag bookcover"? Look no further. This Brooklyn based beauty (started in 2008) has created several styles for those that wish to keep their publication of choice from prying eyes. They "fold-to-fit" — Continue reading

Urban Cycle Round Up

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Urban Cycle Round Up

Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.  ~Grant Petersen From simple to complex, a plethora of bewitching bikes are popping up these days, marketing themselves towards …well…everyone! Whether you prefer to sweep the streets in a Tron-bike look-alike or ride easy with "ninja-quality quietness", you — Continue reading

Mailstream

Categories: Art + Graphics
Mailstream

This infographic from Deliver Magazine is an awesome representation of what's in our mailstream. The data is from 2007, pre-Netflix boom, which explains why there aren't a bunch of Netflix goodies in there! Marketers are really good at understanding what makes a mail piece stand out, but it’s not always — Continue reading

Installations by Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Installations by Architects

A quick head's up. I received a very cool book: Installations by Architects. It profiles artistic projects from renowned architects around the world. Here is the official rundown: Over the last few decades, a rich and increasingly diverse practice has emerged in the art world that invites the public to — Continue reading

A minute of silence…

Categories: News + Events + Contests
A minute of silence…

You can love it or hate it, but Michael Jackson was not a regular person.  He was a star.  He created a new style in music and fashion, and he become an icon, an unforgettable one.  This image was created on his 50th birthday… he past away today, with almost — Continue reading