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Posts Tagged: Travel

Vintage Lighting Resource: 360 Volt

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Vintage Lighting Resource: 360 Volt

Stumbled (quite literally) into our idea of heaven: a personal, local store in Amsterdam wall-to-wall full of industrial, vintage lighting fixtures and light-up letters. We were almost brought to tears. Called 360 Volt, it’s located down a few stairs in the basement of one of Amsterdam’s adorable canal houses on — Continue reading

Ramona Flume’s View of Norway

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Ramona Flume’s View of Norway

Self-professed writer and adventurer Ramona Flume is also quite the photographer, recently snapping some photographs of Norway so tantalizing that we’re looking up airline tickets right this moment. Capturing the fierce natural spirit of this beautiful country, she also does a stand-up job of snapping both traditional and modern architecture, — Continue reading

Interiors: Courtyard House Somers

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Courtyard House Somers

It feels like all our favorite interiors are coming from Australia lately! Seriously, gorgeous stuff. We’re loving the interiors (and exterior, when we think about it) of the Courtyard House Somers by Opat Architects. It’s got a pretty crazy exterior architecture with lots of different visual elements, but it’s the interior — Continue reading

Play: Abandoned Yugoslavian Sculpture or Glimpse into an Architectural Future!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Play: Abandoned Yugoslavian Sculpture or Glimpse into an Architectural Future!

I was reminded again of these awesome photos of sculptures that were commissioned by the Yugoslavian government in the 1960s and 1970s but then were all abandoned, sort of resembling a future society that fell and left its sad but poetic architecture behind. Or like if you landed on an — Continue reading

Ultra Hotel, Buenos Aires

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Ultra Hotel, Buenos Aires

I don’t know why, but I love researching for images of boutique and design hotels around the world. Maybe it’s because I rarely get to stay in one, I just imagine how cool would be be to be pampered and spoiled when travelling. Oh well, sometime soon! Anyhow, I got — Continue reading

The World’s Most Beautiful Buildings

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
The World’s Most Beautiful Buildings

We don’t know how we missed it when it first came out in February, but Travel & Leisure Magazine‘s online site had compiled a list of the world’s most beautiful buildings. Not only have we enjoyed looking at the pretty photos, but we’ve enjoyed wondering if we would have made — Continue reading

Any Bag Camera Bag

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Uncategorized
Any Bag Camera Bag

I’ve had a DSLR for over 6 years now and my collection of photos does not reflect that fact. I’m either too lazy to cary my big, hunky camera bag around or scared to put in my man purse (murse) unsheathed. But now, with the Any Bag Camera Bag Insert, — Continue reading

Clarity: 2011 home and interiors

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends
Clarity: 2011 home and interiors

Zen and fantasy were the main words for Philippe Starck when he renovated the eclectic decoration of La Corniche, a 12 rooms small hotel in the South of France. The goal of his project was clear from the beginning: to respect the site’s connection to the beauty of its origin, — Continue reading

Maison Martin Margiela

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Maison Martin Margiela

   Not only does the MMM design clothing, shoes and accessories for both men and women, there is also fragrance, a fine jewelry line and objects for the home. Now you can even stay "Avante-Garde" in the L‚Äô√éle aux Oiseaux by Maison Martin Margiela. A suite designed by the Belgium — Continue reading

Beauty and Timelessness Meets Function

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Beauty and Timelessness Meets Function

BMW R75/5  c.1972 (detail) BMW R62 c.1928 Although classic simplicity is not a new thing, it's a style and aesthetic that's covertly stood the test of time, in fact almost a century in the case of BMW Motorcycles! This simple aesthetic still exists in most people's minds, ours included, as — Continue reading

2010 European Capital of Culture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
2010 European Capital of Culture

As the 2010 European Capital of Culture- Istanbul a global city that spreads between the two continents, offers lots of cultural, historical and social activities and alternatives. I find Istanbul intriguing, chaotic and enigmatic; a true special blend of the east and the west. The last time I was in the — 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

Charting Information as Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Charting Information as Art

Informational drawings – please comment at blog2modern with more information or diagram info/links. I will post best of the links before Xmas/holiday breaktime. T minus. 3.5 months and counting, tick tock!

The Lair, by Rick Bzowy, Tazmania

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
The Lair, by Rick Bzowy, Tazmania

If someone said to you "Let's stay at The Lair", you would immediately think of a seedy, dark, urban place full of booze, promises and one-night stands. Surprisingly, this Lair is anything but. Built in an isolated spot on the east coast of Tasmania, surrounded by 40 acres of unspoilt forest — 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 (Zócalo, MUCA/UNAM Campus)”, 2007 His work has spawned an unofficial website/blog — Continue reading

Sleep Box

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Sleep Box

As city life gets quicker and faster, time is of the essence a few minutes to rest at an airport or train station is priceless.  Rather than spending time finding a hotel room, would it not be so convenient if there were a quiet place to rest between flights directly — Continue reading

Mirrorcube by Tham & Videgard Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Mirrorcube by Tham & Videgard  Architects

If you're in Sweden, check out the Mirror Cube, part of the Tree Hotel in Harads. The structure consists of light-weight aluminium and mirrored glass hung around a tree trunk. (I know what you're thinking: "Won't birds crash into the nearly invisible building??") Fortunately, steps were taken to prevent wildlife from — Continue reading

The New Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, by Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue &

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
The New Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, by Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue &

Edinburgh. One can readily imagine, even if they have not yet been there, a historic city full of monumental stone buildings, narrow cobbled streets, myth and stories winking at them at each way they turn their heads to. When one does visit, like I did a week ago, the sense — Continue reading

A Parisienne in Brooklyn by Carol VanderKloot

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
A Parisienne in Brooklyn by Carol VanderKloot

Ok, this year's New York International Gift Fair at Javits Center was so dominated by vintage-inspired, knotty pined, whip stitched, whimsical objet made in China, I needed a break. Plus, many exhibitors showed copious copies of works by Gio Ponti, Alexander Girard, David Hicks, with NO mention or credit given. — 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