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Trend: YOUR 2011 Thoughts

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Trend: YOUR 2011 Thoughts

Before we launch into a series of posts this year exploring the latest and greatest in interior design and architecture trends, we thought we’d take this opportunity to ask you what you think this year’s biggest trends will be. What do you think the hottest colors in interiors will be? — Continue reading

Trend: Triangles

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Trend: Triangles

Sure, straight lines and sleek angles get a lot of attention in modern furniture and design, but circles and squares aren’t the only shapes who deserve so much focus. We’re not sure why, but we’ve always had a soft spot for triangles (could it be our love of the work — Continue reading

Orgatec

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Orgatec

Last month the lovely German city of Cologne hosted one of the most important events for the contract furniture market: Orgatec. The fair happens every two years and brings together some of the most important manufacturers, such as Herman Miller, Haworth and Giroflex. Although the fair has been much bigger — 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

Cersaie, Bologna

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Washbasin at Rapsel

For me, 2010 has been all about visiting trade shows. I don`t think I`ve ever visited so many before, most of them for the very first time. September was a busy busy month, and I flew to Bologna (Italy) to take a look at Cersaie: the biggest bathroom furnishings and — Continue reading

Trend: Non-boring Organic Fabric

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Trend: Non-boring Organic Fabric

Words like eco-friendly, organic and natural, especially when applied to textiles, have the horrible habit of conjuring up soft neutrals, light greens and other natural fiber-colored hues. One of our most favorite trends to hit fabrics and interiors is the trend of bold, colorful and bright organic fabrics! “Organic” and — Continue reading

Patricia Urquiola: Vieques Island

Categories: Local + Travel
Patricia Urquiola: Vieques Island

An earlier post at 2Modern design blog covered Patricia Urquiola's tile work which was delightful! Her focus on creating industrial products with personality and her approach to integrate layers of history into the memoriable patterns surely trigger sensation and success. Patricia Urquiola's advise for new designers is to find ‚Äúa few cultural — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: News + Events + Contests
2Modern Design Brief

Modern Art moments…all kinds of art make me happy. I have a soft spot in my heart for people who can express their words in this type of medium. Funky, classic, off-beat, simple-I love it ALL! Design Milk featured NY interior designer, Laura Day . This image reminded me of — Continue reading

Murakami in the Wonderland of Versailles

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Murakami in the Wonderland of Versailles

Takashi Murakami has been around for a while bridging the gap between the low and high art, synthesizing the east and west influences, and producing the -kawaii- cute cartoon characters with bright colors and big smiles for his prints and paintings.     An exhibition, which has recently opened, by Takashi — Continue reading

Tires Rock…and Roll

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Tires Rock…and Roll

Tire by Roy Lichtenstein 1970 image source: ElissaSCA Rob Pruitt 2010 Pattern and Degradation Opening reception at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Maccarone, New York image source: VernissageTV Didier Didier Tires are in. Ever since we had the car tires balanced 3 weeks ago and found out they had weather cracking, — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Uncategorized
2Modern Design Brief

Brains of designers working hard lately…. Is it me or is there an exciting amount of good design these days? I spotted this on Cool Hunting but you can check out the whole enchilada over at the designer's site, Knife & Saw. You should really just check out the whole — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Uncategorized
2Modern Design Brief

Spectacular finds that simply must be shared… Everything about this space is beyond words. I don't know where to start…This would make an amazing guest house…but it's just so good, I want it as an art studio and my escape place…and that rooftop garden-it's just the perfect 'cherry on top' — 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

Looking to the Past for Inspiration and Motivation

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Looking to the Past for Inspiration and Motivation

This weekend was spent participating in an annual family tradition that dates back long before anyone can remember.  The change of the season is marked by sudden cool snaps, shorter days, and a bountiful fall harvest.  Each fall in early September vine-ripened grapes make their journey from vineyards around the — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

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2Modern Design Brief

Things I am kind of in love with lately…. Unimaginable and unthinkable re-use of material. Read the whole story here on Design Crack.  Architecture that makes me look twice and my eyes pop! Image and info courtesy of Design Scene.  Unexpected use of color. image found on BLTD.  Oversize scale-most — Continue reading

2Modern Design Brief

Categories: Uncategorized
2Modern Design Brief

Reclaimed re-uses – modern, clever and refreshed…. duh? right?? It's so logical, simple and modern. image courtesy of mod remod.     Earlier this summer, Dwell mag featured this incredibly cool and curiously tree-house like home. Ever since then, I have been dreaming about the Jakarta domicile and how to re-incarnate — 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!

Modern Book Cases

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Book Cases

I know Kindles and E-Book readers are what all the cool kids are doing, but I'm still a die-hard book fan. Although, I can only afford one of those cheapo Ikea bookcases, but in my ideal loft apartment, I'll own one of these really cool, modern book cases. The Beehive — Continue reading

Concrete Wall

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Concrete Wall

Talk about transforming a space.  Try using these realistic wallpapers from Concretewall, developed by Moment Kommunikasjon. See more here. So cool.