• Clouds in the House

    Updated: 2013-01-31 01:55:51
    What is with all the weather indoors? First I saw Berndnaut Smilde’s Nimbus pieces; now I see Tomas Saraceno’s Cloudy House installation at Andersen’s Contemporary Berlin.  Saraceno’s exhibition includes a cloud installation, sculpture, video and photographs. The clouds are constructed of matte, white paper which are suspended individually by nylon — Continue reading…

  • Glossy Blue Desk by Projector Design

    Updated: 2013-01-30 23:15:08
        “A vivid focal point from every angle,” is how Toronto’s Projector Design describes this desk, and who could argue? It’s still in prototype stage, but the color alone may end up turning the 001 Desk into a ‘must have’ art piece. The indigo blue work top, hand crafted from — Continue reading…

  • Storage Where You Need It: Rolling Utility Carts

    Updated: 2013-01-30 22:00:00
    : Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Storage Where You Need It : Rolling Utility Carts The humble rolling cart is the workhorse of furniture . It can be used in just about every room kitchen , bath , laundry , office and , since it's mobile , it can also travel . I rounded up nine carts that would be practical for myriad uses . Check out the details after the jump Wrapping Cart from Crate Barrel Although marketed for use as a wrapping center , I think this cart could handy for storing crafts and office supplies as well . 149.95 Green Luxor Utility Cart from Web Restaurant Store This cute green cart takes me back to the audio visual department of my high school . Yep , I was that nerd . It would be perfect for printing supplies in an

  • Give and Get with Gus*

    Updated: 2013-01-30 21:45:08
    What’s better than giving? Giving and getting, that’s what. All you have to do is purchase one or more beautifully reductive furniture or lighting offerings by Gus*, and you’ll get them at a 15% discount. As if that weren’t enough, for each piece you buy, 2Modern will make a donation to — Continue reading…

  • When It's OK To Get Rid of Kitchen Tools

    Updated: 2013-01-30 21:00:00
    Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login When It's OK To Get Rid of Kitchen Tools We all have well-loved , chipped-up , and slightly shabby tools in our kitchens the old wooden spoon , the bowl with a hairline crack that still holds fruit and looks beautiful . But there are times when it is right and good to let a tool . go Getting Rid of Kitchen Tools The Kitchn 01.30.13 4:00PM Cambria Bold : Categories Main None Comments have been disabled for this post . Apartment Therapy The January Cure Tours Apartment Kids House Workspace Rooms Bathroom Bedroom Dining Room Entryway Kitchen Living Room Outdoor Space Playroom Nursery Kids Home Office Garage Storage Closets Projects How To Before After Crafting Decorating Renovating Projects Painting

  • Jeff Katzman: My Favorite Thing — Apartment Therapy Videos

    Updated: 2013-01-30 20:30:00
    : Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Jeff Katzman : My Favorite Thing Apartment Therapy Videos Today's My Favorite Thing comes from Jeff . Katzman : Submissions Do you have a Favorite Thing Tell us here and we'll consider sending our video team to tape you for the site You don't have to be an expert , you just have to love your favorite thing The : Star Jeff Katzman earned his bachelor's degree in fine arts from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota , Florida . He has worked in fashion design , spent time doing humanitarian work in Afghanistan as a sergeant in the 82nd airborne , and has his master's degree in elementary Waldorf education from Sunbridge College . He currently lives in Greenwich Village with his wife , Lisa

  • NYIGF 2013: 2Modern Snapshots

    Updated: 2013-01-30 19:55:47
    Knowing where to look first was the enviable challenge we, here at 2Modern, were faced with this week at the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF). As always, the beauty, imagination and sheer volume of things on display left us more than a little breathless—and most eager to be assured — Continue reading…

  • Liveblogging Day 21: Organizing Smile Spots — The January Cure

    Updated: 2013-01-30 19:30:00
    : Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Liveblogging Day 21 : Organizing Smile Spots The January Cure We're a few days away from the end Since today is a surface clean in prep for the party and photos of me dusting my bookcases isn't super fun I thought I'd share a couple of my favorite small transformations from the month , areas that make me smile when I see . them Since I cleaned the clutter from my closet , I can use this over-the-door hanger not for coats and robes , but to showcase some of my favorite accessories . This is often the first thing I see in the morning , when the light peeks into my bedroom and glints off some sequins . Spying a smile spot when you first wake up starts the day off . brilliantly In this corner of my

  • Interiors Awards: Which Movie Gets Your Vote?

    Updated: 2013-01-30 19:00:00
    : Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Interiors Awards : Which Movie Gets Your Vote Dark Shadows I'm no movie expert , but I do know a cool interior when I see it . There's so much more to a film experience than just plot and dialogue costumes , props and especially set décor are so important to the authenticity of a story . So I've gathered ten movies from the past year that distracted me with their awesome . interiors TOP : ROW 1. Dark Shadows provides plenty of gothic 70's , as only Tim Burton can do . Via MovieWeb 2. Whether you love or hate Tolstoy , the interiors of Anna Karenina were intricate and stunning . Via IMDB 3. It's classic , mid-century modern at its peak in Hitchcock Via Movie Insider 4. Probably my favorite movie in

  • Make a DIY Herringbone Balsa Wood Tray

    Updated: 2013-01-30 19:00:00
    Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Make a DIY Herringbone Balsa Wood Tray I love trays . I use them all the time and can't really get enough . So I am quite excited that I recently ran across a fabulous herringbone tray that just stole my heart and got my DIY juices flowing . Follow me after the jump to find out . more The girls over at Style Me Pretty joined up with Rebecca Hansen Weddings to bring us a a step-by-step tutorial that makes attempting a herringbone pattern a little less intimidating . It is made using Balsa Wood , which is quite soft and thin and can be cut using a utility knife . After that it seems to be all about the . glueing For the full tutorial check out Style Me Pretty Images : Rebecca Hansen via Style Me Pretty 0

  • Day 21: Speedy Spruce Up & Surface Clean — Apartment Therapy January Cure

    Updated: 2013-01-30 18:30:00
    : Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Day 21 : Speedy Spruce Up Surface Clean Apartment Therapy January Cure Day : 21 Wednesday , January 30 : Assignment Give your entryway , living room , kitchen and bathroom a quick once over so it's neat and clean for your get-together this weekend Today is where your hard work over the past weeks really starts paying off . You did some good deep cleaning and decluttering . room by room , so now you can do an overall spruce up to get things in shape without a huge outlay of time . The idea here is to keep moving , resist getting distracted or off track and just focus on speedily getting your surfaces clean and uncluttered . Jump below for a quick clean up list and get ready to do a whirlwind .

  • A Small Family Apartment in the City — Noroof Architects

    Updated: 2013-01-30 17:30:00
    Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login A Small Family Apartment in the City Noroof Architects We're starting a family , so we had to move out of the city . You hear this all the time , and for one good reason : high housing prices mean there most often simply isn't space to raise a family in an affordable apartment in the city . That's decidedly not the case , though , for this family of four in 540 square feet with a dining room hidden in the photo above can you see it This Lower East Side apartment by noroof architects uses smart layouts in plan and section to make room for family life . Add several custom-designed , multi-purpose furniture pieces and you have a living room , dining room and home office all in one The project has been

  • Josh & Rae's Well Curated Home — House Tour

    Updated: 2013-01-30 17:00:00
    Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Josh Rae's Well Curated Home House Tour : Name Rachel Jones and Josh Sims : Location Hackney , London : Size No idea average London terrace size Years lived : in 10 years Owned Fashion designer Rae Jones , her husband Josh , and their little boy live in a classic Victorian terrace in London's East End . With its high ceilings , large windows and period features , the house is the perfect place to exhibit the couple's carefully curated collection of twentieth century furniture and . accessories Enter House Tour Josh and Rae share a love of antiques , delighting in the details of well made , functional designs that are built to last . One of their favorite items is a pre-war leather gym mat which has

  • Geometric Fun: Watanabe Stool, Kilim & Jonathan Adler — The Wednesday Afternoon Scavenger

    Updated: 2013-01-30 16:45:00
    : , Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Geometric Fun : Watanabe Stool , Kilim Jonathan Adler The Wednesday Afternoon Scavenger A cure for Hump Day blahs . Fun , graphic pops of color that energize and improve your . mood Brooklyn , NY : Watanabe Carton Stool 75 New York , NY : Jonathan Adler Lamp- 115 New York , NY : Kilim Rug 800 Jersey City , NJ : Mod Dining Set 479 Minneapolis , MN : Recovered BooksVintage Books 27 Shoppers , check out the Classifieds for many more listings . Sellers , gather up your goods and list them in our Classifieds to turn them into a little extra spending . cash Go To : Classifieds Main Page Apartment Therapy is not the seller of these items . This is an edited selection of our favorite offerings from our

  • Beautifully Organized: Linen Closets

    Updated: 2013-01-30 16:00:00
    : Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Beautifully Organized : Linen Closets One of the first things I did when I moved into my home was turn a dead-end hallway into a hallway linen closet . My home has no other storage , and for my family this was a huge upgrade one of the best renovation decisions we've made . Now it's completely packed with towels , sheets , pillows and toiletries , so keeping it organized is a must for maximizing storage space . Here are some wonderfully organized linen closets we use for . inspiration TOP : ROW 1. Apartment Therapy 2. Better Homes and Gardens 3. Chez Larsson 4. Peace Love Crafts via Apartment Therapy 5. Young House Love via Apartment Therapy BOTTOM : ROW 6. House to Home 7. Chez Larsson 8. Young

  • Elizabeth's January Cure: My Fourth Week — January Cure Diaries

    Updated: 2013-01-30 16:00:00
    : Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Elizabeth's January Cure : My Fourth Week January Cure Diaries My January Cure seems to be coming back together again after I hit the wall last week . No new plants have died , and the residual dust that seems to appear the moment I finish cleaning has gotten easier to deal with . This week's assignments made me want to go shopping like crazy , but the vacuum and paper towels are managing to do enough work to make a difference on their . own Day 14 : Get Papers Files in Order and Day 15 : Exercise a Little Cord Control Papers and cords have not yet become a problem . Upon starting a new job , my husband had enough paperwork to do that everything is already in order . And since we've only been here a

  • Deadly Diseases Rendered in Glass — Design News 01.30.13

    Updated: 2013-01-30 15:45:00
    Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Deadly Diseases Rendered in Glass Design News 01.30.13 Artist Luke Jerram's series of microbiology sculptures renders the world's most horrifying viruses into strangely beautiful blown glass . Composites of diagrams , images , and virologists , though not to exact scale , the pieces can serve an educational purpose . The sculptures are on display starting February 1 at the National Centre for Craft and Design in the . U.K In other news , high-end homesteading grows in popularity , and check out vacuums shaped like houses . See the headlines after the . jump Deadly Diseases Are Less Scary When They're Beautiful Glass Sculptures Co.Exist Backyard Farming Gets Fancy The Wall Street Journal These Houses

  • Family-Friendly Basement Flooring

    Updated: 2013-01-30 15:30:00
    Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Family-Friendly Basement Flooring Basements can be a mixed bag . Functional space is always good , but rooms below grade can present challenges with light , climate control and moisture . The right flooring can mitigate some concerns and take a basement from musty oversized storage area to usable family space . A few things to : consider Wall to wall carpet may be the worst choice for a basement but people do it because it makes the space feel cozier , it provides a soft landing for playroom falls and it's affordable . Having experienced floods in two carpeted basements an urban duplex-down and a suburban single family home I can safely say that I will never install conventional carpeting below . grade

  • Organic Inspiration from Vienna

    Updated: 2013-01-30 15:24:07
    You have to hand it to the Vienna-based design studio, Mischer ’ Traxler. Just when it seemed impossible for designers to get any more inventive with the shape of a bowl, this duo has found a way to keep things interesting. Their Reversed Volumes line of food-safe vessels takes its cue from — Continue reading…

  • Crafty Congrats: DIY Housewarming Gifts

    Updated: 2013-01-30 15:15:00
    : Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Crafty Congrats : DIY Housewarming Gifts Your awesome friend just moved to an awesome new place . If you want to bring a gift that's thoughtful and unique , here are some DIYs that are sure to be . appreciated A pretty trivet DIY from Carnets Parisiens for your favorite cook . Minor note : I would hot glue it into a circle before gifting it . Make Design Form's chic , budget-friendly keychain for his new keys . Pair these painted cork coasters from The Gold Jellybean with a 6-pack of her favorite stout . Dip-dyed bamboo placemats are both of-the-moment and stylish enough to last for years . From Martha . Stewart Even the guy or gal who has everything appreciates a lovely soy candle . From Ruffled

  • Underbed Storage: Products, Tips & Projects

    Updated: 2013-01-30 15:00:00
    : , Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Underbed Storage : Products , Tips Projects I want to preface this post by saying this : Yes , I am aware that followers of feng shui say that storing anything under your bed is a bad idea . But let's face it , folks . If you're trying to fit everything into a small space , it would be a shame to waste all that area under the bed . With that in mind , I've rounded up a handful of underbed storage options , along with some tips , tricks and DIY . projects : Resources Long Underbed Box with Wheels from Container Store 22.99 Java Jumbo Underbed Bags 2-Pack from Dormco 8.54 DILLING Storage Box from IKEA 14.99 My Closet Underbed Storage Bin from One Step Ahead 10.95 Sterilite 4-pk . Under-Bed Storage

  • Ways to Upcycle Trunk into Functional Furniture? — Good Questions

    Updated: 2013-01-30 15:00:00
    Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Ways to Upcycle Trunk into Functional Furniture Good Questions : Q I have a lovely trunk that I've used in nearly every room of my home . It's nothing special , but I really love it and have a sentimental attachment to it . I have always used it simply as a storage piece at the foot of the bed , against a wall , etc . In my new apartment , I'd like to repurpose the trunk in some way ideally so that it works as both storage and furniture I'm shorter on space than I was before The main issue is height the trunk is only 12.5 inches tall , and while I did use it as a coffee table for a while see photo it was just too low , and felt strange with no space beneath it . I'd really like to use it as a bench ,

  • Five Fun Twists on Family Portraits

    Updated: 2013-01-30 15:00:00
    Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Five Fun Twists on Family Portraits Do you have family portraits taken every year Hate the hassle of dressing up and bribing the kids into acting happy for the half hour it takes to snap the shot If you dread the process , or maybe just want something new , check out these great alternatives to the traditional photo . portrait 1. Custom Family Portrait Stamp by Sachi 2. DIY Wooden Doll Family Portrait via Bloesem Kids 3. Personalized Paper Dolls from Jordan Grace Owns 4. Wooden Family Portrait from Star House 5. Family Silhouettes from Blue Cara Images : as linked above 15 comments 01.30.13 10:00AM Dabney Frake : Categories Main Shopping Family Art Artwork Kids Crafts Comments 15 Okay , I didn't

  • A Pantry for Momma (Affordable Pantry Build)

    Updated: 2013-01-30 15:00:00
    Design Build Love two young DIY designers building love in their home Skip to content Home About Us Contact Advertising Sponsorships Home Tour Our Wedding Parties Project List Press Shop DBL Search : for Interview with HGTV Star , Chip Wade A Pantry for Momma Affordable Pantry Build Posted on January 30, 2013 by Design Build Love Busy moms know how difficult a crazy morning can be.  Getting yourself up and going can be hard enough , but when you†re a momma , you†ve got a whole team of people to coordinate.  Well , my friend Lindsey is a wife and momma of three adorable little kiddos , and while she†s a master of planning and organization , her pantry was acting as a real roadblock to her morning routine After a few discussion , we set out a plan to rebuild her pantry using one of

  • Metropolitan Cityscapes: Paper Cut Maps — Store Profile

    Updated: 2013-01-30 14:45:00
    : Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Metropolitan Cityscapes : Paper Cut Maps Store Profile Visit the store page Chauntelle Trinh and Eckard Buscher , artists , designers , and co-founders of Metropolitan Cityscapes . : Location Online : Specialty Laser-cut city maps Price : Range Mid-Range Forged out of a fascination for urban life , designers Chauntelle Trinh and Eckard Buscher have created a series of paper-cut cityscapes capturing the distinct intricacies that make urban landscapes so . unique According to Trinh and Buscher , Metropolitan Cityscapes is an homage to the cities we have visited and those that have inspired us . In making them , we hope to create a starting point for your own stories and experiences . Each map is

  • Dramatic Makeover Material: Metal Contact Paper

    Updated: 2013-01-30 14:30:00
    : Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Dramatic Makeover Material : Metal Contact Paper Metal contact paper or shelf liners are fantastic for completely transforming furniture and even appliances . It's also very practical when you need a wipeable surface like a backsplash for the stove or a tabletop free of crayon . marks Rather than doing away with a piece of furniture , try refurbishing it . It's eco-friendly and easy on your wallet . too DIY : ideas Backsplash for the stove End table Drawer fronts Coffee table Top of kids craft table Inside of shelving Photo 1 Refrigerator Stove Shown above from left to : right Mirror Effect Foil Self-Adhesive Contact Paper , from Design Your Wall 185.00 Metal FX Brushed Nickel Contact Paper , from

  • Dabney's January Cure: Week 4 — January Cure Diaries

    Updated: 2013-01-30 14:00:00
    : Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Dabney's January Cure : Week 4 January Cure Diaries Does anyone else feel like they are limping towards the finish line Am I really that averse to cleaning Good . lord Day 14 : Get Papers Files in Order We call this ominously the drawer . Have you seen the checkbook It's in the drawer . Where did you put that gift card In the drawer . It's where stuff lands when it comes through the door , but before it gets permanently filed in the filing cabinet . It holds unpaid bills , important papers , and store credits Yes , I found our car title under that pile of paper . Classic . It's also a catchall for small things we don't want to lose but we really don't have a place for , like our neighbor's keys . And

  • Kitchen Classics: Stainless, Formica & DWR Tables — The Wednesday MORNING Scavenger

    Updated: 2013-01-30 13:45:00
    : , Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Kitchen Classics : Stainless , Formica DWR Tables The Wednesday MORNING Scavenger You've seen all these styles before . They've served well in kitchens for years and aren't going anywhere soon . You can trust . them Brooklyn , NY : DWR Kitchen Table 100 Brooklyn , NY : Stainless Work Table 525 San Francisco , CA : Formica Table- 175 Brooklyn , NY : White Wire Shelf 60 Brooklyn , NY : Chambers Range 1500 Shoppers , check out the Classifieds for many more listings . Sellers , gather up your goods and list them in our Classifieds to turn them into a little extra spending . cash Go To : Classifieds Main Page Apartment Therapy is not the seller of these items . This is an edited selection of our

  • Great Indoor Playhouses

    Updated: 2013-01-30 13:30:00
    Main Style DIY Homekeeping Family Tech Renovating Shopping Entertaining The Kitchn Login Great Indoor Playhouses Kinkeli-hut In the thick of winter , sometimes it's nice to have a little hideaway inside . Check out our roundup of some fun and attractive indoor . playhouses 1. Kinkeli-hut If you speak Norwegian , you might be able to order one of these if you are super handy , you could build your . own 2. Thicket from Cheeriup Perhaps the most unusual of these playhouses , the Thicket is made from willow branches and other natural materials , and it can withstand either indoor or outdoor . play 3. Puzzle Playhouse from Modern Playhouse So easy to assemble and requiring no tools , you can set this house up for a day of play and then take it down for . storage 4. Kyoto Indoor Playhouse from

  • Project Gallery Update

    Updated: 2013-01-30 13:00:24
    I took a few moments today to update the Project Gallery (link is over there in the right hand sidebar, just below Liv and my’s bio pic) and I invite you to add your most recent projects, too! I noticed that many of you are still contributing and I’m so happy that you are . [...]

  • Standard Fare

    Updated: 2013-01-30 03:14:32
    If you’re lucky enough to be staying a the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles anytime soon, pay a bit more attention to the blanket on the bed. The concentric pattern, rendered in grey and saffron, and with text that reads, “all people are multi dimensional,” is the creation of — Continue reading…

  • Reframing and Roofing Process

    Updated: 2013-01-29 22:40:39
    Exciting things are happening at the home site. Have you checked the cabin cam? The home is starting to take shape and assume the silhouete shown in our floor plan slideshow rendering.

  • Kitchen Additions: A Crazy New Pantry Plan

    Updated: 2013-01-29 13:00:46
    I’d love to introduce you to a special little space in our home today: the pantry. I know, I know, not nearly as exciting as a nursery remodel or tearing down a bathroom, but wait until you see what we have in store for this 4×4′ space! That’s an in-progress photo for you from the [...]

  • The Art of Letter Writing

    Updated: 2013-01-28 17:48:19
    There’s good penmanship, and then there’s what Jessica Hische does. The San Francisco-based designer and illustrator creates hand-drawn letters and entire alphabets so unusually ornate in their beauty, they seem almost better suited to a more genteel era. Which may be why her handiwork lends itself so nicely to Penguin — Continue reading…

  • 2Modern is at NYIGF

    Updated: 2013-01-28 16:05:38
    2Modern is at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan this week, reporting from the New York International Gift Fair. We’re drooling over the jaw-dropping number of products from designers around the globe, and keeping tabs on all things cool and innovative and just plain beautiful. Check back over the next few days — Continue reading…

  • Wax Paper Dessert Templates

    Updated: 2013-01-28 08:38:50
    This wax paper project is a really fun way to spice up a simple dessert, and perfect for Valentine’s Day with a heart shaped cut out like the one I made for this chocolatey gooey treat. Brownies look so much fancier in a tart pan, no? Liv and I used wax paper, scissors and powdered [...]

  • John Robshaw’s Stitched Stationery

    Updated: 2013-01-25 23:30:03
    Hand-written notes may be taking a back seat to digital communication these days, but if you’re looking for an excuse to make a lasting written impression, these gorgeous cards and envelopes may be the answer. Inspired by Indian textiles and architecture, these recycled cotton paper products from John Robshaw Textiles are machine stitched — Continue reading…

  • Travel Adventures in Spain: Granada

    Updated: 2013-01-25 23:29:08
    Oh man it’s been too long since I’ve shared stories from our family trip last year (which was four whole months ago, I can’t believe it), but I didn’t ever really finish sharing our adventures and I wanted to take a few posts to do so. I can feel the memories slowly slip away… and I [...]

  • A Folding Chair with Flair

    Updated: 2013-01-25 20:15:15
    Who ever heard of a folding chair handsome enough to take center stage? The folding chair is supposed to be the supporting cast member, even bit player; important, yes, but never the star. Then, there’s the Easy Chair by Danish manufacturer Carl Hansen, a folding chair whose impossibly slender silhouette is crafted from solid — Continue reading…

  • Thank Goodwill It's Friday: Celtics Clothing Drive

    Updated: 2013-01-25 19:00:37
    Thank Goodwill It's Friday! Despite the freezing weather, we're super excited to head over to Goodwill HQ on Harrison Ave this Tuesday for a super awesome feel-good event. read more</p

  • Ethical Jewelry from Ute Decker

    Updated: 2013-01-25 15:30:45
    Fair trade gold and recycled silver may not be common terms in the jewelry business, but that isn’t stopping the German jewelry designer Ute Decker from building her reputation around sustainable and ethical practices. These dazzling “arm sculptures” are crafted from recycled and ethically sourced silver and gold—and judging by how dazzling they — Continue reading…

  • Light-filled Modern Swedish Dream Home

    Updated: 2013-01-24 21:00:56
    Do you have 4.5 million dollars? Then this lovely home in Sweden could be yours! Just listen to this place: ”The main floor features a magnificent, spacious living room, dining room and kitchen in an open layout and with amazing views, as well as a bedroom and an office. Direct access — Continue reading…

  • Marset Table, Floor, Ceiling Lights & More!

    Updated: 2013-01-24 18:00:35
    Lighting fanatics know that Marset is a company known for making some pretty stupendously wonderful modern lighting. How stupendously wonderful? Well, check out all that Marset has to offer on 2Modern. But be sure to pay extra special attention to some of their new items on the site! Why? Because — Continue reading…

  • Save Your Weekends: Bargains for Below Freezing Temps

    Updated: 2013-01-24 16:08:14
    Even if you don't live in the Northern states, if you've been on any social media today then you know our thermometers in the single digits (and how unhappy we all are about it). read more

  • Use Mobiles, Wallpaper, Lighting, Mood & More

    Updated: 2013-01-24 14:00:02
    January already more than halfway over and you’re not quite sure where the month’s gone? Already feeling a little stressed, overworked, exhausted and bummed out that your resolution to be more calm and balanced this year is kind of going by the wayside? It may be time to add a — Continue reading…

  • Pleasing Curves by Charles Kaplan

    Updated: 2013-01-24 03:31:17
      Curves in stone seems against nature, yet man has been creating curves out of stone for centuries.   It takes great skill to transform hard Carrara marble into sensuous shapes of legs and arms.  Even more so, in my humble opinion, to wield the tools creating biomorphic forms in the — Continue reading…

  • Liv’s 2nd Birthday: Paper Favor Pouches

    Updated: 2013-01-24 00:00:25
    One of my favorite, super-quick-to-throw-together ideas from Liv’s party was to create little favor pouches for gummy bears to hand out to all of the kids on their way home. I didn’t get a very clear photo of the treat bags at the actual party, but here’s the gist on how we put them together: [...]

  • Design Rewind: Marüshka’s Retro Prints

    Updated: 2013-01-23 21:00:22
    Marüshka was originally founded in 1972 in Michigan and became  famous for their popular method of hand-printing and silk-screening decorative canvases. Super popular in the 1970s and 1980s, you often saw these affordable wall art pieces in commercial spaces as well as residential homes. Now prized by vintage-loving collectors, these — Continue reading…

  • Landon Metz’s Subtle & Soft Organic Abstracts

    Updated: 2013-01-23 18:00:21
    Soft, organic, subtle, haunting, sad, promising — Landon Metz’s abstract paintings are all these things and more, and his work from 2012 is a mixture of all the best things he creates. Using colors expertly, Landon’s created these tiny microcosms that make you almost wish you could zoom in and see — Continue reading…

  • Kriladesign’s Modern & Tech-y Lights

    Updated: 2013-01-23 14:00:58
    Cool lights! We came across this album on Google + (did you know 2Modern is on Google +) full of some colorful and modern lights that definitely sport an awesome shape and look to be flexible as all get out! Made by Italian brand Kriladesign, the Krila design collection is a — Continue reading…

  • New from Ink Dish!

    Updated: 2013-01-22 20:00:01
    Ink Dish is one of our favorite makers of dishware operating today, simply due to the fact that they’re not afraid to take visual chances and their work represents one of the most accurate views of contemporary dishware today. Filled with graphic pops of pattern and more, Ink Dish partners — Continue reading…

  • Modern/Easy DIY: Rorschach Place Mats

    Updated: 2013-01-22 18:00:56
    Tell me…what do you see when you look at this post? If you answer “an awesome and affordable DIY project for my modern home” we’ll diagnose you with an awesome case of knowing a great DIY project when you see it. Spotted first on Dismount Creative but taken from the — Continue reading…

  • Beating the January Blues… An Inspiration Board

    Updated: 2013-01-22 18:00:49
    After having just come down from the high of Christmas, New Year’s and Liv’s birthday within a matter of weeks, it’s hard to fall prey to the conspicuous January Blues around here this year. But just in case you’re in a post-party slumber, a few favorite January finds to cheer you up. Favorite finds this [...]

  • Snapshot: Nature as Art in Architecture

    Updated: 2013-01-22 14:54:12
    Ever notice how some houses are wide open when it comes to natural light and nature itself? Windows feature beautiful views of countrysides or equally lovely views of yards and patios. But other homes close those windows right up, showcasing a nice home with good art, but no nature? This — Continue reading…

  • Which Lounge Chair?

    Updated: 2013-01-21 20:16:00
    We love new-to-2Modern Edwin Blue and their great indoor and outdoor furniture options, especially their Iota Table with its polished marble top on a spare blackened-steel base. Available in two sizes (so you can use it as a coffee table or as a side or end table), it’s also available in — Continue reading…

  • Oluce is Here!

    Updated: 2013-01-21 17:00:32
    Ahhh Oluce. You are one of the oldest modern Italian lighting companies still rocking the modern lighting world. Your name is practically synonymous with awesome design, high-quality construction and a dogged persistence to push the envelope of design forward. One can also say that you’re the perfect place to stock — Continue reading…

  • 3 Orange(ish) Couches

    Updated: 2013-01-21 15:14:16
    You may have noticed on our Facebook page this morning that we posted a great room (with a great view) that sported a very attention-grabbing orange sectional sofa. Did you know that folks who wear orange more often are considered more friendly? (It’s true!) It wouldn’t be a stretch to — Continue reading…

  • Favorite Pins of the Week Part 2

    Updated: 2013-01-20 14:00:50
    We guess the idea of Valentine’s Day has been slowly seeping into our brains, because boy did we fill our Pinterest stream with heart-shaped things galore. But we also spotted a lot triangles this week, cropping up into our minds. And also we pondered strange homes, cactus and stacks of — Continue reading…

  • Favorite Pins of the Week Part 1

    Updated: 2013-01-19 14:00:53
    We guess the idea of Valentine’s Day has been slowly seeping into our brains, because boy did we fill our Pinterest stream with heart-shaped things galore. But we also spotted a lot triangles this week, cropping up into our minds. And also we pondered strange homes, cactus and stacks of — Continue reading…

  • Sophie Roach’s Colorful, Detailed Illustrations

    Updated: 2013-01-18 20:44:07
    Kind of loving this punch of color and pattern for a Friday afternoon by Austin, Texas-based illustrator Sophie Roach! Characterized by a wild maze of lines, squiggles, shapes and color, these illustrated compositions are manic, energetic and infused with personality. Definitely sporting a bit of a late 1980s -1990s vibe, — Continue reading…

  • Ugallery’s Cool, Modern Art

    Updated: 2013-01-18 17:00:45
    You heard of Ugallery yet? Chances are you have, for in the four years they’ve been in business, they’ve sold art to nearly every state and to dozens of countries. An online, virtual gallery you can peruse in the comfort of your own home, they offer a ton of affordable — Continue reading…

  • Display your collection here

    Updated: 2013-01-18 16:58:28
    I have a severe love for ceramics. Colored ceramics. Neutral ceramics. All of them! My dream is to fill an entire wall with a collection of ceramics from around the world on modern shelves! Much like this wall. When the New Year hit, I had a deep passion to clean — Continue reading…

  • DIY Modern PlayHive for Kids

    Updated: 2013-01-18 15:23:54
    The PlayHive is a backyard play structure that just about anyone can make for their kids pretty quickly, to get to the squeals of joy coming from them quicker. All you need is some basic carpentry skills, some 2x4s, screws and common tools (like a chop-saw, a sander and a — Continue reading…

  • Friday Construction Update

    Updated: 2013-01-18 13:00:14
    According to project manager Dylan Eastman, the construction crew at the Blog Cabin 2013 home site completed wall framing and sheathing, poured footings for the porch and began deck framing and interior stair construction this week.

  • Crazy Modern Lighting! A Round-up.

    Updated: 2013-01-17 21:00:29
    Lighting, and even especially light bulbs, have changed pretty rapidly and wildly since their inception not that long ago. Could Edison have ever imagined the path these brilliant little light-makers would have made when he first built upon the idea? Likely not, considering many of us can’t even imagine some — Continue reading…

  • MINIMIS’s Tiny & Potent 1PUCK LP

    Updated: 2013-01-17 18:00:11
    Been looking for a ground-breaking recessed floor light with the smallest aperture size on the market? 1PUCK , with an aperture size of a mere 0.4 inch (10mm), also has the smallest fixture diameter on the market (1.18 inch). Created by the talented Austin-based design firm MINIMIS. “Despite its tiny size, — Continue reading…

  • Save Your Weekends: Shoestring's First Stoop Sale

    Updated: 2013-01-17 16:39:31
    We thrift. And DIY. And scavenge. And upcycle. And swap. A lot. Over the course of the past 5 years of running this magazine, we've accumulated a lot of cool stuff, and have toyed on and off with opening an online store (or a brick and mortar store-slash-event-space). read more

  • People’s Choice: Vote for Kitchen Features

    Updated: 2013-01-17 15:11:21
    Today, I invite you to vote for the kitchen floor plan, decorative accessories, flooring and more.

  • LED Light House – Baumschlager-Eberle

    Updated: 2013-01-17 03:50:38
      Baumschlager-Eberle have installed a cube, Nordwesthaus, as the new meeting point for the sailing community on the harbor of  Lake Constance in Switzerland.   Positioned right on the edge of the moorings, the building presents a striking interaction between the supporting concrete biomorphic elements and the envelope of glazed panels — Continue reading…

  • DIY: Banish the Blues This Winter with White

    Updated: 2013-01-16 21:50:15
    White doesn’t have to bring to mind chilly swirls of snow and the hectic holiday season. Decorating in light neutral tones can be just as warm and inviting year-round as darker shades, while still maintaining a sleek, modern feel. The key is to incorporate interesting pieces that will give character — Continue reading…

  • Wee Rock Toy Co.’s USA-Made Rocking Toys

    Updated: 2013-01-16 18:00:15
    Wee Rock Toy Co. offers a line of premium rocking toys into the burgeoning green toys market. Started by two former architecture students, Mike Galea and Catherine O’Sullivan, Wee Rock Toy Co. began from a desire to design a gift for some overseas relatives that would fit into their carry — Continue reading…

  • Austin Modern Home Tour Sneak Peek

    Updated: 2013-01-16 14:00:05
    February 2nd will bring another Modern Home Tour to the city of Austin, one of the premiere ways to get a look inside some of the best modern architecture and design around a city. Designed by some of the top creative minds in Austin, this year’s homes have really outdone — Continue reading…

  • 2Modern’s Pick for Color of the Year…

    Updated: 2013-01-15 22:54:37
    Soft and subtle, fresh and clean, beautiful, earthy yet modern and sleek. Our pick for color of the year will sound familiar because it was chosen by another color expert organization late last year, but more importantly, you can find out which color we chose and find 2Modern modern furniture — Continue reading…

  • Iittala’s New Sarjaton Line

    Updated: 2013-01-15 18:00:45
    It’s no surprise that iittala‘s new line of dinnerware and drinkware is amazing because they are, of course, one of the leaders in the world of modern things-you-eat-and-drink-off-of. But they’ve really out done themselves with their new line, named Sarjaton. Earthy, but with their signature sleek modernism, many of the mugs, — Continue reading…

  • Building Stronger; Maintaining Character

    Updated: 2013-01-15 15:54:29
    Today, I share a slideshow packed with images captured during the reframing process.

  • Pablo’s Tube Top Pendant

    Updated: 2013-01-15 14:00:29
    Like a sweltering hot summer day, Pablo’s new-to-2Modern Tube Top Pendant leaves enough to the imagination, but it is sultry and makes you feel cool. Available in a number of different sizes to help you find just the right fit, there’s something subtle but illuminating about this wonderful piece of — Continue reading…

  • 5 Black Houses

    Updated: 2013-01-14 21:00:08
    Because we seem to be on a bit of black kick today (who knows why? We’re in a good mood, we swear! Black is just soooo chic!) we thought we’d continue today’s trend and feature a post with five all black houses. Black’s not normally a color to choose for — Continue reading…

  • Save Your Weekends: Parkour, No Pants & Glitter Pumps

    Updated: 2013-01-11 16:57:50
    Just a sampling of all the free, cheap, and super fun things going on around Greater Boston this weekend. Closing sales and discounts at one of our all-time favorite vintage stores, parkour in the park, the annual No Pants Subway ride, DIY giltter shoes workshop in Worcester, free and cheap yoga, $1 oysters and so much more. No excuses for staying home! read more

  • 5 Thrifty Things: Kitchen Savers to Cut Calories & Cost

    Updated: 2013-01-10 15:16:04
    For more than a year I've been meaning to share these saving graces from my kitchen that help us cut calories and our grocery bill. Beyond gimmicks, these absolute must-have kitchen tools and gadgets are the secret to success for many a chef and will last you for years — plus, they're all under $80! read more

  • Downton Abbey's New Austerity

    Updated: 2013-01-09 15:12:36
    Now that a few days have passed, I feel less guilty of the possibility of spoilers, but my gawd: DOWNTON ABBEY! read more

  • Starting from Scratch: Why We Reframed

    Updated: 2013-01-07 20:12:37
    We made a decision in the 11th hour to completely reframe Blog Cabin 2013.

  • Save Your Weekends: Keeping Your Resolutions

    Updated: 2013-01-03 20:57:46
    Since it's the first weekend of the new year, maybe you should at least try to stick to those resolutions. Instead of drinking all night or watching football with your face in a plate of nachos, here are some awesome alternatives that will help make 2013 the best year ever. read more

  • Vote Now: People’s Choice Round One

    Updated: 2013-01-03 14:15:59
    Today marks the beginning of the People's Choice portion of our Blog Cabin 2013 coverage. We invite you to help us select the paint color palette, siding style and roofing material. Vote up to 9 times per day for building materials and invite others to participate too!

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