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April 17, 2010

Blinded by Gruba

GrubaTalk about making the most out materials! The Blinded chair from Gruba is constructed of recycled wood blinds that have been painted and wrapped around a reconstituted wood frame.

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April 16, 2010

Modern Design Shifts Shape

Tokujin Yoshioka sweeps the modern design world with his Invisibles Collection for Kartell and expands the concept of modular seating with his debut of an aluminum, shape-shifting chair.


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Modern Photo Display Ideas

Frame it, hang it, stick it or inflate it, Photojojo has a bevy of fun, modern ways for you to display your best snapshots.

A few of our favs...

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April 13, 2010

Hung Up on Kids


Modern titans of the industrial age become handy hooks for a modern kid's room: an airplane, robot and ship, by Our Children's Gorilla.

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Eichler 101

Inside an Eichler home Granada Hills, and a source for Eichler homeowners and enthusiasts.

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Outdoor Wood Deck Tiles

Wood_Deck_Tiles If you want to completely change the look of your worn outdoor patio surfaces or just want a new space to kick back in the sun, stylish furniture-grade wood deck tiles could be the answer. Outdoor deck tiles revitalize cracked surfaces and add a warm and welcoming look to a balcony, patio, sunroom or an existing wood deck.   

What I love about these tiles is that anyone can install them. They have an interlocking grid connected to the back so that they easily snap together without having to use nails, screws or adhesives. They also create a luxurious contemporary look comparable to a high end piece of furniture. I’ve had customers tell me that they easily installed their floor themselves in one day which saved them loads of time and money. One customer loved the fact that her new floor had striations and was comfy to walk on just like her living room hardwood.

Keep in mind that all deck tile systems are not created equal! Commercial Grade tiles feature premium grade woods and UV stabilized polypropylene backing that creates a tight lock between each tile and will last for many years. Lower grade tiles use cheaper woods and plastic frames that will warp and crack from UV exposure. Available in Ipe, Garapa, Curupay, Rosewood and Teak, they naturally resist rot, insects and decay and look great with a simple oil application once a year.

If you are interested in a “green” alternative then know that these earth friendly woods are reclaimed and re-usable and come from certified forests. The backing is made of petroleum free composites. -- Mike Voyles of Home Infatuation.

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April 12, 2010

Modern Folk Art

A self taught artist mixes back woods recycling with modern minimalism to achieve a distinctively rustic charm in his Alabama compound. Yes, compound. Just take a look...

LIKE a medieval village, Butch Anthony’s 80-acre family compound is a self-contained universe, and every inch of it is an expression of his prodigious creative spirit.

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April 09, 2010

Eames House of Blocks

Teach kids about modern design, or just get it for yourself, the Eames House of blocks...



Eames Designs

Swag for Modern Kids

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From Wall to Table


Piet Mondrian's work continues to inspire. Lately, designer Hugo Passos has gotten the bug. His Piet Tables are available at Liberty.


Mondrian Inspired Design

Modern Side Tables


Modern Wooden Wall Clock


Inspired by Japanese paper cutting, these floral wall clocks by Decoy Lab tell time in a thoroughly modern way.


Modern Flowers

Contempo Clocks

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