Modern-Fabrics: A Business Based on Recovery and Reuse

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2010/01/30

Modern Fabrics, way down in Shaaa-lut, Noth Kayah-lina, is holding up their end of the deal by reclaiming and reselling loads of perfectly good and unused yards of fabric that are being dumped daily. If you love MODERN, and you and love fabric, you'll find new selections at a fraction of retail costs, as well as the fact that they've rescued the fabrics from going into landfill. Can you imagine that bolt ends of perfectly good fabric are thrown away daily?

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Silk Decorative Pillow Cover with 3D effect insert in the middle

by Lenk Art

Silk Decorative Pillow Cover with 3D effect insert in the middle

 

I had this idea for a couple of month in my head and wanted to try it, but was extremely busy with other commercial sewing projects. Finaly one Friday, I just put the work aside and tried few different techniques on silk fabrics and was pleasantly surprised with outcome of the pieces. I finally decided to use one of them in the pillow.
This is my original design, so it is very unique and one of a kind.
This pillow will make any chair...

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My List of Daily Modern Goodness

by Plastolux

For my last post here on Curbly, I though I might share my daily haunts with you. There are so many great blogs and websites out there that highlight the modern aesthetic, and these are a few that keep me inspired. Hopefully, some of these will be new to you.

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There are several Flickr groups that are actively posting great inspirational pictures

Mid-Century Home Brochures and Ephemera

modern living - best of

modern living interiors

George Nelson

Herman Miller

Danish Modern

Eames

modern landscaping

 

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How to (Successfully) Re-Paint Furniture

by Thedidenizen

 

I have repainted many things, but only a handful with success. I took me a few times of swearing that I "will never try this again" to finally get it right.

My friend gave me four bar stools that were in need of new paint. I did a perfunctory hand sand and painted just a test spot...and it didn't stick. Stubborn, and really wanting my free barstools to work out, I borrowed my neighbors power sander.  Astounding! And somewhat...

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Which Flavor of Modernism Are You?

by Plastolux

In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned several different styles of modern. I know this month is Mid-Century Modern month but let's take a look at some other modern interiors.

mid century modern design

Atomic Modern is a true throw back with all the star bursts and boomerang shapes. This photo is from Matte Stephens home, an amazing illustrator from Portland.

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Mid-Century Modern Home: Too Perfect or Too Much?

by DIY Maven


This home in the Hancock Park area of LA has been used for a numerous photography and film shoots. Most recently, it starred as Annette Benning's home in 'Running with Scissors'. The house has five bedrooms, an open floor plan and a pool--complete with a cabana. Sold in 1997 to gossip columnist Janet Charlton, the home was again listed in '07 for just under 3 million. What sets it apart from many homes we've seen is it hasn't been...

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Air Plants and How to Display Them

by DIY Maven

Air plants might look fake, but they're not. Their genus is Tillandsia, and their family the Bromeliad. They can be grown indoors or out, prefer cool nighttime temps and bright filtered light. They also do well in artificial light as well; florescent is best. Tillandsia grown indoors prefer to be thoroughly wetted 2 to 3 times a week, whereas if they're grown outdoors they may never need watering. For food, an air plant will do just fine with a Bromeliad fertilizer (17-8-22) twice a month. If all these 'rules' sound stringent, they aren't. Tillandsia are incredibly hardy, which is one reason why so many people think they're not

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