Friday, April 29, 2011

Modern dwellings for your furry friends!

Forget dowdy carpet-covered cat houses, plain Jane dog crates and ugly animal beds - homes for our pets can be cool, stylish and modern!  I couldn't believe all the cool designs I found!  
Contemporary Cat and Small Dog House Designs are an excellent addition to your stylish furnishings. Your modern home or apartment will look great with this unique, comfortable and eco friendly indoor house for your pet.

Brands like Hepper are helping to bring pet beds and lounges into modern homes with a mid-century aesthetic.  These pods are healthy for the planet in addition to your sense of style.
Stackable Cube-Shaped Fish Hotel!  Give each fish a luxurious private room of its very own with this modern dwelling by Teddy Luong.  The design is stackable so you can even create a fish skyscraper.
Designer Leo Kempf made this modern cat house for his own cat, Olive, saying "she enters through a door in the bottom side and then ascends a ramp, which boosts her to the upper level.  The front wall is plexi-glass, the floor is 2.5 inch thick old sheepskin rug, and my wife made small paintings that hang on the walls".

Mod and comfy, the cat capsule by Christian Ghion bravely boasts an all-white sheepskin-lined design that will make you want a matching human-sized one for yourself!
Cubix Modern Dog House!  This dog mansion is designed to pay homage to the Bauhaus style and is made by the German company Best Friend's Home.
More examples of cool critter dwellings are the egg-shaped Nogg Chicken Coop and the geometrical, futuristic "Lulu's Hideaway".   Ideal places for your modern cat, dog or chicken!
This cat bed called Rondon designed by Christel & Ott Meyer is a simple, clean design for any room of your home.  A bit pricey, but still very cool!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Go modern with your plants!

Yes, your plants want to go modern! 

Get out your gloves and potting soil because it's time to add a modern flair to 
your living room, patio and deck! There are lots of fabulous shapes, colors and styles of 
planters out there for you to choose from!

The Beloved Bullet Planter!

First manufactured in postwar 20th century America, the planters reflected 
the era's fascination with all things "space age" and "modern".  
The Retro Bullet Planter is faithful to the vintage originals in shape, color, and the 
distinctive texture of compression-molded fiberglass.

Talk about amazing craftsmanship! Vessel USA Inc. produces the 
award winning Architectural Pottery collection show below.

Architectural Pottery has been a luxury American Made product since 1950.  
Original designs are commissioned and produced from designer specifications.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Talking Tile for your Charlotte Mid-Century Modern Home

Ceramic tiles are usually unremarkable squares used to create tidy, washable surfaces in kitchens and baths.  But, thanks to a growing appreciation for the colorful intricate styles of the 50's, 60's and 70's, patterns, decorative tiles and color are coming back!

An amazing example of fine tile workmanship would be the Miller Home in Foxcroft currently 
for sale with Modern Charlotte Realty. This home incorporates an organic blend of materials 
and showcases the artisan tile for which the Miller Tile Company was famous. 

The fresh interpretation of the bold retro aesthetic is immediately apparent in 
each example in the Vibe Mosaics collection by Walker Zanger located at 
11435 Granite Street in south Charlotte.