Inspire Me Monday: How to Modern in a London Suburb

It’s hard to believe this home was ever less than breathtaking. Drawn in by the garden and the view, new owners Sue and David Black saw the potential under the dull, dark interiors. With the couple’s shared passion for mid-century modern furniture and an already extensive collection, they’ve created a spacious, light-filled home that displays their treasures beautifully. Read more in this article by the New York Times.

Modern Kitchen in London Minimalist Bathroom Mid-Century Modern Dining Harry Bertoia Chairs in England George Nelson Wall Sconce Eames Shell Chairs

All photos courtesy of Will Pryce/Arcaid Images

New Wine Studio by Kevin Oreck is Simply Luscious

Spin the Bottle Wine Studio If you’re the type to “try before you buy,” you’ll adore this new wine studio opening soon in Toluca Lake. Spin the Bottle will allow patrons to sample wines before they purchase – the same idea as a tasting room, with a much larger selection. But that’s not the only thing we love about Spin the Bottle – designed by local architect Kevin Oreck, the space itself is simply luscious.

Design by Kevin Oreck architect

We’ve been long-time fans of Oreck’s work, whose style adapts seamlessly from traditional to modern aesthetics. We’re glad he went with modern on the Spin the Bottle decor, since the cozy sophistication of the place makes the perfect setting for our Fiberglass Shell Chairs and George Nelson Bubble Lamps. Although the new wine studio has yet to open, we’re betting it’ll be an instant hit.

Modern Wine Bar Wine Studio in Toluca Lake

Modernica’s 6th Day of Gifting: Crisscross Saucer Bubble Lamp

Modernica Holiday Gifts

A delightful variation of the standard George Nelson Saucer Lamp, the Crisscross Bubble Lamp adds sophisticated charm to a variety of interiors, from minimal mod to decorative chic. Give it as a gift to amaze and impress, or gift yourself with beautiful lighting this year.

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    Inspire Me Monday: Warm Bedroom Lighting for Cold Nights Ahead

Inspire Me Monday: Warm Bedroom Lighting for Cold Nights Ahead

We are finding our evenings increasingly dark and dreary, especially with the passing of Daylight Savings Time last week. While you might not be able to thwart the dark and stormy months ahead, you can brighten up your own living space with cheerful lighting solutions. Start with the coziest room of all- your bedroom. Here are some beautiful examples of George Nelson Bubble Lamps in bedroom lighting arrangements to get you inspired.

If you’re still looking for more ideas, take a look at our Houzz ideabook and our Pinterest board.

Without Further Ado: Here are our TWO “I Spy Modernica” Winners!

After a week of voting, our two “I Spy Modernica” winning photos have been decided! The two lucky people who will take home a medium George Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp are:

Facebook Winner: Maple Syrup with 146 Votes

I Spy Modernica Facebook Winner

Instagram Winner: @Danniremender with 407 Likes


Congratulations to our big winners! If you are one of the entrants above, contact us to claim your prize, or you can wait for us to contact you as well.  Thank you everyone for participating!