modern atlanta coming to clt

Modern Atlanta (MA), the Atlanta power house for branding and promoting modern design, is extending their reach by coming to Charlotte. As a 'Southeast Pre-Tour Bonus', MA is going to host a home tour as a precursor to this year's 'Design is Human Week' that will trek its way through the Queen City. So, mark your calendars with these two Charlotte MA engagements:

Friday, May 31
Architectural Panel Discussion at Design Within Reach
6:00 - 8:00 pm, Design Within Reach, 4310 Sharon Rd.

Saturday, June 1st
Hometour Open House of the Schoenberg Residence by Dialect Design
10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 4015 Arborway

The times might be subject to change, so don't forget to check back in. The Pre-Tour Bonus will also include two houses in Chapel Hill and Raleigh. And for the full Monty, plan a trip to Atlanta in the first week of June.  To see the information on all the fun to be had visit the MA website.

heralding spring

To welcome the new season with the joys of spring we passed out hundreds of flowers uptown.  Busking with a spring in their step, Sean Mulcahy and his crew of the musical group 'Advertisment' performed live while our film crew of four cameramen set out to record the action.  We'll show some footage in a short while, when the final polish has been finished.  For now enjoy some images.  For more coverage visit our Facebook page.

philip thomas construction

We welcome Philip Thomas Cosntruction to my-modern. Philip R. Thomas has been intrumental in shaping Charlotte's residential modern face by building contemporary structures all around the city.  Whether it was the works from William McDonough Architects, Lindsay Myers Smith, or Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, he has been the go-to guy. See some of his exceptional work below or visit him on Facebook.

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eco-friendly kitchen cabinets: italian-style

berloni kitchens charlotte nc

e3 cabinets, Charlotte's eco-friendly hotspot for cabinetry and storage solutions, showcases its modern, Italian design line Berloni. With Berloni, style meets green. Wood origins are FSC certified, class E0 standards guarantee the lowest formaldehyde content, and performance standards promise a quality product with a long life ahead.
Prepare food, live modern and look sexy all at once. Take a peek at the Berloni line at e3 cabinets.

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modern stone veneer

Charles Luck, Charlotte's stone center, carries a line of stone veneer panels perfect for any modern home creation. The line of special order veneers includes ten designs (shown below) available in five types of stone. Each of the designs are also available in three different formats; your choice of graffiti, inlay, or bas relief. The graffiti and bas relief options add texture and dimension to the design, and inlay uses two types of stone to fill the design and leave the surface smooth and level.

blum's servo-drive for aventos

If high-tech kitchens tickle your fancy, then you may be interested in SERVO-DRIVE for AVENTOS, by Blum. This electrical opening support system boosts the user-friendly AVENTOS cabinetry by a mechanical, touch sensitive open and close feature. 
Blum explains: "Just a light touch on the door lifts it open and out of the way.  To close, the user touches an easily accessible wireless switch mounted inside the cabinet.  The door lowers gently to a silent close with BLUMOTION.  A safety feature incorporated into the system also will stop the door from closing if it meets any resistance.

Because AVENTOS cabinet doors open upwards, they provide an excellent view into the cabinet interior. This always enables comfortable and ergonomic access to storage items. The kitchen user retains freedom of motion, keeping the cabinet door out of the way."

If you're interest is piqued in Charlotte's own Blum offerings, email my-modern for more info.

international garden in the works

groundworks studio was commissioned to create a new international garden and to transform an existing amphitheater space for the Waddell Language Academy. groundworks studio's design seeks to transform both spaces into dynamic, learning environments, evocative of the countries' languages of origin.

Visitors to the International Garden are greeted by a welcome sign nestled within the American Meadow Garden, with symbolic animals from France, China, Japan and Germany, inspired by Japan's Children's Day celebration. This garden celebrates the beauty of the American landscape with a mosaic of flowering understory trees and swaths of shrubs, wildflowers and ornamental grasses.

Four outdoor rooms are carved out of the courtyard and reflect the languages taught at the school. The tradition of music informed the design of the German Garden with bluestone bars representing the staff in musical notation. Ferns and evergreens evoke the Black Forest. Across from the German Garden is a dragon head with seatwall, inspired by Chinese New Year festivals. The floor takes on a cracked ice patterning, found in traditional Chinese screens. A gravel pathway through a grove of hybrid magnolias connects with the French Garden. A stone bridge draws one into the French garden, an abstraction of Monet's water lilies depicted with a gravel field with bluestone ellipses (water lilies) floating within. A striking gold fleur-de-lis sculpture emerges from the French Garden. A catfish shaped berm rising out of the earth, inspired by the Japanese Earthshaker myth forms an inviting boulder seating area for the Japanese Garden. The character for tree is embedded into the floor and a Japanese maple offers shade. Red circle plantings of Shenandoah switchgrass and red paver circles suggest the rising sun of the Japanese flag.

Call groundworks studio to get started on your next modern landscaping project, and check out more cool projects on their website.

welcoming newest my-modern member: grün

Conceived by architects Kristina Held and Rebecca Block Richman, grün focuses on sustainable architecture and design while keeping the creative juices flowing. With designs at South End, UNCC, Ballantyne, and even internationally, Kristina and Rebecca favor passive solar strategies and modern technologies to make their designs  as environmentally friendly as possible.

What grün says:
"Here, we start with an emotion or concept drawn directly from our clients, and we transform it into space. We find the purpose of every element in itself and its relationship to the whole with this concept as a guide."
"For us, architecture is the unique solution to a particular design task with the purpose to serve life. Form-finding is not imposed; form is discovered through the building task."

Visit grün's website at or give them a call at 704-905-3160.

"hint" by 3form

Hint by 3form

3form introduces Hint, the newest addition to the company's Varia Ecoresin texture line. Hint is a texture system comprising six fresh patterns that can be mixed-and-matched using single or double-sided relief -- a tool kit that allows designers to create entirely new texture effects. Made from a minimum of 40% pre-consumer recycled material, Varia Ecoresin, 3form's signature product, is a translucent, architectural panel available in custom options for designers.

About 3form:
3form is the leading manufacturer of award-winning, sustainable building materials and architectural hardware solutions for the Architecture + Design industry. Their innovative Varia Ecoresin panels, with 40% recycled content, encapsulate translucent color, organic materials, sheer textiles and embossed textures to create translucent walls, dividers, sliding doors, and more. For more information, please visit

Charlotte's 3form contact:
Chris Hawkins
Exterior Materials Consultant
Advanced Technology Group

more than the sum of its parts

Watch the latest coverage of our uptown fun as purple musicians took over the BOA plaza and swept the lunch crowd with modern music. Watch.  Listen. Imagine...
The fun has just begun!

“team table” amoeba by vs

THE TEAM TABLE brings it all together with a shape that enhances collaborative exchanges and instant flexibility for changing work needs. Designed with a convenient storage shelf and steel powder-coated legs connected directly to a continuous frame underneath the table top for extra stability. Both the top and the frame are available in several finish options. Go team!

- Freeform design allows for easy “puzzling” to create larger work surfaces
- Welded frame provides extra strength and durability
- Features an under the counter storage shelf
- Available with plastic or felt glides

- Freeform table top dimensions (w x h x d): 65” x 40 1/2” / 43 3/8” x 44 7/8”