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Dealer Spotlight: Modern Anthology in Brooklyn

Modern Anthology is one of those special stores that you go into looking for one item and come out with a lifestyle. Their approach to modern covers clothing, accessories, vintage artifacts, along with furniture and decor by Modernica. Visit one of their locations in Brooklyn, NY to check them out, or online.

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Modernica’s Fave Five Plants and How to Not Kill Them

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Photo by Havens Creative.

Pairing the perfect plant to your Case Study Ceramic planter can be a surprisingly difficult decision. After all, this living organism will be performing an important visual task in your interior design, and then you have to keep it alive! Here are our fave five plants to pair with Case Study Ceramics and how to nurture them.

Snake Plant (Obviously)

Snake plants and Case Study Ceramic Cylinders are like butter and toast. They just fit together. It doesn’t hurt, of course, that the snake plant (sansevieria trifasciata) is incredibly easy to care for. Plant it in some free-draining soil, place it indirect sunlight, and water it every few weeks or so. That’s all it needs, and this green friend could stay with you for decades.

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Photo courtesy of Madison Modern Home.

Ponytail Palm

True to its name, the ponytail palm’s fat little trunk and bouncing “curls” will add instant personality to your space. Depending on the size you prefer, it can adapt to a variety of ceramic shapes and sizes. The little palm likes lots of bright light and dry soil, so let it dry out completely between waterings. A bit of fertilizer two or three times a year is all it needs to enjoy a long and happy life in your home.

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Photo courtesy of The Sill.

African Milk Tree

Another plant that’s unique and fun, euphorbia trigona is not technically a tree or a cactus, but rather a large and handsome succulent. Like all succulents, it requires well-draining (preferably cactus) soil, loads of sunlight, and very little water. During growing season (April – October) the milk tree may enjoy regular feedings of cactus fertilizer. Plant it in a large, deep planter to see how tall it can grow!

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Photo by Havens Creative.

Fiddle Leaf Fig

This pretty little tree has become immensely popular of late and you’ve probably seen it around on your favorite design blogs and TV Shows. The large, shiny leaves can bring a happy buoyant air into your home, and a Fiddle Leaf has real growth potential. Give it a large enough pot, and it’ll shoot right up to the ceiling.

Like most small shrubs and trees, the Fiddle Leaf wants lots of bright – but indirect – sunlight, and plenty of water. Water it anytime you find the top inch of soil dry. If size is an issue, you’ll want to trim the root ball by about 15% once a year to keep it from growing too large. Fertilize once a month during spring and summer months, and dust off those big leaves every once awhile. This happy tree will continue to grow and change for years to come.

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Photo courtesy of Take Aim.

Air Plant

Not only is the Tillandsia genus lovely to behold, it is perhaps the most low-maintenance houseplant you can find. It doesn’t even need soil! Set it directly into any empty planter and place in indirect sunlight. Make sure to mist it thoroughly several times a week and give it a full submerged soaking if it ever appears to be drying up.

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Photo courtesy of the Happy Interior Blog.

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Inspire Me Monday: New UNESCO World Heritage Sites by Le Corbusier

UNESCO recently announced the addition of 17 of Le Corbusier’s projects to its World Heritage List, calling the Swiss-French modernist extraordinaire’s “architectural work an outstanding contribution to the modern movement.”

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Notre Dame du Haut chapel in France, 1950. Photo courtesy of Archdaily.

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Villa Le Lac in Switzerland, 1923. Photo courtesy of German Postwar Modern.

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Immeuble Clarté in Geneva, 1930. Photo courtesy of Fondation Le Corbusier.

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Le Corbusier’s Studio Apartment in Immeuble Molitor of Paris, 1931. Photo courtesy of Architizer.

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Unité d’habitation in Marseille, France – 1947. Photo courtesy of Misfits Architecture.

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Usine Claude et Duval Factory in France, 1945. Photo courtesy of Panaramio.

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Chandigarh College Of Architecture in India, 1961. Photo courtesy of Study Blue.

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Le Petit Cabanon in France, 1949. Photo courtesy of Conservatoire du Littoral.

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Maison Guiette in Belgium, 1926. Photo courtesy of Archdaily.

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The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo – 1959. Photo courtesy of Archdaily.

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Maison Curutchet in Argentina, 1949. Photo courtesy of Archdaily.

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Dominican Monastery of La Tourette near Lyon, France – 1959. Photo courtesy of Archdaily.

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Villa Savoye near Paris – 1929. Photo courtesy of Archdaily.

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Maison La Roche in Paris, 1923. Photo courtesy of Archdaily.

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Cité Frugès in France, 1926. Photo courtesy of Archdaily.

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Maison de la Culture in France, 1953. Photo courtesy of Archdaily.

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 Weissenhof-Siedlung Estate in Germany – 1927. Photo courtesy of Archdaily.

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