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:: about ::
name:mod*mom
occupation:full-time mom + wife
interests:mod, modern, futuristic + space-age design, technology, music, books, blogs + adventures
resides:sixties vintage prefab in silicon valley between yahoo + google since summer 2005, but we lived in a tiny apartment in oakland,ca before that
contact:~mod*mom~



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9.30.2007

mod*mom giveaways :: reminder

blurb :: 5 make-your-own books $800


dyson :: pink vacuum

by ~mod*mom~ at 30.9.07 ©


9.29.2007

willy guhl :: mobelspiel/furniture game: classic icon of 20th century design. designed by willy guhl in 1948. "by virtue of his long years of teaching at the arts + crafts school in zurich + his versatile practical work willy guhl has helped form swiss industrial design. the furniture game was created in the course of his teaching activities. in a simple + playful manner it shows simultaneously the basic principles of living + abstract composition."

by ~mod*mom~ at 29.9.07 © 4 comments


9.28.2007
mod mcdonald's

via blueantstudio

by ~mod*mom~ at 28.9.07 © 7 comments


9.27.2007

mod*mom giveaway :: 5 blurb make-your-own books ($800 value)

would you like to publish a children's book, novel, cookbook or a professionally bound baby or wedding book? now with one click, you can turn those overflowing photo archives, stories or recipes into a spectacular coffee-table book. blurb's booksmart™ software instantly inserts your pictures into a bookstore-quality brag book, with your choice of photo sizes, borders, page designs, page layouts, text + backgrounds.

you can use the "blog slurper" function to convert your blog into a book.

  • creates bookstore-quality books up to 440 pages
  • flexible image + page layouts, with professional printing + binding
  • allows you to customize + edit your book a little or as much as you like
  • dozens of book styles, backgrounds, page designs + text options
  • imports + maps blog text, images, comments + links into a book
  • supports Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad + WordPress blogs
to enter to win a blurb book ($159.95 value), tell me in the comments:
"what will your book be?" before october 31 midnight
(include your email address or blog url, so i can contact you when you win)

download blurb booksmart™ software here free + make your book now.
win free publishing or save $10 with code "modmom07" before nov. 20

by ~mod*mom~ at 27.9.07 © 139 comments


9.25.2007

mod*tot is loving nursery school + i'm loving her school years journal
for keeping track of milestones + organizing keepsakes + school photos.
it's illustrated by s.britt + it's only $16.95 at chronicle books.


we love this happy birthday to me keepsake album too!





by ~mod*mom~ at 25.9.07 © 7 comments




mod*mom giveaway :: reminder

enter this giveaway by october 1
dyson :: pink vacuum

by ~mod*mom~ at 25.9.07 ©


9.23.2007

Chance Encounter, originally uploaded by wardomatic.

"Chance Encounter" was a piece of work done in the 60's in Flora's private collection. It was one of the original pieces of art that was featured in the Jim Flora exhibit."


by ~mod*mom~ at 23.9.07 © 6 comments


9.20.2007

mod*mom giveaways :: winners

sparkability infant transportation system :: myrna rivera
boon feeding products :: heather luchkow
cadaco ultimate magic show sets (5 prizes) ::
whitney, vicki, stephanie mac isaac, dansie, stephanie


whole foods gift cards + gift boxes (6 prizes) ::
winners, please send me your mailing addresses

nicole (answer #12, back to school podcast part 1)
kristin (answer #24, back to school podcast part 1)
brooke
(answer #3, back to school podcast part 2)
doreen (answer #34, back to school podcast part 2)
sara (answer #38, back to school podcast part 2)
keely b. (answer #54, back to school podcast part 2)

by ~mod*mom~ at 20.9.07 ©


9.19.2007











the nut tree, vacaville, ca, originally uploaded by mod*mom (click images to enlarge)


pics: alamedainfo


by ~mod*mom~ at 19.9.07 © 7 comments


9.17.2007


mod*mom interview on the fabulous fredflare blog bff!!!

WoW! how exciting to see myself on bff! i'm so honored + thrilled.
please take a look at my interview + leave a comment :)

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.9.07 © 18 comments



















dwell on design :: prefab buildings, edible garden, dwr airstream, dutch tub

(i'll add specific names + links + interior product photos asap)


by ~mod*mom~ at 17.9.07 © 6 comments


9.16.2007

i saw these mod ecosmart fire places at dwell on design this weekend.

ecosmart is a free standing 2-side open fireplace fueled by denatured ethanol + has no flue, which makes it suitable for any environment.
the retro fireplace is inspired by the 60s + has a tube design. it's made from fiberglass, stainless steel + toughened glass, with a pvc protective cover.




via mocoloco

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.9.07 © 4 comments


9.14.2007

mod*tot + i are off to dwell on design to see modern home products


pic billybackybear

by ~mod*mom~ at 14.9.07 © 7 comments




enter by september 15:
sparkability :: infant transportation system
cadaco :: ultimate magic show sets (5)
boon :: feeding products

enter by october 1:
dyson :: pink vacuum

august winners ::

kaboost chair booster :: :: nancy in canada
art of storage :: bike rack :: john in richmond


whole foods :: gift cards + gift boxes :: stay tuned...




by ~mod*mom~ at 14.9.07 © 4 comments


9.13.2007

dwell on design exhibition is this sunday in san francisco
here's a free pass code to see the latest in modern design
promo code: expoexh
activate pass at dwellondesign.com
click on register + proceed to purchase exhibition ticket

modern market exhibitors will be showing the latest in design ideas + products, including prefab house models. this is a chance to experience architecture through the lens of prefab, sustainability, affordability.
dwell on design exhibition is september 16, 2007
concourse exhibition center 635 8th street in san francisco


visit dwellondesign.com for full conference + exhibition info

by ~mod*mom~ at 13.9.07 © 4 comments


9.11.2007
digital time capsule :: "america at home 7 days" begins next monday 9/17
millions of simultaneous snapshots will show americans at “home” 2007

for 1 week september 17-23, the most amazing photographers in the world-that means YOU-will shoot photos in all 50 states to create a digital time capsule of what "home" means to them + an international team of leading magazine + newspaper photo editors will edit all of the images. the best images will be woven together with essays from leading writers into a book, a website, a tv show, an exhibit + shown on oprah + the today show.

through massive grassroots online outreach, millions of americans are invited to simultaneously contribute images via a series of daily snapshots taken at the same time of day across the nation each day throughout the week. participants will receive daily emails with assignment instructions + can also take general photos of what makes their home special.

America at Home aims to capture the emotions of home; the distinctive rituals, intimate moments, + all the myriad ways in which we work, play + learn. how we conduct our lives + interact with friends, family members (+ pets!), as we transform our dwellings into our homes. from mcmansions to mobile homes, tree houses, ranches, + old age homes, the public is invited to help document the harmonies + paradoxes of home life across america over a single 7-day period.

"America at Home is expected to include several million photographs, the most extensive record of american home life ever created in the 21st century, a digital time capsule that may prove to be an invaluable resource for our descendants to understand the fabric of home life in 2007."

sign up + upload your images at myamericaathome.com.


by ~mod*mom~ at 11.9.07 © 5 comments





today is mod*tot's 1st day back to nursery school + she's very excited!


pic glen mullaly

by ~mod*mom~ at 11.9.07 © 7 comments


9.08.2007

echo scarves at fredflare benefit breastcancer.org in honor of me! oh my!

by ~mod*mom~ at 8.9.07 © 7 comments




check yourself + those you love for signs of breast cancer,
get information + diagrams at breastcancer.org
i feel a new little lump i'm going to get checked out next week.
here's an excerpt from my breast cancer update 1 year ago:

"give those lemons a squeeze! it's time again to go to lemonland to protect yourself from breast cancer. spread the word. it's time to squeeeeeze!

i spent the day fighting off breast cancer. first i had radiation treatment #13 (15 to go. i'm almost 1/2 done), then the radiation doctor checked out my skin to see if it's burnt yet. it's red + burning like a sunburn so far. very annoying added to the persistent nerve damage pain from the mastectomy + lymph node surgeries. he signed my application for a temporary handicapped placard, because of the acute heart failure from chemo, plus radiation fatigue. then i had a little lunch + went back to the hospital for a radioactive heart scan for the rest of the day. now i'm radioactive + not supposed to be around my daughter or any small child or pregnant woman for 24 hours. i know the routine, this is my 6th monthly heart scan. each test result has been worse than the one before. next week, i'll get these results. the technician says he scans a lot of women with heart damage from herceptin + he hasn't seen anyone's heart improve yet, but maybe i'll be the first :D"


YAY!!! i'm here 1 year later! i'm taking my daughter to ice speedskating!!!
my heart has strengthened a lot, but my arm is still messed up from surgery + i have nerve damage in my hands + feet from chemo + i feel a little lump in my other breast i'm going to check out medically asap.
every day is a good day :)

by ~mod*mom~ at 8.9.07 © 13 comments


9.06.2007







how about these groovy rooms scanned by lala-a-gogo + miss retromodern?

by ~mod*mom~ at 6.9.07 © 5 comments




mod*mom giveaways :: reminders + winners

enter by september 15:
dyson :: pink vacuum
sparkability :: infant transportation system
cadaco :: ultimate magic show sets (5)
boon :: feeding products

august winners :: stay tuned...
whole foods :: gift cards + gift boxes ::
art of storage :: 4-bike storage rack ::
kaboost :: chair booster ::




by ~mod*mom~ at 6.9.07 © 0 comments




summer's almost over + we're taking a few days trips
pic lefor-openo

by ~mod*mom~ at 6.9.07 © 2 comments


9.05.2007

apartment therapy fall home cure begins next monday! get your apartment therapy 8 step home cure book quick!

this is a group way to transform your home + help others.

by ~mod*mom~ at 5.9.07 © 0 comments


9.04.2007

mod*mom giveaway alert :: 2500 pairs of shoes + 5000 shirts
get ready! starting tomorrow, from september 5 to october 17, ryka is giving away 50 pairs of women's athletic shoes + 100 performance tees
every day for 50 days!!! click here to register!

by ~mod*mom~ at 4.9.07 © 12 comments


9.03.2007

mod*mom giveaway :: 5 ultimate magic show sets (with dvd)
mod*tot saw a magician at a birthday party + then we got this magic set.
mod*pop learned the tricks + taught her to be his assistant + they LOVE practicing illusions together + performing for me + family + friends.

cadaco is giving away 5 magic show suitcase sets with 100 magic tricks
to enter to win 1, tell me in the comments, what's your favorite magic trick?
if you have a blog or website, please link to mod*mom before september 15
(include your email address, so i can contact you when you win)

pic fun old new

by ~mod*mom~ at 3.9.07 © 50 comments


9.02.2007

pic: tnk70m

modern contemporary mobile home makeover picture set


via mocoloco


by ~mod*mom~ at 2.9.07 © 5 comments


9.01.2007

dwell magazine's :: dwell on design conference + exhibition
san francisco
september 14 - 16 (100+ exhibitors!)
dwell is offering mod*mom readers $100 + $50 discounts
enter these codes at registration: modblogb or modblogp


dwell on design is a conference of modern expert speakers + a modern marketplace exhibition, created to celebrate + demonstrate top modern design products + services, with an extensive prefab home exhibition + vast array of modern design manufacturers showcased + local home tours.

the all new dwell outdoor exhibition, features the best ideas + products focused on modern outdoor living, including a pop-up community with 4 prefab home installations including: weeHouse, kitHaus, dwr airstream, modern cabana + a real-time, onsite build of an instaHouse.

by ~mod*mom~ at 1.9.07 © 4 comments