Modern vs Contemporary

Modern VS. Contemporary

Over the past while, many questions have been raised about the differences between Modern and Contemporary Styles. Modern and Contemporary mean the same thing, right? Not exactly.

Let’s look at the dictionary definitions:

mod·ern – Relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past. “the pace of modern life”

con·tem·po·rar·y – Living or occurring at the same time. “the event was recorded by a contemporary historian”

Art Deco Door Collection

Art Deco: Trend or Style?

Style. The tastemakers tell us that it lasts forever, while trends are but a fleeting moment. What happens when a trend and style collide? Magic.

As a child, watching The Wizard of Oz (1939), I recall being mesmerized by the Emerald City. Emerald clad pillars of unparalleled proportion, created an imaginary utopic place we all remember so vividly. Clear lines, exaggerated forms. There was something so exquisite, so clean, so modern. That was 79 years ago, yet its charm still remains.