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Grove Case

Sorry to side with the hipsters, but this handmade case is 100% solid Moso bamboo. With unique design engravings into the back this renewable bamboo is designed for durability.

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Incipio

This impact resistant case has an added kickstand, allowing for hands free viewing. Available in black and white, this case looks like Apple itself designed it.

Buy @ https://www.incipio.com/cases/iphone-cases/iphone-5-cases/iphone-5-kicksnap-hands-free-viewing-hard-shell-case.html

Case-Mate

This color filled case won the CES Design Innovation award. The interlocking pattern and curvature lines create a piece of art on the back of your iPhone.

Buy @ http://www.case-mate.com/iPhone-5-Cases/Case-Mate-iPhone-5-Colorways-Cases.asp

Scosche

This case looks like it came straight out of an action blockbuster. It has a special coasting that resists sweat, dirt, and oil perfect for one with an active lifestyle

Buy @ http://www.scosche.com/consumer-tech/product/2622

Opena

This case makes the iPhone that much better. A slide-out bottle opener built into the case, allows you to never go thirsty again.

Buy @ http://www.openacase.com/collections/frontpage/products/opena-case-iphone-5

Hex

Made out of water resistant, waxed canvas, this case is made for the urban dweller. If you have yet to check out Hex, they have some pretty cool products and they just started selling in Apple retail stores. Check them out!

Buy @ http://www.shophex.com/shop/cases/fleet-core-case-for-iphone-5-black-grey-stripe

Durables Wallet by Dodo Case

Although this may not justify as a “case” its sleek, functional design provides protection for your phone. This handcrafted wallet is made using traditional sewing techniques and provides space not only for your phone but also for cards and cash.

Buy @ http://www.dodocase.com/collections/iphone5

Halloween: the only holiday where people can release their alter egos and not feel like a total nerd. As much stress as I have choosing a costume, we hope this selection of Halloween costumes brings you a new level of popularity at any social setting.

Transformers

This costume may be the most legit costume I have ever seen. Inspired by Bumblebee in the action film, Transformers, this mega fan made it his destiny to replicate the character. Do I dare to ask how much he spent in putting together this costume?

Tron

The remake of Tron set forward a new trend of innovative and techy costumes for a new generation. This costume is the intersection of sexy and futuristic and is sure to be the talk of any Halloween party.

Star Wars

Twi’leks, the omnivorous humanoid species from the planet Ryloth are distinctive for their colorful skin and their “beauty.” Why not go all out this Halloween and win the heart of every Star Wars enthusiast? We promise that you will find your soul mate.

Power Rangers

There is no room for debate here; being a Power Ranger for Halloween makes you a badass. It’s also perfect for groups of friends to coordinate with each other. Why not fight the world together with your best friends?

Avatar

If you don’t want to feel blue this Halloween dress as a Na’vi. From the hit movie, Avatar, this costume is a perfect way to show off one’s curves and stand out from the rest. Connect with the natives of Pandora and join the Na’vi clan.

Halo

With the release of Halo 4 right around the corner, we deemed it appropriate to add Cortana. The guide for Master Chief deserves the respect of preventing the activation of the Halo. Let this full-fledged Cortana get-up guide you to a fleet of fans at your next Halloween bash.

Metroid

While Samus Aran was always known for her bold, monster-defying ways, the reveal of her character being a female has led to many a costume attempt by cosplayers all over. Sport this impressive array of color and weaponry alongside an appropriately blonde doo and you’ll have monsters and men groveling faster than you can say “Metroid.”

In film, actors are not always the starring role. Sometimes the architecture and design becomes the focus of the movie, propelling the plot. Here at TouchOfModern we focus our attention to the Top 5 movies in which design plays a key part in the movie’s story line.

5. The Lake House (2006)

The Lake House, starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, centers itself around a contemporary lake house in which two characters exchange love letters from distant paths. The main house features a simple open design for unparalleled views.

4. Ferris Bueller (1986)

One of film’s greatest conniptions of two schoolboys playing hooky and defying the education system. However, many do not recognize the midcentury house where Cameron Frye stole his Dad’s Ferrari flying it through a plate glass window.

3. Twilight (2008)

How could we pay tribute to modern design without recognizing pop culture’s teen phenomenon Twilight? If you have ever dared to watch any of the films, the Cullen residence is a pure treat to any design savvy. The modern boxy home uses natural materials and simple décor contrasting nicely with the surrounding outside scenery.

2. The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Big Lebowski: a movie filled with literary and intricate oddities makes it one of film’s most quotable mediums. “Dude” Lebowski receives a visit from Jackie Treehorn who owns a midcentury modern home overlooking the city. Although an overlooked scene in this classic, it represents the transition of modernity through the years.

1. Iron Man (2008)

 

Tony Stark the billionaire dedicated to fighting evil tops our list of movie’s most modern yet swankiest homes. It is hard to forget how cool Stark’s futuristic house is in the Iron Man franchise. Its stunning views and curvature walls creates a minimalist yet sophisticated environment for any billionaire mogul.