Artist Erin Hanson is known for expressing her love of the outdoors through vibrant landscape paintings. Using her contemporary technique of Open-Impressionism (a unique blend of Impressionism and Expressionism), she allows un-muddled hues and thick, energetic brushstrokes to showcase the grandiose beauty of locales like the…

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With fall officially in full swing, it’s time to take a look back at some of our favorite product finds for September. Each of the items included here are taken from My Modern Met Selects, our site in which we celebrate creative goods from makers around the world.

As the temperatures begin to cool, many of our picks have to do with hibernating inside a warm and toasty home. DIY projects like terrarium…

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Women have a ton of options when it comes to wearing hair accessories. Men? Not so much—and this is especially true for their beards. Krato Milano is changing that with the “first ever jewelry collection for bearded men.” Known as a “jewel for the beard,” the designs feature tiny emblems—a skull and an anchor—that firmly attach onto a guy’s facial hair. The pieces are subtle but have a noticeable gold or silver…

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Yalonda and Kayla Solseng found their “princess charming” in one another, and like many in couples in love, decided to get married. To celebrate their engagement, they emphasized this fairytale feeling with a romantic photo shoot. Both the women dressed up as Disney princesses—Kayla as Belle from Beauty and the Beast while Yalonda donned Cinderella’s iconic blue dress—as photographer…

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Inspired by the dainty doily, street artist NeSpoon is known for her delicate designs that adorn—and subsequently spruce up—public spaces around the world.

Like in the past, the Warsaw-based artist and lover-of-lace fashions pieces that mimic the fine fabric’s elaborate patterns and fragile aesthetic. In…

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Halfway between Iceland and Norway lies the rugged Faroe Islands. This windy and wet archipelago is home to the curious Lake Sørvágsvatn, a body of water that appears as if it’s situated hundreds of feet above the ocean. At first glance, it hardly seems real—Sørvágsvatn could easily find its place in an M.C. Escher drawing.

This, however, is a mind-bending optical illusion made possible with a well-positioned photograph. Taken at the right angle, the cliff seems…

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Caring for one housecat can be hard, but manageable. Ensuring enough exercise, scooping the litter each day, and patching up scratched furniture are just a few of the toils that come with a feline friend. Add 11 more cats...and you've got yourself a full-time job. Somehow, Michelle (aka @12CatsLady) makes caring for twelve fluffy Chinchilla Persians look like a piece of cake, as she reveals her life…

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Fashion designer Roza Khamitova had a dilemma. She had gathered so many sketches of potential scarf designs for her clothing line, Shovava, that they no longer fit in the boxes and bins under her bed. Instead of moving them to a bigger closet or a space inside her desk, she decided to use them for a creative home makeover project—in her bathroom!

Khamitova began by sticking the various scraps of her artwork onto…

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It's not always easy to get pets to cooperate for hours of photo shoots, but somehow Mieps the Guinea Pig manages to pose long enough for her Netherlands-based human, Marloes van Antwerpen, to snap a great photo. The three-year-old guinea pig is the star of her own Instagram and for good…

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The conflict in Syria continues to force millions of refugees out of their homes. These victims of war are constantly torn from loved ones and must leave friends, family, and pets behind. In the ancient city of Aleppo—a UNESCO World Heritage site and the location of some of the worst destruction caused by the war—hundreds of stray household cats have been left by fleeing families to fend the war on their own. Fortunately, one man has made it his mission to protect the…

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