Featured Blog Posts – February 2009 Archive (262)

Beautiful Betsy Hotel in South Beach

A beautiful boutique hotel is getting ready to reopen its doors on South Beach's Ocean Drive. The Betsy (formerly the Betsy Ross) is a contemporary tropical colonial hotel with an interior design that is bright, open and connected. With its towering columns, expansive front porch, and tall windows, The Betsy evokes classic colonial architecture. Inside, antique… Continue

Added by alice on February 28, 2009 at 4:26pm — 1 Comment

Oh Wall-E! (30 Pics)

Let's Rock.

Our favorite robot has made its way into our modern life! He's as curious as can be; finding friends, understanding how we celebrate our seasons and even participating in mundane tasks like grocery shopping and cooking!

Hope you enjoy this Flickr set compilation. Wall-E rocks our world!



Added by alice on February 28, 2009 at 10:39am — 2 Comments

Troyt Coburn - Graffiti Girl (7 photos)

Australian fashion photographer Troyt Coburn must of had an epiphany. By setting his model in front of graffiti murals, he added an urban element to these shots. The stark contrast of colors only intensifies the dramatic effect.…


Added by Eugene on February 28, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Rare & Few

I was speaking with the fabulous artist, Hong Nian Zhang – one of the 100 Living Masters and one of China’s ten most influential artists of all time!

He is such a humble, sweet and interesting person. He was calling to tell me that he is in China researching the costumes for his next historical painting and he went to the Beijing National Museum for a meeting with Curators. To his shock, a painting he had done in 1984 was hanging… Continue

Added by San Marino Gallery on February 27, 2009 at 8:03pm — 3 Comments

Vintage Modern Eyewear

A new type of chic is upon us. A throwback to yesteryear but with a hip and modern twist. This movement is led by Jordan Silver and Erik Sacher of SoHo’s Silver Lining eyewear shop. Selling small-batch frames, they're dressing celebrities like Jay-Z and in doing so, creating a vintage style… Continue

Added by alice on February 27, 2009 at 11:43am — 3 Comments

Audi Shark - Futuristic Flying Sports Vehicle

Last week we dreamed about the outrageously insane, yet awesome Jetbike. Today, we turn it up a notch with the Audi Shark, a futuristic flying concept vehicle designed by Kazim Doku, who landed first prize in the Desire Design Competition launched in 2008 by Italian Domus… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 27, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Vdara: Las Vegas' New Boutique Hotel

With theHOTEL, Palms and Hard Rock dominating the boutique hotel category in Las Vegas, is there room for more? Vdara, set to open on October 1st, hopes so. It is part of the $11 billion MGM Mirage CityCenter project that's unfolding in the latter half of this year. The 1,495-room boutique hotel is a non-gaming, non-smoking, all-suite hotel and spa that will cater to the design savvy.

Designed by RV Architecture, led by Rafael Viñoly, Vdara… Continue

Added by alice on February 27, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Pic of the Day - I'm Saving This For Dinner!

Photo credit: Ellen van Deelen. Caption by Sammy Yoo.

Added by Eugene on February 27, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Jennifer Connelly: Glamour Magazine March 2009

On the March 2009 cover of Glamour Magazine, Jennifer Connelly gives us a beautiful reminder that Spring is right around the corner. Born on December 12, 1970 in the Catskill Mountains of New York, Jennifer is best known for her dramatic performances in the 2000 drama Requiem for a Dream, and the 2001 biopic A Beautiful Mind, for which she won an Academy… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 27, 2009 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Inspirational Journey by Spoken Word Artist Ainsley Burrows: Guiness


This elegant and poetic piece, directed by Shilo, mixes an epic performance by international spoken word artist Ainsley Burrows, with flowing, metaphorical CG elements. An amazing ad by Guinness, proving that their are some truly creative minds in advertising.

via… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 27, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

The School of Life

There's a very special school in London, The School of Life.

It's a very interesting concept for those who look for courses about big issues of life - love, politics, work, family, play. The courses have been devised by leading authors, artists, actors and… Continue

Added by Ana on February 27, 2009 at 4:45am — No Comments

10 Coolest Ice Cube Trays

Frozen Smile - Not Your Grandma's Ice Tray

Next time you have all your friends over, why not surprise them with some awesome ice cubes? From James Bond style bullets to ice that looks like your grandma's dentures, these are sure to get a few chuckles out of them. So sit back, relax,… Continue

Added by alice on February 27, 2009 at 1:41am — 5 Comments

Inside the $70 Million St. Regis Penthouse (6 Photos)

If you've ever wondered what $70 million will buy you in San Francisco, well, my dear, here is your answer. Real estate mogul Victor MacFarlane put this St. Regis penthouse up for sale and in doing so smashed the previous record price tag for a San Francisco residence. Beautifully perched high atop the St. Regis Hotel, this razzle dazzle penthouse features over… Continue

Added by alice on February 27, 2009 at 1:06am — 3 Comments

20 Amazing Examples of Typography Art

As Robert Bringhurst, from The Elements of Typographic Style, once said, "Typography exists to honor content." I couldn't agree with him more. In fact, in this set of pictures words don't just honor content, they take on a meaningful life of their own.… Continue

Added by alice on February 27, 2009 at 12:57am — 3 Comments

Would you like to advertise on My Modern Metropolis?

We're now accepting a limited number of sponsorship and advertising partners. With a reach of over 700,000 unique visitors a month, theMET is a great place to have your product shown.

Please email me at alice@mymodernmet.com for details. Rates are highly… Continue

Added by alice on February 26, 2009 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Sam Taylor-Wood - Gracefully Suspended (10 photos)

Suspended series

These self-portraits by Sam Taylor-Wood are truly inspiring. As she explores notions of weight and gravity, she places herself in situations where her interior and external sense of self is in conflict.

Born in London in 1967, Taylor-Wood studied at Goldsmiths College and went on to become a prolific film-maker and… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 26, 2009 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

A Beautiful Modern House (6 Pics)

Truth be told, they had me at that hot tub. Pop open the latch and let's all jump in..this house is meant for parties! (What the heck is a kid doing in this picture? Where be the hot ladies?)

This modern house, called the Villa Berkel, was designed by architect Paul de Ruiter. Located in… Continue

Added by alice on February 26, 2009 at 2:29pm — 2 Comments

A Hot Mess: Byroglyphics (7 Total)

A new set of edgy art was just released by London based artist Byroglyphics (aka Russ Mills). We've written about Russ Mills before, how his messy art draws us in and captivates our… Continue

Added by alice on February 26, 2009 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Happy Up Here By Royksopp

Happy Up Here from Röyksopp on Vimeo. Love this catchy song and fun new video from Norwegian electronic music duo Royksopp. It's their first single from their new album 'Junior.' Album hits stores on March 23rd.

Midway through you'll start to notice some familiar old school video game characters! (Get's good around 2:03)

Doesn't it… Continue

Added by alice on February 26, 2009 at 11:06am — 2 Comments

Modern Design - Samsung TL320: Sexy Camera Breaks New Ground

Available in black or a brushed stainless steel finish, the Samsung TL320, with a 5x optical zoom and 24mm ultra wide lens, breaks ground by featuring the world's first 3.0-inch VGA AMOLED screen. The organic LED screen out performs conventional TFT LCD screens with better contrast and a brighter screen that really helps when shooting in both bright sunlight and dark… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 26, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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