Featured Blog Posts – April 2011 Archive (195)

A Designer's Enlightening Notes

If you ever thought that your work or school notes had to be boring, then take a look at these by Amanda Wright. The London-based user experience designer opens up her sketchbook, not only sharing with us some interesting facts in an amusing way, more importantly, she also gives us a different perspective and a deeper look on how we… Continue

Added by alice on April 30, 2011 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

The Official Royal Wedding Photographs

If you're still looking to get your royal fix or you're just feeling a bit nostalgic after seeing yesterday's blissful nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton, check out the official Flickr account of the British Monarchy.

There you'll also find "photographs illustrating the work of the Royal Family… Continue

Added by alice on April 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Striking Nails Sculpture

After we featured the unbelievable nail art by Marcus Levine, we were surprised and delighted that he found our post to tell us about his striking new piece. His first public commission, Hung Out to Dry is made up of a stainless steel shaped panel which has 28,000 nails protruding from it! The… Continue

Added by alice on April 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Psychedelic Room that Swallows Human Beings

Japanese artist Yosuke Goda creates living, breathing rooms that swallow human beings. Armed with black markers, Goda has no mercy for the surrounding white walls, floor, and ceiling. A pychedelic organism is born, with a body that looks similar to the roots and vines of an old, tall tree. The monster appears to constantly grow, as if it has no self-control and needs to furiously feed… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 29, 2011 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Surreal Fantasies

When photos are manipulated in just the right way, realistic imagery can transform into surreal stories. The creator is able to depict whatever the mind wants, no matter how impossible it may seem. Indonesian native Djajakarta (Deviantart name) is capable of doing just that. His dreamy work will take you to another place where trees grow out of bodies and smoke magically forms into wild… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on April 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Japanese Elegance

If a good painting is judged by its combination of elegance and beauty, Ikenaga Yasunari's art would receive high marks. His lovely paintings draw the viewer in as they try and decipher what his subjects are feeling. The soft patterns and lines are created using Japanese paint applied to linen canvas with a Menso brush. How subtly beautiful.…


Added by Alyssa Anda on April 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

When Imaginations Run Free

You know the saying, "it runs in the family"? Well, for Eduardo Diaz Bourgeot, the saying holds true. Madrid native-Bourgeot is a third generation photographer who specializes in advertising. He began his career at the age of 19, and since then has been creating photos rich with humor. What I enjoy most about his work is that he puts a surreal spin on everyday objects, showing us what would happen… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on April 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Cute Critters in the Wilderness

Kentucky-born artist Kathleen Lolley finds inspiration in nature. According to her website, Lolley enjoys creating scenes where “critters try to break the spell of day to day heartbreak and giant owls return to their nest with only dreams." Her art is filled with fantastic creatures that look as though they belong in a classic fairy tale. Her choice of colors all lend to her work having a folk-like… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on April 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Fierce Seduction

Brazil is home to many gorgeous models including 30-year-old bombshell Fernanda Tavares. Photographer Jacques Dequeker captures the model in seductive poses for the most recent issue of Status. In this artistic spread, she wears body-hugging ensembles that are perfect for the bedroom...or, perhaps, more suited for a dungeon.

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Added by Alyssa Anda on April 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Spectacular Wildlife Photos in Dramatic Landscapes

Wildlife and landscapes shots can be great on their own. Combine the two, however, like British photographer Ben Hall has, and spectacular images emerge that make us appreciate the immense beauty of our planet.

What's most remarkable is that none of Hall's images have been digitally manipulated. Instead, by focusing almost exclusively on the British Isles, he developed an intimate… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Cinematic Tilt-Shift Series Wins!

What an outstanding choice! The winners of the Sony World Photography Awards were just announced and Buenos Aires-based Alejandro Chaskielberg took home the grand prize for his incredible series High Tide. The 34-year-old photographer beat out more than 100,000 entries from 162 different countries to take the coveted L'Iris D-Or and $25,000 in cash.

For two years, Chaskielberg… Continue

Added by alice on April 29, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Vinyl Toys Become Storytelling Sculptures

If you never understood the art of toys, then you must check out Coarse. The company began in 2003, when German artists Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk started a distinctive style of sculpting that looked almost as if they had chiseled and exposed their figures from rock. Their hand-crafted sculptures are beautifully photographed and packaged in a way that really elevates their work to a higher… Continue

Added by alice on April 29, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Optimistic Illustrations

In a world filled with cynical people, it's comforting to know that there's someone like Heng Swee Lim. The Kuala Lampur, Malaysia-based illustrator creates bright and sunny works that will turn anyone's day around. Filled with optimism and hope, they have that child-like innocence to them that's wonderfully refreshing.

When we asked Lim why he illustrates this way, he told us this. "We… Continue

Added by alice on April 29, 2011 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Mini People's Travel Desinations

Graem Whyte is a master at creating landscapes fit for tiny people. Though what we see is the big picture, Whyte invites us to look closer, to see how these miniature people really live. It’s almost like Dr. Suess’s Horton Hears a Who inspired Whyte’s whimsical creations.…


Added by Alyssa Anda on April 28, 2011 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Optimist: The Festival of Colors

For those of us who haven't been fortunate enough to experience the Festival of Colors, or Holi, videographer Brian Thompson has created a video that makes it feel as if we're right there! This colorful and fun tradition takes place all over the globe, colleges… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on April 28, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Feathery Street Art

With their moving work for Outside/In currently on display at LeBasse Projects in Culver City, Herakut took to the walls of Los Angeles to create these incredibly beautiful murals. They're inspired by photo references of real-life children.…


Added by Alyssa Anda on April 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Beauty and the Beach

With summer almost upon us, many of us are longing for the days where we can feel the warm sand between our toes and hear the peaceful lapping of the beach's waves. Lucky for us, London-born photographer Chris Craymer takes photos that make us feel as if summer is already here. Here, he photographs various fresh-faced models and actress Liv Tyler having fun at the beach. His attention to true emotion,… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on April 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Awesome Skateboard Deck Sculptures

The wait is finally over! As fans of Haroshi's recycled skateboard deck art, we've been waiting with bated breath to see more of his incredible pieces which are now currently on display at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. Although some were… Continue

Added by alice on April 28, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Vivid Video of Furious Tornado

Sometimes reality is extremely terrifying. This amazing footage, captured yesterday by Crimson Tide Productions, was taken from the University of Alabama campus. A furious mile-wide tornado rips through Tuscaloosa, Alabama, tearing through trees near an office complex and parking lot. Listen and you'll clearly hear the heavy breathing of the terrified videographer.

via [The Daily… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 28, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Hilariously Clever Illustrations, Part 2

Known as Flying Mouse, Chow Hon Lam is the brilliant man behind some of the cleverest and coolest illustrations we've ever featured on theMET! (See 15 Clever, Witty Illustrations.) He's back with a whole new set of work that's just as simple but smart as before.

To Lam, the t-shirt is a “medium… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on April 28, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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