July 2011 Blog Posts (241)

Hilarious Dogs in Motion

How amazingly awesome are these? Pet photographer extraordinaire Carli Davidson gives us some of the most unique dog portraits we've ever seen! Oregon-based Davidson is a nationally recognized fine art pet photographer, and for good reason. Her series Shake is about dogs shaking off water in a cute and funny fashion. How does she do it? Answer: High speed photography. Love their crazy… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Extreme Adventure Photography

Jimmy Chin is one of the most extreme adventurers in the world and, fortunately for us, he's also a very talented photographer. As he hikes, climbs and skis across the world's harshest terrains, Jimmy somehow manages to capture the raw beauty of nature while also showing us the incredible spirit of human beings. What makes his shots so distinct is that he captures them from incredible angles… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 31, 2011 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Swoon Builds Musical House for New Orleans

Brooklyn-based artist Swoon has focused her talented artistic and creative skills on a permanent interactive art installation in New Orleans. The installation will be a musical house that can be "played" by visitors. Within the walls and floorboards of the house will be instruments. The building, which will be built from salvaged materials, will be used by artists and locals for performances, block… Continue

Added by Strider on July 31, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Beauty in a Statue

Andy Warhol Monument (Union Square, NYC)

Whenever I see a statue or a sculpture, particularly those of people, I look for the perfect angle to make them come alive. I'm lucky to live at a place that's perfect for this, New York City. Here are some shots from my series entitled Statues in the Sky.

General Tecumsah… Continue

Added by Michael E. Mason on July 31, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Sexy Elegance by Greg Kadel

22-year-old model Michaela Kocianova pulls off classy, sexy and elegant all at the same time. Fashionable accessories with swimwear is the norm in this beautiful fashion shoot. Thanks goes to Greg Kadel and Vogue Italia, June 2011, for bringing us this stunning series.

Greg Kadel is an American fashion photographer and filmmaker based in New York City. His work has appeared in… Continue

Added by Kevin Chung on July 30, 2011 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

The World's Largest Aquarium

Let's add it to the bucket list! The Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA is the world's largest aquarium with more than 8.5 million US gallons of marine and fresh water housing more than 120,000 animals of 500 different species. The stars? Four young whale sharks, four beluga whales, and four manta rays. (This aquarium is the only institution outside of Asia to house whale…


Added by alice on July 30, 2011 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

An Old KISS Tape Comes to Life!

How sweet is this? As fans of everyday objects coming to life, we couldn't help but love this rockin' out KISS tape by Brazil-based Fabricio Duque. Note that this 3D illustration even has a miniature reproduction of Gene Simmon's trademark Axe Bass! Love his stance.

via [… Continue

Added by alice on July 30, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Sexy and Seductive Faces

Belgium-born artist Anja Van Herle is the person behind sexy and seductive paintings. Currently based in Los Angeles, the artist has the ability to bring her European sense of high fashion together with an American sense of wonder to create beautiful works that explore issues like identity, emotion and human relationships.

"My work is an attempt to capture the complexity of emotions that… Continue

Added by alice on July 30, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Eye of the Tiger

At 26, Nick DuPlessis may be young, but he has the skill of a seasoned fashion and beauty photographer. The Phoenix, Arizona-based creative has the ability to take some strikingly beautiful portraits. With no distractions, DuPlessis makes us feel as though it's just the model, the camera and him. …


Added by Alyssa Anda on July 30, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Inspirational Links of the Week #4

What are you up to this weekend? I received some cool news today. I'm going to interview an artist and get a personal tour of his headquarters one week from today. Where you might ask? You'll just have to wait and see. (It's been on my bucket list, however, so you know it's going to be good!)

Today, we're rounding up some of the coolest links around that we hope will inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. Most of the time, these links will come from… Continue

Added by alice on July 29, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Cosplay Queen Meagan Marie

Lara Croft of Tomb Raider

Meagan Marie is the real deal. She doesn't just wear off-the-shelf cosplay costumes. She goes all the way, sometimes taking up to six hours to prepare her makeup, like in the case of her highly creative Comic-Con outfit for Lady Two-Face.

To prove just how hardcore Meagan is, she even works at game studio… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 29, 2011 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Ping Pong Balls Dance Choreography

Choreographer Jonah Bokaer and Snarkitecture combine talents to create Why Patterns, a dance inspired from the musical composition by Morton Feldman of the same name. It starts off with a black stage and a singular ping-pong ball. Soon it transforms into a… Continue

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

The Man Without a Facebook

What could be better than a spoof involving Facebook? Dan De Lorenzo and Ben Stumpf’s video The Man Without A Facebook is a parody of Mel Gibson’s movie The Man Without a Face. It tells the tale of an extremely isolated man living in today’s society, which revolves around the most popular social network (as of right now). Clever and… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Works Inside Audrey Kawasaki's Studio

My Modern Met favorite Audrey Kawasaki is back with array of beautiful new work. This weekend, she will be exhibiting her new pieces at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. Talented artists… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

The Disconnect Between Humans and Nature

In a world driven by modern technology, how disconnected has our society become from nature? German-born director Hanna Maria Heidrich believes the answer is way too much. In this beautifully filmed short entitled "We Miss You," Heidrich gives us a powerful and poignant reminder of where we all came from, suggesting that we get back in touch with our roots. The… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 29, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Getting Lost in Europe

Late last year, Canada-based photographer Todd Korol had an epiphany. He realized that he just wasn't going to Europe enough. The photographer felt as though that there's so much of Europe to discover that he decided that once a year, he would travel there and simply take photos from morning till night. Korol would allow himself to get lost in European cities, letting himself by surprised by the next… Continue

Added by alice on July 29, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Reality Sucks

In an often contrived way, movies are completely unrealistic. In fact, certain scenes are obviously created to warm your heart or make you cry. Well, we can't blame the movie studios because, most of the time, reality sucks. Agency Duval Guillaume made light of this fact and created these hilarious ads for Utopolis Cinemas. See how they put their own spin on famous scenes from Titanic and Free… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 29, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Surreal Self-Portraits by a 16-Year-Old

Wow, to have this much talent at 16! Duisburg, Germany-based Phillip Schumacher is a young teenager who, for the past two years, has been placing himself and his friends in beautifully magical scenes. Inspired by famous Flickr photographers like Alex Stoddard,… Continue

Added by alice on July 29, 2011 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Here's Where I Live...Lived

You know that print or piece of art you wish you had bought? Well, for me, this is one of them. Kevin Tong created two posters for the Crazy for Cult 5 show at 1988 Gallery in Los Angeles, both of which have sold out. One was inspired by the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the other for Being… Continue

Added by alice on July 29, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

CN Tower's Extreme EdgeWalk

For those who of you who aren't afraid of extreme heights, EdgeWalk is a new attraction at the CN Tower in Toronto that allows visitors to walk along the edge of the tower while tethered to a safety cable. The view at 1,168 ft looks terrifying and amazing at the same time. Visitors are screened for narcotics, explosives and heavy objects before being allowed… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 28, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

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