Featured Blog Posts – August 2010 Archive (297)

New From Banksy

This dolphin jumping over a BP oil barrel is some classic Banksy… Continue

Added by Kevin on August 31, 2010 at 8:09pm — 2 Comments

Who Said Books Don't Go On Walls? (5 Pics)

Peter Pan

Over at Postertext they've created the single best art to hang on your wall if you're an English Major or just a fan of reading (both of which apply to me). They create art from the pages of your favorite books depicting a scene.

The prices are really affordable and needless to say I'm… Continue

Added by Jose Genao on August 31, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

iPad Retro TV (4 pics)

Created by Jonas Damon, this is an iPad built-in for a traditional 1970s-80′s TV. It's just a prototype, but it's the kind of product that not only makes you want to have an iPad, but buy something just for its design. A really cool concept.…


Added by Marica on August 31, 2010 at 3:12pm — 3 Comments

Peace vs. Love by Banksy

Banksy recently put up this piece, and it really struck a chord with me. It reminds me of how much unnecessary hate and violence there is in this world. A poignant reminder of just how polarized our world is, even when it appears that, on the surface, we have similar interests.…


Added by Eugene on August 31, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Modern Houseboat (7 pics)

If you've ever dreamed about living on water, this modern houseboat designed by Rost Niderehe Architects is for you. When the architects first started planning, they wanted to create a residence that had the character of a boat and the comfort of a traditional family home. The result is this stunning houseboat located in Hamburg, Germany.

Made of mainly wood and… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 31, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Walls – Scratching the Surface

Alexandre Farto aka Vhils is a Portuguese street artist who currently lives in London. His art project is entitled "Walls - Scratching the Surface." As the title implies, he creates fantastic portraits scratching old walls in Lisbon, New York, Oporto, London, Rome and Moscow.

MORE AT… Continue

Added by BLCKDMNDS on August 31, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Women Who Hit Hard (10 photos)

Serena Williams

Female tennis players are strong, athletic, and amazingly graceful. Using a special slow-motion camera, photographer Dewey Nick captured these stunning shots of the athletes while they stroked the tennis balls with all their might.

"It was thrilling to get the phone call from Kathy Ryan to photograph nine of the world's…


Added by Eugene on August 31, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Seductive Black and White Photography (25 total)

Los Angeles based photographer Tasya Van Ree infuses her incredible black and white photos with romanticism, darkness, and intimacy. As she explains, "There is this undying interest with the traditional seduction of black and white film. It captures the internal dialogue of whatever it is that you're shooting, and exhibits it in a revealing way. I think there's something… Continue

Added by alice on August 31, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

The Sickest Mobile Office in Town (10 pics)

Integrating the latest products from Apple into a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, I present to you the Brabus iBusiness, the sickest mobile office in town.

With a twin-turbocharged 6.3-liter V12 that produces 750 horsepower and 995 pound-feet of torque, the car itself is a beast. But the most unique thing about this car is its interior, mainly the rear… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 31, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Hyper-Detailed Photos by Jean Francois Rauzier (14 pics)

Combining art, photography and technology, French photographer Jean Francois Rauzier creates hyperphotos that will blow you away. Each collage is composed of between 600 and 3,400 individual close-up images, each taken one by one, using a telephoto lens over a period of one to two hours. Once the entire scene is captured, Rauzier stitches them together using Photoshop, working obsessively until the viewer can't discern where one image begins and one… Continue

Added by Marica on August 31, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Beautiful Quotes Project (15 total)

Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting ~ Karl Wallenda.

I found a wonderful message in my inbox this morning from a photographer named B. Romain. He told me about his 60 Quotes Project where he basically illustrates 60 quotes with photographs. As a picture is a thousand words, he asked me explore for myself his first 32 shots of the… Continue

Added by alice on August 31, 2010 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Musical Six-Pack (4 pics)

Buy a six-pack of Tuned Pale Ale and it's very likely that you and your drunk friends will form a rock band. Every beer bottle contains a musical scale on its label which tells a user what notes can be played at certain levels by blowing across the top. Even the pack itself, when turned upside down, turns into a tongue drum that produces six different… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 31, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Gravity Defying Photography (25 photos)

It seems strange to me that we've never covered Li Wei's photography here on theMET. His incredibly creative photos represent everything we love to write about - they're unique, fun, imaginitive and well-executed. More performance art than just photography, Li Wei's work incorporates everything from mirrors to metal wires, items a modern-day magician might even use.… Continue

Added by alice on August 30, 2010 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

Infographic: Life Hacks

Here are a few tips that will make your life easier, more convenient, more fun, or just better. They require little effort, and can cumulatively make a big difference...

via… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

NASA Releases Incredible Photos on Flickr (14 photos)

John Glenn Enters the Friendship 7 Capsule, 1962

NASA joined Flickr Commons today, releasing 180 historic photos in three incredible sets; Building NASA, Launch/Takeoff and NASA Center Namesakes. The photos span the US space agency's 50+ year history. You'll not only get to see the key figureheads behind NASA, you'll also see some of the most iconic… Continue

Added by alice on August 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Inception's Inverted City Streets

"What happens when you mess with the physics of it all?"

A couple weeks ago, we looked at a few Inception-inspired LEGO scenes. Well, this latest recreation by flickr user -infomaniac- blows them all out of the water. Not only is it perfectly executed, it recreates the most… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 30, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Real Life Superheroes (11 pics)

In real life, do superheroes exist? Apparently so, and photographer Peter Tangen has the proof.

At first, The Real Life Superhero Project was conceived as an avenue to shine light on a new breed of activism and altruism, through a photographic installation to benefit the established organizations the superheroes believe in. But as more people were brought… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 30, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Joe Scarano's Monster Madness (12 total)

Inspired by early animation from the 1930′s, artist Joe Scarano creates surreal characters trapped in time. As he tells us, "I love the bizarre aesthetic from back then, people didn't shy away from saying sad or frightening things, especially in kids books or nursery rhymes. I try to bring some of that sadness to my work.. it's OK for people to be sad now and… Continue

Added by alice on August 30, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sneak Peek: Sarah Joncas Presents Siren (8 total)

Strangers (Portishead)

Thinkspace Gallery gives us their digital preview of Sarah Joncas's new solo show, Siren, set to open this Friday, September 3rd. The Toronto-based artist has outdone herself, creating new, beautiful paintings that each have their own, unique meaning. As mentioned in a… Continue

Added by alice on August 30, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Beautiful Oil Paintings by Sas Christian (10 total)

Born in 1968, Sas Christian is an artist from London. She is greatly inspired by anime and, in her oil paintings, likes to portray “weepy girls, punk, catholic, damaged but not broken girls, yet intelligent and independent.” I really like the way she paints expressions and her signature big eyes.

“Bleak Midwinter”…


Added by Marica on August 30, 2010 at 4:30am — 4 Comments

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