Designer Yan Lu wants people to become more conscientious about wasting water. "Poor Little Fish Basin" consists of a traditional shaped fish bowl and a basin. As water is used, the water level in the bowl gradually falls, but fills back up once the water stops. It's all an illusion, though. Separated pipelines are used, so… Continue
If you look at the internet as if it was occupiable land, who would the major superpowers be? Created for Web 2.0 Summit, this map titled Points of Control, illustrates which companies have claimed their stake in specific territories, and which companies are trying to take a piece.
Nerds, rejoice! Olivia Munn is moving up in the world. Best known as the co-host of G4's Attack of the Show!, Munn will appear on NBC's Perfect Couples, and is the newest correspondent on The Daily Show. As you can tell by these sexy GQ shots, she's pretty excited about it.
Fernando Reza created this wonderful series of business cards as a tribute to the fictional companies that we know and love. Reza says Day Jobs "is full of bits of pop culture and nerdy easter eggs." How many cards do you recognize?
According to her website: "Anna-Wili Highfield is a Sydney based artist currently making sculptures of animals from torn paper and from copper pipe. The paper sculptures are created from archival cotton paper, that is painted, then torn and sewn together, to create the figure of an… Continue
Added by Visnja V on September 4, 2010 at 8:00am —
It's always intriguing when older people talk about their past. They give us a first-hand account of what life was like decades ago, when many of us weren't even born yet. This moving video features a 90-year-old man, as he recounts a remarkable experience he had in… Continue
I'm in love with the raw, urban vibe of this video... Thomas Noesner was strolling through the busting streets of New York City when he spotted a drummer in the subway station. He got the idea of creating a remix of the recorded drum sequence to use as a soundtrack for a film. That´s when sound designer Toussaint came into play. Together they composed a track around the drum beat of the… Continue
Australian videographer Matt Allard takes us on an incredible journey through Japan's storied past, giving us an intimate look inside the world of Japan's last Samurai and a modern day Geisha. Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports.
Samurai movies made Japanese cinema famous worldwide. In the 1950s, films such as the Seven Samurai by Akiro Kurosawa were extremely popular both in Japan and abroad. But waning interest is now leaving many of Japan's silver screen swordsmen… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 3, 2010 at 12:00pm —
After three years exploring and pioneering new coastlines in every corner of the earth, award winning surf filmmaker, director, and producer Taylor Steele, executive producer Sandrine Lima of Reel Sessions, and VAS Entertainment, have chosen to present the West Coast Premiere of Taylor’s latest project Castles in the Sky at the famous Arclight Hollywood Cinema landmark theater. The May 18, 2010 event will see Taylor Steele and his cast of surfers converging on Sunset… Continue
If you're looking for a little respite after a chaotic week, you'll find it with Akos Major's photos. A 35-year-old Budapest-based photographer, Major finds the calmest waters around and then photographs them in a way that they appear unbelievably serene. I love how in the last two photos in this set, you can see the rocks underneath the water, adding another beautiful dimension to these already stunning scenes.…
Having traveled everywhere from England and Norway to Iceland and Chile, artist and photographer D. Yee sees life's cinematic moments wherever he goes. His photos are filled with emotionally powerful scenes but it's all done in such a way that you never feel as though someone is directing.
I got in touch with Yee to ask him more about the series which he calls… Continue
Designer Park Sul-Nyeo threw the world's first underwater hanbok fashion show in Seoul last week. A hanbok is a traditional Korean dress that flows with bright, beautiful colors. The attraction was held as a part of promotional event for the opening of a new department store.…
"After the establisment of the Slovak state on the 14th of March 1939 a lot of people lost lots of friends."
The origin of an independent Slovak state in 1939 was accompanied by racial oppression and later by the deportation of Jews to concentration camps. Print, which spread simultaneously also by means of galleries on Facebook, is reminiscent of the events after… Continue
Fitness equipment at home tends to overwhelm the room it's in—bulky metal structures are those that generally come to mind. This exercise bike, however, stands apart from the rest with this sleek, space-saving design.
The Lamiflex Group's "Ciclotte" bike takes its inspiration from the first bicycle… Continue
"Taga combines the fun of a bicycle with the functionality of a baby stroller. This awesome invention allows you to exercise while you spend quality time with your child. It only takes 20 seconds to change modes." -via…Continue
I wanted to stop and thank you all for coming into My Modern Met in August, all 1.4 million of you! You came in droves looking for creative inspiration and we hope you found it. To wrap up the blockbuster month, our biggest yet, here are My Modern Met's top ten posts you visited the most.
(You can click on each post's corresponding picture to dive a little… Continue
Drawing inspiration from World War II bomber planes, this chair's aerodynamic curves are hugged in riveted aluminum, while the seat and back are swathed in ribbed leather with the busted-down softness of a vintage bomber jacket. A low seat and raked back give it true flyboy swagger.…
The phrase, "Every picture tells a story," sounds like a cliché until you see the work of Alastair Magnaldo. His photos are for the ones who see stories all around them, the ones who dream of "lying on fluffy clouds or frolicking among the stars," and the ones who won't let their imaginations flicker out like a dying flame. They show us the power of dreams and imagination at… Continue