As a symbolic gesture, the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is being celebrated today with Domino Aktion. These 1,000 8-foot tall dominoes will topple along parts of the former Berlin Wall on November 9, 2009 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The dominoes have been painted by schoolchildren and students in…
One of our favorite graffiti artists wrote to us last night to tell us about one of his newest creations. Titled, Revere in Psychology, the short video is a long reserve time lapse "performance" piece.
As ABOVE explains, "There are two sides to every coin, and we all know two wrongs don't make a right but somehow when it comes to filming a video in reverse then reversing it, it makes total sense? Confused? Watch the video to get a better idea. If you… Continue
Added by alice on November 9, 2009 at 10:00am —
Zaha Hadid recently designed a retail and business center in the town of Jesolo, Italy, to be situated in two areas halfway between Jesolo urban center and Jesolo sea. Strategically positioned to be a major gateway into town, the project includes a 5 star hotel, 2 story retail complex, offices, congress hall, gym, nightclub, and a restaurant offering panoramic…
I guess this is one way to light up a room... This bright neon art installation named “109 Lighting Books” was created by Airan Kang. The glow-in-the-dark bookcase changes color and is part of the group exhibition “Textual Landscapes” at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York City. Although I can't really see how this piece would fit in at a home, it does provide a…
This octopus skate pool in Lugano, Switzerland is totally rad! The pool was painted by a group of Swiss artists, named Nevercrew, who specialize in murals, graphics, video, comics and sculpture. This is a great example of how art can enhance experiences.…
The President condemns the despicable attacks at Fort Hood, honoring those who were killed and injured. He also commends those who stood up to help and console those affected: even as we saw the worst of human nature on full display, we also saw the best of… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 7, 2009 at 12:08pm —
Jill Greenberg takes some of the most amazing celebrity portraits out there. Nicknamed "The Manipulator", Greenberg specializes in retouching photos. What I admire most about her work is her magnificent use of light and clarity. She really gets the most out of her shots,…
Yesterday, I received a nice email asking me if I would like to be a part of this new website called I Am Korean American. Usually, when I receive an email like this I take one quick look and if it doesn't grab me, I move on.
I spent a good part of this morning, however, reading through this site.… Continue
After taking a sneak peek inside the everyday world of Darth Vader, we just had to find out what the Stormtroopers were up to. As the elite shock troopers of the Galactic Empire, the Stormies were trained to carry out the will of their superiors without questioning. But what… Continue
What do you do when you see your friend's car all dusty and dirty? Like any reasonably creative and curious human, Scott can't resist a dirty rear car window. We suspect that Scott started off with clever sayings, like, 'wash me.' Probably his first image was the ubiquitous smiley face. Living on a particularly dusty road. It wasn't long before Scott was experimenting with techniques to achieve these amazingly detailed and shaded… Continue
French photographer Fred Lebain must enjoy playing tricks on our eyes. After taking photos at various sites in New York City, he revisited the spots with poster-sized prints of the locations. By standing behind his carefully re-aligned prints, he created an invisible cloak!…
This TED video is of Daniel Pink a former speechwriter for Al Gore and now a motivational speaker. He describes why the incentives used in business today do not work for creative tasks and outlines a new methodology that can produce far better results. From my own perspective he is dead on. I am far more motivated by autonomy and purpose than I am by the promise of a once-a-year bonus or raise. Most everyone here at theMet is creative in one way or another so I am very… Continue
A little long but a beautifully shot documentary on karma. Just what is karma? Hoveid dives a little deeper to find out.
THEME:This is a documentary about the philosophy of karma. I am into eastern philosophy which I find to have a lot of truth in it. I wanted to make a film that conveys the idea that we are all basically the same. And I also wanted to make an informative film about what karma really is in case people are…Continue
For those of you who can appreciate modern design, you'll want to catch the new Bauhaus exhibit at the MoMA NY starting in two days! The Bauhaus was the famous and influential school of avant-garde art that was founded in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933. The school brought together artists, architects, and designers in an extraordinary conversation about the… Continue
Added by alice on November 6, 2009 at 7:00am —
This painting by Torrance-based Greg "Craola" Simkins is totally insane. The piece, titled The Puppet Pathos, features a hyper-realistic monster that steals the dreams and thoughts of all creatures. The exquisite detail and three-dimensional perspectives in this painting are truly remarkable.
If you're interested in seeing Simkins's work in person, you…