What an October! Thank you, everyone, for making it one of the coolest months yet. 1.3 million of you came in to check out everything from an amazing dead tree to the cutest kids possibly ever to have existed. Here's a wrap-up of our top ten most visited posts in October for anyone who missed out on all the action. (Click the pictures to read the inspiring… Continue
Added by alice on November 3, 2010 at 10:00am —
Here's some great digital artwork by Pierre Doucin
aka Soemone. I love the way he blends different photo and shape elements into beautiful, cohesive images. They have a natural feel to them even though the content within them says otherwise.…
Added by Kevin Chung on November 2, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Born in Beijing in 1967, Liu Yuanshou is one of China’s most respected and prominent contemporary painters. Painting with oil on canvas, Liu creates powerful scenes featuring women wrapped in bright red silk. They seem to be distraught, desperately struggling to escape their own misery.
Silkworm culture and the the production of silk textiles has always been… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 2, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Our ability to fly never ceases to amaze me. Particularly, whenever I'm in a plane and about to take off, I think about the engineering masterminds who made the experience possible. It really goes to show that humans are capable of almost anything.
21-year-old Sampo Kiviniemi shares my passion for aviation. Based out of Helsinki, Finland, Kiviniemi shoots… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 2, 2010 at 3:30pm —
New Zealand-based photographer and designer Andrew Smith of Cuba Gallery recently took a trip to Europe and came back with some exquisite shots. Using his Nikon D3 camera, Smith carefully composes his photos and then uses Adobe Lightroom 3 in post-production to take them to the next level. His photos throughout Italy are quite amazing in that they're able to transport… Continue
Added by alice on November 2, 2010 at 3:00pm —
10.) Jesus Loves Mr. T
This past weekend, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert hosted the Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington D.C. One of the biggest highlights of the whole event was the signs people brought with them. They ranged from funny to outrageous, and even included some that were totally on point. Here is our top… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 2, 2010 at 1:30pm —
There certainly isn't a shortage of shapes and sizes in this shopping mall designed by Ron Arad Architects. Located near Santiago Calatrava's high speed rail station
in Liège, Belgium, "Médiacité" has a 1150 foot (350 meter) long winding spine that connects two mall buildings… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 2, 2010 at 11:00am —
We've got a situation! Argentina-based design company Estudio Minga makes us laugh with their cleverly designed WTF? series. These eleven illustrations are well-executed, giving us simple stories in straightforward ways. Also, love how each of these can stand on their own but when taken together, make a wonderful, imaginative and creative series.
I got in touch… Continue
Added by alice on November 2, 2010 at 10:30am —
What would you do if you saw a giant polar bear roaming around in your shopping mall? Would you stop and touch its nose?
Asked to develop a concept for an interactive installation within Covent Garden London, multidisciplinary design consultancy PostlerFerguson created Bears
. This installation consists of giant acrylic polar bear structures that hang… Continue
Added by alice on November 2, 2010 at 9:00am —
The Nighttime Lights of the World dataset contains the first satellite-based global inventory of human settlements, derived from nighttime data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.…
Added by Slightly Nicer on November 2, 2010 at 12:00am —
215,000 vs. 87,000.
Data source: CBS
Added by Eugene on November 1, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Designed by Swedish architecture studio VisionDivision, "Storm Flipper" is a competition entry for a new drinking fountain prototype in London's parks. An overturned umbrella acts as the water basin, while raindrops form the drainpipes and provide structural support. A lightning bolt extends from the cloud's base to light up the fountain at night.…
Added by Eugene on November 1, 2010 at 4:30pm —
London-based multimedia artist Nigel Grimmer makes toys come alive in this creepy cool series titled Be Careful of Things Left Behind
. It's an ominous title that works perfectly with his creative scenes.
"This is a series of work I created in Tokyo in 2005," he says. "The images were constructed using toys and models from around the city. 'Be Careful… Continue
Added by alice on November 1, 2010 at 4:00pm —
James Griffioen's son insisted for months that he wanted to be a robot for Halloween. After looking at various robot images on the computer and watching the Robocop
trailer, his mind was convinced. He was going to be RoboKid.
Griffioen (father of the year) decided to create the costume with materials found in his basement. He explains the… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 1, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Originally from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Carlos Nunez is an LA-based photographer whose gorgeous shots can easily range from sweet and demure to downright sexy. You can tell that he has that rare ability to put his models at ease, making them feel free to express themselves and show us a side to them few people ever get to see. Continue
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Added by alice on November 1, 2010 at 11:30am —
Street artist Above shot us an email about his new work in Paris. As you can see, "A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words" is centered around the controversial burqa ban in France, that we discussed
earlier in the forum.
Above says: "I sat for a while considering if I should describe… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 1, 2010 at 11:00am —
Good morning! To start off the week, I'd love to share a good piece of news with you. Our website, My Modern Met, was just featured on the Flipboard iPad app as a pick of the week
! What a thrill and an honor.
As you may recall,… Continue
Added by alice on November 1, 2010 at 8:30am —