November 2011 Blog Posts (268)

Forever Light Sculpture



Tim Noble and Sue Webster created this gorgeous light sculpture called Forever back in 1996 when they were commissioned by a public arts organization to illuminate London's gray, urban surroundings. Inextricably linked to their earlier trips to Las Vegas, the sculpture is constructed using large carnival lights. While the word 'Forever' can mean several different things, it signifies…

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Added by alice on November 19, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Pictures Appearing Inside People



Paris-based art director and graphic designer Nacho Ormaechea makes us do a double-take with these fantastic photo collages of ordinary people on the street. By blending bright photographs or illustrations onto a person's body, he suddenly reveals an intriguing story that can only be interpreted by the viewer. The unknown individual becomes incredibly intriguing, pulling us in and asking us…

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Added by alice on November 19, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Beautifully Decomposing Frames



Perfection is overrated. In works of art, it's the flaws that we truly appreciate. Brooklyn-based artist Valerie Hegarty should know, her installations revolve around the destruction of beautifully framed artwork. Each demolished painting and decomposing frame only contributes to the intrigue.

The bubbling decay and weathered remains, of what we can only assume was once a solid form…

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Added by Pinar on November 19, 2011 at 8:32am — 2 Comments

Blissfully Lost in the Enchanting Forest



Ohio-based photographer Joy St. Claire captures beautiful images of nature, including enchanting forests and vivid flowers. Her portfolio presents nature in a charming haze. Taking inspiration from the faded photography of the 1920s and 1930s, she makes her photos look as though they have a washed-out sepia tone finish, with the exception of a single color that vividly pops out at you.…

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Added by Pinar on November 19, 2011 at 8:31am — 2 Comments

Creative Links of the Week #20



Hello and welcome to another edition of Creative Links of the Week! Hope you have something fantastic planned this weekend. As we do every Friday, here are some of the most creative and inspiring links from all around the web as well as My Modern Met's top five most popular posts. Enjoy!

Around the…

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Added by alice on November 18, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Spectacular Long Exposures of Streaking Fireworks



Gurbir Grewal is a 19-year-old full time student from Vancouver, BC and he is also the one behind these stunning long exposure photograph of fireworks streaking through the sky that were taken this past Halloween. "Fireworks were banned in my hometown and I haven't been able to buy them nor light them since I was a kid," he said. "Finally having moved out to a different city where they…

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Added by Claire on November 18, 2011 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

Record-Breaking 3D Street Mural



Ready for some record breaking art? You may remember seeing British artist Joe Hill's awesome 3D artwork before. He's back and breaking a world record this time! November 17 is Guinness World Records day, an annual day started seven years ago by the makers of the famous book, to encourage…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on November 18, 2011 at 3:38pm — 3 Comments

Stylish Pitched Roof House



Check out the angles on this house! Located in Sydney, Australia, the Pitched Roof House was designed by architecture studio Chenchow Little. This house came about due to a rather strict building ordinance code requiring all new houses to have pitched roofs. The architects followed this rule but added their own, unique flare to the design.

The triangles forming the roof pitch up but then…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on November 18, 2011 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Supernatural Moon Nightlight



This captivating lamp designed by Nosigner (Eisuke Tachikawa) represents the Super Moon, the biggest full moon in a cycle of 18 years. After the tragic earthquake in Japan, many of the Japanese prayed to the Super Moon for hope. According to Nosigner, this lamp is a symbol of the… Continue

Added by Claire on November 18, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Quebec's Magical Ice Hotel



Have you ever wanted to stay at an ice hotel? Hotel de Glace is a one-of-a-kind hotel located just ten minutes outside of Quebec City, Canada. It's truly unique because it doesn't look the same as it did the year before it. That's because it's made out of 15,000 tons of snow and 500,000 tons of ice! The hotel is rebuilt every year with a new design, which only takes about a month, with the help…

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Added by Claire on November 18, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Cartoon Candy Store



We're seeing tons of exciting shop designs popping up these days. Who could forget D'Espresso's mind-bending coffee shop, the Alice in Wonderland-inspired Tokyo restaurant or the…

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Added by alice on November 18, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Stellar Posters Celebrate the International Year of Chemistry 2011

Atomise (John Dalton)



How does a graphic designer/illustrator go about celebrating the International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011), as designated by UNESCO? Well, if you're Simon C. Page, you create a set of posters that highlights the achievements of some of the greatest scientists that have…

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Added by alice on November 18, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Pixelated Beagle Made of 221K Sprinkles



For a fine arts project at his university, Joel Brochu was tasked with using the pointillism technique, invented by post-Impressionist painter Georges Seurat, where small dots of pure color are repeatedly applied to a canvas until it forms an image. The original project called on him to recreate a piece of furniture. Using 22 different shades of paint to form a chair, he completed…

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Added by alice on November 18, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Berlin Wall Gets Street Art Makeover



The Wende Museum in Culver City, California has an incredible exhibition called Behind the Wall. It features a mural on remnants from the original Berlin Wall that fell in 1989. The first to leave their mark was duo Herakut and now D*Face and RETNA have painted their…

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Added by Alyssa Anda on November 17, 2011 at 2:44pm — 2 Comments

Multifunctional Sofa Bunk Bed



Is that a sofa or a bunk bed? Trick question, it's both. For those who love practicality mixed with modernism or even for those who live in tight spaces, the geniuses at Bonbon have a treat for you! Their sofa bunk bed is their most recent and popular innovation. It's not only an ordinary sofa, it's also a comfortable bunk bed. The convertible sofa is great for maximizing your modern…

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Added by Alyssa Anda on November 17, 2011 at 2:39pm — 4 Comments

Amazing Anamorphic Medusa



Anamorphic art has been all the rage these days! As we all know, Medusa is a horrific creature from Greek mythology. The story goes that if you look into her eyes you’ll be turned into stone. This anamorphic street art version of her can be seen only from a certain viewpoint. Located in the factory hosted by Sub Urb Art, this mystical piece was created by two talented artists, Ninja1 and…

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Added by Alyssa Anda on November 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Frozen & Suspended Bonsai Tree Sculptures



Japan-based artist Makoto Azuma has constructed two botanical art pieces (Shiki 1 and Frozen Pine) comprised of bonsai pine trees in unusual situations. As one of 20 international contemporary artists showing their work at Z33 Art Centre's exhibit in Hasselt, Belgium entitled Alter Nature: We Can, he sought to…

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Added by Pinar on November 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Man Builds $5,200 Hobbit House



Last week, we saw a lodge in Chile that looked like a hobbit hotel and this week we bring you a woodland home with a similar aesthetic. Though this domain doesn't gush gallons of water, it is an alternative living space for a natural homestead. Photographer Simon Dale is responsible for…

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Added by Pinar on November 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Cinema-Inspired Beauty and Elegance



Editorial photographer Cihan Alpgiray captures the beauty and elegance of models in various locations. The photographer, who is based in Turkey, finds inspiration from the art of cinema. Alpgiray uses fashion, design, lighting, and location to bring to life his images, creating a story within the frame. Though his subjects stand motionless, there is the presence of action and thought that…

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Added by Pinar on November 17, 2011 at 1:34pm — 2 Comments

Shockingly Awesome Newspaper People

If you can appreciate Yulia Brodskaya's paper portraits, you'll enjoy Nick Georgiou's newspaper sculptures. The native New Yorker, who is currently based in Tucson, Arizona, draws inspiration from his surrounding environment. Using local newspapers and old, discarded books, Georgiou… Continue

Added by Pinar on November 17, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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