December 2008 Blog Posts (235)

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year from theMET!! We hope you have a great new year filled with joy and happiness. May 2009 be one of the best years ever!

Added by Eugene on December 31, 2008 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Anne Hathaway in Vogue

Apparently, Vogue loves Anne Hathaway. Granted, she sometimes calls to mind a girl Screech (with me, Grace?) but she sure looks great in couture, as demonstrated by the January 2009 issue of Vogue. The spread was photographed by Mario Testino, a favorite of Princes William and Harry.

Above: Marchesa… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on December 31, 2008 at 12:52am — 1 Comment

Chinese Fashion Photographer Chen Man: The Vision Magazine Covers

My obsession with Beijing-born photographer Chen Man continues.

Celebrated as the best fashion/beauty photographer from the "born in the 80's" generation, Chen Man (陳曼) made a significant impact when she photographed covers for the Chinese fashion magazine Vision from 2003 to 2007 (pictured). Since then, she has shot for the Chinese editions of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on December 30, 2008 at 11:21pm — 2 Comments

Kerr Meow: Miranda Kerr in Vogue Australia

It's no secret that we here at the Met find Miranda Kerr to be nothing less than the cat's meow. I love her feature in the January 2009 issue of Vogue Australia. She's so for reaaal.

Note to self: Do whatever she's doing to get that flat stomach! I guess my New Year's Resolution should be to stop binging on Pork Belly whenever given the chance - a… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on December 30, 2008 at 10:07pm — 3 Comments

Love it or Hate it? A Mashup of the Top 25 Hits of 2008 by DJ Earworm

A Mashup of the Top 25 Hits of 2008, according to Billboard.

Download the audio at


Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain - Low

Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love

Alicia Keys - No One

Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major - Lollipop

Timbaland Featuring OneRepublic - Apologize

Jordin Sparks Duet With Chris Brown - No Air

Sara Bareilles - Love Song

Usher Featuring Young Jeezy - Love in This… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 30, 2008 at 5:57pm — 2 Comments

Eye-Catching Illustrations - Lock Sin: Malaysia

Pretty neat Illustrations from 23-year-old Lock Sin of Malaysia. In her blog she says she loves what she does, appreciates what she has, and enjoys life. Sounds like she's got a good head on her shoulders, Love the beautiful lines and colors!

Lock Sin on… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 30, 2008 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Barack and Michelle Obama in Vogue

Onward and upward.

President #44 Barack Obama and the missus, Michelle Obama, looking fly in the January 2009 issue of Vogue magazine. The portraits were photographed by Annie Leibovitz, but of course.…


Added by PANDA JU on December 30, 2008 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

What Will They Think of Next? The LightDrops LED Umbrella.

The LightDrops LED umbrella, designed by Sang-Kyun Park, is powered by the energy of falling rain drops. The heavier the rain, the brighter the light to help you see your way.

If you must know - as water pours over the surface, potential energy from raindrops slamming onto the conductive membrane called PDVF transforms into electrical energy powering embedded LEDs sending your umbrella ablaze with light. Happy?…


Added by PANDA JU on December 30, 2008 at 4:47pm — 4 Comments

One Million Dollar Watch - Hublot Black Caviar and the Exclusive Big Bang

I guess some people think time is really valuable. The renowned watch maker, Hublot, has already earned itself a name with the Exclusive Big Bang (see below) . This time, it’s the Hublot Black Caviar Bang, a new entrant to the million dollar watch club. Carrying the legacy forth, the Caviar Bang comes festooned with a 18k white gold case and clasp with hundreds of… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 29, 2008 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

rinko kikuchi / katie holmes (et al) interviews

how cute are they

Added by Charles on December 29, 2008 at 12:19pm — No Comments

2008 Year In Review - JibJab

Added by Eugene on December 28, 2008 at 8:14pm — 1 Comment

We heart it- so much better than FFFFOUND!!!

So, I was trying to get a FFFFound account... but you have to get an invite... which is a huge hassle.

So, then I found

Here is the link to my I Heart it!

here is my RSS URL if you want to follow me through my internet journey.

You guys should try it... So easy!…


Added by Kara on December 28, 2008 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

I love typographic art!

I really love typography.

Wiki's definition:

Typography is the art and techniques of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. Type glyphs are created and modified using a variety of illustration techniques. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading (line spacing), adjusting the spaces between groups of letters (tracking) and (kerning) adjusting the space… Continue

Added by Kara on December 27, 2008 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Maria Sharapova in GQ

Move over, Anna Kournikova. Maria Sharapova just scored a game point in GQ Spain (Dec. 2008). Quite an Ace. Check out her golden set here.

I lover her Canon PowerShot commercials with her Pomeranian,… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on December 27, 2008 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

Monkey See, Monkey Do: Monkeyman Portraits

It's the holidays! Is your face sore from smiling for group photos? Here is a little inspiration for uh, getting creative during picture time.

The mysterious… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on December 27, 2008 at 7:06pm — 4 Comments

Christmas Photos From Around the World (23 photos)

Christmas is an amazing time of year that is celebrated all over the world. So, what does Christmas look like in different countries? Here are some photos to give you a peak.

Above, a decked out Christmas house in Melksham, England

Christmas at the Vatican with Pope… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 27, 2008 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

HIllary Duff is All Growns Up! - Maxim January 2009 (10 photos)

Wow...when did Hilary Duff grow up? The 21-year-old is obviously determined to show the world she’s come a long way since her debut as television’s Lizzie McGuire and is posted up in a series of seductive poses for the January 2009 issue of Maxim Magazine. She joins Vanessa Hudgens, Scarlett Johansson, and Rihanna on Maxim's list of hottest stars of the new… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 27, 2008 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

theMET Crew is on holiday!

Just a quick note to tell you that Eugene and I will be on holiday until Monday, January 5th. We can't wait to get to know everyone even more and we're excited about bringing you new and interesting content in the coming year . Till then, stay safe and warm!

Please feel free to continue posting or interacting on the site.

Happy New Year and see you… Continue

Added by alice on December 26, 2008 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Picture of the Day - Merry Christmas!

By Chris Haughton, courtesy of designboom

Added by Eugene on December 25, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Mindblowing Ice Sculputes and the World's Largest Father Christmas - 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival: China (11 photos)

It's like China's version of Disneyland on Ice. These impressive ice sculptures are part of a display for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. As well as the colorful life-sized ice buildings, which reflect traditional Chinese architecture, there is also a 160m (524ft) high Father Christmas sculpture, said by organizers to be the world's largest.… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 25, 2008 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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