Designed by Asymptote Architecture and Artech Architects, the Kaohsiung Marine Gateway Terminal is a new state of the art transportation interchange that features exhibition and event spaces. The project brings a powerful and electric experience to the city 24 hours a day. The architects were awarded second place for the proposal.
Key components of Asymptote’s design are two… Continue
So, what does a $300,000 cell phone look like? Made from polished and brushed grade 5 titanium, the Celsius X VI II LeDix features a flying tourbillion equipped with exclusive shock-absorbers, and a modern transparent design. There are around 600 mechanical parts in the phone, including 330 that deal with the watch movement alone.
One of the main features of the phone is the Remontage… Continue
Many of us have seen light graffiti before, but you've probably never seen anything like this. Creating a new genre called "light calligraphy," Julien Breton takes performing arts to a whole 'nother level. Not only is the light calligraphy intricate and beautiful, the way the French artist strikes dramatic dance moves only adds more grace and eccentricity to the already powerful… Continue
It's not often that I'm moved by digital art, but it's impossible not to be impressed with the portfolio of Russian artist Vitaly Alexius. Perhaps it's the way Vitsly creates such exquisitely detailed apocalyptic worlds...
One common theme that is found in many of his works is a brightly lit character that stands alone in the midst of all the chaos. Do these characters represent life or… Continue
Out of all the digital trends that took place this year, the growing world of mobile stood out to me the most. In 2010 , 5 billion apps were downloaded , compared to 300 million in 2009. Location-based service Foursquare went from 200,000 users last year to 5 million this year.
2010 saw a 347% increase in Twitter mobile usage, Facebook reached 200 million users, and 100 million YouTube videos are played on mobile devices everyday. With more and more people… Continue
Mario Tesino shoots gorgeous Keira Knightley for Vogue UK's January 2011 issue. The 25-year-old English film actress looks radiant (if not a bit pale) in these shots with her fire-red lips and her designer clothes by Miu Miu, Sonia Rykiel, Prada and Marni. In classic Testino-style, the photos are beautifully lit and there's an artistic quality to them, as if we're looking at… Continue
MINI is getting in the holiday spirit with this guerrilla marketing campaign! Two new installations just went up - one in Herald Square, outside of Macy’s in New York City, and one at the 3rd Street Promenade in Los Angeles. The massive snow globes feature the newest member of the MINI family, the 4-door Countryman. What a clever way to show off the all-wheel drive car!…
National Geographic just announced the winners of their global photography contest! Out of over 16,000 entries, Aaron Lim Boon Teck of Singapore won the grand prize (and Winner of the Nature category) for his amazing shot of the eruption of Indonesia's Gunung Rinjani volcano. His photo will be published in worldwide editions of Nat Geo magazine. He'll also… Continue
The birth of baby Jesus, Web 2.0-style! Using social media, web and mobile, the Excentric has made a very creative video to tell the classic Christmas story. Look for all of your tried-and-true websites like Facebook, YouTube, Foursquare and Amazon.
I love the flow and energy of this series by digital artist Federico Bebber. The swirling lines go perfectly with the graceful models, while the use of black and white helps to keep the focus on the form and shapes of the images without being distracted by color.
Inspired by the short film Influencers, we've decided to start a new series here at theMET called Content Curators. It's about the people behind some of the most influential websites around. They're the ones who sort through hundreds of blogs a day, who find the… Continue
Photographer Martin Usborne has created a wonderfully sad series about dogs trapped in cars. Burn Magazine has a great story about what it represents which includes this part, which I particularly liked:
"The camera is the perfect tool for capturing a sense of silence and longing: the shutter freezes the subject for ever and two layers… Continue
As 2010 comes to a close, we take a close-up look at the action-packed year in review. In this three-part series by The Big Picture , each photo tells its own tale, weaving together an incredible story...…
San Francisco-based artist Pakayla Rae Biehn uses oil and acrylic to create incredible paintings that look like pictures. But we've all seen photorealistic art before, so what separates hers from the rest? Biehn makes us think that we're looking at double exposure photos, a technique in which a piece of film is… Continue
Added by alice on December 15, 2010 at 10:30am —
When I first saw this series by Maia Flore, so many questions popped into my head. What was her inspiration for the set? Was there a meaning behind the images? With all these questions, I reached out to Maia to see if we could find some answers...
Where are you from?
I'm 22 years old and from the south of France, where I grew up. Now, I live in Paris but often think… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 14, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Rodrigo Luff is a 23-year-old artist from Sydney, Australia who uses traditional mediums like pencil, pastel, and oil to create ethereal works of art. His surreal-style recently caught the eye of contemporary art magazine Hi Fructose who called him a "young emerging artist" and one who, they think, may have… Continue
If I lived in the Australian Outback, I'd want to live in a house like this. Designed by Melbourne-based architectural practice BKK, the Corinella House is a 220 acre sheep farm that sits on a peninsula in Victoria, Australia’s Weternport Bay. The home overlooks mangrove trees and sand flats, and provides residents with beautiful views of the ocean.
Aryz is a Spain-based street artist who breathes new life into old, abandoned factories. Though only 22, he's made a name for himself, creating ghoulish characters and skeleton-like beings that seem to reach up to the sky. Almost… Continue