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Another cool house that I'd LOVE to live in: Panama House, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Marcio Kogan’s Panama House is a residence designed for art. Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the house makes a powerful but subdued statement in its low, open, elongated elegance — a hallmark of Kogan’s architecture.

In the past few years, the award-winning, Brazilian-born architect’s Studio MK27 has produced a steady stream of low-rise, boxy work – all with an uncanny intimacy, yet without any of…

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Added by Kara on April 24, 2009 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Minimalistic Modern Lamps by Coen

Designed by the Berlin-based studio böttcher+henssler, Coen lamps are a white version of the designers’ dark prototype lamp, Troll. Although Troll is made of sheet metal, it brings back images of an upturned wooden ancient sauna accessory – a pail with two handles – called “kiulu” in Finnish. In contrast, the slim, white (and silver) Coen lamps are supremely stylish, quite at home next to an Alvar Aalto Paimio chair.…

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Added by Kara on April 24, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Beatboxing Kid Blows It Up!



This kid that has some crazy beatboxing skills! Totally… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 24, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Love, Peace, and Grease: Tiger, Jeter and Federer are Extra Greasy in New Gillette Commercial



Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter and Roger Federer strut their greasy stuff to the Bee Gee's "Staying Alive" in Gillette's "Walk of Gillette" commercial. The TV ad launched on the same day the new Yankee Stadium opened.



Watching the ad left me with the same feeling as when I accidentally ate five pieces of Popeye's fried chicken the other day - oily and a little bit disgusted.



I don't care how many combined kajillions they're worth. They need to close… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on April 24, 2009 at 4:03am — 4 Comments

The Brothers Bloom - Opening Sequence



A 7-minute preview of the movie The Brothers Bloom, coming to theaters in May.



The film stars Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo and Rinko Kikuchi, and tells the tale of two of the best con men in the world, who swindle millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on April 24, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Let's Be Twitter Friends! @mymodernmet

Hey there! Want to get the latest and greatest Met links tweeted out to you? Then let's connect over at Twitter. @mymodernmet
See you on the other side!

Added by alice on April 23, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Trend | Guerrilla Knitting (aka Yarn Bombing) Goes Global

Knit one, purl two, now do it fast before the cops come. That must be what goes through the minds of those partaking in the current fad, Yarn Bombing (aka Knit Bombing or Guerrilla Knitting). Often the evidence will be a simple knit cuff cast around a stair rail such as the one below, innocuous enough. Then there are the more elaborate corsets fitted around tree trunks, and leggings placed on statues, often with a tag or note claiming… Continue

Added by Carrie Leber on April 23, 2009 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Look ma... no hands!



This week, engineer Adam Wilson made global headlines by updating Twitter using his brainwaves. "USING EEG TO SEND TWEET" he explained.



Wilson's achievement was actually pretty trivial. He used a system called BCI2000, found in hundreds of laboratories across the globe, that can do the job of a keyboard for any software program. But it was significant precisely because it was trivial: mind-reading tech is going to have a massive impact… Continue

Added by Will on April 23, 2009 at 4:26pm — 2 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING 4/24

PICK OF THE WEEK

Earth

Critics say that Earth is spectacularly photographed, gracefully edited, and effectively demonstrates the effects of climate change. Narrated by James Earl Jones, this documentary from Disneynature follows the path of the sun as it explores our world. Earth focuses on a trio of animal mothers and… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Get Rich Quick! Exhibit @ Carmichael 05.07 - .5.28

A selection from the collections of our collectors...
Opening reception: Thurs, May 7th 7:00 - 10:00pm
Carmichaelgallery

Added by E on April 23, 2009 at 2:51pm — 2 Comments

Artist Spotlight: Lora8 (10 total)

British artist, Lora, has a website you could easily spend hours getting lost in. One look at her picture and you'll be surprised to find that the artist behind this work is in fact a young girl who has a lot to say. You have to wonder if she was inspired by artists like Banksy, there's an underling theme of social unrest and a rejection of mass commercialism in her… Continue

Added by alice on April 23, 2009 at 2:08pm — 4 Comments

Gorillaz, The Behind-the-Scenes Documentary

If you're one of those people who loves the artistic idea behind the music group, Gorillaz, you're going to want to watch this 91-minute documentary tracking the history of the most successful animated band ever.



Bananaz, which will be released on DVD on June 1, was shot by filmmaker Ceri Levy and begins in the late '90s at the birth of the concept band… Continue

Added by alice on April 23, 2009 at 1:12pm — 1 Comment

200,000 LEGO Brick Japanese Warship



How long do you think it would take to build a 200,000 LEGO brick model of the legendary Japanese Warship, Yamato? It took Jumpei Mitsui six years and four months to create the warship, which is built at a scale of 1/40, weighs over 330 pounds (150kg), measures 21 feet (6.6m) from bow to stern, and is 3 feet (1m) wide at the widest point of the ship. I bet Jumpei's mom…

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Added by Eugene on April 23, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Max, The Invisible Jetpack Man's San Francisco Adventure

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge



Has this man discovered the one, invisible jetpack left by our alien friends or is he just completely loco in the brain-o? Either way, you can't help but love this idea. Max "Bunny" Sparber throws on his invisible jetpack and putters around our favorite city, San Francisco.



Why does he do it? According to him it's because "there is no better way to be a tourist than by gently floating by the world's many…

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Added by alice on April 23, 2009 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Awesome Ace Hotel Packages

Angelenos, this one's for you! If you're looking for a nice, romantic getaway but don't want to travel too far, look no further than Ace Hotel, Palm Springs for their Ranch Hand special.



For $1,000 (or $250 per night) you'll get:

* Four nights for the price of three in a Patio Fireplace room

* A 60-minute horseback ride in the Indian… Continue

Added by alice on April 23, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

James Jarvis' Potato-Headed Man Make Me Want To Run

Here's a sweet, short film that combines artist James Jarvis' passion for running with his signature potato-headed stick-man figures. Jarvis approached Nike with this idea instead of the other way around, making it more about the art than the Nike brand.



As Jarvis states, "I was talking to a friend at Nike, Kerry Shaw, about this idea and, given the… Continue

Added by alice on April 23, 2009 at 11:53am — No Comments

My Modern Box

Living in a box never looked so good! By Teun Hocks.

Added by Eugene on April 23, 2009 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

Sweet, Simple Silhouette Wedding Cake

Sweet, simple, and modern. Pure perfection.



By K. Rose Cakes

{Via Style Me… Continue

Added by alice on April 23, 2009 at 11:21am — 2 Comments

PUSSY CAT LIVE VISUALS

Design of the concert visuals for The Pussy Cat’s performance





Design by NAKED…

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Added by kingsize on April 23, 2009 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

Unquestionably the funniest pic I've seen in a while!

Durex condoms now have an unbeatable warranty!

Added by Mark Huckabee on April 23, 2009 at 6:22am — No Comments

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