Today is the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. This year, we welcome the Year of the Ox, the sign representing solemn hard work and prosperity - an animal that appears aptly symbolic for these difficult times. Collected here are photographs of people celebrating and preparing for this Lunar New Year festivities.
South By Southwest (SXSW) is best described as the Sundance for music. Austin transforms and becomes the hopes and dreams of every musician lucky enough to showcase their music. Though originally started as a way to push local bands into the limelight, SXSW has now turned into a music, movie and tech industry event that no one wants to miss.
Aside from the obvious beauty displayed in Zhong Biao's paintings, there's something else that really draws me in. His pieces have such depth and leave me with a curiosity of what is really going on...
"I don’t want to force my own understanding or interpretation of my paintings on the audience. The mixture of images within each of my paintings is like a… Continue
One of our favorite TV families just got a little more street cred. How cool are these Simpsons graffiti pieces from all over the world? The image of Homer breaking through a wall by Nakor is my favorite. While most of these other murals come to us from Vancouver, in honor of Vancouver's 2010 Winter Olympics, one of these is from… Continue
This may look like an f-up game of Operation but look again. If you wanted to experience a shiatsu massage but didn’t know where to begin, we have the perfect starter set for you. The Tsubo Towel Set includes two colorful towels marked with key “tsubo,” the Japanese word for pressure point, along the back to make sure you get it right. Also included are spiky wooden tsubo balls… Continue
If there is one thing we love here at theMET, it's outdoor art exhibitions. Throw in some freezing temperatures and some old school board games and now you have something even better, an awesome experience.
The Art Shanty project is a six-week exhibition of performance, architecture, science, art, video, literature, survivalism and karaoke inspired by… Continue
Got some extra time on your hands this weekend? Japanese paper toy creator and artist, Shin Tanaka, has teamed up with LA-based, Asian-American pop culture magazine; Giant Robot, and with Japanese car manufacturer, Scion, in a collaborative effort to provide cut-out templates of Shin’s elaborate paper toys, in various issues of Giant Robot… Continue
Guess what?! I've got a fever, and the only prescription... is more eye candy! These extravagant shots come to us from 25 year old, Johanna of Sweden, who applies all of the makeup herself. I really like how she is able to frame the natural beauty of the eye with different colors and accessories. Great job, Johanna!…
Aretha Franklin's bow hat is causing quite a stir on the internet. You can get your very own hat image here. After a little photoshopping, voila, you've got your very own creation! Here are our top 8 pictures from those at… Continue
I must admit to something. I am selfishly writing this post so that when I get the time and energy to redesign my house, I'll have this post for reference. For each of these rooms moves me in a way that I cannot explain. Perhaps it's the beautiful clash of colors or maybe it's because I love getting an idea of… Continue
What is this Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bar and where can I get one? The awesome advert features a lad and a lass who engage in a fierce battle of expressions. Confection perfection!
My vote is for the girl, who kills it with a surprise attack of balloon scratching.
Pictured above is Stephen Molyneaux's creation titled Bernadette. Stephen is a 23 year old British 3D animator artist who uses 3ds max, mental ray, Photoshop, ZBrush to create ultra realistic characters. The amazing thing is the level of detail in his artwork. Here are a few more of his creations.
I like the sleek exterior and modern interior of this concert hall in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. This is Jan Kaplicky's final project. The founder of the avant-garde architecture firm, Future Systems, past away last week at age 71.
The building features a shiny, dark, undulating roof that is shaped like a sting ray. Inside, the unique design… Continue
A part of its enduring efforts to take over the world, or at least everyone who considers him/herself cool, social networking giant Myspace has introduced Myspace Fashion. As of today, MySpace Fashion has 151,393 friends. The "Fresh Face" feature designer Disaya (above) has 3 friends.
I do like this video of Lady Gaga showing up at her favorite boutique in Los… Continue
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How cute are the Obama kids? Malia, 10 (left) and Sasha, 7 are the youngest children to move into the White House since the Kennedy administration. Malia was born July 4, 1998 and Natasha (known as Sasha) was born June 10, 2001.
Before his inauguration, President Obama published an open letter to his daughters in Parade magazine, describing what he wants for… Continue