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10 Outstandingly Clever Artists

Though we feature a lot of artists here on theMET, there are only a few who we believe are unbelievably clever and witty. From Terry Border, who makes everyday objects come alive, to Vincent Bousserez, who photographs the secret lives of little people, these artists create worlds we never knew existed. Through thought-provoking scenes and pop-culture references, these… Continue

Added by alice on December 17, 2009 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Classic Elegance - Florian Sommet (10 photos)



German-based photographer Florian Sommet doesn't just settle for ordinary shots with pretty girls. He strives to make his models look classically elegant. All of his beautiful subjects seem full of purpose, looking both strong and feminine in their posture.…

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Added by Eugene on December 17, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Exploded! - Adam Voorhes (4 pics)



Adam Voorhes must of had a lot of fun dissecting frogs in biology class. In this set, Exploded, he gives us a fascinating look at the anatomy of objects as they are taken apart and frozen in mid-air. The results are amazing!…

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Added by Eugene on December 17, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Mag+ is One Badass Digital Magazine Concept (Video Inside)

Who doesn't like to take a peek into the future? From Bonnier R&D comes a concept video that shows us how we may experience magazines in the not-too-distant future. Keeping those qualities we've come to love about our magazines, high-quality writing and stunning imagery, and adding in amazing interactivity, Bonnier shows us that we may be able to "have our cake and… Continue

Added by alice on December 17, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

An Island Retreat in Ibiza (2 pics)



What do you think of when you hear the word Ibiza? Crazy party scene? Yes, me too. Perhaps you don't imagine a tranquil and beautiful house to just relax in - like this one from Danish fashion designer Bjorn Bruun. Each summer he takes his wife, son and daughter to this holiday home. Set in the quiet northern…

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Added by alice on December 17, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

The Most Stylish Kids - MarMar Copenhagen (6 pics)

Have children's clothes always been this cute? Not only are these striped skirts and gray cardigans absolutely adorable, I love the whimsical nature of this photo shoot. Dressed in MarMar Copenhagen by designer Marlene Anine Holmboe, these kids show off some serious style.…

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Added by alice on December 17, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Homeless Not Hopeless - Above

Street artist Above has been working hard on his Homeless Not Hopeless project to raise awareness of homeless people in his new hometown Portland in Oregon. Oregon is one of the states with the highest proportion of homeless in the United States and is amongst the states with the highest unemployment rate as well. Instead of ignoring these people, like a… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 17, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen



Daniel Edlen uses acrylic paint on vinyl to create these. Working on commission, he and the client select an image which he carefully paints onto the album. He uses the different elements of an album to his advantage, which leads to great and unexpected compositions. In the video, posted below if you scroll all the way down, he explains all about this process.



He has a… Continue

Added by Inka Leoni on December 16, 2009 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Lost Painting By Alex Pardee



Inspired by the television show Lost this painting by Alex Pardee features the character John Locke who has just killed a genetically altered shark with his bare hands. This piece is one of sixteen produced by artists including Carlos Ramos, Scott Campbell, Nemo and many more. All you lucky LA people will be able to see them all at LOST Underground Art Project, an art show at Gallery1988:LA.…



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Added by Kevin on December 16, 2009 at 11:04pm — 7 Comments

The Ice Bear Project: COP15 Climate Change Conference



Whether you believe in global warming or not, this melting polar bear ice sculpture is pretty ingenious.



The Ice Bear Project was created by British sculptor Mark Coreth to give artistic form to the climate change affecting the polar ice caps. The life-sized Ice Bear is located in a public square in Copenhagen during the COP15 Climate Change Conference. Passersby from all over the world are encouraged to touch the sculpture... to feel the arctic ice and to… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 16, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

20 Spectacular SNL Portraits - Mary Ellen Matthews



If you ever wondered who was behind all those amazing Saturday Night Live (SNL) portraits, wonder no longer. New York-based staff photographer, Mary Ellen Matthews, is responsible for creating those highly stylized images. Since 1999, Matthews has been the one maintaining that distinctive look we've all come to love. Working with everyone from politicians and sports…

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Added by alice on December 16, 2009 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - ART+CULTURE: Immortal Artifacts

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ Corey Helford Gallery



Kukula was born in a relatively isolated village about an hour north of Tel Aviv. Her few neighbors were mostly retirees, many of them Holocaust survivors. As a result her childhood imagination was nourished by both princess fantasies and World War II horror stories. Thus, the attempt to…

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Added by Eugene on December 16, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Oliver Peoples Retro-Inspired Ads - Spring 2010 (3 pics)



For its Spring 2010 ad campaign, LA based eyewear brand, Oliver Peoples asked photographer Autumn de Wilde to capture these stunning images of Elijah Wood and Garbage vocalist Shirley Manson. Shot at Silver Lake’s Paramour Estate, the ad campaign includes a short film starring the duo in a variety of vintage styles that match Oliver Peoples’ retro-inspired spring…

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Added by alice on December 16, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Nastiest Notepads - Knock Knock (5 total)

What's the best way to diffuse your anger? If have no more walls left to punch, pick up one of these notepads from Knock Knock, instead. Not only will these give you a chance to vent, you'll probably end up rolling on the floor, laughing so hard you almost pee your pants. My favorite? Bitch Citation. Check out the bottom - But You're So/So Not My Bitch. Too… Continue

Added by alice on December 16, 2009 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

2009 in Photos (Part 3 of 3) - The Big Picture

The year 2009 is now coming to a close, and it's time to take a look back over the past 12 months through photographs. Historic elections were held in Iran, India and the United States, some wars wound down while others escalated, China turned 60, and the Berlin Wall was remembered 20 years after it came down. Each photo tells its own tale, weaving together into the… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 16, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Sweet Rachel McAdams in Vogue Jan '10 (4 pics)



Mario Testino shoots the beautiful Rachel McAdams in the January 2010 edition of Vogue. Dressed in Dior and Dolce & Gabbana, McAdams is a vision. As a star in the upcoming movie, Sherlock Holmes, she'll grace the screen once again, proving her celebrity star status. With all this fame, though, don't think McAdam is not grounded. As she states, "I don't really…

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Added by alice on December 16, 2009 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

David Liittschwager - Marine Micro Fauna (8 pics)

David Littschwager made this stunning photograph of a Porpita Porpita (Or Blue Button. No bigger than an inch in diameter.).

The photo's displayed here are from a World Press Photo award winning series by Liittschwager. Former assistant to photography icon Richard…

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Added by Inka Leoni on December 16, 2009 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

N.A.S.A.



N.A.S.A., a new duo that brings together various collaborators to create original and relevant new music, is reminiscent of Handsome Boy Modeling School. Definitely worth a listen, their latest album, "The Spirit of Apollo", presents a knockout lineup of artists and collaborations:



Track List:

01. Intro

02. The People Tree (feat. David Byrne, Chali 2na, Gift Of Gab & Z-Trip)

03. Money (feat. David Byrne, Chuck D,… Continue

Added by Sehmer on December 15, 2009 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Brandon Bird, Artist.



Brandon Bird is a talented artist who likes to incorporate celebrities into his wickedly random and interestingly abstract illustrations and paintings.



He grew up in Sacramento, went to school at UC Santa Cruz, and graduated in 2002. He spent 2004-2006 as an Artist-in-Residence at Cornell. He now lives in California.



Check out Bird's…

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Added by Sehmer on December 15, 2009 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Awesome Street Art By Roa (3 pics)



This piece by Belgium street artist Roa was put up recently in the Shoreditch area of London. Looked at from one angle you see a furry rabbit and from the other the creatures insides.…

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Added by Kevin on December 15, 2009 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

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