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My Modern Met is Google Currents' Pick of the Week!



What exciting news! We just got word from the Google Currents Team that My Modern Met was just chosen as their "Pick of the Week." For those unfamiliar with Google Currents, it's a social magazine app, much like Flipboard, Zite and Pulse, that lets you browse through your favorite websites, on your tablet or smartphone, in a quick and easy way.

Currently available for all…

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Added by alice on February 28, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Chicago River Turns Green for St. Patrick's Day

While some cities may offer green beer or bagels to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Chicago takes it up a notch by transforming its river into an emerald stream each year. The Windy City resumed its annual tradition this weekend, which marked the 51st time the Chicago River was dyed green since the ritual's introduction in 1962.

Though the exact formula for the solution remains a Chicago secret, it is an orange dye used to turn the blue waterways into the magnificent green river that…

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Added by Pinar on March 18, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Gorgeous 3 in 1 Piet Mondrian Inspired Vase



Notice the classic design? This gorgeous vase was inspired by the work of Piet Mondrian, the Dutch artist who was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and is considered one of the founders of modern art. The painter believed in harmony and order by a reduction of the essentials to form and color. His Instantly recognizable abstract paintings were defined by straight lines,…

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Added by alice on April 3, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

3D Papercraft Flame

In order to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Diocese de Aveiro, a Portuguese Roman Catholic event, Aveiro University students José Nogueira and Cristina Fernan created a simple poster with a stunning design. One of the event's celebrations consisted of lighting the Aveiro canal with small floating candles, so the designers decided they would create a flame that really stood…

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Added by alice on April 7, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Giant Tsunami Wave Made Out of Colorful Carpeting

Inspired by the dominating forces of nature, Copenhagen-based artist John Kørner created this piece, entitled Tsunami. The installation mimics the cresting of an ocean wave and symbolizes the destruction that a tsunami can have on our world. Rather than experiencing massive fear at the sight of such a large force, viewers are encouraged to explore and confront the giant wave,…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 2, 2013 at 9:01am — No Comments

Hilarious Photos of People Walking Invisible Dogs

At first glance, these photographs appear to be everyday moments of people who are out for a walk with their dogs. However, upon closer inspection, viewers will realize that all of the dogs have disappeared in these photographs by Poland-based artist Weronika Krzemieniecka. In this series entitled Invisible Dogs in Poland, the graphic design student…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 3, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Stunning Landscapes Show the Ferocity of Nature



Being stuck out in the fields as these ominous clouds approach must be a terribly frightening experience. As the storm moves in, the rain pours down, and lighting strikes, 61-year-old German photographer Franz Schumacher doesn't run for cover. Instead, he sets up his camera and photographs the experience for all to see. Harvest Time is a series of storms that roll in during the…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 13, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Mini-Wonderland: Colorful Gazebos and Sinking Chairs



This year, as part of the Salone del Mobile, the world's biggest and most prestigious furniture fair, designer Ferruccio Laviani worked with Italian-based outdoor furnishings company Unopiù to create a whimsical installation. It was a mini-wonderland, reminiscent of Lewis Carroll's classic story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Located in the garden of Triennale di Milano, seven small…

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Added by alice on May 17, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Inspiring Quotes About Embracing Life's Adventures



Shortly, I'll be making an exciting announcement that has my stomach tied up in knots. These inspirational quotes, by Ashley Herrin, will give you a clue as to what's about to happen over here at My Modern Met.

Boston-based graphic designer Herrin overlays these wonderful words over her own photography, giving us that boost of hope or confidence we, at times, need in…

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Added by alice on May 20, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

GIFs of Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Extraordinary Life in Space

Vegetables come in dehydrated packs, and require rehydration from a special machine before eating.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield made history earlier this year as the first Canadian to command the ISS (expedition 35) and walk in space…

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Added by Pinar on June 10, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Revealing Look at Bullets Precisely Split in Half



Ammo is a series of portraits featuring bullets cut in half, revealing what this powerful object looks like on the inside. With over 900 specimen in her collection, Pearlman displays the projectiles in a simple format, against a blank background, to draw the focus on the objects themselves. Each bullet contains its own sort of personality to go with its unique design and…

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Added by Pinar on June 20, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mesmerizing Three Dimensional Bubble Landscapes

Alexandre Bordereau combines his passion for graphic design, photo-manipulation, and photography to create some truly unique and imaginative images. We've featured the self-taught photographer's work before, and now he has reemerged with his latest series entitled…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on June 27, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Creative Pop Culture Icons by Rene Mambembe

While Helvetica has become one of the most popular and clearly recognizable fonts, graphic designer Rene Mambembe has re-imagined it in a brand new light. Turning towards iconic pop-culture figures in his series "Helveitca, My Hero," instantly recognizable characters from movies, comics, and video games are combined with their corresponding letter. From Alien to Zangief, these comical images are a fun way to see how little it takes for us to recognize these famous…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on June 30, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Gorgeous Game of Thrones Posters by Adam Spizak



We're loving these incredibly gorgeous Game of Thrones posters by illustrator and designer Adam Spizak. Each poster shows one of the lead characters (Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow) with the symbol of the house they represent. You can pick up one or all of these digital art posters on the Funkrush website. If…

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Added by alice on June 27, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Michelangelo's David Re-Imagined with Numerous Tiny Faces

David / Self-portrait 11 is an intriguing redesign of Michelangelo's David that features dozens of sculptor Caspar Berger's own face. The bronze bust is an artistic re-imagining from Berger's ongoing Self-portraits series that offers a surreal take on a classic work of art. Despite seeming somewhat off from a distance, the sculptural portrait is in fact a…

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Added by Pinar on July 1, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Electronic Performers Use Their Bodies as a Brush

Trinity is an immersive performance using interactive technology by Electronic Performers. Designed and produced by Oscar Sol, the piece integrates sound, dance, and visuals to present a dynamic view of motion. Using video cameras installed above the stage and under infrared lighting, along with position tracking technology, the piece is animated in real-time through…

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Added by Pinar on July 4, 2013 at 10:18am — No Comments

New Colorful Canopies of Umbrellas in Portugal



Looks like they've done it again! The city of Agueda, Portugal has once again decorated some of their streets with colorful canopies of umbrellas! Flickr photographer Patrícia Almeida took these great shots of them last year, which went viral. The installation was part…

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Added by alice on July 7, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Hilarious Royal Alphabet Poster



It's safe to say that there's no baby the world is more excited to see than the the one the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be having any day now. (Can you believe it's already been over two years since Kate Middleton married Prince William?) Though there's no word on if the baby will be a boy or a call, the child will be third in line to the throne behind grandfather Prince Charles and…

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Added by alice on July 10, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Twisting Dump Truck Inspired by Gothic Architecture

Twisted Dump Truck is an aptly titled sculpture by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye that depicts exactly what you'd think with a Gothic aesthetic. The nickeled, laser-cut stainless steel structure is an intricately detailed piece that is as much a representation of a truck as it is a cathedral. The architectural influence is undeniable, making for an intriguing…

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Added by Pinar on July 24, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cosmic Photos of Planets Crafted in Ordinary Cooking Pans

Rome-based artists Matteo Gallinelli and Giuliano Antonio Lo Re have a collaborated on a visual project titled Pan Planets that features realistic images of four major planets—Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus)—as well as the moon and the sun. Despite seeming like a satellite or telescopic image, each astronomical figure is actually a composition of ordinary…

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Added by Pinar on August 13, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

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