Easily some of the most intriguing works we witnessed at last week's Scope Art Fair in Miami were the undulating sculptures made out of ordinary plastic drinking straws. Patrajadas Contemporary in Philadelphia, which represents Korean artist SangSik Hong, showed off three of his amazing pieces. Equally impressive are his large scale installations that seem to shockingly… Continue
We're in Miami this week to report on Art Basel! While here, we were able to attend a few different press preview events including Design Miami and Art Miami. Easily one of the highlights of Design Miami was seeing this incredible exhibit put on by their exclusive car sponsor, Audi.
Audi teamed up with Danish architect Bjarke Ingels to bring a "digital street" to life. Called…
Come a bit closer. Without reading our title, can you guess what these animal sculptures are made of? Artist Sergey Bobkov, 54, made the above life-sized owl chick from cutting chips from the Siberian cedar for an exhibition of his works in a local school at Kozhany, southwest of Krasnoyarsk, on September 5, 2011. Bobkov, who received a patent on manufacturing… Continue
Chris Kotsiopoulos is a Greek astronomer who takes amazing 360 degree panoramas of the sky. The perspective he gives us is incredible! For some of these photos, Kotsiopoulos shoots for an entire 24 hour period just to capture one scene. With so many historic sites, Greece is the perfect backdrop for this kind of photography.
"I hope and trust you will enjoy the photos," says… Continue
Right around Christmas, I received a surprising message from a member on My Modern Met. It said this, "Seeing that this site has easily turned into my favorite place on the internet, I'd like to donate a copy of the Creative Suite 5 Web Premium for the holidays." I was flabbergasted! With a retail value of $1,799, I thought, how could this be?…
If you've ever thought about taking a photographic African safari expedition, this post will convince you. Based in Durban, South Africa, Met member Marius Coetzee just shared with us his first-hand African wildlife photos. As a professional safari expedition leader for almost 11 years, he's traveled to some of Africa's wildest and most scenic national parks and reserves.… Continue
I wonder how many people have hurt themselves by walking into Eric Alan Grohe's painted walls. The large public mural projects are painted on site and typically take several months, giving the local community a unique opportunity to witness the day-to-day creation of a work of art.
Grohe was born in New York City in 1944. He moved to the West Coast when… Continue
Miami-based interior designer Charles Allem did an incredible job with The Mira Hotel, making it one of the most stunning hotels in Hong Kong. With its modern yet warm vibe and incredible lighting, the hotel has done its share to attract a younger, hipper crowd, but it is still predominantly patronized by working professionals.
I love the way smoke takes its shape in the air... There's something very mystical about it. It's because of this free-flowing effect that these images, created by the talented photoshoppers over at Worth1000, are so eye-catching. Collected here are 23 amazing photo manipulations of smoke.…
"This is definitely not a house that you want to be throwing stones in. This glass house was designed by Santambrogiomilano and also has a series of furniture sets to go along with it of which many are made entirely out of glass as well."
I'm a big fan of glass art, so when I first laid eyes on Dale Chihuly's work, I was immediately captivated. It was like nothing I'd ever seen.
A pioneer of the studio glass movement, Chihuly is credited with transforming the methods of creating glass art, and leading the development of complex, multi-part glass sculptures and environmental art. His… Continue
German artists Marion Ruthardt and Gregor Vosika created these amazing street art pieces for Nike's "I Run" campaign in Russia. Completed at four different parks in Moscow, the detailed murals give off the optical illusion that runners must overcome challenging obstacles in their path to get to the other side of the road.
Though we're all about modern art and photography here on theMET, we also love looking back into the past to pay respects to those that came before us. If you're looking for another site to bookmark, check out Shorpy.com, the 100-year-old photo blog. You could spend hours looking through their vintage photo collection of high-def images from the 1850s to the… Continue
Added by alice on August 6, 2010 at 9:00am —
While most of us will look at white paper and think about school or work, Jeff Nishinaka thinks about something entirely different. Nishinaka sees a world of possibilities or art in the making. Using nothing more than white paper, glue and a sharp knife, he creates unbelievably intricate sculptures of everything from landmarks to wildlife. Taking months to create… Continue
Easily one of the most popular posts on theMET to date is 19 Amazing Paintings, Not Photos. Over 200,000 people have visited this one page alone and just when we think it has reached its full potential, and breathed its last breathe, it comes raging back.
A really interesting speech on how Lego changed their strategy. You've got to love how transparent this speaker is about Lego's old strategy and how by connecting their network of fans they found greater… Continue
Added by alice on June 16, 2010 at 10:00am —
After seeing a lot of mediocre pictures and video of the volcano in Iceland, Sean Stiegemeier felt compelled to do better. With the airline industry in total chaos, it took him four days to finally get close to the volcano. Add in another four days for the weather to cooperate and finally Stiegemeier had his moment. For the next day and a half, May 1st and May 2nd, he captured this amazing footage of volcano Eyjafjallajökull.
Would you believe me if I told you these beautiful portraits by New York-based Yigal Ozeri were paintings, not photographs?
The first step in Ozeri's process is to shoot photographs of random people in their natural environment. Once he's back in the studio, he uses Photoshop to alter the shots, before he prints them up to use as a guide. He then paints with oil… Continue
Samsung and their creative agencies have been killing it these days with their amazing commercials and this ad called A New Dimension is no exception. Shot all around London as well as in Buenos Aires and Brazil, Samsung showcases their 3D LED TVs in a new and exciting way. The last installation even looks like a high-tech version of a… Continue
Added by alice on May 6, 2010 at 9:00am —
Chances are that if you saw this water display on the street, you'd stand there mesmerized. This commercial for Water Solidarites uses AquaScript technology to deliver an ominous message. AquaScript works by utilizing magnet-valves which expel single drops of water on demand; proprietary software syncs the valves into a "freely definable bitmap-muster" which produces blocks of images with the falling liquid. Amazing! (Skip to :41 to start the… Continue
Added by alice on April 19, 2010 at 10:30am —