With her trademark modern style, smooth lines, and bright white open layout, it's no surprise that UK firm Zaha Hadid beat out 10 other finalists to win a contract to design and build a new national stadium for Japan. The 80,000-seat stadium is a key part of Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games and will replace the existing Kasumigaoka National Stadium. The arena is also slated to…
Added by Eugene on November 16, 2012 at 10:30am —
In this latest "tips" post, we're highlighting six excellent websites that you should visit if you're a modern architecture enthusiast. Even if you're not, check these out to learn more about how architects are redesigning our world. Not only will you be exposed to some highly fascinating projects, you'll be inspired by all of the out-of-the-box ideas popping…
Added by alice on December 19, 2011 at 8:30am —
When taking photos of buildings, most of us will stand back and snap them from afar. Not Teng Tan. The Melbourne, Australia-based photographer likes to shoot his city's architecture so close that the buildings are almost indiscernible. "I guess I am an urbanite trying to see my city anew through the lens," he tells us. "For me, patterns in (particularly modern)… Continue
Added by alice on October 26, 2011 at 9:30am —
Last week, we told you that we're growing our company and that we're hiring
a few, key interns here at My Modern Met. We asked you to submit your resumes and, boy, did we receive an amazing response! Because we have so many qualified candidates to choose from, we'll be closing our call for applicants this… Continue
Added by alice on September 6, 2011 at 3:00pm —
Added by alice on August 21, 2011 at 11:30am —
Ready to live a more simple yet stylish life? In our latest post for Intel's My Life Scoop
, we're taking you shopping! Check out these six sites where you can score some sweet deals on modern design items for your everyday life.
Find them all at… Continue
Added by alice on August 15, 2011 at 11:00am —
If you have an iPad, you've probably already heard of Flipboard
. Apple named it the 2010 iPad App of the Year and TIME listed it as one of the top 50 innovations in 2010. Flipboard lets you quickly flip through all of your favorite websites or your personal streams on Twitter or Facebook… Continue
Added by alice on August 9, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Boy, do we love our illustrators! After we wrote the post Fred Blunt's Fantastically Funny Love Story
, we received a wonderfully warm message that we just had to share (with his permission, of course).
"Thanks so much for your piece on The Crush
!," Blunt wrote. "Really nice,… Continue
Added by alice on June 27, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Rikke Jespersen and Kim Thomsen asked architect Jørn Johansen to create a modern home that did not resemble any others in the area. Johansen conceptualized five plans before coming up with this triangular shaped house that the couple were happy with.
"People come and photograph our house at all hours of the day, and of course, it's great that others like the house which we ourselves have… Continue
Added by Eugene on May 12, 2011 at 1:30pm —
From afar, Villa Geldrop in the Netherlands looks like any other home. Walk a little closer, though, and you'll notice that is has an awesome underground level.
Four bedrooms and a living room are located in the underground level. Hofman Dujardin Architects designed the home to allow tremendous amount of natural light to flow through the open spaces in the axe-shaped foundation. The… Continue
Added by Eugene on March 20, 2011 at 11:00am —
Sponsored by YPOC
My Modern Met’s Art of Photography Contest, presented by YPOC
, is your chance to show us the artistic side of your photography. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to enter. Also, this contest is open to both US and international entrants
. Submit your best… Continue
Added by alice on March 1, 2011 at 9:00am —
A few weeks ago, we put together our top website picks for the art enthusiast
and this week we're all about the trendspotter. Which sites do we personally follow to see all that's new and exciting in the modern design world? Check out that… Continue
Added by alice on February 28, 2011 at 8:30am —
Some people really enjoy being surrounded by nature. Perhaps it's because the tranquil environment makes them relax and feel at peace...
Designed by Guz Architects, the Meera House has a roof garden on every story. Because the structure is located on a small plot, close to neighboring buildings, the architects built a solid wall on each side. This helped provide some privacy. A central… Continue
Added by Eugene on February 10, 2011 at 11:00am —
It's impossible not to think of the Death Star when you looking at this soon-to-be-completed commercial and cultural complex in Lyon, France. Designed by Paris-based Jacob + Macfarlane architects, the Orange Cube
hopes to revive the surrounding area with a splash of color and a modern aesthetic. Kudos to the architects for their bold approach and willingness to take risks.… Continue
Added by Eugene on February 9, 2011 at 10:00am —
Love this creative idea...a faceless family portrait! It was taken by the self-described "insanely happy interior designer and photographer" Lori Andrews (aka the 10 Cent Designer). Lori took this photo of her clients and then had it blown up very large for the kitchen. Interestingly, since Lori is a photographer and interior designer, she also worked on spiffing up her client's house! For the… Continue
Added by alice on February 1, 2011 at 8:00am —
“The project is like a large ‘Aztec serpent’ rising on the lot," says French studio Manuelle Gautrand Architecture. "Its body has three identical outer faces, and an underside that is different: a skin of silvery transparent scales, and a bright yellow ‘throat,' shiny and opaque."
Located near the main train station in Saint-Etienne, France, this angular office building loops around a… Continue
Added by Eugene on January 24, 2011 at 4:00pm —
At just 22-years-old, London-based photographer Pip has already worked with some of the biggest and best music labels around. They include Atlantic Records, Mercury Records, Columbia/Sony BMG, and Universal Music among others. What makes his work stand out from the crowd is that he finds an artistic way to capture his musicians' personalities. You can tell that he puts a lot of thought into each… Continue
Added by alice on January 17, 2011 at 8:30am —
Leo Caillard isn't interested in rules or logic. The Frenchman sees the world in a fascinating, surreal way, and has the amazing ability to show us his visions through these incredible photo manipulations.
“We see thousands of different pictures every day in news, art, fashion, internet ads, Facebook,” says Caillard. “Everything is… Continue
Added by Eugene on January 13, 2011 at 11:00am —
This modular bookcase by Studio Parade will light up any room. Presenting books horizontally, "Paperback" minimizes space while adding a colorful design element to the interior. By filling in the case with different colored books, CDs, and other small objects, you can create your very own piece of art.…
Added by Eugene on January 11, 2011 at 3:30pm —
While we've heard of modern homes being built for grandiose views of the ocean, we've never heard of one being built for views of trees. But then again, the cherry blossom tree isn't like any ordinary tree. In Japan, cherry blossoms are richly symbolic. They are an omen of good fortune and a representation of love and affection. They're also an enduring metaphor for the fleeting nature of life,… Continue
Added by alice on January 4, 2011 at 10:30am —