All Blog Posts Tagged 'Modern' (280)

Thousands of Wood Slivers Form Amazing Cathedral Artworks

Each artwork by Hungarian artist Kalman Radvanyi can contain up to a thousand pieces of natural timbers. These timbers are sourced from dozens of countries around the world and are often only 1/10 inch thick. One of his art pieces may take up to six months to complete, incorporating up to 130 species of natural timbers,…

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Added by Beau Killett on August 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

My Modern Shop Spotlight #11 - Superheroes by Andy Awesome



With so much creativity generated everyday, we've had the fortune of sharing countless works of art here on My Modern Met. Now, we're also pleased to offer prints and canvases featuring the work of many of today's finest contemporary artists through My Modern Shop. As part of our ongoing series of…

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Added by Pinar on May 1, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Zaha Hadid's Sleek New Sports Stadium in Tokyo



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…

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Added by Eugene on November 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Top 6 Sites for the Modern Architecture Enthusiast



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…

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Added by alice on December 19, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Spotting Patterns in Melbourne's Modern Architecture



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 — 1 Comment

My Modern Met's Call for Interns Ends Friday



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 — No Comments

Retro-Modern African Mammal Illustrations



If you want to dress up your kid's room with some animal posters, may we suggest these ones by artist Josh Brill? His new African Mammal limited-edition prints feature a giraffe, zebra, elephant and rhino. How fresh and retro-modern.









You can scoop them up at… Continue

Added by alice on August 21, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Top 6 Sites to Score Deals on Modern Design



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 — 1 Comment

My Modern Met Featured on Flipboard!



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 — 3 Comments

Mouse Finds Love at My Modern Met



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 — 2 Comments

Modern Triangular Home



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 — 4 Comments

Modern Architecture: Hidden Underground (11 photos)



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 — 2 Comments

My Modern Met's Art of Photography Contest ($1000 Grand Prize + More)

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 — 32 Comments

Top 6 Sites that Break Modern Design Trends



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 — 1 Comment

Roof Garden House (9 pics)



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 — 5 Comments

Modern Architecture: Death Star Cube (9 pics)



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 — 5 Comments

Pic of the Day: Modern Family Portrait



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 — 4 Comments

Modern Architecture: Aztec Serpent Office Building (11 pics)



“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 — 2 Comments

Meet Pip: The Modern Music Photographer (12 photos)



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 — 3 Comments

Modern Art and Urban War (8 pics)

Urban War



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 — 4 Comments

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