Chicago-based architectural designer and multimedia artist Pei-San Ng has an interesting hobby. "I love making models out of sticks," she says. "With limited resources, Nathan (her husband) suggested using matches instead of balsa. Thus began my matches series. With every piece finished, came an urge to burn it."
Made up of about 2,500 match sticks and taking a… Continue
No, you didn't have so much to drink last night that your mind is still playing tricks on you! This is actually an LED installation that responds in real-time to your steps. From now till October 25th, the people in Berlin who dare to walk over it at the Hauptbahnhof train station, will take part in an interactive installation called 'Onskebronn' (Norwegian for 'wishing… Continue
Here is a wonderful collection of watercolors painted on moleskine by Scottish Illustrator Wil Freeborn.
Freeborn is a web designer, designing websites for museums, stables, and the Scottish Ballet, among others. But in his spare time, he takes his bike, hops on a ferry and goes exploring. “It’s almost like turning it back into an adventure. It’s like a… Continue
British sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor is about to give the curious traveler a unique reason to visit Mexico. He's created 400 cement sculptures for a new underwater museum in the National Marine Park of Cancun. In November, the installation, called The Silent Evolution, will open to the… Continue
Here at theMET, we're huge fans of projection mapping. This time we take a journey to Prague in order to celebrate the 600-year anniversary of the medieval Astronomical Clock. This marvel of 15th century engineering is located in the city's Old Town Square. Best viewed in fullscreen.
Chinese painter He Sen must daydream all day about partying with beautiful women. At first glance, these images look like photographs that were digitally modified, but in reality they're really hand-made paintings.
He Sen's young women seem to be caught between childhood and fully fledged adult life. The presence of teddy bears aims to create a tension… Continue
If you thought crochet was only a hobby for grandmothers, you haven't seen Shauna Richardson's animal sculptures. With a background in conceptual art, Richardson has been making waves as a 'crochetdermist.' The UK-based artist uses thick and coarse wool to create intricate sculptures that look like they belong more in a museum than in grandma's smelly… Continue
If you are a science nut, like I am, you absolutely owe it to yourself to go to Florence Italy and spend a day walking around in the Museo Galileo. Just around the corner from the famous Uffizi Gallery, this little museum is filled with the most incredible scientific instruments of the Renaissance. Even if you aren't a science nut, it is impossible to ignore the… Continue
In this latest edition, photographer Jan von Holleben asked his friends in Berlin to partake in a playful adventure. You may remember Jan as the one behind the beautiful and endearing series, Dreams of Flying.
"For me, all my photography is about playing! This very project is the… Continue
Karen O'Leary creates incredibly detailed hand-cut maps from paper. Using razor precision, the North Carolina-based artist manipulates negative and positive space to form delicate webs of city streets, while land and water are cut away.
"I love the idea of a completely familiar object made new and even more beautiful," says O'Leary. "These… Continue
Christopher St. Leger creates his version of a modern metropolis in watercolor - and it's absolutely fantastic. Integrating skateboard street culture, city life, and nature, St. Leger creates works so realistic, it's almost as if we're looking at the world through his eyes.
"I respond to the elusive yet commonplace things I encounter en route to my destination," he… Continue
If you thought that imagination wanes as you get older, you haven't seen these photos by Joel Robison. Using a combination of cardboard cut-outs and Photoshop, Joel takes some of our favorite Muppets and Disney characters and puts own his, unique spin on them. More than anything, his photos will make you smile and remember those Saturday mornings when you used to rush… Continue
Jacksonville, Florida-based artist Dan May recently updated his online shop with a variety of new prints and originals. His paintings are best described as delightful yet haunting and you'll find it really easy to get caught up in his dreamlike world. His monsters are mysterious and… Continue
Perfect for anyone who likes the industrial look, these liquid lights by Tanya Clarke are a nice fusion of art and functionality. They're a series of custom-built fixtures that create a visual reminder of the precious commodity that water is and our need to protect this natural resource. Made from recycled plumbing and hardware and illuminated with LEDs, 5% of all their sales goes… Continue
Portland, Maine based artist Matt Moore signature "Vectorfunk" style is instantly recognizable. The 30-year-old graphic designer and painter is a rising star in the design world. After working for other people, he now works for himself and is the founder of MWM Graphics, a design and illustration studio in Portland's West End.
A few days ago, Linkin Park released their new music video for their song "Waiting for the End." Artistic, mesmerizing, beautiful and unique, the video was directed by Joe Hahn, the Korean American member of the band. As a digital version of themselves, Hahn wanted to push themselves "so far down the digital path that it eventually felt spiritual."
Graphic design studio Dowling Duncan is back! You may remember them as the ones who showed us what US currency could look like if given a modern day make-over. This series is called Summer in San Francisco and it takes some of the most recognizable landmarks or symbols of the city… Continue
"The primary medium of Californian artist James Turrell is light. Probably the best-known artist in his field, Turrell's entire oeuvre since the 1960s has been devoted to exploring the diverse manifestations of this immaterial medium and working towards a new, space-defining form of light art.
While light here refers to nothing beyond itself, it causes surface, colour and space to… Continue
Added by Visnja V on October 7, 2010 at 3:30pm —
It almost seems like ROA hasn't taken off any time this year. Of course, we couldn't be happier because we admire his street art so much. This time, he takes on an unusual canvas, a curving wall in Santander, Spain. ROA fills the large scale mural with his trademark animals and fossils, who appear to be sleeping. Always incredibly detailed and powerful, Roa's art… Continue