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…Continue
The SS Ayrfield is one of many decommissioned ships in the Homebush Bay, just west of Sydney, but what separates it from the other stranded vessels is the incredible foliage that adorns the rusted hull. The beautiful spectacle, also referred to as The Floating Forest, adds a bit of life to the area, which happens to be a sort of ship graveyard.
Originally launched as the…Continue
Added by Pinar on May 18, 2013 at 3:15am — No Comments
Sandwiched between two fairly ordinary buildings in central Tokyo, Yugutoku Restaurant attracts all the attention with its unique facade boasting an undulating pattern. Designed by ISSHO Architects, the eye-catching soba noodle shop features both modern and traditional design motifs. The designers behind the artistic architectural project manage to skillfully combine the…Continue
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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…
Added by alice on May 17, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Broken Egg is an eye-catching lighting fixture mimicking a cracked egg by designer Ingo Maurer. The fantastic and intriguing design, first introduced as a ceramic table lamp in 1996, has inspired a new architectural project, allowing visitors to actually enter a massive oval-shaped venue. The egg-shaped structure is set to be built at Art Park in Inhotim, Brazil, boasting a futuristic…
Added by Pinar on May 16, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
These playful graphic prints by graphic designer, filmmaker and artist Safwat Saleem are quite entertaining. Coupled is a series that features relationships between two inanimate objects or cartoons that are interacting with each other in very unexpected ways. The two-color designs incorporate simple silhouettes paired with clever captions that give surprising meaning to each…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 16, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Designer Sophie de Oliveira Barata specializes in special effects prosthetics and uses her expertise for her surreal endeavor known as The Alternative Limb Project. As a specialist consultant, working with amputees and their prosthetists, de Oliveira Barata has embarked on a unique division of prosthetic production that blurs the line between…Continue
Chinese artist Zhang Xiangxi uses old television sets to create intricately sculpted rooms. The sculptor's meticulous craftsmanship results in intriguing and unconventional dioramas with a wonderful sense of depth. He manages to not only recreate furniture like desks and beds, but Xiangxi also mirrors the genuine messiness of a real room.
Whether the artist is replicating his…Continue
Added by Pinar on May 14, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
At first, the image above looks like a boat, one that is caught in a soaking surge of water, but it is in fact a cleverly designed fountain sprinkling water out of its man-made pores. Located at Playa de la Malvarrosa in Valencia, Spain and known simply as Water Boat Fountain (or Fuente del Barco de Agua in Spanish) by visitors and locals alike, the…Continue
Added by Pinar on May 12, 2013 at 8:11am — No Comments
If you ever watched the Jetson's and longed to drive one of those flying cars, you will be super excited to see that the future is upon us. Massachusetts-based startup Terrafugia recently revealed plans for the TF-X, a hybrid-electric flying car that will just blow your mind. The company states, "We need the safety of commercial aviation, the convenience and flexibility of a car, and the freedom…
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 12, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
On a routine visit to his car dealership in Norman, Oklahoma, Redditor SquishyMcPhee came across a styrofoam cup that had been left behind by a former customer, but he immediately knew that it was no ordinary cup. The tiny container was covered in intricately crafted doodles with a simple ballpoint pen. Every…
Artist Sandrine Stahl's installation titled Temple Élévateur d'âmes, roughly translated as Temple of Lifted Souls, presents an interpretive look at spirituality. The artist makes use of simple shapes and forms to display her message. Using fishing line to suspend white spheres, the visual artist offers an artistic representation of the soul's ascension…Continue
Added by Pinar on May 8, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
London-based artist Cecily Vessey's playful collection of illustrations and prints feature city-themed skylines and landmarks from places including New York, Paris, and London. Regardless of which city you prefer, these Decorative Skyline Sticky Tape designs are a fun way to wrap packages, seal envelopes, and decorate all kinds…
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Wooden is a series by Germany-based graphic designer Antoni Tudisco. Just 21 years old, Tudisco is a talented young artist who says, "I [have been] a fan of extraordinary things ever since I was a child." Since receiving his diploma at age 18, Tudisco has been sought after by brand name companies including Reebok Woman, Coca-Cola, and MTV Philippines.
In this digital art project,…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 7, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
A few days after we wrote about the all-new Legoland Hotel in Carlsbad, California, a media relations representative from the resort emailed us, asking us if we wanted to take a private tour of their grounds. Of course, we jumped at the chance! We not only wanted to show our viewers spots we…
Binder clips are quite useful for holding packs of paper together, but artist Peter Bristol had a different vision for this handy office device. Using the black and silver as inspiration, the designer produced this Clip Bag, a playful reinterpretation of the original.
Created out of wool felt and aluminum tubing, this creative handbag can hold much more than just a few sheets of…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 2, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
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…
Added by Pinar on May 1, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
More than just your average bicycle, Richie Trimble's self-built STOOPID TALL bike stands at 14.5 feet tall, making the rider's seat nearly two stories above the ground. It's no wonder why the bike turned heads last week as Trimble rode the towering two-wheeler through the streets of Los Angeles for CicLAvia VI:…Continue
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Pool, the Alchemy of Blue is an art project featuring a variety of geometric arrangements with chunks of concrete that explores "identity, connection and 'genius loci' or sense of place" by Australian artist Lizzie Buckmaster Dove. The various floor and suspended installations are each made of pieces of concrete extracted from an old pool in Coledale,…
Added by Pinar on April 30, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Teens around the world have been known to experiment with their look, from clothes and makeup to piercings and tattoos, but Japanese youths today have upped the ante with eccentric hairstyles including one in particular that resembles a freshly picked tomato. While the hairdo may not yet be a craze adopted by the majority of teens, it is certainly a spectacle to be revered…Continue
Added by Pinar on April 29, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments