Easily one of the happiest days of my life was my wedding day. Sam and I were lucky enough to work with the best wedding planner ever, Jeannie Savage from Details Details. Not only did Jeannie understand our design taste, she introduced us to Sunny Ravanbach of… Continue
As the 2009 World Auto Design Contest Winner, Audi Shark promises to be the sleekest car of the future. Inspired by both plane and motorcycle, the Shark's futuristic design will not have wheels but will be a flying machine. The outside paddles are designed by the effect of a shark and will provide not only speed but balance and control. The seats are similar to…
I think my heart just stopped. Check out this beautiful house. Award-winning architecture firm Swiss Fine Line created this stunning coastal house that's beautifully designed inside and out. Though I can't get enough of the details - the indoor swimming pool, the modern fireplace, there was only…
London-based graphic designer/artist, Ashley Browning, has a huge passion for video games and digital design. Here he's taken some of our favorite video game characters and given them a minimalist makeover. As he states, "This is an exploration of how a few key shapes from well-loved characters are instantly recognizable even when reduced to these simple… Continue
It's that magical time of year again. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping on your nose, yadda yadda yadda. I know you're all sick of all that warm and fuzzy stuff so let's just get down to business. Here are some interesting facts and figures about your favorite time of year.
If only everyone could be this honest! If your store is closed (or even open), just tell me the real reason why. Let's not beat around the bush. We're tighter than that. These humorous signs can be found at… Continue
As the visual representation of information, an infograph is an awesome way to take in a lot of information in a little amount of time. Personally I love seeing information displayed in a way that's not only clear and simple but in a way that's easy on the eyes and meaningful and relevant to our lives. In case you missed these, here are some of the best infographs… Continue
Now I'm all about comfort and you know I love modern design but I just can't imagine staying in the Opera by Axel Enthoven. This mobile home is suppose to resemble the Sydney Opera House. It includes two beds, a toilet, hot and cold water and LED lighting. Handmade with materials including hardwood, stainless steel and leather, Opera is truly posh.
"The subtitle chosen is Your Suite in Nature to suggest the best of hotel rooms,…Continue
Now this is a store that wants to give you an experience! Step inside the Godiva Chocoiste in Harajuku, Japan and you'll feel like chocolate is dripping on your head. Wonderwall, the Japanese interior design firm, designed the shop so that it looks like melting chocolate was dripping from the ceiling and running down the walls. What I love most about the store, though, is that aside from these…
Logo's change just like you change. The way a company projects itself to the consumer, relies heavily on the graphic design of the logo. Corporate identity lies in the core values of a company. Like you...As you grow you will have different wants and needs. So you dye your hair from red to black. But at the core...You're still You.
The changing of a logo is followed throughout all visual aspects of branding. Think business cards,…
Need a little excitement in your life? Looking for that next great adventure? Then check out Brian Gossett's Heist Series. In June of 2009, Gossett decided to devote his blog purely to his personal hand-picked mixes, one of his obsessive passions in hopes of landing his dream job as a music supervisor for film. Crafting mixes into more specific narratives, he hopes…
If you find yourself in the New York City area in the next few months... RUN, don't walk to the MOMA to check out the Tim Burton exhibit!
Thanks to MyModernMet, I had the opportunity to experience a private tour of this amazing retrospective with only a handful of members of the press. What a treat to get up close and leisurely examine over 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, maquettes, letters, and props from both film and non-film… Continue
It seems like just yesterday that personal computers were introduced into the home and much effort was put into trying to blend them into living spaces. Lately though, I feel the divide between technology and our personal lives are being blurred. Take Simone Micheli’s Shift Chair for…
As the director at the German electronics manufacturer Braun for over 30 years, Dieter Rams is known in the modern design world as a legend. Coining the term, "Less, but better," Rams is known for his simple designs that take the superfluous out and leave only the necessary in. It's even believed that Rams has been very influential on Jonathan Ive, the head designer at Apple or a…
I must have this umbrella! Called You are Here, this moving target is just one of many cool products Cabrecega was commissioned to create for the Coca-Cola Light Exhibition within ExperimentaDesign Biennale’s 2009 programme. The challenge consisted of re-inventing 2nd hand objects… Continue
Added by alice on November 23, 2009 at 11:30am —
I have a lot of friends. Yes, I have those who I only keep in touch with through Facebook, those high school friends who you haven't talked to in over a decade but yet you seem to know that they have three kids and have aged terribly. I also have those ex-coworker friends who you seem to only see once in a blue moon at a random bar in Hermosa. Then, I have those super close… Continue
Here at theMET, we admire artists and designers who take ordinary objects that we use in our daily lives, and turn them into something extraordinary.
Alex Creamer, a student at the University of Central Lancashire in England, chose spaghetti as the medium for his project, "The spaghetti sits on a 3d model of the Chrysler building that was modeled on CAD by…
Here at theMET, we're constantly looking for ways to make this site simpler. Instead of adding every feature available, we carefully choose the features we think might best fit this community. As we grow and branch out, I want you to know that we'll always keep simplicity in mind.
With that being said, here's an excerpt from a Harvard article titled,… Continue
I like any well-designed video that gives me a glance at the past and a look into the future. Perhaps that is why I thoroughly enjoyed this video from MAYA design.
"It is widely accepted that in the foreseeable future the worldwide network of computing devices will grow to billions, or even tens of billions of nodes. However, if we broaden our consideration to include networks of information devices (all artificial systems that deal in any way with…Continue