Using tree branches harvested from local forests, artist Jayson Fann of the Spirit Garden creates incredible nests for humans! After he carefully chooses and cuts branches from trees, he removes the leaves and then begins arranging them. As he says on his website, "The process…
If you've ever want to escape the hustle and bustle of Times Square, walk a few blocks to the Royalton Hotel and you'll find a luxurious hideaway where you can grab a delicious cocktail or two. Though the Royalton was the first property designed by Phillipe Starck, it got a beautiful make-over by New York-based design firm Roman and Williams in 2007, who was able to…
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.
What do you get when you combine a thousand year old castle with the latest projection technology? You get an experience that rocks! This is one elaborate ad for AC/DC's Iron Man 2 soundtrack. For those a little short on time, watch it from 3:09 till the end. Trust me, you won't be sorry!
"On the site of a thousand years of violent history, ACDC were pitted against Iron Man in a ground breaking architectural projection mapping project. The front facade of the Great… Continue
So, I've been holding off on getting the iPad till I just can't take it anymore. Like a lot of you, I've read article after article about it - you know, "the ipad is a content consumption and not a content creation device" yadda yadda. But boy, when I saw Lewis Caroll's classic Alice in Wonderland come to life on the iPad...well, just take a… Continue
I can't wait to watch this IMAX movie! This is not Sci-Fi. This documentary is the real deal. It's a real story about real brave astronauts who go on a real mission and it also shows us real mind blowing images made for us to gawk at in utter amazement. All brought to you in full 3D glory.
Here's the synopsis, and release date info quoted from the amazing website devoted to this movie:
Though this giant arrow is no longer up, I like the creative concept and how this video succinctly explains Nokia's idea behind it. In order to get people to think about Nokia when they think about navigation, they put up the world's biggest signpost (arrow) in London. Help up by a crane, the arrow was a digital panel where people on the street could send text messages to. Their favorite places to visit would show up, the arrow would point to that location, and also… Continue
Leave it to Banksy to have the UK premiere of his film at a makeshift 150-seat cinema built under Waterloo train station. Lambeth Palace, as Banksy calls it, is an improvised film theater on Leake Street that will be holding special previews of Exit Through the Gift Shop until March 4th (in advance of the…
Though most design posters are made to inspire fellow creatives, many of them apply to anyone in their everyday life. The beauty of it all, of course, is that designer, artist, doctor or engineer, we all share very similar life experiences. We all seek to find inspiration, tap into our own creativity, and hope to overcome our worries and our fears.…
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're one of the millions of travelers grumbling about paying for wi-fi these days, you'll be happy to hear this. Google is offering free holiday Internet access at 47 U.S. airports and on every Virgin America flight. Just bring a WiFi-enabled laptop or mobile device and stay connected to family and friends for free while you travel now through January… Continue
Interesting news coming out of the NY Times about Disney's stores. Soon you'll be seeing an expensive and ambitious floor-to-ceiling reboot of its 340 stores in the United States and Europe — as well as opening new ones, including a potential flagship in Times Square. What's going to be different?
"Theaters will allow children to watch film clips of their…Continue
This post is dedicated to the idea that creativity can flow out of any of us. Everywhere you look these days, you see people turning something quite ordinary into something unbelievably extraordinary. Like Yuken Teruya who delicately carves commercial paper bags and transforms them into magnificent miniature trees or Maurizio Savini who turns Hubba Bubba into high art,… Continue
If you're one of those people who believes you have to watch certain movies on the big screen, make sure you catch the Wizard of Oz in hi-def on September 23, 2009. For just one night, 440 movie theatres nationwide will play the remastered classic.
In addition to the movie, this event will include some behind-the-scenes goodies. This includes a special… Continue
If you're not able to make your way to SF's Outside Lands festival at Golden Gate Park, you are still in luck. Our beloved website YouTube is getting together with the organizers of the festival to bring the show live to its users in the U.S. starting this Friday Aug 28th through to Sunday Aug… Continue
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Head on over to the LA Times to read an interesting article on why people from Beijing love Ikea. Do they go there to shop for their modern day needs? Well, not quite. They go there for the experience.
If there's one thing I love to share, it's behind-the-scene stories. Disney has just released this cool video that gives us an idea of how Walt and his Imagineers first thought up one of our favorite Disneyland attractions, the Haunted Mansion. Can you believe this ride is now celebrating its 40th birthday?
It's my firm belief that the most memorable ad campaigns are the ones that give you an experience. Don't just throw garbage in our faces, stop us in our tracks and make us think twice about your message. Let us experience the brand in a positive way - don't be rude to us and insult our intelligence. Instead, make us laugh, make us excited and most of all, make it… Continue