It's been an extremely eventful start of 2012 for My Modern Met and I'm happy to report that we've continued to expand our team! In an effort to keep growing, giving our viewers the richest experience possible, we're hiring again! We're looking for web-savvy interns who have a knack for writing and a passion for sharing creative ideas to join us.
I received an email this morning from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Corporate Communications department that contained a beautiful gif that I just had to share. First issued in 1925, this old polychrome woodblock print, called Zojoji Temple in Shiba by prominent Japanese artist Kawase Hasui, has…
Can you believe it? Yes, we all survived another week. It's Friday, so you know what that means! I used to call it Inspirational Links but I decided to shorten it up a bit and call it what it really is...Creative Links! We start it all off with a wonderful quote from the one and only Nelson Mandela, ""It always seems impossible until its done."
I must admit that I am frequently loathe to join social networking sites and was a late arrival on Facebook and LinkedIn. I've yet to dip into Twitter (though, I am fascinated by the phenomenon) and have never owned a MySpace account (it might be too late). However, this website has consistently made my day better, and I think it has a genuinely awesome vibe. So cheers for a great space that… Continue
Every so often, we like to stop and spotlight some of our coolest members on theMET. These are the people who's been around awhile, who've made this site more rich with their comments and contributions. No one has supported us more or been such a fervent fan as the man you see here, Mark Huckabee. As the number one rock star blogger for the past few months, Mark has… Continue
It ain't over yet. Stars at Monday night's annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City sported a few, um, unconventional looks. Apparently, someone forgot to tell Roxanne that she don't have to turn on the red light.
We call this one: "The Bunny Ranch Madam .. and Her Bunnies"
Madonna in Louis Vuitton, insists divorce has had no emotional effects on her at all. Also, insists she can now fly, thanks to happy thoughts.
"Don't take it seriously," They say. "It's just fashion." A few stars at the May 4 annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City took the saying to heart and tried their darnest to look ... what's the opposite of serious? Funny?
We call this one: "Holy Fruitcake! This is Actually…Continue
As you may have heard, thousands upon thousands of people from around the world have been sending in their video applications to be selected as the person who has (cue deep announcer voice) THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD! What is the best job you may ask? Why, it's working for the tourism department of Australia's Queensland state… Continue
Esteban has been with theMET for quite some time now and to this day we still don't know who exactly this mysterious man might be. As the big mama here, I can piece together a few things. We know he has a taste for the finer things in life (take a look at that steak!), he's actually stayed at the… Continue
One of our very own members, Luke Feldman (aka Skaffs), is coming out with a children's book! Luke joined theMET back when we first started and I can't tell you how thrilled I was that he wanted to be a part of our community.
Chaff n’ Skaffs: Mai and the Lost Moskivvy is a limited edition book that Luke co-wrote with Amanda Chin. The book will be available in… Continue
Where would you like to wake up tomorrow?
fiftypeopleonequestion.com asked that one question to, you guessed it, 50 people. Brilliant! So far, the site has posted the filmed responses for Brooklyn (video above) and London (below).
Could Girl Talk, aka Gregg Gillis, from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania be the real deal? Take a listen on the music player and let us know what you think. If you like mashups, and you dig DJ Z-Trip and DJ AM, Girl Talk just might be for you!
Here are some recent pictures from their NY concert at Terminal Five from… Continue
What can I say about Roger Murrell? You may know that he's amazing photographer by the beautiful pictures he so graciously shares with us on theMET. You may also know that he has two furry felines that he adoringly calls his kids. And you may have surmised that he teaches photography to a classroom of actual living and breathing kids.
How do we feel about Fujiya & Miyagi? Ok so maybe they're a little spastic but I love when artists push the envelope. Plus, you have to love a band that's named after a character in the movie The Karate Kid as well and a brand of a record player! They're actually an English band that formed in 2000. You could definitely see that they were influenced both by… Continue
I happened to stumble upon Franki Durbin's website, Life in a Venti Cup, last week as I was searching through some blogs. With an amazing eye for design, Franki, is the quintessential tastemaker of our time. As an interactive designer, she runs a creative firm in St. Louis while her husband… Continue
She probably doesn't even need an introduction. You all know her by now as one of the most outspoken people on theMET. Unabashedly herself, Kara will fearlessly go against the grain..declaring herself the sole… Continue
I've done a few posts now outside and inside the Met about our wonderful members. A lot of them have been focused on photographers or artists but today I wanted to highlight an old friend, someone near and dear to our hearts, Gary Zane. Gary has been in our lives in one way or another for over 10 years now. We all met while going to undergrad at UCLA and he was even a groomsman in our wedding.