A sweet yet meaningful new art installation was recently unveiled in Times Square. Brooklyn-based design firm Situ Studio created Heartwalk, a heart-shaped enclosure made from boardwalk boards salvaged from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Collected both from New York and New Jersey, the boards form a slatted construction that lifts from the ground and is illuminated from within. Visitors are…
Added by alice on February 15, 2013 at 11:00am —
Get ready! For one night only, on November 8th from 7p to 10pm, self-taught painter Lora Zombie will be debuting over 50 brand new pieces at Broome Street gallery in Soho, New York. The Russian grunge artist captured our hearts along with millions of others with her colorful and unique style. She's previously exhibited in numerous group exhibitions but this will be the very first… Continue
Added by alice on November 7, 2012 at 9:30am —
Since being released on the internet yesterday, this photograph of a half light and half dark Manhattan has been quickly spreading throughout the web. The cover of New York Magazine's latest issue, which hits newsstands Monday, the aerial photo was taken by Dutch…
Added by alice on November 4, 2012 at 3:00pm —
New York-based photographer Guillaume Gaudet just sent us an email to show us this photo he took of a dark and quiet NYC. He shot it on October 30 or a day after Hurricane Sandy hit New York.
"It's on Washington Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn. This view is well-known. Normally, there are street lights that give a sort of harsh light and it's difficult, by night, to have… Continue
Added by alice on November 1, 2012 at 11:00am —
What better way to show the hustle and bustle at NY's Grand Central Terminal than with a layered image like this? As New York-based photographer Ciaran Tully says, "This is three images superimposed on each other. Each layer has been moved slightly out of registration and faded to create the feeling of grandeur one feels coming to and leaving New York City from Grand…
Added by alice on December 18, 2011 at 10:00am —
In the three-plus years that we've been running My Modern Met, I've never seen anyone capture the beautiful city of New York like Evan Joseph. His magnificent photos of the metropolis at night are shot as he precariously dangles from a helicopter 2,500 feet in the air. Talk about dedication to his craft.
I've always known that… Continue
Added by alice on October 19, 2011 at 11:00am —
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York just released some sketches of an exciting new installation coming there on October 11. Brooklyn-based artist Nicola López's Landscape X
will be a sculptural collage environment in the museum's Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda. López will utilize three levels of the rotunda using everything from… Continue
Added by alice on September 28, 2011 at 9:30am —
Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz
If you're looking for some art to challenge everything you believed was true, then make sure to drop by the Museum of Art and Design, New York, New York for a show opening tomorrow called Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities. The exhibition features recent work and site-specific installations by contemporary artists around the… Continue
Added by alice on June 6, 2011 at 9:30am —
How do you really feel about New York? Well, we all know how we're supposed to feel. After Milton Glaser created that iconic "I heart NY" logo in the '70s, we felt (almost) obligated to show the Big Apple some love. Sure, it's one of the best cities in the world and we would be a fool to not give her the respect she deserves (we are called My Modern Metropolis
, right?) but don't we all… Continue
Added by alice on May 25, 2011 at 6:00am —
Oh to be in New York this weekend! The Brooklyn Flea Market starts up again and promises 40,000-square-feet of hipster-approved clothing, design, art and food.
Inspired by Chelsea’s dwindling outdoor markets, Brooklyn real-estate blogger Jonathan Butler of browstowner.com co-founded the Brooklyn Flea—now the largest of its kind in the city—in spring 2008.… Continue
Added by alice on April 17, 2009 at 10:00am —
As our world's population stretches beyond 6.76 billion, it's easy to feel lost. And though we each seek to express our individuality, sometimes a sense of community is all I seek. A place where I know I can be understood.
In this photo set, titled Babel Tales, Danish artist… Continue
Added by alice on February 24, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Looking for an affordable, vintage modern hotel in New York? Check out Ace.
Ace Hotel has been around since 1999, the same year that Standards started shaking up the hotel industry. Instead of a boutique hotel, hotelier Alex Calderwood likes to call his creations "small European, modern hotel." Calderwood likes to take existing historical hotel and convert… Continue
Added by alice on February 21, 2009 at 12:30pm —
I absolutely love this wedding by Allison and Mark, two graphic designers in New York. They exchanged vows at The Atwood Ranch in Glen Ellen, California, a private estate that's surrounded by vineyards and mountains. Though you can see all the intricate details of this wedding at… Continue
Added by alice on February 19, 2009 at 11:40am —
If you're looking to travel to New York and want to stay at a boutique hotel that's high on style but low on cost, what do you do? You ditch the idea of a W and you look to spend your nights at Stay.
This 210-room hotel has all of the comforts you'll need, all for an unbelievable average night's rate of $152. The hotel is decorated with crazy cool… Continue
Added by alice on February 18, 2009 at 12:30pm —
The 2009 American International Toy Fair kicked off yesterday. The four day event draws in hundreds of toy makers and retailers and an estimated 20,000 visitors to the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. As the largest toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere, it attracts 1,200 exhibitors from around the world who showcase over 100,000 products, 7,000 of which… Continue
Added by alice on February 16, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Who doesn't love miniature, edible art? During New York fashion week, the Bergdorf Goodman will launch its version of Prêt-à-Portea, an afternoon tea originally launched by the Berkeley Hotel in London. The girls’ club will feature confections inspired by the latest collections. We're talking cookies, petits fours and layered desserts based on designs from Christian… Continue
Added by alice on February 10, 2009 at 10:00am —
New York City is turning one of their most treasured buildings into a luxury hotel! The Daily News
exclusively reported Monday that Italian real estate conglomerate The Sorgente Group bought a majority stake in the… Continue
Added by alice on January 28, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Set to reopen in Winter '09, The Mark in New York brings to the big city a luxury hotel redesigned by the most famous French designer, Jacques Grange (Yves Saint Laurent, Ronald S. Lauder, Princess Caroline). Jacques is in charge of redesigning the whole hotel which includes 118 rooms and 42 for-purchase apartments, ranging in price from $1,975,000 to… Continue
Added by alice on January 19, 2009 at 10:00am —
Love how simple but effective this idea is. To remind employees that "Bring your kids to work day" was coming up, BBDO, an ad agency in New York, cut pieces of acetate, scribbled on them with crayon and then quietly stuck them on 500 of their employees' computers.
"Everyone in the company came into work to find their computers vandalized with crayon scribbles. To… Continue
Added by alice on January 15, 2009 at 9:30am —
It's been over a year and a half since Sam and I said our "I do's" but I still love looking through wedding photos to see what other brides are up to. That year of preparation before the big day is a wonderful but stressful journey but it all becomes worth it the moment you see all your friends and family gathered in one place.…
Added by alice on December 23, 2008 at 10:30am —