My Modern MetMy Modern Met Logo

All Blogs

For over 30 years, every since his days as an NYU film student, Robert Herman has roamed the streets of New York City with his camera in hand to photograph the sights and people of his urban home. The New Yorkers, shot from 1978 to 2005 on Kodachrome color film, is his collection of candid photos captured as the city underwent major changes to become the sprawling metropolis we know…

Read more…

These beautiful turntables are made from cross-sections of trees, turning state-of-the-art hardware and black walnut wood into rustic record players. The creative, minimalistic designs are produced by Kent Walter and his father through their Seattle-based company, Silvan Audio Workshop. The pair recently started selling the products and raising money for…

Read more…

All families are different, but at the same time, they're connected by the universal bonds of love and kinship. For the past few years, New York-based photographer Michele Crowe has explored this concept through her portrait series The Universal Family, which features diverse imagery of families around the country. From families of mixed heritage, to same-sex…

Read more…

Adam Tran’s exquisite origami models of prehistoric creatures look just like realistic models from museum exhibits. The artist uses textured paper and intricate folds to create leathery figures of dinosaurs, insects and entire skeletons frozen in poses of convincing motion. He achieves shapes that seem impossible given the material. With his touch, pieces of paper transform into jagged teeth,…

Read more…

At first glance, these clothes looks like your average suit, hat, scarf, and hoodie. Once a camera flash hits them, though, their secret weapon is revealed. The garments ruin flash photographs by blowing out the pictures with excessive reflective light. DJ Chris Holmes designed the apparel as “anti-paparazzi clothing,” and he calls the line Flashback.

So, how does…

Read more…

While the Lunar New Year is traditionally spent with family and loved ones, five elderly Chinese women from Weinan, Shaanxi Province chose to spend the holiday taking care of over 1,300 stray dogs, just as they do every day. Six years ago, Wang Yanfang established a dog asylum as a way to save strays from the pound, where they could be euthanized. Since then, the…

Read more…