We've made it to Sydney! Within hours of landing, we hopped in a vintage 1964 EH Holden Premier, the quintessential Australian car, and took a private tour unlike any other. My Sydney Detour, run by Richard Graham, is all about seeing a side of Sydney most tourists never get to experience.
Right from the start, you know this going…Continue
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It's finally time to announce some exciting news! Less than a week ago, as I was writing back and forth with a PR contact about receiving info on this year's upcoming Vivid Sydney, the light and music festival that attracts half a million people a year, I was asked if I wanted to actually go to Australia to attend this event. I was…
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Shortly, I'll be making an exciting announcement that has my stomach tied up in knots. These inspirational quotes, by Ashley Herrin, will give you a clue as to what's about to happen over here at My Modern Met.
Boston-based graphic designer Herrin overlays these wonderful words over her own photography, giving us that boost of hope or confidence we, at times, need in…Continue
Just wrapped up in London was the Dulwich Festival, an event that brought together the biggest names in street art to create huge murals inspired by classic works found in England's oldest art gallery, the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Old Masters like Rembrandt van Rijn, Nicholas Poussin and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo were given a special homage as the current leaders in…Continue
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Last year, photographer Chase Jarvis called Singapore-based Jared Lim an emerging talent for his unique architectural photos which Jarvis described as both "bright and alive." Indeed, take one look at his…Continue
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Flickr photographer 45mr takes light painting to a whole new level with these gorgeous long exposures taken on the waters surrounding Tokyo, Japan. As the main watercourse that flows through the metropolis, Sumida River is breathtaking enough but, add in these light trails, and now you have something fantastically futuristic.
For the image above, the photographer used an exposure…Continue
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This year, as part of the Salone del Mobile, the world's biggest and most prestigious furniture fair, designer Ferruccio Laviani worked with Italian-based outdoor furnishings company Unopiù to create a whimsical installation. It was a mini-wonderland, reminiscent of Lewis Carroll's classic story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Located in the garden of Triennale di Milano, seven small…
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We're excited to announce that we're now selling exclusive prints by 28-year-old, up-and-coming photographer Matt Molloy! As our number one selling photographer on My Modern Shop, Matt has captivated art and photography lovers with his unique technique: Matt shoots timelapses and,…
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The 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now well underway, accepting your best travel photos in four distinct categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. With the grand prize winner taking home a…
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Starting May 24 and running till June 10, a brand new interactive installation is making its debut at Vivid Sydney, the world famous light festival in Sydney, Australia that draws in crowds of more than half a million. Intel Australia has teamed up with Sydney-based…
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In what promises to be one of the most exciting dance performances to hit Scotland, contemporary choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and 17 Buddhist monks ages 10-26, from the Shaolin Temple in China, present Sutra. After a successful run in 2008, the show is back for two days, May 17 and May 18 at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Sutra blends martial…Continue
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To celebrate Buddha's birthday, Seoul, South Korea pulls out all the stops. Traditionally celebrated on the full moon of May, or May 17 this year, Buddha's birthday is an important day in many Asian countries including India and Japan. The day is even considered an official holiday in places like Hong Kong, Macua and South Korea.
A hallmark of South Korea's…Continue
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One week ago, in this post, we asked our Met members to leave a comment, letting us know which part of the new Legoland Hotel they loved the most. (We even teased it…
Today's your last chance to see this giant red balloon dog! As part of art fair Frieze New York, Paul McCarthy created this inflatable dog towering over Frieze's tent. At 80 feet tall, it's an interesting nod to Jeff Koons with one critic…Continue
New York, it's now your turn to experience the interactive installation that caused quite a ruckus last year when it debuted in London. Rain Room, by London and Berlin-based collective Random International, allows you to experience the rain without getting wet! First…
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Today, more than ever, we’re sharing our lives with each other in both simple and profound ways. With the rise of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, we can keep in touch with our existing friends or make completely new ones with just a few clicks of a button. Which technologies are advancing this idea even further? Today we’ll take a look at…
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Three young filmmakers from Melbourne, Australia heard about a man named Phipps who lived on a lake in central Tasmania. Phipps was a fly fisherman so the three set out to create a short film about the beauty of the serene sport. Once they met Phipps, however, that all changed.
As Drew Dunlop, one of the three filmmakers explained to us, "Phipps lives in a fisherman’s shack that…Continue
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This has got to be one of the trippiest light installations we've ever come across. Isotopes v.2, by Nonotak Studio, is currently on view at the Mapping Festival in Geneva. The catalyst for the project is the now famous city of Fukushima in Japan. Back in 2011, Fukushima's nuclear power plant suffered…Continue
If a stranger sat silently across from you and stared straight into your eyes, what kind of emotions would you feel? Or, better yet, how long would it take before you broke down and cried? In 2010, at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, world-renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic put on The Artist is Present, or what's been called, "a milestone in…