Alice's Blog – February 2009 Archive (130)

Beautiful Betsy Hotel in South Beach

A beautiful boutique hotel is getting ready to reopen its doors on South Beach's Ocean Drive. The Betsy (formerly the Betsy Ross) is a contemporary tropical colonial hotel with an interior design that is bright, open and connected. With its towering columns, expansive front porch, and tall windows, The Betsy evokes classic colonial architecture. Inside, antique… Continue

Added by alice on February 28, 2009 at 4:26pm — 1 Comment

Oh Wall-E! (30 Pics)

Let's Rock.

Our favorite robot has made its way into our modern life! He's as curious as can be; finding friends, understanding how we celebrate our seasons and even participating in mundane tasks like grocery shopping and cooking!



Hope you enjoy this Flickr set compilation. Wall-E rocks our world!



ADJUSTING TO MODERN LIFE!…

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Added by alice on February 28, 2009 at 10:39am — 2 Comments

Vintage Modern Eyewear

A new type of chic is upon us. A throwback to yesteryear but with a hip and modern twist. This movement is led by Jordan Silver and Erik Sacher of SoHo’s Silver Lining eyewear shop. Selling small-batch frames, they're dressing celebrities like Jay-Z and in doing so, creating a vintage style… Continue

Added by alice on February 27, 2009 at 11:43am — 3 Comments

Vdara: Las Vegas' New Boutique Hotel

With theHOTEL, Palms and Hard Rock dominating the boutique hotel category in Las Vegas, is there room for more? Vdara, set to open on October 1st, hopes so. It is part of the $11 billion MGM Mirage CityCenter project that's unfolding in the latter half of this year. The 1,495-room boutique hotel is a non-gaming, non-smoking, all-suite hotel and spa that will cater to the design savvy.



Designed by RV Architecture, led by Rafael Viñoly, Vdara… Continue

Added by alice on February 27, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

10 Coolest Ice Cube Trays

Frozen Smile - Not Your Grandma's Ice Tray

Next time you have all your friends over, why not surprise them with some awesome ice cubes? From James Bond style bullets to ice that looks like your grandma's dentures, these are sure to get a few chuckles out of them. So sit back, relax,… Continue

Added by alice on February 27, 2009 at 1:41am — 5 Comments

Inside the $70 Million St. Regis Penthouse (6 Photos)

If you've ever wondered what $70 million will buy you in San Francisco, well, my dear, here is your answer. Real estate mogul Victor MacFarlane put this St. Regis penthouse up for sale and in doing so smashed the previous record price tag for a San Francisco residence. Beautifully perched high atop the St. Regis Hotel, this razzle dazzle penthouse features over… Continue

Added by alice on February 27, 2009 at 1:06am — 3 Comments

20 Amazing Examples of Typography Art

As Robert Bringhurst, from The Elements of Typographic Style, once said, "Typography exists to honor content." I couldn't agree with him more. In fact, in this set of pictures words don't just honor content, they take on a meaningful life of their own.… Continue

Added by alice on February 27, 2009 at 12:57am — 3 Comments

Would you like to advertise on My Modern Metropolis?

We're now accepting a limited number of sponsorship and advertising partners. With a reach of over 700,000 unique visitors a month, theMET is a great place to have your product shown.



Please email me at alice@mymodernmet.com for details. Rates are highly… Continue

Added by alice on February 26, 2009 at 5:20pm — No Comments

A Beautiful Modern House (6 Pics)

Truth be told, they had me at that hot tub. Pop open the latch and let's all jump in..this house is meant for parties! (What the heck is a kid doing in this picture? Where be the hot ladies?)



This modern house, called the Villa Berkel, was designed by architect Paul de Ruiter. Located in… Continue

Added by alice on February 26, 2009 at 2:29pm — 2 Comments

A Hot Mess: Byroglyphics (7 Total)

A new set of edgy art was just released by London based artist Byroglyphics (aka Russ Mills). We've written about Russ Mills before, how his messy art draws us in and captivates our… Continue

Added by alice on February 26, 2009 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Happy Up Here By Royksopp



Happy Up Here from Röyksopp on Vimeo. Love this catchy song and fun new video from Norwegian electronic music duo Royksopp. It's their first single from their new album 'Junior.' Album hits stores on March 23rd.



Midway through you'll start to notice some familiar old school video game characters! (Get's good around 2:03)





Doesn't it… Continue

Added by alice on February 26, 2009 at 11:06am — 2 Comments

First Class Used to Just Be a Better Meal...

Dorothy from Jerry McGuire was giving it to us straight when she said, "First class is (what's) wrong. It used to be a better meal. Now it's a better life." One look at the new Swiss Air first class cabin and you will believe that first class passengers are now truly… Continue

Added by alice on February 26, 2009 at 10:23am — 3 Comments

Animal Wall Art: For Commitment Phobes (5 Total)

Maurice the Monkey

What's the best way to have animals inside the house without having to take care of them? Why, it's with wall art! You know I'm a nut for all this removable vinyl art stuff. Who wouldn't want Maurice the Monkey in their bedroom?…

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Added by alice on February 25, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Gorgeous Hair Pins from Handlespout

While I won't be able to muster up enough courage to rock one of Handlespout's headbands, I know I can handle these hair pins! Made of silk taffeta and tulle, these pretty-as-can-be flowers are attached to a 2" bobby pin. They come in a set of… Continue

Added by alice on February 25, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Artist Kovacs Katalin (5 Pics)

23 year old Romanian artist Kovacs Katalin doesn't draw traditionally "pretty" girls. In fact, one look at them and you'll wonder if they were inspired by models during the grunge era of the 90s. They're more gaunt than gorgeous, like a modern day Pippi Longstocking who fell into the wrong crowd and could never find her way back home.



Regardless, Katalin's… Continue

Added by alice on February 25, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Bloom My Buddy is One Cool Vase

Next time you're thinking about giving someone flowers, why not completely surprise them with Bloom My Buddy? Bloom My Buddy is a vase made up of three separate parts, each with their own reservoir, and perforated all over so that you can dress it in any way you like. By designers, Niels Van Eijk & Miriam Van der Lubbe, Bloom My Buddy is sure to elicit giggles of… Continue

Added by alice on February 25, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Daaaaaah! The Secret Life of Raving Rabbids! (15 Pics)

Action Figures

In this next episode of "The Secret Life Of"....we take you into the fun world of our favorite loco bunnies, Raving Rabbids. Here you'll get to see what these mischievous little fellas do when they're not tormenting Rayman. From hitting on Blythe dolls to getting the bejesus scared out of them by their fellow action figures, one thing's for… Continue

Added by alice on February 25, 2009 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Met Member, Phan Le, Wants The Best Job in the World





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

Added by alice on February 25, 2009 at 10:12am — 3 Comments

If Inanimate Objects Could Talk. (12 Pics)

Camera, "Woah, watch where you're sticking that cable, buddy."

How many of us have looked at some inanimate object and could have sworn we saw a face? Apparently, we're not alone. Flickr groups likes Anthropomorphism,… Continue

Added by alice on February 24, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

WooHoo! We're a Design Authority on Alltop!

I love Alltop because it's a quick and easy way to see all of my favorite design websites in one place. In fact, I wrote about that website and the guy who created it,… Continue

Added by alice on February 24, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

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