Alice's Blog – February 2011 Archive (75)

1,300 Speed Bags Make Muhammad Ali Sculpture (5 pics)

Coming to Nokia Plaza L.A. Live in Los Angeles on March 25, 2011 is a new, one-of-a-kind sculpture that pays homage to one of the greatest boxers of all-time, Muhammad Ali. Made up of 1,300 boxing speed bags, the piece stands 22 feet high and is held up by 5 miles of stainless steel cable and 2 miles of aluminum tubing. (Did we tell you it took three years to complete?) Internationally… Continue

Added by alice on February 28, 2011 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Content Curator: Michael Zhang from PetaPixel

Back in December of 2010, I listed PetaPixel as one of the Top 10 Sites to Help Develop Your Creative Side. Started in May 2009, PetaPixel has just the right mix of interesting photography techniques and up-to-date information on all the latest gear. It's easily one… Continue

Added by alice on February 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

More Clever Works by Slinkachu (3 total)

Fantastic Voyage

With the Last Resort installation he started the year off with a bang and now London-based street artist Slinkachu is back with more incredibly clever works for 2011. Watch as a green shoelace turns into a Loch Ness-style monster, a half eaten chicken… Continue

Added by alice on February 28, 2011 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Top 6 Sites that Break Modern Design Trends

A few weeks ago, we put together our top website picks for the art enthusiast and this week we're all about the trendspotter. Which sites do we personally follow to see all that's new and exciting in the modern design world? Check out that… Continue

Added by alice on February 28, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Thousands of Screws Make a 3D Portrait (15 pics)

"Most people are drawn to the portraits because they have something different about them (from a distance especially). Seeing them in person is a whole different feel than seeing the photograph. They have a sense of depth that the photo can't capture." - Andrew Myers

Meet Andrew Myers, one of the most patient modern-day sculptors around. This Laguna Beach, California-based… Continue

Added by alice on February 24, 2011 at 12:00pm — 13 Comments

A Sweet Love Story

Met member and friend Jenni sent me a link to this cute love story that's on the website Right off the bat, you know that this couple has a great sense of humor. On their wedding site, Sarah and David put up this sweet story about their courtship. See below for the full shabang.…


Added by alice on February 24, 2011 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Creativity from a Self-Taught Teenage Photographer (10 photos)

17-year-old Brian Oldham was always interested in art but he never found a creative outlet that fit. One day, as he was stumbling around, he ran into Rosie Hardy's Flickr stream and it was at that moment that he found his calling. "I wanted to be able to create something that could tell a story and speak to people like her work does," he says. The next day, he started his 365 day… Continue

Added by alice on February 24, 2011 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Hyperrealistic Balancing Elephant

My fondness for hyperrealistic art led me to this strangely mesmerizing sculpture by French contemporary artist Daniel Firman. Exhibited back in 2008, this life-size piece was seen at the Fontainebleau Castle in Paris, France. Called Wursa, the sculpture is balancing on its trunk 18,000 km above the earth. Firman consulted with a professional taxidermist to construct this piece making it look as… Continue

Added by alice on February 24, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Beauty in the Abandoned (5 pics)

He gave us the shivers with his beautiful Brooklyn blizzard photos. He gently nudged us, daring us to venture out into the cold rain. He even inspired us to… Continue

Added by alice on February 23, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

This Beautiful and Fleeting Youth (15 photos)

If you don't believe that some people are just born with a natural gift, then you haven't met Tony Katai. When he was just 13 years old, Tony bought an old Nikon film camera from his friend and started shooting. Now at 18, he's able to take such interesting photos that even Urban Outfitters says… Continue

Added by alice on February 23, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Creative Ads: Lego Star Wars (5 total)

Simple yet so clever! A team of young creatives at the Escola Cuca Advertising School in Sao Paolo, Brazil have put together this awesome Lego Star Wars series under the tagline, "Make Your Own Story." Great idea and wonderful execution.

Advertising School: Escola Cuca, São Paulo, Brazil

Art Directors: Diego Mourão,… Continue

Added by alice on February 23, 2011 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

6 Creative and Expressive Laptop Accessories

This content is brought to you by the new Hyundai Elantra which helps you "Snap Out" of your routine to live your best life.

Forrester recently predicted that laptop sales will continue to grow from 26.4 million in 2010 to 38.9 million in 2015. In fact, even though tablets, like… Continue

Added by alice on February 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — 13 Comments

Fantasy-Fueled Scenes (10 pieces)

A Boy Returns Home Not Realizing How Much He’s Changed

Using a variety of mixed media including oil, acrylic, ink, charcoal and graphite, artist Ian Francis creates fantasy-fueled scenes that are filled with mystery and intrigue. In 2010, he released a new set of work that looks as if he's shifted his style from dream-like to cinematic.

The UK-based painter… Continue

Added by alice on February 22, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Whimsical Worlds that Rest on Photos (8 pieces)

Back in March 2010, I was first introduced to Swedish artist Johan Thörnqvist through Met member Ivan. Thörnqvist's work reminded me of Russian artist Dmitry Maximov in that both beautifully blur the… Continue

Added by alice on February 22, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Dream Filled Photography (8 photos)

Florida-based Terra Kate takes beautifully surreal photos that straddle the line between art and photography. She does a great job in making us feel as though we haven't woken up from our dreams...

"Most of my work is conceptual in nature, with the majority being self portraiture featuring levitation, surreality, and dream themes," says Terra Kate. "I like to use a lot of color and magic, and I'm usually very helpful when people have questions or would like to know how to do…


Added by alice on February 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

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Added by alice on February 20, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A Heartfelt Letter to My Modern Met (12 pics)

As a website publisher, you work in front of a computer screen day after day. You easily lose track of time. You forget to eat. You don't know who exactly is reading through your posts. Each day, you see that tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of people stop by but you're never quite sure who these people (you!) are.

But then, you receive an email like this and it doesn't… Continue

Added by alice on February 19, 2011 at 10:30am — 14 Comments

Pic of the Day: Ocean of Dreams

Today's Pic of the Day comes to us from Calgary, Canada-based designer and photographer Tyler Stalman. What a fantastic wedding photo. Doesn't it remind you of Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?

Tyler Stalman's… Continue

Added by alice on February 19, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The Girl Who Loves to Levitate (14 photos)

Natsumi Hayashi is a sweet-looking Japanese girl who, one day, decided to take self-portraits..of herself levitating. She can be spotted in and around Tokyo, equipped with her SLR and her self-timer. When she feels the moment strike, she presses the shutter button down and then, quite literally, "jumps" into place.

What I love most about her shots is that they don't…


Added by alice on February 18, 2011 at 2:30pm — 15 Comments

Eyewitness to the Egyptian Revolution (15 photos)

It was a week ago today that we witnessed history being made. Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak stepped down on February 11th, after an 18 day revolution that ended his 30-year rule. Now, as Egyptians celebrate his fall and look to the country's military to implement democratic reform, we look back on those 18 days through the eyes of an American photographer Joel Carillet as he shares with… Continue

Added by alice on February 18, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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