Alice's Blog – October 2012 Archive (76)

Magnificent Monster Paintings by Jason Edmiston



Since today is Halloween, we thought we'd show you some magnificent monster paintings. Artist Jason Edmiston recently created these for Mondo's latest show, Universal Monsters. It's Mondo's biggest and best exhibition to date featuring artwork inspired by Universal Studios' classic horror films. More than 60 original and screen-printed works are currently on display at the Mondo…

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Added by alice on October 31, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Stunning Steel Wool Sparkling Gifs

While we've seen our share of stunning steel wool photography before, never have we come across it in incredible gif form like this. France-based engineer and…

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Added by alice on October 31, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Top 10 Art Trends We’re Loving Right Now



These days, you don’t have to visit a museum to see inspiring works of art. The Internet has made appreciating artwork quick and easy, giving us an endless amount of eye-candy to enjoy. Finding what speaks to you is a whole new matter, sorting through all the different mediums like painting, sculpture, photography and installations is a huge undertaking in and of itself. That’s why,…

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Added by alice on October 31, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Blacked Out NYC

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Energy said in a report that more than 8.2 million homes and businesses lost power in the United States because of Hurricane Sandy. New York was among the hardest hit with 2 million affected and hundreds of thousands of people still without power. As the New York Times reports, last night, a…

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Added by alice on October 30, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Unforgettable Photos From Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast last night leaving a trail of destruction including floods, fires, fallen trees and millions without power. John Miksad, senior vice president for electric operations at Consolidated Edison, said, "This will be one for the record books. This will be the largest storm-related outage in our history."

Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg said, “Make no mistake about it, this was a devastating storm, maybe the worst that we have ever…

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Added by alice on October 30, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Smartphone Controlled LED Light Bulbs with 16 Million Color Options



Who knew light bulbs would one day (again) be the talk of the town? Philips Hue has hit virtually every tech blog because its new LED-based lighting solution is a game-changer. Since they're Wi-Fi enabled LED bulbs, you can wirelessly control the color and intensity of them from your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Each bulb contains 11 LEDs in three different colors which, when combined, can create up to…

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Added by alice on October 30, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

140 Painted Fiberglass Bears Promote Unity in Paris



Today, Eugene, our very own COO, was walking with his friends near the Eiffel Tower when he spotted this delightful sculptural installation consisting of 140 fiberglass painted bear sculptures. From now till November 18, 2012, these colorful bears, approximately 6-feet high, will stand hand in hand at the Champ de Mars to mark two occasions - the 25th anniversary of the twinning cities of…

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Added by alice on October 29, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

NASA's Intense Satellite Views of Hurricane Sandy



Hurricane Sandy is expected to bring life-threatening flooding to the US mid-Atlantic coast and hurricane-force winds from Virginia to Massachusetts. Landfall is predicted along the southern New Jersey coast on Monday night, though most of the eastern United States will feel its fury. This includes the densely populated New York City where subways, buses and trains were shut down on Monday…

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Added by alice on October 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sydney's Canopy of Birdcages Suspended in Mid-Air

Step into a certain alleyway in Sydney's Angel Place and you'll find a whimsical installation that's meant to be both seen and heard. Back in 2009, artist Michael Thomas Hill created Forgotten Songs, an installation of 110 empty birdcages suspended high in the air that play the songs of fifty birds that once lived in central Sydney before the colonization…

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Added by alice on October 28, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Stunning Long Exposures of Muslim Pilgrims Circling a Sacred Site for Hajj



Hajj is one of the world's largest religious pilgrimages where 2 to 3 million Muslims from all around the world travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam. One of the Five Pillars of Islam requires that every Muslim who can afford to do so take part in the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime. While in Mecca, for five days, they perform a series of rituals.…

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Added by alice on October 28, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Funny Venn Diagram Shows Where the Dark Side Lives



It's been awhile since we posted on any of graphic designer and illustrator Heng Swee Lim's work so here's one for you today. Also going by the name I Love Doodle, Lim has created a classic Venn diagram with a highly recognizable character in the middle. The hilarious piece is called Dark Side.…

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Added by alice on October 27, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Most Adorable Photos of Kids

Though not much is known about Glazastik Finch, the 28-year-old photographer behind these adorable photos of children, her unique style speaks for itself. Whether they're intensely looking through a book (next to a jar of milk) or innocently stealing a kiss, these young ones have a way of making childhood feel sweet again. Even the most cold-hearted curmudgeon…

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Added by alice on October 26, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Ghost Trains Roar Back to Life in Modern England



Though we've seen the present merged with the past in everything from Sergey Larenkov's WW II series to Shawn Clover's San Francisco earthquake blend, we're still incredibly…

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Added by alice on October 26, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Facebook Fan Giveaway: Harman Kardon Wireless SoundSticks Speakers



Harman Kardon, the company whose name is synonymous with cutting-edge design, has generously decided to give one My Modern Met Facebook fan, a brand new set of their…

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Added by alice on October 25, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Autumn Leaves Show Their Beautiful Colors

With fall now in full swing, today we thought we'd put together a compilation of leaves neatly arranged to resemble rainbows. From Mr. Dale's classic arrow created with maple leaves to Richard Shilling's sunlit curtain of beech leaves, we hope you'll enjoy these photos of nature at its finest. To really get a feel that fall is in the air, make sure to check out In Focus' stunning photo…

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Added by alice on October 25, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

New Street Art Illusion in Brisbane



Brisbane-based street artist Fintan Magee (see previous work here) has just put up an arresting new piece in his hometown called Felix Backstroke. In what we believe to be a tribute to Felix Baumgartner's daring skydive through space, the suited up figure is seen performing the backstroke…

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Added by alice on October 25, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Rainbow LEDs Turn Unused Underpasses into Gorgeous Gateways



How do you transform blighted areas with minimal foot traffic into inviting places or, in other words, increase revenues for businesses on a side of the city less traveled? Artist Bill FitzGibbons had a "bright" idea.

Beneath the underpassses of Interstate Highway 37 at both Houston and Commerce Streets in San Antonio, Texas, FitzGibbons would create an LED lighting system that…

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Added by alice on October 24, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Bicycle Powered Lights Symbolize Hope for the Future



South-Africa born and based artist Daniel Popper creates large scale installations that involve the public. For the annual COP 17 (Conference of the Parties, 17th session), the climate change conference held in Durban, South African in 2011, Daniel Popper and his crew created for Siemens a…

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Added by alice on October 24, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Permanently Windswept Trees in Argentina



Let's add this to the bucket list or, in our case, to the post extraordinary destinations off the beaten path. Located in Ushuaia, Argentina or what's often referred to as "the southernmost city in the world," sit some of the most interesting-looking trees we've ever laid eyes on. These…

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Added by alice on October 23, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Exclusive Interview: Photographer of the Wonderfully Witty Dog Portraits

This past August, over 100,000 of you fell in love with Ron Schmidt's wonderfully witty dog portraits, making it one of our most popular posts that month. Today, we bring you 12 more photos from his collection, called…

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Added by alice on October 23, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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