Alice's Blog – November 2010 Archive (79)

Sneak Peek!: 3 New Craww Pieces

We got some sneak peek pieces to show you from Craww! Bear, Fox and Deer are three all-new works that will be available starting on December 8, 2010 at Blik. Blik's removable wall graphics are a great way to dress up your boring white walls.



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Added by alice on November 30, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Whimsical Art Installation at Art Basel Miami

We've been asked a few times if My Modern Met will be covering Art Basel this year. Though we'd love to check out all of the amazing art, due to time constraints, we're skipping it this year. One reason why I'd personally love to go is to see Friends With You's outdoor installation called Rainbow City.… Continue

Added by alice on November 30, 2010 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Creative Joke: Groupon for Groupon

With all the rumors swirling about Google buying Groupon for between $5 to $6 billion (yes, billion), it's nice to see that someone can make a creative joke out of it. Internet marketer John Boyle made a website -… Continue

Added by alice on November 30, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

11 New WTF? Illustrations

They made us laugh with their first set of WTF? illustrations and now creative design company Estudio Minga is back with their second set! What began as an in-house joke quickly became a way for Estudio Minga to show the world just how creative they could be. Astoundingly, for this month,… Continue

Added by alice on November 29, 2010 at 2:00pm — 10 Comments

Trapped in a Dream (12 photos)

Using no Photoshop at all, Northern Ireland-based photographer Helen Warner (aka Airgarten) creates fantastically freakish scenes that look like they're something out of a dream (or nightmare). Instead, she uses traditional props and tools like powder, plastic, glass, smoke, netting, and even sheer tights to construct these surreal worlds, hoping to trigger a memory… Continue

Added by alice on November 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Dark Illustrations of The Social Network (3 total)

Uruguay-based illustrator Martin Ansin created these amazing illustrations based on the critically acclaimed movie The Social Network. Featured in Wired magazine's behind-the-scenes story, these highly detailed illustrations really capture the movie's dark… Continue

Added by alice on November 29, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Powerful Ads: Lottery of Life (4 total)

Sometimes it takes powerful imagery like this to make us appreciate our lot in life. Called Lottery of Life, the side-by-side comparisons are for Save the Children, an independent organization about creating lasting change in the lives of children in need. When disaster strikes around the world, Save the Children is there to save lives with… Continue

Added by alice on November 29, 2010 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Emotionally Charged Art (14 pieces)

We first fell in love with D. Yee's work through his cinematic photos. Yee has that ability to take slices of life and make them appear like silent scenes out of a movie. Looking through his website, you'll find that Yee is also a very talented artist. Whether it's through his smooth… Continue

Added by alice on November 29, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Sam Flores: Graffiti-Infused Fine Art (10 pieces)

Some might say that Sam Flores was born an artist. Painting and drawing since he was a little boy, Flores is always looking to develop his creative side, no matter how much success he's achieved. He paints characters that are immersed in tragic worlds, where beauty and darkness seem to be able to harmoniously coexist. Given their brightly colored surroundings, why are… Continue

Added by alice on November 28, 2010 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Playing with the Elements (8 total)

You may remember France-based graphic designer and illustrator Stéphane Massa-Bidal (aka Rétrofuturs or Hulk4598) as the one who cleverly turned some of our favorite websites turned vintage book covers. Looking through his large body of work, you'll find even more… Continue

Added by alice on November 27, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Burnout by Romain Laurent (4 photos + video)



French photographer Romain Laurent has this uncanny ability to show us how we feel. Using the tricks up his sleeve, he can make the world feel slightly off balance or demonstrate how we're sometimes living in a bubble. In this…

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Added by alice on November 26, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Captivating Street Photography (15 photos)

As a longtime fan of Heiko Waechter, I had to get in touch with him to ask him about his street photography. Just how is he able to capture these beautiful yet fleeting moments? What would inspire him to start down this creative path? Read our interview with him, below, to find…

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Added by alice on November 26, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Big Thank You from My Modern Met

Though it may be a little cliché to send out a thank you on this day, I would be remiss if I didn't express my gratitude. It's been over 2 1/2 years since we first launched this website. Like anyone, I had my doubts, would my brother (Eugene, yes - he's my brother) and I be able to survive, to weather a down economy, to learn and grow My Modern Met to what it could… Continue

Added by alice on November 25, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Ghosts of Amsterdam

Though there's no doubt in my mind that historical consultant Jo Teeuwisse was inspired by Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov's World War II photos, we can still appreciate her own spin. After discovering some negatives at a flea market and scanning them onto her computer, Teeuwisse then went to each of…

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Added by alice on November 25, 2010 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

H&M's Surreal Projection Mapping

A little present arrived in my inbox this morning from MUSE, the digital agency who helped Samsung bring their 3D LED TV's to life. (Watch it if you haven't seen it already, it's still one of our all-time faves.) This time, they worked with H&M.…



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Added by alice on November 25, 2010 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Strange Dreams and Haunting Nightmares (14 photos)

If you haven't heard the name Anthony Goicolea, you probably will soon. The Brooklyn-based Cuban-American artist was recently plucked by designer Calvin Klein to create some artistic window displays. Called "one of the most extensive collaborations between an artist and a designer company," the short film Golcolea has created will serve as the anchor piece in Calvin… Continue

Added by alice on November 24, 2010 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Interview with the Moon Man

If you want to get lost in some celestial photography, look no further than TWAN or The World At Night. As their website states, "The World At Night (TWAN) is a program to create and exhibit a collection of stunning photographs and time-lapse videos of the world’s most beautiful and historic sites… Continue

Added by alice on November 24, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Pic of the Day: The Frozen Moment

Scotland-based Fergus Gill is the 2010 winner of the Young Wildlife Photographer award at the Natural History Museum's Waterhouse Gallery in London.



The story behind this shot:

"On Boxing Day 2009, it was so cold in Scotland (-17°C /1°F) that the birds were desperate for food. A rowan tree at the bottom of Fergus's garden in Perthshire became a magnet for… Continue

Added by alice on November 24, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Shocking Google Street View Photos (20 total)

Google Street View has been grabbing headlines these days because Google recently admitted that their cars had inadvertently collected personal data from unprotected Wi-Fi networks.The FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief even said that these cars "collected passwords,… Continue

Added by alice on November 23, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

TheCoolist Goes Behind the Scenes at Gilt

TheCoolist’s Mike Payne

Yesterday, we connected with the publisher running one of our favorite websites around, TheCoolist. Mike Payne curates this modern lifestyle site that always features the latest and greatest in cars, watches, art, design, etc. In the future, you're going to see us working more closely… Continue

Added by alice on November 23, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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