Alice's Blog – December 2010 Archive (87)

Artists and Photographers: 20 Best Pieces of Advice in 2010

Though we've evolved over the past few years, there's one central theme to My Modern Met that's never changed. By sharing today's best modern day experiences - in art, design and photography - we hope to inspire others to find their own creative spirit. This year we challenged ourselves to go deeper - to not just find the most interesting work out there - but to get to know the people who are… Continue

Added by alice on December 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

Content Curator: Mike Payne of TheCoolist (Part 2 of 2)

As part of our new Content Curator series, we present to you part two of our interview with Mike Payne of TheCoolist. (Read Part I here.) For those who like to be on the cutting-edge of trends or for bloggers who are interested… Continue

Added by alice on December 30, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Top 10 Most Popular Posts in 2010

To wrap up 2010, we've put together our list of the 10 most popular posts on My Modern Met this year. We had over 9 million unique visitors to our site who came in to see some of the most incredibly creative art, design and photography on the internet. A big thanks to photographers like Jason Lee and Sacha Goldberger for not only sharing their creative photos with us but for inspiring us with… Continue

Added by alice on December 29, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Congrats to Our Canvases Winner, Paula!

Thanks to the hundreds of you who participated in the contest to win two canvases from Your Photo on Canvas (YPOC). We've now selected our winner and she is...Paula Bennerman from Ashburn, VA!

Paula entered the… Continue

Added by alice on December 29, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Secret Light Graffiti World (15 photos)

If you're like me, you believe that a secret world exists. It's a wonderfully whimsical place where mysterious shadows come alive, where monsters invade our memories, and where… Continue

Added by alice on December 29, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Interview with Photographer Kalie Garrett (6 photos)

We fell in love with photographer Kalie Garrett's self-portraits, calling them beautifully vulnerable, powerful, emotional and surreal. Indeed, the talented 20-year-old takes photos that undoubtably stir in emotion in anyone who sees them. Looking through… Continue

Added by alice on December 29, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

StumbleUpon's Top 50 Most Popular Sites: We're In!

StumbleUpon just created a Best of SU 2010 list where they chose 50 of the most popular sites submitted to StumbleUpon this year out of over 20 million new pages. It "reflects some of the most interesting (and in some cases, unusual) issues, trends, ideas, photos and videos of the year." (To… Continue

Added by alice on December 29, 2010 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Creative Film Wedding Invitations (5 pics)

Larissa and Trevor of Ambient Studios in Toronto are used to taking pictures at other people's weddings. When it finally came to planning their own, they wanted to send out wedding invitations that said something about themselves. The result? These amazingly creative film canister invitations that have their own little pull out tab, revealing the invitation details.

"As two passionate… Continue

Added by alice on December 28, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

theMET Book Review: Graphic Design and Green Living

Princeton Architectural Press gave us three new books to share with you all! This time the subjects are varied but are all relevant to this site; they're about graphic design, green living and architecture. We've looked through them all and the one that I recommend the most is How to be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul.

The book gives you practical advice on how to… Continue

Added by alice on December 26, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Hope you're spending lots of time with your loved ones, eating some great food, and capturing every magical moment possible. Have a wonderful day.

Photo credit: Alice Yoo

Added by alice on December 25, 2010 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Enchanted Deer-Filled Forest (20 photos)

24-year-old, Kent, England-based photographer Andrew Evans takes the most beautiful and enchanting photos of deer I have ever laid eyes on. His love and passion for nature photography really shines through as he captures these beautiful creatures with crispness and clarity. "I'm glad i finally found something i feel I am good at, or at least have the sense of inspiration that makes me want to… Continue

Added by alice on December 24, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

How the Kids Caught Santa! (8 pics)

He made us fall in love with his beautiful daughters. He showed us just how creative and cool a father could be. And now, I'm honored to call Jason Lee not just one of my favorite photographers, but a friend. Even before I wrote the post, A Father Who Creatively Captures His Kids, I was a fan of… Continue

Added by alice on December 24, 2010 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Reminder: 2 Days Left to Win 2 Canvases!

This is just a quick reminder that you only have 2 days left before we end our Your Photo on Canvas contest! Click here and then leave a comment, giving us one word to describe… Continue

Added by alice on December 23, 2010 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

12 Cute, Candy-Colored Illustrations

Xavier Gallego is an illustrator and graphic designer from Barcelona, Spain who creates monsters and animals that are so cute and cuddly, you want to reach into your computer screen and hug them. Each of his candy-colored illustrations tell a sweet and silly story that you can't help but fall in love with.

A little over a month ago, Gallego launched an Eyesores iPhone app where you customize… Continue

Added by alice on December 23, 2010 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Beautifully Vulnerable Self-Portraits (16 photos)

Kalie Garrett is a 19-year-old photographer who takes such vulnerable self-portraits, you can't help but get emotional when you look at them. Rather than describe them myself, here are some touching testimonials left on her Flickr page:

"You probably know by now how much I adore your work. I mean, your photography is like a drug to me. I can get lost in your stream so easily and just look… Continue

Added by alice on December 23, 2010 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Breathtaking Surreal Art (6 pieces)

We've described surreal art and photography in many different ways - shocking, sweet, and even beautiful yet dark. One word we haven't used yet is… Continue

Added by alice on December 23, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Zener: A Book on Beautiful Photorealism (10 photos)

Contemporary painter Eric Zener just sent us these images from his newly released book, Zener. The large, full-color limited edition book shows over 150 beautiful works of art created by Zener from 2000 to 2010. They are accompanied by writings from scholars, critics, fellow artists, poets, collectors and dealers. "It was a wonderful experience to have my work published in this scale and… Continue

Added by alice on December 22, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Tron Legacy Wall Graphics (2 total)

Looking for some wall art? Blik's just released these sweet removable graphics. "TRON: Legacy ~ Battle shows one of the film's pivotal fight scenes as Sam Flynn battles a program in the search for his father." Pretty kick-ass.…


Added by alice on December 22, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Pic of the Day: Dreamer

You know how there's some photos that you only have to look at once to know that it will forever be etched in your memory? For me, this is one of them. (By Bill Henson, an Australian contemporary art… Continue

Added by alice on December 22, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dream-like Photography (15 photos)

Visualtricks is a Flickr photographer from central Italy who overlays textures on his photos to create beautiful works of art. He started taking photos four years ago while working as an art director. It was only during the past few months that his style has evolved to what is now. As he tell us, " I left the saturated colors that once I loved so much, looking for light effects and desaturated… Continue

Added by alice on December 22, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

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