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Fairy-tale Treehouse Hovers Amid Cherry Blossom Trees

This fairy-tale treehouse in Hokuto, Japan is supported by a single cypress trunk and surrounded by a bevy of cherry blossom trees. Built by architect Terunobu Fujimori for the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum, the charming treehouse is actually a Japanese teahouse that was built specifically for enjoying the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Fujimori designed the unique, one-legged…

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Added by alice on April 8, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Hundreds of Paper Birds Roost in an Origami Chimney



Inspired by the Vaux's swift, a species of birds that flock together in groups of 30 or more, and that build their nests in dark cavities, paper artist Bijian Fan has created this mesmerizing installation called Roosting . This particular work was inspired by the…

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Added by alice on April 5, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Norm the Pug Flies Up, Up and Away!



Remember Norm, that personality-filled pug? Art director Robert Jahns (or nois7 on Instagram) has taken a photo of him and created this whimsical image of Norm strapped to a colorful bunch of balloons. Watch as he flies up, up and away!

As he writes, "This is Norm, he does almost everything to…

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Added by alice on April 5, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Sweet and Surreal Paintings from Street Art Group Etam Cru

While Polish street artists Sainer and Bezt, who make up the group Etam Cru, are known for their humongous building-sized murals, they also spend a good amount of time in the studio creating surreal paintings on canvas. This past December, Bezt participated in a group show in Miami called "Shoot for the Moon" with pieces that included Hide and Seek, of a curious girl hiding in…

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Added by alice on April 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Champagne Ruinart's Cutting-Edge Collaboration with Artist Georgia Russell

Ruinart, the world's oldest champagne house that's been producing champagne since 1729, has collaborated with artist Georgia Russell to create two cutting-edge, contemporary works, a gorgeous white ornament wrap and a grandiose sculpture made of cut paper. The…

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Added by alice on April 4, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Ghostly Edgar Allan Poe Statue is Coming to Boston



Boston, come this fall, you're going to get one awesome statue. Professional sculptor Stefanie Rocknak beat out 265 other artists from 42 states and 13 countries to create a sculpture honoring author and poet Edgar Allan Poe. A five-member artist selection committee decided on Rocknak's stunning work that shows Poe with a suitcase in hand and a raven in front of him. Boston is the…

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Added by alice on April 3, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

The Great Abyss: Artist Shares the Sole Reason Why He Creates



This is a must-watch video. Composer, filmmaker, and artist Salomon Ligthelm opens his heart and soul in this beautiful short film called The Great Abyss. In it, he shares the sole reason why he creates. For anyone in a creative field or for those looking from the outside in, this film gives you an honest look at how an artist thinks and feels.

"His…

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Added by alice on April 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to Create Your Own Food Blog Using Squarespace



This post is sponsored by Squarespace. A better web starts with your website.

Here at the My Modern Met, we've always been impressed by food photographers. Many of them are…

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Added by alice on April 2, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mother Handmakes Amazing Disney Costumes for Daughter

We've just found one of the world's most dedicated moms. Over the course of four years, San Diego’s Angela Bonser used her sewing skills to handmake Disney-inspired costumes for her youngest daughter Haylie. Angela has whipped out miniature outfits that resemble some worn by princess characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, and Giselle from…

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Added by alice on April 2, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Breathtaking Bird Sculptures Made of Paper or Polymer



Beijing-born Bijian Fan creates breathtaking bird sculptures made with paper or polymer. As a child, Fan learned origami, or the art of paper folding, from his grandmother. He earned his BS and MS degrees in Mathematics as well as a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering but somehow found his way back towards art later in life. When he emigrated to the United States from China, art became…

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Added by alice on April 2, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Former Architect Shows Untold Beauty Inside America's Textile Industry



With a background in architecture, photographer Chris Payne gives us a unique look at the beauty and order inside America's textile industry. The series, titled Textiles, is a celebration of craftsmanship and small-scale manufacturing which is persevering despite all of the global competition around today.

His interest in how things are designed and constructed led…

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Added by alice on April 1, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

More Revealing Portraits of Everyday Foods Sliced in Half



Photographer Beth Galton and food stylist Charlotte Omnès continue their series, Cut Food, with new images and a behind-the-scenes video. This time we get to see a whole roasted turkey with the stuffing inside as well as a layered ice cream sundae that looks…

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Added by alice on April 1, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

6 Groundbreaking Artists Who Look at the World from a Unique Perspective

This post is sponsored by Lookmatic. Grow your eyewear collection, change up your look and see things more clearly for less than $100 at www.LOOKMATIC.com

As we've seen in photography, it takes a good…

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Added by alice on March 31, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Touching and Funny Photo Project: Kids Were Here



For all you moms out there (especially the ones that get stressed out over a messy house), this post is for you. With absolutely no little humans in sight, these photos just show evidence that kids were once there. A group consisting of 30 photographers have documented the little details that show the sweet, the subtle and the creative ways kids leave their mark in…

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Added by alice on March 28, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Outstanding Entries in the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest



Take a moment and travel with us as we explore some of the most magnificent places in the world. It's already that time again, when photographers get to show off their skills by entering the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. This year, the grand prize…

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Added by alice on March 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Sweet Photos of a Senior Golden Retriever Snuggling with Baby Chicks



Remember Champ, the happiest dog in the world? His owner, 21-year-old Candice Sedighan, just shared with us a new series of photos she's taken of the adorable dog and his newfound friends. Recently, Candice ran into a man who was holding chicks in a box. "When I asked about them,…

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Added by alice on March 27, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Surreal Flowers Overtake a Room in "The Secret Garden"



"The grass is always greener on the other side." For a brand new photo called A Secret Garden, Lebanese photographer Lara Zankoul constructed a beautiful installation inside a blue room that consisted of a floor filled with flowers. She enlisted the help of two friends, one who would be her model, Nour Saliba, and the other, Faysal Fakhany, who would assist her in art direction.…

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Added by alice on March 27, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Clever New Street Art Shows Bruce Lee in Action



Though he walked up and down the same street every single day, French street artist OakOak didn't quite know what was missing from a particular spot on the wall...until now. In his latest piece, he paints Bruce Lee flying through the air, kicking a broken piece of metal as if his incredible force had bent it. Located in the town where OakOak comes from, Saint Etienne (eastern central France),…

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Added by alice on March 27, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

South Korea's Enormous Climbable Structure for Kids

Is it just me or is anyone else feeling a little bit queasy just looking at this? Luckey Climbers are three dimensional sculptures, designed for children, that encourage physical activity (and help give kids courage - I added that last part). Made of bent plywood or plastic platforms that are suspended by steel pipes and cables, these structures act like modern day jungle…

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Added by alice on March 26, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Impressive Space Invaders 3D Street Art in Switzerland



From now till April 10, students on the EPLF campus in Lausanne, Switzerland can witness an awesome piece of art. Street artists Leon Keer and Remko van Schaik spent six days creating a 3D artwork of Space Invaders, those video game characters we all grew up with in the late 70s and early 80s. The massive painting, that…

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Added by alice on March 26, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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