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Artist Spotlight: James Jean Showing at Jonathan Levine Gallery NYC Jan 10-Feb 7

James Jean is a Taiwanese-American award winning artist and illustrator who lives in Los Angeles. Educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Jonathan lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn before moving to Los Angeles in 2003. James works evoke an unique mix of art historical and modern design references that play out beautifully. You may recognize the commercial work… Continue

Added by alice on January 8, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Travel+Leisure Names the World's 500 Best Hotels. Who Makes the Cut?

One of our favorite travel magazines, Travel+Leisure, releases their famed list of top 500 hotels in the world. The list, which appears in full in their January issue, doesn't have too many surprises - I mean really, how many Four Seasons can the list hold? Regardless, it's great to see some new guys, particularly our lovely little Viceroy in Santa Monica making the… Continue

Added by alice on January 8, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

theMET Minute - Entertainment

* Brad's Transformation: How Digital Domain, a special effects company based in Venice CA, pulled off Benjamin Button with Brad. Interesting slideshow. - NY Times



* Ba-Rock Show! HBO will televise Barack Obama's inaugural kickoff… Continue

Added by alice on January 7, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Set Your Tivos! Planet B-Boy, a Badass Breakdancing Documentary, is Premiering on MTV This Sunday.

Thanks Charles for letting us know that Planet B-Boy is coming to MTV this weekend. You may remember that we posted about this back in August. You can check out the promo for this movie below.



Compelling personal stories, awesome… Continue

Added by alice on January 7, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Jay-Z + Radiohead = Jaydiohead, Like it or Hate it?

Alright people, you know we're all about mash-ups and collaborations but how do we feel about Jay-Z and Radiohead songs being mixed together? It wasn't too long ago that we remember Jay-Z and Linkin Park collaborating - now that was fresh. Can lightening strike twice?



Got to give it to whoever came up with the name - silly but straight to the… Continue

Added by alice on January 7, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Top 10 Fantastic Desktop Wallpapers That'll Take You Away to Another World

The Park: For the Days You Just Want to Go Outside and Get Some Sun

What better way to brighten a day than by seeing some interesting desktop wallpaper? We get to transport ourselves into another world for a few brief seconds - where life is simple and workloads are non-existent. So we hope you enjoy these ten we picked out from the website Desk City. The… Continue

Added by alice on January 7, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

theMET Minute: Bite Size News Updates



We're introducing a new segment today called The Met Minute where we'll aggregate some of the best news stories we think you'll like and give them to you in one nice little bundle. Enjoy!



This one's on tech:



* At Macworld this morning, Apple announced that iTunes songs are now DRM free. Song pricing will also be offered in three tiers… Continue

Added by alice on January 6, 2009 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

My Modern Met is in Print! KoreAm Article On My Modern Metropolis.

As our social network grows, we love to take moments like this one to thank all of our members for their love and support. It's been a wild ride these past seven months and we couldn't have gotten here without you.



We're excited to announce that My Modern Metropolis just received its first magazine article titled, "Worth a Click" in KoreAm Journal's December… Continue

Added by alice on January 6, 2009 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

Honey, We Had a Baby! VW Shows Us What Our Offspring Will Look Like with BabyMaker3000

And here is our little bundle of joy!



If you ever wondered what your offspring might look like and you have the guts to find out, look no further than VW's microsite, BabyMaker3000.com. As part of VW's marketing of their minivan, the Routan, they've partnered up with a… Continue

Added by alice on January 6, 2009 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

Indulge Your Inner Foodie! dineLA Restaurant Week is Coming!

Alright friends, it's that time again! A time when some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles and Orange County come together for a two-week dining event that'll knock our socks off!

When is dineLA Restaurant Week?

dineLA Restaurant Week takes place January 25 to 30, 2009 and February 1 to 6,… Continue

Added by alice on January 6, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Being Facebook Friends Comes With Perks! Kor Hotel is Giving Away Freebies.

We here at theMET may constantly be singing the praises of the W Hotel but we like to think we give equal love to all those boutique hotels that provide an amazing and unique experience. Though you may know the hotels Viceroy and Avalon, you may not know that they are managed under an umbrella company called the Kor Hotel Group. Kor also oversees The Tides in South… Continue

Added by alice on January 6, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

How Family Life Can Be So Simple and Sweet. 7 Photos By Akhiro Furuta.

Awesome set of photos from Akihiro Furuta who shows us how amazing family life can be.



This year I'm making it a point to work on creating deeper relationships with my family and friends. That means being more raw and real, listening instead of talking, understanding and not… Continue

Added by alice on January 5, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

I Want to Pop Your Bubble...Every Day! 2009 Bubble Calendar

What better way to start (or end) the day than to pop a bubble? Clever poster size bubble calendar retails for $30 bucks + shipping which may seem like a hefty sum until you think about all that you'll be saving in therapy. Just think....what a perfect way to end that long day at the office than looking forward to popping that tasty bubble?…



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Added by alice on January 5, 2009 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Too Cool or Lookin' Like a Fool? Crystal Sunglasses

I can't decide whether I love these Swarovski inspired crystal sunglasses or if I hate them. If you saw your friend sportin' these at the club would you scream in delight or shudder in silence?



From the designer's own words:

"experience a new world – discover the world anew you do not only adorn yourself with these glasses, you see the whole world through the magic of crystal. elaborate swarovski technology makes it possible. the lens’… Continue

Added by alice on January 5, 2009 at 10:21am — 2 Comments

The Radio Flyer Gets Tricked Out! But Hold On....It'll Cost Ya.

I'm all for updating old classics but have we gone too far with the Radio Flyer? Does the updated concept Radio Flyer, called Cloud 9, have a chance to grab our hearts and open our wallets or will it receive a backlash like we've never seen before?



From humble beginnings when an Italian immigrant Antonio Pasin started building wooden toy wagons in 1917,… Continue

Added by alice on January 4, 2009 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

AMEX's Centurion Card Needed Some Competition, Introducing the Visa Black Card!

Scooch on over AMEX, Visa's about to take some of your market. Visa just introduced their new black card which comes with similar perks as AMEX's Centurion.

You'll get 24hr concierge service, luxury gifts, priority access to airport lounges, and, for Visa, a membership that's limited to 1% of US residents. You'll have to… Continue

Added by alice on January 4, 2009 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

theMET Crew is on holiday!

Just a quick note to tell you that Eugene and I will be on holiday until Monday, January 5th. We can't wait to get to know everyone even more and we're excited about bringing you new and interesting content in the coming year . Till then, stay safe and warm!



Please feel free to continue posting or interacting on the site.



Happy New Year and see you… Continue

Added by alice on December 26, 2008 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

A Time to Give Thanks For Family

Yesterday, Sam and I got to experience the moment when our niece, Ava, got to first meet her baby brother, Bobby. It was more anti-climactic than I had predicted, no huge droplets of tears (of joy or anger) running down anyone's cheeks, just a subtle peak and a quiet utterance of one word from Ava's mouth, "baby." At 1 year and 9 months she won't remember that moment… Continue

Added by alice on December 24, 2008 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Please Welcome Robert Samuel Linker Into the World!

Hey friends and family! Just wanted to welcome my little nephew into the world. Here's the first picture of him. He's named after his grandfather and my husband, Sam. Sis and Bobby are doing great.

Added by alice on December 23, 2008 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

A Beautiful Wedding of a Chic New York Couple By Karen Wise

It's been over a year and a half since Sam and I said our "I do's" but I still love looking through wedding photos to see what other brides are up to. That year of preparation before the big day is a wonderful but stressful journey but it all becomes worth it the moment you see all your friends and family gathered in one place.…



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Added by alice on December 23, 2008 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

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