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Chicago River Turns Green for St. Patrick's Day

While some cities may offer green beer or bagels to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Chicago takes it up a notch by transforming its river into an emerald stream each year. The Windy City resumed its annual tradition this weekend, which marked the 51st time the Chicago River was dyed green since the ritual's introduction in 1962.

Though the exact formula for the solution remains a Chicago secret, it is an orange dye used to turn the blue waterways into the magnificent green river that…

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Added by Pinar on March 18, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Gorgeous Liu Wen Joins the Circus for Vogue Australia



New York-based fashion photographer Will Davidson shot a stunning editorial featuring Chinese model Liu Wen titled On With the Show for Vogue Australia's March 2013 issue. In the spread, the beautiful model has taken the nomadic route and joined a traveling circus, all while maintaining a fashion forward look, draped in garments by Tommy Hilfiger,…

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Added by Pinar on March 16, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments

Can You Spot the LEGO Sculptures Hidden Within the Scenes?



In Pieces is a seemingly ordinary photo series that, in fact, incorporates LEGO objects that go unnoticed. Sculptor Nathan Sawaya and photographer Dean West joined forces for this creative multimedia project, each applying their area of expertise to produce a set of deceptive images that lead the viewer's gaze to wander in search of fabricated objects or subjects.

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Added by Pinar on March 16, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments

Sculptor Releases Mysterious Spirits Already in Trees

Sculptor Keith Jennings carves wise faces into trees, revealing each wooden tower's inner spirit. Jennings first embarked on his Tree Spirits project back in 1982 when he decided to creatively manipulate a tree in his backyard with a few hand tools. Starting out as a way to kill time on a budget, the artist wound up honing his craft. Jennings was later commissioned to…

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Added by Pinar on March 15, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Symbolic Lion Sculpture Carved Laying in a Cliff



In Lucerne, Switzerland, there is a stone sculpture of a slain lion embedded in the face of a low cliff that pays tribute to the hundreds of valiant Swiss Guards that courageously met their demise in 1792 when revolutionaries attacked the Tuileries Palace in Paris. Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen designed the public structure known as the Lion Monument, which is…

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Added by Pinar on March 15, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Mind-Boggling Cabinet Designed to Look Like a Digital Glitch



Good Vibrations Storage Unit is a cabinet by architect Ferruccio Laviani that is designed to look like a distorted digital image. The puzzling piece of furniture was created for Fratelli Boffi, an annual interior show in Italy. While there is speculation that this image of the product is, itself, a digital…

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Added by Pinar on March 14, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Surreal Sculptures of Human Faces Frozen in Liquid



Hong Kong-based artist Johnson Tsang, who also goes by Tsang Cheung Shing, skillfully manipulates stainless steel and porcelain to produce a beautiful collection of sculptures that often blurs the line between abstract and figurative art. The sculptor is perhaps best recognized for his "…

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Added by Pinar on March 14, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Modern Wooden "Houses" Keep Objects Organized



If you're like many other people who make a habit of misplacing their keys, Los Angeles-based creative agency Potluck has got just the solution for you. Co-founded by Eric Lai and Ko Nakatsu, the agency's new brand of houseware products named Versir has launched a…

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Added by Pinar on March 14, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Ordinary Women Transformed into Alien Femme Fatales

Russian deviantART user tauart turns ordinary women into spectacular alien versions of themselves. The otherworldly makeup and body paint applied by the crafty artist transforms everything from hair and skin color to skin shape and texture. These unrecognizable femme fatales are no longer from this earth, but vixen…

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Added by Pinar on March 13, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Three-Dimensional Clouds Appear in Layered Glass



Buenos Aires-based artist Leandro Erlich's Single Cloud Collection gives us a surreal taste of what capturing a cloud in glass would look like. Using the artistic method of layering, Erlich's sculptural pieces are given a three-dimensionality. Each "captured cloud" is the illusionary result of numerous panes of glass that are individually embellished with…

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Added by Pinar on March 13, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Playful Indoor Slide Sweeps Through Modern Home



New York-based architect David Hotson, in collaboration with designer Ghislaine Viñas, has completed an ambitious architectural project known as SkyHouse that features a wonderful blend of modernity and everlasting childhood. The four-story complex, atop a Manhattan skyscraper, is filled with eye-catching geometric,…

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Added by Pinar on March 13, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Zaha Hadid's Modern Art Center Unveiled in China



Renowned international architecture firm Zaha Hadid Architects has envisioned a remarkable set of pavilions in Changsha, China designated for celebrating the arts. The conceptual plans for Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Art Centre were unveiled, revealing three modern buildings serving as an innovative cultural complex. The…

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Added by Pinar on March 12, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Phenomenal Photos of Japan's Recent Volcano Eruption

German photographer Martin Rietze caught a series of spectacularly breathtaking shots of a volcano, shrouded in flying lava and electrifying lightning, erupting in southern Kyushu, Japan. Rietze's photography displays Sakurajima Volcano's energetic eruption with unexpected vigor. The images present a phenomenal juxtaposition of a rain of fire and flashes of…

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Added by Pinar on March 12, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Awesome Game of Thrones Art Exhibition

In Austin, Texas, Mondo Gallery has been showcasing artwork dedicated to the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. The special exhibit celebrates the epic fantasy, featuring the works of…

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Added by Pinar on March 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

My Modern Shop Spotlight #5 - Lost in Translation by Stanley Chow

We've featured countless artists, designers, and photographers here on My Modern Met and now you can own their amazing art through My Modern Shop and proudly display their work in your own home. As part of our ongoing series of…

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Added by Pinar on March 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Liquid Drops Float Through Acoustic Levitation

At the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have been experimenting with sound waves and pharmaceutical solutions, levitating soluble drops between two speakers facing each other. While their research has produced some visually fascinating results, it has also led to the…

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Added by Pinar on March 11, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Incredible Photos of the Beautiful Glasswinged Butterfly



Have you ever seen a glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto)? You might think that this creature is a figment of one's imagination, perhaps a Photoshopped composite shot of a butterfly blending into a serene setting, but the truth is that it exists! The aptly named insect is a brush-footed (or four-footed)…

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Added by Pinar on March 11, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Illuminated Wire Bird Sculptures Perched on Trees



French artist Cédric Le Borgne constructed a series of wire mesh birds that could be seen perched on trees as part of an annual outdoor tree light festival (2012 Festival Arbres en Lumière) in Geneva, Switzerland just off Rue de…

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Added by Pinar on March 10, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Beautiful Trees Fill a Modern Room with Childhood Memories



Japanese architecture firm Hironaka Ogawa & Associates renovated a home in Kagawa, Japan, beautifully incorporating two trees into the interior design. The original home, which stood on the property for thirty-five years, has shared the land with a zelkova tree and a camphor tree since it was first erected. The architects behind this renovation project knew that they would…

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Added by Pinar on March 9, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Futuristic Levitating Wireless Mouse Prevents Carpal Tunnel

We may not have hover cars yet but thanks to Prague-basd design studio Kibardindesign, we will soon have a levitating wireless computer mouse known as Bat. The "handy" gadget boasts a sleek design that comes in a modern, simplistic color palette of black or white. The set includes both a mouse pad and a mouse with a magnetic ring, which allows it to float in midair.

Led by…

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Added by Pinar on March 8, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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