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MMM Exclusive: Vibrant Geometric Street Art by Okudart in Madrid



A few blocks from our temporary apartment in Madrid, my wife and I spotted this eye-catching street art piece by Okudart. The very first thing you'll notice is the intense burst of colors radiating from the mural. The piece is bright and vibrant in all the right ways and truly adds life to an already…

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Added by Eugene on April 21, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

MMM Exclusive: Amazing Palm Springs Weekend in Cadillac's New ELR

 



This post is in partnership with Cadillac. The first ever ELR: where electricity meets luxury. Check it out …

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Added by Eugene on February 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

My Modern Met is Searching for Contributing Writer Interns!



If you've been a fan of My Modern Met and want to go from a casual reader to an actual contributor, guess what, you're in luck. We're now hiring interns! It's an exciting time for us here as we continue to expand our business.

We're looking for applicants who are web-savvy, love all things creative, and want to share their passion with the world. You'll not only get to…

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Added by Eugene on February 4, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

MMM Exclusive: The Most Futuristic Products at CES 2014

A Metallic Tree of Samsung's New Curved UHD TVs



Technology is one of the biggest drivers of advancement for the human race and CES is the place to see all the latest and greatest in consumer electronics. For just a few days, exhibitors, industry analysts, investors, and media all converge in one place to determine what lies ahead for the technology…

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Added by Eugene on January 9, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

MMM Exclusive: Experiencing Jaume Plensa's "Wonderland"



When I visited Calgary earlier this year to cover Beakerhead, I had the pleasure of walking around the city with an extremely talented photographer, Neil Zeller. When we approached Calgary's tallest tower,…

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Added by Eugene on December 7, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

My Modern Met is Searching for Interns!



If you've been a fan of My Modern Met and want to go from a casual reader to an actual contributor, guess what, you're in luck. We're now hiring interns! It's an exciting time for us here as we're expanding our business. It's been almost two years since our last search, and since then, a few of our interns have turned into staff writers.

We're looking for applicants who are…

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Added by Eugene on November 5, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Most Spectacular Photos Taken at the First Ever Beakerhead



If you're an avid reader of My Modern Met, by now, there's a great chance you've already heard of Beakerhead. The massive five-day-long smash-up just wrapped up yesterday, celebrating the fun and fascinating fusion of art, science and engineering. Along with thought-provoking talks from…

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Added by Eugene on September 16, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

My Modern Met Exclusive: The Tremendous and Curious World of Beakerhead

Astronaut Chris Hadfield alongside Discovery Channel host Jay Ingram.



As I flew into Calgary yesterday morning, I was excited to discover what Beakerhead was all about. Multiple events have been hosted throughout the city since Wednesday (and runs through Sunday), with no intention of duplicating what's already been done. It's all about creating…

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Added by Eugene on September 14, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pic of the Day: Surfer's Perfect Day



For surfers, it's hard to imagine a more perfect day than this. Oahu’s Zak Noyle photographed surfer Christian Redongo casually standing inside a turquoise barrel, while a massive rainbow spans from edge to edge, hitting, one one side, the lush island of Tahiti. With this photo, Noyle won Surfer Magazine's 2011 Photo of the Year contest.



"It was an amazing afternoon with just my friends out…

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Added by Eugene on August 29, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

My Modern Met Will Be Covering Beakerhead in Calgary!



In approximately two weeks, My Modern Met will be on the ground in Calgary, covering one of the most exciting art+science+engineering events to ever take place. Beakerhead is an annual, citywide, interactive movement that brings together brilliant minds in the fields of art, science and engineering to one place for…

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Added by Eugene on August 27, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

My Modern Met Exclusive: Brewcycle Portland



In our worldwide quest to find the next modern adventure, we flew out to an often underrated city in America - Portland, Oregon. Over the last decade, Portland has become known as an eco-friendly city that provides a plethora of indulgences including delicious food and wine, countless coffee shops, and an amazing selection of award-winning breweries.

In an effort to experience their beer culture…

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Added by Eugene on August 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

My Modern Met Exclusive: Whitewater Rafting Inside the Grand Canyon

Navajo Bridges

The Grand Canyon is often rated the #1 Natural Wonder to visit in North America. Many people have viewed it from above. The park receives approximately 4.5 million visitors each year, however, only 27,000 people see the Grand Canyon by river.

Intrigued and inspired, just over a week ago, I set off to document what it's like to see the Grand…

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Added by Eugene on August 13, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Man Removing Graffiti, Becomes Graffiti Himself



Street artist DS sure has a sense of humor. After snapping a photo of a guy removing his graffiti off a wall, he ironically turned the guy into his latest stencil piece. Can you imagine the look on the guy's face once he's realized that he's been graffitied onto the same wall?

DS' website

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Added by Eugene on July 31, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Grand Canyon Whitewater is Our Next Unique Experience!



If you're an avid reader of My Modern Met, you know that our passion lies in three main categories - art, photography, and design. Within the last year, our goal has been to step it up a notch and show you, first-hand, unique, modern day experiences from all around the world. Our Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Alice, was invited to Australia to cover the bustling art scene at…

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Added by Eugene on July 22, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

My Experience Hiking on Top of Alaska's Exit Glacier



Hiking on top of a glacier is an otherworldly experience that I'll never forget.

Before I departed on my trip, I watched this fascinating documentary called Chasing Ice. It's based on National Geographic photographer James Balog’s mission to gather undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos…

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Added by Eugene on July 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Street Fighter Art Show Tribute

Ron English

For many kids (and now adults), Street Fighter is one of the most iconic arcade games of all time. Last weekend, San Francisco lifestyle boutique Bait paid tribute to the game by throwing a Street Fighter event featuring an art exhibition, mini tournament which was streamed live with onsite commentary, and a personal appearance by series producer Ono-san.

According to…

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Added by Eugene on February 24, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Colorful Large Scale Mural Tributes Late Brazilian Architect

Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra recently completed this gigantic 170 ft mural on Paulista Avenue, one of Sao Paulo's busiest streets. The colorful piece is a tribute to Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who passed away last December at the age of 104. Kobra and a team of four other artists worked six hours a day to complete the mural, and some of the colorful forms are…

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Added by Eugene on February 9, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hundreds of Paint Droplets Form 3D Portraits



San Francisco-based artist Chris Dorosz places hundreds of tiny paint drops on a grid of acrylic rods to create an incredible 3D effect within his artwork.

"Out of material discovery I began to regard the primacy of the paint drop, a form that takes shape not from a brush or any human-made implement or gesture, but purely from its own viscosity and the air it falls…

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Added by Eugene on February 3, 2013 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Tragedy of Lance Armstrong Expressed Through Street Art



For many years Lance Armstrong was hailed as a hero, a survivor of cancer who went on to win the Tour de France seven times. His reign as a champion was not without controversy. Accusations of doping seemed to follow him wherever he went and the cyclist denied the claims vehemently, often calling his accusers names and even going as far as suing them successfully.

Just last week, in…

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Added by Eugene on January 27, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Global Street Artist Places Local People Next to His Murals



French street artist Seth Globepainter travels around the world, creating large scale murals and placing local city dwellers next to them. Whether in India, China, Mexico, or other countries, this adds a human element to Globepainter's artwork and gives us a peek inside the culture of these places. Especially impressive is how all of his pieces feel distinctly different, further showcasing…

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Added by Eugene on January 19, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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