Eugene's Blog – September 2012 Archive (10)

Clever Posters with Multifunctional Purposes

These aren't your ordinary posters. Designer Finn Magee creates multi-functional posters that double as a clock, light, or even a speaker. Just plug them in and they're ready to go. If you're intrigued, they are available for pre-order at ARE…

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Added by Eugene on September 29, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Silly Yet Sad Bug Memorials

If the late, great comedian Rodney Dangerfield was still around, he might say that bugs "don't get no respect!" After all, humans are usually honored with a funeral when they pass away. Minneapolis-based Carmichael Collective decided to buck that trend and came up with these silly yet sad set called Bug Memorials. Little shrines dedicated to the fallen flies or…

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Added by Eugene on September 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Amazingly Efficient Use of Space in World's Narrowest House

It's hard to imagine anyone living in the world's most narrowest home, sandwiched like a pill between two large buildings. But this 150 sq ft home designed by Jakub Szczesny of Polish design firm Centrala is not just a concept, it is, in fact, the real deal.

The Keret House, named after Szczesny’s favorite writer and poet, measures an astounding 47 x 27 inches. With…

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Added by Eugene on September 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The Tragic Story of the Majestic Tiger

A Bengal tiger drinks from the Patpara Nala waterhole.

Steve Winter has been photographing wild animals for more than 20 years, mainly for National Geographic. He doesn't like to think of himself as just a wildlife photographer, but more like a…

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Added by Eugene on September 22, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

20-Year-Old's Beautifully Intimate Self-Portraits



Here at My Modern Met we have a soft spot for up-and-coming young artists and photographers. 20-year-old Melania Brescia is our latest discovery. Hailing from Málaga, Spain, Melania is a breath of fresh air with her highly intimate works that are full of life and emotion. Just like other exciting contemporary artists her age, what makes Melania so great is her ability to let go of her inhibitions and…

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Added by Eugene on September 18, 2012 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

Street Artist Uses Structure's Shape to Create Funny Dog



Located inside an abandoned church, this clever site-specific work was just completed in Fonte Nuova, Italy by street artist Mr Thoms, along with graffiti artist Orgh. Using the building's shape to the fullest, the artists painted a funny looking dog with its ears stickup up…

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Added by Eugene on September 17, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Che Guevara Carved Out from the Rubble

As a street artist with one of the most eccentric techniques, Vhils aka Alexandre Farto is back with another stunner he just completed for Switzerland's Festival Images in Vevey. His latest subject is Cuba's revolutionary icon Che Guevara. If you're not familiar with Vhils' technique, he uses drills, chisels and hammers to chip away…

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Added by Eugene on September 15, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Hyper-Realistic Venom Body Art

We've seen body art before, but this hyper-realistic take on Spiderman's arch enemy Venom is completely out of this world! Professional body paint artist Georgette of Devious Body Art is the one responsible for this masterpiece. It's really amazing how the illusion changes when viewed from both the front and side…

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Added by Eugene on September 14, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Blu's Statement About Massive Consumer Consumption



Italian street artist Blu has never been one to hide his feelings about his political views. In fact, he creates amazing large scale murals to vocalize his opinion in a way that's not only poignant, but entertaining. This time around, he put up an elongated piece in Madrid, Spain that comments on society's rampant consumer consumption - represented by army tanks, cars, shopping carts filled with items, and oil barrels - and how it's driving this world straight…

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Added by Eugene on September 12, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Las Vegas' Wheel of Misfortune

We've all seen the show Wheel of Fortune before. Overly happy contestants spin the wheel as they try to guess the phrase and win a prize. Street artist Aware decided to take a "glass half empty" approach and humorously created a giant non-spinning Wheel of Misfortune at an old magnesium plant - appropriately located in Las Vegas. To get a better idea of the size…

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Added by Eugene on September 5, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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