I think It's safe to assume that New York-based fashion photographer Mark Squire is a perfectionist. After closely examining each of his gorgeous portraits, it's hard to find any visible flaws. What's most impressive is how he controls light and shadows to create extremely captivating shots.…
Punching a panda isn't something you just wake up and long to do. That is, of course, unless you live in New York City, where artist Nate Hill invites strangers to unleash their aggression on his wickedly cool character, "Punch Me Panda."
Hill ordered the panda suit on eBay and bought the biggest chest protector he could find on the internet. He wanted to offer a public service - to relieve people's stress through violence. He gets punched (and roundhouse kicked) about 100 times a…
Pogo's Disney remixes are legendary. "This is my track Wishery, comprising vocal syllables, musical chords and sound effects recorded from the 1937 Disney classic Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs," he says.
Aleksandra Kinskaj may only be 22-years-old, but she has an incredible eye for beauty. The Russian photographer does a great job incorporating nature into her shots by placing gorgeous models right in the middle of vast, open fields. Although portraits typically don't have too many complicated elements, Aleksandra manages to balance hers by giving her subjects… Continue
Nestled inside large rocks on the San Juan Islands off Washington State, you will find Merrill Wright's incredible house fortress. Designed by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects, the concrete and glass house looks as though it bursts through the rocks on which it stands.
The 2,200-square-foot box consists of a main space, 61 feet long and 12 feet high,… Continue
Mr. Monopoly is one of the most iconic figures in American history. Because of the economic meltdown and healthcare crisis over the last few years, artist "Alec Monopoly" chose to use the icon to start a social commentary about the country's broken capitalistic system.
"I started painting monopoly men right after the economy tanked," says Alec. "Seeing… Continue
"Peering out of the windows of the International Space Station (ISS), astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson takes in the planet on which we were all born, and to which she would soon return. About 350 kilometers up, the ISS is high enough so that the Earth's horizon appears clearly curved."
A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed. To cheer her up, he suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs in unusual costumes, poses, and locations. Grandma reluctantly agreed, but once they got rolling, she couldn't stop smiling.
The "Taiwan Tower" by Romanian firm Dorin Stefan Birou Arhitectura almost looks too far-fetched to be real. In fact, it looks like it was plucked straight out of a futuristic sci-fi movie, like the Matrix. Crazy thing is, construction is set to start as early as 2012 on the 390-meter tower, designed to serve as an observation deck, office tower, museum, and urban… Continue
Scarlett Johansson is crowned "Babe of the Year" in the December 2010 issue of GQ Magazine.
According to GQ, Johansson was awarded the honor because: "At 26, she remains fresh-faced, curious, trying on new moods and outlets of expression as easily as she changes her hair color. This is what we love about Scarlett: that she's game, that she's good, that she… Continue
Zaha Hadid Architects recently unveiled their design for the largest cultural building in China. Located in Sichuan Province, the Chengdu Contemporary Art Centre is a visually striking new landmark that will act as a gateway to the city.
The Chengdu Contemporary Art Centre will provide the city with an unprecedented collection of world-class arts,… Continue
Here at theMET, we're huge fans of ROA. Over the past weekend, the Belgian street artist opened up his first West Coast pop-up show at the New Puppy Gallery in Los Angeles. The event was hosted by Thinkspace.
In the exhibit, ROA continues to explore the relationship between natural and man-made worlds. What really separates him from the rest of the field is… Continue
On a cold winter's day, there's nothing quite like seeing the sun burst through the clouds. Not only does the temperature get a little warmer, the bright orange rays provide such a beautiful scene. It's days like this when it's nice to be outside, enjoying the gifts of nature.
Zsolt Zsigmond took these gorgeous shots in his native homeland Hungary. The… Continue
Oppenheim Architecture + Design is about to give Miami’s Design District a whole new look. COR will be the first sustainable mixed-use condominium in the area. The building includes commercial and office space, a fitness center, and 113 residences, ranging from studios to penthouses.
Seeking LEED Platinum certification, the structure extracts power from… Continue
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post titled "Little Red Riding Hood's Demise." The set featured a pretty young girl, who looked a lot like Red Riding Hood standing alongside a handsome gray wolf. In one of the photos, it looked like the wolf was actually attacking her from behind,… Continue