French photographer and film director Éric Valli holds a special place in his heart for the Himalayas. The range is home to some of the planet's highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas cross over five countries: Bhutan, India, Nepal, China, and Pakistan, with the first three countries having sovereignty over most of the range.
Valli spent most of his career as a…Continue
Polish photographer Boguslaw Strempel wakes up early in the morning to catch the mist and fog that rise above the mountains and valleys in Poland and the Czech Republic. It appears that he takes long exposures to capture the movement of the clouds and fog, along with the density of the sun's rays. Although the still images are magnificent in their own right, one can only imagine the…
Street artists Bumblebee and Zio Ziegler recently collaborated to create this awesome new mural titled The Guardian. The piece was completed in Culver City, California for the Branded Arts exhibition. With Bumblebee using bright colors and Ziegler using complex black lines, it's…
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Owning a high-end racing simulator, where you can zoom around a virtual track at 200 mph in your very own living room, is every boy's fantasy. Imagine picking a car, in either red, silver or black, and jumping into a genuine F1 car, fully equipped with tires and brakes.
Designed by FMCG International, the simulator is…Continue
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Throughout time, some of the most magnificent architectural marvels have been in the form of churches, basilicas, or cathedrals. You may assume that these gorgeous photos were taken in Europe, where many of the world's famous churches are located, but you'd then be surprised to find out that they were taken in New York by photographer Richard Silver.
"As someone who has…Continue
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Brother and sister duo Herakut recently put up this new mural in St. Ottilien, Germany. The piece is the second installment of a special children’s book project that the street artists have been working on, which centers around a young female character named Lily. The piece reads: "I am different, but.... aren't we all different?" The mural send a great message of acceptance to young children and adults that may feel ostracized by society for feeling like a…
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Sculptor Pascale Archambault chips away at huge blocks of marble and turns them into amazing works of art. Chipping away at the stone, she uncovers the human form, and although a couple's bodies readily appear from the outline, viewers can also feel a sense of soul and spirit emanating from within.
This piece, titled Simbiosis, was created in 2007 for the first Guatemala…Continue
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When most of us were growing up, we learned about a handful of man-made wonders of the world such as the pyramids in Egypt, the Colosseum in Rome, and the Great Wall of China. One that may have slipped right past you could have been the Kailashnath Temple in Maharashtra, India.
What's most amazing about the…Continue
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At first glance, if you were to see a spirit bear, also know as the Kermode bear, you'd probably assume that it was a polar bear. But this beautiful bear doesn't live near the North Pole. Instead, you're more likely going see one in Canada's Great Bear Rainforest, on the British Columbia Coast between Vancouver Island and Southeast Alaska. That's precisely where…Continue
Invader's trademark aliens are arguably the most recognizable street art pieces of the past decade. The Frenchman has already tagged a good size portion of the entire planet with his pixelated works that are inspired from the classic video game Space Invaders. Seemingly bored with land, he recently went on a quest to conquer the ocean and space.
Invader teamed up with world-renowned…Continue
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Mumbai, India is about to unveil a gorgeous new skyscraper to the world. Designed by Atkins Design Studio for W Hotel, the Namaste Tower aims to become a landmark structure, representing the burgeoning economic and cultural significance of India. The 62-story, 984-sq-ft tall building, which is currently under construction, will include a hotel, office and retail space.
The traditional Indian…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
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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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…Continue
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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…Continue