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10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities


6 Edible ground cover plants for backyards and gardens

Our modern love affair with grass lawns is somewhat at odds with many of our efforts to conserve water and energy in our yards, along with our desire …


The Oculus Rift Reading List

<b>Fiction:</b><p>Ready Player One - Ernest Cline<p>Neuromancer - William Gibson<p>Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson - "Read snow crash this week, doctor's orders." - …

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Top 10 Most Creative Art Projects by Parents in 2013

In 2013, there was no shortage of creative ideas. In fact, we here at My Modern Met put out about 4,500 posts showing you story after story of ordinary people making extraordinary works of art. Of course, there was one group who not only inspired us but stole our hearts. They were the mothers and …

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Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

Here’s why Motorola’s Project Ara for modular phones exists (and could succeed)

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Want to build your own phone with modular blocks of functionality? That may not sound appealing until you think of the …

World's first bitcoin ATM to launch this week

A Robocoin ATM that trades hard cash for digital bitcoins launches in Canada<p>The world's first bitcoin ATM will go live in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday.<p>Built by company Robocoin, the ATM will trade the digital currency for cash and vice versa.<p>Bitcoin is the world's most popular electronic currency …


The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

Ornate Polar Bear Hand-Cut from a Single Sheet of Paper

Japanese artist Nahoko Kojima's amazing skills with hand-cut paper sculptures continue to impress us! Her <i>Cloud Leopard</i> was quite a sensation and, more recently, she designed this large, life-sized swimming polar bear entitled <i>Byaku</i>. Originally suspended from the ceiling of London's Jerwood Space, …


Modern Pin-Up Beauties Flaunt Dresses Made Out of Milk

London-based artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz blends modern interpretations of the classic pin-up girl with high-speed liquid photography. Founder of AurumLight Studio, Wieczorkiewicz produced this playful concept, entitled <i>Milky Pin-Ups</i>, in which gorgeous models flaunt chic liquid dresses made out of …


Wall Worthy Superhero Cubist Art by Liam Brazier

Stir Kinetic Desk, Created by Former iPod Engineer, Makes Other Standing Desks Look Boring

Standing desks are old news. How about a desk that <i>breathes</i>?<p>That’s the idea behind the Stir Kinetic Desk, a new adjustable standing desk dreamed up by …


Former SpaceX director signs on to crowdfunded hyperloop project

Ever since Elon Musk revealed his Hyperloop designs in August, the inventor has been coy about any plans to construct the device, leaving many to wonder when the innovative transportation system would see the light of day. But today brings good news for Hyperloop fans, as a new group has formed to …

No One Understands The Scariest, Most Dangerous Part Of A Self-Driving Car: Us

The most dangerous moment in a self-driving car involves no immediate or obvious peril. It is not when, say, the computer must avoid a vehicle swerving into its lane or navigate some other recognizable hazard of the road -- a patch of ice, or a clueless pedestrian stepping into traffic. It is when …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …


Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.


The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

Seriously Stylish Wooden Framed Bicycles

With the increased popularity of bicycles for city residents as a means of transportation, many companies have popped up that create bikes out of different materials and with a wide range of customizable features. This is definitely the most stylish wooden framed one we've ever come across. …


35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …

MiniRocket iGlow from Topeak to Keep You Safe While Cycling

<b>MiniRocket iGlow</b> from Topeak has won a 2013 Red Dot Design Award, it’s a mini pump with integrated integral glow technology to alert other users. …


How To Make Ginger Ale - Sweetened Naturally

<b>When I was younger</b>, I never understood why people enjoyed ginger ale. I thought it had a funky taste and I didn’t appreciate the overly-enthusiastic …


Everyday Foods Transformed Into Appealing Sculptures

Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees the potential for art in all of the foods around him. In his work, he transforms the most basic of nourishment–fruits and vegetables, sunflower seeds, and even slices of salami–into elaborate food art. Since he began his work in this type of sculpture, even just the …


The 5 Coolest Car Stunts of the Last 5 Years

We may no longer live in the golden age of the stuntman, with names like Evel Knievel attempting death-defying stunts. But don't believe that everything that can be done with a car or motorcycle has been done. These five recent stunts prove there is no en

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

A Skyscraper-Style Treehouse With Soaring Mountain Views

The Tower House, designed by GLUCK+ Architects, reflects back the forest canopy.<p>Architects like wordplay. It’s a fun and effective way to condense the main thesis behind a project without resorting to archi-speak. It’s also a good bit of marketing. A simple subversion like “horizontal skyscraper” …


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Google I/O and the year of the Context Ecosystem

We went into Google I/O hoping for hardware and gadgetry; instead, we got three and a half hours of software and services – gaming, messaging, Larry …

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